Stillness in a Mobile World

Author: David Bissell,Gillian Fuller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135146349

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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This edited collection of essays on the conceptual, political and philosophical importance of stillness is positioned within a world that has increasingly come to be understood through the theoretical and conceptual lens of movement. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, the diversity of this collection illuminates the multiplicity of ontological and epistemological registers through which stillness moves: from human geography to media studies, cultural theory to fine arts. With the help of luminaries such as Deleuze, Bergson, Barthes and Beckett, this book interweaves cutting-edge theoretical insight with empirical illustrations which examine and traverse a multitude of practices, spaces and events. In an era where stasis, slowness and passivity are often held to be detrimental, this collection puts forward a new set of political and ethical concerns which help us to come to terms with, understand, and account for (im)mobile life. Stillness in a Mobile World in an essential source of reference for both undergraduate and post-graduate students working within disciplines such as cultural studies, sociology, mobility studies, and human geography.
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From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen

Urban Informatics, Social Media, Ubiquitous Computing, and Mobile Technology to Support Citizen Engagement

Author: Marcus Foth,Laura Forlano,Christine Satchell,Martin Gibbs

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262016516

Category: Computers

Page: 521

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Studies from around the world show how the social media tools of Web 2.0 are shaping engagement with cities, communities, and spaces. Web 2.0 tools, including blogs, wikis, and photo sharing and social networking sites, have made possible a more participatory Internet experience. Much of this technology is available for mobile phones, where it can be integrated with such device-specific features as sensors and GPS. From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen examines how this increasingly open, collaborative, and personalizable technology is shaping not just our social interactions but new kinds of civic engagement with cities, communities, and spaces. It offers analyses and studies from around the world that explore how the power of social technologies can be harnessed for social engagement in urban areas. Chapters by leading researchers in the emerging field of urban informatics outline the theoretical context of their inquiries, describing a new view of the city as a hybrid that merges digital and physical worlds; examine technology-aided engagement involving issues of food, the environment, and sustainability; explore the creative use of location-based mobile technology in cities from Melbourne, Australia, to Dhaka, Bangladesh; study technological innovations for improving civic engagement; and discuss design research approaches for understanding the development of sentient real-time cities, including interaction portals and robots.
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Emerging Landscapes

Between Production and Representation

Author: Davide Deriu,Krystallia Kamvasinou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317144791

Category: Architecture

Page: 248

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Emerging Landscapes brings together scholars and practitioners working in a wide range of disciplines within the fields of the built environment and visual arts to explore landscape as an idea, an image, and a material practice in an increasingly globalized world. Drawing on the synergies between the fields of architecture and photography, this collection takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining practice-based research with scholarly essays. It explores and critically reassesses the interface between representation - the imaginary and symbolic shaping of the human environment - and production - the physical and material changes wrought on the land. At a time of environmental crisis and the ’end of nature, ’shifting geopolitical boundaries and economic downturn, Emerging Landscapes reflects on the state of landscape and its future, mapping those practices that creatively address the boundaries between possibility, opportunity and action in imagining and shaping landscape.
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The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities

Author: Peter Adey,David Bissell,Kevin Hannam,Peter Merriman,Mimi Sheller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131793413X

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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The 21st century seems to be on the move, perhaps even more so than the last. With cheap travel, and more than two billion cars projected worldwide for 2030. And yet, all this mobility is happening incredibly unevenly, at different paces and intensities, with varying impacts and consequences to the extent that life on the move might be actually quite difficult to sustain environmentally, socially and ethically. As a result 'mobility' has become a keyword of the social sciences; delineating a new domain of concepts, approaches, methodologies and techniques which seek to understand the character and quality of these trends. This Handbook explores and critically evaluates the debates, approaches, controversies and methodologies, inherent to this rapidly expanding discipline. It brings together leading specialists from range of backgrounds and geographical regions to provide an authoritative and comprehensive overview of this field, conveying cutting edge research in an accessible way whilst giving detailed grounding in the evolution of past debates on mobilities. It illustrates disciplinary trends and pathways, from migration studies and transport history to communications research, featuring methodological innovations and developments and conceptual histories - from feminist theory to tourist studies. It explores the dominant figures of mobility, from children to soldiers and the mobility impaired; the disparate materialities of mobility such as flows of water and waste to the vectors of viruses; key infrastructures such as logistics systems to the informal services of megacity slums, and the important mobility events around which our world turns; from going on vacation to the commute, to the catastrophic disruption of mobility systems. The text is forward-thinking, projecting the future of mobilities as they might be lived, transformed and studied, and possibly, brought to an end. International in focus, the book transcends disciplinary and national boundaries to explore mobilities as they are understood from different perspectives, different fields, countries and standpoints. This is an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in mobility across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.
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The Accelerated Sublime

Landscape, Tourism, and Identity

Author: Claudia Bell (Ph. D.),John Lyall

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275967093

Category: Architecture

Page: 211

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Over the past two hundred years, transportation technology has enabled tourists to visit nearly any place on the entire globe. Nations compete for tourists by holding out promises of previously unattainable excitement. As a result, locations and landscapes once considered sublime are becoming increasingly commodified into both "products" and elements of national identity constructs. This study combines historical narrative with an examination of this consumption of landscape and the technologies that both shape and reflect it.
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The Writer's Directory, 1998-2000

Author: Miranda H. Ferrara

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: 9781558623286

Category: Authors, American

Page: 1836

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Information on more than 17,500 living authors from English speaking countries.
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BABAJI: My Miraculous Meetings with a Maha Avatar

Author: Sondra Ray

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1683488059

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

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In her usual provocative style, SONDRA RAY asks her readers — “What if you could know a Being who is not born of a woman and who could dematerialize and rematerialize his body? What if you could know a Being who is a major teacher of Jesus and who prepared him for his mission? What if you could know a Being who knows everything about your past, present and future? What if you could know a Being who can clear all of your karma? What if you could know a Being who is the sustainer of the universe, an ocean of knowledge? What if you could know a Being who is a never-failing spring of Bliss, the infinite essence of truth? What if you could know a Being who is the bestower of the highest Joy? What if you could know a Being who incarnated for the liberation of the world? What if you could know a Being who would fulfill all your desires? You can know Him. This book is about Him. He says to you, 'My Love is available. You can take it or not.' Why not take it?” Along with Steve Jobs, spiritual seekers worldwide have most likely read the famous “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Yogananda. BABAJI, the immortal “Yogi-Christ” of India, is mentioned in Chapters 33 & 34. Author SONDRA RAY brings flesh and blood to His legend in this account of her real-life meetings with BABAJI in the 1970's and 1980's, at the beginning of her mission of world service as the “Mother of Rebirthing.” More than just an autobiographical sketch, SONDRA's miraculous meetings with this real Maha Avatar will help anyone who is on a spiritual journey of Self-awakening to move faster in their joyous ascension to enlightenment. SONDRA RAY is joined my her twin flame, MARKUS RAY, who contributes his insightful poetry to BABAJI as He manifests in the everyday encounters with His presence in such places as Starbuck's and Nordstrom's, Catalina Island, and in HIs sublime mountain ashram of Haidakhan in the foothills of the Himalayas of Northern India.
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Daring to Rest

Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Rest Meditation

Author: Karen Brody

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622039106

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 248

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What if you could reboot your health, tap into your creative self, reclaim your wild nature, lead from your heart—and still feel well rested? As modern women, we’re taught that we can do it all, have it all, and be it all. While this freedom is beautiful, it’s also exhausting. Being a “worn-out woman” is now so common that we think feeling tired all the time is normal. According to Karen Brody, feeling this exhausted is not normal—and it’s holding us back. In Daring to Rest, Brody comes to the rescue with a 40-day program to help you reclaim rest and access your most powerful, authentic self through yoga nidra, a meditative practice that guides you into one of the deepest states of relaxation imaginable. It’s time to lie down and begin the journey to waking up Though it comes from the yogic tradition, yoga nidra doesn’t look like a typical yoga class—the entire practice is done lying down. As you listen to a guided meditation, you’re gently taken into complete inner stillness, effortlessly releasing into a healing state that works on both cellular and subtle body levels. With Daring to Rest, Brody presents a comprehensive yoga nidra program that unfolds in three phases: rest for physical exhaustion, release for mental and emotional exhaustion, and rise for tuning in to the “life purpose exhaustion” that can come when we’re not in our full power. Each phase includes a downloadable yoga nidra guided meditation and supportive practices. “By directly accessing your subconscious mind, yoga nidra helps shift the long-held patterns that prevent you from stepping fully into your purpose and power,” writes Brody. “Now is the time to break the cycle of fatigue and return to your truest self—the woman you are when you’re not constantly exhausted.”
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