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      Sherwin, Guy (2016-03)
    • Handbook of Research on Digital Media and Creative Technologies

      Harrison, Dew (IGI Global, 2015-03)
      Description Emerging technologies enable a wide variety of creative expression, from music and video to innovations in visual art. These aesthetics, when properly explored, can enable enhanced communication between all kinds of people and cultures. The Handbook of Research on Digital Media and Creative Technologies considers the latest research in education, communication, and creative social expression using digital technologies. By exploring advances in art and culture across national and sociological borders, this handbook serves to provide artists, theorists, information communication specialists, and researchers with the tools they need to effectively disseminate their ideas across the digital plane. Topics Covered Animation Art and Technology Communication Technologies Computer Games Digital Self Identity Education in Creative Spaces Spatial Reasoning and Creative Design Urban Management Video Processing Technologies Virtual Reality
    • The haptic iPod: passive learning of multi-limb rhythm skills

      Dalgleish, Mat; Holland, SImon; Bouwer, Anders (British Computing Society (BCS), 2011-07-04)
      Recent experiments showed that the use of haptic vibrotactile devices can support the learning of multi-limb rhythms [Holland et al., 2010]. These experiments centred on a tool called the Haptic Drum Kit, which uses vibrotactiles attached to wrists and ankles, together with a computer system that controls them, and a midi drum kit. The system uses haptic signals in real time, relying on human entrainment mechanisms [Clayton, Sager and Will, 2004] rather than stimulus response, to support the user in playing multi-limbed rhythms. In the present paper, we give a preliminary report on a new experiment, that aims to examine whether passive learning of multi-limb rhythms can occur through the silent playback of rhythmic stimuli via haptics when the subject is focusing on other tasks. The prototype system used for this new experiment is referred to as the Haptic iPod.
    • “He will bid me cross the border”: George Borrow's Wild Wales , O. M. Edwards's Cartrefi Cymru and the imagined nation

      Byrne, Aidan (Taylor and Francis, 2014-04-22)
      This article argues that George Borrow’s Wild Wales (1862) and O. M. Edwards’s Cartrefi Cymru (1896) construct Wales in significantly different ways through their authors’ journeys around Wales in the mid- and late-Victorian periods, by drawing on Benedict Anderson’s theory that nationalism requires industrial capitalism to construct an “imagined nation”. I suggest that Borrow’s neo-Romantic Wales allows for elective affinity for cultured outsiders while discursively excluding “lower” ethnic groups, while Edwards’s work constructs an essentialist and exclusive respectable, Nonconformist Wales. It further argues that beneath the didactic purpose of the texts, both texts hold therapeutic or recuperative significance for their authors.
    • Health in the digital era: searching health information online

      Mitu, B; Marinescu, Valentina; Mitu, Bianca (Routledge, 2016-01-01)
      This chapter examines a demanding and rather sensitive topic, specifically the search of health information online. Based on the work of Lustria, Smith and Hinnant who analyse the search of health information online in the United States (US). It reports on a survey conducted from May to July 2015 in the United Kingdom (UK). The chapter investigates the use of web-based technologies for seeking health information and personal health information management in the UK. It helps to understand health literacy' as the ability of people to read and understand health information at large, and to recognize reliable information online, evaluate it and use it to make informed healthcare choices or decisions. It uses Neter and Brainin's theory in measuring people's level of eHealth literacy. The chapter measures eHealth literacy; online health information search strategies, as well as health information sources and evaluation criteria used by consumers.
    • Heritage and Diversity

      Jones, David (2017)
    • Heygate Estate Sketches (Drawing)

      Read, Howard (UCL, Urban Laboratory, 2013-11)
    • Historical ‘signposts’ and other temporal indicators in the Czech lexicon

      Tom Dickins (2012)
      This article posits that the Czechs employ a great many historical markers, previously applied to other events of national importance, which help to shape collective memory and right the ‘wrongs’ of the past. It is argued that these temporal indicators share a number of clearly defined characteristics, and that their use is too systematic and calculated to be merely a function of the constraints of the lexicon. The first part of the study considers in detail questions of semantics (especially the distinction between denotation and connotation), the lexicographical sources available to the researcher, and the lexical ‘signpost’ in context, while the second part focuses on practical examples of lexical re-appropriation since 1918, with particular reference to dictionaries and the Czech National Corpus.
    • 'Home, (bitter)sweet home’. Voices of post-EU enlargement returnees to Poland

      Galasinska, Aleksandra; Hornstein Tomić, Caroline; Pichler, Robert; Scholl-Schneider, Sarah (LIT Verlag, 2018)
      This study examines the various discourses surrounding the return to Poland of migrants who left the country following accession to the EU in 2004. The data, which was analysed from the perspectives of discourse and narrative, stemmed from two complementary research projects. The first netnographic study examined a number of entries on an internet forum triggered by newspaper reports and articles related to (re)migration and published in the online issues of the ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’ since 2004. The data gathered from online media was coupled with semi-structured interviews with returnees collected during an ethnographic project conducted in 2013–14. The analysis revealed two distinctive themes: a tendency to complain about the home country upon return and the prospect of remigration. This chapter will attempt to explain how discourses of migration, return and remigration are thematically linked with – and at the same time contextualized in – post-communist transition, as well as how the micro-level of individual/semi-private stories feeds into general patterns of (re)migration to post-communist European countries.
    • Horseplay: Equine performance and creaturely acts in cinema

      HOCKENHULL, STELLA (Amsterdam University Press, 2014)
      Béla Tarr’s latest and reputedly final film, The Turin Horse (2011), takes its prompt from the story about an encounter that Nietzsche claims to have experienced with a maltreated horse on Via Carlo Alberto, Turin.[1] Tarr’s film opens with an image of a large horse pulling a cart through the bleak, inhospitable Hungarian landscape. The mare (Ricsi) walks toward the camera, seen in close-up and from a low angle; blinkered and with a sweat-matted coat, she progresses forward, seeming to struggle with the extreme weight of her cargo. As she continues on her journey the camera reveals her driver: Ohlsdorfer (János Derzsi), a stern and unkempt bearded man whose face remains expressionless throughout the film. The wind stirs up dust on the unmade road and blows the man’s hair and the horse’s mane; at this point, with her ears set back and her eyes showing white, the animal’s demeanour signals unease and discomfort. Tarr continues his focus on the horse, the camera roving over her powerful, straining body, thus displaying the arduous work involved in this daily toil. At one point she lowers her head and gathers her strength to pull harder against the wind and, surrounded by dust, she opens and closes her mouth, quickening her pace in the process. Toward the end of the sequence the man alights and leads the animal for the remainder of their journey home.
    • Hospitable offbeats: jazz improvisation and the unconditional welcome

      Paradiso, Francesco (Radio - Sound It Out - CFRU 93.3FM - International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2017)
    • How arts education makes a difference: research examining successful classroom practice and pedagogy, edited by Josephine Fleming, Robyn Gibson and Michael Anderson

      Prior, Ross W. (Taylor & Francis, 2016-08-29)
      Book Review How Arts Education Makes a Difference: Research examining successful classroom practice and pedagogy, Edited by Josephine Fleming, Robyn Gibson and Michael Anderson. London and New York: Routledge, xvii+ 301pp., £95.00 (hardcover), ISBN 9781138845794. For the most part this book is a report on an ambitious Australian project drawing on the findings of a two-year longitudinal qualitative study led by an educational psychologist, who was the principal investigator, and was supported by a team of researchers. The book results from an Australian Research Council Linkage Project grant in partnership with the Australian Council for the Arts, 2009–2011. The project attempted to study the impact of arts involvement in the academic outcomes of 643 students from 15 schools on the East Coast of Australia in an attempt to investigate what might constitute best practice in learning and teaching in the arts within primary and secondary schools in Australia. The project was entitled “The Role of Arts Education in Academic Motivation, Engagement and Achievement” (AEMEA).
    • How buildings learn / Civilization and its Discontents

      Cornford, Matthew; Cross, David (2004)
      Two site-specific installations, “How Buildings Learn” and “Civilization and its Discontents” were created for “Values - 11th Biennial of Visual Arts”, Pancevo, Serbia. The context of the Biennial was the degraded economy, polity and culture of former Yugoslavia, following a civil war of ethnic cleansing, nationalist dictatorship, economic embargo and a NATO bombing. The installations advanced knowledge by stimulating public debate on the relationship between art, the social contract and the limits of political obligation. These ideas have subsequently reached a wider audience through photographic documentation of both works. For “How Buildings Learn”, Cornford & Cross made use of ready-made material in the form of documents and books from the Public Records Office to block a doorway within the actual building. The tight-packed book surface belied its dense mass of material, and the labour that produced it. “How Buildings Learn” acted as a paradoxical sign: both for the futility of all effort, and for the painful work yet to be done in relating history to memory. “For Civilization and its Discontents” the artists signalled a call to anarchy, from a position of security as foreign nationals. The flags, five feet square, referred to Ad Reinhardt’s black paintings, which relate to his interest in Islamic art. By flying them from civic buildings throughout the city, the artists questioned the split between the philosophical ideal of anarchy and its political associations with destructive chaos.
    • How much could sexuality cost

      Chukhrov, Keti (European University at Saint-Petersburg, 2016-07-20)
      Sexuality is not possible without phantasm, phantasm is not possible without the imaginaries maintained by private property. Private property resides in surplus economy. Surplus economy is libidinal. The question would then be: how much could sexuality cost? Or does sexuality vanish if the economy stops to be libidinal?
    • How They Hate Us... (2016, 26')

      Kossoff, Adam (Montreal World Film Festival, 2016-07)
      In How They Hate Us (2016, 26’) Mohammad Bakri reads Kafka’s short story, Jackals and Arabs written in 1917. The film was made in response to the decision by the Israeli courts that Franz Kafka’s manuscripts had been left to the Israeli National Library and the claim that his work naturally belonged to the state of Israel. The film uses the long take as a reflexive and political aesthetic: the long take exposes and ‘deterritorialises’ the interior of cinematic language, and at its best, or maybe at its longest, the long take works through “a continuum of reversible intensities” (1975, Deleuze and Guattari), and as a form of ‘demontage’ or ‘remontage’.
    • Human brown adipose tissue activity assessed via positron emission tomography/computed tomography is inversely associated with environmental temperature

      Georgakopoulos, A; Koutsikos, J; Krase, A; Nintou, E; Metaxas, M; Athanasiou, K; Georgoulias, P; Gkiata, P; Koutedakis, Y; Dinas, P; et al. (Springer, 2018-10)
      Introduction: Cold exposure increases brown adipose tissue (BAT) activity, which may lead to increased resting energy expenditure (REE) with beneficial effects on body composition. However, evidence on the impact of normal daily living environmental temperature (Tenv) on BAT activity is limited. In this study, we examined the impact of Tenv on BAT activity of healthy men.
    • Hundredweight

      Wood, John; Harrison, Paul (2003)
      “Hundredweight” is a 6 channel video installation of fixed-camera documentation of 2-D and 3-D events performed by the collaborating artists. It consists of 36 sections shown on 6 monitors. Building on previous work but directly addressing painting and drawing using a single fixed camera position. The construction of the work allows the viewer to watch all six screens of individual action simultaneously; but also to focus on individual actions. Using a single set with a fixed camera position allows a play between space (the architectural set) and time; all the actions take place in the same space but at different times. The overhead camera position flattens the three dimensional space reducing the architecture to a plan, emphasising the action’s relationship to painting and drawing. The 36 sections are subdivided into six groups, lighting, drawing, static, etc each one looking at a specific art historical or architectural element.
    • Hybrid Acoustic Modelling of Historic Spaces Using Blender

      Foteinou, Aglaia; Van Mourik,Jelle; Oxnard, Stephen; Murphy, Damian (Forum Acusticum, 2014-03)
    • Ideation and Photography: A critique of François Laruelle’s concept of abstraction

      Roberts, John (Taylor & Francis, 2016-07-20)
      In Concept of Non-Photography (2011) and Photo-Fiction (2012), François Laruelle, outlines a theory of photographic abstraction that breaks completely with the debate on realism in photographic theory. Refusing to see photographic representation as involving any concession to resemblance (photographs have more in common with other photographs than with the objects they depict, he declares), he inflates the notion of the photograph as a symbolic entity into a transcendental theoretical domain. This is the result of his radical (non-philosophical) separation of appearances from truth (nothing stands ‘behind’ photographs he asserts). If this inflates photographs-as-abstractions as a form of rich ‘unlimited theoretical’ production, it also deflates them as social discursive entities, that ‘give and ask for reasons’. The result is a post-dialectical flattening of photographic appearances, in which images run in one-dimensional ‘parallel’ with the world. Laruelle’s attempt to release photography from mere appearances, produces a socially deracinated account of abstraction.
    • Identifying and addressing the needs of art and design students at risk of underachievement in their incoming year of study

      Salter, Pam; Peacock, Diane (University of Wolverhampton, 2002)
      Following the piloting of the ILP (Individual Learning Profile) in the previous academic year (2000/1), the project aimed to consolidate the mechanism for identifying needs and supporting students during their incoming year of study. Through refining the processes by which students at risk are identified and assisted, the intention was to empower individual students to recognise and build on their strengths, and enable weaknesses, or perceived weaknesses, to be addressed. The project also aimed to raise awareness of both students and staff to the importance of customized and timely learning support, designed to enable a greater number of students to reach their creative and academic potential. The school can cite numerous anecdotal examples of how targeted Learning Support has had a direct impact on the quality of the student learning experience. The project aimed systematically to test the hypothesis that there is a correlation between additional learning support and student retention.