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Apr 26, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Artificial Dasein: Solving the Frame Problem with Incremental Contextualization

Kole Harvey
In this paper, we give an account of a rationally behaving agent—an artificial Dasein—which can perceive the world in terms of relevance to its own goals. The way we achieve this is through a process of incremental contextualization of goals and constraints that range from the purely conceptual and abstract to the well-defined and physical. The model described i

Mar 06, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Peripheral Vision on Choral Singing: Practical and Didactical Proposals

Rui Matos, Mónica Antunes
Humans can focus their attention upon a visual location while capturing information from peripheral involvement. This is particularly important in activities where decisive stimuli appear along our visual field. This is the case of sports, car driving and, as we sustain, choir singing. Singing in a choir implies, frequently, dividing attention for, at least, music sheet and conductor. In fact, despite the ideal situation would be

Sep 30, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Danger of Typical Sovereignty: Chinese Way Forward from Neighborhood to Globalization

Maimul Ahsan Khan
In the twenty-first century, now China has become the second largest economic engine of the world. As a neighboring country, all important Bangladeshi predicaments are now more relevant to this reality than ever before. Chinese unfolding method of development should have many ramifications that we need to appreciate fully. Chinese systems of doing things have many facets that are not practiced in India and Bangladesh. Western mili

Jul 18, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Spy in the Huddle: Expression of Anthropomorphized Subjects in the Wildlife Documentary

Xuefeng Zhao, Xianyao Zou
This article explores the narrative strategy of Anthropomorphism of penguins: Spy in the huddle, the BBC wildlife documentary miniseries launched in 2013 which avail itself of anthropomo

Jan 16, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Politics of Aesthetics and the Neo-Avant-Garde in Brazil

Marina Corrêa
The discussion of the aesthetics of the avant-gardes needs to be considered as a global issue, even though its representation differs with each country of origin. This paper will discuss the methods of representation employed by two diametrically opposed artists, whose roots go back to the Brazilian neo-avant-garde movement: Eduardo Kac and André Vallias. This analysis of the avant-gardes within the aesthetic of Modernity is based

Oct 28, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Spread of Confucianism in Hayao Miyazaki’s Animations

Daoshan Ma, Linlin Cheng
This thesis is an exploration of the themes and symbols of Confucian culture in the early animated feature films of Hayao Miyazaki. It deals with the background and knowledge of the selected topic, the profound meaning of Hayao Miyazaki’s animation and the spread of Confucian culture in his animations which convey distinctive ethos and the advanced experience of success. Hayao Miyazaki’s animations have inherited traditional orien

Aug 12, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Prepuce in Italian Art—Evidence from Von Gloeden’s Photographs

Guy Cox
It is well known that the portrayal of the male organ in classical art was subject to strict conventions and was not realistic. To what extent did this tradition carry over to the Italian Renaissance? Jewish Old and New Testament figures were not shown as circumcised, but was this a concession to classical convention or a portrayal of the actual, uncircumcised models? The photographs of Wilhelm von Gloeden, taken between 1890 and

Mar 13, 2015Open    AccessArticle

On the Contribution of Nigerian Female Dramatists to Indigenous Theatre Development

Kyantirimam Riken Ukwen
Nigeria’s performance theatre consists of variety of creative works reflecting the cultural diversity of its people. Many of the written texts and stage performances are slices from everyday lives of the people, captured by these playwrights and shown to the audience through live theatre. The paper examines the contribution of Nigerian female dramatists in the development of theatre in Nigeria. The paper advances that this group of theatre practitioners contributed to the overall development of ...

Dec 30, 2014Open    AccessArticle

The State of the Home and Academic Performance of Secondary School Children in Nigeria

J. T. Hamilton-Ekeke, Ebiere Theresa Dorgu
The focus of this paper is more on children’s academic outcome when challenges like divorce occur in the home, and the emphasis is on children in secondary school level of education in Nigeria which are usually children aged 11 to 16 years. The primary environment of the child is the home and this can exert tremendous impact on students’ achievement. The home is the primary agent of education, thus, the way the child lives, the food he/she eats and his/her life style are influenced by the home. ...