Performance on the Edge

Performance on the Edge

Transformations of Culture Johannes Birringer. PREFACE We work on the edge
of time. Traditional writing formats of books on performance will perhaps soon be
supplanted by experimental video-essays, CD-ROMS, Internet publications, and

Author: Johannes Birringer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847141262

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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Performance on the Edge takes the reader on a journey across geographical borders and conceptual boundaries in order to map out the new territory of contemporary theatre, dance, media arts and activism. Working across social, cultural and political fault lines, the book explores performance as both process and contact, as the commitment to political activism and the reconstruction of community, as site-specific intervention into the social and technological structures of abandonment, and as the highly charged embodiment of erotic fantasies.Performance on the Edge addresses the politics of community-oriented and reconstructive artmaking in an era marked by the AIDS crisis, cultural and racial polarization, warfare, separatism and xenophobia. Provocatively illustrated with work from North and Central America and Eastern and Western Europe, the book challenges our assumptions about the relations between media and activism, technological imperatives and social processes and bodily identities and virtual communities.
Categories: Social Science

Disability and Contemporary Performance

Disability and Contemporary Performance

This is an outstanding exploration of some of the most pressing issues in performance, cultural and disability studies today, written by a leading practitioner and critic.

Author: Petra Kuppers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136500336

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Disability and Contemporary Performance presents a remarkable challenge to existing assumptions about disability and artistic practice. In particular, it explores where cultural knowledge about disability leaves off, and the lived experience of difference begins. Petra Kuppers, herself an award-winning artist and theorist, investigates the ways in which disabled performers challenge, change and work with current stereotypes through their work. She explores freak show fantasies and 'medical theatre' as well as live art, webwork, theatre, dance, photography and installations, to cast an entirely new light on contemporary identity politics and aesthetics. This is an outstanding exploration of some of the most pressing issues in performance, cultural and disability studies today, written by a leading practitioner and critic.
Categories: Performing Arts

Effect of Trailing Edge Geometry and Thickness on the Performance of Certain Turbine Stator Blading

Effect of Trailing Edge Geometry and Thickness on the Performance of Certain Turbine Stator Blading

This investigation concerns how the performance of a particular design of turbine
stator blading is affected by different trailing - edge thicknesses and different
trailingedge geometries . The effect of trailing - edge coolant ejection , which ...

Author: Herman W. Prust


ISBN: UIUC:30112106883173

Category: Fluid dynamics

Page: 21

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The experimental and analytical investigation included solid blades with five different trailing-edge thicknesses and four different trailing-edge geometries. One of the geometries was round, one was square, one was tapered from the suction surface, and the other tapered from the pressure surface. One of the trailing-edge thicknesses was sharp edged; the other four thicknesses were equivalent to about 5, 11, 16, and 20 percent of the blade throat width. The experimental results show increased efficiency loss for increased trailing-edge thickness for all trailing-edge geometries. The blade with round trailing edge, equal to about 11 percent of the blade throat width, had 60 percent more loss than the sharp-edged blade. For the same trailing-edge thickness, square trailing edges caused more loss than round trailing edges, and the tapered trailing edges caused about the same loss as the round trailing edges.
Categories: Fluid dynamics

Schools on the Edge

Schools on the Edge

A) where there was evidence of a positive change in performance on (most of)
the indicators which suggested that the changes had been substantial and also
provided some signs of upward trends over time and of improvements in ...

Author: John M Gray

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412929707

Category: Education

Page: 156

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'Schools On The Edge' examines key issues in the field of school improvement. More specifically, it draws on evidence from the SFECC project to explore the policy context of schools on the edge, the nature of extreme challenges, the way schools have responded to extreme challenge, and more.
Categories: Education

GSM GPRS and EDGE Performance

GSM  GPRS and EDGE Performance

... as the mobile station is already synchronized to the network, it must only detect
the FCCH to be able to find SCH and no frequency correction is needed. 100%
10% TCH/FS FACCH SDCCH, SACCH 0 1% 1 2. Control Channels Performance

Author: Timo Halonen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470866955

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 654

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GSM, GPRS and EDGE Performance - Second Edition provides a complete overview of the entire GSM system. GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) is the digital transmission technique widely adopted in Europe and supported in North America. It features comprehensive descriptions of GSM’s main evolutionary milestones - GPRS, (General Packet Radio Services) is a packet-based wireless communication service that promises data rates from 56 up to 114 Kbps and continuous connection to the Internet for mobile phone and computer users. AMR and EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment), and such developments have now positioned GERAN (GSM/EDGE Radio Access Network) as a full 3G radio standard. The radio network performance and capabilities of GSM, GPRS, AMR and EDGE solutions are studied in-depth by using revealing simulations and field trials. Cellular operators must now roll out new 3G technologies capable of delivering wireless Internet based multimedia services in a competitive and cost-effective way and this volume, divided into three parts, helps to explain how: 1. Provides an introduction to the complete evolution of GSM towards a radio access network that efficiently supports UMTS services (GERAN). 2. Features a comprehensive study of system performance with simulations and field trials. Covers all the major features such as basic GSM, GPRS, EDGE and AMR and the full capability of the GERAN radio interface for 3G service support is envisaged. 3. Discusses different 3G radio technologies and the position of GERAN within such technologies. Featuring fully revised and updated chapters throughout, the second edition contains 90 pages of new material and features the following new sections, enabling this reference to remain as a leading text in the area: Expanded material on GPRS Includes IMS architecture (Rel’5) and GERAN (Rel’6) features Presents field trial results for AMR and narrowband Provides EGPRS deployment guidelines Features a new chapter on Service Performance An invaluable reference for Engineering Professionals, Research and Development Engineers, Business Development Managers, Technical Managers and Technical Specialists working for cellular operators
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Trading on the Edge

Trading on the Edge

Maintaining the neural network's optimal performance requires developing and
maintaining human expertise at the input , design , and output levels . Results
Forecasting the U.S. dollar against the U.K. pound exchange rate ( the " cable
rate ...

Author: Guido J. Deboeck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471311006

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Experts from the world's major financial institutions contributed to this work and have already used the newest technologies. Gives proven strategies for using neural networks, algorithms, fuzzy logic and nonlinear data analysis techniques to enhance profitability. The latest analytical breakthroughs, the impact on modern finance theory and practice, including the best ways for profitably applying them to any trading and portfolio management system, are all covered.
Categories: Business & Economics



FACCH failures imply an increase of Dropped Call Rate (DCR) during handover
process. It may also be employed in call establishments. The solution is to use
the FACCH repetition/boosting to increase the FACCH performance and reduce ...

Author: Dr. Mikko Saily

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119972973

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

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With over four billion subscribers Worldwide, GSM/EDGE is by far the World's most successful communications technology of all time. Ubiquitous, deployed in every country of the World, except in Japan and South Korea, GSM/EDGE is the result of a continued evolution that has spanned over two decades. A leading team of experts from Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks and Instituto Nokia de Tecnologia, guide you from the history of GSM standardization to the cutting-edge techniques in the latest 3GPP releases. Covering 3GPP Release 7 and Release 8, and addressing their motivation and detailing their concepts, this book also offers insights into further steps in evolution from Release 9 and beyond. GSM/EDGE: Evolution and Performance allows you to keep apace with all of the new developments that have occurred in 3GPP on the GSM standard since the introduction of EDGE: Covers all the key aspects of GSM/EDGE Evolution from Release 7 until Release 9 in a systematic manner. Features performance evaluations derived from leading-edge simulation tools and field trials. Addresses network optimization techniques and environmental aspects. Written by leading experts in the field of GSM/EDGE evolution and standardisation. Contributors from Nokia, NSN, Helsinki University of Technology and Instituto Nokia de Tecnologia.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Theory on the Edge

Theory on the Edge

InQueerPolitical Performance andProtest (2009), BenjaminShepard argues
thatqueersocialmovements ofteninvolve a lotof enjoyableaswellas angered
performances: “Toagreat degree,social movementprotests are constructions of
countless ...

Author: N. Giffney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137315472

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Theory on the Edge brings together some of the foremost specialists working at the interdisciplinary interface between Irish Studies, feminist theory, queer theory, and gender and sexuality studies in order to trace the contemporary development of feminist thinking and activism in Ireland.
Categories: Social Science

Testing and Performance of Geosynthetics in Subsurface Drainage

Testing and Performance of Geosynthetics in Subsurface Drainage

L. John Fleckenstein1 and David L. Allen2 Development of a Performance-Based
Specification (QC/QA) for Highway Edge Drains in Kentucky Reference:
Fleckenstein, L. J. and Allen, D. L., "Development of a Performance-Based
Specification ...

Author: L. David Suits

Publisher: ASTM International

ISBN: 0803128606

Category: Science

Page: 121

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Categories: Science

Women on the Edge

Women on the Edge

The texts of the plays were studied as literary documents sufficient in themselves,
with little attention to the fact that they were scripts for performance in a specific
cultural milieu. Studies focused on the large philosophical questions raised by ...

Author: Ruby Blondell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135964610

Category: History

Page: 512

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Women on the Edge, a collection of Alcestis, Medea, Helen, and Iphegenia at Aulis, provides a broad sample of Euripides' plays focusing on women, and spans the chronology of his surviving works, from the earliest, to his last, incomplete, and posthumously produced masterpiece. Each play shows women in various roles--slave, unmarried girl, devoted wife, alienated wife, mother, daughter--providing a range of evidence about the kinds of meaning and effects the category woman conveyed in ancient Athens. The female protagonists in these plays test the boundaries--literal and conceptual--of their lives. Although women are often represented in tragedy as powerful and free in their thoughts, speech and actions, real Athenian women were apparently expected to live unseen and silent, under control of fathers and husbands, with little political or economic power. Women in tragedy often disrupt "normal" life by their words and actions: they speak out boldly, tell lies, cause public unrest, violate custom, defy orders, even kill. Female characters in tragedy take actions, and raise issues central to the plays in which they appear, sometimes in strong opposition to male characters. The four plays in this collection offer examples of women who support the status quo and women who oppose and disrupt it; sometimes these are the same characters.
Categories: History

Aid on the Edge of Chaos

Aid on the Edge of Chaos

Performance. Dynamics,. Dynamic. Performance. Using measures of
performance is like listening to a symphony one note at a time; any harmony or
discord becomes apparent only when the notes are combined into a rhythm, a
pattern of ...

Author: Ben Ramalingam

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191503443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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Many agree that the foreign aid system - which today involves virtually every nation on earth - needs drastic change. But there is much conflict as to what should be done. In Aid on the Edge of Chaos, Ben Ramalingam argues that what is most needed is the creative and innovative transformation of how aid works. Foreign aid today is dominated by linear, mechanistic ideas that emerged from early twentieth century industry, and are ill-suited to the world we face today. The problems and systems aid agencies deal with on a daily basis have more in common with ecosystems than machines: they are interconnected, diverse, and dynamic; they cannot be just simply re-engineered or fixed. Outside of aid, social scientists, economists, business leaders, and policy makers have started applying innovative and scientific approaches to such problems, informed by ideas from the 'new science' of complex adaptive systems. Inspired by these efforts, aid practitioners and researchers have started experimenting with such approaches in their own work. This book showcases the experiences, insights, and often remarkable results of innovative thinkers and practitioners who are working to bring these approaches into the mainstream of aid. From transforming child malnutrition to rethinking economic growth, from building peace to reversing desertification, from rural Vietnam to urban Kenya, the ideas of complex systems thinking are starting to be used to make foreign aid more relevant, more appropriate, and more catalytic. Aid on the Edge of Chaos argues that such ideas and approaches should play a vital part of the transformation of aid. Aid should move from being an imperfect post-World War II global resource transfer system, to a new form of global cooperation that is truly fit for the twenty-first century.
Categories: Business & Economics

Performance Skiing

Performance Skiing

This causes the ski to roll on and off the edge , alternately grabbing and slipping
throughout the arc of a long turn . For fast , short fall - line turns , keep the hips up
over the skis and cross over the skis , emphasizing knee angulation . This has ...

Author: George Thomas

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811730263

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 198

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Suggests a physical fitness program and training plans for skiers, demonstrates skiing drills, and discusses the selection and care of skis, boots, bindings, and poles
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Life on the Edge

Life on the Edge

Following the last performance before the intermission, he went almost out of his
mind with delight. You would have thought he'd just won the Publishers
Clearinghouse Sweepstakes. He yelled, “Bravo! Bravo!” and waved to the

Author: James C. Dobson

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414355689

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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As a young adult, you will face crucial questions about identity, education, marriage, career, God's will, and much more. Some of the most dramatic and permanent changes in life will occur during the “critical decade”—those ten years between 16 and 26. Are you prepared to make the right choices? You can be. Like a trusted friend who understands, Dr. James Dobson candidly addresses the issues that today's young adults face. In his warm, conversational style, he reveals principles to help you make right choices and get the direction you need in order to look forward to a bright and successful future.
Categories: Religion

On the Edge of Earth

On the Edge of Earth

If it is not based in space, it seems only logical that a weapon system would have
to rely for its performance on the physics of the space environment, or be
designed to achieve the interception (e.g., for reconnaissance or destruction) of a
space ...

Author: Steven Lambakis

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813145785

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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The United States has long exploited Earth's orbits to enhance security, generate wealth, and solidify its position as a world leader. America's ambivalence toward military activities in space, however, has the potential to undermine our future security. Many in Washington possess a peculiar regard for space and warfare. Some perceive space as a place to defend and fight for America's vital interests. Others -- whose voices are frequently dominant and manifested in public rhetoric, funded defense programs, international diplomacy, and treaty commitments -- look upon space as a preserve not to be despoiled by earthly strife. After forty years of discussion, the debate over America's role in space rages on. In light of the steady increase in international satellite activity for commercial and military purposes, American's vacillation on this issue could begin to pose a real threat to our national security. Steven Lambakis argues that this policy dysfunction will eventually manifest itself in diminished international political leverage, the forfeiture of technological advances, and the squandering of valuable financial resources. Lambakis reviews key political, military, and business developments in space over the past four decades. Emphasizing that we should not take our unobstructed and unlimited access to space for granted, he identifies potential space threats and policy flaws and proposes steps to meet national security demands for the twenty-first century.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Science and Pseudoscience of Children s Mental Health Cutting Edge Research and Treatment

The Science and Pseudoscience of Children s Mental Health  Cutting Edge Research and Treatment

Cutting Edge Research and Treatment Sharna Olfman. on eating or not eating
breakfast, with no ... alertness and contentment, as well as generally better
performance on word recall and other tasks. Similar findings were reported in a
study of ...

Author: Sharna Olfman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440830846

Category: Psychology

Page: 189

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This book explains how studies in brain development and epigenetics—the inextricable interplay of genes and environments—have led to breakthroughs in the understanding of children's psychological disturbances and serve to discredit the scientifically unsupported "chemical imbalance theory" of mental illness. • Presents a new paradigm for understanding the cause and treatment of children's psychological disturbances based in cutting edge research on the developing brain and epigenetics • Addresses the latest groundbreaking research on the treatment of concussion syndromes as well as on the cause and treatment of autism spectrum disorders • Offers strategies that promote healthy brain development and protect against childhood psychological disturbances • Explains how 21st-century parents' excessive use of cell phones and other mobile devices undermines the quality of attachment and places children at risk for compromised brain development and psychological disturbance
Categories: Psychology

High Performance Fillers 2007

High Performance Fillers 2007

As preparation of the dispersions involved a high shear mixing step , it may be
envisaged that the dispersion viscosity can be related to the breakdown ( i . e .
exfoliation ) of the tactoids and any subsequent edge to edge and edge to plane


Publisher: iSmithers Rapra Publishing

ISBN: 1847350135

Category: Fillers (Materials)


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Categories: Fillers (Materials)

Better Policies Germany Keeping the Edge Competitiveness for Inclusive Growth

Better Policies Germany  Keeping the Edge Competitiveness for Inclusive Growth

The overall performance of 15-year-olds in Germany improved greatly during the
last decade, although the latest PISA results show hardly any change in
performance in the period 2009-12. The earlier improvements were mostly due to
better ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264216006


Page: 40

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This book provides an overview of the key challenges currently faced in Germany and OECD's main policy recommendations to address them.

Performance of Reinforced Soil Structures

Performance of Reinforced Soil Structures

Therefore , although the typical range for the observed performance ratios was of
the order of 10 higher than the desired ... 5 metres , a small amount of vertical
rebound would occur near the edge and the deformed shape of the cut would be

Author: Alan McGown

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 0727716379

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 485

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The following is just a selection of the contents - Theory and design related to the performance of reinforced soil structures - A study of the influence of soil on the reinforcement load in polymer grid reinforced soil structures - Cellular retaining walls reinforced by geosynthetics:behaviour and design - The results of pull out tests caried out in PFA on a reinforced and unreinforced soil walls - In-situ techniques of reinforced soil - Design and field test on reinforced cut slope - Reinforcing a sand slope surrorting a footing using steel bars - Discussion of papers in session 4 - Effect of reinforcement in embankment - Session Summary
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Over the Edge

Over the Edge

Of course on the opposite end of the spectrum, when absolutely nothing goes
right and the entire performance is like a night in hell, there was no amount of
money that would take the sting out of the humiliation that they would suffer.

Author: Tom Osborne

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469101422

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 309

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Theres a seventeen story building in Battle Creek, Michigan that still stands today. Seventy-five years ago, a steel-worker by the name of Nelson Talltrees, died on the fifth floor during its construction. This is a story about how his ghost still haunts suite 501. Once the entity discovers whats important to those that have set up shop there, he seduces them by using their greed against them by promising them success. Nelson delivers on his promise, but in the process, the entity eventually takes control of everything in his victims life, until it pushes the victim Over the Edge.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

High Performance Programming for Soft Computing

High Performance Programming for Soft Computing

7.3.3 ACO for the traveling salesman problem Given an undirected graph G I (V,E
) connected with edge—weights, each vertex V of this graph represents the cities,
and the edge weights represent the distance between cities. The main purpose ...

Author: Oscar Humberto Montiel Ross

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466586017

Category: Computers

Page: 376

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This book examines the present and future of soft computer techniques. It explains how to use the latest technological tools, such as multicore processors and graphics processing units, to implement highly efficient intelligent system methods using a general purpose computer.
Categories: Computers