Carrol Clarkson on Waiting for the Barbarians and Disgrace by JM Coetzee
On Thursday 29 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions guest speaker is Carrol Clarkson, an Associate Professor in English Department at the University of Cape Town. She will be discussing the work of Nobel Prize winning novelist JM Coetzee .GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions popular lecture series provides an opportunity to hear a leading intellectual discuss one of life's big questions or a significant book or artwork. The great texts under
John Higgins on William Blake
On Thursday 22 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is John Higgins a highly respected Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town (UCT) who will discuss a lyric by William Blake "Never seek to tell thy love love that never told can be." Higgins will show how readings of a single poem can also serve to exemplify some of the main intellectual and analytic currents of the past forty years including
Angelo Gobbato on Beethoven's Fidelio and selected Cape Town performances
On Thursday 15 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is Angelo Gobbato, one of South Africa's leading authorities on opera who will discuss Beethoven's Fidelio and selected Cape Town performances. Angelo Gobbato is widely acknowledged as having helped opera to flourish in South Africa and garner international interest and recognition. Having begun his operatic career as a bass Gobbato, he went on to become a highly successful opera
Jonathan Shapiro on Maus by Art Spiegelman
On Thursday 20 August cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro aka Zapiro will discuss "Maus" by Art Spiegelman as part of the Great Texts Big Questions public lecture series presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA at the University of Cape Town UCT. During each Great Texts Big Questions lecture a highly regarded thought leader will discuss one of life's big question or a significant book or artwork. Shapiro studied under Art Spiegelman in New York during his Fulbright Schola
George Ellis on The Nature of the Physical World
On Thursday 17 September the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture will present an opportunity to hear one of the worlds leading cosmologists discuss the way scientific and everyday views of the nature of things relate to each other. How do relativity theory quantum theory and cosmological theory change our views of the world and the universe? How do they relate to every day life? George Ellis Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University
Mamphela Ramphele on Knowledge in the Blood by Jonathan Jansen
On Thursday 1 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture will be Mamphela Ramphele who will discuss "To what extent has our transformation process embraced the intimate in public discourse." The suggested background reading is Jonathan Jansen's "Knowledge in the Blood." Mamphela Ramphele, former ViceChancellor of UCT and director of the World Bank, is an academic author and medical doctor. Her involvement in political activism and academ
Zackie Achmat on Marx and Lincoln
On Thursday 13 August AIDS activist Zackie Achmat will give a free public lecture on The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln as part of the Great Texts Big Questions public lecture series presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA at the University of Cape Town UCT. During his talk Zackie may reformulate how the liberal left-wing ideals of the past are relevant today said novelist and academic Imraan Coovadia, coordinator o
GIPCA Great Texts / Big Questions Public Lectures 2009
GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions popular lecture series provides an opportunity to hear leading intellectuals discuss one of life's big questions or a significant book or artwork. All of the lectures from 2009 were recorded and are now available online. Below is a brief summary of each talk. Follow the link above to the download page for the mp3 lectures. On Thursday 13 August AIDS activist Zackie Achmat will give a free public lecture on "The Communist Manifesto" by Karl Marx and "The Gettysburg
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Audio Guide: This Extraordinary Paradise
Take a virtual tour of the gallery from home or download the tour and visit us on the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick, Maine.
Excerpt from 'Black Nativity,' performed by vocalists from the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts. This musical production is based on the play 'Black Nativity.' by Langston Hughes.
Boston Art Ensemble perform in the Say Brother Studio
Excerpt from compilation program featuring the Boston Art Ensemble performing in the Say Brother studio.
Muhammad Ali press conference at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts
Excerpt from a press conference held by Elma Lewis (Director of the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts) and Muhammad Ali for African American journalists during Muhammad Ali's trip to Boston to participate in a benefit boxing exhibition match to benefit the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts.
Say Brother News #2
End to experimental school project in Boston. Program, in a news-broadcast format, reviews the events of April, 1975 with anchors James Rowe and Carmen Fields, news reporter 'at large' Leah Fletcher, in-studio interviewer Russell Tillman, arts reviewer Tanya Hart, special reporter June Cross, and commentator ...
Solar Visions performing live in Say Brother studio
Excerpt from the band Solar Visions performing live in Say Brother studio.
Australian aborigines visit Franklin Park
Footage of Australian aborigines applying body paints of clay and charcoal and performing tribal dances in Boston's Franklin Park. Includes African American children interacting with the aborigines as they try to learn how to use the didgeridoo.
The Holloway Series in Poetry: Fanny Howe
Fanny Howe with graduate poet Yosefa Raz Introduced by UC Berkeley English PhD Candidate, Natalia Cecire One of the most widely read experimental poets today and the author of over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and essays, Fanny Howe hardly requires introduction to the Bay Area poetry community. Howe's wiry lyrics construct spaces of unsparing sincerity in which to examine and interrogate the embodied qualities of moral abstractions like mercy, guilt, and awe. Scouting through the complex te
wisskomm wochenschau 5/08
German vodcast about science communications. Diese Woche: Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft einigt sich mit dem Springer-Verlag, Springers "Open Choice", "Evolution: Education and Outreach" online im Volltext, die DVD vom Wettbewerb "Performing Science" gibt es hier, Pressemeldung der "Initiative Wissenschaftsjournalismus", ...
NASA CONNECT Virtual Earth: Using Concept Maps to Solve Problems
In NASA CONNECT Virtual Earth, students will be introduced to Earth system science. They will learn what a system is and how to apply the concept of systems to learn more about how the Earth functions. Students will understand the only way to really comprehend the workings of our planet is to look at the Earth as a whole system. They will also focus on Earth science applications of national priority to expand and accelerate the use of knowledge, science, and technologies resulting from the Earth
Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry
This virtual textbook allows for visualization of 3D-molecular models while teaching principles of Organic Chemistry.
Union Men Competing Against Each Other: Anne and Al Filardo Describe the Construction Industry in Ne
House building came to a virtual standstill during the depression and war years, a lull that gave way to a massive construction boom that reached far into the postwar period. By that time, however, the nature of the construction industry was undergoing rapid changes. The introduction of new technologies ...