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(anatomy) a point or small area

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Aunque esta apropiacion hegemonica del proceso estetico representa un distanciamiento del pueblo, tambien contribuye a crear un tercer espacio donde el pueblo es, a la vez, subalterno y hegemonia, punto de encuentro que produce el punctum.
Comprised of the synthetic absorbable polymer, polydioxanone, the Comfortear Lacrisolve(TM) Absorbable Punctum Plugs are medium-term implants designed to be inserted into the canaliculus in order to block tear drainage through the lacrimal drainage system.
5) Extended commentary on Barthes' distinction between the stadium and the punctum is numerous.
Single median striae is found on each side of the central zone with one shortened and the opposite of regular length with isolated punctum (Plate 7: Figs.
Her position as a careful drafter and remaker of scenes--her punctum, or what might be called "her textual alterations"--attests to her desire to become "the colored national historian" in a way which mirrors the career of Brady, the most famous photographer of the time.
In a later section of his book Barthes discerns another type of punctum, which does not occur as a detail.
1) For his attention to early Futurist film experiments and an excellent survey of European avant-garde filmmaking, see Antonio Bisaccia, Punctum flu-ens.
Stockton-based Visualsoft won the Design of the Year title at the 2009 Punctum Day Awards, hosted by global royalty-free images website iStock Photo.
This month the team was named winner of the Design of the Year Award in the 2009 Punctum Day Awards, hosted by the royalty-free stock destination iStock Photo, for its online clothing store created for Jonathan Trumbull and Hatters, a Norwich based boutique.
The liquid is drained through the punctum, or the tiny holes in the inner corners of your eyelids.
What must be challenged above all is the automatic overflow of images and their endless succession, which is obliterated by the "poignant" [literally, piercing] detail of the object, its punctum, but also by the very moment of photography, one immediately past, thus always nostalgic.
The cinephiliac anecdote focuses on a particular moment in a film text that holds an unexplainable fascination, similar to Barthes' ideas of the punctum and jouissance or what formalists would describe as excess.
Something similar also happens with photographs: "Does looking at some particular photograph make the onlooker feel an irresistible desire to seek a here-and-now punctum, a little spark, in a long-ago-lived-moment when the future is present so strongly that we can identify it afterwards" (p.
Plugs are inserted by your health care professional in the office in minutes using a magnifying instrument to best see the punctum.