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“survival and Distance”: The Dramatic Voice in Robert Wilson's: Einstein on the Beach

Frederick J. Ruf

in Entangled Voices: Genre and the Religious Construction of the Self

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102635
eISBN:
9780199853458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102635.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

When Plato recommends that poets be banished from his republic, it is the dramatic poets that he specifies. His principal charge that poetry is at a double remove from reality is based on the ... More


Robert R. Wilson, the Psyche of A Physicist

Mary Palevsky

in Atomic Fragments: A Daughter's Questions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220553
eISBN:
9780520923652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220553.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

In October 1996, the author traveled to Ithaca to conduct several interviews at Cornell University. There, Kutt Gottfried, a colleague of his father, introduced her to Robert Wilson, the Manhattan ... More


Realization and Extended Cognition

Robert D. Rupert

in Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195379457
eISBN:
9780199869114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379457.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses a realization-based interpretation of the extended approach. On this view, cognitive states are states of an organismically bounded cognitive system, yet may still have ... More


Wilson's Vision

in Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226346236
eISBN:
9780226346250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses Robert R. Wilson's vision for the National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois. It explains that Wilson's aesthetics called for clean, bold, frugal, and functional components, ... More


Reification and Utopia in As You Like It: Desire and Textuality in the Green World

Hugh Grady

in Shakespeare’s Universal Wolf: Studies in Early Modern Reification

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198130048
eISBN:
9780191671906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198130048.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

As You Like It, written and performed sometime between 1598 and 1600, is a genial comedy with an uncanny similarity to King Lear in ... More


Celebrity, Music, and the Multimedia Portrait

Joshua S. Walden

in Musical Portraits: The Composition of Identity in Contemporary and Experimental Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190653507
eISBN:
9780190653538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653507.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Chapter 4 examines hybrid works of multimedia portraiture and the genre of the portrait opera. The chapter first views the Voom Portraits of the American avant-garde director Robert Wilson, an ... More


Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience

Lillian Hoddeson, Adrienne W. Kolb, and Catherine Westfall

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226346236
eISBN:
9780226346250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, located in the western suburbs of Chicago, has stood at the frontier of high-energy physics for forty years. This book is the first history of this laboratory ... More


Constructing the Ring, 1968–1972

in Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226346236
eISBN:
9780226346250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the history of the construction of the accelerator rings of the National Accelerator Laboratory during the period 1968 to 1972. It explains that while Berkeley designers ... More


Beyond the Horizon: The Energy Doubler, 1967–1978

in Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226346236
eISBN:
9780226346250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the history of the conceptualization and construction of the Energy Doubler at the National Accelerator Laboratory. Robert R. Wilson conceived a plan using the phenomenon of ... More


Minimalism and Music Theater

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses the history of minimalism and the work of Philip Glass in music theater and opera, notably his influential Einstein on the Beach with Robert Wilson. It considers the influence ... More


States of Marketability

Desmond Fitz-Gibbon

in Marketable Values: Inventing the Property Market in Modern Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226584164
eISBN:
9780226584478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584478.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The marketability of real estate could mean different things in different contexts, and nowhere was this more true than in the law, where the idea of marketability raised specific and technical ... More


Midwest Passage, 1965–1967

in Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226346236
eISBN:
9780226346250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses the controversy and cost issue during the period from 1965 to 1967 that gradually loosened Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's control for the Fermilab project. It discusses ... More


A Users' Paradise, 1968–1978

in Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226346236
eISBN:
9780226346250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses Robert R. Wilson's vision for the National Accelerator Laboratory to become a user's paradise. His vision called for a balance of responsibilities that Wilson envisioned ... More


The Several Hundred GeV Accelerator, 1959–1963

in Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226346236
eISBN:
9780226346250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the history of Fermilab from 1959 to 1963. It suggests that Fermilab was inspired by the development of the alternating-gradient principle and by the fact discussions about ... More


Oh, Ho, Ho, It’s Magic...

Arthur Versluis

in American Gurus: From Transcendentalism to New Age Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199368136
eISBN:
9780190201951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368136.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Discusses Robert Anton Wilson, magic, and chaos theory. The first extended scholarly discussion of Robert Anton Wilson’s work and related subjects with a focus on “left-hand magic” during the latter ... More


“An unholy interest in reforming others” 1897–1900

Melba Porter Hay

in Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125329
eISBN:
9780813135236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125329.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the wide range of activities that Madeline launched into. It notes that in 1897 she joined John Fox Jr. in an effort to assist Robert Burns Wilson by raising a subscription to ... More


The Super Collider Affair, 1982–1989

in Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226346236
eISBN:
9780226346250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses Fermilab's Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) project. It suggests that the idea for the SSC started during the Cold War period from 1955 to 1975. When relations between ... More


The Call of the Frontier

in Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226346236
eISBN:
9780226346250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the conception of the Fermilab particle accelerator laboratory in the context of the frontier rhetoric. It explains that during the 1960s heroic frontier imagery illuminated ... More


Making Total Theater in America: Choreography and Music

Helene P. Foley

in Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520272446
eISBN:
9780520953659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272446.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 explores pioneering American attempts to realize Greek tragedy as “total theater,” involving words, dance, music, and visual choreography. It moves from examining early American modern ... More


Introduction

in Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226346236
eISBN:
9780226346250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), a particle accelerator laboratory in Illinois. This ... More


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