Comics & Graphic Novels

BORIS!

Author: Katharine!

Publisher: Sparkling Observationalist Books

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Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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Meet Boris—a gentle robot equipped with curiosity, ingenuity, and the ability to mix the perfect martini. Designed as an integral part of a “house of the future” known as Zükünfthaus, this recreation specialist finds his programming insufficient when the future is different than expected. Boris distracts himself from anxieties through dancing, cocktails, costumes, pillow fights and road trips. BORIS: ROBOT OF LEISURE is a graphic novel that blends retro-futuristic science fiction, mid-century cocktail culture and silent comedy into a timely and surprisingly human story of one robot’s pursuit of happiness and fulfillment. Set in our post-atomic age, BORIS: ROBOT OF LEISURE reflects the reality of the early 21st century—society has abandoned space-age novelties like robot helpers and fully automated homes, leaving Boris and his Zükünfthaus as relics from an unrealized future. The world of The Jetsons never came to pass. But then, Boris has more fun than their maid Rosie ever did.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Robot of Leisure

Author: Katharine Miller

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Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 114

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As Boris adjusts to his new life, he spends his days indulging in the leisure activities available to him around Z k nfthaus. After days of swimming, dancing, and playing games, Boris finds there are only so much fun a robot can have by himself. He ventures out of the house in search of playmates and stumbles on an unlikely kindred spirit during a rainstorm. Will Boris continue his quiet life of leisure or could his adventure outside of the house have disruptive consequences?
Comics & Graphic Novels

Robot of Leisure

Author: Katharine Miller

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Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 106

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As Boris settles into his cozy life of leisure with his sock puppet sidekick Beryl, the mysterious appearance of a parcel threatens to unsettle the peaceful atmosphere of Z k nfthaus. Boris is introduced to Nigel the automated butler, and with him comes confusion and misunderstanding. Can Boris and newcomer Nigel learn to coexist while maintaining their own programming? Will Boris compromise his freedom for friendship?
Comics & Graphic Novels

Robot of Leisure 1

Author: Katharine Miller

Publisher: CreateSpace

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Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 96

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In Boris and the Open House, it is the first open house for Zükünfthaus and Boris gets the opportunity to show off his skills for hordes of potential homebuyers. As Boris prepares for the festivities, he is frequently distracted by his own enjoyment of his tasks. When the day doesn't go as planned, Boris copes with dashed expectations and uncertainty for the future. Robot of Leisure begins an ongoing graphic novel series that blends retro-futurism science fiction, mid-century cocktail culture, and gentle silent comedy. Through this six-part dialogue/narration-free series, Boris confronts and conquers obsolescence, solitude, and his own programming.
Biography & Autobiography

30 Failures By Age 30

Author: Katharine!

Publisher: Sparkling Observationalist Books

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Once upon a time, 30 was old. It was Grown Up. It was almost middle-aged. If you weren't married, something was wrong with you. If you didn't have children, something was wrong with you. If you weren't settled down with life all figured out, you'd screwed up somewhere along the way. Or so it seemed. Here is one woman's exploration of personal and social failures and the hilarity that ensues.
Fiction

Slantindicular

Author: Katharine Miller

Publisher: Sparkling Observationalist Books

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Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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Slantindicular is a collection of observations that raises more questions than it answers, chiefly "what is the point of this?" See questions born, questions coming of age, questions striking out on their own, questions begetting even more questions. This questionable collection of stories and comics will have you questioning why you didn't buy it sooner. "A collection of what?" you ask—already with the questions. Well, stories among other things—short stories, long scenes, micro stories, single-panel illustrations, multi-panel comics, and maybe a poem or two. In these mostly fictional snippets of American life, you will meet a vampire in a shopping mall, watch an unlikely romance bloom between seasonal lawn decorations, join a dysfunctional family on vacation, learn how an innocent internet meme can disrupt one person's morning routine—and so much more. Slantindicular is the perfect reading option for commutes, long waits, and desperate attempts to avoid conversations in internet-less environments. Fill those idle moments with misunderstandings, miscommunications, and mysteries involving misfits and misanthropes, misnomers and misty memories. After reading these Slantindicular stories, you'll never look at shampoo, toast or Richard Kind the same way again. Included in this collection: An Introduction to a Glampire The Art of Sitting Quietly Feline Friendly The Meme According to Cark Slantindicular The Backseat Goes Where the Front Seat Goes Snowmano a Snowmano
Humor

The Curable Romantic: Advice for the Romance-Impaired

Author: Katharine!

Publisher: Sparkling Observationalist Books

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Category: Humor

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The Curable Romantic is a compilation of humorous essays on love and relationships and how we handle them. The anthology's four sections cover each phase of the modern romance-companionship, courtship, relationship and jumping ship. Each essay addresses critical concerns like who to date, how to choose an appropriate pet name, and what to do with keepsakes after a breakup.
Philosophy

The Value of Time and Leisure in a World of Work

Author: Mitchell R. Haney

Publisher: Lexington Books

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 178

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It is a platitude that most people, as they say, 'work to live' rather than 'live to work.' And in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, work weeks have expanded and the divide between work time and personal time has significantly blurred due to innovations in such things as electronic communications. Concerns over the value of work in our lives, as well as with the balance or use of time between work and leisure, confront most people in contemporary society. Discussions over the values of time, leisure, and work are directly related to the time-honored question of what makes a life good. And this question is of particular interest to philosophers, especially ethicists. In this volume, leading scholars address a range of value considerations related to peoples' thoughts and practices around time utilization, leisure, and work with masterful insight. In addressing various practical issues, these scholars demonstrate the timeless relevance and practical import of Philosophy to human lived experience.
Computers

Ambient Intelligence

Author: Boris De Ruyter

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Computers

Page: 372

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Ambient Intelligence, AmI 2015, held in Athens, Greece, in November 2015. The 21 revised full papers presented together with 5 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 48 submissions. Over the past 20 years, the vision of Ambient Intelligence has gradually materialized into a plethora of technologies and devices, which are being introduced into almost every aspect of everyday life, thus affecting our abilities, activities, behavior and in the end,shaping a new way of thinking.
Social Science

Toys and American Culture: An Encyclopedia

Author: Sharon M. Scott

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Category: Social Science

Page: 418

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Tracing developments in toy making and marketing across the evolving landscape of the 20th century, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference guide to America's most popular playthings and the culture to which they belong. • Nearly 200 alphabetically arranged entries document the historical and cultural significance of toys • Cross-references and a listing of additional resources accompany each entry and encourage further investigation • Photographs and illustrations gathered from public and private collections across the country depict the entire century of America at play • A guide to related topics identifies the entries according to broader categories such as toys, designers, companies, museums, events, and organizations • A resource guide provides information for contacting American toy companies, accessing national toy museums, and attending annual toy festivals, and offers many avenues for pursuing further information about toys and American culture including books, scholarly journals, audio recordings, films, and websites
Theater

New York Theatre Critics' Reviews

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Category: Theater

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"Theatre reviews is a complete guide and record of the New York stage, reprinted from New York sun, New York times, New York herald tribune, New York post, New York daily news, New York world telegram" 1940- ; reprinted from the New York daily news, Wall Street journal, Time, New York post, Women's wear daily, New York times, Christian science monitor, Newsweek, NBC ,1976-
Copyright

Catalog of Copyright Entries

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Category: Copyright

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The record of each copyright registration listed in the Catalog includes a description of the work copyrighted and data relating to the copyright claim (the name of the copyright claimant as given in the application for registration, the copyright date, the copyright registration number, etc.).
Copyright

Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

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Category: Copyright

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The record of each copyright registration listed in the Catalog includes a description of the work copyrighted and data relating to the copyright claim (the name of the copyright claimant as given in the application for registration, the copyright date, the copyright registration number, etc.).
Technology & Engineering

Proceedings of the FISITA 2012 World Automotive Congress

Author: SAE-China

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 898

View: 149

Proceedings of the FISITA 2012 World Automotive Congress are selected from nearly 2,000 papers submitted to the 34th FISITA World Automotive Congress, which is held by Society of Automotive Engineers of China (SAE-China ) and the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies (FISITA). This proceedings focus on solutions for sustainable mobility in all areas of passenger car, truck and bus transportation. Volume 8: Vehicle Design and Testing (II) focuses on: •Automotive Reliability Technology •Lightweight Design Technology •Design for Recycling •Dynamic Modeling •Simulation and Experimental Validation •Virtual Design, Testing and Validation •Testing of Components, Systems and Full Vehicle Above all researchers, professional engineers and graduates in fields of automotive engineering, mechanical engineering and electronic engineering will benefit from this book. SAE-China is a national academic organization composed of enterprises and professionals who focus on research, design and education in the fields of automotive and related industries. FISITA is the umbrella organization for the national automotive societies in 37 countries around the world. It was founded in Paris in 1948 with the purpose of bringing engineers from around the world together in a spirit of cooperation to share ideas and advance the technological development of the automobile.
Computers

Ambient Intelligence

Author: Ioannis Chatzigiannakis

Publisher: Springer Nature

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Category: Computers

Page: 378

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Ambient Intelligence, AmI 2019, held in Rome, Italy, in November 2019. The 20 full papers presented together with 10 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 50 submissions. The papers cover topics such as embedded devices that can merge unobtrusively and in natural ways using information and intelligence hidden in the network connecting these devices (e.g., the Internet of Things). The main topic of AmI 2019 was “Data-driven Ambient Intelligence,” which follows the vision of Calm Technology, where technology is useful but does not demand our full attention or interfere with our usual behavior and activities.