Tagged with “education” (69)

  1. Oakland students dig deep into their own roots to prep for South Africa trip | KALW

    Next Tuesday, more than thirty students from Oakland will get on a plane for South Africa. Some have never even been on a plane; most are Oakland teens;


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  2. Which Had the Superior Military: First or Second World War Germany?

    This is unadorned/unfinished audio of a Dan Carlin discussion about which German military was superior, the First or the Second World War version. Unlike the approach in traditional Hardcore History releases, brevity wins out over depth in this attempt at short-form content from a traditionally long-form creator (note that it is still 50 minutes!)

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvkFkJolsWA&t=1s
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:49:44 GMT Available for 30 days after download


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  3. African American girls share their #MeToo moments — at Oakland high schools | KALW

    Girls of color who attend Oakland Unified schools don’t feel safe from sexual harassment or assault. That’s according to a report commissioned by the


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  4. The Atlantic Interview: Nikole Hannah-Jones

    A conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones about race, education, and hypocrisy.


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  5. 34C3 - Dude, you broke the Future!

    In this talk, author Charles Stross will give a rambling, discursive, and angry tour of what went wrong with the 21st century, why we didn’t see it coming, where we can expect it to go next, and a few suggestions for what to do about it if we don’t like it.


    We’re living in yesterday’s future, and it’s nothing like the speculations of our authors and film/TV producers. As a working science fiction novelist, I take a professional interest in how we get predictions about the future wrong, and why, so that I can avoid repeating the same mistakes. Science fiction is written by people embedded within a society with expectations and political assumptions that bias us towards looking at the shiny surface of new technologies rather than asking how human beings will use them, and to taking narratives of progress at face value rather than asking what hidden agenda they serve.

    In this talk, author Charles Stross will give a rambling, discursive, and angry tour of what went wrong with the 21st century, why we didn’t see it coming, where we can expect it to go next, and a few suggestions for what to do about it if we don’t like it.

    Charles Stross


    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmIgJ64z6Y4
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Mon, 01 Jan 2018 23:21:55 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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    The United States Army and the Mississippi River Commission explain the importance of the Mississippi River as a major trade waterway in “Valley of the Giant,” a black-and-white from the 1940s. A map (mark 00:55) shows the Mississippi River and its many outlets as the narrator explains its importance and its reach of over 1 million square miles, draining water from more than 30 states and two Canadian provinces. We listen to the slap of paddle wheels on the river (mark 03:17) and see large freighters and ocean vessels make their way through the water as the narrator continues to explain its importance to shipping, linking the Great Lakes to the Seven Seas. The film shows how the river can overflow its banks during a storm (mark 06:06) damaging the surrounding land and endangering life as we see the massive destruction of the delta that resulted from the 1927 flood (mark 07:37).

    Starting at mark 08:40, the film explores the Army Corps of Engineers’ methods of maintaining it as a safe navigational channel and also details how the Corps has built countless levees, dams, floodways and other protective barriers in order to prevent a reoccurrence of the flood. We learn how engineers in the 1930s straightened portions of the river (mark 14:46) between Memphis and Baton Rouge to allow a straighter flow…

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTVXPQBsv20
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  7. The Contrafabulists: Episode 71

    First broadcast 2017-11-05. This episode deals with tech journalism’s failures to identify tech’s failures

    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/contrafabulists/episode-71
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:56:57 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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  8. Evaluating Technology – Jeremy Keith | Render 2017

    We work with technology every day. And every day it seems like there’s more and more technology to understand: graphic design tools, build tools, frameworks and libraries, not to mention new HTML, CSS and JavaScript features landing in browsers. How should we best choose which technologies to invest our time in? When we decide to weigh up the technology choices that confront us, what are the best criteria for doing that? This talk will help you evaluate tools and technologies in a way that best benefits the people who use the websites that we are designing and developing. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest new web technologies and together we will dig beneath the hype to find out whether they will really change life on the web for the better.


    Jeremy Keith lives in Brighton, England where he makes websites with the splendid design agency Clearleft. You may know him from such books as DOM Scripting, Bulletproof Ajax, and HTML5 For Web Designers.

    He organised the Responsive Day Out series of events and the world’s first Science Hack Day.

    Hailing from Erin’s green shores, Jeremy maintains his link to Irish traditional music running the community site The Session. He also indulges a darker side of his bouzouki-playing in the band Salter Cane.

    Jeremy spends most of his ti…

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAekLOUpMB4
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  9. Sources and Methods #30: Deb Chachra — Sources & Methods

    Deb Chachra 101:Deb Chachra on twitter / instagram / homepageMetafoundry — Deb’s weekly newsletterDeb Chachra’s OLIN faculty profileShow Notes:00:47 – Metafoundry01:00 – OLIN College02:58 – “Why I am not a maker” (The Atlantic)4:44 – “Making as an Act of Caring” by Anab Jain (Superflux)4:59 – John Ardern6:17 – Edward L. Deci - “Why We Do What We Do” (book)7:36 – Deb Chachra / education research8:11 – Tetris / Minecraft9:42 – Ursula Franklin (wiki) “The Real World of Technology” (book)19:04 – MOOCs (wiki)20:28 – Gender imbalance in engineering school27:39 – Edward L. Deci - “Why We Do What We Do” (book)33:43 – UCL’s Integrated Engineering Programme33:55 – Engineering Leadership Programme (Olin / U Texas partnership)37:27 – Oral Roberts University38:30 – Polaroid45:46 – Canada & refugees Sponsoring Syrian refugees48:20 – Metafoundry (email newsletter)50:17 – Metafoundry on VR (here and here)52:46 – Zibaldone / Commonplace book Deb’s zibaldone53:30 – Pinboard54:57 – Boston Athenæum (wiki / official site)56:20 – A book as a souvenir (James Bridle)58:49 – Deb on Instagram Clive Thompson (twitter) Situated Systems Project1:00:21 – The Situated Systems Team1:01:24 – Metafoundry posts referencing the Situated Systems project1:02:37 – Stranger Things (IMDB)1:04:12 – Dylan Thomas – “My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.” (quote)1:05:44 – Sarah Perry - The Essex Serpent (book)1:06:59 – Predestination (IMDB)1:08:34 – Kill vs Maim (song video)


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  10. Future Tense: Digital vs Human

    Three thinkers join us to share their thoughts on modern life and our relationship with technology – a futurist, a neuroscientist and an historian…

    Richard Watson, author of the newly-released book Digital vs. Human argues that the relationship between people and technology will define the history of the next 50 years.

    Neuroscientist Manfred Spitzer argues that digital technology is not only ineffective as an educational tool for the very young, but hinders their cognitive development.

    And historian Gary Cross questions whether our understanding of nostalgia has changed from being one of shared communal memory to one of ego-centricity – defined largely around the consumer technology of our youth.

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