Live audio visual improvisation on 09/3/2015 at Micro Mini Cinema in Cincinnati.
Zach Larrabee (percussion), Dave McDonnell (saxophone and electronics), Loraine Wible (images), Charles Woodman (images)
"The effects of various technical and economic parameters on LMFBR deployment plans have been studied to assess the best future mix of light water reactors and fast breeder reactors which will result in minimum cumulative nuclear generating costs discounted to the year 1985. Projected growth in domestic nuclear generating capacity was taken from various predictions [19, 20, 21], and the future domestic nuclear generating capacity was assumed to consist only of light water reactors and liquid metal cooled fast breeder reactors. Technical characteristics representing the two reactor types were taken as fixed, typical values for this study. The light water reactor characteristics represent a composite between PWRs and BWRs, whereas the most recent follow-on design was used as the reference for LMFBRs. Annual domestic power generation costs are calculated as a function of the installed capacity of both light water and fast breeder reactors in each particular year, the unit costs of each reactor type, the load factor, plutonium requirements, plutonium price and discount rate, and other factors. The cumulative nuclear generating costs are then computed as the sum of the discounted annual costs."
The purpose of this dissertation were threefold: (1) to develop a taphonomically-based facies (taphofacies) model for a classic, modern carbonate system, the south Florida shelf; (2) to compare and contrast the south Florida taphofacies model to the only other published modern carbonate taphofacies model, that of Parsons (1992) study of the northeastern Caribbean; (3) to compare and contrast a taphofacies model developed from the total mollusc assemblage (pooled sample approach) to models that only evaluate taphonomic changes within a single taxon as it occurs in different environments.
Fundamental to design education is the creation and structure of curriculum. Neither the creation of design curriculum, nor the revaluation of existing curriculum is well documented. With no clear documentation of precedent, best practices are left open to debate. This paper and presentation will discuss the use of a survey as a research tool to assess existing curriculum at Iowa State University in the United States. This tool allowed the needs and perspectives of the program’s diverse stakeholders to be better understood. Utilizing survey methods, research revealed the convergence and divergence of stakeholders’ philosophies, theories and needs in relation to design curriculum.
Accreditation and professional licensing provide base level of guidelines for design curriculum in the United States. However, each program’s curricular structure beyond these guidelines is a complicated balance of resources, facilities, faculty, and the type of institution in which it is housed. Once established, a program’s curriculum is rarely reassessed as a whole, but instead updated with the hasty addition of classes upon an existing curricular structure. Curriculum is infrequently re-addressed, and when it is, it is typically based on the experience and opinions of a select group of faculty. This paper presents how a survey was developed to collect data to inform curricular decision- making, enabling the reduction of faculty bias and speculation in the process. Lessons learned from the development of this research tool will be shared so it might be replicated at other institutions, and be efficiently repeated periodically to ensure currency of a program’s curriculum.
This was the morning keynote for the 4th Annual UC Data Day Conference hosted by UC Libraries.
The keynote presenter was Amanda J. Wilson, Head, National Network Coordinating Office, National Library of Medicine, All of Us Research Program partner
"For 10 to 15 years in the cultural life of 20th-century Russia, composers found themselves in the unique position of enjoying considerable artistic freedom while receiving state funds to compose music from a contemporary Russian viewpoint. From about 1980, for the first time in 60 years, composers did not have to adhere to any Soviet ideology, nor were they hampered by any restrictions on Western influences or sacred liturgical texts. This artistic golden age of the 1980s and early 1990s ended as severe economic hardships developed."
The phenomenon of design entrepreneurship has received attention in the field of design. The trend of design entrepreneurship emerges in Taiwan and becoming a new career option for designers. Entrepreneurial activities can promote economic growth through innovation and knowledge spillovers. Studies on designer entrepreneurship are warranted because it proposes the possibility of entrepreneurial innovation, contributing to industrial and economic development. A multiple case study was employed, and seven design-led startups were selected as case study subjects to explore and conclude how these firms integrate their own profession and acquire resources to construct the value chain so as to keep the company operational and profitable. According to the results, the value chain of design-led startups is identified. The findings are further discussed to provide a better understanding of the entrepreneurial path of design-led startups in Taiwan.
The deterioration of linguistic abilities is a natural phenomenon along with aging. Therefore, various assessment tools have been developed to measure linguistic abilities of seniors and diagnose degenerative diseases such as dementia. Although most of the tools are composed of images, there are not many studies focusing on the visual design, which could significantly affect performance of the subject. In this regard, this research aims to suggest a design guideline for linguistic ability assessment tools concerning the key characteristics of the elderly, focusing on visual contents and interface.
Existing related researches were mostly conducted in English-speaking countries. In order to assess the language processing abilities of Korean-speaking elders more accurately, it is necessary to develop language processing assessment tools that reflect the unique linguistic features and structure of the Korean language. Regarding the existing tools, there is a lack of research on aging, focusing
on ‘verb naming.
In the literature review section, the paper investigated the physical, cognitive and emotional characteristics of the elderly and extracted the key elements to consider when designing for the elderly. Also, design principles were found based on case studies and problem analysis of the existing assessment tools for language processing abilities. Lastly, we created a prototype model using ‘verb naming.’ Using the model, we have conducted an experiment and comparative analysis between different age groups to verify the validity of contents.
In conclusion, we provided a design guideline for visual contents and interface of linguistic assessment tools, focusing on elderly users.