21W.765J Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice (MIT)
This course explores the properties of non-linear, multi-linear, and interactive forms of narratives as they have evolved from print to digital media. Works covered in this course range from the Talmud, classics of non-linear novels, experimental literature, early sound and film experiments to recent multi-linear and interactive films and games. The study of the structural properties of narratives that experiment with digression, multiple points of view, disruptions of time, space, and of storyl
Lesson #079, Thursday Ho mal di testa. = I have a headache. (I have bad of the head) Ho mal di gola. = I have a sore throat. (I have bad of the throat.) Ho mal di stomaco. = I have a stomach ache. ( I have bad of the stomach) Ho il raffreddore. = I have a cold. Ho l'influenza. = I have the flu. Ho la febbre. = I have a fever. Ho la tosse. = I have a cough. Mi fa male la gamba. = My leg hurts. (The leg does me bad) Mi fa male il braccio. = My arm hurts (The ar
Ho mal di testa. = I have a headache. (I have bad of the head)
Ho mal di gola. = I have a sore throat. (I have bad of the throat.)
Ho mal di stomaco. = I have a stomach ache. ( I have bad of the stomach)
Ho il raffreddore. = I have a cold.
Ho l'influenza. = I have the flu.
Ho la febbre. = I have a fever.
Ho la tosse. = I have a cough.
Mi fa male la gamba. = My leg hurts. (The leg does me bad)
Mi fa male il braccio. = My arm hurts (The ar
School of Home Economics, Auburn University
This image is a color photograph of the School of Home Economics, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. Postcard text: (back) Provides classrooms and laboratories for the departments in the School of Home Economics.
User-generated content : archeologies, economies and ecologies
In this presentation from the Institute of Film and Television Studies' Ephemeral Media workshops, Professor Jon Dovey (UWE) presents his research into user-generated content. PLEASE NOTE: The presntation begins with a five minute video clip - keynote begins thereafter. Presentation produced/delivered: June/July 2009 Suitable for: Undergraduate study and community education Author and Presenter: Professor Jon Dovey, University of the West of England Jon has recently been appointed to the
Images of the American Revolution
This lesson focuses on the American Revolution, which encouraged the founding fathers' desire to create a government that would, as stated in the Preamble, insure domestic tranquility and provide for the common defense. This lesson correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics and Social Sciences.
112: Claudia Zeisberger: Private equity in Asia
Asia's private equity star is shining bright yet only one third of global limited partnerships (LP) have allocations to Asia. What does this mean for private equity investors seriously contending with Asia?
The recurrent, the recombinatory and the ephemeral : thoughts on a textual system in transition
In this presentation from the Institute of Film and Television Studies' Ephemeral Media Workshops, Professor William Uricchio discusses his research: The recurrent, recombinatory and the ephemeral: thoughts on a textual system in transition. Presentation produced/delivered: June/July 2009 Suitable for: Undergraduate Study and Community Education Professor William Uricchio, MIT/Utrecht William Uricchio is Professor and Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program and professor of Co
Politics in 60 seconds. Utopia
Dr Lucy Sargisson defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on Utopia as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Dr Lucy Sargisson, School of Politics and International Relations Dr Lucy Sargisson is an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham. She is an active member of the profession, serving on
King Lear to In the loop : fiction and British politics
On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction. In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day. In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, playwright James Graham (Toryboyz, Little Madam, Sons of York) talks about his
Japan in war and peace
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/2010 This module consists of a detailed examination of the critical period in Japanese history from the end of the Pacific War through the U.S. Occupation between 1945 and 1952 and recovery in the 1960s and beyond. The lectures and seminars examine the following topics: Japan’s Road to War The Japanese experience of war and defeat The A-bomb in history and memory The ‘All
Dynamic National Archive
Welcome to the Dynamic National Archive (formerly the Timeline of American Women of Architecture). The mission of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation is to expand historical knowledge and cultural recognition of women’s contribution to American architecture of the 20th century. We define architecture broadly to include not only building design, but also landscape architecture, interior design, and urban planning. The Dynamic National Archive (DNA) is the first stage of an ongoing projec
Flu pandemic : how prepared are we?
In this podcast Professor Robert Dingwall, Director of the 'Institute of Science and Society' at the University of Nottingham, and a member of the UK government’s Department of Heath committee on the ethical aspects of pandemic influenza, discusses the causes and potential impact of a flu pandemic on the UK. In particular, examining how prepared the UK government is to cope with the medical and social impacts of a flu pandemic, and what steps we can take as individuals to protect
Film in history/history in film
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009 This module explores the inter-relations and interactions of film and history in 20th century Europe and the United States (with a few classic films from elsewhere). It considers how films have appropriated past events as their core subject matter or setting, for purposes of nostalgic entertainment or didactic drama, for social commentary, philosophical enquiry or political protes
Creativity and mental illness : the Madness and Literature Network
In this video author Patrick Gale shares his thoughts on madness and creativity during the Madness and Literature Network Seminar in 2009. For related videocasts see those presented by Professor Paul Crawford and Paul Sayer. Presentation delivered May 2009. Suitable for: Undergraduate study and Community Education Patrick Gale, Author. Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight in 1962, where his father was prison governor at Camp Hill prison. Later the family moved to London. He boarded at
British prime ministers 1783 - 1852
This learning object on British Prime Ministers, 1783-1852, is designed to support the programme of lectures and seminars on the module The Many Faces of Reform: British politics, 1790-1850. It will help familiarise you with the leading political figures and parliamentary groupings of the period we are studying. It will also test your knowledge of this information and help you think about some of the wider political developments which we will be studying. Copyright Information: All of the imag
Alash Ensemble Concert (video)
A performance by the Alash Ensemble at International House. Tuvan throat-singing and traditional Tuvan instruments and music. Sponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies.
3.3 Some common prepositions
The aim of this unit is to enable you to get started in Classical Greek. It has been developed in response to requests from students who had had no contact with Greek before and who felt they would like to spend a little time preparing for the kind of learning that takes place on a classical language course. The unit will give you a taster of what is involved in the very early stages of learning Greek and will offer you the opportunity to put in some early practice.
21L.448J Darwin and Design (MIT)
In the Origin of Species (1859), Charles Darwin gave us a model for understanding how natural objects and systems can evidence design without positing a designer: how purpose and mechanism can exist without intelligent agency. Texts in this course deal with pre- and post-Darwinian treatment of this topic within literature and speculative thought since the eighteenth century. We will give some attention to the modern study of feedback mechanisms in artificial intelligence. Our reading will be in
21M.380 Music and Technology (Contemporary History and Aesthetics) (MIT)
This course is an investigation into the history and aesthetics of music and technology as deployed in experimental and popular musics from the 19th century to the present. Through original research, creative hands-on projects, readings, and lectures, the following topics will be explored. The history of radio, audio recording, and the recording studio, as well as the development of musique concrète and early electronic instruments. The creation and extension of musical interfaces by composers