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  • Media Burn: What's in a Name?
    Media Burn: What's in a Name?

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    Because of this process of being on TV, they have become genuine celebrities. [...]Millman concludes that celebrities are unlikely to "heal" once their fame or wealth or might are gone (Orth 218-19; Vaknin 72). [...]we could say that their "media burns" are permanent scars.
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  • Guerrilla Television in the Digital Archive
    Guerrilla Television in the Digital Archive

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    Not since the invention of television had American society seen this dramatic a change in the tools of communication. [...]this point, video technology had been used only for live broadcast television, in the form of bulky, immobile studio cameras. Because the process of restoring and caring for archival analog videotape is so labor- and cost-intensive, and because both the tapes themselves and the users who are able to add value to the collection are gradually disappearing, it is imperative that individuals and institutions with these collections begin planning for their care and creating access to them.
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  • Early Video Pioneer: An Interview with Skip Blumberg
    Early Video Pioneer: An Interview with Skip Blumberg

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    Several hundred of Blumberg's movies are online and in distribution for home viewing and for academic and public screenings through Electronic Arts Intermix, Video Data Bank, and In Motion Productions, Inc. His videos have appeared on broadcast and cable TV and in museums and festivals around the world, with retrospectives in the Berlin Film Festival Videofest, Rotterdam Film Festival, and Dallas Video Festival. Let's start with what's happening with your early videos now. skip blumberg: I just returned from the WRO Biennale in Poland- "the leading forum for new media art in Central Europe"-where there was a lot of exciting work and many inspiring media artists, a week of screenings, installations, concerts, performances-and it was gratifying to see the audience's interest in the early video screening.
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  • Introduction
    Introduction

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    The group's reflections on this active period, during which they published the first journal focused exclusively on video-Radical Software-provide an interesting perspective on the interactive hopes and commercial fears for digital media on the World Wide Web.
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  • From TVTV to YouTube: A Genealogy of Participatory Practices in Video
    From TVTV to YouTube: A Genealogy of Participatory Practices in Video

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    The practices I refer to are evident in work such as TVTV's Four More Years (1972), in which the use of lightweight portable equipment proves an obvious foil to network television coverage of the Republican National Convention, and David Cort and Curtis Ratcliff's Mayday Realtime (1971), which captures the turmoil at an antiwar demonstration in Washington, DC, from the point of view of those experiencing it. [...]the young videomakers of the YouTube generation may not be aware of the portapak generation, but they face many of the same challenges and share many of the same goals.
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  • Dialogue Across Decades: BLW and People's Communication Network-Exercises in Remembering and Forgetting
    Dialogue Across Decades: BLW and People's Communication Network-Exercises in Remembering and Forgetting

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    Editors of the seminal early 1970s publication Radical Software stated on their masthead, "Unless we design and implement alternate information structures which transcend and reconfigure the existing ones, our alternate systems and life styles will be no more than products of the existing process" (Gershuny and Korot 1).\n The People's Communication Network's video documentation inside Green Haven, as well as Queen Mother Moore's accounting of American history and calls for education, were radical acts in 1973, connecting men incarcerated in Green Haven with historical context and external communities; at least one copy of the tape survived fortuitously to speak and be re-spoken to future generations. Since 1973, the incarceration rate in the United States has increased 500 percent and is, in fact, the highest in the industrialized world despite the fact that violent crime and property crime rates have diminished in the United States since the early 1990s.
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  • Deaths of Members Recorded through 31 December 2011
    Deaths of Members Recorded through 31 December 2011

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    1986 Bell, Daniel, in Cambridge, Mass., on 25 January, aet. 91 .........
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  • Members Elected in 2011
    Members Elected in 2011

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    Elena Kagan, Washington, D.C. Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS Class I Ben R. Mottelson, Copenhagen Roger Penrose, Oxford Class II J. Stephen Jones, London Class III Larissa Adler Lomnitz, Obregon, Mexico Class IV John Baines, Oxford Mogens Trolle Larsen, Copenhagen Class V Ismail Serageldin, Alexandria Ernesto Zedillo, New Haven
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  • IHOR IVANOVICH SEVCENKO
    IHOR IVANOVICH SEVCENKO

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    Professor Ihor Ivanovich Sevcenko died on Dec 26, 2009, a few weeks short of his eighty-eighth birthday, after several months of suffering from a crippling bone cancer. He had been married three times and is survived by two daughters and three grandchildren. He will be remembered in three related, if independent, ways: as a striking personality, as a brilliant contributor to the scholarship dealing with the Byzantine world, and as a vital participant in the revival of Ukrainian studies. Ihor was born in Radocz, Poland, in 1922, the son of actively patriotic Ukrainian parents who had emigrated there after the Russian Revolution. In 1940 he moved to Prague in order to study in the German university there as well as in the Free Ukrainian University, which had found a temporary home there. In 1945, he obtained a doctorate in classical philology. There was a curious dichotomy in his academic opinions. On the one hand, they could involve the broadest and vaguest topics; on the other, he stuck religiously in most of his scholarly writing to a position he had himself defined rather early in life.
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  • PAUL A. SAMUELSON
    PAUL A. SAMUELSON

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    In his correspondence with faculty and staff in Cambridge, the author found that his work as a research assistant to members of the Berkeley faculty, especially in mathematical statistics and in mathematical economics, had been of interest to Paul Samuelson. Samuelson knew, by reputation or personal contact, about their interest in and direct contribution to new trends in economics, taking the subject into more intensive use of mathematics and statistics. He was interested in the work of Berkeley professors Francis Dresch (mathematical economics and statistics) and Jerzy Neyman (mathematical statistics). Paul Samuelson used his own methods of teaching, which differed considerably from many other pedagogical techniques, especially in the economics and related classes that were newly introduced at the post-graduate level at MIT. Paul Samuelson's teaching methods did not go over well with advanced students in Europe at that time. They are said to have remained silent when Professor Samuelson posed some tricky economic situations, needing explanation from the audience.
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  • JOSHUA LEDERBERG
    JOSHUA LEDERBERG

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    When Joshua Lederberg (known to friends and colleagues as Josh) died on Feb 2, 2008 the world lost one of the most extraordinary scientists of the twentieth century. It is difficult to write an adequate memorial for him, or to convey on paper the outpouring of admiration and affection expressed in written and oral presentations by experts in widely diverse fields of inquiry. As the founding father of bacterial genetics, he was the first to demonstrate conjugal transfer of genetic markers in bacteria. Joshua Lederberg was born May 23, 1925, in Montclair, NJ. He was the firstborn of the three sons of Zvi Hirsch Lederberg, an Orthodox rabbi, and Esther Goldenbaum Lederberg. In 1938, he entered Stuyvesant High School, which emphasizes science, mathematics, and technology. Two properties that impressed Lederberg's friends and colleagues were his prodigious memory and the rapidity with which he assimilated and analyzed new information.
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  • A Civilian Surveyor on the United States-Mexico Boundary: The Case of Arthur Schott1
    A Civilian Surveyor on the United States-Mexico Boundary: The Case of Arthur Schott1

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    Major William H. Emory and other members of the United States Army Corps of Topographical Engineers led the U.S. Boundary Commission that surveyed and mapped the boundary between the United States and Mexico in the years 1849 to 1857. Civilian employees of the boundary commission have remained obscure. This paper investigates the work of civilian surveyor Arthur Schott and maintains that his contributions made him one of the most important members of the U.S. commission. Schott's accomplishments provide an example of the importance of the civilian role in establishing the U.S.-Mexico boundary.
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  • RALF DAHRENDORF
    RALF DAHRENDORF

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    When Lord Ralf Dahrendorf died in Cologne on Jun 17, 2009, the world lost one of the most forceful and distinguished intellectual leaders of the second half of the twentieth century. The author uses the generic term "intellectual" advisedly, for he not only established himself as an eminent social scientist and social philosopher, but also engaged in a lifelong struggle to apply his ideas to the continuing issues and dilemmas of the Western world and to involve himself directly as leader in many of Europe's political and educational institutions. The time of his birth was a moment of high crisis in the West -- only a few months before the onset of the Great Depression, and only a few years before the era of Nazi domination. Dahrendorf was a man of action as well. In 1968, he was elected to the Baden-Wurttemberg state parliament as a Free Democrat, and the following year he was elected to the Bundestag, becoming a junior foreign office minister in Willy Brandt's Social Democrat-Free Democrat coalition.
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  • H. C. ROBBINS LANDON
    H. C. ROBBINS LANDON

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    H. C. Robbins Landon was known as "Robbie" to friends and colleagues throughout the musicological world. He was an extraordinary and devoted scholar of the Austrian composer Joseph Haydn and had a highly contagious enthusiasm for his subject. Many in musical circles found it impossible to disagree with his opinions, regardless of contrary evidence. In fact his opinions and ideas were often regarded as fact and published as such by them in professional journals. For Robbie, it all began in Boston, where he was born, heard his first Haydn symphony as a teenager, and, when told that there were an additional hundred-odd seldom played and unknown, decided to embark on a Haydn career. He went to Swarthmore College to study music history, was expelled as the result of a love affair, then went to Boston University to study musicology with the ranking Haydn scholar and author of the time, Karl Geiringer.
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  • America and Its Immigrants: A Game of Mirrors1
    America and Its Immigrants: A Game of Mirrors1

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    NIMBY is the acronym coined to refer to those who support construc tion of public facilities but "Not in My Backyard." In parallel fashion, the authors may coin PULLAM to refer to those who, having succeeded in America, wish to "Pull up the Ladder after Me." But PULLAM and the policies that follow from it are counterproductive in insuring the continuation of the process in the future. Successful integration has never proceeded through force or pressure, because immigrants are incapable of turning themselves into instant Americans. Instead, with the aid of religious and ethnic institutions, they carved niches for themselves, trying to preserve their values, language, and customs, and using them as a platform to find their way into their new social environment. Intransigent nativists and forced assimilationists proliferate today, and are seriously compromising efforts to resolve the policy disconnect and return immigration to its role as a source of new talent and new energies for the future.
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