• Karri Pratt: Our treasure houses

      Robinson, Carl; University of Derby (Derby Museum and Art Gallery, 2015-09)
      Kerri Pratt’s paintings have references to curious spaces derived from man-made, industrial and urban landscapes. Drawing on childhood memories of growing up in an ex-mining town, when the demise of previously thriving industries of Collieries, Potteries, Pipeworks and Brickworks were all too prominent. Kerri has reconnected with her home county of Derbyshire to produce a new series of paintings referencing remnants and traces of our industrial heritage.
    • Kathmandu: disiecta membra

      Nicoletti, Martino; Passuti, Roberto; University of Derby, School of Art and Design (Bologna: Stenopeica; Firenze: A-Buzz Supreme, 2013-07-15)
      A musical CD of electronic music devoted to the Himalayan metropolis of Kathmandu. The CD, created by Martino Nicoletti and Roberto Passuti for the independent music label Stenopeica, contains 11 songs. Special guests are the Italian singers Giovanni Lindo Ferretti and Teresa De Sio.
    • Kathmandu: eclissi delle due lune

      Nicoletti, Martino; Passuti, Roberto; University of Derby, School of Art and Design (Florence - Bologna: A-Buzz Supreme - Stenopeica, 2013-04)
      A CD of electronic and experimental music (ten tracks) created by Martino Nicoletti and Roberto Passuti. The work is inspired by the metropolis of Kathmandu (Nepal).
    • Kathmandu: leçons des ténèbres (Kathmandu: lessons of darkness)

      Nicoletti, Martino; University of Derby, School of Art and Design (Bangkok: Parbphin LDT, 2010)
      An artist’s book devoted to the abyssal metropolis of the Himalayas. Fragments from the travel note book of the author, encounters, poems, tales, visions, accompanied by a rare selection of black and white analogue photographs. The work has been published in a numbered limited edition of 108 copies, each enriched by a personal artwork of the author.
    • Kathmandu: lezioni di tenebre

      Nicoletti, Martino; University of Derby, School of Art and Design (Casadei Libri Edizioni - Roma, 2012)
      A poetical book devoted to the Himalayan metropolis of Kathmandu. The work is enriched by a large series of photogaphic images by the author.
    • "Kathmandu: lezioni di tenebre": un libro e della musica dedicata ad una metropoli dell’abisso ("Kathmandu: lessons of darkness": a book and a CD devoted to a metropolis of the abysses)

      Nicoletti, Martino; University of Derby, School of Art and Design (Centro Studi Orientali Roma, 2013-05-28)
      An article devoted to the publication of a book (poetry texts, photos and an attached musical CD) by Martino Nicoletti and devoted to the city of Kathmandu (Nepal).
    • Kelly + Jones

      Jones, Rhiannon; Kelly, Traci; University of Derby; Oxford Brookes University (Oxford Brookes University, 2020-01-15)
      Dr Traci Kelly and Dr Rhiannon Jones’ exhibition presents writing as dynamic visual and lived encounter grounded in phenomenological, feminist and post-feminist perspectives. It subverts and ruins the representation of writing in order to privilege the visceral and subjective production of the writerly and resist the hierarchy of decipherable text. The artists predominantly employ performance and performativity as a temporal mode of making works, which span video, installation, photography, sculpture and artefacts and explore writing as object, writing as materiality, the process of writing through the body and the subject invention inherent in writing a subject into being. Works offer partial glimpses into the material world of the human and non-human body (chalk deposits from past marine life), and their relationship to writing/language. The works exist in the interstice of documentation, artwork and survey with their unsettled status placing value on the unknowing within visual culture and research-creation. This exhibition responds to the Glass Tank as a metaphorical aquarium, holding the remnants of past marine life in the materiality of chalk whilst creating a living ecology of research.
    • The Kent model of career education and guidance

      Hooley, Tristram; University of Derby (Kent County Council, 2015-05)
    • Kick-Drum signal acquisition, isolation and reinforcement optimization in live sound

      Hill, Adam J.; Hawksford, Malcolm O. J.; Rosenthal, Adam P.; Gand, Gary; University of Essex; Gand Concert Sound (Audio Engineering Society, 2011-05)
      A critical requirement for popular music in live-sound applications is the achievement of a robust kick-drum sound presented to the audience and the drummer while simultaneously achieving a workable degree of acoustic isolation for other on-stage musicians. Routinely a transparent wall is placed in parallel to the kick-drum heads to attenuate sound from the drummer’s monitor loudspeakers, although this can cause sound quality impairment from comb filter interference. Practical optimization techniques are explored, embracing microphone selection and placement (including multiple microphones in combination), isolation-wall location, drum-monitor electronic delay and echo cancellation. A system analysis is presented augmented by real-world measurements and relevant simulations using a bespoke Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) algorithm.
    • Kitchen living in later life: Exploring ergonomic problems, coping strategies and design solutions

      Maguire, Martin C.; Peace, Sheila; Nicolle, Colette; Marshall, Russell; Sims, Ruth; Percival, John; Lawton, Clare; Loughborough University (2014-04-30)
      The kitchen is an important area in the home serving many purposes both functional and social. It is central to enabling people to stay within their own homes in their later life. As part of a detailed study of ‘past’ and ‘present’ kitchen living, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 48 older people about their current kitchen and how well it met their needs. It was found that personal problems with reaching, bending, dexterity and sight were more likely to be experienced with increasing age while for specific tasks, ironing and cleaning created the most difficulty. The paper reports on coping strategies and simple innovations made by the participants to address the problems they experienced. A challenge for kitchen designers, manufacturers and installers is to think in terms of kitchens that are more flexible and adaptable to people’s changing needs.
    • The kites are flying

      Hunt, Ava; Maggie Ford; University of Derby (2013-05)
      A television reporter’s experience in the West Bank reveals how children’s hopes and dreams for peace can fly higher than any wall dividing communities and religions. Why won’t Said speak? Why does he make beautiful kites and let them loose in the wind? Following actor Ava Hunt and Director Maggie Ford’s recent visit filming in the West Bank, join us for this new one-woman multimedia performance, bringing this beautiful story alive with laughter, thrills and tears to a land where friendship has no barriers.
    • Know your mean from your median

      Hooley, Tristram; University of Derby (Institute of Student Employers, 2019-01)
      Tristram Hooley took over the helm for ISE research last year. Here he delves into our annual student recruitment survey to explore the number of applications per hire and how it should be interpreted.
    • Knowledge management as intellectual property: evidence from Mexican manufacturing SMEs

      Madonado-Guzman, Gonzalo; Lopez-Torres, Gabriela Citlalli; Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo; Kumar, Vikas; Martinez-Covarrubias, Juan Luis; The University of Derby (Emerald, 2017-07)
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between knowledge management and creation of intellectual property within the context of small and medium size manufacturing enterprises. Design/methodology/approach – A hypothesis was formulated and tested using structural equation modelling. Data were collected through an instrument that was developed based on key constructs adapted from the literature and that was first validated using Confirmatory Factor Analysis. A Cronbach’s alpha test was also conducted and the Composite Reliability Index was calculated to ensure reliability of the theoretical model. The instrument was distributed among manufacturing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Aguascalientes region of Mexico, from were 125 valid responses were obtained. Findings – In general, the results indicate that knowledge management has positive effects on the creation of intellectual property in manufacturing SMEs. This suggests that SMEs can create more intellectual property if they dedicate more efforts to the management of knowledge. Practical implications – The implication of this research and its findings may inform the strategies formulated by policy makers, and the managerial practices that manufacturing SMEs can adopt to protect their knowledge. Originality/value – Evidence suggests that studies focused on investigating the relationship between knowledge and intellectual property are limited. This paper provides a refined understanding of the relationship between knowledge management and intellectual property creation.
    • KssssS

      Tighe, Carl; University of Derby (IMPress, 2004)
      a novel
    • L'uomo che dialogava con il coyote: una breve incursione sul tema «Joseph Beuys e sciamanesimo»

      Nicoletti, Martino; University of Derby, School of Art and Design (Edizioni Exòrma - Roma, 2011)
    • Land matters

      James, Jeremy; O'Connor, Denis (2012)
      An illustrated catalogue documenting a site specific sculpture project based at Ilam Park, Staffordshire, England in 2012
    • Landscape, land and identity: a performative consideration

      Crouch, David; University of Derby (2012)
      This chapter considers ideas of land and identity processes through an original consideration of landscape. Following Taussig's argument that cultural meaning and identification are less constituted in institutionalised and ritualised signification than emergent in the performance of life, attention focuses upon the performative character of landscape and its relationality with land and identity.... Making land significant in life is considered through landscape in the notion of spacing. The notion of an everyday, gentle politics is introduced to the constitution of identities and feeling of land. Identities and values concerning land are produced relationally in the energy cracks between performativity and institutions, as the several investigations upon which this chapter draws testify.
    • Larger ejaculate volumes are associated with a lower degree of polyandry across bushcricket taxa

      Vahed, Karim; University of Derby (The Royal Society, 2006-09-22)
      In numerous insects, including bushcrickets (Tettigoniidae), males are known to transfer substances in the ejaculate that inhibit the receptivity of females to further matings, but it has not yet been established whether these substances reduce the lifetime degree of polyandry of the female. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that larger ejaculate volumes should be associated with a lower degree of polyandry across tettigoniid taxa, controlling for male body mass and phylogeny. Data on ejaculate mass, sperm number, nuptial gift mass and male mass were taken primarily from the literature. The degree of polyandry for 14 species of European bushcrickets was estimated by counting the number of spermatodoses within the spermathecae of field-caught females towards the end of their adult lifespans. Data for four further species were obtained from the literature. Data were analysed by using both species regression and independent contrasts to control for phylogeny. Multiple regression analysis revealed that, as predicted, there was a significant negative association between the degree of polyandry and ejaculate mass, relative to male body mass, across bushcricket taxa. Nuptial gift size and sperm number, however, did not contribute further to interspecific variation in the degree of polyandry. A positive relationship was found, across bushcricket taxa, between relative nuptial gift size and relative ejaculate mass, indicating that larger nuptial gifts allow the male to overcome female resistance to accepting large ejaculates. This appears to be the first comparative evidence that males can manipulate the lifetime degree of polyandry of their mates through the transfer of large ejaculates.
    • Larger testes are associated with a higher level of polyandry, but a smaller ejaculate volume, across bushcricket species (Tettigoniidae)

      Vahed, Karim; Parker, Darren James; Gilbert, James D. J.; University of Derby (The Royal Society, 2010-11-10)
      While early models of ejaculate allocation predicted that both relative testes and ejaculate size should increase with sperm competition intensity across species, recent models predict that ejaculate size may actually decrease as testes size and sperm competition intensity increase, owing to the confounding effect of potential male mating rate. A recent study demonstrated that ejaculate volume decreased in relation to increased polyandry across bushcricket species, but testes mass was not measured. Here, we recorded testis mass for 21 bushcricket species, while ejaculate ( ampulla) mass, nuptial gift mass, sperm number and polyandry data were largely obtained from the literature. Using phylogenetic-comparative analyses, we found that testis mass increased with the degree of polyandry, but decreased with increasing ejaculate mass. We found no significant relationship between testis mass and either sperm number or nuptial gift mass. While these results are consistent with recent models of ejaculate allocation, they could alternatively be driven by substances in the ejaculate that affect the degree of polyandry and/or by a trade-off between resources spent on testes mass versus non-sperm components of the ejaculate.