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Age of Dissimulation

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the age of dissimulation. During this period, the mask was a matter of survival. Dissimulation provided people with the means to protect themselves. In the age of ... More


ENIAC Settles Down to Work

Thomas Haigh, Mark Priestley, and Crispin Rope

in Eniac in Action: Making and Remaking the Modern Computer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262033985
eISBN:
9780262334426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033985.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

ENIAC’s new configuration was stabilized with further tweaks over the summer of 1948. Over the next seven years it ran more than a hundred different applications, and was gradually transformed from ... More


Smart Business and Simulations: Walt Disney and His World

Cher Krause Knight

in Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 1 reflects on the impetus for Walt to build Disney World. It also reflects on Walt Disney’s carefully crafted dual persona as a savvy businessman and dedicated visionary. A discussion of the ... More


A New Version of Genesis

Nasser Zakariya

in A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226476124
eISBN:
9780226500737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500737.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The production, conception, and circulation of three series—the 2001 Evolution: A Journey into Where We’re From and Where We’re Going, the 2004 NOVA series Origins, and the 2014 Cosmos: A Spacetime ... More


The Psychotherapeutic Private Practice between Clinic and Laboratory

Andreas Mayer

in Sites of the Unconscious: Hypnosis and the Emergence of the Psychoanalytic Setting

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226057958
eISBN:
9780226058009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058009.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In order to transfer the Nancy school's suggestion method to other cultures, the experimental and therapeutic culture of hypnotism that had developed under the local particularities of the French ... More


Imitating, Challenging, and Perfecting Nature: The Arts and Alchemy in European Antiquity

in Promethean Ambitions: Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226577128
eISBN:
9780226577135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577135.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the human endeavors of imitating, challenging, and perfecting nature. Greek and Latin literature is filled with admonitory stories of the results of human endeavors to imitate ... More


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