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Jews and the graphic novel
'Jews and the Graphic Novel' is a 22-page documentary comic book created and written by David Gantz. This comic is free to read online, and offers a condensed history of the immense contribution made by American Jewish men to the art and craft of the comic book in the 20th century. The author has the advantage of having worked in the industry since the 1940s, and there is particular focus on the impact of the Second World War on the industry. In 22 pages, this free online comic can only scratch
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New generation-Rewiring of the human brain ?

In this first podcast, feedback is given on the first posts in your blogs and your reflections on our first online seminar. Then the topic of the next seminar, New Generations, New Technologies, New Expectations, is introduced with a recent publication in the Australian Magazine.

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  • 0:00 : Introduction
  • 0:35 : Feedback on the posts in your reflective blogs
  • 4:00 : Topic of the next seminar
  • 4:30 : Ruth Ostrow's editorial in The Weekend Australian
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Mind Mapping the MDGs
For students who have had an introduction to the MDGs as a whole, this activity allows them to dig deeper into the issues of one particular Goal, while still developing an understanding of how all the Goals are connected.
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Offshore Hydromechanics
Offshore Hydromechanics includes the following modules: 1. Hydrostatics, static floating stability, constant 2-D potential flow of ideal fluids, and flows in real fluids. Introduction to resistance and propulsion of ships. Review of linear regular and irregular wave theory. 2. Analytical and numerical means to determine the flow around, forces on, and motions of floating bodies in waves. 3. Higher order potential theory and inclusion of non-linear effects in ship motions. Applications to motio
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From Start-up to Market Dominance in the Field of Surgical Robotics - Lonnie Smith (Intuitive Surgic
Lonnie Smith, President and CEO of Intuitive Surgical, discusses Intuitive's path from start-up to market dominance in the field of surgical robotics.
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Imaging: Digital Images
Video: Imaging: Digital Images Episode 9 (of a 25-part series) This Nortel LearniT tutorial familiarizes students with Digital Images. Digital Images has changed the photography industry.  There are many ways to change the images.
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Probability Surprises – Math or Magic?
Presented by Matthew de Courcy-Ireland in honour of the late William Moser, Professor Emeritus at the McGill Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
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09 Fashion Victims
The media is being used as a convenient scapegoat for the development of eating disorders. This is the view of Professor Kenneth Nunn from Sydney University, Australia who will be speaking at the ninth in a series of debates on topical issues in psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry. He will argue that evidence suggests that the onset of an eating disorder has little to do with the media and everything to do with individual biological and psychological vulnerabilities. Vehemently opposing
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1.2 Hints before you start
Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research. However, many people find the idea of using statistics, and especially statistical software packages, extremely daunting. This unit takes a step-by-step approach to statistics software through seven interactive activities. No statistics software is needed.
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Visual Images in Social Sciences

How do social scientists use visual images?

What does a picture or image tell you? This unit is an introduction to analysing and interpreting photographs as social data. Who controls what the image is saying? You will look at how photographs provide visual evidence and how they can illustrate and support our ideas about society.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Introducing the social sciences (DD100) which is no longer taught by The
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1.1 Why look at photographs?
What does a picture or image tell you? This unit is an introduction to analysing and interpreting photographs as social data. Who controls what the image is saying? You will look at how photographs provide visual evidence and how they can illustrate and support our ideas about society.
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CAAD Education and Post-Graduate Opportunities (At Mimar Sinan University)
This paper addresses new design teaching strategies at an important and traditional university in Istanbul, founded as the Academy of Fine Arts 110 years ago. It will include a short review of design education before the Academy changed into a university, and a description of the present situation with regard to computers. Nearly two years ago, CAAD education was introduced as an elective subject. The students show great interest in CAD; most Turkish architects now work with computers and CAAD g
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Statistical Mechanics Lecture 1 (March 30, 2009)
classical quantum physics, science, biology, engineering, thermodynamics, math, formula, space, statistics, variable, methodology, probability distribution, reality, proof, symmetry, operation, axis, a priori, dynamical system, law of motion, rules, rando
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Statistical Mechanics Lecture 2 (April 6, 2009)
classical quantum physics, science, biology, engineering, thermodynamics, math, formula, space, statistics, variable, methodology, probability distribution, entropy, maximize, thermal equilibrium, function, variable, average, minimum value, equation, lamb
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Statistical Mechanics Lecture 3 (April 13, 2009)
classical quantum physics, science, biology, engineering, thermodynamics, math, formula, space, statistics, variable, methodology, probability distribution, entropy, heat bath, fixed system, average energy, state, factorial, N, n, #, maximize, logarithm,
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Statistical Mechanics Lecture 5 (April 27, 2009)
classical quantum physics, science, biology, engineering, theory, thermodynamics, math, formula, space, statistics, variable, methodology, probability distribution, entropy, center of mass, radius, kinetic energy, moment of inertia, position, angle, momen
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Statistical Mechanics Lecture 6 (May 4, 2009)
classical quantum physics, science, biology, engineering, theory, thermodynamics, math, formula, phase space, statistics, variable, methodology, probability distribution, entropy, second law of thermodynamics, Newton's law of motion, trajectory, inverse,
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Ermaine De Etaël on the nation and nationalism
There are few historical figures as dramatically enticing and colourfully enigmatic as Germaine de Staël. The young Germaine had an early introduction to the culture of the French Enlightenment through her mother's influential Paris-based salo. De Staël's (Running Time 51:52)
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Introduction

This unit explores the commemoration of war through treating two war memorials – the Sandham Memorial Chapel and the Royal Artillery Memorial – as 'visual texts'. By helping you to respond to visual cues the unit aims for you to develop your understanding of these memorials, not only as memorials, but as artefacts or 'made objects'. It does this through consideration of such factors as the location of the monument; its function and purpose; its symbolism or realism; use of materials and o
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Acknowledgements
Designed products surround us all and range from bus tickets to buildings. This unit focuses firmly on usability and the increasingly important phenomenon of people-centred design. It aims to inform consumers of design (i.e., all of us) about this crucial characteristic of design. The unit is derived from the Open University course T211 on Design and Designing, but as well as stimulating interest in areas of concern for producers of design it might also provide an introduction to engineering, ma
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