Theremin

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 10 : 0252025822
Pages : 486 pages
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Download or read book Theremin written by Albert Glinsky and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 486 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: LEON THEREMIN led a life of flamboyant musical invention laced with daring electronic stealth. A creative genius and prolific inventor, Theremin launched the field of electronic music virtually singlehandedly in 1920 with the musical instrument that bears his name. The theremin -- the only instrument that is played without being touched -- created a sensation worldwide and paved the way for the modern synthesizer. Its otherworldly sound became familiar in sci-fi films and even in rock music. This magical instrument that charmed millions, however, is only the beginning of the story. As a Soviet scientist, Theremin surrendered his life and work to the service of State espionage. On assignment in Depression-era America, he became the toast of New York society and worked the engines of capitalist commerce while passing data on U.S. industrial technology to the Soviet apparat. Following his sudden disappearance from New York in 1938, Theremin was exiled to a Siberian labor camp. He subsequently vanished into the top-secret Soviet intelligence machine and was presumed dead for nearly thirty years. Using the same technology that lay behind the theremin, he designed bugging devices that eavesdropped on U.S. diplomatic offices and stood at the center of a pivotal cold war confrontation. Throughout his life, Theremin developed many other electronic wonders, including one of the earliest televisions and multimedia devices that anticipated performance art and virtual reality by decades. In this first full biography of Leon Theremin, Albert Glinsky depicts the inventor's nearly one-hundred-year life span as a microcosm of the twentieth century. Theremin is seen at the epicenter of most of themajor events of the century: the Russian Revolution, two world wars, America's Great Depression, Stalin's purges, the cold war, and perestroika. His life emerges as no less than a metaphor for the divergence of communism and capitalism. Theremin blends the whimsical and the treacherous into a chronicle that takes in everything from the KGB to Macy's store windows, Alcatraz to the Beach Boys, Hollywood thrillers to the United Nations, Joseph Stalin to Shirley Temple. Theremin's world of espionage and invention is an amazing drama of hidden loyalties, mixed motivations, and an irrepressibly creative spirit.

Wirelessly Powered Sensor Networks and Computational RFID

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ISBN 10 : 9781441961662
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Download or read book Wirelessly Powered Sensor Networks and Computational RFID written by Joshua R. Smith and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-02-26 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform (WISP) is the first of a new class of RF-powered sensing and computing systems. Rather than being powered by batteries, these sensor systems are powered by radio waves that are either deliberately broadcast or ambient. Enabled by ongoing exponential improvements in the energy efficiency of microelectronics, RF-powered sensing and computing is rapidly moving along a trajectory from impossible (in the recent past), to feasible (today), toward practical and commonplace (in the near future). This book is a collection of key papers on RF-powered sensing and computing systems including the WISP. Several of the papers grew out of the WISP Challenge, a program in which Intel Corporation donated WISPs to academic applicants who proposed compelling WISP-based projects. The book also includes papers presented at the first WISP Summit, a workshop held in Berkeley, CA in association with the ACM Sensys conference, as well as other relevant papers. The book provides a window into the fascinating new world of wirelessly powered sensing and computing.

Sounds of the Future

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ISBN 10 : 0786456507
Pages : 239 pages
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Download or read book Sounds of the Future written by Mathew J. Bartkowiak and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-03-10 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering titles ranging from Rocketship X-M (1950) to Wall-E (2008), these insightful essays measure the relationship between music and science fiction film from a variety of academic perspectives. Thematic sections survey specific compositions utilized in science fiction movies; Broadway’s relationship with the genre; science fiction elements in popular songs; the conveyance of subjectivity and identity through music; and such individual composers as Richard Strauss (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Bernard Herrmann (The Day the Earth Stood Still).

Oscillate Wildly

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ISBN 10 : 0816631506
Pages : 260 pages
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Download or read book Oscillate Wildly written by Peter Hitchcock and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What keeps materialism moving? At a moment of crisis in materialism, in the wake of materialist practice once known as socialist revolution, this bold and innovative book presents oscillation as a metaphor for understanding materialism anew. Mindful of the dangers for materialism, Peter Hitchcock nevertheless shows how oscillation is part of the conceptual framework of materialist inquiry from Marx to the present. A reply to the call to rethink the material constraints on materialism itself, this book uses oscillation to refer simultaneously to movement within and between bodies of theory, within theories of the body, and within and between institutional spaces in which such theory is taken up. Hitchcock argues that oscillation augurs a politics that both shares the legacy of historical materialism and recognizes the critical edge of cultural materialism in its approach to the social practices of everyday life. In a series of ingenious readings, he rethinks the problem of ideology for Marx and his interpreters (Etienne Balibar in particular); provides a materialist intervention on the status of the body for theory; proposes an analysis of theories of space and the space of theory in the era of "cartographic anxiety"; sees the ghosts of materialism oscillating a good deal more wildly than Derrida would have it; offers a daring approach to shoes and fetishism within transnational capitalism; and concludes with a novel lesson on what the theremin, an electronic musical instrument based on oscillators, might teach us about the importance of sense perception for materialist thought. As both a descriptive device for the state of materialism and a critical tool within a polemic about whatmaterialism can do at this juncture, oscillation provides a brilliant key to materialist critique.

Analog Days

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0674016173
Pages : 418 pages
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Download or read book Analog Days written by Trevor Pinch and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2004-11-15 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Documents the invention of the synthesizer and its impact on popular culture, tracing analog technology and sharing interviews with inventors and musicians about their visions on synthetic technology's potential. (Technology)

Trends in Applied Intelligent Systems

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ISBN 10 : 9783642130212
Pages : 802 pages
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Download or read book Trends in Applied Intelligent Systems written by Nicolás García-Pedrajas and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2010-05-20 with total page 802 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The LNAI series reports state-of-the-art results in artificial intelligence research, development, and education, at a high level and in both printed and electronic form, Enjoying tight cooperation with the R&D community, with numerous individuals, as well as with prestigious organizations and societies, LNAI has grown into the most comprehensive artificial intelligence research forum available.

Electronic and Experimental Music

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781135906177
Pages : 481 pages
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Download or read book Electronic and Experimental Music written by Thom Holmes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2008-03-31 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Electronic and Experimental Music provides a thorough treatment of the history of technology and music. The third edition incorporates a contemporary pedagogical design, offering a variety of learning aids to help readers understand and review basic concepts, history, and milestones in electronic music.

Consuls and the Institutions of Global Capitalism, 1783–1914

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ISBN 10 : 9781317320982
Pages : 240 pages
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Download or read book Consuls and the Institutions of Global Capitalism, 1783–1914 written by Ferry de Goey and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-10-06 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The nineteenth century saw the expansion of Western influence across the globe. A consular presence in a new territory had numerous advantages for business and trade. Using specific case studies, de Goey demonstrates the key role played by consuls in the rise of the global economy.

Popular Science

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Download or read book Popular Science written by and published by . This book was released on 1932-06 with total page 122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Make Mine Music

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Publisher : Hal Leonard
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ISBN 10 : 9781476855066
Pages : 274 pages
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Download or read book Make Mine Music written by Bruce Swedien and published by Hal Leonard. This book was released on 2009-03-01 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: (Book). Ever since his father gave him a disc recorder at the tender age of 10, Bruce Swedien has known what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. The names of the people he has worked with are too many to list, but when one mentions musicians like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Sarah Vaughan, Eddie Harris, Quincy Jones, Jennifer Lopez, and even Michael Jackson, a great deal is immediately understood. In this book, Swedien generously gives away detailed information from his lifetime in the studio-from a musical, technical, and very personal perspective. This book has something for everyone who is interested in music, especially those curious about the stories behind the scenes of some of the best music to ever come out of the recording studio.

New Scientist

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Download or read book New Scientist written by and published by . This book was released on 1982-12-16 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Henry's Attic

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Publisher : Wayne State University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0814326420
Pages : 442 pages
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Download or read book Henry's Attic written by Ford Richardson Bryan and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 442 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Henry's Attic provides fascinating documentation of some of the one million artifacts in the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. The items represent both Henry Ford's passion for collecting Americana and the astonishing array of gifts—some of great historic value and others of a distinctly homegrown variety—that account for almost half of the museum's collections. It was the quantity of these gifts and the unusual and even unique nature of many of them that provided the inspiration for this book. Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, which Ford established in Dearborn, Michigan in the late 1920s, was intended to recreate the slow-paced, rural character of America before the advent of the automobile. The purchases he made and the gifts he was given reflect his desire to document and preserve the lifeways of common people and to emphasize middle-class rural history, as represented by the tools of agriculture, industry, and transportation.

Harmony and Dissent

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Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781554580866
Pages : 516 pages
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Download or read book Harmony and Dissent written by R. Bruce Elder and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2010-04-22 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: R. Bruce Elder argues that the authors of many of the manifestoes that announced in such lively ways the appearance of yet another artistic movement shared a common aspiration: they proposed to reformulate the visual, literary, and performing arts so that they might take on attributes of the cinema. The cinema, Elder argues, became, in the early decades of the twentieth century, a pivotal artistic force around which a remarkable variety and number of aesthetic forms took shape. To demonstrate this, Elder begins with a wide-ranging discussion that opens up some broad topics concerning modernity’s cognitive (and perceptual) regime, with a view to establishing that a crisis within that regime engendered some peculiar, and highly questionable, epistemological beliefs and enthusiasms. Through this discussion, Elder advances the startling claim that a crisis of cognition precipitated by modernity engendered, by way of response, a peculiar sort of “pneumatic (spiritual) epistemology.” Elder then shows that early ideas of the cinema were strongly influenced by this pneumatic epistemology and uses this conception of the cinema to explain its pivotal role in shaping two key moments in early-twentieth-century art: the quest to bring forth a pure, “objectless” (non-representational) art and Russian Suprematism, Constructivism, and Productivism.

Integrating STEM with Music

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780197546772
Pages : 225 pages
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Download or read book Integrating STEM with Music written by Shawna Longo and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-08-24 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book offers 15 fully-developed and classroom-vetted instructional plans and assessments span in age range from kindergarten through grade 12. With these instructional lessons for music and STEM classes, teachers in training, current educators, and administrators can better understand and immediately use tools for planning, assessing, and the practical teaching of STEM with Music.

Music in the Late Twentieth Century

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ISBN 10 : 9780199796007
Pages : 610 pages
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Download or read book Music in the Late Twentieth Century written by Richard Taruskin and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2006-08-14 with total page 610 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative, erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks-the themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to a significant period in the history of Western music. Music in the Late Twentieth Century is the final installment of the set, covering the years from the end of World War II to the present. In these pages, Taruskin illuminates the great compositions of recent times, offering insightful analyses of works by Aaron Copland, John Cage, Milton Babbitt, Benjamin Britten, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass, among many others. He also looks at the impact of electronic music and computers, the rise of pop music and rock 'n' roll, the advent of postmodernism, and the contemporary music of Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, and John Adams. Laced with brilliant observations, memorable musical analysis, and a panoramic sense of the interactions between history, culture, politics, art, literature, religion, and music, this book will be essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand this rich and diverse period.

Greatest Mysteries of the Unexplained

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ISBN 10 : 9781848588363
Pages : 234 pages
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Download or read book Greatest Mysteries of the Unexplained written by Lucy Doncaster and published by Arcturus Publishing. This book was released on 2012-09 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines strange and unexplained phenomena, including disappearances, ghosts, curses, weird nature, UFO's and more.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Weird Inventions

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ISBN 10 : 9781607107941
Pages : 257 pages
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Download or read book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Weird Inventions written by Bathroom Readers' Institute and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-05-01 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover strange gadgets you never knew existed in this volume from the nation’s top collector of curious and interesting information! The writers behind Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader present this totally true treasury of amazing gizmos—devilish devices you never knew existed, created by people who thought the world absolutely needed what they had to offer and sell. Read all about: * The onesie that turns your crawling baby into a mop * The fart-stifling blanket * The square watermelon * The video game you control with your mind * The weight loss device that sucks food out of your stomach, and much much more!