2017年1月17日 星期二

phantasmagoric, garden colonies, hedgehogging, Mach, sonic

 The exhibition includes an immersive “5-D” cinematic environment utilizing a contemporary form of Pepper’s ghost—a 19th-century phantasmagoric device—and a range of sensory effects. 




All across Germany, there are garden colonies on the outskirts of towns and cities. Even in the capital Berlin people are using these spots as a weekend getaway.
"It's a quiet and peaceful place away from work where you can sit back and enjoy nature." said Toni Schäfer, an enthusiastic gardener. "You can watch the fish and frogs. When you meet a hedgehog in the garden - you just say hello. Those are the benefits of the gardens."
Garden colonies have been around since the middle of the 1900s in Paris and Luxemburg. In Germany they became popular around the turn of the century - they were called working gardens at that time.


Mach, phantasmagorical,sonic

 

 

'The Great Animal Orchestra'

By BERNIE KRAUSE
Reviewed by JEREMY DENK
Bernie Krause's book guides us through nature's sonic treasures and begs us to pay attention to their fate.

'Sonic Boom: Globalization at Mach Speed'

By GREGG EASTERBROOK
Reviewed by DANIEL W. DREZNER
Gregg Easterbrook argues that the financial crisis is just a small cloud over the road to rapid global innovation.


hedgehog

音節
hédge • hòg
hedgehogの変化形
hedgehogs (複数形)
[名]
1 《動物》ハリネズミ(旧世界産);((米))ヤマアラシ.
2 《軍事》
(1) 針ねずみ陣:防御陣地の一種.
(2) 小拒馬(しょうきょば):有刺鉄線などを使った障害物.
(3) ((H-))短距離対潜爆雷.
3 ((略式))怒りっぽく意地の悪い人.
hédge・hòg・gy
[形]

SONIC BOOM

Globalization at Mach Speed
By Gregg Easterbrook
243 pp. Random House. $26
we have seen a renewed interest in the sonic environment and acoustic ..sonic culture



In that vein, it is certainly no coincidence that the most famous Japanese game characters, like Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Solid Snake (of the Metal Gear series) and Link (of the Legend of Zelda franchise) are not themselves Japanese. And so it is with Bayonetta, heroine of the ridiculously, phantasmagorically brash new hack-and-slash action game from Sega that bears her name.

phantasmagoric
The adjective has one meaning:
Meaning #1: characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions
Synonyms: phantasmagoricalsurrealsurrealistic


phantasmagoria

Pronunciation: /ˌfantazməˈɡɔːrɪə/ 



NOUN

A sequence of real or imaginary images like that seen in a dream:what happened next was a phantasmagoria of horror and mystery
[名詞]
  1. 1(夢の中での,または想像上の)一連の幻想,去来する幻影.
  2. 2めまぐるしく移り変わる光景.
  3. 3(幻灯などによる)目の錯覚,錯視.
語源
1802.<フランス語 fantasmagorie(fantasme PHANTASM に基づいた合成語);第二要素はおそらくギリシア語の agorá「集合,集まり」を表す

Derivatives



phantasmagoric


Pronunciation: /ˌfantazməˈɡɒrɪk/ 
ADJECTIVE



phantasmagorical


Pronunciation: /ˌfantazməˈɡɒrɪk(ə)l/ 
ADJECTIVE

Origin

Early 19th century (originally the name of a London exhibition (1802) of optical illusions produced chiefly by magic lantern): probably from French fantasmagorie, from fantasme'phantasm' + a fanciful suffix.



sonic
adj.
  1. Of or relating to audible sound: a sonic wave.
  2. Having a speed approaching or being that of sound in air, about 1,220 kilometers (760 miles) per hour at sea level.
  3. Slang. Extremely exciting and fast-paced: a sonic lifestyle.
[From Latin sonus, a sound.]
sonically son'ic·al·ly adv.

Mach

also
n. (Abbr. M)
The ratio of the speed of an object to the speed of sound in the surrounding medium. For example, an aircraft moving twice as fast as the speed of sound is said to be traveling at Mach 2.

[After Ernst MACH.]



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