Looking forward looking back (18 May 2013)
Professor David Zeitlyn (University of Oxford) argues for a pluralisation of past, present and future. There are many unconnected or only partially connected literatures on time related issues. To embrace them we need to start thinking about pasts, presents and futures.
Interview with Professor Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf
Professor Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf was one of the grandfathers of Himalayan anthropology. Alan Macfarlane, one of his last PhD students at the School of Oriental and African Studies and now himself Professor of Anthropological Science at the Univesity of Cambridge, interviewed Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf in his house in Lode, near Cambridge, in June 1983. The interview was filmed on Sony U-Matic, a large format video tape, which is now obsolete but which has been digitised to DVCam, a
Projeto Design Condensado: Defini??o de ?Modelo Sociocultural? para Sistemas de Visualiza??o Din?mic
The ?Condensed Design Project? aims to discuss and reflect on how the definition of an ?activity inducer?, by describing and characterizing ?social-cultural models?, can be used in the development of dynamic data visualization systems. The aim is to discuss and try to understand how the profile of the ?activity inducer?, routines, scenario and context impact the navigation, interaction, research and learning processes in design history. Thus, the knowledge building process is strictly conditione
Shape Grammars for Innovative Hybrid Typological Design
This paper describes a new methodology of deriving innovative hybrid designs using shape grammars of heterogeneous designs. The method is detailed within three phases of shape grammars: analysis, synthesis and evaluation. In the analysis phase, the research suggests that original rules of each design component are grouped in subclass rule sets to facilitate rule choices. Additionally, adding new hybrid rules to original rules expands the options available to the grammar user. In the synthesis ph
Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture
Colleagues from both academia and business were present on 27 January 2011 for Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall. The garden wall of the lecture's title was Lawrence's metaphor for the potential divide between the two sectors. The lecture reflected Lawrence's career-long wish to get qualitative researchers in the commercial world to talk to their counterparts in the academic world, and vice versa. He discusse
From Real to Cyber Reality
Human activity takes place in two planes, at two levels. Practical activity is present in one of the planes, the other level is occupied by purely cognitive activity. When observing sufficiently long sequences of practical and cognitive activities, one notices transitions between them, which prove true the suspicions of their functional relationship. Because on both of these planes of human activity there is always one and the same element present - an informative element - which on the first pl
Bianca Goes Where the Wind Blows
In this segment from Cyberchase, Bianca gives her niece Mikaela a kite for her birthday. Bianca is determined to find the best place to fly it. To help with their search, Bianca creates a wind gauge that measures how hard the wind blows. After taking wind gauge readings in different spots around the park, they are able to find a spot where the kite soars beautifully. Run time 03:25.
Directions in modelling environments
Schema definition is a vital component in the computerised A/E/C projects. existing tools to manage this task are limited both in terms of the scope Of problems they can tackle and their integration with each other. This paper describes a global modellling and development environment for large modelling projects. This environment provides a total solution from initial design of schemas to validation, manipulation arid navigation through final models. A major benefit of the described system is t
IDS350. Session 11. Spring 2012
Gardens of California with Jerry Turney 04/15/12
Why Study Ancient Coins with Roland Deines
Professor Roland Deines looks at four ancient coins -- all of them nearly 2000 years old -- and shows how they provide a window into the world of Galilee and Judea in the time of Jesus. In the gospel there are many references to coins (for example: Mark 12:15 -- on paying Roman taxes; Mark 11:15 and John 2:15 -- the coins of the money-changers in the temple; Matthew 17:27 -- on the half-shekel tax; or Matthew 20:2 -- a reference to a denarius as a day's wage) and examples of the coins referred t
Create a Green Roof, Cool a City
Inspirational video showing the benefits of creating green roofs, gardens on roof tops. In this video we look at two of New York's most impressive green roofs to find out how they can help cities cool off and clean up. At a state of the art research station on the roof of Silvercup Studios in Queens, Riverwired's Pulse talks to green roof specialist Leslie Hoffman about how a few plants can reduce water pollution, cool an "urban heat island" by 100 degrees, and improve air quality.(4:59)
A Sham Recovery Referencing your work with Harvard Martin Van Buren Photos of Gravesite Martin Van Buren CTPI: Recovering the Common Good Document Discovery: Advancing Research with Large Knowledge Networks Tombs of Ancient Egypt Vowel harmony and pronunciation practice Amelia Earhart Biography
Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton discusses a wide variety of timely topics.
A web-based desktop tool showing you how to accurately format references for the Harvard system. Select the exact nature of reference type - book, journal, e-journal, website, government publication, and other sources - and the tool will show you examples of correct referencing for that type.
Actual still photos of Martin Van Buren's grave. Produced by presidentialgraves.org
This is a film documentary about New York's Martin Van Buren from the 2008 WMHT documentary 'Presidents in Our Backyard'. Van Buren.
Chaired by Professor Andrew Bradstock, the open forum with Major Campbell Roberts, Director of Social Policy, Salvation Army, Dr Jenny Te-Paa Daniel, Formerly Dean, Tikanga Maori, St John’s College Auckland; Visiting Fellow, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Rt Rev Dr Graham Redding, Principal, Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership, Dr David Clark MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Dunedin North, Fr Kevin Toomey OP, Editor, Tui Motu, asks a number of questions about Recovering
By putting the world's scholarly literature online, publisher websites and digital archives have made millions articles instantly available anywhere, any time, in digital form. As De Solla Price noted in 1965, the scholarly literature forms a vast network -- where the nodes are the millions of papers published in scholarly journals and the links are the hundreds of millions of citations connecting these papers. Can we use this vast network of trails, in combination with intelligent algorithms, t
They built the pyramids as tombs for their pharaohs, but the ancient Egyptians weren't obsessed with death. This is a background into the causes of the life after death belief and why the culture developed around this belief.
Vowel harmony and pronunciation practice.
This video is about the aviator, Amelia Earhart. There are video clips that reveal her personality. She became one of the greatest female pilots of the twentieth century. She was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928 and the first person to have flown both oceans. In 1937, at the height of her career she mysteriously disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the glove from the equator. This is a good video to show students the rewards of risk taking and the consequences. A good vid
Referencing your work with Harvard
Martin Van Buren Photos of Gravesite
Martin Van Buren
CTPI: Recovering the Common Good
Document Discovery: Advancing Research with Large Knowledge Networks
Tombs of Ancient Egypt
Vowel harmony and pronunciation practice
Amelia Earhart Biography