Unflattening

Unflattening
  • Author : Nick Sousanis
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2015-03-30
  • ISBN : 9780674425644

Unflattening Book Review:

The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked in meaning-making? In this experiment in visual thinking, drawn in comics, Nick Sousanis defies conventional discourse to offer readers a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge.

Unflattening

Unflattening
  • Author : Nick Sousanis
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 193
  • Relase : 2015-03-30
  • ISBN : 9780674744431

Unflattening Book Review:

The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked in meaning-making? In this experiment in visual thinking, drawn in comics, Nick Sousanis defies conventional discourse to offer readers a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge.

Teaching Artfully

Teaching Artfully
  • Author : Meghan Parker
  • Publisher : Clover Press, LLC
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2021-05-04
  • ISBN : 1951038207

Teaching Artfully Book Review:

"I can't imagine a better catalyst for creativity! Iwould recommend this to anyone!" - Emil Ferris, Author of My Favorite Thingis Monsters, multiple Eisner AwardWinner "A bursting pinata of worthy questionsand colorful inventions; a gift to the creative and a delight to read!" - ScottMcCloud, author of UnderstandingComics "Parker brilliantly uses comics asthe medium for this self-reflexive examination of how art works and why arteducation matters!" - Prof. Carol Tilley, Ph.D. Comic historian, libraryeducator, former high school teacher, and past president of the Comics StudiesSociety "An incredibly refreshing look at aschool subject we need now more than ever!" - Chris Mostyn, High school artteacher, winner of the "Excellence in PK-12 Art Educational Award by the UnitedStates Society for Education Through Art A groundbreakingsensation: a Master's thesis done in comics form! Now Teaching Artfully, is acompelling graphic novel! If you loved Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud orUnflattening by Nick Sousanis you will fall in love with this revolutionary anddelightful book. In fact Sousanis provides a fascinating introduction! Teaching Artfully draws the reader in as it presents the growth andexplorations of an early-career art teacher, the author Meghan Parker. Parkercomes to understand both her teaching and art-making practices through makinginsightful comics. The reader, too will find themselves illuminated and inspiredand entertained! Teaching Artfully looks at daily teaching practices, visualliteracy, the teacher's experience, relationships, and engagement with lifeinside and outside of schools. It uses a unique visual form to emphasize theimportance of learning to understand and communicate using images. Firstcreated as a Masters thesis in the Faculty of Education at Simon FraserUniversity, Teaching Artfully playfully and earnestly encourages us to see thearts as a way to connect with one another and find our common humanity. Creative people, educators and the general public are sure to connect with thecall for meaningful engagement with the arts. Graphic novel lovers ofall sorts will find an awakening in Parker's approach to the creation of spaceand opportunities for students to imagine and create new possibilities. TeachingArtfully is sure to be the most talked about book of the year! ...

Neurocomic

Neurocomic
  • Author : Matteo Farinella,Hana Roš
  • Publisher : Nobrow
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 1907704701

Neurocomic Book Review:

A genre splicing collaboration between a neuroscientist and a comic artist about the way our brains work.

Programming Interviews Exposed

Programming Interviews Exposed
  • Author : John Mongan,Noah Kindler,Eric Giguère
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2011-08-10
  • ISBN : 9781118169384

Programming Interviews Exposed Book Review:

The pressure is on during the interview process but with the right preparation, you can walk away with your dream job. This classic book uncovers what interviews are really like at America's top software and computer companies and provides you with the tools to succeed in any situation. The authors take you step-by-step through new problems and complex brainteasers they were asked during recent technical interviews. 50 interview scenarios are presented along with in-depth analysis of the possible solutions. The problem-solving process is clearly illustrated so you'll be able to easily apply what you've learned during crunch time. You'll also find expert tips on what questions to ask, how to approach a problem, and how to recover if you become stuck. All of this will help you ace the interview and get the job you want. What you will learn from this book Tips for effectively completing the job application Ways to prepare for the entire programming interview process How to find the kind of programming job that fits you best Strategies for choosing a solution and what your approach says about you How to improve your interviewing skills so that you can respond to any question or situation Techniques for solving knowledge-based problems, logic puzzles, and programming problems Who this book is for This book is for programmers and developers applying for jobs in the software industry or in IT departments of major corporations. Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

Of Comics and Men

Of Comics and Men
  • Author : Jean-Paul Gabilliet
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2013-03-25
  • ISBN : 9781628469998

Of Comics and Men Book Review:

Originally published in France and long sought in English translation, Jean-Paul Gabilliet's Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books documents the rise and development of the American comic book industry from the 1930s to the present. The book intertwines aesthetic issues and critical biographies with the concerns of production, distribution, and audience reception, making it one of the few interdisciplinary studies of the art form. A thorough introduction by translators and comics scholars Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen brings the book up to date with explorations of the latest innovations, particularly the graphic novel. The book is organized into three sections: a concise history of the evolution of the comic book form in America; an overview of the distribution and consumption of American comic books, detailing specific controversies such as the creation of the Comics Code in the mid-1950s; and the problematic legitimization of the form that has occurred recently within the academy and in popular discourse. Viewing comic books from a variety of theoretical lenses, Gabilliet shows how seemingly disparate issues—creation, production, and reception—are in fact connected in ways that are not necessarily true of other art forms. Analyzing examples from a variety of genres, this book provides a thorough landmark overview of American comic books that sheds new light on this versatile art form.

Footnotes in Gaza

Footnotes in Gaza
  • Author : JOE. SACCO
  • Publisher : Jonathan Cape
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2019-08
  • ISBN : 1787332012

Footnotes in Gaza Book Review:

Rafah, a town at the southernmost tip of the Gaza Strip, is a squalid place. Raw concrete buildings front rubbish-strewn alleys. The narrow streets are crowded with young children and unemployed men. Situated on the border with Egypt, swaths of Rafah have been reduced to rubble. Rafah is today and has always been a notorious flashpoint in this most bitter of conflicts. Buried deep in the archives is one bloody incident, in 1956, that left 111 Palestinian refugees dead, shot by Israeli soldiers. Seemingly a footnote to a long history of killing, that day in Rafah - coldblooded massacre or dreadful mistake - reveals the competing truths that have come to define an intractable war. In a quest to get to the heart of what happened, Joe Sacco arrives in Gaza and, immersing himself in daily life, uncovers Rafah, past and present. Spanning fifty years, moving fluidly between one war and the next, alive with the voices of fugitives and schoolchildren, widows and sheikhs, Footnotes in Gaza captures the essence of a tragedy. As in Palestine and Safe Area Goražde, Joe Sacco's unique visual journalism has rendered a contested landscape in brilliant, meticulous detail. Footnotes in Gaza, his most ambitious work to date, transforms a critical conflict of our age into intimate and immediate experience.

Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture

Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture
  • Author : Apostolos Doxiadis
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2012-11-15
  • ISBN : 9780571295692

Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture Book Review:

Uncle Petros is a family joke. An ageing recluse, he lives alone in a suburb of Athens, playing chess and tending to his garden. If you didn't know better, you'd surely think he was one of life's failures. But his young nephew suspects otherwise. For Uncle Petros, he discovers, was once a celebrated mathematician, brilliant and foolhardy enough to stake everything on solving a problem that had defied all attempts at proof for nearly three centuries - Goldbach's Conjecture. His quest brings him into contact with some of the century's greatest mathematicians, including the Indian prodigy Ramanujan and the young Alan Turing. But his struggle is lonely and single-minded, and by the end it has apparently destroyed his life. Until that is a final encounter with his nephew opens up to Petros, once more, the deep mysterious beauty of mathematics. Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture is an inspiring novel of intellectual adventure, proud genius, the exhilaration of pure mathematics - and the rivalry and antagonism which torment those who pursue impossible goals.

The Graphic Novel

The Graphic Novel
  • Author : Jan Baetens,Hugo Frey
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 296
  • Relase : 2014-10-31
  • ISBN : 9781107025233

The Graphic Novel Book Review:

This introduction provides a historical overview of the graphic novel, with a strong focus on its international significance.

Qualitative Studies of Silence

Qualitative Studies of Silence
  • Author : Amy Jo Murray,Kevin Durrheim
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2019-07-31
  • ISBN : 9781108421379

Qualitative Studies of Silence Book Review:

A qualitative analysis of societal silences, demonstrating how the unsaid directs social action and shapes individual and collective lives.

The Instinct for Cooperation

The Instinct for Cooperation
  • Author : Jeffrey Wilson
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Pages : 112
  • Relase : 2018-07-10
  • ISBN : 9781609808174

The Instinct for Cooperation Book Review:

In the tradition of Joe Sacco's graphic journalism comes the first interview-based graphic novel treatment of Noam Chomsky's political ideas and activism. An astonishing graphic novel that brings Chomsky's political analysis to bear on real people's stories on the frontlines of America's struggle for economic justice and human dignity. The Instinct for Cooperation innovatively balances those real-life stories of struggle with conversations the author has had with Chomsky on how best to understand them. Although the themes are wide-ranging, this book is ultimately about the importance and need for spaces of resistance in countering state and other institutional forms of violence. For example, when discussing the removal of books by police and sanitation workers from Zuccotti Park in November of 2011, Chomsky paused to say "Arizona knows all about that," referring to the 2010 ban of Mexican American Studies in Tucson schools under Arizona House Bill 2281, which deemed classes that taught "ethnic solidarity" to be illegal. Rather than footnote the reference, Wilson tells that story. Like Joe Sacco's animated political journalism, this book offers a unique perspective on current issues, while providing a major contribution to the understanding of Chomsky's political theories.

Prime Suspects

Prime Suspects
  • Author : Andrew Granville,Jennifer Granville
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 233
  • Relase : 2019-08-06
  • ISBN : 9780691188737

Prime Suspects Book Review:

An outrageous graphic novel that investigates key concepts in mathematics Integers and permutations—two of the most basic mathematical objects—are born of different fields and analyzed with separate techniques. Yet when the Mathematical Sciences Investigation team of crack forensic mathematicians, led by Professor Gauss, begins its autopsies of the victims of two seemingly unrelated homicides, Arnie Integer and Daisy Permutation, they discover the most extraordinary similarities between the structures of each body. Prime Suspects is a graphic novel that takes you on a voyage of forensic discovery, exploring some of the most fundamental ideas in mathematics. Travel with Detective von Neumann as he leaves no clue unturned, from shepherds’ huts in the Pyrenees to secret societies in the cafés of Paris, from the hidden codes in the music of the stones to the grisly discoveries in Finite Fields. Tremble at the ferocity of the believers in deep and rigid abstraction. Feel the frustration—and the excitement—of our young heroine, Emmy Germain, as she blazes a trail for women in mathematical research and learns from Professor Gauss, the greatest forensic detective of them all. Beautifully drawn and exquisitely detailed, Prime Suspects is unique, astonishing, and witty—a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience mathematics like never before.

Effective LabVIEW Programming

Effective LabVIEW Programming
  • Author : Thomas Bress
  • Publisher : NTS Press
  • Pages : 720
  • Relase : 2013-08-21
  • ISBN : 9781934891087

Effective LabVIEW Programming Book Review:

(Note: a new file with improved images was uploaded 02/19/15) Effective LabVIEW Programming by Thomas Bress is suitable for all beginning and intermediate LabVIEW programmers. It follows a “teach by showing, learn by doing” approach. It demonstrates what good LabVIEW programs look like by exploring a small set of core LabVIEW functions and common design patterns based on a project drawn from the Certified LabVIEW Developer exam. These patterns build on each other. They provide a firm starting point for most beginning and intermediate projects. Overall, the presentation emphasizes how to use the dataflow paradigm of LabVIEW to create effective programs that are readable, scalable and maintainable. The concepts presented in this book are reinforced by eleven problem sets with full solutions. This book will improve your fluency in LabVIEW and, in the process, will teach you how to “think” in LabVIEW. Visit http://www.ntspress.com/publications/effective-labview-programming/ for additional online resources.

Keeping Company

Keeping Company
  • Author : Amanda Kearney
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 196
  • Relase : 2021-12-30
  • ISBN : 9781000510300

Keeping Company Book Review:

This book offers up a study of relational modalities in a moment of increasingly vexed identity politics. It takes inspiration from the art of keeping company, a relational habit derived on a kincentric ontology and praxis of interconnected life among the Yanyuwa, Indigenous owners of lands and waters in northern Australia. Diving deep into this multidimensional art of relating, the book critically engages with the counter habit of reductive identity politics and the flattening qualities that come with exceptionalism, individuated rights, limited empathic reach and a lack of enchantment in the other. Moving between ethnographic insights, conceptual analysis and personal reflection, Keeping Company offers an accessible engagement with some of the tricky aspects of identity politics as navigated in the present moment across sites of cultural difference. It will interest scholars and students from anthropology, sociology, philosophy and Indigenous studies, and others who are driven to be in better relationship with the world, with their neighbours, with strangers and with themselves.

The Senses

The Senses
  • Author : Matteo Farinella
  • Publisher : Nobrow
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 1910620173

The Senses Book Review:

In this humorous and detailed book, neuroscientist and illustrator Matteo Farinella takes readers on a wild ride through the senses!

The Comic Book Story of Video Games

The Comic Book Story of Video Games
  • Author : Jonathan Hennessey
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2017-10-03
  • ISBN : 9780399578915

The Comic Book Story of Video Games Book Review:

A complete, illustrated history of video games--highlighting the machines, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, billion-dollar industry/artform--told in a graphic novel format. Author Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Jack McGowan present the first full-color, chronological origin story for this hugely successful, omnipresent artform and business. Hennessey provides readers with everything they need to know about video games--from their early beginnings during World War II to the emergence of arcade games in the 1970s to the rise of Nintendo to today's app-based games like Angry Birds and Pokemon Go. Hennessey and McGowan also analyze the evolution of gaming as an artform and its impact on society. Each chapter features spotlights on major players in the development of games and gaming that contains everything that gamers and non-gamers alike need to understand and appreciate this incredible phenomenon.

Gamish

Gamish
  • Author : Edward Ross
  • Publisher : Penguin Group
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2022-08
  • ISBN : 0141985976

Gamish Book Review:

A thrilling illustrated journey through the history of video games and what they really mean to us Golden Axe. The Sims. Half Life. Mega Drive. SNES. Like many teenagers around the world, Edward Ross grew up on a steady diet of video games and fascinating gadgets. As he continued to obsess over video games while drawing comic books, he started wondering what it was that made them more than just a pastime. Why do we play? This gorgeously illustrated book takes us deep into the history of video games, from the early prototypes created in the late 1940s through the growth of the medium in the 1970s and into the modern era, in which games are a crucial part of mainstream culture. Exploring politics, history, and personal stories, and moving seamlessly from the greatest hits to engrossing indie games, Gamish is a love letter to an obsession that has gripped more than two billion people around the world.

Light in Dark Times

Light in Dark Times
  • Author : Alisse Waterston
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2020-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781487539139

Light in Dark Times Book Review:

What will become of us in these trying times? How will we pass the time that we have on earth? In gorgeously rendered graphic form, Light in Dark Times invites readers to consider these questions by exploring the political catastrophes and moral disasters of the past and present, revealing issues that beg to be studied, understood, confronted, and resisted. A profound work of anthropology and art, this book is for anyone yearning to understand the darkness and hoping to hold onto the light. It is a powerful story of encounters with writers, philosophers, activists, and anthropologists whose words are as meaningful today as they were during the times in which they were written. This book is at once a lament over the darkness of our times, an affirmation of the value of knowledge and introspection, and a consideration of truth, lies, and the dangers of the trivial. In a time when many of us struggle with the feeling that we cannot do enough to change the course of the future, this book is a call to action, asking us to envision and create an alternative world from the one in which we now live. Light in Dark Times is beautiful to look at and to hold – an exquisite work of art that is lively, informative, enlightening, deeply moving, and inspiring.

One-Dimensional Man

One-Dimensional Man
  • Author : Herbert Marcuse
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2013-10-11
  • ISBN : 9781134438808

One-Dimensional Man Book Review:

One of the most important texts of modern times, Herbert Marcuse's analysis and image of a one-dimensional man in a one-dimensional society has shaped many young radicals' way of seeing and experiencing life. Published in 1964, it fast became an ideological bible for the emergent New Left. As Douglas Kellner notes in his introduction, Marcuse's greatest work was a 'damning indictment of contemporary Western societies, capitalist and communist.' Yet it also expressed the hopes of a radical philosopher that human freedom and happiness could be greatly expanded beyond the regimented thought and behaviour prevalent in established society. For those who held the reigns of power Marcuse's call to arms threatened civilization to its very core. For many others however, it represented a freedom hitherto unimaginable.

Democracy

Democracy
  • Author : Alecos Papadatos,Abraham Kawa,Annie Di Donna
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2015-09-15
  • ISBN : 9781632863171

Democracy Book Review:

From a team including the artists of the New York Times bestseller Logicomix, another entertaining and educational graphic delight focusing on the origins and rise of democracy. Democracy opens in 490 B.C., with Athens at war. The hero of the story, Leander, is trying to rouse his comrades for the morrow's battle against a far mightier enemy, and begins to recount his own life, having borne direct witness to the evils of the old tyrannical regimes and to the emergence of a new political system. The tale that emerges is one of daring, danger, and big ideas, of the death of the gods and the tortuous birth of democracy. We see that democracy originated through a combination of chance and historical contingency--but also through the cunning, courage, and willful action of a group of remarkably talented and driven individuals. Alecos Papadatos and Annie DiDonna, artists behind the international phenomenon Logicomix, together with writer Abraham Kawa, deliver a graphic novel bursting with extraordinary characters and vibrant color, one that also offers fresh insight into how this greatest of civic inventions came to be.