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Enabling Musical Applications On A Linux Phone, Greg Schiemer, E. Chen Jan 2009

Enabling Musical Applications On A Linux Phone, Greg Schiemer, E. Chen

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Over the past decade the mobile phone has evolved to become a hardware platform for musical interaction and is increasingly being taken seriously by composers and instrument designers alike. Its gradual evolution has seen improvements in hardware architecture that require al-ternative methods of programming. Dedicated I/O in-struction sets for dealing with the idiosyncracies of vari-ous embedded peripheral devices are gradually being overtaken by I/O control using generic software that behaves more like operating systems developed for mainframe computers over three decades ago. This paper looks at the Neo FreeRunner, an open source mobile phone programmed using Linux. Its ...


Spatial Grains: Imbuing Granular Particles With Spatial-Domain Information, E. Deleflie, Greg Schiemer Jan 2009

Spatial Grains: Imbuing Granular Particles With Spatial-Domain Information, E. Deleflie, Greg Schiemer

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Granular synthesis techniques have been appropriated for 3D sound spatialisation in a number of ways, such as the spatial encoding of individual grains. This paper proposes a new technique that aims to use the spatial information already encoded in ambisonic signals, the principle hypothesis being that this encoding is actually retained at the granular level. This opens up exciting new possibilities for spatial sound. The paper outlines some of these possibilities but focuses primarily on the synthesis of non-point sources of sound which forms the basis for a second hypothesis, involving functions that relocate spatially encoded grains in time.


"Ditto" - Images In Print, Mehmet Adil, Brogan Bunt, Gregor Cullen, Agnieszka Golda, Richard Hook, Gary Jones, Derek Kreckler, F. Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis, J. Law, Jacky Redgate, Julius Van Den Berg, Diana Wood Conroy, Joanna Stirling Jan 2009

"Ditto" - Images In Print, Mehmet Adil, Brogan Bunt, Gregor Cullen, Agnieszka Golda, Richard Hook, Gary Jones, Derek Kreckler, F. Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis, J. Law, Jacky Redgate, Julius Van Den Berg, Diana Wood Conroy, Joanna Stirling

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" Ditto " is an initiative of the School of Art and design's Centre for the Printed Image (CPI) which was formed to coordinate research activities in photographic, digital and autographic print processes. The exhibition exhibited demonstrated some of the relationships of printed image to individual research interests as well as the multiplicity of techniques and print media now available.


Horny Sticks And Whispering Lines - Ian Gentle's Sculptures, G. Fairley Jan 2009

Horny Sticks And Whispering Lines - Ian Gentle's Sculptures, G. Fairley

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Ian Gentle’s sculptures have been described as drawings “growing off the wall.” Constructed from sticks collected from the bush, Gentle’s ability to distil form into a potent balance of wit, poetry, and abstraction is one that flutters at the edges of Eastern calligraphy and Australian bush mythology.


Not In Front Of The Altar - Mixed Marriages And Sectarian Tensions Between Catholics And Protestants In Pre-Multicultural Australia, S. A. Mchugh Jan 2009

Not In Front Of The Altar - Mixed Marriages And Sectarian Tensions Between Catholics And Protestants In Pre-Multicultural Australia, S. A. Mchugh

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Birth, death and marriage traditionally evoke our most powerful expressions of intimacy and sentiment. Yet for numerous Australian families up to the 1970s, those occasions triggered the opposite sentiments: estrangement, conflict and hostility, which sometimes endured beyond the grave. The cause: ‘mixed marriage’ between Catholics and Protestants in a pre-multicultural Australia, where religion was still code for a social and political identity that reflected English–Irish tensions derived from colonial days. This article is based on 48 oral histories recorded by Siobhan McHugh for a forthcoming doctoral thesis at the University of Wollongong. The marriages, which range from 1924 to ...


Urban Dreams, Garry C. Jones Jan 2009

Urban Dreams, Garry C. Jones

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Garry’s work in Pallingjang Saltwater 2009 is a playful exploration of notions of (dis)connections to place - physically and culturally, in both time and space. Referencing the work of the late 19th Century South Coast Aboriginal artist Mickey of Ulladulla, the question is posed: in the face of historic and ongoing social and cultural dispossession and displacement, how do we legitimately forge new and authentic forms of cultural connectedness in Country we know not to be ours by rite?*


Best Practices Of Journalism In Asia, Eric Loo Jan 2009

Best Practices Of Journalism In Asia, Eric Loo

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While journalism adheres to an assumed universal ethical code and methodology, its goals and functions are essentially framed by local factors, and to an extent, existential imperatives. Discussions on what constitutes ‘best practices’ of journalism in the Asian context are ideologically polarized. For instance, governments in newly industrialized countries, such as Malaysia, and socialist bloc such as in Indochina and Myanmar, see the media more as a state apparatus and a prime mover of national development. Which conflicts with civil societies’ conception of professional journalism as a public trust, a representative of the ‘fourth estate’ – the common people – that keeps ...


Designing The Digital Ecosystem Of The Virtual Museum Of The Pacific, Peter Eklund, Peter Goodall, Tim Wray, Brogan Bunt, Amanda Lawson, L. Christidis, V. Daniel, M. Van Olffen Jan 2009

Designing The Digital Ecosystem Of The Virtual Museum Of The Pacific, Peter Eklund, Peter Goodall, Tim Wray, Brogan Bunt, Amanda Lawson, L. Christidis, V. Daniel, M. Van Olffen

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The Virtual Museum of the Pacific is a digital ecosystem implemented as Web 2.0 application that experiments with information and knowledge acquisition for a digital collection of museum artifacts from the Australian Museum. The Virtual Museum of the Pacific allows several search methods: attribute search based on a control vocabulary, query refinement and query-by-example but importantly it facilitates a number of social media interfaces that enable content to be added and tagged, the control vocabulary to be extended, user perspectives to be defined and narratives added via wiki. We characterize the design of the Virtual Museum of the Pacific ...


Time Without End: Exploring The Temporal Experience Of Wong Kar-Wai's 2046 Through Walter Benjamin, Jo C. Law Jan 2009

Time Without End: Exploring The Temporal Experience Of Wong Kar-Wai's 2046 Through Walter Benjamin, Jo C. Law

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Beyond their beautifully crafted and mesmerising images revered by international audience and critics, the works of Hong Kong filmmaker, Wong Kar-wai, present melancholic tales of missed opportunities, repetition, regrets, lamentations, and mis-recognition. Time plays a central role in these works. At their hearts, Wong's films mourn for the loss of a potential humanity in a hyper-capitalist city - super-modernity that produces a disconnected space governed by a timeless time. In this paper, I present an analysis of Wong's films focusing on his 2005 work, 2046, through the prism of Walter Benjamin's philosophical writings. In particular, Benjamin's works ...


Learning To Write, Catherine Cole Jan 2009

Learning To Write, Catherine Cole

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A few months ago an article by the distinguished American author and academic Louis Menand appeared in the New Yorker, asking whether creativewriting can or should be taught. Now I've nothing against the substance of Menand's question - about the methods and value of teaching - but I'm weary of it almost always being asked only of writing programs. Can music, for example, be taught? Should painting or literature or history be taught?


Writ101: Ethics Of Representation For Creative Writers, Shady E. Cosgrove Jan 2009

Writ101: Ethics Of Representation For Creative Writers, Shady E. Cosgrove

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Medicine, journalism, law: these are courses that require students to take classes in ethics. They are compulsory subjects in areas where, upon graduation, students are trained to work with “real” human subjects. It may sound outlandish, but what about creative writing: should creative writers be expected to study the ethical implications of their craft? Certainly many teachers incorporate dialogue about representation into class discussions, but I would argue that prose fiction writers in the academy have escaped scrutiny in the ethics debate because the subjects under analysis — characters — are not real. I will argue here that the effects of these ...


City Of Wax, Su Ballard Jan 2009

City Of Wax, Su Ballard

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City of Wax' is an art history of the present created from a found world of endless images. Over a period of 147 days I travelled across continents, surfaces, and islands capturing small moments of curiosity and anxiety within the noise. Monumental sounds were reduced to a murmur as surfaces blurred across vast distances. I became addicted to the journey spending more and more and more time in unfamiliar spaces. One day when I was no longer at home, the man who had always been outside my window simply packed up his blanket and left. Another day I saw fire ...


Bourriaud And The Aesthetics Of Electronic Interaction, Brogan S. Bunt Jan 2009

Bourriaud And The Aesthetics Of Electronic Interaction, Brogan S. Bunt

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Nicolas Bourriaud’s Relational Aesthetics (2002) provides a sophisticated critique of interactive aesthetics. His focus, however, is not literally interactive electronic art, but rather Conceptual Art of the 90s that deliberately reduces technical means and prompts human dialogic interaction. Bourriaud celebrates work that shifts the status of the art object from self-contained aesthetic thing to socially relational model (or field). In his view, technological art, in its very obvious claims to interaction reveals its association and complicity with broader regimes of simulated conviviality and interaction that characterize modern democratic society. It seems that interaction becomes all important in the instant ...


Complexity, Aesthetics And Gentrification: Redfern/Waterlootour Of Beauty, Lucas M. Ihlein Jan 2009

Complexity, Aesthetics And Gentrification: Redfern/Waterlootour Of Beauty, Lucas M. Ihlein

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The question of what kind of city we want cannot be divorced from that of what kind of social ties, relationship to nature, lifestyles, technologies and aesthetic values we desire. The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city. It is, moreover, a common rather than an individual right since this transformation inevitably depends upon the exercise of a collective power to reshape the processes of urbanization. The freedom to make and remake our cities and ourselves is, I want to argue ...


Push And Pull Redfern, Nick Keys, Astrid Lorange, Lucas Ihlein Jan 2009

Push And Pull Redfern, Nick Keys, Astrid Lorange, Lucas Ihlein

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“Push and Pull: A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hofmann ” (1963) is a participatory installation in which visitors arrange and re-arrange domestic objects and junk. The work was originally conceived as a parody of Allan Kaprow’s painting teacher, Hans Hoffman, who often used the phrase “push and pull” to describe the dynamics involved in two dimensional composition. Kaprow expanded Hoffman’s concept of compositional strategy, moving it beyond the canvas and into social space.

Participants in “Push and Pull” plan and implement alterations to the gallery space, co-operating or competing with each other in an ever-evolving furniture dance. “Push and ...


Public Art As Public Conversations, Lucas M. Ihlein Jan 2009

Public Art As Public Conversations, Lucas M. Ihlein

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This chapter considers the notion that conversations held in public space can be considered a form of public art. Specific reference is made to Ihlein's project "Bilateral Kellerberrin" (2005) and SquatSpace's "Redfern Waterloo Tour of Beauty" (2005-9).


Inhabiting Allan Kaprow's Push And Pull, Lucas M. Ihlein Jan 2009

Inhabiting Allan Kaprow's Push And Pull, Lucas M. Ihlein

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Excerpt from blog entry on a re-enactment of Allan Kaprow's Push and Pull: A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hoffman, at Passerby, New York, produced by Creative Time, Nov. 2007. Original blog entry at Bilateral


Gruffling, Lucas M. Ihlein Jan 2009

Gruffling, Lucas M. Ihlein

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GRUFFLING began as an intuitive response to visiting one of the West Brunswick Sculptural Triennale (wBST) sites, a slightly shabby, middle-sized, grassy suburban backyard. I have always wanted to work with a goat, but have never had the opportunity, and I figured this might be the right time to begin.


Swarm And Flicker - Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Su Ballard Jan 2009

Swarm And Flicker - Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Su Ballard

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Locusts have no need for network technologies. For a locust to connect iphones, facebook and twitter are irrelevant. A day can start off pretty normal but in overcrowded conditions suddenly something totally new can be imagined and a swarm can amass momentum. Scientists now think that it is the overproduction of serotonin that causes this transformation and inspires the locusts to become mutually attracted, to gather, breed and eat.


Circus Wow, Women Of Wollongong’S Community Circus: The Politics Of The Site-Specific, Janys Hayes Jan 2009

Circus Wow, Women Of Wollongong’S Community Circus: The Politics Of The Site-Specific, Janys Hayes

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Circus WOW’s advertising motif is the phrase, ‘Ordinary women doing extraordinary things’. Created by Penny Lowther in 2001, Circus WOW appeared nearly a decade after Australia’s more renowned women’s circuses, such as the Women’s Circus and the Performing Older Women’s Circus in Melbourne and Vulcana in Brisbane. The late formation of Circus WOW in Wollongong coincided with the re-evaluation of the city’s industrial role in Australia’s economy. This paper argues that the success of Circus WOW reflects a reappraisal of place by audiences in a rapidly developing city. The site-specific and festival work ...


Developing Korean Academy Of Medical Sciences Guideline For Rating The Impairment In Mental And Behavioural Disorders; A Comparative Study Of Knpa's New Guidelines And Ama's 6th Guides, Gordon R. Davies Jan 2009

Developing Korean Academy Of Medical Sciences Guideline For Rating The Impairment In Mental And Behavioural Disorders; A Comparative Study Of Knpa's New Guidelines And Ama's 6th Guides, Gordon R. Davies

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

I refer to the paper by Ryu, Hong, Jung, Hwang, Jung, Jeong, Rah and Suh (2009) (1). The assessment of psychiatric disability is difficult and fraught with methodological problems and the review by Ryu and colleagues tends to perpetuate the use of methods of assessment which have no firm evidence base as well as ignoring some significant problems with the use of the American Medical Association Guides as well as the Psychiatric Impairment Rating Scale (PIRS).


Observing Children's Playground Activity Levels At 13 Illawarra Primary Schools Using Cast2, Anne-Maree Parrish, Don Iverson, Ken Russell, Heather Yeatman Jan 2009

Observing Children's Playground Activity Levels At 13 Illawarra Primary Schools Using Cast2, Anne-Maree Parrish, Don Iverson, Ken Russell, Heather Yeatman

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Declining levels of children’s physical activity may contribute to Australia’s increasing childhood obesity epidemic. School recess is an underutilized opportunity to increase children’s physical activity. Methods: Thirteen regional Australian public primary schools participated in the study (2946 children). The Children’s Activity Scanning Tool 2 (CAST2) collected observational playground physical activity data. The research also addressed: length of break, socioeconomic status (SES), gender, number of scanning days, and instrument calibration. Results: The proportions of Moderate or Vigorous Physically Activity (MVPA) children at the observed schools ranged from 0.4 to 0.7. The odds ratio of boys ...


Improving Outcomes For Dementia Care In Acute Aged Care: Impact Of An Education Programme, Catherine Mcphail, Victoria Traynor, Dianne Wikstrom, Margaret Brown, Christine Quinn Jan 2009

Improving Outcomes For Dementia Care In Acute Aged Care: Impact Of An Education Programme, Catherine Mcphail, Victoria Traynor, Dianne Wikstrom, Margaret Brown, Christine Quinn

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The aim of this paper is to report on the transformation of a small local hospital offering, for the first time, an acute geriatric service. At the start of this process in 2005 it became evident that many of the staff were inexperienced in providing care to older patients, specifically, and most obviously, in the area of dementia care. Previously, the clinical focus had been on medical and surgical care and the staff therefore needed to develop a new range of skills and knowledge. A practice development process was adopted to transform the service with the overall aims of: • creating ...


Mental Health Consumers' Perceptions Of Receiving Recovery-Focused Services, Sarah Marshall, Lindsay G. Oades, Trevor P. Crowe Jan 2009

Mental Health Consumers' Perceptions Of Receiving Recovery-Focused Services, Sarah Marshall, Lindsay G. Oades, Trevor P. Crowe

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Method: A self-report questionnaire was developed drawing on key aspects of the Collaborative Recovery Model (CRM) (responsibility, collaboration, autonomy, motivation, needs, goals, homework). Ninety-two adult consumers from metropolitan, regional and rural non-government organizations and public mental health services in eastern Australian states completed the questionnaire. Results: Consumers using services provided by CRM trained workers identified significant changes to service delivery in relation to frequency with which they were encouraged to take responsibility for their recovery, degree to which they collaborated with staff and the extent to which they were encouraged to complete homework activities to assist them to achieve their ...


A Review Of Engagement Of Indigenous Australians Within Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services., Stacey Berry, Trevor P. Crowe Jan 2009

A Review Of Engagement Of Indigenous Australians Within Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services., Stacey Berry, Trevor P. Crowe

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Substance misuse is a significant issue in Australia, and a large proportion of individuals with substance misuse disorders have co-existing mental health disorders. There is evidence that Indigenous Australians are more likely than non-Indigenous Australians to experience the adverse effects of alcohol consumption, and that mental health disorders are more prevalent in Indigenous communities than non-Indigenous communities. Indigenous Australians currently do not access mental health and substance abuse services at a level which is consistent with their level of need, and this is largely due to inconsistent or insufficient culturally respectful mental health services. This paper provides a review of ...


Do Spirituality And Religiosity Help In The Management Of Cravings In Substance Abuse Treatment?, Sarah J. Mason, Frank P. Deane, Peter Kelly, Trevor P. Crowe Jan 2009

Do Spirituality And Religiosity Help In The Management Of Cravings In Substance Abuse Treatment?, Sarah J. Mason, Frank P. Deane, Peter Kelly, Trevor P. Crowe

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of spirituality, religiosity and self-efficacy with drug and/or alcohol cravings. A cross-sectional survey was completed by 77 male participants at an Australian Salvation Army residential rehabilitation service in 2007. The survey included questions relating to the participants’ drug and/or alcohol use and also measures for spirituality, religiosity, cravings, and self-efficacy. The sample included participants aged between 19 and 74 years, with more than 57% reporting a diagnosis for a mental disorder and 78% reporting polysubstance misuse with alcohol most frequently endorsed as the primary drug of concern (71 ...


Matching Faces Across Rotations In View And Lighting, Simone K. Favelle, Harold C. Hill Jan 2009

Matching Faces Across Rotations In View And Lighting, Simone K. Favelle, Harold C. Hill

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It is important to look at the combined effects of lighting and view direction on face recognition, as both depend on the three dimensional shape of the face and are in some ways analogous. For example, both pitch rotations and the change between top and bottom lighting involve rotations about the left-right axis, just as yaw and left/right lighting involved rotations about the vertical axis. We investigated identity matching performance across 45° rotations of the light source or the face about pitch or yaw with all images shown either upright or inverted. Upright images were better matched than inverted ...


The Effect Of Detraining On Muscle Strength And Cross-Sectional Area Following Unilateral Resistance Training, Herbert Groeller, John A. Sampson Jan 2009

The Effect Of Detraining On Muscle Strength And Cross-Sectional Area Following Unilateral Resistance Training, Herbert Groeller, John A. Sampson

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Muscle strength appears well preserved following short periods of detraining, despite a decline in muscle cross-sectional area and muscle activation. PURPOSE: This study determined the effect a 12-week unilateral elbow flexor resistance training regimen followed by 8 weeks of detraining on muscle cross-sectional area, muscle activation, and dynamic and static strength in trained and non-exercising contralateral limbs. METHODS: Ten males volunteered for the investigation and completed a 4-week pre-treatment training period (50-80%1RM) prior to commencing the experimental resistance training regimen. Subjects attended 3 sessions per week over 12 weeks of experimental training wherein they exercised at 85%1RM. Each ...


Midwifery And The Context Of Care: Is It Possible To Be 'Woman Centred'?, Moira Williamson, Lindsey Harrison Jan 2009

Midwifery And The Context Of Care: Is It Possible To Be 'Woman Centred'?, Moira Williamson, Lindsey Harrison

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Title: Midwifery and the context of care: Is it impossible to be ‘woman centred’? Dr Moira Williamson, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong NSW 2522, Australia, ph. +61 2 4221 3381, email: moiraw@uow.edu.au Dr Lindsey Harrison, School of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong Background: Findings from a qualitative study show that the context of care can inhibit midwives’ provision of woman centred care; especially impacted is their ability to provide culturally appropriate care. Aim of the Study: The aims of the study were to gain an understanding of midwives’ concepts ...


The Effect Of A Calorie Controlled Diet Containing Walnuts On Substrate Oxidation During 8-Hours In A Room Calorimeter, Linda C. Tapsell, Marijka Batterham, Sze Yen Tan, Eva M. Warensjo Jan 2009

The Effect Of A Calorie Controlled Diet Containing Walnuts On Substrate Oxidation During 8-Hours In A Room Calorimeter, Linda C. Tapsell, Marijka Batterham, Sze Yen Tan, Eva M. Warensjo

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Objective Dietary macronutrient proportions affect substrate utilization, but in practice people consume foods. We hypothesized that in overweight adults, a calorie controlled diet based on core foods and including walnuts may be advantageous in promoting greater use of fat stores. Methods This crossover study tested the effects of diet-related energy expenditure and fat oxidation in 16 overweight individuals over an 8-hour period. The 2 diets included breakfast and lunch meals during the measurement period and an evening meal the night before. They comprised core foods of bread/cereals, fruit, vegetables, milk/yogurt, and meat, and either walnuts (walnut diet) or ...