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Ready Player One

By Ernest Cline
  • ISBN Code: : 0307887456
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. “Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Village Voice • Chicago Sun-Times • iO9 • The AV Club “Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”—HuffPost “An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN “A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.”—Boston Globe “Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that’s both hilarious and compassionate.”—NPR “[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.”—iO9

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Running for My Life is not a story about Africa or track and field athletics. It is about outrunning the devil and achieving the impossible faith, diligence, and the desire to give back. It is the American dream come true and a stark reminder that saving one can help to save thousands more. Lopez Lomong chronicles his inspiring ascent from a barefoot lost boy of the Sudanese Civil War to a Nike sponsored athlete on the US Olympic Team. Though most of us fall somewhere between the catastrophic lows and dizzying highs of Lomong's incredible life, every reader will find in his story the human spark to pursue dreams that might seem unthinkable, even from circumstances that might appear hopeless. "Lopez Lomong's story is one of true inspiration. His life is a story of courage, hard work, never giving up, and having hope where there is hopelessness all around. Lopez is a true role model." ?MICHAEL JOHNSON, Olympic Gold Medalist "This true story of a Sudanese child refugee who became an Olympic star is powerful proof that God gives hope to the hopeless and shines a light in the darkest places. Don't be surprised if after reading this incredible tale, you find yourself mysteriously drawn to run alongside him." ?RICHARD STEARNS, president, World Vision US and author of THe Hole in Our Gospel

Summary of Ready Player One

By SpeedyReads
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  • Publisher : SpeedyReads
  • Book Code : 3965082396
  • Total of Pages : 33
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 117
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Ready Player One is a science fiction novel by Ernest Cline, published in 2011. The setting of the novel is a dystopian Earth in 2044/2045. The planet, which became a globalized civilization, is facing a global energy crisis, climate change and several other issues. Most of the people spend their time in a virtual space/reality known as the OASIS. The designer of the OASIS left a treasure game, the Hunt, to play within the OASIS. The winner of the Easter egg hidden by the designer will get his fortune. The protagonist Wade Watts and his friends compete for the game, while also fighting an evil corporate entity. The film adaptation of the novel, produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, will release in March 2018.

A Parent's Guide to Ready Player One

By Axis
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  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Book Code : 0830776974
  • Total of Pages : 10
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 802
  • Pdf File: a-parent-s-guide-to-ready-player-one.pdf

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This bestselling novel and film appeals to gamers, sci-fi enthusiasts, and kids of the 1980s alike, giving families a chance for common enjoyment and deep conversations. If your teens love RPO, this guide can help make sense of the good and the bad and offers lots of discussion questions. Parent Guides are your one-stop shop for biblical guidance on teen culture, trends, and struggles. In 15 pages or fewer, each guide tackles issues your teens are facing right now—things like doubts, the latest apps and video games, mental health, technological pitfalls, and more. Using Scripture as their backbone, these Parent Guides offer compassionate insight to teens’ world, thoughts, and feelings, as well as discussion questions and practical advice for impactful discipleship.

A Study Guide for Ernest Cline's "Ready Player One"

By Gale, Cengage
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 0028671090
  • Total of Pages : 18
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 619
  • Pdf File: a-study-guide-for-ernest-cline-s-ready-player-one.pdf

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A Study Guide for Ernest Cline's "Ready Player One", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

READY PLAYER ONE - Summarized for Busy People

By Goldmine Reads
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  • Publisher : Goldmine Reads
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 113
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 115
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This book summary and analysis is created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. The year is 2044, and humankind has retreated into the virtual world. Wade Watts escapes the ugliness of the real world by spending most of the day inside OASIS—the virtual dreamland where you can turn your imagination to reality, the adventure playground where you can visit any of the thousands of existing worlds. Like all other OASIS users, Wade dreams of finding the Easter egg left by creator James Halliday. Whoever solves Halliday's fiendish riddles and reaches the egg will be granted immense fortune and supreme power in OASIS. Years pass and millions fail. Over time, players all over the world become erudite of the things Halliday had loved: the 80s pop culture. Among these players is Wade, who is more than happy to simply recite Devo lyrics and play Pac-Man with fellow enthusiasts. But one day, he comes upon the first Key. Suddenly, the world, which has long been quiet about the Hunt, begins to watch. Thousands of competitors scramble, including a powerful organization that will do anything in order to get to the prize. For Wade, to survive means to win, but to do so, he will have to stand up and go out into the real world—a place he has long been trying to escape. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

Αν είσαι έτοιμος, πάτα enter

By Έρνεστ Κλάιν
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  • Publisher : Patakis
  • Book Code : 9601649344
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Το έτος 2044, ο πραγματικός κόσμος έχει γίνει ένα πολύ άσχημο μέρος για να ζει κανείς. Όπως οι περισσότεροι άνθρωποι στον πλανήτη, ο Ουέιντ Ουότς δραπετεύει από τη ζοφερή καθημερινότητά του περνώντας τις περισσότερες ώρες του συνδεδεμένος με το OASIS – μία ευρύτατα διαδεδομένη εικονική ουτοπία που σου επιτρέπει να είσαι αυτός που θέλεις να είσαι και να ζήσεις, να παίξεις και να ερωτευτείς σε έναν από τους δέκα χιλιάδες πλανήτες που περιέχει. Και όπως οι περισσότεροι άνθρωποι στον κόσμο, ο Ουέιντ ονειρεύεται να είναι αυτός που θα ανακαλύψει τον πρώτο λαχνό που κρύβεται μέσα σε αυτόν τον εικονικό κόσμο. Σε κάποιο σημείο στο εσωτερικό αυτού του γιγάντιου διαδικτυακού παιδότοπου, ο δημιουργός του OASIS Τζέιμς Χάλιντεϊ έχει κρύψει μια σειρά από παράξενους γρίφους που θα χαρίσουν αμύθητη περιουσία –και μεγάλη ισχύ– σε όποιον καταφέρει να τους λύσει. Για χρόνια, εκατομμύρια άνθρωποι προσπαθούν δίχως αποτέλεσμα να κατακτήσουν αυτό το τρόπαιο, γνωρίζοντας μόνο ότι τα αινίγματα του Χάλιντεϊ έχουν τις ρίζες τους στην παραφιλολογία της ποπ κουλτούρας του τέλους του εικοστού αιώνα, την οποία λάτρευε. Και επίσης για χρόνια, εκατομμύρια άνθρωποι βρίσκουν σε αυτή την αναζήτηση έναν ακόμη τρόπο διαφυγής από την πραγματικότητα, βυθισμένοι στη διασκεδαστική αλλά ψυχαναγκαστική μελέτη των αγαπημένων ηρώων του Χάλιντεϊ. Όπως πολλοί συνομήλικοί του, ο Ουέιντ νιώθει άνετα τόσο όταν συζητάει για το έργο του σκηνοθέτη Τζον Χιουζ, παίζει Pac-Man ή απαγγέλλει στίχους των Devo όσο και όταν ψάχνει απεγνωσμένα ενέργεια για να θέσει σε λειτουργία το προσωπικό σύστημα εμβύθισης του OASIS που διαθέτει. Κάποια στιγμή, ο Ουέιντ πέφτει πάνω στη λύση του πρώτου γρίφου. Ξαφνικά όλα τα βλέμματα του κόσμου στρέφονται επάνω του, αλλά ανάμεσα στους χιλιάδες ανταγωνιστές του που παίρνουν μέρος στο κυνήγι υπάρχουν ορισμένοι πολύ ισχυροί και αποφασισμένοι παίκτες που είναι διατεθειμένοι να σκοτώσουν για να νικήσουν τον Ουέιντ και να εξασφαλίσουν το τρόπαιο. Πλέον, ο μόνος τρόπος για να επιβιώσει και να σώσει όλους όσους γνωρίζει είναι να νικήσει. Όμως, για να τα καταφέρει, ίσως θα πρέπει να εγκαταλείψει τη φαινομενικά τέλεια εικονική του ύπαρξη και να αντιμετωπίσει τη ζωή –και τον έρωτα– στον πραγματικό κόσμο, από τον οποίο πάντα ήθελε απεγνωσμένα να αποδράσει... Πρωτότυπο και νοσταλγικό, το Αν είσαι έτοιμος, πάτα ENTER συνδυάζει με φιλόδοξο τρόπο μυθιστόρημα μαθητείας, ερωτική ιστορία και έπος εικονικής πραγματικότητας. «Αν νομίζετε ότι τα πράγματα πάνε άσχημα στον πλανήτη, κάντε μου τη χάρη να διαβάσετε το αλλόκοτα οραματικό μυθιστόρημα του Έρνεστ Κλάιν. Αυτή η απροκάλυπτα κομπιουτεράδικη άποψη ενός δυστοπικού μέλλοντος παρέχει μια μαγευτική διαφυγή από τη σημερινή οικονομική κρίση, τους φρικαλέους πολιτικούς και την αλλόκοτη παγκόσμια κατάσταση». USA Today « […] είναι ένας συνδυασμός του Άβαταρ, του Μάτριξ και του Γουίλι Γουόνκα από το Εργοστάσιο σοκολάτας. Ένα βιβλίο που υπόσχεται ότι θα αφήσει εποχή. Αγοράστε το, αν γίνεται, σε πολλά αντίτυπα». Library Journal «Τα δυνατά στοιχεία του πρώτου μυθιστορήματος του Κλάιν, εκτός από τις κομπιουτεράδικες αναφορές στην ποπ κουλτούρα της δεκαετίας του ’80, είναι ο τρόπος που δομείται ο χαρακτήρας του Γουέιντ και η απολυτρωτική αναζήτηση τόσο στον κόσμο της εικονικής πραγματικότητας, όσο και στον πραγματικό κόσμο». The Guardian « […] Όποιος έχει κάνει ή διατηρεί φιλίες στην πραγματική ζωή, ή έχει ερωτευτεί κάποιον που γνώρισε μέσω διαδικτύου, θα βρει τις σχέσεις στο μυθιστόρημα απόλυτα αληθοφανείς. […] Η Warner Bros ετοιμάζει μία κινηματογραφική εκδοχή. Όμως μην περιμένετε την ταινία. Διαβάστε το βιβλίο. Είναι υπέροχο!» «Ο Κλάιν ανήκει στο σπάνιο είδος των συγγραφέων που μπορούν να μετουσιώσουν τις εφηβικές τους αγάπες σε πεζό λόγο, εύθυμο και συγχρόνως παθιασμένο». «Ο Κλάιν βρίσκει το επίκεντρο της κουλτούρας των κομπιουτεράδων με την ίδια μαεστρία που ο Άντι έπαιξε εκείνο το όργανο-σκελετό στο The Goonies». Entertainment Weekly «Η γοητεία που ασκούν στον ήρωα οι λεπτομέρειες της ποπ κουλτούρας της δεκαετίας του ’80, την οποία θα πρέπει να μοιράζεται με τον συγγραφέα, είναι συναρπαστική: Τέτοιο βάθος γνώσεων δεν μπορεί να είναι κάλπικο… Άραγε το OASIS είναι ένας τόπος απελευθέρωσης ή μια οικειοθελής φυλακή, ένα μέρος για να κρυφτείς την ώρα που ο ανθρώπινος πολιτισμός σβήνει από εγκατάλειψη; Μερικοί συγγραφείς επιστημονικής φαντασίας το αντιμετωπίζουν ως δυστοπία: ένας ολόκληρος πλανήτης όπου κανείς δεν είναι ξύπνιος και σε εγρήγορση, αλλά όλοι είναι συνδεδεμένοι με τις ρώγες ηλεκτρονικών μαστών. Για τον κύριο Κλάιν, όμως, αυτό είναι ένας τεράστιος παιχνιδότοπος». The Wall Street Journal «Μια τρελή βόλτα… Η μεταφορά είναι πολύ έξυπνη, και γεμάτοι ικανοποίηση συνοδεύουμε με ζητωκραυγές τους ήρωες στην αναζήτησή τους… απολύτως ικανοποιητικό». Boston Globe «Ένα χιουμοριστικό πανδαιμόνιο με μια διεστραμμένη αίσθηση του χρόνου και μια σειρά από χαρακτήρες που σε κάνουν να σηκώνεις τη γροθιά στον αέρα πανηγυρίζοντας κάθε τους επιτυχία. Χρόνια είχε να με απορροφήσει έτσι ένα βιβλίο». Chicago Reader «Ένα φανταστικό ανάγνωσμα… Το Αν είσαι έτοιμος, πάτα ENTER μπορεί να είναι επιστημονική φαντασία, αλλά είναι επίσης γραμμένο για ανθρώπους που δεν έχουν διαβάσει ούτε ένα μυθιστόρημα επιστημονικής φαντασίας στη ζωή τους… Είναι ένα μυθιστόρημα που ξεκινάει σαν αστείο και καταλήγει σε μία πληθωρική και αληθοφανή απεικόνιση για το πώς θα είναι οι φιλίες σε έναν κόσμο όχι τόσο μακρινό από τον δικό μας… Διαβάζεται εύκολα σαν ένα μέσο απόδρασης από την πραγματικότητα, αλλά κολλάει στη μνήμη σου όπως ένας μύθος». Annalee Newitz, «Από τη στιγμή που οι εισπράξεις της ταινίας Άβαταρ σε όλο τον κόσμο ξεπέρασαν το ΑΕΠ των περισσότερων αφρικανικών κρατών, έγινε ξεκάθαρο ότι τα κινηματογραφικά στούντιο θα έκαναν ό,τι μπορούσαν για να επαναλάβουν την επιτυχία του…. Όμως καμία άλλη ταινία στο στάδιο της προπαραγωγής δεν έχει επιχειρήσει να χρησιμοποιήσει την τεχνολογία στο επίπεδο που το έκανε ο Τζέιμς Κάμερον. Ώσπου εμφανίστηκε το Αν είσαι έτοιμος, πάτα ENTER του Έρνι Κλάιν… Ο οίκος Random House έχει διαλέξει την ιστορία του Κλάιν με σκοπό να το γυρίσει σε ταινία στο ύφος του Άβαταρ. Cinema «Το Αν είσαι έτοιμος, πάτα ENTER είναι μια συναρπαστική περιήγηση στην τεχνολογία των βιντεοπαιχνιδιών και μία εκπληκτική βόλτα στη συλλογική παιδική ηλικία της γενιάς μου. Όπως όλα τα καλά δείγματα κομπιουτεράδικης λογοτεχνίας, δεν ξεχνάει ότι οι κομπιουτεράδες είναι κι αυτοί άνθρωποι, και καταλήγει να πει μία πολύ ανθρώπινη ιστορία για την αγάπη, τη φιλία, την απληστία και την εμμονή, που ο καθένας μπορεί να διαβάσει και να αγαπήσει. Alert Nerd «Μια καλογραμμένη, συναρπαστική ιστορία ψηφιακής αναζήτησης. Άψογο περιβάλλον, καταιγιστική δράση, διασκεδαστικά αστεία και απροκάλυπτο συναίσθημα συνθέτουν μία έξυπνη και γοητευτική ιπποτική ιστορία». Booklist «Το πολυεπίπεδο ντεμπούτο του Κλάιν είναι ένα μυθιστόρημα μαθητείας που αποκτάει φρεσκάδα μέσα από το πρωτότυπο ποτ πουρί του συγγραφέα από όπερα του διαστήματος, σινεμά και ποπ κουλτούρα». Publishers Weekly «Παρότι δεν παίζω βιντεοπαιχνίδια, λάτρεψα το βιβλίο αυτό από την πρώτη ως την τελευταία του σελίδα». Charlaine Harris, συγγραφέας «Γοητευτικό και ευφάνταστο… οι εραστές των βιντεοπαιχνιδιών πρέπει να βρουν τον δρόμο ανάμεσα σε ευφυή αινίγματα και αποφασισμένους εχθρούς σε έναν εικονικό κόσμο, με σκοπό να σώσουν τον πραγματικό. Ένα άγριο ταξίδι σάς περιμένει…» Terry Brooks, συγγραφέας «Αυτό το βιβλίο με συγκλόνισε… Όπως και να το ονομάσετε (είτε pulp αριστούργημα γεμάτο πρωτότυπες ιδέες, είτε παιχνίδι σε μορφή μυθιστορήματος, είτε έπος “σοβαρής” επιστημονικής φαντασίας, είτε οδηγό ποπ κουλτούρας), το Αν είσαι έτοιμος, πάτα ENTER θα δικαιολογήσει απόλυτα τον χαρακτηρισμό σας». Will Lavender, συγγραφέας «Ένας οργασμός για κάθε νερντ… φανταστείτε το Dungeons and Dragons κι ένα ηλεκτρονικό παιχνίδι της δεκαετίας του ’80 να έκαναν καυτό, παθιασμένο σεξ και το παιδί τους να είχε μεγαλώσει στον Άζεροθ…John Scalzi, συγγραφέας

Video Gaming in Science Fiction

By Jason Barr
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476634297
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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 As video gaming and gaming culture became more mainstream in the 1970s, science fiction authors began to incorporate aspects of each into their work. This study examines how media-fueled paranoia about video gaming—first emerging almost fifty years ago—still resonates in modern science fiction. The author reveals how negative stereotypes of gamers and gaming have endured in depictions of modern gamers in the media and how honest portrayals are still wanting, even in the “forward thinking” world of science fiction.

Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

By Gary Westfahl
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440866171
  • Total of Pages : 766
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 875
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Book Short Summary:

This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole

Playing the Field

By Sascha Pöhlmann
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 3110659409
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : History
  • Members : 588
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American Studies has only gradually turned its attention to video games in the twenty-first century, even though the medium has grown into a cultural industry that is arguably the most important force in American and global popular culture today. There is an urgent need for a substantial theoretical reflection on how the field and its object of study relate to each other. This anthology, the first of its kind, seeks to address this need by asking a dialectic question: first, how may American Studies apply its highly diverse theoretical and methodological tools to the analysis of video games, and second, how are these theories and methods in turn affected by the games? The eighteen essays offer exemplary approaches to video games from the perspective of American cultural and historical studies as they consider a broad variety of topics: the US-American games industry, Puritan rhetoric, cultural geography, mobility and race, urbanity and space, digital sports, ludic textuality, survival horror and the eighteenth-century novel, gamer culture and neoliberalism, terrorism and agency, algorithm culture, glitches, theme parks, historical guilt, visual art, sonic meaning-making, and nonverbal gameplay.

Was It Yesterday?

By Matthew Leggatt
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 1438483503
  • Total of Pages : 294
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 662
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Book Short Summary:

Explores how nostalgia operates in contemporary US film and television. Bringing together prominent transatlantic film and media scholars, Was It Yesterday? explores the impact of nostalgia in twenty-first century American film and television. Cultural nostalgia, in both real and imagined forms, is dominant today, but what does the concentration on bringing back the past mean for an understanding of our cultural moment, and what are the consequences for viewers? This book questions the nature of this nostalgic phenomenon, the politics associated with it, and the significance of the different periods, in addition to offering counterarguments that see nostalgia as prevalent throughout film and television history. Considering such films and television shows as La La Land, Westworld, Stranger Things, and American Hustle, the contributors demonstrate how audiences have spent more time over the last decade living in various pasts. Matthew Leggatt is Senior Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Winchester, United Kingdom and the author of Cultural and Political Nostalgia in the Age of Terror: The Melancholic Sublime.

Cross-Cultural Design. Applications in Learning, Arts, Cultural Heritage, Creative Industries, and Virtual Reality

By Pei-Luen Patrick Rau
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3031060474
  • Total of Pages : 538
  • Category : Computers
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Book Short Summary:

The four-volume set LNCS 13311 - 13314 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design, CCD 2022, which was held as part of HCI International 2022 and took place virtually during June 26 - July 1, 2022. The papers included in the HCII-CCD volume set were organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: Cross-Cultural Interaction Design; Collaborative and Participatory Cross-Cultural Design; Cross-Cultural Differences and HCI; Aspects of Intercultural Design Part II: Cross-Cultural Learning, Training, and Education; Cross-Cultural Design in Arts and Music; Creative Industries and Cultural Heritage under a Cross-Cultural Perspective; Cross-Cultural Virtual Reality and Games Part III: Intercultural Business Communication; Intercultural Business Communication; HCI and the Global Social Change Imposed by COVID-19; Intercultural Design for Well-being and Inclusiveness Part IV: Cross-Cultural Product and Service Design; Cross-Cultural Mobility and Automotive UX Design; Design and Culture in Social Development and Digital Transformation of Cities and Urban Areas; Cross-Cultural Design in Intelligent Environments.

An Unexpected Journal: Film & Music

By C.M. Alvarez,Daniel Asperheim,Donald W. Catchings, Jr.,Will Daniels,Joseph Holmes,Sheila Krygsheld,Roger Maxson,Cameron McAllister,Jason Monroe ,Annie Nardone,Timothy Nargi, Jr.,Zak Schmoll,Philip Tallon,Charlotte B. Thomason,Kyoko Yuasa,Hannah Zarr
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  • Publisher : An Unexpected Journal
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Religion
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The Impact of Film and Music Film and music are the language of modern culture. What messages are being conveyed in the movies and songs we love? An Unexpected Journal explores the truths embedded within popular media. Contributors "Serenity and the Theodicy of Joss Whedon" by C.M. Alvarez: An exploration of the themes of evil, free will, and the power of love in the 2005 film. "On Judging Movies" by Daniel Asperheim: A guide on film criticism and judging true value in movies. "A Sonnet to Music: The Language of the Soul" by Donald W. Catchings, Jr.: a poem on the beauty of music. "The Function of Absolute Music for Religious and Non-religous Minds" by Will Daniels: a reflection of the value and purpose of music focusing on the work of Johann Sebastian Bach. "Where are All the Great Christian Film?" by Joseph Holmes: A survey of the existing landcape in Christian filmmaking and suggestions for improvement. "The Value of Smuggled Theology in Music" by Sheila Krygsheld: an examination of the way music conveys meaning and deeper truths. "In Page and Film: Visions of Virtue in Harry Potter" by Roger Maxson: an analysis of the virtues illuminated in the Harry Potter series. "Lewisvaldi" by Seth Myers: a poem celebrating the joy of summer reflecting the work of C.S. Lewis. "Who Authors the Authority? A Discussion of Watchmen and Rightful Rule" by Jason Monroe: an examination of Watchmen's critique of authority. " Twenty Øne Piløts: In the Trenches " by Annie Nardone: on finding significance and meaning in modern music. "C.S. Lewis, Myth, and Filmmaking" by Timothy Nargi, Jr.: a reflection on the ability of C.S. Lewis to convey theological messages in his fiction and its implicatiaon for modern filmmaking. "Bridging the Gap" and "A Series of Unfortunate Events and the Persistence of Hope" by Zak Schmoll "The Witch and the Horror of Eternal Consequences" by Philip Tallon and Cameron McAllister: an examination of the way the portrayal of real evil in films provides real life lessons. "Analyzing the Fact/Value Dichotomy in Ready Player One: The Movie" by Charlotte B. Thomason: an analysis of the movie as a social commentary and cautionary tale. "Narnia Adapted to Film: the Triune Dance" by Kyoko Yuasa: a reflection of Lewis's search for the dance of the Triune in art. "Comedy-Drama in Film: Caught Between Good Friday and Easter Sunday" by Hannah Zarr: a reflection on the way dramedy helps viewers better perceive a Christian view of reality. Cover art by M.A. Listz Volume 2, Issue 2, Summer 2019: 300 pages.

Film, Philosophy and Religion

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  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Book Code : 1648893228
  • Total of Pages : 454
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 471
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Hollywood is a $40 billion annual business, one that is highly influential in culture. If we want to know who we are as individuals and a society, what we believe and what we value, we need to know and understand Hollywood and film. Make no mistake, Hollywood is neither philosophically, politically, nor morally neutral! Many studies demonstrate how movies “affect” us long before we have thought it through. In other words, Hollywood “smuggles” all kinds of ideas into our minds and hearts without us even knowing it. While Hollywood may be the biggest and most influential in the world, this book will demonstrate the growing international influence of film from India (Bollywood), Nigeria (Nollywood), Zimbabwe (Zollywood) and Yesilçam (Turkey). 'Film, Philosophy and Religion' explicitly and implicitly takes a philosophical approach to analyzing film theoretically and methodologically. There are topic and film-specific chapters that take a theological approach, and others that explore ideas like Affect, Axiology, Art Reflecting the Artist and Transcendence (Spirituality) of Film. Hermeneutics also have a central role in the book, including films based on biblical texts that act as interpretations of these texts and fill in the blanks (albeit speculatively by way of script and directors). Chapters also explore the philosophy of aesthetics and film realism which end with theology, while other chapters explore the incompatibility of science with religion, as well as a chapter on the timely topic of rape in Turkish film. The book’s scope goes from the “Horror of Evil in Ridley Scott’s Alien Universe” to “Love Can Thaw a Frozen Heart: The Philosophy of Love in the Frozen Films” (Disney Princess Narratives). This book represents international films and scholars. The diverse perspectives from theist to atheist—and everything in-between—are sure to spark thinking and generate talking points that provide something for everyone in an accessible format. It will be of great interest to university students and professors, scholars, seminaries, and the general public.