Orion Progress - Spring 2010
NASA and contractor teams are designing, building and testing the next generation human spacecraft Orion. Progress on Orion is highlighted by employees working on the project, along with video of the successful flight test of the launch abort system, called Pad Abort 1, and the construction of a crew module that will be used in flight-like environment testing on the ground.
The IBM ACS System: A Pioneering Supercomputer Project
[Recorded February 18, 2010] The showcase IBM effort at high-performance computing in the 1960's has traditionally been considered the IBM S/360 Model 91. That machine well deserves the attention it has received. In fact, in the field of computer architecture, the 1960s are known for the CDC 6600 and the IBM Model 91, and many modern processors trace features back to those machines. However, there was another relatively unknown IBM effort that operated in parallel with the deployment of the Mod
Robert Taylor: Network Visionary
[Recorded May 13, 2010] Bob Taylor planned to be a Methodist minister like his father. Instead, he became an evangelist for an idea that changed the world: easy-to-use computers that talk to each other. "I was never interested in the computer as a mathematical device, but as a communication device," Taylor said. Taylor's interests -- and his genius for getting them funded -- helped develop computer networking, the personal computer, and many of the other technologies that drove the global comput
PLATO Computer Learning System 50th Anniversary
[Recorded: June 2, 2010] Science fiction writer William Gibson once famously said, "The future is already here. It's just not evenly distributed." Such was the case in the early 1970s, when the fourth generation of the PLATO system, evolving since 1960 at the University of Illinois, made its debut. Viewed from today, it is hard to believe that the PLATO IV system could have existed when it did: Terminals with touch-sensitive, gas-plasma flat-panel displays, random-access audio, built-in color mi
PLATO - A Culture of Innovation
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 1 was entitled "A Culture of Innovation: What Don Bitzer Wrought." Session 1 Description: The Computer-based Education Research Lab, where the PLATO system was invented, was a caldron of innovation. Out of that environment, new technologies grew and lives were changed. What was it about the environment that stimulated innovation? Bob Sutton, management guru and scholar of innovation,
PLATO - Innovations in Hardware
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 2 was entitled "Innovations in Hardware: Mission-based Developments Led Other Places." Session 2 Description: Early discussions at the University of Illinois on how to use emerging computer system technology for delivering quality education quickly led to the formation of a very exciting demonstration project called PLATO. This project was a highly "mission oriented" effort and used
PLATO Learning System Software
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 3 was entitled "PLATO Software: Driven by a Clear, Compelling Challenge." Session 3 Description: The software architecture of the PLATO Learning System permitted high interactivity with hundreds of users and a TUTOR programming language that enabled faculty (and gamers) to write their own interactive graphics programs. These capabilities required close management of scarce system res
Opening Remarks (video)
Dain Borges, Director, Center for Latin American Studies Mark Hansen, Dean, Social Science Division Ambassador João Almino, Consul General of Brazil in Chicago Marina Silva, Senator, Green Party (from Brazil via video)
Learn Basic English Numbers - Counting from 1-11
An animated video with pictures of animals and other fun cartoons teaching children how to count from 1 to 11.
Behind the Scenes: On Line: A. Balasubramaniam
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century The Museum of Modern Art, November 21, 2010-February 7, 2011 For more information please visit http://www.moma.org/online. Audio courtesy of Acoustiguide © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Peckham TV is a collaborative project by the artists Harold Offeh and The People Speak. The project is the result of a period of research carried out by The Mothership Collective into the future of Peckham. Following a series of workshops with local young people to develop ideas, the Peckham TV Public Event broadcast a live mix of public opinion in a game show format creating a collective vision for the future of Peckham. The event featured 3d visualizations and footage from workshops scr
Birmingham record collectors: the documentary
Music is changing. Downloads, ipods, MP3s, Shazam. But what about those strange souls who persist in collecting records, clinging onto music as a physical entity. The feel of vinyl? The record covers? Birmingham Record Collectors: The Documentary seeks to answer some of those questions and more. Series of video interviews with record collectors as part of the Digital Is Dangerous (DID)project.
'Visual Directions' is a website designed to assist students in producing sketchbooks and engage in reflective writing
'Dinnerfor1' is a 4 monitor video and sound installation which was first exhibited at the British Council Berlin in February 2005. DinnerFor1 is a woman talking to you. Her questions (isolated from the replies using fictional and factual texts) are often universal, so that a viewer is directly engaged: each set of questions is taken from a different source, connoting different strata of society and areas of (public) life. These range from the sensationalist interview into Princess Diana’s p
Man seeks millions for drone deaths
A Pakistani man seeks 500 million U.S. dollars in compensation for a drone attack he says killed his brother and son.
Confidence at five-month high
Summary of business headlines: Consumer confidence hits five-month high; Housing prices fall in September; Google investigated by EU, reportedly near Groupon deal.
Foreign Policy Global Thinkers Video
Highlight Reel for 6 of FP's 100 Top Global Thinkers
No U.S. tax agreement, yet
Summary of business headlines: Obama, Republicans talk taxes; Upbeat economic figures fail to lift Wall Street; Student protests disrupt Central London, Rome.
Behind the Scenes: On Line: Monika Grzymala
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century The Museum of Modern Art, November 21, 2010-February 7, 2011 For more information please visit http://www.moma.org/online. Images courtesy of the artist © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Big Sleep (1946, Trailer) - In cinemas 31 December
A taut and famously opaque thriller, The Big Sleep reveals treachery and deceit at every turn, as private detective Philip Marlowe, played by Humphrey Bogart, discovers there is no-one he can trust when he investigates the messy lives of the Sternwood family and their seductive daughter Vivien, played by Lauren Bacall. Howard Hawks' masterful take on Raymond Chandler's hardboiled novel will leave you aching with suspense... Visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/releases for more information and venues.