137 results for Conference item, Otago University Research Archive

  • The power to shock: Perceptions of visual and textual horror in Rammstein's performance aesthetics

    Burns, Robert GH (2013)

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    University of Otago

    The use of monumental imagery, period clothing, German Romantic texts and guttural chants, which include nasal gestic speaking, all combine to make up what I regard as the Rammstein "formula". This formula has been apparent on all of Rammstein's recordings since Sehnsucht (1998) and in their stage performances, such as those in the DVDs Live aus Berlin (1999) and Volkerball (2006). Prior to this study, my research into Rammstein's aesthetics in performance had not extended to the band's use of album cover artwork, and it is also worth noting that the band's texts follow the darkly humorous and theatrically gothic themes that are used in their cover artwork and stage performances. There is a consistent thematic lineage between all Rammstein cover artwork that is "on point" and linked to song texts, the combination of which I argue, is designed to shock.

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  • GREEN Grid Choice Modelling preliminary report

    Williams, John Richard (2014)

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    University of Otago

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  • Habitat mapping on the coastal plains

    Freeman, Claire (2003-12)

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    University of Otago

    Only the abstract was published in the proceedings. There is no full text.

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  • The development and application of a cognitively-intuitive dynamic map based on a diffusion-based density equalizing algorithm

    Carroll, Grant (2006-11)

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    University of Otago

    Only the abstract was published in the proceedings. There is no full text.

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  • Developing medical students’ information skills through online self-paced learning

    Gallagher, Sarah K.J. (2012-11)

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    University of Otago

    Link to a .PDF for the poster proceedings, and a .PDF of the poster proper.

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  • Libraries and wellbeing in post-earthquake Christchurch

    Gallagher, Sarah K.J.; Adams, Andrew; Howard, Anna; Robertson, Donna; Reynolds, Ryan; Winn, Coralie (2013-11)

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    University of Otago

    References are available in a separate document.

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  • Context identification of sentences in related work sections using a conditional random field: towards intelligent digital libraries

    Angrosh, M. A.; Cranefield, Stephen; Stanger, Nigel (2010)

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    University of Otago

    Identification of contexts associated with sentences is becoming increasingly necessary for developing intelligent information retrieval systems. This article describes a supervised learning mechanism employing a conditional random field (CRF) for context identification and sentence classification. Specifically, we focus on sentences in related work sections in research articles. Based on a generic rhetorical pattern, a framework for modelling the sequential flow in these sections is proposed. Adopting a generalization strategy, each of these sentences is transformed into a set of features, which forms our dataset. We distinguish between two kinds of features for each of these sentences viz., citation features and sentence features. While an overall accuracy of 96.51% is achieved by using a combination of both citation and sentence features, the use of sentence features alone yields an accuracy of 93.22%. The results also show F-Scores ranging from 0.99 to 0.90 for various classes indicating the robustness of our application.

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  • Being open: timely access to NZCYES publications

    Gallagher, Sarah; Duncanson, Mavis; Simpson, Jean (2016-11)

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    University of Otago

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  • The preservation of Māori textiles: Collaboration, research and cultural meaning.

    Smith, Catherine Ann; Te Kanawa, Kahutoi; White, Moira (2011)

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    University of Otago

    Māori artefacts discovered in 1895 at Puketoi Station, Otago, South Island New Zealand, were re-examined using multiple methods to gather information of relevance and meaning to contemporary Māori culture. This paper discusses aspects of an interdisciplinary project including conservation treatment, plant material identification and examination of textile structure and details of cultural information thus uncovered. One artefact, the pukoro kete, or tutu-berry bag, is used as a case study to illustrate how knowledge uncovered about past material culture in collaboration with traditional owners can influence contemporary cultural practice and aid in affirmation of distinctive cultural identity.

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  • Constipation: A commonly costly complex condition

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Wicken, Andrew; Morris, Simon; Adams, Judith; Gallagher, Sarah; Simpson, Jean (2016-11)

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    University of Otago

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  • Communal land tenure: can policy planning for the future be improved?

    Goodwin, David (2014)

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    University of Otago

    In developing Geomatics for Africa, communal land tenure must be among the most intractable of the issues faced. This paper seeks insights into likely communal land policy priorities in Southern Africa by contrasting issues in Zimbabwe with those of New Zealand, whose colonisation process unfolded approximately half a century earlier. Beginning with a background historical summary of the respective countries, the paper goes on to review their current communal tenure status and concludes that the comparison may be helpful at least in identifying issues to be aware of. In particular, finetuning of succession laws is likely to be an area that merits close attention, and whether state social security is ever able to deliver security comparable with kinship groups. As communal land declines in pre-eminence in the survival equation it will likely increase in symbolic importance, which could bring in its train issues such as higher accommodation densities on communal land to which people have connection. Clear thinking is needed on whether particular portions of communal land with special cultural significance (for example, graveyards and homesteads) could best be managed by a model that optimises cultural rather than productive use.

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  • Between the Lines: the spirit behind land agreements

    Goodwin, David; Strack, Mick (2009)

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    University of Otago

    Land agreements negotiated between British authorities and indigenous groups were part and parcel of colonial expansion. Although current interpretations of the historical agreements which formed the basis for European settlement and rights in land acknowledge that a variety of forms of evidence (written, numerical, verbal and pictorial) are admissible in law, and generally recognise that the spirit of an agreement is paramount, special difficulties (principally those of culture and language) are associated with getting to the heart of such agreements. Typically, the written words of legal texts have been scrutinised minutely, but forms of evidence other than the written words have been neglected. This paper compares the unwritten evidence for treaties and concessions in three countries, namely Canada, New Zealand and Zimbabwe. Examples include wampum belts in Canada, and surviving verbal synopses of written documents, for example explanations by missionary translators, which were often couched in figurative or metaphorical language and, at the time, may have carried considerable weight. Despite agreements being negotiated verbally, the official version is generally the written document with appended signatures or written marks. From an indigenous point of view, the verbal agreement often carries greater weight, especially when ratified by some form of cultural protocol, for example smoking a pipe of peace. Failure to recognise such verbal covenants and protocols has at times led to misunderstandings about the spirit of land agreements. The paper concludes that legal processes today not only need to be cognisant of written law but should also pay greater attention to unwritten forms of evidence. In particular, imagery resorted to at the time of negotiation has proved itself pithy, well suited to capturing the essence of negotiating points, and capable of providing enduring mental images that should rightly be drawn on to colour legal interpretation today.

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  • Machiavelli, political marketing and reinventing government

    Harris, Phil (2000-07-27)

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    University of Otago

    Plenary address to the Australian Marketing Institute.

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  • Stranger to the Islands: voice, place and the self in Indigenous Studies

    Reilly, Michael P J (2009)

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    University of Otago

    This lecture presents the views of someone anthropologists call a participant-observer, and Māori characterise as a Pākehā, a manuhiri (guest, visitor), or a tangata kē (stranger); the latter two terms contrast with the permanence of the indigenous people, the tangata whenua (people of the land). All of us in this auditorium affiliate to one of these two categories, tangata kē and tangata whenua; sometimes to both. We are all inheritors of a particular history of British colonisation that unfolded within these lands from the 1800s (a legacy that Hone Tuwhare describes as ‘Victoriana-Missionary fog hiding legalized land-rape / and gentlemen thugs’). This legalized violation undermined the hospitality and respect assumed between tangata whenua and tangata kē. Thanks to the Pākehā New Zealand passion for empire this colonial history extended to neighbouring islands, including the Cook Islands, Sāmoa, Niue and the Tokelau Islands. I hope what I will say supports a scholarship which is the work of both strangers and the people of this land; one (to adapt Anne Salmond’s vision) ‘that celebrates both our common humanity and our cultural differences, drawing strength from one without detracting from the other.’

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  • Relating colour, chemical and physical characteristics of artificially light-aged New Zealand plant fibres

    Lowe, Bronwyn J; Smith, Catherine A; Gordon, Keith C; Hanton, Lyall R; Ford, Bruce; Korsten, Annika; Fraser, Sara J; Lomax, Bethany A (2014)

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    University of Otago

    Light ageing of naturally-dyed plant fibres can cause colour change, alteration of molecular bonds within the fibre structure and loss of mechanical integrity. Lighting guidelines seek to protect artefacts by limiting light exposure, for example by estimating the lux hours likely to cause colour change of “one just noticeable fade” (1JNF). However the extent of associated molecular or mechanical damage is rarely simultaneously assessed. This paper reports a pilot study investigating the effects of accelerated light ageing on muka (fibre extracted from the leaves of Phormium tenax), the most common fibre used in Māori textiles. Non-dyed and dyed muka were artificially light-aged and micro-faded to ascertain exposure resulting in 1JNF. Raman microscopy and tensile testing of individual fibres from the same samples were used to explore correlations among fading, molecular change and mechanical properties.

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  • Micro-computed tomography for plant identification in artefacts

    Smith, Catherine Ann; Lowe, Bronwyn J.; McNoughton, Andrew (2014)

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    University of Otago

    In New Zealand the identification of materials of construction of Māori textiles has important cultural and legal connotations. However the identification of aged and processed plant material in artefacts is difficult, compounded by the need for use of nondestructive analytical methods. This paper will discuss the application, efficacy and implications of a new method that uses micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) together with an identification key as evaluative criteria for the identification of plant material in artefacts. Case studies using Māori textiles will show how plant identification using microCT can aid in ascribing cultural context to artefacts with unknown provenance, and aid in rediscovery of cultural knowledge about plant use for artefact production.

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  • Re-examining conservation precepts; implications for conservation education

    Scott, Marcelle; Smith, Catherine Ann (2011)

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    University of Otago

    In recognising a changing social future, this paper posits that the future relevance and sustainability of conservation is dependent on a re-evaluation of our professional pre-cepts, ethics, and working practices to more fully embrace and reflect interdisciplinary and cross-cultural ways of working. It argues that conservators must locate our practice within overarching global issues of poverty, human rights, ethics, climate change and sus-tainability. The implications for conservation pedagogy are examined, and the benefits of collaboration between universities and in-dustry partners are discussed.

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  • Identifying the fundamental elements of learning in a simulated clinical setting using a Delphi technique.

    Young, Jessica; Williamson, Martyn; Daniel, Ben; Ross, Jim; Egan, Tony (2017-06)

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    University of Otago

    Identifying fundamental elements of learning in a simulated clinical setting using a Delphi technique. Name: Jessica Young1, Martyn Williamson1, Ben Daniel Motidyang2, Jim Ross1, Tony Egan1 Origin: 1University of Otago, Dunedin School of Medicine, Dunedin, New Zealand 2University of Otago, Higher Education Development Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand Introduction/background: The Safe and Effective Clinical Outcomes (SECO) clinic simulation was designed to allow medical students to learn from adopting the doctor role in a high fidelity environment. This study was prompted by the depth of students’ reflections on their learning experiences in the SECO clinic. The data for the analysis comprise the 55 codes generated from a thematic analysis of 50% of all 4th year medical students’ reflective essays in 2011, 2012 (n=77). Aim/objectives: To use an online consensus Delphi technique to validate the student learning themes derived from previous SECO research. Methods: Eleven international faculty were provided with code definitions and asked to assign the codes to the most appropriate of the six original themes or to suggest new themes. We defined consensus as more than 50% of participants agreeing on the assignation. The second round required participants to indicate if they agreed or disagreed that the codes were a good fit within each theme. Any new themes were included in round two. Results: There was 100% agreement on the six original themes - professional identity, self-awareness, outcomes/safe practices, learning setting, clinical ability, relationships – and majority agreement on the suggested theme engagement/motivation. Discussion The themes could be regarded as educational outcomes achievable in a clinical setting or simulation. The codes under each theme could be thought about as enablers, definers or triggers for the outcome. We are interested in how these can be operationalised in other settings? Conclusions: The themes appear to us to represent some fundamentals of clinical learning.

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  • Characterising relational view updates using relative information capacity

    Stanger, Nigel (2017-01)

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    University of Otago

    This item includes a version that corrects to some minor errata that appeared in the published version.

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  • On the Multi-GNSS RTK Positioning Performance in New Zealand

    Odolinski, Robert; Denys, Paul (2015-07-14)

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    University of Otago

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