Blog Theory offers a critical theory of contemporary media. Furthering her account of communicative capitalism, Jodi Dean explores the ways new media practices like blogging and texting capture their users in intensive networks of enjoyment, production, and surveillance. Her wide-ranging and theoretically rich analysis extends from her personal experiences as a blogger, through media histories, to newly emerging social network platforms and applications. Set against the background of the economic crisis wrought by neoliberalism, the book engages with recent work in contemporary media theory as well as with thinkers such as Giorgio Agamben, Jean Baudrillard, Guy Debord, Jacques Lacan, and Slavoj ?i?ek. Through these engagements, Dean defends the provocative thesis that reflexivity in complex networks is best understood via the psychoanalytic notion of the drives. She contends, moreover, that reading networks in terms of the drives enables us to grasp their real, human dimension, that is, the feelings and affects that embed us in the system. In remarkably clear and lucid prose, Dean links seemingly trivial and transitory updates from the new mass culture of the internet to more fundamental changes in subjectivity and politics. Everyday communicative exchangesÑfrom blog posts to text messagesÑhave widespread effects, effects that not only undermine capacities for democracy but also entrap us in circuits of domination.
In Vietnam the motorbike is the main mode of transport, not only for people but for every imaginable and unimaginable product and produce. Without the motorbike the economy would come to a halt. Bikes of Burden shows in 148 stunning, full color photographs how the motorbikes, the drivers and their loads ride around the cities and countryside in acts that defy your wildest imagination.
A revision of a professional text on the phenomena of chaotic vibrations in fluids and solids. Major changes reflect the latest developments in this fast-moving topic, the introduction of problems to every chapter, additional mathematics and applications, more coverage of fractals, numerous computer and physical experiments. Contains eight pages of 4-color pictures.
This book bridges three different fields: nanoscience, bioscience, and environmental sciences. It starts with fundamental electrostatics at interfaces and includes a detailed description of fundamental theories dealing with electrical double layers around a charged particle, electrokinetics, and electrical double layer interaction between charged particles. The stated fundamentals are provided as the underpinnings of sections two, three, and four, which address electrokinetic phenomena that occur in nanoscience, bioscience, and environmental science. Applications in nanomaterials, fuel cells, electronic materials, biomaterials, stems cells, microbiology, water purificiaion, and humic substances are discussed.
This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the complexity and diversity of audience studies in the advent of digital media. Details the study of audiences and how it is changing in relation to digital media Recognizes and appreciates valuable traditional approaches and identifies how they can be applied to, and evolve with, the changing media world Offers diverse perspectives from which being an audience, theorizing audiences, researching audiences, and doing audience research are approached today Argues that the field works best by identifying particular 'audience problems' and applying the best theories and research methods available to solving them Includes contributions from some of the most outstanding international scholars in the field
The book is about both theoretical and practical aspects of Project Management in clinical trials. The audience may find explanation of different phenomena in modern clinical trials, for example, why some approaches in managing trials work and others – do not. In addition to this, the book should serve the purposes of business psychotherapy. The book is saturated with examples from real life and practical tips.
Bonus Blu-Ray Audio содержит: 01. Symphony No.1 In E Minor, Op.39: I. Andante Ma Non Troppo - Allegro Energico02. Symphony No.1 In E Minor, Op.39: II. Andante (Ma Non Troppo Lento) 03. Symphony No.1 In E Minor, Op.39: III. Scherzo: Allegro04. Symphony No.1 In E Minor, Op.39: IV. Finale (Quasi Una Fantasia) 05. Symphony No.2 In D Major, Op.43: I. Allegretto - Poco Allegro -Tranquillo, Ma Poco A Poco Ravvivando Il Tempo Al Allegro 06. Symphony No.2 In D Major, Op.43: II. Tempo Andante, Ma Rubato - Andante Sostenuto 07. Symphony No.2 In D Major, Op.43: III. Vivacissimo - Lento E Suave - Largamente 08. Symphony No.2 In D Major, Op.43: IV. Finale: Allegro Moderato09. Symphony No.3 In С Major, Op.52: I. Allegro Moderato10. Symphony No.3 In С Major, Op.52: II. Andantino Con Moto, Quasi Allegretto 11. Symphony No.3 In С Major, Op.52: III. Moderato - Allegro (Ma Non Tanto) 12. Symphony No.4 In A Minor, Op.63: I. Tempo Molto Moderato, Quasi Adagio 13. Symphony No.4 In A Minor, Op.63: II. Allegro Molto Vivace 14. Symphony No.4 In A Minor, Op.63: III. II Tempo Largo 15. Symphony No.4 In A Minor, Op.63: IV. Allegro 16. Symphony No.5 In E Flat Major, Op.82: I. Tempo Molto Moderato - Largamente - Allegro Moderato 17. Symphony No.5 In E Flat Major, Op.82: II. Andante Mosso, Quasi Allegretto 18. Symphony No.5 In E Flat Major, Op.82: III. Allegro Molto 19. Symphony No.6 In D Minor, Op. 104: I. Allegro Molto Moderato 20. Symphony No.6 In D Minor, Op. 104: II. Allegretto Moderato 21. Symphony No.6 In D Minor, Op. 104: III. Poco Vivace 22. Symphony No.6 In D Minor, Op. 104: IV. Allegro Molto 23. Symphony No.7 In С Major, Op.10524. Karelia Suite, Op.11: I. Intermezzo: Moderato 25. Karelia Suite, Op.11: II. Ballade: Tempo Di Menuetto 26. Karelia Suite, Op.11: III. Alia Marcia: Moderato27. Tapiola, Op.112Language And Audio Content: English / PCM Sterio / Dolby TrueHD 2.0
This comprehensive and self-contained, one-stop source discusses phase-field methodology in a fundamental way, explaining advanced numerical techniques for solving phase-field and related continuum-field models. It also presents numerical techniques used to simulate various phenomena in a detailed, step-by-step way, such that readers can carry out their own code developments. Features many examples of how the methods explained can be used in materials science and engineering applications.
This book introduces the basic concepts necessary to understand Single Event phenomena which could cause random performance errors and catastrophic failures to electronics devices. As miniaturization of electronics components advances, electronics components are more susceptible in the radiation environment. The book includes a discussion of the radiation environments in space and in the atmosphere, radiation rate prediction depending on the orbit to allow electronics engineers to design and select radiation tolerant components and systems, and single event prediction.
Rotating Thermal Flows in Natural and Industrial Processes provides the reader with a systematic description of the different types of thermal convection and flow instabilities in rotating systems, as present in materials, crystal growth, thermal engineering, meteorology, oceanography, geophysics and astrophysics. It expressly shows how the isomorphism between small and large scale phenomena becomes beneficial to the definition and ensuing development of an integrated comprehensive framework. This allows the reader to understand and assimilate the underlying, quintessential mechanisms without requiring familiarity with specific literature on the subject. Topics treated in the first part of the book include: • Thermogravitational convection in rotating fluids (from laminar to turbulent states); • Stably stratified and unstratified shear flows; • Barotropic and baroclinic instabilities; • Rossby waves and Centrifugally-driven convection; • Potential Vorticity, Quasi-Geostrophic Theory and related theorems; • The dynamics of interacting vortices, interacting waves and mixed (hybrid) vortex-wave states; • Geostrophic Turbulence and planetary patterns. The second part is entirely devoted to phenomena of practical interest, i.e. subjects relevant to the realms of industry and technology, among them: • Surface-tension-driven convection in rotating fluids; • Differential-rotation-driven (forced) flows; • Crystal Growth from the melt of oxide or semiconductor materials; • Directional solidification; • Rotating Machinery; • Flow control by Rotating magnetic fields; • Angular Vibrations and Rocking motions; Covering a truly prodigious range of scales, from atmospheric and oceanic processes and fluid motion in “other solar-system bodies”, to convection in its myriad manifestations in a variety of applications of technological relevance, this unifying text is an ideal reference for physicists and engineers, as well as an important resource for advanced students taking courses on the physics of fluids, fluid mechanics, thermal, mechanical and materials engineering, environmental phenomena, meteorology and geophysics.