21H.104J Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History (MIT)
This course uses readings and discussions to focus on a series of short-term events that shed light on American politics, culture, and social organization. It emphasizes finding ways to make sense of these complicated, highly traumatic events, and on using them to understand larger processes of change in American history. The class also gives students experience with primary documentation research through a term paper assignment.
4 Women's work
In this unit, we are going to look at a number of situations which put a strain on the idea that caring is just 'being ordinary', including times when people are giving intimate care. In these special circumstances, since the normal rules do not apply, we have to develop a set of special rules to guide practice.
Surveillance video captures moment armed men seize Crimea government building
Security cameras show moment armed men seize government building in the Crimean city of Simferopol. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for spee
21H.433 The Age of Reason: Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries (MIT)
Has there ever been an "Age of Reason?" In the western tradition, one might make claims for various moments during Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. In this class, however, we will focus on the two and a half centuries between 1600 and 1850, a period when insights first developed in the natural sciences and mathematics were seized upon by social theorists, institutional reformers and political revolutionaries who sought to change themselves and the society in which they lived. Thr
Concept Art - Chin Ko Reel
Otis Digital Media student Chin Ko Demo reel
14.12 Economic Applications of Game Theory (MIT)
Game Theory is a misnomer for Multiperson Decision Theory, the analysis of situations in which payoffs to agents depend on the behavior of other agents. It involves the analysis of conflict, cooperation, and (tacit) communication. Game theory has applications in several fields, such as economics, politics, law, biology, and computer science. In this course, I will introduce the basic tools of game theoretic analysis. In the process, I will outline some of the many applications of game theory, pr
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, academic and director of the Centre for British Politics, Professor Steven Fiel
Retailing in Leeds - Consumer Shopping preferences
Leeds is a major city in the UK and as such is a magnet for shoppers from the surrounding region. Around 1.7 to 1.9 million people are in the catchment area as shoppers in Leeds city centre. Consequently retail is an important business for Leeds. John Temperley Senior Lecturer in Marketing in the Business School and a retail specialist, explains the choices that face consumers and what their preferences are, based on research by students sponsored by Leeds city centre management. The results ar
Getting Started with your Telescope
Don Pensak of Scope City explains how to get started using your new telescope. Don recommends getting a simple map of the night sky, along with a star atlas so that you can get an idea of where objects are located. Run time 02:26.
Game On! How Playful Learning Works Alex Games, Ph.D., Education Design Director, Microsoft
Kodu, a game-based learning environment is designed to introduce children to computational thinking and programming, giving them identities as game designers within online communities. The presentation will discuss the way in which Kodu allows young learners to use their experience as gamers to explore the key computational principles, thinking, and activities in computer science and engineering that lie “under the hood&
Alex Games, Ph.D., Education Design Director, Microsoft
Hazlett on Telecommunications
Thomas Hazlett of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about a number of key issues in telecommunications and telecommunication policy including net neutrality, FCC policy, and the state of antitrust. Hazlett argues for an emergent, Hayekian approach to policy toward the internet rather than trying to design it from the top down and for an increased use of exchangeable property rights in allocating spectrum.
Romer on Charter Cities
Paul Romer of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about charter cities, Romer's idea for helping the poorest of the poor around the world. Romer envisions a city where the rules about property and safety and contract and so on are rules that allow individuals to flourish in an urban setting in contrast to the cities they live in now where so many aspects of economic and personal life are dysfunctional. Charter cities would be havens for the world's poor and could be created
15.223 Global Markets, National Policies, and the Competitive Advantages of Firms (MIT)
The world is changing in two fundamental ways. First, the development of a truly global market in products, services, capital, and even certain types of labor is changing the basic terms of competition for an array of different firms and industries. Second, the rules and institutions governing the new international economic order are still in flux. National regulations are no longer adequate yet international accords over trade, intellectual property, labor standards, and a host of other issues
Spin, Blair and PR - Richard Peel
Richard Peel is at the top of the PR tree in Britain. He has ‘spun’ for many of the bluest chip organisations in Britain – The BBC, The ITC, Ofcom, The England and Wales Cricket Board and now Camelot the lottery operator. In this Coventry Conversation Richard talks about spin, politics and public image.
Otis: Share a Memory of the Woman's Building: Jenay Meraz
Otis College: Doin' It In Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building: Weekend of October 15-16, 2011: Still Doin' It: Fanning the Flames of the Woman's Building: Share a Memory of the Woman's Building During the Weekend of October 15-16, 2011, women gave their memories of their experiences at the Woman's Building. Some were there and participated in numerous activities, some were influenced by it. Otis College exhibition "Doin' It In Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building"
Why all Governments Need Spin - Nicholas Jones
Nicholas Jones was for many years BBC political correspondent. His books include Sultans of Spin, The Control Freaks, Soundbites and Spin Doctors and Trading Information. He has been involved in the world of politics for more than 30 years as a journalist, most prominently as the BBC’s political correspondent and in uniquely qualified to talk about how politicians can manipulate the media. In this Coventry Conversation, Nicholas discusses why spin is central to all governments, both Tory and
Beginning, Middle and End Song
A muppet monster and his backup singers demonstrate the beginning, middle and end of the song. Classic Sesame Street snippet (2:42)
The verbs saber (to know) and conocer (to know)
This video helps clear up confusion about how to use the verbs saber and conocer. Both mean to know but are not interchangeable. The speaker explains in English and the words are displayed on the screen.
Professor Glenn Withers discusses the Asian Century White Paper
Glenn Withers is Professor of Economics in the Crawford School and was founding CEO of Universities Australia. In this video, he gives his analysis of the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, and discusses his own submission to the process. Professor Withers helped to establish the Productivity Commmission, the Crawford School, ANZSOG and Universities Australia. He has been an adviser to private sector and community sector organisations in Australia and overseas, ranging from the Nort
Literary Festival 2013: A Life in Politics – leading London from the left [Audio]
Speaker(s): Ken Livingstone | Ken Livingstone has for almost 40 years been a controversial but highly effective politician who has dominated London politics. He championed low fares for public transport, fought the abolition of the GLC, defeated Labour to become mayor of London in 2000, re-joined Labour and then presided over eight years of pro-development, market-led policy in the capital. He has brought a distinctive point of view to many issues, always dividing opinion. He has continued his l