The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories

Author: Frank Rose

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039308079X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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"A broad and deep look at how electronic media are changing storytelling . . . . Completely fascinating." —Booklist, starred review Not long ago we were spectators, passive consumers of mass media. Now, on YouTube and blogs and Facebook and Twitter, we are media. No longer content in our traditional role as couch potatoes, we approach television shows, movies, even advertising as invitations to participate—as experiences to immerse ourselves in at will. Frank Rose introduces us to the people who are reshaping media for a two-way world, changing how we play, how we communicate, and how we think.
Posted in Business & Economics


The Science and Mystery of Freshwater Mussels

Author: Abbie Gascho Landis

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 161091807X

Category: Nature

Page: 255

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Abbie Gascho Landis brings readers to a hotbed of mussel diversity, the American Southeast, to seek mussels where they eat, procreate, and, too often, perish. Accompanied often by her husband, a mussel scientist, and her young children, she learned to see mussels on the creekbed, to tell a spectaclecase from a pigtoe, and to worry what vanishing mussels--70 percent of North American species are imperiled--will mean for humans and wildlife alike. Landis shares this journey, traveling from perilous river surveys to dry streambeds and into laboratories where endangered mussels are raised one precious life at a time. Mussels have much to teach us about the health of our watersheds if we step into the creek and take a closer look at their lives. In the tradition of writers like Terry Tempest Williams and Sy Montgomery, Landis gracefully chronicles these untold stories with a veterinarian's careful eye and the curiosity of a naturalist.--
Posted in Nature

Virtual Art

From Illusion to Immersion

Author: Oliver Grau

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262572231

Category: Art

Page: 416

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Although many people view virtual reality as a modern phenomenon, it has its foundations in a history of immersive images. The search for illusionary visual space can be traced back to antiquity. This text shows how virtual art fits into the art history of illusion and immersion.
Posted in Art

Total Immersion

The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier

Author: Terry Laughlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451688334

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 4133

Swim better—and enjoy every lap—with Total Immersion, a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the water. Terry Laughlin, the world’s #1 authority on swimming success, has made his unique approach even easier for anyone to master. Whether you’re an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle, Total Immersion will show you that it’s mindful fluid movement—not athletic ability—that will turn you into an efficient swimmer. This new edition of the bestselling Total Immersion features: · A thoughtfully choreographed series of skill drills—practiced in the mindful spirit of yoga—that can help anyone swim more enjoyably · A holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style that’s always comfortable · Simple but thorough guidance on how to improve fitness and form · A complementary land-and-water program for achieving a strong and supple body at any age Based on more than thirty years of teaching, coaching, and research, Total Immersion has dramatically improved the physical and mental experience of swimming for thousands of people of all ages and abilities.
Posted in Sports & Recreation


A Writer's Guide to Going Deep

Author: Ted Conover

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022611306X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

View: 9855

Over three and a half decades, Ted Conover has ridden the rails with hoboes, crossed the border with Mexican immigrants, guarded prisoners in Sing Sing, and inspected meat for the FDAand lived not only to tell the tales, but to write about them. His books and articlesincluding Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, winner of the 2000 National Book Critics Circle Awardhave made him one of the premier practitioners of immersion reporting, in which a writer becomes part of a specific world for a time to better understand and explain it to readers. This book distills the knowledge he has gained from his own immersion experiences for the benefit of writers at all levels undertaking similar projects. It also incorporates insights from other well-known writers in this genre, including Alex Kotlowitz, Anne Fadiman, and Sebastian Junger. The book covers such topics as how to get into a community, how to conduct oneself once inside, and how to shape and structure the stories that emerge from immersion, and it concludes with an annotated bibliography of exemplary immersive writing."
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Language and Identity in a Dual Immersion School

Author: Kim Potowski

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853599433

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 9135

This book describes the experiences of a group of students in Chicago, Illinois, who are attending one of the first Spanish-English dual immersion schools in the United States. The author follows the group during two school years, documenting their Spanish use and proficiency, as well as how their two languages intersect with the ongoing production of their identities.
Posted in Education

The Immersion Book of SF

Author: Carmelo Rafala

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956392411

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

View: 6206

A collection of the best new science fiction from rising stars to established masters of the genre. The way science fiction was meant to be, a luxury cruise for the mind.
Posted in Fiction


Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Author: Karen Throsby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719099625

Category: Belonging

Page: 199

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Immersion is about the extreme sport of marathon swimming. Drawing on extensive (auto)ethnographic data, Immersion explores the embodied and social processes of becoming a marathon swimmer and investigates how social belonging is produced and policed. Using marathon swimming as a lens, this foundation provides the basis for an exploration of what constitutes the 'good' body in contemporary neoliberal society across a range of sites including charitable swimming, fatness, gender and health. The book argues that the self-representations of marathon swimming are at odds with its lived realities, and that this reflects the entrenched and limited discursive resources available for thinking about the sporting body in the wider social and cultural context. The book is aimed primarily at readers at undergraduate level and upwards with an interest in sociology, the sociology of the body, the sociology of sport, gender and the sociology of health and illness.
Posted in Belonging

The Immersion Book of Steampunk

Author: Gareth D. Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956392442

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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Join the "Immersion Book of Steampunk" for an expedition through a new age of glorious industry. Encounter suffragette air-pirates, the art-deco terror of imperial skies, unwrap the bullet-proof magic of a cynical prince, or discover the dark, ensorcelled secrets of evolutionary public engineering.
Posted in Fiction

A Field Guide for Immersion Writing

Memoir, Journalism, and Travel

Author: Robin Hemley

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820338508

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 193

View: 4734

Discusses the various types of immersion writing, including travel, memoir, and journalism, and explains some of the issues that writers encounter in reporting about the factual world and in describing other people and their own inner experiences.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Immersion in the Visual Arts and Media

Author: N.A

Publisher: Brill | Rodopi

ISBN: 9004308237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 402

View: 9949

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this volume brings together contributions by distinguished experts from different disciplinary fields for a multidimensional view on immersion in the visual arts and media.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Learners' Experiences of Immersion Education

Case Studies of French and Chinese

Author: Michèle De Courcy

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853595608

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 163

View: 590

This text follows the progress of two groups of learners in late immersion programmes. It adds to the literature on such programmes by its emphasis on the processes of learning in such programmes. Another aim of the book is to extend knowledge of learning processes in character-based languages.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Immersion Education

International Perspectives

Author: Robert Keith Johnson,Merrill Swain

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521586559

Category: Education

Page: 315

View: 5678

Within bilingual education, more and more programs are adopting the option of immersion education, in which a second language is used as the medium of instruction. This volume illustrates the implementation immersion education in North America, Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa, showing its use in programs ranging from preprimary to tertiary level and demonstrating how it can function in foreign language teaching, for teaching a minority language to members of the language majority, for reviving or supporting languages at risk of extinction, and for helping learners acquire a language needed for wider communication or career advancement. A final section reviews lessons learned from experiences with immersion and explores new directions the approach is taking. This text will be of interest to teachers, teacher educators, and others involved in bilingual education.
Posted in Education

Sounding New Media

Immersion and Embodiment in the Arts and Culture

Author: Frances Dyson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520258991

Category: Music

Page: 246

View: 1465

"Examines the long-neglected role of sound and audio in the development of a new media theory and practice, including new technologies and performance art events, with particular emphasis on embodiment, art, and technological interactions ... focusing on technologies that became available in the mid-twentieth century--electronics, imaging, and digital and computer processing.
Posted in Music

Studies in Immersion Education

Author: Elaine Mellen Day,Stan Shapson

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853593550

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 153

View: 7135

"This book presents a unique collection of research studies on French Immersion conducted from the authors' base as a research team in British Columbia, Canada. It serves as an important resource for educators and policymakers interested in the impact of immersion on educational policy, student outcomes, second language curriculum, and teacher education." "Section I documents the authors' experiences in developing a systematic approach to evaluation and assessment of French immersion programs. Section II includes studies on important curricular and instructional considerations for immersion education, and Section III addresses teacher education and professional development, including in-depth case studies of immersion teacher education programs and immersion teachers' perspectives on their role and needs for support and improvement. A final chapter contains concluding comments and future directions for immersion programs." "Immersion has grown significantly not only in Canada but also worldwide. This collection of research studies will be informative to those involved in intensive second language education internationally."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Posted in Foreign Language Study

Life in Language Immersion Classrooms

Author: Elizabeth Buchter Bernhardt

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853591501

Category: Education

Page: 181

View: 4786

This volume chronicles a project that involved the staff and principals in the midwestern United States, in collaboration with a team of educational researchers. Included as chapters are qualitative studies of immersion teachers, analyses of the use of drama and children's literature, and discussions of staff preparation and maintenance for immersion schooling.
Posted in Education


Author: Mary Mackey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781475981896

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

View: 8981

Isolated in a remote field station in a tropical rainforest in the late 1960's, a young woman named Kirsten wages a desperate struggle for intellectual, spiritual, personal, and sexual liberation from her biologist husband who views her as a piece of property and the creatures of the rainforest as specimens to be killed and catalogued. The result of this tangle of adultery and relentless tropical heat leads to murder, but of an unexpected victim. First published in 1972 by Alta Gerry's legendary Shameless Hussy Press, "Immersion" was a ground-breaking novel written in a style simultaneously cinematic, poetic, and hallucinatory. "A must read . . . Mackey has written a story with prose that flows like poetry. Beautiful even in tragedy." -Coral Russell, Alchemy of Scrawl
Posted in Fiction