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Keys to Play: Music as a Ludic Medium from Apollo to Nintendo

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ISBN: 9780520291249 9780520965096 9780520965096 9780520965096 Year: Pages: 468 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.16 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Media and communication --- Music
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How do keyboards make music playable? Drawing on theories of media, systems, and cultural techniques, Keys to Play spans Greek myth and contemporary Japanese digital games to chart a genealogy of musical play and its animation via improvisation, performance, and recreation. As a paradigmatic digital interface, the keyboard forms a field of play on which the book’s diverse objects of inquiry—from clavichords to PCs and eighteenth-century musical dice games to the latest rhythm-action titles—enter into analogical relations. Remapping the keyboard’s topography by way of Mozart and Super Mario, who head an expansive cast of historical and virtual actors, Keys to Play invites readers to unlock ludic dimensions of music that are at once old and new.

Why We Play

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ISBN: 9780986132568 Year: Language: English
Publisher: HAU Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101665
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Whether it’s childhood make-believe, the theater, sports, or even market speculation, play is one of humanity’s seemingly purest activities: a form of entertainment and leisure and a chance to explore the world and its possibilities in an imagined environment or construct. But as Roberte Hamayon shows in this book, play has implications that go even further than that. Exploring play’s many dimensions, she offers an insightful look at why play has become so ubiquitous across human cultures. Hamayon explores facets of play such as learning, interaction, emotion, strategy, luck, and belief, and she emphasizes the crucial ambiguity between fiction and reality that is at the heart of play as a phenomenon. Revealing how consistent and coherent play is, she ultimately shows it as a unique modality of action that serves an invaluable role in the human experience.

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Anthropology --- Play --- Fiction --- Reality --- Siberia --- Deception --- Luck --- Games

Logical Time for Decentralized Control of Material Handling Systems

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Book Series: Wissenschaftliche Berichte des Instituts für Fördertechnik und Logistiksysteme des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie ISSN: 01712772 ISBN: 9783731505679 Year: Volume: 89 Pages: IX, 188 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000057838 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Technology (General)
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The fourth industrial revolution aims to transform production systems. In this work, Logical Time which is a control principle for distributed systems is transferred to material handling systems with decentralized control. The GridSorter, a modular sorter with grid-like structure, is chosen as showcase system. The system is proven to be deadlock-free and is robust against varying transport times. The time-window-based route reservation process is described as Iterative Deepening A*.

The Role of Play in Children’s Health and Development

ISBN: 9783038421818 9783038421825 Year: Volume: 1st Pages: 200 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
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Phänomen Hörbuch

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783839434383 Year: Pages: 228 DOI: 10.14361/9783839434383 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: OGeSoMo
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In recent years in the German-speaking world, the audiobook has gained in popularity and significance. One can scarcely imagine libraries and bookstores without them – and academic research is also showing a growing interest. At the same time, it is a phenomenon which needs to be outlined in more detail. As the word audiobook already implies, it is a multifaceted object, which not only addresses various senses at the same time, but also changes form depending on our vantage point. The essays in this volume focus on this polymorphic quality, at the interface of various disciplines.

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