India (Cultures of the World) by Radhika Srinivasan, Leslie Jermyn, Roseline Lum

By Radhika Srinivasan, Leslie Jermyn, Roseline Lum

A booklet approximately India's tradition.

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And the Pacific Northwest have a history of appalling management. For years the timber companies (whose executives held the view that a tree is just an unemployed log) cut too much old-growth too quickly and without proper public consultation. Consequently, the hills were scarred with clear-cuts, and salmon runs were contaminated and dying. There had been mass demonstrations and civil disobedience to stop this liquidation of the Earth's richest temperate rain forests. So a group of us—including myself, wilderness cinematographer Bill Schmalz and half a dozen other environmental activists—came up with our own campaign.

Cyborgs. We understand intuitively that machines are becoming more like humans, and now via the promise of virtual reality we have the opportunity to meet machines halfway. The MUD aficionados Sherry Turkle investigates in her books tend to use the Net to create bigger and better (nonauthentic) selves. They often use it to beef up the parts of their lives that are failing in the real, concrete world. In Life on the Screen, we meet Matthew, the nineteenyear-old son of a distant, alcoholic dad. In actual life his girlfriend had dumped him, but on the Net his chivalrous MUD persona was enor mously attractive to women.

The answer may depend on how much we've ingested of the most powerful and persistent infotoxin of them all: cynicism. Loss of Infodiversity Information diversity is as critical to our long-term survival as biodi versity. Both are parts of the bedrock of human existence. And so, when one man gains control of more than half a country's daily news papers (as is the case with Conrad Black in Canada), or amasses a global media empire the size of Rupert Murdoch's, it's a serious prob lem; the scope of public discourse shrinks.

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