Pervasive Animation

Author: Suzanne Buchan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136519556

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 374

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This new addition to the AFI Film Readers series brings together original scholarship on animation in contemporary moving image culture, from classic experimental and independent shorts to digital animation and installation. The collection - that is also a philosophy of animation - foregrounds new critical perspectives on animation, connects them to historical and contemporary philosophical and theoretical contexts and production practice, and expands the existing canon. Throughout, contributors offer an interdisciplinary roadmap of new directions in film and animation studies, discussing animation in relationship to aesthetics, ideology, philosophy, historiography, visualization, genealogies, spectatorship, representation, technologies, and material culture.
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Animated Worlds

Author: Suzanne Buchan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0861969278

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 207

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What do we mean by the term "animation" when we are discussing film? Is it a technique? A style? A way of seeing or experiencing "a world" that has little relation to our own lived experience of "the world"? In Animated Worlds, contributors reveal the astonishing variety of "worlds" animation confronts us with. Essays range from close film analyses to phenomenological and cognitive approaches, spectatorship, performance, literary theory, and digital aesthetics. Authors include Vivian Sobchack, Richard Weihe, Thomas Lamarre, Paul Wells, and Karin Wehn.
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Controversial Images

Media Representations on the Edge

Author: Feona Attwood,Vincent Campbell,Ian Hunter,Sharon Lockyer

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230284051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

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The media are inextricable from controversy yet "controversy" is an under-theorized term in studies of the media, even though controversies over specific images, from "video nasties" to snapshots from Abu Ghraib, have structured our understanding of the media's power, seductiveness and dangers. This collection offers a series of case studies of recent media controversies and draws on new perspectives in cultural studies to consider a wide variety of types of image, including newspaper cartoons, advertising and fashion photography, music videos, photojournalism, news media, art works, hardcore porn film, anime, horror and exploitation movies, video games, and YouTube reaction videos. In the current climate when images appear to be increasingly controversial, it is important that media controversies are not made the excuse for greater censorship and the demonization of "dangerous" images and the audiences that consume them. The case studies in this book suggest how we might achieve a more subtle understanding of controversial images and negotiate the difficult terrain of the new media landscape.
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Pixar and the Aesthetic Imagination

Animation, Storytelling, and Digital Culture

Author: Eric Herhuth

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520292561

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Aesthetic storytelling: a tradition and theory of animation -- The uncanny integrity of digital commodities (Toy story) -- From the technological to the postmodern sublime (Monsters, Inc.) -- The exceptional dialectic of the fantastic and the mundane (The Incredibles) -- Disruptive sensation and the politics of the new (Ratatouille)
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The Poetics of Slumberland

Animated Spirits and the Animating Spirit

Author: Scott Bukatman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520265718

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

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"In The Poetics of Slumberland, Scott Bukatman celebrates play, plasmatic possibility, and the life of images in cartoons, comics, and cinema. Bukatman begins with Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland to explore how and why the emerging media of comics and cartoons brilliantly captured a playful, rebellious energy. Slumberland is more than a marvelous world for Nemo and its other citizens; it is an aesthetic space defined by the artist's innovations. The book broadens to consider similar 'animated' behaviors in seemingly disparate media--films about Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh; the musical My Fair Lady and the story of Frankenstein; the slapstick comedies of Jerry Lewis; and contemporary comic superheroes--drawing them all together as purveyors of embodied utopias of disorder."--Page 4 of cover.
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Animating Film Theory

Author: Karen Beckman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822376814

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

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Animating Film Theory provides an enriched understanding of the relationship between two of the most unwieldy and unstable organizing concepts in cinema and media studies: animation and film theory. For the most part, animation has been excluded from the purview of film theory. The contributors to this collection consider the reasons for this marginalization while also bringing attention to key historical contributions across a wide range of animation practices, geographic and linguistic terrains, and historical periods. They delve deep into questions of how animation might best be understood, as well as how it relates to concepts such as the still, the moving image, the frame, animism, and utopia. The contributors take on the kinds of theoretical questions that have remained underexplored because, as Karen Beckman argues, scholars of cinema and media studies have allowed themselves to be constrained by too narrow a sense of what cinema is. This collection reanimates and expands film studies by taking the concept of animation seriously. Contributors. Karen Beckman, Suzanne Buchan, Scott Bukatman, Alan Cholodenko, Yuriko Furuhata, Alexander R. Galloway, Oliver Gaycken, Bishnupriya Ghosh, Tom Gunning, Andrew R. Johnston, Hervé Joubert-Laurencin, Gertrud Koch, Thomas LaMarre, Christopher P. Lehman, Esther Leslie, John MacKay, Mihaela Mihailova, Marc Steinberg, Tess Takahashi
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The Tarzan Chronicles

Author: Howard E. Green

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

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Published to tie-in with the release of Disney's newest animated epic, 'Tarzan', this gorgeously illustrated volume records the making of the film, with rare insights into the animation process and thoughtful diary excerpts from the directors and many of the key players. Full-colour throughout.
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Pervasive Communications Handbook

Author: Syed Ijlal Ali Shah,Mohammad Ilyas,Hussein T. Mouftah

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351835467

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 500

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In an emergency, availability of the pervasive communications environment could mean the difference between life and death. Possibly one of the first guides to comprehensively explore these futuristic omnipresent communications networks, the Pervasive Communications Handbook addresses current technology (i.e., MAC protocols and P2P-based VoD architecture) and developments expected in the very near future, when most people and places will be virtually connected through a constant and perpetual exchange of information. This monumental advance in communications is set to dramatically change daily life, in areas ranging from healthcare, transportation, and education to commerce and socialization. With contributions from dozens of pioneering experts, this important reference discusses one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-one exchanges of information. Organized by the three key aspects—technology, architecture, and applications—the book explores enabling technologies, applications and services, location and mobility management, and privacy and trust. Citing the technology’s importance to energy distribution, home automation, and telecare among other areas, it delves into topics such as quality of service, security, efficiency, and reliability in mobile network design, and environment interoperability.
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The Animation Studies Reader

Author: Nichola Dobson,Annabelle Honess Roe,Amy Ratelle,Caroline Ruddell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781501332609

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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The Animation Studies Reader brings together both key writings within animation studies and new material in emerging areas of the field. The collection provides readers with seminal texts that ground animation studies within the contexts of theory and aesthetics, form and genre, and issues of representation. The first section collates key readings on animation theory, on how we might conceptualise animation, and on some of the fundamental qualities of animation. New material is also introduced in this section specifically addressing questions raised by the nature, style and materiality of animation. The second section outlines some of the main forms that animation takes, which includes discussions of genre. Although this section cannot be exhaustive, the material chosen is particularly useful as it provides samples of analysis that can illuminate some of the issues the first section of the book raises. The third section focuses on issues of representation and how the medium of animation might have an impact on how bodies, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity are represented. These representations can only be read through an understanding of the questions that the first two sections of the book raise; we can only decode these representations if we take into account form and genre, and theoretical conceptualisations such as visual pleasure, spectacle, the uncanny, realism etc.
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The Guerrilla Guide to Animation

Making Animated Films Outside the Mainstream

Author: Walter Santucci

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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The Guerrilla Guide to Animation: Making Animated Films Outside the Mainstream seeks to teach those not able to afford animation training or who seek to find an alternate path. It's meant to provide the outsider, the anarchist, the rebel, guidance into the world of 2D animation. Provocatively written, the author's experience in directing and teaching makes him the perfect source for all of those would-be animators out there.
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Brief Chronicles

Author: William Winter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Actors

Page: N.A

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Author: Daniel Kahneman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429969350

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

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Major New York Times bestseller Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012 Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.
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Pervasive Computing in Healthcare

Author: Alex Mihailidis,Jakob E. Bardram

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420005332

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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With skyrocketing costs due to the increase in the elderly population, a rapid increase in lifestyle-related and chronic diseases, demand for new medical treatments and technologies, and a shortage in the number of available clinicians, nurses, and other caregivers, the challenges facing the healthcare industry seem insurmountable. However, by transforming the current model into a more distributed and highly responsive healthcare processing model, patients can take control of their own health in the form of wellness management, preventive care, and proactive intervention. Pioneering the concepts of this newly emerging field, Pervasive Computing in Healthcare provides an introduction to and is the first known comprehensive resource on the application of pervasive computing in healthcare. The book begins with an overview of healthcare, diseases, disabilities, and computer science principles. It describes challenges in using computers in large, modern hospitals, how current software and hardware technology is evolving to meet these challenges, and new pervasive technologies for people with cognitive disabilities. Identifying the main usage models and applications for mobile and personal health, the book explores sensors and wearable technologies. It also examines current research in assistive technologies, challenges associated with human factors and the usability of healthcare systems, and methods for technology innovation. The book concludes by presenting user evaluations with a special focus on real-world deployment and assessment of the technology. Pervasive healthcare is an exciting emerging research area that is bound to play an important role in an increasingly aging society. Providing a solid foundation on which current and future researchers and practitioners can build and use to further their endeavours, Pervasive Computing in Healthcare addresses a set of related technologies and concepts that help integrate healthcare more seamlessly into everyday life.
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Pervasive Computing for Business: Trends and Applications

Trends and Applications

Author: Godara, Varuna

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605669970

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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" This book examines the implications of pervasive computing from an operational, legal and ethical perspective, so that current and future e-business managers can make responsible decisions about where, when and how to use this technology"--Provided by publisher.
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Animated Painting

Author: Suzanne Buchan,Betti-Sue Hertz,Lev Manovich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 139

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Videodisc contains selected clips from the Animated Painting Exhibition.
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Context-Aware Pervasive Systems

Architectures for a New Breed of Applications

Author: Seng Loke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420013498

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

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The concept of aware systems is among the most exciting trends in computing today, fueled by recent developments in pervasive computing, including new computers worn by users, embedded devices, smart appliances, sensors, and varieties of wireless networking technology. Context-Aware Pervasive Systems: The Architecture of a New Breed of Applications introduces a diverse set of application areas and provides blueprints for building context-aware behavior into applications. Reviewing the anatomy of context-aware pervasive applications, this resource covers abstract architecture. It examines mobile services, appliances, smart devices, software agents, electronic communication, sensor networks, security frameworks, and intelligent software agents. The book also discusses the use of context awareness for communication among people, devices, and software agents and how sensors can be aware of their own situations. Exploring the use of physical context for controlling and enhancing security in pervasive computing environments, this guide addresses mirror worlds and elucidates design perspectives based on a declarative programming language paradigm. This carefully paced volume presents a timely and relevant introduction to the emergence of context-aware systems and brings together architectures and principles of context-aware computing in one source.
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Mr. Popper's Penguins

Enhanced Edition

Author: Richard Atwater,Florence Atwater

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453227865

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 140

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Mr. Popper and his family have penguins in the fridge and an ice rink in the basement in this hilarious Newbery Honor book that inspired the hit movie! How many penguins in the house is too many? Mr. Popper is a humble house painter living in Stillwater who dreams of faraway places like the South Pole. When an explorer responds to his letter by sending him a penguin named Captain Cook, Mr. Popper and his family’s lives change forever. Soon one penguin becomes twelve, and the Poppers must set out on their own adventure to preserve their home. First published in 1938, Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a classic tale that has enchanted young readers for generations. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richard and Florence Atwater including rare photos from the authors’ estate.
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