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ACS-Ethos 8

ACS-Ethos 8

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Fall 2010ñ Volume 5ñ Issue 1
Cover stories:
Interactive MathematicalInvestigations & WriteOn!
Student Leaders:
TEDxYouth@ACSAthensStudent Speakers -November 20th
Pedagogy in Action:
The IB Retreat Trip
CommunityConnections:
Innovation, Collaborationand Bridging theTransition from HighSchool to University
Engineering Critical Thinking for the 21st CenturyEngineering Critical Thinking for the 21st Century
 Alumni Affairs
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Staff Development
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Community Connections
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Smiles around Campus
 
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Our Mission
 ACS Athens is a student-centeredinternational school, embracing Americaneducational philosophy, principles and values.Through excellence in teachingand diverse educational experiences, ACS Athenschallenges all students to realize their uniquepotential: academically, intellectually,socially and ethically – to thrive as responsibleglobal citizens.
Publisher: ACS Athens. Editor-in-Chief: Desiree Michael. Production team: John Papadakis, Marianna Savvas, Stacy Filippou.Contributors: ACS Athens Faculty, Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni. Art Direction, Design & Printing: Multimedia SA.Cover Design & Concept: Dot Repro SA.All rights reserved. No part of this magazine (text or images) may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher.
About the Cover and our ACS Athens Alumnus: In accordance with our theme of ‘Engineering Critical Thinking,’ the image of an active mind was chosen for the cov-er of this Ethos _ The Arrangement of Guests by James M. Lane."Arrangement of Guests" is a combination of hand drawing, photography and digital processing. On one level it depicts the human central nervous system as a bewil-dering yet aesthetically pleasing entanglement with no end or beginning. Numerous dynamic meandrous lines perplex and puzzle in contrast to a few simple tonal vari-ations and transparencies that paradoxically manage to disambiguate the whole by suggesting the human form.Line and tonality compliment and inform each other reflecting other pairs of opposites such as the abstract/ figurative, artificial/organic, logic/emotion and even IQ/EQ.The mathematical perplexity that is suggested by a circuitous linear construct would remain flat, inert and meaningless, if it wasn't for a few mentally perceived lines thatbreathe life to the whole, placing it within the boundaries of the human sphere.In engineering the idea of design without the application of science would be implausible. In art the idea of design without the element of human conjecture wouldbe unimaginable. James M. Lane was born in Athens, but lived in the US during the late 80s’ and early 90’s. He studied photography at Parsons School of Design in New York and EcoleParsons in Paris, France. He has presented his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Athens, New York, Paris, Madrid, Seoul and St. Petersburg. He taught artand literature at ACS Athens in the late 60’s. James works with multi-media such as video and audio installations, computer imaging, and photography. James lives andworks in Athens, Greece and his wife and son are both members of the ACS Athens Community.

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