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Engineers Of The Imagination

Author : Tony Coult
ISBN : UOM:39015001763732
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Welfare State International are brilliant at making an audience of strangers into a community" (Guardian) Since its foundation by John Fox in 1968, Welfare State International has developed a unique form of celebratory theatre that reaches popular audiences through remarkable combinations of archetypal and contemporary imagery. This handbook is a guide to the basic techniques of the company's work - the making of processions; large scale puppets and sculptures; fixed structures; fire and ice technology; shadow puppets; processional theatre and dance music - set in a context that explains the thinking behind the work, and describes some past Welfare State International events. This is first and foremost a practical book rather than an academic treatise.
Category: Performing Arts

The Dead Good Funerals Book

Author : Sue Gill
ISBN : 0952715902
Genre : Funeral rites and ceremonies
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Most people dread funerals, but they don''t h ave to be such awful events. Gill and Fox show how you can t ake control of the process and design a more suitable ceremo ny, whatever your faith or belief system. '
Category: Funeral rites and ceremonies

The Comedian As The Letter D Erasmus Darwin S Comic Materialism

Author : D.M. Hassler
ISBN : 9789401024617
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Child is father of the Man; And I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety. William Wordsworth, "Ode: Intimations of Immortality" Wallace Stevens said somewhere that the theory of poetry is the life of poetry.l Charles Darwin, who likes poetry, "recognized that at the eost of losing his appreciation of poetry and other things that delighted him in his youth, his mind had become a 'machine for grinding generallaws out of large colleetions of facts.' "2 Somewhere in between the polar positions of Stevens' extreme aesthetic belief and Darwin's extreme meehanistic belief lies the aesthetics of empirical thought and the whole modem Romantic tradition. There have been men in between who were both meehanists and poets, who both beIieved in automatic material meehanisms and tried to use the imagination. Erasmus Darwin was one of these "in between" figures. and since he lived early (1731-1802) in the modem scientific era he was one of the first. This older Darwin, the grandfather of Charles, has not been given due credit as a transitional figure in the development of the literature of our scientific era. Although historically and in terms of intelleetual stature the grandfather was a fanciful child compared to the giant grand soo, Erasmus Darwin's habits of thought anticipated one of the most distinguishing charaeteristics of his grandson. (The genetic suggestive.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

New Media Communication Skills For Engineers And It Professionals Trans National And Trans Cultural Demands

Author : Patil, Arun
ISBN : 9781466602441
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The communication demands expected of today’s engineers and information technology professionals immersed in multicultural global enterprises are unsurpassed. New Media Communication Skills for Engineers and IT Professionals: Trans-National and Trans-Cultural Demands provides new and experienced practitioners, academics, employers, researchers, and students with international examples of best practices in new, as well as traditional, communication skills in increasingly trans-cultural, digitalized, hypertext environments. This book will be a valuable addition to the existing literature and resources in communication skills in both organizational and higher educational settings, giving readers comprehensive insights into the proficient use of a broad range of communication critical for effective professional participation in the globalized and digitized communication environments that characterize current engineering and IT workplaces.
Category: Technology & Engineering

New Theatre Quarterly 62 Volume 16

Author : Clive Barker
ISBN : 0521789028
Genre : Drama
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New Theatre Quarterly provides a lively international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet, and where prevailing dramatic assumptions can be subjected to vigorous critical questioning. It shows that theatre history has a contemporary relevance, that theatre studies need a methodology, and that theatre criticism needs a language. The journal publishes news, analysis and debate within the field of theatre studies. Articles in volume 62 include: Staging and Storytelling, Theatre and Film: Richard III at Stratford; The Theatrical Biosphere and Ecologies of Performance; The Afro-Caribbean Identity and the English Stage; A Riposte to David Mamet: Heresy and Common Sense in True and False; Form as Weapon: the Political Function of Song in Urban Zimbabwean Theatre; 'Aphrodite Speaks': on the recent Performance Art of Carolee Schneemann; Theatre and Urban Space: the Case of Birmingham Rep; Across Two Eras: Slovak Theatre from Communism to Independence; Whatever Happened to Gay Theatre?
Category: Drama

Analysing Performance

Author : Patrick Campbell
ISBN : 071904250X
Genre : Art
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A wide-ranging collection of specially commissioned essays by contributors of international standing about key aspects of the performing arts
Category: Art

The Making Of Green Engineers

Author : Andrew Jamison
ISBN : 9781627051590
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book discusses the ways in which engineering educators are responding to the challenges that confront their profession. On the one hand, there is an overarching sustainability challenge: the need for engineers to relate to the problems brought to light in the debates about environmental protection, resource depletion, and climate change. There are also a range of societal challenges that are due to the permeation of science and technology into ever more areas of our societies and everyday lives, and finally, there are the intrinsic scientific and technological challenges stemming from the emergence of new fields of "technosciences" that mix science and technology in new combinations. In the book, the author discusses and exemplifies three contending response strategies on the part of engineers and engineering educators: a commercial strategy that links scientists and engineers into networks or systems of innovation; an academic strategy that reasserts the traditional values of science and engineering; and an integrative strategy that aims to combine scientific knowledge and engineering skills with cultural understanding and social responsibility by fostering what the author terms a "hybrid imagination." Professor Jamison combines scholarly analysis with personal reflections drawing on over forty years of experience as a humanist teaching science and engineering students about the broader social, political and cultural contexts of their fields. The book has been written as part of the Program of Research on Opportunities and Challenges in Engineering Education in Denmark (PROCEED), funded by the Danish Strategic Research Council, for which Professor Jamison has served as coordinator.
Category: Business & Economics

Dynamics For Engineers

Author : Bichara B. Muvdi
ISBN : 0387947795
Genre : Mathematics
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This is the first volume of a comprehensive two-volume treatment of mechanics intended for students of civil and mechanical engineering. Used for several years in courses at Bradley University, the text presents statics in a clear and straightforward way and emphasizes problem solving. More than 350 examples clarify the discussion. The diskette included with the book contains EnSolve, a program written by the authors for solving problems in engineering mechanics. The program runs on Macintosh and PC-DOS computers and includes the following: - a unit converter for SI to US units and vice versa - a graphics program for plotting functions and data - a set of numerical subroutines The graphics module will, among other features, fit smooth splines between data, plot regression lines and curves, and change scales -- including from arithmetic to log and log-log. The numerical routines will, for example, find roots of polynomials, solve systems of equations, invert matrices, differentiate and integrate, and solve boundary-value problems.
Category: Mathematics