PLATO - An Early Community of Multiplayer Games
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 5 was entitled "PLATO Games: An Early, Robust Community of Multiplayer, Online Games." Session 5 Description: Social gaming is the fusion of computer games and digital communities. Some of the earliest instances of this occurred on the PLATO system, and were made possible by the PLATO system's technological innovations as well as a sufficiently open environment to allow the developme
PLATO - An Early Online Community
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 6 was entitled "An Early Online Community: People Plus Computing Grows Communities." Session 6 Description: The developers of PLATO didn't set out to build an online community. So how did it turn into one? In 1972 few suspected that a human community could grow and thrive within the electronic circuitry of a computer. But two years later the world's first online community was flouris
The Facebook Effect with Mark Zuckerberg
[Recorded: July 21, 2010] The growth and impact of Facebook is mind blowing, even for an industry that considers "overnight success" to be a long-range goal. Founded in a Harvard dorm room on February 4th 2004 by 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook announced in July 2010 that had it reached the milestone of 500 million registered users. Facebook isn't just an American success story, most users are outside of the United States and half of them log on every day. Facebook has already made an irr
Triumph of the MOS Transistor
[Recorded July 13, 2010] The MOS (metal-oxide-semiconductor) transistor, the fundamental building block of digital electronics, is the base technology of late 20th and early 21st century. The story of its development is one of the key chapters in the history of the semiconductor and computing industries. After being the subject of extensive research and vigorous activity among semiconductor pioneers at companies like Fairchild, IBM, RCA, Bell Labs, Texas Instruments and Intel throughout the 1960
Utagawa: Masters of the Japanese Print 1770-1900
Utagawa: Masters of the Japanese Print, 1770--1900 presents more than seventy prints from the renowned Van Vleck collection of Japanese woodblock prints at the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin--Madison and approximately twenty prints from the Brooklyn Museum. The Utagawa School, founded by Utagawa Toyoharu, dominated the Japanese print market in the nineteenth century and is responsible for more than half of all surviving ukiyo-e prints, or "pictures of the floating world." March 21
Monster sunspot groups appear on the Sun!
Late in 2009 and early 2010, two very large sunspot groups popped up on the Sun. These two animations shows those groups as seen by the SOHO spacecraft. The first is in visible light, and the second in far ultraviolet which shows magnetic activity associated with the sunspots. Watch as the Sun rotates; you get a cool 3D effect. Note that some data are missing, so the rotation isn't smooth. In the second animation a frame flashes up which says "CCD Bakeout" which is a standard cleaning process f
Orhan Pamuk: 2010 National Book Festival
Turkish novelist and scholar Orhan Pamuk appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and grew up in a large family similar to those that he describes in his novels "Cevdet Bey and His Sons" and "The Black Book," in the city's wealthy westernized district. As he writes in his autobiographical "Istanbul," from his childhood until the age of 22 he devoted himself largely to painting and dreamed of becoming an artist. After graduating from the sec
Gary Paulsen Lecture - Part 2 of 3 Author's presentation at stage lecturn in front of audience on October 27, 2007. In this portion of his speech he talks about his first experience with a dog team. He talks how he learned the proper language to use with the dogs, how his early dog team behaved, and how he got his dog, Cookie. He then goes into how he quit trapping and started to run dogs and the Iditarod. Good motivational talk on fulf
Author's presentation at stage lecturn in front of audience on October 27, 2007. In this portion of his speech he talks about his first experience with a dog team. He talks how he learned the proper language to use with the dogs, how his early dog team behaved, and how he got his dog, Cookie. He then goes into how he quit trapping and started to run dogs and the Iditarod. Good motivational talk on fulf
Interview about 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature
After the announcement, Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, told senior editor Simon Frantz that Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the great Latin American storytellers - a master of dialogue who has been searching for the elusive concept known as the total novel, and who believes in the power of fiction to improve the world.
Leveraging the India connection: Cobra Beer’s Lord Bilimoria
The UK beer market is one of the most competitive in the world but that did not deter Karan Bilimoria, an expat Indian with no prior experience, from taking it on.
Why women mean business
Business leaders ignore gender issues at their peril. That's the view of CEO of gender consultancy 20-First and INSEAD alumna Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. In a new book, 'Why Women Mean Business', Wittenberg-Cox and her co-author Alison Maitland say organisations that become savvy about 'womenomics' will win in the war for the best talent and leadership and the war for customers.
Leapfrogging over the Joneses
Measures to reduce conspicuous consumption by lower income earners in order to encourage them to boost their savings and spend more on healthcare, education and other essentials could backfire, according to recent research by INSEAD PhD candidate Nailya Ordabayeva and Associate Professor of Marketing Pierre Chandon.
Interview With Author Meg Rosoff
Meg Rosoff had three or four careers in publishing and advertising
before she started writing in her forties. She is the author of How I
Live Now , Just In Case and What I Was. All of which have earned her numerous prizes including the highest American and British honors for YA fiction: the Michael L. Printz Award and the Carnegie Medal. In this video we had the opportunity to interview Rosoff about her writing and things the things that inspire her.
On the Branding Edge
Branding expert Ken Cato is the man that some major companies turn to for help with overhauling their branding. His clients include Taiwans BenQ, Germanys Siemens, Australias Commonwealth Bank and most recently, Dubai World Central, the worlds largest planned airport. He believes that building iconic brands require companies to dare to be different and have a clear idea of their corporate identity.
History Slideshow with Vocabulary Words
This slideshow is great for early readers or ESL (English as Second Language) readers. Words such as peasants, farmers, etc. are followed by an image to illustrate the word. The words are large and can easily be seen if using this slideshow in a classroom. A teacher could stop the film at intervals and ask students if they can spell the words. run time 3:10
Ancient China Developed Advanced Tech (Pt. 3)
Recent researchers have found out that remarkably, China had
pioneered the development of some of the most advaced technology in the
world in the most concentrated and upward directed technological
development in history until the 17th century... But it accomplished
this over a thousand years ago.
Measuring the green label
When it comes to understanding the environmental impact of products, life cycle assessment (LCA), an analytic method developed nearly two decades ago, is beginning to take storm.
Touring the Massive Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Day 50
50 days after the spill, Harry Smith toured the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico with La. Gov. Bobby Jindal and BP Managing Director Bob Dudley. This is a CBS News report from The Early Show on June 8, 2010. Run time 04:43.
The reasons for attrition
This paper focuses on a) to reflect on an approach, decisions and subsequent knowledge with regard to non response and b) to discuss the "attrition survey", rather than discussing the actual results of an overall longitudinal study. This should be linked to the paper "student experiences of enterprise education"
1.2 What is sound? In the previous section I posed a question: what is sound? Take a few minutes to think about this. This may seem a straightforward question, but in fact sound is a rather more complicated thing to pin down than you might think on a first analysis. In this section I would like to explore and map out this complexity, and we shall do this together, based on your own experience with sound. To start, I'd like to propose some listening activities.
In the previous section I posed a question: what is sound? Take a few minutes to think about this. This may seem a straightforward question, but in fact sound is a rather more complicated thing to pin down than you might think on a first analysis. In this section I would like to explore and map out this complexity, and we shall do this together, based on your own experience with sound. To start, I'd like to propose some listening activities.