Author : Ralph Schroeder
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release :2010-11-04
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0199707782

Virtual environments provide places for 'being there together', for avatars to interact with each other in computer-generated spaces. They range from immersive systems in which people have life-size tracked avatar bodies to large-scale spaces such as Second Life where populations of users socialize in persistent virtual worlds. This book draws together research on how people interact in virtual environments: What difference does avatar appearance make? How do avatars collaborate and play together? How do the type of system and the space affect how people engage with each other? How does interaction between avatars differ from face-to-face interaction? What can social scientists learn from experiments and other studies of how people interact in virtual environments? What are the ethical and social issues in doing this research, and in the uses of this technology? And how do virtual environments differ from other communication technologies such as videoconferencing systems and other new media? This book is a state-of-the art survey of research on these topics, and offers a framework for understanding this technology and its future implications.

Author : Michael C. J. Putnam
Publisher :
Release :2003
Total pages :301
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015058239834

Author : Andy Clark
Publisher : MIT Press
Release :1998-01-23
Total pages :292
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0262260522

Brain, body, and world are united in a complex dance of circular causation and extended computational activity. In Being There, Andy Clark weaves these several threads into a pleasing whole and goes on to address foundational questions concerning the new tools and techniques needed to make sense of the emerging sciences of the embodied mind. Clark brings together ideas and techniques from robotics, neuroscience, infant psychology, and artificial intelligence. He addresses a broad range of adaptive behaviors, from cockroach locomotion to the role of linguistic artifacts in higher-level thought.

Author : Andy Clark
Publisher : MIT Press
Release :1998-01-23
Total pages :292
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0262260522

Brain, body, and world are united in a complex dance of circular causation and extended computational activity. In Being There, Andy Clark weaves these several threads into a pleasing whole and goes on to address foundational questions concerning the new tools and techniques needed to make sense of the emerging sciences of the embodied mind. Clark brings together ideas and techniques from robotics, neuroscience, infant psychology, and artificial intelligence. He addresses a broad range of adaptive behaviors, from cockroach locomotion to the role of linguistic artifacts in higher-level thought.

Author : Puji Prabowo,Mohammad Ferandy
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release :
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780244054335

Author : Soren C. Larsen,Jay T. Johnson
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release :2017-11-01
Total pages :264
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781452955445

Being Together in Place explores the landscapes that convene Native and non-Native people into sustained and difficult negotiations over their radically different interests and concerns. Grounded in three sites—the Cheslatta-Carrier traditional territory in British Columbia; the Wakarusa Wetlands in northeastern Kansas; and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in Aotearoa/New Zealand—this book highlights the challenging, tentative, and provisional work of coexistence around such contested spaces as wetlands, treaty grounds, fishing spots, recreation areas, cemeteries, heritage trails, and traditional village sites. At these sites, activists learn how to articulate and defend their intrinsic and life-supportive ways of being, particularly to those who are intent on damaging or destroying these places. Using ethnographic research and a geographic perspective, Soren C. Larsen and Jay T. Johnson show how the communities in these regions challenge the power relations that structure the ongoing (post)colonial encounter in liberal democratic settler-states. Emerging from their conversations with activists was a distinctive sense that the places for which they cared had agency, a “call” that pulled them into dialogue, relationships, and action with human and nonhuman others. This being-together-in-place, they find, speaks in a powerful way to the vitalities of coexistence: where humans and nonhumans are working to decolonize their relationships; where reciprocal guardianship is being stitched back together in new and unanticipated ways; and where a new kind of “place thinking” is emerging on the borders of colonial power.

Author : Francis H. Wade
Publisher : Forward Movement
Release :2005
Total pages :160
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0880282681

Priest, author, and spiritual director Frank Wade outlines seventeen principles of successful marriages. The key, suggests Wade, is communication, and knowing when and how to talk and listen with and to one's partner. A must-read both for married persons looking to strengthen their relationship and for those considering marriage, this book is clearly intended to be both read and discussed.

Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release :1688
Total pages :118
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : BL:A0021010554

Author : Gene Barnes & Susan Rautine
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release :2013-09-04
Total pages :70
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781483690094

Every marriage is a partnership of two individuals, each of whom has strengths and weaknesses. For a marriage to survive, it is important that each marriage partner understands the different experiences and perspectives that their partner brings to the marriage relationship. Marriages may begin with a romantic idea of love, but that alone is usually not enough to ensure a long-lasting union. Our book presents a dialogue between husband and wife (ourselves) concerning the issues that commonly arise in marriages—including our own. While this dialogue consists of e-mails written to each other (like letters in an earlier era), it was not edited later to reduce conflicting opinions or uncomfortable feelings. We believe that, whenever possible, honest communication is the best way to deal with the difficulties that arise in a marriage.

Author : Dennis Rainey,Barbara Rainey
Publisher : Baker Books
Release :1995-10-19
Total pages :384
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781441266781

Take Time Out of Each Day to Relax and Grow Together In the midst of the stress and pressure of everyday life, Moments Together for Couples will give you and your mate a chance to pause, relax, and draw upon the strength of the Lord. This easy-to-use devotional helps you set aside anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes every day with your spouse to grow closer to God and closer to each other.