Information Overload Lately, discussions of reading and literacy tend to devolve into polarized positions and alarmist rhetoric. On one side, fogey-nostalgist-book-loving types argue that the web is bad for reading, dumbing us down, destroying our attention spans, distracting us from classic texts. On the other, hip young techies excitedly point to the good things about digital reading, positing text-message novels and participatory media as new forms of storytelling with lower barriers to entry. This tired debate, which pits print against screen in the ultimate battle over how we read, is perhaps best summed up by the catchy headlines on last year’s New York Times talker “Online, R U Really Reading?” (July 17, 2008) and the Atlantic’s July-August 2008 cover story “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” The Internet has added a seemingly limitless supply of stuff to an information landscape already overcrowded with books, magazines, news reports, radio shows, and cable channels. Young people, a.k.a.
- The Pacific Sociological Association Guitar History Before the development of the electric guitar and the use of synthetic materials, a guitar was defined as being an instrument having "a long, fretted neck, flat wooden soundboard, ribs, and a flat back, most often with incurved sides". The term is used to refer to a number of chordophones that were developed and used across Europe, beginning in the 12th century and, later, in the Americas. A 3,300-year-old stone carving of a Hittite bard playing a stringed instrument is the oldest iconographic representation of a chordophone. The term guitar is descended from the Latin word cithara but the modern guitar itself is generally not believed to have descended from the Roman instrument. Many influences are cited as antecedents to the modern guitar. A guitarra latina (left) and a guitarra morisca (right), Spain, 13th century Types Guitars can be divided into two broad categories, acoustic and electric: Acoustic guitars Renaissance and Baroque guitars Classical guitars Flamenco guitars
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Welcome - Southwesern Sociological Association Southwestern Sociological Association The Southwestern Sociological Association (SSA) is a disciplinary affiliate of the Southwestern Social Science Association , the nation's oldest interdisciplinary social science professional association established in 1919. The SSA promotes the advancement of sociological research, knowledge, teaching, and professional service in the greater Southwest and the nation. 2014 Annual Meetings Participation The Southwestern Sociological Association (SSA) and other affiliates of the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) will convene the 94th Annual SSSA Meetings in San Antonio, Texas, April 17-19, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt on the Riverwalk. First Call for Abstracts and Participtants,SSA 2014 Deadline: Abstracts will be accepted online until Friday, November 15, 2013. Note that abstract and paper submissions will be online via an electronic submission form. Program Notes and Updates for SSA Annual Meetings Silent Auction at the SSA Annual Meetings
Singing Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm. One who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music (arias, recitatives, songs, etc.) that can be sung either with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in a group of other musicians, such as in a choir of singers with different voice ranges, or in an ensemble with instrumentalists, such as a rock group or baroque ensemble. Voices A labeled anatomical diagram of the vocal folds or cords Singers can also learn to project sound in certain ways so that it resonates better within their vocal tract. Vocal registration Vocal resonation Vocal resonation is the process by which the basic product of phonation[clarification needed] is enhanced in timbre and/or intensity by the air-filled cavities through which it passes on its way to the outside air. Chest voice and head voice