Community Resilience as a Metaphor, Theory, Set of Capacities, and Strategy for Disaster Readiness
Communities have the potential to function effectively and adapt successfully in the aftermath of disasters. Drawing upon literatures in several disciplines, we present a theory of resilience that encompasses contemporary understandings of stress, adaptation, wellness, and resource dynamics. Community resilience is a process linking a network of adaptive capacities (resources with dynamic attributes) to adaptation after a disturbance or adversity. Community adaptation is manifest in population w
California Gold: Northern California Folk Arts from the Thirties
This is a multi-format ethnographic field collection project, undertaken during the New Deal, that includes sound recordings, still photographs, drawings, and written documents from a variety of European ethnic and English- and Spanish-speaking communities in Northern California.
Thesis (M.F. A.)--Wichita State University, Dept. of English.,"May 2006."
Resolved: A Chronicle of Technical Services (2006)
The news reports of Technical Services,Published irregularly.
Dynamic voice codec determination mechanism for VoIP
Emerging voice over IP networks dictate a need for efficient network resource management schemes to mitigate the best-effort nature of IP. Traditional quality of service and call admission control mechanisms provide network resource allocation to static voice flows with parameters fixed by a selected voice codec. Frequently, the available bandwidth is not efficiently utilized, which results in a lower-than-possible average voice quality and potential wastage of resources. In this thesis, the aut
Prediction of variation in dimensional tolerance due to sheet metal hydroforming using finite elemen
Hydroforming of aluminum sheets is very important in the aircraft industry, due to the advantages of less wrinkling and cost effectiveness. Numerous research has been conducted in this field, which deals with the development of methods and tools to control accuracy of the bend and prediction of the springback after the sheet metal has been formed. Rivets are the most commonly used fasteners to fit together the subassemblies of the aircraft. The holes for riveting are punched after any forming op
The consequences of antisocial behavior in older male siblings for younger brothers and sisters
The contribution of younger male and female siblings’ conflict and involvement in deviant activities with their older brothers to younger siblings’ adolescent adjustment problems was examined in the context of parenting. Ineffective parenting during younger siblings’ childhood had no direct effects on adjustment, but facilitated their exposure to older brothers’ deviant peers and activities. The effect of sibling conflict on adjustment was mediated by younger siblings’ co-participation
Dear Obama: A Message from Victims of the LRA
Since September 2,008, at least 2000 civilians have been killed and nearly 3,000 others have been abducted during attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA, a Ugandan rebel group, operates in the border region between northern Congo, the Central African Republic and south Sudan. Many of the victims, including children, were beaten to death, had their skulls crushed or their heads sliced with machetes. Abducted children are forced to kill their family members. On May 24, 2010, Preside
Fat check chair
An original 1 colour aquatint. The plate was hand drawn by the artist, editioned by Maurice Payne, New York City
Peckham Space: presentation
This is an introductory powerpoint presentation about Peckham Space project, a partnership between Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London and Southwark Council. The aims of the project are: To develop sustainable partnerships between University of the Arts London, Southwark Council, community groups and cultural organisations. To increase participation in the arts and establish a successful model for working with artists in a regeneration context. The establishm
They shouted "got the bitch..."
On the 23rd October 2002 during a performance of a new Russian romantic musical, Nord Ost, in a Moscow theatre, members of the cast were going through their paces singing and dancing, dressed in military uniform. Another man appeared from the wings, also in military costume, and fired a weapon into the air. The audience at first believed this to be part of the performance. However, it didn’t take long for them to realize that this was not art but real life, and the beginning of what turn
Fractal landscape 2 (colourway)
Image from research project Textiles, Techniques & Technology. This project is aiming to challenge the frontiers of the relationship of traditional practice and production through the use of CAD/CAM in textile design. This image is produced using film positives from Robustelli scanner to litho film - Betree System Italy.
Space between words
After spending such a considerable time working with narratives and type I came across this process of cutting out type to create different depths of field. The columns of a newspaper were it's original inspiration. Obviously, now though, this piece is no longer about the actual words. Instead I was implying that the space between words is where our thoughts take shape.
The listening room : the connecting principle, Newcastle
This proposal is to amplify the dark space beneath the stairs in the Fine Art Department at Newcastle using the principles expanded in my AHRB proposal (http://www.stalk.net/piano/proposal.htm), taking the sounds in the space and allowing people within that space to hear the space in a qualitatively different way over a few days. Various techniques are employed to allow the resonant frequencies of a room to become audible in real time - see Appendix below. This process is modulated by acoustic
"These paintings explore a shifting inner world of unnameable familiarity. Through accumulation of paint a direct physical interaction is exposed, between body and canvas, from the slightest stain to violent application. The visceral, physical qualities of body matter are appropriated through paint as substance. A repeated expulsion of paint fuses layers together into a monstrous hybrid. These forms lure the viewer in through delicate detail. What first appears delicately beautiful is exposed
Colour and drawing: garden table
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Avoiding the blowout
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Antarctic Village - Metisse Flag
By way of calling the Orta Antarctic expedition to an end, the artists staged the first in a series of symbolic football games, ‘Heads or Tails, Tails or Heads’. Meteorologists, paleontologists and geologists from the Marambio Antarctic Base joined the Orta team to play a symbolic ‘All Nation’ match. The Metisse Flag and the Antarctic football shirts, created by the artists make it difficult to identify the adversary. The front and back of the players' shirts are stitched together with d
This software can be used to investigate common molecular biology laboratory procedures using DNA or protein sequence data. These simulations and cases are based primarily on genetic and infectious disease with techniques such as: DNA electrophoresis, Southern blot, PCR, Multiplex PCR, Dot blot, ELISA, Western blot, 96-well PCR, protein electrophoresis. Case It! is collaborative BioQUEST project between the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Michigan State University.
Cheat Sheet to Mastering Japanese #1 - 365 Days of Japanese is Easy as 1, 2, 3!
Your boss is breathing down your back about that missed deadline. Your mom’s birthday is tomorrow and you still don’t have a present! Doctor’s appointments! Late-night meetings! Hitting the gym to get ready for bikini season! It’s not that you don’t want to study Japanese everyday but as every self-studier [...]