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Architecture, memes and minds
Author: Chris Abel

While there is widespread agreement across disciplines that the identities of individuals, groups and places are significantly interrelated, there are equally divergent views as to the nature and origins of those relationships. The first part of the book highlights that the prime importance of the human body in spatial cognition and human perception generally. In stressing the fundamental role of the body as the medium of all personal experience, the concept of the self that emerges thus far retains a strong unitary core. An alternative theory of extended minds which retains the integrity of individual human agents while embracing the extension of personal powers by external devices is also discussed. The second part looks at the scope of inquiry to take in the wider impact of technology on human evolution and the extended self. Selected writings from some of Stiegler's prominent followers and critics were also examined for what they contribute to our understanding of Stiegler's ideas and their possible further applications. He and his followers continue to fall back upon neo-Darwinian concepts and terminologies in elaborating their ideas. Theories of emergence and self-production, or autopoiesis, are investigated as promising alternatives to orthodox evolutionary theory. The subject of design, function of memes, impacts of the coevolution of humankind and technology on the human mind and the self are some other concepts discussed. The third part of the book focuses talk about cognitive roots of classification and combinativity, the relations between form and content, and vernacular architecture.

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Chris Abel

Part II summary Commencing in Chapter 4 with an examination of Bernard Stiegler’s theory of technics, the second part of this book opened up the scope of inquiry to take in the wider impact of technology on human evolution and the extended self. While Stiegler overlooks the making and use of tools by primates and other creatures, he argues convincingly that the accumulative effects of humankind’s technical exteriorization, or what he crisply describes as the coevolution of the ‘who and the what,’ sets our species apart from any other. Selected writings from some

in The extended self
Rethinking art, media, and the audio-visual contract
Author: Ming-Yuen S. Ma

There is no soundtrack is a specific yet expansive study of sound tactics deployed in experimental media art today. It analyses how audio and visual elements interact and produce meaning, drawing from works by contemporary media artists ranging from Chantal Akerman, to Nam June Paik, to Tanya Tagaq. It then links these analyses to discussions on silence, voice, noise, listening, the soundscape, and other key ideas in sound studies. In making these connections, the book argues that experimental media art – avant-garde film, video art, performance, installation, and hybrid forms – produces radical and new audio-visual relationships that challenge and destabilize the visually-dominated fields of art history, contemporary art criticism, cinema and media studies, and cultural studies as well as the larger area of the human sciences. This book directly addresses what sound studies scholar Jonathan Sterne calls ‘visual hegemony’. It joins a growing body of interdisciplinary scholarship that is collectively sonifying the study of culture while defying the lack of diversity within the field by focusing on practitioners from transnational and diverse backgrounds. Therefore, the media artists discussed in this book are of interest to scholars and students who are exploring aurality in related disciplines including gender and feminist studies, queer studies, ethnic studies, postcolonial studies, urban studies, environmental analysis, and architecture. As such, There Is No Soundtrack makes meaningful connections between previously disconnected bodies of scholarship to build new, more complex and reverberating frameworks for the study of art, media, and sound.

Jonathan J. Pierce and Katherine C. Hicks

analysis. Territorial scope is one of the relatively stable parameters of the policy subsystem. The purpose of this component is to delineate the scope of inquiry (Jenkins-Smith et al. 2014 ), but it raises obstacles to FPA where a clear territorial scope is not always identifiable (e.g., Richardson 1996 ; Farquharson 2003 ). However, it should be noted that territorial scope is a legacy of the ACF’s origins in the environmental and energy sectors. Litfin ( 2000 ) argues that a single territorial dimension is not necessary for ACF applications. An alternative method

in Foreign policy as public policy?
Success at the cost of suppliers
Andrew Bowman, Ismail Ertürk, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal and John Law

aspects of the market as well as the conduct of grocery retailers and their suppliers that might prevent, restrict or distort competition by facilitating collusion’ Supermarkets and dairy  83 (Competition Commission 2008, p.7), as set out in an OFT framework report (2009) on the role of ‘governments in markets.’ The possibility that some forms of competition might in themselves be responsible for unwelcome outcomes is outside the field of the visible and the scope of inquiry: government intervention in this and other sectors is geared towards the one objective of

in The end of the experiment?
Still a very secret service
Richard Dowling

of its provisions for access to documents on policing, security and intelligence – not as liberal as the US Act, nor as restrictive as the Irish one. All police forces in the United Kingdom are subject to FOI and, with some exceptions, so too are all aspects of their work. The intelligence agencies MI5, MI6 and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and specified military units are exempt from FOI. In common with legislation in other similar jurisdictions, provisions are included in the United Kingdom’s FOI Act to limit the scope of inquiry in specific

in Ireland and the Freedom of Information Act
Robert G. Ingram

with the vagaries of contingent circumstance than with working out a line of thought’s logic to its ineluctable conclusion. This means that the story on offer in this book tries to convey the eighteenth century as those living at the time saw it and to show how and where they fought over truth.31 This approach – covering much the same ground from four different points of view and often in fine-grained ways – yields a story that widens the scope of inquiry beyond the usual Enlightenment pantheon. Locke, Newton, Hume and Gibbon, for instance, each wrote works whose

in Reformation without end
Anthony Musson and Edward Powell

style and scope of inquiry. It also reopened the vexed question of landowners having to justify their franchises, which had been a source of discontent during the quo warranto * inquiries of Edward I’s years. The eyre visitations were aborted in the winter of 1330–31 with only four counties visited. The Eyre of Northamptonshire, 3–4 Edward III, AD 1329–1330 , ed. D. W

in Crime, Law and Society in the Later Middle Ages
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Rethinking the audio-visual contract
Ming-Yuen S. Ma

, There is no soundtrack both builds on and expands from the existing scholarship on sound art by Kane, Kelly, Kim-Cohen, Neuhaus, Voegelin as well as Jim Drobnick, Paul Hegarty, Brandon LaBelle, Dan Lander and Micah Lexier, Alan Licht, Irene Noy, Peter Weibel, and other authors in two significant ways: first, it broadens the scope of inquiry to sound in art and media, and thus covers a broader array of media art practices; and second, it amplifies discussions of race, gender, sexuality, and other political 9 10 There is no soundtrack identities intersectionally

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