Kinect Code Camp 2011: Team Lambda Recently we had our Kinect launch with a special Channel 9 Live event. Just prior to this we held a 24 hour Code Camp to allow developers to play with the Kinect SDK for 24 hours and see what they could come up with. I interviewed the teams after the event to take a look at their project and get an idea of the challenges and surprises they found as they worked with the SDK. Team Lambda includes Shariful Shaikot, Dale Cox, and Justin Wolford. The idea behind this Kinect project was
Recently we had our Kinect launch with a special Channel 9 Live event. Just prior to this we held a 24 hour Code Camp to allow developers to play with the Kinect SDK for 24 hours and see what they could come up with. I interviewed the teams after the event to take a look at their project and get an idea of the challenges and surprises they found as they worked with the SDK.
Team Lambda includes Shariful Shaikot, Dale Cox, and Justin Wolford. The idea behind this Kinect project was
The Hubris Syndrome: the intoxication of power
Lord Owen will explore the effects of political power on politicians themselves and investigate the concept of the Hubris Syndrome and its impact on politicians including Tony Blair, George Bush and Margaret Thatcher.
The Last Resistance
Jacqueline Rose's book The Last Resistance explores the power of writing to create and transform our political lives and examines the role of literature in the Zionist imagination.
Thinking Like a Social Scientist: a lecture by Professor Stuart Corbridge
This lecture asks if the global AIDS response has been good for human rights but bad for disease control? Alex de Waal is programme director at the Social Science Research Council and author of AIDS and Power: why there is no political crisis yet.
Beauty and the Beast - Numbers and Public Policy
Numbers have become the all-powerful language of public argument, but too often, that power is abused and the numbers bamboozle. How can we see our way through them? Michael Blastland is a writer and broadcaster and the originator of the More or Less programme on BBC Radio 4. Andrew Dilnot is principal of St Hugh's College, Oxford, and former director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Creating a World Without Poverty: how social business can transform our lives
Professor Yunus will outline his vision for a new business model that combines the power of free markets with the quest for a more human world - and tell the inspiring stories of companies that are doing this work today. This event marks the launch of his new book Creating a World Without Poverty: how social business can transform our lives. Muhammad Yunus is founder and managing director of Grameen Bank and winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
Skills, Rights and Resources in the East Asian Path to Development
This lecture traces evolving relationships among skills, bargaining power, and East Asian economic development. Kenneth Pomeranz is UCI Chancellor's Professor of History at the university of California-Irvine.
The Post American World
Global power is shifting, and wealth and power are bubbling up in unexpected places. Fareed Zakaria considers not so much the decline of America, but the impact of the rise of "the rest". This transition of power will redefine America's role as the arbiter of the world's political, economic, and cultural issues and force it to accommodate new heavyweights. Zakaria offers an illuminating view of our increasingly complicated future, the growing influence of rapidly developing nations, and how thes
Sustainable Housing: how can we save 80 per cent of our energy use in existing homes?
This lecture addresses how we can drastically reduce energy consumption and consequent carbon emissions by considering existing buildings. Anne Power, professor of social policy, is head of LSE Housing and Communities, a research group in the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion.
Geopolitics and Imperialism: the British Empire and Halford Mackinder 1890-1940
It was perhaps no coincidence that Halford Mackinder, the most famous exponent of geopolitical theory, wrote his seminal essay in 1904 when British world power seemed on the verge of a secular crisis. This lecture examines how far the insights contained in Mackinder's four major works explain the geopolitical fortunes of the British world system in its age of blood and iron.
The Grid Shared Desktop for CSCL
The Grid Shared Desktop (GSD) is a collaborative environment that provides a multidimensional humans-to-machine-to-humans interface by the means of multiples cleverly intricated desktops. The GSD is a platform independent solution that benefits of the intrinsic advantages of the Grid technology such as scalability and security. In order to verify that our GSD solution meets CSCL requirements, we have conducted experiments in the context of the ELeGI project. As part of the project use cases, the
Star Library: What is the Significance of a Kiss?
This article describes an interactive activity illustrating general properties of hypothesis testing and hypothesis tests for proportions. Students generate, collect, and analyze data. Through simulation, students explore hypothesis testing concepts. Concepts illustrated are: interpretation of p-values, type I error rate, type II error rate, power, and the relationship between type I and type II error rates and power. This activity is appropriate for use in an introductory college or high school
The Photoshop Crop Tool
The Photoshop Crop Tool. Part of the series: Photoshop Toolbox Tips. There is almost nothing you can't do to a picture in Photoshop. Learn how to use the crop tool in this video clip (01:13).
Introduction to Tension
An introduction to tension. Solving for the tension(s) in a set of wires when a weight is hanging from them. 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.' Run time 10:19.
Life sciences: Evolution in snails, the perils of looking after snakes and scientists on television
In this podcast we meet a herpetologist, or snake expert, from Wales and discuss genetic coding in snakes and research developments. We also meet David Robinson, a biologist and Senior Lecturer at the OU, who has been involved with OU television programmes for many years, and chat about what the future for science programming might look like. Finally, we chat to Jenny Worthington, a project officer at the OU, about the fantastic evolution meglab project. The interviews are recorded by OU staff a
Can the Fed Become Insolvent? In light of Bernanke's plans to purchase $600 billion of longer-term government debt, many academic economists are beginning to worry: Could the Federal Reserve itself become insolvent? In this article I'll explain these fears and I'll
In light of Bernanke's plans to purchase $600 billion of longer-term government debt, many academic economists are beginning to worry: Could the Federal Reserve itself become insolvent? In this article I'll explain these fears and I'll
Infographic: Its Incorporation and Relativity in Architectural Design Process
This paper is about an architectural design workshop regularly held at a public university in Santa Fe, Argentina. The class is about 150 students large, with different informatic capabilities and hardware facilities. The design problem of the workshop, which is one year long, is the relationship between architectural project and the construction of the urbanity. This implies both a physical intervention and a cultural expression. Pedagogy seeks students to overcome individualism, characteristic
Beginning Algebra: Multiplying Polynomials
This lesson is part of a series: Beginner Algebra
Once you have learned to add and subtract polynomials by combining like terms, Professor Burger teaches you how to multiply polynomials. First, he covers how to multiply powers with the same base. Then, he will cover how to raise one power to another power [(x^a)^b]. Finally, Prof. Burger will show you how to multiply two binomials, making sure you distribute every term.
Taught by Professor Edward Burger, this lesson was
Common French Phrases for the Months of the Year
Learn common French phrases for the months of the year. Stephanie Hourie Morrow is a native French speaker and has been giving language lessons for 10 years. Each phrase is pronounced in English and French while the French phrase appears on the screen. For beginning to intermediate learners. Good sound quality.
Gorillas... 98.6% Human
On a trip to Rwanda, explore had the opportunity to visit four families of wild mountain gorillas, a species with only 720 remaining members. Their guide is ...