Dust

Author : Michael Marder
ISBN : 9781628925944
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 20.78 MB
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. No matter how much you fight against it, dust pervades everything. It gathers in even layers, adapting to the contours of things and marking the passage of time. In itself, it is also a gathering place, a random community of what has been and what is yet to be, a catalog of traces and a set of promises: dead skin cells and plant pollen, hair and paper fibers, not to mention dust mites who make it their home. And so, dust blurs the boundaries between the living and the dead, plant and animal matter, the inside and the outside, you and the world ("for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou returnÂ??). This book treats one of the most mundane and familiar phenomena, showing how it can provide a key to thinking about existence, community, and justice today. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.
Category: Literary Criticism

Object Lessons

Author : Charles C. Ryrie
ISBN : 1575679612
Genre : Religion
File Size : 52.65 MB
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What good is a broken fingernail? What can you do with a frying pan, a hammer, and an egg? How is a balloon different from a brick? The world around us is full of items useful for interesting and meaningful object lessons. Dr. Ryrie uses pencils, light bulbs, sunglasses, and even the air around us to illustrate truths about salvation and the Christian life. All 100 objects are simple and easy to find, and the lessons can be used for any group of any age. Children and adults alike will enjoy learning more when you present these fascinating illustrations.
Category: Religion

Open My Eyes

Author : Kenneth Mortonson
ISBN : 9780788005664
Genre : Religion
File Size : 27.56 MB
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Mortonson combines his engineering and theological background to reveal insights into Christian beliefs and teachings. These 52 lessons include a purpose, material needed, scriptural background, and times to use the illustrations in the home. Also included are topical and scriptural indexes.
Category: Religion

Primary Object Lessons

Author : Norman Allison Calkins
ISBN : UIUC:30112042670155
Genre : Object-teaching
File Size : 52.75 MB
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Category: Object-teaching

Dust Or Magic Creative Work In The Digital Age

Author : Bob Hughes
ISBN : 9780954723958
Genre : Computers
File Size : 41.60 MB
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A book for the interface workers. Dust or Magic was primarily written for the young, talented people whose creative instincts are kindled by computers and live to create 'good stuff', but who are systematically betrayed by the managerial types in suits who hire them, set them absurd tasks, and sack them when their half-baked schemes go belly-up. It is also for people who simply want to know how human creativity fares in the digital age. Originally published by Addison-Wesley (under the title 'Dust or Magic, Secrets of successful multimedia design') this book is, in part, a 'secret history' of computers: a history told from the vantage point of the people who did the work. We have insiders' accounts of a range of influential products and projects, many of which were in danger of being forgotten. The scene is illuminated by recent insights into creativity and well-being from the fields of psychology and neuroscience, as well as tried-and-tested, practical strategies for workplace survival from other industries. The author, Bob Hughes, has been a 'creative' for most of his working life: first a calligrapher, then an advertising artist and copywriter before discovering computers in the mid-1980s. He now teaches at Oxford Brookes University on the MA in Interactive Media Publishing, and researches and writes about the wider impact of electronics and computers in workplaces world-wide. He also campaigns on behalf of migrants, refugees and all precarious workers. "What you are doing is stripping away the corporate bullshit from this 'revolution' - its ours not theirs. Reclaim the pixels " - Chris McEvoy (Creator of 'Usability Must Die' www.usabilitymustdie.com). "There are many books explaining why software projects go sour; this one breaks the mold by showing how they come good." - Malcolm Cook (Senior Lecturer in Human Factors, University of Abertay) "It was incredibly engrossing. I expected to skim through it, and found myself reading it avidly, putting aside all the other work I should have been doing... It rang so true about so many things about the process of creating the virtual world we spend so much time in that I'm dying to share it with others who also create for it, or want to." - Aleen Stein (co-founder of the Voyager Company and CEO of Organa inc. www.organa.com). More information on www.idhub.com/magic
Category: Computers

Object Lessons

Author : Jami Bartlett
ISBN : 9780226369792
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 54.75 MB
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Object Lessons explores a fundamental question about literary realism: How can language evoke that which is not language and render objects as real entities? Drawing on theories of reference in the philosophy of language, Jami Bartlett examines novels by George Meredith, William Makepeace Thackeray, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Iris Murdoch that provide allegories of language use in their descriptions, characters, and plots. Bartlett shows how these authors depict the philosophical complexities of reference by writing through and about referring terms, the names and descriptions that allow us to “see” objects. At the same time, she explores what it is for words to have meaning and delves into the conditions under which a reference can be understood. Ultimately, Object Lessons reveals not only how novels make references, but also how they are about referring.
Category: Literary Criticism

Easy To Use Object Lessons

Author : Mitchell Gates
ISBN : 9781456866723
Genre : Religion
File Size : 26.7 MB
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It is common knowledge that an individual retains to memory a lesson taught not only by the spoken word but one that is accompanied with an object or illustrati on. This book does just that it presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a clear concessive way by using easy to obtain, everyday objects that even a child can understand and remember. The lessons are clear and practi cal. The hearer is also moti vated to put them into practi ce. The lessons presented cover the most of the most important teaching in the Christi an faith.
Category: Religion