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The trajectory of exhibited works spans an arc from the years around to the present day. Contemporary works serve to anchor the theme in the here and now and underline its topicality. Catastrophes are omnipresent. It is only in our perception, in our active engagement with such drastic events that they take on distinctive contours and reveal their typical face. Every age makes its own catastrophes and redefines the criteria by which certain events are labelled as such. These fundamental observations form the basis for the exhibition project.

Entfesselte Natur. Dabei spannt sich der Bogen der ausgestellten Werke von den Jahren um bis in die unmittelbare Gegenwart. Erst in der Rezeption, in der aktiven Auseinandersetzung mit derart einschneidenden Begebenheiten erhalten sie ihre Kontur und offenbaren ihr charakteristisches Gesicht. Diese grundlegenden Bestimmungen bilden die Basis des Ausstellungsprojekts. Now the employers have left the building, the vaults are open and the cash machines are dismantled.

This institution of faith in cash, trust in money and illusion of prosperity for the many not for the few has moved out. Within this empty shell, one cannot help asking, what else is substantial nowadays, what else is echt? In a world interspersed with spectacle, illusions, hollow visions and unfulfilled dreams, it does not get only harder to authenticate a thing, but also exchanges its meaning dynamically.

Using the bank as a collective laboratory of visions and statements regarding the meaning of realness today in our society, the exhibition brings together 32 works from 25 artists and groups around the sub themes of matter, body and authenticity. Built from the waste material produced by an analogue film lab, this installation aims to re-materialize leftovers created by the film development process.

This degraded film material contains within it the seeds of its own destruction. Degraded film being degraded. What connects the works of these individual artists is the specific use of light, as subject and material. A total of 99 artists including 10 collectives will be participating in the biennial. During the biennial works — including 49 new commissions — will be shown in nine different venues across Riga. There will also be 10 public sculptures and site-specific interventions in various locations around the city.

Many of the participating artists will present more than one work, appearing in several of the venues, thus providing an opportunity for visitors to gain a more in-depth insight into their practice. The artists participating in the public program and making performances will be announced at later date. The majority of these spaces are within 20 minutes walking distance of each other, creating a sustainable parcours and allowing visitors the time to experience the exhibition and the artists, as well as to discover the city.

The spaces not only serve as an aesthetically captivating frame for the concept of the biennial and its artworks but are also an integral part of the broader cultural and historical narrative of the city of Riga and the wider Baltic region. NOWs: Contemporary Opportunities. By doing this, 2 OG is the center of independent cultural production at Molkenmarkt 2 and always interested in developing the area and its diverse facilities as well as opening it for the public.

NOWs: Meine Schwelle. Pauly Read the essay on the exhibition by Adriana F. Pauly Kurzessay zur Ausstellung von Adriana F.

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Man kann ein Buch aufschlagen, aber auch etwas hart zerschellen lassen, man kann an einem bestimmten Ort zu einerbestimmten Zeit aufschlagen, aber auch den Preis. The title of the new album is a clear indicator as to what the Berlin-based producer has been up to during the last couple of years, both on a conceptual level as well as how he molds his ideas into tracks.

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Has this state been reached, the artist is free to focus on other equally important aspects, balancing the various shades, pushing ideas even further to really make them shine and blossom in their self-declared autonomy. The more light one lets in, the more layers become visible. Big chunks of the material with which the album has been produced derive from sketches specifically made for a club performance. Rather than meticulously devising each and every detail, Lippok focussed instead on recording as many fragments as possible in a short period of time, elements which he could later combine and layer on stage.

Based on this material and his experience experimenting with it in a live environment, the album slowly began to shape. An album culminating in a collaboration with Klara Lewis, with whom Lippok spent 2 days at the EMS studios in Stockholm, approaching the idea of autonomy from yet another angle. During the session, both musicians played and performed simultaneously, yet not explicitly together, lost in their own thoughts and ideas, only subconsciously taking in what the other one was coming up with.

Over the last couple of years, he has made a name for himself with his spectacular AV performances. Order online at Raster Media. This workshop and action series will be continued this this year in Berlin. Raul Walch invites the participants of Floating University as well as the inhabitants of the refugee shelter on the Tempelhof airfield and others interested, for his workshop and collective flying experiments. The polymorphic flying objects will float above the fences of the airfield and expand the floating university into the sky.

May 18 — 20, 11 am — 5 pm Raul Walch continuously visited the Greek border areas where he developed various flying objects together with refugees. He begins to postulate that language is not simply a map of the world but also the driving force for projecting worlds and enters then into a feedback with what is projected. Language Perceived From Without 1.

Language Perceived From Within 1. The Multiplicity of Languages 1. On Translation 1. Current Distribution of Languages 1. Universal Languages 1. The limits of Translation Conclusion 2. Time 2. Activity and Passivity Subjectivity and Objectivity 2. Substance 2. Unity and Multiplicity 2. Causality 2. Being 2. Potentiality 2. Portuguese as an Investigation Tool Conclusion 3. Conversation and Small Talk 3. Poetry and Word Salad 3. Oration and Babbling 3. Amplified Language 3. Music 3. Visual Arts 3. Civilization 4.

History, Nature, Civilization 5. The Finissage Party will feature a performance by Jasmine Guffond, who will perform a new work that responds and plays with the exhibition. Carefully working with the resonant frequencies inherent to the architecture and objects within the space, Jasmine will explore the properties of sound as a vibrational force and consequently remind us that every object and every being, contains resonant frequencies that can be activated through sound.

Working across the fields of expanded sculpture and experimental writing, her interest is less in crafting finished art forms than in staging encounters with open processes, threshold events, and zones of material indeterminacy. Born in Australia, Ally has lived and worked across Sydney and in Berlin since Munich Olympic Stadium. The question is not whether to take part but rather how to do so and on what terms. Two original radio commentaries will accompany the match, returning football—this time as art—to the Olympic arena. PAM unfolds in time, each weekend presenting commissioned, time-based, performative projects along with an accompanying discursive program.

PAM is less interested in art in public space as a physical location, but rather seeks to address broader concepts of publicity, public opinion, common good, or public speech. PAM is interested in economizing attention on behalf of public interest rather than for monetary gain. PAM valorizes art that aspires to change the game by recontextualizing our points of view and, as a result, our actions. She is the head of CuratorLab at Konstfack University in Stockholm and has curated, among others, the Georgian pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale and the public program of Manifesta 10 in St.

Joanna Warsza lives and works in Berlin. What is the meaning of nature in an age of digitalization and synthetic biology? The way in which we experience nature is defined by our prior knowledge and socialization, however what we experience in nature is changing rapidly. Human manipulation of evolutionary processes are posing ethically, socially, and ecologically critical questions which demand answers.

On entering the exhibition space one is welcomed by insert title of artwork a nickel-silver sculpture depicting cell division—a reproductive act and conceptual starting point of the exhibition. This science fiction audioplay reverberates within the main room of the gallery, composed of a luminicent aquarium and pulsating watertubes synchronised with the soundscape. Along the walls Greiner presents a new series of photographs showing miscroscopic images of algeas, titled Billions of Heart Beats Slowed Down into Synchronicity, as well as tumor cells, titled Hybrid Matter Studies and Panorama of a Landscape, realised with the scientist S.

How sure are we of our fundamental convictions of life and death, right and wrong? Craig Venter Institute. Greiner considers these pictures as portraits, like larger-than-life, celebratory depictions of individuals that have had an outsized impact on the public sphere.


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At work in these images, and troubled by them, are the moral and existential implications of portraiture. To represent an individual is to fix their likeness to a moment. From that point on, the individual carries out parallel lives: one propelled into continuous change, the other frozen; one guided by subjectivity, the other by the narrative interpretation of others. Andreas Greiner b. This April the Kunstverein Heilbronn presents a solo exhibition with new a soundpiece and photographic work. Was verstehen wir heute im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung und synthetischer Biologie unter Natur?

Die Treppe zum Ausstellungsraum herunterkommend steht eine in Neusilber gegossene Skulptur, die eine Zellteilung darstellt.

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Diller realisiert worden sind. Andeas Greiner geb. Seine Arbeit wurde in zahlreichen Einzel- und Gruppenausstellungen in sowohl nationalen als auch internationalen Institutionen gezeigt. Berlin is more than concrete, it is a revolving and evolving cut and pasted being. As we shift and shuffle along its many pathways we imprint upon it our own mark, but let it not be underestimated the extent to which it itself imprints upon our souls.

These include spoken word dancers, comedians, dancers, photographers and visual artists. In their own unique language they collaborate to explore the importance and necessity of re-imagining Berlin. It seeks to underscore the importance of unpacking polarisations and cyclical patterns and radically re-think how we address, tackle and perceive these all-important challenges. The bar at the venue will only be serving non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets 7 Euros at the door before 7. One Solution Revolution: the entire floor of the gallery is being converted into a treadmill — it will be impossible to view the works at a standstill because the virtual standstill can only be achieved by uniform movement.

Visitors are encouraged to experience the endless movement, albeit not alone, but collectively at the same pace. But in the performance Ecocentric System it was the artist himself who spent nearly a week sitting on a concrete wheel that turned so fast around his own axis, that for him the outside world was barely recognizable. The artist, surrounded by people, could hardly perceive the world outside his system and inevitably everything began to revolve around himself.

Now there is a change of perspective and von Bismarck takes the audience into view. It creates a whole new viewing situation that does not tolerate passivity. Louis, USA Dwell in Other Futures is a two-day festival of art and ideas exploring the collisions of race, urbanism, and futurism, providing a platform for alternate visions of the St. Louis to come. Landscape design is an art form that co-produces knowledge, memories and stories through performance, perception and participation. When the design of our public spaces is inclusive, it becomes democracy in action.

Civic values are spatialized and can be negotiated as a material dialogue articulated through critically oriented play. You are invited to co-materialize a spatial design ritual welcoming the St. Louis Chouteau Greenway. Each platform will be provided with a bullhorn. Everyone is invited to make statements up to 3 minutes in length.

This can be playful, political, philosophic or poetic. You are invited to make a statement. Please bring poems, songs, something to read, something prepared, something improvised. All ages welcome. All species welcome. For the period of Berlin gallery weekend and the second time in its history, the square meter studio spaces of Lehderstrasse 34 will host an incredibly diverse exhibition of paintings, sculpture, multimedia, installation, film and photography.

In the exhibition the works approach subjects that deconstruct repetitive structures such as memory, history, language questioning concepts of perception, knowledge and reality. Behind these ancient and modern facades, narratives are derived and accumulated via the natural and artificial materials that make up the city. Contrasting grand architectural gestures against the prosaic, the film interrogates how the modern production of spaces preserves identity, yet also has the capacity to generate cultural amnesia.

Using basic equipment and partly self-built instruments, sounds were created — a conscious counter-concept to the contemporary mainstream. The extensive supporting programme consists of a series of concerts, film showings, panel discussions and an interdisciplinary symposium. Censorship and scarcity produced richly imaginative and frequently ironic types of work. The exhibition presents a selection of contemporary testimonies, some for the first time, including musical instruments fashioned by the artists themselves, Super 8 films, Samizdat magazines and documentary recordings of performances.

This exhibition and concert programme returns the story to its birthplace, forging new bonds with the contemporary music scene. NOWs: Andreas Greiner. The music for the video composed by Tyler Friedman is an acoustic reproduction of the visible movements on the surface of the skin. It is these wonderful, sometimes magical phenomena of nature in all their intriguing facets that Andreas Greiner first captures scientifically, and then translates into an artistic language to thus make them accessible to the viewer and, yes sometimes, to even celebrate them, as in the images of the squid.

Within the framework of scientific test arrangements, Andreas Greiner examines certain characteristics of living beings and transfers them into the context of art. Nature as the point of departure for his work and the scientific methodology as his artistic approach are combined in his works with a clear aesthetic position that does actually suggest the notion of a living sculpture. As might be expected, there is in his work a concern for the living being itself, for the animal as part of our world. In this work, he portrays four chickens: Heinrich, who is photographed in traditional semi-profile; Karl, with an X-ray of the skeleton; Elisabeth, who is represented by a DNA analysis, and Margarete, where he presents a histological section of her breast tissue.

In allowing the animals to leave the anonymized field of living beings by naming them and applying traditional portrait formats, Andreas Greiner also criticizes the anthropocentric view that the value of nature results from its usefulness for humans, while clearly refusing his consent. It serves to preserve the memory of the tortured creature, optimized by continuous breeding for faster and larger meat growth and for the living conditions in factory farming. The transfer of the skeleton to a monumental scale using a 3D printer is an artistic act. To the viewer, its result might hardly be recognizable as a chicken, but rather be identified as a dinosaur such as in a Natural History Museum.

In its November 18 issue, the FAZ newspaper interviews the American writer Jonathan Franzen about his penchant for birds, and he substantiates his love for these animals with the eternal wonder that they are among the oldest creatures on Earth. It is, he says, as if I am looking at a flying dinosaur. Last but not least, it is also about the question of the creation of life — as an artist and also as a scientist. Andreas Greiner, born in Aachen, initially studied medicine and, after his Physikum, he switched to the field of art. He concluded his studies in as a master student of Olafur Eliasson.

Andreas Greiner has realized a new work for this exhibition. High definition CT-scan of a dead-found broiler chicken, 3D print, Installation view. Im Rahmen wissenschaftlicher Versuchsanordnungen untersucht Andreas Greiner bestimmte Eigenschaften von Lebewesen und transferiert sie in den Kunstkontext. In ihrer Ausgabe vom Diese Frau, ein Pfau im Schein der Baustrahler. Sie entwirft eine Erinnerung.

Ein Wesen ihrer kollektiven Kunstproduktion ist das Prozesshafte zu zeigen, entsprechend dazu arbeitet sie mit verschiedenen Medien. Ziggy and the Starfish consists of a mechanical waste processing crab, a film exploring the diversity of sexuality in the ocean, scientific interviews and moving singing stones dating back millions of years. And to make an end is to make a beginning. A documentary. In it became clear just how appropriate and fateful the choice of name would prove to be, for that was when Tambora became active, triggering what was—and still is—the largest volcanic eruption in recorded human history.

But it produced other colours, too. The sunsets changed due to the countless aerosols in the atmosphere. The works created by J. Turner and Caspar David Friedrich during this period exhibit a remarkable spectrum of colours. It has been argued that both painters, as chroniclers of their time, consciously chose to depict the differences in sunlight. A warm, bright red, oscillating between an orangeyyellow and autumnal brown—this is the colour of palm oil.

It is extracted from the fruit of the oil palm, forming a raw material that is nowadays present in nearly half of all supermarket products. From margarine to chocolate, from lipstick to skin cream, from candles to washing powder, the fruit of the oil palm forms the basis of them all. Although the material has almost universal applications, far less is known about how and where it is extracted, or about the consequences associated with the harvesting process. The growth in oil palm plantations has resulted in monocultural farming, ground poisoned by pesticides, and rainforests cleared to make more land available for agriculture.

Entire swathes of land—primarily in Malaysia and Indonesia—are changing in appearance. Thanks to the fixed grid pattern used for planting palms, a completely unique visual rhythm is in the process of being created. What from the air looks like a seemingly infinite mesh of lines is actually the star-shaped crowns of domesticated palm trees, all thronging together. Paths cross and connect the land area. Under the treetops extends a barren landscape, strewn with fallen palm fronds and partially covered with grasses and ground cover plants.

An infinite loop of hard, electronic rhythms cuts through the infinite peace and quiet of the field full of trees. A palm oil plantation shudders, shaken by light and sound. The scenery fluctuates between tempting and threatening. The eponymous series of works extends over the three horizontal spaces of Kunsthalle Mainz, following a set choreography.

Step for step, room for room, the visitors approach a rave. They follow the rhythms and sounds of electronic music, becoming ever more submerged in a setting veiled by wafting mist until they reach the heart of the exhibition: a film shot in a palm-oil plantation in the Far East. It is a film that persuasively presents the excessive, exploitative decimation of nature to visitors who are intoxicated by music.

The ubiquity of palm oil as a material is analogous to our total lack of interest in how it is produced; the physical absence of people changes abruptly into the omnipresence of their actions. At the same time, they conjure up collective trance-like states and experiencing the transcendence of time. On the occasion of the exhibition a publication will be released. Ganze Landstriche — vorrangig in Malaysia und Indonesien — wechseln ihr Erscheinungsbild: Durch das starre Raster, in dem die Palmen gepflanzt werden, entsteht eine ganz eigene visuelle Rhythmik.

Farbige Blitze erhellen die dunkle Nacht in einem dicht bestellten Palmacker. Harte, elektronische Rhythmen in Endlosschleife durchschneiden die endlose Ruhe des Baumfeldes. Juni, 19 h Vortrag von Prof. The exhibition runs in two consecutive sessions. Adbar is an Amharic term that refers to spiritual places where ritualistic performances take place and offerings are made.

These spiritual places also serve as communal and public spaces, also for secular community gatherings. The project investigates the embodiment of protective spirits within various elements of the natural landscape. Growing up in Dessie, northern Ethiopia, Robel Temesgen witnessed the fading of this long-established tradition and the subsequent development of new rituals, in tune with contemporary lifestyles.

The Adbar series navigates through the physical and metaphysical elements of a landscape using recollections, lived experiences and fantasies of the space and people of sacred places. He currently lives and works in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Werner — return with their most inventive album to date, Dimensional People. The new album finds the Berlin-based duo reunited with Thrill Jockey, a powerful aesthetic partnership marked by such seminal albums as Radical Connector , Idiology , and Niun Niggung After a series of notorious dance floor releases, Dimensional People reveals them working deep within their own vernacular, digging into fertile terrain of their inexhaustible vault of digital and acoustic experimentation, and charismatically making elemental components new again.

This album makes clear how their craft is of discovery, of finding new contexts for places, sounds, memories, sensations, ambiences, technologies, relationships, and of course, people. The cast of characters are as unique as they are vast, clearly a rich quarry for the prodigious duo. Dimensional People, initially titled new konstruktivist socialism, gives each participating guest a platform to imprint the album as whoever or whatever they want to be: a narrator, a perfect moment, a jam, an ensemble member, an abstract sound, a multiple persona, a mood, a soloist.

Originally premiering as a spatial composition using object-based mixing technology playing with the possibilities of sonic design and collective musicianship, the recording expands upon these ideas. Dimensional People expresses itself as a dynamic piece orchestra, telling a story in sound. Each player is a multifaceted character, the recording an imagined stage, and the production is direction, lighting, and setting changes. Mouse on Mars offer sound as a means to encourage open-minded societies, aided by cutting-edge technology including their own MoMinstruments music software or a spatial mixing technique called object based mixing, with which a spatial version of the work was created.

It is a conceptual puzzle composed around one harmonic spectrum within one rhythmic scheme, mostly in the tempo of bpm inspired by Chicago footwork, so the dance floor is not entirely absent. Looking ahead, Dimensional People will also be realized through installation, presenting the work as an immersive listening experience, as well as performance.

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CD version in mini-LP style gatefold package. See here. The entrance to the room goes through a narrow little twisted staircase. In other words, when you enter the room, you really get the feeling of being underground, in another world. For the exhibition ABYSS, Rune Bosse and Anna Bak have created an installation in which their individual works and practices interact with each other and with the room.

Below the surface of what is visible to us, a lot of processes are at work. There is fungi, bacteria, roots and spores in everything, they interfere and all about everything, but maybe these elements also help to keep up with it all and without these intrusive forces it would all fall apart. A world where organic forces work both to intervene in space and keep the room up, a processual transformation on the verge between total decay and a stage immediately before rebuilding.

The sound in the room is an enhanced version of the Schumann resonance. NOWs: I travelled 1. Anne Duk Hee Jordan: I traveled 1. Specific installation with stone and a fishing net between existing buoys NOWs: I traveled 1. Glacial erratic stone are not native to our region. During the last ice age, the Saale Ice Age, around , B. Later as well, foreign stones ended up in Bruges when the city was part of the Hanseatic route, a maritime trading route from Estonia to France.

They were used in monuments, churches and cemeteries. The stone hangs between two buoys and it appears as if it were being held up by a net. These sorts of buoys are used to guide ships navigate to their destination. It thus appears as if the stone, after endless roaming, has at last reached its destination. The illogical structure, contrasting the blackness of the stone and the lightness of the net, creates a tension between perception and reality.

This also leads to the question of how the stone ended up in this spot. Was it by means of natural migration or via recent transport by humans? As a result of its unusual position, the stone seems to have its own personality. The stone is an itinerant witness that observes human activity.

It reminds us of the transience of human life, while the stone itself is immortal. Find location here. It is a project, launched in , in which the sea often plays the main role. In Beaufort , the sea will be illuminated as a place that is both uncontrollable but at the same time links us to the rest of the world. Every participating artist comes from a country that borders on the sea. An underlying theme of this edition is the role of permanent monuments.

Ivana Franke: Retreat into DarknessTowards a Phenomenology of the Unknown Human perception and the exploration of the unknown have been the subject of artistic investigation for centuries. She examines our perceptual processes when we confront something phenomenologically unknown. Pont, and Anil K. Pont, Bilge Sayim, Anil K. Muss sie um uns werben wie ein Schaufenster um ungeduldige Passanten? Muss sie es uns leicht machen, darf sie schwierig sein?

Miriam Jonas, whose works often move between the poles of perfect surfaces and their immanent, covered uncanny effects, overlays the bear cages with a new layer of material. Hybrid visual references form a scenario in which an anthropomorphisation is taken literally and the formal species-neutrality of the prison architecture becomes tangible. What is the effect of an optimisation of the conditions within the cages while maintaining functionality?

Their glow in a dark room mentally leads us back to the origins of all life. In the outdoor enclosures, a biotope for algae is forming — a project with architect Ivy Lee Fiebig, who, living on-site, enters into a symbiosis with the algal bloom in the creation of a biological cycle. Poetry Jazz: Wax and Gold. NOWs: Muster Raum. Marc Wellmann, Anette Ahme, Dr. How do we want our city to be viewed? Berlin is changing rapidly and we have to ask ourselves in which direction we are heading.

On 24th and 25th of March their room interventions and conceptual works will create a space for discourse that is completed by a panel discussion on Sunday, 25th at pm. Thus, as soon as places are endowed with meaning and buildings are capitalised to embody certain visions of the future, decisions have to be taken. Whether a ruin is left untouched or being demolished, whether reconstruction seems reasonable or rather the composition of an entire new building: Either way a new factuality is set up.

So what kind of Berlin is developing there right before our eyes? But the aim is to rebuild the whole Bauakademie.

If yes, would this mean to stick to a reconstruction true to the original or would this require a contemporary interpretation? And what kind of events shall be installed there, which contents have to be conveyed? Commonly, those thoughts are being discussed in architectural offices, museums or in ministries, but not within the specific premises at the centre of discussion. We want a debate that is closely linked to the place where it belongs. Since its inception, photography has harnessed not only light but also the technical skills to capture one moment in time.

These are complemented by the work of the renowned photographer Erwin Olaf, whose series Waiting addresses the insufferableness of waiting. Olaf also addresses the tremendous upheaval in Chinese society in his current series, Shanghai, which is exhibited for the first time in Germany. Magic Feelings is an unusual series of black and white portraits by the German photographic artist Thomas Wrede, which catch the enraptured, almost indefinable facial expressions of people in the breathtaking moment of the steep descent of a rollercoaster ride.

These works can be read as social commentary on our exceedingly digitised and efficient times, which leave less room for the useless, boring or unpredictable. Seit ihrer Erfindung verbindet sich mit der Fotografie nicht nur das Licht, sondern auch die technische Fertigkeit, einen einzigartigen Moment des Lebens festzuhalten.

Vom See program. The multi-lingual performance comprises slam poetry, electronic music sampling, live beats and cascading vocals, celebrating inclusive expressions of gender. Named after the most poisonous snake on the planet, The Black Mamba transmutes poison into medicine through an urban contemporary sound. She bridges the worlds of jazz, soul, electronica, Indian classical, opera, cabaret, afrobeat and hip-hop. Natasha Mendonca is an award-winning filmmaker and electronic musician from Mumbai, India.

The Hungarian artist, raised in Budapest during the years of socialism, combines her own background with a wide variety of social and cultural aspects she has found in the several Western nations she has lived in over the last twenty years. What emerges is poetics rooted in the dichotomy between culture of origin and need for integration.

Each work is closely connected to the socio-cultural situation where it was created, so Paradise Lost is presented as a reflection on the reinterpretation of marxist-leninist ideology by Bolivarianism and communist guerrillas in South America, in a context that is different and far from what the artist knew first-hand during her childhood in Hungary. Colombia is a diverse country, recovering from fifty years of civil war. On paper, it is a rich nation both naturally and from a humane point of view: the hospitality and general good mood of Colombians make this country seem like a real earthly paradise.

Actually, a less superficial analysis, which takes into account the games of power, war, the internal struggles between the government and the guerrillas, reveals all the violence and poverty that affect this territory and make is a real hell. In Colombia, she collected direct testimony from people who wanted to share their stories with her. Specifically, the Hungarian artist takes inspiration from the second book, dedicated to the Inferno, where Milton describes conflicts between various military and political factions, combining them with the fifty-year war fought in the Latin American country and only formally concluded.

The interest in the socio-political mechanisms of the situations examined for her artistic research, as well as the active participation and attention to the cultural facets of the places experienced in person, intertwine with that need for nomadism so closely interconnected to daily life, which becomes, for her, raw material and inspiration, as well as a real way to approach life and what surrounds her. She has won several grants eg. She has won several grants e. NOWs: Welcome to the Jungle. The show brings together several hundred works, which show, for example, how objects used to be presented in early cabinets of curiosities, which forms of display emerged in the 20th century, and how art is presented today.

A historical section in the main galleries of the Kunsthalle will form the prelude to the exhibition itself. It includes two of the earliest known examples of photographs documenting an exhibition. Even earlier forms of exhibition will be illustrated by means of floor plans, hanging plans, images of galleries, and tools of display, such as historical showcases and pedestals from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Another focus, also shown at the Kunsthalle, will be the art of the exhibition in the 20th century: this was a time when new approaches to displaying were experimented with, often by the artists themselves. Some of these were so extreme as to have remained revolutionary to this day. This is presented as a digital reconstruction and re-interpreted by Polish artist Goshka Macuga. For example, museum carpets and benches have been playfully reworked into elaborate choreographic objects.

Inspired by trends in contemporary photography and the diverse writings of Plato, author Robert Lawlor and architectural historian Peg Rawes, Anise Gallery is marking its fifth birthday with an exhibition of photography based on themes found in the sacred geometries. Geometry in aesthetics are unavoidable when traversing through the city, whether this is in grand scale such as skyscraper architecture, to the tiny backs of ladybirds. Intricate design can be located in both complex, constructed design patterns and in the minute details in nature.

Aesthetics and mathematics come together in geometry, and have done since ancient Egypt, where geometrics were viewed as a visual manifestation of law and order. Later in ancient Greece, they had sacred and scientific properties in helping to solve earthly mysteries. Into the twenty-first century, we find ourselves in a world inundated with images, through social media, the press, search engines and the like.

Evidently, sacred geometries have value beyond that of the aesthetic, and are viewed as the coming together of mathematics, nature and spirituality, due to their use in religious iconography. Does photography change this? From an architectural point of view, this allows the transition from ancient symbolism to contemporary urban landscapes.

In collaboration with Miniclick an evening of short talks and discussion will take place on 6th Arpil. Influenced by Magnum photographers, Fernando brought a more photojournalistic approach to shooting buildings. Instead of simply taking record shots, he photographed them in a more dynamic and creative way, focusing on how the buildings are used and who uses them. He helped make architectural photography cool and is now one of its most popular practitioners. The winners were singled out amongst entries from over countries by an international jury of over experts and over , public votes.

There are giant towers, tiny apartments, a sinuous elevated bike path and a human-sized birdhouse. Architecture is everywhere and fulfills endless functions. This book celebrates all of them! Thanks to everyone, for voting in our project. Ler artigo completo "When it comes to architectural photography, only one name stands out: Fernando Guerra. This photographer, hunter of memories, has just been distinguished with two more awards for his work at home and abroad.

Of the twenty shortlisted photographs, another three belonged to this internationally acclaimed Portuguese architectural photographer: two of a project on Fogo Island in Cape Verde-The Fogo Nature Park one in the category "Sense of Place", the other in "Buildings in Use" , and another in the category of "Interiors" from a project by architect Peter Gadanho in Torres Vedras.

This project was elected by readers of the website, from over a thousand projects in South America". Read the full article. Fernando was featured on a new book were experienced and successful photographers, like Art Wolf, Ron Haviv, Frans Lanting among many others, talk about their images; how and why they chose to make them, what motivates their photography, and the background behind the image. Image and photographic details are provided for each shot.

Discover how successful and award-winning photographers create their images. Gain inspiration from their photographs. Read their advice. Muito naturalmente, foi criado um grande volume, contendo duas salas de 20 metros de largura, metros de comprimento e 8. Cosa mentale. Raphael Franca. The photo series touched several topics concerning the relationship of architecture and photography: from curatorial questions about what kind of dialogue can exist between these two creative disciplines, to think about all situations where architecture recognize the problems of culture, economics and environment.

Aircraft Carrier surveys the period between two crises of capitalism, and , to understand the radical change in Israeli architecture. Together, these elements, shaped by territorial struggles and energy crises, dramatically transformed Israeli architecture. The exhibition deals with this transformative period and with the American influences through which its innovations, and tragedies, were enabled. The exhibition is accompanied by a book, published by German publisher Hatje Cantz and edited by the curators, which contextualizes the phenomena in larger transformative processes.

More often than not, it remains the privilege of high-rise living or part of the fun of flying, but it also reveals a rare way of experiencing design and one that shows architecture within its surroundings from a unique angle; be it a single building, a complex or a landscape. To bring you a new, elevated perspective, we've teamed up with portuguese photographer Fernando Guerra. He and his team have been experimenting with cameras attached to a lightweight, flying drone. For part one of a new series, we show you a selection of new and recent architecture projects in Portugal and beyond - all seen from air.

Check back soon for the next instalment. Fernando Guerra has been behind a camera since he was 16 years old. His life has taken him on a considerable journey to document the most pivotal architecture of our generation. You might not know it, but you know his work. After working with Guerra for the past two years, publishing an array of his photographs on KNSTRCT, we thought it was time to hear the voice of such a monumental figure in the world of architecture.

It will be online forever. These works will never cease being available online. It ends up almost being a time capsule. Galaxy Soho by Zaha Hadid architects Shoot by Fernando Guerra in Beijing last December "Galaxy Soho constitutes a new office, retail and entertainment complex for the heart of this great Chinese city — matching its grand scale. The complex comprises five continuous flowing volumes, set apart yet fused or linked by a sequence of stretched bridges. Each volume adapts outwards, generating a panoramic architecture devoid of corners or abrupt transitions. Galaxy Soho reinvents the great interior courts of Chinese antiquity to create an internal world of continuous open spaces.

Here, architecture no longer incorporates rigid blocks, but instead comprises volumes which coalesce to achieve continuous mutual adaptation and fluid movement between buildings. Shifting plateaus impact upon each other to generate a deep sense of immersion and envelopment, allowing visitors to discover intimate spaces as they move deeper in the building. Zaha Hadid Architects more info. The missing dimension We redesigned our drone and manufactured new parts.

The photographs are by Fernando Guerra, who, together with the help of our "pilot", our newest team member, guarantees the desired framing and quality. Information about this new service can be found at ultimasreportagens. Now with another dimension. Being invited to be part of an event such as this in Venice on the recent history of a country such as Israel - a country I had never visited before nor had any connection to- was a very special opportunity.

Not only because it was a unique trip that took me across the whole country, but also because it took me away from the routine of my daily reports, allowing me to participate on a different level as a artist invited to the 13th edition of the Venice Biennial in the Israeli pavilion called "Aircraft Carrier".

The collected works on display confront the dramatic changes in Israeli architecture since , and the American influences that made them possible. Venice, a city as beautiful as it is impractical, expensive and full of tourists, still preserves its natural charm, and this edition of the biennial has many reasons to make it worth a visit.

It's a choice that hints at architecture's need to refocus on issues like engagement and communication, and to establish shared values. Not just as a mere illustrator of structures, but as its centerpiece. Several exhibits confirm the photographic image as the communicator par excellence of architecture. Only a visit to the actual site can beat it. Never before has so much been photographed, nor architecture so much discussed, and photography is increasingly fulfilling its relevant role in this communication process.

This is important for all those whose make their living from it, such as Iwan Ban, Leonardo Finotti, and Cristobal Palma whom I had the opportunity to meet once again in Venice. Fellow architectural photographers whom I very much respect. We all photograph in different, often competing registers, but above all, we are friends, who reconnect through the structures photographed on the same day, or at events like this. Having been appointed Canon Explorer, assuming the role of ambassador for Canon Europe in terms of architectural photography, as well as all the collaborations launched in recent months with architectural offices in Brazil, Italy, Spain, France and China, have served to give us strength and contributed to counteracting the prevailing crisis in Portugal, and especially the dismay that it causes.

I feel we are just starting our engines and that everything still remains to be done.

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Never have we had so much work or high levels of responsibility. Nor have I had as much pleasure in making photography my way of life as today. Here's to the next events, but above all here's to reconnecting with friends, may there be time for that. Here's to an autumn full of beautiful images. The first 17 Explorers joining the Ambassadors Programme have been specially selected by Canon representatives from around Europe and come from a wide range of photographic and film making genres including wildlife, sports, fashion, photojournalism, travel, portrait and weddings.

Photographers are inspired by other photographers; whose work invokes future creativity. The Ambassadors Programme is a really exciting platform to bring the photographic industry together to share their knowledge. The Ambassadors Programme is scheduled to expand further with many more top photographers from around the world, who use and enjoy shooting with Canon equipment every day, joining to share their photographic passions and technical expertise. Verde Prato Urban experiments between ecology and reuse. Fernando Guerra is an architectural photographer.

His training, however, is as an architect. His gaze is divided between two distinct modes of constructing the world. Given this fact, he is in a prime position to personify the metamorphosis of the field of photography that will lead the practice of creating images to eventually identify itself, in part, with the field of architecture.

In he was nominated Canon Explorer, having been appointed Canon Explorer, assuming the role of ambassador for Canon Europe in terms of architectural photography. Almost Drone: Entrevista a Fernando Guerra. In Portugal, far away from almost everything, we had the most divisive presidential election ever, and we finally joined the European Community.

To be honest, for me at the age of 16, the challenge was to avoid pimples on my face and to begin the next-to-last year of school before entering university to study architecture. It was during that endless summer vacation, in early July, that something came to change my life forever: I got my first camera and that's where it all started. The journey began with a recently released Canon T It was the camera I had chosen. Maybe I was attracted to its design, since I understood very little about photography and there are simpler cameras to start with than that one, never stoped me. From that moment on, it was rare to leave the house without a camera, together with two or three rolls of film.

It was without understanding very well what I wanted to do that I would do it. The internet did not exist and my only resources were the indispensable magazines that were available. And of course, a great deal of perseverance. I will exhaustively test the camera on my various assignments that start in just a few days on the other side of the Atlantic.

The journey from the adolescent who persuades his parents to buy the most sophisticated camera on the market to becoming a brand ambassador has been special. Perhaps because it was my own journey and perhaps also because it was not outlined in advance. It just happened. The enthusiasm of having a new camera is still as great as it was 30 years ago and the fact that I am one of the first people to use it is a unique opportunity shared only by my fellow ambassadors around the world.

And, of course, by my friend Joel Santos. It has been special to be part of the Canon team for some years now. My public association with brands is restricted to only those that I actually use, and for those who trust my work, my mission is to convey the message of why they are the best, if they really are- and what their advantages are.

Building Portals for Higher Education. Presents the elements, components, and processes involved in setting and maintaining Web portals. Uses Santa Barbara City College as a case study of a portal implementation with the purpose of supporting knowledge management; underscores the role played and benefits gained by institutional research and the college as a result. Of Portals , Policies, and Poets. Universities are drawn to portals as an effective way of organizing and delivering campus services and information.

In a university environment, where the desire for local autonomy and the impetus for centralization are in constant tension, a portal seems especially appealing because it allows local solutions through a shared medium. But the fact…. All Roads Lead to Portal. Portals are taking off on campuses nationwide.

According to "Campus Computing ," the Campus Computing Project's survey of two- and four-year public and private colleges and universities across the US, portal deployment for four-year public residential universities jumped from 28 to 74 percent of responding institutions between the…. The Power in the Portal. Educational portals put together links to sites and resources educators would be interested in viewing. They eliminate the hours of searching that might be invested if typical search engines were used.

Educational portals feature lessons, units, printable resources, creative ideas, and more. Many of these sites are free, while others are…. Lunar and Vesta Web Portals. Health literacy and patient portals. Health literacy has been described as the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Improving health literacy may serve to promote concordance with therapy, engage patients in their own health care, and improve health outcomes.

Patient portal technology aims at enabling patients and families to have easy access to key information in their own medical records and to communicate with their health care providers electronically. However, there is a gap in our understanding of how portals will improve patient outcome. Research is needed to understand what a health consumer will use patient portals for and how to support a user to realise the technology's potential. The Portuguese Climate Portal.

The climate portal provides systematic and easy access to authoritative scientific data ready to be used by a vast and diverse user community from different public and private sectors, key players and decision makers, but also to high school students, contributing to the increase in knowledge and awareness on climate change topics. A comprehensive set of regional climate variables and indicators are computed, explained and graphically presented.

Variables and indicators were built in agreement with identified needs after consultation of the relevant social partners from different sectors, including agriculture, water resources, health, environment and energy and also in direct cooperation with the Portuguese National Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation ENAAC group. The visual interface allows the user to dynamically interact, explore, quickly analyze and compare, but also to download and import the data and graphics.

The climate variables and indicators are computed from state-of-the-art regional climate model RCM simulations e. The portal provides both historical data observed and modelled for the period and future climate projections for different scenarios modelled for the period. A large effort was undertaken in order to quantify the impacts of the risk of extreme events, such as heavy rain and flooding, droughts, heat and cold waves, and fires.

The Higgs Portal and Cosmology. Higgs portal interactions provide a simple mechanism for addressing two open problems in cosmology: dark matter and the baryon asymmetry. In the latter instance, Higgs portal interactions may contain the ingredients for a strong first-order electroweak phase transition as well as new CP-violating interactions as needed for electroweak baryogenesis. These interactions may also allow for a viable dark matter candidate. We survey the opportunities for probing the Higgs portal as it relates to these questions in cosmology at the LHC and possible future colliders.

The Portal Act Local Government Solar Project Portal. The Local Government Solar Project Portal provides step-by-step guidance and resources to assist local governments in solar project development, including case studies, fact sheets, presentations, templates, and more. Portal vein aneurysm in thalassaemia. Arterial aneurysms are more common than visceral venous aneurysms. Portal vein aneurysms being the most common type of visceral venous aneurysms.

Here, we present an year-old young woman with thalassaemia major, who presented with headache, palpitation, shortness of breath and a recent increase in blood transfusion rate. On clinical examination, she had hepatosplenomegaly. Ultrasonography revealed hepatosplenomegaly with fusiform dilatation of extrahepatic portal vein, which was confirmed to be portal vein aneurysm on contrast enhanced CT. Though portal vein aneurysms were previously thought to be rare, recently they are increasingly diagnosed with the use of cross-sectional imaging.

Recognition of this finding can help to avoid potential confusion with other periportal cystic masses of different aetiologies, especially on sonography. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted. Gaiaverse: the Gaia's outreach portal. The portal was opened in July Earthdata Developer Portal poster. A common theme at community conferences in the Earth science domain is the need for more integration with related services, clearer documentation for services available, and a general simplification of what it takes to leverage existing tools so that setup and administration time can be minimized and time spent researching can be maximized.

The EDP will provide technical documentation for APIs, process documentation that provides real-world examples of how to use existing APIs in the real world, release notes for applications and services so that the entire community can stay up to date on recent updates, and best practice suggestions to improve implementation of both front-end and back-end services. Application and service owners will own their documentation while the EDP will ingest the documentation, serve it up in an interface using both industry standard tools, such as Swagger, and custom "adapters".

The content is then styled to ensure consistency with other documentation found throughout the site and will be made searchable from a single location. Idiopathic portal hypertension and extrahepatic portal venous obstruction. Variceal bleed and splenomegaly are the commonest presentations. The present review is intended to provide the existing literature on etiopathogenesis, clinical profile, diagnosis, natural history and management of IPH and EHPVO. IPH and EHPVO are both characterized by normal hepatic venous pressure gradient, moderate to massive splenomegaly with preserved liver synthetic functions.

Infections, autoimmunity, drugs, immunodeficiency and prothrombotic states are possible etiological agents in IPH. Contrastingly in EHPVO, prothrombotic disorders and local factors around the portal vein are the incriminating factors. Diagnosis is often clinical, supported by simple radiological tools. Natural history is defined by episodes of variceal bleed and symptoms related to enlarged spleen. Growth failure, portal biliopathy and minimal hepatic encephalopathy are additional concerns in EHPVO.

Long-term survival is reasonably good with endoscopic surveillance; however, parenchymal extinction leading to decompensation is seen in a minority of patients in both the disorders. Surgical shunts revert the complications secondary to PHT. Further research is needed to understand the pathogenesis and natural history of these disorders. Grid operators in EGEE have been using a dedicated dashboard as their central operational tool, stable and scalable for the last 5 years despite continuous upgrade from specifications by users, monitoring tools or data providers.

We will see how the dashboard reorganization paved the way for the re-engineering of the portal itself. The outcome is an easily deployable package customized with relevant information sources and specific decentralized operational requirements. This package is composed of a generic and scalable data access mechanism, Lavoisier; a renowned php framework for configuration flexibility, Symfony and a MySQL database.

VO life cycle and operational information, EGEE broadcast and Downtime notifications are next for the major reorganization until all other key features of the Operations Portal are migrated to the framework. Features specifications will be sketched at the same time to adapt to EGI requirements and to upgrade. Future work on feature regionalisation, on new advanced features or strategy planning will be tracked in EGI- Inspire through the Operations Tools Advisory Group, OTAG, where all users, customers and third parties of the Operations Portal are represented from January Hepatic hydatid cysts rarely invade portal veins causing portal cavernomatosis as a secondary complication.

We report the case of a patient with direct invasion of the right portal vein by hydatid cysts causing portal cavernomatosis diagnosed via magnetic resonance imaging MRI. The presented case highlights the useful application of MRI with T2-weighted images and gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted images in the diagnosis of hepatic hydatid lesions presenting with a rare complication of portal cavernomatosis. Describes an initiative of the Association of Research Libraries ARL , the Scholars Portal Initiative, a three-year collaborative effort which seeks to provide tools for an academic community to have a single point of access on the Web to find high-quality information resources and to deliver the information and related services directly to the….

IAGOS In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System is a European Research Infrastructure which aims at the provision of long-term, regular and spatially resolved in situ observations of the atmospheric composition. IAGOS observation systems are deployed on a fleet of commercial aircraft. The main improvement is the interoperability implementation with international portals or other databases in order to improve IAGOS data discovery.

Added value products are available on the portal : back trajectories, origin of air masses, co-location with satellite data, etc. Portal vein thrombosis in paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria. A year-old man was hospitalized with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and low-grade fever.

He had a 6-month history of paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria PNH , and laboratory data showed anaemia and liver dysfunction. An abdominal ultrasonography showed ascites and portal vein thrombosis. After receiving antithrombotic treatment, the portal vein thrombosis did not extend. Portal vein thrombosis is very rare but should be considered when we encounter liver dysfunction associated with PNH as well as hepatic vein thrombosis. Ultrasonography is very useful in detecting portal vein thrombosis and facilitating early diagnosis.

Warfarin is very effective in preventing exacerbation of portal vein thrombosis in PNH. Web portals are intended to provide consolidated discovery, filtering and aggregation of content from multiple, distributed web sources targeted at particular user communities.

This paper presents a standards-based information architectural approach to developing portals aimed at air quality community collaboration in data access and analysis. An important characteristic of the approach is to advance beyond the present stand-alone design of most portals to achieve interoperability with other portals and information sources. We show how using metadata standards, web services, RSS feeds and other Web 2. Pipes and del. The approach is illustrated within the context of the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot where an air quality community portal is being developed to provide a user interface between the portals and clearinghouse of the GEOSS Common Infrastructure and the air quality community catalog of metadata and data services.

Portal Connecting Dark Photons and Axions. The dark photon and the axion or axionlike particle are popular light particles of the hidden sector. Each of them has been actively searched for through the couplings called the vector portal and the axion portal. We introduce a new portal connecting the dark photon and the axion axion-photon-dark photon, axion-dark photon-dark photon , which emerges in the presence of the two particles. This dark axion portal is genuinely new couplings, not just from a product of the vector portal and the axion portal , because of the internal structure of these couplings.

We present a simple model that realizes the dark axion portal and discuss why it warrants a rich phenomenology. Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction and portal vein thrombosis in special situations: Need for a new classification. Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction is a vascular disorder of liver, which results in obstruction and cavernomatous transformation of portal vein with or without the involvement of intrahepatic portal vein, splenic vein, or superior mesenteric vein.

Portal vein obstruction due to chronic liver disease, neoplasm, or postsurgery is a separate entity and is not the same as extrahepatic portal vein obstruction. Patients with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction are generally young and belong mostly to Asian countries. It is therefore very important to define portal vein thrombosis as acute or chronic from management point of view. There is a need for a new classification, which includes all areas of the entity. In the current review, the most recent literature of extrahepatic portal vein obstruction is reviewed and summarized. West portal of the mudshed abutting the west portal West portal of the mudshed abutting the west portal of Tunnel 5, view to the northwest, mm lens.

The flat-roofed reinforced concrete mudsheds, rocksheds, and snowsheds are a common feature of the Natron Cutoff over the summit of the Cascades. With the railroad located on a sidehill bench cut into the precipitous slopes, the sheds protect the track from rock and mud slides, as well as from avalanches. With a solid wall on the uphill side and a series of columns on the downhill side, they form a gallery-like effect from within. This mudshed was built concurrent with the tunnel, in Though none of the mudsheds on the line are scheduled to be modified, this shed was documented as an integral element of Tunnel 5.

Patient portal doldrums: does an exam room promotional video during an office visit increase patient portal registrations and portal use? The patient portal is a web service which allows patients to view their electronic health record, communicate online with their care teams, and manage healthcare appointments and medications. Despite advantages of the patient portal , registrations for portal use have often been slow. Using a secure video system on our existing exam room electronic health record displays during regular office visits, the authors showed patients a video which promoted use of the patient portal.

The authors compared portal registrations and portal use following the video to providing a paper instruction sheet and to a control no additional portal promotion. From the 12, office appointments examined, portal registrations within 45 days of the appointment were At the beginning of the seventies, we began to perform regularly selective shunts for the treatment of portal hypertension.

In a 15 year period, patients with liver cirrhosis were operated with three kinds of selective shunts: with a Warren shunt, 29 with an end to end renosplenic shunt and 20 with a splenocaval shunt. The 15 years global operative mortality, was Operative mortality of the Child A patients, was Survival for the Child A group was Incapacitating encephalopathy was observed in 6.

Portal vein alterations in the postoperative period were observed: in It is concluded that when feasible, the selective shunts are the treatment of choice for portal hypertension in those patients with good liver function. Vertical flow chemical detection portal. A portal apparatus is described for screening objects or persons for the presence of trace amounts of chemical substances such as illicit drugs or explosives. The apparatus has a test space, in which a person may stand, defined by two generally upright sides spanned by a horizontal transom.

One or more fans in the transom generate a downward air flow uni-directional within the test space. The air flows downwardly from a high pressure upper zone, past the object or person to be screened. Air moving past the object dislodges from the surface thereof both volatile and nonvolatile particles of the target substance.

The particles are entrained into the air flow which continues flowing downward to a lower zone of reduced pressure, where the particle-bearing air stream is directed out of the test space and toward preconcentrator and detection components. The sides of the portal are specially configured to partially contain and maintain the air flow. A portal apparatus for screening objects or persons for the presence of trace amounts of chemical substances such as illicit drugs or explosives. Endoscopic treatments for portal hypertension. Acute esophageal variceal hemorrhage is a dreaded complication of portal hypertension.

Its management has evolved rapidly in recent years. Endoscopic therapy is often employed to arrest bleeding varices as well as to prevent early rebleeding. The combination of vasoconstrictor and endoscopic therapy is superior to vasoconstrictor or endoscopic therapy alone for control of acute esophageal variceal hemorrhage. After control of acute variceal bleeding, combination of banding ligation and beta-blockers is generally recommended to prevent variceal rebleeding. To prevent the catastrophic event of acute variceal bleeding, endoscopic banding ligation is an important tool in the prophylaxis of first bleeding.

Endoscopic obturation with cyanoacrylate is usually utilized to arrest acute gastric variceal hemorrhage as well as to prevent rebleeding. It can be concluded that endoscopic therapies play a pivotal role in management of portal hypertensive bleeding. J-Plus Web Portal. J-PLUS web portal offers catalogue data and images through several different online data access tools or services each suited to a particular need. Quantitative vs. Off-line, computer-aided prescription simulator and treatment portal image registration using chamfer matching has been implemented on PC based viewing station.

The purposes of this study were a to evaluate the performance of interactive anatomy and field edge extraction and subsequent registration, and b to compare observer's perceptions of field accuracy with measured discrepancies following anatomical registration. Prescription-treatment image pairs for 48 different patients were examined in this study.

Digital prescription images were produced with the aid of a television camera and a digital frame grabber, while the treatment images were obtained directly from an on-line portal imaging system. To facilitate perception of low contrast anatomical detail, on-line portal images were enhanced with selective adaptive histogram equalization prior to extraction of anatomical edges.

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Following interactive extraction of anatomical and field border information by an experienced observer, the identified anatomy was registered using chamfer matching. The degree of conformity between the prescription and treatment fields was quantified using several parameters, which included relative prescription field coverage and overcoverage, as well as the translational and rotational displacements as measured by chamfer matching applied to the boundaries of the two fields.

These quantitative measures were compared with subjective evaluations made by four radiation oncologists. All the images in this series that included a range of the most commonly seen treatment sites were registered and the conformity parameters were found. The mean translational displacement in the transverse and cranio-caudal directions were 2. The mean rotational displacement was approximately 2 degrees. For all four oncologists, the portals classified.

Z- portal dark matter. The Higgs portal above threshold. The discovery of the Higgs boson opens the door to new physics interacting via the Higgs Portal , including motivated scenarios relating to baryogenesis, dark matter, and electroweak naturalness. In this study, we systematically explore the collider signatures of singlet scalars produced via the Higgs Portal at the 14TeV LHC and a prospective TeV hadron collider.

We focus on the challenging regime where the scalars are too heavy to be produced in the decays of an on-shell Higgs boson, and instead are produced primarily via an o ff-shell Higgs. The effect of partial portal decompression on portal blood flow and effective hepatic blood flow in man: a prospective study. With the advent of transjugular intrahepatic porta-systemic stent shunt and the wider application of the surgically placed small diameter prosthetic H-graft portacaval shunt HGPCS , partial portal decompression in the treatment of portal hypertension has received increased attention.

The clinical results supporting the use of partial portal decompression are its low incidence of variceal rehemorrhage due to decreased portal pressures and its low rate of hepatic failure, possibly due to maintenance of blood flow to the liver. Surprisingly, nothing is known about changes in portal hemodynamics and effective hepatic blood flow following partial portal decompression.

To prospectively evaluate changes in portal hemodynamics and effective hepatic blood flow brought about by partial portal decompression, the following were determined in seven patients undergoing HGPCS: intraoperative pre- and postshunt portal vein pressures and portal vein-inferior vena cava pressure gradients, intraoperative pre- and postshunt portal vein flow, and pre- and postoperative effective hepatic blood flow. With HGPCS, portal vein pressures and portal vein-inferior vena cava pressure gradients decreased significantly, although portal pressures remained above normal.

In contrast to the significant decreases in portal pressures, portal vein blood flow and effective hepatic blood flow do not decrease significantly. Changes in portal vein pressures and portal vein-inferior vena cava pressure gradients are great when compared to changes in portal vein flow and effective hepatic blood flow. Reduction of portal hypertension with concomitant maintenance of hepatic blood flow may explain why hepatic dysfunction is avoided following partial portal decompression. Portal hypertension is a common pathology in childhood and one of its most common causes is cavernomatosis of the portal vein.

This obstruction causes hemodynamic changes which lead to splenomegaly and collateral circulation. Esophageal varices are one of the most important sequelae, which endanger the patient's life because of a bleeding tendency. Ecosonography helps to detect the thickening of the lesser omentum vis a vis the aortic diameter, caused by the collateral circulation.

We studied 15 children presenting with portal hypertension resulting from portal vein cavernomatosis; we performed an upper GI endoscopy and abdominal ecosonography. Military Portal , augmenting the U. Troops-to-Teachers Program This portal page is designed so it can be copied to a hard drive, forwarded by aspect of the military. C'mon down and visit us online. If you make a copy of this page on your hard you put this file on your hard drive, you can modify it and add links of your own choosing Congenital abnormalities associated with extrahepatic portal hypertension. The most frequent abnormalities in this series and in published reports were atrial septal defect, malformation of the biliary tract, and anomalous inferior vena cava.

These findings are consistent with the view that some cases with extrahepatic portal hypertension are congenital in origin. Surgical implications of portal venous system malformation. The significance of congenital abnormalities in predisposing to portal hypertension and variceal haemorrhage needs to be remembered when these effects manifest in childhood, as portal venography will permit elucidation of the complicated congenital developmental abnormalities underlying the pathological condition and permit rational surgical amelioration.

In the presence of portal hypertension the development of a collateral venous circulation may be represented by a hepatopetal or hepatofugal circulatory pattern and will closely parallel the developmental areas where portal and systemic venous circulations meet, being representative of the embryological anastomosis between the vitelloumbilical system and the posterior cardinal system of veins.

Fraud prevention in paying portal. The purpose of presenting this paper is to give the idea to prevent the fraud in finance paying portals as fraud is increasing on daily basis and mostly in financial sector. So through this paper we are trying to prevent the fraud. This paper will give you the working algorithm through which you can able to prevent the fraud. Algorithm will work according to the spending amount of the user, which means that use will get categories into one of the low, medium, high or very high category.

Background Hepatic hydatid cysts rarely invade portal veins causing portal cavernomatosis as a secondary complication. Case Report We report the case of a patient with direct invasion of the right portal vein by hydatid cysts causing portal cavernomatosis diagnosed via magnetic resonance imaging MRI. Conclusion The presented case highlights the useful application of MRI with T2-weighted images and gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted images in the diagnosis of hepatic hydatid lesions presenting with a rare complication of portal cavernomatosis. Endovascular interventions for traumatic portal venous hemorrhage complicated by portal hypertension.

Life-threatening hemorrhage rarely occurs from the portal vein following blunt hepatic trauma. Traditionally, severe portal bleeding in this setting has been controlled by surgical techniques such as packing, ligation, and venorrhaphy. The presence of portal hypertension could potentially increase the amount of hemorrhage in the setting of blunt portal vein trauma making it more difficult to control.

This case series describes the use of indirect carbon dioxide portography to identify portal hemorrhage. Furthermore, these cases illustrate attempted endovascular treatment utilizing a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt in one scenario and transmesocaval shunt coiling of a jejunal varix in the other. The study investigated the factors that might significantly affect web portal usability.

Results of the study were intended to serve as inputs for faculty web portal development of the University of the East-Manila. Descriptive statistics utilized questionnaire data from 82 faculty members. The data showed that most of the respondents were…. Bem vindo - Portal Brasileiro de Dados Abertos.

Isocurvature constraints on portal couplings. We consider portal models which are ultraweakly coupled with the Standard Model, and confront them with observational constraints on dark matter abundance and isocurvature perturbations. During inflation, a primordial condensate consisting of the singlet scalar s is generated, and its contribution to the isocurvature perturbations is imprinted onto the dark matter abundance.

We compute the total dark matter abundance including the contributions from condensate decay and nonthermal production from the Standard Model sector. The impact of large and complex epigenomic datasets on biological insights or clinical applications is limited by the lack of accessibility by easy, intuitive, and fast tools.

Here, we describe an epigenomics comparative cyber-infrastructure EPICO , an open-access reference set of libraries to develop comparative epigenomic data portals. BDAP provides a desktop for the comparative analysis of epigenomes of hematopoietic cell types based on results, such as the position of epigenetic features, from basic analysis pipelines.

The BDAP interface facilitates interactive exploration of genomic regions, genes, and pathways in the context of differentiation of hematopoietic lineages. This work represents initial steps toward broadly accessible integrative analysis of epigenomic data across international consortia. Straddle Carrier Radiation Portal Monitoring. CBP is enhancing its capability to interdict the illicit import of nuclear and radiological materials and devices that may be used by terrorists. The U. Customs and Border Protection CBP determined that a screening solution was needed for Seaport cargo containers being transported by Straddle Carriers straddle carriers.

Straddle carrier radiation portal monitoring. Customs and Border Protection CBP is the primary enforcement agency protecting the nation"s ports of entry. Idiopathic noncirrhotic portal hypertension: current perspectives. The term idiopathic noncirrhotic portal hypertension INCPH has been recently proposed to replace terms, such as hepatoportal sclerosis, idiopathic portal hypertension, incomplete septal cirrhosis, and nodular regenerative hyperplasia, used to describe patients with a hepatic presinusoidal cause of portal hypertension of unknown etiology, characterized by features of portal hypertension esophageal varices, nonmalignant ascites, porto-venous collaterals , splenomegaly, patent portal , and hepatic veins and no clinical and histological signs of cirrhosis.

Physicians should learn to look for this condition in a number of clinical settings, including cryptogenic cirrhosis, a disease known to be associated with INCPH, drug administration, and even chronic alterations in liver function tests. However, pathologists should be familiar with the histological features of INCPH, especially in cases in which histology is not only requested to exclude liver cirrhosis.

Ultrasonography for Noninvasive Assessment of Portal Hypertension. Portal hypertension is a major pathophysiology in patients with cirrhosis. Portal pressure is the gold standard to evaluate the severity of portal hypertension, and radiological intervention is the only procedure for pressure measurement. Ultrasound US is a simple and noninvasive imaging modality available worldwide. B-mode imaging allows broad applications for patients to detect and characterize chronic liver diseases and focal hepatic lesions.

The Doppler technique offers real-time observation of blood flow with qualitative and quantitative assessments, and the application of microbubble-based contrast agents has improved the detectability of peripheral blood flow. In addition, elastography for the liver and spleen covers a wider field beyond the original purpose of fibrosis assessment. These developments enhance the practical use of US in the evaluation of portal hemodynamic abnormalities. This article reviews the recent progress of US in the assessment of portal hypertension.

Poulet, F. The large size and complexity of planetary data acquired by spacecraft during the last two decades create a demand within the planetary community for access to the archives of raw and high level data and for the tools necessary to analyze these data. Among the different targets of the Solar System, Mars is unique as the combined datasets from the Viking, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, Mars Express and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter missions provide a tremendous wealth of information that can be used to study the surface of Mars.

The number and the size of the datasets require an information system to process, manage and distribute data. The objectives of the portal are: 1 to allow processing and downloading of data via a specific application called MarsSI Martian surface data processing Information System ; 2 to provide the visualization and merging of high level image, spectral, and topographic products and catalogs via a web-based user interface MarsVisu , and 3 to distribute some of these specific high level data with an emphasis on products issued by the science teams of OSUPS and OSUL.

This service provides access to many data products for Mars: albedo, mineral and thermal inertia global maps from spectrometers; mosaics from imagers; image footprints and rasters from the MarsSI tool; high level specific products defined as catalogs or vectors. MarsVisu can be used to quickly assess the visualized processed data and maps as well as identify areas that have not been mapped yet.

Freeze-in through portals. The popular freeze-out paradigm for Dark Matter DM production, relies on DM-baryon couplings of the order of the weak interactions. However, different search strategies for DM have failed to provide a conclusive evidence of such non-gravitational interactions, while greatly reducing the parameter space of many representative models.

This motivates the study of alternative mechanisms for DM genesis. In the freeze-in framework, the DM is slowly populated from the thermal bath while never reaching equilibrium. In this work, we analyse in detail the possibility of producing a frozen-in DM via a mediator particle which acts as a portal. Finally, we constrain the parameter space of generic models by requiring agreement with DM relic abundance observations.