Vampyroteuthis infernalis

eine Abhandlung samt Befund des Institut Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste

Author: Vilém Flusser,Louis Bec

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophical anthropology

Page: 65

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Vampyroteuthis Infernalis

A Treatise, with a Report by the Institut Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste

Author: Vilém Flusser,Louis Bec,Valentine A. Pakis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816678228

Category: Philosophy

Page: 75

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Vilém Flusser (1920-1991) was born in Prague. He emigrated to Brazil, where he taught philosophy and wrote a daily newspaper column in Sao Paulo, then later moved to France. He wrote several books in Portuguese and German. Writings (2004), Into the Universe of Technical Images (2011), and Does Writing Have a Future? (2011) have been published by the University of Minnesota Press, and the Shape of Things, Towards a Philosophy of Photography, and The Freedom of the Migrant have also been translated into English.

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis Chun

An Archaic Dibranchiate Cephalopod : I. Natural History and Distribution

Author: Grace E. Pickford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Carlsbergfondets oceanografiske ekspedition omkring jorden

Page: 40

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Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene

Author: Julie Reiss

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 162273436X

Category: Art

Page: 172

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Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene contributes to the growing literature on artistic responses to global climate change and its consequences. Designed to include multiple perspectives, it contains essays by thirteen art historians, art critics, curators, artists and educators, and offers different frameworks for talking about visual representation and the current environmental crisis. The anthology models a range of methodological approaches drawn from different disciplines, and contributes to an understanding of how artists and those writing about art construct narratives around the environment. The book is illustrated with examples of art by nearly thirty different contemporary artists.

Vom Begriff zum Bild

Medienkultur nach Vilém Flusser

Author: Michael Hanke,Steffi Winkler

Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 3828859763

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

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Im Dezember 2012 diskutierten in Brasilien, an der Universidade Federal Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, renommierte Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaftler über Vilém Flusser (1920-1991), vormals Professor für Kommunikationsphilosophie in São Paulo, und seine Bedeutung für die Medienkultur heute. Der vorliegende Band dokumentiert die dort vorgetragenen Referate erstmals und in deutscher Sprache.

Philosophieren zwischen den Sprachen

Vilém Flussers Werk

Author: Rainer Guldin

Publisher: Wilhelm Fink Verlag

ISBN: 3770540980

Category: Philosophy, Modern

Page: 386

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Flussers Schriften begründen eine andere Art zu denken: ein polyglottes Philosophieren zwischen unterschiedlichen Sprach- und Diskurswelten. Sein Werk ist jedoch, vor allem in Deutschland, von einem einseitig medientheoretischen Standpunkt aus rezipiert worden. Der Erfolg von Internet und den Neuen Kommunikationstechnologien in den frühen 90er Jahren hat sein deutschsprachiges Spätwerk zwar berühmt gemacht, dadurch aber auch eine Rezeption anderer Facetten seines Oeuvres erfolgreich verhindert. So gilt es, unterschiedliche Persönlichkeiten in Flusser noch zu entdecken: den Essayisten, Kulturanthropologen, Phänomenologen, Ironiker und Fabelnerzähler. In dieser ersten Gesamtdarstellung begegnet Guldin der voreiligen medientheoretischen Kanonisierung, die einer Zähmung von Flussers unkonventionellem Denkstil gleichkommt, mit einer Neulektüre. Im Mittelpunkt steht dabei das Thema der Übersetzung, das für Flussers Leben, sein Philosophieren und seine schriftstellerische Praxis von zentraler Bedeutung war. Aus dem Inhalt Denkbewegungen Teil I - Leben Ursprung Abgrund Feld Rückkehr Teil II - Nachdenken Stimmungen Vernetzungen Sprünge Spiele Spiegelungen Verfremdungen Grenzerfahrungen Brücken Standpunkte Teil III - Schreiben Überholen Ausschöpfen Umschreiben Entwerfen

The Brains and Lives of Cephalopods

Author: Marion Nixon,John Zachary Young

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198527619

Category: Science

Page: 392

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Cephalopods are fast-moving, voracious predators, and can change colour with breath-taking rapidity. They range from the giant squid, the world's largest marine invertebrate, to species of only 2 cm in length. Inhabitants of most seas of the world, they are found from the surface to great depths. Most cephalopods have short lives yet their efficiency in capturing and consuming prey ensures rapid growth. These animals possess highly-developed nervous systems, large brains, elaborate senses, complex behaviour and are capable of learning. Many of these features are described and illustrated with line drawings and photomicrographs.

Kommunikologie weiter denken

Die Bochumer Vorlesungen

Author: Vilém Flusser

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104010307

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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Anlässlich seiner ersten Gastprofessur in Deutschland im Jahr 1991 wollte Vilém Flusser seine Kulturkritik im Angesicht der neuen Medien noch einmal grundlegend durchdenken. Eine Neufassung seines Hauptwerks, der Lehre von der menschlichen Kommunikation, sollte daraus hervorgehen. Es musste bei den Vorlesungen bleiben. Wenige Monate später starb er bei einem Verkehrsunfall. Im Vilém-Flusser-Archiv sind die Bochumer Vorlesungen zu einem konzentrierten Text redigiert worden. Er ist das kommunikologische Vermächtnis des Prager Kulturphilosophen.

Im Fokus: Strategien der Evolution

Geniale Anpassungen und folgenreiche Fehltritte

Author: Nadja Podbregar,Dieter Lohmann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642326757

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Ist die Evolution immer ein Erfolgsmodell? Bringt sie stets ideal an ihre Umwelt angepasste Organismen hervor? Sind geniale Strategien ihr Kennzeichen? Zumindest bei einigen Lebewesen spricht alles dafür: So überleben manche Mikroben selbst in ätzenden Säuretümpeln und viele Tiere trotzen selbst glühendem Wüstenwind oder arktischen Frösten. Manchmal allerdings scheinen der Evolution auch Pannen unterlaufen zu sein: Weibchen von Spinnen und Schrecken bringen regelmäßig ihre Männchen um, Ameisen entpuppen sich als Sklavenhalter und Wale verlieren immer wieder ihre Orientierung. Doch trotz dieser scheinbaren Fehlentwicklungen haben es auch diese Organismen geschafft zu überleben und sich auf Dauer auf der Erde zu halten – zum Teil seit Millionen von Jahren. Andere dagegen blieben auf der Strecke. Was aber ist das Rezept für Erfolg oder Misserfolg in der Natur? Dieses Buch beleuchtet die Mechanismen der Evolution, die Meister und Versager hervorbringt. Naturwissenschaften im Fokus - Reihenherausgeber: Harald Frater

Vilém Flusser

An Introduction

Author: Anke K. Finger,Rainer Guldin,Gustavo Bernardo

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816674787

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Octopus

The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate

Author: Roland C. Anderson,Jennifer A. Mather,James B. Wood

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604695005

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination. With an alien appearance and an uncanny intellect, this exceptional sea creature has inspired fear in famous lore and legends—from the giant octopus attack in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Ursula the sea witch in The Little Mermaid. Yet its true nature is more wondrous still. After decades of research, the authors reveal a sensitive, curious, and playful animal with remarkable intelligence, an ability to defend itself with camouflage and jet propulsion, an intricate nervous system, and advanced problem-solving abilities. In this beautifully photographed book, three leading marine biologists bring readers face to face with these amazingly complex animals that have fascinated scientists for decades. From the molluscan ancestry of today’s octopus to its ingenious anatomy, amazing mating and predatory behaviors, and other-worldly relatives, the authors take readers through the astounding life cycle, uncovering the details of distinctive octopus personalities. With personal narratives, underwater research, stunning closeup photography, and thoughtful guidance for keeping octopuses in captivity, Octopus is the first comprehensive natural history of this smart denizen of the sea.

The Rapture of the Nerds

A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations

Author: Cory Doctorow,Charles Stross

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429944919

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century. Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot, living in a preserve at the bottom of a gravity well. Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining one or another of the swarming densethinker clades that fog the inner solar system with a dust of molecular machinery so thick that it obscures the sun. The splintery metaconsciousness of the solar-system has largely sworn off its pre-post-human cousins dirtside, but its minds sometimes wander...and when that happens, it casually spams Earth's networks with plans for cataclysmically disruptive technologies that emulsify whole industries, cultures, and spiritual systems. A sane species would ignore these get-evolved-quick schemes, but there's always someone who'll take a bite from the forbidden apple. So until the overminds bore of stirring Earth's anthill, there's Tech Jury Service: random humans, selected arbitrarily, charged with assessing dozens of new inventions and ruling on whether to let them loose. Young Huw, a technophobic, misanthropic Welshman, has been selected for the latest jury, a task he does his best to perform despite an itchy technovirus, the apathy of the proletariat, and a couple of truly awful moments on bathroom floors. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Rhesus Chart

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698140281

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The Hugo Award-winning author of The Delirium Brief reveals the secrets of The Laundry Files in an adventure of Lovecraftian horror and espionage hi-jinks... As a newly appointed junior manager within the Laundry—the clandestine organization responsible for protecting Britain against supernatural threats—Bob Howard is expected to show some initiative to help the agency battle the forces of darkness. But shining a light on what’s best left in the shadows is the last thing Bob wants to do—especially when those shadows hide an occult parasite spreading a deadly virus. Traders employed by a merchant bank in London are showing signs of infection—an array of unusual symptoms such as super-strength and -speed, an uncanny talent for mind control, an extreme allergic reaction to sunlight, and an unquenchable thirst for blood. While his department is tangled up in bureaucratic red tape (and Buffy reruns) debating how to stop the rash of vampirism, Bob digs deeper into the bank’s history—only to uncover a blood-curdling conspiracy between men and monsters...

Things That Make Us (Sic)

The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar Takes on Madison Avenue, Hollywood, the White House, and the World

Author: Martha Brockenbrough

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429985420

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This book is for people who experience heartbreak over love notes with subject-verb disagreements...for anyone who's ever considered hanging up the phone on people who pepper their speech with such gems as "irregardless," "expresso," or "disorientated"...and for the earnest souls who wonder if it's "Woe is Me," or "Woe is I," or even "Woe am I." Martha Brockenbrough's Things That Make Us (Sic) is a laugh-out-loud guide to grammar and language, a snarkier American answer to Lynn Truss's runaway success, Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Brockenbrough is the founder of National Grammar Day and SPOGG -- the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar -- and as serious as she is about proper usage, her voice is funny, irreverent, and never condescending. Things That Make Us (Sic) addresses common language stumbling stones such as evil twins, clichés, jargon, and flab, and offers all the spelling tips, hints, and rules that are fit to print. It's also hugely entertaining, with letters to high-profile language abusers, including David Hasselhoff, George W. Bush, and Canada's Maple Leafs [sic], as well as a letter to --and a reply from -- Her Majesty, the Queen of England. Brockenbrough has written a unique compendium combining letters, pop culture references, handy cheat sheets, rants, and historical references that is as helpful as it is hilarious.

Herta M_ller

Politics and Aesthetics

Author: Bettina Brandt,Valentina Glajar

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803248423

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Two languages—German and Romanian—inform the novels, essays, and collage poetry of Nobel laureate Herta Müller. Describing her writing as “autofictional,” Müller depicts the effects of violence, cruelty, and terror on her characters based on her own experiences in Communist Romania under the repressive Nicolae Ceauşescu regime. Herta Müller: Politics and Aesthetics explores Müller’s writings from different literary, cultural, and historical perspectives. Part 1 features Müller’s Nobel lecture, five new collage poems, and an interview with Ernest Wichner, a German-Romanian author who has traveled with her and sheds light on her writing. Parts 2 and 3, featuring essays by scholars from across Europe and the United States, address the political and poetical aspects of Müller’s texts. Contributors discuss life under the Romanian Communist dictatorship while also stressing key elements of Müller’s poetics, which promises both self-conscious formal experimentation and political intervention. One of the first books in English to thoroughly examine Müller’s writing, this volume addresses audiences with an interest in dissident, exile, migration, experimental, and transnational literature.