đź“’ Being There Together by Ralph Schroeder

Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN_10 : 0199707782
Copyright Year : 2010-11-04
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Virtual environments provide places for 'being there together', for avatars to interact with each other in computer-generated spaces. They range from immersive systems in which people have life-size tracked avatar bodies to large-scale spaces such as Second Life where populations of users socialize in persistent virtual worlds. This book draws together research on how people interact in virtual environments: What difference does avatar appearance make? How do avatars collaborate and play together? How do the type of system and the space affect how people engage with each other? How does interaction between avatars differ from face-to-face interaction? What can social scientists learn from experiments and other studies of how people interact in virtual environments? What are the ethical and social issues in doing this research, and in the uses of this technology? And how do virtual environments differ from other communication technologies such as videoconferencing systems and other new media? This book is a state-of-the art survey of research on these topics, and offers a framework for understanding this technology and its future implications.

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đź“’ Being There by Jackson W. Carroll

Genre : Religion
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN_10 : 9780195114935
Copyright Year : 1997
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This book offers a close-up look at theological education in the U.S. today. The authors' goal is to understand the way in which institutional culture affects the outcome of the educational process. To that end, they undertake ethnographic studies of two seminaries-one evangelical and one mainline Protestant. These studies, written in a lively journalistic style, make up the first part of the book and offer fascinating portraits of two very different intellectual, religious, and social worlds. The authors go on to analyze these disparate environments, and suggest how in each case corporate culture acts as an agent of educational change. They find two major consequences stemming from the culture of each school. First, each culture gives expression to a normative goal that aims at shaping the way students understand themselves and from issues of ministry practice. Second, each provides a "cultural tool kit" of knowledge, practices, and skills that students use to construct strategies of action for the various problems and issues that will confront them as pastors or in other forms of ministry. In the concluding chapters, the authors explore the implications of their findings for theories of institutional culture and professional socialization and for interpreting the state of religion in America. They identify some of the practical dilemmas that theological and other professional schools currently face, and reflect on how their findings might contribute to their solution. This accessible, thought-provoking study will not only illuminate the structure and process by which culture educates and forms, but also provide invaluable insights into important dynamics of American religious life.

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đź“’ Being There by John Borneman

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN_10 : 9780520257764
Copyright Year : 2009-02-04
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"In recent decades anthropologists have learned to think of themselves as prisoners of text. In the new orthodoxy, ethnography is best viewed as a certain kind of literary genre, textual criticism provides a master theory for understanding all manner of social and cultural phenomena, and young anthropologists show a reluctance to leave the comfort zone of the archive and the library where, whatever else happens, no unruly interlocutor is going to do something unseemly like answering back. This brilliant and humane volume promises to put paid to all that. Anthropology is the product of an encounter with the world we call fieldwork, and fieldwork is an edgy business in which researchers necessarily put themselves at intellectual, political and ethical risk. This volume restores that edgy business to the heart of our concerns, and reminds anthropologists that their distinctive way of engaging the world can be the source of real intellectual excitement, and as worthy of sophisticated theoretical reflection as anything they do."—Jonathan Spencer, University of Edinburgh

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đź“’ Being There by Andy Clark

Genre : Psychology
Publisher : MIT Press
ISBN_10 : 0262260522
Copyright Year : 1998-01-23
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Brain, body, and world are united in a complex dance of circular causation and extended computational activity. In Being There, Andy Clark weaves these several threads into a pleasing whole and goes on to address foundational questions concerning the new tools and techniques needed to make sense of the emerging sciences of the embodied mind. Clark brings together ideas and techniques from robotics, neuroscience, infant psychology, and artificial intelligence. He addresses a broad range of adaptive behaviors, from cockroach locomotion to the role of linguistic artifacts in higher-level thought.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
ISBN_10 : 9781479725847
Copyright Year : 2012-10-05
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More Of Been There is Don Monties Second book about the General Motors assembly plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan. These are stories of autoworkers, their families and the communitys involvement in the closing of Willow Run.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : The Cartel Publications
ISBN_10 : 9780996099257
Copyright Year : 2014-12-06
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No longer a prisoner under the stairs, Nine Prophet attempts to fashion the perfect lifestyle to the world—a loving wife, a devoted husband, a well-mannered baby and a beautiful home. The trouble is in reality she’s married to her cousin, has a nephew for a son and is hosting Noel and Samantha’s wedding, who happen to be brother and sister. Only a year since she’s been free, she quickly learns that the incestuous rituals bestowed upon the family by the patriarch Kerrick Prophet were the least of their troubles. Jealousy, lies, curses and even revenge run rampant as Nine struggles with reality while still clinging to the tales of the Roman stories she was accustomed to during her darkest days. Still, she holds onto the hope that their family will endure but she forgot about one loose end— her bitter cousin Alice. Silence of the Nine 2 holds no punches. It delves deep into a taboo world that may offend some but entertain all. Be warned.

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Genre : Religion
Publisher : Plain & Precious Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781937901226
Copyright Year : 2010-12-08
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The Book of Alma. This volume is the second of three on the Book of Mormon. It covers the last chapters of Mosiah and all of the book of Alma. It begins with the story of the conversion of Alma the Younger. We learn of the beginning of the reign of the judges. Then we follow the missionary efforts of Alma and Amulek in the land of Zarahemla, followed by the missions of the sons of Mosiah to the Lamanites in the Land of Nephi. We follow the fate of the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. We read Alma's letters to his sons, including an in-depth discussion of the Great Plan of Happiness. Then we finish with the stories of Captain Moroni and Helaman's stripling warriors. In all, it covers 67 years of Nephite history from 130 to 63 BC when the book of Helaman began. The cover features a beautiful painting of "The Title of Liberty," by Joseph Brickey.

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Genre : Religion
Publisher : David C Cook
ISBN_10 : 0781405149
Copyright Year : 2010-09-01
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Our God longs to restore that which is broken. Fractured relationships. Hurting families. Divided churches. No situation is beyond His grace. And most miraculous of all? He chooses to use broken people to heal broken situations. The book of 2 Samuel is a remarkable testimony to this truth. Here we find King David, a godly man reeling from tragic choices, struggling to unify a nation torn apart by civil war. This study looks at God’s passion for restoring lives, relationships and His church, by working through those who are simply available to Him. Part of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s best-selling “BE” commentary series, BE Restored has now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe shares that no broken person is beyond God’s power. You’ll discover that—no matter your story, no matter your situation—God can use you to bring about restoration in this world.

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đź“’ Being There by Jerzy Kosinski

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN_10 : 0802195814
Copyright Year : 2007-12-01
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A quirky, brilliant novel starring Chauncey Gardiner, an enigmatic man who rises from nowhere to become a media phenomenon—“a fabulous creature of our age” (Newsweek). One of the most beloved novels by the New York Times–bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of The Painted Bird and Pinball, Being There is the story of a mysterious man who finds himself at the center of Wall Street and Washington power—including his role as a policy adviser to the president—despite the fact that no one is quite sure where he comes from, or what he is actually talking about. Nevertheless, Chauncey “Chance” Gardiner is celebrated by the media, and hailed as a visionary, in this satirical masterpiece that became an award-winning film starring Peter Sellers. As wise and timely as ever, Being There is “a tantalizing knuckleball of a book delivered with perfectly timed satirical hops and metaphysical flutters” (Time).

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Faber & Faber
ISBN_10 : 9780571265381
Copyright Year : 2011-10-20
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Volume Two covers the early years of his editorship of The Criterion (the periodical that Eliot launched with Lady Rothermere's backing in 1922), publication of The Hollow Men and the course of Eliot's thinking about poetry and poetics after The Waste Land. The correspondence charts Eliot's intellectual journey towards conversion to the Anglican faith in 1927, as well as his transformation from banker to publisher, ending with his appointment as a director of the new publishing house of Faber & Gwyer, in late 1925, and the appearance of Poems 1909-1925, Eliot's first publication with the house with which he would be associated for the rest of his life. It was partly because of Eliot's profoundly influential work as cultural commentator and editor that the correspondence is so prolific and so various, and Volume Two of the Letters fully demonstrates the emerging continuities between poet, essayist, editor and letter-writer.

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