The Medium Religion
Noted philosopher, critic and essayist Boris Groys, who has previously delved into the Soviet post-modernist and Russian avant-garde art scene, turns his attention now to the recent and dangerous marriage of religion and digital media. In a talk based on his paper, Religion in the Age of Digital Reproduction, Groys
2 River flow
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there area areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enought water to support the currently population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a
Just as digital technology has expanded the means of producing media, so has it increased the geographic range new media may travel. Locally generated content can zip around the world in a heartbeat. But, says moderator Henry Jenkins, “as a society we’re in a contradictory state in terms of having greater access to glob
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The OpenCourseWare Initiative: A New Model for Sharing
Since making its “proof of concept” debut in the Fall of 2003, MIT’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) Initiative has racked up some impressive numbers. This project makes course materials used in MIT undergraduate and graduate subjects available on the Web, free of charge, to any user anywhere in the world. So far, OCW has translated for the w
Introduction to macroeconomics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010. This module provides an introduction to modern macroeconomic analysis. Macroeconomics is concerned with some of the most pressing and fundamental questions economists can ask, such as: What determines economic growth? Why do economies exhibit expansions ('booms') and contractions ('busts') in output? What drives employment and wages, saving and investment? What causes inflation and
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Corporate Social Innovation: Ioannis Ioannou and Heather Hancock
Assistant Professor Ioannis Ioannou and Heather Hancock, Managing Partner, Innovation Talent and Brand at Deloitte discuss how large organisations can use their skills, expertise and synergies to help solve major environmental and social challenges.
Duke Medicine Profiles: Jack Wolf, MD
Get to know Duke Medicine's primary care providers.
Algeria and its Southern Neighbours: Turbulence in the Sahara [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Yvan Guichaoua, Imad Mesdoua | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor quality of this podcast. The South of Algeria belongs to the widely integrated Saharan political economy also composed of large chunks of the Malian and Nigerian territories. As such, Algeria plays a key role in the livelihoods (through licit or illicit means), and geographical social and political mobility of Sahelian communities, using borders as resources and connected to each other through transnational ne
Crediting the Past, Challenging the Present, Creating the Future
Nationally recognized experts in the field of educational leadership and administration contribute to this book, with chapters focused on the past, present, and future of the preparation of our nation's school leaders. Every field of professional practice must periodically reflect on its past, assess current conditions, and chart a course for the future. This book is designed to stimulate thinking and action for the field of educational leadership. The authors portray historical achievements and
Developing digital literacies in Early Years
This resource is an OER produced as part of the Digital Futures in Education (DeFT) project funded as a part of the third phase of the HEA/JISC/UKOER programme. The project's aim was to develop guidance on digital literacy practices in education and the use of OER in teaching and learning.The teachers involved in the case study, Alice and Zubida, worked together on the project.They wished to use digital technologies to promote oral language, reading and writing, with a particular focus on talk,
Res gestae Divi Augusti : fotogrammetria
This Italian website focusing on the Latin and Greek inscription known as "Res gestae Divi Augusti" (part of the "Monumentum Ancyranum") publishes a full catalogue of high definition pictures with some tools to improve readability. As part of the project, two sets of pictures separated by a decade will be published in an attempt to determine the degrade of the monumental inscription. Although entirely in Italian, the website is mainly a collection of pictures that can be easily browsed. The "Res
The website for Banipal, a literary magazine for contemporary Arab literature in English translation, gives access to selected content from current and back issues. The magazine's three issues a year present established and new authors and poets from around the Arab world through translations of poems, short stories or excerpts from novels. The site publishes selections of poetry and fiction from each issue as well as the table of contents, contributor profiles, book reviews and events listings.
U.S. faces high probability of recession, says PIMCO's Gross
Aug. 19 - PIMCO's Bill Gross says the likelihood of the U.S. falling back into recession is great, and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke could take steps to help the economy - but don't expect him to act in August.
Fashion; or, life in New York. A comedy in five acts
This website contains a scanned copy of the comedy play Fashion; or, Life in New York. A Comedy, in Five Acts by Anna Cora Mowatt. The scanned copy is from the Walton and Mitchell edition which was published in London in 1850. Mowatt was a nineteenth century American author, public reader, playwright and actress. The play fashion is her best known work. The play was first produced at the Park Theatre, New York, in March, 1845. The play was intended as a good-natured satire upon some of
Timeline of the Origin of Slavery in America
Slavery and its legacy have shaped American history, from the Civil War to Reconstruction in the 1860's and 1870's to the struggle over civil rights a century later. This short video gives a timeline of the origin of slavery (Running Time 3:01).
Intensive case studies for practice across the foundation stage
This paper will provide an introductory overview of the EPPE methodology and findings and focus upon the particular effects of specific teaching and learning practices in pre-schools. Where settings view educational and social development as complementary and equal in importance, children make better all round progress. Freely chosen play activities often provided the best opportunities for adults to extend children’s thinking, but it seems that a balance between child-initiated play and the
The Fall of Rome part 9 - Docudrama Series
The barbarians destroy the city of Rome. It is the beginning of the end. The fall of the Empire never stops. After Alaric's deaths, his successors would found the kingdom of the visigoths.
21A.342 Environmental Struggles (MIT)
This class explores the interrelationship between humans and natural environments. It does so by focusing on conflict over access to and use of the environment as well as ideas about "nature" in various parts of the world.