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In Divisible Cities: A Phanto-Cartographical Missive

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ISBN: 9780615853192 Year: Pages: 168 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0044.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In Divisible Cities takes Italo Calvino’s classic re-imagining of Venice, viewed in the mind’s eye from many different metaphysical angles, and projects it on to the world at large. Where the Italian saw his favorite city as an impossible metropolis of many moods, shades, and ways of being, this unauthorized sequel unpacks the Escheresque streets in unexpected directions. In Divisible Cities is thus an exercise in cartographic origami: the reflective and poetic result of the narrator’s desire to map hidden cities, secret cities, imaginary cities, impossible cities, and overlapping cities, existing beneath the familiar Atlas of everyday perception. Stitching these different places and spaces together is a “double helix” or “Siamese seduction” between the traveler and his romantic shadow, revealing — step by step — a clandestine itinerary of hidden affinities, nestled within the habitual rhythm of things. Matter matters. That’s what the drone of the city tells us. And yet we dream of something beyond these invisible walls. Were I an architect-deity, I would create an Escheresque subway system, linking all the cities in the world. The tunnels themselves, and the people decanted from one place to the other, would eventually create an Ecumenopolis: a single and continuous city, enlaced and endless. Were this the case I could get on the F train at Delancey Street, Manhattan, and — after a couple of changes mid-town — emerge in the night-markets of Taipei, or near the Roman baths of Budapest. Or perhaps even downtown Urville.

Les chemins de Pierre Bergounioux

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ISBN: 9788822909800 Language: French
Publisher: Quodlibet
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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S’interroger sur le monde, en inventant de nouveaux instruments pour le dire et le penser, constitue l’inquiétude féconde qui nourrit les jours de Pierre Bergounioux. Auteur emblématique d’une certaine littérature française contemporaine, il fait de celle-ci un outil d’investigation apte à saisir les mystères de l’existence, à partir de la mémoire pour activer un imaginaire redécouvrant la complexité de l’homme face à son présent. Les contributions ici rassemblées construisent un itinéraire qui vise tant à relire la partie la plus narrative de l’oeuvre qu’à en analyser les enjeux réflexifs qui côtoient le vécu quotidien et mettent la voix même de l’écrivain à l’épreuve de l’écriture.

La Patagonia habitada : Experiencias, identidades y memorias en los imaginarios artísticos del sur argentino

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ISBN: 9789874960115 DOI: 10.4000/books.eunrn.2742 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial UNRN
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Social Sciences
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Este libro se ocupa de los modos en que la Patagonia es imaginada por diferentes discursos artísticos que se producen en su territorio: textos literarios, testimoniales e históricos; narraciones orales; producciones visuales y audiovisuales; así como de agencias colectivas de creación, difusión e investigación. Heterogéneos, los once artículos del volumen postulan y transitan la región como un entramado discursivo donde distintos sujetos desarrollan su potencialidad de acción y enunciación respecto de su propia historia. Porque de lo que se trata, según Luciana A. Mellado, es de repensar los significados de la Patagonia desde una pluralidad temática y disciplinar que recupere la centralidad de las experiencias situadas de creación e investigación artística, en búsqueda de la descolonización epistemológica. Así, el lector encontrará en esta obra una diversidad de lecturas que se ofrece en contrapunto a las narrativas hegemónicas sobre la Patagonia desde las coordenadas de la serie experiencia, identidad y memoria.

The Anthology of Babel

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ISBN: 9781950192472 9781950192489 Year: Pages: 398 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0254.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Why should there only be literary scholarship about authors who actually lived, and texts which exist? Where are the articles on Enoch Campion, Linus Withold, Redondo Panza, Darshan Singh, or Heidi B. Morton? That none of these are real authors should be no impediment to interpreting their invented writings. In the first collection of its kind, The Anthology of Babel publishes academic articles by scholars on authors, books, and movements that are completely invented. Blurring the lines between scholarship and creative writing, The Anthology of Babel inaugurates a completely new literary genre perfectly attuned to the era we live in, a project evocative of Jorge-Louis Borges, Umberto Eco, and Italo Calvino.


The Sacred & the Digital. Critical Depictions of Religions in Video Games

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ISBN: 9783038978305 9783038978312 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-831-2 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Religion
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Video game studies are a relative young but flourishing academic discipline. But within game studies, however, the perspective of religion and spirituality is rather neglected, both by game scholars and religion scholars. While religion can take different shapes in digital games, ranging from material and referential to reflexive and ritual, it is not necessarily true that game developers depict their in-game religions in a positive, confirming way, but ever so often games approach the topic critically and disavowingly. The religion criticisms found in video games can be categorized as follows: religion as (1) fraud, aimed to manipulate the uneducated, as (2) blind obedience towards an invisible but ultimately non-existing deity/ies, as (3) violence against those who do not share the same set of religious rules, as (4) madness, a deranged alternative for logical reasoning, and as (5) suppression in the hands of the powerful elite to dominate and subdue the masses into submission and obedience. The critical depictions of religion in video games by their developers is the focus of this special issue.

Iterative Methods for Solving Nonlinear Equations and Systems

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ISBN: 9783039219407 / 9783039219414 Year: Pages: 494 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-941-4 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Mathematics
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Solving nonlinear equations in Banach spaces (real or complex nonlinear equations, nonlinear systems, and nonlinear matrix equations, among others), is a non-trivial task that involves many areas of science and technology. Usually the solution is not directly affordable and require an approach using iterative algorithms. This Special Issue focuses mainly on the design, analysis of convergence, and stability of new schemes for solving nonlinear problems and their application to practical problems. Included papers study the following topics: Methods for finding simple or multiple roots either with or without derivatives, iterative methods for approximating different generalized inverses, real or complex dynamics associated to the rational functions resulting from the application of an iterative method on a polynomial. Additionally, the analysis of the convergence has been carried out by means of different sufficient conditions assuring the local, semilocal, or global convergence. This Special issue has allowed us to present the latest research results in the area of iterative processes for solving nonlinear equations as well as systems and matrix equations. In addition to the theoretical papers, several manuscripts on signal processing, nonlinear integral equations, or partial differential equations, reveal the connection between iterative methods and other branches of science and engineering.

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point projection --- intersection --- parametric curve --- n-dimensional Euclidean space --- Newton’s second order method --- fixed point theorem --- nonlinear equations --- multiple zeros --- optimal iterative methods --- higher order of convergence --- nonlinear operator equation --- Fréchet derivative --- ?-continuity condition --- Newton-like method --- Frédholm integral equation --- nonlinear equations --- Padé approximation --- iterative method --- order of convergence --- numerical experiment --- fourth order iterative methods --- local convergence --- banach space --- radius of convergence --- nonlinear equation --- iterative process --- non-differentiable operator --- Lipschitz condition --- high order --- sixteenth order convergence method --- local convergence --- dynamics --- Banach space --- Newton’s method --- semi-local convergence --- Kantorovich hypothesis --- iterative methods --- Steffensen’s method --- R-order --- with memory --- computational efficiency --- non-linear equation --- basins of attraction --- optimal order --- higher order method --- computational order of convergence --- nonlinear equations --- multiple roots --- Chebyshev–Halley-type --- optimal iterative methods --- efficiency index --- Banach space --- semilocal convergence --- ?-continuity condition --- Jarratt method --- error bound --- Fredholm integral equation --- Newton’s method --- global convergence --- variational inequality problem --- split variational inclusion problem --- multi-valued quasi-nonexpasive mappings --- Hilbert space --- sixteenth-order optimal convergence --- multiple-root finder --- asymptotic error constant --- weight function --- purely imaginary extraneous fixed point --- attractor basin --- drazin inverse --- generalized inverse --- iterative methods --- higher order --- efficiency index --- integral equation --- efficiency index --- nonlinear models --- iterative methods --- higher order --- nonlinear equations --- optimal iterative methods --- multiple roots --- efficiency index --- iterative methods --- nonlinear equations --- Newton-type methods --- smooth and nonsmooth operators --- heston model --- Hull–White --- option pricing --- PDE --- finite difference (FD) --- iteration scheme --- Moore–Penrose --- rectangular matrices --- rate of convergence --- efficiency index --- nonlinear equations --- conjugate gradient method --- projection method --- convex constraints --- signal and image processing --- nonlinear monotone equations --- conjugate gradient method --- projection method --- signal processing --- nonlinear systems --- multipoint iterative methods --- divided difference operator --- order of convergence --- Newton’s method --- computational efficiency index --- system of nonlinear equations --- Newton method --- Newton-HSS method --- nonlinear HSS-like method --- Picard-HSS method --- convexity --- least square problem --- accretive operators --- signal processing --- point projection --- intersection --- planar algebraic curve --- Newton’s iterative method --- the improved curvature circle algorithm --- systems of nonlinear equations --- King’s family --- order of convergence --- multipoint iterative methods --- nonlinear equations --- Potra–Pták method --- optimal methods --- weight function --- basin of attraction --- engineering applications --- Kung–Traub conjecture --- multipoint iterations --- nonlinear equation --- optimal order --- basins of attraction

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