Art & Design

Visual Music: The Concept of ‘Visual Music’ and Historical Excurse

Introduction In the public consciousness, the beginning of 20th century is being strongly associated with the emergence of a variety of avant-garde artistic styles, the practitioners of which would often go as far as defying the very soundness of many art-related conventions. It is namely during the course of 20th...

“Hannah Free” – Critical Movie Review

Hannah Free is a film based on writer Claudia Allen’s play of the same name. The plot is centered around two lesbian female protagonists, Hannah and Rachel, who spend a lifetime loving each other, right until their old age, despite their differing circumstances and unavoidable societal taboos. Their collective journey...

History of Community Jazz Bands in Floridoniaville City

Introduction The subject of the historical research is devoted to the study of History of Community Jazz Bands in Floridoniaville city through the examination of the most significant historical moments and stages of jazz bands formation. In order to make a sufficient historical research in jazz music education it is...

Philosophy Scenario in Music Education

Introduction Music enriches human lives in many ways. While some people love to perform music, others find pleasure in tasks related to making music; still others enjoy writing about music and most people relish listening to music. Yet, music remains an enigmatic phenomenon; – its nature, function and why it...

Death and the Media: 9-11 Photography: Identity and Otherness

Photography just like any other profession has the ethics that guide photographers in the course of their assignments. Per the moral theory by Kant, a decision or act should have a moral basis of moral imperatives which are not questionable. Those people should be making decisions while considering their duty...

Studying Music Evolution

Music is an exceptional method of passing information that can alter a person’s emotions, thoughts, and operations. Music involves the mind and sentiments facilitating individual articulation, manifestation, and attitude growth. As a section of tradition, music aids individuals to self-appreciation, mingle with others, and grow their way of life creating...

Computer Graphics: Human Pose Estimation and Recovering

Retrieval and tracking of coherent human motion from monocular images in a consistent form is a defying question because of the following factors. First is the suppleness of human motion, second are the different body types, and third is the changeability and unevenness of the styles of body movements. Finally,...

Satire in Paddy Chefesky’s “The Hospital” and “Network”

Introduction Chayefsky’s unforgettable piece of screenwriting and popular movies of the American golden era has stamped his everlasting fame and name in the field of showbiz and literature. According to Jacqueline Z. Davis, Barbara G., and Lawrence A. Fleischman Executive Director for the Performing Arts, “Paddy Chayefsky was an innovative...

Urban Development and Planning in Dublin

The aim of the literature review is to examine and analyze current literature on the topic under discussion and determine the main trends in urban development and planning. All researchers agree that the persisting process of urbanization, the worst excesses of a post-industrial society, and the explosion in population growth...

“What the Bleep Do We Know!?” by William Arntz

Introduction How human beings perceive the objective reality, or better to say they think they do, has long been disputed among scholars. The present paper will consider one of the most modern and at the same time controversial theories of world perception which is based upon the theories of quantum...

Cinema and Narrative: History and Theory

Introduction The history and the theory of cinematography have always been one of the most interesting parts of history, and in spite of its only 100 years history, cinema collected millions of fans throughout the world. As for the plot of any film, it is necessary to admit that it...

Photography: Cecil Beaton and Man Ray

London vs. Paris during the post-war period In the 1920s Paris was the nexus of the Jazz Age, a metropolis inhabited by a Lost Generation of expatriates flooding the City of Light in search of freedom, hedonism, and a quest for the avant-garde. The post-war period was a new age...

Human Motion Capture Methods and Development

Abstract There are lots of technical and expert supports are needed in order to bring in the actual act of motion capture. This paper is dealing with the integral factors related to human motion capture methods. At the same time the emphasis has also been laid over the various developmental...

Cyborg Theory and the Otaku Movement as Depicted in the Arts

Introduction The art world has long provided a venue through which numerous ideas and philosophies could be (relatively) safely explored whether or not the ability to develop such ideas existed. An example of this can be found in Mary Shelley’s popular and thought-provoking novel Frankenstein (Shalley 1993: 5) in which...

Sociology of Music: What Music Means in Our Life

Introduction What you are doing at the moment you are reading this letter? Am I right when I say that you are listening to music? What is it now? Another Hip-Hop CD, or can you impress me with something original you have become interested in? Do not switch your music...

Tradition and Innovation in Chinese Visual Arts

Abstract The dissertation is based on the objective of creating a multimedia art project based on Chinese arts and philosophy by using computer technology. The dissertation contains the description of the entire project as well as the research and literature review conducted around the topic. The project is carried out...

Knowledge of Design in Education

Abstract The article relates the issues of the acquisition of knowledge in the sphere of design, and emphasizes the necessity of teaching the students to think creatively, with the application of design knowledge. It describes various approaches of teaching students, and is claimed to compare these approaches. The pedagogical frames...

Object Contour Vectorization Methods

Images are graphical representations of statistical data and they help a lot in presenting data graphically. Images’ are the best option to deal with different types of data easily and effectively. It’s universally proved that videos and images state data effectively and it’s very easy to deliver any message with...

Ethnomusicology in Analyzing Society’ Music

In the study of music, the term ethnomusicology is used. It refers to the educated in traditional, modern, and theoretical aspects of music within a social group or culture. Learning is based on the music’s beginning, dynamics, representations, utility, demographics, and the scientific nature of music art. Music is an...

Gangs and Community-Based Organizations in Chicago

Plan of Study In the research concerned with the contributions of Chicago Gangs and Community Development Organizations to the urban community, I pursue the following objectives. First of all, I plan to attract more public attention and make society more aware of the burning issue, as Wyrick & Howell (2004)...

“The Two Avant-Gardes” by Peter Wollen

The idea of the avant-garde artist has been circulating for centuries, believed to have started with the Salon des Refuses in Paris, which was a collection of artists that had been refused by the art schools of 1863 as existing outside of their predetermined conception of the definition of art....

Islamic Interior Architecture and Environmental Design

Abstract This dissertation is concerned with an assessment of the Islamic interior design elements and principals. To start with, contemporary interior design elements and principles have been explored, with a view to aiding in a comparative assessment with those from Islam. The significance of the study at hand has also...

Folk Music Definition and Development

Introduction This paper aims to discuss the definition and development of such concepts as folk music. This term was first originated by William Thorns at the beginning of the nineteenth century, and since that time it has always been a subject of brisk discussion among musicologists. It can be interpreted...

The Effects of Hip-Hop, Rap Music on Young Women in Academia

Literature Review Introduction Hip hop culture is said to have great influence over Americans, especially youth (Kitwana, 2004). Hip hop ushered the almost invisible American youth into the American cultural arena. This literature review is directed to understanding how hip-hop culture has shaped the youth culture through its different facets...

Minimalism in Music and Its Development

Minimalism is an American genre of Downtown music which originated approximately in the 1960s and quickly progressed into the most popular experimental music style. La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Phillip Glass are considered to be the pioneers of the minimalist music; each of these composers has made...