P101

Autore: Pier Giorgio Perotto
Editore: Edizioni di Comunità
ISBN: 8898220480
Grandezza: 76,30 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 3627
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Nel 1964 Pier Giorgio Perotto e i suoi collaboratori progettarono e realizzarono la Programma 101, il primo personal compu- ter al mondo. Un calcolatore pensato per tutti, che prevedeva un rapporto diretto, personale, tra l’utente e la macchina, o, per dirla in termini più ideali, tra l’uomo e la tecnologia. Questo computer da scrivania prodotto a Ivrea fu usato dalla NASA per la missione Apollo 11, dimostrando nei fatti che progettare a misura d’uomo è ciò che permette all’umanità di giungere a mete prima ritenute inarrivabili. P101 è quindi il racconto di un successo italiano, la storia di un gruppo di uomini che inseguirono il futuro e, in qualche modo, un’idea di libertà.

Digital Retro

Autore: Gordon Laing
Editore: Sybex Inc
ISBN:
Grandezza: 14,83 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3045
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An image-driven chronological look at the PC, from the 1970s to present day, much like a car collector's book, is supplemented with with critical industry milestones, screenshots of the original software designed for the original machine, and social and cultural anecdotes from PC creators. Intermediate.

Cultures And Societies In A Changing World

Autore: Wendy Griswold
Editore: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452289409
Grandezza: 74,10 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 1025
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In the Fourth Edition of Cultures and Societies in a Changing World, author Wendy Griswold illuminates how culture shapes our social world and how society shapes culture. Through this book, students will gain an understanding of the sociology of culture and explore stories, beliefs, media, ideas, art, religious practices, fashions, and rituals from a sociological perspective. Cultural examples from multiple countries and time periods will broaden students' global understanding. Students will develop a deeper appreciation of culture and society from this text, gleaning insights that will help them overcome cultural misunderstandings, conflicts, and ignorance and that will help equip them to live their professional and personal lives as effective, wise citizens of the world.

The Legal Imagination

Autore: James Boyd White
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226894935
Grandezza: 21,97 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8539
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White extends his theory of law as constitutive rhetoric, asking how one may criticize the legal culture and the texts within it. "A fascinating study of the language of the law. . . . This book is to be highly recommended: certainly, for those who find the time to read it, it will broaden the mind, and give lawyers a new insight into their role."—New Law Journal

The Computer And The Brain

Autore: John von Neumann
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300181116
Grandezza: 34,44 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8831
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First published in 1958, John von Neumann's classic work "The Computer and the Brain" explored the analogies between computing machines and the living human brain. Von Neumann showed that the brain operates both digitally and analogically, but also has its own unique statistical language. And more than fifty years after its inception the "von Neumann architecture"--An organizational framework for computer design - still lies at the heart of today's machines. In his foreword to this new edition, Ray Kurzweil, a futurist famous for his own musings on the relationship between technology and consciousness, places von Neumann's work in a historical context and shows how it remains relevant today.

Shakespeare And Renaissance Literary Theories

Autore: Michele Marrapodi
Editore: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409421498
Grandezza: 46,31 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9961
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Throwing fresh light on a much discussed but still controversial field, this collection of essays places the presence of Italian literary theories against and alongside the background of English dramatic traditions, to assess this influence in the emergence of Elizabethan theatrical convention and the innovative dramatic practices under the early Stuarts.

No More Rules

Autore: Rick Poynor
Editore: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856692298
Grandezza: 50,56 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8035
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With the international take-up of new technology in the 1990s, designers and typographers reassessed their roles and jettisoned existing rules in an explosion of creativity in graphic design. This book tells that story in detail, defining and illustrating key developments and themes from 1980-2000.

Reading The Contemporary

Autore: Olu Oguibe
Editore: Mit Press
ISBN:
Grandezza: 71,26 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1623
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In the past decade, contemporary African art has been featured in major exhibtions in museums, galleries, international biennials, and other forums. African cinema has established itself on the stage of world cinema, culminating in the Ouagadougou Film Festival. While African art and visual culture have become an integral part of the art history and cultural studies curricula in universities worldwide, critical readings and interpretations have remained difficult to obtain. This pioneering anthology collects twenty key essays in which major critical thinkers, scholars, and artists explore contemporary African visual culture, locating it within current cultural debates and within the context of the continent's history. The sections of the book are Theory and Cultural Transaction, History, Location and Practice, and Negotiated Identities. Copublished with the Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA), London

Virtual Art

Autore: Oliver Grau
Editore: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262572231
Grandezza: 36,46 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9778
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An overview of the art historical antecedents to virtual reality and the impact of virtual reality on contemporary conceptions of art.

Biogea

Autore: Michel Serres
Editore: Univocal Pub Llc
ISBN: 9781937561086
Grandezza: 72,71 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1192
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Biogea is a mixture of poetry, philosophy, science, and biography exemplary of the style that has made Michel Serres one of the most extraordinary thinkers of his age. His philosophical and poetic inquiry sings in praise of earth and life, what he names singularly as Biogea. In these times when species are disappearing, when catastrophic events such as earthquakes and tsunamis impale the earth, Serres wonders if anyone “worries about the death pangs of the rivers.” And for Serres, one can ask the same question of philosophy as the humanities increasingly find themselves in need of defenders. Today, all living organisms discover themselves part of this Biogea. “Today we have other neighbors, constituents of the Biogea: the sea, my lover; our mother, the Earth, becomes our daughter; this beautiful breeze which inspires the spirit, a spiritual mistress; our light friends, the fresh and flowing waters.”