4.273 Introduction to Design Inquiry (MIT)
Introduction to Design Inquiry explores the nature and exercise of design intelligence. It aims to open avenues for further research and, along them, to open vistas on the teaching of design and on more mindful professional design practices. We see design as processes located in individuals and groups, shaped by the formation and experience of each individual and by the characteristics of the groups that play a role in the design process. People construct the worlds they inhabit out of what they
Enterprise in the sports industry
This presentation discusses Drucker's thesis that failure is a "good thing" if the opportunities that arise from such failure allow the development of personal and enterprise skills
Timed Temperature VI
To read a temperature once every second for one minute.
Learning space evaluation
The subject of physical learning space has in recent years become increasingly complex This reflection examines what evidence exists in this area
REINVENTING THE WORKSHOP: Ana Božiĉević and Sophia le Fraga [Part II]
In this workshop reinvention, "The Lines of Others: On Poetic Performance," Ana Božiĉević and Sophia le Fraga provide a survey of poetic performance modes and offer a brief workshop that foregrounds performance itself as the primary means of critique. Date: April 2, 2014 For more information, visit hcl.harvard.edu/poetryroom.
The Social Robot
This 12 minute video is about robots, and robots created with human personality, to make interactions with them easier. They adopt cute faces or realistic faces with human emotions and the video looks at how they might be used in the future. A good starting point for a debate on what the use of robots might be in the future.
Prof Philip Steadman (UCL) on film 'Tim's Vermeer'
In 2001 Professor Philip Steadman (UCL Bartlett School of Graduate Studies and the UCL Energy Institute) published a book called Vermeer's Camera, about the evidence for the great seventeenth-century Dutch painter using a camera obscura to make his pictures. Fast forward 13 years and the original ideas in the book have provided the foundation for the BAFTA-nominated documentary Tim's Vermeer. Further info: Slides courtesy of Prof Steadman; footage courtesy of Sony Pictures Releasing Prof Stead
21H.411 History of Western Thought, 500-1300 (MIT)
This course examines the development of the western intellectual tradition from the fall of the Roman Empire through the High Middle Ages. Our basic premise will be that the triumph of Christianity in the west was not the inevitable outcome it might appear from hindsight. Our attention will therefore be focused not only on the development of Christian thought and practice, but on its challengers as well. The core themes of the course include the emergence of a uniform Christian orthodoxy in late
Guest Lecture Simon Bitcliffe "Capitalist business and Marxist principles"
VT3036 AR Simon and his team have grown Webmart (www.webmartuk.com) from an initial investment of £10,000 into a multi-million turnover business and success story. The business is now known as one of the most innovative print media companies in the UK. Simon commented: "To be successful now and in the future, it's about engaging the very best people you can, both within and crucially outside of your business, in three ways: emotionally, intellectually and financially. By approaching business
Thousands demonstrate in support of Egyptian army
Nov. 25 - Thousands of Egyptian army supporters demonstrate in Cairo as Egypt's military rulers name a veteran politician as the new prime minister. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Taxing dirty energy
Only 10-15 per cent of the population is motivated strongly to go green if it's not in their own economic best interests. Dr Chris Hope explains that business is key to creating a green economy. Steps are required to ensure that businesses, looking for value-for-money in their energy supply and use, end up with a clean and green product. This can be done by making sure that anything that is dirty has a tax on it to recognise the pollution, the damage and impact caused by that dirty energy. If th
Pirate Offshore Radio - 1960's
1:40 Stock footage of sixties Pirates. -Radio Caroline c
Multiplication with Base Ten Blocks
This video demonstrates how to visually model multiplication
single digit by single digit and single digit by double digit using
Kidspiration Base Ten Blocks .Download a free trial of Kidspiration 3 at
An integrated system to aid the planning of concrete structures: introducing the system
This paper reports on the development at Loughborough University of a CAD-based integrated model to aid the planning of in-situ concrete structures. The system development started after a review of the planning models currently available and after a detailed questionnaire survey undertaken amongst the top UK and US contractors on the current status of planning techniques and information technology. The main aim of this system i
Reasoning Behind Day Light Savings Time
How the new daylight savings dates affect the economy and energy consumption and safety. A quick overview from this one minute video.
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Nurturing Independent Thinkers
Arts teachers use formal and informal strategies to assess their students’ progress and to modify their own teaching practice. In this session, participants meet a vocal music teacher who splits his choir into groups that give each other feedback; he also has students tape-record themselves during rehearsal, so he can judge their individual progress. A dance teacher critiques original choreography by a student and asks her peers to participate in the process; this feedback helps the student de
GAIM 2013: Frontier markets cheap, growing fast-Dimitrijevic
Everest Capital's Marko Dimitrijevic says that while emerging and developed markets have recovered since the 2008 recession, frontier markets are still at very low values and are now growing fast.
This website presents thoroughly researched information about Brazil in all the aspects of its life. One particular section describes the different area of Brazil, carefully mixing geographical information with tourist attractions, providing access to maps and also promising a places index at the time of cataloguing. Another section offers a long list of literary guides to the character of the country and its inhabitants. The section 'features' offers detailed information on: art and culture; b
3.2 Observation and imitation of aggression Bandura conducted a series of experimental studies into children's tendency to imitate. In these experiments pre-school children watched adult models act either non-aggressively or aggressively towards an inflatable doll called a Bobo doll. The children were subsequently observed to see to what extent they imitated what they had seen – one such study is presented in Research Summary 1. 2014_02_18_8.421
Bandura conducted a series of experimental studies into children's tendency to imitate. In these experiments pre-school children watched adult models act either non-aggressively or aggressively towards an inflatable doll called a Bobo doll. The children were subsequently observed to see to what extent they imitated what they had seen – one such study is presented in Research Summary 1.