What Will the Future Be Like? These Objects Help Us Imagine

An exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London examines how technological and social change will alter the way we live.
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Unbuttoned: The Pirelli Calendar Finally Makes Women Subjects Instead of Objects

But as far as change after #MeToo, it doesn’t really go far enough.
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How Amy Adams Related to Her Sharp Objects Character and Found Inspiration in Reese Witherspoon

Sharp Objects, Amy AdamsAs of this Sunday, Amy Adams joins fellow A-listers Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in their quest to take over TV as well as movies.
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Review: ‘Sharp Objects’ Cuts Slow but Deep

Amy Adams is remarkable as a self-destructive reporter in a murder mystery that’s really an investigation into her own past.
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Sharp Objects Teaser Debuts on HBO

Amy Adams, 2017 American Cinematheque AwardsWelcome (back) to television, Amy Adams!
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Trump Cares About Irreplaceable Objects, Except When He Doesn’t

For someone so concerned with “beautiful statues,” Trump seems to have forgotten his own track record with historic artifacts.
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Trump Cares About Irreplaceable Objects, Except When He Doesn’t

For someone so concerned with “beautiful statues,” Trump seems to have forgotten his own track record with historic artifacts.
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Up Next: This Designer Turns Everyday Objects Into a ‘Good Thing’

Jamie Wolfond was dismayed by the opulent New York design scene. So he started Good Thing to make affordable objects.
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Preserving Complex Digital Objects

Preserving Complex Digital Objects


This ground-breaking edited collection explores the challenges of preserving complex digital objects such as simulations, visualisations, digital art and video games. Drawing on the outputs of the JISC-funded Preservation of Complex Objects (POCOS) symposia, enhanced with specialist pathfinder solutions, this book will cover topics such as the legal and technical challenges of preservation, curation and authority, and digital archaeology. Written by international experts from a broad background of library, collecting institutions, information and computer science, and digital preservation backgrounds, this collection showcases the state of the art of the discipline and brings together stakeholder perspectives from across the preservation community. The collection is structured around six parts: * Why and what to preserve: creativity vs preservation * The memory institution: data archival perspectives * Digital preservation approaches, practices and tools * Case studies * A legal perspective * Pathfinder conclusions. Readership: Academics and students on digital preservation, digital humanities and information management courses, and those working in preservation and collecting for memory institutions will find this a valuable read. It will also be of particular interest to computer scientists, artists, games and emulation communities, archaeologists and digital forensic scientists.

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Gaze and Voice as Love Objects

Gaze and Voice as Love Objects


The gaze entices, inspects, fascinates. The voice hypnotizes, seduces, disarms. Are gaze and voice part of the relationship we call love. or hate? If so, what part? How do they function? This provocative book examines love as the mediating entity in the essential antagonism between the sexes, and gaze and voice as love’s medium. The contributors proceed from the Lacanian premise that “there is no sexual relationship,” that the sexes are in no way complementary and that love-figured in the gaze and the voice -embodies the promise and impossibility of any relation between them. The first detailed Lacanian elaboration of this topic, Gaze and Voice as Love Objects examines the status of gaze, voice, and love in philosophy from Plato to Kant, in ideology from early Christianity to contemporary cynicism, in music from Hildegard of Bingen to Richard Wagner, in literature from Edith Wharton’s Age of Innocence to Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day, and in cinema from Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom to Kieslowski’s A Short Film on Love. Throughout, the contributors seek to show that the conflict between the sexes is the site of a larger battle over the destiny of modernity. With insights into the underlying target of racist and sexist violence, this book offers surprising revelations into the nature of an ancient enigma-love. Contributors. Elisabeth Bronfen, Mladen Dolar, Fredric Jameson, Renata Salecl, Slavoj Zizek, Alenka Zupancic

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Pasteur Centenary; Catalogue Of Objects Exhibited In Connection With The Celebration Of The Centenary Of The Birth Of Louis Pasteu

Pasteur Centenary; Catalogue Of Objects Exhibited In Connection With The Celebration Of The Centenary Of The Birth Of Louis Pasteu


This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Monocular-based 3D Tracking of Rigid Objects

Monocular-based 3D Tracking of Rigid Objects


Many applications require tracking complex 3D objects. These include visual serving of robotic arms on specific target objects, Augmented Reality systems that require real time registration of the object to be augmented, and head tracking systems that sophisticated interfaces can use. Computer vision offers solutions that are cheap, practical and non-invasive. “Monocular Model-Based 3D Tracking of Rigid Objects” reviews the different techniques and approaches that have been developed by industry and research. First, important mathematical tools are introduced: camera representation, robust estimation and uncertainty estimation. Then a comprehensive study of the numerous approaches developed by the Augmented Reality and Robotics communities is given. The authors begin with those that are based on 1D or planar fiducial marks and move on to those that avoid the need to engineer the environment by relying on natural features such as edges, texture or where interest points are detailed. Extensions to more specific applications that require the use of a motion model or multiple objects tracking are also discussed. The survey concludes with the different possible choices that should be made when implementing a 3D tracking system and a discussion of the future of vision-based 3D tracking. Because it encompasses many computer vision techniques from low-level vision to 3D geometry and includes a comprehensive study of the massive literature on the subject, “Monocular Model-Based 3D Tracking of Rigid Objects” is an invaluable reference for the student and researcher.

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Mom Captures A Special Part Of Childhood In ‘Comfort Objects’ Photo Series

As a mom of three, photographer Anna Ream is no stranger to the concept of “comfort objects” — the blankets, stuffed animals, dolls and other items that children latch on to for emotional release and support.

In the fall of 2012, she decided to make those very comfort objects the subject of a stunning photo series of the same name. “I was pondering objects representative of childhood and wanted to focus a body of work on the 2-to-6-year-old age range,” she told The Huffington Post in an email, adding, “It is one of my favorite developmental stages because children are becoming more independent, their language skills are developing rapidly and they are becoming more aware of the world around them.”

To date, Ream has photographed over 70 children with their comfort objects. She started with her own kids and family, as well as children from their preschool. From there, the project snowballed as she photographed other children through community connections and even reached out to strangers.

“Childhood comfort objects seem to me like a very real and authentic example of how tangible things can provide emotional comfort,” the photographer said.

Ream’s children are 13, 8, and 3 years old, and they have all had comfort objects at some point in their lives. When Ream began the project, her middle child Eowyn had decided she was too old for her stuffed dog named Ginger. Eowyn handed the dog down to her younger brother, but a few months later, she found herself crying in the middle of a difficult day. “I need Ginger,” she told her mom.

“For me, this story illustrates both the intense emotional connection children have with their object, but also how the object is a part of what gets left behind in the process of normal childhood development,” Ream said. “As a parent, there is some sadness and loss associated with those transitions.”

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Engendering Objects

Engendering Objects


Engendering objects explores social and cultural dynamics among Maisin people in Collingwood Bay (Papua New Guinea) through the lens of material culture. Focusing upon the visually stimulating decorated barkcloths that are used as male and female garments, gifts, and commodities, it explores the relationships between these cloths and Maisin people. The main question is how barkcloth, as an object made by women, engenders people’s identities, such as gender, personhood, clan and tribe, through its manufacturing and use.This book describes in detail how barkcloth (tapa) not only visualizes and expresses, but also materializes and defines, people’s multiple identities. By ‘following the object’ and how it is made and used in the performance of life-cycle rituals, in exchanges and in church festivities, this interaction between people and things, and how they are mutually constituted, becomes visible. How are women’s bodies and minds linked with the production of barkcloth? How do cloths produced by women both establish and contest clan identity? In what ways is the commodification of barkcloth related to gender dynamics? Barkcloth and its associated designs show how gender ideologies and the socio-material constructions of identity are performed and, as such, developed, established and contested.The narratives of both men and women reveal the ways in which barkcloth provides a link with the past and dreams for the future. The author argues that the cloths and their designs embody dynamics of Maisin culture and in particular of Maisin gender relations. In contributing to the current debates on the anthropology of ‘art’, this study offers an alternative way of understanding the significance of an object, like decorated barkcloth, in shaping and defining people’s identities within a local colonial and postcolonial setting of Papua New Guinea.“Engendering Objects is among the most comprehensive and innovative new works emerging from Melanesia examining the intimate connect

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High Jewelry and Precious Objects by Cartier: The Odyssey of a Style

High Jewelry and Precious Objects by Cartier: The Odyssey of a Style


The most exceptional new creations from the world’s premier jeweler. This exquisitely produced, luxurious tome presents one hundred of the latest creations by the famous jeweler, from high jewelry to precious objects. The Cartier style comes from a wide range of sources and inspirations-the mystery and opulence of China, India, and the Orient; the dynamic geometry of art deco; the energy of modern cities; the voluptuousness of orchids; and the strength and grace of panthers. Influences constantly evolve with the times yet remain faithful to the original style of Louis Cartier, the master of Parisian elegance and the art of high jewelry since the dawn of the twentieth century.

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Fusion Beauty Fusion Beauty Objects of Desire Virtual Finishing Powder

Fusion Beauty Fusion Beauty Objects of Desire Virtual Finishing Powder


Fusion Beauty Objects of Desire Virtual Finishing Powder is anti-aging technology disguised as a shimmer powder to instantly brighten and perfect your complexion. The unique atomizer releases a fine mist – providing you an airbrushed effect for a radiant; beautiful finish.
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