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2014 - RSA Annual Meeting Words: 157 words || 
1. Popper, Nicholas. "Notes in Space: Geography and Note-Taking in Early Modern Europe" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the RSA Annual Meeting, New York, NY, Hilton New York, <Not Available>. 2020-02-22 <>
Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: For early modern European scholars, the world was a problem of information management. Those seeking to absorb reports from exotic locales into older geographical frameworks did so by deploying disciplined regimes of note-taking. They supplied travelers with precise instructions for recording observations, systematically extracted textual snippets from formal geographies, and excerpted, focused elements of maps. Various spatial and expository rationales guided their then syntheses of the resulting evidence. Some narrated the experience of movement, describing the world in linear travel accounts. Others prioritized visualization, plotting their notes into maps. Some created comprehensive dictionaries of geographical names; others charted shifts in the nomenclature over time. All these constituted solutions to the problem of representing the collections of inscriptions harvested from their sources. By looking at a range of contemporary examples, this talk argues that the vibrancy of early modern geography is best illuminated by the range of works enabled by note-taking.

2012 - ISME World Conference and Commission Seminars Words: 391 words || 
2. Aviram, Eilon. "Note by Note: Music Composition by Loop Based Software (Without Loops) in Elementary Schools" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISME World Conference and Commission Seminars, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Thessaloniki, Greece, Jul 15, 2012 <Not Available>. 2020-02-22 <>
Publication Type: Workshop/Demonstration
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: The activity of composition is one of the growing trends in music education. It provides students different perspectives of the world of music and stimulates meaningful musical thinking. The use of the computer allows individual learning and composition, and teachers and researchers find computerized composition suitable for school students who easily and delightfully adopt it. Nevertheless, most teachers still refrain from integrating computerized composition in their teaching, whether it is due to fear of an unknown field, or the absence of this field in teachers' training. This workshop will introduce TLAMIM, a curriculum of computerized composition that has successfully been implemented in various schools for a decade. It can serve as a model for teachers who are interested in experimenting with computerized composition in their classes. The TLAMIM program comprises students aged 10-15 who choose it either as an elective lesson or as a mandatory one. The main characteristics of the program are: 1. Simplicity - simple and cheap equipment; intuitive use for the teacher and students; graphic notation which is also suitable for students who do not read music. 2. Gradual Progress - evolving from simple to complex: from composing one measure to composing a piece; from the rhythm to melody and to harmony; from a single line to polyphony. 3. A Wide Variety of Music Styles - different styles of music: folk songs, rock, pop, and Classic music are used as instructional materials and as sources of inspiration for students. 4. Creative Freedom - Guidelines for composing are quite loose and leave plenty of artistic freedom for the students. 5. Composing Note by Note - It is a common belief that "loop based software" are more suitable for young students, since they are simpler, cheaper and use already made pieces of music of 1-4 measure long, whereas sequencer and notation software are more complex and difficult to operate by young students. This software uses a "note-by-note" composition technique, which allows organizing single notes and controlling the characteristics of each note, including: location, pitch, duration and dynamics. Most of the music composed by TLAMIM students made by "single sounds" (piano key, guitar string, snare drum, etc.) offers thorough, personal composition by applying the note-to-note technique, using a simple loop software. Various principles of the program will be demonstrated in the workshop, as well as lessons plans and students' compositions.

2016 - American Studies Association Annual Meeting Words: 381 words || 
3. Pak, Yumi. "“No Note Except a Blue Note”: Bessie Smith and Her Homeless Blues" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, TBA, Denver, Colorado, <Not Available>. 2020-02-22 <>
Publication Type: Internal Paper
Abstract: In her formulation of “homeplace,” bell hooks defines such a location as “the one site where one could freely confront the issue of humanization, where one could resist” (hooks 384). While such a theorization is both useful and necessary in reminding us of the multiple ways in which Black women and other women of color resist white supremacy and patriarchy, my paper departs from hooks’ work to question the second syllable of her neologism. In other words, what happens to the “home” for Black women if we unmoor it from “place”? In my paper, “‘No note except a blue note’: Bessie Smith and Her Homeless Blues,” I argue for the grounding of home within the material bodies of Black women as well as the musicality of the blues. In Jackie Kay’s Bessie Smith, the author reconstructs the genre of biography by melding it with her own autobiography; moreover, Kay also assumes Smith’s voice and imaginatively scripts moments in the famous blues singer’s life. Kay – the Black adopted child of white Scottish parents – instructs her readers to parse out the contradictory moments of belonging within a home and existing without one in her and Smith’s lives.

By utilizing the work of Black feminist and performance scholars, including Dionne Brand, Angela Davis, Katherine McKittrick and Fred Moten, I argue that Kay offers us a way of thinking about Blackness as constituted through both homelessness and the blues. Rather than relying on the notion of the “homeplace,” Kay accesses what we might call the “homebody” of Bessie Smith and the “homelessness” of her lyrics to outline the ways in which Blackness is made, undone and remade in the transnational communication between an American blues singer and a Black Scottish child. In other words, I argue that for Kay, Smith’s corporeality – her flesh, her body – provides a home which resides elsewhere (in the United States); Smith’s lyrics provides a home which explodes geographic boundaries in order to travel to her (in Scotland). Finally, I contend that the cohering of autobiographical self to biographical other in Kay’s work speaks to the possibilities of residing in a home that refuses permanent residence, a home that is not a home, one which reworks the constitutive element of pain into a “blue note” of pleasure.

2017 - Leading Learning for Change - AECT Words: 70 words || 
4. YANG, XUE., Lin, Lin. and YANG, XIAOZHE. "Learning to Sketch-note: A Comparative Study of Participants’ Characteristics in a Chinese and an American Sketch-noting Workshop" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Leading Learning for Change - AECT, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida, Nov 07, 2017 <Not Available>. 2020-02-22 <>
Publication Type: Concurrent Presentation
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This proposal discusses similarities and differences between the Chinese and U.S. participants in learning creative sketch-noting. The Chinese and American learners demonstrated different levels of confidence to sketch-note. The American students also related to the instructor differently from the Chinese students. However, in both workshops, there were a wide range of population and the participants were enthusiastic in applying sketch-noting for self-expressions. This shows digital technology influence supersedes culture differences.

2003 - American Sociological Association Pages: 20 pages || Words: 3982 words || 
5. Maldonado, Marta. "Employers' Views and the Racialization of Labor in Washington State Agriculture: A Research Note" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta Hilton Hotel, Atlanta, GA, Aug 16, 2003 Online <.PDF>. 2020-02-22 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This paper examines racialization as an important process in the production and reproduction of racial inequality in the workplace. While existing studies have addressed this issue in the context of urban, industrial and service jobs, this study centers on agricultural jobs in rural Washington State. The main focus is on exploring the ways in which employers think about race, and how these views affect hiring and other management decisions. Given that constructions of the body are a crucial element of racialization, attention is paid to how employers perceive and characterize the bodies of workers from various racial backgrounds, and to how these perceptions factor into the placement of workers in jobs involving various levels of environmental and health risks. Finally, previous research suggests that employers think of race as a spatialized category. This paper analyzes if and how employers’ relate their constructions of race to particular landscapes and places. Data is derived primarily from in-depth face-to-face interviews with employers. Content analysis of newspapers, ag newsletters, websites, and industry magazines is used to supplement the data from the interviews. Census and statistical data are used to contextualize the interview data. Preliminary data indicate that agricultural employers blur racial distinctions among workers by invoking a universal, homogenous “American” identity when it comes to workers in managerial positions, and an individualistic “work ethic” when talking about workers in lower-level positions. Employers assume that this “work ethic” is different for different “cultural groups.” Data collection and analysis for this study continue.

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