Technologies Of Vision

Author: Steve F Anderson
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262037017
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Data visualization -- Surveillance -- Data/Space

Passionate Detachments

Author: Amy Rust
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438465394
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Investigates the cultural value of film violence. Passionate Detachments investigates the rise of graphic violence in American films of the late 1960s and early 1970s and the popular aesthetics and critical responses this violence inspired. Amy Rust examines four technologies adopted by commercial American cinema after the fall of the Hollywood Production Code: multiple-camera montage, squibs (small explosive devices) and artificial blood, freeze-frames, and zooms. Approaching these technologies as figures, as opposed to mere tools, Rust traces the encounters they mediate between perception (what one sees, hears, and feels) and representation (how those sights, sounds, and feelings make meaning). These technologies, she argues, lend shape to film violence while organizing viewers’ on- and off-screen relationships to it. The result proves meaningful for an era self-consciously and perilously preoccupied with bloodshed. The post-Code period found Americans across the political spectrum demanding visual—and increasingly violent—demonstrations of presumably “authentic” realities. Corroborating fantasies of authenticity from military to counterculture, these technologies challenge them as well, pointing, however unwittingly, to the violently classed, gendered, and racialized blind spots such fantasies harbor. More broadly, the technologies answer concerns that films control violence too much or too little. Offering neither mere discoursenor mere thrills, they recover sense and sensation for all, not some, or even most, depictions of bloodshed. As figures, the devices also remediate vision and violence for film theory, which exhibits distrust for each in spite of the complexities phenomenology and psychoanalysis have brought to cinematic perception and pleasure.

Cinema Technologies Of Visibility And The Reanimation Of Desire

Author: V. Hausmann
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 023011850X
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Exploring the dead/alive figure in such films as The Ring, American Beauty , and The Elephant Man , Vincent Hausmann charts the spectacular reduction of psychic life and assesses calls for shoring up psychic/social spaces that transfer bodily drives to language.

Spectral America

Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
Editor: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780299199548
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From essays about the Salem witch trials to literary uses of ghosts by Twain, Wharton, and Bierce to the cinematic blockbuster The Sixth Sense, this book is the first to survey the importance of ghosts and hauntings in American culture across time. From the Puritans’ conviction that a thousand preternatural beings appear every day before our eyes, to today’s resurgence of spirits in fiction and film, the culture of the United States has been obsessed with ghosts. In each generation, these phantoms in popular culture reflect human anxieties about religion, science, politics, and social issues. Spectral America asserts that ghosts, whether in oral tradition, literature, or such modern forms as cinema have always been constructions embedded in specific historical contexts and invoked for explicit purposes, often political in nature. The essays address the role of "spectral evidence" during the Salem witch trials, the Puritan belief in good spirits, the convergence of American Spiritualism and technological development in the nineteenth century, the use of the supernatural as a tool of political critique in twentieth-century magic realism, and the "ghosting" of persons living with AIDS. They also discuss ghostly themes in the work of Ambrose Bierce, Edith Wharton, Gloria Naylor, and Stephen King.

History Painting Reassessed

Author: David Green
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719051685
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Proceedings Of The 2015 International Conference On Electrical And Information Technologies For Rail Transportation

Author: Yong Qin
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3662493705
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The proceedings collect the latest research trends, methods and experimental results in the field of electrical and information technologies for rail transportation. The topics cover intelligent computing, information processing, communication technology, automatic control, and their applications in rail transportation etc. The proceedings can be a valuable reference work for researchers and graduate students working in rail transportation, electrical engineering and information technologies.

Robotic Vision Technologies For Machine Learning And Vision Applications

Author: Garcia-Rodriguez, Jose
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466627034
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Robotic systems consist of object or scene recognition, vision-based motion control, vision-based mapping, and dense range sensing, and are used for identification and navigation. As these computer vision and robotic connections continue to develop, the benefits of vision technology including savings, improved quality, reliability, safety, and productivity are revealed. Robotic Vision: Technologies for Machine Learning and Vision Applications is a comprehensive collection which highlights a solid framework for understanding existing work and planning future research. This book includes current research on the fields of robotics, machine vision, image processing and pattern recognition that is important to applying machine vision methods in the real world.

Technologies Of Gender

Author: Teresa De Lauretis
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253204417
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"Technologies of Gender builds a bridge between the fashionable orthodoxies of academic theory (Lacan, Foucault, Derrida, et al.) and the frequently-marginalized contributions of feminist theory.... In sum, de Lauretis has written a book that should be required reading for every feminist in need of theoretical ammunition—and for every theorist in need of feminist enlightenment." —B. Ruby Rich "... sets philosophical ideas humming.... she has much to say." —Cineaste "I can think of no other work that pushes the debate on the female subject forward with such passion and intellectual rigor." —SubStance This book addresses the question of gender in poststructuralist theoretical discourse, postmodern fiction, and women's cinema. It examines the construction of gender both as representation and as self-representation in relation to several kinds of texts and argues that feminism is producing a radical rewriting, as well as a rereading, of the dominant forms of Western culture.

Advances In Biometric Person Authentication

Author: Stan Z. Li
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540240292
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th Chinese Conference on Biometric Recognition, SINOBIOMETRICS 2004, held in Guanzhou, China in December 2004. The 60 revised full papers presented together with 14 invited papers by internationally leading researchers were carefully reviewed and selected from 140 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on biometrics, best performing biometric engines, face localization, pose estimation, face recognition, 3D based methods, subspace and discriminant analysis, systems and applications, fingerprint preprocessing and minutiae extraction, fingerprint recognition and matching, fingerprint classificaiton, iris recognition, speaker recognition, and other biometric primitives.

Technologies Of The Picturesque

Author: Ron Broglio
Editor: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780838757000
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A study of how art and technology mutually align their representations of nature in order to transform land into intelligible landscapes. It argues that technology and interior experience of the poetic subject overlap in their means and methods of removing the viewer from nature, while presenting the land as a comprehensible object.