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/filk/ [SF fandom, where a typo for "folk" was adopted as a new word] A popular or folk song with lyrics revised or completely new lyrics, intended for humorous effect when read, and/or to be sung late at night at SF conventions. There is a flourishing subgenre of these called "computer filks", written by hackers and often containing rather sophisticated technical humour. See double bucky for an example. Compare grilf, hing and newsfroup.
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Professional communication roles, approaches, and communication technologies are converging (Boers et al., 2012; Gundelswiler & Filk, 2012).
Concerning this relative indeterminacy, Atmanspacher and Filk (2003) proposed an explanative approach based on generalized quantum theory, a "temporal double-slit scenario" in which discrimination and sequentialization of events are considered as complementary (non-commuting) observables.
21 April 2004: Michael Bellina, Brian Benzin, Jennifer Bucci, Jamie Consiglio, Kathleen Cushing, Mark Dumelle, Ruth Filk, Paul Galgovich, Cynthia Gedz, Lynda Grey, Sarah Herendeen, Lindsay Holderle, Kevin Kud, Donna Lee, Francine Levesque, Laura Lewthwaite, Daniel Lloyd, Jason Mirek, Michael Overmyer, Steven Palmer, Sherri Quinn, Todd Robida, Kara Stoddart, Joel Sullivan, Mark Vogel, Matthew Wendel, Katie Wertman, Kristen West, Joseph Yanik.
(1990), "Toward a 'critical mass' theory of interactive media", in Filk, J.
MediaWest also had fan fiction zines, cosplay [costume play], filk songs, plays and skits, crafts--the whole rich culture of fannish behavior.
Vendors talk about its recent 'emergence', however, Gartner Research Director Valdis Filks considers the phrase a marketing construct.
19 to reach a decision.<p>The commission wants to protect competition, but might end up doing the opposite by delaying the deal, said Valdis Filks, research director at Gartner.
The Commission wants to protect competition, but might end up doing the opposite by delaying the deal, according to Valdis Filks, research director at Gartner.