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The Unintentional Medium

The Unintentional Medium [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1613398727
Publisher: Made For Success Publishing
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The Unintentional Medium by Book Resume:

When the boundaries between the real world and the unseen world overlap and you begin getting cooking tips and dating advice from your ghostly grannies, life itself can never be the same. What do you do when you suddenly realise that there is a whole other world out there which is opening up to you? You ride the whirlwind, hang on tight and enjoy this whole new adventure of being an Unintentional Medium. This is a story of an adventure, a step into the unknown, a collision of worlds and what happens to the unsuspecting young woman who happens to have been chosen by the spirit world to act as their messenger. The true story leads us through an eventful and often hilarious life describing events and people, both here and in the spirit world who have played such a part in this journey. A newly single girl on the London dating scene and who, after several close escapes, finally finds happiness with her handsome Australian husband. Not only are the spirits extremely happy about this, they redouble their efforts to get their message across and pop in with increasing regularity. A cross between Bill Bryson, Brigit Jones and Ghost with a dash of Carrie Bradshaw thrown in for good measure.

Unintentional Music

Unintentional Music [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1612832903
Author: Lane Arye
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
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Unintentional Music by Lane Arye Book Resume:

The last time you whistled a tune or hummed a song-why did you choose that one? You may not consider yourself a musical person, but your little act of unintended music may be the key to unlocking within you a wealth of unsuspected creativity-a kind of creativity that goes way beyond music, too. Lane Arye, PhD, a musician himself, focuses on the music that people do not intend to make. Using the highly regarded psychological model called Process Work, developed by Arnold Mindell, PhD, Arye has been teaching students around the world how to awaken their creativity, using music as the starting point, but including all art forms and ways of expression. The unintentional appears at moments when some hidden part of us, something beyond our usual awareness, suddenly tries to express itself. If we start paying attention to what is trying to happen rather than to what we think should happen, we open the door to self-discovery and creativity. Sometimes what we regard as "mistakes" in self-expression are in fact treasures. The book is rich with real-life stories, ideas, and practical techniques for unlocking creativity, which Arye dispenses with humor, insight, and enthusiasm.


Ovum [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1914245016
Author: Gideon Masters
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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Ovum by Gideon Masters Book Resume:

Book 2 of Lucifer’s Child Jackie and Eve believe the second shard is hidden somewhere in the deeps of the Sargasso Sea, and that its location is in some way connected with the migration pattern of eels. Eve has embarked on a secret voyage of discovery with the man who once tried to gang rape her, as her only human companion. Still struggling with the dualism of her transgendered body and psyche, she must find ways to extend her fledgling physical and psychic powers, far beyond their existing limits. The crushing depths of the Sargasso will not be the only barrier she needs to overcome. Dark forces and an intruding universe dog her steps and bar her path. Thrown like dice into the cauldron of a precarious eternity, Helen and Eve continue to grapple with the imposed reversal of sexuality in their relationship. Previous boundaries of love and intimacy no longer fit the parameters of what may now be an endless future. Through exploration and experimentation, they must learn to know and relate to each other in a new and evolving dynamic, or see their love wither in the stasis of interminable longevity.

Science at the Crossroads

Science at the Crossroads [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8897527442
Author: Herbert Dingle
Publisher: GogLiB
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Science at the Crossroads by Herbert Dingle Book Resume:

Science at the Crossroads was published by Herbert Dingle in 1972 at the end of a gruelling controversy with the English scientific world about the clock paradox in Einstein’s special relativity. It is still a seminal text, which allows us to understand and evaluate, with Cartesian clarity, the problem of that paradox for all those readers who find themselves in a widespread condition of having studied Einstein’s special relativity or received a teaching of it, and yet of not feeling comfortable it because the attempt to understand the logical connection of the parts with the whole did not succeed. Many have experienced this state of mind, and can admit it. In this way Science at the Crossroads is an important source of knowledge about Einstein’s special relativity and its historical background. Science at the Crossroads contains a great wealth of philosophical and epistemological ideas. The essay has a classic imprint, rich with sharp and clear distinctions, and very elegant in style. We meet countless research possibilities concerning the mathematical idealism of anti-classical physics after 1920 (assuming it is still correct to call it physics rather than metaphysics, as Dingle would suggest, as a partisan of modern science empirical method). Every page written by Dingle suggests research that could be carried out in depth, starting from what Dingle observes on the origins of mathematical idealism in Maxwell himself and his displacement current postulated to ensure the continuity of a given mathematical function, to end with the extreme tendencies of this kind of thought that were manifested towards the 1970s, as for example in the case of Professor Hoyle mentioned in the last chapter, who “has plainly stated his advocacy of the process of telling nature what to do instead of looking to see what she does”. Naturally, it is our task to continue Dingle’s research up to the present. The present electronic edition provides a Foreword from the editor, which informs about the basic knowledge readers are expected to have in order to fully understand Science at the Crossroads.

Sibling Interaction Across Cultures

Sibling Interaction Across Cultures [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1461235367
Author: Patricia G. Zukow
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Sibling Interaction Across Cultures by Patricia G. Zukow Book Resume:

Sibling Interaction Across Cultures is a collection of studies focusing on the role siblings play in the social, emotional, and cognitive development of their younger siblings. Unlike much previous research on sibling relationships, these studies share the underlying assumption that social interaction plays a significant role in the acquisition and transmission of cultural knowledge and social understanding. The contributors evaluate the advantages as well as limitations of current methodological issues directly affecting sibling research and assess the various theoretical perspectives underpinning these methodologies. Drawing from empirical, cross- and infra-cultural research, this volume lays new groundwork for identifying universal, environmental, and culture-specific aspects of the role of siblings in child development.

Writing for Visual Media

Writing for Visual Media [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000401413
Author: Anthony Friedmann
Publisher: Routledge
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Writing for Visual Media by Anthony Friedmann Book Resume:

Writing for Visual Media provides writers with an understanding of the nature of visual writing behind all visual media. Such writing is vital for directors, actors, and producers to communicate content to audiences. Friedmann provides an extended investigation into dramatic theory and how entertainment narrative works, illustrated by examples and detailed analysis of scenes, scripts, techniques, and storylines. This new edition has a finger on the pulse of the rapidly evolving media ecosystem and explains it in the context of writing and creating content. Friedmann lays out many of the complex professional, creative, and commercial issues that a writer needs to understand in order to tell engaging stories and construct effective and professional screenplays. This new edition includes: A new chapter on storytelling A fresh examination of dramatic theory and how to apply it to constructing screenplays Updated discussion of mobile platforms A lengthened discussion of copyright, ethics, and professional development issues An updated companion website with sample scripts and corresponding videos, an interactive glossary, sample storyboards and screenplays, links to industry resources, and materials for instructors such as slides, a syllabus, and a test bank.

Transmitted Wounds

Transmitted Wounds [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190625600
Author: Amit Pinchevski
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Transmitted Wounds by Amit Pinchevski Book Resume:

In Transmitted Wounds, Amit Pinchevski explores the ways media technology and logic shape the social life of trauma both clinically and culturally. Bringing media theory to bear on trauma theory, Pinchevski reveals the technical operations that inform the conception and experience of traumatic impact and memory. He offers a bold thesis about the deep association of media and trauma: media bear witness to the human failure to bear witness, making the traumatic technologically transmissible and reproducible. Taking up a number of case studies--the radio broadcasts of the Eichmann trial; the videotaping of Holocaust testimonies; recent psychiatric debates about trauma through media following the 9/11 attacks; current controversy surrounding drone operators' post-trauma; and digital platforms of algorithmic-holographic witnessing and virtual reality exposure therapy for PTSD--Pinchevski demonstrates how the technological mediation of trauma feeds into the traumatic condition itself. The result is a novel understanding of media as constituting the material conditions for trauma to appear as something that cannot be fully approached and yet somehow must be. While drawing on contemporary materialist media theory, especially the work of Friedrich Kittler and his followers, Pinchevski goes beyond the anti-humanistic tendency characterizing the materialist approach, discovering media as bearing out the human vulnerability epitomized in trauma, and finding therein a basis for moral concern in the face of violence and atrocity. Transmitted Wounds unfolds the ethical and political stakes involved in the technological transmission of mental wounds across clinical, literary, and cultural contexts.

Handbook of Electromagnetic Compatibility

Handbook of Electromagnetic Compatibility [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1483288978
Author: Reinaldo Perez
Publisher: Academic Press
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Handbook of Electromagnetic Compatibility by Reinaldo Perez Book Resume:

This"know-how"book gives readers a concise understanding of the fundamentals of EMC, from basic mathematical and physical concepts through present, computer-age methods used in analysis, design, and tests. With contributions from leading experts in their fields, the text provides a comprehensive overview. Fortified with information on how to solve potential electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems that may arise in electronic design, practitioners will be betterable to grasp the latest techniques, trends, and applications of this increasingly important engineering discipline. Handbook of Electromagnetic Compatibility contains extensive treatment of EMC applications to radio and wireless communications, fiber optics communications, and plasma effects. Coverage of EMC-related issues includes lightning, electromagnetic pulse, biological effects, and electrostatic discharge. Practical examples are used to illustrate the material, and all information is presented in an accessible and organized format. The text is intended primarily for those practicing engineers who need agood foundation in EMC, but it will also interest faculty and students, since a good portion of the material covered can find use in the classroom or as a springboard for further research. The chapters are written by experts in the field Details the fundamental principles, then moves to more advanced topics Covers computational electromagnetics applied to EMC problems Presents an extensive treatment of EMC applications to: Radio and wireless communications, Fiber optic communications, Plasma effects, Wired circuits, Microchips, Includes practical examples, Fiber optic, Communications, Plasma effects, Wired circuits, Microchips, Includes practical examples


Demarketing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135070415
Author: Nigel Bradley,Jim Blythe
Publisher: Routledge
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Demarketing by Nigel Bradley,Jim Blythe Book Resume:

We all understand the basic principles underpinning marketing activity: to identify unfulfilled needs and desires and boost demand for the solutions a product is offering. The mantra is always "sell more". De-marketing tries for the very opposite. Why would a company actively try to decrease demand? There are many good reasons to do so: a firm cannot supply large enough quantities, or wants to limit supply to a region of narrow profit margin. Or, crucially, to discourage undesirable customers: those that could be bad for brand reputation, or in the case of the finance sector, high risk. De-marketing can yield effective solutions to these issues, effectively curtailing demand yet (crucially) not destroying it. Nevertheless, the fundamental negativity of de-marketing strategies often causes organisations to hide them from view and, as a result, they are rarely studied. This then is the first book to cast light on the secretive, counterintuitive world of de-marketing, deconstructing its mysteries and demonstrating how to incorporate them into a profit-driven marketing plan. A selection of thought leaders in strategic marketing mix theory with illustrative global cases, providing insight into how these strategies have been employed in practice and measuring their successes and failures. It’s a must-read for any student or researcher that wants to think differently about marketing.

Fiber Optics Weekly Update

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Publisher: Information Gatekeepers Inc
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Media Parasites in the Early Avant-Garde

Media Parasites in the Early Avant-Garde [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 113727686X
Author: A. Niebisch
Publisher: Springer
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Media Parasites in the Early Avant-Garde by A. Niebisch Book Resume:

Niebisch retraces how the early Avant-Garde movements started out as parasites inhabiting and irritating the emerging mass media circuits of the press, cinema, and wired and wireless communication and how they aimed at creating a media ecology based on and inspired by technologies such as the radio and the photo cell.

Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa

Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0857726803
Author: Winston Mano
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa by Winston Mano Book Resume:

In today's Africa racism and ethnicity have been implicated in serious conflicts - from Egypt to Mali to South Africa - that have cost lives and undermined efforts to achieve national cohesion and meaningful development. Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa sets about rethinking the role of media and communication in perpetuating, reinforcing and reining in racism, absolute ethnicity and other discriminations across Africa. It goes beyond the customary discussion of media racism and ethnic stereotyping to critically address broader issues of identity, belonging and exclusion. Topics covered include racism in South African newspapers, pluralist media debates in Kenya, media discourses on same-sex relations in Uganda and ethnicised news coverage in Nigerian newspapers.

Reimagining Philosophy and Technology, Reinventing Ihde

Reimagining Philosophy and Technology, Reinventing Ihde [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3030359670
Author: Glen Miller,Ashley Shew
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Reimagining Philosophy and Technology, Reinventing Ihde by Glen Miller,Ashley Shew Book Resume:

This volume includes eleven original essays that explore and expand on the work of Don Ihde, bookended by two chapters by Ihde himself. Ihde, the recipient of the first Society for Philosophy and Technology's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017, is best known for his development of postphenomenology, a blend of pragmatism and phenomenology that incorporates insights into the ways technology mediates human perception and action. The book contains contributions from academics from Europe, North America, and Asia, which demonstrates the global impact of Ihde’s work. Essays in the book explore the relationship between Ihde's work and its origins in phenomenology (especially Husserl and Heidegger) and American pragmatism; integrate his philosophical work within the embodied experience of radical architecture and imagine the possibility of a future philosophy of technology after postphenomenology; develop central ideas of postphenomenology and expand the resources present in postphenomenology to ethics and politics; and extend the influence of Ihde's ideas to mobile media and engineering, and comprehensively assess the influence of his work in China. The book includes a reprint of the Introduction of Sense and Significance, one of Ihde's first books; "Hawk: Predatory Vision," a new chapter that blends his biographical experience with feminism, technoscience, and environmental observation; and an appendix that lists all of Ihde's books as well as secondary sources annotated by Ihde himself. Starting with an Editors' Introduction that offers an overview of the central ideas in Ihde's corpus and concluding with an index that facilitates research across the various chapters, this book is of interest to a diverse academic community that includes philosophers, STM scholars, anthropologists, historians, and sociologists.

Automated Media

Automated Media [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0429515774
Author: Mark Andrejevic
Publisher: Routledge
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Automated Media by Mark Andrejevic Book Resume:

In this era of pervasive automation, Mark Andrejevic provides an original framework for tracing the logical trajectory of automated media and their social, political, and cultural consequences. This book explores the cascading logic of automation, which develops from the information collection process through to data processing and, finally, automated decision making. It argues that pervasive digital monitoring combines with algorithmic decision making and machine learning to create new forms of power and control that pose challenges to democratic forms of accountability and individual autonomy alike. Andrejevic provides an overview of the implications of these developments for the fate of human experience, describing the "bias of automation" through the logics of pre-emption, operationalism, and "framelessness." Automated Media is a fascinating and groundbreaking new volume: a must-read for students and researchers of critical media studies interested in the intersections of media, technology, and the digital economy.

Black Mirror and Critical Media Theory

Black Mirror and Critical Media Theory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1498573541
Author: Angela M. Cirucci,Barry Vacker
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Black Mirror and Critical Media Theory by Angela M. Cirucci,Barry Vacker Book Resume:

This book provides insight into why Black Mirror has garnered so much attention. Featuring international scholars, the book reverse-engineers Black Mirror episodes and invites readers to consider their own relationships with digital technology through the work of theorists including Foucault, Baudrillard, Debord, McLuhan, and Virilio.

Scholarly Engagement and Decolonisation

Scholarly Engagement and Decolonisation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1928314570
Author: Maurice Crul,Liezl Dick,Halleh Ghorashi,Abel Valenzuela Jr
Publisher: African Sun Media
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Scholarly Engagement and Decolonisation by Maurice Crul,Liezl Dick,Halleh Ghorashi,Abel Valenzuela Jr Book Resume:

Considering that one of the core tasks of academia is to provide social critique and reflection, universities have an undeniable role to formulate the contours of a more inclusive academia in contrast to visible and normalised structures of exclusion. Translating such ambitions into transformative practices seems to be easier said than done. Academics need mutual inspiration and exchange of thoughts and practices to reflect on their actions and their own knowledge productions. The authors in this book mirror the challenges and achievements of academics and practitioners in three national contexts, which could serve as a foundation for academia to move towards dismantling elitist and privileged-based assumptions, and formulating new forms of knowledge production and institutional policies, inside and outside academia. The book aims to help create a more inclusive society in which academics, students and practitioners can engage, learn and transform structures of inequality, exclusion and disconnection where it seems to have the biggest impact.

Mass Communication Theories

Mass Communication Theories [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317346572
Author: Melvin L. DeFleur,Margaret H. DeFleur
Publisher: Routledge
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Mass Communication Theories by Melvin L. DeFleur,Margaret H. DeFleur Book Resume:

Mass Communication Theories: Explaining Origins, Processes, and Effects explores mass communication theories within the social and cultural context that influenced their origins. An intimate examination of the lives and times of prominent mass communication theorists both past and present bring the subject to life for the reader.

Seeing Human Rights

Seeing Human Rights [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0262365391
Author: Sandra Ristovska
Publisher: MIT Press
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Seeing Human Rights by Sandra Ristovska Book Resume:

As video becomes an important tool to expose injustice, an examination of how human rights organizations are seeking to professionalize video activism. Visual imagery is at the heart of humanitarian and human rights activism, and video has become a key tool in these efforts. The Saffron Revolution in Myanmar, the Green Movement in Iran, and Black Lives Matter in the United States have all used video to expose injustice. In Seeing Human Rights, Sandra Ristovska examines how human rights organizations are seeking to professionalize video activism through video production, verification standards, and training. The result, she argues, is a proxy profession that uses human rights videos to tap into journalism, the law, and political advocacy. Ristovska explains that this proxy profession retains some tactical flexibility in its use of video while giving up on the more radical potential and imaginative scope of video activism as a cultural practice. Drawing on detailed analysis of legal cases and videos as well as extensive interviews with staff members of such organizations as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, WITNESS, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ristovska considers the unique affordances of video and examines the unfolding relationships among journalists, human rights organizations, activists, and citizens in global crisis reporting. She offers a case study of the visual turn in the law; describes advocacy and marketing strategies; and argues that the transformation of video activism into a proxy profession privileges institutional and legal spaces over broader constituencies for public good.

Encounters in Performance Philosophy

Encounters in Performance Philosophy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137462728
Author: Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca,A. Lagaay
Publisher: Springer
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Encounters in Performance Philosophy by Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca,A. Lagaay Book Resume:

Encounters in Performance Philosophy is a collection of 14 essays by international researchers which demonstrates the vitality of the field of Performance Philosophy. The essays address a wide range of concerns common to performance and philosophy including: the body, language, performativity, mimesis and tragedy.

Bergson and the Metaphysics of Media

Bergson and the Metaphysics of Media [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137324503
Author: S. Crocker
Publisher: Springer
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Bergson and the Metaphysics of Media by S. Crocker Book Resume:

What is a medium? Why is there always a middle? Can media produce 'immediacy'? Henri Bergson recognized mediation as the central philosophical problem of modernity. This book traces his influence on the 'media philosophies' of Gilles Deleuze, Marshall McLuhan, Walter Benjamin and Michel Serres.