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  1. Da passarela às vitrines: a apropriação de tendências da semana de moda de Nova York pelas lojas Renner

    Lahm, Yasmin
    Este trabalho tem como tema a apropriação de tendências de moda difundidas por grifes internacionais pela cadeia brasileira de fast fashion Lojas Renner. Seu objetivo é investigar se a Renner reproduz as tendências lançadas pelas marcas internacionais em suas coleções, apurando se estas são usadas como referência na criação de coleções pela fast fashion. Com este objetivo em vista, foi construído um panorama teórico compreendendo uma perspectiva histórica dos primórdios da moda como indústria, a evolução da sua dinâmica de mercado ao longo dos anos, uma análise dos significados assumidos pelo conceito de tendência e um compêndio de teorias acerca...

  2. A logic-reasoning based system to harness bioprocess experimental data and knowledge for design

    Zhang, J; Hunter, A; Zhou, Y
    Bioprocess design requires substantial resources during the experimental investigation of the options for each bioprocess step. This is both time-consuming and expensive. The amount of data available has increased exponentially since the expansion of new biological drug development. Data are heterogeneous, sometimes inconsistent and incomplete, making them difficult to be systematically utilised for analysis for any new bioprocess design. In this paper, we report a novel computational method that harnesses the bioprocess experimental data to assist design decision making, and perhaps identify further needed experiments. First, we develop a new data representation structure to capture the experimental data systematically. Then...

  3. Women (Re)Writing Language: Literary Approaches to the Linguistic Representation of Women and Men in English and German

    Luck, C
    Since the 1970s activists and linguists have argued for a more inclusive linguistic representation of women and men. As a result, editorial guidelines, legislation and everyday usage now incorporate more inclusive terms. However, in many instances men continue to be referenced as the linguistic norm. The research questions guiding this thesis are: ‘Can literary texts help to shape attitudes toward inclusive language?’ and ‘Can they help to advance linguistic change?’ My starting point is narrative research. Zwaan showed that literary texts are processed differently to non-fiction. Furthermore, literary texts are able to ‘get under the radar’ of certain preconceptions, Dal...

  4. Using PVS to support the analysis of distributed cognition systems

    Masci, P; Curzon, P; Furniss, D; Blandford, A
    The rigorous analysis of socio-technical systems is challenging, because people are inherent parts of the system, together with devices and artefacts. In this paper, we report on the use of PVS as a way of analysing such systems in terms of distributed cognition. Distributed cognition is a conceptual framework that allows us to derive insights about plausible user trajectories in socio-technical systems by exploring what information in the environment provides resources for user action, but its application has traditionally required substantial craft skill. DiCoT adds structure and method to the analysis of socio-technical systems from a distributed cognition perspective. In...

  5. The role of environmental sustainability in marketing of small architectural design practices

    Murtagh, N; Roberts, A; Hind, R
    Environmental sustainability in construction is a pressing concern. Despite their importance to the industry, and evident differences from large organizations in business strategy, markets and challenges, the literature has little to say about how small architectural design firms view the marketing potential of improved environmental sustainability. The aim is to address this gap by examining practitioner experience of sustainability and marketing in small architectural design practices. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 16 such practices. A critical interpretive stance was adopted in analysis, drawing on the theoretical framings of service-dominant logic (SDL) and relationship marketing. Sustainable design is part of the...

  6. Uma Epistemologia Racional-Realista e o Ensino da Física

    Silveira, Fernando Lang da
    A Filosofia da Ciência de Karl Popper e Imre Lakatos é o referencial teórico para a proposta de uma estratégia de mudança das concepções alternativas para concepções científicas. A estratégia foi testada empiricamente em nove estudos conduzidos com alunos de Física 1 e 2 das engenharias da PUCRS e UFRGS. Os nove estudos corroboraram a eficácia da estratégia na promoção das mudanças pretendidas. Aborda-se também o ensino da Mecãnica Quântica. Discute-se a questão das interpretações desta teoria, utilizando-se como referencial teórico a epistemologia racionalista e realista de Karl Popper e mario Bunge. Critica-se a interpretação não-realista da Escola de Copenhague...

  7. Passive dynamic motion

    Tsai, M-S; Fang, H; Leung, C
    This paper investigates the application of passive dynamic motion in an architectural context. Through a design project for a deployable canopy, we present strategies to operate its movable elements with passive responses to more than one environmental condition. The principle of the "heat-motor" to exploit thermal-to-mechanical energy conversion is used. The materials and construction of the canopy together with the transition logic for each environmental response is described. A user override to the passive response is described, its implications for resolving potential conflicts between an automatic response and occupant preference is discussed. The implication for applying passive actuation strategies within...

  8. Prospective logic agents

    Pereira, LM; Lopes, G

  9. Territórios subjetivos na Ilha da Pintada : traçando caminhos com o coletivo colaí, movimento de cultura

    Leal, Bruna Molina
    Esta dissertação tem como objetivo problematizar como o coletivo Colaí, Movimento de Cultura tem construído territórios subjetivos a partir das experiências promovidas na Ilha da Pintada, em Porto Alegre. Acompanhamos atividades do Colaí, coletivo de jovens, criado a partir da iniciativa de um grupo de amigos, que buscou ocupar uma praça da comunidade de maneira distinta, promovendo atividades de lazer, esporte e cultura. Apesar de ter uma posição central na comunidade, localizada ao lado de uma escola, a praça escolhida pelos jovens estava em processo de abandono, referenciada por moradores como espaço de “tráfico de drogas” e de circulação de...

  10. Itinerários de Turismo Solidário: o caso do Bairro da Mouraria

    Delgado, Joana Rita Torres
    A presente dissertação teve como objetivo desenvolver e apresentar propostas de itinerários de turismo solidário para o bairro da Mouraria em Lisboa, procurando estudar formas de turismo em forte crescimento no contexto de um bairro multifacetado e multicultural. Os itinerários turísticos constituem formas privilegiadas de organização da oferta turística e no contexto da sustentabilidade local podem ser organizados e implementados numa lógica de desenvolvimento comunitário, respondendo à crescente procura de experiências autênticas por parte dos turistas, onde a responsabilidade social e a participação ativa nos modos de vida das comunidades locais constituiu atualmente um dos eixos centrais da experiência turística....

  11. Computational design and characterisation of synthetic genetic switches

    Leon, M
    Genetic toggle switches consist of two mutually repressing transcription factors. The switch motif forms the basis of epigenetic memory and is found in natural decision making systems, such as cell fate determination in developmental pathways. A synthetic genetic switch can be used for a variety of applications, like recording the presence of different environmental signals, for changing phenotype using synthetic inputs and as building blocks for higher-level sequential logic circuits. In this thesis, the genetic toggle switch was studied computationally and experimentally. Bayesian model selection methods were used to compare competing model designs of the genetic toggle switch. It was...

  12. The Psychogenesis of Terrorism

    Corner, EJ
    Studies concerning both mental disorder and involvement in terrorism have a long and convoluted history. The literature that has focused on attempting to understand psychological drivers of terrorist behaviour has shifted through multiple stages. Moving from untested assumptions of psychopathology, personality, and deviance, towards more empirically sound interpretations of sociology. While the early studies were correctly debunked on methodological grounds, the existing consensus, spawned from the growing interest in sociology, that mental disorder never plays a role in terrorism, is likely to be a fallacy when we consider the complexity of the problem and the diverse pool of individuals who...

  13. High-Performance WSe 2 Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor Technology and Integrated Circuits

    Santos, Elton J. G.; Yu, Lili; Zubair, Ahmad; Zhang, Xu; Lin, Yuxuan; Zhang, Yuhao; Palacios, Tomas
    Because of their extraordinary structural and electrical properties, two-dimensional materials are currently being pursued for applications such as thin-film transistors and integrated circuit. One of the main challenges that still needs to be overcome for these applications is the fabrication of air-stable transistors with industry-compatible complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology. In this work, we experimentally demonstrate a novel high performance air-stable WSe₂ CMOS technology with almost ideal voltage transfer characteristic, full logic swing and high noise margin with different supply voltages. More importantly, the inverter shows large voltage gain (∼38) and small static power (picowatts), paving the way for...

  14. Nonlinear Control of a Novel Two-Link Pendulum

    Techy, Laszlo; Reddy, C. Konda; Woolsey, Craig A.; Cao, Chengyu; Hovakimyan, Naira
    This paper describes nonlinear control of a two degree of freedom mechanical system which models a bird perched on a branch or cable. The primary contribution is the implementation, in a controlled laboratory experiment, of the recently developed C\ adaptive control approach. This technique, which allows fast adaptation with guaranteed stability margins, has been proposed for use in a variety of more sophisticated applications. Experimental results for this simple mechanical control system provide further motivation to pursue those applications. The system being considered is a variation of Spong's "Acrobot", a classic example of an underactuated mechanical control system. In addition...

  15. FT4 Data Analysis Summary (SSI-ARC)

    Gong, Chester; Santiago, Confesor; Isaacson, Douglas R.; Reardon, Scott Edward
    Standards for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) systems are currently being developed under the auspices of the RTCA Special Committee 228 (SC-228). To support the development of these standards, a series of flight tests has been conducted at NASAs Armstrong Flight Research Center (NASA-AFRC). The fourth in this series of flight test activities (Flight Test 4, or simply FT4) was conducted during the Spring and Summer of 2016. FT4 supported the objectives of numerous organizations working toward UAS DAA Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) and UAS DAA Radar MOPS. The summary provided herein is limited to the objectives, analysis...

  16. ARACHNE: A neural-neuroglial network builder with remotely controlled parallel computing

    Aleksin, SG; Zheng, K; Rusakov, DA; Savtchenko, LP
    Creating and running realistic models of neural networks has hitherto been a task for computing professionals rather than experimental neuroscientists. This is mainly because such networks usually engage substantial computational resources, the handling of which requires specific programing skills. Here we put forward a newly developed simulation environment ARACHNE: it enables an investigator to build and explore cellular networks of arbitrary biophysical and architectural complexity using the logic of NEURON and a simple interface on a local computer or a mobile device. The interface can control, through the internet, an optimized computational kernel installed on a remote computer cluster. ARACHNE...

  17. A oposição de oficiais da Brigada Militar do Rio Grande o Sul ao golpe de Estado de 1964

    Silva, Kelvin Emmanuel Pereira da
    Durante o golpe de Estado de 1964, alguns policiais militares da Brigada Militar do Rio Grande do Sul (Polícia Militar) não concordaram com as ações de apoio à deposição de João Goulart, articuladas e efetivadas pelo comandante da instituição. Resolveram então se opor à ruptura da ordem democrática. Todavia, com a consolidação da ditadura civil-militar e o início do processo de perseguição aos opositores do novo regime, 39 oficiais foram acusados através de um inquérito policial militar de subverterem a ordem política. Nessa acusação estava inserida a lógica de que defender a ordem democrática significava apoiar a deposição do então...

  18. “Like a shroud upon [the] senses” : O avassalador "Metzengerstein", de Edgar Allan Poe

    Cardozo, Camila Nascimento
    O presente trabalho tem por objetivo analisar “Metzengerstein”, o primeiro conto publicado por Edgar Allan Poe, que também se dedicou à poesia, à crítica literária e a algumas reflexões sobre sua técnica singular de escrita, que se tornou referência não só nos Estados Unidos, mas também para autores europeus como Charles Baudelaire, com sua poética melancólica, como Conan Doyle, com as narrativas de investigação a partir da lógica, e também para as Literaturas de nossa língua, representadas por Fernando Pessoa, em Portugal, e Machado de Assis, no Brasil. Parto do pressuposto de que a poesia e a ficção de Poe...

  19. Post-capitalism, post-growth, post-consumerism? Eco-political hopes beyond sustainability

    Blühdorn, Ingolfur
    As a road map for a structural transformation of socially and ecologically self-destructive consumer societies, the paradigm of sustainability is increasingly regarded as a spent force. Yet, its exhaustion seems to coincide with the rebirth of several ideas reminiscent of earlier, more radical currents of eco-political thought: liberation from capitalism, consumerism and the logic of growth. May the exhaustion of the sustainability paradigm finally re-open the intellectual and political space for the big push beyond the established socio-economic order? Looking from the perspective of social and eco-political theory, this article argues that the new narratives (and social practices) of postcapitalism, degrowth and post-consumerism cannot plausibly be read as signalling a new eco-political...

  20. An interactive expert system for daylighting design exploration

    Andersen, Marilyne; Gagne, Jaime Michelle; Norford, Leslie Keith
    Architects increasingly use digital tools during the design process, particularly as they approach such complex problems as designing for successful daylighting performance. However, while simulation tools may provide the designer with valuable information, they do not necessarily guide the user toward design changes which will improve performance. This paper proposes an interactive, goal-based expert system for daylighting design, intended for use during the early design phases. The expert system consists of two major components: a daylighting knowledge-base which contains information regarding the effects of a variety of design conditions on resultant daylighting performance, and a fuzzy rule-based decision-making logic which...

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