Design Fiction

Author: Alex Coles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783956790485

Category: Architecture

Page: 169

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After the first EP volume on the activities of the early Italian avant-garde, the second volume in the series identifies the current fascination with fiction across art, design, and architecture. Practitioners and theorists explore this strategy by pushing the debate into both speculative and real-fictitious terrains. Newly commissioned interviews, artist projects, and essays shed light on topics such as parafiction and algorithmic ambiguity. Included in the volume is one of the final interviews to be published with novelist and semiotician Umberto Eco; a conversation with Bruce Sterling, in which the science-fiction author responds to designers who reference his writings; and design theorist Vilém Flusser's 1966 essay "On Fiction," in its first English translation. The EP series fluidly moves between art, design, and architecture, and introduces the notion of the "extended play" into publishing, with thematically edited pocket books as median between popular magazines ("single play") and academic journals ("long play"). Contributors Paola Antonelli, The Atlas Group (1989-2004), Alex Coles, Anthony Dunne, James Dyer, Umberto Eco, Experimental Jetset, Vilém Flusser, Verina Gfader, Huib Haye van der Werf, Will Holder, Sophie Krier, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Lucas Maassen, Valle Medina, Philippe Morel, Rick Poynor, Fiona Raby, Benjamin Reynolds, Hiroko Shiratori, Bruce Sterling
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The Failed Individual

Amid Exclusion, Resistance, and the Pleasure of Non-Conformity

Author: Katharina Motyl,Regina Schober

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 359350782X

Category: Social Science

Page: 399

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"The freedom of the individual to aim high is a deeply rooted part of the American ethos but we rarely acknowledge its flip side: failure. If people are responsible for their individual successes, is the same true of their failures? This book brings together a variety of disciplinary approaches to explore how people fail in the United States and the West at large, whether economically, politically, socially, culturally, or physically. How do we understand individual failure, especially in the context of the zero-sum game of international capitalism? And what new spaces of resistance, or even pleasure, might failure open up for people and society?"--Amazon website.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 2

Author: R. Reginald,Mary A. Burgess,Douglas Menville

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 094102878X

Category: Reference

Page: 362

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume Two of Two, contains Contemporary Science Fiction Authors II.
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Funology 2

From Usability to Enjoyment

Author: Mark Blythe,Andrew Monk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331968213X

Category: Computers

Page: 561

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How should we understand and design for fun as a User Experience? This new edition of a classic book is for students, designers and researchers who want to deepen their understanding of fun in the context of HCI. The 2003 edition was the first book to do this and has been influential in broadening the field. It is the most downloaded book in the Springer HCI Series. This edition adds 14 new chapters that go well beyond the topics considered in 2003. New chapter topics include: online dating, interactive rides, wellbeing, somaesthetics, design fiction, critical design and participatory design methods. The first edition chapters are also reprinted, with new notes by their authors setting the context in which the 2003 chapter was written and explaining the developments since then. Taken with the new chapters this adds up to a total of 35 theoretical and practical chapters written by the most influential thinkers from academia and industry in this field.
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Awards, Honors, and Prizes

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Awards

Page: N.A

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Listing and description of 2228 awards, honors, and prizes given for outstanding achievement in the United States and Canada. Science, technology, and medicine are among the 28 broad fields covered. Main listing by organization, with address and annotation. Alphabetical index of awards, subject index of awards.
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NASA EP.

Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Astronautics

Page: N.A

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Awards, Honors & Prizes

United States and Canada

Author: Valerie J. Webster

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787621889

Category: Reference

Page: 2210

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This international directory describes awards given for achievements in virtually every field of endeavor. Awards are listed alphabetically by the name of the administering organization, followed by alphabetical listings and descriptions of each of the awards it offers. Each volume contains organization, award and subject indexes for quick reference. Now includes e-mail adresses and URLs.
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