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Small Consolations: Songe de Platon, Histoire des voyages de Scarmentado, and Les Deux Consolés

ROGER PEARSON

in The Fables of Reason: A Study of Voltaire's Contes Philosophiques

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158806
eISBN:
9780191673375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158806.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Prior to the publication of Candide in 1759, there was an eight-year period in which none of Voltaire's works emerged, with the sole exceptions of the Songe de Platon, Histoire des voyages de ... More


More than a game?

Barry Atkins

in More than a Game: The Computer Game as Fictional Form

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063640
eISBN:
9781781700235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063640.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter begins with a discussion of the three-way intersection between simulation, game, and real. It argues that we are so blinded by the sheen reflecting off our consoles and computers and by ... More


Go to Your Multimedia Center!

Jason Reid

in Get Out of My Room!: A History of Teen Bedrooms in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226409214
eISBN:
9780226409351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226409351.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The sixth chapter of Get Out of My Room! examines a specific type of bedroom-oriented consumer product: home electronics. This chapter argues that home electronics items reinforced the uniqueness of ... More


Modernizing the Home Through Radio

Danielle Shapiro

in John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816693405
eISBN:
9781452954318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693405.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Design

Chapter three examines Vassos’s contributions to radio design at RCA for both tabletop and console radios and his role in developing modern styling priorities at the company.


The Atari VCS: The Rise of the Machines

Kenneth B. McAlpine

in Bits and Pieces: A History of Chiptunes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190496098
eISBN:
9780190496135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496098.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter explores the Atari VCS, the machine that took video games out of the arcades and into the living room and established Atari as the dominant player in the home video games industry, at ... More


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