1963 Timesharing: A Solution to Computer Bottlenecks
[Recorded: May 9, 1963] This vintage film features MIT Science Reporter John Fitch at the MIT Computation Center in an extended interview with MIT professor of computer science Fernando J. Corbato. The film was co-produced by WGBH (Boston) and MIT. The prime focus of the film is timesharing, one of the most important developments in computing, and one which has come in and out of favor several times over the last several decades as the dichotomy between remote and centrally-managed computing r
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Hackers Phishers and Carders, Oh My!
[Recorded April 21, 2010] Stalking, scams, theft, underhanded business tactics, vandalism and the like have existed for millennia, and have found ways to exploit emerging technologies from check writing to the telegraph. The Internet age is no exception. A fair amount of early cyber crime fit the popular image of the pimply-faced teenager in his bedroom, breaking into government networks for the thrill of it. But today, a growing class of professional criminals is targeting ordinary users and
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Jean Bartik and the ENIAC Women
Jean Bartik, one of the earliest pioneering women in technology, talks about her memories of breaking into the then new field of computer science and working on the ENIAC in the 1940's The ENIAC and the story of the women behind it will be part of the upcoming Revolution exhibition at the Computer Science Museum in Mountain View, CA. Opening in January 2011, "Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing" will be the first major museum exhibition to trace the history of computers and information
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Delacroix - La Liberté guidant le Peuple - partie 2/3
Offrez-vous le film en qualité DVD : http://goo.gl/FNkiI (port offert pour le monde entier) La Liberté guidant le peuple: un tableau devenu icône de la république triomphante. Pourtant telle n'a jamais été l'intention de Delacroix, dandy-conservateur effrayé par les émeutes populaires. La fortune de l'oeuvre reposerait-elle sur un immense contresens ?
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Work of Art: Abdi Farah
This presentation spotlights Abdi Farah, the winner of Work of Art, a recently concluded creative competition among contemporary artists from across the United States for a cash prize and this exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. The competition aired weekly as a Bravo cable television series—a reality show, much like others that have pitted aspiring chefs or fashion designers against each other. August 14--October 17, 2010 Brooklyn Museum http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/work_of_art/
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British Directors at the 54th BFI London Film Festival - Part 2
In the lead up to the 54th BFI London Film Festival, we speak to another group of British filmmakers whose work has been included in the festival programme. Clio Barnard, director of The Arbor, explains how she decided to explore the life of Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar through a combination of archive footage, a performance of Dunbar's play of the same name, and interviews from the writer's family. Jamie Thraves, who wrote and directed Treacle Jr, talks about his third feature, which inclu
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 1
The 54th BFI London Film Festival In Partnership with American Express began with the European gala premiere screening of Never Let Me Go. Based on the much beloved novel by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) and directed by Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo), the film features some of the UK's brightest young talent in the form of Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield. This first of the festival's daily vodcasts features all the film's key talent and creative team as they arrive a
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 2
On the Day 2 of The 54th BFI London Film Festival, we spoke to international filmmakers including Kiran Rao (Dhobi Ghat) and Pernille Fischer Christensen (A Family). The second annual keynote speech was given by Ken Loach, one of the UK's most acclaimed directors. During the event, presented in conjunction with Skillset, Loach encouraged the audience to be the change they wanted to see in the film industry. Mark Romanek, director of Never Let Me Go, gave the first of the American Express Screen
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 3
On Day 3 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival we attended the inaugural filmmakers tea, where we spoke to Derek Cianfrance about his acclaimed film Blue Valentine. In the West End Lucy Walker, the director of Waste Land, told us about her latest documentary, which explores the lives of garbage pickers in Rio through an art project developed by artist Vik Muniz. Blue Valentine also had its UK premiere that evening, with star Michelle Williams in attendance. The third day of the festival closed wi
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 4
On Day 4 of The 54th BFI London Film Festival, producer Mark Lipson presented Tabloid, his latest collaboration with acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris. At BFI Southbank, artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah discussed his latest film The Nine Muses, a lyrical set of tone poems looking at mass migration to post war Britain. On the red carpet Anton Corbijn presented his latest film The American starring George Clooney - with co-stars Violante Placido and Thekla Reuten in attendance. Finally Artis
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 5
Day 5 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival brought us the European premiere presentation of Africa United, an uplifting and eye-opening story about two Rwandan children who travel to South Africa to pursue their world cup dreams, and on the red carpet we spoke to director Debs Gardner-Paterson and the young stars of the film. At the second filmmaker's tea we spoke to Geoff Marslett about his rotoscope animated film Mars, and legendary American indie director John Sayles (Amigo). Finally, the Sig
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Foot and Mouth (1955) - extract
By the time he made 'This Sporting Life' in 1963, Lindsay Anderson had already had a 15-year documentary career, his output including the Oscar-winning 'Thursday's Children' (1954) and the Free Cinema classic 'Every Day Except Christmas' (1957). Sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the lesser-known 'Foot and Mouth' is a briskly efficient, devastatingly effective cautionary tale of how foot and mouth disease, the farmer's worst nightmare, can easily break out thanks to a
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 6
On Day 6 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast, director Julian Schnabel spoke to us about his film Miral, a story of one woman's experience of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Based on a true story by journalist Rula Jebreal, the Film On The Square Gala was attended by both Jebreal and lead actor Freida Pinto. Directors Stevan Riley (Fire In Babylon) and Ferzan Ozpetek (Loose Cannons) were also on hand to introduce their work. Finally, the UK premiere of Another Year acted as the Mayor'
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Colour on the Thames (1935)
(This is a higher-quality version of one of BFIFilms' most popular titles) This film is tricky to describe: is it a boat study, a film-poem, an experiment, a picture postcard? One thing is certain: it's a rare colour snapshot of the Thames and London in the 1930s - and it looks quite magical. Its artistic qualities may look a bit old-fashioned to us today; the slow pace, orchestral music and moody colours definitely belong to a bygone era, strikingly peaceful and undemanding. Yet colour film w
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Ken Loach Keynote Speech
The 54th BFI London Film Festival's keynote speech, held in conjunction with Skillset, was given by one of Britain's finest and most revered directors, Ken Loach. Loach spoke eloquently and passionately to the Festival audience about the industry he loves and has invested so much in, and presented a call to action for those who share that love to help protect it from forces of destruction and decay. Loach never shies from sharing the force of his opinions, and provides a rousing and inspiring su
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 7
Day 7 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival included the UK premiere of Robinson In Ruins, the highly anticipated film from British director Patrick Keiller. Ryan Fleck also presented It's Kind Of A Funny Story, starring Zack Galifianakis, and Indian actor and director Aamir Bashir was on hand to introduce his debut feature Autumn, the story of a young man struggling to come to terms with the loss of his brother Kashmir. The evening culminated in the Mayfair Hotel Gala presentation of West Is Wes
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 9
Day 9 of the 54th London Film Festival saw another set of interviews with filmmakers at The May Fair Hotel, including Imani Director Caroline Kamya and Amir Bar-Lev Director of The Tillman Story. At BFI Southbank, Scottish actor and director Peter Mullan gave a masterclass on his career in film to an enthralled audience. We also spoke to the creative team behind Patagonia, which explores the connection between Wales and this South American region. The evening ended with the European premiere of
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Peter Mullan Masterclass
As part of the 54th BFI London Film Festival events programme, actor and director Peter Mullan took part in a Masterclass, held in conjunction with NFTS and The Script Factory. In these highlights, Mullan discusses the origin of Neds, which was a slightly more difficult project for Mullan than he had anticipated, given its autobiographical nature. He also discusses his inspirations for the film, particularly Kubrick and Peckinpah, which helped him develop the flavour of the seventies. Watch the
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54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 11
Day 11 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival saw Colin Firth's organisation Brightwide hold their second annual event at BFI Southbank. The featured film was Christy Turlington Burns' documentary No Woman No Cry which investigates maternal mortality and pregnancy care worldwide. Darren Aronofsky gave an American Express Screen Talk, discussing a life in pictures. At the filmmaker tea we caught up with a number of international directors, including Jamie Thraves (Treacle Jr) and Kim Longinotto (Pi
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The World of Peter Rabbit And Friends: Beatrix Potter - credits and song
This clip shows the credits for all the many people involved in this amazingly beautiful television series.  While the names scroll across the screen, the actress playing Beatrix Potter is filmed in her home and her town.  The scenery is gorgeous, as is the song, "Perfect Day," sung by Miriam Stockley.   (4:51)
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