Stealing Empire: P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion
Stealing Empire poses the question What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation Using the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a point of entry Adam Haupt delves into varied terrain to locate answers in this groundbreaking inquiry He explores arguments about copyright via peertopeer P2P platforms such as Napster free speech struggles debates about access to information and open content licenses and develops a politically incisive analysis of counter discourses
Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures
One of South Africa leading language experts Professor Rajend Mesthrie was guest speaker at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts Great Texts Big Questions lecture on 15 April He discussed lSyntactic Structures Noam Chomsky and the colourless green revolution in language studies. Noam Chomsky is considered by many to be the father of modern linguistics Mesthrie lecture has Chomsky first book Syntactic Structures published in 1957 as a starting point Syntactic Structures started a
The Meanings of Timbuktu
This volume authored by leading international scholars begin s to sketch the meaning of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Africa in particular and of the African continent in general The book covers four broad areas Part I provides an introduction to the region outlines what archaeology can tell us of its history examines the paper and various calligraphic styles used in the manuscripts and explains how ancient institutions of scholarship functioned Part II begins t
Plasma Ball + Fluorescent Bulbs = Light!
There are about 20 videos of science experiments on this page. This video shows how regular fluorescent lightbulbs can glow when brought close to a plasma ball found in many novelty shops. The bulbs glow because the electricity in the plasma globe is sent from the center of the ball at high frequencies, similar to radio waves. The gas inside of fluorescent bulbs react the the high frequency electricity and they begin to glow! All the videos are done interview style and so some background rese
073 Special Exhibition: Rugs and Ritual in Tibetan Buddhism
Curator John Guy discusses the ritual arts of Tibet and their role in the path to enlightenment, the subject of the installation Rugs and Ritual in Tibetan Buddhism.
Television News Careers : How to Become an International News Reporter
Becoming an international news reporter, also known as a foreign correspondent, requires having a grasp on international relations, possibly knowing a foreign language and understanding the politics of a given country. Understand what it takes to work overseas as a news reporter with insider information from award-winning former TV news anchor, Glenn Selig, in this video on television jobs.
2.1 Introduction The hydrological cycle, the continuous cycling of water between land, open water surfaces and the sea, either directly or indirectly, is an extremely complex process which has been known for a long time (Figure 1). The identifiable mechanisms of the cycle are complicated not only by the characteristics of air-water-land interfaces across which the cycle operates, but also by climatic factors which vary in both time and space. The various operations and mechanisms within the cycle are illustra
The hydrological cycle, the continuous cycling of water between land, open water surfaces and the sea, either directly or indirectly, is an extremely complex process which has been known for a long time (Figure 1). The identifiable mechanisms of the cycle are complicated not only by the characteristics of air-water-land interfaces across which the cycle operates, but also by climatic factors which vary in both time and space. The various operations and mechanisms within the cycle are illustra
Constructing a Perpendicular
The shortest distance between a point not on a line and a line is along the perpendicular to the line. This video describes how constructing a perpendicular to a line uses the same process as constructing the perpendicular bisector of a line segment, but with one additional step. The first step is to swing an arc from the point and intersect the line in two places, which creates a segment that can be bisected. (2:06)
17.460 Defense Politics (MIT)
This course focuses on the institutional relationships that affect the raising, maintenance and use of military forces in the United States. It is about civil/military, government/industry, military/science and military service/military service relations. The course examines how politicians, defense contractors, and military officers determine the military might of the United States. It analyzes the military strategies of the nation and the bureaucratic strategies of the armed services, contract
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, DIY Clinometer template
Make your own clinometer - template and instructions
T4 Tips Podcast #40 - AverVision 300 AF+ Document Camera
A brief overview of the AverVision 300 AF+ Document Camera.
T4 Tips Podcast #42-Poison Dart Frogs
A 6th grade student from Terra Linda Elementary produced this podcust during a science unit. Kudos to her teacher Ms. Murdock who uses technology as part of her teaching practices.
We should heed the lessons of the collapse of the ‘golden age’: a personal view
When I teach my macroeconomics class for the MBAs at INSEAD, I always discuss the Great Depression and the lecture ends on an optimistic tone with a simple statement: “The Great Depression will never happen again”. I firmly believed this because there is a widespread consensus that the Great Depression was a result of a sequence of policy mistakes. Economists have learned what policies should be applied to avoid the Great Depression.
Unfortunately, I have to revise my optimism now.
The White House
All about the White House where the most critical decisions of our history are made. This video give information about the history behind the White House.
China’s quiet confidence
China’s premier, Wen Jiabao, has said that 2010 will be a very difficult year for the country’s economy, yet in Q1 its performance was remarkable. China’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 11.9 per cent in Q1 2010, outstripping the 8.7 per cent annual GDP growth achieved in 2009 and the 10.7 per cent growth of Q4 2009. The growth for Q1 was the fastest in almost three years. There are indeed areas of concern, most notably the threat of a bubble forming in the property market and potenti
Political Science 61A: Minority Politics
Political Science 61A, Minority Politics, also cross listed as Chicano/Latino Studies 64, Minority Politics. The course’s focus is the politics and experiences of specific groups: African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans. This examination and analysis will not only enhance our understanding of these groups’ political roles, but will demonstrate that the U.S. political system cannot be adequately understood without understanding the political dynamics of ethnicity a
Alexander the Great, Part 2 - Greek Macedonians
This is an excellent BBC documentary about Alexander III of Macedon, whom we know as Alexander the Great, considered one of the most successful military leaders in history. (Greek translation of English narration at bottom of screen.) run time 5:41
UO Faculty Senate Meeting
The agenda includes many important issues including an overview by President Lariviere of the New Partnership proposal and an extended conversation with Rob Mullens and Jamie Moffitt, our new athletic director and senior associate athletic director for finances and administration, respectively. Share This
UO Today #457: James Harper / James Tice
James Harper, Art History, and James Tice, Architecture, discuss the exhibit they co-curated entitled “Giuseppe Vasi’s Rome: Lasting Impressions From The Age Of The Grand Tour” in an interview conducted in the exhibit hall at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. UO Today, the Oregon Humanities Center’s half-hour television interview program, provides a glimpse into the [...]
UO Today #458: Maxine Burkett
Maxine Burkett, 2010 Wayne Morse Chair for Law and Politics; Law, University of Hawaii; director, Island Climate Center: Center for Climate Adaptation and Policy. Burkett’s work focuses on climate justice, the disparate impact of climate change on poor and of-color communities, and our moral and legal obligation to these communities. UO Today, the Oregon Humanities Center’s [...]