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Soft City

Author : Jonathan Raban
ISBN : 9781509823406
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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With an introduction by Iain Sinclair In the city we can live deliberately: inventing and renewing ourselves, carving out journeys, creating private spaces. But in the city we are also afraid of being alone, clinging to the structures of daily life to ward off the chaos around us. How is it that the noisy, jostling, overwhelming metropolis leaves us at once so energized and so fragile? In Soft City, Jonathan Raban, one of our most acclaimed novelists and travel writers seeks to find out. First published in the 1970s, his account is a compelling exploration of urban life: a classic in the literature of the city, more relevant to today’s overcrowded planet than ever.

Soft City

Author : Pushwagner
ISBN : 9781681370460
Genre : COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
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""GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY. . . " So dawns a new day in Soft City, where pill-stuffed citizens sit in traffic, march off to work at Soft Inc., zone out in front of the TV news, and shop, shop, shop. The only graphic novel by the legendary Norwegian pop artist Hariton Pushwagner-- completed in 1975, lost for decades, and never before published in the United States--is a scathing masterpiece in the tradition of Brazil and A Brave New World but with an off-kilter beauty all its own. Pushwagner gives us an epic, exuberantly intricate vision of a single day in a world gone wrong: a brightly smiling, disturbingly familiar dystopia of towering skyscrapers, omnipresent surveillance, and endless, distant war. Every face looks like the next, and language itself has gone soft: "CLEAN BOMB THE HAPPY WAY," blares the morning paper; "Heil Hilton!" barks an overlord on the news. Welcome to Soft City. Now don't be late for work"--

Soft City Culture And Technology

Author : Carl Skelton
ISBN : 9781461472513
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Soft City Culture and Technology: The Betaville Project discusses the complete cycle of conception, development, and deployment of the Betaville platform. Betaville is a massively participatory online environment for distributed 3D design and development of proposals for changes to the built environment– an experimental integration of art, design, and software development for the public realm. Through a detailed account of Betaville from a Big Crazy Idea to a working "deep social medium", the author examines the current conditions of performance and accessibility of hardware, software, networks, and skills that can be brought together into a new form of open public design and deliberation space, for and spanning and integrating the disparate spheres of art, architecture, social media, and engineering. Betaville is an ambitious enterprise, of building compelling and constructive working relationships in situations where roles and disciplinary boundaries must be as agile as the development process of the software itself. Through a considered account and analysis of the interdependencies between Betaville's project design, development methods, and deployment, the reader can gain a deeper understanding of the potential socio-technical forms of New Soft Cities: blended virtual-physical worlds, whose "public works" must ultimately serve and succeed as massively collaborative works of art and infrastructure.

Soft City

Author : Marilyn Henrion
ISBN : 1451561024
Genre : Art
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The book features a series of of mixed media artworks, entitled Soft City, created by Marilyn Henrion, a native New Yorker, in 2010. These works represent the artist's personal take on the city, revealing its soft side, with unexpected visual treats lurking around every corner. Once Gotham's hard unyielding surfaces are peeled back, the beautiful and complex patina of each facade is illuminated. In his critical essay included in the book, art critic Ed McCormack writes, "This major American artist is one of precious few who have taken the textile medium far beyond its brief popularity during the feminist era and continued to broaden its possibilities and elevate it to the highest level of contemporary mainstream aesthetics." The mixed media constructions represent a fusion of past and present. Ancient needlework techniques are combined with digitally manipulated photography and inkjet printing to create works of art that reflect contemporary aesthetic sensibilities. The presence of the hand stitching both animates the surfaces of the works and, at the same time, softens and humanizes the urban geometry by the irregular qualities of texture inherent in the materials and construction. The "Soft City" series will be introduced to the public in a solo exhibition by Marilyn Henrion at Noho Gallery in New York City in the Fall of 2010.

Pushwagners Soft City

Author : Pushwagner
ISBN : 8291187789
Genre : Caricatures and cartoons
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Soft City

Author : Bill Rathje
ISBN : OCLC:777894185
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This video illustrates Egebjerggard, an urban development in Denmark. Many types of homes are integrated around their communal houses in groups of 20 to 50. There are family homes and a commune for disabled persons. There is housing for young people and a centre featuring senior citizen homes, nursing homes, communal functions and a cafe. Danish and international artists have given character to the neighbourhood by creating unique works of arts especially for the area.

Mumbai

Author : Abigail Thomas
ISBN : OCLC:610472871
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Jimmy Corrigan Der Kl Gste Junge Der Welt

Author : Chris Ware
ISBN : 3938511125
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Pushwagners Soft City

Author : Hariton Pushwagner
ISBN : 8202295483
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Music And Technoculture

Author : René T. A. Lysloff
ISBN : 9780819574411
Genre : Music
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Moving from web to field, from Victorian parlor to 21st-century mall, the 15 essays gathered here yield new insights regarding the intersection of local culture, musical creativity and technological possibilities. Inspired by the concept of "technoculture," the authors locate technology squarely in the middle of expressive culture: they are concerned with how technology culturally informs and infuses aspects of everyday life and musical experience, and they argue that this merger does not necessarily result in a "cultural grayout," but instead often produces exciting new possibilities. In this collection, we find evidence of musical practices and ways of knowing music that are informed or even significantly transformed by new technologies, yet remain profoundly local in style and meaning. CONTRIBUTORS: Leslie C. Gay, Jr., Kai Fikentscher, Tong Soon Lee, René T. A. Lysloff, Matthew Malsky, Charity Marsh, Marc Perlman, Thomas Porcello, Andrew Ross, David Sanjek, jonathan Sterne, Janet L. Sturman, Timothy D. Taylor, Paul Théberge, Melissa West, Deborah Wong. Ebook Edition Note: Four of the 26 illustrations, and the cover illustration, have been redacted.

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