By William Sims Bainbridge
HCI (Human-Computer Interation) is all over the place. With a workforce of 2 hundred specialists, the "Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interation" is a finished advisor to each point of HCI. The paintings covers the field's historical past, breakthroughs, present examine, and destiny path. a terrific reference for college students, educators, execs, and company leaders, the encyclopedia is filled with energetic sidebars, greater than seventy five photographs, charts, tables and figures, glossaries, and a wealthy and comprehesive grasp Bibliography of HCI.
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What is significant for our purposes is the extent to which Jesus’ accusers focus on the bodily miracles—the healing of the blind man and the leper and, particularly, the raising of Lazarus—as the source of his power among the common people. Jesus’ power, in other words, is precisely not a sovereign power in Agamben’s sense but an alternative to it: a power that confers life rather than death, one that refuses to ban or abandon even the sick and the dead to their natural physical state. This is why the raising of Lazarus has such particular importance in these plays and why it is such a threat to both Hebrew and Roman sovereign power: it demonstrates that Jesus’ power acts in opposition to any sovereign ban.
Chapter 3 invokes Bruno Latour and other recent 18 P O W E R I N M E D I E VA L B I B L I C A L D R A M A theorists of the relationship between objects and agency in order to consider the power of things, again in the Passion plays, especially those on Jesus’ second trial before Pilate and on the Crucifixion. Chapter 4 takes up questions of sex and gender, especially as informed by the embodied feminist theory of Julia Kristeva, in an investigation of resistant motherhoods as represented in plays on the slaughter of the Innocents and in the planctus Mariae tradition.
III Mil: It failis a foote and more, Þe senous are so gone ynne. 37 For the soldiers in all passion plays, to a greater or lesser extent, Jesus is literally nothing but a body: he has no status beyond bare animal life itself in the process of being extinguished, the inescapable result of both the Roman and the Hebrew claims to sovereign power by means of the ban. However, the sovereign power they have claimed by making Jesus an exception is not the only form of power circulating in the passion plays.
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction (2 Volume Set) by William Sims Bainbridge