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Cynthia Breazeal makes social robots, machines with the capacity to interact with people on psychological terms. She says they “open up a new world of questions.” But these increasingly sophisticated devices make Sherry Turkle uneasy, since they challenge the idea of human relationships and the very “purp
Chantal Akerman: Moving through Time and Space
This exploration/homage arrives in the form of a lecture/conversation, breaking some conventions, not unlike the object/subject of the event, Chantal Akerman, filmmaker and video artist. Two Akerman experts discuss her work in the kick-off event to an exhibition at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center.
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An Evening with Video Artist Bill Viola
Bill Viola dims the lights in MIT’s Room 10-250, and begins to talk of life, death and all that lies between, leaving the realm of classroom and entering a place of potential enlightenment. Weaving together his video art, personal anecdotes, poetry and other writings from religious traditions spanning the globe and the ages, V
Film Music and Digital Media
In a panel that at times resembles a late-night ramble and conversation, three film music professionals discuss changes in their industry, with some no-holds-barred dishing and kvetching.
Martin Marks sets the scene historically, starting with the revolutionary introduction of sound to film. He plays a clip from the origi
MIT Alumni Leadership Conference 2010 – Alumni Association and Campaign Updates
Updates from the Alumni Association and Resource Development leadership.
MITERS End of Every Term Excellent Research Showcase
Listen: American Civil War course takes non-traditional approach
This spring Vanderbilt undergraduates will study the political, social and economic events associated with the U.S. Civil War in a special course co-taught by Professor of History Richard Blackett and Professor of English Michael Kreyling. “The American Civil War” is one of several classes on campus that are related to the sesquicentennial of the beginningkeep reading »
What Makes Thunderbird School Special?
Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Robert Moran talks Dec. 9, 2010. http://www.thunderbird.edu
Some Mistakes about Preferences
Preferences are the central notion in mainstream economic theory, yet economists say little about what preferences are. This talk argues that preferences in mainstream positive economics are comparative evaluations with respect to everything relevant to value or choice, and it argues against three mistaken views of preferences: (1) that they are matters of taste, concerning which rational assessment is inappropriate, (2) that preferences coincide with judgments of expected self-interested benefi
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How the Body Works: Muscles Move Joints: An Illustration-Running Time is 0:28.
A quick 30 second illustration of the way in which arm muscles contract and relax in opposing muscle groups. Narrator talks as visual is displayed. Running Time is 0:28.
How To Make Play Dough From Scratch-Running Time is 4:52
This video describes the step by step process on how to make play dough. Utensils, ingredients, and process are shown and discussed. Running Time is 4:52.
Mr. Ford's Introduction to the Cell and Nucleus
An introduction to cellular structures which focuses on the nucleus. Lecturer Mr. Ford uses the analogy of a medieval kingdom to describe how a nucleus "rules" a cell. Simple with few graphics, entertaining and accessible. Run time 06:18.
Adding, Subtracting, Dividing, and Multiplying With Fractions
This computer-animated video defines fractions and demonstrates adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying with fractions along with graphic aides. The video concludes with practice activities on each skill. ( 13:57)
Count to 10 in Spanish
Numbers 1-10 sung in Spanish forawards and backwards. Cute little tune and number people.
This video describes the food chain cycle. It discusses the food chain by using the Rule of 10. It talks about the producer, the primary consumer, secondary consumer, tertiary consumer and finally the apex consumer. It shows a land and marine example of the food chain cycle. The video is in lecture format with an instructor standing in front of a dry erase board. Run time 03:05.
This is a nice slideshow of the Titanic set to peaceful music. It shows the construction of the ship, the interior, and the ship in its present state. No narration. Run time 06:41.