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Making public space. About the same or about difference?

Making public space. About the same or about difference?

Urban context: functionally, distinctly seaside urban mixed use pattern comprising permanent and ephemeral residential blocks, entertainment venues, cafés and restaurants, vertical mixed use, and water-based recreation; geographically, (i) a composite of lineally organised landscape zones—the sea, beach, back dune and promontory; (ii) a culturally modified environment with extensive exotic planting—notably palms—alternating with native, sand-binding vegetation; structurally, composed of four basic elements—a regular street grid, dense pattern of blocks and, two sweeping main seashore avenues, and a visually open foreshore with pavilion-like buildings make for objects in space; formally, (i) open public space set against a tightly built, private building backdrop; (ii) an established, interconnected network of streets, squares, parklands and the beach. height-wise, largely two to four stories regardless of use, which makes for a distinctly horizontal, linear image reflective of the linear organisation and three-dimensional structure of the natural
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Public art and the making of urban space

Public art and the making of urban space

to that of hanging bicycles from the trees as fruits s ; and even more interesting is the union of both factors: connection and separation. The byproducts are painted with bright en- amel, like real Greek daídala, thus showing in a strident way the difference between surface and matter, an obvi- ous allusion to the opposition between the Council’s superficial ideology and the true reality of neighbor- hoods. But this opposition surely has a graver and more disturbing meaning: it lets us see the artist’s pieta towards the uselessness of artificial products, as they are “impregnated” with the joys and sorrows of their old users (a direct accusation of the modern circuit “produc- tion-consumption”). As for the formal connections and contrasts (always with a political background), its sym- bolism is evident: the tires which fill the house are not in their place (they should be rolling in cars), nor do they have the appropriate form. One needs not be Mc- Luhan to remember the secular obsession with “squaring the circle”: the wheels are circular crowns while the house is a cube, with rectangular windows and straight lines. The objects which “line” the walls, placed on the roof or piled up in the outside perimeter of the house should be inside, etc. All these incongruities seem to point of course to that fundamental feature of art we have called “earth”, as unavailability, opacity and retraction.
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Sound art and the making of public space

Sound art and the making of public space

uncontroversial to argue that listening to black music might be a way into understanding geographies of racism and resistance. In our project this relationship between music and politics is less obvious but what we want to argue is that through the kinds of deep listening (Bull and Back, 2016) demanded by the site-specific music composed for a series of performances, new ways of apprehending the spaces of performance were made both audible and visible. In this sense we address Smith’s questions, responding to Attali (1985) to ask ‘What would happen to the way we think, to the things we know, to the relationships we enter, to our experience of time and space, if we fully took on board the idea that the world is for hearing rather than beholding, for listening to, rather than looking at?’ (Smith, 2000, p.615). In developing her response to this question, Smith insists on the importance of performance of music over interpretation of musical texts in finding new ways of knowing. This concurs with Pocock’s early paper on geographies of sound in which he explores the neglect of sound in geography and the discipline’s highly visual character. He asserts that, ‘[i]n broad terms, the world of sound is an event world, in contrast to that of vision which is an object world…: it is a world of activities rather than artifacts, sensations rather than reflections’ (1989, p.193). 4
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Diminishing the difference’: being honest about the challenges in Leeds

Diminishing the difference’: being honest about the challenges in Leeds

The first mythology is that professional action (whether this be practitioner or academic) acts from a position of knowledge (ie. that it understands the issues and acts accordingly). In other words, we have to challenge a mythology that knowledge and research becomes utilised. The second follows from this, resonating with the work of Hayes et al (2005) and Haberman (1991) in the sense that ‘making a difference’ involves schools and their practitioners in attempts to interrupt dominant discourses on inequality that position learners and communities in deficit terms. Here we question the direction of flow in what might be called knowledge generation. Taken together with Whitty (1985) and with Mills & Morton (2013), we suggest that an ethnography of schools and poverty as we intend must also recognise how such work involves all those involved in ‘oppositional politics’ (Whitty, 1985, p179). Moreover, it implies that if practitioners seek to ‘occupy the space [that state education] offers with the most politically progressive forms of practice that are feasible within the present conjuncture’ (ibid p180), then we must also put our own principles and professional identities under scrutiny (alongside those of school practitioners). The challenge implied in such work might then extend to us questioning how we act as a conduit for the experiences and voices of communities to be heard. What of what might be termed an academic discourse needs to be interrupted to communicate, affectively these understandings within their subjective contexts?
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Making Public Pasts: Cultural Dialogue and Negotiation in Public Space

Making Public Pasts: Cultural Dialogue and Negotiation in Public Space

The legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial continues to the present day, with abstraction being the default aesthetic for public commemoration in the West. Clay Risen, in a New York Observer article, described the influence of Maya Lin, a jury member for the National September 11 Memorial Competition, as embodying a dogma (2003). While abstraction continues to be the dominant aesthetic for public commemoration, particularly the memorialisation of problematic pasts, the figurative impulse is still evident. It is interesting, for example, to compare the winning designs for the two most recent design competitions for memorials on Anzac Parade, Canberra. The 2008 design for the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial, featuring a black monolithic form, is a starkly minimalist scheme in the contemporary mode of abstract commemorative art, while the 2011 design for the Boer War Memorial, with its focus on four horse sculptures, is overtly figurative in its approach.
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friendship: a reflection about children participation in public space

friendship: a reflection about children participation in public space

The article presents an initial discussions held at the end of the project of citizenship education called Poli§ofia. In the project Poli§ofia the Municipal Council of the Children in the town of Rovigo and the counselors’ classes had been converted into the Community of Philosophical Inquiry, to develop in the students the argumentative and reasoning skills necessary for a public decision-making dialogue, through the implementation of the methodology known as Philosophy for Children (P4C). The P4C has been interpreted as a teaching and educational support to promote complex thinking declined in its critical, creative and caring dimensions, considered fundamental for the development of active and reflexive citizenship. Starting from the words used by children in the letters written at the end of the project, I proposes a change of perspective in the relationship between Child and City as proposed in the UNICEF program "Child Friendly City". The change of perspective is justified in Habermas’ definition of the interests of knowledge: instrumental, hermeneutic and emancipatory. In this theoretical framework the philosophical dialogue becomes an dialogical, hermeneutic and emancipatory activity. The focus of this educational proposal is the meaning construction generated by the inquiry, a path that follows the arguments offered by participants during the dialogue, and recover the etymological meaning of the word community as a gift, in order to building the conditions for participation in public life based on a feeling friendship (filia) to oppose at the model of phobia that seems, however, to characterize the meeting with other and the coexistence in our society.
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Editorial: A New Public Understanding About Addiction

Editorial: A New Public Understanding About Addiction

Brazil demonstrates how that country has tackled many of the same clinical and political challenges within their health care system. The paper illustrates that while there have been significant advances in reducing tobacco use, much needs to be done with regard to alcohol and psychoactive drug use. Particularly needed is the development of more evidence based drug and alcohol related services and policies.

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Public Opinion about the Pension Reform in Albania

Public Opinion about the Pension Reform in Albania

current contributions paid by the persons who are working now, are used to pay the current pensioners and it is known as pay as you go (PAYG) plan. This system functions very well when number of contributors is much higher than the number of pensioners. It is based on the idea that the number of employed persons, consequently the number of contributors will increase with the same ratio of natural growth of the population. The Albanian pension system has many problems and now the government is planning to reform it according to the World Bank recommendations. The main aim of this paper is to show that: informed individuals are more willing to accept pension reforms because of their better information about the costs and consequences of the pension system.
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Public perception about the conservation of terrestrial protected areas in baluchistan

Public perception about the conservation of terrestrial protected areas in baluchistan

where only 8% of the informants were aware about the number of protected areas and 37 % were found familiar with the basic concept of protected areas in Baluchistan. On the other hand survey results about the potential and preferences towards the management of protected areas (PAs) revealed that 54.1% of the informants thought that the potential of protected areas in Baluchistan is very high, 41.6% cited the potential is high, only 4% mentioned that the potential is low. Amon key informants only 12.5% were aware about the legislation for protected areas in Pakistan about environmental protection, likewise 33.3% knew about current legislation in Pakistan. Similarly 79.1% were aware about the current legislation in Balochistan and likewise 70.8% were familiar with legislation regarding protect areas in Baluchistan. There is always a room for improvements therefore the awareness level regarding protected areas are not on the mark. Thus this paper has initiated the baseline data for further studies and will serve the provincial stakeholders for raising sensitization among masses about protected areas in the province.
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Brief note about the dilemmas of public election

Brief note about the dilemmas of public election

Externalities need collective decisions to protect the identity of agents and their differences. It is a prerequisite, not only in the markets, but in open and democratic societies 2 . However, these externalities are not met. Observe a public tender for contracts with the State in emerging countries, are transparent processes information and incentives for those who aspire to earn? It is not clear. Just as in the contracting state, a majority of collective choice processes fail in these conditions 3 . Presidential elections in Colombia, such as, can be decided by a simple majority vote, but the constitutional reforms introduced possibilities of coalitions between the first round losers. So they create conditions that allow for changes in voter preferences 4 .
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Social comparison and health related judgement and decision making

Social comparison and health related judgement and decision making

distributions. In real-world judgement and decision-making, it would appear that range effects can be accounted for by a rank-based model when the distinctiveness of items in the context is considered. Based on the SIMPLE model of memory (Brown, Neath, & Chater, 2007), Brown and Matthews (2011) propose that when people construct a comparison sample of items by retrieving them from memory, the likelihood of a particular item being retrieved and therefore included is somewhat dependent on the items’ discriminability, i.e., how distinctive it is relative to other relevant items. This means that when there are groups of many similar items that could be retrieved, the likelihood of them being so decreases, meaning that, overall, these items contribute less to the judgement being made. Brown and Matthews (2011) showed that there was no difference in the fit of a rank-based model that took into account the probability of items being included in the comparison sample based on their discriminability (which they refer to as the DbS-SIMPLE model) and the RFT model. They suggest that RFT should not be used over DbS in investigations of contexts effects just because it incorporates both range and rank effects (see also Brown et al., 2015, for an alternative account of how apparent range effects may reflect rank-based processes).
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Mass Distribution in Space Time and Conception about Space Time Mass Continuum

Mass Distribution in Space Time and Conception about Space Time Mass Continuum

There is number of dark matter a profile which was articulated for example [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]. These are defining that dark matter is part of expansion. So space can expand with the dark matter as galaxies were expanding with the help of energy of dark matter. So dark matter is ingredient of space, that’s why matter is part of space-time. As dark matter is source of space so mass is funda- mental part of space-time continuum.

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Are physicians on the same page about do-not-resuscitate? To examine individual physicians’ influence on do-not-resuscitate decision-making: a retrospective and observational study

Are physicians on the same page about do-not-resuscitate? To examine individual physicians’ influence on do-not-resuscitate decision-making: a retrospective and observational study

We established a multivariate Cox proportional haz- ards model for examining the influence of attending physicians on their patients’/surrogate decision-makers’ DNR decision-making, using Physician 11 as the refer- ence group, whose patient number was the median number among the patient number of the total 11 physi- cians. We compared each individual physician’s likeli- hood of signing a DNR order for a patient by comparing each individual attending physician’s time from his patient’s ICU admission to signing a DNR order for the patient. We created dummy variables for representing the attending physicians. A p value of less than or equal to .05 was considered statistically significant. All statis- tical analyses were conducted using SAS 9.2 (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA).
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The Resurfacing of the Public Intellectual: Towards the Proliferation of Public Spaces of Critical Intervention

The Resurfacing of the Public Intellectual: Towards the Proliferation of Public Spaces of Critical Intervention

The epitome of the rejoicing conformist of a public intellectual in France is often said to be Bernard-Henri Lévy, known by his initials BHL, a self-styled and stylish media star. For Perry Anderson (2004), “it would be difficult to imagine a more extraordinary reversal of national standards of taste and intelligence than the attention accorded this crass booby in France’s public sphere, despite innumerable demonstrations of his inability to get a fact or an idea straight. Could such a grotesque flourish in any other major Western culture today?” This is harsh stuff. And maybe a bit unfair, too. But what Anderson and others are getting increasingly irritated and even desperate about is the unprecedented media attention that is given to people such as Lévy. In fact he has become a mediatic celebrity, a media guru. I want to briefly illustrate Lévy’s public appeal and his reasoning as displayed during a recent public lecture that he gave at the University of California in Los Angeles, UCLA. This will do two things, I hope: first, it will shed some light on how public intellectualism is enacted and literally put on stage today (by some); and second, it will show how particular truths are constructed and presented not as interpretations but as facts to an already converted audience that sees its worst fears and suspicions merely confirmed, not questioned. I think it is important to give such attention here to Lévy and not just dismiss him as Anderson does. His performance in itself sheds a crucial light, in my opinion, on the embodied exercise of much of public intellectualism today.
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What we talk about when we talk about interactivity: Empowerment in public discourse

What we talk about when we talk about interactivity: Empowerment in public discourse

Multi-modal interactivity. The model is useful for examining overlaps between different modes of interactivity. As noted, the discourses were coded for several modes of interac- tivity in the same event, evidence (in discourse at least) of the plural and generative perspectives outlined in theory. Previous research has shown that a limited empowerment effect is designed by artists into the actions and strategies open to audiences of interac- tive artworks (Barry, 2014). But by limiting the context of communication and potential outcomes for users, the artist asserts control over the potential empowerment of art- works, bringing Aesthetic interactivity to the fore. Thus, like software interface layers, interaction designers can ‘bring forward’ or ‘send to back’ the layered modes of interac- tivity. The model can be used to evaluate these different layers and design for them.
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A study about the costoclavicular space in patients with pectus excavatum

A study about the costoclavicular space in patients with pectus excavatum

In the pectus excavatum group, the costoclavicular measurements were analyzed regarding the asymmetry and the severity of pectus excavatum. The severity of pectus excavatum was defined as the Haller index. The costoclavicular measurements were also analyzed in the control group. The costoclavicular measurements and the sternal angle between the pectus excavatum and the control group were compared. The angle between the manubrium of the sternum and the floor during chest CT scan was defined as the sternal angle. Age, height, body weight, body mass index (BMI), arm positions, severity, asymmetry, and the sternal angle were in- cluded into the parameters which influence the costo- clavicular space. Arm positions were defined as the angles of abduction (i.e. the angles between the midline of the humerus and the median line of the thoracic spinal column on 3D chest CT). All analyses were per- formed bilaterally.
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Metaphors in Hugo Chávez's political discourse:conceptualizing nation, revolution and opposition

Metaphors in Hugo Chávez's political discourse:conceptualizing nation, revolution and opposition

Although there have not been studies that focus specifically on the role of metaphors in Chávez’s political discourse, Molero and Chumaceiro have studied metaphors as part of their works on other aspects of discourse. In a study published in 2001 entitled “Formas y estrategias de persuasión en el discurso político venezolano. La construcción del ‘yo’ y del ‘otro’ bajo un enfoque semántico pragmático,” Molero noticed that Chávez’s use of metaphors seems to be one of his most important discursive strategies in his attempt to persuade. In her 2003 article mentioned above, Chumaceiro looked at how metaphors help to construct social representations in Chávez’s discourse. In the same year, in her article “Revolución y oligarquía: la construcción lingüística y discursiva de los procesos e identidades en el discurso político venezolano,” Molero identified conflict as one of the main semantic domains that Chávez employs when using metaphors. Molero’s findings on semantic domains in Chávez’s use of metaphors have served as point of reference for this study.
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Some results about a special nonlinear difference equation and uniqueness of difference polynomial

Some results about a special nonlinear difference equation and uniqueness of difference polynomial

As far as Clunie type lemmas are concerned, same conclusions hold as long as the proximity functions of the coefficients a (z) satisfy m(r, a ) = S(r, f ). The next lemma is a rather general variant of difference counterpart of the Clunie Lemma, see [15], for the corresponding results on differential polynomials, see [16].

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What is "theology" in "public theology" and what is "public" about "public theology"?

What is "theology" in "public theology" and what is "public" about "public theology"?

systematization of ideas on the transcendent divine. Today, the practice of theology is to be found in both the professional academy and in the public square. Spirituality, however, is not to be reserved for people longing for God within the context of today’s mass consumerist populist culture, while religion is reserved for ecclesial institutions. I will demonstrate that spirituality and religion overlap. Today’s postmodern spirituality therefore does not need to result into the end of religion. Although I argue that institutional religion is indeed dying and much theological activity has shifted from the academy to the “public square”, I am of the opinion that “public theology” is not about theologians or pastors “doing theology” in the public square. Public theology is the activity of the film directors, artists, novelists, poets, and philosophers. However, the article argues that “public theology” could facilitate a dialogue between the theological discourse of academics and the public theological discourse.
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About the Infinite Repetition of Histories in Space

About the Infinite Repetition of Histories in Space

From the discussion of the Ellis-Brundrit and Garriga-Vilenkin arguments in the pre- ceding sections, it follows that the scenario of a universe where history repeats in an infinity of worlds spread throughout an infinite space cannot be considered the con- sequence of current physics and cosmology. At most, one could say that the possibil- ity of this scenario is not definitively ruled out by current physics, although it requires the assumption of a number of very risky hypotheses. If someone were to assert, on the basis of the arguments discussed here, that physics proves the infinite repetition of histories in space, or even makes it likely, we should then reply that such opinions are just imagination, although they may be presented with the terminology of modern cosmology. Unfortunately, in practice, some authors 15 and popular writers usually pre-
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