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Luminous Airplanes

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Author: Paul La Farge
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429949910
Size: 73.39 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book Description: A decade after the publication of Haussmann, or the Distinction, his acclaimed novel about nineteenth-century Paris, Paul La Farge turns his imagination to America at the dawn of the twenty-first century. In September 2000, a young programmer comes home from a festival in the Nevada desert and learns that his grandfather has died, and that he has to return to Thebes, a town which is so isolated that its inhabitants have their own language, in order to clean out the house where his family lived for five generations. While he's there, he runs into Yesim, a Turkish American woman whom he loved as a child, and begins a romance in which past and present are dangerously confused. At the same time, he remembers San Francisco in the wild years of the Internet boom, and mourns the loss of Swan, a madman who may have been the only person to understand what was happening to the city, and to the world. Luminous Airplanes has a singular form: the novel, complete in itself, is accompanied by an online "immersive text," which continues the story and complements it. Nearly ten years in the making, La Farge's ambitious new work considers large worlds and small ones, love, memory, family, flying machines, dance music, and the end of the world.


Luminous Airplanes

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Author: Paul LaFarge
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ISBN: 9781410446237
Size: 27.73 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 385
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Book Description: After his grandfather dies, a young programmer must go back to the small and isolated town of Thebes to clean out his family's belongings, where he begins a romance with an old flame and reflects on other ghosts of the past.


Interactive Digital Narrative

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Author: Hartmut Koenitz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317668685
Size: 71.50 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 286
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Book Description: The book is concerned with narrative in digital media that changes according to user input—Interactive Digital Narrative (IDN). It provides a broad overview of current issues and future directions in this multi-disciplinary field that includes humanities-based and computational perspectives. It assembles the voices of leading researchers and practitioners like Janet Murray, Marie-Laure Ryan, Scott Rettberg and Martin Rieser. In three sections, it covers history, theoretical perspectives and varieties of practice including narrative game design, with a special focus on changes in the power relationship between audience and author enabled by interactivity. After discussing the historical development of diverse forms, the book presents theoretical standpoints including a semiotic perspective, a proposal for a specific theoretical framework and an inquiry into the role of artificial intelligence. Finally, it analyses varieties of current practice from digital poetry to location-based applications, artistic experiments and expanded remakes of older narrative game titles.


Code Of Federal Regulations

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Size: 32.67 MB
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Category : Administrative law
Languages : en
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Book Description: Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.


The Night Ocean

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Author: Paul La Farge
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101981105
Size: 78.10 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Book Description: From the award-winning author and New Yorker contributor, a riveting novel about secrets and scandals, psychiatry and pulp fiction, inspired by the lives of H.P. Lovecraft and his circle. Marina Willett, M.D., has a problem. Her husband, Charlie, has become obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft, in particular with one episode in the legendary horror writer's life: In the summer of 1934, the "old gent" lived for two months with a gay teenage fan named Robert Barlow, at Barlow's family home in central Florida. What were the two of them up to? Were they friends--or something more? Just when Charlie thinks he's solved the puzzle, a new scandal erupts, and he disappears. The police say it's suicide. Marina is a psychiatrist, and she doesn't believe them. A tour-de-force of storytelling, The Night Ocean follows the lives of some extraordinary people: Lovecraft, the most influential American horror writer of the 20th century, whose stories continue to win new acolytes, even as his racist views provoke new critics; Barlow, a seminal scholar of Mexican culture who killed himself after being blackmailed for his homosexuality (and who collaborated with Lovecraft on the beautiful story "The Night Ocean"); his student, future Beat writer William S. Burroughs; and L.C. Spinks, a kindly Canadian appliance salesman and science-fiction fan -- the only person who knows the origins of The Erotonomicon, purported to be the intimate diary of Lovecraft himself. As a heartbroken Marina follows her missing husband's trail in an attempt to learn the truth, the novel moves across the decades and along the length of the continent, from a remote Ontario town, through New York and Florida to Mexico City. The Night Ocean is about love and deception -- about the way that stories earn our trust, and betray it.


Turning The Page

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Author: Angus Phillips
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136244530
Size: 49.57 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 140
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Book Description: This is an exciting period for the book, a time of innovation, experimentation, and change. It is also a time of considerable fear within the book industry as it adjusts to changes in how books are created and consumed. The movement to digital has been taking place for some time, but with consumer books experiencing the transition, the effects of digitization can be clearly seen to everybody. In Turning the Page Angus Phillips analyses the fundamental drivers of the book publishing industry - authorship, readership, and copyright - and examines the effects of digital and other developments on the book itself. Drawing on theory and research across a range of subjects, from business and sociology to neuroscience and psychology, and from interviews with industry professionals, Phillips investigates how the fundamentals of the book industry are changing in a world of ebooks, self-publishing, and emerging business models. Useful comparisons are also made with other media industries which have undergone rapid change, such as music and newspapers. This book is an ideal companion for anyone wishing to understand the transition of the book, writing and publishing in recent years and will be particularly relevant to students studying publishing, media and communications.


Mcsweeney S

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Size: 14.47 MB
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Category : American fiction
Languages : en
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Girls At Work In Aviation

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Author: Dickey Chapelle
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Size: 15.72 MB
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Category : Aeronautics
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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Safety Engineering

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Size: 21.25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Accidents
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Grace Log

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Size: 63.19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Commerce
Languages : en
Pages :
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Which Was The Greater Love

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Author: Henry Bordeaux
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Size: 77.39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 238
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