Cyborgs in mass media

Electronic Eros

Author: Claudia Springer

Publisher: Athlone Press


Category: Cyborgs in mass media

Page: 182

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A study of the love affair between humans and machines, which has now expanded into cyberspace, where computer technology seems to promise heightened erotic fulfilment and the threat of human obsolescence. The author explores the techno-erotic imagery in films, cyberpunk fiction, comic books, television, software, and writing on virtual reality and artificial intelligence, showing how these futuristic images actually erode current debates concerning gender roles and sexuality. technology, the author offers an analysis of eroticism and gender in such films as RoboCop, The Terminator, Eve of Destruction and Lawnmower Man, and cyberpunk books such as Neuromancer, Count Zero, Virtual Light, A Fire in the Sun, and Lady El. She also looks at comic books like Cyberpunk and Interface, and at the television series Mann and Machine, demonstrating that while new technologies have inspired change in some pop culture texts, others stubbornly recycle conventions from the past, refusing to come to terms with the new social order.

Love, Technology and Theology

Author: Scott A. Midson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Religion

Page: 200

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This volume explores love in the context of today's technologies. It is difficult to separate love from romanticist ideals of authenticity, intimacy and depth of relationship. These ideals resonate with theological models of love that highlight the way God benevolently created the world and continues to love it. Technologies, which are designed in response to our desires, do not necessarily enjoy this romanticist resonance, and yet they are now remodelling the world. Are technologies then antithetical to love? In this volume, leading theologians have brought together themes of theology, technology and love for the first time, exploring different areas where notions of love and technology are problematized. In a world where algorithms and artificial intelligences interact with us and shape our lives in ever more intricate and even intimate ways, we might feel attachments to and through machines that suggest sentiments of love while also changing how we think about love. Does love always have to be reciprocal? How can we enact love and care for others with technologies? Whose desires do technologies serve – consumers, corporations, creatures? This volume offers a systematic review of the challenges of living in a technologically saturated world, by means of critical application of, as well as reflection on, theological discussions about love.
Performing Arts

Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle

Author: Susan J. Napier

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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This new edition of the groundbreaking popular book is a must-have for both seasoned and new fans of anime. Japanese animation is more popular than ever following the 2002 Academy Award given to Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away. It confirmed that anime is more than just children's cartoons, often portraying important social and cultural themes. With new chapters on Spirited Away and other recent releases, including Howl's Moving Castle--Miyazaki's latest hit film, already breaking records in Japan--this edition will be the authoritative source on anime for an exploding market of viewers who want to know more.

Chemical Information for Chemists

Author: Judith N Currano

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


Category: Science

Page: 306

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This book is a chemical information book aimed specifically at practicing chemists. Useful for students on undergraduate and graduate courses, it could also be a guide to new information specialists who are facing the challenging diversity of chemical literature.

StarBriefs Plus

Author: Andre Heck

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Science

Page: 1114

View: 610

With about 200,000 entries, StarBriefs Plus represents the most comprehensive and accurately validated collection of abbreviations, acronyms, contractions and symbols within astronomy, related space sciences and other related fields. As such, this invaluable reference source (and its companion volume, StarGuides Plus) should be on the reference shelf of every library, organization or individual with any interest in these areas. Besides astronomy and associated space sciences, related fields such as aeronautics, aeronomy, astronautics, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, communications, computer sciences, data processing, education, electronics, engineering, energetics, environment, geodesy, geophysics, information handling, management, mathematics, meteorology, optics, physics, remote sensing, and so on, are also covered when justified. Terms in common use and/or of general interest have also been included where appropriate.

Handbook of Reagents for Organic Synthesis

Author: André B. Charette

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Science

Page: 824

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Heteroarenes are among the most prevalent structural units in natural products, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and other compounds of scientific or commercial interest. In the last decade, a broad range of novel synthetic methods has been developed to not only facilitate construction of the heteroarene motif, but to enable its modification through direct C–H functionalization. This Handbook describes 117 key reagents for selective heteroarene functionalization reactions, including both traditional and transition metal-catalyzed C–H functionalization. Since these reactions typically involve one heteroarene, a coupling partner and a catalyst, the handbook not only focuses on the catalyst itself but also contains other key reaction species. All the information compiled in this volume is also available in electronic format on Wiley Online Library. The 117 reagents represented here are but a small fraction of the ca. 5,000 reagents available in the electronic Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (e-EROS). e-EROS offers various search interfaces to locate reagents of interest, including chemical structure, substructure and reactions search modes. e-EROS is updated regularly with new and updated entries.
Technology & Engineering

Reagents for Silicon-Mediated Organic Synthesis

Author: Philip L. Fuchs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 816

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Over the last three decades the importance of organosiliconchemistry has greatly increased because it has opened a number ofnew synthetic strategies. Silicon reagents are usually low-cost,versatile and allow a wide range of reactions. This is the firstHandbook to compile essential Silicon containing reagents and makesuse of the leading reagent database e-EROS. Another hotvolume in the series Handbooks of Reagents for OrganicSynthesis, this is a must-have resource for all syntheticchemists working in drug development and medicinal chemistry. For the selection the Editor focussed on three key syntheticapproaches with the greatest impact: 1. Use of silicon as a 'temporary tether' by unifying a reactivepair of functional groups and taking advantage of theirtemplate-biased intramolecular cyclization. 2. The specific use of the silane functionality as a heterot-butyl group, often colloquially referred to as the use ofsilicon as a 'fat proton'. 3. The use of the Brook rearrangement as an 'anion relaystratagem'. A new feature in this Handbook is the reagent finder, analphabetically organized lookup table arranged by organicfunctionality and specific structure of the silicon atom to whichit is bound.

Sulfur-Containing Reagents

Author: Leo A. Paquette

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Science

Page: 736

View: 639

There are a lot of books available about the chemistry and biology of sulfur. However, this is the first book with a compilation of all relevant Sulfur containing reagents. Synthetic chemists, most particularly in the medicinal and pharmaceutical chemists, are often called upon to prepare compounds that contain Sulfur as a key structural feature. In the past, this seemed to be a domain for specialists; today every synthetic chemist working in these area is expected to synthesize compounds containing sulfides, sulfates, sulfones, etc. This book offers an important source of information for the selection and handling of the right reagents.