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Reinventing the wheel A systems theory of materialism in architecture
This thesis is an investigation into material aspects of architecture and is focused on two complimentary areas of inquiry. The first is a theoretical framework that proposes and outlines a specific model for material ...
The gaming condition: A report on knowledge
Ontological problems plague the study of videogames. Scholars continue to define the videogame through competing enumerations of formal properties--such as narrative, rules, aesthetics, and computation--in a counter-productive ...
deCODE: Genomics, anonymity, and informatic control
In 1998, an American biotech firm, Decode Genetics, attempted to secure an exclusive license from the Icelandic government to create and commercially exploit a comprehensive database containing the health records, genealogical ...
The charm of impossibilities: Musical language, theology and narrative discourse in Olivier Messiaen's "Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum"
My dissertation falls into what Robert Fallon describes as "an ongoing third wave of Messiaen studies" and furthers his recommendation for a new approach in Messiaen scholarship that requires scholars to step away from the ...
Modern art, mosques, and the Maghreb French Orientalist painting of mosques and prayer in Muslim North Africa during colonialism
This paper analyses the use of mosques and the Muslim faithful as pictorial subjects for modern French Orientalist painters during the period of French colonialism in North Africa. France's "civilizing mission" of its North ...
Reframing science communication: How the use of metaphor, rhetoric, and other tools of persuasion can strengthen the public understanding of science (without weakening the integrity of the scientific process)
This paper is about "truthiness", its resulting impact on the public understanding of science (and subsequently science policy), and why scientists need to learn how to navigate truthiness in order to ensure that the ...