Liquid Intelligence The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail

Liquid Intelligence  The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail
Author: Dave Arnold
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-11-10
ISBN: 0393245853
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liquid Intelligence The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail Book Excerpt:

Winner of the 2015 James Beard Award for Best Beverage Book and the 2015 IACP Jane Grigson Award. A revolutionary approach to making better-looking, better-tasting drinks. In Dave Arnold’s world, the shape of an ice cube, the sugars and acids in an apple, and the bubbles in a bottle of champagne are all ingredients to be measured, tested, and tweaked. With Liquid Intelligence, the creative force at work in Booker & Dax, New York City’s high-tech bar, brings readers behind the counter and into the lab. There, Arnold and his collaborators investigate temperature, carbonation, sugar concentration, and acidity in search of ways to enhance classic cocktails and invent new ones that revolutionize your expectations about what a drink can look and taste like. Years of rigorous experimentation and study—botched attempts and inspired solutions—have yielded the recipes and techniques found in these pages. Featuring more than 120 recipes and nearly 450 color photographs, Liquid Intelligence begins with the simple—how ice forms and how to make crystal-clear cubes in your own freezer—and then progresses into advanced techniques like clarifying cloudy lime juice with enzymes, nitro-muddling fresh basil to prevent browning, and infusing vodka with coffee, orange, or peppercorns. Practical tips for preparing drinks by the pitcher, making homemade sodas, and building a specialized bar in your own home are exactly what drink enthusiasts need to know. For devotees seeking the cutting edge, chapters on liquid nitrogen, chitosan/gellan washing, and the applications of a centrifuge expand the boundaries of traditional cocktail craft. Arnold’s book is the beginning of a new method of making drinks, a problem-solving approach grounded in attentive observation and creative techniques. Readers will learn how to extract the sweet flavor of peppers without the spice, why bottling certain drinks beforehand beats shaking them at the bar, and why quinine powder and succinic acid lead to the perfect gin and tonic. Liquid Intelligence is about satisfying your curiosity and refining your technique, from red-hot pokers to the elegance of an old-fashioned. Whether you’re in search of astounding drinks or a one-of-a-kind journey into the next generation of cocktail making, Liquid Intelligence is the ultimate standard—one that no bartender or drink enthusiast should be without.

The Self deceiving Muse

The Self deceiving Muse
Author: Alan Singer
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0271037210
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Self deceiving Muse Book Excerpt:

"Focuses on the phenomenon of self-deception, and proposes a radical revision of our commonplace understanding of it as a token of irrationality. Argues that self-deception can illuminate the rationalistic functions of character"--Provided by publisher.

Photography in the Great War

Photography in the Great War
Author: Jason Bate
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-12-16
ISBN: 1350122068
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photography in the Great War Book Excerpt:

This book draws on a rich set of materials to examine postwar experiences of ex-servicemen who were facially-disfigured during the First World War. Weaving together medical, institutional, amateur and family photographic albums under a social history framework, Jason Bate underscores overlooked aspects of these men's continued hardships after returning home from the front. In particular, a focus is on the private sphere of the family and the complicated world of employment that disfigured veterans navigated on their return. Little attention has hitherto been paid to the aftercare of disfigured veterans once discharged from the army, or the long-term impact on individuals, and the sense of burden felt by families and local communities. In addressing this neglected area, the chapters here illuminate different practices of photography by doctors, nurses, press agencies, and families across the generations to challenge our perceptions of the personal traumas of soldiers and civilians.

Global Photography

Global Photography
Author: Erina Duganne,Heather Diack,Terri Weissman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN: 1000185001
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Photography Book Excerpt:

This innovative text recounts the history of photography through a series of thematically structured chapters. Designed and written for students studying photography and its history, each chapter approaches its subject by introducing a range of international, contemporary photographers and then contextualizing their work in historical terms. The book offers students an accessible route to gain an understanding of the key genres, theories and debates that are fundamental to the study of this rich and complex medium. Individual chapters cover major topics, including: · Description and Abstraction · Truth and Fiction · The Body · Landscape · War · Politics of Representation · Form · Appropriation · Museums · The Archive · The Cinematic · Fashion Photography Boxed focus studies throughout the text offer short interviews, curatorial statements and reflections by photographers, critics and leading scholars that link photography's history with its practice. Short chapter summaries, research questions and further reading lists help to reinforce learning and promote discussion. Whether coming to the subject from an applied photography or art history background, students will benefit from this book's engaging, example-led approach to the subject, gaining a sophisticated understanding of international photography in historical terms.

Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population Aging Design and User Experience

Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population  Aging  Design and User Experience
Author: Jia Zhou,Gavriel Salvendy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 513
Release: 2017-06-28
ISBN: 3319585304
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population Aging Design and User Experience Book Excerpt:

The two-volume set LNCS 10297 + 10298 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2017, held as part of HCI International 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. HCII 2017 received a total of 4340 submissions, of which 1228 papers were accepted for publication after a careful reviewing process. The 83 papers presented in the two volumes of ITAP 2017 were organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: aging and technology acceptance; user-centred design for the elderly; product design for the elderly; aging and user experience; digital literacy and training. Part II: mobile and wearable interaction for the elderly; aging and social media; silver and intergenerational gaming; health care and assistive technologies and services for the elderly; aging and learning, working and leisure.

The Miracle of Analogy

The Miracle of Analogy
Author: Kaja Silverman
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-03-04
ISBN: 0804794006
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Miracle of Analogy Book Excerpt:

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.

Photography and the Optical Unconscious

Photography and the Optical Unconscious
Author: Shawn Michelle Smith,Sharon Sliwinski
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2017-05-05
ISBN: 0822372991
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photography and the Optical Unconscious Book Excerpt:

Photography is one of the principal filters through which we engage the world. The contributors to this volume focus on Walter Benjamin's concept of the optical unconscious to investigate how photography has shaped history, modernity, perception, lived experience, politics, race, and human agency. In essays that range from examinations of Benjamin's and Sigmund Freud's writings to the work of Kara Walker and Roland Barthes's famous Winter Garden photograph, the contributors explore what photography can teach us about the nature of the unconscious. They attend to side perceptions, develop latent images, discover things hidden in plain sight, focus on the disavowed, and perceive the slow. Of particular note are the ways race and colonialism have informed photography from its beginning. The volume also contains photographic portfolios by Zoe Leonard, Kelly Wood, and Kristan Horton, whose work speaks to the optical unconscious while demonstrating how photographs communicate on their own terms. The essays and portfolios in Photography and the Optical Unconscious create a collective and sustained assessment of Benjamin's influential concept, opening up new avenues for thinking about photography and the human psyche. Contributors. Mary Bergstein, Jonathan Fardy, Kristan Horton, Terri Kapsalis, Sarah Kofman, Elisabeth Lebovici, Zoe Leonard, Gabrielle Moser, Mignon Nixon, Thy Phu, Mark Reinhardt, Shawn Michelle Smith, Sharon Sliwinski, Laura Wexler, Kelly Wood, Andrés Mario Zervigón

Measuring the Performance and Intelligence of Systems

Measuring the Performance and Intelligence of Systems
Author: Alex Meystel,E. R. Messina
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Artificial intelligence
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring the Performance and Intelligence of Systems Book Excerpt:

The Rhythm of Images

The Rhythm of Images
Author: Domietta Torlasco
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN: 1452964637
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rhythm of Images Book Excerpt:

A rigorous and imaginative inquiry into rhythm’s vital importance for film and the moving image Focusing attention on a concept much neglected in the study of film, The Rhythm of Images opens new possibilities for thinking about expanded perception and idiosyncratic modes of being. Author Domietta Torlasco engages with both philosophy and cinema to elaborate a notion of rhythm in its pre-Socratic sense as a “manner of flowing”—a fugitive mode that privileges contingency and calls up the forgotten fluidity of forms. In asking what it would mean to take this rhythm as an ontological force in its own right, she creatively draws on thinkers such as Giorgio Agamben, Roland Barthes, Gilles Deleuze, and Luce Irigaray. Rhythm emerges here as a form that eludes measure, a key to redefining the relation between the aesthetic and the political, and thus a pivotal means of resistance to power. Working with constellations of films and videos by international artists—from Michelangelo Antonioni, Jean-Luc Godard, and David Lynch to Harun Farocki and Victor Burgin, among others—Torlasco brings to bear on them her distinctive concept of rhythm with respect to four interrelated domains: life, labor, memory, and medium. With innovative readings of artworks and critical texts alike, The Rhythm of Images fashions a vibrant, provocative theory of rhythm as the excess or potential of perception. Ultimately, the book reconceives the relation between rhythm and the world-making power of images. The result is a vision of cinema as a hybrid medium endowed with the capacity not only to reinvent corporeal boundaries but also to find new ways of living together.

Wild Blue Media

Wild Blue Media
Author: Melody Jue
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-02-28
ISBN: 1478007540
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Blue Media Book Excerpt:

In Wild Blue Media, Melody Jue destabilizes terrestrial-based ways of knowing and reorients our perception of the world by considering the ocean itself as a media environment—a place where the weight and opacity of seawater transforms how information is created, stored, transmitted, and perceived. By recentering media theory on and under the sea, Jue calls attention to the differences between perceptual environments and how we think within and through them as embodied observers. In doing so, she provides media studies with alternatives to familiar theoretical frameworks, thereby challenging scholars to navigate unfamiliar oceanic conditions of orientation, materiality, and saturation. Jue not only examines media about the ocean—science fiction narratives, documentary films, ocean data visualizations, animal communication methods, and underwater art—but reexamines media through the ocean, submerging media theory underwater to estrange it from terrestrial habits of perception while reframing our understanding of mediation, objectivity, and metaphor.

Jeff Wall and the Concept of the Picture

Jeff Wall and the Concept of the Picture
Author: Naomi Merritt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2020-12-30
ISBN: 1000182703
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jeff Wall and the Concept of the Picture Book Excerpt:

This book grapples with fundamental questions about the evolving nature of pictorial representation, and the role photography has played in this ongoing process. These issues are explored through a close analysis of key themes that underpin the photography practice of Canadian artist Jeff Wall and through examining important works that have defined his oeuvre. Wall’s strategic revival of ‘the picture’ has had a resounding influence on the development of contemporary art photography, by expanding the conceptual and technical frameworks of the medium and introducing a self-reflexive criticality. Naomi Merritt brings a new and original contribution to the scholarship on one of the most significant figures to have shaped the course of contemporary art photography since the 1970s and shines a light on the multilayered connections between photography and art. This book will be of interest to scholars in the history of photography, art and visual culture, and contemporary art history.

Episodes

Episodes
Author: Jerry Belvo
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN: 1504981944
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Episodes Book Excerpt:

Episodes are tales of enlightenment. The author began his search to find out what being human was all about. Why were humans born? Why did they fight wars, get sick, and die? He came to the conclusion that the earth was only a testing ground for spirits, who migrated here from other galaxies to gain knowledge, to help humanity, and to eventually evolve back into light.

Painting with Fire

Painting with Fire
Author: Matthew C. Hunter
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-12-06
ISBN: 022639039X
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Painting with Fire Book Excerpt:

Painting with Fire shows how experiments with chemicals known to change visibly over the course of time transformed British pictorial arts of the long eighteenth century—and how they can alter our conceptions of photography today. As early as the 1670s, experimental philosophers at the Royal Society of London had studied the visual effects of dynamic combustibles. By the 1770s, chemical volatility became central to the ambitious paintings of Sir Joshua Reynolds, premier portraitist and first president of Britain’s Royal Academy of Arts. Valued by some critics for changing in time (and thus, for prompting intellectual reflection on the nature of time), Reynolds’s unstable chemistry also prompted new techniques of chemical replication among Matthew Boulton, James Watt, and other leading industrialists. In turn, those replicas of chemically decaying academic paintings were rediscovered in the mid-nineteenth century and claimed as origin points in the history of photography. Tracing the long arc of chemically produced and reproduced art from the 1670s through the 1860s, the book reconsiders early photography by situating it in relationship to Reynolds’s replicated paintings and the literal engines of British industry. By following the chemicals, Painting with Fire remaps familiar stories about academic painting and pictorial experiment amid the industrialization of chemical knowledge.

Text and Visuality

Text and Visuality
Author: Martin Heusser,Michele Hannoosh,Charlotte Schoell-Glass,David Scott
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 321
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9789042007369
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Text and Visuality Book Excerpt:

The essays in this collection are a selection of the papers given at the Fifth International Conference on Word and Image Studies, Claremont, CA, 14-20 March, 1999.

Photography s Materialities

Photography   s Materialities
Author: Geoff Bender,Rasmus R. Simonsen
Publsiher: Leuven University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-05-17
ISBN: 9462702683
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photography s Materialities Book Excerpt:

There is little dispute that photography is a material practice, and that the photograph itself is ineluctably material. And yet “matter,” “material,” and “materiality” have proven to be remarkably elusive terms of inquiry, frequently producing studies that are disparate in scope, sharing seemingly little common ground. Although the wide methodological range of materialist study can be dizzying, it is this book’s contention that that multiplicity is also the field’s greatest asset, keeping materialist inquiry enduringly vibrant—provided that varying methods are in close enough proximity to converse. Photography’s Materialities orchestrates one such conversation. Juxtaposing the insights of theorists like Lacan, Benjamin, and Latour beside close studies of crime, spirit, and composite photography, among others, this collection aims for a productive synergy, one capacious enough to span transatlantic spaces over the long nineteenth century. Contributors: Kris Belden-Adams (University of Mississippi), Maura Coughlin (Bryant University), David LaRocca (independent scholar), Jacob W. Lewis (University of Rochester), Mary Marchand (Goucher College), Zachary Tavlin (Art Institute of Chicago), Christa Holm Vogelius (University of Copenhagen)

The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails

The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails
Author: Noah Rothbaum
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2021-10-14
ISBN: 0190670401
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails Book Excerpt:

Anthropologists and historians have confirmed the central role alcohol has played in nearly every society since the dawn of human civilization, but it is only recently that it has been the subject of serious scholarly inquiry. The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails is the first major reference work to cover the subject from a global perspective, and provides an authoritative, enlightening, and entertaining overview of this third branch of the alcohol family. It will stand alongside the bestselling Companions to Wine and Beer, presenting an in-depth exploration of the world of spirits and cocktails in a groundbreaking synthesis. The Companion covers drinks, processes, and techniques from around the world as well as those in the US and Europe. It provides clear explanations of the different ways that spirits are produced, including fermentation, distillation, and ageing, alongside a wealth of new detail on the emergence of cocktails and cocktail bars, including entries on key cocktails and influential mixologists and cocktail bars. With entries ranging from Manhattan and mixology to sloe gin and stills, the Companion combines coverage of the range of spirit-based drinks around the world with clear explanations of production processes, and the history and culture of their consumption. It is the ultimate guide to understanding what is in your glass. The Companion is lavishly illustrated throughout, and appendices include a timeline of spirits and distillation and a guide to mixing drinks.

Emerging Landscapes

Emerging Landscapes
Author: Davide Deriu,Krystallia Kamvasinou
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-05-06
ISBN: 1317144783
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Landscapes Book Excerpt:

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

Capitalism and the Camera

Capitalism and the Camera
Author: Kevin Coleman,Daniel James
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN: 183976080X
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Capitalism and the Camera Book Excerpt:

A provocative exploration of photography's relationship to capitalism, from leading theorists of visual culture. Photography was invented between the publication of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations and Karl Marx and Frederick Engels's The Communist Manifesto. Taking the intertwined development of capitalism and the camera as their starting point, the essays in Capitalism and the Camera investigate the relationship between capitalist accumulation and the photographic image, and ask whether photography might allow us to refuse capitalism's violence--and if so, how? Drawn together in productive disagreement, the essays in this collection explore the relationship of photography to resource extraction and capital accumulation, from 1492 to the postcolonial; the camera's potential to make visible critical understandings of capitalist production and society, especially economies of class and desire; and propose ways that the camera and the image can be used to build cultural and political counterpublics from which a democratic struggle against capitalism might emerge. With essays by Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Siobhan Angus, Kajri Jain, Walter Benn Michaels, T. J. Clark, John Paul Ricco, Blake Stimson, Chris Stolarski, Tong Lam, and Jacob Emery.

Images on the Move

Images on the Move
Author: Olga Moskatova
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-10-31
ISBN: 3839452465
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Images on the Move Book Excerpt:

In contemporary society, digital images have become increasingly mobile. They are networked, shared on social media, and circulated across small and portable screens. Accordingly, the discourses of spreadability and circulation have come to supersede the focus on production, indexicality, and manipulability, which had dominated early conceptions of digital photography and film. However, the mobility of images is neither technologically nor conceptually limited to the realm of the digital. The edited volume re-examines the historical, aesthetical, and theoretical relevance of image mobility. The contributors provide a materialist account of images on the move - ranging from wired photography to postcards to streaming media.

The Architecture of Error

The Architecture of Error
Author: Francesca Hughes
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2014-11-07
ISBN: 0262526360
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Architecture of Error Book Excerpt:

Why the rise of redundant precision in architecture and the accompanying fear of error are key to understanding the discipline's needs, anxieties and desires. When architects draw even brick walls to six decimal places with software designed to cut lenses, it is clear that the logic that once organized relations between precision and material error in construction has unraveled. Precision, already a promiscuous term, seems now to have been uncoupled from its contract with truthfulness. Meanwhile error, and the always-political space of its dissent, has reconfigured itself. In The Architecture of Error Francesca Hughes argues that behind the architect's acute fetishization of redundant precision lies a special fear of physical error. What if we were to consider the pivotal cultural and technological transformations of modernism to have been driven not so much by the causes its narratives declare, she asks, as by an unspoken horror of loss of control over error, material life, and everything that matter stands for? Hughes traces the rising intolerance of material vagaries—from the removal of ornament to digitalized fabrication—that produced the blind rejection of organic materials, the proliferation of material testing, and the rhetorical obstacles that blighted cybernetics. Why is it, she asks, that the more we cornered physical error, the more we feared it? Hughes's analysis of redundant precision exposes an architecture of fear whose politics must be called into question. Proposing error as a new category for architectural thought, Hughes draws on other disciplines and practices that have interrogated precision and failure, citing the work of scientists Nancy Cartwright and Evelyn Fox Keller and visual artists Gordon Matta-Clark, Barbara Hepworth, Rachel Whiteread, and others. These non-architect practitioners, she argues, show that error need not be excluded and precision can be made accountable.