NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Los Angeles Times &#8226; NPR &#8226; Men's Journal &#8226; BookPage &#8226; Booklist &#8226; Publishers Weekly In the fall of 2009, the food world was rocked when Gourmet magazine was abruptly shuttered by its parent company. No one was more stunned by this unexpected turn of events than its beloved editor in chief, Ruth Reichl, who suddenly faced an uncertain professional future. As she struggled to process what had seemed unthinkable, Reichl turned to the one place that had always provided sanctuary. 'I did what I always do when I'm confused, lonely, or frightened,' she writes. 'I disappeared into the kitchen.' My Kitchen Year follows the change of seasons-and Reichl's emotions-as she slowly heals through the simple pleasures of cooking. While working 24/7, Reichl would 'throw quick meals together' for her family and friends. Now she has the time to rediscover what cooking meant to her. Imagine kale, leaves dark and inviting, sautéed with chiles and garlic; summer peaches baked into a simple cobbler; fresh oysters chilling in a box of snow; plump chickens and earthy mushrooms, fricasseed with cream. Over the course of this challenging year, each dish Reichl prepares becomes a kind of stepping stone to finding joy again in ordinary things. The 136 recipes collected here represent a life's passion for food: a blistering ma po tofu that shakes Reichl out of the blues; a decadent grilled cheese sandwich that accompanies a rare sighting in the woods around her home; a rhubarb sundae that signals the arrival of spring. Here, too, is Reichl's enlivening dialogue with her Twitter followers, who become her culinary supporters and lively confidants. Part cookbook, part memoir, part paean to the household gods, My Kitchen Year may be Ruth Reichl's most stirring book yet-one that reveals a refreshingly vulnerable side of the world's most famous food editor as she shares treasured recipes to be returned to again and again and again. Praise for My Kitchen Year 'Ruth is one of our greatest storytellers today, which you will feel from the moment you open this book and begin to read: No one writes as warmly and engagingly about the all-important intersection of food, life, love, and loss. This book is a lyrical and deeply intimate journey told through recipes, as only Ruth can do.'-Alice Waters 'What will send this book to the top of bestseller lists is the lovely way Reichl describes how dishes come together, like the Greek chicken soup with lemon and egg known as avgolemono, and her talent for assembling a collection of recipes her legions of former Gourmet fans will want to make themselves.'-The Washington Post 'The recipes make for lovely reading, full of Reichl's elemental wisdom. . . . In the best way possible, My Kitchen Year is cozy, the reading equivalent of curling up next to a fire with a glass of red wine and perhaps the scent of bread in the oven wafting over.'-Vogue 'If anyone can convince us that a dessert, plus two more fabulous dishes, can turn a crummy day around, it's culinary writer Ruth Reichl, who knows firsthand just how powerful food can be.'-O: The Oprah Magazine 'The voice is pure Reichl in a way that makes the reader yearn for a house in the country with a pantry full of staples. . . . And as she finds solace through cooking, we find comfort too.'-Eater (Fall 2015's Best Cookbooks)
Will your next doctor be a human being-or a machine? Will you have a choice? If you do, what should you know before making it?This book introduces the reader to the pitfalls and promises of artificial intelligence (AI) in its modern incarnation and the growing trend of systems to 'reach off the Web' into the real world. The convergence of AI, social networking, and modern computing is creating an historic inflection point in the partnership between human beings and machines with potentially profound impacts on the future not only of computing but of our world and species.AI experts and researchers James Hendler-co-originator of the Semantic Web (Web 3.0)-and Alice Mulvehill-developer of AI-based operational systems for DARPA, the Air Force, and NASA-explore the social implications of AI systems in the context of a close examination of the technologies that make them possible. The authors critically evaluate the utopian claims and dystopian counterclaims of AI prognosticators. Social Machines: The Coming Collision of Artificial Intelligence, Social Networking, and Humanity is your richly illustrated field guide to the future of your machine-mediated relationships with other human beings and with increasingly intelligent machines. What Readers Will Learn What the concept of a social machine is and how the activities of non-programmers are contributing to machine intelligence How modern artificial intelligence technologies, such as Watson, are evolving and how they process knowledge from both carefully produced information (such as Wikipedia and journal articles) and from big data collections The fundamentals of neuromorphic computing, knowledge graph search, and linked data, as well as the basic technology concepts that underlie networking applications such as Facebook and Twitter How the change in attitudes towards cooperative work on the Web, especially in the younger demographic, is critical to the future of Web applications Who This Book Is ForGeneral readers and technically engaged developers, entrepreneurs, and technologists interested in the threats and promises of the accelerating convergence of artificial intelligence with social networks and mobile web technologies.
The Social Media Handbook explores how social media are changing disciplinary understandings of the internet and our everyday lives. In addition to person-to-person social networking services like Facebook and Twitter, this volume considers a broad range of networked information services that support in-depth social interaction, community formation, and collaboration in the Web 2.0 era.Rather than considering social media in terms of specific technologies, the chapters in this book engage topics across a range of research, techniques, practices, culture and society, and theories. These broader topics-including community, gender, fandom, disability, and journalism-are entryways through which students and faculty can explore ways of thinking about social media and find new paradigms for analysis. a Contributors:Axel Bruns, Francesca Coppa, Katie Ellis, Gerard Goggin, Alexander Halavais, Andrew Herman, Jeremy Hunsinger, Angus Johnston, Alice Marwick, Safiya Umoja Noble, Zizi Papacharissi, Toni Sant, Theresa Senft
Alice Salmon war erst 25 Jahre alt, als sie eines Morgens leblos im Fluss gefunden wurde. Eigentlich wollte sie am Abend zuvor nur Freunde treffen, stattdessen durchlebte sie die letzten Stunden ihres Lebens. Aber was ist passiert? Ist sie wirklich gestürzt, weil sie zu viel getrunken hat, wie die Polizei vermutet? War es ein tragischer Unfall? Die Nachricht ihres Todes verbreitet sich wie ein Lauffeuer, auch über Facebook und Twitter. Gleich werden Vermutungen angestellt, über sie, ihr Leben und ihren Tod. Auch ihr ehemaliger Professor Jeremy Cooke ist erschüttert. Er macht sich daran, herauszufinden, was in der Nacht tatsächlich geschah, und sammelt alles über Alice. Er schreibt sogar ein Buch über den Fall. Nur warum ist er so engagiert? Was hat er zu verbergen? Was haben ihr Exfreund Luke und ihr Freund Ben mit der Sache zu tun? Und wer war Alice?