Armed with simple principles of human behavior, actors cut their learning curves and discover new ways to work with themselves immediately. This book will help actors develop the mindset of a master actor right now.
Author: David Ihrig
Publisher: David Ihrig
How does one become a master actor? How does an actor learn to "live truthfully in imaginary circumstances," and give performances that consist of spontaneous, authentic, and even unconscious behavior? For the first time in history, science provides us with knowledge and diagnostic tools that allow us to explore the skills of acting in a way that was never possible before. For instance, The Actor's Blueprint (adapted from behavioral science models) deconstructs how humans "live truthfully" in everyday life, so you can learn to construct 'truthful living' in your performances. The Actor's Machine teaches actors to use their own natural behavior producing processes in order to experience the life of the character. The results of applying this knowledge have been proven over and over in the acting studio. Try the Directed Focus technique once, and you'll get immediate results. Practice it over time, you'll develop your imagination in very effective ways, and may change the way you experience acting forever. The Actor's Machine will give you the knowledge to get 'out of your head, ' and eliminate 'line readings' and stale predictable performances. Armed with simple principles of human behavior, actors cut their learning curves and discover new ways to work with themselves immediately. This book will help actors develop the mindset of a master actor right now. You can't send emails from a typewriter. Why not explore the most progressive approach to acting available today?
The central tenet of Celera Diagnostics--the California biotech company whose formative work during 2003 is the focus of the book--is that the emergent knowledge about the genome, with its profound implications for human health, can now be ...
Author: Paul Rabinow
Publisher: Princeton University Press
A Machine to Make a Future represents a remarkably original look at the present and possible future of biotechnology research in the wake of the mapping of the human genome. The central tenet of Celera Diagnostics--the California biotech company whose formative work during 2003 is the focus of the book--is that the emergent knowledge about the genome, with its profound implications for human health, can now be turned into a powerful diagnostic apparatus--one that will yield breakthrough diagnostic and therapeutic products (and, potentially, profit). Celera's efforts--assuming they succeed--may fundamentally reshape the fabric of how health and health care are understood, practiced, and managed. Presenting a series of interviews with all of the key players in Celera Diagnostics, Paul Rabinow and Talia Dan-Cohen open a fascinating window on the complexity of corporate scientific innovation. This marks a radical departure from other books on the biotech industry by chronicling the vicissitudes of a project during a finite time period, in the words of the actors themselves. Ultimately, the authors conclude, Celera Diagnostics is engaged in a future characterized not by geniuses and their celebrated discoveries but by a largely anonymous and widely distributed profusion of data and results--a "machine to make a future." In their new afterword, Rabinow and Dan-Cohen revisit Celera Diagnostics as its mighty machine grinds along, wondering, along with the scientists, "what constitutes success and what constitutes failure?" The pathos of the situation turns on how one poses the question as much as how one answers it.
But what if there is something more fundamental and explicitly mechanical at play, something inherent within technology itself? This book demonstrates how non-scientific ideas have been encoded deep into our technological infrastructure.
Author: Robert Elliott Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
We live in a world increasingly ruled by technology; we seem as governed by technology as we do by laws and regulations. Frighteningly often, the influence of technology in and on our lives goes completely unchallenged by citizens and governments. We comfort ourselves with the soothing refrain that technology has no morals and can display no prejudice, and it's only the users of technology who distort certain aspects of it. But is this statement actually true? Dr Robert Smith thinks it is dangerously untrue in the modern era. Having worked in the field of artificial intelligence for over 30 years, Smith reveals the mounting evidence that the mechanical actors in our lives do indeed have, or at least express, morals: they're just not the morals of the progressive modern society that we imagined we were moving towards. Instead, as we are just beginning to see – in the US elections and Brexit to name but a few – there are increasing incidences of machine bigotry, greed and the crass manipulation of our basest instincts. It is easy to assume that these are the result of programmer prejudices or the product of dark forces manipulating the masses through the network of the Internet. But what if there is something more fundamental and explicitly mechanical at play, something inherent within technology itself? This book demonstrates how non-scientific ideas have been encoded deep into our technological infrastructure. Offering a rigorous, fresh perspective on how technology has brought us to this place, Rage Inside the Machine challenges the long-held assumption that technology is an apolitical and amoral force. Shedding light on little-known historical stories and investigating the complex connections between scientific philosophy, institutional prejudice and new technology, this book offers a new, honest and more truly scientific vision of ourselves.
When the central actor discovers the leader ( or selects the wrong person ) the
exercise is over . Repeat the exercise using a different central actor and a
different leader . Machines ( Group Exercise ) Have one actor go onstage and
Author: Greg Atkins
Publisher: Heinemann Drama
This friendly, informative book looks at the reasons many actors hate improvisation, while quietly reinforcing the reasons improv is a vital part of acting and of theatre.
This model incorporates both parts of an interaction model and a computational
model through the use of " communication by message passing " , i . e . all
communication ( computation ) between objects ( actors ) are performed via
Author: International Federation of Automatic Control
Hardbound. This volume provides a state-of-the-art review of the development and future use of man-machine systems in all aspects of business and industry. The papers cover such topics as human-computer interaction, system design, and the impact of automation in general, and also by the use of case studies describe a wide range of applications in such areas as office automation, transportation, power plants, machinery and manufacturing processes and defence systems. Contains 73 papers.
In addition to movies , the data set contained objects representing actors ,
directors , producers , and studios . The data schema is shown in Figure 2 .
ActedIn Directed Actor random2 Movie receipts random 1 Director random5 This
Author: Claude Sammut
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Proceedings of the annual International Conferences on Machine Learning, 1988-present. Current volume: ICML 2002: 19th International Conference on Machine Learning. Submissions are expected that describe empirical, theoretical, and cognitive-modeling research in all areas of machine learning. Submissions that present algorithms for novel learning tasks, interdisciplinary research involving machine learning, or innovative applications of machine learning techniques to challenging, real-world problems are especially encouraged.
He draws our attention to the ways in which his actors ' constructions of the body
as machine transgress what might be regarded as conventional disciplinary
boundaries . Gooday in his contribution draws our attention to the dynamic
Author: Iwan Rhys Morus
Publisher: Berg Pub Limited
From reanimating dead bodies with electricity, through to the use of machines to render hysterics and the insane fit for reintroduction into society, this book conveys the dark truths behind our relationship with machines.
These are baseball batting centres - commercial baseball batting centres , where
a man can pit his batting ability against a ball - pitching machine . Baseball ,
introduced to Japan in 1873 , is the sport most played there , and baseball
Author: Hal Porter
Publisher: Angus & Robertson
Rough manuscript and typescript draft "The Actors" published in 1968 by Angus and Robertson. Porter says the plan of the book was to have been a re-trekking through all the places in Japan known nearly 20 years before.
Machines. Sound When the entire body is participating in the movement , invite
the actor to allow the movement to push out a sound . Any sound is perfect . Only
language should be avoided . Adding the parts Actor # 1 may be holding his or ...
Author: Anita Jesse
This invaluable guidebook provides a clear, concise map for finding the character's inner life through play and guided exercises. Focuses on mastery of concentration, listening, script analysis, visualization, and methods for developing spontaneity, ensemble, interaction, emotional freedom, relaxation, and imagination. Whether you are a teacher, actor, or director, this book will be your constant guide. You will refer to it again and again for the classroom-tested exercises written in the same straightforward and accessible style as Ms. Jesse's earlier work, Let the Part Play You.
POLITICAL CHANGE Like most of the older industrial cities , Chicago and
Pittsburgh were governed by strong political machines that wielded considerable
influence within local , state , and , in the case of Chicago , national politics .
Author: Barbara Ferman
Publisher: Studies in Government & Public
Economic development and urban growth are the contested grounds of urban politics. Business elites and politicians tend to forge "pro-growth" coalitions centered around downtown development while progressive and neighborhood activists counter with a more balanced approach that features a strong neighborhood component. Urban politics is often shaped by this conflict, which has intellectual as well as practical dimensions. In some cities, neighborhood interests have triumphed; in others, the pro-growth agenda has prevailed. In this illuminating comparative study, Barbara Ferman demonstrates why neighborhood challenges to pro-growth politics were much more successful in Pittsburgh than they were in Chicago. Operating largely in the civic arena, Pittsburgh's neighborhood groups encountered a political culture and institutional structure conducive to empowering neighborhood progressivism in housing and economic development policymaking. In contrast, the pro-growth agenda in Chicago was challenged in the electoral arena, which was dominated by machine, ward-based politicians who regarded any independent neighborhood organizing as a threat. Consequently, neighborhood demands for policymaking input were usually thwarted. Besides revealing why the development policies of two important American cities diverged, Ferman's unique comparative approach to this issue significantly expands the scope of urban analysis. Among other things, it provides the first serious study to incorporate the civic sector-neighborhood politics-as an important component of urban regimes. Ferman also emphasizes institutional and cultural factors-often ignored or relegated to residual roles in other studies-and expounds on their influence in shaping local politics and policy. To add an analytical and normative dimension to urban analysis, she focuses on the "non-elite" actors, not just the economic and political elites who compose governing coalitions. Ultimately, Ferman takes a more holistic and balanced view of large cities than is typical for urban studies as she argues that neighborhoods are an important, integral part of what cities are and can be. For that reason especially, her work will have a profound impact upon our understanding of urban politics.
They are permanent records supporting communication between the actors
involved in the life cycle of an artifact . Active design document ' s generation and
maintenance enable domain actors to share concepts by writing and reading
Author: International Federation of Automatic Control
Analysis, Design and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems is a proceedings volume from the 8th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium held in Kassel, Germany from 18-20 September 2001. The Symposium is the eighth event in this prominent series of international conferences covering the multidisciplinary area of Human-Machine Systems. Sponsored by leading international organisations including IFAC and IFIP, the symposium recognises the enormous practical role for human-machine systems in a wide range of industrial and social applications. Human-centred designs and human-centred automation are important forces in developing the symbiosis between human society, nature and artifacts. In increasingly complex systems they are necessary for achieving higher efficiency, safety, performance, and satisfaction. Technological developments will increasingly only be successful if end-user participation and acceptance are guaranteed early in the life cycle. Multimodality and multimedia-based interaction styles are becoming more creative and flexible, while cultural and organisational aspects are becoming more important. These and several other issues are covered in this Proceedings, which will form an indispensable resource for engineers working on any project where human-machine interfaces are a key issue. Altogether over 90 papers are presented, including plenary contributions by leading world experts.