static work

static work

[′stad·ik ′wərk]
(biophysics)
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The accepted practice is to relegate the moving-image works to a theater, where they function at best as accompaniments to the main attraction--the static work; alternatively, if they are shown in the exhibition space proper, they are, typically, projected badly in uninviting curtained-off corners or shown on monitors that require those who wish to listen to the sound track to don headphones.
Incomplete archival building documentation in possession during the reconstruction resulted in some irregularities in the static work of newly reconstructed building structures resting on earlier old foundations and remaining elements of structures buried in the ground.
This moveable element gives this otherwise static work an aspect of movement and voice, as it is simply to imagine the clanging of the chain as it strikes the metal structure.
Converting static work platforms into portable or rolling platforms, the unit is constructed with one-fourth inch thick steel U bracket that supports spring mechanism.
The minimalist split level staging with shadowy figures behind a gauze-like screen brings some sense of movement into what is essentially a static work.
But as Japanese critics point out, this is a static work, filled almost exclusively with the images of sexual experiments and lengthy discussions about them taking place in the confinement of small, private spaces.
What also came as no surprise was the director's urge to gussy up what is basically a static work with a good deal of distracting business.
All these advanced technologies result in dynamic work "push" instead of static work "pull." This reduces the human latency inherent in many other solutions where work simply sits waiting for an employee to pick it up and take action.
Rather than being an observer of a static work of art, the beholder thus became a participant in a dramatic event.
This comprehensive volume begins with an introduction and history of ergonomics and continues with thirteen sections on topics including body mechanics at work; user-centered workspace design; principles for risk assessment and design in static work and repetitive tasks; stress and fatigue; workplace stress and health; design and assessment in hot and cold workplaces; visual environment--measurement and design; hearing, sound, noise and vibration; human information processing and mental workload; design of displays and controls; information technology; and system design and assessment.
The typical commercial building--fluorescent lights, boxy floor plans, and static work environment--is slowly being phased out.