Style First

Author:
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783034609852
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Architecture

Mieke Gerritzen hat einen starken visuellen Stil entwickelt, der sich Schritt für Schritt in eine Vision gewandelt hat – eine klare Vision über den Zustand der Welt: Eine Konsumgesellschaft, in welcher Ruhm, Macht und Geld den Ton angeben. In «Style First» treibt Gerritzen die Macht des Visuellen und der Vision auf die Spitze.

The Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics

Author: Kenneth E. Himma
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470281802
Release Date: 2008-06-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This handbook provides an accessible overview of the most important issues in information and computer ethics. It covers: foundational issues and methodological frameworks; theoretical issues affecting property, privacy, anonymity, and security; professional issues and the information-related professions; responsibility issues and risk assessment; regulatory issues and challenges; access and equity issues. Each chapter explains and evaluates the central positions and arguments on the respective issues, and ends with a bibliography that identifies the most important supplements available on the topic.

Atonement Ian McEwan Joe Wright

Author: Laurent Mellet
Publisher: Belin
ISBN: 9791035800376
Release Date: 2017-11-23T16:40:00+01:00
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book provides a close reading of Ian McEwan’s novel Atonement and its adaptation by Joe Wright, examining the relevance of various critical or theoretical movements such as narratology, adaptation theory and ethical criticism. It shows that the intertextuality and metafiction in McEwan’s novel are adapted by Wright in a film which taps into the intermedial logic of metaadaptation. To study how both the novel and the film question the possibilities of their respective medium, this book analyses the ways Atonement disrupts the chronologies of creation and engages in an intricate game with focalisation and narration. The second part investigates the generic, linguistic and aesthetic distortions which aim at breaking and sexing the medium. Lastly, the book tackles the formal and ethical quandaries of Atonement and its “conversation with modernism”, suggesting several philosophical and political interpretations of Briony’s final confession that “the attempt was all” and of its aesthetic implications in the novel and on screen.

Counterfeit Worlds

Author: Brian J. Robb
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 1840239689
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Performing Arts

From Blade Runner to the forthcoming A Scanner Darkly (starring Keanu Reeves), via Total Recall, Screamers, Impostor, Paycheck and Tom Cruise in Minority Report, the legacy of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick has revolutionised Hollywood. Counterfeit Worlds is the definitive history of all the adaptations of Dick's work, not only the films but also TV series, radio plays, even operas and computer games. Beginning with a concise biography of Dick, acclaimed writer Brian J. Robb looks at the evolution and production of each project in depth, along the way uncovering a wealth of new information, including the stories behind the fascinating unmade film Ubik (with a screenplay by Dick himself), and the stillborn sequels to Total Recall and the legendary Blade Runner.

Virtually Sacred

Author: Robert M. Geraci
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199379972
Release Date: 2014-06-13
Genre: Religion

Millions of users have taken up residence in virtual worlds, and in those worlds they find opportunities to revisit and rewrite their religious lives. Robert M. Geraci argues that virtual worlds and video games have become a locus for the satisfaction of religious needs, providing many users with devoted communities, opportunities for ethical reflection, a meaningful experience of history and human activity, and a sense of transcendence. Using interviews, surveys, and his own first-hand experience within the virtual worlds, Geraci shows how World of Warcraft and Second Life provide participants with the opportunity to rethink what it means to be religious in the contemporary world. Not all participants use virtual worlds for religious purposes, but many online residents use them to rearrange or replace religious practice as designers and users collaborate in the production of a new spiritual marketplace. Using World of Warcraft and Second Life as case studies, this book shows that many residents now use virtual worlds to re-imagine their traditions and work to restore them to "authentic" sanctity, or else replace religious institutions with virtual communities that provide meaning and purpose to human life. For some online residents, virtual worlds are even keys to a post-human future where technology can help us transcend mortal life. Geraci argues that World of Warcraft and Second Life are "virtually sacred" because they do religious work. They often do such work without regard for-and frequently in conflict with-traditional religious institutions and practices; ultimately they participate in our sacred landscape as outsiders, competitors, and collaborators.

Der T towierer von Auschwitz

Author: Heather Morris
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492992640
Release Date: 2018-08-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Eine Geschichte von Menschlichkeit, Mut, Liebe und Hoffnung 1942 wurde Lale Sokolov nach Auschwitz deportiert. Seine Aufgabe war es, Häftlingsnummern auf die Unterarme seiner Mitgefangenen zu tätowieren, jene Nummern, die später zu den eindringlichsten Mahnungen gegen das Vergessen gehören würden. Er nutzte seine besondere Rolle und kämpfte gegen die Unmenschlichkeit des Lagers, vielen rettete er das Leben. Dann, eines Tages, tätowierte er den Arm eines jungen Mädchens – und verliebte sich auf den ersten Blick in Gita. Eine Liebesgeschichte begann, an deren Ende das Unglaubliche wahr werden sollte: Sie überlebten beide. Eindringlich erzählt Heather Morris die bewegende, wahre Geschichte von Lale und Gita, die den Glauben an Mut, Liebe und Menschlichkeit nie verloren. Die wahre Geschichte eines Holocaust-Überlebenden »Ein Buch, das nicht nur von den Schrecken des Holocaust erzählt, sondern auch von tiefer Liebe.«STERN ONLINE Für Leser von „Schindlers Liste“ und „Der Junge mit dem gestreiften Pyjama“

Illuminating Eco

Author: Charlotte Ross
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351928960
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Literary Criticism

Illuminating Eco covers the range of British scholarship on the prolific literary and theoretical work of Umberto Eco. With essays by scholars such as Michael Caesar and David Robey, the volume provides an overview of current research being carried out by a new generation of academics. In addition, it provides an opportunity to view the interaction between Eco's fiction and his theoretical texts and suggests future avenues of research. The interdisciplinary nature of the contributions makes this collection accessible to Italianists and non-Italian speakers alike in order to situate Eco's work in the wider literary and critical sphere. Contributions have been divided into four sections, with the first containing essays that engage with Eco's writing through a strong awareness of the reading strategies suggested and required by his texts. The second section is composed of essays that discuss different approaches to interpretative strategies, including the relationship between Eco's theoretical writing and his own fiction. The third part consists of new responses to Eco's work, each of which questions previous theoretical interpretations and creates new applications for established approaches. Finally, the fourth section contains a written response from Eco himself to some of the questions raised by these essays, and a translation of the final chapter from his most recent publication, Sulla letteratura, which discusses the development of his narrative works from conception to execution.

VRML

Author: Walter Goralski
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: UVA:X004070868
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Computers

Imagine walking through the virtual image of a house or sitting at the virtual wheel of a car you might like to buy. These 3-D images are made possible through a new language called VRML, which stands for virtual reality modeling language. This book is a complete tutorial that teaches you how to become an expert VRML programmer and gives you a VRML browser on the CD.

The in Vitro Meat Cook Book

Author: K. M. Mensvoort
Publisher: Bis Pub
ISBN: 9063693583
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Cooking

Includes the In Vitro hamburger and 45 other recipes. Beautifully designed book that will make the world think about future food.

Games of Architecture

Author: Maggie Toy
Publisher: Academy Editions Limited
ISBN: UCSD:31822021776091
Release Date: 1996-05-17
Genre: Architecture

* The only book available dealing with this aspect of architecture theory and design * An unusual look at the processes of architectural practice * A useful aid for students of architecture and other disciplines

Act 4

Author: John Gange
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: UOM:39015046474907
Release Date: 1998-04-20
Genre: Literary Collections

Each of the contributions in this volume address at least two terms of the art, technology, technique or matter/form/work triad. They do this from various ‘techniques’ including philosophy, media and cultural studies and artistic practices as they inform art criticism and theory.

Time

Author: Henry Robinson Luce
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015058170807
Release Date: 2004-03
Genre:


The Blade Runner Experience

Author: Will Brooker
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231501798
Release Date: 2006-02-21
Genre: Performing Arts

Since its release in 1982, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, has remained a cult classic through its depiction of a futuristic Los Angeles; its complex, enigmatic plot; and its underlying questions about the nature of human identity. The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classic examines the film in a broad context, examining its relationship to the original novel, the PC game, the series of sequels, and the many films influenced by its style and themes. It investigates Blade Runner online fandom and asks how the film's future city compares to the present-day Los Angeles, and it revisits the film to pose surprising new questions about its characters and their world.

Die subtile Kunst des darauf Schei ens

Author: Mark Manson
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 9783961210596
Release Date: 2017-05-08
Genre: Self-Help

Scheiß auf positives Denken sagt Mark Manson. Die ungeschönte Perspektive ist ihm lieber. Wenn etwas scheiße ist, dann ist es das eben. Und wenn man etwas nicht kann, dann sollte man dazu stehen. Nicht jeder kann in allem außergewöhnlich sein und das ist gut so. Wenn man seine Grenzen akzeptiert, findet man die Stärke, die man braucht. Denn es gibt so viele Dinge, auf die man im Gegenzug scheißen kann. Man muss nur herausfinden, welche das sind und wie man sie sich richtig am Arsch vorbeigehen lässt. So kann man sich dann auf die eigenen Stärken und die wichtigen Dinge besinnen und hat mehr Zeit, sein Potential gänzlich auszuschöpfen. Die subtile Kunst des darauf Scheißens verbindet unterhaltsame Geschichten und schonungslosen Humor mit hilfreichen Tipps für ein entspannteres und besseres Leben. Damit man seine Energie für sinnvolleres verwendet als für Dinge, die einem egal sein können.

Lone Survivor

Author: Marcus Luttrell
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641141394
Release Date: 2014-03-17
Genre: Political Science

Auf einmal stand da eine Armee . . . SEAL-Team 10: eine Elitetruppe. Die Mission: einen Al-Qaida-Führer zur Strecke bringen. Der Feind: Dutzende zu allem entschlossene Taliban-Kämpfer. Vier SEALs gegen eine ganze Armee. Und dann bricht die Hölle los. Die Army schickt Helikopter zur Verstärkung. Neunzehn Männer kommen um, ein einziger kehrt zurück. Dies ist sein Bericht. In einer sternenklaren Nacht im späten Juni 2005 verlassen vier US Navy SEALs ihre Basis im nördlichen Afghanistan in Richtung pakistanische Grenze. Ihr Auftrag: Gefangennahme oder Tötung eines hochrangigen Al-Qaida-Führers, der mit Osama bin Laden operieren und sich in den Bergen versteckt halten soll . . . Lone Survivor ist die Geschichte von Marcus Luttrell, des einzigen Überlebenden der Operation Red Wings. Nicht nur seine drei Kameraden sterben im Gefecht mit einer unterschätzten gegnerischen Truppe, auch die komplette Besatzung des Special-Operations-Aviation-Regiments, das zur Rettung per Hubschrauber losgeschickt wurde, findet den Tod. Nur dank der Hilfe von Einheimischen, die ihn aufnehmen, pflegen und vor den Taliban beschützen, überlebt der schwer verletzte Luttrell. Seine Geschichte handelt von Angst, Tod und grenzenlosem Leid, aber auch von Mut und Treue, von Freundschaft und Hoffnung – und von dem unbedingten Willen zu überleben