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Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences is a non-profit organization of video game industry professionals. It organizes the annual Design Innovate Communicate Entertain summit, better known as D. I. C. E. Which includes the presentations of the D. I. C. E. Awards. AIAS was founded in 1992 by Andrew Zucker, a lawyer in the entertainment industry that wanted to create a group for video games similar to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the film industry, which organizes the annual Academy Awards, including the nomination and voting process, the televised events; as envisioned by Andrew Zucker, AIAS was to become a bridge between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, thus serving to link and provide a forum for dialogue between professionals in both technology and entertainment. AIAS co-promoted numerous events with organizations such as the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Directors Guild of America and Women in Film. Zucker was able to assemble about 400 members of both gaming and entertainment industries, along with 40 industry leaders to organize their first awards show program, "Cybermania'94", hosted by Leslie Nielsen and Jonathan Taylor Thomas and broadcast on TBS.

While a second show was run in 1995, was the first awards program to be streamed over the Web, it drew far less audiences as the first. Video game industry leaders decided that they wanted to reform AIAS as a non-profit organization for the video game industry; the effort was backed by Peter Main of Nintendo, Tom Kalinske of Sega, Doug Lowenstein, founder of the Entertainment Software Association, with funding support from ESA. AIAS was formally refounded with game developer Glenn Entis as its first president. In 1998, AIAS' role was to handle the awards known as the Interactive Achievement Awards; these awards were nominated and selected by game developers that are members of the organization themselves, mimicking the means which the Academy Awards are voted upon by its members. Around 2000, the ESA pulled out of funding AIAS, leading AIAS members Richard Hilleman and Lorne Lanning to suggest that AIAS create the D. I. C. E. Summit, a convention centered around the presentation of the awards as a means to providing funding for the organization.

The Summit was aimed at industry executives and lead developers as a means to provide networking between various companies The D. I. C. E. Summit launched in 2002 in Las Vegas and has been run on an annual basis since. In addition to video games, AIAS saw these summits as a way to connect video games to other entertainment industries. Joseph Olin served as the AIAS president from 2004 to 2010. Rae opted to implement a number of changes to the Summit, shorting talk times to give more attention to the speakers, rebranding the awards as the D. I. C. E. Awards for the 2013 summit. Mike Fischer replaced Rae as president in 2016; as of 2017, AIAS's mission is "to promote and advance the worldwide interactive entertainment community, recognize outstanding achievements in the interactive arts and sciences, host an annual awards show, the DICE Awards, to enhance awareness of games as an interactive art form". The D. I. C. E. Summit is an annual multi-day gathering of video game executives held in Nevada. Established in 2002 by AIAS, the conference is host to the annual Entertainment Software Association's Interactive Achievement Awards.

The conference differs from other conferences in the industry in its emphasis on the business and production end of the industry, with a focus on trends and innovations in video game design. The conference specializes in providing a more intimate, orderly venue for select industry leaders to network. In 2007, a keynote speaker was added to open the event, which had traditionally begun with recreation before the introduction of presentations and panels. Official website

Frances Catherine Barnard

Frances Catherine Barnard was an English writer and playwright. She was the author of tales. Active in the 1800s, her work was published in Australia. Much of her writing was related to the education of children. In the preface to Doleful Death and The Flowery Funeral of Fancy she wrote:— "For myself, if but one youthful mind become wiser or better from the perusal of my rhymes, I shall consider my trouble amply repaid". Frances Catherine Smith was born at Norwich, England, 7 May 1796, she was co-heir of Francis Smith, of Norwich and Sarah. Her uncle was Sir James Edward Smith, a successful botanist at the time who co-founded the Linnean Society. On 10 Nov 1817, she married Alfred Barnard at St. Peter Mancroft, gentleman, of the family of Barnard of Wansford Manor, Iselham Hall, Abington Hall and Brampton Hall, Baronets. Together they had 10 children between 1819 and 1830. Frances Hinderly was baptized in 1819, Mary, in 1820, their eldest son was Alfred Francis Barnard. Four baptisms occurred in 1836: Alicia Mildred, Frederic William, Jane Catherine.

Alicia Mildred Barnard was a member of the Botanical Society of London. Francis was a microscopist, druggist, as well as a member of the Botanical Society of London who emigrated from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk to Australia. Two of her sons, Frederick William Barnard and Algernon Sidney Barnard moved to Australia, where Algernon was stabbed to death. Barnard authored and edited may books, writing under the name "Frances Catherine Barnard" and "Mrs. Alfred Barnard"; some of them included: Embroidered Facts Doleful Death and The Flowery Funeral Of Fancy Conversations at the Work-Table The Schoolfellows. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Charles. Frances Catherine Barnard; the Life of a Negro Slave. C. Muskett; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Office of The Law Times. Law Times, the Journal and Record of the Law and Lawyers. 46. Office of The Law Times; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Elliot.

"The Genealogical Magazine". 2. London: Elliot Stock; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: James. The House of Cromwell: A Genealogical History of the Family and Descendants of the Protector. E. Stock. Desmond, Ray. Dictionary Of British And Irish Botantists And Horticulturalists Including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers. CRC Press. ISBN 978-1-4665-7387-1. Works by or about Frances Catherine Barnard at Internet Archive

Waterford, Queensland

Waterford is a suburb in Logan City, Australia. The suburb includes Woodlands Estate. Waterford had a station on the disused railway line from Bethania to Beaudesert the line station was closed before Beaudesert Rail was running in 2004. In the 2011 census Waterford had a population of 3,931 people. Waterford has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 40 Nerang Street, cnr Jordan Street: Waterford State School Waterford has two schools, Canterbury College and Waterford Primary. In the 2011 census, Waterford recorded a population of 3,931 people, 47.1 % male. The median age of the Waterford population was 33 years, 4 years below the national median of 37. 65.6% of people living in Waterford were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 7.2%, England 4.9%, Scotland 0.9%, Philippines 0.9%, Malaysia 0.8%. 80.2% of people spoke only English at home. Waterford - Queensland Places

Morjana Alaoui

Morjana Alaoui is a Moroccan-French actress. She appeared in Pascal Laugier's horror film Martyrs. Alaoui spent her early life in the Anfa neighborhood of Casablanca and studied at the Casablanca American School. At 18, Alaoui moved to Paris, where she studied at the American University of Paris. While attending the university, she met director Laila Marrakchi, who offered her a role in the film Marock. Marock provided Alaoui national fame. In 2007, she began filming Martyrs, for which she is known. In 2016 Alaoui starred in psychological thriller Broken directed by Shaun Robert Smith. Morjana Alaoui on IMDb

Claude J. Kelly III

Claude John Kelly III is the Chief Federal Defender for the Eastern District of Louisiana and is a former nominee to be a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Kelly received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983 from the College of the Holy Cross, he received a Juris Doctor in 1987 from Tulane University Law School. He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney with the New Orleans District Attorney's Office, from 1987 to 1990, he interrupted his legal career to serve as General Manager of his family's restaurant, Kolb's German Restaurant, from 1990 to 1992. He served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Eastern District of Louisiana, from 1992 to 2000, he served as the Director of International Sales for Optimal Healthcare in Miami, from 2000 to 2002 and as a consultant for the International Exchange Group in Washington, D. C. from 2002 to 2006. From 2006 to 2014, he was in private practice as a solo practitioner, concentrating on criminal defense.

Since 2014, he has served as the Chief Federal Defender in the Federal Public Defender's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana. On February 4, 2016, President Obama nominated Kelly to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, to the seat vacated by Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle, who took senior status on June 29, 2015. On May 18, 2016 the Judiciary Committee held a hearing on his nomination. On June 16, 2016 his nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote, his nomination expired on January 2017, with the end of the 114th Congress. Barack Obama judicial appointment controversies

James Luna

James Luna was a Payómkawichum and Mexican-American performance artist and multimedia installation artist. His work is best known for challenging the ways in which conventional museum exhibitions depict Native Americans. With recurring themes of multiculturalism and colonialism, his work was comedic and theatrical in nature. In 2017 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. Luna was born in 1950 in California, he moved to the La Jolla Indian Reservation in California in 1975. In 1976, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of California, in 1983, he earned a Master of Science degree in counseling at San Diego State University. In 2011, he received an honorary doctoral degree from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Luna was an active community member of the La Jolla Indian reservation, he served as the director of the tribe's education center in 1987, the community was a focal point of his photography and writing. He taught art at the University of California, San Diego and spent 25 years as a full-time academic counselor at Palomar College in San Marcos, California.

A self-proclaimed "American Indian Ceremonial Clown", "Culture Warrior," and "Tribal Citizen", Luna's artwork was known for challenging racial categories and exposing outmoded, Eurocentric ways in which museums have displayed Native American Indians as parts of natural history, rather than as living members of contemporary society. While Luna began his art career as a painter, he soon branched out into performance and installation art, which he did for over three decades, he used objects, references to American popular culture, his own body in his work. He performed over 58 solo exhibitions starting in 1981 and partook in group exhibitions and projects across the United States and the world, his artistry was referred to as both disruptive and radical for its stark confrontations with colonialism, violence and identity. Some of his best known pieces are: In The Artifact Piece at the San Diego Museum of Man, Luna lay naked except for a loincloth and still in a display case filled with sand and artifacts, such as Luna's favorite music and books, as well as legal papers and labels describing his scars.

The work looked like a museum exhibit and was set in a hall dedicated to traditional ethnographic displays. The marks and scars on his body were acquired in accidents. Critics praised Luna's ability to challenge conventional understandings and displays of the Native American identities and presumptions about his own personhood by putting his own body on display, he performed "The Artifact Piece" in 1990 at The Decade Show in New York City. In the early 1990s, Luna stood outside of Washington DC's Union Station and performed Take a Picture With a Real Indian. Luna describes the performance by saying:Standing at a podium wearing an outfit, I announce: “Take a picture with a real Indian. Take a picture here, in Washington, D. C. on this beautiful Monday morning, on this holiday called Columbus Day. America loves to say ‘her Indians.’ America loves to see us dance for them. America likes our crafts. America likes to name trucks after our tribes. Take a picture with a real Indian. Take a picture here today, on this sunny day here in Washington, D.

C.” And I just stand there. One person will pose with me. After that they just start lining up. I'll do that for a while until I get humiliated enough. In utilizing and engaging a public audience, Luna taps into common cultural commodification of Native American culture; such a trend manifests in the idea of the "McIndian". In this performance, Luna is acclaimed for having challenged the trope that Native Americans are "peoples of memory" in ways that white culture may envy as being more purely spiritual. In one scene, he performs a "traditional" dance with crutches to reveal how white demand for Native performance is both limiting and inauthentic. In another, he puts his diabetes on display, giving himself insulin on stage, said by critics to be emblematic of the binary of the "wild" but "controlled" Native American, his final scene in this performance is a tribute to Dean Martin, which serves to reverse white tributes to Native peoples back on to his white audiences. By having a Native American Indian idolize a white person in a way, fanatic, Luna revealed the problematic manner in which white people can idolize Native American figures.

In 2005 the National Museum of the American Indian sponsored him to participate in the Venice Biennale. The piece he created, included three installations, Spinning Woman, Apparitions: Past and Present, The Chapel for Pablo Tac, as well a personal performance in Venice, Renewal dedicated to Pablo Tac, a Luiseño Indian author and scholar, who went to study in Rome, where he died. Utilizing cultural aspects of both the Lusieno people and his own family, Luna's installations and performance expose the affects that the poor translation of Native identities as well as globalization has had in oppressing narratives of Native American memory while inspiring both "white envy" and "liberal guilt". Throughout his career, Luna received many awards. Including: 1998: LACE Fellowship 1998: C. O. M. B. O Grant for Literary Studies 1991: Bessie Creator Award 1991: Fellowship in Sculpture 1992: Grant for work in Performance, (California Arts Council.