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Robot dancers could hold us closer

Robot dancers could hold us closer | The Pros & Cons of eBook Publishing | Scoop.it
This choreographer and programmer performs with a robot to show the machines’ gentler, more relatable side.
L. R. Lane (author/composer)'s insight:
As with the other insights and scoops in this collection this insight addresses today's technology and invention as it relates to culture. 

Hence, some phrases for this one are extracts from the others or variations of them. When the bar for performance and communication (in this case the homophonic barre fits) is raised beyond the level of self-satisfaction with an aim to be meaningful it brings to focus four proverbial characters: "What", "Why", "How" and "When".

 If anything is openly declared as worthwhile these key factors challenge its validity. The technological process for a stage production can be of great value to any forward thinking producer, inventor, artist or innovator.

However, if perfecting a performance artificially through production overshadows or weakens its original purpose the credibility diminishes, probably because automating complex emotional content is not possible.

We usually consider robotic movement in humans as repetitive and uninspiring, so it might make sense in some cases to focus on trying to make movement in robots more human-like to contradict the stigma of machinery being cold and unnatural. 

There seems to always be a counter challenge for every traditional go-to when it comes to convenience or expedience. Driving a high standard of excellence in a new direction is usually the result. For example recorded music versus a live performance of it.

Maybe substituting an intelligent robot for a human dance partner in a theater performance will eventually become the equivalent - not very likely, but never say never.
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Is classical music dying?

Is classical music dying? | The Pros & Cons of eBook Publishing | Scoop.it
Music is often called the “universal language” because it allows so many people to connect with just one song—there are over 1,300 different music genres! The popular genres of music change as time passes, just like trends; the genres of today tend to center around  pop, hip hop, rap, etc. Consequently, one genre tha
L. R. Lane (author/composer)'s insight:
Regarding its rationale there is a question mark for the very act of writing and publishing a book. 

Although most of us write for a particular purpose, publishing signifies a need for an audience - placing it into a circle of virtually all other demanding tasks involving communication.

Music is one of those vehicles often chosen and it is commonly known for holding people's attention or altering an atmosphere, so it seems illogical to write about intangible sound and the meaning of it - expecting a reader to appreciate the imagery as though it is actually occurring.

However, the author of this insight combines fiction in the context of his genuine suite of music to characterize a desire for growth and development through dancing and stage performance as related to life in general in his All in a Day's Dance book. 

He then goes to another level writing about things he has written about and makes his music part of that as well. 

It is a new way of looking at an old, yet common realm of perception, so go figure, what with the broad forms of classical music composition and any of its choreographic counterparts fading behind the dust of today's intensely concentrated digital delivery of artistic works. 

On the plus side, the fundamental need to overcome hindsight with insight still drives the content of any true product of ingenuity. 

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What I Learned Self-Publishing an eBook on Amazon: Pros and Cons

I recently published a short book on Amazon using their Kindle Direct Publishing platform (KDP). Self publishing is becoming more and more popular so I wanted to write this post to talk about the pros
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The question of whether or not to publish a written work must be on the mind of any serious author. 

Nothing about the prospect is simple. When the bar is raised beyond the level of self-satisfaction with an aim to be meaningful it brings to focus four proverbial characters: "What", "Why", "How" and "When". If anything is openly declared as worthwhile these key factors challenge its validity. 

What the point is, why it is important to write about it, how its perspective should be publicized and when the best time to reveal it is, influences several pros and cons of entering the authorship/publishing field. 

Author/composer L.R. Lane hatches his own ideas about writing with music in its context.

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How has ballet changed over the years – 50 years ago and now

How has ballet changed over the years – 50 years ago and now | The Pros & Cons of eBook Publishing | Scoop.it
The world that we know it is forever changing and adapting, new words slip into our vocabulary, new technology is being trialled and released everyday therefore it would be naïve of us to believe that ballet would not be another thing to adapt and change in the modern world. There is no doubt about it that ballet has c
L. R. Lane (author/composer)'s insight:
Great article - nicely chronicled! However, not mentioning the composer's music to make ballet complete, I find to be amiss. 

The strength in ballet lies in the fact that it allows for a broad scope of expression and music for it must coincide. It seems likely that without new music especially composed for the form and story, ballet will merely remain historical. 

An audience must feel a connection to the choreography, therefore character and emotion are vital to the context/story portrayed through ballet - enter the role of music. 

A novel idea is to have music be a character in the performance - specifically write an eBook for today's purposes as a cyber-style libretto and have it function online as a conduit between its content and the audience. 

Composers must understand the relationship of music to ballet and the dancers must also, so anything new requires a high level of collaboration, cooperation and ingenuity. 

Love for music was critical to the personal journey beginning with early ballet training and through all its developments of touring and performing, winding up as a joint endeavor with an accompanist/composer. Eventually it became a duet for a ballet dancer and pianist in the theater. 

When it comes to risk it always affects new works due to time consumption and cost, yet there is so much to gain by finding the best ways to promote beauty using such a great form as ballet. 
 
Considering how the simplest instrumentation can be increased in amplitude and used to replace orchestral timbres due to the advancement of technology, if its simplicity is challenged to encompass the broad scope of ballet a drum beat or pulsating tones undermines the expression of the dance. 

The art of ballet in order to advance must become more mature in its storytelling and application of music. 
 
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How To Promote An eBook When You Have No Money For Advertising

How To Promote An eBook When You Have No Money For Advertising | The Pros & Cons of eBook Publishing | Scoop.it
You've gone through the hard yards of researching, writing and editing your eBook... but don't just wait for sales! Try these free techniques to promote it.
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The technological process for ebook production is of great value to any serious author. 

However, if perfecting a book through production overshadows or weakens its original purpose the story's credibility diminishes. 

Fortunately, proofreading tools for spelling and grammar are available and the harmonious partnership of technology and artistry remains a treasured aspiration.

Although numerous pitfalls might add to the drama, it is now a digital arena with various platforms for literary, visual and even audio components to share and the benefits of aiming to get everything right far outweigh the potential of anything missing the mark. 

Author/composer L.R. Lane hatches his own ideas about a fictional tale with music in its context. 

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