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Babel was honoured to have actor, writer and polymath Stephen Fry give our 10th anniversary Babel Lecture: 'What we have here is a failure to communicate'.
Stephen discussed the roots of his love of language, taking in his precocious quoting of Oscar Wilde, the pointlessness of pedantry, and the importance of enjoying your own gift for language.
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(Stephen discusses a couple of clips in his talk. You can find Fry & Laurie's 'language' sketch online, and the kinetic typography clip on prescriptivism at youtube.com/watch?v=J7E-aoXLZGY.)
An exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image shows how in the early 1900s, science education films were entertainment for a general audience.
In a motivational and thought-provoking speech, Sir Jony Ive reflects on the significance of art and design in contemporary culture, as part of California College of the Arts’ virtual commencement for the graduating class of 2021.
The speech was delivered on May 10, 2021.
Douglas Adams was the best-selling British author and satirist who created The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In this talk at UCSB recorded shortly before his death, Adams shares hilarious accounts of some of the apparently absurd lifestyles of the world's creatures, and gleans from them extraordinary perceptions about the future of humanity. Series: Voices [5/2001] [Humanities] [Show ID: 5779]
Hear from experts about the challenges of unraveling and reading hundreds of carbonized papyri scrolls buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. This public program was live streamed from the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, October 19.
Classicists David Blank of the University of California Los Angeles and Richard Janko of the University of Michigan discuss early and current attempts to open the fragile layers and decipher their texts, and computer scientist W. Brent Seales of the University of Kentucky shares how advances in technology and machine learning might allow the still unopened ancient book rolls to be "virtually unwrapped" and read.
Image: Three carbonized scrolls, second century BC-first century AD, Greco-Roman. Papyrus, wood, and volcanic material. Biblioteca Nazionale “Vittorio Emanuele III” Napoli. Image: Su concessione del Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali. All rights reserved. All other use prohibited.
The National Gallery of Art will be the first American art museum to invite teams of data scientists and art historians to analyze, contextualize, and visualize its permanent collection data. The Gallery’s full permanent collection data has been released to six teams of researchers from institutions including Bennington College, Carnegie Mellon University, Duke University, George Mason University, Macalester College, New College of Florida, University of California, Los Angeles, and Williams College. Questions from curators, conservators, and researchers will help guide this analysis, and teams are encouraged to pursue whichever avenues of inquiry they find most compelling. The study will culminate in a two-day Datathon during which the teams will finalize their visualizations and present their findings at a public livestreamed event on Friday, October 25, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. The project is led by Diana Greenwald, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, National Gallery of Art.
Registration is free but required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coding-our-collection-the-national-gallery-of-art-datathon-tickets-72526391389
Team 1 Sarah Reiff Conell PhD candidate, history of art and architecture U…
Will a new education program convince fewer people to forego vaccines?
Please Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/c/MITVideoProductions?sub_confirmation=1 Steve Jobs, one of the computer industry’s foremost entrepreneurs, gives a wide-ranging talk to a group of MIT Sloan School of Management students in the spring of 1992. Jobs shares his professional vision and personal anecdotes, from his role at the time as president and CEO of NeXT Computer Corporation, to the thrilling challenges of co-creating Apple Computer, and subsequent disappointments at his ousting. In conversational exchanges with audience members Jobs underscores the value of direct experience in the field, and “developing scar tissue.” The unexpected guest lecture within the Sloan Distinguished Speaker Series came about through the efforts of a Sloan MBA ’92 student whose sister had recently married Jobs.
(Special Thanks to Youtuber Paul Mangione for linking out these highlights!) Highlights 5:13 Comparing management vs. operational productivity in software 9:25 Rapid development of application software using NeXT 10:30 Desktop publishing on the Macintosh 15:25 Problems with consultants 18:03 Should NeXT just become a software company 24:38 Who are NeXT's competitors, Sun Solaris, Microsoft NT, Taligent 27:41 NeXTSTEP operating environment, "the code that never breaks is the code that you don't …
"Baby Bonds" are back in the news. Two professors presented their idea to do something about widening inequality to an economics conference. They suggest creating an education trust fund for each newborn. The grants — ranging from $500 to $50,000 —
would be on a sliding scale tied to household income.
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