Engaging the Avatar

  • Auteur: Randy J. Hinrichs
  • ISBN: 1617357510
  • Date de sortie: 2012
  • Collection: IAP
  • Total Download: 3546
  • Total Read: 1456

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This volume has a bold agenda, in which academics create immersive worlds where the avatar is the center of the universe. As the virtual world grows, avatars move away from quasi-human interactions within virtual domiciles, gardens, and businesses to being blood cells in the blood stream, or to be firing neurons in the human brain, or creatures competing on the ocean floor or the surface of Mars or just about anything that can be imagined using the magic of photographic and artistic images, programming, narrative and avatars. What are the frameworks and strategies for building these environments? What are the things the avatar adapts and learns from in its environment? This book will examine such frameworks, strategies, examples and feedback systems to explore what it takes to create a global education environment for learning. This starts with engaging your avatar and is completed in a transformation in how you interact with the internet. Whether using the visual internet to learn or to interact with a customer about a product or service, this immersive interface can be a world that knows you and forms around your unique needs and interests.

Avatar Book One

  • Auteur: S.D. Perry
  • ISBN: 1471106942
  • Date de sortie: 2012-10-02
  • Collection: Simon and Schuster
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Star Trek's grittiest and most challenging series may have reached its climactic conclusion on the television screen, but all-new adventures on the frontiers of Federation space continue between the covers of Pocket Books. In the aftermath of the Dominion War that brought the Star Trek universe to the brink of ruin, space station Deep Space Nine - the galaxy's nexus of military and scientific intrigue, situated as it is on the wormhole that links two quadrants - once again becomes a flashpoint of impending Armageddon when a surprise attack cripples the station, killing the First Officer and threatening the fragile peace. Colonel Kira and the surviving crew of DS9 - along with four controverisal new officers - are all that stand against the outbreak of a new conflict and a doom fortold by the Prophets to coincide with the birth of Captain Benjamin Sisko's child. Meanwhile, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise make a startling discovery, one that will determine the course of an entire civilisation and profoundly affect the lives of the crew of Deep Space Nine...

Avatar

  • Auteur: Maria Wilhelm
  • ISBN: 0007342446
  • Date de sortie: 2009
  • Collection: HarperCollins UK
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  • Total Read: 2004

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Describes the world of the Avatar film, written as a manual.

The Ultimate Fan s Guide to Avatar James Cameron s Epic Movie Unauthorized

  • Auteur: Kevin Patrick Mahoney
  • ISBN: 0953317250
  • Date de sortie: 2010
  • Collection: Punked Books
  • Total Download: 7246
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Avatar is the most successful movie of all time, surpassing the record held by James Cameron's previous monster hit, Titanic. It is also the most expensive movie ever. With its adoption of modern 3D techniques, Avatar is arguably the most spectacular film of all time. Kevin Patrick Mahoney explores how Avatar has reached this pinnacle of success. The film has not been universally praised; some critics have pointed to an overly simple plot and dialogue. However, Kevin reveals that there are many complex themes that lie behind such apparent simplicity. This book begins with an in-depth review of events as they happen on screen, including the many scenes deleted from the film, and then proceeds to explore some of the most interesting themes in more depth. Kevin examines how James Cameron has adapted Joseph Campbell's theory of the Hero's Journey in Avatar. The Na'vi's planet, Pandora, is very paradisiacal, so this book discusses how it's related to the Biblical Garden of Eden. In addition to this, Kevin dissects Avatar's rather confused politics, the controversial depiction of the US Marine Corps, and the accusations of racism that have hurled at the film. Since Jake Sully is introduced to us in a wheelchair, Kevin examines the representation of disabled people in Avatar and other science fiction dramas. Some of Avatar's subtle depictions of sexuality seemed to be mainly directed at adolescent boys, so this book also dissects some of the more 'blue' aspects of the movie. Moreover, Kevin Patrick Mahoney reveals how Avatar relates to James Cameron's previous blockbuster movies.

Avatar Book Two

  • Auteur: S.D. Perry
  • ISBN: 0743423313
  • Date de sortie: 2001-07-25
  • Collection: Simon and Schuster
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RETURN TO THE EDGE OF THE FINAL FRONTIER. As the Federation prepares to launch a counterstrike against the Dominion, Colonel Kira Nerys searches for a way to prevent another galactic holocaust. But when a newly discovered prophecy propels Jake Sisko on an impossible quest and threatens to plunge all of Bajor into chaos, Kira is forced to choose between being true to her faith...and being true to herself. Meanwhile, as the combined crews of Deep Space 9™ and the Starship Enterprise™ struggle to stop a terrorist plot to destroy the station and the ship, lives change, new friendships are forged, and the shocking truth behind a grisly murder is revealed. THE ASTONISHING RENEWAL OF THE EPIC ADVENTURE.

Avatar The Last Airbender The Rift

  • Auteur: Gene Luen Yang
  • ISBN: 9781616552978
  • Date de sortie: 2014-11-01
  • Collection: Dark Horse Books
  • Total Download: 1751
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As Avatar Aang and his friends confront an ancient spirit determined to destroy a town on land sacred to the Air Nomads, Toph and Aand find themselves on opposing sides in an ideological battle.

I Avatar

  • Auteur: Mark Stephen Meadows
  • ISBN: 9780132704861
  • Date de sortie: 2007-12-27
  • Collection: New Riders
  • Total Download: 7071
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What is an avatar? Why are there nearly a billion of them, and who is using them? Do avatars impact our real lives, or are they just video game conceits? Is an avatar an inspired rendering of its creator’s inner self, or is it just one among millions of anonymous vehicles clogging the online freeways? Can we use our avatars to really connect with people, or do they just isolate us? And as we become more like our avatars do they become more like us? In I, Avata r, Mark Stephen Meadows answers some of these questions, but more importantly, he raises hundreds of others in his exploration of avatars and the fascinating possibilities they hold. His examination of avatars through the lenses of sociology, psychology, politics, history, and art, he will change the way you look at even a simple online profile and revolutionize the idea of avatars as part of our lives, whether first or second.
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