Aberdeen Bestiary

The Aberdeen Bestiary is a 12th-century English illuminated manuscript bestiary, first listed in 1542 in the inventory of the Old Royal Library at the Palace of Westminster. Information about its origins and patron are circumstantial, it comes from the 12th century and was owned by a wealthy ecclesiastical patron of the north or south province. The Aberdeen Bestiary is related to other bestiaries of the Middle Ages such as the Ashmole Bestiary; the Aberdeen Bestiary and the Ashmole Bestiary are considered by Xenia Muratova, a professor of art history, to be "the work of different artists belonging to the same artistic milieu." Due to their "striking similarities" they are described by scholars as being "sister manuscripts." The medievalist scholar M. R. James considered the Aberdeen Bestiary"a replica of Ashmole 1511". Folio 1 recto: Creation of heaven and earth. Folio 1 verso: Creation of the waters and the firmament. Folio 2 recto: Creation of the birds and fishes. Folio 2 verso: Creation of the animals.

Folio 3 recto: Creation of man. Folio 5 recto: Adam names the animals. Folio 5 verso: Animal Folio 5 verso: Quadruped Folio 5 verso: Livestock Folio 5 verso: Beast of burden Folio 5 verso: Herd Folio 7 recto: Lion Folio 8 recto: Tiger Folio 8 verso: Pard Folio 9 recto: Panther After folio 9 verso some leaves are missing which should have contained antelope, lynx and part of elephant. Folio 10 recto: Elephant Folio 11 recto: Beaver Folio 11 recto: Ibex Folio 11 verso: Hyena Folio 12 recto: Crocotta Folio 12 recto: Bonnacon Folio 12 verso: Ape Folio 13 recto: Satyr Folio 13 recto: Deer Folio 14 recto: Goat Folio 14 verso: Wild goat Folio 15 recto: Monoceros Folio 15 recto: Bear Folio 15 verso: Leucrota After folio 15 verso some leaves are missing which should have contained crocodile and part of parandrus. Folio 16 recto: Parandrus Folio 16 recto: Fox Folio 16 verso: Yale Folio 16 verso: Wolf Folio 18 recto: Dog Folio 20 verso: Sheep Folio 21 recto: Wether Folio 21 recto: Ram Folio 21 recto: Lamb Folio 21 recto: He-goat Folio 21 verso: Kid Folio 21 verso: Boar Folio 21 verso: Bullock Folio 21 verso: Bull After folio 21 verso two leaves are missing which should have contained ox, dromedary, ass and part of horse.

Folio 22 recto: Horse Folio 23 recto: Mule Folio 23 verso: Cat Folio 23 verso: Mouse Folio 23 verso: Weasel Folio 24 recto: Mole Folio 24 recto: Hedgehog Folio 24 verso: Ant Folio 25 recto: Bird Folio 25 verso: Dove Folio 26 recto: Dove and hawk Folio 26 verso: Dove Folio 29 verso: North wind and South wind Folio 30 recto: Hawk Folio 31 recto: Turtle dove Folio 32 verso: Palm tree Folio 33 verso: Cedar Folio 34 verso: Pelican Folio 35 verso: Night heron Folio 36 recto: Hoopoe Folio 36 verso: Magpie Folio 37 recto: Raven Folio 38 verso: Cock Folio 41 re

Wu Jin

Wu Jin was a Taiwanese educator and politician who served as Minister for Education between 1996 and 1998 under president Lee Teng-hui. Wu obtained his doctorate in mechanics and hydraulics from the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa, he was a research fellow at the Academia Sinica in 1986. Wu served as the first president of the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan. Wu was selected by President Lee Teng-hui to serve as Taiwan's education minister in June 1996, he was known for his progressive views on the reforms needed in Taiwan's educational system. Wu stepped down as Minister for Education in February 1998, his resignation was due to a difference of opinion dispute between himself and the president of Academia Sinica, Lee Yuan-tseh, over the pace and types of educational reforms needed. Wu Jin was diagnosed with cancer of the ampulla of Vater, a rare form of the disease, in 2006, he received treatment at the National Cheng Kung University Hospital in Taiwan and the United States.

Wu's health began to deteriorate in 2007 following a trip to Mainland China. He died on Monday, 14 January 2008, at National Cheng Kung University Hospital in Tainan, Taiwan, at the age of 74. Wu was survived by his wife, his funeral took place in Tainan on 27 January 2008

Play, The Videogames World

Play, The Videogame World was the first European exhibition on videogames. It was held at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, one of the main contemporary art museums in Rome - Italy, from 24 April to 10 July 2002; the exhibition was visited by over 50,000 people. Displayed on 1300 square meters, it showed over 300 videogames starting from the 1961 Space War to the latest hits for PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. There were more than 40 different consoles, including the Magnavox Odyssey, the Vectrex, the TurboGrafx-16, over 50 handheld consoles from the 1970s to nowadays. Play tried to show the evolution of video games not only from a technical point of view, but the interactions between them and society; this was illustrated through interviews with important game designers such as Shigeru Miyamoto, Hideo Kojima, Tetsuya Mizuguchi and the biographies of many other leading personalities in the games industry, through the advertisement campaigns, though highlighting the relationships between games and sports, politics and the military industries.

The exhibition was organised in a chronological order and divided in five main areas. The first area went from the beginnings of video games till the raise of Nintendo, whose playing cards dated 1900 and few electrical toys from the 50s where shown; the second area was characterized by the 16-bit consoles. The third one was dedicated to PlayStation, Sega Mega Drive, N64 and other minor consoles such as Atari Jaguar, whilst the fourth one was on PC games, from the first Id Software productions to the recent Mmorpg; the last area was focused on Xbox and Gamecube. The curators of Play were Jaime D’Alessandro, journalist of La Repubblica, Maria Grazia Tolomeo, with the collaboration of Andrea Cuneo, Francesco Fondi, Diego Malara, Sergio Pennacchini; the exhibition design was done by Studio Ma0. Play couldn't have been done without marketing manager at Palazzo delle Esposizioni. Palazzo delle Esposizioni Studio Ma0 La Repubblica Il Corriere della Sera La Stampa Mediamente Rai InteractTv Next Game Supernova sull'allestimento iTv