Small Gods

Small Gods
Author: Alex Quicho
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2021-04-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 1789040051

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Small Gods deconstructs the mythology of the drone: as soothing sound, aerial spy, and killing machine. When we say 'drone technology,' we can mean the tanpura, a plucked-string instrument originating in 16th century India, or the Gorgon Stare, an aerial surveillance technology designed by the US military - and evoke competing notions of terror and transcendence. Small Gods leans into this ambiguity. As each chapter focuses on the work of an artist with a unique understanding of 'the drone', the book illuminates myriad facets of these entangled technological entities. Opening with William Basinki's first glimpse of the ash-clouds of 9/11 - which spawned both The Disintegration Loops and the drone-driven War on Terror - the narrative then zooms into the representational sleights of hand of British and American artists preoccupied with the West's stake in endless drone wars. Its midsection lands us in the doldrums: where Anne Imhof's Angst, Anna Mikkola's drone-watched runner, and Atef Abu Saif's drone war memoir find maddening safety in boredom, raising questions about the trade-offs between security and surveillance. In the final section, the narrative uncouples from earthly oppression - we're freed to explore future and spirit worlds with artists including Korakrit Arunanondchai, Lawrence Lek, and WangShui, all of whom use drone technology to envision a future beyond the burden of colonialism, racism, exclusion or, simply, representation. Empty metal becomes a vessel for escape, connection, or intention; a future-facing spirit, a ride into the afterlife, a god or a ghost.

In Search of Small Gods

In Search of Small Gods
Author: Jim Harrison
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2012-12-28
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 1619320894

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Harrison, one of America's most celebrated writers, is considered "a renegade genius" for his poetry.

Wounded Little Gods

Wounded Little Gods
Author: Eliza Victoria
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2022-05-10
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 1462923186

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Regina was born and raised in the small town of Heridos, where gods and spirits walked the earth. Until they didn't. Ten years ago, the town's harvest failed utterly, and the people---believing the gods had abandoned them--left their farms and moved on. Now, on a Friday before a long weekend, Regina ends her workday at an office in Makati, and walks home with a new colleague, Diana. Following a strange and disturbing conversation between them, Diana does not show up at work on Monday, nor Tuesday, nor Wednesday. On Thursday, Regina finds a folded piece of paper In her bag. In Diana's handwriting are two names and a strange map that will send Regina back to her hometown. Here, in her quest to find Diana, she encounters rumors of genetic experiments, stumbles upon a strange facility that no one seems to know about, finds herself in places that don't exist, and discovers that people are not who they seem to be. And the biggest question in the bizarre chain of events is not what, or how, but why? Wounded Little Gods is a tale that brings mythology to a sci-fi thriller that's filled with a sense of place--a place where gods are in many ways human and point to the ways in which humans can be inhumane. As Regina struggles to unwind the knots surrounding the mystery of this facility and the people connected to it. She discovers that she is more intertwined in the strange events in her hometown than she ever knew.

Small Gods

Small Gods
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2008-12-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1407034847

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'You should do things because they're right. Not because gods say so. They might say something different another time.' Religion is a competitive business in the Discworld. Everyone has their own opinion and their own gods, of every shape and size - all fighting for faith, followers, and a place at the top. So when the great god Om accidentally manifests himself as a lowly tortoise, stripped of all divine power, it's clear he's become less important than he realised. In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast. Enter Brutha, the Chosen One - or at least the only One available. He wants peace, justice and love - but that's hard to achieve in a world where religion means power, and corruption reigns supreme . . . 'An intriguing satire on institutionalized religion corrupted by power . . .' Independent 'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration' The Times The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Small Gods is a standalone.

The Gods of Pegana

The Gods of Pegana
Author: Lord Dunsany
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-08-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1473219094

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The Gods of Pegana is an imaginative book of fantasy and one of the most important collections compiled of short stories from the early part of the 20th century. Dunsany was the second writer to fully exploit the fantasy and adventure of imaginary lands, which include gods, witches, magic and spirits. The God of Pegana is an important science fiction work both for its ability to be an excellent collection children's fairy tales as well as being sophisticated enough to be enjoyed by adults.

The Little Tin Gods-on-wheels

The Little Tin Gods-on-wheels
Author: Robert Grant
Total Pages: 42
Release: 1892
Genre: Boston (Mass.)

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Small Gods of Grief

Small Gods of Grief
Author: Laure-Anne Bosselaar
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2001
Genre: American poetry

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In Small Gods of Grief, Laure-Anne Bosselaar explores her childhood in post-war Belgium and her later struggles with grief, love and identity in contemporary America. Ms. Bosselaar mixes imaginative lyrics, narratives and dramatic monologues in this empathetic account of what it means to be human.

Gods Like Us

Gods Like Us
Author: Ty Burr
Publisher: Vintage
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-09-18
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0307907422

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WITH 8 PAGES OF BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS How—and why—do we obsess over movie stars? How does fame both reflect and mask the person behind it? How have the image of stardom and our stars’ images altered over a century of cultural and technological change? Do we create celebrities, or do they create us? Ty Burr, film critic for The Boston Globe, answers these questions in this lively and fascinating anecdotal history of stardom, with all its blessings and curses for star and stargazer alike. From Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin to Archie Leach (a.k.a. Cary Grant) and Marion Morrison (a.k.a. John Wayne), Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts, and such no-cal stars of today as the Kardashians and the new online celebrity (i.e., you and me), Burr takes us on an insightful and entertaining journey through the modern fame game at its flashiest, most indulgent, occasionally most tragic, and ultimately, its most revealing.

Gods, Men and Ghosts

Gods, Men and Ghosts
Author: Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Baron Dunsany
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 305
Release: 1972-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0486228088

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The world of the supernatural is explored in this anthology of tales about the bizarre and occult

Small Gods (epub)(kf8)

Small Gods (epub)(kf8)
Author: Terry PRATCHETT
Publisher: CCV Digital
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-07-28
ISBN: 9781473556713

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