Luv the thread idea Ghost. Exo-robotics are going to have many uses for the general public...
But, Ironman has his own plans percolating in the bat cave too!
Exosuits, robot arms and mini subs: This is the military's future The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency filled the courtyard at the Pentagon on May 11 with a variety of exhibitions at its annual DARPA Demo Day, giving the defense community and media a chance to see the next steps to maintain supremacy on the battlefield.
REBUS FONT is a dingbat font that contains a quirky variety of images in a snazzy retro style. They’re drawn from a couple of 1960s editions of the home version of the TV game show Concentration that featured rebus puzzles that had to be revealed and then solved. The rebus is as old as Egyptian hieroglyphics; a simple picture is substituted for all or part of a word.
The new OpenType version of Rebus Font allows you to easily access any of the 130 images by simply typing its name. Easily accessed for use as clip art or to make custom rebus puzzles. In applications that support OpenType features, enable “discretionary ligatures.” Rebus Font has now been combined with Don Semiformal, allowing you to seamlessly combine text and images.
Book reports are great devices to practice writing and analyses. It helps to find patterns in any given material and identify your reactions and interpretations to the work. You might want to consider these major aspects when analyzing literary work in the future.
Number 1 is the plot: the sequence of events.
Look at theme: those are central ideas in the work.
Character is important: Traits and actions of the people.
Keep in mind the structure: how the parts of whole relate to one another
Look at the setting: the times and places, etc.
Point of views should be noted: 1st, 2nd, 3rd person. Narrators, main characters...
Style or fashion: how the words and sentences are presented.
Imagery: what kind of pictures get created in your head.
What is the tone of the work: what are the attitudes of the author and how are they directed to the reader. Use imagery to ask questions.
The ever present symbolism: what are the underlying meanings below the surface.
All the rhythm and rhyme: is it good to dance to? Beats, meters, and repetitions.
I like how you imply that reading a good book is like listening to a great symphony. All the parts and pieces coming together to form a coherent listening experience. Rhythms and structures are what constantly drives us forward. Let's hope the stories told in the future will have a patient rhythm to tell the story of our present. Our media tells them so fast the beats per minute make it difficult to keep up.
Just a question but I was wondering why people can listen to a song over and over again but find it difficult to re-read short stories and books the same way?
Great article Ghost! I think this kind of thing happens right on down the line within the system. The ancient art of Sophism takes precedent even in the court rooms.
Nevermind the social clouds out in cyberspace. Big storms, huge floods, and giant earthquakes abound.
Sometimes even a volcano will blow...
Too bad issues like this aren't higher up in the media exposure pyramid.
Nobody gets a fair shake with this form argumentation. Only those at the top get the full benefit from this mighty machine. And I believe it's kept in the 'family'. The economic factor is the number one contributor in this morass of communication.