Category: Virtual Presentation


The Importance of Practicing Social Media in Journalism

In the early years of social networking, users sent personal messages to one another, or a small group of family and friends based on the concept of ‘six degrees of separation’ of connecting with friends, family and people you knew. This one-to-one communication method was a chief reason why social media was considered different from


Cultural Export of Japan: A Case Study of Japanese Men’s Rhythmic Gymnastics

Men’s rhythmic gymnastics has been developed uniquely in Japan since the late 1940s. It gains a certain amount of domestic reputation to be adopted as the main motif of the dance performance at the Olympics handover ceremony in Rio 2016, though it is neither recognised as Olympic sport nor competed in the world championships. At


In Search of Justice Narratives in Music Performances

Since the Indonesian independence era, the topic of justice has become the concerns of gamelan composers believing that music posseses power to deliver ideals that are deeply conceived by audiences. Through gamelan performances, they can criticize the misconduct of rulers, disagree with the management of natural resources, condemn the behavior of bureaucrats, and promote government’s


Manufacturing Politicians: Angela Merkel’s Image in the Spanish Press During the German Federal Elections

Spanish public opinion shows, according to sociological surveys, a disaffection towards the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. From the influence of the media on current prevailing opinion in society, this article analyzes the opinion pieces published in the Spanish reference press: El País, El Mundo and La Vanguardia. The period surrounding the last three federal


Writing of the History: Ernesto Rogers Between Estrangement and Familiarity of Architectural History

Ernesto Rogers was the key figure of the post-war Italian architecture. Architect, educator, writer, editor, he was a man of a great erudition and talent. As with many intellectuals of the post – Second World War Italy, he theorized history and used somewhat eclectically sources to promote his idea of continuity as a temporal model


Self-Reflection on Buddhist Dhamma Teachings Through Acrylic Paintings and Video Art: Experiential Approach of Understanding

This research aims to study the experiential method of learning and understanding of buddhist teachings on Truth or Dhamma through self-reflection of the artist creating acrylic paintings and video art. The qualitative research methodology was used in data collecting and analysis. The result of the research has shown that the experiential approach of artistic works


De-Westernising Travel Journalism: Consumerism Meets Postcolonialism

Scholars have long viewed travel writing and travel journalism from a postcolonial perspective, based on the history of ‘the West visiting the rest’. Today, however, travel and tourism is multi-directional, with increasing leisure travel among the rising powers of Asia. To counter this western-dominated perspective, this paper uses a grounded-theory approach to assess how travel


Silesia and Oikology: What Knowledge of Home Does Silesia Offer?

The author addresses the problem of the philosophy of the Silesian home. Silesia is a borderland in Central Europe now located mostly in Poland, with small parts in the Czech Republic and Germany, whose cultural and political history was influenced by various traditions. The Silesian narrative of home, the unique Silesian oikology, brings us closer


Women as Reflected in Egyptian TV Commercials

In the Arab countries, many studies have tackled the image of women in different media platforms, like in drama, movies, literature, and in theatre; however, very few studies have focused on the image of women in advertisements whether in electronic or in print media. In Egypt, representation of women in TV commercials has received little


The Representation of History in “The Chronicles of Yerevan Days”

The film “The Chronicle of Yerevan Days” is unique in the way it uses city ambience as a narrative technique. Set in the capital of Soviet Armenia, Yerevan, it features a peculiar spatial narrative through location shooting and portrayal of historical buildings. As a result, history materializes and overbears humans. In this paper, I draw


From Greatcoats to Gym Tunics: Reading History through Images of Women Playing Netball

Visual representations of women playing sport have always struggled to gain a consistent foothold in the visual history of sport. The most significant period of visual scarcity was in the pre-television era when few had the funds or the ability to record and distribute moving images. Cinema newsreels and locally produced films which showcase women


Reading RPF as Digital Fiction: New Perspectives for Interpretation

Real person fiction is a type of fanfiction utilizing real (living) people as characters. It tends to flourish within subcultural fan communities, and has been little studied by academics. Almost all fanfic is now produced for and on digital platforms, I argue that in order to understand it, we need to incorprorate some established tools


Race and the Quest for Identity in Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah

Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people but stories can also repair that broken dignity.(Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) In most of her works, Chimamanda Adichie, the Nigerian author sheds light on the


City of a Nation and a Nation of Cities: Jawaharlal Nehru and the Civic Consciousness of Anti-Colonial Nationalism in India

Most historical writings on India have often put the village as the backdrop of the study of Indian society. This has come from certain intellectual perception of India as often been consisting of “village republics” or agrarian society widely prevalent in Colonial India. This sidelines the history of cities and how they were crucial in


Stories About Hope’: Exploration of Survival, Refugee Identity and Possibilities for Belonging Through Art

In the settings of the World refugee crisis, we get to hear only one story – a story of trauma, victimhood and vulnerability. The visual representation of refugees has become a spectacle of suffering. But what possibilities would open, if we dared to imagine a survivor instead of a victim? Drawing on Wendy Brown, Judith


Ecofeminist Ethics for Sustainable Urban Public Space

Throughout history, the public urban space has been the reflection of a city’s social, economic, cultural and environmental well-being. In the broader discussion of urban environmental sustainability, however, there has been a pronounced dualism and an implicit hierarchy of value when looking at the city-ecology paradigm. This corresponds to political-social, human-nature and subject-object divides within


If the Amazon Turkers Are Representative of the “New” Economy, What Does it Mean for Mental Health Services?

Objectives: The structure of formal economies has changed significantly in the past decade, making millions of people partly or wholly dependent on the “gig economy.” This study illustrates the different personality and psychological profile of this growing population group, and how it relates to a need for different mental health services. Design and Methods: A cross-sectional


Theoretical Underpins of Lean Construction for Environmental Sustainability in the Built Environment of Developing Economies

One of the key global concerns for sustainability is to achieve environmental sustainability. According to earlier studies achieving environmental sustainability is attainable mainly through sustainable activities in the built environment, particularly in developing economies where not much has been achieved. Thus, this study robustly reviews the theoretical discourse that underpins Lean Construction. The potentials Lean


Economic Performance of Portuguese Regional Health Administrations Following the European External Bailout: Trends After Austerity

This work aims discussing the economic performance of Portuguese regional health administrations after leaving the bailout program (May 2014) established by the European Union, EU and International Monetary Fund, IMF in 2011. Three economic variables (incomes, expenses and matured debt) are analysed during twenty five months based on analysis of variance ANOVA and multivariate hierarchic


What are Eco-Innovations?

Due to the challenges associated with measuring eco-innovations from patent information and surveys, the literature-based innovation output (LBIO) indicator, built from a data base of new product announcements in technical and trade journals, has emerged as a feasible alternative. Eco-innovation is a fuzzy concept because it is often synonymously used with green, sustainable and environmental