Tarun Tejpal & Terry Gould: The Role of Writers and Journalists in Modern Democracies
Tarun Tejpal and Terry Gould have each earned a reputation for fearlessness in their journalistic careers. Whether on the frontlines of war, or exposing the injustices in everyday life, both Tejpal and Gould are known for their outspoken opinions and defence of the freedom of speech. The two award-winning journalists discuss what the role of writers and journalists means to them in a modern democracy, the challenges that face them, and how they have each fought to defend that vision. Moderat
ISS Update - Sept. 7, 2011
The International Space Station video update for Sept. 7, 2011.
Open Classroom - 09/07/2011 #2 Dukakis
The Role of Government in the 21st Century This week: 21st Century Challenges to the Conception of Government with Robert Kuttner as Guest Speaker
Trout stream that runs through a California coastal forest
Streams carry sediment and nutrients from runoff but are sensitive to pollution. Organisms inhabiting streams have adaptations to hold tightly to the substrate, much like in the intertidal zone. Parts of a stream may be shaded from sunlight, limiting photosynthesis.
World Record Stir Fry at UMass!
Armed with a custom-built, one-ton, 14-foot frying pan, Dining Services chefs from the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by celebrity chef Jet Tila cooked up the world's largest stir-fry of 4,010 pounds of vegetables and chicken smashing the previous world record. The World's Largest Stir Fry was part of the back-to-school events at UMass Amherst during the Labor Day weekend that saw 27,000 students arrive for the fall semester.
Oregon State University Commercial - Beaver Nation
Beaver Nation is everywhere. Every person who does something good for the world and others, big or small, is part of the Nation. It's thinking bigger, pushing up your sleeves and working hard to get things done — no matter what. You are the Nation. Beaver Nation. Voice: Dr. Cheldelin reads the Oregon State University creed to welcome students at the 1965 New Student Convocation. "I believe in Oregon State. I believe in our traditions. A heritage from the deeds and dreams of yesterday. I beli
BIM.BON . A BIM system for architectural practice in Brazil
This article discusses the difficulties faced by the BIM (Building Information Modeling) systems to be widely adopted among most part of architecture and engineering professionals in Brazil. A revision of the issue and investigation of possibilities for improving the practice of architecture were made by creating a new model of BIM software addressed to a wider audience. It lists the main critical points in the usability of BIM software, based on a survey made with 300 professionals. The analysi
Performative architecture as a guideline for transformation: Defense Line of Amsterdam
Performance as an architectural design paradigm has been emerging during the recent years. We have developed an understanding that we formalized as a taxonomy for performative architecture that considers performance from three points of view: health, safety and security performance; functional and efficiency performance; and psychological, social, cultural, and esthetic performance. This paper focuses on a design project that explores these ideas as a performative architecture proposal. The proj
Methodological Approach for the Integration of Material Information and Performance in the Design Co
As computational design processes have moved from representation to simulation, the focus has shifted towards advanced integration of performance as a form defining measure. Performance, though, is often assessed purely on the level of geometry and stratified between hierarchically independent layers. When looking at tension-active membrane systems, performance is integrated across multiple levels and with only the membrane material itself, defining the structural, spatial and atmospheric qualit
HyperStudio, with executive director Kurt Fendt Fendt: What's really exciting about the work we do in HyperStudio is to explore the possibility -- the potential -- of digital media for learning and research in the humanities and social sciences. [...] In the humanities, we have to be the ones who influence the technical development because we want the tools that are helpful for us. We want specific humanities tools that work in a digital environment so that we can actually do the research and the teaching and the
Fendt: What's really exciting about the work we do in HyperStudio is to explore the possibility -- the potential -- of digital media for learning and research in the humanities and social sciences. [...] In the humanities, we have to be the ones who influence the technical development because we want the tools that are helpful for us. We want specific humanities tools that work in a digital environment so that we can actually do the research and the teaching and the
TOMS Ozone and Albedo
Global ozone and albedo from TOMS for the period January 1, 1985 through January 1, 1986
Physical Performance on Vimeo
Physical Performance Interactive Art using music, sound, and light. (03:01)
Maken van een bureaulamp Deze oefening is ontwikkeld voor het eerste leerjaar van de tweede graad basismechanica. De handleiding is voorzien van duidelijke doetekeningen in combinatie met technische tekeningen. De cursus is opgesteld voor leerlingen die een …
Deze oefening is ontwikkeld voor het eerste leerjaar van de tweede graad basismechanica. De handleiding is voorzien van duidelijke doetekeningen in combinatie met technische tekeningen. De cursus is opgesteld voor leerlingen die een …
Tattoos not just skin deep for young Chinese
Sept. 12 - The 2011 Beijing Tattoo Convention sees the skin art gaining popularity among young people in China where older generations tend to relate it to evil. Tara Cleary reports.
Meeting the opposition in Myanmar
Sept. 12 - The new United States special envoy to Myanmar holds talks with Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Recovering the bodies in Kenya
Sept. 12 - Kenyan officials visit hospitals as workers recover bodies after a deadly pipeline fire in Nairobi. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Super Committee savings goal inadequate: think-tank director
Sept. 12 - President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Maya MacGuineas says the congressional Super Committee's mission to find $1.5 trillion in deficit savings should be multiplied by three.
U.S. Day Ahead: Deficit in focus as Super Committee convenes
Sept. 12 - The Congressional Super Committee on Deficit Reduction holds its first public hearing Tuesday with the goal of saving at least $1.2 trillion in government spending over the next 10 years.
Bank of America should follow GM's lead, says analyst Whalen
Sept. 12 - The Congressional Super Committee on Deficit Reduction holds its first public hearing Tuesday with the goal of saving at least $1.2 trillion in government spending over the next 10 years. Chris Whalen, Reuters blogger and co-founder of Institutional Risk Analytics, says Bank of America should file for chapter 11 bankruptcy, similar to GM, with the support of the FDIC and the Fed.
Slicing and dicing at BofA
Sept. 12 - Bank of America unveils a new plan to eliminate 30,000 jobs and cut $5 billion in yearly costs, as it struggles to deal with a glut of branches and continued problems related to the mortgage mess. Bobbi Rebell reports.