This is a podcast introduction to the music of the classical Italian composer, Antonio Vivaldi. The podcast includes biographical information, music, and reviews. Facts about Antonio Vivaldi along with pictures are presented in the video. (09:38)
21F.031J Topics in the Avant-Garde in Literature and Cinema (MIT)
21F.031 examines the terms "avant garde" and "Kulturindustrie" in French and German culture of the early twentieth century. Considering the origins of these concepts in surrealist and dadaist literature, art, and cinema, the course then expands to engage parallel formations across Europe, particularly in the former Soviet Union. Emphasis on the specific historical conditions that enabled these interventions. Guiding questions are these: What was original about the historical avant-garde? Wh
Multimodal representations of architectural design knowledge: Interaction between visual and ontolog
This paper presents multimodal representation of architectural design knowledge, where explicit and implicit information are linked. The aim is to develop computational environment that combines several modes of representation. Integration of interactive digital-models library and ontological model of architectural design factors is investigated.
The Holloway Series in Poetry: Cole Swensen
New poetry from "One of the most assured voices in contemporary poetry"* With graduate poet Rachel Beck. Swensen's poetry is filled with delicate and precise illuminations. The ordinary things to which the poet turns her gaze are revealed to be astonishing, full of the withheld, or at least the under-observed. In her newest collection, The Glass Age (Alice James Books, 2006), she explores the perceptive space of the transparent-- of glass-- revealing, as John Ashbery puts it that "seeing is be
The Perseus Digital Library
Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. Our primary goal is to bring a wide range of source materials to as large an audience as possible. We anticipate that greater accessibility to the sources for the study of the humanities will strengthen the quality of questions, lead to new avenues of research, and connect more people through the connection of ideas.
NASA KSNN What's so cool about finding water on Mars?
Scientists know that having available water is absolutely necessary when planning for space exploration. Any thoughts about finding some type of life in space, at least life as earthbound scientists define life, require water
NASA KSNN Why do magnets work?
Magnetism is an invisible force felt within the space around a magnet. This space, called the magnetic field, can either attract (pull) or repel (push away) other magnets and some types of metal
NASA CONNECT Better Health from Space to Earth
In NASA CONNECT Better Health From Space to Earth, students will learn about the importance of good nutrition and exercise. They will investigate what we can learn in space about our bodies here on Earth. Students will see how researchers and scientists apply the mathematics concepts of measurement and estimation to study the loss of calcium in bones and the loss of muscle mass while astronauts are living and working in space. Grades 6-8.
NASA CONNECT Functions and Statistics: Dressed for Space
In NASA CONNECT Dressed for Space, students learn about the suits astronauts wear in space and why sizing is critical for working in space. They learn how the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space suits were developed. Building on past space suit technologies, NASA engineers and researchers use functions and statistics to create the next generation of space suits for the International Space Station and beyond.
NASA CONNECT International Space Station: Up to Us
In NASA CONNECT International Space Station: Up to Us learn how ground research + space research = true science as international researchers anticipate working together onboard the International Space Station.
NASA CONNECT Measurement, Ratios, and Graphing: 3,2,1. . . Crash!
In NASA CONNECT 3,2,1 . . . Crash! NASA engineers make predictions and draw conclusions about aircraft safety by crashing planes, skidding tires, and blasting water. Learn about the history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and discover how NASA Langley Research Center improves aircraft performance and safety. Grades 5-8.
NASA CONNECT Mirror, Mirror on the Universe
In NASA CONNECT Mirror, Mirror on the Universe, students discover how algebra and telescopes are used in space exploration and why optics, which is the study of light, is important in astronomy. Students learn about the Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Deep Field, and how NASA engineers use algebra in their work.
NASA CONNECT Opening Space for Next Generation Explorers
In NASA CONNECT Festival of Flight Special: Opening Space for Next Generation Explorers, students will experience the dynamic skills and processes needed to design the next generation of launch vehicles. They will see how mathematics, science, and technology work together to improve human space flight, with increased safety and economy. Students will get an exciting hands-on feel for the challenges facing the designers of tomorrow's launch systems and a greater appreciation for the accomplishmen
NASA CONNECT Proportionality: The X-Plane Generation
In NASA CONNECT Proportionality: The X-Plane Generation, students meet NASA researchers and other professional who describe the relationship between force, energy, and motion; discuss how NASA's experimental X-plane is being tested to make space travel more reliable; and show students how proportionality and ratios are used to make scale models of spacecraft like the X-33. Students learn how scale models are more manageable than full-scale models when it comes to testing and retesting designs. G
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 20,000 documents. The collection is organized into three "General Correspondence" series which include incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material. Most of the 20,000 items are from the 1850s through Lincoln's presidential years, 1860-65. Treasures include Lincoln's draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, his March 4, 1865, draft of his second Inaug
Transferring knowledge and experience in innovative educational transformation
A professor documents his transformation of a large introductory physics course from a traditional lecture hall format to a student-centered active learning space.
Notes on OpenOffice Writer: large and complex documents
This book is about how to use OpenOffice Writer to create large and complex documents. It explains how Writer organises text into paragraphs and pages and shows how styles and formatting control the appearance of the document. It discusses how to create headings, tables, figures, frames and mathematical expression. It discusses how to handle citation and referencing in the three common styles, and shows how to create tables of contents and indices.
Cardiovascular Function Lab
The CFL simulation includes two models: the original Isolated Heart Lab, which models an isolated left ventricle, and a new Closed Circulation Lab The Closed Circulation Lab models the entire circulatory loop: left ventricle, peripheral circulation, right ventricle, and pulmonary circulation. Both models include numerous input parameters that can be controlled by the user. Some of these parameters are shown in Figures 1 and 2. By manipulating these physiological variables, students can
The Storyboard Artwork Project
In this project, you create educational materials for schools. If you like to draw human figures or if you have Poser or DAZ Studio, you can join. The artwork that you will create in this project turns Tux Paint into a storyboarding program. The artwork is a human figure viewed from many angles. Once you have drawn the artwork, you mask the figures so they can be used as "stamps" in Tux Paint for kids to create storyboards for motion pictures. These special stamps allow Tux Paint to work like a
A Deeper Look Into Seeds
Developed for second grade. Students will: use their sense of touch and sight to discover differences between several types of seeds; discuss why seeds come in different shapes and sizes; make connections between art and science; discuss the growth process of a seed; discuss how different seeds are used in different products. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a colleg