The New Renaissance

The New Renaissance

Author: Douglas S. Robertson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015042100647

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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Comparing the advent of the computer to the invention of language, writing, and printing, the author demonstrates how the computer has transformed human civilization and predicts its future effects on science, education, the arts, and everyday life. UP.

The Old Cart Wrangler, The New Silence, and Other Notions

The Old Cart Wrangler, The New Silence, and Other Notions

Author: Brian Price

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781716494093

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 185

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We've all seen that lone shopping cart sitting on the edge of a parking lot. Who goes and gets it and brings it home? Why are the mouths of catsup bottles so narrow? What will the new silence sound like? Droll, slightly dystopian, and delightfully wobbly, this collection of comic prose poems and short fiction by audio drama producer and playwright, Brian Price, is a fine introduction to his unique world of magic realism, stage monologue, and childhood memories. Perfect for public performance, private soliloquies, or just reading with your mouth full during lunch.

New Renaissance

New Renaissance

Author: Maurice Ash

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056108429

Category: Holism

Page: 196

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This collection of the author's writings ranges from economics to language and from town and country planning to Buddhism and Islam, with a common thread: the fragmentation of today's world, and the undercurrents at work leading towards a renaissance of wholeness.

The New Historicism

The New Historicism

Author: Harold Veeser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317761211

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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Following Clifford Geertz and other cultural anthropologists, the New Historicist critics have evolved a method for describing culture in action. Their "thick descriptions" seize upon an event or anecdote--colonist John Rolfe's conversation with Pocohontas's father, a note found among Nietzsche's papers to the effect that "I have lost my umbrella"--and re-read it to reveal through the analysis of tiny particulars the motive forces controlling a whole society. Contributors: Stephen J. Greenblatt, Louis A. Montrose, Catherine Gallagher, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Gerald Graff, Jean Franco, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Frank Lentricchia, Vincent Pecora, Jane Marcus, Jon Klancher, Jonathan Arac, Hayden White, Stanley Fish, Judith Newton, Joel Fineman, John Schaffer, Richard Terdiman, Donald Pease, Brooks Thomas.

Virtual Art

Virtual Art

Author: Oliver Grau

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262572230

Category: Art

Page: 430

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An overview of the art historical antecedents to virtual reality and the impact of virtual reality on contemporary conceptions of art. Although many people view virtual reality as a totally new phenomenon, it has its foundations in an unrecognized history of immersive images. Indeed, the search for illusionary visual space can be traced back to antiquity. In this book, Oliver Grau shows how virtual art fits into the art history of illusion and immersion. He describes the metamorphosis of the concepts of art and the image and relates those concepts to interactive art, interface design, agents, telepresence, and image evolution. Grau retells art history as media history, helping us to understand the phenomenon of virtual reality beyond the hype. Grau shows how each epoch used the technical means available to produce maximum illusion. He discusses frescoes such as those in the Villa dei Misteri in Pompeii and the gardens of the Villa Livia near Primaporta, Renaissance and Baroque illusion spaces, and panoramas, which were the most developed form of illusion achieved through traditional methods of painting and the mass image medium before film. Through a detailed analysis of perhaps the most important German panorama, Anton von Werner's 1883 The Battle of Sedan, Grau shows how immersion produced emotional responses. He traces immersive cinema through Cinerama, Sensorama, Expanded Cinema, 3-D, Omnimax and IMAX, and the head mounted display with its military origins. He also examines those characteristics of virtual reality that distinguish it from earlier forms of illusionary art. His analysis draws on the work of contemporary artists and groups ART+COM, Maurice Benayoun, Charlotte Davies, Monika Fleischmann, Ken Goldberg, Agnes Hegedues, Eduardo Kac, Knowbotic Research, Laurent Mignonneau, Michael Naimark, Simon Penny, Daniela Plewe, Paul Sermon, Jeffrey Shaw, Karl Sims, Christa Sommerer, and Wolfgang Strauss. Grau offers not just a history of illusionary space but also a theoretical framework for analyzing its phenomenologies, functions, and strategies throughout history and into the future.

I Am Right, You Are Wrong

I Am Right, You Are Wrong

Author: Edward de Bono

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241336892

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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I Am Right, You Are Wrong is THE classic work about choice in business and in life from world-renowned writer and philosopher Edward de Bono. Most of our everyday decision-making tends to be confrontational. Whether in large meetings, one-to-one or even in our own heads, opposite view points are pitted against each other. Ultimately, there must be a winner and a loser. In I Am Right,You Are Wrong, lateral-thinking guru Edward de Bono challenges this 'rock logic' of rigid categories and point-scoring arguments which is both destructive and exhausting. Instead he reveals how we can all be winners. Clearer perception is the key to constructive thinking and more open-minded creativity. In overturning conventional wisdom, Edward de Bono will help you to become a better thinker and decision maker. 'An inspiring man with brilliant ideas. De Bono never ceases to amaze with his clarity of thought' Sir Richard Branson

Thinking Beyond Technology

Thinking Beyond Technology

Author: J. DiVanna

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403914491

Category: Education

Page: 226

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The book examines the value proposition of technology and its relationship with business innovation, social preferences and its role as a mechanism of labour savings or revenue generation. In the same style as his first book, Redefining Financial Services , the author combines empirical knowledge with a historical approach revealing the explicit nature of technological advancement while analysing the implicit impact on the process of business. The book presents the reader with a question: does society shape technology or is technology shaping society?