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Using Open-Source Platforms For Digital Media Production, Brogan Bunt 2010 University of Wollongong

Using Open-Source Platforms For Digital Media Production, Brogan Bunt

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Media art, like contemporary art generally, has a strong critical aspect. Media art practice involves a crucial dimension of interrogating the cultural, social-political and material-aesthetic conditions of media. From Dada photographic collage through to contemporary hardware hacking there is a clearly evident concern to unsettle the representational transparency and taken-for-granted character of media. How does this inform the teaching of media art? It has obvious thematic importance, indicating paths of conceptual access and orientation, but what of the dimension of practice? What of the technical frameworks that we employ and the skills that we teach? How do they obtain a ...


Talking Heads, Thompson Peter, Sue Woolfe, Gordon Graham, Wendy Suiter 2010 University of Wollongong

Talking Heads, Thompson Peter, Sue Woolfe, Gordon Graham, Wendy Suiter

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This transcript of the broadcast program includes interview with Wendy Suiter, discussing the collaborative project- an opera based on one of Sue Woolfe's books, for which I am writing the music which will use virtual instruments created digitally from sampled found sounds.


Toward Algorithmic Composition Of Expression In Music Using Fuzzy Logic, Wendy Suiter 2010 University of Wollongong

Toward Algorithmic Composition Of Expression In Music Using Fuzzy Logic, Wendy Suiter

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper introduces the concept of composing expressive music using the principles of Fuzzy Logic. The paper provides a conceptual model of a musical work which follows compositional decision making processes. Significant features of this Fuzzy Logic framework are its inclusiveness through the consideration of all the many and varied musical details, while also incorporating the imprecision that characterises musical terminology and discourse. A significant attribute of my Fuzzy Logic method is that it traces the trajectory of all musical details, since it is both the individual elements and their combination over time which is significant to the effectiveness of ...


Breathing Space, Liz Jeneid, Diana Wood Conroy, Stephen Ingham 2010 University of Wollongong

Breathing Space, Liz Jeneid, Diana Wood Conroy, Stephen Ingham

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

‘Breathing space’ is about marking time through breath. When breath stops, time stops for each individual chronology. Re-iteration, repeating with variation again and again, in and out, is the rhythm of craft, of skill in drawing and making. Reiteration mirrors the arduous patterns of ancient textiles, ceramics, or inscriptions, patterns derived from images of feathers, scales, or leaves.


Peer Assessment In Tertiary Level Singing: Changing And Shaping Culture Through Social Interaction, Lotte Latukefu 2010 University of Wollongong

Peer Assessment In Tertiary Level Singing: Changing And Shaping Culture Through Social Interaction, Lotte Latukefu

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

In 2008, peer assessment was introduced into the singing component of a tertiary level undergraduate creative arts performance course within an Australian regional university. The study investigated what effect changing the role of the actor/singer in an assessment has on the culture of the course as well as individual development of graduate qualities, such as critical thinking and responsibility. It also looked at what process was involved in order to integrate peer assessment into the subject, and what kind of support was needed to achieve this. Results suggested that students saw themselves as agents of their own assessment activities ...


A Golden Garment? A Preliminary Report Of Textile Fragments From The Pafos ‘Erotes’ Sarcophagus, Diana Wood Conroy, Adriana Garcia 2010 University of Wollongong

A Golden Garment? A Preliminary Report Of Textile Fragments From The Pafos ‘Erotes’ Sarcophagus, Diana Wood Conroy, Adriana Garcia

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Abstract A golden garment? A preliminary report of textile fragments from the Pafos ‘Erotes’ Sarcophagus Diana Wood Conroy and Adriana Garcia Remnants of very fine gold thread and reddish fibre were found among bone fragments in the ‘pillow’ end of the interior of the Pafos marble sarcophagus in 2001. The placement of the threads suggested a cloth laid over the upper part of the body. The excavator, Dr Eustathios Raptou has described how the sarcophagus had been looted in antiquity, leaving only one jewel and a finial from what must have been rich funerary goods. The textile fragments demonstrated the ...


Literature In Translation: Teaching Issues And Reading Practices, Carol Maier, Françoise Massardier-Kenney 2010 Kent State University

Literature In Translation: Teaching Issues And Reading Practices, Carol Maier, Françoise Massardier-Kenney

Translation Studies

New pedagogy for studying literature in translation

In the last several decades, literary works from around the world have made their way onto the reading lists of American university and college courses in an increasingly wide variety of disciplines. This is a cause for rejoicing. Through works in translation, students in our mostly monolingual society are at last becoming acquainted with the multilingual and multicultural world in which they will live and work. Many instructors have expanded their reach to teach texts that originate from across the globe. Unfortunately, literature in English translation is frequently taught as if it had ...


Translating Slavery, Volume 2: Ourika And Its Progeny, Doris Kadish, Françoise Massardier-Kenney 2010 Kent State University

Translating Slavery, Volume 2: Ourika And Its Progeny, Doris Kadish, Françoise Massardier-Kenney

Translation Studies

The second volume of this revised and expanded edition of Translating Slavery

Translating Slavery explores the complex interrelationships that exist between translation, gender, and race by focusing on antislavery writing by or about French women in the French revolutionary period. Now in two volumes, Translating Slaveryclosely examines what happens when translators translate literary works that address issues of gender and race. The volumes explore the theoretical, linguistic, and literary complexities involved when white writers, especially women, took up their pens to denounce the injustices to which blacks were subjected under slavery.

Volume 1, Gender and Race in French Abolitionist ...


Rescripting Stalinist Masculinity: Contesting The Male Ideal In Soviet Film And Society, 1953-1968, Marko Dumančić 2010 Western Kentucky University

Rescripting Stalinist Masculinity: Contesting The Male Ideal In Soviet Film And Society, 1953-1968, Marko Dumančić

History Faculty Publications

This dissertation traces the evolution of a new type of cinematic masculinity in the fifteen years following Joseph Stalin’s death and examines how controversial post-Stalinist movie heroes became a battleground for the country’s postwar values and ideals. During the 1950s and 1960s, postwar Soviet leadership faced the kinds of sociopolitical ruptures that were also evident on the other side of the Iron Curtain; the Communist Party leadership struggled to moderate the combined destabilizing effect of consumerism, a recalcitrant youth (sub)culture, and Cold War anxieties. Nowhere was the angst of the postwar period more obvious than in the ...


"The Urban Praetor's Tribunal" In Spaces Of Justice In The Roman World, Eric Kondratieff 2010 Western Kentucky University

"The Urban Praetor's Tribunal" In Spaces Of Justice In The Roman World, Eric Kondratieff

History Faculty Publications

"Book abstract: Despite the crucial role played by both law and architecture in Roman culture, the Romans never developed a type of building that was specifically and exclusively reserved for the administration of justice: courthouses did not exist in Roman antiquity. The present volume addresses this paradox by investigating the spatial settings of Roman judicial practices from a variety of perspectives. Scholars of law, topography, architecture, political history, and literature concur in putting Roman judicature back into its concrete physical context, exploring how the exercise of law interacted with the environment in which it took place, and how the spaces ...


All Is Loneliness For Moondog, Tim McCarthy 2010 Rhode Island College

All Is Loneliness For Moondog, Tim Mccarthy

AS220 Digital Archive

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The Aparri Operation – The Aif Plan For The Invasion Of Luzon 1944-1945, Peter J. Dean 2010 University of Notre Dame Australia

The Aparri Operation – The Aif Plan For The Invasion Of Luzon 1944-1945, Peter J. Dean

Arts Conference Papers

During 1943 Australian forces made their most significant contribution to the war in the Pacific. The ‘Reconquest’ operations in New Guinea were the largest ever Australian military operations. Some twenty-five Australian infantry battalions participated in these operations, the most to see action simultaneously since the battle in the Somme Valley in 1918, and they were provided with naval, logistic and air support that was immensely greater than anything provided to Australians during the First World War.

Following these highly successful operations US forces in the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) took over major operations against the Japanese, while the Australian ...


Lithuanian Diaspora In Western Australia: The Dissolution Of A Community, Milena Vico 2010 University of Notre Dame Australia

Lithuanian Diaspora In Western Australia: The Dissolution Of A Community, Milena Vico

Arts Conference Papers

This paper describes the significance of the cultural identity to Lithuanians resettled in Perth, Western Australia as part of the post World War Two diaspora. At the end of WWII, approximately 10,000 Lithuanian displaced persons were admitted to Australia. Of this number, 583 established themselves permanently in Perth, WA. Despite the desire for continuity and preservation of their original pre-war culture Lithuanians in Western Australia had to confront a new environment and a different dominant culture which required them to make adjustments. In what ways and to what extent has this process of modification affected the life of this ...


The Construction Of Testimony: Exploring The Preservation Or Loss Of Cultural Identification Within Different Post-War Lithuanian Diaspora Populations Now Settled Outside Their Country Of Birth And Nationality, Milena Vico 2010 University of Notre Dame Australia

The Construction Of Testimony: Exploring The Preservation Or Loss Of Cultural Identification Within Different Post-War Lithuanian Diaspora Populations Now Settled Outside Their Country Of Birth And Nationality, Milena Vico

Arts Conference Papers

This paper describes how ethnographic-style qualitative interviews have been used successfully to ascertain the extent to which the pre-WWII Lithuanian culture has survived among members of the post-war Lithuanian diaspora now settled in Western Australia, all of whom were in their eighties at the time of the study. For comparison purposes, the study compared the experience of the Western Australian emigres with the experiences of a comparison sample of age-matched emigre Lithuanians who had settled and remained in Siberia since the war and a comparison sample of Lithuanians of the same age who had remained in Lithuania itself under its ...


The Story Of The Lithuanian Community In Western Australia, Milena Vico 2010 University of Notre Dame Australia

The Story Of The Lithuanian Community In Western Australia, Milena Vico

Arts Conference Papers

Who are the Lithuanians in Perth, Western Australia?

A group of Displaced People that arrived in Australia in the period immediately following the end of World War II. Between 1948 and 1953 some 580 Lithuanians established themselves in WA. They brought with them their culture, traditions, values and beliefs and their language, the oldest Indo-European language still spoken in Europe. Despite Initial difficulties encountered in terms of work, accommodation and cultural differences the Lithuanians settled down in the new homeland and were able to rebuild their lives far from the horrors of World War II.


Method To The Madness - Why North Korea Wants The Bomb, Genevieve Faulkner 2010 University of Notre Dame Australia

Method To The Madness - Why North Korea Wants The Bomb, Genevieve Faulkner

Arts Conference Papers

Recently the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) under the leadership of Kim Jong-Il has been pursuing nuclear weapons with renewed vigour. The DPRK is a country with severe development challenges which initially makes the pursuit of nuclear weapons in the face of international censure appear illogical. However, looking at the nuclear decision making process of the DPRK, and hence Kim Jong-Il in his role as supreme leader, a logical explanation can be identified. By understanding the relationship between the political elite and the military elite it becomes evident that this co-dependent relationship is the core reason behind the ...


The Rudd Government And National Security: Continuity Or Change In The War On Terror?, Daniel Baldino 2010 University of Notre Dame Australia

The Rudd Government And National Security: Continuity Or Change In The War On Terror?, Daniel Baldino

Arts Conference Papers

A vast proportion of the national security architecture to fight the amorphous global ‘war on terror’, created after 9/11, remains untouched. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has expressed a commitment to ensuring that agencies such as the AFP and ASIO have the expertise, capacity and resources to collect and analyze the information needed to combat terrorism. Rudd has also identified a commitment to stop a terrorist attack while not compromising the integrity of democratic traditions and constitutional processes. This paper will address the tone and direction of the Rudd government’s approach to the problem of terrorism, examine proposed reform ...


Accountability And Control: The Politics Of Privatisation In Wa, Martin Drum, Daniel Baldino 2010 University of Notre Dame Australia

Accountability And Control: The Politics Of Privatisation In Wa, Martin Drum, Daniel Baldino

Arts Conference Papers

The virtues of privatizing security in Western Australia have been brought into question by the much publicized death of an Indigenous elder in Kalgoorlie at the beginning of 2008. Since that time, there have been a range of instances in WA (and nationally) where the management of prisoner security has been the subject of intense public debate. In this paper, we examine how a government has difficulty in maintaining control of a private company service when contracting it out, yet retains the ongoing responsibility for its success or failure and the exercise of due diligence. In the area of protecting ...


A Brave New World: Life In The Global Metropolis, Melissa D. Milton-Smith 2010 University of Notre Dame Australia

A Brave New World: Life In The Global Metropolis, Melissa D. Milton-Smith

Arts Conference Papers

In the new millennium, digital artists are questioning the nature of human existence within the global metropolis. As a case example, digital artist Marnix de Nijs’ uses interactive, responsive and cinematic media to explore notions of alienation, diaspora, flux and dislocation within urban contexts. His installations examine globalisation’s affects – and in doing so – provide new ways for us to respond to its ‘brave new worlds’. In this paper I will present digital media as a unique mode of expression, borne of globalisation’s zeitgeist and uniquely situated to articulate its human impacts. Most critically, I will explore how interactive ...


The Next Big Thing? Why Religion May (Not) Shape International Relations In The 21st Century, John Rees 2010 University of Notre Dame Australia

The Next Big Thing? Why Religion May (Not) Shape International Relations In The 21st Century, John Rees

Arts Conference Papers

The exponential growth of IR studies in religion and the rise of religious actors and agendas in the minds of international policy makers suggest that religion will be an organising force in world politics of the future. This paper explores from an open critical position the assumption that religion will shape the evolving borders of world affairs. As modern international relations was partly borne of the need to contain the borders of religion, it is argued that the reemergence of religion in contemporary world politics may, paradoxically, reinforce that same system. Twenty-first century policy makers may thus take a neo-Westphalian ...


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