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The Problem With Social Safety Nets: Policy or Psychology? Correia, Tricia
Library Associates Newsletter: Issue 113 Lauinger Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections Opens; From the University Librarian: Commencement; Your Named Endowment: Ensuring the Future; Crisis in America with Ray LaHood; Roosevelt's Second Act with Richard Moe; Patricia Stonesifer and Martha's Table; Clinch Calkins Papers; Undiscovered Printmakers; Lynd Ward's Cup of Sky
The New Porn Platform: Standards Gaps in ‘Revenge Porn’ Policy and Protection Doom, Jilanne
Street Art Dialogue Werthmann, Laura This paper reviews street art dialogism as understood through parallel architecture, remediation, recursion, and combinatoriality of signs through art’s social setting. It exposes the contrast and comparison of the nodes in visual culture, digital media networks, and most importantly the dialogue throughout contemporary art networks such as Abstract Expressionism, Dada, Pop Art, Postmodernism, and Post- Postmodernism. This remix culture forces an engagement from the art world to comment, reply, use, reject, admire, and debate the new semantics of an ephemeral art form that spans across public visual spaces. The ability for street art to be seen is very important and enabled by the structure and dimensions of the wall, but today, it is also facilitated through the digital world as more art is being transformed for an internet viewership that has opened up a new interface outside museums, galleries, and even the streets; it helps enable art become global.
Otto’s Notebook vs the Memex: Comparing the smartphone and the PC as two paradigms of cognitive enhancement
Otto’s Notebook vs the Memex: Comparing the smartphone and the PC as two paradigms of cognitive enhancement Huber, Linda The history of computing has been characterized by an effort to replicate and augment human intelligence. Today’s personal computers are still substantially similar in their overall goals to the “memex,” a hypothetical computer prototype described by Vannevar Bush in 1945: both are designed to use computation to augment advanced forms of intellectual labor. Yet in the last decade, the rise of the smartphone has disrupted this long-standing paradigm of cognitive enhancement. It introduces a paradigm characterized by less complex but more pervasive kinds of cognitive enhancement. This is a kind of cognitive enhancement perhaps more akin to ever-present notebook that facilitated Otto the hypothetical Alzheimer’s patient in his daily activities (as described by Clark and Chalmers in their seminal paper on extended cognition in 1998). In this paper I compare and contrast some of the basic augmentations and affordances of the smartphone as compared to the PC (either desktop or laptop). Using Heersmink’s “multi-dimensional matrix for exploring cognitive-artifact relations” (Heersmink, 2012), I conducted a preliminary investigation suggesting some of the concrete differences between these two paradigms of computation and cognitive enhancement.
Life in the New Media landscape: Ritual Communication and Distributed Cognition on Reddit Miller, Chris The New Media landscape is diverse and complex. More importantly, as noted by Lev Manovich, it is fundamentally new. This paper will explore one instance of New Media, the social news site reddit, in terms of several theoretical frameworks, situating the site both in terms of its historical precedents and novel contributions to the New Media landscape. The analysis will show that the affordances of New Media embodied in reddit, including expansions on Ritual Communication and Distributed Cognition, along with a Web 2.0 ethos that highly values interactivity and user-control, have made reddit a site of 21st century community building.
Carroll Round Proceedings 2015 Carroll, Round Undergraduate economic research papers presented at the 10th Annual Carroll Round Conference at Georgetown University
Carroll Round Proceedings 2014 Carroll, Round Undergraduate economic research papers presented at the 9th Annual Carroll Round Conference at Georgetown University
CIRS Annual Report 2014-2015 Center for International and Regional Studies]
السياسة الطائفية في منطقة الخليج Potter, Lawrence G.; Gengler, Justin J.; Haddad, Fanar; Louër, Laurence; Diwan, Kristin Smith; Valeri, Marc; Peterson, J.E.; Beck, Lois Certain streams of scholarship have suggested that conflicts around sectarian identity lie at the very crux of Middle Eastern politics. Sectarianism may be broadly defined as the process through which forms of ethnic and/or religious identity are politicized. While certain scholars over-emphasize the enduring ideological divides in the region and their continuing influence on socio-political instability, others downplay their significance entirely. There are those who argue that sectarian issues in the region are not the age-old dilemmas that they are often perceived as, but rather are a modern phenomenon, and that sectarian affiliation was not a particular marker of identification, nor a cause for open conflict a century ago.
Mutual Empowerment? - Examining the Power Relationship Between Overseas Filipino Workers and the Motherland
Mutual Empowerment? - Examining the Power Relationship Between Overseas Filipino Workers and the Motherland Wozniak, Audrey
Beijing’s Challenge to the Global Financial Architecture Wihtol, Robert
China’s Institution Building - Leading the Way to Asian Integration Wang, Zheng
Adhering, Distancing, or Waffling? - Understanding a New Dilemma in the U.S.-Japan Alliance Teraoka, Ayumi
Alignment Minus Alliance - India’s China Quandary on Alternative Institution Building Panda, Jagannath P.
Cybersecurity in Asia and the Role of U.S. Leadership Lewis, James; Crouch, Lara; Mark, Anastasia
Identifying Network Effects in the Adoption of Sanitary Latrines Mallah, Farah Household decisions are highly influenced by social interactions. In this paper I identify the effect of social interactions (networks) on the likelihood of a rural household in Vietnam installing a sanitary latrine between 2012 and 2013. I do so using the baseline and midterm surveys collected to evaluate the CHOBA intervention. 2,139 households were surveyed in the provinces of Hai Duong and Tien Giang. The survey was not specifically designed to capture network effects. Therefore, I use indirect measures based on the information provided and previous literature. The reference group in this paper is uniquely defined by proximity and economic stratum. Higher weighting is given to closer households to the household in question, or “near” neighbors, and only those within the same economic stratum are included. I capture network effects by examining the correlation between the prevalence of “near” households who adopted the sanitary latrine before the baseline and the likelihood of the household in question adopting the sanitary latrine after the baseline. I find that a higher prevalence of sanitary latrines among “near” neighbors has a positive and significant effect on the likelihood of installing the sanitary latrine in the second phase. This network effect is stronger among households with lower access to formal sources of information and among poor households. In addition, I look at the frequency of circulation of information through “word of mouth” and the influence of receiving the information on the benefits of sanitary latrines from family and/or acquaintance. Both of these network-effect measures come out to be insignificant among poor households. The results presented in this paper point to the necessity of controlling for network effects especially among households highly dependent on informal services. The results also encourage the use of public events to recognize households’ installations of the sanitary latrine.
Unconcious Communication in Shakespeare: "Et Tu, Brute?" Echoes "Eloi, Eloi Lama Sabachthani?" Waugaman, Richard M.
Unconcious Communication and Literature Waugaman, Richard M.
Shakespeare's Bible: A Personal Odyssey Waugaman, Richard M.