If Fiber is the Medium, What is the Message? Next-Generation Content for Next-Generation Networks
By investigating price and capacity trends over the past century, Eli Noam shows that it is possible to predict the type, style, and genres of media content of a future ultra-broadband infrastructure, which allows a richer, more bit-intensive content The nature of content is critical for the economic viability of an ultra-broadband infrastructure. This paper asks what types of media content we will have when we achieve widespread fiber optic networks. In the past, an expansion of transmission ca
1.3.1 Teaching global science Science draws on a rich cultural heritage and continues to be a global endeavour. How can you bring global science to life for your students? Activity 3 will help to bring a global perspective to your science curriculum. Click "view document" to open 'Investigating Housing in Saudi Arabia'. Click "view document" to open 'How can a mobile phone kill a gorilla …'. Section 13 Sprechübungen, Hörabschnitt 4 China's Ascent: New Superpower or New Global System? Session 13 How terrorism has invaded German law - Professor Thomas Weigend Battle of the Bulge, A Kansas Story Interview With Arthur Jones About Experiences In World War II LangSource At Home on the Prairie To listen, vocabulary, grammar: Muffler bin ich, Elisabeth, as Braut Reading proficiency, culture: Wo in Europe spricht man Deutsch? Population Service: registrations Values at Play 21F.403 German III (MIT) What Does Re-Engineering Mean for Real Estate? 21F.031J Topics in the Avant-Garde in Literature and Cinema (MIT) 24.910 Topics in Linguistics Theory (MIT) 21F.017 Germany and its European Context (MIT) 21F.056 Visual Histories: German Cinema 1945 to Present (MIT) 17.315 Comparative Health Policy (MIT)
This unit is taken from Lebensumstände, a language course that concentrates on German as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into German society and culture through authentic printed, audio and video materials. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in German. This unit focuses on German family, particularly on the role of parents.
Dr Marco Buente, German Institute of Global and Area Studies presents "China's Policy towards the ASEAN organisation". 45th Otago Foreign Policy School - Salmond Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. Friday 25 June to Sunday 25 June 2010.
Professor Thomas Weigend (University of Cologne). The threat of terrorism hit Germany in two waves, the first in the 1970s and 1980s, the second in the general context of 11 Sept., 2001. Both waves have led to extensive legislation in substantive and procedural criminal law. The 1970s saw the introduction of the new criminal offence of being a member of a terrorist organisation as well as ad hoc legislation cutting back on the rights of the defence. More recently, the powers of the State to use
"In early December of 1944, Second Lieutenant Martin Jones of the 106th Division of the Army moved through Belgium to the German border. Jones and his division were scattered through the Ardennes forest when the Germans began moving tanks across the border. The battle that ensued, called the Battle of the Bulge, lasted from December 16, 1944 through January 25, 1945 and claimed over 75,000 casualties and prisoners of war. He recalls the engagement and his subsequent capture at the hands of the G
Arthur Jones served in WWII with the 219th Field Artillery, 35th Infantry Division of the Third Army. They landed in France shortly after Independence Day, 1944. Arthur's duty was to drive a Jeep that carried encoded messages back and forth between officers, under cover of dark. Hear his first-hand account of the 35th's push across France toward the German border, then their rush to Bastogne to assist the 101st Airborne during the Battle of the Bulge.
LangSource is a searchable, annotated bibliographic database of language and culture resources. LangSource can be used by both teachers and learners at all levels in a variety of languages. Currently, the LangSource catalogue offers resources in Arabic, Chinese, German, Hausa, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Quechua, Spanish, Tamil, and Yoruba.
The Western landscape which George Catlin encountered on his travels was dominated by the great expanse of the tall and short grass prairies. Home to countless species of plant and animal life, the great prairies once spanned millions of acres across North America. Today less than ten percent of the complex ecosystem remains, largely under the protection of parks and nature preserves. In this lesson students will gain an understanding of the interdependence of living organisms on the prairie and
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to understand a German/a German who is residing with the family. You will practice listening skills and vocabulary regarding family connections. You will practice the declensions of possessive pronouns and the plural of substantives.
At the completion of this lesson you will have learned something about the countries in Europe where German is the official language. You will practice your reading skills and vocabulary on this topic.
At the end of this lesson you will be able to understand and complete a German (registration) form. You will listen to specific information. You then work out the meaning of unknown words.
The Values at Play (VAP) project was conceived with the intent of investigating how video game designers consciously and unconsciously embed social values into video games through narratives and game mechanics. This curriculum, a corollary of the research project, will introduce designers to a systematic method for discovering, analyzing, and integrating values into their design work. All of the materials associated with the curriculum are available on this page as downloadable documents.
This course expands skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students develop analytic and interpretative skills through the reading of a full-length drama as well as short prose and poetry (Biermann, Brecht, Dürrenmatt, Tawada and others) and through media selections on contemporary issues in German-speaking cultures. Coursework includes discussions and compositions based on these texts, and review of grammar and development of vocabulary-building strategies. It is recommended
Who better to comment on current realities of real estate investment than practitioners immersed in the business at the highest level? Moderated by prominent real estate economist Ray Torto, this panel includes five senior executives with well over a century of collective experience at major development and investment firms and
21F.031 examines the terms "avant garde" and "Kulturindustrie" in French and German culture of the early twentieth century. Considering the origins of these concepts in surrealist and dadaist literature, art, and cinema, the course then expands to engage parallel formations across Europe, particularly in the former Soviet Union. Emphasis on the specific historical conditions that enabled these interventions. Guiding questions are these: What was original about the historical avant-garde? Wh
I realize that "Modes of Assertion" is a rather cryptic title for the course. What we will explore are ways of modulating the force of an assertion. This will engage us in formal semantics and pragmatics, the theory of speech acts and performative utterances, and quite a bit of empirical work on a not-too-well understood complex of data. "It is obvious that he made a big mistake." If you're like me you didn't feel much of a difference. But now see what happens when you embed the two sentences: "
This course focuses on main currents in contemporary German literary and visual culture. Taking Nietzsche's thought as a point of departure, students will survey the dialectics of tradition and modernity in both Germany and other European countries, particularly the UK, France, Denmark, and Poland. Primary works are drawn from literature, cinema, art, and performance, including works by Peter Sloterdijk, Thomas Vinterberg, and Michel Houellebecq.
This course is an invitation to German film-making since the end of the Second World War. We investigate how German cinema captured the atmosphere of the immediate post-war years and discuss extensively major works of the "New German Cinema" of the Sixties and Seventies. We also look at examples of East Germany's film production and finally observe the very different roads German cinema has been taking from the 1990's into the present.
This course examines in comparative prospective the health care policy problems facing the United States including providing adequate access to medical services for all, the control of rising health care costs, and the assurance that the quality of health care services is high and improving. It explores the market and regulatory policy options being debated politically in the United States to solve these problems and compares possible foreign models for reform including those offered by the Cana
Science draws on a rich cultural heritage and continues to be a global endeavour. How can you bring global science to life for your students?
Activity 3 will help to bring a global perspective to your science curriculum.
Click "view document" to open 'Investigating Housing in Saudi Arabia'.
Click "view document" to open 'How can a mobile phone kill a gorilla …'.
Section 13 Sprechübungen, Hörabschnitt 4
China's Ascent: New Superpower or New Global System? Session 13
How terrorism has invaded German law - Professor Thomas Weigend
Battle of the Bulge, A Kansas Story
Interview With Arthur Jones About Experiences In World War II
At Home on the Prairie
To listen, vocabulary, grammar: Muffler bin ich, Elisabeth, as Braut
Reading proficiency, culture: Wo in Europe spricht man Deutsch?
Population Service: registrations
Values at Play
21F.403 German III (MIT)
What Does Re-Engineering Mean for Real Estate?
21F.031J Topics in the Avant-Garde in Literature and Cinema (MIT)
24.910 Topics in Linguistics Theory (MIT)
21F.017 Germany and its European Context (MIT)
21F.056 Visual Histories: German Cinema 1945 to Present (MIT)
17.315 Comparative Health Policy (MIT)