Read two articles and answer this questions: To what extent are means, as Blackmore describes them, operating in the essay “Made-to-savior”? Based on your response to that question, can you gauge the ‘survivability of that meme?” Are there unforeseen consequences that might militate against its proliferation? Readings: Susan Blackmore http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/b/blackmore-meme.html Lisa Belkin http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/01/magazine/the-made-to-order-savior.html?pagewanted=print&src=pm Please write ur thesis in the conclusion Each paragraph needs two quotes from two readings, and those quotes have strong connection each other Intro – 3 bodyparagraph – Conclusion

Read two articles and answer this questions:

To what extent are means, as Blackmore describes them, operating in the essay “Made-to-savior”? Based on your response to that question, can you gauge the ‘survivability of that meme?” Are there unforeseen consequences that might militate against its proliferation?

Readings:
Susan Blackmore
http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/b/blackmore-meme.html

Lisa Belkin

Please write ur thesis in the conclusion

Each paragraph needs two quotes from two readings, and those quotes have strong connection each other

Intro – 3 bodyparagraph – Conclusion

In mini block 1, you were asked to choose a variety of objects to create your own mini exhibition, following one of the themes of the lectures as a point of reference. In mini block 2 the assignment brief required you to select an object that was on public display in a museum and consider it according to the lectures. For this mini block we again ask you to focus on an object and once again using the themes of the lectures as a basis for that selection. However, this assignment, you do not need to choose an object on public display in a museum or gallery, but rather an object that is easily and readily accessible. It is up to you to choose whether it is in a domestic, urban or commercial setting.. It might be a building, something easily bought in a supermarket, a magazine advertisement or a piece of cloth. The only requirements are It should have been designed and manufactured after 1985. It must be publicly accessible and be seen by you and your lecturers. It must not be an item you carry on your person. Please note; you are not being asked to discuss a type, range, brand, genre or group of objects, but rather one particular object. Whatever the object you choose, you must document, discuss and photograph its environment and it must address one of the themes of this mini block. Whichever theme you choose you should take into account the points raised in that theme, see below. . The themes of this mini block are. Technique to Technology Key Words; obsolescence, material, designer, market, price, future. This theme should explore the issues related to where the designer fits within the manufactured/making process of the object selected. In understanding the shift from technique to technology is the designer an instrument of technology or the master of it? How constrained is the designer by the limits of technology and themselves? In this theme the material both as a commodity and as an object should be examined? How does the materials used impact on the design of the object, how can the materials selected influence the use of the object, how has the designer determined, which material to utilise? Finally in your conclusion, you should reflect on how this object will be viewed in the future. Will the object be seen as a turning point for that genre of object, for the process, material or design? How will history decide? Ethics and Sustainability Key words; disposable, pollution, life cycle, safe, topography, efficiency, obsolescence, price, materials, Should you choose the theme ‘ethics and sustainability’ you must examine both aspects of this title, which is ethics and sustainability. The object selected should be viewed in terms of its environmental impact in terms of the design process, manufacturing, materials, packaging and marketing. The study should also reflect on the cost and benefits to the immediate environment. Can the production of yet more objects ever be ethical? Finally in your conclusion, with your chosen object, make an appraisal of its ‘green’ credentials on the balance of evidence you have found. Provide a compelling argument why you think the object you have selected with be given a positive or negative reception in the annals of design history? Post Colonialism Key words; nationhood, identity, racism, imperialism, substitutes For this theme you should consider how colonialism and post-colonialism has influenced design and the subsequent meaning of the object you have selected. Depending on your object, this may need to make reference to geography, design, materials, manufacture or market. Using Roland Barthes from the second mini block, decode your object and undertake a detailed analysis of this object, consider carefully how you use and understand the term post-colonialism. Finally in your conclusion, view your evidence and consider if this object in the future will carry those overt or subliminal references into the future, or will we or history forget those signifiers? Global and Digital Economy Key words; brand, identity, distribution, morality, local, connectivity, communication Is your chosen object a product of the individual designer, or is it a reflection of their regional, ethnic or national culture? Can a designer be anything other than a product of their society and culture? Can and should a designer masquerade? You should explain the object in this context and then consider the utopia or morality of the global digital economy. Does the object or its designer or manufacturer break down national borders, stereotypes and prejudices or does it create new ones? Do you recognise any of these in your object? Can a product or design be global and local, can this work for the individual designer or the large corporate companies? Finally in your conclusion, having researched your object and considered the points above, you should consider whether the global and digital economy should be seen as the nail in the coffin of regional, ethnic or nat

In mini block 1, you were asked to choose a variety of objects to create your own mini exhibition, following one of the themes of the lectures as a point of reference. In mini block 2 the assignment brief required you to select an object that was on public display in a museum and consider it according to the lectures.
For this mini block we again ask you to focus on an object and once again using the themes of the lectures as a basis for that selection. However, this assignment, you do not need to choose an object on public display in a museum or gallery, but rather an object that is easily and readily accessible. It is up to you to choose whether it is in a domestic, urban or commercial setting.. It might be a building, something easily bought in a supermarket, a magazine advertisement or a piece of cloth.
The only requirements are
It should have been designed and manufactured after 1985.
It must be publicly accessible and be seen by you and your lecturers.
It must not be an item you carry on your person.
Please note; you are not being asked to discuss a type, range, brand, genre or group of objects, but rather one particular object.
Whatever the object you choose, you must document, discuss and photograph its environment and it must address one of the themes of this mini block. Whichever theme you choose you should take into account the points raised in that theme, see below.
.
The themes of this mini block are.
Technique to Technology
Key Words; obsolescence, material, designer, market, price, future.
This theme should explore the issues related to where the designer fits within the manufactured/making process of the object selected. In understanding the shift from technique to technology is the designer an instrument of technology or the master of it? How constrained is the designer by the limits of technology and themselves? In this theme the material both as a commodity and as an object should be examined? How does the materials used impact on the design of the object, how can the materials selected influence the use of the object, how has the designer determined, which material to utilise? Finally in your conclusion, you should reflect on how this object will be viewed in the future. Will the object be seen as a turning point for that genre of object, for the process, material or design? How will history decide?

Ethics and Sustainability
Key words; disposable, pollution, life cycle, safe, topography, efficiency, obsolescence, price, materials,
Should you choose the theme ‘ethics and sustainability’ you must examine both aspects of this title, which is ethics and sustainability. The object selected should be viewed in terms of its environmental impact in terms of the design process, manufacturing, materials, packaging and marketing. The study should also reflect on the cost and benefits to the immediate environment. Can the production of yet more objects ever be ethical? Finally in your conclusion, with your chosen object, make an appraisal of its ‘green’ credentials on the balance of evidence you have found. Provide a compelling argument why you think the object you have selected with be given a positive or negative reception in the annals of design history?
Post Colonialism
Key words; nationhood, identity, racism, imperialism, substitutes
For this theme you should consider how colonialism and post-colonialism has influenced design and the subsequent meaning of the object you have selected. Depending on your object, this may need to make reference to geography, design, materials, manufacture or market. Using Roland Barthes from the second mini block, decode your object and undertake a detailed analysis of this object, consider carefully how you use and understand the term post-colonialism. Finally in your conclusion, view your evidence and consider if this object in the future will carry those overt or subliminal references into the future, or will we or history forget those signifiers?
Global and Digital Economy
Key words; brand, identity, distribution, morality, local, connectivity, communication
Is your chosen object a product of the individual designer, or is it a reflection of their regional, ethnic or national culture? Can a designer be anything other than a product of their society and culture? Can and should a designer masquerade?
You should explain the object in this context and then consider the utopia or morality of the global digital economy. Does the object or its designer or manufacturer break down national borders, stereotypes and prejudices or does it create new ones? Do you recognise any of these in your object? Can a product or design be global and local, can this work for the individual designer or the large corporate companies?
Finally in your conclusion, having researched your object and considered the points above, you should consider whether the global and digital economy should be seen as the nail in the coffin of regional, ethnic or nat

In 2013, would you characterize Texas as a southern or western state(you could argue both)? Consider the major characteristics of Texas (the American west and the American south) in order to develop a response. This is an open-ended question. I am looking for your opinion. Consider politics, economics, demographics, and culture in your response. While this is an opinion question you need to be sure to back your conclusions up with specific examples. ^^^ This is the essay question –> This paper is for a Texas History Class but the essay topic is open-ended and based on 2013 Texas

In 2013, would you characterize Texas as a southern or western state(you could argue both)? Consider the major characteristics of Texas (the American west and the American south) in order to develop a response. This is an open-ended question. I am looking for your opinion. Consider politics, economics, demographics, and culture in your response. While this is an opinion question you need to be sure to back your conclusions up with specific examples.

^^^ This is the essay question –> This paper is for a Texas History Class but the essay topic is open-ended and based on 2013 Texas

American Literature Research Paper Assignment: American Renaissance Gender Discuss the symbolism, moral ambiguity and views of attitudes toward women of the period. You may use the works of one author or compare the works of two authors. Religion Compare and contrast the perspectives of religion from works of a previous era verses religion in the American Renaissance. Thematics/Symbols/Motifs Discuss various reoccurring themes in one author’s work(s) or a reoccurring theme in different authors’ works. – Death, mystery, supernatural in Edgar Allan Poe – Unity in Ralph Waldo Emerson – Guilt vs. Innocence, Allegories, Puritanism in Nathaniel Hawthorne – Historical Perspective, Slavery, Political Perspective in Harriet Beecher Stowe – Self-Reliance, simplicity in Henry David Thoreau – Effects of Slavery, Knowledge as a pathway to understanding, Ignorance as a tool of slavery Frederick Douglass – Democracy, Life Cycle, the Individual in Walt Whitman – Limits of Knowledge, Race in Herman Melville – Self and God/Religion in Emily Dickinson Transcendentalism Analyze the rise of Transcendentalism in American literature based specific works of literature. For this topic, you can either look at the works of one author or compare and contrast the works of two authors. How does this author(s) demonstrate elements of Transcendentalism in their work(s)? Other You may pick another topic; however, you must clear it with me first. Instructions: -MLA format -Works Cited Page -Provide at least 3 secondary sources in addition to your primary source(s) -7 page minimum

American Literature Research Paper Assignment: American Renaissance

Gender
Discuss the symbolism, moral ambiguity and views of attitudes toward women of the period. You may use the works of one author or compare the works of two authors.

Religion
Compare and contrast the perspectives of religion from works of a previous era verses religion in the American Renaissance.

Thematics/Symbols/Motifs
Discuss various reoccurring themes in one author’s work(s) or a reoccurring theme in different authors’ works.
– Death, mystery, supernatural in Edgar Allan Poe
– Unity in Ralph Waldo Emerson
– Guilt vs. Innocence, Allegories, Puritanism in Nathaniel Hawthorne
– Historical Perspective, Slavery, Political Perspective in Harriet Beecher Stowe
– Self-Reliance, simplicity in Henry David Thoreau
– Effects of Slavery, Knowledge as a pathway to understanding, Ignorance as a tool of slavery Frederick Douglass
– Democracy, Life Cycle, the Individual in Walt Whitman
– Limits of Knowledge, Race in Herman Melville
– Self and God/Religion in Emily Dickinson

Transcendentalism
Analyze the rise of Transcendentalism in American literature based specific works of literature. For this topic, you can either look at the works of one author or compare and contrast the works of two authors. How does this author(s) demonstrate elements of Transcendentalism in their work(s)?

Other
You may pick another topic; however, you must clear it with me first.

Instructions:
-MLA format
-Works Cited Page
-Provide at least 3 secondary sources in addition to your primary source(s)
-7 page minimum American Literature Research Paper Assignment: American Renaissance

Gender
Discuss the symbolism, moral ambiguity and views of attitudes toward women of the period. You may use the works of one author or compare the works of two authors.

Religion
Compare and contrast the perspectives of religion from works of a previous era verses religion in the American Renaissance.

Thematics/Symbols/Motifs
Discuss various reoccurring themes in one author’s work(s) or a reoccurring theme in different authors’ works.
– Death, mystery, supernatural in Edgar Allan Poe
– Unity in Ralph Waldo Emerson
– Guilt vs. Innocence, Allegories, Puritanism in Nathaniel Hawthorne
– Historical Perspective, Slavery, Political Perspective in Harriet Beecher Stowe
– Self-Reliance, simplicity in Henry David Thoreau
– Effects of Slavery, Knowledge as a pathway to understanding, Ignorance as a tool of slavery Frederick Douglass
– Democracy, Life Cycle, the Individual in Walt Whitman
– Limits of Knowledge, Race in Herman Melville
– Self and God/Religion in Emily Dickinson

Transcendentalism
Analyze the rise of Transcendentalism in American literature based specific works of literature. For this topic, you can either look at the works of one author or compare and contrast the works of two authors. How does this author(s) demonstrate elements of Transcendentalism in their work(s)?

Other
You may pick another topic; however, you must clear it with me first.

Instructions:
-MLA format
-Works Cited Page
-Provide at least 3 secondary sources in addition to your primary source(s)
-7 page minimum

What are the pros and cons of the various approaches for nutrition for weight management and caloric reduction and tracking? To include: Tracking calories, tracking macronutrients, following meal plans and focusing on dietary and behavioral changes to influence caloric reduction. Discuss the merits and short falls of each and when each might be appropriate for different clients.

What are the pros and cons of the various approaches for nutrition for weight management and caloric reduction and tracking? To include: Tracking calories, tracking macronutrients, following meal plans and focusing on dietary and behavioral changes to influence caloric reduction. Discuss the merits and short falls of each and when each might be appropriate for different clients.

The paper has to be 5 pages but I’ve written 1 and a half. The originality report should indicate less than 20%. It should be written using APA formatting, 12 pt font, double-spaced, with a cover page, reference page of at least 3 references, and the body at least 5 pages not counting an abstract or the reference page. Citations should be included in the text tying to the references at the end. research its elasticity, whether it is a finished product or in the factor market, the leading competitors in the industry, substitutes, complementary products, barriers to entry, any government regulation. Discuss the types of elasticity. Why is it important to know the elasticity of your product? Could this elasticity vary depending on economic conditions?

The paper has to be 5 pages but I’ve written 1 and a half.

The originality report should indicate less than 20%. It should be written using APA formatting, 12 pt font, double-spaced, with a cover page, reference page of at least 3 references, and the body at least 5 pages not counting an abstract or the reference page. Citations should be included in the text tying to the references at the end.

research its elasticity, whether it is a finished product or in the factor market, the leading competitors in the industry, substitutes, complementary products, barriers to entry, any government regulation. Discuss the types of elasticity. Why is it important to know the elasticity of your product? Could this elasticity vary depending on economic conditions?

About 1250 Words on: 3.5th Generation Cellular Network: HSPA Family. – Evolution, Standard, specifications, distinctive/key features; HSPUA, HSDPA, and HSPA+. – Influence of Radio Access Method (e.g., OFDM, MIMO etc.) on technology, speed, applications, etc. Why W-CDMA for 3G is no longer used with 3.5G-4G? – Architecture (e.g., RAN, Core Network) for HSPA+. – Non-functional aspects: Cost effective, Reliability, Compatibility, Interoperability (to other wireless and fixed networks), Security, etc. Rest of words on: 4th Generation based on IMT-Advanced: Open Wireless Architecture, including; – Evolution, Standard, specifications, distinctive/key; 3GPP LTE, LTE-Advanced, WiMAX, and WirelessMan-Advanced (IEEE 802.16 series). – Influence of Radio Access Method (e.g., OFDM, MIMO etc.) on technology, speed, applications, etc. Complete IP Based Architecture (Core Network, and RAN). – Non-functional aspects: Cost effective, Reliability, Compatibility, Security, etc. – Discuss Vertical Handover: Interoperability to other IP-based wireless and fixed networks. – Discuss the impact of the 4G IP-Based wireless networks on developing new innovative applications, mobile services and tools in support of rich multimedia content. MUST include at least 8 reliable new references.

About 1250 Words on:
3.5th Generation Cellular Network: HSPA Family.
– Evolution, Standard, specifications, distinctive/key features; HSPUA, HSDPA, and HSPA+.
– Influence of Radio Access Method (e.g., OFDM, MIMO etc.) on technology, speed, applications, etc. Why W-CDMA for 3G is no longer used with 3.5G-4G?
– Architecture (e.g., RAN, Core Network) for HSPA+.
– Non-functional aspects: Cost effective, Reliability, Compatibility, Interoperability (to other wireless and fixed networks), Security, etc.

Rest of words on:
4th Generation based on IMT-Advanced: Open Wireless Architecture, including;
– Evolution, Standard, specifications, distinctive/key; 3GPP LTE, LTE-Advanced, WiMAX, and WirelessMan-Advanced (IEEE 802.16 series).
– Influence of Radio Access Method (e.g., OFDM, MIMO etc.) on technology, speed, applications, etc. Complete IP Based Architecture (Core Network, and RAN).
– Non-functional aspects: Cost effective, Reliability, Compatibility, Security, etc.
– Discuss Vertical Handover: Interoperability to other IP-based wireless and fixed
networks.
– Discuss the impact of the 4G IP-Based wireless networks on developing new innovative applications, mobile services and tools in support of rich multimedia content.

MUST include at least 8 reliable new references.

A spherical pressure vessel is constructed with a diameter of d = 45 cm. The vessel is to be capable of withstanding an internal pressure of p = 7 MPa, and the wall thickness is such as to keep the nominal circumferential wall stress under 17.5 MPa. However, the vessel bursts at an internal pressure of only 3.5 MPa, and a micrographic investigation reveals the fracture to have been initiated by an internal radial crack 2.5 mm in length. a) Calculate the fracture toughness (KIc) of the material. b) Determine the internal pressure that causes the leak-before-break.

A spherical pressure vessel is constructed with a diameter of d = 45 cm. The vessel is to be capable of withstanding an internal pressure of p = 7 MPa, and the wall thickness is such as to keep the nominal circumferential wall stress under 17.5 MPa. However, the vessel bursts at an internal pressure of only 3.5 MPa, and a micrographic investigation reveals the fracture to have been initiated by an internal radial crack 2.5 mm in length.
a) Calculate the fracture toughness (KIc) of the material.
b) Determine the internal pressure that causes the leak-before-break.