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Ways of Listening: An Ecological Approach to the Perception of Musical Meaning

Eric F. Clarke

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151947
eISBN:
9780199870400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151947.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Theories of musical meaning and psychological research on music have tended to treat music as a special domain, removed from the practical realities of everyday life. This book takes a different ... More


Cyber Threats: The Emerging Fault Lines of the Nation State

Susan W Brenner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385014
eISBN:
9780199855414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385014.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

As new technologies develop, terrorist groups are developing new methods of attack by using the Internet, and by using cyberspace as a battlefield, it has become increasingly difficult to discover ... More


The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality

Michael Heim

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092585
eISBN:
9780199852987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092585.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Computers have dramatically altered life in the late 20th century. Today we can draw on worldwide computer links, speeding up communications for radio, newspapers, and television. Ideas fly back and ... More


Present and future trends: analytical strategies and problems

Gilberto Artioli

in Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage: An introduction to the application of materials science to archaeometry and conservation science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199548262
eISBN:
9780191723308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548262.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Present trends in the analytical characterization of cultural heritage materials are briefly reviewed, including the use of microbeams, portable instrumentation, non-invasive investigations, and ... More


Playing Along: Digital Games, YouTube, and Virtual Performance

Kiri Miller

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753451
eISBN:
9780199932979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753451.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book is about play, performance, and participatory culture in the digital age. It shows how music, video games, and social media are bridging virtual and visceral experience, creating dispersed ... More


At the Foot of Pompey’s Statue: Reconceiving Rome’s Theatrum Lapideum

Hugh Denard

in Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262962
eISBN:
9780191734533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262962.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter discusses the emergence of virtual reality (VR) technologies which have advanced the understanding of ancient structures. In 1998, through the funding of the British Academy and the ... More


Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality

Robert Geraci

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393026
eISBN:
9780199777136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393026.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The hope that we might one day upload our minds into robots and, eventually, cyberspace has become commonplace and now affects life across a broad spectrum of western culture. Popular science books ... More


Management Accounting in a Digital and Global Economy: The Interface of Strategy, Technology, and Cost Information

Alnoor Bhimani and Michael Bromwich

in Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions: Essays in Honour of Anthony Hopwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546350
eISBN:
9780191720048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546350.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter discusses aspects of the digital economy and globalization and their influence on management accounting. It argues that strategy, technology, and costs are increasingly co-mingled in ... More


Actual versus “virtual” short-term memory phenomena

Nelson Cowan

in Attention and Memory: An Integrated Framework

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195119107
eISBN:
9780199870097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195119107.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In computer jargon, virtual memory is the use of a specially-designated portion of long-term memory to hold information that needs to be retrieved quickly. This chapter considers that the same type ... More


Musical Meaning and Value

Paul Crowther

in Defining Art, Creating the Canon: Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210688
eISBN:
9780191705762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210688.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter analyses the nature of auditory experience and shows how music might be seen as historically emergent from this. The theory is then linked to an account of emotion and gesture, and music ... More


Transcending Reality

Robert M. Geraci

in Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393026
eISBN:
9780199777136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393026.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The worldview espoused in Apocalyptic AI pop science plays a role in massively multiplayer online games, as shown by the presence of transhumanist religious groups (such as the Order of Cosmic ... More


Music, Motion, and Subjectivity

Eric F. Clarke

in Ways of Listening: An Ecological Approach to the Perception of Musical Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151947
eISBN:
9780199870400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151947.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter discusses the ways in which sounds can specify motion, and the significance of this motion in music. Rather than considering motion in music to be metaphorical in nature, the chapter ... More


Easements and Escape Routes

Michael Quinlan

in Thinking About Nuclear Weapons: Principles, Problems, Prospects

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199563944
eISBN:
9780191721274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563944.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter surveys various radical concepts put forward at one time or another for removing or greatly alleviating the risks and costs of nuclear deterrence. It first discusses the idea of ‘no ... More


Training Skills with Virtual Environments

Carlo A. Avizzano, Emanuele Ruffaldi, and Massimo Bergamasco

in Motor Control: Theories, Experiments, and Applications

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395273
eISBN:
9780199863518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395273.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Virtual environment technology is being used for training in specific tasks. The use of this technology is motivated both by cost, and by benefits in terms of safety. However, these applications ... More


Virtual reality

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in Language in Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Since speakers refer to and quantify over virtual objects as naturally as they do over actual objects, natural ontology is basically intensional, requiring acceptance of virtual realities. Each ... More


Being There Together: Social Interaction in Shared Virtual Environments

Ralph Schroeder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195371284
eISBN:
9780199865000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371284.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

Virtual environments provide places for “being there together”, for avatars to interact with each other in computer-generated spaces. They range from immersive systems in which people have life-size ... More


Virtual Reality, Relative Accuracy: Modelling Architecture and Sculpture with VRML

Michael Greenhalgh

in Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262962
eISBN:
9780191734533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262962.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter evaluates current possibilities for the attainment of a realistic context over the web by attempting to match the basic requirements of art history scholarship and teaching against what ... More


Virtual Environments and the Changing Landscape of Information and Communication Technologies

Ralph Schroeder

in Being There Together: Social Interaction in Shared Virtual Environments

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195371284
eISBN:
9780199865000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371284.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

This chapter provides a definition of the subject matter of this book: virtual environments technology. It discusses why multi-user virtual environments, in particular, have become important and ... More


Grounding

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Grounding is the grammaticized means of relating the thing profiled by a nominal, or the process profiled by a finite clause, to the ground (the speech event and its participants). As narrowly ... More


An Illuminated English Guide to Pilgrimage in the Holy Land: Oxford, Queen’s College, MS 357

Kathryn M. Rudy

in Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265048
eISBN:
9780191754159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265048.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Few medieval pilgrims' guides were written in English; even fewer were illuminated. This chapter examines Oxford, Queen's College, MS 357, a manuscript made in England in the late fifteenth century, ... More


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