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New Art for the People: Art Funds & Financial Technology

New Art for the People: Art Funds & Financial Technology

They argued that investors could diversify their investment portfolios by investing in art, and that the opacity of the art market created arbitrage opportunities th[r]

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Teaching, Technology, And The Art Of The Deal

Teaching, Technology, And The Art Of The Deal

Brims developed shops in similar communities, so they were not surprised when the planned opening drew mixed reactions. Many people seem to welcome the prospect of a purveyor of fine coffee and pastries and others are happy jobs will be created and the tax base enhanced. As often is the case, there is also some opposition. There is some grumbling about the impact of “chains” on local business and the potential loss of “community character.” As Brims’ representative, you have had success in persuading some of these skeptics that Brims is not a fast food operation and that Brims’ new shop will be in keeping with the town’s traditional architecture.
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The Art & Science of Entrepreneurship: People, Technology, and Innovation

The Art & Science of Entrepreneurship: People, Technology, and Innovation

Launched in 2005, the UC Spirit of Enterprise Graduate Business Plan Competition:. ü   Focus on new venture creation;[r]

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Technology-Supported Art as a "Way to Participation"

Technology-Supported Art as a "Way to Participation"

Brianna is among the estimated 273,000 people in the United States living with SCI (The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistics Center [NSCISC], 2012). A variety of illnesses, such as tumors, infections, or degenerative conditions, can cause SCI, but the majority of the estimated 12,000 new cases of SCI each year are sustained as a result of a traumatic injury (NSCISC, 2012). Children who sustain a SCI represent a small and unique population. According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, those who sustain injury under the age of 20 represent only 1% of those who sustain SCIs yearly (2013). Pediatric SCIs require a unique approach because the injury occurs in the midst of important emotional, social, and physical development. Of those who sustain SCI due to motor vehicle accidents, children under age 8 are more prone to high level cervical spine SCI’s (C2- C3), resulting in tetraplegia, than adolescents and adults because of the immaturity of the spinal cord and the disproportionate weight of childrens’ heads.
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Crowdfunding Art, Science and Technology : A Quick Survey of the Burgeoning New Landscape

Crowdfunding Art, Science and Technology : A Quick Survey of the Burgeoning New Landscape

all  academic  research,  evidence  shows  it  can  be  an  efficient  method  for   raisings  funds.    As  the  academic  and  art  research  community  continues   its  steady  growth  toward  crowdfunding,  new  opportunities  will  arise   such  as  crowdfunding  scholarships…while  unavoidable  issues  will  arise  

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The art of regeneration: the establishment and development of the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, 1985–2010

The art of regeneration: the establishment and development of the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, 1985–2010

Without further information, verifying these statistics and therefore ascertaining the value of a scheme of this nature, both in the provision of access to resources and training, remains an open question as the developments occurred at the same time as other changes within media arts, both nationally and globally. However, the longevity of the MITES programme, and the apparent popularity of its rentals service, suggests that art institutions, curators and artists were keen to have access to the services MITES provided. The reliance of the early Video Positive festivals on loans and sponsorship for presentation equipment highlights the financial restraints on organisations which prevented them from accumulating, and continually updating, state-of-the-art technological equipment, especially in the volume required for large media events. The cost of equipment is a contributing factor behind the absence of media art in British galleries, although Gillman also stated that art organisations were “terrified” of the technology required for media art exhibition at this time. 541 Without customer feedback, it is difficult to prove the influence of MITES during a period of significant growth in output and popularity of media art practice, but the fact that there was no other organisation offering a similar service to MITES, and a dearth of training courses for people involved in developing exhibitions, suggests that the service was integral to the demystification of technology and its application in art at that time. Furthermore, FACT still provides a rental service which is well subscribed today, and this demonstrates that even with cheaper and more readily available technology, there is still a demand for technological support.
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Maurice Blanchot : art and technology

Maurice Blanchot : art and technology

The opposition between techne and technology for Heidegger thus gives way in Blanchot’s fiction and criticism to a very different experience of language: the mechanical. The experience of writing Thomas l’obscur, his first novel, prompted the evolution in Blanchot which sees him move away from a nationalist agenda and a Heideggerian understanding of literature as foundation and truth as revealing. For Heidegger the possibility of a new historic dwelling on earth for the German people is revealed through Hölderlin’s mythic saying; Blanchot shifts from such a foundational view of literature through his engagement with Mallarmé, the poet of the abyss, and the recognition that literary language can take itself as object. Literature is founded on a ruinous impossibility — the bottomless abyss, the outside, the neuter, the il y a — which cannot be overcome and so writing is condemned to repeat what it cannot articulate: the experience of dying. There is no redemptive turn or event, only incessant exposure to the outside. The appearance of hands and animals in Blanchot signals the suspension of world, exposing its frailty, shaking the hierarchy holding such an isolated system in place to its very core, and creating non-hierarchical differences as opposed to a single hierarchical distinction between writer and man, man and animal. This mechanical, repetitive, impersonal, inhuman experience is therefore inseparable from the possibility of literature which does not reside in alētheia, but in radical errance. Such nomadism explains why Thomas is depicted as shepherd at the end of Thomas l’obscur, guiding the lost beings back to the sea to start again at the beginning (or the end).
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Art Review:  Kiki Smith at the Neuberger Museum of Art, New York

Art Review: Kiki Smith at the Neuberger Museum of Art, New York

Viewers could see her works taking new directions in terms of materials, art making, reflection, and vision. The exhibition included large scale cast bronze, drawings, printed collages, large size woven tapestries, multicolored gilded reliefs, and aluminum sculptures. The recent works made from cast bronze with gold, silver, and Japanese leaf included Harmonies I (2011), Harmonies II (2011), Harmonies III (2011), and Harmonies with Black Birds (2011).

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Art Market vs. Financial Markets

Art Market vs. Financial Markets

Abstract: In this paper we analise the short- and long-run relationship between the price indices of art market and of financial market. Through an econometric nonlinear (exponential-quadratic) model with structural breaks, as well as through a Structural Vector Error Correction (SVEC) model, we show that, contrary to many opinions in the literature, between 1998 – 2018q1, the dynamics of art market – assessed through the Artprice Global Index of the Art Market and the changes on the financial market – brought nearby through S&P 500 index are strong positively correlated. In our interpretation, this means that the art market could not have been widely used as an alternative to the capital market, not even during the crisis. We find that S&P 500 index may be a cause for Global Index of the Art Market, but, the inverse causality relationship can be rejected: Global Index of the Art Market does not Granger cause S&P 500.
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Partners of people on ART   a new evaluation of the risks (The PARTNER study): design and methods

Partners of people on ART a new evaluation of the risks (The PARTNER study): design and methods

All countries participating in the study have, or have had, laws which potentially criminalize PLHIV. Such criminalization may be for transmission, exposure or non-disclosure, and for intentional, reckless or negligent behavior [4]. The laws used may be general (i.e. HIV is treated as a form of bodily harm), or HIV-specific. The offences may be found either in a country’s Criminal or Penal Code, or in its public health legislation. People who have been convicted of HIV-related offences are often sentenced to long periods of custodial punishment. The fact that PLHIV may be, or have in the past been, criminalized in countries participating in the study was a central concern in developing its methodology and en- suring its ethical approval. The confidentiality of all study participants was protected in accordance with GCP Guidelines and national regulations, and a review of national criminal and public health laws was under- taken. We recruited only in countries in which convic- tions resulting from unprotected sex or HIV transmission after disclosure of HIV-positive status had not occurred, and was judged very unlikely to ever occur in future. The key concern here was informed consent and whether this provided a defence to allegations of ex- posure or transmission in the participating countries. In some European countries consent is available as a de- fence only in very limited circumstances (in Norway, for example, it is available only where the partners con- cerned are effectively in a spousal relationship) and this precluded their inclusion in the study [5]. In contrast, some of the countries that are included are ones in which the law in this area has either been reformed or has suspended criminalization pending review. Thus, the Netherlands now only contemplates the prosecution of those who transmit HIV with malicious intent [6], while Denmark has suspended its HIV-specific offence until an analysis of its effectiveness has been completed [7]. It is important to note that patients and their partners were informed that the study was aiming to estimate the risk that HIV is transmitted from one partner to the other and why some partnerships do not use condoms, and factors associated with this. The need for consistent con- dom use to avoid transmission was emphasised at each contact. If the patients and their partner both agreed to take part they signed separate informed consents, which included identification by name and date of birth of the partner. All study participants signed all applicable approved informed consent forms prior to any study- related processes. The informed consent for HIV nega- tive partners included explicit reference to the fact that their partner has HIV and there is transmission risk,
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Health Technology Assessment – science or art?

Health Technology Assessment – science or art?

Assessment (PTA) has tried to resolve the distinction between nature and culture, science and art [7]. It more explicitly acknowledges the normative aspects of techno- logy, and is more in tune with what has been called the empirical turn in the philosophy of science and recent trends in Science and Technology Studies (STS): science is very much like other social phenomena, and does not differ significantly from them [19], [18]. The questions of how technology is, and how we ought to implement and use it, are closely related. (Although PTA has influenced HTA, HTA has not embraced all the social aspects of PTA.) As HTA to some extent is based on both these cultures, one could argue that HTA is both art and science in the same way as medicine is both art and science. Art is the humanistic leg of HTA, which HTA needs to be stable and in balance.
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ART AND ART HISTORY. Learning Outcomes (Graduate) Mission of the Department of Art and Art History

ART AND ART HISTORY. Learning Outcomes (Graduate) Mission of the Department of Art and Art History

A student declaring a minor in Art History must complete 25 units of course work in one of the following four tracks: Open, Modern, Asian, or Architecture. Upon declaring the minor, students are assigned a faculty adviser with whom they plan their course of study and electives. A proposed course of study must be approved by the adviser and placed in the student's departmental file. Only one class may be taken for credit outside of the Stanford campus; this includes courses taken in the Overseas Studies Program. Minors are required to attend an orientation session presented by the professional staff of the Art and Architecture Library, which introduces the tools of research and reference available on campus or through the Internet. This requirement should be completed no later than the quarter following the minor declaration.
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art and technology forever light fittings

art and technology forever light fittings

reading room, Berlin, Germany 2011 Photo Achim Hatzius. 3:[r]

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Geopolymer technology: the current state of the art

Geopolymer technology: the current state of the art

The current state of the art in geopolymer technology may be succinctly summarized as follows: much work has been done, yet much work remains to be done. Research in this field has historically been applications-focused, and the mechanisms and processes underlying geopoly- mer formation, and controlling the structures of the products of these reactions, have only relatively recently become the subject of detailed attention. However, progress is being made in this area, and the understand- ing that has been developed to date provides indications that geopolymer technology does in fact have the potential for wide-scale utilization in the construction industry, as well as in other niche applications. The more knowledge is built on this foundation, the closer the eventual goal of tailored geopolymer design becomes, which will allow exploitation of the full technological potential of these materials. This review has provided a relatively brief overview of the progress in geopolymer science and technology over the past two or more decades, and it is hoped that future research progress in this field will drive the commercial and industrial success of these materials as an environmentally friendly solu- tion to some of the materials selection problems faced by the construction industry.
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Careers in Art and Art Education

Careers in Art and Art Education

No. 412 Standards For Art Teacher Preparation Carole Henry, Chair. Guidelines and standards include three sections: standards for the art program, standards for art education faculty, and standards and skills for art teacher candidates. The standards are inclusive of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) requirements. The art teacher candidate categories are inclusive of those aspects identified as essential to effective teaching developed by NBPTS (National Board for Professional Teaching Standards) and INTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium). 28 pp. {1999} ISBN 1-890160-11-3 $15.00; Member Price $10.00 No. 232 Preservice Art Education: Issues and Practice Lynn Galbraith, Editor. This new anthology examines how preservice teachers, art specialists, and classroom teachers make sense of their art teacher education course work. Insights are offered into how preservice is shaped and influenced. Organized in a tripartite framework, Preservice Art Education examines “Learning to Teach: The Preservice Teacher,” “Teaching Others to Teach: The Art Teacher Educator,” and “Preservice Practice.” An important resource/text for anyone in the business of preparing students to be trustees of the ways of life for the pupils they will teach and who will become stewards and authors of their own lives. 188 pp. {1995} ISBN 0- 937652-86-5 $22.00; Member Price $15.00
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Keywords: Constructivism, technology, art, utopia, propaganda.

Keywords: Constructivism, technology, art, utopia, propaganda.

The use of color and materials to create these structures, many of which were a figment of imagination that envisioned their propagandistic function, was very specific. The combination of glass and metal, pure form, symmetry, the use of three, mostly, basic colors (white, red, and black) were just some of the elements of applying constructivist ideology in the production of special-purpose objects. Constructivism had then undertaken the reformation of the concept of art through technology: photography, cinema and photomontage were those types of art that had sought and succeeded to reproduce the image, replacing figurative painting, with the help of technology (machinery) and science (chemistry). It was no long before they became important tools in the hands of constructivist artists trying to change the social face of the country under the communist system. A typical example is Gustav Klutsis’s design of propaganda structures using all the then available modern media (radio, loudspeaker, theatrical, etc.) 11 .
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ART FOR A NEW CONSCIOUSNESS, ART FOR A NEW HUMANITY: AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF AESTHETIC EFFECT OF KAMRAN KHAVARANI’S PAINTINGS

ART FOR A NEW CONSCIOUSNESS, ART FOR A NEW HUMANITY: AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF AESTHETIC EFFECT OF KAMRAN KHAVARANI’S PAINTINGS

The literature generally falls on two distinct tracks, namely, theoretical or empirical. A few have formulated their empirical observations to develop a theory. Irrespective of their focus and methodology, they amass strong evidence that visual arts stimulate the brain and affect viewers’ psyche, and thus mood. We review both the theoretical and empirical aesthetic literature, which have mostly emerged in the last 10 years, almost in parallel. Although, the advent of fMRI technology has facilitated direct observation of the effect of art stimuli on the human brain, the survey method has eased the research administratively and economically. According to the joint study by Johns Hopkins’ Brain and Mind Center and the Walter Museum, noted in Vikan (2010), these two methods produce “identical” results. Their finding unifies the two method of empirical research.
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Art History. Paleolithic Art

Art History. Paleolithic Art

Our hunter gatherer ancestors lived in small nomadic groups and creative works of arts and architecture as early as the upper later Paleolithic. 42,000 to 8,000 BCE. During this time the glaciers of the last Ice Age still covered northern stretches of Europe North America and Asia. Some of the most ancient examples of Paleolithic art or small figures or figurines of people and animals made of bone ivory stone or clay these three-dimensional pieces are examples of

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Careers in Art and Art Education

Careers in Art and Art Education

How do you know what kind of art education program will best prepare you to become the kind of art teacher you want to be? Programs vary in terms of content and quality, so asking questions when you visit campuses and reading program descriptions carefully will help you make the right choice for your own professional goals. The majority of colleges and universities have their course bulletins on the web and many feature links to specific program descriptions. Your counselor can also provide you with information about the various art education options in your area. The following questions can help you make a more informed choice:
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Connecting art and technology : background considerations

Connecting art and technology : background considerations

Taste also became the attribute of a new type of person who was literate, able to talk about art, literature and music and displayed his refinement through polite conversation. This new type of person did not include the urban poor or the peasantry who, in any case, lacked the wealth and leisure to enjoy such tastes. While women of the appropriate status were also seen as capable of belonging to this community of taste, they were excluded from some of its institutions, notably clubs and associations. Their domains were of the drawing room and salon rather than the taverns or the coffee-houses. Emphatically, taste was not confined to the aristocracy. All over Europe artisans, merchants, shopkeepers, farmers, lawyers, doctors and more bought books and prints, and attended plays and concerts. The fine arts, in short, were viewed as one of the characteristic features of the modern commercial and urban society.
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