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21F.031J Topics in the Avant-Garde in Literature and Cinema (MIT)
21F.031 examines the terms "avant garde" and "Kulturindustrie" in French and German culture of the early twentieth century. Considering the origins of these concepts in surrealist and dadaist literature, art, and cinema, the course then expands to engage parallel formations across Europe, particularly in the former Soviet Union. Emphasis on the specific historical conditions that enabled these interventions. Guiding questions are these: What was original about the historical avant-garde? Wh
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SCRIBE : spoken corpus of British English
The online resource SCRIBE - Spoken Corpus of British English provides information on a pilot project that 'investigated the construction of a corpus of spoken British English'. The project ran in the academic year 1989/90 and was funded by the UK Department of Trade and Industry and the UK Science and Engineering Research Council. Research was facilitated by the partnership between the University College London, Cambridge University, Edinburgh University, the Speech Research Unit, and the Natio
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Onomázein : Journal of Linguistics, Philology and Translation
'Onomázein' is a biannual, peer-reviewed journal of linguistics, philology and translation by the Faculty of Humanities at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. It publishes articles, reviews, and interviews in Spanish, English, and French within the field, although contributions in Spanish feature more often. In any case, an English version of the title and the abstract are provided. Likewise, although the study of the Spanish language has been widely covered by the journal, editors a
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Rutgers Faraday Christmas Children's Lecture - 12/6/14 7:00 PM
In 1826, physicist Michael Faraday founded the Children's Christmas Lectures at London's Royal Institution. His goal was to communicate to children the excitement of scientific discovery. In keeping with the spirit of those lectures, Mark Croft, a professor of physics at Rutgers, and physics support specialist Dave Maiullo present a physics demonstration and lecture show for children of all ages each Dec. and on special occasions, like Rutgers Day . This event is held in the Physics Lecture Hall
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What China Can Learn from America's Great Depression
By: Richard M. Ebeling
Rothbard depression

When Murray Rothbard’s America’s Great Depression first appeared in print in 1963, the economics profession was still completely dominated by the Keyne
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2.4 Northern Ireland

Ireland was long considered a de facto province of England, a colonial possession dominated politically and militarily by its more powerful neighbour to the east. The English divided Ireland into counties for administrative purposes, introduced English law and established a Parliament in England and Ireland in 1297, within which only the Anglo-Irish were represented. By the fourteenth century Irish discrimination by the English had prompted widespread protests, which had resulted in a revival
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US & Europe debt fears hammer stocks
Nov. 21 - Fears about out-of-control government debt on both sides of the Atlantic have swept across financial markets, knocking stocks sharply lower and pushing up prices of bonds deemed to be safe havens. Ruairidh Villar reports.
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4.7 Summary

  • The social sciences have generated a range of explanations of criminal behaviour, running on a spectrum from overwhelmingly structural causes to overwhelmingly agency-driven causes.

  • Structural explanations locate the causes of criminality in abnormal or deviant biologies, pathological or problem families and deviant sub-cultures.

  • Agency-driven explanations, like rational choice theory, argue that crimes are an every-day exp
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Tópicos sobre programação de computadores como método educativo no jardim-de-infância
Temos vindo a explorar a possibilidade de utilizar a programação de computadores no jardim-de-infância, no âmbito da metodologia construcionista desenvolvida por Seymour Papert. Para o efeito, recorremos à linguagem ToonTalk, que permite a realização de programação de computadores sob a forma de animação, dispensando a leitura e a escrita. Este artigo dá conta das estratégias que utilizámos e das constatações que efectuámos por observação e experimentação.
Author(s): Morgado Leonel,Bulas Cruz Maria Gabriel

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Conversation with George Crumb & David Starobin
A conversation with composer George Crumb on his American Songbooks cycle with a longtime friend, Bridge Records producer David Starobin. Speaker Biography: George Crumb is an American composer of contemporary classical music. He is noted as an explorer of unusual timbres, alternative forms of notation, and extended instrumental and vocal techniques. Examples include seagull effect for the cello (ex. Vox Balaenae), metallic vibrato for the piano (ex. Five Pieces for Piano), and using a mallet t
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4.17.1 Software agents

A software agent is a program that displays a certain minimum level of autonomy – it acts as a surrogate for a human user. An agent does something for the user automatically, when given instructions. The more sophisticated the agent is, the fewer instructions it needs, and the more capable it is of making decisions on its own – the more ‘agent-like’ it is. An agent can be run on a client (the user's machine) or on a server (for example, a web server). It can also be anchored (stationa
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“Reconceptualizing the Question: Intervention Strategies”
Myerson & Sahlins photoA presentation and discussion with University of Chicago Professors Roger Myerson, Department of Economics & Marshall Sahlins, Department of Anthropology. Roger Myerson: "A Field Manual for the Cradle of Civilization" Marshall Sahlins: "On the Anthropology of the Counterinsurgency Field Manual" Part of the April 2009 conference on "Reconsid
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1.1.4 Evaluating information

How well does the following statement describe your approach to evaluating the information that you use?

When I come across a new piece of information (e.g. a website, newspaper article) I consider the quality of the information, and based on that I decide whether or not to use it.

  • 5 - This is an excellent match; this is exactly what I do


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Mongol Invasion of Europe - Part 1
This documentary, which is suitable for high-school students, focuses on the Mongol campaign of 1240. (4:58)
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Keep on learning

Study another free course

There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to c
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Who Killed Martin Luther King. Jr.?, Part 6
This is Part 6 of a documentary about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michel Parbot. Suitable for middle school students and older. Former FBI agent and Ray himself are interviewed and perpetuate a conspiracy theory. (Amateur-ish video that still gets across much information to the viewer.)  (05:53)


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CSET Mathematics I: Functions.

This module covers:

1. 1.3.0 Introduction
2. 1.3.1 Domain and Range
3. 1.3.2 Rational Functions
4. 1.3.3 Composition of Functions
5. 1.3.4 Inverse Functions and One-to-One Functions
6. 1.3.5 Radical Functions
7. 1.3.6 Even and odd Fu
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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Threatens Native American "Water" Village
The town of Grand Bayou, Louisiana, has no streets and no cars, just water and boats. And now the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatens the very existence of the Atakapa-Ishak Indians who live there. RUn time 05:13.
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2 What's out there for our school?

There are close to three thousand museums, galleries and heritage sites in the UK and there are approximately 100 million visits made to them every year. Internationally important collections of ancient relics and artistic masterpieces jostle for our attention alongside personal collections of precious oddities.

We have a dynamic national network of hi-tech, interactive science centres, encouraging creative thinking and practical experimentation. The centres look back at the history of
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4.3 Organisational analysis

The broader organisational requirements can be as important as the specific ones for the job itself. The organisation needs creativity, flexibility, the ability to work in a small team, and so on, from the job holder. In line with the person-organisation fit described earlier, it is important to think beyond the technical aspects of the job to the cultural aspects of the organisation.


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