BEYOND CHOICES

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Beyond Choices

Author : Miguel Sicart
ISBN : 9780262019781
Genre : Games & Activities
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Today's blockbuster video games -- and their never-ending sequels, sagas, and reboots -- provide plenty of excitement in high-resolution but for the most part fail to engage a player's moral imagination. In Beyond Choices, Miguel Sicart calls for a new generation of video and computer games that are ethically relevant by design. In the 1970s, mainstream films -- including The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Raging Bull, and Taxi Driver -- filled theaters but also treated their audiences as thinking beings. Why can't mainstream video games have the same moral and aesthetic impact? Sicart argues that it is time for games to claim their place in the cultural landscape as vehicles for ethical reflection. Sicart looks at games in many manifestations: toys, analog games, computer and video games, interactive fictions, commercial entertainments, and independent releases. Drawing on philosophy, design theory, literary studies, aesthetics, and interviews with game developers, Sicart provides a systematic account of how games can be designed to challenge and enrich our moral lives. After discussing such topics as definition of ethical gameplay and the structure of the game as a designed object, Sicart offers a theory of the design of ethical game play. He also analyzes the ethical aspects of game play in a number of current games, including Spec Ops: The Line, Beautiful Escape: Dungeoneer, Fallout New Vegas, and Anna Anthropy's Dys4Ia. Games are designed to evoke specific emotions; games that engage players ethically, Sicart argues, enable us to explore and express our values through play.
Category: Games & Activities

Integrated Futures And Transport Choices Uk Transport Policy Beyond The 1998 White Paper And Transport Acts

Author : Julian Hine
ISBN : 9781351769624
Genre : Social Science
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This title was first published in 2003. The UK transport White Paper "A New Deal for Transport" and new Transport Acts for England, Wales and Scotland have indicated and defined the future direction and policy agenda of national governments. The need for integrated transport raises key policy issues, among which are: the importance of sustainability; and the integration of transport policy with other areas of public policy, such as social exclusion and health. The idea of this direction in policy has implications for the changing nature of work, traveller information, interchange and public transport, freight distribution and the use of new technology. This volume also examines key areas of policy and regulation, which are developing as a result of the White Paper and the new Transport Acts. The volume brings together leading UK academics in the field of transport studies to discuss and reflect on these issues, and the state of transport policy in the UK within this new and developing policy framework.
Category: Social Science

Death A Practical Guide To The Choices That Lie Beyond

Author : Margaret A. Goralski
ISBN : 9780595139743
Genre : Reference
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Death...A Practical Guide to the choices that Lie Beyond answers the questions that should be asked now. This guide will provide practical, applicable information, along with sample forms, to help you make clear decisions about the many choices that lie beyond.
Category: Reference

Transport Beyond Oil

Author : John L. Renne
ISBN : 9781597262422
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Seventy percent of the oil America uses each year goes to transportation. That means that the national oil addiction and all its consequences, from climate change to disastrous spills to dependence on foreign markets, can be greatly reduced by changing the way we move. In Transport Beyond Oil, leading experts in transportation, planning, development, and policy show how to achieve this fundamental shift. The authors demonstrate that smarter development and land-use decisions, paired with better transportation systems, can slash energy consumption. John Renne calculates how oil can be saved through a future with more transit-oriented development. Petra Todorovitch examines the promise of high-speed rail. Peter Newman imagines a future without oil for car-dependent cities and regions. Additional topics include funding transit, freight transport, and nonmotorized transportation systems. Each chapter provides policy prescriptions and their measurable results. Transport Beyond Oil delivers practical solutions, based on quantitative data. This fact-based approach offers a new vision of transportation that is both transformational and achievable.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Beyond Health Beyond Choice

Author : Paige Hall Smith
ISBN : 9780813553160
Genre : Medical
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Current public health promotion of breastfeeding relies heavily on health messaging and individual behavior change. Women are told that “breast is best” but too little serious attention is given to addressing the many social, economic, and political factors that combine to limit women’s real choice to breastfeed beyond a few days or weeks. The result: women’s, infants’, and public health interests are undermined. Beyond Health, Beyond Choice examines how feminist perspectives can inform public health support for breastfeeding. Written by authors from diverse disciplines, perspectives, and countries, this collection of essays is arranged thematically and considers breastfeeding in relation to public health and health care; work and family; embodiment (specifically breastfeeding in public); economic and ethnic factors; guilt; violence; and commercialization. By examining women’s experiences and bringing feminist insights to bear on a public issue, the editors attempt to reframe the discussion to better inform public health approaches and political action. Doing so can help us recognize the value of breastfeeding for the public’s health and the important productive and reproductive contributions women make to the world.
Category: Medical

Beyond The Wall

Author : Saurabh Abhyankar
ISBN :
Genre : Fiction
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About Book "The Universe Is Immeasurable and Infinite, Same Like We Are Also Limitless. We Just Have to See Beyond the Wall and Choose It." Meet, Aarav And Mihira, Who Experiences A Pure Love, But Their Choices Stuck Them. Devansh And Soha, A Passionate Souls. His Passion Holds Him Back in His Career. She Is A Poet from Pakistan Who Creates Magical Lines. Shraddha, A Strong and Quaint Girl, Who Had Trapped by Her Choices. They Choose Their Path but What Happens When Their Choices Entangled Them? This Is A Story of Connecting the Dots Between Choices, Love, Friendship, Faith, Passion, Fear, Courage and All Leads Them to The Destiny of Good Karma.
Category: Fiction

Choices

Author : Alice G. Kann
ISBN : 0965452204
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 50.71 MB
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Category: Fiction