Atmospheric Things: On the Allure of Elemental Envelopment download free [PDF and Ebook] by Derek P. Mccormack

Atmospheric Things: On the Allure of Elemental Envelopment download free [PDF and Ebook] by Derek P. Mccormack year 2018
  • Book name: Atmospheric Things: On the Allure of Elemental Envelopment
  • Author: Derek P. Mccormack
  • Release date: 2018/9/10
  • Publisher: DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780822371236
  • Rating: 9.36 of 10
  • Votes: 641
  • Review by: Kolten Rector
  • Review rating: 9.12 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/6
  • Total pages: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 31 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In Atmospheric Things Derek P. McCormack explores how atmospheres are imagined, understood, and experienced through experiments with a deceptively simple object: the balloon. Since the invention of balloon flight in the late eighteenth century, balloons have drawn crowds at fairs and expositions, inspired the visions of artists and writers, and driven technological development from meteorology to military surveillance. By foregrounding the distinctive properties of the balloon, McCormack reveals its remarkable capacity to disclose the affective and meteorological dimensions of atmospheres. Drawing together different senses of the object, the elements, and experience, McCormack uses the balloon to show how practices and technologies of envelopment allow atmospheres to be generated, made meaningful, and modified. He traces the alluring entanglement of envelopment in artistic, political, and technological projects, from the 2009 Pixar movie Up and Andy Warhol's 1966 installation Silver Clouds to the use of propaganda balloons during the Cold War and Google's experiments with delivering internet access with stratospheric balloons. In so doing, McCormack offers new ways to conceive of, sense, and value the atmospheres in which life is immersed.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H38M7S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Social & Cultural Anthropology, Meteorology & Climatology, Atmospheric Physics, Environmental Science, Engineering & Technology, Geography Books
  • Available formats: PDF, MobiPocket, WORD, EPUB, LRF, DOC, PML, TXT. Compressed in LZO, ZIP, GZ, RAR, XZ, RZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 27.60 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x17.78mm
  • Weight: 408g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: North Carolina, United States
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