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Sexual Cyber Violence : Sexting and Revenge Porn [2/2]

As mentioned previously, sexually explicit images (photos, videos) can have been made intentionally for seduction purposes, can have been made under pressure and threat, or can have been stolen in the privacy. In any case, to broadcast them without the subject’s consent is to commit an act of revenge porn.…

Weaving TidalCycles patterns at a TC-1 loom

During our recent project residency at Textiles Zentrum Haslach, we had the opportunity to work at the TC-1 looms there. As an experiment I used my TidalCycles software, which is normally used to create music, to create a pattern of ups and downs for controlling the loom. TidalCycles takes a…

Atlas on rural migration in sub-Saharan Africa

L’atlas « Rural Africa in motion. Dynamics and drivers of migration South of the Sahara » a été coordonné par le CIRAD pour la FAO. Avec la participation de Cheikh Oumar BA et Florence BOYER. Development of rural areas can shape the future of migration The atlas – Rural Africa in motion. Dynamics and…

CR du colloque Ménestrel (18-19 nov. 2017, Nara Japon)

Colloque, 18 et 19 novembre 2017 Musée Yamato Bunkakan, Nara, Japon Les échanges culturels au Moyen Âge : du dialogue à la construction des cultures Cultural Exchange in the Middle Ages: from Dialogue to the Construction of Cultures Le colloque, précédé le 17 novembre d’une journée intitulée Ménestrel au Japon : des…

Do we need to read the texts at exhibits?

Exhibitions have become a media, produced by professionals (museographers or exhibit designers) in order to touch the public. Depending on the type of exhibit, there are various kinds of effects desired: esthetic, scientific, social, etc. The specific nature of a media exhibit is that it displays works or objects in…

Architectural Criticism between Public Debate and Autonomous Discipline (6)

Mobilizing the Nation via Architectural Criticism : The Architectural Review “Outrage” and “Counterattack” In June 1955, The Architectural Review’s special issue entitled “Outrage” shot right into the heart of post-war public debate. Edited by Ian Nairn, then at the tender age of 25, Outrage summed up the periodical’s worries regarding…

Open Access in Medical Sciences Goes Increasingly Mainstream with Growing Public Awareness and Industry Acceptance

As access to latest medical research results, such as in the fields of oncology, vaccine development and disease prevention, can have critical importance for individual patients, healthcare professionals and public bodies, Open Access is increasingly advocated for by research institutes and switched to by academic journals. A Blog Article by…

Architectural Criticism between Public Debate and Autonomous Discipline (2)

Architectural centers: Mediation is the new Criticism Architecture centers are a new type of museum institution that emerged in Europe in the early 1980s. Although they were established in response to particular local circumstances, they share common objectives, activities, and field of action: the mediation of contemporary architecture. This encompasses…

Open Access Journals Can Further Mathematical Research Behind Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolutions

Though blockchain and crypto-currencies have been receiving growing media attention, such as due to their financial applications and performance respectively, their mathematical foundations may be underappreciated. Open Access is not only integral to these technologies, but can also contribute to their development, such as via cutting-edge research published in Open…

An Interview with Francesco Stoppa on a Geoscience Article Dealing with the Volcanic Activity of Vesuvius

In early 2017, Open Geosciences has published Stoppa et al.’s research results on the historical eruption of Vesuvius in 1631, in which a novel, simplified model of its volcanic activity has been proposed. A Blog Interview by Pablo Markin. While the model proposed by Stoppa et al. (2017) can help…

Implementation of the cessation clause : a useless mechanism, a motive of insecurity

Léocadie MalongoResearch associate LAM-Les Afriques dans le Monde In April 2013, a Ministerial Meeting on the Comprehensive Solutions Strategy for Rwandan Refugees was held in Pretoria, South Africa, in order to « bring proper closure to the situation of Rwandan refugees (…) and to secure appropriate durable solutions for them »[1]. Several…

The Lands Use Plans And The Villages’ Subdivisions In The Global Land Rush: The Case Of The Ruipa Site In The Kilombero Valley, Morogoro Region, Tanzania

The main road flooded by KPL plantation overflow, leading to the villages concerned by the 2008 land grab. Picture: Adriana Blache Adriana Blache, ” The Lands Use Plans And The Villages’ Subdivisions In The Global Land Rush: The Case Of The Ruipa Site In The Kilombero Valley, Morogoro Region, Tanzania”, Mambo!,…

“Wasn’t me, I swear on me mum!” – How to spot the bad guy with the help of forensic linguistics

Think of your favourite crime series on TV. Almost always there’s the sharp-witted introvert guy with curly hair who seemingly draws the clues from out of nowhere. Will Graham in Hannibal. Sherlock in – well – Sherlock. The guy that girls secretly like best. What if I told you that...

Clothes Make the (Wo)man – Dress and Cultural Difference in Early Modern Europe

Conference Report by Cornelia Aust, Denise Klein, and Thomas Weller, Leibniz Institute of European History Cross-posted from http://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-7527 “femme grecque”, Rålamb Kostümalbum, 1657, © commons.wikimedia.org, Nr. 56 Dress is a key marker of difference. It is closely attached to the body, part of the daily routine, and an unavoidable means…

When you have to explain your thesis’ topic… feat PhDelirium!

French original text : «Quand je dois expliquer le sujet de ma thèse…en featuring avec PhDelirium» Traduction by Alex Mahoudeau When I had to explain my thesis’ topic, it appeared that doing a sociology thesis on companies getting bankrupt somewhat incited – especially in the beginning – to jokes or sarcastic remarks.…

WhatsApp for Dummies (AKA what your parents wish they knew)

Have you ever gotten a WhatsApp message from your mom that was unintentionally walking a very thin line between hilarity and horror? Maybe it was the eggplant emoji that set you off, or the fact that she signed her name at the end–as if you didn’t already know who had...