Each Wild Idea

Writing, Photography, History

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Author: Geoffrey Batchen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262523240

Category: Photography

Page: 236

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Essays on photography and the medium's history and evolving identity.

The Winning Trainer

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Author: Julius E. Eitington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136355669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 824

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This book has more ideas on how to add involvement in learning than any one trainer could ever use. Your students and workshop participants will increase their understanding and retention when you design training activities using 'The Winning Trainer'. This updated and expanded edition is richer than ever before. It provides: * more than 100 ready-made handouts, learning instruments, and worksheets... all you do is photocopy * numerous examples, model dialogues, and sample answers * hundreds of exercises, games, puzzles, role plays, icebreakers, and other group-in-action techniques * samples of each technique and ways to effectively use them * advice on subjects such as unwilling participants, use of the outdoors, breaks, program endings, and storytelling Significant new additions to the book include materials on the following topics: * new, easier to accomplish approaches to evaluation - ROE (Return on Expectations) and Customer Satisfaction as a business indicator * a methodology to secure group feedback at the end of the program, concerning the trainer/facilitator's role and participation in the course * an instrument for the early screening of likely obstacles when transferring training * added techniques to ensure that training transfers to the job * a demonstration of how to conduct a quick assessment of needs when under pressure to do so * keys to successful training in other cultures * several new instruments including how to assess one's prowess as a facilitator, how to assess trust in a team, and how to measure one's CQ (creativity quotient) Two new chapters have been added to treat new material on intelligence and learning, principles of adult learning and distance learning. In addition, numerous new group-in-action techniques and conceptual materials have been added to the existing chapters. This is the one-stop source book every trainer needs.

Between Stillness and Motion

Film, Photography, Algorithms

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Author: Eivind Røssaak

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089642137

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

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Summary: Het in de jaren zeventig opkomende debat binnen de filmwetenschappen over stilstaand ('still') tegenover bewegend beeld ('moving') werd gevoed door de 'apparatus theory' en het idee van verstilde beweging door belichting. Filmische beweging was een illusie, luidde het axioma; beweging een 'ideologische invloed van het filmische apparaat'. Stilstaand beeld gold als de verborgen, zelfs verdrongen, basis voor de industriële illusie van filmische beweging. De auteurs stellen voor om af te stappen van dit verstokte 'still/moving'-debat binnen de filmstudies en zich te richten op een positievere kritiek en een meer affectieve vorm van mediaarcheologie.

Sculptural Photographs

From the Calotype to Digital Technologies

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Author: Patrizia di Bello

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 135002824X

Category: Photography

Page: 216

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This is the first monograph exploring how, throughout its history, sculpture has provided a model to conceptualize photography as an art of mechanical reproduction. While there is a growing body of work examining how photography has contributed to the development of a Western 'sculptural imagination' by disseminating works, facilitating the investigation of the medium, or changing sculptural aesthetics, this study focuses on how sculpture has provided not only beautiful and convenient subject matter for photographs, or commercial and cultural opportunities for photographers in the market for art reproductions, but also an exemplar for thinking about photography as a medium based on mechanical means of production. In both media, processes from conception to realization involve apparatus that bypass the 'touch of the artist' - so important to enduring notions of the value of works of art. The book closely analyses a number of case studies, from 1847 to the present, selected both to explicate the conceptual and technological continuities between the two media, and also because of how they illuminate the materiality of photographic objects. The final chapter considers the convergence of the two media in contemporary sculptural practices that use forms of 3D photography and computer-operated sculpting machines. Rooted in an understanding of the practical, social and aesthetic implications of photographic as well as sculptural technologies, this volume demonstrates how photographs of sculpture are particularly useful in revealing how photography's changing materialities shape the meaning of images as they are made, circulated, looked at, written about and handled at different historical moments.

Wild Idea

Buffalo and Family in a Difficult Land

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Author: Dan O'Brien

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803286368

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 248

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For more than forty years the prairies of South Dakota have been Dan OOCOBrienOCOs home. Working as a writer and an endangered-species biologist, he became convinced that returning grass-fed, free-roaming buffalo to the grasslands of the northern plains would return natural balance to the region and reestablish the undulating prairie lost through poor land management and overzealous farming. In 1998 he bought his first buffalo and began the task of converting a little cattle ranch into an ethically run buffalo ranch. a"Wild Idea" is a book about how good food choices can influence federal policies and the integrity of our food system, and about the dignity and strength of a legendary American animal. It is also a book about people: the daughter coming to womanhood in a hard landscape, the friend and ranch hand who suffers great tragedy, the venture capitalist who sees hope and opportunity in a struggling buffalo business, and the husbandaand wife behind the ranch who struggle daily, wondering if what they are doing will ever be enough to make a difference. At its center, "Wild Idea" is about a family and the people and animals that surround themOCoall trying to build a healthy life in a big, beautiful, and sometimes dangerous land. aa"

The Miracle of Analogy

or The History of Photography

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Author: Kaja Silverman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804794006

Category: Art

Page: 240

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The Miracle of Analogy is the first of a two-volume reconceptualization of photography. It argues that photography originates in what is seen, rather than in the human eye or the camera lens, and that it is the world's primary way of revealing itself to us. Neither an index, representation, nor copy, as conventional studies would have it, the photographic image is an analogy. This principle obtains at every level of its being: a photograph analogizes its referent, the negative from which it is generated, every other print that is struck from that negative, and all of its digital "offspring." Photography is also unstoppably developmental, both at the level of the individual image and of medium. The photograph moves through time, in search of other "kin," some of which may be visual, but others of which may be literary, architectural, philosophical, or literary. Finally, photography develops with us, and in response to us. It assumes historically legible forms, but when we divest them of their saving power, as we always seem to do, it goes elsewhere. The present volume focuses on the nineteenth century and some of its contemporary progeny. It begins with the camera obscura, which morphed into chemical photography and lives on in digital form, and ends with Walter Benjamin. Key figures discussed along the way include Nicéphore Niépce, Louis Daguerre, William Fox-Talbot, Jeff Wall, and Joan Fontcuberta.

Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare

Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle

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Author: Leigh Raiford

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 080788233X

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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In Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare, Leigh Raiford argues that over the past one hundred years, activists in the black freedom struggle have used photographic imagery both to gain political recognition and to develop a different visual vocabulary about black lives. Offering readings of the use of photography in the anti-lynching movement, the civil rights movement, and the black power movement, Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare focuses on key transformations in technology, society, and politics to understand the evolution of photography's deployment in capturing white oppression, black resistance, and African American life.

Film in the Post-Media Age

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Author: Ágnes Pethő

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443838721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 460

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Ever since the centenary of cinema there have been intense discussions in the field of film studies about the imminent demise of the cinematic medium, endless articles championing the spirit of genuine cinephilia have proclaimed the death of classical cinema and mourned the end of an era, while new currents in media studies introduced such buzzwords into the discussions as “remediation” (Bolter and Grusin), “media convergence” (Jenkins), “post-media aesthetics” (Manovich) or “the virtual life of film” (Rodowick). By the turn of the millennium, the whole “ecosystem” of media had been radically altered through processes of hybridization and media convergence. Some theorists even claim that now that the term “medium” has triumphed in the discussions around contemporary art and culture, the actual media have already deceased, as digitized imagery absorbs all media. Moving images have entered the art galleries and new forms of inter-art relationships have been forged. They have also moved into the streets and our everyday life as a domesticated medium at everybody’s reach, into new private and public environments (and into a fusion of both via the Internet). Consequently, should we speak of an all pervasive “cinematic experience” instead of a cinematic medium? What really happens to film once its traditional medium has shape shifted into various digital forms and once its traditional locations, institutions and usages have been uprooted? What do these re-locations and re-configurations really entail? What are the most important new genres in post-media moving pictures? Is it the web video, is it 3D cinema, is it the computer game that operates with moving image narratives, is it the new “vernacular” database, the DVD, or the good old television adjusted to all these new forms? How does theatrical cinema itself adapt to or reflect on these new image forms and technologies? How can we interpret the convergence of older cinematic forms with an emerging digital aesthetics traceable in typical post-media “hosts” of moving images? These are only some of the major questions that the theoretical investigation and in-depth analyses in this volume try to answer in an attempt at exploring not the disappearance of cinema but the blooming post-media life of film.

Photography, History, Difference

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Author: Tanya Sheehan

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

ISBN: 1611686482

Category: Art

Page: 264

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Over the past decade, historical studies of photography have embraced a variety of cultural and disciplinary approaches to the medium, while shedding light on non-Western, vernacular, and "other" photographic practices outside the Euro-American canon. Photography, History, Difference brings together an international group of scholars to reflect on contemporary efforts to take a different approach to photography and its histories. What are the benefits and challenges of writing a consolidated, global history of photography? How do they compare with those of producing more circumscribed regional or thematic histories? In what ways does the recent emphasis on geographic and national specificity encourage or exclude attention to other forms of difference, such as race, class, gender, and sexuality? Do studies of "other" photographies ultimately necessitate the adoption of nontraditional methodologies, or are there contexts in which such differentiation can be intellectually unproductive and politically suspect? The contributors to the volume explore these and other questions through historical case studies; interpretive surveys of recent historiography, criticism, and museum practices; and creative proposals to rethink the connections between photography, history, and difference. A thought-provoking collection of essays that represents new ways of thinking about photography and its histories. It will appeal to a broad readership among those interested in art history, visual culture, media studies, and social history.

Afterness

Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

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Author: Gerhard Richter

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023153034X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Gerhard Richter's groundbreaking study argues that the concept of "afterness" is a key figure in the thought and aesthetics of modernity. It pursues questions such as: What does it mean for something to "follow" something else? Does that which follows mark a clear break with what came before it, or does it in fact tacitly perpetuate its predecessor as a consequence of its inevitable indebtedness to the terms and conditions of that from which it claims to have departed? Indeed, is not the very act of breaking with, and then following upon, a way of retroactively constructing and fortifying that from which the break that set the movement of following into motion had occurred? The book explores the concept and movement of afterness as a privileged yet uncanny category through close readings of writers such as Kant, Kafka, Heidegger, Bloch, Benjamin, Brecht, Adorno, Arendt, Lyotard, and Derrida. It shows how the vexed concepts of afterness, following, and coming after shed new light on a constellation of modern preoccupations, including personal and cultural memory, translation, photography, hope, and the historical and conceptual specificity of what has been termed "after Auschwitz." The study's various analyses across a heterogeneous collection of modern writers and thinkers, diverse historical moments of articulation, and a range of media conspire to illuminate Lyotard's apodictic statement that "after philosophy comes philosophy. But it has been altered by the 'after.'" As Richter's intricate study demonstrates, much hinges on our interpretation of the "after." After all, our most fundamental assumptions concerning modern aesthetic representation, conceptual discourse, community, subjectivity, and politics are at stake.

Impressions

Official Publication of the Ukiyo-e Society of America

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ukiyoe

Page: N.A

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Re-Investing Authenticity

Tourism, Place and Emotions

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Author: Britta Timm Knudsen,Anne Marit Waade

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845411870

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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From the highly influential concept of ‘staged authenticity’ discussed by Dean MacCannell, to the general claim of longing for authenticity on behalf of all Western consumers, made by Joseph Pine and James Gilmore, it is obvious that the concept of authenticity is still worth considering. This ground-breaking book re-thinks and re-invests in the notion of authenticity as a surplus of experiential meaning and feeling that derives from what we do at / in places. In Re-investing Authenticity - Tourism, Place and Emotions international scholars representing a wide range of disciplines, examine contemporary performances of authenticity in travel and tourism practices: From cultural place branding to individual pilgrim performances; from intensified experiences of imaginary crime scenes to the rhetorical features of the encounter with the traumatic and; from photography performing memories of place to experiences of wilderness producing excitement, this book demonstrates how the feeling of authenticity within places is produced.

Best of Friends

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Author: George Lowe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469112051

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

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Analog, Digital

Opposition oder Kontinuum? : zur Theorie und Geschichte einer Unterscheidung

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Author: Jens Schröter,Alexander Böhnke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899422542

Category: Analog electronic systems

Page: 432

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South of the West

postcolonialism and the narrative construction of Australia

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Author: Ross Gibson

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 257

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"... some of the finest of Ross Gibson's essays across ten years of thinking about Australia... " -- Media Information Australia In this study of Western aesthetics and the politics of everyday life, Ross Gibson offers provocative analyses of Australia's films and examines an array of objects and attitudes encountered in his southern locale. His twelve chapters interweave to form an essay on the realignment of space, time, and meaning in contemporary Western societies. Gibson demonstrates how these different systems of representation construct "Australia."

In die Wildnis

Allein nach Alaska

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Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492957773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Im August 1992 wurde die Leiche von Chris McCandless im Eis von Alaska gefunden. Wer war dieser junge Mann, und was hatte ihn in die gottverlassene Wildnis getrieben? Jon Krakauer hat sein Leben erforscht, seine Reise in den Tod rekonstruiert und ein traurig-schönes Buch geschrieben über die Sehnsucht, die diesen Mann veranlasste, sämtliche Besitztümer und Errungenschaften der Zivilisation hinter sich zu lassen, um tief in die wilde und einsame Schönheit der Natur einzutauchen.– Verfilmt von Sean Penn mit Emile Hirsch.

Management

a systems approach

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Author: David I. Cleland,William Richard King

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 442

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Canadian Art

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Art, Canadian

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Art Issues

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Art, American

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Photography

Art Gallery of New South Wales Collection

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Author: Art Gallery of New South Wales,Judy Annear

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photograph collections

Page: 360

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A handbook presenting a selection of photographs in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.