Industry Trends: Virtual and Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality is a technology that has threatened to be vaporware since the 1990s. Now that it’s here, what are we using it for? What should we be using it for? Industry professionals and visionaries at the forefront of using Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) will chat about current and future projects in a panel discussion facilitated by Dr Jonathan Duckworth, Director of Creative Interventions, Arts and Rehabilitative Technology Lab. This promises to be a special event that
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Choreographer Antony Hamilton on Number of the Machine
Performance-exhibition-kinetic sculpture Number of the Machine opens on May 19 at RMIT Gallery and features sound and motion simulators from RMIT's AkE Lab. Interview is with award winning choreographer Antony Hamilton, featuring ominous soundtrack by RMIT's (((20hz))) - edited by Darrin Verhagen.
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Ina Budde, German Designer - Fast Fashion
Taking a critical look behind the scenes of the fashion industry with an exhibition that undresses the social, economic and environmental impacts of cheap fashion. https://www.rmit.edu.au/events/all-events/exhibitions/2017/july/fast-fashion--the-dark-side-of-fashion
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2.3 Obesity – an evolutionary perspective

If you were now to take a broader biological approach to the data discussed in the previous section you might still be puzzled. Excess body weight leads to a variety of diseases, including diabetes, osteoarthritis and so on – surely this must reduce overall biological fitness.

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Mathematical models: from sundials to number engines
Since the dawn of civilisation, humans have used everyday materials to create mathematical models of the world around them. This album explores the ancient Greeks' astrolabe as a model of the skies; the sundial, to tell the time; Babylonian clay tablets to record wages and trading of sheep; wooden tallies for bulk-buying beer, the Incas' use of knots and string, and the sophisticated number-engine invented by Charles Babbage. This material forms part of The Open University course MST121 Using ma
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Applying social work skills in practice
In this free course, Applying social work skills in practice, you will explore the social work role in working with vulnerable and socially excluded individuals and groups. You will learn about risk and the assessment of need in social work practice, and explore the wider context of social work practice and responses to social work. You will also explore the application of relevant knowledge, skills and values in social work, and think about the place of research in supporting social work practi
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The Final Cut
It is often said that a movie comes to life in the edit suite. Ben Harrex of Final Cut post production studios in London discusses five themes with examples; The Cut, The Dissolve, Cropping and Resizing, Titles and The Sound. Ben explains how the video editor has a huge amount of creative control over how the final product looks. This material forms part of The Open University course T215 Communication and information technologies.Author(s): The iTunes U team

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The Louisiana Purchase
In 1803 - 20 years after the end of the Revolutionary War - Thomas Jefferson on behalf of the United States pays a total of $15 million dollars for French Lousiana Territory. 14 current U.S. states are comprised of the area purchased from Napoleon. (2min)
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#357: Germ warfare: Young researchers seeking answers to diverse microbe threats

In our annual PhD episode, two young science researchers discuss their investigations of microbes that threaten, respectively, human health and our food supply. We chat with Claire Gorrie about aspects of the drug-resistant bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae, and how it's implicated in serious infections. And Rebecca Vandegeer tells us ho
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#356: Digital "dischord": How technology and markets are bleeding our musical artists

Economic geographer Prof Andrew Leyshon charts the rapid changes in the music industry since the 1990s, how new technologies are changing how music is made and consumed, and how artists are affected. Presented by Peter Clarke.