HASS Events

 

Archive 2017

Bram van Heuveln, Lecturer, RPI
Sage 4101
January 18, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Minds and Machines

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Bringjord, Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science, examines AI concepts raised in the HBO series Westworld

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Sajet is Director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.  The presentation is co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. 

 
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Cara Reedy, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
February 22, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"A-life with diploid cells"

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Natalie Bookchin - Affective Collectives and the shared self.
Studio Beta, EMPAC
February 22, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Talk by artist Natalie Bookchin whose work interrogates the social, political, and emotional effects of the so-called “sharing economy,” while prying at cracks within existing social and aesthetic regimes.

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AXIS: The Art_X Interdisciplinary Seminar
EMPAC: Studio Beta
February 28, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Nexus of Arts and Sciences:  Mike Fortun (STS) - Cultures of Scientific Revolutions and Robert Hull (cMDIS) - the Architecture of Atoms

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Catherine Sibert, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
March 1, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The tortoise only wins when the race is long: How changes to the task length in Tetris can redefine what it means to be the best

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Professor Sergei Nirenburg, Cognitive Science, RPI
Sage 4101
March 8, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

On Context for Language-Endowed Intelligent Agents    

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Katherine Behar - ” Optimized, not Optimistic
Studio Beta, EMPAC
March 9, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Katherine Behar is an interdisciplinary new media and performance artist based in New York.

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Chinese Minor Information Session Slated March 22
Sage 4304
March 22, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Come to learn about Chinese Minor requirements, connection with HASS Core requirements accelerating track, and study abroad opportunities. 

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An Art_X / IEar Presents event, organized by the Department of Arts, with additional funding by the NYS Council on the Arts (NYSCA)

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hotwriting: An Evening with Todd Anderson
CBIS Auditorium
March 24, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Come experience hotwriting, a new performance medium involving live coding, digital games, electronic music, identity theft, and anything else the brilliant, bizarre mind of Todd Anderson can dream up!

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Presentations by Eric Ameres (EMPAC/CogSci) and Shawn Lawson (Arts), followed by discussion 

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Nathan Powell, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
March 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Choosing actions that maintain energy level during repeated target interception tasks

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Annual Chamber Music Marathon
EMPAC Studio Beta
April 1, 2017 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

An afternoon of chamber music presented by students in the chamber music course.

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Show Opening: Calvino's Panorama: Invisible Cities Imagined
West Hall Gallery 111
April 1, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Ashley Dolan's visual take on Cities & the Dead from Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities through charcoal animation and drawing.
April 1st - 6pm-10pm • Tues & Wednesday - 9am-6pm
 

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John Durham Peters: From Miracles to Meteorology: Weather and Media Theory
EMPAC Studio Beta
April 6, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Yale University's Prof. John Durham Peters delivers a Volmer Fries Distinguished lecture, based on his acclaimed book "The Marvelous Clouds, Toward an Elemental Theory of Media".  

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Dr. Janell Hobson (SUNY Albany) presents a discussion of the historical, racial and political contexts surrounding the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893. 

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Beyond Reality - opening reception
Sage Lab 5th floor Dean's Gallery.
April 12, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Beyond Reality is an exhibition of Advanced Digital Imaging Spring 2017 and consists of works-in-progress and short study projects created in class in response to studies in gesture, emotion, the human body, virtual and augmented realities, and expanded notions of perception. 

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Visual Analogies and Iconic Representations:  The Case of Raven’s Progressive Matrices Test of Intelligence

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Rensselaer Orchestra Spring Concert
EMPAC Concert Hall
April 15, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Rensselaer Orchestra, under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison, presents: meta-variations a variety of works exploring variation.

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National Bird w/ filmmaker Sonia Kenneback
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
April 17, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This film follows whistleblowers who, despite possible consequences, are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war.  Cosponsored by iEAR Presents! and WHMT TV.

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The Effects of Priming Goals on Organizational Behavior
Sage 4101
April 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Gary Latham, Secretary of State Professor of Organizational Effectiveness; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

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THE BEGINNING IS NEAR
THE ARTS CENTER OF THE CAPITAL DISTRICT, 265 River St, Troy, NY
April 21, 2017 4:00 PM - April 23, 2017
Creative works by 16 seniors in the Electronic Media Arts and Communication and Electronic Arts programs at Rensselaer, featuring digital storytelling, graphic art and text, game character design, animation, robotics and sculpture. 
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Rensselaer Concert Choir Spring Concert
Chapel + Cultural Center
April 22, 2017 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Rensselaer Concert Choir Annual Spring Concert: Music from the House of Tudor

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AXIS: The Art_X Interdisciplinary Seminar
CBIS Auditorium
April 25, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Earth Week: Environment, Art, Sensing

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Can Serif Mekik, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
April 26, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

A Deep Learning Model of Raven's Matrices: Promise and Progress

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Future Meets Past: An Exhibition of Expositions
Corridor of Creativity, Sage Building
April 27, 2017 9:00 AM - May 12, 2017

The students of IHSS 1962: World's Fairs: Technlogy, Design, and Society invite you to visit an exhibit combining many aspects of fairs and their histories.  Exhibitions runs from April 27 to May 12th

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GameFest Expo: Intersecting Orbits
Tech Valley Center of Gravity, 30 Third Street, Downtown Troy
April 28, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

GameFest, an annual tradition at Rensselaer, celebrates the creativity and innovation in digital games, with a student showcase and competition, music performances, and presentations from veteran game designers, critics, scholars, and indie developers.

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GameFest Symposium, featuring Jonathan Mintz
Sage Auditorium
April 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

GameFest, an annual tradition at Rensselaer, celebrates the creativity and innovation in digital games, with a student showcase and competition, music performances, and presentations from veteran game designers, critics, scholars, and indie developers. 

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An Irresistible Resistance Dinner with Franklin Lopez, Hosted by The Yes Men
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
April 29, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Franklin Lopéz, radical media activist of Submedia.TV, will talk and sling some incisive video clips to get your gears of resistance wound up.

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Honing theory: A Complex Systems Framework for Creativity

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Roots of Africa Music Ensemble
EMPAC Theatre
May 3, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Roots of Africa Music Ensemble and Partial Credit return to the EMPAC Theatre in celebration of African, Afro-Cuban, and a capella song and rhythm.

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Video installation, 32 minutes

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Moved in Light is a performance/installation that examines objects and their properties in relationship to a queer identity and a utopian queer space. 

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Roots of Africa Music Ensemble
Nine Steps Away to Africa, 199 River Street, Troy, New York
May 6, 2017 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Roots of Africa Music Ensemble performs at the entrance to Nine Steps Away to Africa retail store, along River Street, in downtown Troy. Come out and dance to the African and Afro-Cuban muisc of this celebrated music group, led by Ade Knowles, Professor of Practice in the Arts.

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iEAR Presents!: Forming Gift / Free / Mutual Aid / Barter Networks with Caroline Woolard
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
May 6, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A workshop to help participants think through the forms of gift giving, free offering, mutual aid, or barter that might be appropriate to their communities and their goals.

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The Prison in Twelve Landscapes | with film dir. Brett Story
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
May 10, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

More people are imprisoned in the United States at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight.  

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Oliver Kellhammer "Post Industrial Ecologies of the Hudson River Estuary"
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
May 14, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this presentation and workshop, ecological artist, writer and activist Oliver Kellhammer will frame post-industrial ecologies as sites of renewal.

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The Aquatic Messenger
Center For Holographic Arts, NYC
July 14, 2017 2:00 PM - July 16, 2017

An immersive arts/science virtual reality world about the importance of plankton for freshwater ecology by artist Kathleen Ruiz opens at the Center for Holorgraphic Arts in NYC in conjuction with City of Water Day on Governors Island. (Friday, 2-4 pm, Saturday 11am - 5 pm, Sunday 11 am - 4 pm).

 
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Auditions for Rensselaer Orchestra & Concert Choir continue through Sept 12
West Hall
September 1, 2017 4:00 PM - September 12, 2017

Auditions for Rensselaer Orchestra and Concert Choir are ongoing. Contact Prof. Nicholas DeMaison for more information.http://www.hass.rpi.edu/pl/news-s17/audition-info-rensselaer-orchestra-chamber-music-ensemble-concert-choir

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Bram van Heuveln, Lecturer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sage 4101
September 6, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Minds and Machines

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Dan Arista, Graduate Student, RPI
Sage 4101
September 13, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Relevance-based Reconsolidation of Contextual Memories: A Computational Model

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Manifesto! Film Screening and Panel Discussion
EMPAC Studio Beta
September 20, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Screening will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by event organizer, Michael Century.  Event co-sponsored by The Rensselaer Union.  Photo Credit: Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, courtesy FilmRise

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Matthew-Donald Sangster, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
September 27, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Finding the ``I'' in Team: Development of a Snapshot Individual Performance Metric 

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Eric Ameres, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
October 4, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

A Cognitive Load Theory for Multimedia Enabled Data Exploration and Analysis as demonstrated by the proper design and implementation of Co-Radial Inner Surface Projected Visualization  (CrISPV)

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Mark Riedl, Associate Professor Georgia Tech University
Sage 4101
October 18, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Computational Narrative Intelligence

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Art_X Symposium on Music, Sound and Mathematics
EMPAC Studio Beta
October 25, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Art_X Symposium on Music, Sound and Mathematics presents current practices in the field, as well as new and novel research from around the Institute. The Keynote presentation at 1:00: "A Theory of Musical Interest” by Dr. Gareth Loy, author of Musimathics.

Demos and Tutorials: 9-12:00, Presentations: 1-4:00, Panel Discussion: 4-5:00, Reception at Evelyn’s Café.The event is free and open to the community. Produced with support from G. A. Articolo ('61), Vollmer Fries Lecture Fund, Schools of HASS & Science, and AXIS. Contact Curtis Bahn (bahnc2 - at- rpi.edu).

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Can Mekik, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
October 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

A computational account of a general intelligence test: Synergy between artificial intelligence and psychometric testing 

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Roots of Africa Music Ensemble
Academy Hall Auditorium
October 25, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Professor Ade Knowles leads the Roots of Africa Music Ensemble as they continue chasing the rhythms with their first performance of the semester at Academy Hall, start time 7:00 pm.

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Chinese Minor Information Session to be Held October 26
Sage 4711
October 26, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Pursuing a minor in Chinese helps you stand out in the global cultures and markets of the 21st century. Come to learn about Chinese Minor requirements, course offerings in conjunction with the Arch and HASS Core requirements, accelerating track, and study abroad opportunities. Date: October 26, 2017|Time: 5:00-6:00PM|Location: Sage 4711

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IDI Show: observer, observed, and the process of observation
Sage Labs 5th floor Deans Lounge
October 31, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
observer, observed, and the process of observation
an exhibition of our Fall 2017 Intermediate Digital Imaging class’s evolving short study projects in
Surveillance, HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography, Panorama and Portraiture
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Petr Babkin, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
November 1, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

An anticipatory model of language understanding based on scripts and discourse coherence.

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Sean Barton
Sage 4101
November 8, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Visual Control of Walking Over Complex Terrain

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Annual Fall Evening of Chamber Music
EMPAC Studio Beta
November 10, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Students in the Chamer Music course present a concert of their recent work.

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Rensselaer Concert Choir Fall Concert
EMPAC Concert Hall Stage
November 11, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil & Vivaldi's Gloria

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Arts Department Fall Concert
Russell Sage Dining Hall (Upstairs)
November 11, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Rensselaer Department of Arts presents its Fall Concert, featuring new acoustic, electronic and electroacoustic live musical works from students and faculty. 

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Lecture: Cosima Herter
West Hall 214
November 13, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Cosima Herter will be informally presenting about her participation in the creation of the popular television series Orphan Black.

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 Effective Proposal Writing from the Inside Out

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Bio-Arts Initiatives: HASS/Art_X Research Roundtable
Sage 4711
November 15, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Arts Professor Kathy High will lead a discussion on new initiatives in Bio-Art between CBIS and HASS, and synergies with Art_X and other programs.
Light lunch provided.  Please RSVP to mooree3@rpi.edu by Nov. 10.

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iEAR Presents! SINNER in MECCA with filmmaker and author Parvz Sharma
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave. Troy NY 12181
November 18, 2017 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Sharma’s documentaries and writing dissect the complicated intersection of faith and sexuality, confronting the taboo topic of his gay and Muslim identities. Sharma has worked as advocate and activist for the LGBT community: his work gives voice to communities where “the silence was strongest.”

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Bonnie Jones: Opening the Circuit / Switching the Power Paradigm
EMPAC BETA
November 20, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

A discussion and open-circuit music performance by Bonnie Jones, Baltimore-based electronic musician, community organizer, and co-founder of TECHNE, an organization that offers DIY audio technology workshops for young female-identifying women and girls. 

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Liveware
EMPAC STUDIO 1
November 20, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM

Liveware is a new performance duo comprised of Michael Century and Shawn Lawson, both Professors in the Rensselaer Arts Department. The name Liveware plays off a slang term that denotes the “human operator” in computer systems. Lawson is an expert practitioner of “live-coding” using graphics languages he developed himself. Century performs on piano and accordion, and uses software he developed allowing live manipulations.

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Scott Steinmetz
Sage 4101
November 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Abandon the Chase: Perceiving 'Catchability' during Interception of a Moving Target

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Long Night Against Procrastination
Center for Communication Practices,: First Floor, Folsom Library
November 29, 2017 7:00 PM - November 30, 2017

The Center for Communication Practices will host its second Long Night Against Procrastination--a chance for students to bring their projects, work with consultants, eat snacks, and Write into the Night!

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GSAS Lecture Series: Rachel Presser "From Idea to Game Studio"
CBIS Auditorium
December 5, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rachel Presser is the founder of Sonic Toad Media and Consulting. She is an indie game developer, freelancing and gaming industry consultant, former tax law practitioner, business educator, and crazy toad lady. Rachel loves to not just play and make games, but teach people about the business of games. 

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Michael Lynch, Lecturer, Communication and Media
Sage 4101
December 6, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

An application of several of Greimas's semiotic models to problems of character motivation and behavior in Interactive Storytelling.

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iEAR Presents! Documentary filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski presents his first feature-length film, "Quest," with producer Sabrina S. Gordon.
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy, NY 12180
December 9, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The documentary is a moving portrait of a North Philadelphia working class family over the span of 10 years. Olshefski’s intimate style emphasizes the beautiful complexity of relationships, and how an American family goes about healing and persevering. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Festival.

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World's Fair Exhibition: Discover the History and Future of the World's Fairs
Corridor of Creativity, Sage Labs
December 11, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
An Exhibition put on by two HASS Inquiry courses.
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Composition Seminar Concert featuring TrumpetCello
EMPAC Concert Hall
December 13, 2017 2:00 PM - November 13, 2017

A concert of world premiere compositions by RPI students, performed by Jillian Blythe and Nolan Tsang of duo ensemble TrumpetCello.

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