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ARTIFICIAL. What is the result of, or relates to, the arts; opposed to natural; thus we say a corporation is an artificial person, in opposition to a natural person. Artificial accession is the uniting one property to another by art, opposed to a simple natural union. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 503.

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Leaver also productively reads Greg Egan's Permutation City against the Visible Human Project, and reveals the complex interplay of technology, artificiality, subjectivity and embodiment in contemporary culture.
In Sudan the artificiality of the modern state was already shattered earlier this year with the peaceful secession of South Sudan.
Enter journalist Kathryn Schulz, who, referring to thinkers such as Augustine (who said "Fallor ergo sum," I err, therefore I am), Freud (who proposed that verbal slips are clues to truth), Locke (who thought that error seeped into our lives through the gap between the artificiality of words and the reality of the things they name), and Alan Greenspan (who expressed "shocked disbelief that markets aren't self-regulating), proposes that we look at wrongness as both a given and as a gift that can transform our worldviews, relationships, and ultimately ourselves.
In a thought-provoking essay focusing mainly on gender, he exhorts the theatrical establishment to celebrate the art form's essential duality--the liveness of the event versus the artificiality of its content--by pushing casting-practices to their limits.
"What Peter was saying was that Gordon should just be himself, that artificiality does not work in politics, and that what he is and what he stands for and the policies he is pursuing should be allowed to speak for themselves.
"What Peter was saying is that Gordon should just be himself, that artificiality doesn't work in politics and that what he is, what he stands for and the policies he is pursuing should be allowed to speak for themselves.
"The subjects are intimate and personal but, as with all good artists, these stories are told in such a way that the artificiality and the apparent eccentricity are a means of expressing the bits and pieces of all our lives that make up the human comedy.
One look at Tadzio, the wide-eyed beach boy portrayed by Edvin Revazov, and von Aschenbach finds an antidote to his sterile artificiality and the superficial elegance of Venetian society.
Back in the 1920s, photographer August Sander made a radical departure from the artificiality of studio portraiture, pioneering a naturalistic documentary style that is sure to interest photography students.
In some respects they have an artificiality about them: bricks and mortar and professionals seeking to replace uncles, aunties and grandparents.
A powerful, adaptable tool for determining the detailed shape and use of new development, and a technique whose artificiality points up the desirable flexibility of the future city
It can be viewed as artificial and isolation can spring from artificiality," Klein says.