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  Culture Online
Culture Online (2002-2007) commissioned 26 interactive projects, winning 25 major awards.
Projects ranged from largescale public engagement websites, such as Icons, which attracted more than a million unique visitors in its first year, to The Transporters, an interactive DVD that uses a series of colourful animations to help children with autism learn about emotions.
Culture Online's last website, ProjectsETC, shares lessons learned about creating great digital projects in the overlapping areas of Education, Technology and Culture.
www.cultureonline.gov.uk   (135 words)

  BooksAndCulture.com | Cultural Worldviews & Book Reviews
Books and Culture newsletter will challenge you to think beyond today's headlines and dig more deeply into issues and ideas.
Thoughtful book, art, music, and film reviews by respected writers and thinkers will help you understand the impact of culture on your life.
New voices and fresh insight on the church's role in culture, mission, and the gospel.
www.christianitytoday.com /books   (207 words)

  Culture - MSN Encarta
A people’s culture includes their beliefs, rules of behavior, language, rituals, art, technology, styles of dress, ways of producing and cooking food, religion, and political and economic systems.
Culture is the most important concept in anthropology (the study of all aspects of human life, past and present).
Culture developed together with the evolution of the human species, Homo sapiens, and is closely related to human biology.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561730/Culture.html   (1049 words)

 culture. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Culture is based on the uniquely human capacity to classify experiences, encode such classifications symbolically, and teach such abstractions to others.
Culture is difficult to quantify, because it frequently exists at an unconscious level, or at least tends to be so pervasive that it escapes everyday thought.
Cultural evolution theory holds that traits have a certain meaning in the context of evolutionary stages, and they look for relationships between material culture and social institutions and beliefs.
www.bartleby.com /65/cu/culture.html   (762 words)

 Culture and Joseph Hill- An Inimitable Career, Growing Ever Stronger
Culture is a group whose passion for their music combined with a spirit that burns ever stronger, has engaged fans for nearly three decades with heartfelt, honest and always uplifting messages.
Culture's dynamic sound and their fans' continued dedication to the group is aided by the simple fact that they continue to make great reggae without any apologies.
Throughout Culture's existence, the group has continually reworked their own material for inclusion on successive albums, a trait that reinforces the power of the song's messages by showing that the songs are still as relevant and timeless today as they were then.
www.furious.com /perfect/culture.html   (3082 words)

 Culture definition
Culture refers to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through individual and group striving.
A culture is a way of life of a group of people--the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next.
Culture is the sum of total of the learned behavior of a group of people that are generally considered to be the tradition of that people and are transmitted from generation to generation.
www.tamu.edu /classes/cosc/choudhury/culture.html   (1929 words)

 ArtLex on Culture
Cultural universals include social organization, religion, structure, economic organization, and material culture (sometimes called visual culture).
In the arts, the term is often used to refer to the expression of a particular period, class, or community, especially intellectual and artistic activity, and the works produced by it.
And, culture can refer to a high degree of taste and refinement formed by aesthetic and intellectual training.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/c/culture.html   (333 words)

 Iain M. Banks: A Few Notes on the Culture
Education in the Culture is something that never ends; it may be at its most intense in the first tenth or so of an individual's life, but it goes on until death (another subject we'll return to).
For the Culture to continue without terminal decadence, the point needs to be made, regularly, that its easy hedonism is not some ground-state of nature, but something desirable, assiduously worked for in the past, not necessarily easily attained, and requiring appreciation and maintenance both in the present and the future.
To renounce the Culture so is to lose access to its technology though, and, again, Contact supervises the entry of such people into their chosen civilisation at a level which guarantees they aren't starting with too great an advantage compared to the original inhabitants (and retains the option of interfering, if it sees fit).
www.cs.bris.ac.uk /~stefan/culture.html   (4872 words)

 Organizational Culture
Culture is comprised of the assumptions, values, norms and tangible signs (artifacts) of organization members and their behaviors.
Culture is one of those terms that's difficult to express distinctly, but everyone knows it when they sense it.
For example, the culture of a large, for-profit corporation is quite different than that of a hospital which is quite different that that of a university.
www.managementhelp.org /org_thry/culture/culture.htm   (786 words)

 Raymond Williams, Keywords
Culture in all its early uses was a noun of process: the tending of something, basically crops or animals.
It is then necessary, he argued, in a decisive innovation, to speak of 'cultures in the plural: the specific and variable cultures of different nations and periods, but also the specific and variable cultures of social and economic groups within a nation.
It is interesting that the steadily extending social and anthropological use of culture and cultural and such formations as sub-culture (the culture of a distinguishable smaller group) has, except in certain areas (notably popular entertainment), either bypassed or effectively diminished the hostility and its associated unease and embarrassment.
pubpages.unh.edu /~dml3/880williams.htm   (2775 words)

 culture - Definitions from Dictionary.com
Culture is the sanctity of the intellect." [William Butler Yeats]
Culture is learned and shared within social groups and is transmitted by nongenetic means.
Culture is transmitted, through language, material objects, ritual, institutions, and art, from one generation to the next.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/culture   (1277 words)

Before Culture even became "Culture" though, (they were named by Blacka Morwell), their dynamic singer Joseph Hill had already recorded at Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One in the early seventies with the Soul Defenders.
Culture’s albums have been produced by Joe Gibbs, Sonia Pottinger, Sly and Robbie with Blackbeard, Lloyd Evans, Clive Hunt and Joseph Hill himself.
Next, Culture released the phenomenal Trust Me (RAS 3240) to rave reviews throughout the world, and followed up soon afterwards with the only existing live Culture album, Cultural Livity: Live Culture ’98, an album which gives a very warm memory to those familiar with their high-energy performances.
www.rasrecords.com /culture/index.htm   (375 words)

China and Japan opened the "year of cultural and sports exchanges" activities in Beijing to mark the 35th anniversary of the normalization of China-Japan diplomatic relations.
But recently it's claimed the country is suffering from a "culture deficit", due to over-commercialization and a lack of talented workers.
In 2007, the number cultural exchanges between China and other countries is on the rise.
www.chinaculture.org /gb/en/node_2.htm   (378 words)

 Amigos - Culture Shock
The term, culture shock, was introduced for the first time in 1958 to describe the anxiety produced when a person moves to a completely new environment.
The feeling of culture shock generally sets in after the first few weeks of coming to a new place.
We can describe culture shock as the physical and emotional discomfort one suffers when coming to live in another country or a place different from the place of origin.
edweb.sdsu.edu /people/CGuanipa/cultshok.htm   (943 words)

 GenEd - Learning Commons - Fundamental Topic - What is Culture?
Culture is not easily defined, nor is there a consensus among scholars, philosophers and polititicians (nor, probably, among the rest of us) as to what exactly the concept should include.
The English word "culture" is similar to words in other Romance languages, and indeed the concept has a similar history in many Western countries.
Nevertheless, a brief conceptual orientation to the layout might be helpful: First, our "baseline definition of culture" suggests a possible definition of culture; remember, how we define culture has both political and social consequences, so read our definition carefully and consider whether or not you agree with us.
www.wsu.edu /gened/learn-modules/top_culture/culture-index.html   (504 words)

 What is culture? Why Christians must understand culture & cultural insights for evangelism
Firstly, culture could be summed up in a nutshell as 'The beliefs, feelings and values, and the resultant pattern of behaviour shared by a group of people'.
Culture is a mental map of the world that people live in.
It is often when we meet people from other cultures, or travel abroad ourselves, that we become aware that our own worldview is not as normal, neutral or natural as we may have supposed.
guide.gospelcom.net /resources/culture.php   (1131 words)

 Culture - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Popular Culture arises when a whole load of kids, aged 13-18, start dressing the same way and listening to boring monotonous music just because their friends do.
Some of these cultures believe a culture to be something bad, and thus they exclude it from their cultural activities - activities like Cultural Awareness Week.
Other cultures, like The Holy Roman Empire used culture to design magnificent head dresses and to create ancient cave paintings and drums.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Culture   (393 words)

  GenEd - Learning Commons - Fundamental Topic - What is Culture?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Culture is not easily defined, nor is there a consensus among scholars, philosophers and polititicians (nor, probably, among the rest of us) as to what exactly the concept should include.
The English word "culture" is similar to words in other Romance languages, and indeed the concept has a similar history in many Western countries.
Nevertheless, a brief conceptual orientation to the layout might be helpful: First, our "baseline definition of culture" suggests a possible definition of culture; remember, how we define culture has both political and social consequences, so read our definition carefully and consider whether or not you agree with us.
www.wsu.edu:8001 /vcwsu/commons/topics/culture/culture-index.html   (496 words)

 Puerto Rican Culture and History
Apart from the very obvious difference in the language, many of these cultural differences are harder to specify and quantify than are the formal
At social and cultural levels profound differences do exist between people of different backgrounds.
The Taíno culture was the first infuence in Puerto Rican culture but it was Spanish culture which most greatly infuenced the island's history until the
www.prboriken.com /culture.htm   (460 words)

One has to see the magnificent Thracian treasures, the monumental but beautiful work of the Greek and Roman cities in order to understand why Bulgaria became the cradle of Slav culture.
Bulgarian culture has given the world men of great achievements, unparalleled in history.
A quatrain of the great Bulgarian poet Hristo Botev has found a place in the Sorbonne, Boris Christoff and a whole host of Bulgarian singers have conquered the world's opera stages, the "Mystery of Bulgarian Voices" has astounded melomaniacs, the paintings of Vladimir Dimitrov-The Master can be seen in the world's finest galleries.
www.travel-bulgaria.com /content/culture.shtml   (183 words)

 The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Culture
Learning about Leonardo is a multidisciplinary science driven web-based project developed by computer graphics students at high schools in the Bronx and Sweden, exploring the mystery of the Mona Lisa through scientific inquiry and presenting original music composed by Leonardo da Vinci.
FranceWay is dedicated to France, its culture, how to, and more.
Cultronix is a cultural studies theoretical journal available electronically.
hirsch.cosy.sbg.ac.at /www-virtual-library_culture.html   (619 words)

 City of Toronto, Arts Heritage & Culture
The City of Toronto is proud to play a vital role in the cultural life of the city.
Central to the mandate of the Culture Division is:
The 2005 Culture Plan Progress Report reviews the achievements in implementing the key recommendations set out in the Culture Plan; reports on the health and gaps of Toronto's culture sector; and outlines future key priorities to achieve the goals of the Culture Plan.
www.toronto.ca /culture   (566 words)

 Culture, History, Heritage, Traditions of the Cherokee
Information provided in the following Culture pages are provided mainly in part by the Cultural Resources Center of the Cherokee Nation.
please note that Cultural information may vary from clan to clan, location to location, family to family, and from differing opinions and experiences.
Cherokee Culture- Here you will find all sorts of information from recipes to ceremonies to arts and general information.
www.cherokee.org /Culture/Culture.asp   (368 words)

 Culture Directory at Sellassie Cyber University
Ethiopian Culture is the world treasure and must be known no less than its younger European sisters.
One without the culture, is without the past.
Culture doesn't exist without memory and there is no future without culture.
sellassie.ourfamily.com /culture/cultdir.html   (326 words)

 Korean Culture : Traditional and Modern
Having a 5,000-year-old history, Korea is steeped in a rich and distinct culture.
Derived from Confucianism and Buddhism, Korean culture is manifested in the style of housing, architecture, costumes, and beliefs.
Delve into Korean culture and experience firsthand things like temple stays, Taekwondo, and seasonal festivals as well as making ceramic pottery or Hanji paper.
english.tour2korea.com /02Culture/main.asp?kosm=m2_1   (114 words)

 Howstuffworks "Culture Channel"
Culture encompasses a wide variety of human experience, from the local to the universal.
The articles and videos in the Culture section of HowStuffWorks examine the ways that people behave, worship, communicate and find meaning in our everyday lives.
The Freemasons are a secret organization that began in the 1700s and are still in existence today.
people.howstuffworks.com /culture-channel.htm   (570 words)

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