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              Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and His Contemporaries
               

              Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and His Contemporaries (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Malloy, Vanja; By Danilowitz, Brenda; Lowengard, Sarah

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              Published to accompany an exhibit on Albers' work as both artist and teacher, this volume assesses Albers' understanding and teaching of color as the most relative medium in art.

              ISBN 9781943208005
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              Twining: Critical and Creative Approaches to Hypertext Narratives
               

              Twining: Critical and Creative Approaches to Hypertext Narratives (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Salter, Anastasia; Moulthrop, Stuart

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              Hypertext is now commonplace: links and linking structure nearly all of our experiences online. Yet the literary, as opposed to commercial, potential of hypertext has receded. One of the few tools still focused on hypertext as a means for digital storytelling is Twine, a platform... for building choice-driven stories without relying heavily on code. In Twining, Anastasia Salter and Stuart Moulthrop lead readers on a journey at once technical, critical, contextual, and personal. The book's chapters alternate careful, stepwise discussion of adaptable Twine projects, offer commentary on exemplary Twine works, and discuss Twine's technological and cultural background. Beyond telling the story of Twine and how to make Twine stories, Twining reflects on the ongoing process of making.
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              ISBN 9781943208241
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              The Border of Lights Reader: Bearing Witness to Genocide in the Dominican Republic
               

              The Border of Lights Reader: Bearing Witness to Genocide in the Dominican Republic (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Myers, Megan Jeanette; Paulino, Edward

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              Border of Lights, a volunteer collective, returns each October to Dominican-Haitian border towns to bear witness to the 1937 Haitian Massacre ordered by Dominican dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. This crime against humanity has never been acknowledged by the Dominican governmen...t and no memorial exists for its victims. A multimodal, multi-vocal space for activists, artists, scholars, and others connected to the BOL movement, The Border of Lights Reader provides an alternative to the dominant narrative that positions Dominicans and Haitians as eternal adversaries and ignores cross-border and collaborative histories. This innovative anthology asks large-scale, universal questions regarding historical memory and revisionism that countries around the world grapple with today.
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              ISBN 9781943208265
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              The Limits of Religious Tolerance
                

              The Limits of Religious Tolerance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Levinovitz, Alan Jay

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              Is religious tolerance always a virtue? Can we shield any discourse with the claim of religious belief? Alan Levinovitz argues that preserving a meaningful place for religiously informed values in public discourse means we must discern limits on what qualifies as religious speech....
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              ISBN 9781943208043
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              Unburied Bodies: Subversive Corpses and the Authority of the Dead
               

              Unburied Bodies: Subversive Corpses and the Authority of the Dead (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Martel, James R.

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              The human body is the locus of meaning, personhood, and our sense of the possibility of sanctity. The desecration of the human corpse is a matter of universal revulsion, taboo in virtually all human cultures. Not least for this reason, the unburied corpse quickly becomes a focal ...point of political salience, on the one hand seeming to express the contempt of state power toward the basic claims of human dignity--while on the other hand simultaneously bringing into question the very legitimacy of that power. In Unburied Bodies: Subversive Corpses and the Authority of the Dead, James Martel surveys the power of the body left unburied to motivate resistance, to bring forth a radically new form of agency, and to undercut the authority claims made by state power. Ranging across time and space from the battlefields of ancient Thebes to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, and taking in perspectives from such writers as Sophocles, Machiavelli, Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, James Baldwin, Judith Butler, Thomas Lacqueur, and Bonnie Honig, Martel asks why the presence of the abandoned corpse can be seen by both authorities and protesters as a source of power, and how those who have been abandoned or marginalized by structures of authority can find in a lifeless body fellow accomplices in their aspirations for dignity and humanity.
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              ISBN 9781943208104
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              Video Game Art Reader: Volume 2
               

              Video Game Art Reader: Volume 2 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Funk, Tiffany

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              This volume of VGAR critically analyzes video game art as a means of survival. Though survival strategy exists as a defined gaming genre, all video games--as unique, participatory artworks--model both individual and collaborative means of survival through play. Video games offer ...opportunities to navigate both historical and fictional conflicts, traverse landscapes devastated by climate change or nuclear holocaust, and manage the limited resources of individuals or even whole civilizations on earth and beyond. They offer players a dizzying array of dystopian scenarios in which to build and invent, cooperate with others (through other players, NPCs, or AI) to survive another day. Contributors show how video games focus attention, hone visuospatial skills, and shape cognitive control and physical reflexes and thus have the power to participate in the larger context of radical, activist artworks that challenge destructive hegemonic structures as methods of human conditioning, coping, and creating.
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              ISBN 9781943208449
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              Video Game Art Reader: Volume 3
               

              Video Game Art Reader: Volume 3 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Funk, Tiffany

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              This special edition of the VGA Reader, guest-edited by Christopher W. Totten and Enrica Lovaglio Costello, focuses on the connections between video games and architectural design. Each of the essays in this volume engages in critical investigations that reveal how game spaces ev...oke meaning, enhance game narratives, and explore unconventional themes.
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              ISBN 9781943208425
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              Jamon and Halal: Lessons in Tolerance from Rural Andalucia
               

              Jamon and Halal: Lessons in Tolerance from Rural Andalucia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Civantos, Christina

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              Contemporary Spain reflects broader patterns of globalization and has been the site of tensions between nationalists and immigrants. This case study examines a rural town in Spain's Andalucia in order to shed light on the workings of coexistence. The town of Orgiva's diverse popu...lation includes hippies from across Europe, European converts to Sufi Islam, and immigrants from North Africa. Christina Civantos combines the analysis of written and visual cultural texts with oral narratives from residents. In this book, we see that although written and especially televisual narratives about the town highlight tolerance and multiculturalism, they mask tensions and power differentials. Toleration is an ongoing negotiation and this book shows us how we can identify the points of contact that create robust, respect-based tolerance.
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              ISBN 9781943208364
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              Studies Into Darkness: The Perils and Promise of Freedom of Speech
               

              Studies Into Darkness: The Perils and Promise of Freedom of Speech (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kuoni, Carin

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              There have been few times in US American history when the very concept of freedom of speech--its promise and its contradictions--has been under greater scrutiny. Guided by acclaimed artist, filmmaker, and activist Amar Kanwar, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New ...School convened a series of public seminars on freedom of speech with the participation of some of the most original thinkers and artists on the topic. Structured as an open curriculum, each seminar examined a particular aspect of freedom of speech, reflecting on and informed by recent debates around hate speech, censorship, sexism, and racism in the US and elsewhere. Studies into Darkness emerges from these seminars as a collection of newly commissioned texts, artist projects, and resources that delve into the intricacies of free speech. Providing a practical and historical guide to free speech discourse and in-depth investigations that extend far beyond the current moment, and featuring poetic responses to the crises present in contemporary culture and society around expression, this publication provocatively questions whether true communication is ever attainable.
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              ISBN 9781943208388
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              Video Game Art Reader: Volume 1
               

              Video Game Art Reader: Volume 1 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Funk, Tiffany

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              The inaugural issue of VGAR celebrates video game culture as inclusive and global. Opening with an interview with the art director of the first independent Cuban video game, Savior, while the following essays from art historians, literary theorists, game designers, artists, educa...tors, museum curators, and programmers all engage with video games as an important part of the global art landscape. Each engages with what makes good game art with special attention to the transnational cadre of gamers that play them.
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              ISBN 9781943208432
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