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October 2013

This year's conference showcases the diversity and quality of work in Mixed and Augmented Reality, with a top-qualit...


OCT 31
Center for New Technology in the Arts “Art-parkING” Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatoire Partners: ...

St Petersburg

November 2013

NOV 18
The Research Centre for Primitivism and Primitive Art (CIAP, of the University Institute...


December 2013

Since the 1980s, composers of Chinese ethnic backgrounds have received increasing attention in both scholarship and ...

Hong Kong,
Hong Kong

January 2014

JAN 10
The main goal of the 2014 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities is to provide an opportunity for ac...

United States

February 2014

FEB 12
Sessions will begin on Wednesday morning and continue through Saturday afternoon. Special events will enable you to ...

United States

FEB 28
The SCAD art history department welcomes interdisciplinary contributions that merge art history with other fields. T...

United States

April 2014

APR 10
The AAH Annual Conference and Bookfair is a UK-based event that takes place at a different institution each year. Thes...

United Kingdom

May 2014

MAY 29
During the history of the cinema, cities and films have always been inspirational to one another. The city has been reg...


October 2014

OCT 24
State of Britain : Representing / Writing Britain in the 20th and 21st Centuries In book 1, chapter 1 of Past and Pr...

Université Paris Diderot

November 2014

NOV 27
At the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, we investigate current practice and scholarship in the new...

Hong Kong

February 2015

FEB 13
The International Sculpture Center in collaboration with The College of New Jersey will present ISConnects: Social Sculp...

United States

March 2015

Strong Voices is a two-year project, funded by the Department for Education (DfE) to find ways of enabling disadvantaged...

United Kingdom

MAR 13
Le(s) Temps 38th AHVA Annual Graduate Student Symposium 13 & 14 March 2015 Deadline for Submissions: December 30, 2014...

The University of British

April 2015

We are honored to invite you to attend the workshop about Alexandria Urban Sketching which will be held on the time peri...


May 2015

MAY 20
Scope: The purpose of the 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS) is to brin...


MAY 21
The AzLab is a monthly seminar at the Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa. It aims to create new analytical pers...


June 2015

JUN 20
We are proud to announce the Third International Conference on Asian Studies 2015 (ICAS 2015) jointly organized by the ...


JUN 25
This symposium sets out to explore the productive tensions between forgetting and remembering and their effects on cultu...

University of Otago

July 2015

JUL 15
Dear Sirs, My name is Ricardo Mendonça and, and on behalf of the CHAM —Center for Overseas History at New University...

September 2015

SEP 21
What more is to be said about Space? Inexhaustible in its meanings, potentials and inspirational capacities, this phenom...

Novi Sad,

SEP 28
Dedicated to supporting the development of the parking industry in the UAE, Smart Parking UAE is a brand new specialized...

United Arab Emirates

October 2015

The IEEE PES Conference on Innovative SMART GRID Technologies (ISGT-LA 2015) Latin American, sponsored by the IEEE Power...


OCT 30
Our focus is the ancient use of sound in sacred and contemplative spaces, and a timeless continuity of human behavior th...


November 2015

Re-Create 2015, the sixth international Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology will mark the 1...


NOV 13
The First Workshop on Data Mining for Smart Cities (DMCities 2015) will be held in conjunction with The IEEE Internation...

Atlantic City,New Jersey,
United States

March 2016

MAR 15
Every day, more than two quintillion bytes of data is created in this info-centric digitalized world. This vast influx o...

Muscat, Town in Muscat, Masqat, Oman,

April 2016

At its 2016 Annual International Conference in Pasadena/Los Angeles, SAH will offer a total of 36 paper sessions. The So...

Pasadena/Los Angeles,
United States

APR 23
The purpose of the 5th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS) is to bring together...


APR 23
Conference name: The 5th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - SMARTGREENS 2016 Venue: ...


APR 24
In celebration of International Sculpture Day (IS Day) on Sunday, April 24, 2016, 1-6PM, the International Sculpture Cen...

Jersey City, New Jersey,
United States

May 2016

MAY 18
[DEADLINE EXTENDED] The 2nd International Workshop on Sensors and Smart Cities (SSC 2016) May 18, 2016, St. Louis, M...

St. Louis, Missouri,
United States

MAY 20
The Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University in Corfu Greece organizes a two-day interdisciplinary c...


September 2016

SEP 15
All inclusive artist retreat, focusing on body art. Includes cabin lodging, meals, three nights accommodations (plus the...

Wrightwood, California,
United States

SEP 22
The 3rd International Conference on Arts and Humanities (ICOAH) 2016 organized by The International Institute of Knowled...


October 2016

OCT 13
GSSC 2016 is a non-profit organization to provide opportunities to researchers to share and discuss their ideas in all a...


November 2016

NOV 22
After the first successful edition, EAI is bringing you the 2nd Smart City 360° 2016 Summit bridging the automotive ind...


May 2017

MAY 27
International Conference on Poetry Studies 27 May 2017 – London, UK organised by Interdisciplinary Research Foundati...

United Kingdom

June 2017

6-8 June 2017 | Novotel Amsterdam City, Netherlands | Grid Analytics Europe 2017 is ...


Although the influence of English upon other languages and cultures is enormous, the conference seeks to particularly in...


JUN 29
This year Morley has developed a number of Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), join us on 29 June 2017 to find out if study...

United Kingdom

July 2017

ISOA is a private academic art center which holds training courses in order to familiarize Professors and students of a...


September 2017

SEP 22
Subject: Invitation to attend the National Conference on “Sustainable Development of Smart Cities” on Sep 22-23, 201...

New Delhi,

SEP 26
IEC 61850 Europe 2017 Multi-Vendor Multi-Edition IEC 61850 Implementation & Operation 26-28 September 2017 | Novotel A...


November 2017

NOV 23
CALL FOR PAPERS The 6th Global Forum of Critical Studies Asking Big Questions Again 23 - 25 November 2017, Lucca, I...


January 2018

JAN 19
Welcome to 2018 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Digital Convergence Business(IC...


JAN 30
NextGen SCADA Europe 2017 Integrating High Functionality Cyber-Secure SCADA Systems into the Digital Grid 30 Janu...


March 2018

MAR 22
●Publication and Indexing All the accepted papers will be published on Conference Proceeding (Online Publish), whi...


May 2018

MAY 21
Conference Name: 2nd Lisbon International Conference on Social Science & Humanities (ICSSH), 21-22 May 2018, Portugal ...


June 2018

JUN 25
Works of art speak truths about war and conflict in a way that cannot be easily articulated by disciplines such as law o...

Melbourne, Victoria,

August 2018

AUG 27
The Cities 4.0 Conference and Exhibition is an international event conceptualised to provide the community and municipal...

kuala lumpur,

September 2018

SEP 25
It aims to improve cities through means that encompass Urban planning, Strategic Planning, Economic Planning, Architectu...


October 2018

OCT 26
●Topics(for more topics: Renewable Energy New Trends and Technologies for RESSs P...


December 2018

The 5th Int'l Conference on Molecular, Atomic, Nuclear and Particle Physics (MANPP 2018) will be held from December 1-3,...


“BUILDING AN OUTSTANDING WORLD-CLASS TOURISM DESTINATION” WTDF2018 is designed to provide an interactive platform...

Kuala Lumpur,

April 2019

APR 25
Conference official website: Meeting time:April 25-27, 2019. Meeting place:Melbourne, Aus...


May 2019

MAY 10
As the new generation of sensors and tools are being developed, municipal governments are formulating strategic plans ...


June 2019

OVERVIEW From robotic planting and harvesting systems through self-driving trucks, inspection systems, traceability, ro...

United States

August 2019

Call for paper 2019 3rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Technologies (AIAAT 2019)...


September 2019

SEP 23
Cities 4.0 Conference and Exhibition will be a platform for participants to gather and discuss on frameworks and strateg...

Kuala Lumpur,

October 2019

OCT 17
Welcome to the official website of the International Conference on Robotics and automation. The conference will be held ...

singapore city,

OCT 30
Welcome to the 2019 International Conference on Modern Mechanical and Civil Engineering (ICMMCE 2019) which will be held...


November 2019

NOV 25
“Annual Summit on Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning” to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 25-...


December 2019

DEC 12
IoT platform architecture, IoT analytics, Privacy preserving IoT data mining, IoT and big data integrity and confiden...


DEC 12
The ever-evolving digital age is becoming more intelligent and the future internet is shaping up. Technologies supportin...


DEC 30
A smart city is a label given to a city that incorporates Information and Communication technologies (ICT) to enhance th...

January 2020

JAN 20
The basic of a smart city is the integration of the information and communication technology (ICT), and various physical...


February 2020

FEB 19
Conference official website: Meeting time:February 19-21, 2020. Meeting place:Hong Kong, Chin...

Hong Kong,

March 2020

3rd Annual Pharma AI, IoT & Blockchain 2020 “Competences to Combat Counterfeits & Impact of AI, IoT, Blockchain & Big...

 London ,
United Kingdom

May 2020

MAY 18
The International Scientific Conference SGEM Florence 2020 is organized as an extended session of the SGEM International...


MAY 22
2020 International Conference on Language, Art and Cultural Exchange(ICLACE2020) will be held on May 22-24 in Xiamen, Ch...


June 2020

JUN 29
The conference examines how technology and medias influence and link art, art history and architecture and connect them ...

United Kingdom

JUN 30
This workshop will consider new insights through three recent experiences related to earthquakes and tsunamis that took ...

United Kingdom

July 2020

The Age-friendly Cities 2020 (AFC2020) designed to introduce Best Practices and served as a mechanism to create a deep u...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,

September 2020

SEP 22
The meeting always attracts a substantial number of contributions from participants from different backgrounds and count...


October 2020

This conference unveils the latest trends of architectural technologies and computational thinking as a way of improving...

United Kingdom

OCT 12
Cities 4.0 is an integrated platform to share experience and best practices; recommend solutions & strategies with the c...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,

November 2020

NOV 19
Scientificmeeticon international Pvt Ltd is delighted to invite you to attend the "International Conference on Robotics ...


NOV 30
The A2IC conference aims to establish an international forum of reference for the latest advances in the field of Artifi...


December 2020

International Conference "Play, Masks and Make-believe: Ritual Representations" 5 December 2020 – Cambridge, UK ...

United Kingdom

Recently, great attention has been raised to the transformation of our cities, which has been directed to the field of ...


March 2021

Sciinov announces Global Summit on Climate Change during march 08-09, 2021 at London, UK. The annual conference creates ...

United Kingdom


by Firnhaber, R. Paul and Leete, Art, eds


The understanding of shamanism in its variety of forms and manifestations has become vital in our understanding of the origins and development of ideological systems of the human family. Though not a religion, shamanism is the first formalization of the human quest for meaning, understanding and participation in the mysteries of the cosmic drama. It is a global phenomenon; cultural specific practices and beliefs reflecting and embodying universal "truths." This book is a collection of the papers presented at the 6th Conference of the International Society for Shamanistic Research held at the Viljandi Kultuurikolledz, Viljandi, Estonia in August of 2001. It represents the contemporary work of international scholarship in its attempt to understand the complexities of shamanism, both anc...

by Eloiese Krabbenhoft


There is a difference between providing students with an art experience and teaching art. Classroom teachers as well as art specialists will appreciate information on art basics, classroom management, criteria and rubric for evaluating art work and a strategy for learning to draw. Click here to preview the first 25 pages in Acrobat PDF format.

by Melvin H. Schuetz


Chesley Bonestell has been called the "Father of Space Art." His photorealistic paintings of the Moon and planets, and other worlds beyond, have awed us since they were first published, over half a century ago. Moreover, he showed, long before Gagarin or Glenn, what it would be like for humans to explore the vastness of space. As author Howard E. McCurdy has written in his book, Space and the American Imagination: "No artist had more impact on the emerging popular culture of space in America than Chesley Bonestell. . . . Through his visual images, he stimulated the interest of a generation of Americans and showed how space travel would be accomplished." Considering his great influence on both the public interest in space flight and the actual development of a national space program, ...

The Fine Art of Executive Protection

Handbook for the Executive Protection Officer

by A. Hunsicker


The number of incidents and crimes carried out by terrorists and criminals, such as physical threats, violent attacks, assassinations, kidnapping and hostage situations are increasing by the minute worldwide. Each incident is a constant and ever demanding challenge to the law enforcement and the personal security professionals in particular. A detailed, but understandable manual for the Executive Protection Officer is a priority and the answer to those challenging situations. The Fine Art of Executive Protection is a detailed, but understandable manual for the Executive Protection Officer providing answers to those challenging situations. See also Advanced Skills in Executive Protection, Understanding International Counter Terrorism: A Professional’s Guide to the Operational Art, and ...

The Art of Examining and Interpreting Histologic Preparations

A Laboratory Manual and Study Guide for Histology

by William J. Krause, Ph.D.


The examination and interpretation of tissue sections seen under the light microscope in a laboratory setting is an example of student-directed, independent problem solving. The proper reading of a histologic section is an acquired art that can only be developed through practice, close observation and repetition. This laboratory manual was designed as a guide for students to aid them in this endeavor. The laboratory study guide/manual was designed to be used as a supplement to any current textbook and/or atlas of Histology. Learning objectives provide the overall goals for each chapter. The narrative of the study guide explains how to systematically breakdown, examine and interpret each tissue and/or organ encountered, without regard to a given histologic slide from a specific slide collec...

The Art of Hosting

The Complete Training Guide for Waiters and Restaurant Hosts

by Gerard A. Pollion


Whether you're new to the business or you've been a server for years, The Art of Hosting will give you the tools you need to walk, talk and act like a seasoned pro.Filled with insider tips and info, this book will show you in clear, concise and easy-to-understand terms how to be an outstanding server in even the finest restaurants-and get the biggest tips!Includes sections on Table Set-up, Taking Guest Orders, Serving Drinks and Wine, Increasing Your Tips and more.

The Art of Inclusion

Success Stories of African Americans in the Nonprofit Sector

by Norris Rashe Dorsey


Success Stories of African Americans in the Nonprofit Sector presents the stories of 6 executives whose stories define African-American business success. Thriving in spite of multiple obstacles, they have enjoyed extraordinary careers at (and helped build the fortunes of) nonprofit organizations. In remarkably candid interviews, these exemplary professionals reveal not only the secrets of their successes, but the sources of their fears, their most difficult challenges, and their hopes for the future. Their experiences are presented according to what they reveal about the black experience in the white-centric workplace, from uncertainty to confidence, from struggle to strength, and from enjoying success to giving back in the name of those whose ...

Idolatry and Infinity

Of Art, Math, and God

by David R. Topper


Some unwritten stories only exist in fragments. In this book, for the first time, the histories of the injunction against idolatry and the dread of infinity are uniquely woven into one. The spectre of idolatry has haunted the three Western religions since the biblical prohibition. The story of iconoclasm runs from ancient times, where Jews largely ignored the ban on images, through the iconoclastic episodes in Islam and Christianity, and into modern times during the French Revolution. A perhaps surprising thesis of this book is that a conceptual and secular form of iconoclasm continued as the revulsion of illusionism in Modern Art. More recently it flared-up in the dynamiting of two large statues of the Buddha by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. The phobia of infinity arose from P...

Synthesizing Systems

The Work of Art and Science in the Fiction of Richard Powers

by Anna Darden Copeland


The purpose of this dissertation is to introduce a general reading audience to the major themes found in the fiction of Richard Powers with an emphasis on his use of science. For Powers, science is something more than the accumulation of technical data and the proliferation of theories developed to explain physical phenomena. It is an evolving body of knowledge which has important insights to contribute into the conditions which ground human experience The close and often detailed discussions of contemporary issues in science which Powers incorporates into his fiction indicate the extent to which he sees science as an inseparable component in any attempt to understand the complexities of human experience. The common ground Powers uses to link the interests of science and those of fiction ...

Winning Wars Before They Emerge

From Kinetic Warfare to Strategic Communications as a Proactive and Mind-Centric Paradigm of the Art of War

by Torsti Sirén


To avoid preparing to wage battles against our opponents in future wars, we should proactively and continuously influence the narrative identity structures of our potential opponents by using Strategic Communications (StratCom). This book argues that nations and societies of tolerance and pluralism (the so-called wonderful societies) should utilize StratCom to seduce their enemies, opponents, and potential opponents not only to behave in more tolerant ways, but above all to internalize peace, tolerance, and pluralism as essential values and guiding mental institutions of their identity structures. Winning Wars Before They Emerge will be of interest to students, lecturers and researchers of international relations and world politics, peace researchers, and information operations practiti...

Understanding International Counter Terrorism

A Professional’s Guide to the Operational Art

by A. Hunsicker


Understanding International Counter Terrorism is one serious effort to lay out a comprehensive strategy of how to deal with a whole gamut of possible terrorist incidents by using a language that any person or first responders like policemen, security personnel, firemen, paramedics, etc. can understand. This guide covers everything from bombings and hostage- taking, to NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) Terrorism, what needs to be done before, during, and after an event. This manual combines what minimally needs to be understood about Operational Counter- Terrorism by the government- level policy maker, while at the same time helping the personnel on the first responder level who are planning to cope with what must at least initially seem like an overwhelming attack. Terrorism i...

Aesthetic Alternative

Hip Hop as Living Art

by Shannon McCabe


With over thirty-five years in the making, hip-hop has grown and developed into a global phenomenon. Despite its global expansion from the Bronx, New York, in the 1970s, the hip-hop arts confront criticism, both aesthetically and culturally. Repeatedly criticized as an art that glorifies misogyny, pimping, prostitution, objectification of women, crime, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination, scholars denounce the hip-hop arts as ignorant, offensive garbage, devoid of any aesthetics and culture. However, this is a limited, one-sided view of the hip-hop arts and culture. From local urban streets to global metropolitan stages, the hip-hop arts and culture continue to evolve many artistic and cultural traditions from across the globe, which are in opposition with the image of commercial...

Joyce's Finnegans Wake

The Curse of Kabbalah Volume 4

by John P. Anderson


This fourth in a series continues this non-academic author’s ground-breaking word by word analysis of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. This volume covers all of chapters 1.7, 1.8 and 2.1 with the intent to explore them as art objects. In chapters 1.7 and 1.8 Aesthetics meets Theosophy meets Metaphysics. Together they share a common subject—how one part or whole treats another part. These two chapters move from shun to share, hurt to help, male to female. In aesthetics, from bad art to good art. In theosophy, from TZTZ god to ES god. In metaphysics a la Arthur Schopenhauer, from male to female aspects of Will. Featuring an all male cast, chapter 1.7 is a stinging criticism of Shem by Shaun—brother against brother. Chapter 1.7 is intentionally bad art. In aesthetic terms, the whole of...

by Richard Mezo


Since its publication in 1860, critics have questioned the artistic value of Hawthorne's The Marble Faun. A revival of critical interest during the 1950's and 1960's has done little to change a generally unfavorable opinion of the work. With a few notable exceptions, most recent critics believe The Marble Faun to be inferior to Hawthorne's other completed romances. Such opinions, however, usually seem to be based upon the personal taste of the individual critic rather than upon any sort of objective artistic standards. The purpose of this study is to examine and evaluate the various critical approaches to The Marble Faun. These interpretations provide the basis for a re-appraisal of the work. A study of the structure, the main themes, and the characters of The Marble Faun reveals tha...

Sculpture Off the Pedestal

Monuments and Their Makers

by Joan B. Altabe


Sculpture Off the Pedestal is a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of 25 leading sculptors from the Renaissance to the present through their own words or those who knew them. Aiming to avoid dry-as-dust art histories, Sculpture Off the Pedestal puts old and modern master sculptors by the reader's side, emptying their heads about their work and their ways of thinking. The book is intended not only for the art student or art lover, but also for the untutored and those who think of art as a remote subject. Most art histories focus on painting. Chronicling the lives of sculptors in and out of their studios fills a gap.

by Gina De Gorna


How to Paint Tropical Sunsets is the first and only instructional book about the art of painting tropical sunsets. The book will be of interest to art enthusiasts of all ages. No previous painting experience is required. A list of all necessary materials is included, along with detailed step-by-step instructions and plenty of painting tips, beautiful samples, and colorful references. How to Paint Tropical Sunsets is a great tool for art therapy, art classes, self enjoyment, and stress relief. "Anyone may enjoy a stunning sunset moment, but only an artist can always create one." --Gina De Gorna

by Gina De Gorna


How to Paint Abstract Sunsets: Step by Step is the first and only instructional book about the art of painting abstract sunsets. The book will be of interest to art enthusiasts of all ages. No previous painting experience is required. A list of all necessary materials is included, along with detailed step by step instructions and plenty of painting tips and beautiful samples. How to Paint Abstract Sunsets is a great tool for art therapy, art classes, and stress relief.

by A. Hunsicker


Any professional actively engaged in the executive protection field, novice or veteran, whether in a team or as team leader, must train for, and be able to pinpoint, even the most unexpected security concerns. The continuation of The Fine Art of Executive Protection - Handbook for the Executive Protection Officer (2007), Advanced Skills in Executive Protection contains carefully selected and illustrated material for the executive protection and security enforcement professional. All available training and study material, individual case studies, and real scenarios, combined with professional experience, serve as the foundation for this specialist's manual. For the client, as a prospective principal, it provides important details that will assure lifesaving protection. Comprehensive, d...

by Olga Sicilia


This work focuses on contemporary Zimbabwean Stone Sculpture - widely known until the early 1990s as "Shona Sculpture" - from the perspective of a critical anthropological analysis of cultural identity and representation. The analysis frames the inception of this art movement within the colonial socio-historical circumstances of its genesis, where discourse about the producers of this art form ("Shona discourse") was created. Drawing from the social context of inequality and racial (spatial) segregation, and from the concepts of the "primitive" in art and anthropology, the author aims to show how "Shona discourse" entails a primitivist construction of the Other (i.e., the sculptors' cultural identity) that is directly linked to modernist primitivism. "Shona discourse," as a temporalising d...

Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Rebirth of Tragedy

by John P. Anderson


This is a reader’s guide to Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness as art, not as a page-turner but as art. As he has done with other works of Conrad, Anderson traces Conrad’s art in a line-by-line analysis of most of this short novel.Anderson traces the unifying theme of the novel to Nietzsche’s ideas in The Birth of Tragedy. Nietzsche interpreted ancient Greek tragedy as a reflection of Dionysian and Apollinian life experiencesof the Greek audience. Apollo was a Greek god of the higher orders of civilization and the civilized restraint and control that is necessary for getting along with others. Dionysus, on the other hand, was agod of nature and fertility and is associated with unrestrained, orgiastic worship.This author shows how Conrad used the contrast betwe...

by John P. Anderson


This third in a series continues this non-academic author's ground-breaking word by word analysis of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, Joyce's last blessing on mankind. This volume covers chapters 1.5 and 1.6 with the intent to explore them as art objects, to examine how they work as art. By contrast with previous reduction-based chapters, Chapter 1.5 features expansion, One becoming Many. The spirit of the female principle registered in ALP's letter or "mamafesta" hatches the expansion. This chapter honors creativity in literature along with the human female instinct for giving birth to new human potential. An academically-oriented Professor explores but misses the meaning of the letter. Aristotle's concept of the infinite and the legend of Krishna injecting independence in Gopi milk w...

Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680)

Dutch Classicist, English Portraitist, and Collector

by Brandon Henderson


The Dutch-born English Baroque portrait painter Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680) is chiefly known for his drowsy, sensual beauties and bewigged courtiers associated with the Restoration court of Charles II. He is often seen as merely successor or "imitator" of Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), with a common resemblance in all his sitters and an inability to capture a true likeness, as well as an absence of any personal characterization or psychological interest. Alternately, this dissertation aims to reveal Lely's genius of superb draughtsmanship, fine color and lively composition, as well as to examine and reinstate the artist's impact and deep impress on British painting. Lely's early style owes much to his Dutch origin and training with the pioneers of Dutch classicism, and the distinctive...

The Experience of Creating One's Life Vision

A Heuristic and Organic Approach

by Angela Louie


Creating a life vision for oneself is something that can have a significant and profound impact in one's life. It can influence and direct choices, environments, and occupations. Very little has been written in occupational therapy literature about this important aspect of life. In this paper, a heuristic and organic new paradigm research approach is used to uncover in-depth the implicit and explicit qualities, processes, and themes. The study includes life vision narratives from the researcher and seven participants, as well as a group process and a creative synthesis. Findings indicate that there are two journeys that participants go on- an outer journey that is more worldly and linear, and an inner journey that comes from an intuitive place within and speaks to existential, spiritual, a...

A New History of Violin Playing

the vibrato and Lambert Massart's revolutionary discovery

by Zdenko Silvela


An in depth study of the most superlative violin performers and teachers in history. The result of more than eleven years of deep investigation on the subject, this New History is by far the best available in the 21st century. It studies specifically the vibrato and its evolution. A study of the main violin schools of the world, with special emphasis in their evolution, and the direct conexión teacher-pupil. In the course of this history we will see how the great performers became, often, the great masters of new great violinists, who, in their turn, became the teachers of new superlative performers, and so on, in an uninterrupted chain of teacher-pupil intercommunication, the interrelation of whom is carefully studied, to higlight the evolution of the main violin playing school...

by Omer Mansoor Paracha


Agent technology is a novel approach for the development of distributed systems. In particular, mobile agents can provide much greater flexibility and robustness than the traditional distributed system methodologies since they provide mobility from platform to platform. Thus, they form a vast area of research. One key problem faced by the mobile agent systems is security. A migrating agent can face many threats while migrating to a host/ agent platform. Similarly the platform can be maliciously affected by an agent. A number of different approaches have been suggested in the literature to deal with security of mobile agents. In this thesis, we present an overview of such threats and present an "agent threat model" for mobile agent systems. Based on this model, we survey and evaluate the te...

Kafka's Last Pipes

The Burrow and Josephine the Singer, or the Mouse Folk

by John P. Anderson


Fresh from the twilight zone of Kafka's The Metamorphosis, this non-academic author treats on a line by line basis two of Kafka's last stories, stories written while he was wheezing with tuberculosis. Not surprisingly, these stories features pipes, just what Kafka was thinking about all the time while he was bed ridden, his sore pipes. Kafka experienced the threat of death at the same time as he experienced the love of his life with Dora Diamant. In these two stories Kafka spot-lights fear and love, the most basic human issues and those that had taken possession of Kafka's life. Fear and love in the lives of a mole-like creature alone in a burrow and mice in a crowded colony. In stories with no humans, Kafka teaches us what is most important in being human. The Burrow examines fear-based...


Sacred and Pagan Architecture in Prehistory

by Alberto Pozzi


Megalithism, or the art of using huge boulders to create sacred, pagan monuments and sites, still fascinates us today. How did Prehistoric man cut, transport, and place such enormous stones, some weighing up to 200 metric tons, without bulldozers, drills, and cranes? Yet primitive man, without the written word or wheel, created structures which still stupefy us in the 21st century, both due to their components and the precision used in positioning them. This book takes us back in time to the 5th-2nd millennia B.C. and helps us visualise the Stone Age world and its constructions - menhirs, dolmens, rows and circles of standing stones. Undoubtedly they were sacred places, used for pagan rituals and funerary purposes, but the author also gives us details of their astronomic and physical...

The IVF Guide

What You Need to Know About Fertility, Infertility and Available Treatment Options

by Ahmet Ozyigit, PhD; Savas Ozyigit, MD


IVF Treatment is a very personal journey- one with ups and downs. While there might be loads of information on infertility out there, it is very difficult to find the right information that fits your unique needs. Search for the right treatment option begins with the understanding that every patient is unique and standard treatments do not produce the same outcome for everyone. This concise and accessible overview of reproductive medicine in the 21st century seeks to demystify in vitro fertilization for prospective parents and students. The IVF Treatment Guide walks readers through the fundamentals of human reproductive anatomy and physiology as well as disease processes that cause infertility. This guidebook also highlights various fertility testing methods and treatment options that are ...

Behind the Shield

Anti-Riot Operations Guide

by A. Hunsicker


The worldwide number of incidents involving civil disturbances, public unrests, demonstrations, uprisings, and riots is increasing by the minute. Each incident presents an ever-demanding challenge for law enforcement and security professionals. A detailed and understandable manual for security enforcement and riot control professionals is a priority, and the answer to those challenging situations. Any professional actively, directly, or indirectly engaged in crowd control operations, novice or veteran, whether in a unit or as team leader, must train for and be able to pinpoint even the most unexpected security concerns. Behind the Shield contains carefully selected and illustrated material for the crowd control, law enforcement, and security professional. All of the available training a...

Tokyo Phantasmagoria

An Analysis of Politics and Commodity Capitalism in Modern Japan Through the Eyes of Walter Benjamin

by Kenny Loui


As the sun set on the 20th century, a new age dawned in Japan. This new era, symbolized by the postmodern city of Tokyo, has ushered in not only technological innovation and economic prowess, but changing attitudes and values among Japanese young people. This transformation is not an uncommon or even new phenomenon, but simply the result of modern life. And one of the symptoms of modernity is the prevalence of an “ethics of materialism,” the ever-increasing concern for the acquisition of wealth and commodity goods, sometimes at the expense of the concern for human life itself. Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) was a German-Jewish philosopher whose writings examined topics including, but not limited to, art, history, and politics. His life’s work, published posthumously as The Arcad...