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Childress, C.: Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel (Hardcover and eBook) | Princeton University Press
"Under the Cover follows the life trajectory of a single work of fiction from its initial inspiration to its reception by reviewers and readers. The subject is Jarrettsville, a historical novel by Cornelia Nixon, which was published in 2009 and based on an actual murder committed by an ancestor of Nixon's in the postbellum South. Clayton Childress takes you behind the scenes to examine how Jarrettsville was shepherded across three interdependent fields—authoring, publishing, and reading—and how it was transformed by its journey. Along the way, he covers all aspects of the life of a book, including the author's creative process, the role of the literary agent, how editors decide which books to acquire, how publishers build lists and distinguish themselves from other publishers, how they sell a book to stores and publicize it, and how authors choose their next projects. Childress looks at how books get selected for the front tables in bookstores, why reviewers and readers can draw such different meanings from the same novel, and how book groups across the country make sense of a novel and what it means to them. Drawing on original survey data, in-depth interviews, and groundbreaking ethnographic fieldwork, Under the Cover reveals how decisions are made, inequalities are reproduced, and novels are built to travel in the creation, production, and consumption of culture."
book  publisher  industry  sociology  art 
december 2017 by tsuomela
2015 UK report on connections between research academics and industry.
academia  industry  innovation  business  intellectual-property 
july 2015 by tsuomela
Henrik Spohler | Photography | Hatje Cantz
"Henrik Spohler (*1965) addresses the relationship between human beings and flora in his photographs. He inquires into such matters as the conditions under which food is produced and the landscapes civilization shapes in the process. The images present a global view of endless fields of cultivated plants outdoors or under glass or plastic: areas in Spain, Holland, Germany, and the United States where standardized products flourish under industrial conditions. Photos of research institutions provide even more insight into those places where new breeds are constantly being created and tested, places where man himself ultimately becomes the creator, using genetic technology in order to give the plants even more profitable features."
book  photography  agriculture  industry  industrial 
april 2014 by tsuomela
The New Normal: School Shootings as Industrial Disaster » Cyborgology
"Industrial disasters are called “accidents” instead of terrorism because they are committed in the name of profit. A freight train derailment is just as calculated, deliberate, and ruthless as a homemade pipe bomb. The only difference is that industrial terrorists don’t know exactly when the bomb is going to go off and they never have the guts to be there when it does."
accidents  industry  business  business-as-usual  risk  normalization  disaster  capitalism  economics 
february 2014 by tsuomela
100 Year Starship Study
"DARPA is seeking ideas for an organization, business model and approach appropriate for a self-sustaining investment vehicle in support of the 100 Year Starship Study. The 100 Year Starship Study is a project seeded by DARPA to develop a viable and sustainable model for persistent, long-term, private-sector investment into the myriad of disciplines needed to make long-distance space travel practicable and feasible. "
space  science  funding  private  industry  government  darpa 
june 2011 by tsuomela
Bret Easton Ellis: How Charlie Sheen Is Giving Us What We Want - The Daily Beast
"What do people want from Sheen? I’m not denying he has drug and alcohol problems—or even that he might struggle with mental illness. But so do a lot of people in Hollywood who hide it much better—or who the celebrity press just doesn’t care enough about. What fascinates us is the hedonism he enjoys and that remains the envy of every man—if only women weren’t around to keep them liars. (His supposed propensity for violence against women hasn’t hurt his popularity with female fans either.) Do we really want manners? Civility? Empire courtesy? Hell, no. We want reality, no matter how crazy. And this is what drives the Empire to distraction: Sheen doesn’t care what you think of him anymore, and he scoffs at the idea of PR. “Hey, suits, I don’t give a shit.” That’s his only commandment. Sheen blows open the myth that if men try hard enough, they will outgrow the adolescent pursuit of pleasure and a life without rules or responsibilities."
fame  celebrity  drugs  art  hollywood  culture  industry 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Rebecca Black Means The (Internet) Fame Game Has Changed
"The most fascinating part of the Black story is that she’s actually famous now, which was exactly the reason her parents gave $2,000 to ARK Music Factory in the first place. From Black herself on her unlikely fame, “I think that’s an accomplishment you know, even a person who doesn’t like it, it’s going to be stuck in their head. So that’s the point of it, it’s a catchy song.” Exactly.

Get used to this kind of stuff. As society advances technologically, culture becomes a parody of itself, and we enjoy the parody, intentional or not, more than anything sincere. But what becomes of the Antoine Dobsons and the Rebecca Blacks, our Internet culture folk heroes?"
internet  memes  fame  success  celebrity  culture  industry 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Steven Pearlstein - Key to job growth, equality is boosting tradable sector of economy
"In short, what ails the U.S. economy is primarily a structural problem, not a cyclical one that can be effectively dealt with through the magic of short-term Keynesian stimulus. Unless we find a way to dramatically increase the size and scope of the tradable sector, Spence says, we're in for an extended period of slow job growth and rising inequality. And make no mistake: at the heart of this problem is globalization."
economics  america  econometrics  jobs  growth  industry  industrial  policy  government  globalization 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Economics of Information Technology
"This is an overview of economic phenomena that are important for high-technology industries. Topics covered include personalization of products and prices, versioning, bundling, switching costs, lock-in, economies of scale, network effects, standards, and systems effects." by Hal Varian
economics  technology  outline  history  business  industry 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Economist Debates: Industrial policy
A debate on industrial policy: Dani Rodrik and Josh Lerner.
economics  industry  industrial-policy  policy  free-trade 
july 2010 by tsuomela
How to Make an American Job Before It's Too Late: Andy Grove - Bloomberg
Andy Grove, from Intel, deviates from the free trade party line to suggest that America might need a job creation or industrial policy.
economics  industry  policy  job  industrial-policy 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Soapbox: We'll Be Back - 8/24/2009 - Publishers Weekly
Why scaling down is good for publishing
by Douglas Rushkoff
publishing  industry  business  books  future  scale 
august 2009 by tsuomela
An ‘agri-intellectual’ talks back | Grist
A response to "the essay “The Omnivore’s Delusion: Against the Agri-intellectuals,” by Missouri corn/soy farmer Blake Hurst, published in The American, the journal of the right-wing American Enterprise Institute."
agriculture  food  environment  industry  peak-oil  resources  fertilizer 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Restoring American Competitiveness - HBR.org
Decades of outsourcing manufacturing has left U.S. industry without the means to invent the next generation of high-tech products that are key to rebuilding its economy.
business  innovation  american  future  economics  competition  international  trade  manufacturing  recession  r&d  investment  industry  outsourcing 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Big Banks, Big Banking Industry | Mother Jones
Kevin Drum argues that the problem with banking is the size of the whole industry, not just the size of individual firms.
banking  crisis  regulation  size  scale  industry 
march 2009 by tsuomela
home | echo
ECHO (Exploring and Collecting History Online) is a directory to 5,000+ websites concerning the history of science, technology, and industry.
science  sts  history  directory  philosophy  technology  business  industry 
april 2008 by tsuomela
KDnuggets News 05:12, item 23, Publications
Link to article about growth in analytics industry.
bi  business  statistics  analytics  industry 
june 2005 by tsuomela

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