Universal War One

Author: Denis Bajram
Publisher: Titan Comics
ISBN: 9781782762386
Format: PDF
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2058. Humanity has colonized our entire solar system. In the middle of a civil war between the core planets and distant outlying planetary settlements, an immense black wall appears, cutting our solar system in two. The black wall absorbs all light and matter, and it's up to a band of disgraced soldiers to investigate the phenomenon.

Storytellers to the Nation

Author: Tom Stempel
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815603689
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Rich with humor and insight, Tom Stempel's book showcases the behind-the-scenes writers of the best and worst American television shows. Writers from Paddy Chayefsky to Steven Bochco recount their experiences of working and fighting with network producers, censors, and the stars. The shows include I Love Lucy, All in the Family, and thirtysomething, as well as others that never made it past a failed pilot. Using interviews and informal anecdotes, Stempel has compiled the first in-depth historical account of the making of television's most renowned moments.

World Population to 2300

Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211514018
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This publication sets out the results of long-range population projections, based on the data in the World Population Prospects: the 2002 Revision (published by the UN in three volumes; ISBNs 9211513782, 9211513790 and 9211513812). This new set of long-range population projections includes two major innovations on previous editions: for the first time projections are made at the national level to give greater detail; and the time horizon has been extended to the year 2300. It also contains a number of essays on the issue of long-range projections written by experts from outside the UN. Based on these projections, the world population is forecast to reach 8.97 billion by 2300.

Probabilistic Graphical Models

Author: Daphne Koller
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262013193
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Proceedings of the annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, available for 1991-present. Since 1985, the Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) has been the primary international forum for exchanging results on the use of principled uncertain-reasoning methods in intelligent systems. The UAI Proceedings have become a basic reference for researches and practitioners who want to know about both theoretical advances and the latest applied developments in the field.

Comparative handbook robotic technologies law

Author: Alain Bensoussan
Publisher: Éditions Larcier
ISBN: 2804491773
Format: PDF, ePub
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Studies of the overall impact of robotics on the economy have shown that investments in its various sectors – industrial, professional and service robotics – are increasing globally and the markets associated with them are valued in billions. Robotization improves the competitiveness of enterprises, while collaborative robotics reinvents methods of production. Beyond the economic outlook, service robotics, backed by the development of artificial intelligence, raises challenging ethical and social issues. The legal analysis of robotics is no mean feat because it covers a very diverse technical reality. Companies whose businesses are focused on robotic technologies and applications can be confronted with a complex legal situation resulting from the plurality of the applicable rules which have not necessarily been conceived or adopted bearing in mind their specific constraints. This situation should not hamper their development. It only implies taking cues from the economic legal norms which promote such developments and conducting an analysis of the legal risks which they face, given the applicable rules of liability. This comparative study – carried out by members of the Lexing® Network – proposes an overview, having regard to the legislation of 17 different countries, of the legal issues raised by robotics and the way the law in force responds, in a more or less satisfactory manner. Discover the authors & contributors in details under the tab 'Extraits'.

Man Ray Women

Author: Man Ray
Publisher: Damiani
ISBN: 9788889431320
Format: PDF, ePub
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This collection of more than 130 pictures dated between 1920 and 1950 covers not only Ray's work as one of the world's leading avant-garde artists, but also his commercial work. It includes fashion photography and advertising images, portraits of many artists, including Marcel Proust, Marcel Duchamp and Andre Breton, and more.

No Exit

Author: B. K. Evenson
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781595820044
Format: PDF
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Detective Anders Kramm awakens after a thirty-year cryogenic sleep to find that the alien threat has been kept at bay, but that the Company, which killed twelve of its top scientists, will go to extreme lengths to make sure that Kramm does not reveal their secrets to the world.

Media state and nation

Author: Philip Schlesinger
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
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"In this scholarly and lucid set of essays, stretching back to the late 1970s, Schlesinger sets a challenging agenda for anyone interested in coming to terms with some of the fundamental issues involved in assessing the power of the media in shaping modern, public, and especially national consciousness." --Sociology "There is no doubt that Schlesinger's work does help to clarify one's thinking. . . . It testifies both to the achievements of contemporary media sociology and to its limits. There are no comforting nostrums here, readers should be grateful for that, we will learn more and make better progress without them. But there are many provocations to further research and study." --Critique of Anthropology What role does the media play in the construction of political and social identities? Do these created perceptions give rise to the the "us vs. them" syndrome--skewed definitions of friends and enemies, natives and foreigners? Is terrorism itself a victim of media interpretations? In Media, State and Nation, noted scholar Philip Schlesinger addresses these key issues, drawing together a series of major essays into a coherent whole. He explores the elements of power and control, and the centrality of censorship and information management strategies. The first section deals with the role of the media in reporting political violence--how the concepts of violence and terrorism are rooted in the competing communication strategies of the state and its opponents. Schlesinger continues in Part II by reveiwing how Western national identities have been underpinned by the threat of communism and terrorism, and the response this has evoked in political culture. The volume closes with consideration of how we should analyze the tensions between national and European identities, and the role that the media has in this process. Media, State and Nation is concerned with the national state and political violence; with political legitimacy and the representation of friends and enemies; and the ways in which struggles involving media might connect with the currently pressing question of collective identity. Scholars and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in communication, cultural studies, political science, sociology, media, and international relations are sure to welcome this valuable resource.

Unnatural Narratives Unnatural Narratology

Author: Jan Alber
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110229048
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In recent years, the study of unnatural narratives has become an exciting new but still disparate research program in narrative theory. For the first time, this collection of essays presents and discusses the new analytical tools that have so far been developed on the basis of unnatural novels, short stories, and plays and extends these findings through analyses of testimonies, comics, graphic novels, films, and oral narratives. Many narratives do not only mimetically reproduce the world as we know it but confront us with strange narrative worlds which rely on principles that have very little to do with the actual world around us. The essays in this collection develop new narratological tools and modeling systems which are designed to capture the strangeness and extravagance of such anti-realist narratives. Taken together, the essays offer a systematic investigation of anti-mimetic techniques and strategies that relate to different narrative parameters, different media, and different periods within literary history.