Questions related to Performance Studies
I am looking for a theoretical scholarly full definition for the concept of "theatrics". Any books? any names? any articles?
Thank you so much in advance.
Your suggestions about sample studies that can be given to acting analysis methods in moving images (films, advertisements, video performances, media related platforms) (sample studies on the applicability of Laban to moving images can be included, if available) will be very valuable for me. Greatly appreciate your help.With Bests...
Recently I came across an article by Michael La Rocco discussing the creativity manual produced by Oculus for emerging VR developers. He observes that in a 'wild west' environment of emerging digital immersion development, dominant companies such as Oculus are both defining the technology and the frameworks for creating within them. They are aligning 'industry best practice' and the best practice for their platform, creating an inter-dependent authority and industry standard. Doing this thereby establishes a standardised industry practice that works in harmony with their business development and market share.
Part of this correlation is framed by the opening definition of VR as sensorily immersive such as to be 'invisible' to the user. There are many good reasons for this in terms of cognition, spatial awareness, neural pathways and so on which may result in a 'collision' of realities, leading to injury or nausea. However, these valid reasons are also being aligned with the business objectives of Oculus. Rejected concepts are advised to amend their application to be more in line with Oculus objectives and "to limit developer outcomes such that they adapt and innovate specifically in ways that adhere to the standards set" (La Rocco, 2020). The 'bait' of distribution by such a dominant industry leader creates a powere relationship with developers that ultimately standardises new media creativity.
But the commercial and retail market for VR has been slow to take, possibly becasue of a lack of standardised access or uses. But I suggest the relationship between user and interface has been so democratised in this technology revolution, that there has been a cosnumer rejection of platforms that do not accommodate this. It may be that users and participants intuitively recognise a system that restricts agency and determines reality. And it feels like now is a good time to observe, understand and engage with this unique moment.
So I will start with a question; why is the goal total invisible immersion?
It would appear that in these colonial times of VR development that the industry is developing from an assumed background borrowed from ancient times. The fourth wall is a concept unique to the stage, the social agreement between audience and actor that the performance is being observed voyeuristically. This imagined spacial relationship creates vectors of power and authority to speak or contribute within standardised ways. The fourth wall, beginning with the stage, also formed the foundation of both he early film industry and television production methods. It would appear that elements of this are being an unquestioned assumption of the experiences currently being developed in VR.
Obviously, the experience in VR is designed to give the participant agency, to interact and engage with their environment. However, should this extend completely to an 'invisible' experience as established by the first principle of Oculus? Should it be, as Bolter and Grusin (1999) suggest, "a medium whose purpose is to disappear"?
New media has conceived of dynamic and democratised platforms for users experience, especially in concert with web 2.0 connectivity. One feature of this is the remediatisation and re-purposing of platforms, technology and languages to suit users experience and define new ones. Interactions are a dynamic mix of temporal and physical dislocation and connectivity. Users are both audience and performer with expectations they can contribute or observe as they choose. It may be that standardised best practice for development suits only the purpose of Oculus without consideration of the contemporary user-generated responses.
And so, let me challenge this already embedded assumption that the experience should disappear. Certainly, an attractive feature of VR is the invisible immersion, but is that all that a digital native or web 2.0 citizen wants? Because it would appear that by defining and narrowing the scope of creative function of VR technology is to bind, restrict and process the experience. And we return to a notion of the 'fourth wall', whereby the audience observes the actions performed in front of them, engaging with 'actors' and actions as determined by unseen directors of action and agency.
And so I argue for a pause and contemplation in this unmapped territory of immersion technology and new media. We know that inevitably, humans will re-purpose technology to suit needs based on necessity or subversiveness or business and any number of reasons. Including the ethnographic perspective and culture of use, especially creative interpretation, as part of the architecture of VR development could unlock the potential of these new technologies.
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Bolter, JD, Grusin, R (1999) Remediation: Understanding New Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
LaRocco, M. (2020). Developing the ‘best practices’ of virtual reality design: industry standards at the frontier of emerging media. Journal of Visual Culture, 19(1), 96–111. https://doi.org/10.1177/1470412920906255
My laboratory is working on discovery of new phosphorylation sites in certain partners of a mitotic kinase. To study the relevance of this phosphorylations in the polypeptide chain, we will truncate these positions and study in vitro the potential consequences. Does somebody know at least two possible experiments I could perform to study the functional outcomes of the mutation?
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lately a submited my paper to a scientific journal, the editor send me back manuscript and he requeste me this:
** Your submission should be accompanied by a document containing the approved protocol of an accredited Ethics Committee for your research. Details such as the protocol number and the committee must be made clear in the text as it is a crucial requirement for performing the studies.**
is this item frequently requested in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) paper?
how can I provide this type of documents ?
thanks in advance
I want to do bracketing for my hold time studies for sterile pharmaceuticals production. I need to know how does concentration of solution influences the probability of microbial growth during bulk hold time during production, so that I dont have to perform the study on the every product i.e covered by worst case product.
For example, among sodium chloride 0.9% w/v, 3% w/v and 20% w/v solution; which one is the easiest to be contaminated with microbial growth?
What about dextrose 5% w/v, 10% w/v, and 50% w/v?
As for the available literature UV spectroscopic method validation does not include robustness and ruggedness study. Is it really essential to perform these studies for simple UV methods or the method is valid even though not validated for robustness or ruggedness?
I am preparing a review about this topic.
I am interest in studying how this subjects were diagnosed for the first time, and how were re-tested 5 to 10 years after.
My aim is in gathering results of any test these individuals were subjected to and how they scored precisely in each, obtaining western blot bands, etc.
To my knowledge, there are no publications approaching this topic.
Please do not hesitate in contacting me to bring me some references or to participate in a joint investigation.
Hi fellow researchers,
I am trying to purify a protein of 50KDa for structure function analysis and folding unfolding kinetics using chemical denaturant. I have purified my protein from Inclusion bodies and found purity level as shown in SDS-PAGE attached below after purification and refolding.
Is these fractions are good enough to go for circular dichroism and fluoroscence spectroscopy based studies? What is the purification level needed to perform such studies on a protein?
Fraction-1 is unfolded purified fraction and all others are purified folded fractions.
I would like to know the currently needed advancements in this science and is there any chance of developments in this field? How big is the market? and is it worth investing in making a fully automated Tribo Machines? So that the researcher can load multiple testing specimens to the machine, and then the machine will take the specimens, install them in its holders and perform the study with showing all the needed data by pressing just a single button on the screen.
Please show me your contribution, and Thanks in advance :).
P/S: I have created a prototype design for automated POD machine, that reduced a total net time to conduct a tribological experiment roughly by 60%.
Suppose i want to check smoking habit among physicians of certain country. There are 20 thousand (N) physician. We cannot include all.
One way is i can take representative sample from 20 thousand. here formula for sample size calculation follows binomial distribution.I dont have time, fund or feasibility to take on such extensive study.
There is alternate option. i can take 10 hospitals where 1000 physician works. I decide to take these 1000 as sample frame. Here population is fixed and finite and follows hypergeometric distribution (therefore hypergeometric population). In this situation separate formula exists for sample size calculation. This method of study using finite population is applicable in situations such as 1) small town population 2) office employee or 3) part of a large professional group such as physician (like the scenario i described here).
My question is if i select samples from 1000 physician then the inferred result is for those 10 hospitals and 1000 physician. Now can i generalize the inferred result for whole physicians (20 thousand) ?
i inferred result from a subset of total population (n) using a standard method. Can i generalize the inference for whole population (N) ?
Can anyone tell me, how to model particle reinforced metal matrix composite in ANSYS to perform the study of mechanical behaviour. If possible, please tell me step by step procedure.
Otherwise provide me the suitable links..
Commit protocol for DRTDBS
I am currently working to develop a new real time commit protocol for distributed real time database system.I need a help for simulation study of my work..
Apart from event studies there are also Accounting studies, which examine the reported financial results (i.e., accounting statements) of acquirers before, and after, acquisitions to see how financial performance
changed. The focus of these studies ranges across net income, return on equity or assets, EPS, leverage, and liquidity of the firm. The best studies are structured as matched-sample comparisons, matching acquirers with non-acquirers based on industry and size of firm. In these studies, the question is whether the acquirers outperformed their nonacquirer peers. (Bruner, 2001)
The double take means that the actor is looking at an object twice, thus headlighting its emotional importance. It is a common "trick" in comedy theater and I wonder, if there is there any qualitative or quantitative research on this subject.
When the goal of a study is to investigate the effect of some variable(s) "X" on performance of an entrepreneur /small business, it is likely to underestimate the effect since (some of) those firms which had low values in X and consequently experience a decreased performance, although it may have been closed in the meantime and - thus - have not been included in the study. Actually, this problem should be likely in any study investigating effects on performance...
Has anybody an idea if there are statistical or other options to counteract such survival bias?
Any hint pointing to the direction would be helpful!
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Generally cutting tools performance are studied by FE analysis or experimental tests. So Is there any method to investigae the tools performance apart from the above mentioned approaches?