Jurg Lehni - Poetic Machines, Robotic Gestures and Scenarios of Production
Artist and designer Jürg Lehni presents a mixture of historical anecdotes and tangents, along with an overview of his own collaborative works, with the aim to shed light on the hidden poetic potential of technological processes and devices, their impact on aesthetics when applied within the arts, their potential as platforms for making and as vehicles for thoughts and expression, and the need for a general openness towards technology. ___ Jürg Lehni works collaboratively across disciplines, de
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1.1 Understanding scale diagrams

Plans of houses and instructions for assembling shelves, etc., often come in the form of scale diagrams. Each length on the diagram represents a length relating to the real house, the real shelves, etc. Often a scale is given on the diagram so that you can see which length on the diagram represents a standard length, such as a metre, on the real object. This length always represents the same standard length, wherever it is on the diagram and in whatever direction.


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5.2 The effects of brain damage

Before the advent of ‘brain mapping’, such as by fMRI, it was nevertheless possible to discover something of the part played by different regions of the brain, by observing the problems resulting from brain damage (such as following a stroke). One such area was mentioned in Section 3.2 – the parietal lobe. Damage to a single lobe (ther
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the July 16th 2016 edition
This week: What’s next for Gibraltar after being hauled out of the EU, how to monitor the high seas for illegal fishing and why Canada is throwing money at whistleblowers’
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Abrams, M.H. (1971) A Glossary of Literary Terms, Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
Barker, J.R.V. (ed.) (1985) The Brontes: Selected Poems, Dent.
Bush, D. (ed.) (1966) Milton: Poetical Works, Oxford University Press.
Bygrave, S. (ed.) (1998) Romantic Writings, The Open University.
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Everything from Oil to Silver: Are Speculators Causing Too Much Volatility?
Allegations that traders manipulated oil prices in 2008 are reinforcing the buzz -- at the gas pump and elsewhere -- that speculators are driving up the price of oil, triggering wild price spikes and nail-biting volatility. Fingering speculators is a popular pastime these days, but experts at Wharton and elsewhere say the blame is often misplaced. Although speculation can affect prices, most of the recent price swings in oil and other commodities are happening for fundamental economic reasons.
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A Recession for Perks? What Companies Offer and What Employees Want
Until recently, most discussions of perks focused on what high-tech companies in Silicon Valley were offering their employees, from free gourmet meals and yoga classes to massage therapy and auto detailing. But these days, many companies are simultaneously trying to shake off the recession, keep costs low, retain valued employees and recruit talented new ones. Perks, if designed well, can help achieve these goals. Author(s): Knowledge@Wharton

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‘Not for Free’: Saul J. Berman on Creating New Revenue Models
The "phenomenon of free" has hit many businesses hard, particularly media businesses, argues Saul J. Berman, Global & Americas Leader for the IBM Strategy & Change Consulting Group. In Not for Free: Revenue Strategies for a New World, Berman offers lessons from businesses that have integrated successful business model innovations, as well as from businesses that have failed to do so. Recently, Knowledge@Wharton and Jerry (Yoram) Wind sat down with Berman to discuss his thoughts
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the May 28th 2016 edition
This week: What business executives are learning from Formula One drivers, a Brazilian guide to cutting corners and some snippets from America’s campaign trail
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From Knowledge to Compassion Action, Part 2
A "Day of Science and Learning" with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and part of the Seeds of Compassion tour on Friday April 11, 2008 from 12:30 -- 2:30 p.m. The Dalai Lama joined leaders in the area of compassion and empathy for a wide ranging discussion of how parents and educators can bring compassion into the lives of children and families. Held on the University of Washington campus, the event included Mark Greenberg, director of Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Developme
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9.5 Social work and the law in Scotland

In this unit you will be asked to reflect on the meanings of both social work and law. You will find that these concepts are open to a range of possible definitions, and that the functions of social work and law can change depending on the practice context. Their meaning is also affected by the perspective from which they are viewed, for example, the service user's experience of social work and law will not always match the expectations of the professional, or the perceptions of the general p
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Money talks: The most profitable time of the year
We look at the decline in holiday spending in America and ask what surprises 2017 could bring. And Adrian Wooldridge takes on the ghosts of capitalism past, present and future
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Takes you by the hand and shows you the ins and outs of skype. The tabs, personalizing your profile, chatting and talking via voice.
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ArtYard began in Frenchtown, NJ with a “hatch.” From a huge egg, people emerged in chicken costumes to the music of a jazz saxophonist, leading a parade from ArtYard’s future headquarters in an old egg hatchery to its current space at 62A Trenton Road. It’s the kind of unexpected, collaborative event that ArtYard has become known for, and that you can expect more of in the future. Producer Susan Wallner visited ArtYard Founder and Executive Director Jill Kearney at the new, expansive cen
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3. What does visualisation mean?

‘Imagery is a powerful force for perception and understanding. Being able to “see” something mentally is a common metaphor for understanding it. An image may be of some geometrical shape, or of a graph or diagram, or it may be some set of symbols or some procedure.

Visualising means summoning up a mental image of something – seeing it in your mind. Some people can actually close their eyes and “see” a p
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1.964 Design for Sustainability (MIT)
The course considers the growing popularity of sustainability and its implications for the practice of engineering, particularly for the built environment. Two particular methodologies are featured: life cycle assessment (LCA) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The fundamentals of each approach will be presented. Specific topics covered include water and wastewater management, energy use, material selection, and construction.
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1.12.1 Contestation and power

The metaphors of ‘discursive space’ and ‘argumentative texture’ bring a number of points to our attention. First, we can note the emphasis on contestation. There is usually in social life a struggle over how things are to be understood and for that reason it makes sense to talk of a politics of representation. Second, power is at issue here. Social scientists who study discourse have been interested in how people, groups and institutions mobilize meanings. How have some
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1.7.1 Differentiating dyslexia from other reading difficulties

The idea that dyslexia is distinctive from other forms of reading difficulty is still debated. One viewpoint is that reading ability is a simple continuum, with exceptionally gifted readers at one end and people with dyslexia at the other. However, as we have already seen, dyslexia involves more than just difficulties in reading and writing. Reading difficulties must be specific and accompanied by a variable profile of cognitive abilities. It is the presence of other characteristics unrelated
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