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.

Im Wandel ... Metamorphosen der Animation

Author: Julia Eckel,Erwin Feyersinger,Meike Uhrig

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658159979

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

View: 1663

Der Sammelband widmet sich dem spezifischen Verhältnis von Animation und verschiedenen Transformationsprozessen. In den geplanten Aufsätzen werden (Ver-)Wandlungen von Formen und Körpern, von Zeit und Raum, aber auch der Wandel von wissenschaftlichen Definitionen oder (inter-)kulturellen Bezügen untersucht. Ziel ist es, die Wandlungsfähigkeiten der Animation in den Blick zu nehmen und ihre Umgestaltungs- und Umsetzungs- und Übersetzungsleistungen als Phänomene genauer zu beschreiben.

World Building

Transmedia, Fans, Industries

Author: Marta Boni

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048525314

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 2083

This edited collection of original essays situates itself at the cutting edge of media theory, exploring imaginary worlds as forms of knowledge and forms of life. By exploring the concept of worlds from theoretical and practical perspectives, this book puts forward a unique and original starting point for rethinking media theory, going beyond the notion of communication and understanding the role of worlds in interaction rituals as well as the building of values and meaning in contemporary society. In recent years, due to digital distribution and the integration of social networking and entertainment content, viewing strategies and narrative forms are undergoing important changes. Notably, we are faced with the rise of multi- platform conglomerates, in which film, television, Internet, graphic novels, toys, and virtual environments create heterogeneous yet compact universes, recognizable as brands and having a well-defined semiotic identity. Scholars are looking for new theoretical tools to understand the role of contemporary new media in these phenomena and the increasingly central place that viewers hold in exploring, mapping, interpreting and expanding story worlds. On the one hand, Internet networks are increasingly studied as the environment for the emergence of forms of consumption through fragments. As Henry Jenkins recently underlined, media become spreadable (Jenkins, Ford, Green 2013). On the other, the observation of production practices in the contemporary media sphere shows that, instead of being only fluid and ephemeral elements, media fragments sometimes converge in persistent and heterogeneous spaces built from multiple contributions and comparable to worlds. Media creators don't merely forge stories or characters. Instead, they build worlds: fictional worlds, character worlds, alternative worlds...

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

View: 1964

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)

Controversial Images

Media Representations on the Edge

Author: Feona Attwood,Vincent Campbell,I.Q. Hunter,Sharon Lockyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

View: 3329

Offering a series of case studies of recent media controversies, this collection draws on new perspectives in cultural studies to consider a wide variety of images. The book suggest how we might achieve a more subtle understanding of controversial images and negotiate the difficult terrain of the new media landscape.

Animated Painting

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

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art, Modern

Page: 139

View: 7030

Videodisc contains selected clips from the Animated Painting Exhibition.

Mobile and Pervasive Computing in Construction

Author: Chimay J. Anumba,Xiangyu Wang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118422279

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 7023

Construction researchers and industry practitioners have begun to explore the possibilities offered by mobile and pervasive computing in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). It is expected that the construction industry will be keen to apply these technologies as they promise significant benefits in areas such as materials management, project management, distributed collaboration and information management, all leading to improvements in productivity. This book offers a comprehensive reference volume to the use of mobile and pervasive computing in construction. Based on contributions from a mix of leading researchers and experts from academia and industry, it provides up-to-date insights into current research topics in this field as well as the latest technological advancements and practical examples. The chapters introduce the key theoretical concepts in mobile and pervasive computing and highlight the applications and solutions which are available to the construction industry. More specifically, the book focuses on the manner in which these technologies can be applied to improve practices in construction and related industries. This book will be of particular interest to academics, researchers, and graduate students at universities and industrial practitioners seeking to apply mobile and pervasive computing systems to improve construction industry productivity.

Multimedia Demystified

A Guide to the World of Multimedia

Author: N.A

Publisher: Random House Electronic Pub

ISBN: 9780679756033

Category: Data transmission systems

Page: 285

View: 5587

The definitive book for anyone who wants to understand what multimedia is all about and how it is created. A hypertext-like design makes the book accessible and user-friendly, so that the reader can quickly master the concepts, tools, techniques, and technologies behind the biggest buzzword around today.


The Verbal Creation

Author: Alfredo Rizzardi

Publisher: Abano Terme [Italy] : Piovan Editore


Category: Canadian literature

Page: 316

View: 3794


Brief Chronicles

Author: William Winter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Actors

Page: N.A

View: 6499


Around Theatres

Author: Sir Max Beerbohm

Publisher: N.A


Category: English drama

Page: 583

View: 1864


The Wallet of Time

Containing Personal, Biographical, and Critical Reminiscence of the American Theatre

Author: William Winter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Actors

Page: N.A

View: 9875


The Animation Studies Reader

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

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1501332600

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 7814

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.

Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and Walt Disney

Author: Bruce D. Kurtz,Bruce Hamilton

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791311463

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 5086

Provides color photographs of works by these three twentieth century American artists

Pilaf, pozole, and pad thai

American women and ethnic food

Author: Sherrie A. Inness

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Pr


Category: Cooking

Page: 234

View: 3406

For many Americans, eating ethnic food is so commonplace as to be taken for granted. Yet, whether we acknowledge it or not, such foods create a powerful social language that speaks of cultural traditions and tastes that have been handed down from one generation to the next and, in some cases, appropriated and commodified by American commercial culture. Ethnic cooking represents both a source of sustenance and a complex form of communication.In this volume, eleven scholars explore the role of ethnic food in American culture, with a particular focus on women. The first six chapters offer personal accounts of the ways in which ethnic meals are embedded in women's memories and fortify their connections to one another. From a Sicilian-born mother who affirms her allegiance to her heritage through the loving preparation of traditional tomato sauce and pasta, to a Swedish American woman whose dozens of boxes of recipe cards document a process of cultural assimilation, to an Armenian American who usesa shared passion for cooking to forge a relationship with her lover's family -- these essays speak in a personal voice about the power of food as a marker of women's identity.The final five chapters take a more analytic approach, scrutinizing the social and political aspects of ethnic food and the phenomenon of "culinary tourism". One essay offers a brilliant meditation on the gendered discourse of cooking in the Mexican American community, showing how food preparation provides many Chicanas with a vital language of self-expression. Another essay probes the author's penchant for Thai food and other cuisines from economically dominated cultures, situating it in the context of a larger systemof privilege and oppression and as a form of cultural colonialism. By going beyond the obvious, these essays challenge our assumptions and expand our understanding of the significance of ethnic food in women's lives.