The interpresence project ? design in progress
The Interpresence Project exercises the language of communication design and mediatecture to propose planetary coalescence through complex and innovative informational flows through cyberspace allowing for human teleactive encounters.
Good Masters Sweet Ladies
Flocks without shepherds? Governmentality, sovereignty and the paradoxical politics of IDP protectio
Public Seminar Series, Hilary term 2013. Seminar by Dr Simon Addison (SOAS) recorded on 30 January 2013 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. By applying theoretical insights drawn from the work of Foucault and Ranciere, this paper explores the paradoxically political nature of international doctrine on the protection of internally displaced persons as an apparatus of global biopolitical governmentality.
Observations on Collaborative Design and Multimedia Usage in Virtual Design Studio
The virtual design studio (VDS) points to a new way of practicing and teaching architectural design. As a new phenomenon, little research has been done to evaluate design collaboration and multimedia usage in a distributed workplace like the virtual design studio. Our research provides empirical data on how students actually use multiple media during architectural collaborative design.
Another Friction/Inclined Plane Problem
Fun with two masses, some wire, a pulley, and a ramp with friction. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' (10:15)
BA 207 Online
4.163J Urban Design Studio: Providence (MIT)
This studio discusses in great detail the design of urban environments, specifically in Providence, RI. It will propose strategies for change in large areas of cities, to be developed over time, involving different actors. Fitting forms into natural, man-made, historical, and cultural contexts; enabling desirable activity patterns; conceptualizing built form; providing infrastructure and service systems; guiding the sensory character of development: all are topics covered in the studio. The
24.952 Advanced Syntax (MIT)
This course is a continuation of 24.951. This semester the course topics of interest include movement, phrase structure, and the architecture of the grammar.
The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers made the world's first powered flights. This video goes into some detail about their accomplishment using original documents. Interesting asides as well.
Civil Rights History Project: Thomas Walter Gaither
Thomas Walter Gaither oral history interview for the Civil Rights History Project conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2011-09-12.
8.05 Quantum Physics II (MIT)
Together, this course and 8.06: Quantum Physics III cover quantum physics with applications drawn from modern physics. Topics covered in this course include the general formalism of quantum mechanics, harmonic oscillator, quantum mechanics in three-dimensions, angular momentum, spin, and addition of angular momentum.
The Crossroads of Global Capitalism - Peter Nolan
The first of new series of public lectures entitled 'ways of thinking' that aim to challenge and stimulate new ideas and debate across the University.
Science Fair Project (Hot Ice)
This is a brief video of a school science fair project that won first place. Sodium Acetate was used in the project to create "hot ice", a liquid substance that instantly turns solid when touched. The video is set to music with brief descriptions written on the screen. No narration or explanation provided. Explanation: The reaction is exothermic and is often found in hand warmers. Run time 03:14.
Depopulation Of Europe,The Black Plague
This 1:30 video explains the impact of the Plague and also the 100 Years War and starvation caused 2/3rds of the population of Europe to die.
Parametric modulations in Masonry
The focus of the research presented in this paper asks how a designer can create a flexible system of physical making which can accommodate multiple programmatic functions within a smooth whole, rather than creating an a priori singular formal object. This adaptable system of construction works through the development of an intelligent CAD model that can be mapped to a flexible manufacturing mechanism, i.e. a reconfigurable mold. This system of manufacturing can be used to cast totally unique
Computadoras y Arquitectura en la Era Digital (Computers and Architecture in the Digital Era)
It seems that when architects think, and talk about computers, they only reflect on very narrow images of the phenomenon. Architects think that the impact of computers in their profession is only related to how PCs, CAD/CAM, networks, software, peripherals, can improve the way they work today. Architects, by enlarge, are unable to reflect beyond the screen of their computers and the wall of their offices when it comes to recognize the real consequences resulting from the new technological advanc
Focus on the West - Mining
This video is accompanied by text. "Westward expansion was fueled by the prospect of fortune. Mining was a new frontier that everyone was interested in. Freedmen, ranchers, and farmers toiled alongside prospectors and commercial miners in search of a mother lode that would make them instantaneously rich..."
The mining boom got underway with the 1848 discovery of gold in California, which sparked the 1849 California gold rush. The resulting population boom led to California statehood throug
2.171 Analysis and Design of Digital Control Systems (MIT)
This course is a comprehensive introduction to control system synthesis in which the digital computer plays a major role, reinforced with hands-on laboratory experience. The course covers elements of real-time computer architecture; input-output interfaces and data converters; analysis and synthesis of sampled-data control systems using classical and modern (state-space) methods; analysis of trade-offs in control algorithms for computation speed and quantization effects. Laboratory projects emph
The Role of Blogging in Open Notebook Science
I spoke at the North Carolina Science Blogging Conference (un-conference really) on January 19, 2008. Mainly I reviewed some of my posts on the UsefulChem blog from the past few months to show what types of issues are relevant to doing research openly. I then showed the connection from the blog to the wiki, mailing list and GoogleDocs where the laboratory data get reported and analyzed
The extraordinary life of John Herschel - Brian Warner
The 2006 Herschel lecture by Professor Brian Warner, University of Cape Town, explores the life of John Herschel, described as the 'first modern scientist', and the son of Bath's famous astronomer William Herschel.