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  1. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS MISSISSIPPI RIVER DOCUMENTARY VALLEY OF THE GIANT 49794

    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…

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  2. 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.

    ABOUT JEREMY KEITH

    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…

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  3. 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)

    http://www.sourcesandmethods.com/podcast/2016/8/25/30-deb-chachra

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  4. 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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  5. Design Edu Today Podcast, Episode 23: Brad Frost

    Design Edu Today is the podcast series discussing topics concerning the state of interactive design education at institutions of higher learning.

    http://designedu.today/episodes/brad-frost.php

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  6. Douglas Adams: Parrots the Universe and Everything

    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]

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  7. Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

    Peter Salovey, Yale Provost, speaks at the 2010 Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) Conference, Building Leadership for Health held at Yale University. He extends an official University welcome and shares remarks on the psychology of leadership, drawing on his expertise in emotional intelligence and leadership.

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  8. 17. Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian

    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291)

    In this first of two lectures on Blood Meridian, Professor Hungerford walks us through some of the novel’s major sources and influences, showing how McCarthy engages both literary tradition and American history, and indeed questions of origins and originality itself. The Bible, Moby-Dick, Paradise Lost, the poetry of William Wordsworth, and the historical narrative of Sam Chamberlain all contribute to the style and themes of this work that remains, in its own right, a provocative meditation on history, one that explores the very limits of narrative and human potential.

    00:00 - Chapter 1. The Literary Tradition: Allusions and Revisions 08:49 - Chapter 2. Eradicating Interiority: "Moby Dick" 20:50 - Chapter 3. Modeling Evil: "Paradise Lost" 30:13 - Chapter 4: Rejecting Innocence: Wordsworth 34:59 - Chapter 5. Historical Sources: Samuel Chamberlin’s "My Confession"

    Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

    This course was recorded in Spring 2008.

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  9. 12. Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49

    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291)

    Professor Hungerford introduces this lecture by reviewing the ways that authors on the syllabus up to this point have dealt with the relationship between language and life, that collection of elusive or obvious things that for literary critics fall under the category of "the Real." The Real can shout out from a work of art, as it sometimes does in Black Boy, or haunt it, as in Lolita. It can elude authors like Kerouac and Barth for widely different reasons. Placing Pynchon firmly in the context of the political upheaval of the 1960s that he is often seen to avoid, Hungerford argues that Pynchon—no less than a writer of faith like Flannery O’Connor—is deeply invested in questions of meaning and emotional response, so that The Crying of Lot 49 is a sincere call for connection, and a lament for loss, as much as it is an ironic, playful puzzle.

    00:00 - Chapter 1. Language and Reality: Course Review 09:18 - Chapter 2. Pynchon and Politics: Activism and Passivism in the 1960s 15:42 - Chapter 3. The Variable Roles of Oedipa Maas 36:02 - Chapter 4. Finding Reality in the Social Details

    Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

    This course was recorded in Spring 2008.

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  10. Alberto Manguel - Borges and the Impossibility of Writing

    Alberto Manguel, author of A Reader on Reading and The Library at Night delivers the 2010 Finzi-Contini Lectures at Yale Universitys Whitney Humanities Center. Visit yalebooks.com for more information.

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