The Metaconstitutional Manifesto: A Bourgeois Vision of the Classless Society
This book describes my concept of the ideal society, one in which bourgeois values of individual liberty, limited government, and market economics, pushed to their logical conclusions, produce a classless society. In this, the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of The Communist Manifesto, I am therefore publishing The Metaconstitutional Manifesto by making it available on the World Wide Web to all people who have access to the Internet.
Quantum physics in in quantum dots
Prof. Dr. Klaus Ensslin (ETH-Zürich): Electrons in quantum dots are confined in all three spatial dimensions. In semiconduc-tors the confinement potential, the number of the electrons and the tunnel coupling of the quantum dot to the outside world can be tuned by gate electrodes. With suitable detec-tors it is possible to monitor the current through the quantum dot in a time-resolved fash-ion on the level of individual electrons allowing ultra-sensitive current and noise meas-urement. Similar t
IGC Growth Week 2010 - Mobile Phones for Development
This is an overview of Professor Cusumano's new book Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Uncertain World|, prepared for the 2009 Oxford Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies. The focus is on how managers can tackle the simultaneous challenge of "innovation and commoditization" in markets often subject to unpredictable change and disruption. Professor Cusumano positions each principle against other concepts associated with 'best practices' and comp
Programming as mathematical narrative
This paper describes a narrative-oriented approach to the design and analysis of a computational system and a set of activities for mathematical learning. Our central contention is that programming can offer a key to resolving the tension between the different representational structures of narrative and mathematical formalism. In the course of describing our approach, we make a distinction between the epistemic-cognitive elements of narrative and the social, cultural and affective elements. We
17.188J Labor and Politics (MIT)
This graduate research and reading seminar examines an array of issues facing labor in today's global world. The premise of this course is that recent developments (e.g., globalization, liberalization, privatization, etc.) have created a mix of opportunities and risks for labor in most developing countries.
Progression in Multiple Representations: Supporting students' learning with multiple representations
Relating multiple representations and translating between them is important to acquire deeper knowledge about a domain. To relate representations, learners have to mentally search for similarities and differences. To translate between representations, learners need to interpret the effects that changes in one representation have on corresponding representations. The question is how presenting representations may improve or hinder the processes of relation and translation. In this study we examin
Applying Competence Structures for Peer Tutor Recommendations in CSCL Environments.
Competence structures of the content and competence modelling of the learners provide well-suitable means for finding appropriate peer tutors in CSCL based on asynchronous messaging and annotations. Various criteria for the appropriateness of potential peer tutors can be discussed. An internet-based system used as a large scale Web experiment can then also deliver data for evaluating such criteria.
Wow! That Captures It!
Students learn how motion capture (mo-cap) technology enables computer animators to create realistic effects. They learn the importance of center of gravity in animation and how to use the concept of center of gravity in writing an action scene. Note: The literacy activities for the Mechanics unit are based on physical themes that have broad application to our experience in the world — concepts of rhythm, balance, spin, gravity, levity, inertia, momentum, friction, stress and tension.
Build an Anemometer
Students create their own anemometers — instruments for measuring wind speed. They see how an anemometer measures wind speed by taking measurements at various school locations. They also learn about different types of anemometers, real-world applications, and how wind speed information helps engineers decide where to place wind turbines.
19 - Paradise XV, XVI, XVII
This lecture focuses on the cantos of Cacciaguida (Paradiso 15-17). The pilgrim's encounter with his great-great grandfather brings to the fore the relationship between history, self and exile. Through his ancestor's mythology of their native Florence, Dante is shown to move from one historiographic mode to another, from the grandeur of epic to the localism of medieval chronicles. Underlying both is the understanding of history in terms of genealogy reinforced and reproved by Dante's mythic r
Key Challenges Facing Public Sector Leaders - Ashridge Journal Article
2007 saw the first Ashridge Public Sector Essay Competition with a large number of entries from around the globe. Carina Paine Schofield draws out key themes from the entries and presents an overview of the issues that are at the top of the agenda for public sector leaders around the world today.
Faith Complex: Jose Casanova on Secularization
This episode of Faith Complex features Berkley Center Senior Fellow and renowned anthropologist Jose Casanova on the topic of the secularism in world affairs.
21L.703 Studies in Drama: Theater and Science in a Time of War (MIT)
This course explores the creation (and creativity) of the modern scientific and cultural world through study of western Europe in the 17th century, the age of Descartes and Newton, Shakespeare, Rembrandt and Molière. The class compares period thinking to present-day debates about the scientific method, art, religion, and society. This team-taught, interdisciplinary subject draws on a wide range of literary, dramatic, historical, and scientific texts and images, and involves theatrical exp
8.871 Selected Topics in Theoretical Particle Physics: Branes and Gauge Theory Dynamics (MIT)
This course is an introduction to branes in string theory and their world volume dynamics. Instead of looking at the theory from the point of view of the world-sheet observer, we will approach the problem from the point of view of an observer which lives on a brane. Instead of writing down conformal field theory on the world-sheet and studying the properties of these theories, we will look at various branes in string theory and ask how the physics on their world-volume looks like.
Technology Matters - making choices about the tools we use.
Why does technology matter? How often do we thing about the implications of our choices of one tool over another? What were the decisions that brought us to our current technological world? In his new book Technology Matters, Professor David Nye of Warwick's School of Comparative American Studies poses a series of questions challenging us to think a little deeper about the tools and technology surrounding us. From the use (or non-use) of the wheel in North Africa to IMAX theatres at the Grand
Duke on Demand Highlights for the Week of October 3
The evolutionary battle of bed bugs is the topic in a video podcast from the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, co-operated by Duke. Also this week, a lesson in drumming and dance from the Resurrection Dance Theater of Haiti. Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito on his career in the law. And, "Duke Idea" public conversations explore the importance of ideas in an increasingly interconnected world.
Identify welding symbols used in engineering drawings
Basic welding symbols communicate information about the type, size and position of welds in welded joints. Welding symbols are used to reduce the number of words on an engineering drawing. Welding symbols are drawn to Australian Standard AS 1101 Part 3. The symbols are universal so they are the same all around the world.
Eiffel Tower An 1889 iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world
An 1889 iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world
The amazing unusual Jungle Nymph (Phasmid) These insects (Phasmids) are awesome! They are known as the heaviest stick insects in the world, they are relatively sort lived and make very interesting captive animals to study.
These insects (Phasmids) are awesome! They are known as the heaviest stick insects in the world, they are relatively sort lived and make very interesting captive animals to study.
Edible Adventures - The Spain Experience - Part 2
In this episode, our students explore the Merca Madrid Internacional, the second largest market in the world, covering approximately 435 acres. Then they head to Segovia to dine in one of Spains oldest restaurants and enjoy a traditional meal of suckling pig. Visit www.ciachef.edu/BPS to learn more.