This book integrates the three fields critical theory, digital art making, and pedagogy, drawing from scholarship and practices of new media, social practice and community-based arts interventions, and arts education pedagogy. With a collection of essays from an international group of authors, we guide readers through steps artists and art educators use to explore digital media, using new media art making to enable voices and interrupt power structures. The three sections of formation, co-construction, and intervention through critical digital practice, provide a survey of current research in new media art pedagogy and social practice. The first section explores interaction techniques, sound technology, 3D printing, pedagogy as sociomaterial, and data visualization as forms of critical digital media. The second section demonstrates examples of social media as means to engage communities and digital art making to critically investigate citizenship, local and international issues, and bring together intergenerational conversation. The last section offers examples of new media art practices addressing the sociopolitical status quo to empower socially disadvantaged and relegated groups of people. Our collection offers an important survey to university new media art and social practice courses to show the range of ways media arts technology can be used in art practice.
Este libro estudia la narrativa de Roberto Bolaño a partir de la premisa de que esta es una textualidad híbrida, que –en la tradición de la literatura chilena– se manifiesta como una novela de lo abierto: proliferante, marginal, no burguesa ni familiar, de la ciudad, nomádica, contestataria, cuyo amuleto es la Literatura, escrita con mayúsculas, es decir, una posibilidad vital de aprendizaje y también de sobrevivencia, que otorga su influjo, como un don, a los sujetos, modelizándolos, transformándolos, sacándolos de sus casillas, desterritorizándolos, volviéndolos múltiples y otros.
Hong Kong is in turmoil, with a new generation of young and politically active citizens shaking the regime. From the Umbrella Movement in 2014 to the defeat of the Extradition Bill and beyond, the protestors' demands have become more radical, and their actions more drastic. Their bravery emboldened the labor movement and launched the first successful political strike in half a century, followed by the broadening of the democratic movement as a whole. The book also sets the new protest movements within the context of the colonization, revolution and modernization of China. Au Loong-Yu explores Hong Kong's unique position in this history and the reaction the protests have generated on the Mainland. But the new generation's aspiration goes far beyond the political. It is a generation that strongly associates itself with a Hong Kong identity, with inclusivity and openness. Looking deeper into the roots and intricacies of the movement, the role of 'Western Values' vs 'Communism' and 'Hong Kongness' vs 'Chineseness', the cultural and political battles are understood through a broader geopolitical history. For good or for bad, Hong Kong has become one of the battle fields of the great historic contest between the US, the UK and China.
That fossilized chart on every classroom wall — isn't that The Periodic Table? Isn't that what Mendeléev devised about a century ago? No and No. There are many ways of organizing the chemical elements, some of which are thought-provoking, and which reveal philosophical challenges. Where does hydrogen 'belong'? Can an element occupy more than one location on the chart? Which are the Group 3 elements? Is aluminum in the wrong place? Why is silver(I) like thallium(I)? Why is vanadium like molybdenum? Why does gold form an auride ion like a halide ion? Does an atom 'know' if it is a non-metal or metal? Which elements are the 'metalloids'? Which are the triels? So many questions! In this stimulating and innovative book, the Reader will be taken on a voyage from the past to the present to the future of the Periodic Table. This book is unique. This book is readable. This book is thought-provoking. It is a multi-dimensional examination of patterns and trends among the chemical elements. Every reader will discover something about the chemical elements which will provoke thought and a new appreciation as to how the elements relate together.<b>Contents:</b> <ul><li>About the Author</li><li>Introduction</li><li>The Periodic Table Exploration Begins!</li><li>Isotopes and Nuclear Patterns</li><li>Selected Trends in Atomic Properties</li><li>First Period Problems</li><li>The Group 3 Problem</li><li>Categorizations of the Elements</li><li>Isoelectronicity</li><li>Group and Period Patterns among the Main Group Elements</li><li>Patterns among the Transition Metals</li><li>Group (<i>n</i>) and (<i>n</i>+10) Relationships</li><li>Chemical 'Knight's Move' Relationship</li><li>Isodiagonality</li><li>Lanthanoids, Group 3, and Their Connections</li><li>Actinoid and Post-Actinoid Elements</li><li>Pseudo-Elements</li><li>Index</li></ul><br><b>Readership:</b> Chemistry students, science educators, chemists.Periodic Table;Isoelectronicity;Atoms;Chemical Elements0<b>Key Features:</b><ul><li>This book provides a unique, multi-perspective approach to the patterns and trends among the chemical elements</li><li>This book introduces different ways in which individual chemical elements are related to another element or elements</li><li>This book uses fragments of the Periodic Table to highlight unexpected linkages and the individuals who identified them</li></ul>
Recent statistics show that approximately 12 percent of motorcycle owners are women and that close to 25 percent of motorcycle riders are women. While it’s still a male-dominated field, the number of female bikers has increased by more than 25 percent in just five years, showing that women have a strong presence on two wheels. In The Women’s Guide to Motorcycling, author Lynda Lahman, herself a motorcycle owner and rider, provides a comprehensive look at motorcycling techniques, street smarts, and safety concerns while addressing female-specific challenges as well as issues that all bikers face from a female point of view. INSIDE The Women’s Guide to MotorcyclingAnecdotes from female motorcycle enthusiasts, riders, and owners, including the author’s own storyWomen as a growing presence among riders, including notable names of the past and presentMotorcycle skills from basic to advanced, appropriate for bikers of all levels of experience and expertiseThe physical and mental aspects of ridingConsiderations for choosing a bike, such as seat height and weight distribution, and female-appropriate gearA primer on proper maintenance and dealing with mechanical problemsDifferent types of riding, such as sport, racing, touring, long distance, and off roadGetting more out of the sport through involvement in clubs, forums, charity events, and mentoring new riders
One day, Oskar and his sister Caroline meet a prince who was turned into a frog by an evil wizard. Only true love's kiss can break the spell – both Caroline and Oskar want to help, but which of them will be the frog prince's true love? This brightly illustrated, heart-warming take on a classic fairytale teaches children about same-sex relationships and attraction. Exploring what it means to be in a healthy, loving relationship, it encourages children to listen to others, be kind, and embrace diversity and equality. Ideal for children aged 3-7.