Games Technologies for Learning
The Games Technologies for Learning report explores the ways in which games technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning, and provides advice for schools and colleges wishing to introduce...
Women's Rights Curriculum
Specially put together for 8 March International Women's Day, this package of history and activities can be used year-round to inspire and inform.
066 New Acquisition: Messerschmidt's A Hypocrite and Slanderer
European Sculpture and Decorative Arts chairman Ian Wardropper comments on the powerful new acquisition A Hypocrite and Slanderer. This bust was created by the Austrian sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) for his series of character heads, depicting different states of mind and pointing the way toward a modern sensibility.
In Conversation: Semiconductor
Featured in Black Box in 2008, Brighton-based duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, a.k.a. Semiconductor, have returned to Washington. A Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship at the National Museum of Natural History allowed them to research volcanic activity. They discuss their current project, an installation based on their study of live volcanoes in the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador.
James T. Demetrion Lecture: Simon Schama on The Beast in Contemporary Art
If all figurative art approaches taxidermy in its crafty fixing of vitality, British contemporary artists have taken on board the conceit with striking compulsiveness. From Damien Hirst's sharks and sheep to Mark Wallinger's pedigree racehorses, sleekness and slaughter seem to be their thing. So what are they getting at and why should we care? Simon Schama, professor of art history and history at Columbia Univers
Smithsonian Behind the Scenes: Contemporary Art Conservation
Latex, chocolate, soap, and video game software are just a few of the non-traditional materials that have inspired contemporary artists. While they embrace the modern, synthetic and technologically advanced world in which we live, some of materials present significant conservation problems for museum conservators. Gwynne Ryan, a conservator at the Smithsonian's
Lecture: Donald Kuspit on Louise Bourgeois
Donald Kuspit, professor of art history and philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and contributing editor at Art Forum, discusses the tensions between the phallic and the womanly in Bourgeois's work and interprets the artist's understanding of the nature of the female body and the character of female selfhood.
Andy Grunberg on "Currents: Recent Acquisitions"
Corcoran College of Art and Design's Photography Department Chair Andy Grunberg discusses the post-modern in relation to the museum’s "Currents: Recent Acquistions" exhibition.
2007 James T. Demetrion Lecture
Join historian Yve-Alain Bois for a discussion of Ellsworth Kelly’s singular visual language. A major figure in modern art, Kelly’s career as an abstract painter and sculptor began sixty years ago.
Friday Gallery Talks: Jeffrey Grove on "Morris Louis"
High Museum curator of modern and contemporary art, Jeffrey Grove, leads a gallery talk on "Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited".
In Conversation: The Current State of Sculpture
Join us for an extended conversation with four of the artists from The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Mark Handforth, Rachel Harrison, Charles Long, and Franz West. Moderated by exhibition curator Anne Ellegood and art historian and catalogue contributor Johanna Burton, the discussion offers an opportunity to hear from artists about how both the history of the medium and the nature of contemporary life impact their approach to making objects.
Exhibition walkthrough of Hiroshi Sugimoto
Hiroshi Sugimoto is celebrated for his multiple series of black-and-white photographs that explore the themes of time, memory, dreams, and the history of representation. The Hirshhorn and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, have co-organized the first major survey of Sugimoto’s work. The artist is your guide on a tour of the exhibition at the Hirshhorn. Enhanced for users with color screen iPods.
American Heritage Dictionary, 5th Edition App for iOS
'Celebrating the relaunch of the American Heritage Dictionary®. The Fifth Edition of The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language is one of the most comprehensive and accessible resources available on any mobile device.''Main Features• entire text of this landmark new edition• complete offline use — no Internet connection needed• complete front matter and appendices• real-time progressive searching• three-way cross-referencing indexes• wil
2.2 Summary of iron chemistry
This unit looks at the methods that have been developed by organisms for the uptake, transport and storage of iron: a process made more complicated by the insolubility of its oxides and hydroxides. You will examine iron storage in mammals, including humans, is achieved by ferritin, which stores iron as a hydrated iron (III) oxide – an example of biomineralisation.
Duke Medicine maternal-fetal medicine
Learn more about the maternal-fetal medicine specialists at Duke Medicine.
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Meter tool
Light Meter simulation tool
Confidentiality and a successful outcome | The search for Marquette's 24th president
Hear from Dennis Barden, senior partner at Witt/Kieffer, Marquette University's national executive search firm partner, about the importance of confidentiality during the search for Marquette's 24th president.
As disease-infected mosquitoes expand their range, these bugs rise higher on the "menace to human health" list. What makes mosquitoes so perfect for disease transfer? Is global warming a factor? How is modern technology being harnessed to combat skeeters? National standards included for grades 5-12. Teacher resource page at http://whyfiles.org/teachers/016skeeter/.
Tsunamis harbor an element of surprise: In the deep ocean, tsunami waves pass unnoticed beneath boats, yet they rise to dangerous heights near shore. How do tsunamis work? What was the worst tsunami in recorded history? How does a tsunami warning system work?