Making Sense of Space Book

Making Sense of Space

  • Author : Iryna Kuksa
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-06-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780634067

Making Sense of Space Book Description :

The use of Virtual Worlds (VWs) has increased in the last decade. VWs are used for communication, education, community building, creative arts, and more. A good deal of research has been conducted into learning and VWs, but other areas remain ripe for investigation. Factors from technological platforms to the nature and conventions of the communities that use VWs must be considered, in order to achieve the best possible interaction between virtual spaces and their users. Making Sense of Space focuses on the background to these issues, describing a range of case studies conducted by the authors. The book investigates the innovative and creative ways designers employ VWs for research, performance-making, and audience engagement. Secondly, it looks into how educators use these spaces to support their teaching practice. Lastly, the book examines the potential of VWs as new methods of communication, and the ways they are changing our perception of reality. This book is structured into four chapters. An introduction provides a history and outline of important themes for VWs, and subsequent chapters consider the design of virtual spaces, experience of virtual spaces, and communication in virtual spaces. Written by two experienced academics and practitioners in the field, offering different perspectives Uses a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on: education; scenography; performance studies; disaster management; and computer science Provides multiple viewpoints on the topic, gained through interviews and contributions from a range of experts, as well as several co-authored chapters

Making  Sense  Book

Making Sense

  • Author : Antonio Cuadrado-Femandez
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1064488465

Making Sense Book Description :

Making Sense of the Intercultural Book

Making Sense of the Intercultural

  • Author : Adrian Holliday
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-11-28
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351059176

Making Sense of the Intercultural Book Description :

In this book we wish to find a new way of talking about, connecting and operationalising the third space, narratives, positioning, and interculturality. Our purpose is to shake established views in what we consider to be an urgent quest for dealing with prejudice. We therefore seek to draw attention to the following: How Centre structures and large culture boundaries are sources of prejudice How deCentred intercultural threads address prejudice by dissolving these boundaries How, in everyday small culture formation on the go, the cultural and the intercultural are observable and become indistinguishable How agency, personal and grand narratives, discourses, and positioning become visible in unexpected ways How we researchers also bring competing narratives in making sense of the intercultural How third spaces are discordant and uncomfortable places in which all of us must struggle to achieve interculturality This book is therefore a journey of discovery with each chapter building on the previous ones. While throughout there are particular empirical events (interviews, reconstructed ethnographic accounts and research diary entries) with their own detailed analyses and insights, they connect back to discussion in previous chapters.

Making Sense Book

Making Sense

  • Author : Lorna Collins
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-09-25
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472573193

Making Sense Book Description :

Making Sense utilises art practice as a pro-active way of thinking that helps us to make sense of the world. It does this by developing an applied understanding of how we can use art as a method of healing and as a critical method of research. Drawing from poststructuralist philosophy, psychoanalysis, arts therapies, and the creative processes of a range of contemporary artists, the book appeals to the fields of art theory, the arts therapies, aesthetics and art practice, whilst it opens the regenerative affects of art-making to everyone. It does this by proposing the agency of 'transformative therapeutics', which defines how art helps us to make sense of the world, by activating, nourishing and understanding a particular world view or situation therein. The purpose of the book is to question and understand how and why art has this facility and power, and make the creative and healing properties of certain modes of expression widely accessible, practical and useful.

Making Sense Book

Making Sense

  • Author : Bill Cope
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107133303

Making Sense Book Description :

Explains the multimodal connections of text, image, space, body, sound and speech, in both old and new computer-mediated communication systems.

Making Sense of Drama Book

Making Sense of Drama

  • Author : Jonothan Neelands
  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 0435186582

Making Sense of Drama Book Description :

This book will give teachers from all subject areas the confidence to explore the possibilities of drama in the classroom.

Making Space Book
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Making Space

  • Author : Jennifer M. Groh
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674863217

Making Space Book Description :

Knowing where things are seems effortless. Yet our brains devote tremendous power to figuring out simple details about spatial relationships. Jennifer Groh traces this mental detective work to show how the brain creates our sense of location, and makes the case that the brain’s systems for thinking about space may be the systems of thought itself.

Space and Sense Book

Space and Sense

  • Author : Department of Experimental Psychology Susanna Millar
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2008-06-30
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135422264

Space and Sense Book Description :

How do we perceive the space around us, locate objects within it, and make our way through it? What do the senses contribute? This book focuses on touch in order to examine which aspects of vision and touch overlap in spatial processing. It argues that spatial processing depends crucially on integrating diverse sensory inputs as reference cues for the location, distance or direction response that spatial tasks demand. Space and Sense shows how perception by touch, as by vision, can be helped by external reference cues, and that ‘visual’ illusions that are also found in touch depend on common factors and do not occur by chance. Susanna Millar presents new evidence on the role of spatial cues in touch and movement both with and without vision, and discusses the interaction of both touch and movement with vision in spatial tasks. The book shows how perception by touch, as by vision, can be helped by external reference cues, and that ‘visual’ illusions that are also found in touch depend on common factors and do not occur by chance. It challenges traditional views of explicit external reference cues, showing that they can improve spatial recall with inputs from touch and movement, contrary to the held belief. Space and Sense provides empirical evidence for an important distinction between spatial vision and vision that excludes spatial cues in relation to touch. This important new volume extends previous descriptions of bimodal effects in vision and space.

The Space Place Book

The Space Place

  • Author : Helen Sharman
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Astronauts
  • Pages : 31
  • ISBN 10 : 1855780925

The Space Place Book Description :

The author, an astronaut, takes you through astronaut training, experience the excitement of launch day, and learn about the weird and wonderful ways of life in space. Suggested level: junior, primary.

Making Sense of People and Place in Linguistic Landscapes Book

Making Sense of People and Place in Linguistic Landscapes

  • Author : Amiena Peck
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-10-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350038004

Making Sense of People and Place in Linguistic Landscapes Book Description :

This volume offers comprehensive analyses of how we live continuously in a multiplicity and simultaneity of 'places'. It explores what it means to be in place, the variety of ways in which meanings of place are made and how relationships to others are mediated through the linguistic and material semiotics of place. Drawing on examples of linguistic landscapes (LL) over the world, such as gentrified landscapes in Johannesburg and Brunswick, Mozambican memorializations, volatile train graffiti in Stockholm, Brazilian protest marches, Guadeloupian Creole signs, microscapes of souvenirs in Guinea-Bissau and old landscapes of apartheid in South Africa in contemporary time, this book explores how we are what we are through how we are emplaced. Across these examples, world-leading contributors explore how LLs contribute to the (re)imagining of different selves in the living past (living the past in the present), alternative presents and imagined futures. It focuses particularly on how the LL in all of these mediations is read through emotionality and affect, creating senses of belonging, precarity and hope across a simultaneous multiplicity of worlds. The volume offers a reframing of linguistics landscape research in a geohumanities framework emphasizing negotiations of self in place in LL studies, building upon a rich body of LL research. With over 40 illustrations, it covers various methodological and epistemological issues, such as the need for extended temporal engagement with landscapes, a mobile approach to landscapes and how bodies engage with texts.

Making Sense of Taste Book

Making Sense of Taste

  • Author : Carolyn Korsmeyer
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-04
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780801471322

Making Sense of Taste Book Description :

Taste, perhaps the most intimate of the five senses, has traditionally been considered beneath the concern of philosophy, too bound to the body, too personal and idiosyncratic. Yet, in addition to providing physical pleasure, eating and drinking bear symbolic and aesthetic value in human experience, and they continually inspire writers and artists. Carolyn Korsmeyer explains how taste came to occupy so low a place in the hierarchy of senses and why it is deserving of greater philosophical respect and attention. Korsmeyer begins with the Greek thinkers who classified taste as an inferior, bodily sense; she then traces the parallels between notions of aesthetic and gustatory taste that were explored in the formation of modern aesthetic theories. She presents scientific views of how taste actually works and identifies multiple components of taste experiences. Turning to taste's objects—food and drink—she looks at the different meanings they convey in art and literature as well as in ordinary human life and proposes an approach to the aesthetic value of taste that recognizes the representational and expressive roles of food. Korsmeyer's consideration of art encompasses works that employ food in contexts sacred and profane, that seek to whet the appetite and to keep it at bay; her selection of literary vignettes ranges from narratives of macabre devouring to stories of communities forged by shared eating.

The Sense of Space Book

The Sense of Space

  • Author : David Morris
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2004-08-24
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 0791461831

The Sense of Space Book Description :

The Sense of Space brings together space and body to show that space is a plastic environment, charged with meaning, that reflects the distinctive character of human embodiment in the full range of its moving, perceptual, emotional, expressive, developmental, and social capacities. Drawing on the philosophies of Merleau-Ponty and Bergon, as well as contemporary psychology to develop a renewed account of the moving, perceiving body, the book suggests that our sense of space ultimately reflects our ethical relations to other people and to the place we inhabit. "I like the combination of sober scholarship with imaginative thought and writing. David Morris is fully at home in phenomenology, while being quite knowledgeable of existing and pertinent scientific literature. Having mastered both, he creates a dynamic tension between them, showing how each can fructify the other, albeit in very different ways. The result is truly impressive.

Making Sense of Place Book

Making Sense of Place

  • Author : Frank Vanclay
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000064123462

Making Sense of Place Book Description :

"Making Sense of Place is a book of selected proceedings from the Senses of Place conference held in Hobart in April 2006. It explores place from myriad perspectives and through evocative encounters. The Barrier Reef is experienced through the sense of touch, Lake Mungo is encountered through sound and 'listening', and light is shed on the meaning of place for deaf people. Case studies include the Maze prison, Inuit hunting grounds, and the songlines of the Anangu people. Iconic landscapes, lookouts, gardens, grieving places, the 'car place' - all provide contexts for experiencing and understanding place."--Provided by publisher.

Making Sense of Place Book

Making Sense of Place

  • Author : Ian Convery
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014-03-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781843838999

Making Sense of Place Book Description :

Essays dealing with the question of how "sense of place" is constructed, in a variety of locations and media.

Making Sense of Lung Function Tests Book

Making Sense of Lung Function Tests

  • Author : Robert Winter
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2003-05-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780340763193

Making Sense of Lung Function Tests Book Description :

This pocket-sized handbook presents the many commonly performed tests of respiratory function, investigations that are to respiratory medicine what the ECG is to cardiology. Up to one third of emergency admissions are related to breathing difficulties of one sort or another, and a variety of diagnostic investigations are required. Familiarity with the interpretation of a range of respiratory parameters is therefore a fundamental skill to be acquired during training and improved upon throughout clinical practice. Providing invaluable 'hands-on' guidance for trainees in anaesthetics, medicine and pulmonary function, and also acting as a useful ready reference for the experienced clinician, Making Sense of Lung Function Tests places lung function in a clinical context using 'real-life' examples. The book integrates an understanding of the physiological principles underlying lung function with their interpretation in clinical practice. In reading Making Sense of Lung Function Tests the trainee physician will improve knowledge of the mechanical measurements of lung function, gain understanding of lung capacity and flow rates, be able to monitor the effectiveness of respiration, e.g. through blood gas analysis, and, as a result, will learn quickly how to manage patients requiring lung function tests appropriately and with confidence.

Making Sense  Making Worlds Book

Making Sense Making Worlds

  • Author : Nicholas Onuf
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136219467

Making Sense Making Worlds Book Description :

Nicholas Onuf is a leading scholar in international relations and introduced constructivism to international relations, coining the term constructivism in his book World of Our Making (1989). He was featured as one of twelve scholars featured in Iver B. Neumann and Ole Wæver, eds., The Future of International Relations: Masters in the Making? (1996); and featured in Martin Griffiths, Steven C. Roach and M. Scott Solomon, Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations, 2nd ed. (2009). This powerful collection of essays clarifies Onuf’s approach to international relations and makes a decisive contribution to the debates in IR concerning theory. It embeds the theoretical project in the wider horizon of how we understand ourselves and the world. Onuf updates earlier themes and his general constructivist approach, and develops some newer lines of research, such as the work on metaphors and the re-grounding in much more Aristotle than before. A complement to the author’s groundbreaking book of 1989, World of Our Making, this tightly argued book draws extensively from philosophy and social theory to advance constructivism in International Relations. Making Sense, Making Worlds will be vital reading for students and scholars of international relations, international relations theory, social theory and law.

Seductions of Place Book

Seductions of Place

  • Author : Alan A Lew
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-08-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134651870

Seductions of Place Book Description :

The seductiveness of touristed landscapes is simultaneously local and global, as travelled places are formed and reworked by the activities of diverse, mobile people, in their desires to experience situated, sensuous qualities of difference. Cartier and Lew’s interesting and informative book explores contemporary issues in travel and tourism and human geography, and the complex cultural, political, and economic activities at stake in touristed landscapes as a result of globalization. This book assesses travel and tourism as simultaneously cultural and economic processes, through ideas about place seduction and the formation of landscapes. Throughout, examples are given from urban and environmental touristed landscapes, from major world cities to tropical islands, and chapter contributions include: an analysis of the representational character of landscape and the built environment historic constructions of place seduction the importance of class, racial, and gender dimensions of place how mobility and the seduction of place orient identity formation the environmental impacts of tourism economies. Broad in scope, this book is ideal for social scientists and humanists who are interested in contemporary debates about place studies, mobility, and the located realities of globalization.

Making Sense of Your Senses Book

Making Sense of Your Senses

  • Author : Christopher Auer
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-12-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781572248373

Making Sense of Your Senses Book Description :

Children with sensory processing disorder (SPD) or sensory processing challenges associated with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, or other developmental conditions experience the world very differently than other kids. They may react strongly to sounds, textures, and stimulation, finding even seemingly minor sensations intolerable. Other children with SPD hardly notice sensory stimulation at all, or have trouble with basic motor skills and coordination. If your child shows symptoms of this condition, you may wonder what you can do to help ease your child's SPD-related stress, panic, or other challenging behavior. Making Sense of Your Senses is full of activities and skill-building exercises you can do with your child to help him or her balance sensory stimulation and practice self-calming techniques. Kids can use these techniques anytime they feel overwhelmed or have the urge to seek out intense sensory experiences. Before long, your child will be better able to tolerate everyday sensations and prevent stimulation overload-essential skills for living a happy, healthy, and comfortable life.

Mind in Motion Book

Mind in Motion

  • Author : Barbara Tversky
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465093076

Mind in Motion Book Description :

An eminent psychologist offers a major new theory of human cognition: movement, not language, is the foundation of thought When we try to think about how we think, we can't help but think of words. Indeed, some have called language the stuff of thought. But pictures are remembered far better than words, and describing faces, scenes, and events defies words. Anytime you take a shortcut or play chess or basketball or rearrange your furniture in your mind, you've done something remarkable: abstract thinking without words. In Mind in Motion, psychologist Barbara Tversky shows that spatial cognition isn't just a peripheral aspect of thought, but its very foundation, enabling us to draw meaning from our bodies and their actions in the world. Our actions in real space get turned into mental actions on thought, often spouting spontaneously from our bodies as gestures. Spatial thinking underlies creating and using maps, assembling furniture, devising football strategies, designing airports, understanding the flow of people, traffic, water, and ideas. Spatial thinking even underlies the structure and meaning of language: why we say we push ideas forward or tear them apart, why we're feeling up or have grown far apart. Like Thinking, Fast and Slow before it, Mind in Motion gives us a new way to think about how--and where--thinking takes place.

Making Sense of Heritability Book

Making Sense of Heritability

  • Author : Neven Sesardic
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-10-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1139445677

Making Sense of Heritability Book Description :

In this book, Neven Sesardic defends the view that it is both possible and useful to measure the separate contributions of heredity and environment to the explanation of human psychological differences. He critically examines the view - very widely accepted by scientists, social scientists and philosophers of science - that heritability estimates have no causal implications and are devoid of any interest. In a series of clearly written chapters he introduces the reader to the problems and subjects the arguments to close philosophical scrutiny. His conclusion is that anti-heritability arguments are based on conceptual confusions and misunderstandings of behavioural genetics. His book is a fresh and compelling intervention in a very contentious debate.