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- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 63.95
At once provocative and inspiring , Against the Flow is a work of polemic from an internationally respected writer and thinker on arts education. Peter Abbs argues that contemporary education ignores the aesthetic and ethical as a result of being in thrall to such forces as the market economy and managerial and functional dictates. He identifies the... more...
- Springer London 2009; US$ 118.26
Focusing on topics and areas based on non-traditional thinking, and new and emerging paradigms in bio-inspired robotics, this book examines the design and real-world implementation of artificial life robotic devices. more...
- Springer London 2006; US$ 64.72
Arti?cial life is an interdisciplinary ?eld of science, hosting experts from c- puter science, biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics, as well as phi- sophers and artists. It focuses on studying the phenomena of life on all levels of complexity and organization ? molecular, cellular, organismic, and p- ulation. These studies not only employ conventional... more...
- Karnac Books 2003; US$ 31.95
Each of the contributors addresses the theoretical questions by pursuing a definite artistic problem, including a close look at the relation between the image and the object in Hitchcock's Vertigo, the sexual aesthetics of Caravaggio, the artistic pen of Barthes, and how Cronenberg's film Crash functions as a sinthome. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 91.38
Tonal music, from a historical perspective, is far from homogenous; yet an enduring feature is a background "diatonic" system of exactly seven notes orderable cyclically by fifth. What is the source of the durability of the diatonic system, the octave of which is representable in terms of two particular integers, namely 12 and 7? And how is this durability... more...
- Springer Japan 2015; US$ 56.97
This book is written in a style that uncovers the mathematical theories buried in our everyday lives such as examples from patterns that appear in nature, art, and traditional crafts, and in mathematical mechanisms in techniques used by architects. The authors believe that through dialogues between students and mathematicians, readers may discover... more...
- Birkhäuser Basel 2008; US$ 46.22
Multi-agent systems are one of the most exciting research areas in Artificial Intelligence. In the last ten years there has been a growing interest in the application of agent-based systems in health care. Moreover, a growing European community of researchers interested in the application of intelligent agents in health care emerged as a result of... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 118.26
Style is a fundamental aspect of the human experience, yet exactly what it is and how it works are elusive. Exploring the issue from a computational viewpoint, this book shows how information is deployed in the production and perception of different styles. more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00
This book explores how matter may become a codesigner of our living spaces. The possibility of promoting architectural liveliness by incorporating ?vibrant matter? into the built environment is explored as a new practice in sustainable buildings. The resultant ?vibrant architecture? raises the possibility of environmentally positive spaces... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 39.50
This volume examines afresh the impact upon acting and performance of digital technologies. It is concerned with how digital culture combines the traditional 'liveness' of theatre with media interfaces and internet protocols. The time and space of the 'here and now' are both challenged and adapted, just as barriers between theatre-makers... more...