Patient Stories May Improve Health The only reservation that he mentioned was the same one all the other patients had — he feared that death would come before the perfect organ. But during one visit just before he finally got the transplant, he confessed that he had been grappling with another concern, one so overwhelming he had even considered withdrawing from the waiting list. He worried that he would not be strong enough mentally and physically to survive a transplant. In desperation, he told me, he had contacted several patients who had already undergone a transplant. Patients and doctors have long understood the power of telling and listening to personal narratives. Despite the ubiquitousness of storytelling in medicine, research on its effects in the clinical setting has remained relatively thin. Now The Annals of Internal Medicine has published the results of a provocative new trial examining the effects of storytelling on patients with . “The magic of stories lies in the relatedness they foster,” Dr. Dr.
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Guagua Pública: Introduction to the Transmedia Storycube for Authors As I continue to explore the transmedia space, I've repeatedly come across the discussion of the storycube and their importance for thinking transversally. Simply put, any "story" that you have consists of three basic components: the characters, the location, and when the story takes place. If you think back, you might remember this diagram from an old math class, where you had to plot data on a graph using data points on three axis (x,y,z). That's all a story cube is, a three dimensional graph of the data points in a story.Using each of the three variables as an axis, x = location, y = characters, and z= time. We come up with a simple storycube: Now, it gets interesting! It's critical now to understand that this is NOT the complete cube. If we consider the base state of the storycube to be the key narrative arc for your story, then the base state is the current set of characters, locations and time frame; the currently "plotted" data points.
The Hacker's Ethics The idea of a "hacker ethic" is perhaps best formulated in Steven Levy's 1984 book, Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution. Levy came up with six tenets: Access to computers - and anything which might teach you omething about the way the world works - should be unlimited and total. Always yield to the Hands-On imperative! PHRACK, recognized as the "official" p/hacker newsletter, expanded on this creed with a rationale that can be summarized in three principles (" Doctor Crash ," 1986).  First, hackers reject the notion that "businesses" are the only groups entitled to access and use of modern technology.  Second, hacking is a major weapon in the fight against encroaching computer technology.  Finally, the high cost of equipment is beyond the means of most hackers, which results in the perception that hacking and phreaking are the only recourse to spreading computer literacy to the masses: " Hacking. This is from Richard Stallman, who found his way to the M.I.T.
Pacôme Thiellement - Livres, citations, photos et vidéos Pacôme Thiellement et ses lectures : Quel est le livre qui vous a donné envie d`écrire? Pas un livre en particulier, mais les textes de Roger Gilbert-Lecomte et de René Daumal dans le Grand Jeu. Quel est l`auteur qui vous a donné envie d`arrêter d`écrire (par ses qualités exceptionnelles...) Alfred Jarry (et je combat encore son fantôme menaçant avec crainte et amour). Quelle est votre première grande découverte littéraire ? J`imagine que c`est Lewis Carroll. Quel est le livre que vous avez relu le plus souvent ? Longtemps Les Illuminations de Rimbaud ; ces dernières années, L`Evangile de Thomas. Quel est le livre que vous avez honte de ne pas avoir lu ? Les trois volumes de La révélation d`Hermès Trismégiste du Révérend Père André-Jean Festugière Quelle est la perle méconnue que vous souhaiteriez faire découvrir à nos lecteurs ? Dogra Magra de Yumeno Kyûsaku Quel est le classique de la littérature dont vous trouvez la réputation surfaite ? Jean-Paul Sartre. Et en ce moment que lisez-vous ?
Global Peace Index | Institute for Economics and Peace The Global Peace Index (GPI) is the world’s leading measure of national peacefulness. Now in its seventh year, it ranks 162 nations according to their ‘absence of violence’. The GPI is developed by IEP under the guidance of an international panel of independent experts with data collated and calculated by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). It is composed of 22 indicators, ranging from a nation’s level of military expenditure to its relations with neighbouring countries and the percentage of prison population. The data is sourced from a wide range of respected sources, including the International Institute of Strategic Studies, The World Bank, various UN Agencies, peace institutes and the EIU. The GPI is intended to contribute significantly to the public debate on peace. The Index is currently used by many international organisations, governments and NGOs including the World Bank, the OECD, and the United Nations. Global Peace Index Interactive Map 2013 Global Peace Index Request data
où l’on vous parle de séries télévisées ! On parle séries télés sur Babelio ! Après avoir accordé beaucoup de place à la musique au sein du site et du présent blog, notamment à travers les interviews de Jérôme Soligny, d’Hugues Barrière et d’Hubert Mansion, mais aussi dans le cadre de notre club de lecture consacré à la biographie de Patti Smith, il était de s’intéresser à un autre aspect de la culture populaire moderne : Les séries télés ! Littérature et série télés Ce n’est en effet pas seulement avec la musique que la littérature entretient des relations privilégiées. Richesse des scénarios, inventivité visuelle, portée sociale et magnétisme des acteurs furent les ingrédients principaux de nombreux films qui furent également d’importants succès dans les salles obscures. Scénaristes et dialoguistes y excellent et les nombreux épisodes permettent d’explorer chaque personnage de l’histoire et de rendre compte de ses multiples facettes, chose qu’un film de 2h ne peut rendre compte aussi profondément. Like this: J'aime chargement…
Digital Literacy Center for the Study of Art and Community: Chapter 1: What is your gift? Why is knowing your gift important? In the past fifteen years I have developed exercises which are part of a community-building and conflict transformation process I call, “Building the Beloved Community.” In one of the anchor exercises I call, “Guts on the Table,” I ask people to tell three stories. The name of the exercise,“Guts on the Table,” comes from the Hawaiian understanding that your na’au, your gut is the deepest place from which you think: it’s the place where your mind, heart, intuition and experience come together. It is the place where mana, your spiritual core lives. This is a formal process, a ritual. 1. 2. 3. In one of the circles I did with twelve 11th and 12th graders in my local high school, I was taught an important lesson, which has shaped my work and perspectives. “The Gift.” We were in one of the classrooms, seated in a circle of chairs. I say to him,“OK bruddah, so what’s your gift?” And I look at this boy and I know what a genius he is. What is your gift?
Patent Tutorials and FAQs The basics and not-so-basics of intellectual property (IP) are generally not very well understood by the general public, although the consequences of IP can be far-reaching. In particular, the scientific research community is becoming more involved in IP activities but often without understanding the constraints of IP. This area of the Patent Lens aims to acquaint the reader with some basic information on intellectual property concepts, but more importantly, to provide instructional material that is pragmatic. These materials present " how-to" approaches in a number of areas. It is our belief that providing a framework for approaching an intellectual property topic will assist you in navigating the sometimes murky waters of patents. Prior Art and Its Uses: A primer, by Theodore C. DISCLAIMER The contents of these pages are informational only and should not substitute for legal advice.
Apply to the YouTube Creator Institute’s inaugural class People who create content for YouTube today come from all walks of life: aspiring filmmakers, moms with cooking shows, teenage gossip vloggers, fantasy football commentators, ironing skydivers—the list goes on and on. Very often, these dedicated YouTubers wear several hats at once: actor, writer, director, producer, cinematographer, studio head, and lead marketer—in other words, to get their videos to the world, they need to know how to do it all. But we figure there are people out there who’ve always wanted to express themselves through video, but may be limited by funding, video-making skills, insufficient tools, or just knowing where to start. We’ve worked with some of the world’s leading film and television schools to put together the YouTube Creator Institute. The inaugural YouTube Creator Institute programs begin in the United States in May this year. Stay tuned for more YouTube Creator Institute and creator opportunities in the near future.
What is a Visual Practitioner? - IFVP Community Welcome to our site and welcome to the world of "visual practitioning". If you've managed to find us, chances are you have some inkling about who we are and what we do. Perhaps you are a practitioner yourself, or perhaps you have worked with one of our colleagues. Or perhaps you have stumbled across this site as you've surfed the web looking for interesting 'graphic' resources. "So", you may be asking, "just what is a visual practitioner anyways?" We are an informal community of like-minded individuals - bound together by our strong beliefs in the power of "visual thinking" … knowing innately that a picture is truly worth a 1000 words, we come together to share our experiences, trade resources, support and encourage each other, and, year by year, raise the profile of our unique and growing profession. ABOVE: Sketchnotes by Heather Willems from 2010 IFVP Conference Ahhhh, perhaps you are scratching your head a bit over that general explanation. Looking for a Visual Practitioner?