first Critical Mass in Germany took place on a cold September 26, 1997 five years
after the first Critical Mass took place in San Francisco. Then things slowed down
a little. CM took place in Stuttgart in April 1999 and was followed by further ...
Author: Chris Carlsson
Publisher: AK Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Documenting 10 years of fun, radical, spontaneous bicycle demonstrations that challenge the autocentric world.
It is a pleasure to add a blessing to Geoffrey Hendricks's Critical Mass .
Distinguished artist and Mason Gross faculty member , Hendricks was a major
force in the avant - garde activities that took place at Rutgers between 1958 and
Author: Mead Art Museum (Amherst College)
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Critical Mass chronicles ephemeral work on the Rutgers campus and in New York City, and the innovations that grew from Robert Watts, Allan Kaprow, and George Brecht's "Project in Multiple Dimensions." With texts and performance scores by artists - together with numerous photographs of the events and essays by art historians and critics Hannah Higgins, Jill Johnston, Susan Ryan, and Kristine Stiles - Critical Mass presents a vivid picture of a dynamic movement.
Author: John Whitelegg
Publisher: Pluto Press
Category: Social Science
Addresses the problems caused by car ownership. This book argues that transport is linked with consumerism and the challenge is to replace the current technology with an alternative that is sustainable and will solve the fundamental problems of poverty, inequity and social development.
FOREWORD Critical Mass is the appropriate title for this excellent study of the
emergence of global civil society. This book is the fifth in the Studies in
International Governance Series, commissioned by the Centre for International
Author: James W. St.G. Walker
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Category: Political Science
Public concern about inequitable economic globalisation has revealed the demand for citizen participation in global decision making. This book offers a mixture of experience and analysis by the leaders of some of the most influential global civil society organisations and respected academics who specialise in this field of study.
Modern–day scientists define critical mass as the minimum amount of given
fissile material necessary to achieve a self–sustaining fission reaction under
stated conditions. The size of critical mass depends on several factors, including
the kind ...
Author: W. Todd Reynolds
Publisher: Tate Publishing
In Jesus Christ, your life has tremendous worth. Will you answer His call to serve? There is a desperate need in the world for the expansion of individual Christian ministry. In Reaching Critical Mass, author Todd Reynolds illustrates the many ways a Christian, young or old, can serve God. Reynolds reveals some of the many unique gifts God has bestowed upon mankind; gifts that ultimately must be brought into service of the Lord. Through the use of Scripture, learn the stories of some of God's most faithful servants. From Paul to Rahab to David, the Lord has called many into his service. In Reaching Critical Mass, you, too, will see that you can answer the call.
At the critical pointofa liquidandgas,thefluid becomes absurdlycompressible—in
fact, more or less infinitely so. In principle,the gentlest squeeze is sufficient to
collapse a critical fluid intoinvisibility. This soundsabsurd, and experimentally one
Author: Philip Ball
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Are there any "laws of nature" that influence the ways in which humans behave and organize themselves? In the seventeenth century, tired of the civil war ravaging England, Thomas Hobbes decided that he would work out what kind of government was needed for a stable society. His approach was based not on utopian wishful thinking but rather on Galileo's mechanics to construct a theory of government from first principles. His solution is unappealing to today's society, yet Hobbes had sparked a new way of thinking about human behavior in looking for the "scientific" rules of society. Adam Smith, Immanuel Kant, Auguste Comte, and John Stuart Mill pursued this idea from different political perspectives. Little by little, however, social and political philosophy abandoned a "scientific" approach. Today, physics is enjoying a revival in the social, political and economic sciences. Ball shows how much we can understand of human behavior when we cease to try to predict and analyze the behavior of individuals and instead look to the impact of individual decisions-whether in circumstances of cooperation or conflict-can have on our laws, institutions and customs. Lively and compelling, Critical Mass is the first book to bring these new ideas together and to show how they fit within the broader historical context of a rational search for better ways to live.
CRITICAL MASS Marian Maguire, Herakles'Attempt to Repulse the Amazons is
Futile, 2007. Etching, 12.2 x 19.5cm, 5 x 8in. (plate) on 35.5 x 38cm,14 x 15in. (
paper). THE GLOBAL CONTEXT THE UNHOLY The Mariner, 2009. Lithograph,
Author: Richard Noyce
Publisher: A&C Black
An exciting look at cutting edge developments in printmaking around the world as artists push the boundaries of what is possible.
Aaron explainedthat he had been working toward critical mass for over eighty
years. When Brian asked why Aaron didn't look any more than fiftyfiveyears old,
Aaron replied that one of the things he had learnedin his work onmanifestations
Author: E. Bruce Bushong
Ever since the horrors of 9/11, Brian had been lost. His quest for purpose led him to France in the spring of 2003. There, everything changed when he joined with fellow seekers—Katrina, a German physicist; Hadji, an Indian engineer; Alia, a Brazilian pilot; and Qui Jen, a Japanese ninja—as part of the Holistic Group dedicated to the transformation of the planet through the creation of Critical Mass. As foretold in ancient texts, Critical Mass is both a beautifully simple and incomprehensibly complex concept for change. To achieve this rare state, 3,511 people must be trained to come together in a single thought. If this can be accomplished, that one thought will manifest as a new reality, a self-aware planet, a Global Brain. Brian is challenged to accept the responsibilities of the Uniter, the one who would come and start the world anew. But the Monarchists, a group with considerably less philanthropic goals, have vowed to stop at nothing to ensure that their vision is the one that comes to pass. The first group to achieve Critical Mass will win the planet. In order to realize his spiritual potential to save humanity, Brian and his crew travel the world in search of knowledge to use the Tree of Life, an ancient map of consciousness. Can they achieve their goals before the Monarchists achieve theirs? Only time and fate will tell ...
... times of a signal it knows originated at the same moment , a bit of fancy
mathematics will provide longitude , latitude , and even altitude for the receiver .
The more precisely the receiver knows when the signal originated 82 — Critical
Author: Pat McGrew
Publisher: MC2 Books
Category: Business & Economics
Every manager faces the technology squeeze. Adopt too early and the executives question your sanity. Adopt too late and you're called a dinosaur. Now a quick-to-read primer can help you make better decisions on the road to the future. Critical Mass: A Primer for Living with the Future features 19 essays covering topics like: · The New Paper: Electronic Ink, Smart Paper and the Furoshiki! · The Last Keyboard: Voice Recognition, Voice Generation, and the Future of Interfaces · Are We There Yet?: GPS Technology and Modern Life There is no better resource for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the rapid pace of change and needs to find a baseline to understand how we evolved to where we are today. This easy-to-read set of essays arms the reader with an overview of the evolution of technology. Remember Jane Jetson? Star Trek? Frank Gilbreth or Cheaper By The Dozen? War of the Worlds? Critical Mass essays re-visit these members of the technology cast as well as the invention of the keyboard, wearable computing innovations, and the future of interactive TV.
... this from ever happening? To be quite honest no one, not even the slickest of
lawyers can predict bad decisions. The point here goes back to my earlier
question. How much would you be willing to pay to provide your 35 Critical Mass.
Author: Tony Brinson
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Critical Mass is a book about the perils we as a nation face when the absence of a proper mentor is too prevalent. It gives detailed accounts and examples of how mentorship can and has changed the lives of so many. In-depth interviews with leaders in the community such as pastors, small business owners, famous mentors, and the like shed light and give various perspectives on the subject. The subtitle "Why Having a Mentor Is as Important as Having a Mother" is both controversial and insightful. The real-world examples and personal accounts pierce the soul with riveting details. While I am certain that Critical Mass isn't the first book about the importance of mentorship, I believe it is the first book that provides an actual "how to" to young people today. We have a responsibility to share our life experiences, or what I call "headknots," in an effort to ease the pains that come along with them. It is critical. It is critical mass.
... dark, across the whole world, the ships waited, the planes. “Okay, Linda, tie's
straight, suit's looking sharp. So, now, my lady, let's get the Nixon trenches out
from under these old eyes.” He followed her into the bedroom CRITICAL MASS
Author: Whitley Strieber
Publisher: Forge Books
What would we do if a nuclear weapon was detonated in Washington, and the US government suddenly disappeared? What would we do if a terrorist organization announced that it had concealed nuclear weapons in ever major western city and then demanded that the entire planet embrace its twisted brand of Muslin fundamentalism? In Critcal Mass, nuclear interdiction expert James Deutsh and his tormented Muslim wife, Nabila, struggle to stop an impending nuclear attack on an American city. Along the way, they delve deep into the hidden world of nuclear terrorism and the experts who strive to contain it, and get a compelling look at the titanic battle within Islam over its own future--fundamentalist and rejecting, or compassionate and life-embracing? Like Whitley Strieber's classics Warday and The Coming Global Superstorm, Critical Mass is torn straight from the dark pages of a very dangerous and very possible future. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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uk First published in the United States of America in 2013.
Author: Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Hachette UK
When private eye V.I. Warshawski is called out to a derelict drug house in a rural town just south of Chicago she discovers something she wasn't expecting: the mutilated corpse of a man dumped in a cornfield. It is a discovery that throws V.I. into the fascinating world of physics and invention: a design which sparked the construction of the computer as we know it the development of nuclear weapons the wonder of Newton's prisms and a train of dramatic events that occurred in war-time Vienna over seventy years ago. With a range of suspects too scared to open up V.I. must delve deep into the past to find clues. Someone holds the answers to her questions - someone who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from resurfacing . . . Packed with Paretsky's masterfully crafted suspense and offering an illuminating insight into some of the greatest scientific developments of the twentieth century this is set to be V.I.'s most enlightening - and exhilarating - adventure yet.
It was indeed a mortal sin to absent yourself from Mass, but there was nothing,
not a thing, in any of the teachings she'd ever heard that could make her stand up
just because the priest was coming in. None of them had ever stood up for her or
Author: Kathleen M. Henry
Remember parochial school? Or were you public, dear girls, dear boys, and had to sit in the back of the church so the parochials could get the good seats? Even if your Bible study class was at Yeshiva you will still relish the detail and irony in this "Mass." If you have ever wondered what the church was like "back then" or if you remember it well, you will love this book.
... her grandfatheris acompulsive exhibitionist (he'sknown in the community as
theFernwood Flasher), and herdaughter, crossing the edgeofpuberty,is about to
be questioned about a mass murder inwhichafamily of five were slaughtered
Author: James Wolcott
Category: Literary Criticism
A career-spanning collection of critical essays and cultural journalism from one of the most acute, entertaining, and sometimes acerbic (but in a good way) critics of our time From his early-seventies dispatches as a fledgling critic for The Village Voice on rock ’n’ roll, comedy, movies, and television to the literary criticism of the eighties and nineties that made him both feared and famous to his must-read reports on the cultural weather for Vanity Fair, James Wolcott has had a career as a freelance critic and a literary intellectual nearly unique in our time. This collection features the best of Wolcott in whatever guise—connoisseur, intrepid reporter, memoirist, and necessary naysayer—he has chosen to take on. Included in this collection is “O.K. Corral Revisited,” a fresh take on the famed Norman Mailer–Gore Vidal dustup on The Dick Cavett Show that launched Wolcott from his Maryland college to New York City (via bus) to begin his brilliant career. His prescient review of Patti Smith’s legendary first gig at CBGB leads off a suite of eyewitness and insider accounts of the rise of punk rock, while another set of pieces considers the vast cultural influence of the enigmatic Johnny Carson and the scramble of his late-night successors to inherit the “swivel throne.” There are warm tributes to such diverse figures as Michael Mann, Sam Peckinpah, Lester Bangs, and Philip Larkin and masterly summings-up of the departed giants of American literature—John Updike, William Styron, John Cheever, and Mailer and Vidal. Included as well are some legendary takedowns that have entered into the literary lore of our time. Critical Mass is a treasure trove of sparkling, spiky prose and a fascinating portrait of our lives and cultural times over the past decades. In an age where a great deal of back scratching and softball pitching pass for criticism, James Wolcott’s fearless essays and reviews offer a bracing taste of the real critical thing.
Author: David Hagberg
Kirk McGarvey--one-time CIA assassin--dreams of a peaceful life and marital bliss. One man will change all that. In 1945, Isawa Nakaruma lost his mother and father at Hiroshima, his wife and child at Nagasaki, and has been planning years to wreak his revenge--and he holds Kirk McGarvey personably responsible. His plan begins with the murder of McGarvey's girlfriend and the kidnapping and torturing of McGarvey's ex-wife and daughter. But he won't stop there, not until McGarvey himself is six-feet under and nuclear bombs are detonated over Los Angeles and San Francisco. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Steve Martini
Jocelyn "Joss" Cole, a burned-out public defender from L.A., has opted for a quieter life in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Joss has no significant clients other than a group of commercial fisherman suffering from a strange and serious illness, a condition that doctors cannot diagnose, and which Joss believes has an industrial cause. Then into her office comes Dean Belden, a well-heeled client in search of a lawyer to help him set up a business in the islands. Within days Belden is subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury. Less than an hour after testifying, and before Joss can discover what happened in the secrecy of the grand jury room, Belden dies in a fiery explosion of his float plane on Seattle's Lake Union. Gideon Van Ry is a nuclear fission expert and a scholar in residence at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, California. One of his duties is to update the Center's database, an extensive catalog listing fissionable materials and weapons of mass destruction. Gideon is troubled by the apparent failure to account for two small tactical nuclear devices missing from a storage facility in the former Soviet Union.The two weapons were last seen in packing crates, to be shipped to an American company called Belden Electronics. Gideon has been unable to locate this firm, and now he is left with only one possible lead, the lawyer who incorporated the company-Jocelyn Cole. Fraught with tension and suspense, Critical Mass is Steve Martini at his electrifying best. It is the story of what can happen in a world where private hate and public apathy combine to uncork the sleeping but deadly genie of nuclear terror.
Author: Gérard Roland
The third chapter focuses on the work of one researcher, Barbara Grosz, and places her ideas in conversation with academic developments at the same time from philosophy of mind, STS, and feminist critiques of AI. The thesis concludes by ...
Author: Rachel Bergmann
"This thesis examines the intellectual history of collaboration and collective action in multi-agent systems AI research. Drawing on archival work, including computer science research papers, conference proceedings, technical reports, and journalism, it considers the cultural, institutional, and intellectual forces that shaped this approach in artificial intelligence research and the teams that worked on them. The first chapter examines the cultural history of the Stanford AI Laboratory and Stanford Research Institute and considers how countercultural movements in the Bay Area from 1969-1973 influenced their institutional cultures. The second chapter outlines a network of women in AI research who, together, expanded the range of methodologies and disciplines usually included in AI and MAS research. Borrowing from Michelle Murphy’s concept of protocol feminism, I examine their “feminist AI protocol” and outline the sets of practices and techniques they used in their research objectives, scientific method, areas of specialization, and academic service. The third chapter focuses on the work of one researcher, Barbara Grosz, and places her ideas in conversation with academic developments at the same time from philosophy of mind, STS, and feminist critiques of AI. The thesis concludes by considering the limits of this feminist AI protocol, multi-agent or not, without a deeper commitment to feminist epistemologies"--
Author: Thomas A. Fox
Although it is the central storyteller of our culture, television is rarely examined critically by those who regularly consume its tales. This book disassembles, describes, and thus, demystifies television.
Author: Robert Abelman
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Incorporated
Category: Performing Arts
Despite television's popularity and prevalence, or perhaps because of it, television is not taken seriously by most people. Although it is the central storyteller of our culture, television is rarely examined critically by those who regularly consume its tales. This book disassembles, describes, and thus, demystifies television. When we know what comprises the television industry, how and why the industry operates, how television programs are made, and what strategies are used to attract and maintain audiences, we become viewers more capable of making purposeful viewing selections. When we examine the television production process, explore the components and qualities that constitute entertainment genre, and trace the history and evolution of these genre, we become viewers more appreciative of the art, craft, and science of programming and program scheduling. When we examine why and how we watch television, we become more aware of television as a social and cultural force unmatched by any medium before it. This book helps us to become more acute consumers -- a critical mass audience. Reaching a Critical Mass: * develops a governing theoretical perspective that encompasses the various literary approaches to television text and serves as the central narrative and theme of the book; * generates a working knowledge of the television industry and its dynamics, television producers and the production process, and the history and evolution of the most popular genres; * systematically and creatively explores television programming using narrative, timeless examples, and case studies; and * takes television seriously and strives to generate a more critical and knowledgeable consumer of popular TV fare.