Martin Luther King I Have a Dream Speech - American Rhetoric Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. Video Purchase Off-Site audio mp3 of Address Semantic Networks This document concerns the management of the output of insight generators, the software agents utilized in the insight generation systems. The solution to managing these reports involves the automatic creation of a repository for all materials generated by various insight generators; this repository allows the user to navigate through this continually growing space of marketing reports, gaining new insights about the relationships between items of interest and adding new insights in the process. The goal of the system is to make all marketing information and insights generated by the man/machine interaction available to the user, so that there is a convergence towards a "conservation of information". To use a geometric metaphor, the goal is to make the user equidistant from all information at all times, as illustrated below.
America’s Drone Wars BILL MOYERS: Welcome. “The Disposition Matrix” sounds like the title of a suspense thriller. But that’s what America's counterterrorism experts call their database, the list of those our government believes are preparing to do America harm. From it, targets are chosen for assassination. However, the drones they use are not always so selective, and often kill innocent civilians, including children. Last Tuesday, for the first time, drone attack victims testified at a briefing for members of Congress.
Mapping The Most Influential Languages On Earth The most influential language on the planet is English, as you could probably guess. But why? Chinese has the most native speakers worldwide. A new interactive graphic from researchers at MIT Media Lab visualizes the major linguistic link between people around the globe and reveals just how influential English really is. MIT Media Lab’s Global Language Network, a project from the lab's Macro Connections group, attempted to quantify the global influence of languages by looking at book translations, tweets, and Wikipedia edits. In the visualization, showcased within the paper and on the Global Language Network's site, languages are represented by circles that are sized according to either its number of native speakers, the GDP per capita of that language's speakers, or its Eigenvector Centrality, a measure of influence within networks.
Eight O They Live! Eight O’Clock in the Morning by Ray Nelseon “Eight O’Clock in the Morning” is a short story written by Ray Nelson almost a half century ago. The well known movie “They Live” was based on that story and I just wanted to share it because even thought it’s supposed to be a work of science fiction, the story holds many analogies to our current situation.
Media Standards Trust » Churnalism.com Churnalism.com is an independent, non-profit website built and run by the Media Standards Trust to help the public distinguish between original journalism and ‘churnalism’.‘Churnalism’ is a news article that is published as journalism, but is essentially a press release without much added. In his landmark book, Flat Earth News, Nick Davies wrote how ‘churnalism’ is produced by: “Journalists who are no longer gathering news but are reduced instead to passive processors of whatever material comes their way, churning out stories, whether real event or PR artifice, important or trivial, true or false” (p.59). According to the Cardiff University research that informed Davies’ book, 54% of news articles have some form of PR in them.
The Meaning of khrónos in Ancient Greek: A Diachronic Perspective BibTeX Bookmark OpenURL There’s a Noam Chomsky Graphic Novel in the Works and it Looks Amazing An artist and a PhD candidate are currently attempting to fund and create a graphic novel based on an interview with famed anarchist Noam Chomsky. llustrator Luke Radl and writer Jeffrey Wilson are working on the project, to be released by AK Press. A graphic novel about a dude talking sounds kind of boring, but Radl and Jeffrey plan on making it interesting by injecting illustrate scenes of the many historical events Chomsky peppers into his arguments. Their Indiegogo explains:
Google Ngram Viewer The Google Ngram Viewer is an online phrase-usage graphing tool originally developed by Jon Orwant and Will Brockman of Google, inspired by a prototype (called "Bookworm") created by Jean-Baptiste Michel and Erez Aiden from Harvard and Yuan Shen from MIT. It charts the yearly count of selected n-grams (letter combinations)[n] or words and phrases, as found in over 5.2 million books digitized by Google Inc (up to 2008). The words or phrases (or ngrams) are matched by case-sensitive spelling, comparing exact uppercase letters, and plotted on the graph if found in 40 or more books during each year (of the requested year-range). The Ngram tool was released in mid-December 2010 and now supports searches for parts of speech and wildcards. The word-search database was created by Google Books and was based originally on 5.2 million books published between 1500 and 2008.
They Live They Live is a 1988 American satirical science fiction horror film written and directed by John Carpenter. The film stars Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster. It follows an unnamed drifter (referred to as "John Nada" in the film's credits) who discovers the ruling class are in fact aliens concealing their appearance and manipulating people to spend money, breed, and accept the status quo with subliminal messages in mass media. They Live is based on the 1963 short story, "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" by Ray Nelson. At release it was number one in the box office, but sales soon suffered, though the film was nominated for two Saturn Awards. They Live has since become a cult film.
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Comparetive and Historical Linguistics in the 19th Century - Essay - Enotik Comparetive and Historical Linguistics in the 19th Century The 19th century * was the era of the comparative and historical study of languages (especially of the Indo-European l-ges); * saw the development of modern conceptions, theoretical and methodological of comparative and historical linguistics, and the greatest concentration of scholarly effort and scholarly ability in linguistics was devoted to this aspect of the subject; * prevailed the opinion that linguistics was mainly historical study; * applied ideas of primary historical view of l-ge. Pre-19th century * involved historical work on l-ges as sporadic, because people’s suggestions and researchers remained in isolation; * developed by a continuous succession of scholars; * each new thinker had little to build on or to react to; * scholarship focused on a specialized field of theory and practice; * mostly Germans or scholars trained in German built up the subject on the basis of what had been done.