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    Actor network theory is an important element in analyzing the different psychological characteristics of human behavior. Through this network, modern Shakespeare audiences can rely on individual character agencies in order to better understand the psychology behind the behavior individual characters. In Shakespeare’s Othello, through Shakespeare’s use of actor network theory, the audience is able to engage in a pre-Freudian type of psychoanalysis, which allows them to observe an interpretation of human behavior, through the agencies of Shakespeare’s characters. Here, and like many of his other plays, actor network theory is deeply imbedded onto the agencies that are represented by individual characters. Character agencies reflect upon a character’s…

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    This essay applies the lens of hermeneutics and actor-network theory (ANT) to analyze a picked scene from the movie HER, which was directed by Spike Jonze in 2013, in order to understand the relationship between humans and technology. In the film, the main character Theodore works as a letter-author. He is on the verge of divorce with his wife, Catherine. Technology provides him a more colorful living environment that he needs especially under his situation. Sadness and anti-social, to him,…

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    The book, acting in an uncertain world: an essay on technical democracy examines the limits of liberal and deliberative democracies with growing technological society and also proposes solutions for the uncertainties prevailing because of them. Michel Callon, one of the authors is a main scholarly driving force of the book. He is well reputed French Sociologist and friend and colleague of Bruno Latour, but inclined toward more applied and less abstract approach than him. It mainly focuses on the…

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    (“Internet Users 1993 – 2015,” 2016). As more people have started to connect to the internet, new issues have emerged that were not present during the early days of the Internet. As the Internet has expanded larger volumes of sensitive information are constantly processed through the network on a daily basis. Bank information, credit cards…

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    Skam is set in? The first time Isak & Even are kissing is a reference to a movie, what movie? Even's favorite director is? What's in potato according to Noora? What game are the girls playing in season 2? What song does Noora sing for William? What song sings the guy at the Christmas concert? What's the name of the creepy guy that girls face at "hyttestugan"? Who is Even's ex girlfriend? Who believes Isak's mother that her uncle is? Which of the following characters are not in season 1? Skam was…

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    practice, and for brokerage theory. First, this study represents a step in understanding how the professional development field is structured. Professional development has received a great deal of research attention, but very little has explored the internal workings of the field itself. Little is known about the organizations and actors involved in professional development or about interactions among them. Yet, the the structure of networks in a field influence the availability and flow of…

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    The idea of breaking the fourth wall is not exactly a new concept in modern times. However, in the Elizabethan era, the concept of meta-theatre was one of the first iterations of this. In a nutshell, meta-theatre describes the blurred line between the world and the stage, audience and actor, reality and illusion, seeming and being; much like the breaking of the fourth wall does today in digital media. In Hamlet, this concept of meta-theatre is depicted through Hamlet’s viewing of himself being…

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    Many of the singing and dancing scenes were shot seamlessly using a single take. I assume that the camera is on a track similar to a train during the “Good Morning” song because the actors move from room to room but the camera shot remains the same and follows them throughout the set. Close-up shots were used almost exclusively for kissing and other intimate scenes which I felt helped the viewer understand the emotions that the characters were feeling. I think the cinematography used in this…

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    The Actors Society is constituted by human beings. Although sociologists seldom endow agency to individuals, they still describes some of the actions of the actors in their works. The two theorists here are French theorists, who have tendency toward bestowing less agency to the actors as most French theorists do. However, their discussion cannot lose the part of actors if they want a whole picture instead of a partial one. In my view, albeit Durkheim and Foucault are similar at putting less…

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    “Animated characters have interacted with live actors before...but, even in “Mary Poppins,” animation was used as a gimmick. No one ever risked creating a movie which is breathtakingly complicated technically but can succeed artistically only if an animated drawing and a live man form a human bond.” Previous hybrid films had worked for the cartoons, the accommodated for them, letting the camera remain in place and having the living actors fit into a cartoon like lighting . Their interactions…

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