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xiii, 131 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 1 Focus Group History and Practice 2 Group Dynamics and Communication Theories 3 Focus Group Study Design 4 Facilitation Guide 5 Facilitation Tips and Techniques 6 Group Facilitation Practice and Feedback 7 Coding and Analysis with Discourse Analysis 8 Taking It to the Next Level.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138238008 20170213
Despite the fact that focus groups are an ideal research tool for studying and employing group communication in action, many research practitioners and scholars have missed the opportunity to utilize them to their maximum benefit. Few researchers have the skills that enable them to approach focus group facilitation and analysis from a communication point of view. In this book, Dr. Christine Davis teaches readers how to take a project from an idea to the design, facilitation, and analysis stages. This book takes a unique communication perspective to apply group communication theories, knowledge of group processes, and a close discourse analysis approach to explain and understand the discursive aspect of focus groups. This book helps readers of all stages of experience - including those with no background in focus group research to those practitioners with more focus group expertise - understand how a communication approach to focus groups takes advantage of this discipline's rich scholarship in group communication and discourse analysis. This book will teach readers how to a. understand the nature of focus group research procedures from a communication point of view; b. understand how to translate RQs into a focus group protocol; c. use knowledge of communication theory and group process to understand how to facilitate different kinds of focus groups, prevent and overcome challenges in focus group facilitation; and elicit different outcomes and techniques when facilitating a focus group; d. use knowledge of communication theory and group process to recognize the merits of different approaches to focus group facilitation; e. use knowledge of communication theory and group process to recognize good- and poor-quality focus groups; f. understand how to transcribe / code / analyze focus group data from a communication (discursive) perspective; and g. understand how to write focus group findings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138238008 20170213
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xv, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction PART I - Art and Architecture 1. Ever Onwards, Ever Upwards: Representing the Aviation Hero in Soviet Art, Mike O'Mahony 2. Deineka's Heavenly Bodies: Space, Sports, and the Sacred, Helena Goscilo 3. Comic Cosmonaut: Space Exploration and Visual Satire in Krokodil in The Thaw, John Etty 4. Flying City or Housing Freed from Gravity: Ideas of Space Travel and Internationalism in G.T. Krutikov's City of the Future, Aleksandra Idzior 5. Neo-cosmism, Empire, and Contemporary Russian Art: Aleksei Belyaev-Gintovt, Maria Engstrom PART II - Film, Animation and Computer Games 6. Special / Spatial Effects in Soviet Cinema, Birgit Beumers 7. Leaving the House of Dreams: The Myth of Flight in Russian Films of the 2000s, Julian Graffy 8. Animal Aviators: Refashioning Soviet Myths in Contemporary Russian Digital Animation, Vlad Strukov 9. Screening Aviation, Mediating Memory: Andrei Kavun's Kandahar, Anindita Banerjee 10. Simulating Sturm und Drang: Theorizing Digital Historization, Commemoration, and Participation, Vlad Strukov.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138951983 20161128
Among the many successes of the Soviet Union were inaugural space flight-ahead of the United States-and many other triumphs related to aviation. Aviators and cosmonauts enjoyed heroic status in the Soviet Union, and provided supports of the Soviet project with iconic figures which could be used to bolster the regime's visions, self-confidence, and the image of itself as forward looking and futuristic. This book explores how the themes of aviation and space flight have been depicted in film, animation, art, architecture, and digital media. Incorporating many illustrations, the book covers a wide range of subjects, including the representations of heroes, the construction of myths, and the relationship between visual art forms and Soviet/Russian culture and society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138951983 20161128
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xxi, 420 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
This volume represents a unique collection of chapters on the way in which color is categorized and named in a number of languages. Although color research has been a topic of focus for researchers for decades, the contributions here show that many aspects of color language and categorization are as yet unexplored, and that current theories and methodologies which investigate color language are still evolving. Some core questions addressed here include: How is color conceptualized through language? What kind of linguistic tools do languages use to describe color? Which factors tend to bias color language? What methodologies could be used to understand human color categorization and language better? How do color vocabularies evolve? How does context impact the color cognition? The chapters collected here adopt different theoretical and methodological approaches in describing new empirical research on how the concept of color is represented in a variety of different languages. Researchers in linguistics, psychology, and cognitive science present a set of new explorations and challenges in the area of color language. The book promotes several methodological and disciplinary dimensions to color studies. The color category is given an in-depth and broad-based examination, so a reader interested in color conceptualization for itself will be able to form a solid vision of the subject.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443891165 20161031
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xxii, 367 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • List of figures List of tables Preface 1. From the fringe to the mainstream: English corpus linguistics moving ahead Maria Jose Lopez-Couso, Belen Mendez-Naya, Paloma Nunez-Pertejo, and Ignacio M. Palacios-Martinez Part I: Issues in corpus compilation 2. English urban vernaculars, 1400-1700: Digitizing text from manuscript Anita Auer, Moragh Gordon, and Mike Olson 3. Creating a corpus of student writing in economics: Structure and representativeness Martti Makinen and Turo Hiltunen 4. Ongoing changes and advanced L2 use of English: Evidence from new corpus resources Mikko Laitinen Part II: Investigating register variation through corpora 5. Verbs and verb phrases in advanced Dutch ELF writing: Case studies in qualitative and quantitative ELF analysis Pieter de Haan 6. Discourse-organizing metadiscourse in novice academic English Hilde Hasselgard 7. Passives in academic writing: Comparing research articles and student essays across four disciplines Turo Hiltunen 8. Adverbial hapax legomena in news text: Why do some coinages remain hapax? Antoinette Renouf Part III: Corpora and grammar: Examining grammatical variation in space 9. English in South Africa: The case of past-referring verb forms Johan Elsness 10. A look at participial constructions with get in Hong Kong English Eduardo Coto-Villalibre 11. Who is the/a/O professor at your university? A construction-grammar view on changing article use with single role predicates in American English Marianne Hundt 12. Clause fragments in English dialogue Jill Bowie and Bas Aarts Part IV: Corpus insights into the pragmatics of spoken English 13. The expression of directive meaning: A corpus-based study on the variation between imperatives, conditionals and insubordinated if-clauses in spoken British English Beatriz Mato-Miguez 14. Taboo language and swearing in eighteenth and nineteenth century English: A diachronic study based on the Old Bailey Corpus Bianca Widlitzki and Magnus Huber 15. The 'humour' element in engineering lectures across cultures: An approach to pragmatic annotation Sian Alsop.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004308077 20160919
Corpus linguistics on the move: Exploring and understanding English through corpora comprises fourteen contributions by leading scholars in the field of English corpus linguistics, covering areas of central concern in corpus research and corpus methodology. The topics examined in the different chapters include issues related to corpus compilation and annotation, perspectives from specialized corpora, and studies on grammatical and pragmatic aspects of English, all these examined through a broad range of corpora, both synchronic and diachronic, representing both EFL and different native varieties of English worldwide. The volume will be of primary interest to students and researchers working on English corpus linguistics, but is also likely to have a wider general appeal. Contributors are: Bas Aarts, Sian Alsop, Anita Auer, Jill Bowie, Eduardo Coto-Villalibre, Pieter de Haan, Johan Elsness, Moragh Gordon, Hilde Hasselgard, Turo Hiltunen, Magnus Huber, Marianne Hundt, Mikko Laitinen, Martti Makinen, Beatriz Mato-Miguez, Mike Olson, Antoinette Renouf, and Bianca Widlitzki.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004308077 20160919
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xii, 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • PART I: MORPHOMIC OR NOT? DIAGNOSING MORPHOMICITY -- PART II: AUTONOMOUS OR NOT? ANALYSING MORPHOMIC PATTERNS -- RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198702108 20160919
This volume surveys the current debate on the morphome, bringing together experts from different linguistic fields-morphology, phonology, semantics, typology, historical linguistics-and from different theoretical backgrounds, including both proponents and critics of autonomous morphology. The concept of the morphome is one of the most influential but contentious ideas in contemporary morphology. The term is typically used to denote a pattern of exponence lacking phonological, syntactic, or semantic motivation, and putative examples of morphomicity are frequently put forward as evidence for the existence of a purely morphological level of linguistic representation. Central to the volume is the need to attain a deeper understanding of morphomic patterns, developing stringent diagnostics of their existence, exploring the formal grammatical devices required to characterize them adequately, and assessing their implications for language acquisition and change. The extensive empirical evidence is drawn from a wide range of languages, including Archi, German, Kayardild, Latin and its descendants, Russian, Sanskrit, Selkup, Ulwa, and American Sign Language. As the first book to examine morphomic patterns from such a diverse range of perspectives and on such a broad cross-linguistic basis, The Morphome Debate will be of interest to researchers of all theoretical persuasions in morphology and related linguistic disciplines.
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247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Diagrams and diagrammatic representations in the form of notes, tables, schemata, graphs, drawings and maps pervade scientific and knowledge production. This book explores the role of diagrams in cognitive processes such as experimenting, problem solving, making a choice or orienting oneself in mental or geographical space, demonstrating the extent to which the diagram serves as the semiotic basis of human cognition.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501511691 20170621
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192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1: Components. What is Theory?-- Agreement-- Portfolio-- Exercises. Chapter 2: How Meaning is Formed. Categories of Sign-- Value-- Portfolio-- Exercises. Chapter 3: Reading the Sign: The Reader-- Convention and Motivation-- Portfolio-- Exercises. Chapter 4: Text and Image: Digital and Analogue Codes-- Advertising Writing-- Portfolio-- Exercises. Chapter 5: Official and Unofficial Language: Habitus-- The Production of Legitimate Language-- The Competition for Cultural Legitimacy-- Unofficial Language-- Portfolio-- Exercises. Chapter 6: Symbolic Creativity: Hyperinstitutionalisation-- Play and Identity-- Portfolio-- Exercises. Chapter 7: Junk and Culture: Dirt and Taboo-- Rubbish Theory-- Rubbish as a Resource-- Portfolio-- Exercises. Chapter 8: Open Work: Information and Meaning-- Openness and the Visual Arts-- Openness and Information-- Form and Openness-- Portfolio-- Exercises. Bibliography Index Acknowledgements and Picture Credits.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474232425 20170123
Basic semiotic theories are taught in most art schools as part of a contextual studies program, but many students find it difficult to understand how these ideas might impact on their own practice. Visible Signs tackles this problem by introducing key theories and concepts, such as signs and signifiers, and language and speech, within the framework of visual communication. Each chapter provides an overview of a particular facet of semiotic theory, with inspiring examples from graphic design, typography, illustration, advertising and art to illustrate the ideas discussed in the text. Creative exercises at the end of the book will help exemplify these ideas through practical application. The third edition of Visible Signs features new material from international designers and new creative exercises to accompany each chapter. This new edition also features a new design and layout.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474232425 20170123
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9. Theater of war [2015]

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142 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
For five years, Meredith Davenport photographed and interviewed men who play live-action games based on contemporary conflicts, such as a recreation of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden that took place thousands of miles from the conflict zone on a campground in Northern Virginia. Her images speak about the way that trauma and conflict penetrate a culture sheltered from the horrors of war. Bringing together a series of two dozen photographs with essays discussing and analyzing the influence of the media, particularly photographs and video, on the culture at large and how conflict is "discussed" in the visual realm, Theater of War is a unique look at the influence of contemporary conflicts, and their omnipresence in the media, on popular culture. Written by an experienced photojournalist who has covered a variety of human rights issues worldwide, this book is an essential addition to the library of anyone interested in the confluence of war and media.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783201808 20160618
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xii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • The Materiality of Mediated Knowledge and Expression. Materiality and Media in Communication and Technology Studies: An Unfinished Project / Leah A. Lievrouw
  • Steps Toward Cosmopolitanism in the Study of Media Technologies: Integrating Scholarship on Production, Consumption, Materiality, and Content / Pablo J. Boczkowski and Ignacio Siles
  • Closer to the Metal / Finn Brunton and Gabriela Coleman
  • Emerging Configurations of Knowledge Expression / Geoffrey C. Bowker
  • "What Do We Want?" "Materiality!" "When Do We Want It?" "Now!" / Jonathan Sterne
  • Mediations and Their Others / Lucy Suchman
  • The People, Practices, and Promises of Information Networks. Making Media Work: Time, Space, Identity, and Labor in the Analysis of Information and Communication Infrastructures / Gregory J. Downey
  • The Relevance of Algorithms / Tarleton Gillespie
  • The Fog of Freedom / Christopher Kelty
  • Rethinking Repair / Steven J. Jackson
  • Identifying the Interests of Digital Users as Audiences, Consumers, Workers, and Publics / Sonia Livingstone
  • The World Outside and the Pictures in Our Networks / Fred Turner.
In recent years, scholarship around media technologies has finally shed the assumption that these technologies are separate from and powerfully determining of social life, looking at them instead as produced by and embedded in distinct social, cultural, and political practices. Communication and media scholars have increasingly taken theoretical perspectives originating in science and technology studies (STS), while some STS scholars interested in information technologies have linked their research to media studies inquiries into the symbolic dimensions of these tools. In this volume, scholars from both fields come together to advance this view of media technologies as complex sociomaterial phenomena. The contributors first address the relationship between materiality and mediation, considering such topics as the lived realities of network infrastructure. The contributors then highlight media technologies as always in motion, held together through the minute, unobserved work of many, including efforts to keep these technologies alive. ContributorsPablo J. Boczkowski, Geoffrey C. Bowker, Finn Brunton, Gabriella Coleman, Gregory J. Downey, Kirsten A. Foot, Tarleton Gillespie, Steven J. Jackson, Christopher M. Kelty, Leah A. Lievrouw, Sonia Livingstone, Ignacio Siles, Jonathan Sterne, Lucy Suchman, Fred Turner.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262525374 20160613
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365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • World War II and the making of the democratic surround
  • Where did all the fascists come from?
  • World War II and the question of national character
  • The new language of vision
  • The new landscape of sound
  • The democratic surround in the Cold War
  • The Cold War and the democratic personality
  • The museum of modern art makes the world a family
  • Therapeutic nationalism
  • The coming of the counterculture.
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  • Colour linguistics from a German perspective
  • Introduction
  • Colour in linguistics : an outline
  • Genetic-evolutionary views
  • Relativism and word-field theory
  • Universalism
  • After universalism
  • Studies in German colour lexis
  • Structural lexicology, as applied to German colour lexis
  • Psycholinguistic development : the acquisition and use of German colour terms
  • More recent general and cognitive approaches
  • Colour words in specific domains
  • Contrastive interlingual studies
  • Diachronic studies
  • Lexicographical works
  • Basis and aim of the present work
  • Cultural aspects of colour naming and inventorisation in German
  • Introduction
  • The meaning of colour in the Christian tradition
  • Colour naming in practical applications
  • Astronomy and astrology
  • The sky and the rainbow
  • The mineral world
  • Medical use of colour differentiation
  • The human body
  • General descriptions
  • Colour and temperament
  • Facial colour as an indicator of emotions and mental states
  • Hair and beards
  • Pathological conditions : the colours of death
  • Colour and ethnicity
  • Cosmetics
  • Botany and herbalism
  • Zoology
  • The colours of horses and cattle
  • Colour naming and classification in painting
  • Artists' colours (medieval and early modern)
  • Colorants for artistic and general use (from 1600)
  • Dyes and dyeing
  • Traditional dyes
  • Medieval and early modern dyers
  • Non-traditional dyes and their effects (1650 to 1850)
  • Classification and naming of colours in dyed cloth
  • Non-traditional colorants (after 1850)
  • Colour in clothing, costume and fashion
  • Medieval and early modern periods
  • Journal des Luxus und der Moden
  • Colour terms in modern fashion texts
  • Colour in other domains
  • Colour in its wider significance
  • Colour allegory and symbolism in the Middle Ages
  • Heraldic use of colour
  • Post-medieval German colour symbolism
  • Aspects of colour theory (to 1600)
  • Greek and Latin traditions
  • Middle Ages
  • Renaissance
  • In search of a system (1600-1700)
  • Justus Georg Schottelius (1612-1676)
  • Athanasius Kircher (1601/2-1680)
  • Georg Philipp Harsdörffer (1607-1658)
  • Johannes Zahn (1641-1707)
  • Colour sets finite and infinite
  • Colour classification in the Enlightenment
  • The spectrum and colour names
  • Louis Bertrand Castel (1688-1757)
  • Some musical correspondences
  • Tobias Mayer (1723-1762)
  • Jacob Christian Schäffer (1718-1790)
  • Ignaz Schiffermuller (1727-1809)
  • Johann Heinrich Lambert ( 1728-1777)
  • August Ludewig Pfannenschmid
  • Christian Friedrich Prange (1756-1836)
  • Johann Karl Gottfried Jacobsson (1725-1789)
  • Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749-1817)
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
  • Goethe and colour structures
  • Goethe and colour nomenclatures
  • Goethe and colour lexis : conclusions
  • Other colour structures ( 1800-1900)
  • Lexicalised colour structures (since 1900)
  • Concluding remarks
  • Linguistic aspects of German colour lexis
  • Linguistic classification of colour lexis
  • Towards a diachronic view
  • Semantic interpretation of historical data
  • Colour words in Proto-Indo-European
  • Colour words in Proto-Germanic
  • Old High German (ca. 750-1050)
  • Middle High German (1050-1350)
  • Early New High German (1350-1650)
  • Excursus : comparison with Middle English
  • New High German (from 1650 onwards)
  • Semantic and pragmatic aspects
  • Prototypes, referents and other object comparisons
  • Descriptive devices (transitions, gradations, hedging strategies)
  • Referential and contextual restriction
  • Connotations
  • Colour descriptors
  • Transferred use
  • Further observations
  • Morphological aspects
  • Metonymic conversions
  • Univerbation and hyphenation
  • Classification of adjectival compounds
  • Additive formations
  • Causal, temporal and local formations
  • Comparative formations
  • Cumulative and intensifying formations
  • Modifkative formations
  • Determinative precedence in compounds
  • Exocentric compounds
  • Derivation
  • Prefixes and prefixoids
  • Suffixes and suffixoids
  • -(e)n
  • -farb, -farbe, -farben, -farbig, -färbig
  • -hafi(ig)
  • -ig, -icht, -igt (etc.)
  • -isch
  • -lich
  • Occasional formants
  • Abstract substantival formation : use of plural forms
  • Adjectival inflection in words of foreign origin
  • Noun compounds
  • Verbs and participles
  • Theoretical preliminaries
  • Verbal vs. adjectival exponence of colour
  • Colour verbs in Proto-Germanic
  • Old High German colour verbs
  • Middle High German and Early New High German colour verbs
  • Special cases : färben, bleichen, grünen
  • Adverbial use of colour adjectives
  • Verbal prefixation
  • Prefix verbs in Old High German
  • Prefix verbs from Middle High German onwards
  • Verbal suffixation
  • Compound verbs denoting light phenomena
  • Participial formations
  • Towards an integrated view of morphological developments
  • The terms orange and violett
  • Morphological devices in individual texts
  • Case study in morphological productivity : Quirinus Kuhlmann
  • The registration of colour lexis in dictionaries
  • Early alphabetical lexica
  • Early classified lexica
  • General dictionaries from 1600 onwards
  • Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Deutsches Wörterbuch
  • Daniel Sanders, Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1860-5)
  • Daniel Sanders, Deutscher Sprachschatz (1873-7)
  • Later classified lexica
  • Colour lexicography since 1900
  • Summary and conclusion
  • Abbreviations
  • Bibliography : Primary sources
  • Bibliography : Secondary sources
  • Colour lists in early classified lexica
  • Extract from Christoph Arnold, Kunst-spiegel (1649)
  • Abraham Werner Verzeichnis des Mineralien-Kabinets (1791-2)
  • Selected lists of artists' colours
  • Index.
This monograph provides, for the first time, a comprehensive historical analysis of German colour words from early beginnings to the present, based on data obtained from over one thousand texts. Part 1 reviews previous work in colour linguistics. Part 2 describes and documents the formation of popular colour taxonomies and specialised nomenclatures in German across many periods and fields. The textual data examined will be of relevance to cultural historians in fields as far apart as philosophy, religious symbolism, medicine, mineralogy, optics, fine art, fashion, and dyeing technology. Part 3 - the core of the work - traces linguistic developments in systematic detail across more than twelve centuries. Special attention is given to the evolving meanings of colour terms, their connotative values, figurative extensions, morphological productivity, and lexicographical registration. New light is shed on a range of scholarly issues and controversies, in ways relevant to German lexicologists and to specialists in other languages, notably French and English.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789027246103 20160612
This monograph provides, for the first time, a comprehensive historical analysis of German colour words, based on data obtained from over 1,000 texts. Part 3 (the core of the work) traces linguistic developments in systematic detail across more than twelve centuries. Special attention is given to the evolving meanings of colour terms, their connotative values, figurative extensions, morphological productivity, and lexicographical registration. New light is shed on a range of scholarly issues and controversies, in ways relevant to German lexicologists and to linguists further afield, notably in French and English. Preceding this, Part 1 reviews previous work in colour linguistics. Part 2 describes and documents the formation of popular colour taxonomies and specialised nomenclatures in German across many periods and fields. The textual data examined will be of relevance to cultural historians in fields as far apart as philosophy, religious symbolism, medicine, mineralogy, optics, fine art, fashion, and dyeing technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789027272027 20160612
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x, 356 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: An Archaeology of Media Archaeology Erkki Huhtamo and Jussi Parikka Part I: Engines of/in the Imaginary 2. Dismantling the Fairy Engine: Media Archaeology as Topos Study Erkki Huhtamo 3. On the Archaeology of Imaginary Media Eric Kluitenberg 4. On the Origins of the Origins of the Influencing Machine Jeffrey Sconce 5. Freud and the Technical Media: The Enduring Magic of the Wunderblock Thomas Elsaesser Part II: (Inter)facing Media 6. The Baby Talkie, " Domestic Media, and the Japanese Modern Machiko Kusahara 7. The Observer's Dilemma: To Touch or Not to Touch Wanda Strauven 8. The Game Player's Duty: The User as the Gestalt of the Ports Claus Pias 9. The Enduring Ephemeral, or The Future Is a Memory Wendy Hui Kyong Chun Part III: Between Analogue and Digital 10. Erased Dots and Rotten Dashes, or How to Wire Your Head for a Preservation Paul DeMarinis 11. Media Archaeography: Method and Machine versus History and Narrative of Media Wolfgang Ernst 12. Mapping Noise: Techniques and Tactics of Irregularities, Interception, and Disturbance Jussi Parikka 13. Objects of Our Affection: How Object Orientation Made Computers a Medium Casey Alt 14. Digital Media Archaeology: Interpreting Computational Processes Noah Wardrip-Fruin 15. Afterword: Media Archaeology and Re-presencing the Past Vivian Sobchack Contributors Selected Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520262744 20160605
This book introduces an archaeological approach to the study of media - one that sifts through the evidence to learn how media were written about, used, designed, preserved, and sometimes discarded. Edited by Erkki Huhtamo and Jussi Parikka, with contributions from internationally prominent scholars from Europe, North America, and Japan, the essays help us understand how the media that predate today's interactive, digital forms were in their time contested, adopted and embedded in the everyday. Providing a broad overview of the many historical and theoretical facets of Media Archaeology as an emerging field, the book encourages discussion by presenting a full range of different voices. By revisiting 'old' or even 'dead' media, it provides a richer horizon for understanding 'new' media in their complex and often contradictory roles in contemporary society and culture.
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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Buzz Spector, encyclopaedia
  • Contours of meaning in the scripts of ancient Mesoamerica: Western epistemology and the phonetic issue / Gordon Brotherston
  • Arts in letters: The aesthetics of ancient Greek writing / Alexandra Pappas
  • Letter and spirit: The power of the letter, the enlivenment of the word in medieval art / Cynthia Hahn
  • Visible and invisible letters: Text versus image in Renaissance England and Europe / Peter Stallybrass
  • Illegibility and grammophobia in "Paul et Virginie" / Lorraine Piroux
  • Written on the page / Jacques Neefs
  • Buzz Spector, Kafka
  • Face to face
  • As if
  • Sur-face text-ure
  • Un coup de dés and La Prose du Transsibérien: A study in contraries / Mary Shaw
  • Mathematics for "Just plain folks": Allegories of quantitative and qualitative information in the Habsburg sphere / Marija Dalbello
  • Beneath the words: Visual messages in French fin-de-siècle posters / Phillip Dennis Cate
  • How do you pronounce a pictogram? On "Visible writing" in comics / François Cornilliat
  • Inviting words into the image: Multiple meanings in modern and contemporary art / Marilyn Symmes, with Christine Giviskos and Julia Tulovsky
  • Color writings: On three polychrome texts / Tiphaine Samoyault
  • Buzz Spector, Joyc-aean
  • A rose is--
  • Kafka-esque
  • Actual words of art
  • The figurative and the gestural: Chinese writing according to Marcel Granet / Li Jinjia
  • Michaux: To be read? To be seen? / Claude Mouchard
  • Reading the Alhambra / Richard Serrano
  • Catastrophe writings: In the wake of September 11 / Béatrice Fraenkel
  • --visible, legible, illegible : Around a limit-- / Roxane Jubert
  • Sttmnt
  • Buzz Spector
  • Buzz Spector, Colloquium #1 (Picture puzzles)
  • Colloquium #2
  • Colloquium #3
  • Colloquium #4.
Exploring the concept and history of visual and graphic epistemologies, this engrossing collection of essays by artists, curators, and scholars provides keen insights into the many forms of connection between visibility and legibility. With more than 130 color and black-and-white photographs, "Visible Writings" sheds new light on the visual dimensions of writing as well as writing's interaction with images in ways that affect our experiences of reading and seeing. Multicultural in character and historical in range, essays discuss pre-Colombian Mesoamerican scripts, inscriptions on ancient Greek vases, medieval illuminations, Renaissance prints, Enlightenment concepts of the legible, and the Western "reading" of Chinese ideograms. A rich array of modern forms, including comics, poster art, typographic signs, scribblings in writers' manuscripts, anthropomorphic statistical pictograms, the street writings of 9/11, intersections between poetry and painting, the use of color in literary texts, and the use of writing in visual art are also addressed." Visible Writings" reaches outside the traditional venues of literature and art history into topics that consider design, history of writing, philosophy of language, and the emerging area of visual studies. Marija Dalbello, Mary Shaw, and the other contributors offer both scholars and those with a more casual interest in literature and art the opportunity, simply stated, to see the writing on the wall.
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255 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
A visual guide to the way the world really works Every day, every hour, every minute we are bombarded by information - from television, from newspapers, from the internet, we're steeped in it, maybe even lost in it. We need a new way to relate to it, to discover the beauty and the fun of information for information's sake. No dry facts, theories or statistics. Instead, Information is Beautiful contains visually stunning displays of information that blend the facts with their connections, their context and their relationships - making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful. This is information like you have never seen it before - keeping text to a minimum and using unique visuals that offer a blueprint of modern life - a map of beautiful colour illustrations that are tactile to hold and easy to flick through but intriguing and engaging enough to study for hours.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780007294664 20160604
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xviii, 894 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Media Studies: A Reader introduces a full range of theoretical perspectives through which the media may be explored, analysed, critiqued, and understood. The Reader reaches back to essential statements from writers such as Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall, Marshall McLuhan, Jurgen Habermas, Jean Baudrillard and Michel Foucault, whose work was central to forming the field. It also includes wide ranging work on contemporary media formations from a stellar collection of diverse theorists, including Annabelle Sreberny, Paul Gilroy, Charlotte Brunsden, Angela McRobbie, Asu Askoy and Kevin Robins, Micheal Bull, and Nick Couldry, to name only a very few of those included. Finally, the Reader looks to the future, exploring new media formations and their significance, through the work of Mark Andrejevic, Lev Manovich, Jonathan Sterne and others. The sixty-five readings are divided into two main parts: 'Studying the Media' begins with a section on key theoretical perspectives and follows this with five sections opening up questions around the Public Sphere, Representation, Feminism and Gender, Audiences, and Everyday Life respectively. The second part, 'Case Studies', brings together concrete examples of how theoretical approaches can be realised through a series of case studies, covering for instance, reality TV, news, advertising, and new media. With easy-to-follow introductions and guides to further reading accompanying each section, Media Studies: A Reader equips the student to engage with key debates in the field. This new edition updates all sections with a rich selection of contemporary writing complementing re-chosen media 'classics'. In addition: * Further Reading lists have been comprehensively updated * Introductory essays to each section have been expanded and re-written.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780748637843 20160604
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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837 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Images and texts document the legendary Department of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo when it set the world standard; a history of the program and examples of work by "Buffalo heads" James Blue, Tony Conrad, Hollis Frampton, Gerald O'Grady, Paul Sharits, Steina, Woody Vasulka, and Peter Weibel.Twentieth-century art history is not just a history of individuals, but of collectives, groups. Universities and colleges have had much to do with this through their support of artistic communities and creative interactions. In the 1920s and 1930s, the Bauhaus was known for this. In the 1940s, Black Mountain College became a leader in community-based visual art practice and education. And in the 1970s and 1980s, the Department of Media Study at the State University of New York at Buffalo was the place to be. It was there, in 1973, well before any other university had a program explicitly devoted to media art, that Gerald O'Grady founded a media study program that is now legendary. Artists - including avant-garde filmmakers Hollis Frampton, Tony Conrad, and Paul Sharits, documentary maker James Blue, video artists Woody Vasulka and Steina, and Viennese action artist Peter Weibel - investigated, taught, and made media art in all forms, and founded the first Digital Arts Laboratory.These Buffalo faculty members were not just practicing artists, but also theorists who wrote and spoke on issues raised by their work. They set the terms for the development of media art and paved the way for the triumph of video installation art in the 1990s.The images and texts in "Buffalo Heads" bear witness to the groundbreaking events at the Buffalo Center for Media Study. The book presents not just a tribute to a famous media department finally receiving its due; it is a rich inventory of primary texts (many never before published), works that will improve our understanding of media, amplify our cultural memory, and offer a perspective on contemporary issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262720502 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)