Adam Shahrani

Detailed research and pre-writing on religion and the net has led me to narrow down this broad topic to focus on the internet’s role on compilation of diverse Qur’anic tafsir (interpretations and commentary of Islam’s primary scripture). The arguments are leading to a proposal for a new methodology on compiling an extensive online exegesis of…

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As previously discussed (I & II), change or movement in time plays an important role in making interaction design ‘alive’. Over the holidays, my brother pointed out a chat website called paltalk (www.paltalk.com). It is an interesting concept because in addition to live streaming chat rooms, many users have a webcam showing their live faces…

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Certain aspects of a post-structuralist perspective are very cohesive and useful for analysis.  But how can post-structuralism prematurely claim we cannot discover truth about the world without stating this as its discovered truth?  Perhaps this might be perceived as a play on words, but doesn’t every theory attempting to explain the world indulge itself in some proclamation of…

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Most world religion statistics point out that more than 50% of the world claim belief in either Christianity or Islam. For over 2000 years, the interpretations of “Abrahamic religions” have greatly influenced historic events and cultures. The formation of the Council of Nicaea in the 4th century CE is an early example of debates in…

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This weekend I helped tar down loose shingles on my roof, fixed my gutters, repainted parts of my house including my garage door and roof-pipes, and installed a new window to meet city regulations.  I ended up paying about $100 in labor for two guys to help me out for a several hours.  Now just about everything we did…

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I work full-time in the office of international services and part of my responsibility includes assisting in technical aspects of international orientation. This past international orientation, we invited admitted international students to a facebook group as a medium to communicate prior to arrival to the United States. Our intent was for facebook to be a place where the students can…

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“Movement brings us volume and volume suggests life.” This apparent observation declared by Metz in reference to film theory falls short of elaborating the intricacies of movement. The product of movement is stated as a phenomenon that “suggests life” without explaining how this might be possible. In an attempt to seek the relevance of movement to…

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