21W.730-2 The Creative Spark (MIT)
"Creative activity (isn't) the icing on the cake. Human creativity is the cake." (Jerry Hirschberg) Creativity - "the mastery of information and skills in the service of dreams" (Hirschberg) - is much prized in the arts, science, business and the classroom. What does the creative process look like? Under what conditions does it flourish - what ignites the creative spark? Attempting to answer these questions, this class explores ways creativity has been understood in Western culture: what we
21L.002-3 Foundations of Western Culture II: Modernism (MIT)
This course comprises a broad survey of texts, literary and philosophical, which trace the development of the modern world from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century. Intrinsic to this development is the growth of individualism in a world no longer understood to be at the center of the universe. The texts chosen for study exemplify the emergence of a new humanism, at once troubled and dynamic in comparison to the old. The leading theme of this course is thus the question
KTLA News: Leah McGowan, Outstanding Graduating Veteran
A report by KTLA on Lt. McGowan, who received CSUN's first ever Outstanding Graduating Veteran Award at the 2010 Honors Convocation.
"The Underpants" Showing at SUNY Oswego
Student director Aaron Londraville discussing SUNY Oswego's staging of the farce "The Underpants" Nov. 16 to 20. The adaptation of the early 20th-century play is by comedian/actor/director Steve Martin.
11.520 A Workshop on Geographic Information Systems (MIT)
This class uses lab exercises and a workshop setting to help students develop a solid understanding of the planning and public management uses of geographic information systems (GIS). The goals are to help students: acquire technical skills in the use of GIS software; acquire qualitative methods skills in data and document gathering, analyzing information, and presenting results; and investigate the potential and practicality of GIS technologies in a typical planning setting and evaluate possibl
4.125A Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes (MIT)
This subject introduces skills needed to build within a landscape establishing continuities between the built and natural world. Students learn to build appropriately through analysis of landscape and climate for a chosen site, and to conceptualize design decisions through drawings and models. This class was taught concurrently with 4.125B. Some of the assignments are the same, some are different, and the sites for the final project are different. But since they were taught in tandem, it would
Producing Reality TV - Peter Ogden, Big Brother
Peter Ogden – The producer of reality tv shows such as Big Brother 8, I’m a Celebrity, get me out of here! and Love Island speaks about his experiences as a producer on Big Brother 8 and how reality TV works behind the scenes. Peter Ogden started his media career studying at Coventry University and was one of the pioneers responsible for setting up Source Radio, the Coventry University Student Radio Station.
Coogan, Comedy and Making the Nation Laugh - Armando Ianucci
Armando Iannucci has been a producer, writer, columnist, and has stared in his shows. He has worked with some of the biggest and brightest stars of modern comedy; From Steve Coogan, Chris Morris and Peter Baynam to Stewart Lee and Adam Buxton. He was the brains behind shows such as ‘The Day Today’, ‘I’m Alan Partridge’, ‘The Friday Night Armistice’, ‘Time Trumpet’ and many more. In this talk he discusses his life in comedy with some great anecdotes from his successful career.
Algebra Imaginary and Complex numbers
This fun video gives a brief introduction to the imaginary number in Algebra.
Racism and the Police - Going Undercover - Mark Daly
Mark’s first media job was working for his local newspaper, The Clydebank Post, in 1999. He was named Scotland’s Young Journalist of the Year six months later and moved to The Scotsman. One year later he joined The Daily Record – the country’s biggest tabloid and spearheaded a number of award-winning undercover investigations. In 2002 he joined the BBC and embarked on a two-year undercover investigation into racism in the Greater Manchester Police Service. The resulting documentary cause
Journalism Now and in the Future - Alan Kirby, Coventry Evening Telegraph
Alan Kirby, previous editor of the Coventry Telegraph, is a seasoned journalist: Working at his craft for 35 years, the past 10 were spent as editor at the Coventry Telegraph until in August 2008, he announced that he would be retiring at the end of the year. Alan originally joined the Telegraph as a reporter at the Rugby office. Since then, his career has extended to a variety of editorial positions at the Coventry office, including News Editor, Feature Editor and Deputy Editor. In this C
Save Money - Green Savings
A primary school shares how it has saved money by going green, using environmental projects to cut the cost of its energy bills, in this school finance resource.
Moving from Documentary to Fiction - David Pearson
David Pearson is an award winning documentary maker who has turned to fiction. He invented the Cheltenham Screenwriting festival. It is the only festival of its kind in Europe and a huge success – each july 600 flock to the Cotswolds to talk writing for feature films. In this Coventry Conversation David talks about his impressive career.
Dr Alex Moulton - Bugatti Design Lecture
Apologies about the sound, but we simply had to show you this lecture given by Dr Alex Moulton. Dr. Moulton's professional life has been devoted to the research and development of innovative designs. He developed The Moulton Bicycle, introduced in 1962, and pioneered small-wheeled, full-suspension thinking which was acknowledged as the most radical change in bicycle design for over 60 years. Over 150,000 were made and they still hold world and national speed records, testimony to their fundame
How to Stay in the Radio Business - Tom Reeves
Tom Reeves is currently the Producer of ‘Breakfast with Andy Goulding’ on Mercia FM. Tom began working at Red Dragon FM in 2002 and became Breakfast Producer in December 2004. He won the best Breakfast Show award at GCap Boot Camp Awards and In 2008 he left Red Dragon to launch a new breakfast show at Mercia, which has so far shown an increase in audience figures of 14,000 listeners. In this Coventry Conversation, you can hear Tom talking about how to stay in the radio business.
15.220 Global Strategy and Organization (MIT)
Companies today confront an increasing array of choices regarding markets, locations for key activities, outsourcing and ownership modes, and organization and processes for managing across borders. This course provides students with the conceptual tools necessary to understand and work effectively in today's interconnected world by developing strategic perspectives that link this changing environment, the state of the global industry, and the capabilities and position of the firm. The goal of th
Working and Surviving in the Media - Arti Halai
As a TV Presenter, Reporter and Producer Arti has worked in both radio and television for some of the country’s largest organisations including ITV1 Central where she was known as the face of Central News. She has also worked for the BBC, ITN News Channel, Carlton, LWT, Mirror Group and Sunrise Radio. A businesswoman with her own training company, A H Action, Arti is a consultant and a trainer on presentation, media and communication skills. Here she discusses surviving in a media career.
From Here to There - Gideon Coe, Radio 6
Gideon, a former Coventry student, joined BBC GLR in 1994 as sportscaster on the Breakfast Show, he later took over joint-presentation duties. He won a Sony Award in 1995 and another in 1999 for the sports show. He now works at 6 Music for the BBC.
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Dr Suzanne Franks
Suzanne Franks is Director of Research at Kent University’s Centre for Journalism. At the start of her journalism career she worked with the BBC as a researcher on documentaries and then joined the Television Current Affairs department, producing programmes such as Newsnight, Watchdog, The Money Programme and Panorama. In the 1990s she started an independent production company, Sevenday Productions, which was awarded the first outside contract for the televising of Parliament. She was based in
15.963 Advanced Strategy (MIT)
This course draws on a wide range of perspectives to explore the roots of long term competitive advantage in unusually successful firms. Using a combination of cases, simulations, readings and, most importantly, lively discussion, the course will explore the ways in which long term advantage is built from first mover advantage, increasing returns, and unique organizational competencies. We will focus particularly on the ways in which the actions of senior management build competitive advantage o