A Critical Evaluation of Early Stages Software in its Capacity of Coping with Contextual Issues
In this paper we analyse critically early design stages software in its capacity of coping with contextual data at large (i.e. representing cultural, aesthetical context, etc.). We identified 5 categories of early stages software: geometry based graphic editors, evaluation architectural software, generative and shape-grammar based systems, evolutionary systems and other systems. Calling the object under creation during of the early stages a CAD conceptual model, we will investigate to what exten
This artefact outlines the creation of a new website for Innovation North students holding details of all work placements (short, long term, voluntary, paid).The Institute for Enterprise funded the project and the money helped pay a student to maintain the website for a year
The Landgrabbers: The New Fight Over Who Owns The Earth [Audio]
Speaker(s): Fred Pearce, Professor Anthony Hall, Dr Charles Palmer | ‘Land grabbing’ has been described as the most profound ethical, environmental, economic and social issue in the world today. Financial speculation and concerns over food security are driving the acquisition of vast areas of land by foreign entities from beneath the feet of its occupiers in Africa, South-east Asia, South America and Eastern Europe. This debate examines the relative impact of land grabbing on the lives of po
The Line between ‘Confidence and Arrogance’: UBS Americas CEO Robert Wolf on Work and Wall Stree
A "cowboy"-like confidence propelled UBS Americas CEO Robert Wolf from the football field to Wall Street and up the leadership chain. But much like the industry that supported his 26-year rise, Wolf has discovered that brazen bravado has its limits. During a recent Wharton Leadership Lecture, Wolf discussed his career in the banking industry, why he is stepping down from his current role and why Wall Street is better off now than it was before the crisis.Author(s):
What’s Behind Microsoft’s $8.5 Billion Takeover of Skype?
Rumors that Facebook or Cisco would buy Skype were proven wrong on Tuesday when Microsoft struck an $8.5 billion deal to acquire the online voice and video chat service. Most analysts welcomed the takeover as a shrewd move on the grounds that it positions Microsoft in a commanding position in the emerging markets of video content and online telephony. Still, considering that Skype's previous acquisition by eBay ended in a $1.4 billion write-down, questions remain. Will there be a good cultural f
I. Glenn Cohen: Patients with Passports || Radcliffe Institute
As one of the world's leading experts on the intersection of bioethics and the law, I. Glenn Cohen spent a year as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University writing Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics (under contract with Oxford University Press), the first comprehensive analysis of the legal and ethical issues raised by medical tourism. Cohen is a professor at Harvard Law School, where he is also a codirector of the Petrie-Flom Center fo
Geometrical Shapes in the Real World
How many shapes can you find??? This slide show presentation shows several pictures and asks the learner if the can find shapes in these pictures.
Signs Of Stroke
There are several warning signs that can alert you to someone having a stroke. Here’s what to look for. Short video with a doctor explaining what to look for. 56 sec.
Lower Intermediate S6 #19 - Continue Studying to Improve Your Japanese
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You’ve had a blissful first few dates with an exchange student you met at your Japanese university. Now, if only the feeling could last! You want to keep on seeing him, but you know he will be leaving Japan at the end of the semester. Maybe you need to look into [...]
Cultures of knowledge : an intellectual geography of the seventeenth-century republic of letters
Cultures of Knowledge is the website of a project funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation. The project website is hosted by the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford, whose partners in the project include institutions in the UK; Wales; Hungary; the Czech Republic; and Poland. The aim of the project is to catalogue and edit the Bodleian Library's archives of correspondence of some of the 17th century's leading men of science, and make these widely available to international scholars.
11.521 Spatial Database Management and Advanced Geographic Information Systems (MIT)
This semester long subject (11.521) is divided into two halves. The first half focuses on learning spatial database management techniques and methods and the second half focuses on using these skills to address a 'real world,' client-oriented planning problem. The first half of the semester may be taken separately using the class number 11.523 and the second half may be taken separately as 11.524. In order to help shape and utilize the information infrastructure that will support the management
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 This module looks at the role of the law in regulating business in the interests of consumers. Suitable for: Second and final year undergraduates Professor P.R Cartwright, School of Law Peter Cartwright has been Professor of Consumer Protection Law at the University of Nottingham since 2004. He previously worked at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he obtained his
De Gaulle's Republic 1958 - 1969
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010, This module examines the founding first decade of the Fifth Republic by focusing principally, though not exclusively, on the personality and political ideas of Charles de Gaulle. It begins by examining his emergence as the providential leader of the Resistance, to the frustrations of the Liberation and his thwarted plans for the constitutional renaissance of France, through the
Checklist - Work Placement
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Nancy Reagan's Anti-drug campaign: "Just Say No" at 1988 World Series
This is a clip featuring former first lady Nancy Regan at the 1988 World Series promoting her anti-drug slogan campaign, "Just Say No!". After interview she throws out a pitch!
SAT Prep: Test 1, Section 9, Part 4
Students, improve your math SAT score! The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to model problems. This is video is appropriate high school students. Uses a textbook (the official SAT study guide) commonly found in bookstores, but it is not absolutely necessary as the narrator does all work on the screen.
Ronald Reagan's Inaugural Address, Part III
This is the third and last installment of Reagan's inaugural address to the nation.
21L.463 Renaissance Literature (MIT)
The Renaissance has justly become both famous and notorious as an age of discovery, and its voyages took place in many realms. This semester, we will read several history making narratives of early modern travel: first-hand accounts of discovery, captivity, conquest, or cultural encounter. As Europeans came to acquire experience of unfamiliar places, literary texts of the period began to assimilate this experience by describing imagined voyages across real or fantastic landscapes. Finally, voyag
QTC Chapel Service 15 October 2013 - 1 Kings 19
Gary Millar Chapel sermon