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Exegesis of a Renunciation – Esegesi di una rinuncia

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ISBN: 9789491914027 Year: Pages: 92 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0226.1.00 Language: Italian|Spanish;
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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“The brutality of symbol is visual war. The maze confuses the poetic solitude of the verbal impressed in the pragmatic obol. Manifesto, nervous reflex of language out of control but not without focus, unexpectedly touches the reaction converting the suit interpret-action roar of consciousness. Phonemes-hoplites, the galvanized armor prepares the final siege, it is time to choose which side to fight on. Aprile throws up a challenge: self-centeredness of the word or the reversal of the semantic front against a historic tool devoted to a company withered away and foraging in the cliché, this ultimate foundation of the order-archetype. Prepare for defeat, not to succumb to conceal language accessory and inflamed from of poiesis, and semantic approach exhalation and pray for his death.” ~ Cristiano Caggiula “Aprile’s writing breathes, survives and is manifested, among dashes, curves, losses, cruises, overlays, erasures, and smudges, smears. A writing dotted with isolated words, they resist to a great catastrophe, arranged in imbalance, moving, equipped with its own breath, your own voice. Aprile’s writing is a calligram in which the words are scattered all but disappeared, replaced by stretches of life that run, they run themselves. April drags, hits, dodges, phagocyte and flees, sometimes quickly, sometimes with a certain laziness, out of an area where it shows the drive and exposes the unfinished pulsion of the body. Rhythm writing.” ~ Bartolomé Ferrando

An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting

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ISBN: 9789081709170 Year: Pages: 214 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0220.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting is the first book-length publication to collect the work of a community of writers on the edges of illegibility. Asemic writing is a galaxy-sized style of writing, which is everywhere yet remains largely unknown. For human observers, asemic writing may appear as lightning from a storm, a crack in the sidewalk, or the tail of a comet. But despite these observations, asemic writing is not everything: it is just an essential component, a newborn supernova dropped from a calligrapher’s hand. Asemic writing is simultaneously communicating with the past and the future of writing, from the earliest undeciphered writing systems to the xenolinguistics of the stars; it follows a peregrination from the preliterate, beyond the verbal, finally ending in a postliterate condition in which visual language has superseded words. An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting is compiled and edited by Tim Gaze from Asemic magazine and Michael Jacobson from The New Post-Literate blog.

Giottus Pictor

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ISBN: 9783205773719 Year: Pages: 631 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_437157 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3987
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This represents the second volume of a three-volume undertaking. Volume I (M.V. Schwarz und P. Theis, Giottos Leben (Giotto´s life), Vienna 2004) critically examined Giotto´s biography and the corpus of his documented works. Volume 2 presents these works in their respective contexts and attempts to gather information about dating and sequence. It begins with the Arena Chapel, which is Giotto´s most extensive and best documented works. The documentation was still further improved by Michaela Zoeschg´s campaign in the archives and libraries of Padua and Venice. Some aspects of the chapel´s early history now appear in a different light. With regard to the paintings, it is possible to emphasise more strongly than before that they adress the viewer in a decidedly different way. The classic "pictures" (in Hetzer´s sense) are specially cases, whose conception is only gradually developed. The formulation of this thesis is also assisted by new insights into the sequence of work brought about the last restoration of the chapel.The second part is dedicated to those works which form the prerequisites for the imagery of the Arena Chapel. Connected to this are the decisions to identify the Isaac master with the young Giotto and date the Navicella early (confirming with the sources). On this basis, it can be shown that the early works are united in their origins in contemporary Roman painting with its late Byzantine and classicising components. Their common trait is the striving to maximise the presence of the subjects represented, which are almost deposited into the world of the viewer. Before this background, the pictorialism developed in the Arena Chapel can be recognised as a form of withdrawal: instead of being ever more present in the world of the viewer, the imgage´s subjects receive increasingly perfect pictorial worlds of their own.The third part responds to the documented fact that Giotto was active in Assisi soon after the conclusion of his work in Padua. It is, however, unclear which of the Giottesque fresco series in S. Francesco can be attributet to this phase. This provides an opportunity to go through the series and show that they reflect different phases of Giotto´s creative life, although - as in the younger pictures of the Francis legends - several layers from Giotto´s oeuvre and reception overlay each other. The Magdalene chapel is connected with Giotto´s visit to Assisi in 1308.The fourth part is dedicated to the works after the Magdalene chapel up to the Bardi chapel which, in accordance with the early us of S Croce, is dated c. 1318 - 20. It is shown how the pictorial concept changed once again - in that Giotto opened the picture spaces towards the viewer. The Badia frescos and the panels for the Ognissanti church are, among others, attributed to this phase.The fifth part deals with works after c. 1320. All architectionally framed polyptychs are assigned to this phase (including the Badia Altar, normally dated earlier). They stand in competition with Sienese followers of the Maesta and answer these latter with a design clearly bearing the imprint of cisalpine gothic. This phase of work is marked above all by competition with the Siense. In the Peruzzi chapel, once again, new pictorial concepts are worked on. Extreme openess to the viewer in one fresco (Dance of Salome) stands in contrast to another (awakening of the Drusiana), whose window effect seems to anticipate Alberti.The concluding chapter attempts to set Giotto´s work in its place within the media-landscape around 1300 and to show where he took and where he gave. The planning of the Campanile is investigated in an appendix: it can, firstly, be shown that the Sienese campanile drawing is close to Giotto´s polytych frames and painted architecture, and thus probably reproduces Giotto´s plan. Secondly, it becomes clear how far the tower, rising further after Giotto´s death with its sculptural programme, contributed to Giotto´s fame. In this way, the las

Theories of Visual Attention - linking cognition, neuropsychology, and neurophysiology

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889196371 Year: Pages: 112 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-637-1 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Psychology
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The Neural Theory of Visual Attention of Bundesen, Habekost, and Kyllingsbæk (2005) was proposed as a neural interpretation of Bundesen’s (1990) theory of visual attention (TVA). In NTVA, visual attention functions via two mechanisms: by dynamic remapping of receptive fields of cortical cells such that more cells are devoted to behaviorally important objects than to less important ones (filtering) and by multiplicative scaling of the level of activation in cells coding for particular features (pigeonholing). NTVA accounts for a wide range of known attentional effects in human performance and a wide range of effects observed in firing rates of single cells in the primate visual system and thus provides a mathematical framework to unify the 2 fields of research. In this Research Topic of Frontiers in Psychology, some of the leading theories of visual attention at both the cognitive, neuropsychological, and neurophysiological levels are presented and evaluated. In addition, the Research Topic encompasses application of the framework of NTVA to various patient populations and to neuroimaging as well as genetic and psychopharmacological studies.

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neural --- visual --- Attention --- computational --- Model

At Face Value and Beyond

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Book Series: Image ISBN: 9783837629545 9783839429549 Year: Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101249
Subject: Media and communication
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How to account for the peculiar attraction of certain photos? How to deal with the specific use of images in particular contexts? Monika Schwärzler presents a variety of photographic case studies exploring visual phenomena from the point of view of media analysis as well as from sociological, aesthetic, and psychoanalytic perspectives. The topics range from a new reading of Thomas Struth’s street photographs to CERN photos with their charged rhetoric, from the assault of photographic close-ups to speculations on an anonymous slide collection featuring a woman with an ever-present white handbag. The book is intended for an audience receptive to the analytical appeal of images, prepared to go beyond what can be taken at face value.

The impact of learning to read on visual processing

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889197163 Year: Pages: 73 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-716-3 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Psychology --- Science (General)
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Reading is at the interface between the vision and spoken language domains. An emergent bulk of research indicates that learning to read strongly impacts on non-linguistic visual object processing, both at the behavioral level (e.g., on mirror image processing – enantiomorphy) and at the brain level (e.g., inducing top-down effects as well as neural competition effects). Yet, many questions regarding the exact nature, locus, and consequences of these effects remain hitherto unanswered. The current Special Topic aims at contributing to the understanding of how such a cultural activity as reading might modulate visual processing by providing a landmark forum in which researchers define the state of the art and future directions on this issue. We thus welcome reviews of current work, original research, and opinion articles that focus on the impact of literacy on the cognitive and/or brain visual processes. In addition to studies directly focusing on this topic, we will consider as highly relevant evidence on reading and visual processes in typical and atypical development, including in adult people differing in schooling and literacy, as well as in neuropsychological cases (e.g., developmental dyslexia). We also encourage researchers on nonhuman primate visual processing to consider the potential contribution of their studies to this Special Topic.

Vision in Cephalopods

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889454303 Year: Pages: 161 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-430-3 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Physiology
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Cephalopods usually have large and mobile eyes with which they constantly scan their environment. The eyes of cephalopods are single-chamber eyes which show resemblance to vertebrate eyes. However there are marked differences such as the cephalopod eye having an everted retina instead of an inverted retina found in vertebrates. Their visual system allows the cephalopods, depending on species, to discriminate objects on the basis of their shapes or sizes, images from mirror images or to learn from the observation of others. The cephalopod visual system is also polarization sensitive and controls camouflage, an extraordinary ability almost exclusive to all cephalopods; they are capable of rapidly adapting their body coloration as well as altering their body shape to any background, in almost any condition and even during self-motion. Visual scene analysis ultimately leads to motor outputs that cause an appropriate change in skin coloration or texture by acting directly on chromatophores or papillae in the skin. Mirroring these numerous functions of the visual system, large parts of the cephalopod brain are devoted to the processing of visual information.This research topic focuses on current advances in the knowledge of cephalopod vision. It is designed to facilitate merging questions, approaches and data available through the work of different researchers working on different aspects of cephalopod vision. Thus the research topic creates mutual awareness, and facilitates the growth of a field of research with a long tradition - cephalopod vision, visual perception and cognition as well as the mechanisms of camouflage.This research topic emerged from a workshop on “Vision in cephalopods” as part of the COST Action FA1301.

Investigations: The Expanded Field of Writing in the Works of Robert Morris

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ISBN: 9782847884937 9782847887020 Year: Language: English
Publisher: ENS Éditions
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Yes, you seem to have been anything but an iconophile in your enterprise which is piled as high with words on one side as with images on the other. Robert Morris, “Professional Rules” By investigating the prolific oeuvre of Robert Morris via the prism of writing, this collection of essays provides an incisive lens into the work of a central figure in the visual arts since the 1960s, associated in turn with minimalism, postminimalism, conceptualism, and land art. Morris has often been labele...

Krieg und Kunst im antiken Griechenland und Rom. Heldentum, Identität, Herrschaft, Ideologie

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Book Series: Münchner Vorlesungen zu Antiken Welten ISSN: 2198-9664 ISBN: 9783110549683 Year: Volume: 4 Pages: 384,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110549683 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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Images of war in Greek and Roman art reveal much more than the mere veneration of victory and glory. This book examines ancient Greek and Roman sculpture and memorials to reveal the ambivalent motivating forces that underlie the violence of war to this day: individual heroism, political identity, universal rule, and imperial ideology.

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Political ideology --- heroism --- visual art --- war

Neurovision: Neural bases of binocular vision and coordination and their implications in visual training programs

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889196555 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-655-5 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Neurology
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Binocular vision is achieved by five neurovisual systems originating in the retina but varying in their destination within the brain. Two systems have been widely studied: the retino-tectal or retino-collicular route, which subserves an expedient and raw estimate of the visual scene through the magnocellular pathway, and the retino-occipital or retino-cortical route, which allows slower but refined analysis of the visual scene through the parvocellular pathway. But there also exist further neurovisual systems: the retino-hypothalamic, retino-pretectal, and accessory optic systems, which play a crucial role in vision though they are less understood. The retino-pretectal pathway projecting onto the pretectum is critical for the pupillary or photomotor reflex. The retino-hypothalamic pathway projecting onto the suprachiasmatic nucleus regulates numerous behavioral and biological functions as well as circadian rhythms. The accessory optic system targeting terminal lateral, medial and dorsal nuclei through the paraoptic fasciculus plays a role in head and gaze orientation as well as slow movements. Taken together, these neurovisual systems involve 60% of brain activity, thus highlighting the importance of vision in the functioning and regulation of the central nervous system. But vision is first and foremost action, which makes perception impossible without movement. Binocular coordination is a prerequisite for binocular fusion of the object of interest on the two foveas, thus ensuring visual perception. The retino-collicular pathway is sufficient to elicit reflexive eye movements with short latencies. Thanks to its motor neurons, the superior colliculus activates premotor neurons, which themselves activate motor neurons of the oculomotor, trochlear and abducens nuclei. At a higher level, a cascade of neural mechanisms participates in the control of decisional eye movements. The superior colliculus is controlled by the substancia nigra pars reticulata, which is itself gated by subcortical structures such as the dorsal striatum. The superior colliculus is also inhibited by the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex through a direct prefrontotectal tract. Cortical areas are crucial for the triggering of eye movements: the frontal eye field, supplementary eye field, and parietal eye field. Finally the cerebellum maintains accuracy. The focus of the present research topic, entitled Neural bases of binocular vision and coordination and their implications in visual training programs, is to review the most recent findings in brain imaging and neurophysiology of binocular vision and coordination in humans and animals with frontally-placed eyes. The emphasis is put on studies that enable transfer of knowledge toward visual training programs targeting visual field defects (e.g., hemianopia) and binocular functional disorders (e.g., amblyopia).

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