21M.351 Music Composition (MIT)
This course features directed composition of larger forms of original writing involving voices and/or instruments. It includes a weekly seminar in composition for the presentation and discussion of work in progress. Students are expected to produce at least one substantive work, performed in public, by the end of the term. Contemporary compositions and major works from 20th-century music literature are studied.
"Environmental Degradation and Deforestation in Thailand and Cambodia"
Alan Kolata is Neukom Family Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, The University of Chicago. There is little doubt that climate change, deforestation, erosion, and the unequal distribution of natural resources around the globe are of pressing importance everywhere, but these problems are perhaps most acute in Asia, home to 64 percent of the world’s population. Much of this population (1 and 1.3 billion, respectively) is concentrated in India and China, two countries with rapidly g
Historical Analysis of Building - (Re)Construction in Olivette Park, USA
From 1959 to 1990, East St. Louis, Illinois deteriorated from an ?All-American City? to a national symbol of urban blight. Located on the Mississippi River, the East St. Louis of today faces severe economic, social, and environmental problems. Nearly onequarter of the city?s work force is unemployed and about 40 percent of families are living below the poverty level. But East St. Louis was not always a distressed community. With strong ties to St. Louis and the surrounding region, East St. Louis
Guide to the George P. Firth Collection on the Office and Professional Employees International Union
George P. Firth, a Pittsburgh resident, was a representative of the Office and Professional Employees International Union during the 1960's through the mid 1970's. Firth represented unions in various Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states. The collection contains organizational records, publications, news clippings, and leaflets that Firth produced and collected as result of his affiliation with the Office and Professional Employees International Union.
Lecture by Hiroto Kobayashi
Presented by the Architecture Program as part of the Architecture Lecture Series, this lecture was filmed Monday, October 14, 2013, in Timken Lecture Hall on the college's San Francisco campus. Hiroto Kobayashi is a founding partner of Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop (KMDW), an architectural and urban design firm based in Tokyo. He also represents the American architectural firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) in Japan. KMDW's work encompasses a full range of design scales, from furniture and
Communicating India's Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood
Professor Daya Thussu, University of Westminster, London, gives a talk for the Reuters seminar series
Neil Gaiman Talks about The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman talks about the his book, The Graveyard Book. He talks about what what the book is about and what children and adults think about his book.
A Tool for Typological Analysis
Any design problem is faced drawing from the architect's knowledge both case knowledge and general knowledge. One type of the latter is abstracted from a multiplicity of cases of which the common features are recognised in such a way as to single out a prototype representing in the best way a class of architectural objects. If applied to a set of residential buildings and to the flats in them the analysis is typological and it is one of the fundamental ways of acquiring general knowledge to be u
Peter Harrison on Science and Religion
Professor Peter Harrison discusses the relationship between science and religion, the myths that surround the relationship, and discusses some of the contentious contemporary issues.
21H.105 American Classics (MIT)
This subject is devoted to reading and discussing basic American historical texts that are often cited but often remain unread, understanding their meaning, and assessing their continuing significance in American culture. Since it is a "Communications Intensive" subject, 21H.105 is also dedicated to improving students' capacities to write and speak well. It requires a substantial amount of writing, participation in discussions, and individual presentations to the class.
Markets undervaluing strong company fundamentals: Investor
Dec. 6 - BNY Mellon Wealth Management's Chief Investment Officer Leo Grohowski says that macro-economic concerns are overshadowing strong fundamentals and low valuations in the markets.
The Global Information Technology Reports: Lessons in Technology, Development and Competitiveness
Professor Soumitra Dutta discusses the Global Information Technology Reports: the world's most comprehensive and authoritative international assessment of the impact of ICTs on the development process and the competitiveness of nations. Over the last decade, the Global Information Technology Reports have created a useful benchmark in evaluating and understanding the inter-relationships between technology, innovation and competitiveness. Published each year in collaboration with the World Econom
Space Syntax and the New Transportation System in the Santa Catarina Island
The paper reports an on-going research that aims at describing and analysing some of the syntactic characteristics of the urban space of Santa Catarina Island, in an attempt to evaluate its performance, more specifically its social and spatial integration and segregation. The research has been conducted with the aid of the Aximagic software, still in exam stage and not yet released to the public, a tool being developed by a group of researches of the Rio Grande do Sul Federal University and giv
"If You're Happy and You Know It!" Song-Barefoot Books
Clap your hands and sing along to this fresh take on a traditional singalong. The multicultural version of this early learner encourages action and imagination. The song ends with saying hello in many different languages. Words appear on the screen and each word is highlighted as it is sung. Young students will enjoy the colorful illustrations and repetition. (2:57)
Risk Factors For Stroke
One in 16 deaths in the United States is directly related to a stroke, so make sure you know your risk factors for having one. In this video, a doctor explains why some people are at higher risk for having a stroke than others. 3:11 min.
Michelle Obama and Elmo Discuss Exercise
Mrs. Obama and Elmo talk about exercise on Sesame Street.
Virtual Maths, Brick Density, Water Displacement method video
Video demonstrating how to measure the density of a brick using the water displacement method.
5.04 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry II (MIT)
This course provides a systematic presentation of the chemical applications of group theory with emphasis on the formal development of the subject and its applications to the physical methods of inorganic chemical compounds. The electronic structure of molecules will be developed. Against this backdrop, the optical, vibrational, and magnetic properties of transition metal complexes are presented and their investigation by the appropriate spectroscopy is described.
Corporate America has Messed with the Wrong People
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Pirate Girls Nine
This video podcast is from the They Might Be Giants series. Sock puppets sing a song about counting to nine and sets of nine pirate girls. Ends at 2:09. The second part of the video has the ZYX song in which the alphabet is sung backwards. (4:34 total run time)