Debugging Game History

Debugging Game History
Author: Henry Lowood,Raiford Guins
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-06-03
ISBN: 0262331950
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debugging Game History Book Excerpt:

Essays discuss the terminology, etymology, and history of key terms, offering a foundation for critical historical studies of games. Even as the field of game studies has flourished, critical historical studies of games have lagged behind other areas of research. Histories have generally been fact-by-fact chronicles; fundamental terms of game design and development, technology, and play have rarely been examined in the context of their historical, etymological, and conceptual underpinnings. This volume attempts to “debug” the flawed historiography of video games. It offers original essays on key concepts in game studies, arranged as in a lexicon—from “Amusement Arcade” to “Embodiment” and “Game Art” to “Simulation” and “World Building.” Written by scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplines, including game development, curatorship, media archaeology, cultural studies, and technology studies, the essays offer a series of distinctive critical “takes” on historical topics. The majority of essays look at game history from the outside in; some take deep dives into the histories of play and simulation to provide context for the development of electronic and digital games; others take on such technological components of games as code and audio. Not all essays are history or historical etymology—there is an analysis of game design, and a discussion of intellectual property—but they nonetheless raise questions for historians to consider. Taken together, the essays offer a foundation for the emerging study of game history. Contributors Marcelo Aranda, Brooke Belisle, Caetlin Benson-Allott, Stephanie Boluk, Jennifer deWinter, J. P. Dyson, Kate Edwards, Mary Flanagan, Jacob Gaboury, William Gibbons, Raiford Guins, Erkki Huhtamo, Don Ihde, Jon Ippolito, Katherine Isbister, Mikael Jakobsson, Steven E. Jones, Jesper Juul, Eric Kaltman, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Carly A. Kocurek, Peter Krapp, Patrick LeMieux, Henry Lowood, Esther MacCallum-Stewart, Ken S. McAllister, Nick Monfort, David Myers, James Newman, Jenna Ng, Michael Nitsche, Laine Nooney, Hector Postigo, Jas Purewal, Reneé H. Reynolds, Judd Ethan Ruggill, Marie-Laure Ryan, Katie Salen Tekinbaş, Anastasia Salter, Mark Sample, Bobby Schweizer, John Sharp, Miguel Sicart, Rebecca Elisabeth Skinner, Melanie Swalwell, David Thomas, Samuel Tobin, Emma Witkowski, Mark J.P. Wolf

Special and Gifted Education Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Special and Gifted Education  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2429
Release: 2016-04-25
ISBN: 1522500359
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Special and Gifted Education Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

Diverse learners with exceptional needs require a specialized curriculum that will help them to develop socially and intellectually in a way that traditional pedagogical practice is unable to fulfill. As educational technologies and theoretical approaches to learning continue to advance, so do the opportunities for exceptional children. Special and Gifted Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an exhaustive compilation of emerging research, theoretical concepts, and real-world examples of the ways in which the education of special needs and exceptional children is evolving. Emphasizing pedagogical innovation and new ways of looking at contemporary educational practice, this multi-volume reference work is ideal for inclusion in academic libraries for use by pre-service and in-service teachers, graduate-level students, researchers, and educational software designers and developers.

Origins of Mind

Origins of Mind
Author: Liz Swan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2012-12-22
ISBN: 9400754191
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origins of Mind Book Excerpt:

The big question of how and why mindedness evolved necessitates collaborative, multidisciplinary investigation. Biosemiotics provides a new conceptual space that attracts a multitude of thinkers in the biological and cognitive sciences and the humanities who recognize continuity in the biosphere from the simplest to the most complex organisms, and who are united in the project of trying to account for even language and human consciousness in this comprehensive picture of life. The young interdiscipline of biosemiotics has so far by and large focused on codes, signs and sign processes in the microworld—a fact that reflects the field’s strong representation in microbiology and embryology. What philosophers of mind and cognitive scientists can contribute to the growing interdiscipline are insights into how the biosemiotic weltanschauung applies to complex organisms like humans where such signs and sign processes constitute human society and culture.

History of Modern Architecture

History of Modern Architecture
Author: Leonardo Benevolo
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 868
Release: 1977
ISBN: 9780262520454
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Modern Architecture Book Excerpt:

The format of this work is richly handsome: the two-volume set contains well over1000 high-quality illustrations. This volume is concerned with the modern movement proper, from 1914to 1966.

Nexus Network Journal 8 1

Nexus Network Journal 8 1
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2006-07-14
ISBN: 9783764377472
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nexus Network Journal 8 1 Book Excerpt:

From ancient to modern, architects have looked for fundamental underlying principles of geometry and proportion on which to found their designs. Such principles not only provide an order for the formal elements, they ground the architecture in timeless values and provide an order for the formal elements, they ground the architecture in timeless values and provide a source of cultural meaning. This book illustrates the use of fundamental principles of geometry and proportion in two ancient cultures, the Bronze Age and the Roman Age, as well as in twentieth-century North America.

History for the IB Diploma The Arab Israeli Conflict 1945 79

History for the IB Diploma  The Arab Israeli Conflict 1945 79
Author: Jean Bottaro
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-08-02
ISBN: 1107662052
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History for the IB Diploma The Arab Israeli Conflict 1945 79 Book Excerpt:

Tailored to the requirements and assessment objectives of the syllabus, they provide opportunities for students to make comparisons between different regions and time periods.

General Catalogue of Printed Books

General Catalogue of Printed Books
Author: British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English imprints
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Antiquarian Bookman

Antiquarian Bookman
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Antiquarian booksellers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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History Of The International World Socialism 1943 1968

History Of The International  World Socialism 1943 1968
Author: Julius Braunthal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2019-03-20
ISBN: 0429727097
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History Of The International World Socialism 1943 1968 Book Excerpt:

With this volume the history of the first century of the International reaches its conclusion. Originally I had intended that the trilogy would come to a close with the centenary of the founding of the First International in September 1964. But before I could finish writing the third volume the tragedy of the Communist revolution in Czechoslovakia had played itself out. 'The Spring of Prague' of 1968, having set in motion a process of change from a Communist dictatorship to a Socialist democracy, was followed within a few months by the invasion of the armies of the five Warsaw Pact powers to forestall reformation in Czechoslovakia. Both revolution and counter-revolution were events of the utmost significance for the history of Socialism-the revolution, for showing that it was possible for a Communist system of totalitarian dictatorship to be transformed without resort to force; and the counter-revolution, for showing how the regime in the Soviet Union has remained essentially unaltered since Stalin's death. The invasion of Czechoslovakia brutally called in question any optimistic perspective of development within the Soviet Union itself.

Alternative Tourism in Budapest

Alternative Tourism in Budapest
Author: Susan E. Hill
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2017-02-03
ISBN: 1498528651
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Tourism in Budapest Book Excerpt:

Alternative Tourism in Budapest: Class, Culture, and Identity in a Postsocialist City analyzes the particular imaginaries of Hungarian culture that are produced and circulated through alternative tourism a generation after state socialism.

Buildings and Power

Buildings and Power
Author: Thomas A. Markus
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN: 1136130926
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buildings and Power Book Excerpt:

The material and cultural world in which we now live perhaps represents the end of a process created out of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. The battles fought over class, ideology and language are represented most clearly in the explosion of new building types during the Century of Revolutions. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps and plans, Buildings and Power analyses architectural form, function and space to explore the reproduction and the subversion of power in the modern city.

Cambridge IGCSE and O Level History 2nd Edition

Cambridge IGCSE and O Level History 2nd Edition
Author: Ben Walsh
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN: 1510419977
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cambridge IGCSE and O Level History 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

Exam board: Cambridge Assessment International Education Level: IGCSE Subject: History First teaching: September 2018 First exams: Summer 2020 This title is endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Education to support Option B for examination from 2020. Rely on author Ben Walsh's bestselling approach to navigate through the content of the latest Cambridge IGCSE and O Level History syllabuses (0470/0977/2147), and help to prepare for examination. - Deepen understanding through clear and engaging text to build the content knowledge required by the course. - Develop analytical skills through carefully designed Focus Tasks on all the Focus Points or Key Questions from the syllabus. - Get a feel for the period and the issues through abundant source material that also ensures regular practice of source evaluation skills. - Remember historical facts better through memorable diagrams and timelines. - Consolidate learning with Exam Focus features suggesting how to tackle exam-style questions. The course covers all the Key Questions and Focus Points for Core Content Option B 'The 20th century: International Relations since 1919' and selected depth studies: Germany, 1918-45; Russia, 1905-41; The USA, 1919-41. Please note: answers to the Student Book questions are included in the Online Teacher's Guide. Also available in this series: Student eTextbook (ISBN 9781510420045) Whiteboard eTextbook (ISBN 9781510420052) Online Teacher's Guide (ISBN 9781510424104) Study and Revision Guide (ISBN 9781510421196) Workbook International Relations since 1919 (ISBN 9781510421202) Workbook Depth study: Russia, 1905-41 (ISBN 9781510448308) Workbook Depth study: Germany, 1918-45 (ISBN 9781510448575) Workbook Depth study: The United States, 1919-41 (ISBN 9781510448582)

Science Fiction Theatre A History of the Television Program 1955 57

Science Fiction Theatre  A History of the Television Program  1955 57
Author: Martin Grams Jr.
Publsiher: BearManor Media
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction Theatre A History of the Television Program 1955 57 Book Excerpt:

Writers Directory

Writers Directory
Author: NA NA
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1550
Release: 2016-03-05
ISBN: 1349036501
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Building the Compensatory State

Building the Compensatory State
Author: Robert F. Durant
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN: 1000586871
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building the Compensatory State Book Excerpt:

Contemporary public administration research has marginalized the importance of “taking history seriously.” With few exceptions, little recent scholarship in the field has looked longitudinally (rather than cross-sectionally), contextually, and theoretically over extended time periods at “big questions” in public administration. One such “big question” involves the evolution of American administrative reform and its link since the nation’s founding to American state building. This book addresses this gap by analyzing administrative reform in unprecedented empirical and theoretical ways. In taking a multidisciplinary approach, it incorporates recent developments in cognate research fields in the humanities and social sciences that have been mostly ignored in public administration. It thus challenges existing notions of the nature, scope, and power of the American state and, with these, important aspects of today’s conventional wisdom in public administration. Author Robert F. Durant explores the administrative state in a new light as part of a “compensatory state”—driven, shaped, and amplified since the nation’s founding by a corporate–social science nexus of interests. Arguing that this nexus of interests has contributed to citizen estrangement in the United States, he offers a broad empirical and theoretical understanding of the political economy of administrative reform, its role in state building, and its often paradoxical results. Offering a reconsideration of conventional wisdom in public administration, this book is required reading for all students, scholars, or practitioners of public administration, public policy, and politics.

Hfg Ulm

Hfg Ulm
Author: René Spitz
Publsiher: Edition Axel Menges
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2002
ISBN: 3932565177
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hfg Ulm Book Excerpt:

This book provides the first chronological account of the political history of the Ulm School of Design, considered to be the most influential educational institution in the world for contemporary design.

The Discovery of the Artificial

The Discovery of the Artificial
Author: R. Cordeschi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2002-07-31
ISBN: 9781402006067
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Discovery of the Artificial Book Excerpt:

This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information, and data processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other) animal, or machine. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence and to computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual, and epistemological aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental, and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. The present volume offers a broad and imaginative approach to the study of the mind, which emphasizes several themes, namely: the importance of functional organization apart from the specific material by means of which it may be implemented; the use of modeling to simulate these functional processes and subject them to certain kinds of tests; the use of mentalistic language to describe and predict the behavior of artifacts; and the subsumption of processes of adaptation, learning, and intelligence by means of explanatory principles. The author has produced a rich and complex, lucid and readable discussion that clarifies and illuminates many of the most difficult problems arising within this difficult domain.

General Catalogue of Printed Books

General Catalogue of Printed Books
Author: British Museum. Department of Printed Books
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 520
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English imprints
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of Women s Seclusion in the Middle East

A History of Women s Seclusion in the Middle East
Author: J Dianne Garner,Linn Prentis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN: 1134731590
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Women s Seclusion in the Middle East Book Excerpt:

Learn how the seclusion of women can be used as a feminist defense against exploitation—and as an empowering force Internationally acclaimed author Ann Chamberlin’s book, A History of Women’s Seclusion in the Middle East: The Veil in the Looking Glass is a critical interdisciplinary examination of the practice of seclusion of women throughout the Middle East from its beginnings. This challenging exploration discusses the reasons that seclusion may not be as oppressive as is presently generally accepted, and, in fact, may be an empowering force for women in both the West and East. Readers are taken on a controversial, belief-bending journey deep into the surprising origins and diverse aspects of female seclusion to find solid evidence of its surprising use as a defense against monolithic cultural exploitation. The author uses her extensive knowledge of Middle Eastern culture, language, and even archeology to provide a convincing assertion challenging the Western view that seclusion was and is a result of women’s oppression. A History of Women’s Seclusion in the Middle East goes beyond standard feminist rhetoric to put forth shocking notions on the real reasons behind women’s seclusion and how it has been used to counteract cultural exploitation. The book reviews written evidence, domestic and sacred architecture, evolution, biology, the clan, the environment for seclusion, trade, capital and land, slavery, honor, and various other aspects in a powerful feminist argument that seclusion is actually a valuable empowering force of protection from the influence of today’s society. The text includes thirty black and white figures with useful descriptions to illustrate and enhance reader understanding of concepts. A History of Women’s Seclusion in the Middle East discusses at length: prehistoric evidence of seclusion the sense of honor in the Middle East a balanced look at the Islamic religion the true nature of the harem the reasons for the oppression by the Taliban the positive aspects of ’veiling’ seclusion as a defense against capitalist exploitation and other challenging perspectives! A History of Women’s Seclusion in the Middle East is thought-provoking, insightful reading for all interested in women’s history, feminism, and the history and culture of the Middle East.

Origins of Religion Cognition and Culture

Origins of Religion  Cognition and Culture
Author: Armin W. Geertz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN: 1317544552
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origins of Religion Cognition and Culture Book Excerpt:

Attempts to understand the origins of humanity have raised fundamental questions about the complex relationship between cognition and culture. Central to the debates on origins is the role of religion, religious ritual and religious experience. What came first: individual religious (ecstatic) experiences, collective observances of transition situations, fear of death, ritual competence, magical coercion; mirror neurons or temporal lobe religiosity? Cognitive scientists are now providing us with important insights on phylogenetic and ontogenetic processes. Together with insights from the humanities and social sciences on the origins, development and maintenance of complex semiotic, social and cultural systems, a general picture of what is particularly human about humans could emerge. Reflections on the preconditions for symbolic and linguistic competence and practice are now within our grasp. Origins of Religion, Cognition and Culture puts culture centre stage in the cognitive science of religion.