The Two Virtuals

There are two virtual “realities,” neither of which is reality in the way we have traditionally understood it. Nevertheless, both have a dramatic effect upon our professional lives and the future of higher education.

Author: Alexander Reid

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602355323

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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In THE TWO VIRTUALS, Alex Reid shows that to understand the relationship between our traditional, humanistic realm of thought, subjectivity, and writing and the emerging virtual space of networked media, we need to recognize the common material space they share. The book investigates this shared space through a study of two, related conceptions of the virtual. The first virtual is quite familiar; it is the virtual reality produced by modern computing and networks. The second, less familiar, virtual comes from philosophy. It lies in the periphery of more familiar postmodern concepts, such as deconstruction, the rhizome, and simulation. In drawing the connection between the two virtuals of philosophy and networked media, Reid draws upon research in computers and writing, rhetoric and composition, new media studies, postmodern and critical theory, psychology, economics, anthropology, and robotics.

The Two Virtuals

Reid shows that to understand the relationship between the traditional, humanistic realm of thought, subjectivity, and writing and the emerging virtual space of networked media, one needs to recognize the common material space they share.

Author: Alexander Reid

Publisher:

ISBN: 1602350221

Category: Computers

Page: 210

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Reid shows that to understand the relationship between the traditional, humanistic realm of thought, subjectivity, and writing and the emerging virtual space of networked media, one needs to recognize the common material space they share.

The Force of the Virtual

Taking account of the virtual that is intermediary to the “two in the one,” it promises the infinite intersecting that animates contraries, or what Hölderlin called “the all-living in its thousand articulations.

Author: Peter Gaffney

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452942681

Category: Science

Page: 408

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Gilles Deleuze once claimed that ‘modern science has not found its metaphysics, the metaphysics it needs.’ The Force of the Virtual responds to this need by investigating the consequences of the philosopher’s interest in (and appeal to) ‘the exact sciences.’ In exploring the problematic relationship between the philosophy of Deleuze and science, the original essays gathered here examine how science functions in respect to Deleuze’s concepts of time and space, how science accounts for processes of qualitative change, how science actively participates in the production of subjectivity, and how Deleuze’s thinking engages neuroscience. All of the essays work through Deleuze’s understanding of the virtual—a force of qualitative change that is ontologically primary to the exact, measurable relations that can be found in and among the objects of science. By adopting such a methodology, this collection generates significant new insights, especially regarding the notion of scientific laws, and compels the rethinking of such ideas as reproducibility, the unity of science, and the scientific observer. Contributors: Manola Antonioli, Collège International de Philosophie (Paris); Clark Bailey; Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht U; Manuel DeLanda, U of Pennsylvania; Aden Evens, Dartmouth U; Gregory Flaxman, U of North Carolina; Thomas Kelso; Andrew Murphie, U of New South Wales; Patricia Pisters, U of Amsterdam; Arkady Plotnitsky, Purdue U; Steven Shaviro, Wayne State U; Arnaud Villani, Première Supérieure au Lycée Masséna de Nice.

The Power of Virtual Distance

As seen in figure 4.12, Virtual Distance makes a big difference. As we've discussed elsewhere, the explanation for these results can be found in the direct impact that Virtual Distance has on two key measures: trust and organizational ...

Author: Karen Sobel Lojeski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119608622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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This revised second edition presents 15 years of data on Virtual Distance metrics and their predictive impact on organizational success factors ̄shedding new light on how to correct for communication challenges that often show up as a foggy set of digital disconnects where the vitality of the virtual workforce often gets lost in transmission. This still-evolving Digital Age conundrum continues to present new complications. The rise of remote work which rests on an increasing reliance on electronic communication and the overall growth of virtual interactions has led to the escalation of a phenomenon called Virtual Distance. Virtual Distance, which influences our behavior through three components ̄Physical Distance, Operational Distance, and Affinity Distance ̄affects not only how we relate to others thousands of miles away but even to co-workers sitting right next to each other! Perhaps even more problematic, Virtual Distance causes measureable malfunctions in teamwork, innovation, leader effectiveness and overall performance. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The Power of Virtual Distance offers specific, proven and predictable solutions that can reverse these trends and turn Virtual Distance into a unification strategy to capture untapped competitive advantage. Surprised? The Power of Virtual Distance, 2nd Edition is a must-read for leadership who want to understand the true and quantifiable costs of the virtual workplace. For the first time ever, readers can take the guesswork out of managing the virtual workforce by applying a mathematical approach derived from the extensive Virtual Distance data set: The Virtual Distance Ratio. The Virtual Distance Ratio can precisely pinpoint the particular impacts of Virtual Distance on the organization’s critical success factors. Beyond business metrics, Virtual Distance solutions also detail ways to restore meaningfulness and well-being into people’s experience of work, enhancing life lived in the Digital Age. The Power of Virtual Distance reveals an updated set of data, including the first award-winning analysis, collected from an extended range of executives to individual contributors, that represent situations and solutions in more than 36 industries in 55 countries across the globe. Readers will get a “first look” at the data and its revelations on how to be less isolated and more integrated. Helping managers globally, this book: Offers new, real-world case studies and a chance for readers to participate in thought experiments to help with personal performance, group synergy and by extension, relationship dynamics of all kinds Demonstrates (with statistically significant trend analyses) that Virtual Distance is growing at exponential rates in every corner of communities worldwide Offers expert advice on how to manage the “unintended human consequences” of today’s digital technologies Companies that successfully harness the power of Virtual Distance demonstrate better performance. The second edition of The Power of Virtual Distance is a valuable, one-of-a-kind resource for everyone – from the C-suite to human resource professionals; from divisional leaders to project managers. Everyone in the organization can benefit by discovering how to improve financials, innovation, trust, employee engagement, satisfaction, organizational citizenship and other key performance indicators. And perhaps best of all, by following the prescriptions on how to reduce Virtual Distance, the entire workforce will have the tools they need to bring about a revival of meaning, purpose and an enlivened sense of “humanhood” back into everyday work and everyday life.

Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organizations

IFIP TC5 / WG5.5 Fourth Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE'03) October 29–31, 2003, Lugano, Switzerland Luis M. ... For the Mastrit Skin project, these two clusters (Chiampo Valley and Tuscany) could be approached for the ...

Author: Luis M. Camarinha-Matos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780387357041

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 558

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Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organizations contains selected articles from PRO-VE'03, the Fourth Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Lugano, Switzerland in October 2003. This fourth edition includes a rich set of papers revealing the progress and achievements in the main current focus areas: -VO breeding environments; -Formation of collaborative networked organizations; -Ontologies and knowledge management; -Process models and interoperability; -Infrastructures; -Multi-agent approaches. In spite of many valid contributions in these areas, many research challenges remain. This is clearly stated in a number of papers suggesting a new research agenda and strategic research roadmaps for advanced virtual organizations. With the selected papers included in this book, PRO-VE pursues its double mission as a forum for presentation and discussion of achievements as well as a place to discuss and suggest new directions and research strategies.

The Virtual Manager

Thus, 79.5 percent of your employees never make it beyond the two-year mark.10 Virtual managers will benefit greatly from retaining those employees they know are already invested, dedicated, and in it for the long haul.

Author: Kevin Sheridan

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601636416

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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The mere suggestion of employees working from home is enough to make many managers sweat. Faced with the prospect of managing an employee they can’t even see, many discover that their managerial style just doesn’t work anymore. As an increasing number of jobs can be executed from home, managers must learn how to adapt their leadership style to cater to remote employees. Based on years of research, The Virtual Manager provides any manager with the tools he or she needs to successfully work with virtual employees. Trust us: it’s not like managing office-bound employees! This book is a tell-all user manual for a new generation of managers. To stay competitive in a global marketplace, it is essential to incorporate virtual employees into talent management strategy. The Virtual Manager arms managers with the knowledge they need to be become effective virtual leaders, including actionable advice on how to: Leverage the top engagement drivers for virtual employees Develop or alter policies and procedures to fit virtual employees’ needs Impact business outcomes through a flexible work strategy

From the Archaeological Record to Virtual Reconstruction

Floor planes of the two rooms described. Juana Molina Salido 2016 Figures 62 and 63. Planes E-15/2 and E-15/1. Detail of. door located on the south wall, also off-centre, towards the east. Inside was a rammed earth floor and the remains ...

Author: Juana Molina Salido

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784918767

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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From the Archaeological Record to Virtual Reconstruction' describes the use of New Information Technologies (IT) for the analyses and interpretation of the archaeological record of an Iron Age fortified settlement, the San Chuis Hillfort (San Martín de Beduledo, Allande, Asturias, Spain).

Two Soundtrap Lessons and Worksheets Virtual Lessons

Browse loops 2. Patterns Beatmaker 3. Play the Synth 4. Add new track 5. Import file 6. Invite a friend (social media – to work on projects with classmates) Upper Left hand corner buttons – excellent FREE library!

Author: Stella Tartsinis, DMA

Publisher: Stella Tartsinis

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 12

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This product contains two soundtrap lessons with guided worksheets. The first method introduces students to the soundtrap.com application, while the second lesson is the action component of writing a loop composition through the loop library. These lessons work virtually through distance learning or in a music lesson. These two lessons just like any other music subject may need 1 to 3 days pending on the familiarity of the students' basic music knowledge or software application. The key to remember is that all Digital Audio Workstations or DAW work very similar to each other. Soundtrap is similar to Logic, Mixcraft, Soundation, Garageband, and with similarities to other programs such as Fruity Loops, which is mostly a beatmaker and popular in the Hip Hop world.

Programming with Specifications

Examples: Two virtual definitions of equality of shots in target practice. ––: function TIE (SHOT1, SHOT2 : PAIR; T : TARGET) –– : return BOOLEAN, –– where return SCORE (SHOT1, T) = SCORE (SHOT2, T); ––: function EQUAL (SHOT1, ...

Author: David Luckham

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461396857

Category: Computers

Page: 416

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Topics • what this book is about, • its intended audience, • what the reader ought to know, • how the book is organized, • acknowledgements. Specifications express information about a program that is not normally part of the program, and often cannot be expressed in a programming lan guage. In the past, the word "specification" has sometimes been used to refer to somewhat vague documentation written in English. But today it indicates a precise statement, written in a machine processable language, about the purpose and behavior of a program. Specifications are written in languages that are just as precise as programming languages, but have additional capabilities that increase their power of expression. The termi nology formal specification is sometimes used to emphasize the modern meaning. For us, all specifications are formal. The use of specifications as an integral part of a program opens up a whole new area of programming - progmmming with specifications. This book describes how to use specifications in the process of building programs, debugging them, and interfacing them with other programs. It deals with a new trend in programming - the evolution of specification languages from the current generation of programming languages. And it describes new strategies and styles of programming that utilize specifications. The trend is just beginning, and the reader, having finished this book, will viii Preface certainly see that there is much yet to be done and to be discovered about programming with specifications.

Virtual Traumascapes and Exploring the Roots of Dark Tourism

To obtain these 26 entries, the study used 'Voodoo' 'Haiti' as the two keywords and only considered research with the two ... The results are as follow (Table 2): Voodoois mainly viewed as a religion and to alesserextent, as a cultural ...

Author: Korstanje, Maximiliano

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522527510

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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Mankind has been fascinated with and drawn to the macabre for many years. This is particularly evident in the growing popularity of dark tourism, which centers on locations known for death and suffering. Virtual Traumascapes and Exploring the Roots of Dark Tourism is a pivotal reference source featuring the latest scholarly research in which the rise of new technology platforms is not only changing tourism worldwide, but also facilitating the access to areas of war, mourning, and disaster. Including coverage on a number of topics such as sexual tourism, disaster recovery, and capitalism, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on concepts and methodologies of the dark tourism industry.

Membrane Potential Imaging in the Nervous System and Heart

Virtual. Electrodes. 5.1. Electrical. Stimulation. Programmed electrical stimulation is essential for studying electrophysiology of the intact myocardium. Stimulation is established by generating a potential difference between two ...

Author: Marco Canepari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319176413

Category: Medical

Page: 516

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This volume discusses membrane potential imaging in the nervous system and in the heart and modern optical recording technology. Additionally, it covers organic and genetically-encoded voltage-sensitive dyes; membrane potential imaging from individual neurons, brain slices, and brains in vivo; optical imaging of cardiac tissue and arrhythmias; bio-photonics modelling. This is an expanded and fully-updated second edition, reflecting all the recent advances in this field. Twenty chapters, all authored by leading names in the field, are cohesively structured into four sections. The opening section focuses on the history and principles of membrane potential imaging and lends context to the following sections, which examine applications in single neurons, networks, large neuronal populations and the heart. Topics discussed include population membrane potential signals in development of the vertebrate nervous system, use of membrane potential imaging from dendrites and axons, and depth-resolved optical imaging of cardiac activation and repolarization. The final section discusses the potential – and limitations – for new developments in the field, including new technology such as non-linear optics, advanced microscope designs and genetically encoded voltage sensors. Membrane Potential Imaging in the Nervous System and Heart is ideal for neurologists, electro physiologists, cardiologists and those who are interested in the applications and the future of membrane potential imaging.

Automation and Utopia

Combining the two visions in this way allows for a strengthened, and more appealing, conception of the Virtual Utopia. Two General Objections to the Virtual Utopia I will now address two general objections to the idea of the Virtual ...

Author: John Danaher

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674984240

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Automating technologies threaten to usher in a workless future, but John Danaher argues that this can be a good thing. A world without work may be a kind of utopia, free of the misery of the job and full of opportunities for creativity and exploration. If we play our cards right, automation could be the path to idealized forms of human flourishing.

Where are you Self and body part localization using virtual reality setups

Young MK, Gaylor GB, Andrus SM, Bodenheimer B. A comparison of two costdifferentiated virtual reality systems for perception and action tasks. Proc APGV. 2014;83- 90. doi:10.1145/2628257.2628261. 21. Peer A, Ponto K. Preliminary ...

Author: Albert van der Veer

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 9783832549879

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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This volume presents a line of original experimental studies on the bodily self, investigating where people locate themselves in their bodies and how accurate they are at localizing their body parts. So far, it was not well known whether people locate themselves in one or more specific regions of their bodies. On the other hand, some systematic distortions in indicating bodily locations were already documented. In the present studies, participants were therefore asked to indicate their self-locations, as well as the locations of several of their body parts, using a self-directed, first-person perspective pointing paradigm in various virtual reality (VR) setups (different head-mounted displays and a large-screen immersive display). Overall, participants were found to locate themselves mainly in the (upper) face and the (upper) torso. However, striking differences in self-localization were found when testing in different VR setups. Upon further investigation, these differences were found to be foremost due to inaccuracies in body part localization. When taking these inaccuracies into account, differences between setups—and also with self-localization outside of VR—largely disappear. Another striking finding was that providing participants—in between pointing phases—with information about their bodies in the form of a real-time animated self-avatar, did not make them more accurate at locating their own body parts. While manipulating their viewpoint to chest-height of their self-avatar did shift the afterwards indicated locations of their own body parts upwards, towards where they were seen on the avatar. Potential explanations for the various new findings, also from tasks outside of VR, are discussed. Taken together, this volume suggests a differential involvement of multi-sensory information processing in experienced self-location within the body and the ability to locate body parts. Self-localization seems to be less flexible, possibly because it is strongly grounded in the 'bodily senses', while body part localization appears more adaptable to the manipulation of sensory stimuli, at least in the visual modality.

A Manual of Machinery and Millwork With diagrams First edition

The solution of that problem consists generally of two steps ; the first being to find the two virtual eccentric arms ... and the second step being to find the single virtual eccentric arm , Og , whose action is equivalent to the ...

Author: William John Macquorn Rankine

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ISBN: BL:A0017434820

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A Manual of Machinery and Millwork

The solution of that problem consists generally of two steps ; the first being to find the two virtual eccentric arms , O e ... and the second step being to find the single virtual eccentric arm , 0 g , whose action is equivalent to the ...

Author: William John Macquorn Rankine

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ISBN: OXFORD:600050992

Category: Machine design

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The Virtual University

Two of us have been involved in a project to develop tools to assist with this process. We have argued that courseware is best developed in a team context, whereby individuals with a range of skills (subject experts, ...

Author: Steve Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135368340

Category: Education

Page: 218

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A discussion of the increased accessibility to the Internet and how this has lead to a variety of resources being used for learning. Case studies and examples show the benefits of using the Internet as part of resource-based learning.

New Catholic World

two ciples of a complete being , and son , but something intermediate . therefore is an adequate metaphysi- They called it ... and a virtual distincFrom this we learn that neither tion between two virtual termsthe first nor the second ...

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ISBN: UCAL:$B623177

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Catholic World

... any formal distinction inwith the spherical wax will involve termediary between real distinctwo terms physically real ... two substance . existing men , and a virtual distincFrom this we learn that neither tion between two virtual ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081669024

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