This work sought to better understand the information needs of young mothers from UK areas of multiple deprivations, their information seeking behaviours, and influencing factors. Information informs, guides, and empowers; but barriers to use can be societally divisive, particularly amongst disadvantaged groups. There are complex access barriers and internalised behavioural barriers to consider, the former influenced by technology and media literacy issues, the latter by social structures a...
First paragraph: Across his two Cinema books Deleuze contends that because cinema puts movement into the image films can be understood as autonomous thinking machines that provide viewers with the material conditions for thought. This is to say, thinking occurs courtesy of the more-than-human assemblage of the biological brain and an agential non-human thinking machine. In Cinema 2, Deleuze further maintains that the cinema’s essence “has thought as its higher purpose, nothing but thought an...
Globalised food supply chains are increasingly susceptible to systemic risks, with natural, social and economic shocks in one region potentially leading to price spikes and supply changes experienced at the global scale. Projections commonly extrapolate from recent histories and adopt a ‘business as usual’ approach that risks failing to take account of shocks or unpredictable events that can have dramatic consequences for the status quo, as seen with the global Covid-19 pandemic. This study u...
First paragraph: Over the past few years, we have seen the extraordinary development of neural prosthetic technologies that can replace or enhance functions of our central nervous system. For example, devices like Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) allow the direct communication of the brain with a computer. The most common technique applied in these devices, is Electroencephalography (EEG) – a recording of the electrical activity along the scalp.
China’s past status as a semi-colony and historical fragmentation into three main territorial entities has meant that defining what constitutes Chinese cinema(s), or indeed cinematic Chineseness, has always been at the forefront of heated debates surrounding transborder practice, production and conceptualisation. Such deliberations have intensified recently due to intensified efforts to render Chineseness a cultural signifier increasingly implicated with transborder cinematic products designe...
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