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The True Artisans of Japanese Artifact Swords - Technology has steadily evolved to develop more innovative and productive techniques in the making of various crafts. In addition to enhancing the quality of products, the ability to create them at a higher rate has been discovered. However, quality and quantity are usually inversely proportional to each other. In more recent times consumers have begun to desire Japanese artifacts. Most producers attempt to sate this desire through mass production. While this alternative may be inexpensive, it lacks the high quality that true artisans can deliver....   [tags: Japanese artifacts, Japan, art, swords,] 1262 words
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Analyzing and Improving Multimodality in the Memory Artifact - The purpose of my memory artifact is to argue that epic poetry is a form of memory representation used to portray the collective memory of a nation and a civilization. An Epic poem is a long narrative poem that deals with an event significant or important to a culture or nation. I believe my presentation was quite successful since I was able to get my message across and make a connection with the audience. However, my presentation only incorporated the visual and oral components of WOVEN and failed to stand alone by itself....   [tags: Technology ] 1496 words
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Understanding Image and Visual Media Artifact - Critically analyzing of visual media artifact investigates visual culture. An analysis entails image interpretation of image equally applicable to genres of photographs as form of advertisement. In this paper, I will critically examine photographs. According to Barrett (2011) he suggested that critic starts with description that involves developing a list of facts concerning the subject matter within the image. Description is a data gathering process of photograph (p. 17). It’s also establishing a typology of the photograph’s content matter....   [tags: photographs, wunderkammers, gallery]
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Gilmore Girls: An Artifact Analysis of Cognitive Dissonance - Introduction Communication is ubiquitous. Through out a normal day one might say hello to a neighbor, use hand gestures to express a message, smile at a stranger, or text a friend about dinner plans. These activities and more may happen on a “normal” day but the analysis of such interactions can prove to be quite complicated. The study of various theories of communication shed light on the reasons why people interact the way the do as well as help prepare a person for future communicative encounters....   [tags: Communication ]
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Artifact Study of an Olympiakos Soccer Jersey - Artifact Study of an Olympiakos Soccer Jersey Introduction The artifact of appearance I have chosen is a soccer jersey representing Olympiakos, a team in the top Greek league. I acquired this article of clothing during the summer of 1995. Many factors have contributed to my interest in Greek soccer jerseys. These include my Greek heritage, my family's fanaticism with soccer, and the growing popularity of sports jerseys in the, for severe lack of a better term, alternative subculture. In this paper, I will perform an artifact study on this jersey....   [tags: Greece Greek Sports Essays] 1561 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of Artifact: The Ballot or the Bullet - Rhetorical Analysis of Artifact: The Ballot or the Bullet Speech Given by Malcolm X I. Introduction: Though almost half a century has passed, the Civil Rights Movement remains one freshly imprinted in not only the history books of US schools but also in the minds of countless Americans. Albeit, American society has come quite a ways in the acceptance of the individual - regardless of sex, age, creed or ethnicity - prejudices of different sorts are still to be found throughout every one of the united states of America....   [tags: Papers Malcolm X Civil Rights Movement Essays] 2556 words
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The Lady Eagles Basketball Team: Perspectives from Fans, Players, and Myself - The Lady Eagles’ basketball team has been playing exceptionally well this season with a record of 27-7. Despite their successful record, there are many fans that have differing attitudes towards watching the Lady Eagles. The majority of USM fans prefer to watch the men’s basketball team because they are more exciting and aggressive. In order to get a comprehensive view of what the fans, the Lady Eagles, and myself think about this, I performed a case study on the USM Lady Eagles basketball team....   [tags: case study, artifact analysis]
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Cell phones have truly changed our lives - ... Mobile phones have even changed the way that individuals speak and associate with each other, making new governs of behavior and morals that have not yet been all around concurred upon. With this amazing technology and the new ways of using cell phone has made life so easy for all of us. It is the most vital factor of our lives today making it the only asset we want to carry with us when we leave our house. Today when someone asks you to pack your bags and go out somewhere, the only thing that comes to your mind is to take your cell phone with you and you're packed....   [tags: cultural artifact, lifestyle, minicomputer] 963 words
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E. M. Fleming's Model of Artifact Study and the Work Boot - E. M. Fleming's "Model of Artifact Study" and the Work Boot The work boot has become a hot item for many girls and young women. This artifact of appearance may reveal a lot about American culture and society in the 1990's. By applying E. M. Fleming's "Model of Artifact Study", I will analyze this artifact in an attempt to shed some light on the values, priorities, and ideals of our society. Just like Fleming's model suggests, this paper will be broken down into four major sections: Identification, Evaluation, Cultural Analysis, and Interpretation....   [tags: Sociology Society Culture]
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The Vinland Map: 15th Century Artifact or 20th Century Forgery? - The Vinland Map: 15th Century Artifact or 20th Century Forgery. Throughout history, the discovery of an ancient artifact has always brought with it much excitement. The idea that we are able to look at something that existed so long ago intrigues us. However, along with the excitement of new discoveries, there is often much controversy. One such discovery, the Vinland Map, has been the cause of much debate since 1957. The Vinland Map, first presented to the public in 1965 in a book written by Skelton, was discovered in 1957 (Skelton 1965, p.3)....   [tags: History Historical Essays]
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Ghost-Free High Dynamic Range Imaging Using Histogram Separation and Edge Preserving Denoising - In this paper, we introduce a ghost free High Dynamic Range imaging algorithm for obtaining ghost-free high dynamic range (HDR) images. The existing multiple image fusion based HDR method work only on condition that there is no camera and object movement when acquiring multiple, differently exposed LDR images. To overcome such an unrealistic condition, the proposed algorithm make three LDR images from a single input image. For this purpose a histogram separation method is proposed in the algorithm for generating three LDR images by stretching each separated histogram....   [tags: HDR, artifact, digital imaging]
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Popular Culture Artifacts - Bertolt Brecht asserted, “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” Art, encompassing all popular culture artifacts, both reflects the society that creates it and is itself an agent capable of changing social reality. Popular culture artifacts, like the Harry Potter series discussed in Nexon and Neumann’s work, Harry Potter and International Relations, exert agency, or causal power over the meaning and interpretation of cultural elements, by influencing the way ideas and values are constructed in everyday life....   [tags: Culture ]
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Ancient Artifacts - Prehistoric, as well as pieces of historic art, has (at times) been elusive to specific date labels mostly because people did not date or sign their work. Many pieces are undated, which has left art historians and others guessing as to what period different pieces are from. In order to know when a specific sculpture, painting, or work of architecture was created, the historian must look at from where the artifact originated. Was it used across the Aegean. Or mainly in Crete. Archeology is an excellent time period dating tool....   [tags: Archeology, Dating, Examples]
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Revealing Mien Culture Through Artifacts - ... The hats are called, “Moouah”. They were worn so that the baby does not get sick and this was the practical reason. The other reason why the hat was worn is so that bad spirits would not come in and possess the child. Anytime a child gets sick, the Shaman’s would come and perform a ceremony which usually revealed that another spirit had touched the baby and that is the reason why the baby is sick. This would be very bad because the Mien are very spiritually aware that there are “good” and “bad” spirits everywhere....   [tags: hat, blow-horn, soow] 693 words
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Ancient Artifacts in the Modern World: Provenance, Possession, and Cultural Heritage - After a recent lecture by Dr. Dyfri Williams, Research Keeper of Greek and Roman antiquities at the British Museum, several members of the audience stood up on behalf of Greece and expressed their outrage at the British Museum’s refusal to return the Parthenon Sculptures, or the Elgin Marbles, to the city of Athens. Dr. Williams answered their scathing interjections with a well-rehearsed summary of the issues key points and complexities of the issue, and it was clear he encountered such protests regularly....   [tags: Museum Artifacts]
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Cognitive Artifacts & Windows 95 - Cognitive Artifacts & Windows 95 The article on Cognitive Artifacts by David A. Norman deals with the theories and principles of artifacts as they relate to the user during execution and completion of tasks. These principles and theories that Norman speaks about may be applied to any graphical user interface, however I have chosen to relate the article to the interface known as Windows 95. Within Windows 95, Microsoft has included a little tool called the wizard that guides us through the steps involved in setting up certain applications....   [tags: essays research papers] 857 words
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Considerations for Finding Art Pieces or Artifacts for a Museum- Historical Importance Versus Revenue - It is challenging to decide which is of greater importance when finding art pieces or artifacts for a museum: the historical import or the profit margin. For some, cost-effectiveness or revenue produced in future by marketing replicas will be a priority, but for others historical importance and representativeness of the real historical article will be more important. The discernment between buying the work of a young artist with great promise at the expense of a classic art piece being put away or sold, in reference to which decision would be more worthwhile for future generations, is extremely difficult....   [tags: Archeology] 834 words
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What Remains Help Archeologists and Historians to Study and Learn - Archeologists and historians learn a great deal about the way people lived by studying remains of their towns, villages, houses, tools, household items, art, musical instruments, etc. These remains can help historians understand what the people in a place produced and traded, how they organized themselves, and even some things about their beliefs. Artifacts are important sources of information for archaeologists. Artifacts can tell us about the diet, tools, weapons, dress, and living structures of people who made and used them....   [tags: artifacts, culture, gilgamesh] 680 words
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Human Error in Archeology - The dangers of human error surround us all, but they cannot be avoided; it is inevitable. As I have gone through my high school career I have thought, though I know realize it is a very elementary thought, that science is one of the most stable curriculum and thus not susceptible to human error. I was very wrong. This week in my science class, Reading and Writing Science, we studied Archeology. Archeology is a field that requires the background information of history and the scientific methods of science....   [tags: science, artifacts, observations] 722 words
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Lebanon and the Hellas - Why is it that many Greek artifacts were found in the soils of Lebanon . Why were there Lebanese citizens who were buried in tombs that had Greek carvings . Was Lebanon a Greek occupation or was it a Hellenic vacation spot ?. When Darius perceived the fierce attack of Alexander, he turned his chariot around and was the first to flee, abandoning all of his soldiers and his property to be taken by Alexander. After Darius' loss to Alexander at Gaugamela, the Persian Empire, which included Lebanon, Iran, Armenia, Syria, Israel, Turkey ......   [tags: ancient Greek artifacts] 925 words
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The Looting of Indian or Aboriginal Artifacts - ... His namesake Lacey Act of 1894 and Lacey Act of 1900 had already put him at the forefront of the battle to protect America’s abundant natural resources. These two pieces of legislation combined to provide protections for plant and animal life, and enacted penalties for poaching and illegal sale of the same. He combined forces with an anthropologist by the name of Edgar Lee Hewett, scrapping the original three resolutions, and developing one comprehensive and far reaching proposal. The resulting piece of legislation, The Antiquities Act, is a notably brief piece of legislation....   [tags: pot hunters, archaeological places] 842 words
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Ivory Artifacts of The Israelietes - Imagine in your minds eye you are back in time during age of Israelites. Now imagine yourself walking the halls of palace. As you walk you see what seems to be a small fortune of art decorating the halls. You eventually stop walk and you find yourself in the throne room and right before you see a chair but, not just not any chair the most elegant chair you have ever see with your own two eyes. This chair glistens with jewels and some sort of white material you are not familiar with. The white material seems almost alien in nature and yet it is beautiful and makes the thrones seem as if from another world....   [tags: Archeology]
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The Google Case: Aiming for an Evolutionary Advantage - Culture can be defined as “A pattern of basic assumptions invented, discovered or developed by a given group as it learns to cope with its problems of external adaptation and internal integration that has worked well enough to be considered valid, and therefore to be taught to the new members as the correct way to perceive, think and feel in relation to those problems”. Schein (1988) Organizational culture can be defined as a system of shared beliefs and values that develops within an organization and guides the behavior of its members....   [tags: Cultural Artifacts, Legends, Rituals, Google]
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Stolen Egyptian Artifacts - It was 2011 when Cairo’s Tahir Square erupted with a revolution against the government’s leader, President Hosni Mubarak. Fires caused by the friction from the protesters, the police, and the civilians trying to stop the violence, spread the destruction up to the doorstep of the National History Museum. In a desperate attempt to save the museum and it’s artifacts, civilians linked arms and hands to form a human barrier between the protestors and the country’s national treasures. Despite the brave efforts by those who wanted to protect the museum, 50 relics disappeared that night....   [tags: British Museum, tomb raiding]
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The Ruthwell Cross - The Ruthwell Cross The Ruthwell Cross is a late seventh or early eighth century sculpted "preaching" cross. It can currently be found in the town of Ruthwell, near Dumfries in southern Scotland. Standing about 17 feet tall, the cross is adorned with Latin and Anglo-Saxon runic inscriptions and carvings. The cross, almost thirteen centuries old, has as much history as one would expect for an artifact of this age. The Ruthwell Cross was partially dismantled most likely during 1642 at the order of the Church of Scotland General Assembly....   [tags: Artifacts History Religion Essays]
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Kwame Anthony Appiah's Whose Culture Is It Anyway? - Discussion of “Whose Culture Is It, Anyway?” by Appiah Kwame Anthony Appiah argued that objects of cultural are of potential value to all human beings, holding an opinion of a universal ownership of cultural objects and the on-going appropriations underwritten by such claims. However, his support for pan-human ownership of cultural artifacts and cosmopolitanism are questionable. I sustain a “property” perspective on cultural artifacts and believe that the cosmopolitanism should be based on peace and development of humanity....   [tags: cosmopolitan perspective on cultural artifacts]
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The Significance of Benin Art and Artifacts - The attitudes towards the display of Benin Art, adopted by European museums and galleries have dramatically changed over the 112 year period since their initial acquisition. This has been for a number of reasons including the societal transition from accepting colonialism to acknowledging cultural diversity, the gradual integration and cross-fertilisation across the academic fields of anthropology, ethnography and art history and the ongoing debate regarding provenance and repatriation. The Benin artwork seen in museums around the world today was systematically plundered from Benin City by the British in 1897 as part of a punitive expedition in reprisal for the massacre of an overzealous Tra...   [tags: Anthropology, Britain] 1182 words
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The Design and Uses of Jomon Pottery - ... The following Jomon image shows the open loops in the swelling shoulder area which might resemble happiness in the person art work of creativity. The middle Jomon period could relate to its increased of population of production in handicrafts and is also when the Japanese people used their pot to store goods for the following foods they fished hunted animals such as deer, bear , rabbits, and duck, and gathered nuts, berries, mushroom, and parsley. The Jomon pottery shows the presence of the prehistoric Japanese people who gather needs so that it could be stored as something that could be utilized in their everyday lives....   [tags: art, techniques, artifacts]
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Artifacts and Beauty in the Castle of Nagoya in Japan - Surrounded by a forbidding moat and impressively massive stone walls, the fortress known as the Castle of Nagoya lies within. To this day, the castle is one of the most impressive in all Japan. I can feel the impressiveness as I look up over 300 feet, and am unable to see the other side of the castle limits. It is no secret that the castle caused fear throughout the nation. Even today it attracts visitors from all over the world for its beauty and intellection of bringing history together. As I walked the outside fence, I look down at the hundred foot long moat, and the stone wall that rise another hundred feet overlooking the moat, that made foreign invasion almost impossible....   [tags: Japanese, Travel] 940 words
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Archaeologica Ethics in the World - Introduction We have been spared the recent memory of global wars, such as the First World War, but armed conflict on a national or regional scale and sectarianism continues uninterrupted by the efforts of international politics and undeterred by legal protections. In March 2003 the United States and a Coalition of nations began the Iraq War (Eck and Gerstenblith 2004:469-470). The Coalition avoided targeting cultural sites and moments, to comply with the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, but totally failed to prevent the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad from being looted (Emberling 2008:7)....   [tags: World History, Artifacts, Archaelology]
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Histopathological Determination of Age in Archaeological Remains - Introduction Estimating age at death has long and justly been viewed as a highly important aspect in various scientific fields of concern, including forensic pathology, archaeology or anthropology. The past decades have seen a rapid progress in all domains of science, including biology where molecular studies have become the centre of attention. However, even today, the classical histomorphometry methods are still widely used as a complementary analysis, whilst offering back-up to the molecular results in terms of determining the age of an individual....   [tags: Archeaology, Ancient Artifacts, Earth, Death]
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Conflict, Looting and the Law - ... James Cuno (2011:1), who is the Director of the Art Institute of Chicago and an author supporting museums’ right to acquire artefacts, raised a challenge to Renfrew‘s second solution; that US museums have lobbied against the US’ ratification of Conventions. Their view is that an artefact’s provenance is its ownership rather than its archaeological context. In my opinion Patron’s proposal for a form of partage is the most pragmatic proposal although in a world with increasing common legal frameworks it should not be necessary to propose a compromise which effectively accepts that the international community cannot prevent illicit excavations and the lucrative trade in artefacts....   [tags: stolen arechaelogical artifacts from Iraq]
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Mass Marketing and Cultural Appropriation - ... Cultural exchange must always be mutually made, between two different cultures (Uwujaren). The key is common understanding and equality (Uwujaren). It is one’s personal responsibility to, listen to those of marginalized cultures, comprehend the blatant and subtle ways their culture has been appropriated, and educate themselves on the proper ways to engage with these cultures (Uwujaren). As a result of appropriation, marginalized cultures face the bitter end. There is a history of viewing people of different cultures as exotic, uncivilized, barbaric, savage, and worthy of ridicule (“Culture Clash”)....   [tags: reducing cultural artifacts to mere aesthetics]
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Assessment Tactic in Education - The process of assessment will always have a place amongst the world of education regardless of the changing academic standards and those who take part in the education system. It is critical to develop assessments that are ingenious, organized, and have a meaningful purpose for the evaluation and the applicability to the assessor. According to Higher Learning Commission, “Assessment of student learning is a participatory, iterative process that: Provides data/information you need on your students’ learning, engages you and others in analyzing and using this data/information to confirm and improve teaching and learning, produces evidence that students are learning the outcomes you...   [tags: Student Evaluations, Pre-Service Teacher]
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Methodology for the Analysis - Methodology for the Analysis Kenneth Burke, “The rhetorical theorist and critic who probably has had the greatest impact on rhetorical criticism as it is practiced today” (¬Foss, 2009, 63), revealed to the world the methodology of cluster analysis in an attempt to gain understanding about a rhetor’s worldview. In Samy Charnine’s nondiscursive paintings, words seem to explode off of the canvas and out at anyone who is viewing his work. The method of cluster analysis involves collection of these words, or key terms, and examination of what elements seem to cluster around them resulting in four steps of the method....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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The Deeper Meaning of Bread - People usually have a specific item that identifies their personality. It may certainly be more than one item. Whatever the case may be, that item(s) represents in part or in whole that certain individual. In the same way, every culture has something that identifies them. The item could be either a tangible or an abstract object so as long as it calls to mind the culture as soon as one sees it or after it is explained to them. For this project however, I have chosen a tangible artifact. The artifact that I have chosen is bread....   [tags: Culture]
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Investigation of an Abandoned Mining Settlement near Elko, Nevada - Introduction An abandoned settlement consisting of several building foundations and a mining site with placer gold deposits near the town of Elko, Nevada were recently discovered. An archaeological investigation of this site was conducted in order to determine the age of this site, and to look for clues as to why this site was abandoned. In order to do this, archaeologists completed multiple surveys as well as an excavation of the mining site. Great care was taken to preserve the site as well as the surrounding environment which is why only a singular excavation took place at this site....   [tags: the Great Depression, ]
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How Individuals Contribute to Organizational Culture and Behavior - For this course, I am having a difficult time creating an artifact and reflection, since we have touched on several important topics during these past few weeks. With that be said, I feel that this course provided the most opportunities to assess our individual personalities than compared to other courses. The topics that were covered in the modules have allowed me to gain a positive perspective on how individuals contribute to organizational culture and behavior. The first part of my Artifact is the MBTI assessment developed by Carl Jung....   [tags: MBTI Assessment by Carl Jung]
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Media and Metaphor Regarding England's Rose - ... 268). There are two major parts of a metaphor, the tenor and the vehicle. The tenor is known as the topic or the subject, and the vehicle is the mechanism or rather the lens viewing for the target. According to Foss, the metaphors are sorted or grouped according to either the tenor or the vehicle, depending on the interest and the kinds of insights that come up in the analysis (2009, p. 273). Metaphors also might stand out due to their intensity and frequency and if it does work in the world....   [tags: Princess Diana]
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Taylor Swift is Fearless - News has spread all over the world. The famous Mitsogo Gabon Manioc Stamper has gone missing from the Museum of Natural History in Gabon. The children in Gabon ask their parents, “What is happening to our country?” The parents have no idea what to say to their kids. “What will happen to our ancestors because of the missing artifact?” More children ask. The accident is a still a mystery too many people. There is said that there is a cash reward for people who know what happened. If anyone finds the artifact the reward is three million dollars....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2184 words
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Donnie Darko - Twenty-eight days…six hours…forty-two minutes…twelve seconds, that is when the world will end. The movie Donnie Darko, Frank tells Donnie that the world will end in just a short time. Throughout the movie, different literary devices are experimented to give the movie a deeper meaning. This provides the audience with a hidden message that gathers the viewer’s attention while keeping them entertained. Donnie Darko is a movie that has imagery, symbolism, and foreshadowing and by merging these devices creates a film that holds their audience’s attention....   [tags: Film Analysis] 991 words
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Mechanics of Experimental Archaeology - Archaeologists are constantly questioning both past circumstances, technologies and capabilities of the past; one of the ways of analyzing and interpreting archaeological data is through the practice of Experimental Archaeology. Experimental Archaeology is a scientific approach to analyzing archaeological data found during excavations. Experimental Archaeologists are grounded in science and work to explain various aspect of the past through physical experimentation being the way of analyzing and interpreting the past....   [tags: Repetitive Tests, Typologies]
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Organization and Coherence at School: Common Planning Time - ... This was the ostensible outcome; however this has not come to full fruition, at least not in all grade level teams. This evidence was reflected in the first artifact (Artifact 5.a), the common planning time template that is used with the intent of promoting collaboration to enhancing student learning. In this artifact, it illustrated the meeting minutes of a 1st grade team. It captured some thoughtful insight when the teachers attempted to look at the Fountas & Pinnell reading assessments and identify the needs of students....   [tags: leadership, english learners] 1020 words
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Question and Answer about Art Meseums - 1. Why does Carol Duncan believe that the art museum is a ritual setting. Duncan noted that the Boston Museum of Fine Arts represents the similar architecture of a Greek temple. This resemblance can be seen in the Erechtheion, located in Athens, which exemplifies this comparison. The Erechtheion is built with Ionic orders, which is one of the three main orders that were used in classical Greek architecture. The Ionic is mostly famous for its “scrolls” that decorate the top of the column. You see the same style of columns holding up the architrave of the Boston Museum....   [tags: liminality, disciplines, arts, setting] 611 words
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Natural Resources And Management - Natural Resources and Management Cultural resources are the traces of all past activities and accomplishments of people that includes designated historic districts, archeological sites, buildings, structures, and objects. These also include less tangible forms like aspects of folklife, traditional or religious practices, and landscapes. These nonrenewable resources often yield unique information about past societies and environments, and can provide answers for modern day social and conservation problems....   [tags: essays research papers] 534 words
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2001: Space Odyssey by Arthur Clarke - There are many scenes that take place in a book, some are more important than others. In the book I read over the summer, “2001: Space Odyssey” by Arthur Clarke. A few of the scenes were very important and without them the book would have been a waste. Here are three examples of importance in scenes from my book. Frank Poole is sent to the moon of earth to explore a strange uncovered artifact. This artifact turns out to be a signaling device put on the moon by aliens millions of years before the time when it was discovered....   [tags: essays research papers] 360 words
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Night by Elie Wiesel - The “Revisionist” How could one dieny that the mass murder of six million jews never happened. These revisionist, or deniers, like to believe that it never did. Even with the witnesses, photos, buildings and other artifacts left behind, they still believe that the Holocaust is a hoax. The Holocaust deniers are wrong because there are people who have survived that wrote books, there is proof that Jews were being killed, and other evidence and artifacts have been found. There are many books that have been written by either Holocaust survivors or those who died in the Holocaust and left their diaries behind....   [tags: the holocaust, revisionist, deniers]
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Creaive Writing: Nessa's Reply - Nessa entered Zen’s office right after he had shouted loudly into the intercom. “You called?” she said with a subtle smile on her lips. Unlike the others who wet their pants in his presence, Nessa showed no fear for this man; she respected him in a way. Even though most people feared him because he had ruthlessly killed the previous leader—his own mentor—Nessa saw a man who understood the concept of human evolution. The weak will die and the strong will survive, it was a classic theory. Approaching his desk, Nessa set a file folder down on it and pushed it towards Zen....   [tags: personal narrative] 559 words
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New Approaches to Software Testing - ... Life cycle phase in which testing takes place classifies the testing based on the phase for which the testing process is done like coding phase, integration phase, system requirements phase, maintenance phase, pre-release phase for which corresponding testing needs to happen like unit testing, integration testing, system testing, regression testing and beta-testing. Goal specific testing focuses on the goal of the testing activity like security, correctness of GUI, operational correctness, system performance, peripheral compatibility, penetration resistance etc....   [tags: development, defects, automated] 576 words
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Utrasound and Spatial Compunding - ... 2012). Figure 1A (Lin et al. 2002) shows the reduction in image contrast, which results in a grainy appearance, and furthermore limits lesion conspicuity for regions of low contrast. The appearance of speckle is particularly obvious with on homogenous regions (Lin et al. 2012). A method to minimise this, is through spatial compounding whereby information is collected from several coplanar frames at different angles, hence artifact patterns from each frame is also collected (Lin et al. 2002)....   [tags: real time imaging, transmission] 916 words
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Ethical Leadership in the Master of Science Leadership Program - ... When this occurs, I know I must first identify what the ethical dilemma actually is before I can proceed to a sound decision. Once I've firmly interpreted what the ethical dilemma is, I can then analyze all the factors that relate to the dilemma. There many ethical dilemmas factors, a couple include pressure to turn a blind eye to ethically questionable practices and overly ambitious to do unethical acts. Once I have considered all of the consequences of each possible decision, including the best and worst outcomes of my decision, I should then be able to make a decision that I am most comfortable with the outcome....   [tags: leaders, decisions, organization, goals]
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