West African Civilizations
Dated yet relevant documentary on the history of ancient African art and civilizations is the subject of this six minute video. It covers the major learning centers and the development of various cultures. A good video that provides an overview using images that include objects found by archaeology.
How to Find the Surface Area of a Triangular Prism
Looking for an informative video on how to get the surface area of a triangular prism? This useful tutorial explains exactly how it's done in four minutes. The instructor uses a small whiteboard for demonstration.
ISS Update - April 25, 2011
The International Space Station video update for April 25, 2011.
ISS Update - May 13, 2011
The International Space Station video update for May 13, 2011.
"The Imagined" by Stephen Dunn (poetry reading)
When my kids ask me why I won't watch horror movies, I tell them it's because nothing scares me any more. It's not true of course, it's only things that are intended to scare me that don't scare me: I'm too old to be fooled by the same old nonsense again. One of the working girls in Steinbeck's Sweet Thursday said "I can scream three times at a rubber lizard and then the Hell with it." However this poem scares me: it's like the idea that everything you hold precious is a sham, a facade, a d
"In School Days" by John Greenleaf Whittier (poetry reading)
An American poem. The British find American sentimentality and sincerity hard to bear - just as Americans find British irony and dry humour baffling. The picture of the Californian School House looks as though it was taken in about 1930 - it comes from this site: http://cerritos.org/community/history-of-the-region The Schoolroom was painted by William Bromley Still sits the school-house by the road, A ragged beggar sleeping; Around it still the sumachs grow, And blackberry-vines are creep
"[as freedom is a breakfastfood]" by E E Cummings (poetry reading)
Magic Tree screensaver: http://www.lisisoft.com/tools/magic-tree.html Love in the Sky: http://www.webdesignhot.com/free-photography/love-clouds-in-the-sky/ as freedom is a breakfastfood or truth can live with right and wrong or molehills are from mountains made —long enough and just so long will being pay the rent of seem and genius please the talentgang and water most encourage flame as hatracks into peachtrees grow or hopes dance best on bald men's hair and every finger is a toe and any c
Walkthrough World's Largest Dinosaurs Special Exhibition
The World's Largest Dinosaurs (April 16, 2011-January 2, 2012), a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, goes beyond traditional fossil shows to reveal how dinosaurs actually lived by taking visitors into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods, which ranged in size from 15 to 150 feet long. Drawing on the latest science that looks in part to existing organisms to understand these extinct giants, The World's
Crowds gathering at Trafalgar Square to watch the coverage
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We Have Met Technology and It Is Us
The chapter explores the relationship between technology and intelligence with an emphasis on technologies as forms of tool-mediated social practices. This involves the argument that although tools are constituents of a technology, it is the way in which tools are deployed as part of a social practice that is crucial. Artifacts are considered as the foundation blocks of technology.
Pressure + Ink: Relief Process
Produced in conjunction with the exhibition German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse. Find out more at http://moma.org/germanexpressionism Special thanks to Phil Sanders, Director and Master Printer, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. A program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. Created by Plowshares Media PlowsharesMedia.com © 2011 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Looking at Music 3.0: Cey Adams
On View at MoMA February 16-May 30, 2011 Images courtesy of Ernest Paniccioli, Robert J. Zagula and Martha Cooper. Additional images courtesy of the artist. Roy Lichtenstein. Girl with Ball. 1961. Gift of Philip Johnson. The Museum of Modern Art. © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris Laura Levine. Fab Five Freddy, NYC. 1981. Gelatin silver print. Keith Haring, NYC. 1983. Gelatin silver print. Afrika Bambaataa, NYC. 1983. Gelatin silver print. Ann Magnuson, Revival Meeting
Health@Google: Patricia Wells
Patricia Wells visits Google's San Francisco office to present her book "Salad as a Meal". This event took place on April 25, 2011, as part of the Health@Google series. Multiple James Beard Foundation Award winner Wells is here to say (with 150 recipes) that salads taste good, they're good for you, and they don't have to include lettuce. Given Wells's high profile and the book's useful focus, this can't miss wherever cookbooks are popular. With a 75,000-copy first printing; eight-city tour. Pa
Authors@Google: Mary Roach
Mary Roach spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on April 22, 2011 about her book Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. About the book: Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can't walk for a year? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survi
Authors@Google: Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel
Authors@Google present Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel: "More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty." In their new book, Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel discuss how to solve one of the most important questions in aid economics: how do you figure out where to spend your dollars in order to get the best results? Too often aid money is allocated by hope, by guesswork, or [in the worst cases] by corruption. How can donors tell if their money is doing as much good as
Musicians@Google: The Dodos
The Dodos performed for Googlers in Mountain View, Ca on April 7, 2011 from their album No Color. About The Dodos: "Is there a rootsy folk-rock band — or any rock band, period, this side of Rush — that's more reliant on drumming than The Dodos? Multi-instrumentalists Meric Long and Logan Kroeber build their best songs around percussion to startling effect: "Good" and "Don't Try and Hide It," from the new No Color, pound and clatter with such precision and clarity, the whomp of the drums mi
Professor Susan Benedict: From Caring to Killing: Nurses and Physicians in the Third Reich
Professor Susan Benedict -- Medical University of South Carolina, USA: From Caring to Killing: Nurses and Physicians in the Third Reich Description: The 6th International Conference on Holocaust Education Teaching the Shoah -- Fighting the Racism and Prejudice Day 1 -- Tuesday, July 8, 2008 Racism and Antisemitism in the 19th and 20th Centuries -- the Prelude to Destruction http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/conference/2008/index.asp
Professor Dina Porat: The 1930's and the 2000's - the Relevance of Historical Comparisons
Professor Dina Porat, Head of the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism, Tel Aviv University: The 1930's and the 2000's - the Relevance of Historical Comparisons The 6th International Conference on Holocaust Education Teaching the Shoah -- Fighting the Racism and Prejudice Day 1 -- Tuesday, July 8, 2008 Racism and Antisemitism in the 19th and 20th Centuries -- the Prelude to Destruction http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/conference/2008/index.as
Professor Hanna Yablonka - Choosing to Go Forward
Professor Hanna Yablonka - Historian, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel: After the Shoah- Choosing to Go Forward The 6th International Conference on Holocaust Education Teaching the Shoah -- Fighting the Racism and Prejudice Day 3 -- Thursday, July 10, 2008 Building a Better World -- The Legacy of the Survivors and Celebrating Israel in its 60th Year http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/conference/2008/index.asp
Dalai Lama, "What has the Nobel Peace Prize meant to you?"
During a visit to the Nobel Museum on April 15, 2011, the Dalai Lama autographs a chair at Bistro Nobel and answers a question posed by the Museum Director, Olov Amelin, "What has the Nobel Peace Prize meant to you?" To learn more about the Dalai Lama, see: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1989/lama.html