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Presence… The very word evokes a sense of depth and potency of character, a gravitas, a charisma based on inner substantiality rather than outward flash, a simple and quiet dignity.
Presence is always available, but by habit, clouded perception, and lack of choice, we are not always available to it.
Presence has several measures: frequency, duration, intensity and depth.[1] Frequency connotes how often we return to ourselves, how often we remember to be within ourselves and make the effort to be present.
www.innerfrontier.org /Practices/Presence.htm   (1388 words)

  Presence information - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A user's client provides presence information (presence state) via network connection to a presence service, which is stored in what constitutes his personal availabilty record (called a presentity) and can be made available for distribution to other users (called watchers) to convey his availability for communication.
Presence information has wide application in many communication services and is one of the innovations driving the popularity of instant messaging or recent implementations of voice over IP clients.
The most common use of presence today is to display an indicator icon on instant messaging clients, typically from a choice of graphic symbol with easy to convey meaning, and a list of corresponding text descriptions of each of the states.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Presence_information   (1463 words)

 Presence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Presence is a studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Swan Song Records on March 31, 1976 (see 1976 in music).
This album was conceived after Robert Plant sustained serious injuries from a car accident on the Greek island of Rhodes on August 5, 1975, which postponed a planned 1975/1976 world tour by Led Zeppelin.
It was intended to represent the "force and presence" of Led Zeppelin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Presence   (571 words)

Presence is a book exploring the experiential formation and functioning of consciousness, exposing the practical use of spirit psychology within daily life.
Presence is a book that supports the discovery of your permanent and essential nature all of which is embedded in your consciousness.
Presence is not hiding, you merely have to alter your reference of how and where you look.
www.presencethebook.com /presence.htm   (3363 words)

 Definition of Presence
Presence is traditionally thought of as the psychological perception of "being in" or "existing in" the VE in which one is immersed (Heeter, 1992; Sheridan, 1992; Steuer, 1992; Witmer and Singer, 1998).
The psychological perception of presence in a VE is primarily thought to be the by-product of the VE’s immersive and involving properties (Witmer and Singer, in press).
Environmental presence is described as the extent to which the environment itself appears to acknowledge your existence and reacts to you.
vehand.engr.ucf.edu /handbook/Chapters/Chapter45.html   (5966 words)

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Presence is defined as the willingness and ability of a user to communicate with other users on the network.
Presence Agent (PA): A presence agent is a SIP user agent which is capable of receiving SUBSCRIBE requests, responding to them, and generating notifications of changes in presence state.
The contents of the presence document in such a NOTIFY are at the discretion of the implementor, but SHOULD be constructed in such a way as to not reveal to the subscriber that their request has actually been blocked.
www.rfc-editor.org /rfc/rfc3856.txt   (7818 words)

 Beware of geeks bearing 'presence' | CNET News.com
For now, presence is limited to basic and often error-prone status-reporting tools used in IM clients, plus a few cutting-edge experiments to integrate IM and e-mail systems.
True presence, where everybody who needs to contact you knows where you are and what you're doing, is years off and requires surmounting a host of technical, business and behavioral challenges.
Presence is also likely to get a substantial boost in a few years as Microsoft follows through on plans to incorporate its features in Longhorn, the next version of the Windows operating system.
news.com.com /2100-1012_3-5173464.html   (2154 words)

 Presence Journal - Spiritual Directors International
Presence is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes thought-provoking articles addressing topics of interest to spiritual directors.
The goal of Presence is to identify current trends in the field, to provide background and resources for spiritual directors as well as others interested in the ministry of spiritual direction, and to look ahead at what might be developing in the future.
Presence has been in publication since 1995 (See below for a pdf version of the index of articles and for pdf version of the index of media reviews.) The journal features provocative articles written by spiritual directors all over the world.
www.sdiworld.org /presence_journal.html   (302 words)

 Being There: The Subjective Experience of Presence
This manuscript offers a subjective explanation of presence in which the yardstick to measure presence is applied not to assessing how closely a virtual world mimics real world sensations, but instead to analyzing the kinds of evidence a virtual experience provides to participants which help convince them they are there.
The basic premise is that experiencing your own presence in VR is like the process of discerning and validating the existence of self in the natural world (which humans have engaged in since birth).
Environmental presence refers to the extent to which the environment itself appears to know that you are there and to react to you.
commtechlab.msu.edu /randd/research/beingthere.html   (5923 words)

 Works for Me: The future of presence - CNET reviews
But the concept of presence that is inherent to IM can also exist in other forms of communication.
Caller ID is a baby step toward bringing presence into cell phones, and it shows, as does IM, that it has the value of transferring personal information before you start communicating in earnest.
In a medical setting, for example, the system can automatically display the record of the nearest patient on a doctor's tablet computer, or in a group setting, it can ensure that all the medical personnel in a room are, by default, looking at data about the same patient.
reviews.cnet.com /4520-3000_7-5662545-1.html   (965 words)

 GigaOM Does Presence really matter? «
Presence helps solve this problem by letting you know the availability of the other party to take your call, before the call gets made.
I believe that presence is more than just on the phone, but on IM, in virtual worlds, and on blogs (although its just an extension of the IM status).
Instead of just showing whether a contact is available or not, it provides the user with “social peripheral vision”: she has a feeling of being closer to her family and friends and is more likely to react to their activities, for example by calling them or sending them a message.
gigaom.com /2007/03/06/does-presence-really-matter   (2153 words)

 Amazon.com: Presence: Music: Led Zeppelin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Presence is one of Led Zeppelin's more overlooked albums, languishing in the monstrous shadow of its predecessor, Physical Graffiti.
Overall, "Presence" is a fine Led Zeppelin accomplishment that could be the one of the few albums by the rock giants that actually overshadows most of its flaws.
Presence is a greatly underrated bluesy rockin' album from one of my all-time favorite bands.
www.amazon.com /Presence-Led-Zeppelin/dp/B000002JSJ   (1579 words)

 MSN Messenger Protocol - Notification - presence information
"Presence" information, in its broadest sense, is information about the present state of the principal and/or the client.
This notifies you that the principal with passport "example@passport.com" is able to receive instant messages but is away from the computer, and would like you to refer to him as "example display name".
Initial presence notifications indicate that a principal was already online before you logged in (or before you added them to your forward list).
www.hypothetic.org /docs/msn/notification/presence.php   (1368 words)

 How to Save the World
The part is a place for the presencing of the whole...You have to cultivate a quality of perception that is striving outwards, from the whole to the part, so you "see from the whole"...
As long as our thinking is governed by industrial, machine-age habit, we will continue to recreate institutions [corporations, schools etc.] as they have been, despite their disharmony with the larger world, and the need of all living systems to evolve.
The Presence model corresponds amazingly well with Open Space's Four Practices: Opening, Inviting, Holding/Making Room and Acting/Realizing, and also with Snowden's Complexity Dealing Process: Probe, Sense, Respond, both of which I have discussed in previous articles.
blogs.salon.com /0002007/2005/10/13.html   (2014 words)

 “New Presence” and the Voice 2.0 Manifesto -- Alec Saunders .LOG
Presence, today, remains an unfulfilled promise despite the numbers of writers touting it as the future of communications for the better part of three decades now.
Presence as we know it, is largely unfulfilled partly because it’s ubiquity is largely incomplete (my phone is available for ringing, but my AIM id doesn’t know that) as you’ve pointed out.
Presence is not just the enabler of conversation (per your Voice 2.0 manifesto), but the enabler of higher quality conversations that are most relevant and important to me. In essence, presence is one of the key enablers of attention management.
saunderslog.com /2006/12/19/new-presence-and-the-voice-20-manifesto   (4391 words)

 The Presence of God, Part 1 - Max R. King
As seen in the aftermath of Adam's fall, God's presence was the determining factor of the paradise and bliss of the Garden of Eden.
In connection with the coming of the New Jerusalem John said he heard a great voice out of heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God" (Rev. 21:3).
His presence, however, was restricted to the "holy of holies" (Ex.
www.presence.tv /cms/cov-presenceofgod-01.php   (3310 words)

 CHANNELING AND THE PRESENCE PHENOMENON. Psychology or parapsychology?
In it a presence may manifest itself in such a strong manner that it is not recognised anymore as being part of the participants.
The presence informs you that you must make a decision whether to remain here or to go back.
That presences may differ to a great extent is seen from reports of manifestations in the seance-room.
www.xs4all.nl /~wichm/presence.html   (1852 words)

 The Java Community Process(SM) Program - JSRs: Java Specification Requests - detail JSR# 186   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Presence is a generic and protocol-agnostic API for Presence, providing a standard portable and secure interface to control, manage and manipulate Presence information between Presence clients and servers.
Presence is a generic and protocol agnostic API for Presence.
Presence is intended to provide a standard framework for developing and deploying new Java Presence applications without a prior knowledge of the underlying protocol.
jcp.org /jsr/detail/186.jsp   (1769 words)

 Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP): Instant Messaging and Presence
Presence stanzas are used qualified by the 'jabber:client' or 'jabber:server' namespace to express an entity's current network availability (offline or online, along with various sub-states of the latter and optional user-defined descriptive text), and to notify other entities of that availability.
Presence stanzas are also used to negotiate and manage subscriptions to the presence of other entities.
Broadcast initial presence from the full JID (e.g., ) of the user to all contacts that are subscribed to the user's presence information; such contacts are those for which a JID is present in the user's roster with the 'subscription' attribute set to a value of "from" or "both".
www.xmpp.org /rfcs/rfc3921.html   (8796 words)

 Presence - AOL Music
Presence is the seventh studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Swan Song Records on March 31, 1976.
In computer and telecommunications networks, presence information is a status indicator that conveys ability and willingness of a potential communication...
Presence is an intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning.
music.aol.com /artist/presence/516930/main   (138 words)

 Amazon.com: Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future: Books: Peter M. Senge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Radical and hopeful, Presence synthesizes leading-edge thinking, first-hand knowledge, and ancient wisdom to explore the living fields that connect us to one another, to life more broadly, and, potentially, to what is "seeking to emerge." Seven capacities underlie our ability to see, sense, and realize new possibilities.
Presence is reflective and discursive, with a lot of forays into philosophical thinking and developments in scientific theory.
The second (Presencing) is identified as the most difficult both to explain and to experience: it is (at least in part) a profound transformation from the deeply inbuilt Western view of the self as operator on an external world to an understanding of our role as one agent in the emergence of an unfolding future.
www.amazon.com /Presence-Human-Purpose-Field-Future/dp/0974239011   (2532 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist
A strictly logical conclusion from the words of promise: "he that eateth me the same also shall live by me", this Totality of Presence was also the constant property of tradition, which characterized the partaking of separated parts of the Savior as a sarcophagy (flesh-eating) altogether derogatory to God.
Indeed the actual manner in which the absence of the bread and the presence of the Body of Christ is effected, is not read into the words of Institution but strictly and exegetically deduced from them.
The latter is the soul's mode of presence in the human body.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05573a.htm   (11668 words)

 Nokia - Presence
With Presence services, you can check whether they are available to contact and then choose the best way to communicate with them.
Presence allows new multimedia services to be adopted quickly by showing, for instance, registration status, preferred communication method, and the capabilities of the clients.
Furthermore, Nokia Presence Server provides diameter-based offline charging, SIP login status and customer-specific traffic control tools as the latest new functionalities are implemented into the Nokia Presence Server.
www.nokia.com /A4126033   (413 words)

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Introduction A presence and instant messaging system allows users to subscribe to each other and be notified of changes in state, and for users to send each other short instant messages.
Informational [Page 12] RFC 2778 A Model for Presence and Instant Messaging February 2000 Motivation: We don't like to coin new words, but "presentity" seemed worthwhile so as to have an unambiguous term for the entity of interest to a presence service.
Note that the presentity is not (usually) located in the presence service: the presence service only has a recent version of the presentity's presence information.
www.ietf.org /rfc/rfc2778.txt   (3618 words)

 AIM Presence Frequently Asked Questions
With AIM Presence, you can now see this information on the Web, regardless whether or not someone is on your Buddy List.
Someone is using AIM Presence to display my availability without my consent.
AIM Presence only allows one key to be generated per screen name.
www.aim.com /presence/faq.adp   (835 words)

 Presence.co.uk web design, content management systems, e-commerce Nottingham
Presence specialise in building creative websites and advanced content management systems that empower end-users to create feature-rich content without any previous website knowledge.
Presence have recently been appointed to design a new eccomerce website and logo for Giverni, an independent UK jewellers.
Presence have been appointed to redevelop the BenchmarkHotel website on behalf of the International Business Leaders Forum.
www.presence.co.uk   (267 words)

 PRESENCE 2000 - 3rd International Workshop on Presence
The central goal of the workshop is to provide an open discussion forum in which we can share fruitful concepts for presence research, useful measurement methodologies and discuss applications in areas such as entertainment, education, communication and interface design.
We aim to bring together academic researchers in the area of media and presence, content and technology developers, and commercially interested parties so that they can meet, learn from each other's experiences, present their research, and exchange ideas.
PRESENCE 2000 follows on from two highly successful annual workshops (1998 and 1999) focussed on gaining a better understanding of the sensation of presence.
www.presence-research.org /presence2000.html   (778 words)

 HaikuPresence - the web site of Presence, a haiku magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Presence is a haiku magazine, specialising in publishing high quality haiku, senryu, tanka, renga/renku and related poetry.
Each issue is typically 52-60 pages, A5, and contains original artwork, haibun (haiku prose), articles on haiku practice, news of haiku events and book reviews in addition to the poetry.
Our writers’ organisation, Haiku Presence, also promotes the Haiku Presence touring art exhibition, which displays excellent examples of haiku in English with accompanying visual images by Helen Robinson.
freespace.virgin.net /haiku.presence   (158 words)

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