Mobility and Locative Media
24 Aug 2015-Vol. 2, Iss: 2, pp 74-76
About: The article was published on 2015-08-24 and is currently open access. It has received 1 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Locative media.
01 Jan 2018
TL;DR: The main purpose of as discussed by the authors is to present and discuss a hypothesis concerning the semiotic and cultural transformation of the ideas of "map" and "mapping" in our society, in which maps work more like navigation logs than traditional charts.
Abstract: The main purpose of this essay is to present and discuss a hypothesis concerning the semiotic and cultural transformation of the ideas of ‘map’ and ‘mapping’. Today, in our society, maps work more like navigation logs than traditional charts. What does this mean and what does this new dimension of mapping mean? We will try to investigate these issues not only as a theoretical hypothesis, but also through the observation of a corpus of maps drawn by a group of young students coming from a homogeneous geographical area (North Eastern Italy). We will develop this analysis using semiotic and socio-ethno-semiotic tools, taking into account the possible influence that social media and technologies, such as mobile phones, other digital media and devices (like Google maps, etc.) might have had on the authors of maps and their mapping activities. Drawing on visual cultural anthropology, and ethnography, and particularly Oliver Sack’s work on memory, the first part of this study will be devoted to a definition of the ‘map’, and of ‘mapping activity’, with particular reference to their transformation from traditional mapping to digital and locative media. In this first part reference will be made to the main literature on this subject, from Cognition studies and their connections with recent Visual Studies, to sociological methodology and STS (Science and Technology Studies, in particular Bruno Latour’s works; see also Akrich (1992) and Akrich and Latour (1992)). Finally, in last part of this essay, some analysis of maps of places of origins drawn by students will be provided.
TL;DR: In this paper, a translation of the poem "The Pleasures of Philosophy" is presented, with a discussion of concrete rules and abstract machines in the context of art and philosophy.
Abstract: Translator's Foreword: Pleasures of Philosophy Notes on the Translation and Acknowledgements Author's Note 1. Introduction: Rhizome 2. 1914: One or Several Wolves? 3. 10,000 BC: The Geology of Morals (Who Does the Earth Think It Is?) 4. November 20th, 1923: Postulates of Linguistics 5. 587BC-AD70: On Several Regimes of Signs 6. November 28th, 1947: How Do You Make Yourself a Body Without Organs? 7. Year Zero: Faciality 8. 1874: Three Novellas, or "What Happened?" 9. 1933: Micropolitics and Segmentarity 10. 1730: Becoming Intense, Becoming-Animal, Becoming Imperceptible... 11. 1837: Of the Refrain 12. 1227: Treatise on Nomadology - The War Machine 13. 7000BC: Apparatus of Capture 14. 1440: The Smooth and the Striated 15. Conclusion: Concrete Rules and Abstract Machines Notes Bibliography List of Illustrations Index
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a plan of the present work, from absolute space to abstract space, from the Contradictions of Space to Differential Space, and from Contradictory Space to Social Space.
Abstract: Translatora s Acknowledgements. 1. Plan of the Present Work. 2. Social Space. 3. Spatial Architectonics. 4. From Absolute Space to Abstract Space. 5. Contradictory Space. 6. From the Contradictions of Space to Differential Space. 7. Openings and Conclusions. Afterword by David Harvey. Index.
01 Jan 1945
TL;DR: Carman as discussed by the authors described the body as an object and Mechanistic Physiology, and the experience of the body and classical psychology as a Sexed being, as well as the Synthesis of One's Own Body and Motility.
Abstract: Foreword, Taylor Carman Introduction, Claude Lefort Preface Introduction: Classical Prejudices and the Return to Phenomena I. Sensation II. Association and the Projection of Memories III. Attention and Judgment IV. The Phenomenal Field Part 1: The Body 1. The Body as an Object and Mechanistic Physiology 2. The Experience of the Body and Classical Psychology 3. The Spatiality of the One's Own Body and Motility 4. The Synthesis of One's Own Body 5. The Body as a Sexed Being 6. Speech and the Body as Expression Part 2: The Perceived World 7. Sensing 8. Space 9. The Thing and the Natural World 10. Others and the Human World Part 3: Being-For-Itself and Being-In-The-World 11. The Cogito 12. Temporality 13. Freedom Original Bibliography Bibliography of English Translations cited Additional Work Cited Index
01 Jan 1964
TL;DR: Lapham as discussed by the authors re-evaluated McLuhan's work in the light of the technological as well as the political and social changes that have occurred in the last part of this century.
Abstract: This reissue of Understanding Media marks the thirtieth anniversary (1964-1994) of Marshall McLuhan's classic expose on the state of the then emerging phenomenon of mass media. Terms and phrases such as "the global village" and "the medium is the message" are now part of the lexicon, and McLuhan's theories continue to challenge our sensibilities and our assumptions about how and what we communicate. There has been a notable resurgence of interest in McLuhan's work in the last few years, fueled by the recent and continuing conjunctions between the cable companies and the regional phone companies, the appearance of magazines such as WiRed, and the development of new media models and information ecologies, many of which were spawned from MIT's Media Lab. In effect, media now begs to be redefined. In a new introduction to this edition of Understanding Media, Harper's editor Lewis Lapham reevaluates McLuhan's work in the light of the technological as well as the political and social changes that have occurred in the last part of this century.
01 Jan 1981
TL;DR: In this article, an apex seal for a rotary combustion engine is disclosed having a hollow, thin wall, tubular, metal core member embedded in an extruded composite metal-carbon matrix, adapted to slideably engage the slot of the rotor in which it rides and sealingly engage the rotor housing against which it is spring and gas pressure biased.
Abstract: In a preferred embodiment an apex seal for a rotary combustion engine is disclosed having a hollow, thin wall, tubular, metal core member embedded in an extruded composite metal-carbon matrix. The seal is adapted to slidably engage the slot of the rotor in which it rides, and to sealingly engage the rotor housing against which it is spring and gas pressure biased. The incorporation of the hollow tubular core in the extruded seal permits a reduction in weight with no significant loss in flexural strength or wear resistance. It also provides gas pressure balance, end to end.