Digital 3D has become a core feature of the twenty-first-century visual landscape. Yet 3D cinema is a contradictory media form: producing spaces that are highly regimented and exhaustively detailed, it simultaneously relies upon distortions of vision and space that are inherently strange.Spaces Mapped and Monstrous explores the paradoxical nature of 3D cinema to offer a critical analysis of an inescapable part of contemporary culture. Considering 3D's distinctive visual qualities and its connections to wider digital systems, Nick Jones situates the production and exhibition of 3D cinema within a web of aesthetic, technological, and historical contexts. He examines 3D's relationship with computer interfaces, virtual reality, and digital networks as well as tracing its lineage to predigital models of visual organization. Jones emphasizes that 3D is not only a technology used in films but also a tool for producing, controlling, and distorting space within systems of surveillance, corporatization, and militarization. The book features detailed analysis of a wide range of films-including Avatar (2009), Goodbye to Language (2014), Love (2015), and Clash of the Titans (2010)-demonstrating that 3D is not merely an augmentation of 2D cinema but that it has its own unique properties. Spaces Mapped and Monstrous brings together media archaeology, digital theory, and textual analysis to provide a new account of the importance of 3D to visual culture today.
Everyone knows that speakers have to have Web sites. Do you know what should be on your Web site to profit from your visitors? If content is king in the world of e-commerce, what's the content that will help speakers book business, sell products, and establish expertise? Join Chris Clarke-Epstein, CSP, as she shares her research into what makes a speaker's Web site work as a marketing tool. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Clark-Epstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/spnn/000028/sp_spnn_000028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you heard about YouTube? Maybe you are scratching your head, wondering, "What is it"? Is it, a catchy name for a catchy service? Is it a marketing tool? Is it a website for novice filmmakers? "YouTube is one of the many Web 2.0 sites popping up on the Web. It is a "video sharing" website." Find out more about YouTube through listening to this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Moseley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027559/bk_acx0_027559_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Geoff Hodge takes you month by month through the tasks to make your garden beautiful. With general jobs each month and detailed information about herbaceous borders, fruit bushes, vegetables, houseplants, trees, and shrubs with a plant of the month and an analysis of a garden tool each month. An essential guide from an horticultural expert, past editor of Garden News, web editor for the Royal Horticultural Society, and contributor to Radio Gardening. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoff Hodge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rdga/000002/bk_rdga_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you've got a business, a product, a brand, or even just an idea, you need a website. In today’s digital landscape, an online presence is no longer optional. It's essential. The Internet remains an unregulated frontier where good guys and scam artists often look very similar. Without experience and knowledge, the web can be a dangerous place. You need a guide. The Buyer's Guide to Websites is a comprehensive tool kit for building and managing an incredible website, from agency vetting and contract creation to development oversight, design input, and digital marketing. Throughout, Drew Barton, the founder and president of an award-winning digital agency, breaks down the process of finding, hiring, and working with web developers and designers. Don't fall prey to unqualified imposters: The Buyer’' Guide to Websites will teach you how to ask the right questions, make the right decisions, and create a website that helps you succeed online. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Drew Barton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103526/bk_acx0_103526_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you excited about artificial intelligence and want to get started?Are you excited about machine learning and want to learn how to implement in Python? The book below is the answer.Given the large amounts of data we use everyday; whether it is in the web, supermarkets, social media etc., analysis of data has become integral to our daily life. The ability to do so effectively can propel your career or business to great heights. Machine learning is the most effective data analysis tool. While it is a complex topic, it can be broken down into simpler steps, as show in this audiobook. We are using Python, which is a great programming language for beginners.Python is a great language that is commonly used with machine learning. Python is used extensively in mathematics, gaming, and graphic design. It is fast to develop and prototype. It is web capable, meaning that we can use Python to gather web data. It is adaptable, and has great community of users.Here's what's included in this audiobook: What is machine learning?Why use Python?Regression analysis using Python with an exampleClustering analysis using Python with an exampleImplementing an Artificial Neural NetworkBackpropagation90-day plan to learn and implement machine learningConclusionBuy this audiobook today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Russell Newton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127075/bk_acx0_127075_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A valuable tool for anyone who wants to effectively manage and motivate twenty-something workers. Many books are being published on how to manage employees of the "millennial" generation, but the solutions offered are anecdotal at best. Backed by years of serious research, Managing the Millennials provides managers of all ages with specific recommendations and tools for engaging this burgeoning demographic-some 78 million strong. Each chapter shares relevant interviews, case studies, and offers research-backed ideas and best practices to help any organization and their leaders address the challenges generational diversity presents. Answering the perplexing question of how does one lead and manage younger employees, this book: Offers research-based guidance on getting the most from twenty-something employees. Answers common questions and outlines practical solutions for building better relationships between the younger workers and the people who manage them. Includes a Special Offer with immediate benefit to readers: access to the authors' Generational Rapport Inventory (GRI), a tool that measures a managers competencies and identifies strengths and weaknesses in dealing with Millennials. Accompanied by an associate web site, leadingthemillennials.com, offering a weekly blog addressing generational diversity issues in the workplace. Insightful and practical, Managing the Millennials is a valuable tool for millions of managers globally whose job it is to manage and motivate their twenty-something workers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002070/bk_acx0_002070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the last 10 years, PHP has continued to evolve from just being a niche language used to power websites to an efficient tool that delivers an extensive functionality to businesses. Whether you plan to launch your best career in web development or you just want to set up your personal interactive website to save yourself the costs of hiring a PHP developer, this intermediate audiobook will help you learn fundamental concepts you can apply in your development process. In this audiobook, you will learn the popular strategies and concepts designed wholly for web development. The PHP programming language together with the MySQL database is the ultimate package to help you release your web application. Once you acquire the fundamental skills in PHP, you will be at a better ground to enhance your web application and embrace your users. Regardless of whether you are a mobile developer experienced in Java, learning PHP and MySQL is important. There is no better and easy way to build web services that can be consumed fast by mobile devices than in PHP.PHP is a language popularly known for its efficiency, simplicity, flexibility, and security. Take your PHP skills to the next level with this handy and powerful intermediate audiobook. This audiobook provides you with a step-by-step learning process while discussing different topics in PHP. The PHP code snippets provided in this audiobook have been commented out to ensure you understand each concept discussed. This audiobook provides you with an advanced training in PHP programming in a very interactive way that you won’t struggle to research any more information. This audiobook will not only instill you with the essential information you need to be an efficient PHP programmer, but it will also empower you and give you the confidence to read even further. Inside, you will learn:How to use restful APIs in PHPCreate PHP graphicsHow to read, write, append 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Bahl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133703/bk_acx0_133703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You've heard of colleagues making lots of money by getting new clients through the Internet. But you've tried Search Engine Optimization (SEO), AdWords, and other techniques, with only a trickle of new business. You want to find ways to reach new customers, but without continuing to make an Internet marketer or your webmaster rich while you reap just a little.Instead of waiting for business to come to you, go get it. You'll learn how to mine the "Invisible Web" for high-quality leads, the Web that few people know how to tap. Studies show that even the best search engines scour less than 20 percent of the Internet. The big secret is that this is often not where the most valuable stuff can be found. The bigger secret is what happens when you combine the power of the Invisible Web with the most extraordinary sales weapon of all time: your brain.Beginner or expert, Michael and Sheryl will share practical, easy-to-implement skills, sites, and strategies you can use to put the Internet to work for you today. You'll be amazed at the free and low-cost wealth that is just waiting for you. Optimizing your web site is not half as important as optimizing your brain.You will learn: How to get the skinny on your prospects in seconds How to find people, phone numbers, addresses, and emails no one else will find Why "the news" is your most sophisticated sales lead tool Four expensive software packages you can throw away right now How to turn your blog into a powerful lead generator How to put a Fortune 500 research library to work for youNote: This is a live recording of an interview-format teleseminar focused on information that would be valuable for speakers, trainers, consultants, coaches, and other information entrepreneurs. It was recorded via telephone. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/spnn/000039/sp_spnn_000039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.