What You See Is What You Hear

What You See Is What You Hear

What You See Is What You Hear

What You See Is What You Hear develops a unique model of analysis that helps students and advanced scholars alike to look at audiovisual texts from a fresh perspective. Adopting an engaging writing style, the author draws an accessible picture of the field, offering several analytical tools, historical background, and numerous case studies. Divided into five main sections, the monograph covers problems of definitions, history, and most of all analysis. The first part raises the main problems related to audiovisuality, including taxonomical and historical questions. The second part provides the bases for the understanding of audiovisual creative communication as a whole, introducing a novel theoretical model for its analysis. The next three part focus elaborate on the model in all its constituents and with plenty of case studies taken from the field of cinema, TV, music videos, advertising and other forms of audiovisuality. Methodologically, the book is informed by different paradigms of film and media studies, multimodality studies, structuralism, narratology, “auteur theory” in the broad sense, communication studies, semiotics, and the so-called “Numanities.” What You See Is What You Hear enables readers to better understand how to analyze the structure and content of diverse audiovisual texts, to discuss their different idioms, and to approach them with curiosity and critical spirit.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries


Dictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations

Dictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations

Dictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations

This Dictionary covers information and communication technology (ICT), including hardware and software; information networks, including the Internet and the World Wide Web; automatic control; and ICT-related computer-aided fields. The Dictionary also lists abbreviated names of relevant organizations, conferences, symposia and workshops. This reference is important for all practitioners and users in the areas mentioned above, and those who consult or write technical material. This Second Edition contains 10,000 new entries, for a total of 33,000.

My Journey

My Journey

My Journey

This photo journal into my life captures moments shared with some of the most influential people in the entertainment world. Throughout this book are personal interviews delving into the backgrounds and history of their careers and the influence of key figures in the music world. My Journey began in the inner city but the associations and friendships that grew through the people I met and places I traveled led me away from an uncertain destiny. The stories and experiences contained in these pages will shed light on how a genuine interest in people can lead to an extraordinary life.

The Origin of Life Patterns

The Origin of Life Patterns

The Origin of Life Patterns

Understanding the relationship between human cultural psychology and the evolutionary ecology of living systems is currently limited by abstract perceptions of space and boundaries as sources of definitive discontinuity. This Brief explores the new understandings possible when space and boundaries are perceived instead as sources of receptive continuity and dynamic distinction between local identities and phenomena. It aims to identify the recurrent patterns in which life is expressed over diverse scales in natural ecosystems and to explore how a new awareness of their evolutionary origin in the natural inclusion of space in flux can be related to human cultural psychology. It explains why these patterns cannot adequately be represented or understood in terms of conventional logic and language that definitively isolates the material content from the spatial context of natural systems. Correspondingly, the Brief discusses how the perception of natural space as an infinite, intangible, receptive presence, and of natural informational boundaries as continuous energetic flux, revolutionizes our understanding of evolutionary processes. The mutual natural inclusion of receptive space and informative flux in all distinguishable local phenomena enables evolutionary diversification to be understood as a fluid dynamic exploration of renewing possibility, not an eliminative ‘survival of the fittest’. Self-identity is recognized to be a dynamic inclusion of natural neighborhood, not a definitive exception from neighborhood. The Origins of Life Patterns will be of interest to psychologists, philosophers, anthropologists, evolutionary biologists, ecologists, mathematicians, and physicists.

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

PC Mag

PC Mag

PC Mag

PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology.

Media Gender and Identity

Media  Gender  and Identity

Media Gender and Identity

Resurrection -- the triumph over death -- has been the most enduring of human desires, found in all ages and in all cultures. This book, originally in two volumes, comprises all of Wallis Budge's work on Osiris, the great Egyptian god of immortality, and the many beliefs that surrounded his cult. A notable feature is that it traces the ancient worship of Osiris to Africa rather than to Asia. In the first part, Budge gives a complete history of Osiris, his name and iconography, and the rites and sacrifices associated with his worship, including human sacrifice. In the second part, he presents the cultic mysteries of Osiris, the African Doctrine of Last Things, the Goddess Isis and her cult and many other features of the worship of Osiris and Isis. This important work is essential for students of Egyptian and comparative religion, as well as all those who wish to know how, across the ages, humans have confronted mortality and the infinite.

What You See

What You See

What You See

What You See: another thrilling installment in Hank Phillippi Ryan's award-winning Jane Ryland mystery series. Why would a father abduct his own child? A wedding is planned in Jane Ryland's family, but there's a disaster instead. Nine-year-old Gracie-supposed to be the flower girl-has been taken by her stepdad. Where are they? Is the girl in danger? Reporter Jane Ryland learns there's a limit to the bonds of family-and learns to her peril what happens when loved ones are pushed too far. Meanwhile, Detective Jake Brogan's got a doozy of a case. At Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, a man is stabbed to death in front of a crowd of tourists snapping photos of the murder on their cell phones. Solving the case should be easy, but the pictures and surveillance video lead him to a dark conspiracy of extortion and stolen lives. Jane and Jake must explore where their loyalties lie-to each other? To their families? To their careers? If they make the wrong decision, the consequences could be fatal. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.