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Author : Oliver Grau
language : en
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date : 2011
Download Imagery In The 21st Century written by Oliver Grau and has been published by MIT Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2011 with Art categories.
We are surrounded by images as never before: on Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube; on thousands of television channels; in digital games and virtual worlds; in media art and science. Without new efforts to visualize complex ideas, structures, and systems, today's information explosion would be unmanageable. The digital image represents endless options for manipulation; images seem capable of changing interactively or even autonomously. This volume offers systematic and interdisciplinary reflections on these new image worlds and new analytical approaches to the visual. Imagery in the 21st Century examines this revolution in various fields, with researchers from the natural sciences and the humanities meeting to achieve a deeper understanding of the meaning and impact of the image in our time. The contributors explore and discuss new critical terms of multidisciplinary scope, from database economy to the dramaturgy of hypermedia, from visualizations in neuroscience to the image in bio art. They consider the power of the image in the development of human consciousness, pursue new definitions of visual phenomena, and examine new tools for image research and visual analysis.
Author : Darius Bartlett
language : en
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date : 2004-08-27
Download Gis For Coastal Zone Management written by Darius Bartlett and has been published by CRC Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2004-08-27 with Technology & Engineering categories.
Increasingly used to analyze and manage marine and coastal zones, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) provide a powerful set of tools for integrating and processing spatial information. These technologies are increasingly used in the management and analysis of the coastal zone. Supplying the guidance necessary to use these tools, GIS for Coastal Zone Management explores key technical, theoretical, and applications issues. Drawing on the practical experience of experts in the field, the book discusses recent developments and specific applications. A comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date overview of the state-of-the-art in coastal zone GIS applications, this down-to-earth and practical book puts the science in a management context. The chapters present groundbreaking coastal applications of GIS based decision support tools, spatial data infrastructures, remote sensing technology including LiDAR and CASI, and more. Covering a broad range of topics by international experts, the logical organization supplies a flow and structure to the entire book that makes the information not only easily accessible but immediately applicable.
Author : Jane Piirto
language : en
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2011-10-23
Download Creativity For 21st Century Skills written by Jane Piirto and has been published by Springer Science & Business Media this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2011-10-23 with Education categories.
VERY practical, on target for schools today—good balance of theory with anecdotal connections.” “At first I was worried about the time involved. I discovered when given 5 minutes . . . the time is a continuation to their work in progress. Realizing that creativity does not have to consume large chunks of time is more meaningful than tokens.” “I like the tone of the writing. It feels like there is a conversation going on.” “I like the stories of famous people and how their creativity influenced and changed their lives.” CREATIVITY FOR 21ST CENTURY SKILLS describes what many creative people really do when they create. It focuses on the practical applications of a theoretical approach to creativity training the author has developed. Many suggestions for enhancing creativity focus on ideas that are over 60 years old. This new approach may be helpful for those seeking to develop 21st Century Skills of creativity. Five core attitudes (Naiveté, Risk-taking, Self-Discipline, Tolerance for Ambiguity, and Group Trust), Seven I’s (Inspiration, Intuition, Improvisation, Imagination, Imagery, Incubation, and Insight), and several General Practices—the use of ritual, meditation, solitude, exercise, silence, and a creative attitude to the process of life, with corresponding activities, are described, discussed, and illustrated. A discussion of how to be creative within an educational institution is also included. JANE PIIRTO is Trustees’ Distinguished Professor at Ashland University. Her doctorate is in educational leadership. She has worked with students pre-K to doctoral level as a teacher, administrator, and professor. She has published 11 books, both literary and scholarly, and many scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and anthologies, as well as several poetry and creative nonfiction chapbooks. She has won Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council in both poetry and fiction and is one of the few American writers listed as both a poet and a writer in the Directory of American Poets and Writers. She is a recipient of the Mensa Lifetime Achievement Award, of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, was named an Ohio Magazine educator of distinction. In 2010 she was named Distinguished Scholar by the National Association for Gifted Children.
Author : Christraud M. Geary
language : en
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date : 2003-05-02
Download In And Out Of Focus written by Christraud M. Geary and has been published by Palgrave Macmillan this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2003-05-02 with Art categories.
This book accompanies an exhibition at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, on the role of photography in Central Africa. This is the first book to link two related themes: the role of photographic images in constructing and circulating fantasies, ideas, and sentiments in Europe and the US relating to the peoples of Central Africa; and the role of photography in enabling Africans to project images of themselves by becoming familiar with photographic technology. Broad in thematic and temporal scope, the book focuses on several time periods, especially on the years before and between the two world wars. This is also the first publication devoted to the important holdings of the Eliot Elisofen Photographic Archives, a department of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution and a unique repository with more than 200,000 historical and contemporary images from all over Africa. This book raises important issues associated with photographic practice in Africa, the distribution of images, the circulation of ideas in Europe and the US, and African responses to photography through several poignant case studies. This book also advances the scholarly discourse on colonial/anthropological photography, and contributes to a better understanding of African responses to photography.
Author : Joseph P. Stoltman
language : en
Release Date : 2011-10-20
Download 21st Century Geography written by Joseph P. Stoltman and has been published by SAGE this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2011-10-20 with Science categories.
This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Author : Janet H. Murray
language : en
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date : 2011-11-23
Download Inventing The Medium written by Janet H. Murray and has been published by MIT Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2011-11-23 with Design categories.
Digital artifacts from iPads to databases pervade our lives, and the design decisions that shape them affect how we think, act, communicate, and understand the world. But the pace of change has been so rapid that technical innovation is outstripping design. Interactors are often mystified and frustrated by their enticing but confusing new devices; meanwhile, product design teams struggle to articulate shared and enduring design goals. With Inventing the Medium, Janet Murray provides a unified vocabulary and a common methodology for the design of digital objects and environments. It will be an essential guide for both students and practitioners in this evolving field.Murray explains that innovative interaction designers should think of all objects made with bits -- whether games or Web pages, robots or the latest killer apps -- as belonging to a single new medium: the digital medium. Designers can speed the process of useful and lasting innovation by focusing on the collective cultural task of inventing this new medium. Exploring strategies for maximizing the expressive power of digital artifacts, Murray identifies and examines four representational affordances of digital environments that provide the core palette for designers across applications: computational procedures, user participation, navigable space, and encyclopedic capacity. Each chapter includes a set of Design Explorations -- creative exercises for students and thought experiments for practitioners -- that allow readers to apply the ideas in the chapter to particular design problems. Inventing the Medium also provides more than 200 illustrations of specific design strategies drawn from multiple genres and platforms and a glossary of design concepts.
Author : Ann Hackmann
language : en
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2011-05-26
Download Oxford Guide To Imagery In Cognitive Therapy written by Ann Hackmann and has been published by Oxford University Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2011-05-26 with Medical categories.
Imagery is one of the exciting frontiers in cognitive therapy. From the outset of cognitive therapy, Aaron Beck recognized the importance of imagery in the understanding and treatment of a patient's prblems. Recently, there has been significant developments, both empirically and clinically, showing the importance of imagery in the development, maintenance and treatment of psychopathology. The Oxford Guide to Imagery in Cognitive Therapy is a practical guide for clinicans wishing to understand imagery phenomenology, and intergrate imagery-based interventions into their cognitive therapy practice. The book is oriented to both the needs of experienced clinicians who wish to bring imagery into their repertoire, and experienced cognitive therapists, who wish to refine and extend their use of imagery in cognitive therapy.