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COMMON LINGUISTIC & NON - LINGUISTIC (CULTURAL) PROBLEMS FACED BY ARABIC TRANSLATORS
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Achieving Impossible Things with Free Culture and Commons-Based Enterprise
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How did they do that? Six “impossible things”: GNU/Linux, Wikipedia, the Creative Commons, the Blender Foundation, Open Hardware, and the OLPC/Sugar project. All created under free... More > licenses for everyone to use, in defiance of our conventional ideas of business economics. Is it magic, coincidence, or just plain common sense at work here? The author explores the reality of these projects from an insider's perspective and picks out a set of five easy to follow rules for keeping your own projects in tune with the rules of free culture and on the track to success. Includes the entirety of the “Impossible Things” and “Rules of the Game” article series written for Free Software Magazine, as well as five bonus articles on improving commons-based processes. Paperback: 290 pages with 94 illustrations.< Less
Achieving Impossible Things with Free Culture and Commons-Based Enterprise (Hardcover)
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How did they do that? Six “impossible things”: GNU/Linux, Wikipedia, the Creative Commons, the Blender Foundation, Open Hardware, and the OLPC/Sugar project. All created under free... More > licenses for everyone to use, in defiance of our conventional ideas of business economics. Is it magic, coincidence, or just plain common sense at work here? The author explores the reality of these projects from an insider's perspective and picks out a set of five easy to follow rules for keeping your own projects in tune with the rules of free culture and on the track to success. Includes the entirety of the “Impossible Things” and “Rules of the Game” article series written for Free Software Magazine, as well as five bonus articles on improving commons-based processes. Hardcover: 290 pages with 94 illustrations.< Less
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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Published shortly after his death in 1677, Ethics is undoubtedly Spinoza’s greatest work—a fully cohesive philosophical system that strives to provide a coherent picture of reality and to... More > comprehend the meaning of an ethical life. Following a logical step-by-step format, it defines in turn the nature of God, the mind, human bondage to the emotions, and the power of understanding, moving from a consideration of the eternal to speculate upon humanity’s place in the natural order, freedom, and the path to attainable happiness. A powerful work of elegant simplicity, Ethics is a brilliantly insightful consideration of the possibility of redemption through intense thought and philosophical reflection.< Less
A Culture of Play
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Improvised Theatre as a form of performance has blanketed the globe. From New York City to Hong Kong to Mumbai, there are performers who share a common philosophy and vocabulary of action that allows... More > them to create stories and relationships that move and entertain people. In this book of essays, Fortier explores this art as a tool for reflection, a means of cross-cultural communication, and a window into a way of being that may be our key to survival as a species. Fortier's interdisciplinary approach to the subject brings together the fields of anthropology, performance, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience to help expand the view of improvised theater beyond trite games into a grass-roots form of social rebooting. These essays are relevant to anyone who is curious about new approaches to personal, professional, and group development. This book may also be the beginning of the conversation on how we can transform away from disparate cultures of fear to a more unified Culture of Play.< Less
Open Field: Conversations on the Commons
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George Bernard Shaw once wrote: “If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea... More > and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” Open Field is the Walker Art Center’s three-year experiment in participation and public space. Taking place outdoors in the summer months, the project invited artists and visitors to imagine and inhabit the museum’s campus as a cultural commons—a shared space for idea exchange, creative gatherings, and unexpected interactions. The Walker’s backyard was home to numerous activities, from conversations to performances and temporary sculptures. This volume discusses Open Field’s genesis, exploring the meaning and impact of public practice for institutions.< Less
Common Christianity / Uncommon Commentary
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This book is a compilation of five years of weekly Christian newspaper columns with thoughtful and often wry reflections on Christianity, Christian life, and modern culture. Written by... More > late-to-the-faith journalist and communications executive Bob Walters, the columns have been published in the weekly "Current" local general interest newspapers in Carmel, Westfield, Noblesville and Fishers, Indiana, on the northside of Indianapolis since the paper's founding in October 2006. It's uncommon for a newspaper to provide this kind of direct, believer's commentary on common Christian themes, hence the title - Common Christianity / Uncommon Commentary. Foreword by Dr. David Faust, President, Cincinnati Christian University.< Less
Cloudberry on Creative Commons
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By gathering 25 creators for a workshop in Gothenburg the 5th of November, we sought to understand better the motivation for people to engage with Creative Commons, the stumbling blocks along the... More > way, the networks and means to reach new creators. In this report, we've gathered the input of the creators that were part of the workshop. We try to show the current trends in society, and how Creative Commons meet those. The Creative Commons communities in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands are working together in a project managed by the Society for Free Culture and Software (FFKP), sponsored by the Nordic Culture Fund and Nordic Culture Point. The aim of the project is to raise awareness amongst the creative community in the Nordic countries about Creative Commons.< Less
Common Sense, How to Exercise It
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The teachings of Yoritomo-Tashi, the famous Japanese philosopher, reveals the secrets of how to acquire common sense and practical sense, how to apply them in daily life, and how to utilize them... More > profitably in the business world. We often associate ancient Japanese culture with a complex code of decorum and comportment, but as this volume demonstrates, people in that era also had a keen appreciation for common sense. Famed shogun warrior Yoritomo-Tashi dispenses down-to-earth philosophy and practical advice about how best to maintain poise and careful thought in even the most challenging of circumstances.< Less
Worldwide Travels Of a Common Man
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This is an astonishing account of a Global journey of over a million miles through all the World's major Continents over a period of 30 years,illustrated with over 270 color photographs and the... More > history of the last millennium. Beginning behind the Iron Curtain during the Communist Era in Berlin and Poland, the scene moves to the game parks and Copper mines in Africa, to Scandinavia, central and south East Asia, the Middle East, around the Indian ocean and the Exotic Islands such as Hawaii, Seychelles and then the Americas and beyond to over 65 countries. This is more than just a travel guide, focusing on historical events such as the Cold War and the decline of Communism with the downing of the Berlin wall and how it has affected people's lives. The book chronicles the diversity of the World's peoples, culture and scenery to provide the reader with a rich appreciation of the human species, its history, heritage and world geography in over 60 countries, without leaving your armchair.< Less
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