The Visual Divide Between Islam and the West: Image Perception Within Cross-Cultural Contexts by Hatem N. Akil
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Overview: This book considers the ways in which Muslims view the way they are being viewed, not viewed, or incorrectly viewed, by the West. The book underscores a certain “will-to-visibility” whereby Muslims/ Arabs wish just to be “seen” and to be marked as fellow human beings. The author relates the failure to achieve this visibility to a state of desperation that inextricably and symmetrically ties visibility to violence. When Syrian and Palestinian refugees recently started refusing to be photographed, they clearly ushered the eventual but inevitable collapse of the image and its final futility. The photograph has been completely emptied of its last remaining possibility of signification.
The book attempts to engage with questions about the ways in which images are perceived within cross cultural contexts. Why and how do people from different cultural backgrounds view the same image in opposing ways; why do cartoon, photographs, and videos become both the cause and target of bloody political violence – as witnessed recently by the deadly attacks against Charlie Hebdo in France and in the swift military response by the US, Jordan, France, and others to videotaped violence by ISIS.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Politics & Social Sciences
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Realist Critiques of Visual Culture From Hardy to Barnes by Edward Barnaby
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Overview: Resituates individual authors and particular novels within the realist gestures they originated and explores their resilience to a culture industry that continuously repackages their iconoclasm as iconicity
Examines works from a variety of well-known writers, including Thomas Hardy, Salman Rushdie, Virginia Woolf and Julian Barnes
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory
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Visual Data Storytelling with Tableau by Lindy Ryan
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Overview: Visual Data Storytelling with Tableau brings together knowledge, context, and hands-on skills for telling powerful, actionable data stories with Tableau. This full-color guide shows how to organize data and structure analysis with storytelling in mind, embrace exploration and visual discovery, and articulate findings with rich data, carefully curated visualizations, and skillfully crafted narrative. You don’t need any visualization experience. Each chapter illuminates key aspects of design practice and data visualization, and guides you step-by-step through applying them in Tableau. Through realistic examples and classroom-tested exercises, Professor Lindy Ryan helps you use Tableau to analyze data, visualize it, and help people connect more intuitively and emotionally with it. Whether you’re an analyst, executive, student, instructor, or journalist, you won’t just master the tools: you’ll learn to craft data stories that make an immediate impact–and inspire action.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
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Visual Analytics with Tableau by Alexander Loth
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Overview: Tableau is a popular data visualization tool that’s easy for individual desktop use as well as enterprise. Used by financial analysts, marketers, statisticians, business and sales leadership, and many other job roles to present data visually for easy understanding, it’s no surprise that Tableau is an essential tool in our data-driven economy. Visual Analytics with Tableau is a complete journey in Tableau visualization for a non-technical business user. You can start from zero, connect your first data, and get right into creating and publishing awesome visualizations and insightful dashboards.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
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Learn Adobe After Effects CC for Visual Effects and Motion Graphics by Joe Dockery, Rob Schwartz
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Overview: Motion graphics are no longer just for movie and television screens. You now see motion graphics anywhere there’s a moving image, including your desktop web browser, your smartphone, and on digital signage when you shop or travel. Creating motion graphics with Adobe After Effects can enhance your value as a creative professional.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
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