Making Sense of Space

Making Sense of Space
Author: Iryna Kuksa,Mark Childs
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2014-06-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781780634067

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The use of Virtual Worlds (VWs) has increased in the last decade. VWs are used for communication, education, community building, creative arts, and more. A good deal of research has been conducted into learning and VWs, but other areas remain ripe for investigation. Factors from technological platforms to the nature and conventions of the communities that use VWs must be considered, in order to achieve the best possible interaction between virtual spaces and their users. Making Sense of Space focuses on the background to these issues, describing a range of case studies conducted by the authors. The book investigates the innovative and creative ways designers employ VWs for research, performance-making, and audience engagement. Secondly, it looks into how educators use these spaces to support their teaching practice. Lastly, the book examines the potential of VWs as new methods of communication, and the ways they are changing our perception of reality. This book is structured into four chapters. An introduction provides a history and outline of important themes for VWs, and subsequent chapters consider the design of virtual spaces, experience of virtual spaces, and communication in virtual spaces. Written by two experienced academics and practitioners in the field, offering different perspectives Uses a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on: education; scenography; performance studies; disaster management; and computer science Provides multiple viewpoints on the topic, gained through interviews and contributions from a range of experts, as well as several co-authored chapters

Making Space

Making Space
Author: Jennifer M. Groh
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-11-05
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780674744875

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Knowing where things are seems effortless. Yet our brains devote tremendous power to figuring out simple details about spatial relationships. Jennifer Groh traces this mental detective work to show how the brain creates our sense of location, and makes the case that the brain’s systems for thinking about space may be the systems of thought itself.

Mind in Motion

Mind in Motion
Author: Barbara Tversky
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-05-21
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780465093076

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An eminent psychologist offers a major new theory of human cognition: movement, not language, is the foundation of thought When we try to think about how we think, we can't help but think of words. Indeed, some have called language the stuff of thought. But pictures are remembered far better than words, and describing faces, scenes, and events defies words. Anytime you take a shortcut or play chess or basketball or rearrange your furniture in your mind, you've done something remarkable: abstract thinking without words. In Mind in Motion, psychologist Barbara Tversky shows that spatial cognition isn't just a peripheral aspect of thought, but its very foundation, enabling us to draw meaning from our bodies and their actions in the world. Our actions in real space get turned into mental actions on thought, often spouting spontaneously from our bodies as gestures. Spatial thinking underlies creating and using maps, assembling furniture, devising football strategies, designing airports, understanding the flow of people, traffic, water, and ideas. Spatial thinking even underlies the structure and meaning of language: why we say we push ideas forward or tear them apart, why we're feeling up or have grown far apart. Like Thinking, Fast and Slow before it, Mind in Motion gives us a new way to think about how--and where--thinking takes place.

Making Sense of Cultural Studies

Making Sense of Cultural Studies
Author: Chris Barker
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2002-04-22
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0761968962

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In Chris Barker's sequel to Cultural Studies, the author addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the discipline and investigates its practical and academic boundaries. The author also clarifies its underlying themes of study.

Making Sense of Drama

Making Sense of Drama
Author: Jonothan Neelands
Publsiher: Heinemann
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1984
Genre: Education
ISBN: 0435186582

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This book will give teachers from all subject areas the confidence to explore the possibilities of drama in the classroom.

Making Sense

Making Sense
Author: Bill Cope,Mary Kalantzis
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2020-01-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781107133303

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Explains the multimodal connections of text, image, space, body, sound and speech, in both old and new computer-mediated communication systems.

Making Sense of People and Place in Linguistic Landscapes

Making Sense of People and Place in Linguistic Landscapes
Author: Amiena Peck,Christopher Stroud,Quentin Williams
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2018-10-18
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781350038004

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This volume offers comprehensive analyses of how we live continuously in a multiplicity and simultaneity of 'places'. It explores what it means to be in place, the variety of ways in which meanings of place are made and how relationships to others are mediated through the linguistic and material semiotics of place. Drawing on examples of linguistic landscapes (LL) over the world, such as gentrified landscapes in Johannesburg and Brunswick, Mozambican memorializations, volatile train graffiti in Stockholm, Brazilian protest marches, Guadeloupian Creole signs, microscapes of souvenirs in Guinea-Bissau and old landscapes of apartheid in South Africa in contemporary time, this book explores how we are what we are through how we are emplaced. Across these examples, world-leading contributors explore how LLs contribute to the (re)imagining of different selves in the living past (living the past in the present), alternative presents and imagined futures. It focuses particularly on how the LL in all of these mediations is read through emotionality and affect, creating senses of belonging, precarity and hope across a simultaneous multiplicity of worlds. The volume offers a reframing of linguistics landscape research in a geohumanities framework emphasizing negotiations of self in place in LL studies, building upon a rich body of LL research. With over 40 illustrations, it covers various methodological and epistemological issues, such as the need for extended temporal engagement with landscapes, a mobile approach to landscapes and how bodies engage with texts.

Making Sense of Space

Making Sense of Space
Author: Open University,Open University. Faculty of Education
Publsiher: Open University Press
Total Pages: 44
Release: 1980-01-01
Genre: Geometry
ISBN: 033500475X

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