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Network Aesthetics

Author : Patrick Jagoda
ISBN : 9780226346519
Genre : Art
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Even as "network" has become a contemporary keyword, its overuse has limited its analytic usefulness. In the enthusiasm that orbits the concept, the network is too easily taken up as a term that we should already know. Patrick Jagoda claims that we do not, in fact, know networks, in part because of their very ubiquity and variety. His book shows how a range of popular aesthetic forms mediate our experience of networks and yield up greater insight into this critical concept. Each chapter of "Network Aesthetics" considers how a different contemporary genre makes sense of decentralized network structure, from fiction, film, and television to popular videogames such as Introversion's "Uplink," experimental games such as Jason Rohrer's "Between," and emergent transmedia storytelling forms such as "Alternate Reality Games." Jagoda wants to show that network aesthetics, in all of these cases, are not simply the quality of a genre; more substantively, they are a critical corollary to an era in which interconnection has become a key cultural framework. "Network Aesthetics" cuts through the cliches of sublime interconnection and illuminates the ordinary, lived aspects of networked life.

Networks Of Modernism

Author : Wesley Beal
ISBN : 9781609383510
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Networks of Modernism offers a new understanding of American modernist aesthetics and introduces the idea that networks were central to how American moderns thought about their culture in their dramatically changing milieu. Through readings of the works of Randolph Bourne, Jean Toomer, Anita Loos, John Dos Passos, and Nathanael West, Networks of Modernism positions the network as the defining figure of American modernist aesthetics and explores its use as a conceptual tool used to think through the rapid changes in American society.

Figure And Force In Animation Aesthetics

Author : Ryan Pierson
ISBN : 9780190949754
Genre : Performing Arts
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"How can we describe movements in animated films? In Figure and Force in Animation Aesthetics, Ryan Pierson introduces a powerful new method for the study of animation. By looking for figures--arrangements that seem to intuitively hold together--and forces--underlying units of attraction, repulsion, and direction--Pierson reveals startling new possibilities for animation criticism, history, and theory. Drawing on concepts from Gestalt psychology, Pierson offers a wide-ranging comparative study of four animation techniques--soft-edged forms, walk cycles, camera movement, and rotoscoping--as they appear in commercial, artisanal, and avant-garde works. In the process, through close readings of little-analyzed films, Pierson demonstrates that figures and forces make fertile resources for theoretical speculation, unearthing affinities between animation practice and such topics as the philosophy of mathematics, scientific and political revolution, and love. Beginning and ending with the imperative to "look closely," Figure and Force in Animation Aesthetics is a performance in seeing the world of motion anew. Keywords: animation, film theory, Gestalt psychology, phenomenology, film-philosophy, modernism"--

Modernizing Solitude

Author : Yoshiaki Furui
ISBN : 9780817320065
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An innovative and timely examination of the concept of solitude in nineteenth-century American literature During the nineteenth century, the United States saw radical developments in media and communication that reshaped concepts of spatiality and temporality. As the telegraph, the postal system, and public transportation became commonplace, the country achieved a level of connectedness that was never possible before. At this level, physical isolation no longer equaled psychological separation from the exterior world, and as communication networks proliferated, being disconnected took on negative cultural connotations. Though solitude, and the lack thereof, is a pressing concern in today’s culture of omnipresent digital connectivity, Yoshiaki Furui shows that solitude has been a significant preoccupation since the nineteenth-century. The obsession over solitude is evidenced by many writers of the period, with consequences for many basic notions of creativity, art, and personal and spiritual fulfillment. In Modernizing Solitude: The Networked Individual in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Furui examines, among other works, Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” Emily Dickinson’s poetry and letters, and telegraphic literature in the 1870s to identify the virtues and values these writers bestowed upon solitude in a time and place where it was being consistently threatened or devalued. Although each writer has a unique way of addressing the theme, they all aim to reclaim solitude as a positive, productive state of being that is essential to the writing process and personal identity. Employing a cross-disciplinary approach to understand modern solitude and the resulting literature, Furui seeks to historicize solitude by anchoring literary works in this revolutionary yet interim period of American communication history, while also applying theoretical insights into the literary analysis.

Eternal Network

Author : Chuck Welch
ISBN : UCSD:31822018993527
Genre : Design
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Open World Empire

Author : Christopher B. Patterson
ISBN : 9781479802043
Genre : Social Science
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Seeking ways to understand video games beyond their imperial logics, Patterson turns to erotics to re-invigorate the potential passions and pleasures of play Video games vastly outpace all other mediums of entertainment in revenue and in global reach. On the surface, games do not appear ideological, nor are they categorized as national products. Instead, they seem to reflect the open and uncontaminated reputation of information technology. Video games are undeniably imperial products. Their very existence has been conditioned upon the spread of militarized technology, the exploitation of already-existing labor and racial hierarchies in their manufacture, and the utopian promises of digital technology. Like literature and film before it, video games have become the main artistic expression of empire today: the open world empire, formed through the routes of information technology and the violences of drone combat, unending war, and overseas massacres that occur with little scandal or protest. Though often presented as purely technological feats, video games are also artistic projects, and as such, they allow us an understanding of how war and imperial violence proceed under signs of openness, transparency, and digital utopia. But the video game, as Christopher B. Patterson argues, is also an inherently Asian commodity: its hardware is assembled in Asia; its most talented e-sports players are of Asian origin; Nintendo, Sony, and Sega have defined and dominated the genre. Games draw on established discourses of Asia to provide an “Asiatic” space, a playful sphere of racial otherness that straddles notions of the queer, the exotic, the bizarre, and the erotic. Thinking through games like Overwatch, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Shenmue II, and Alien: Isolation, Patterson reads against empire by playing games erotically, as players do—seeing games as Asiatic playthings that afford new passions, pleasures, desires, and attachments.

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015081527312
Genre : Mathematics
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Managing Software Projects

Author : Lois Zells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105030511427
Genre : Industrial project management
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Discusses systems life cycle, work breakdowns and topics as how to estimate, develop the optimal plan, calculate project costs, assign work and track time, costs and resources; gives guidance on how to evaluate and select software packages; product evaluations include Harvard Project manager, Superproject Expert, Project Workbench, Timeline, Microsoft project, Viewpoint, and Primavera Project Planner.

Data Directions In Art Theory And Aesthetics

Author : Anthony Hill
ISBN : UOM:39015007572194
Genre : Composition (Art)
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Author : International Wittgenstein Symposium$ (8e : 1983 : Kirchberg am Wechsel, Autriche)
ISBN : 3209005478
Genre : Aesthetics
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Curating Immateriality

Author : Joasia Krysa
ISBN : UOM:39015069374083
Genre : Art
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The site of curatorial production has been expanded to include the space of the Internet and the focus of curatorial attention has been extended from the object to dynamic network systems. Part of the 'DATA Browser' series, this book explores the role of the curator in the face of these changes.

Ospf And Is Is

Author : Jeff Doyle
ISBN : UOM:39015062867430
Genre : Computers
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Annotation Offers a comprehensive explanation of the inner workings of OSPF and IS-IS, the two protocols used in very large IP networks.

Graph Drawing

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ISBN : UOM:39015037332288
Genre : Computer graphics
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ISBN : WISC:89081528242
Genre : Highway research
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The Network Inside Out

Author : Annelise Riles
ISBN : 0472088327
Genre : Law
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A fascinating study of institutional knowledge practices

Consulting Specifying Engineer

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924077981821
Genre : Engineering
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Aesthetics Of Prose

Author : Arne Melberg
ISBN : UOM:39015079336270
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book is an investigation into the phenomenology of prose. The first section deals with two champions in the modern history of prose: Montaigne and Nietzsche. The second section considers some versions of prose and modernity through two profiles in the history of modernism: Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno. Furthermore, modern prose is examined through the development of the modern prose-poem. The third section assembles a wide range of examples from two vital sections of modern prose on the boundaries of literary fiction: travel writing and life writing. The final section consists of four shorter extensions: prose in photos, design, blogs, as well as a brief summary of the idea of prose. In Aesthetics in Prose, the phenomenology of prose is presented in many forms and via many metaphors.

Television Aesthetics And Reality

Author : Anthony David Barker
ISBN : STANFORD:36105128305773
Genre : Philosophy
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This new collection of essays seeks to focus on three areas where television has recently been in an intriguing state of flux. Taking as our background the emergence of multimedia conglomerates and cash-rich cable channels, we look at the way old national terrestrial channels and the brash new internationally commercialized ones have innovated in the domain of television programming. In all there are fourteen original essays, an introduction to the book's theme by the editor and a foreword by Professor Annette Hill. Section one "Realizing the Real" looks at contemporary patterns of television consumption and the presentational styles which package the real in news, current affairs and other 'live' television formats. Essays on rhetorical strategies in the news coverage of the war in Iraq, on national and international inflections of Sky News in Europe and coverage of the recent EURO2004 football tournament, as well the multi-channel reporting of a prominent paedophilia scandal, are presented in this section. They all analyse the extent to which the grounded and the local are threatened and distorted by hegemonic forces in media today. The findings of a comprehensive new study of Portuguese social practices and viewing habits are also featured in this section. Section Two "Realizing Performance" addresses the way new trends in reality programming and other documentary practices have impacted on fiction and entertainment television. There are essays on the recent wave of British television comedy heavily influenced by TV newsmagazine and fly-on-the-wall documentary styles and two pieces on new American series, 24 and CSI, which have revolutionized the narrative parameters and evidential base for thrillers and cop shows respectively, coming up with new ways to 'perform' space, time and science. Finally there is an essay on Nigel Kneale's The Year of the Sex Olympics (1968), a survivor from the era of the single play who seems to anticipate the future of television in reality-based gameshow-style entertainment. Each of these essays shows that the success of these programmes is dependent on a fresh restylization of the conventions and formulas which govern mainstream television programming. They therefore see the representation of the real in fiction as primarily an aesthetic reappraisal. Section Three "Performing the Real" looks at the explosion in reality television programming itself. It focuses on the coming to pass of 70s and 80s theorists' visions of both a passive voyeuristic society and one increasingly at peace with the notion of surveillance. We have been progressively acculturated to watching and being watched. Orwellian anxiety has given way to Baudrillardian acceptance of the message and the medium fused in a new order of mediated reality or hyperreality. Essays refer specifically to the globalization of shows and formats and their local inflections and to coverage of reality shows in print media and on the net. There are essays on The Bachelor and gender stereotyping, Joe Millionaire and the conventions of melodrama, and two on Big Brother, one on the problems of communication within a sealed environment and another on its reception in Portugal. Concerns about the self and its authenticity are consistency raised in all the essays of this section.

Literature And Aesthetics

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ISBN : IND:30000025470950
Genre : Aesthetics
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Art And Aesthetics Art As Social Institution And Collective Practice

Author : Marta Herrero
ISBN : 0415450136
Genre : Social Science
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