Kockroach

Author: Tyler Knox

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 0061143340

Category: Fiction

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It is the mid-1950s, and Kockroach, perfectly content with his life infesting a fleabag hotel off Times Square, awakens to discover that somehow he's been transformed into, of all things, a human. A tragic turn of events, yes, but cockroaches are awesome coping machines, so Kockroach copes. Step by step, he learns the ways of man—how to walk, how to talk, and how to wear a jaunty brown fedora. Led by his primitive desires and insectile amorality, he navigates through the bizarre human realms of crime, business, politics, and sex. Will he find success or be squashed flat from above? Will he change humanity, or will humanity change him?
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Devising Performance

One of the target groups the company identified on the estate was the large proportion of single mothers, and in 1985 they worked on 'a smaller project with twenty local women called Kockroach Kabaret' (ibid., p.

Author: Jane Milling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350316614

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 282

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What is the history of devised theatre? Why have theatre-makers, since the 1950s, chosen to devise performances? What different sorts of devising practices are there? What are the myths attached to devising, and what are the realities? First published in 2005, Devising Performance remains the only book to offer the reader a history of devising practice. Charting the development of collaboratively created performances from the 1950s to the early 21st century, it presents a range of case studies drawn from Britain, America and Australia. Companies discussed include The Living Theatre, Open Theatre, Australian Performing Group, People Show, Teatro Campesino, Théâtre de Complicité, Legs on the Wall, Forced Entertainment, Goat Island and Graeae. Providing a history of devising practice, Deirdre Heddon and Jane Milling encourage us to look more carefully at the different modes of devising and to consider the implications of our use of these practices in the 21st century.
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Artificial Life V

The robot followed the pheromone trace like a real male silk moth [ 10 ] . Another example of a hybrid insect robot is shown in Fig . 7 [ 11 ] . This is a hybrid kockroach robot . Two legs are cut off from the body and pasted on the ...

Author: International Workshop on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262621118

Category: Computers

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May 16-18, 1996 · Nara, JapanDespite all the successes in computer engineering,adaptive computation, bottom-up AI, and robotics, Artificial Life must not become simply a one-waybridge, borrowing biological principles to enhance our engineering efforts in the construction oflife-as-it-could-be. We must ensure that we give back to biology in kind, by developing tools andmethods that will be of real value in the effort to understand life-as-it-is.Artificial Life V marksa decade since Christopher Langton organized the first workshop on artificial life -- a decadecharacterized by the exploration of new possibilities and techniques as researchers have sought tounderstand, through synthetic experiments, the organizing principles underlying the dynamics(usually the nonlinear dynamics) of living systems. In addition to presenting the latest work in thefield, Artificial Life V includes a retrospective and prospective look at both artificial andnatural life with the aim of refining the methods and approaches discovered so far into viable,practical tools for the pursuit of science and engineering goals.Complex Adaptive Systemsseries
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ISBN: UOM:39015066122857

Category: Libraries

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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Pat Bangs ( 50-500w ) SUMMARY : “ It is the mid - 1950s , and in a fleabag hotel off Times Square , Kockroach , perfectly content with life as an insect , awakens to discover that somehow he's become , of all things , a human .

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ISBN: UOM:39015066156806

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Kockroach

It is the mid-1950s, and Kockroach, perfectly content with his life infesting a fleabag hotel off Times Square, awakens to discover that somehow he's been transformed into, of all things, a human.

Author: Tyler Knox

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061871665

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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It is the mid-1950s, and Kockroach, perfectly content with his life infesting a fleabag hotel off Times Square, awakens to discover that somehow he's been transformed into, of all things, a human. A tragic turn of events, yes, but cockroaches are awesome coping machines, so Kockroach copes. Step by step, he learns the ways of man—how to walk, how to talk, and how to wear a jaunty brown fedora. Led by his primitive desires and insectile amorality, he navigates through the bizarre human realms of crime, business, politics, and sex. Will he find success or be squashed flat from above? Will he change humanity, or will humanity change him?
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Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE IECON

This is a hybrid kockroach robot . Two legs are cut off from the body and pasted on the paper body with adhesives . Leggs can be actuated by appropriate electrical stimulation and the robot can walk . 9 CONCLUSIONS Several intelligent ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822023634116

Category: Automation

Page: 736

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Artificial Life

7 A hybrid kockroach robot A male silk moth pursues a female by following a pheromone . This action can be caused by only a few molecules of pheromone which arrive at the antenna of a male silk moth . A biological sensor was constructed ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015039832822

Category: Biological systems

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Consists of the proceedings of: 1987, Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems; 1990-1992, Artificial Life Workshop; 1994-1996, International Workshop on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems; 1998- , International Conference on Artificial Life.
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105111759564

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Poets Writers

As Kockroach , an arthropod of the genus Blatella and of the species germanica , awakens one morning from a typically dreamless sleep , he finds himself transformed into some large , vile creature . " Kockroach ( William Morrow ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131558517

Category: American literature

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