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Cubomania

Cubomania is a surrealist method of making collages in which a picture or image is cut into squares and the squares are reassembled without regard for the original image, either automatically "or at random." The word can mean the collage made using this method, a "rearrangement... suffic to create an new work." The technique was invented by the Romanian surrealist Gherasim Luca. It has been described as a "statistical method". Robert Hirsch has seemed to imply. Although a contradiction in terms, at least one cubomania has been made with triangular shapes, rather than rectangles. Penelope Rosemont and Joseph Jablonski have suggested that cubomania, with other surrealist methods, can "subvert the enslaving'message' of advertising and to free images from repressive contexts."Using cubomania as a method for arranging soundscapes has been suggested. "Cubomania" can mean "love of cubes", or Rubik's Cube. Cut-up technique Surautomatism Bill McKeeman Proposed Glossary

Seeker (Anabaptism)

A Seeker is a person to join an Old Order Anabaptist community, like the Amish, the Old Order Mennonites, the Hutterites, the Old Order Schwarzenau Brethren or the Old Order River Brethren. Among the 500,000 members of such communities in the United States there are only an estimated 1,200 to 1,300 outsiders who have joined them. A major obstacle for seekers is the language, because most Old Order communities speak German dialects like Pennsylvania German or Hutterite German in every day life and in general won't give it up for seekers. Exceptions are the Old Order Mennonites of Virginia, the Old Order Schwarzenau Brethren and the Old Order River Brethren who speak English only. Stephen Scott, himself a convert to the Old Order River Brethren, distinguishes four types of seekers: Checklist seekers, who look for a couple of certain specifications. Cultural seekers, who are more enchanted with the lifestyle of the Amish than with their religion. Spiritual utopian seekers, who look for true New Testament Christianity.

Stability seekers, who come with emotional issues from dysfunctional families. Only a few outsiders have joined the Amish. Since 1950 only some 75 people remained members of the Amish. Since 1990 some twenty people of Russian Mennonite background have joined the Amish in Aylmer, Ontario. Two whole Christian communities have joined the Amish: The Church at Smyrna, one of the five Christian Communities of Elmo Stoll after Stoll's death and the Church at Manton, which belonged to a community, founded by Harry Wanner, a minister of Stauffer Old Order Mennonite background; the "Michigan Churches", with which Smyrna and Manton affiliated, are said to be more open to seekers and converts than other Amish churches. Most of the members of these two Amish communities came from Plain churches, i. e. Old Order Amish, Old Order Mennonite or Old German Baptist Brethren, but others came from non-Amish backgrounds. Another seeker-friendly community in Maine, belonging to the Michigan Churches, is located at Unity, Maine.

It is stated that there are more people among the "Michigan Churches" that feel sure to be saved or consider themselves to be born again Christians than among other subgroups of Old Order Amish, a fact that suits seekers. In accordance to that, G. C. Waldrep stated that the Michigan Churches show many spiritual and material similarities to the New Orders, while they are still technically considered a part of the larger Old Order group. More people have tested Amish life for weeks, months or years but in the end decided not to join. Others never thought of joining. There have been only few seekers among the different groups of Old Order Mennonites, with one exception: the Noah Hoover Mennonites, who resemble the Amish in most outward aspects of life, like dress and the use of technology. Besides Standard German for Church and Bible reading, Pennsylvania German in everyday life, English is used in Church and among some members, most of them seekers, who have joined the Noah Hoovers, but without a general tendency of shifting to English.

Stephan Scott writes: Contrary to popular belief Old Order groups do not stay as they always have been, but have to struggle in many ways to adapt to the modern world and to preserve traditions, that are important to them. Because the Noah Hoover Mennonites have such a complicated history of splits and mergers, they are unable to rely on tradition in the same way other conservative groups like e. g. the Swartzentruber Amish do, so they have had to find out in a longer process how they wish to live. This led to a community, more intentionalist-minded than ultra-traditional. Since the 17th century Hutterites in general have not engaged in active mission efforts. In customary Old Order fashion they see their role as model for Christian seekers, according to Matthew 5:16: In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father, in heaven, they do not expect many people to join them. In general the more traditional Hutterites are, the less interested they are in evangelism.

The Schmiedeleut 1 are more open to seekers than the other leut. In 1972 the Dariusleut were joined by a group in the Owa Hutterite Colony. In the 1990s the Schmiedeleut 1 and the Bruderhof Communities helped a group in Palmgrove, Nigeria to establish communal living, but the soon this affiliation failed; the Elmendorf Christian Community, an independent community of Hutterite tradition, that separated from the Schmiedeleut in 2005, is more open to seekers than the Schmiedeleut 1. The same is true for the four other Hutterite Christian Communities. There are five groups among the Schwarzenau Brethren; these groups are the Old German Baptist Brethren, the Old Brethren, the Old Order German Baptist Brethren, the Old Brethren German Baptist and the Old German Baptist Brethren, New Conference. They range from buggy groups to Plain dressing groups with few restrictions on technology. Since they all have lost the German language and their German ethnic identity in the late 19th century, the cultural gap between these groups and the mainstream society is much smaller than in groups that have preserved their German heritage.

They are all influenced by Pietism which brings their theology closer to the Protestant mainstream of the Great Awakenings. All these groups are quite open for outsiders and the larger ones of these groups do not consist of members with German roots anymore; the same is true for the Old Order River Brethren, who have prominent personalities from outside who joined them, like Stephen Scott and G. C. Waldrep. Elmo Stoll, a former Old Order Amish bishop, found

Annie Funke

Annie Funke is an American actress. She starred as FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Medical Examiner Mae Jarvis on the CBS crime drama series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Funke was born in Oklahoma, she graduated from University of Oklahoma in 2007 and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theater from the University of Oklahoma. She graduated from the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in 2011. Funke's career has been on the stage, she was featured in the off-Broadway hit “Punk Rock” and she has starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the Roundabout Theater’s If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet. Her additional theater credits include the Broadway production of Hairspray and the San Francisco production of Wicked, her first professional acting job was at age 16, as Jan in Grease at the Lyric Theatre in Oklahoma City. Funke broke onto the entertainment scene in the critically acclaimed film A Most Violent Year in 2014. On July 17, 2015 it was announced that Funke had been cast in the CBS crime drama series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders as SSA and Medical Examiner Mae Jarvis.

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Something Ventured

Something Ventured is a 2011 documentary film investigating the emergence of American venture capitalism in the mid-20th century. Something Ventured follows the stories of the venture capitalists who worked with entrepreneurs to start and build companies like Apple, Genentech, Atari and others, it is a full-length independent film which includes interviews with prominent American venture capitalists and entrepreneurs of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, as well as archival photography and footage. The film has aired across the US on local PBS stations as well as on public television in Norway. Something Ventured features the venture capitalists Arthur Rock, Tom Perkins, Don Valentine, Dick Kramlich, Reid Dennis, Bill Draper, Pitch Johnson, Bill Bowes, Bill Edwards, Jim Gaither; the entrepreneurs featured in Something Ventured are Gordon Moore, Jimmy Treybig, Nolan Bushnell, Dr. Herbert Boyer, Mike Markkula, Sandy Lerner, John Morgridge, Robert Campbell. Narrated by author Po Bronson, Something Ventured premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March 2011.

Something Ventured was conceived and executive produced by Paul Holland of Foundation Capital and his wife, Linda Yates who as a Silicon Valley native introduced Paul and the team to many of the original VCs featured in the film. The film was co-executive produced by Molly Davis of Rainmaker Communications. Something Ventured was directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine (co-directors of Ballets Russes. Something Ventured’s North American distribution partner is Zeitgeist Films. Executive producer: Paul Holland and Molly Davis Director: Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller Producer: Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller and Celeste Schaefer Snyder Editor: Jen Bradwell and Gary Weimberg Original music and score: Laura Karpman Narrator: Po Bronson Cinematography: Dan Geller Sound: Richard Beggs'Something Ventured' April 24, 2011. San Francisco Chronicle'Something Ventured' KQED Radio. April 22, 2011 When Venture Capital Was an Adventure Inc. April 22, 2011.'Something Ventured' tells story of tech investors San Francisco Chronicle.

April 18, 2011 Directors Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller on John Stossel show – FOX Business on YouTube Fox Business. April 14, 2011. SXSW Reviews-Something Ventured Variety. April 3, 2011 Holland Says New Film Features Early Venture Capitalists: Video Bloomberg Television. March 18, 2011 A Risk Worth Taking The Dylan Ratigan Show. March 15, 2011 SXSW: "Something Ventured" Directors Talk Venture Capital Early Days TechNewsDaily. March 15, 2011 The Good Guys in Business CNBC. March, 14th, 2011 Talking with the Directors of'Something Ventured' NBC. Austin, Texas. March 12, 2011 Veni Vidi Venture: The unlikely heroes of big business The Austin Chronicle. March 11, 2011 Official webpage Something Ventured on IMDb

Battle of Mulhouse (1674)

The Battle of Mulhouse occurred on December 29, 1674, during the Franco-Dutch War between the French army and troops of the Holy Roman Empire and its allies, as part of Turenne's Winter Campaign. The French army was commanded by the Vicomte de Turenne and the imperial army was led by Prince Alexandre-Hippolyte de Bournonville. While the imperial armies were in their winter quarters, Turenne split up his army and traveled through the Vosges mountains before reforming it near Belfort; this helped confuse his enemy and gave his troops a surprise advantage over his opponents in Mulhouse on December 29, leading to French victory. During the 1667-1668 War of Devolution, France captured most of the Spanish Netherlands but under the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, it was forced to relinquish most of these gains by the Triple Alliance between the Dutch Republic and Sweden. Louis XIV now moved to break up the Alliance before making another attempt on the Spanish Netherlands. In return for large subsidies, Sweden would remain neutral but attack its regional rival, Brandenburg-Prussia if it attempted to intervene.

In 1670, Charles II of England signed the Treaty of Dover, agreeing to an alliance with France against the Dutch, the provision of 6,000 English and Scottish troops for the French army. It contained a number of secret provisions, not revealed until 1771, one being the payment by Louis to Charles of £230,000 per year for the services of this Brigade; when France invaded the Dutch Republic in May 1672, it seemed at first that they had achieved an overwhelming victory. However, by July the Dutch position had stabilised, while concern at French gains brought them support from Frederick William of Brandenburg-Prussia, Emperor Leopold and Charles II of Spain. In August 1672, an Imperial army entered the Rhineland and Louis was forced into another war of attrition around the French frontiers; the French army in Germany was led by Turenne, considered the greatest general of the period. Over the next two years, he won a series of victories over superior Imperial forces led by Alexander von Bournonville and Raimondo Montecuccoli, the one commander contemporaries considered his equal.

After 1673, it became a defensive campaign, focused on protecting French gains in the Rhineland and preventing Imperial forces linking up with the Dutch. France was over-extended, a problem that increased when Denmark joined the Alliance in January, 1674, while England and the Dutch Republic made peace in the February Treaty of Westminster. Although the main campaign of 1674 was fought in Flanders, an Imperial army opened a second front in Alsace. In September, Bournonville was allowed to cross the Rhine at Strasbourg, with over 40,000 men, a diplomatic coup for Emperor Leopold. Bournonville now halted; the campaign that began in June 1674 and ended with his death in July 1675 has been described as'Turenne's most brilliant campaign.' Despite being out-numbered, he attacked Bournonville on 4 October. It was normal practice at this time to avoid active campaigning during the winter, but Turenne now went on the offensive, he took his forces south, using the Vosges mountains and various deceptions to screen his movements from the Imperial commanders.

Turenne's arrival at Belfort took Bournonville by surprise. Interrogation of prisoners told Turenne that the Imperial forces and their allies had orders to concentrate in two groupings, one at Colmar and the other at Altkirch. Turenne determined to force his way between the two groups by advancing through Mulhouse a free city associated with Switzerland, he could take with him only 3,000 cavalry. A small force of infantry was to follow as as practicable. Bournonville hoped to hold the line of the Ill River to gain time for his army to assemble; the delay in the French advance allowed an enemy vanguard to occupy Mulhouse. This was part of a cavalry detachment of over 5,000 men, marching north from Altkirch toward Colmar under the command of Margrave Hermann of Baden-Baden; this cavalry included men of Austria and Munster. As soon as Turenne's small force reached the Ill near Mulhouse on December 29, he ordered Marechal de Camp Rene de la Tour, Marquis de Montauban, to reconnoiter the enemy position with two squadrons of French cavalry.

Turenne followed and, when he rejoined Montauban, they saw two enemy squadrons posted near the river and five more squadrons in support nearby. As the river was fordable at this point, Turenne ordered Montauban to attack the foremost enemy squadrons; the battle escalated as Turenne and the enemy commanders sent in reinforcements. Turenne deployed a large force on his right flank, giving the impression that the whole French army was arriving; the French cavalry advanced with as much fanfare as possible, with trumpets blaring and cymbals crashing. The cuirassiers of the Emperor turned and fled into Mulhouse; this led the whole enemy force to withdraw in disorder in several directions. Turenne had lost 60 men, including Montauban, captured. Sources disagree on the enemy's losses, but the casualti

Freedom (Jimi Hendrix song)

"Freedom" is a funk-rock song by Jimi Hendrix, seen as one of the most realized pieces he wrote and recorded in the months before his death. It incorporates several musical styles and the lyrics touch upon his relationship with Devon Wilson and her heroin addiction: The song is one of the post-Band of Gypsys developed numbers that Hendrix performed in concert. In 1971, "Freedom" was used as the opening track on The Cry of Love. In the US, the song was released as a single and was only one of two posthumous Hendrix singles to appear on the Billboard Hot 100, where it reached number 59."Freedom" is now one of the more popular songs in the Hendrix collection and is included on several compilations. In 1997, it was used to lead off First Rays of the New Rising Sun, the most comprehensive attempt to present Hendrix's planned fourth studio album. Other releases of "Freedom" include: Demos The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceRecord Plant, New York City, February 6, 1970 West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology – Record Plant, May 15, 1970Performances Isle of Wight – recorded August 31, 1970 Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight – as above Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival – recorded July 4, 1970Compilations The Essential Jimi Hendrix Cornerstones: 1967–1970 Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection – live version from Isle of Wight Citations References Hendrix, Janie.

Jimi Hendrix: The Lyrics. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Hal Leonard. ISBN 0-634-04930-5. Loder, Kurt. Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection. Jimi Hendrix. Universal City, California: MCA Records. 066 112 603-2. McDermott, John. First Rays of the New Rising Sun. Jimi Hendrix. Universal City, California: MCA Records. McDermott, John; the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Jimi Hendrix. Universal City, California: MCA Records. 08811 23162. McDermott, John. Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight. Jimi Hendrix. Santa Monica, California: MCA Records. OCLC 806443759. 088 170 341-9. McDermott, John. Ultimate Hendrix. New York City: Backbeat Books. ISBN 0-87930-938-5. McDermott, John. West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology. Jimi Hendrix. New York City: Legacy. 88697769272. Shadwick, Keith. Jimi Hendrix: Musician. San Francisco, California: Backbeat Books. ISBN 0-87930-764-1. Shapiro, Harry. Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy. New York City: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-05861-6