The Body Electric

Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life

Author: Robert Becker,Gary Selden

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688069711

Category: Science

Page: 368

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The Body Electric tells the fascinating story of our bioelectric selves. Robert O. Becker, a pioneer in the filed of regeneration and its relationship to electrical currents in living things, challenges the established mechanistic understanding of the body. He found clues to the healing process in the long-discarded theory that electricity is vital to life. But as exciting as Becker's discoveries are, pointing to the day when human limbs, spinal cords, and organs may be regenerated after they have been damaged, equally fascinating is the story of Becker's struggle to do such original work. The Body Electric explores new pathways in our understanding of evolution, acupuncture, psychic phenomena, and healing.

The Body Electric

An Anatomy of the New Bionic Senses

Author: James Geary

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813531946

Category: Computers

Page: 214

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Marie, a sixty-three-year old Belgian woman, has been totally blind since the age of fifty-seven. But now, thanks to electrodes implanted around her right optic nerve, she can see lights, shapes, and colors again. Marie is one of a handful of people around the world who have had computer chips implanted in their bodies to extend, enhance, or repair their senses. The idea of actually melding man and machine still seems futuristic, unlikely and a little scary. But in The Body Electric, James Geary examines the startling possibilities opened up by the merger of the biological and the technological. This remarkable convergence holds the promise of restoring sight to the blind and mobility to the paralyzed. It might also provide us with bionic senses, such as the ability to see infrared radiation or feel objects at a distance. By linking neurons in the brain directly to silicon chips, scientists are also exploring the possibility of creating virtual eyes, ears, and limbs on the Internet and allowing people to control appliances by thought alone. Machines, too, are getting silicon senses. Researchers are endowing computers with the ability to see, hear, smell, taste, touch--and conceivably think. The Body Electric offers an accessible and astute survey of this exciting area of research with its potential commercial, medical and military applications. Drawing on fields as diverse as artificial intelligence and biology, The Body Electric asks: Are you any less "you" after a bionic implant? If all of our senses are electronically enhanced how will we tell the difference between virtual reality and the actual world? Will it matter? The merger of our technology and ourselves is already beginning to change the way we see, hear, smell, taste, touch, and think about the world, opening the doors of perception just another crack.

The body electric

a personal journey into the mysteries of parapsychological research, bioenergy, and Kirlian photography

Author: Thelma Moss

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 223

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Singing the Body Electric: The Human Voice and Sound Technology

Author: Miriama Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317054849

Category: Music

Page: 232

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Singing the Body Electric explores the relationship between the human voice and technology, offering startling insights into the ways in which technological mediation affects our understanding of the voice, and more generally, the human body. From the phonautograph to magnetic tape and now to digital sampling, Miriama Young visits particular musical and literary works that define a century-and-a-half of recorded sound. She discusses the way in which the human voice is captured, transformed or synthesised through technology. This includes the sampled voice, the mechanical voice, the technologically modified voice, the pliable voice of the digital era, and the phenomenon by which humans mimic the sounding traits of the machine. The book draws from key electro-vocal works spanning a range of genres - from Luciano Berio's Thema: Omaggio a Joyce to Radiohead, from Alvin Lucier's I Am Sitting in a Room, to Björk, and from Pierre Henry's Variations on a Door and a Sigh to Christian Marclay's Maria Callas. In essence, this book transcends time and musical style to reflect on the way in which the machine transforms our experience of the voice. The chapters are interpolated by conversations with five composers who work creatively with the voice and technology: Trevor Wishart, Katharine Norman, Paul Lansky, Eduardo Miranda and Bora Yoon. This book is an interdisciplinary enterprise that combines music aesthetics and musical analysis with literature and philosophy.

The Body Electric

America's Best Poetry from the American Poetry Review

Author: Stephen Berg,David Bonanno,Arthur Vogelsang

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393321708

Category: Poetry

Page: 820

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An anthology represents twenty-five years of selections of The American Poetry Review and encompasses the poems of Robert Bly, Sylvia Plath, Lucille Clifton, and Allen Ginsberg.

The Body Electric

How Strange Machines Built the Modern American

Author: Carolyn Thomas de la Pena

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081471983X

Category: History

Page: 329

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This collection introduces and develops Lacanian thought concerning the relations among language, subjectivity, and society. Lacanian Theory of Discourse provides an account of how language both interacts with and constitutes structures of subjectivity, producing specific attitudes and behaviors as well as significant social effects.

Icing the Body Electric

Author: J. C. Whitehouse

Publisher: New Generation Publishing

ISBN: 9781849238472

Category:

Page: 172

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Murders, manipulation, a parade of the vanities, and a look at the hidden side of human motivation.

The Body Electric

Author: Beth Revis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990662600

Category:

Page: N.A

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Set in a futuristic Malta, Ella is the only girl who can alter people's memories, but someone has altered hers.

I Sing The Body Electric

& Other Stories

Author: Terry Collett

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468957554

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A collection of my stories written in 2009. The stories range from madness, love, lesbian, life and childhood.

The Body Electric

Author: Allie Duzett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988472525

Category:

Page: 244

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THE BODY ELECTRIC by Allie Duzett Lena Clark, a small-town teenager, falls for a stranger with a mysterious past-and a frightening present. Before she knows it, she is a target, wrapped up in his quest to escape the wrath of a jealous queen from a world Lena never believed existed... Lena Clark's high school world comes crashing apart when she discovers that the most popular jock in school-her boyfriend -has been cheating on her. In the aftermath of the drama, she meets Zach Zuson, a newcomer so her small Colorado town. It's clear that he's different: it's in the way he talks, and the way he moves, and the way he looks at her as if he's hiding something. And then, it's in the way he singlehandedly strangles a full-grown mountain lion to death right before her eyes. Next thing you know, an ancient monster is attacking them. Suddenly, life for Lena is a lot more complicated than she ever imagined it could be. When Zach decides to put an end to the attempts on his life for once and for all, Lena gets dragged along, eventually ending up alone at the party of the century. Little does she know that this party is attended by bloodthirsty killers, or that a jealous queen has made Lena a target, too. Now Lena must find the strength to survive.

Theo Eshetu

The Body Electric

Author: Theo Eshetu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783956793417

Category: Human figure in art

Page: 127

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The Body Electric is the first comprehensive survey of video artist and filmmaker Theo Eshetu’s extensive body of work. Eshetu examines the imagery of the collective unconscious, exploring cultural identity and challenging official media narratives through a complex interplay of signs and symbols. Throughout his prolific career, spanning over thirty-five years, he has created a distinctive poetic visual vocabulary using abstract rhythmic montage and hypnotic syncopated collages of images to create experimental films. Both philosophical and whimsically playful, Eshetu’s videos possess a dreamlike quality in which gestures, fragmented actions, and the mirroring and multiplying of images into kaleidoscopic patterns question the very reality of what an image can reveal. This publication provides an in-depth exploration of Eshetu’s engagement with a variety of genres and media, including experimental cinema, essay and documentary films, large-scale video installations, and live performances. Alongside documentation of his work, this book provides a critical contextualization of Eshetu’s practice since the late 1970s: video-art historian Wulf Herzogenrath engages with Eshetu’s early work in the context of experimental video making in the 1980s; writer and curator David Elliot provides an in-depth analysis of three of Eshetu’s feature-length films; curator Okwui Enwezor talks to Eshetu about the role of music, montage, and the representation of Africa in his films; and Monika Szewczyk provides a commentary on his work for documenta 14, Atlas Fractured (2017).

Walt Whitman

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438115903

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Presents a critical analysis of some of the works of Walt Whitman including a short biography.

Body Electric 2.0

A Symphony of Sounds for Body Percussion

Author: N.A

Publisher: Heritage Music Press

ISBN: 9781429105927

Category: Music

Page: 40

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Grades 2-6 * A bass drum. A scratch record. A cello. A lions roar. A dogs bark. A gamelan. All of these sounds and millions more are right at your fingertips. Literally. Its the human bodythe greatest and most diverse instrument on the planet. Think of the possibilities. You can stomp with the whole foot, or just with the heel. You can tap your toes or slide your foot across the floor. You can pat your tummy or pat your chest. Now imagine all the possibilities when you use vocal percussion and other mouth sounds. Combine body percussion with vocal percussion and mouth sounds and the possibilities are endless. Body Electric 2.0 explores some of these possibilities in the form of grooves and other rhythm activities that are accessible, educational, and wildly fun. Suggested forms are provided for each, allowing you to extend them into performance pieces, perfect as a change of pace during any concert.