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The use of network theory to model disparate ship design information


This paper introduces the use of network theory to model and analyze disparate ship design information. This work will focus on a ship’s distributed systems and their intra- and intersystem structures and interactions. The three system to be analyzed are: a passageway system, an electrical system, and a fire fighting system. These systems will be analyzed individually using common network metrics to glean information regarding their structures and attributes. The systems will also be subjected to community detection algorithms both separately and as a multiplex network to compare their similarities, differences, and interactions. Network theory will be shown to be useful in the early design stage due to its simplicity and ability to model any shipboard system.

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Donors Do Not Trust
Actor-Networks and Intermedia Agenda-Setting in Online Climate News

national contexts. Despite intriguing similarities and differences, the choice of these particular nations was not intended for international comparison. Rather, the primary purpose is to demonstrate the relevance and usefulness of combining actor-network theory (ANT) with intermedia agenda-setting to make sense of news story diffusion in networked media space. Ultimately, the research questions we set out to answer are how and to what extent ANT and intermedia agenda-setting can help account, both empirically and theoretically, for the DT story’s limited penetration

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Phantasmic Devices: Wedding Videos and the Creation of an Imagined Transnational Community by Bulgarian Muslims in Spain

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The Effect of Socialization and Maven Characteristics on Viral Advertising

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Data Journalists Using Facebook
A Study of a Resource Group Created by Journalists, for Journalists

References Appelberg, Jonas, Johansson, Elena, Nygren, Gunnar, & Baranowski, Pawel (2014). Social media in the professional work of Polish, Russian and Swedish journalists. Journal of Print and Media Technology Research, 3(2), 107-118. Appelgren, Ester, & Nygren, Gunnar (2014) Data Journalism in Sweden: Introducing new methods and genres of journalism into “old” organizations. Digital Journalism, (ahead-of-print), 1-12. Borgatti, Stephen P., & Lopez-Kidwell, Virginie (2011). Network theory. In John Scott & Peter

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Theorieträume der Kulturwissenschaft

Physical Reality. New York: Oxford University Press. Kristeva, Julia (1988): Etrangers à nous-mêmes. Paris: Fayard. Latour, Bruno (1995): Wir sind nie modern gewesen. Versuch einer symmetrischen Anthropologie. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag. Latour, Bruno (1999): On recalling ANT. In: Law, John/Hassard, John (Hgg.): Actor Network Theory and After. Oxford: Blackwell. S. 15-25. Latour, Bruno (2010): On the Modern Cult of Factish Gods. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Mauss, Marcel (1978): Die Techniken des Körpers. In: ders.: Soziologie und

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Vulnerability and Resilience in a Socio-Spatial Perspective
A Social-Scientific Approach

theory and a relational understanding of space as sources of inspiration to conceptually frame analyses of social practices of constructing vulnerability and resilience. In the following, we first critically review previous research and identify established concepts of vulnerability and resilience in order to derive some central conceptual desiderata ( Sect. 2 ). Section 3 discusses some propositions offered by actor-network theory to solve the desiderata elaborated upon above. From this basis we then develop our own approach and suggest a social

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New Method of Visibility Network and Statistical Pattern Network Recognition Usage in Terrain Surfaces

References [1] Kowalczyk, A.M. (2015): The use of scale-free networks theory in modeling landscape aesthetic value networks in urban areas. Geodetski vestnik , 59(1), pp. 135–152. [2] Ben-Moshe, B., Hall-Holt, O., Katz, M.J., Mitchell, J.S.B. (2004): Computing the visibility graph of points within apolygon. SCG’04 Proc. of the 20 th Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry: Brooklyn, New York, USA; pp. 27–35. [3] Overmars, M.H., Welzl, E. (1998): New methods for constructing visibility graphs. In: Proc. 4th Annu. ACM Symp. Computational

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Biopolitics and Becoming in Animal-Technology Assemblages


This article critically explores Foucauldian approaches to the human-animal-technology nexus central to modern industrialised agriculture, in particular those which draw upon Foucault’s conception of power as productive to posit the reconstitution of animal subjectivities in relation to changing agricultural technologies. This is situated in the context of key recent literature addressing animals and biopolitics, and worked through a historical case study of an emergent dairy technology. On this basis it is argued that such approaches contain important insights but also involve risks for the analyses of human-animal-technology relations, especially the risk of subsuming what is irreducible in animal subjectivity and agency under the shaping power of technologies conceived as disciplinary or biopolitical apparatuses. It is argued that this can be avoided by bringing biopolitical analysis into dialogue with currents from actor-network theory in order to trace the formation of biopolitical collectives as heterogeneous assemblages. Drawing upon documentary archive sources, the article explores this by working these different framings of biopolitics through a historical case study of the development of the first mechanical milking machines for use on dairy farms.

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Quality of life in rural areas: A topic for the Rural Development policy?

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