Black Experience at MIT
A short demo of the Black Experience at MIT website. This website is in its initial stages with an ambitious plan: to document and celebrate the experience of blacks at MIT since its founding in 1861. This website is a lens for all members of the MIT community to understand our shared history. The goal of the project is to uncover, record, preserve, and provide access to the history of the black experience at MIT in its full and appropriate context. For the past 150 years, MIT has been bot
Art Terms in Action: Tint, Shade & Tone
In painting, a tint is a color plus white, a shade is a color plus black, and a tone is a color plus gray. Abstract Expressionist New York The Museum of Modern Art, October 3, 2010--April 11, 2011 MoMA.org/abexny Filmed by Plowshares Media © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art
als centres per al Projecte eduCAT1x1. Maduresa tecnològica
Durada: 51 min. Vídeo. Generalitat de Catalunya (Departament d'Educació).
En aquest vídeo Antonio Cara i Narcís Vives, d'Itinerarium, parlen sobre Estratègies per identificar la maduresa tecnològica d'un centre.
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Beginner S6 #5 - Learn This Japanese Verb Ahead of Time
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! It’s so easy to run behind. In Japan, time seems to fly, and your Japanese to-do list is always so long! But you’re trying to improve this bad habit: in fact, you made a resolution to work harder at being on time for your appointments in Japan as often as possible [...]
If you want to work in libraries
Here are then things you need to know if you want to work in libraries. The Information Profession is generally misunderstood; this is an effort to set the record straight. Please feel to embed, share, and otherwise spread the word! (With attribution)
The Medium Religion
Noted philosopher, critic and essayist Boris Groys, who has previously delved into the Soviet post-modernist and Russian avant-garde art scene, turns his attention now to the recent and dangerous marriage of religion and digital media. In a talk based on his paper, Religion in the Age of Digital Reproduction, Groys
Calcolo dei link: possibili scenari futuri + Presentazione di SEO Power
Calcolo dei link: possibili scenari futuri + Presentazione di SEO Power
Just as digital technology has expanded the means of producing media, so has it increased the geographic range new media may travel. Locally generated content can zip around the world in a heartbeat. But, says moderator Henry Jenkins, “as a society we’re in a contradictory state in terms of having greater access to glob
Next Generation Solar Cells: Lowering Costs, Improving Performance and Scale
According to Tonio Buonassisi, we’re “on the cusp” of achieving a competitive technology for capturing the limitless energy of the sun. Buonassisi, in conversation with an MIT Museum audience, describes how, with the work of MIT and other researchers, photovoltaics may finally be coming into its own.
Reel Ireland is an organisation dedicated to... "touring Irish films worldwide". It is administered by the Irish Film Institute, and funded by Culture Ireland. This website was launched in 2008 and contains a useful and comprehensive 2009 Festival Calendar of film festivals around the world dedicated to Irish films. There is also a page featuring details of selected recent Irish films. Although rather limited in content, and not yet the "flagship global showcase for Irish film and film artists"
Ville de Sélestat: Bibliothèque Humaniste
The Bibliothèque Humaniste (Humanist Library), at Sélestat in Alsace, France, is one of the great libraries of Europe. Their website provides bibliographic information about the Sélestat treasures, including: a special exhibition of bindings; ancient collections of the religious communities of its region, and 15th-16th century collections from the period during which the city was a leading centre of the Humanism movement in Europe. Most well-known is the collection of Beatus Rhenanus; and it
This is the website of the Kunstverein Hannover, an art association that, set up in 1832, was one of the first of its kind in Germany. The 'About us' section on the website has information about the origins and history of the institution as well as an outline of its programmes and aims. An exhibition section has information about current, past and forthcoming exhibitions, as well as touring exhibitions and complementary events and discussions. The Kunstverein has a library, which can be visited
Search user interfaces
This is the website of a 2009 Cambridge University Press book on search design, possibly one of the most critical design issues of our age. 'Search User Interfaces' is freely available online in full-text form. The book by Marti Hearst examines the design of search interfaces across a range of platforms and delivery methods. Chapters include: 'Design of Search User Interfaces'; 'Evaluation of Search User Interfaces'; 'Presentation of Search Results'; 'Information Visualization for Search Interfa
Creative investment : arts and humanities research and the ‘innovation economy’
This Web page outlines a series of AHRC-funded workshops held in 2009 aimed at exploring the contribution of research to innovation and creativity, by bringing together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from disciplines across the arts, humanities, social sciences and creative industries.
Francis Lodwick: a working bibliography
'Francis Lodwick: a working bibliography' is a website created by the Centre for Early Modern Studies at the University of Oxford. The site's aim is to provide more detail about the seventeenth-century linguist and philosopher Francis Lodwick and to enable further study of his works in the absence of other detailed bibliographies. The site gives: a brief biography of Lodwick; a short explanation of the rationale behind the bibliography; and the bibliography itself. This resource sheds some li
Archnet-IJAR : international journal of architectural research
'Archnet-IJAR : International Journal of Architectural Research' is a full-text ejournal on topics in contemporary architecture and urbanism. It is published by the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At April 2009 there are seven issues online, with articles freely available in PDF format. The journal ranges widely, but also places a very notable emphisis on new architecture and cities in the Arabian Peninsular. Example article titles include: 'Polemi
'Mediterranean Yearbook' (Med) is a full-text scholarly ejournal. The bulk of the articles here are not relevant to the arts and humanities, but there are occasional themed sections on cultural and media issues. Of particular note is the themed section 'The Role of the Media in the Mediterranean' (four articles in the 2003/2004 issue). Other articles of interest include: 'Summer Festivals in Morocco: International Influence and a Factor of Social Cohesion'; 'The Influence of Arab Information C
Krisis : tijdschrift voor actuele filosofie
Krisis is a Dutch open access peer-reviewed journal for contemporary philosophy. It provides an arena for the discussion of issues in social and political philosophy, cultural theory, the philosophy of science and technology, and empirical philosophy. Titles of recent articles include: 'Seeds of the Future. "Presence" of the Past in Relation to Ethnic Violence'; 'Sociology and Science. A Short Controversy Study About Rembrandt's Painting'; and 'Power and Powerlessness of Human Rights'. Krisis ha
Yasnaya Polyana is the website of the Tolstoy Estate Museum, which preserves the country estate of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy as it was in the late nineteenth-early twentieth century. The most useful material can be found under Museum: an interactive map offers details about the estate and grounds with citations from Tolstoy and photographs; collections (fondy) provides a detailed overview of the house museum and other items of interest; academic work links to museum publications