21W.763J Transmedia Storytelling: Modern Science Fiction (MIT)
Transmedia narratives exist across multiple storytelling platforms, using the advantages of each to enhance the experience of the audience. No matter which medium nor how many, the heart of any successful transmedia project is a good story. In this class we will spend time on the basics of solid storytelling in speculative fiction before we move on to how to translate those elements into various media. We will then explore how different presentations in different media can complement and enha
Segway snapped up by Chinese rival
Iconic balance scooter maker Segway has been acquired Chinese robotics firm Ninebot, less than a year after the American company cited them for patent infringement. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews
Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financia
The Social-Cultural Foundation of the 21st Century New Pan-Africanist Consciousness [Audio]
Speaker(s): Adama Samassekou | The Steve Biko Memorial Lecture Europe is an initiative of the South African based Steve Biko Foundation. The 2013 lecture takes place during Black History Month in the United Kingdom. Described as a resuscitative moment, the lecture is an opportunity to explore the inextricable link between the individual and society; to celebrate triumphs over inequality and to examine the importance of identity in the twenty-first century. In keeping with the tradition of Biko,
Enterprise in the sports industry
This presentation discusses Drucker's thesis that failure is a "good thing" if the opportunities that arise from such failure allow the development of personal and enterprise skills
2.A35 Biomimetic Principles and Design (MIT)
Biomimetics is based on the belief that nature, at least at times, is a good engineer. Biomimesis is the scientific method of learning new principles and processes based on systematic study, observation and experimentation with live animals and organisms. This Freshman Advising Seminar on the topic is a way for freshmen to explore some of MIT's richness and learn more about what they may want to study in later years.
Episode 77: Searching for Russia's Future in Its Past
Prof Leslie Holmes and former Ambassador Leslie Rowe discuss how Russia's past influences this great nation's future. With host Jennifer Cook.
John Sterman - "A Banquet of Consequences" – 2010 MIT SDM Conference on Systems Thinking for Conte
"A Banquet of Consequences: Systems Thinking and Modeling for Climate Policy" is a presentation given by John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Managment, MIT Sloan School of Management; Professor of System Dynamics and Engineering Systems, MIT; Director, MIT System Dynamics Group at the MIT System Design and Management's 2010 Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges Conference on October 21, 2010.
Please reference the link below for John Sterman's presentation
Practitioner Research in Higher Education: an online source peer reviewed journal
This resource is an online open-access journal. "Practitioner Research in Higher Education" publishes two types of contributions; that is, practitioner research papers and articles that focus on evaluation of practice. It also welcomes contributions in the form of reviews and responses to published articles. The journal's maiden publication was in 2007 and four volumes have been published so far. It is peer-reviewed and the editors are based in the University of Cumbria.
Unilaterally Appointed Arbitrators - A Good Idea?
Jan Paulsson's recent paper on "Moral Hazard in International Arbitration" questioning the usefulness of having parties themselves appoint "their" arbitrators has stirred much controversy and will be challenged at this event by Alexis Mourre. Prof. Paulsson is Centennial Professor of Law at LSE, co-head of the international arbitration practice of Freshfields LLP and one of the world's leading arbitrators. Alexis Mourre is partner at Castaldi Mourre & Partners in Paris and a leading French spec
Hypertext Futures - Nicholas Gibbins
Keywords:hypertext , adaptive hypermedia , comics , web2.0
Digital Output - Adam Procter
Keywords:digital , pdf , output
The Mysterious Life of Caves
This is a companion website to a NOVA television series investigating strange life-forms found in toxic caverns. The program reviews the traditional theory of cave formation; introduces new theories of microbial sulfuric acid production; examines the role of oil-feeding microbes in dissolving limestone; presents the discovery of microbes in caves that live solely on chemical nutrients; and reviews other extreme environments. The site offers an interview with a microbiologist, an essay by a caver
Come over to the Flipside...
The Flipside is a popular monthly screening slot at BFI Southbank and a pioneering DVD and Blu-ray publishing strand designed to revisit and reappraise weird and wonderful British films that have slipped through the cracks of cinema history. Films that were overlooked, marginalised, or undervalued at the original time of release, or sit outside the established canon of recognised classics.
For more information on upcoming Flipside screenings at BFI Southbank: http:
Massive collision sculpted Andromeda
French astronomers have used a computer model to show that the Andromeda Galaxy may have gotten its current shape due to a huge collision with a smaller galaxy. Details here: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/11/23/andromeda-born-out-of-a-massive-collision/
Original press release (In French): http://www.grandpublic.obspm.fr/Il-y-a-six-milliards-d-annees
Credit: GEPI, Observatoire de Paris / NAOC
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