Jonathan Shapiro on Maus by Art Spiegelman
On Thursday 20 August cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro aka Zapiro will discuss "Maus" by Art Spiegelman as part of the Great Texts Big Questions public lecture series presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA at the University of Cape Town UCT. During each Great Texts Big Questions lecture a highly regarded thought leader will discuss one of life's big question or a significant book or artwork. Shapiro studied under Art Spiegelman in New York during his Fulbright Schola
George Ellis on The Nature of the Physical World
On Thursday 17 September the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture will present an opportunity to hear one of the worlds leading cosmologists discuss the way scientific and everyday views of the nature of things relate to each other. How do relativity theory quantum theory and cosmological theory change our views of the world and the universe? How do they relate to every day life? George Ellis Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University
Mamphela Ramphele on Knowledge in the Blood by Jonathan Jansen
On Thursday 1 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture will be Mamphela Ramphele who will discuss "To what extent has our transformation process embraced the intimate in public discourse." The suggested background reading is Jonathan Jansen's "Knowledge in the Blood." Mamphela Ramphele, former ViceChancellor of UCT and director of the World Bank, is an academic author and medical doctor. Her involvement in political activism and academ
Zackie Achmat on Marx and Lincoln
On Thursday 13 August AIDS activist Zackie Achmat will give a free public lecture on The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln as part of the Great Texts Big Questions public lecture series presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA at the University of Cape Town UCT. During his talk Zackie may reformulate how the liberal left-wing ideals of the past are relevant today said novelist and academic Imraan Coovadia, coordinator o
GIPCA Great Texts / Big Questions Public Lectures 2009
GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions popular lecture series provides an opportunity to hear leading intellectuals discuss one of life's big questions or a significant book or artwork. All of the lectures from 2009 were recorded and are now available online. Below is a brief summary of each talk. Follow the link above to the download page for the mp3 lectures. On Thursday 13 August AIDS activist Zackie Achmat will give a free public lecture on "The Communist Manifesto" by Karl Marx and "The Gettysburg
Track and field squad, Pomona College
The Pomona College track and field team on the steps of Renwick Gymnasium. On the front row, George Hume is fourth from the left and Wallace Robb is fifth from the left. Howard Ross is on the second row, third from the left (with his arms crossed), and Ralph Noble is to his left. Verne Hendrickson is wearing a striped shirt with a triangle on it and Roy Thomas is to his left. Morris Cadwalader is standing at the very back.
Rwanda: You Go, Girls!
The PBS WIDE ANGLE documentary series analyzes a number of significant and current global issues. In 'Ladies First' (2004), WIDE ANGLE delivers a riveting report on the political and socio-economic success of the Rwandan women after the genocide of 1994 that divided the country's major ethnic groups, the Tutsi and the Hutu. The purpose of this lesson is to use 'Ladies First' to show not only that women working together can and did create a dialogue and a basis for trust among ethnic groups, but
Dolls made of pipe-cleaners or clay are moved around miniature stages via their attachment to slots incorporated in the stages.Two scenes ('Venice' and 'Somewhere in the Southwest Desert') are repeated dozens of times. Occasionally, the creators can be seen arranging the stages and maneuvering the dolls. ...
Boston Art Ensemble perform in the Say Brother Studio
Excerpt from compilation program featuring the Boston Art Ensemble performing in the Say Brother studio.
Solar Visions performing live in Say Brother studio
Excerpt from the band Solar Visions performing live in Say Brother studio.
Australian aborigines visit Franklin Park
Footage of Australian aborigines applying body paints of clay and charcoal and performing tribal dances in Boston's Franklin Park. Includes African American children interacting with the aborigines as they try to learn how to use the didgeridoo.
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Chris Rittler
Chris Rittler, Vice President of Business Development and Product Management, Tropos Networks Chris Rittler is Tropos Networks' Vice President of Business Development and Product Management. He has over 15 years of experience in the wireless systems industry bringing exemplary leadership in the creation of strategy and the development of products for the wireless carrier market. He leads the company's business development and product managment teams. Mr. Rittler was most recently the Senior
Be a Movie Director -- Game
Find the right vehicles for a new movie from the America on the Move collection, then watch the movie that you’ve created on the big screen. See how much you know about the history of transportation with the interactive games in this online collection. You can find information, artifacts and photographs in the collection as well.
Inside Caitlin's Head
In the 1830s, George Catlin (1796–1872) packed his paintbrushes and trekked through remote Indian country in the Great Plains. Committed to documenting traditional Native culture, he visited more than 140 tribes and painted more than 325 portraits and 200 scenes of American Indian life. Catlin's prolific works, both his art and his writings, illustrate Indian cultures on the precipice of radical change—change that would come with U.S. expansion into tribal territories. In this lesson, stude
wisskomm wochenschau 5/08
German vodcast about science communications. Diese Woche: Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft einigt sich mit dem Springer-Verlag, Springers "Open Choice", "Evolution: Education and Outreach" online im Volltext, die DVD vom Wettbewerb "Performing Science" gibt es hier, Pressemeldung der "Initiative Wissenschaftsjournalismus", ...
Selected Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865
This site contains more than 1,100 photographs, most of which were made under the supervision of Mathematics and Statisticsew B. Brady. The collection includes scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle and consequences of battle, portraits of Confederate and Union officers and enlisted men.
Tips for leading effectively behind the scenes.
22 - Constitutional Crisis and Impeachment of a President
Professor Blight continues his discussion of the political history of Reconstruction. The central figure in the early phase of Reconstruction was President Andrew Johnson. Under Johnson's stewardship, southern whites held constitutional conventions throughout 1865, drafting new constitutions that outlawed slavery but changed little else. When the Republican-dominated U.S. Congress reassembled late in 1865, they put a stop to Johnson's leniency and inaugurated Radical (or Congressional) Reconstru
Commonwealth of Learning Copyright Audit
To a significant extent, copyright law governs the production, dissemination and consumption of knowledge and culture. In an "information society" it is particularly important to ensure that the gates of learning are kept wide open. It is in this context that an examination of copyright law with respect to education becomes crucial. When performing an audit of copyright law, it is essential to keep in mind international treaty obligations: particularly, the Berne Convention, the Agreement on tra