IMAGES (V) - Images of (Cultural) Values:
IMAGES (V) - Images of (Cultural) Values:The Conference Proceedings
Image Encryption with Singular Values Decomposition Aided: Mohammed Abdul- Hameed Jassim Al- Kufi
Eisenstein´s adaptation of Karl Marx´s Capital (1927-1928) is a phantom in a double sense: although never realized, it has nonetheless haunted the imagination of many filmmakers, historians, and writers to the present day, most recently with Alexander Kluge´s News from Ideological Antiquity: Marx - Eisenstein - Capital. Furthermore, its first public ´materialization´ - a ten-page fragment of the director´s work diaries - was marked by what remained absent: Eisenstein´s images and working materials. Dance of Values aims to conjure the phantom of Capital once again - only this time on the basis of the full scope of Capital´s archival body. This ´´visual instruction in the dialectical method,´´ as Eisenstein himself called it, comprises over 500 pages of notes, drawings, press clippings, expression diagrams, plans for articles, negatives from October, theoretical reflections and extensive quotations. Dance of Values explores the internal formal necessity underlying Eisenstein´s choices in Capital, arguing that its visual complexity as well as its epistemic efficacy reside precisely within the state of its material: the dance of heterogeneous themes and disparate fragments, a non-linear, provisory, and non-articulated flow. Sequences from archival materials, published here for the first time, are constructed not as mere illustrations, but as visual arguments of their own leading to a more concrete understanding of Eisenstein´s stake in Capital: a visual theorization of value. A close reading of Eisenstein´s archive in its formal necessity allows not only for the reconstruction of morphological elements present in Marx´s theory of value but also for the theorization of a more fundamental crisis of the political-medial representation, a present that extends from its contemporary context to today. Employing an unambiguously morphological procedure, Eisenstein´s montage sequences produce a kind of surplus value entirely their own: a semiotic excess, which stirs the materials and represented bodies into a dance analogous to Marx´s ´´dance´´ of ´´petrified conditions.´´ It is in this polymorphic and ´´diffuse´´ language - associated with the stream of consciousness of Joyce´s Ulysses - that Eisenstein saw the strongest critical and affective potential for the future cinema.
Marvelous Images:On Values and the Arts Kendall Walton
Image of the World and Symbol of the Creator:On the Cosmological and Iconological Values of the Temple of Edfu Studies in Oriental Religions. Print on Demand-Nachdruck Ragnhild B Finnestad
President Carter has written importantly about his spiritual life and faith. In Living Faith, a huge bestseller, he recounted the values and experiences that shaped his personal and political life. In his companion book Sources of Strength, also a bestseller, he meditated on fifty-two of the favorite Bible lessons he has taught. In Our Endangered Values, Carter offers a personal consideration of ´´moral values´´ as they relate to the important issues of the day. He puts forward a passionate defense of separation of church and state, and a strong warning of where the country is heading as the lines between politics and rigid religious fundamentalism are blurred. Now, he describes his own involvement and reactions to some disturbing societal trends that have taken place during the last few years. These changes involve both the religious and the political worlds as they have increasingly become intertwined, and include some of the most crucial and controversial issues of the day, frequently encapsulated under ´´moral values´´. Many of these matters are under fierce debate. They include preemptive war, women´s rights, terrorism, civil liberties, homosexuality, abortion, the death penalty, science and religion, environmental degradation, nuclear arsenals, America´s global image, fundamentalism, and the melding of religion and politics. Sustained by his lifelong faith, Jimmy Carter assesses these issues in a forceful and unequivocal but balanced and courageous way. Our Endangered Values is a book that his millions of readers have eagerly awaited. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jimmy Carter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000627/bk_sans_000627_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Soul Jazz: Recognizing and Realizing Your Soul Values (Scholarly Articles, Vol. 6) is a personal guide manual helping the listener to become aware of their unique soul values. The author came to call our unique power potential primary power or self-power at first, before he introduced the term soul power. The guide not only explains what soul power is, how it can be developed and strengthened, but also what stands in the way to developing it. When we grasp the notion of autonomy, we see that all human growth has a destination - and that is why we say we have a destiny. The destination of youth is not to remain young, but to grow old. The destiny of a child is not to remain in childhood but to grow out of childhood. Building soul power requires to discover one´s self, and to build a genuine identity. The author shows that building a genuine soul identity is done through discovering our innocence, realizing our primary power, developing our soul reality, accepting our marginality instead of striving for conformity, recovering and healing our inner child, integrating our shadow, and learning to see that a holographic image of the whole of mythology and human evolution is contained in our soul. As the topic of individuation is highly neglected in our school system and is neither a topic to be taught at university, and as in addition the notion of soul and soul values doesn´t really fit in a materialistic and non-spiritual society, there is an obvious need for a mind-opening approach to personal growth that is provided with this guide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Fritz Walter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042375/bk_acx0_042375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kathryn Tucker Windham begins this montage of stories with the sounds of summer and ends with a joyful Christmas memory. The mixture of tales, from the mouth-watering description of good Southern food to the story of a governor more familiar with Tom Sawyer than Tom Jefferson, comes together to evoke the image of a happy childhood. The title selection shows us how saying things just a little differently can make life just that much more interesting, even when what´s different is just a little behind the times. Ms. Windham´s rich voice spreads over the listener like butter over Southern cornbread, and these multicolored memories create something larger: a community sustained by tradition, values, family, and above all, a sense of humor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathryn Tucker Windham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/augu/000087/bk_augu_000087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.