photonegative


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photonegative

(fō′tō-nĕg′ə-tĭv)
adj. Biology
Tending to move away from light.
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A deck of "parallel" (double-sided) playing cards Gander originally made in 2006 in collaboration with the London-based design collective Europa for the Standard hotel in Miami, this third edition is printed in acid Pantone colors in a photonegative version of the original (backgrounds are black; numbers and suits in color).
"Black and White, and Dread All Over: The Shakespeare Theatre's 'Photonegative' Othello and the Body of Desdemona." In Othello." Contemporary Critical Essays.
The outline of the Buddha, fifteen stories high, is traced against the back of the alcove like a photonegative, a radiation shadow left by an atomic blast.
The suburban computer meccas of Irvine and Austin have a photonegative image in the scores of decaying inner-ring suburbs around Minneapolis or Chicago, the "midopolises" that are now afflicted with all the urban problems that their residents thought they had escaped.
Based on these observations, he proposed that midday larval release, rapid settlement, and photonegative behavior at settlement allowed larvae of tropical ascidians to choose photically appropriate settlement sites during times when light stress would be most intense.
Euhaplorchis cercariae rarely swam into the section of the trough furthest away from the light source; the mean number of photonegative cercariae did not differ significantly from that of the dark control treatments ([F.sub.7] = 0.67, P = 0.70) (Fig.
Middleton and Rowley's frequent couplings may have been elective, but we know too little about their bond to hypostasize it as the play's ideal, photonegative original, an "anti-allegory" of "its conditions of production," "the perverted result of the experience of its writers" (117)--not, at least, without longer discussions of other efforts (like A Fair Quarrel) that seem also to thematize friendship.
(74) On account of this invariably problematic cultural tradition, the history of the staging of this play in the United States has frequently made Othello's race (75) hyper-accentuated--whether performed by a black man, a white man in blackface, or a 'photonegative' casting with a white man in a black troupe (as Patrick Stewart did a few years ago at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC).
funebralis may be augmented by visual cues: adults of the species have been shown to be photonegative (Doering and Phillips, 1983).