Māori culture is the culture of the Māori of New Zealand (an Eastern Polynesian people) and forms a distinctive part of New Zealand culture. Within the Māori community, and to a lesser extent throughout New Zealand as a whole, the word Māoritanga is often used as an approximate synonym for Māori culture, the Māori suffix -tanga being roughly equivalent to the qualitative noun ending "-ness" in English. There have been three distinct but overlapping cultural eras—before widespread European contact, the 1800s in which Māori began interacting with European visitors and settlers, and the modern era since the beginning of the 20th century. Culture in the modern era has been shaped by increasing urbanisation, closer contact with New Zealanders of European descent (or Pākehā) and revival
“Murakami is like a magician who explains what he’s doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it’s the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves. ”The New York Times Book Review“ Murakami is clearly one of the most popular and admired novelists in the world today, a brilliant practitioner of serious, yet irresistibly engaging, literary fantasy . . . Once you start reading 1Q84, you won’t want to do much else until you’ve finished it . . . Murakami possesses many gifts, but chief among them is an almost preternatural gift for suspenseful storytelling . . . Despite its great length, [his] novel is tightly plotted, without fat, and he knows
TOKYO, THE UNREAL CITY MARIKO NAGAI Here, in Tokyo, when an outsider comes, they come with an image of Tokyo: a metropolis, futuristic in its neon signs and high-rise buildings: the efficiency and punctuality of its people and all they touch: where the old ways of living smoothly inhabit the place of the modern: the East but not the East, and the West but not the West. Images they bring with their suitcases often collide with the real, and reality is as elusive as dreams, for this is the city made up of the dreams of the outsiders, a phantom, a city built with the imagination. People take on the city; they recreate it, redefine it. But they do not know that they are living in a dreamscape of their own making. That they are bring...
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Will AI replace creative professionals? ANTHONY WOOD, SHILLINGTON EDUCATION JUNE 1, 2017 12:10 PM Automation. From assembly lines to cubicles, this word strikes fear into the heart of workers the world over. However, automation’s effect on creative professionals (and designers in particular) is somewhat unclear: While some writers warn of a day in the near future when computers will automate creativity, still others hypothesize that creativity may be our best (and last) defense against the widespread loss of jobs. So which will it be? Should designers fear the machines? Or should they embrace them? In order to determine how automation will affect designers, it’s important to examine several factors and developments: First, what types of jobs are most likely to be auto
The season’s first snowstorm found most warmblooded humans at home, glued to their couches. Not so Gregg Smith and his girlfriend, Pamela Deitrich, who were struggling to stay upright one afternoon in late December on the cross-country ski trails of High Point State Park in Sussex, N.J. Ms. Dietrich had convinced Mr. Smith that snow, once you have trudged through it, shoveled it and scraped it off your car windows, offers an opportunity for fun. At High Point the couple — he’s from Freeport on Long Island; she’s from Ridgewood, N.J. — rented skis and took a lesson, during which he fell. Then she fell. Over and over again. “I lived in Florida for 25 years,” he said between tumbles. “A winter sport to me is scuba diving.” By the end of the day they were hooked. When snow is scarce, as it
Overview The ACA is committed to developing and promoting paddlesport athletic competition at all levels, and in cooperation with other organizations, including serving as the National Governing Body (NGB) as approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) as that term is defined in the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act and as the National Federation in the United States responsible to the International Canoe Federation (ICF). In order to maintain consistent rules and safety standards for competitive paddling events throughout the United States, the ACA also provides governance for several non-Olympic paddlesport disciplines through the Competition Council. The ACA uses the term "discipline" to refer to the type of paddling activity, which is determined by the type of paddle cra