2008年3月9日 星期日

fashionably inclined, eden, edenic, numinous, Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival thrives

EuroVox | 10.03.2008 | 05:30

Finding Technology for the Fashionably Inclined

Business hoped to make an impact on the fashionably inclined with their latest gadgets at the CeBIT technology convention in Germany.

Glasses for your iPod, funky laptop bags, a shower television or a jacket that doubles as a TV antenna. Sounds like fanciful science fiction, but it is actually the "Web and Walk" reality at CeBIT, Europe's largest information and communication technology fair. Join us as we battle through the Bluetooth and business suits and hunt for the hottest in new technology designs.
Reporter: Kateri Jochum




At the moment the Metropolitan Museum of Art, always a paradise of painting, is more edenic than ever. In less than four weeks it has opened three large exhibitions, each devoted to a master of sublime strangeness. First Jasper Johns, then Nicolas Poussin and now Gustave Courbet.





numinous, Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival thrives
Inside Europe | 23.08.2008 | 07:05 
Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival thrives

The Edinburgh fringe festival is often referred to as the biggest arts festival in the world.

Every summer the city's population more than doubles as thousands of performers and festival-goers pour into the Scottish capital. Parks, schools and churches are all converted to house everything from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Report: Rosie Johnston


"In Glass, Paper, Beans, the profane becomes sacred, the commonplace numinous."

nu・mi・nous


adj.
  1. Of or relating to a numen; supernatural.
  2. Filled with or characterized by a sense of a supernatural presence: a numinous place.
  3. Spiritually elevated; sublime.
[From Latin nūmen, nūmin-, numen.]

━━ a. 神霊の; 壮厳な.


eden
n.
  1. Bible. The garden of God and the first home of Adam and Eve. Also called Garden of Eden.
  2. A delightful place; a paradise.
  3. A state of innocence, bliss, or ultimate happiness.
[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek Ēdēn, from Hebrew ‘ēden, delight, Eden.]
Edenic E·den'ic (ē-dĕn'ĭkadj.

incline (FEEL) Show phonetics
verb [I or T; usually + adverb or preposition] FORMAL
to (make someone) tend to feel something or want to do something:
The Prime Minister is believed to be inclining towards an April election.

inclination Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
a preference or tendency, or a feeling that makes a person want to do something:
[+ to infinitive] My own inclination would be to look for another job.
We should be basing our decisions on solid facts, not inclinations and hunches.

inclined Show phonetics
adjective [after verb; + to infinitive]
1 tending or wanting to do something:
Tom is inclined to be lazy.
No one seemed inclined to help.

2 artistically/technically, etc. inclined having natural artistic/technical, etc. ability:
She's very bright, but she's not academically inclined.

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