Innovating the Field of Music: The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition
The international Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is held annually at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. The event showcases the work of musicians and artists who are pushing the boundaries of music performance. Contestants have likened it to a "TED Conference for new musical instrument designers."
Robotic Drumming Prosthesis
Georgia Tech has created a robotic drumming prosthesis with motors that power two drumsticks. The first stick is controlled both physically by the musicians' arms and electronically using electromyography (EMG) muscle sensors. The other stick "listens" to the music being played and improvises. The robot that can be attached to amputees, allowing its technology to be embedded into humans.
Clough Art Crawl 2014
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Clough Art Crawl App
Sruthi Padala, a student in the Georgia Tech Research Network Operations Center (GT-RNOC), introduces the app she helped develop for the Clough Art Crawl.
Invented Instruments: Georgia Tech's Guthman Musical Prize
The Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition, an annual event to find the world's best new ideas in musical instrument design, engineering, and performance, is held at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Strategic Management module introduction
Dr Tazeeb Rajwani introduces the Strategic Management module, one of the core modules on the Cranfield MSc in Management.
Kennedy Support for STEM
Congressman Joseph Kennedy III, chair of the state's STEM Advisory Council, visited UMass Amherst's Life Sciences Labs and spoke with students from the Integrated Concentration in Science program (iCons) about the challenges facing science education.
The Daily's Double Shot - 03/08/2014
In this episode of The Daily's Double Shot, we get a look at a work in progress mars rover designed by the UW robotics club. Then we head to the Asian Students Commision's talent show and night market. Next the Huskies take on the Cougars in Men's Basketball. We explore the realities behind seasonal affective depression, which strikes Seattle hard this time of year. In this weeks film focus we review this years Oscar winners. Finally we meet up with Chris Trimis, a dedicated music tutor working
The More We Know, the More We Don't Know (Robert Reichler)
Host Al Page speaks with Professor Robert J. Reichler, Director of Harborview Psychiatry Research at the University of Washington. They discuss the extent of control we have over our own minds, characteristics of obsessive-compulsive disorders and the definition of a normal person. Professor Reichler describes the connection between actions and emotions, the causes of depression and its relation to anxiety, panic attacks, anger and sexual deviance. He also discusses the advantages of dissections
Not Your Average Lawyer (Lowell Halverson)
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Lowell Halverson, President of the Washington State Bar Association and Native American artist. They discuss the ways in which law school limits imagination and creativity, the social activism that took place during his college years and the importance of pro bono contributions. Mr. Halverson believes that lawyers should look for alternatives before litigation. In fact, his goals for the future include creating mediation centers for resolving disputes and having eve
All About a Hole in the World (Richard Rhodes)
In this 1990 video from the University of Washington, join host Marcia Alvar for a literary talk with Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize winning author. Rhodes talks about his memoir, "Hole in the World," based on his abusive and unhappy childhood at the hands of a cruel step-mother. From his account of how he grew up with a view of the "world with a hole" in it, he concludes that the world is both fatal and life-giving.
Rediscovering Jewish Heritage (Jonathan Kaufman)
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Jonathan Kaufman, author of "A Hole in the Heart of the World: Being Jewish in Eastern Europe." The book follows the lives of several generations of Jews from Eastern Europe, all of whom find a renewed faith and pride as they uncover their heritage, buried first by the Nazis and later by the Communists.
Judging the Judges (Jerome Farris)
Host Al Page speaks with Judge Jerome Farris, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, and Vice President of the Board of Regents at the University of Washington. They discuss the controversy of case specifics versus precedence, the difficulties a judge has in being objective and the significance of expert testimony. Judge Farris also shares his belief in the importance of flexible and understanding sentencing of juvenile delinquents and his opinions on prisons.
Propaganda Adapts to Changing Times (Alex Edelstein)
Alex Edelstein, Professor emeritus, School of Communication, University of Washington, and author of "Total Propaganda: From Mass Culture to Popular Culture," talks with host, Ross Reynolds, about the way old, authoritarian propaganda has evolved to new, populist propaganda.
The Storyteller's Roots (Victor Villasenor)
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Victor Villasenor, Hispanic-American novelist, writer of "Rain of Gold and Wild Steps of Heaven," the first two books of a planned trilogy that has been called the Latino "Roots." He tells stories of himself and his family, growing up in the United States and Mexico, and the difficulties he had in getting the first book published, as publishers were reluctant to label it as non-fiction. Villasenor has also written short stories and screenplays including the PBS film
Big Sky Above, Bad Land Below (Jonathan Raban)
In this 1998 interview from the University of Washington, host Ross Reynolds talks with Jonathan Raban, author of "Bad Land," winner of the 1996 National Book Critic's Circle Award for non-fiction and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. He lyrically recounts the struggle of the countless homesteaders lured into the unforgiving landscape of eastern Montana in the early 20th century.
A Modern Pioneer in the Cherokee Nation (Wilma Mankiller)
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Wilma Mankiller, Principle Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1983-1995. Ms. Mankiller discusses her experiences as related in her book, "Mankiller: A Chief and Her People." She describes her early political activism as well as her eventual return to her home (Oklahoma) which led to her involvement in the Cherokee tribe. Also includes her election as tribal chief as well as her time in office, and, now that she is stepping down, her reflections on the experience.
Virtual Maths, Density, Mass, Volume calculator
Interactive simulation, density, mass, and volume calculator
Virtual Maths, Brick Density, Water Displacement method video
Video demonstrating how to measure the density of a brick using the water displacement method.
Ukraine Panel Discussion at Dickinson College
The panel examines the origins of this crisis, the interests at stake for Russia, the EU, and the US, and the possible outcomes and consequences for international relations and for Ukraine itself. Panelists: R. Craig Nation - Visiting Professor of Political Science & Security Studies, Dickinson College; and Professor of Eurasian Studies at the U.S. Army War College Karl Qualls - Associate Professor of History, Dickinson College Marybeth Ulrich -- Professor of Government, Department of Natio