Woman's Building History: Mother Art
Mother Art was a collective of 8 women artists working on social and political issues, using performance, video, photography, installation and personal narratives. As mothers, they addressed issues that affect women and children. They were active from 1973-1986. This video was commissioned by Otis College of Art and Design for the exhibition "Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building" (1973-1991) in the Ben Maltz Gallery, October 1 January 28, 2012 and is part of an ongoing s
The Clean Energy Revolution
Beyond guts, a great business plan, and friends with deep pockets, clean energy entrepreneurs will need patience and perhaps most of all, a favorable policy environment to succeed. Fortune magazine editor Brian Dumaine leads a discussion with panelists from the worlds of venture capital, academia and industry on “how
Moving Ahead: Engineering Challenges of Deep Water Drilling and Future Oil Resource Recovery
To keep up with demand, the oil industry ventures increasingly farther and deeper offshore, extracting resources as fast as possible in often hazardous conditions with newly minted technology. So to these panelists, the BP Deepwater Horizon accident did not come as a complete surprise. However, they view the disaster from distinctly di
Engineering Smarter Drivers
While automakers market increasingly intelligent cars, they may be missing the point. No matter how sophisticated the vehicle’s brain, suggests
Alex (Sandy) Pentland, the smartest element on the road is still the human driver. In search of safe, responsive vehicles, designers should not think of separate
Re-Engineering Buildings: Innovations in Building Technology
The built environment consumes a very large share of the nation’s energy, and so offers rich opportunities for reducing our overall carbon footprint. MIT researchers share innovations that could soon radically alter the energy profile, as well as form and function, of buildings. Their work may prove invaluable to those in
New Media, Civic Media
As old media die, new forms are emerging, but it’s not clear they will serve such vital civic functions as “helping people form publics,” as Pat Aufderheide puts it. These panelists point to promising experiments in “Public Media 2.0,” but caution that new media are not guaranteed to shore up democracy or invigorate
Institutional Perspectives on Storage
European archivists grapple with the legal obligations, civic responsibilities and future prospects of their collections, which, thanks to the Internet and other new technologies, are increasingly awash in image and sound. As William Urichhio notes, “tradition-bound institutions know what we should be gathering: feat
Global and Domestic Imbalances: Why Rural China is the Key
Contrary to popular thinking, China owes its astonishing economic expansion not to far-sighted government policy but to hundreds of millions of entrepreneurial peasants. Yasheng Huang’s research reveals not only how small-scale rural businesses created China’s miracle but how that nation’s recovery from the global recession an
Challenges in Nation Building
At times humorous and other times defiant, José Ramos-Horta describes nurturing the 21st century’s first sovereign state through its formative years. The journey of East Timor from brutal Indonesian rule to fragile self-governance has involved Ramos-Horta in conflict and debate from the halls of the U.N. to the smallest vil
From Experimental Physics to Internet Entrepreneurship: One Scientist’s Journey
Few better personify the vitality and ambition fueling China’s economic surge than Charles C-Y Zhang. In this energetic and revelatory talk, Zhang relates his personal evolution from MIT physicist to leading Chinese entrepreneur.
An industrious student from a poor family, Zhang was one of the fortunate few in hi
Is social enterprise being set up to fail?
Is 'Enterprise Society' a myth or a reality? Academics from Cambridge Judge Business School express their concerns about the resources needed to successfully deliver it
4 great typing games Learning typing is the focus of these keyboarding games. Learning keyboarding skills is vital for todays learners and tomorrows earners. These fun free typing games are a great way to build the foundation through typing ski
Learning typing is the focus of these keyboarding games. Learning keyboarding skills is vital for todays learners and tomorrows earners. These fun free typing games are a great way to build the foundation through typing ski
Is this how your maths lesson looks? I came across this at school from one of my lecturers at university - Ann Gervasoni who had an almost unhealthy obsession with mathematics but was a brilliant lecturer nonetheless. It is a great model for any teacher as to how to structu
I came across this at school from one of my lecturers at university - Ann Gervasoni who had an almost unhealthy obsession with mathematics but was a brilliant lecturer nonetheless. It is a great model for any teacher as to how to structu
TED402 Fall 2010 Session 14
TED402 Educational Psychology Session Fourteen 12/1/10 Jeff Miller
Mac in a Minute - Alumni Travel
John takes us on a virtual tour of three of the exciting destinations included on the Discover Your Mac Adventure Alumni Travel Program. discoveryourmacadventure.ca
Up Close, Part 2
In the fast pace of our daily lives we may overlook details which, collectively, create a stunning backdrop for all that happens within the Harvard. Hundreds of historic volumes stand as individual works of art inside Houghton and Widener libraries.
Mentoring at the Allston EdPortal
Arboretum: Winter Tree Tour
In the fast pace of our daily lives we may overlook the details that, collectively, create a stunning backdrop for all that happens within the University. See the inner workings of Harvard's pianos up close, while enjoying a melodic feast for the ears.
USAWC Birthday and Alumni Recognition
Retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, Class of 1978, retired Gen. Donn A. Starry, Class of 1966, and Dr. Lewis (Bob) Sorley, Class of 1973, received outstanding alumnus awards from Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, USAWC commandant, during the celebration of the 109th birthday of the Army War College. The Army War College mission is to develop strategic leaders for a lifetime and these three were selected for exemplifying the USAWC spirit.