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prox·em·ics

(prok-sem'iks),
The scientific discipline concerned with the various aspects of urban overcrowding.
[L. proximus, nearest, next]
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proxemics

(prŏk-sē′mĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the cultural, behavioral, and sociological aspects of spatial distances between individuals.

prox·e′mic adj.
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The formal study of the effects of the 'sphere of space'—i.e., the distance separating one person from another—which dictates the way in which we react with each other
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The commonly used aspects for multimodal methods (Sindoni, 2014) include "gesture/facial expression," "kinetic action" (body language), and "proxemics" (distance).
Moreover, rurality and proxemics both seemed to override sports participation when it came to the association of rural-dwelling female athletes with delinquent peers (Taylor, Shoemaker, et al., 2010).
They provide proxemics between objects and audiences, foster non-verbal cues (e.g., gaze, posture, gestures), and allow for immersive exploration (Mikropoulos & Natsis, 2011; Omale, Hung, Luetkehans, & Cooke-Plagwitz, 2009).
Digital Proxemics: How Technology Shapes the Ways We Move
Hall (1959) introduced three basic components to comprehend various aspects of cultures: monochronic and polychronic time orientation, proxemics and high context and low context culture.
(6) While it is true that, as Willis observes, "Far from Heaven shares with these Sirk productions an obtrusive score, a meticulous attention to color, strikingly truncated interiors, and a rhythm of hysterical eruptions," Haynes seems to overstress these techniques and to add non-diegetic elements of his own--shot proxemics, rack and shallow focusing, camera movement and angles--in order to move his audiences through a waking, self-conscious regard for the act of filming itself (not unlike Quentin Tarantino's use of 1970s-style camera and sound work to draw readers into the craft, not just the narrative, of filmmaking).
The first section's opening chapter, "Borderlands Cinema and the Proxemics of Hidden and Manifest Film Encounters" examines the broad fascination that US ethnic explorers had with indigenous peoples as subjects at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Anthropologist Edward T Hall developed the theory of proxemics: the region surrounding a person which they regard as psychologically theirs.
The ASA course educates and trains Soldiers on the human sensory system (five senses and the brain), the six domains of human behavior (heuristics, autonomics, kinesics, proxemics, geographies, atmospherics), principles of ground sign awareness (human pace, sign recognition), enhanced observation (why we see things, why we don't see things, signatures, and cues), how to establish a baseline (an initial set of critical observations to confirm the norm of an area), critical thinking (problem solving, anomaly detection), decision making (legal/moral/ethical, OODA [observe-orient-decide-act] loop, ASA algorithm), how to think like the enemy, and how to employ this knowledge and experience in order to be "left-of-bang."
[3] Thien-Bach Huynh Leon Hardy Mark Pezzo and Otis Wilder The Testing and Design of an Arduino Microcontroller Board for the Study of Proxemics" University of South Florida St.