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Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work

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"The renowned cultural theorist and media designer Anne Balsamo maintains that technology and culture are inseparable; those who engage in technological innovation are designing the cultures of the future. Designing Culture is a call for taking culture seriously in the design and development of innovative technologies. Balsamo contends that the wellspring of technological innovation is the technological imagination, a quality of mind that enables people to think with technology, to transform what is known into what is possible. She describes the technological imagination at work in several multimedia collaborations in which she was involved as a designer or developer. One of these entailed the creation of an interactive documentary for the NGO Forum held in conjunction with the UN Wo [...]
Book
2011
Alderman (CHECKED OUT)
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Around the World in 80 Treasures: A Quest for Mankind's Greatest Achievements

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Architectural historian Dan Cruickshank embarks on a five-month, 34-country world tour visiting his selection of the 80 greatest buildings, artworks, and other man-made treasures that define human civilization.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Parking Lot Movie

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A brotherhood of eccentric attendants who man a unique parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Flight Over the Equator

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Depicts lifestyles, cultures, and geography of 9 different countries which border the equator.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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Honorable Murder

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Examines the cultural tradition that makes women the talisman of family honor and the practice of atoning for "dishonor" with their blood. Provides an in-depth analysis of Middle East culture that is slowly changing as it overcomes centuries of tradition.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Narritjin at Djarrakpi Part 2 (1981); Narritjin at Djarrakpi: Part 2.

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This program continues the life of Narritjin and his family at his clan settlement at Djarrakpi. Throughout Narritjin tells of his feelings about Djarrakpi and of his hopes for the future.
VHS
1996; 1980
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The Cultural Dimensions of Pain: Brain, Belief, Story

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David B. Morris, Ph.D. (University Professor, Program of Humanities in Medicine, University of Virginia) described his biocultural model of pain and how this model may help in understanding and managing pain in patients. Dr. Morris reviewed pychological, cross-cultural, historical, religious, social and pain-belief studies to illustrate his points. Nancy B. Eksterowicz, R.N.,M.S.N. (Pain Management Services Nurse Coordinator, University of Virginia) presented two cases illustrating the value of understanding pain in a borader/deeper, whole-person perspective.
DVD
2005
Health Sciences (Service Desk)
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The Neurobiology of Belief: Why We Believe What We Believe

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Andrew Newberg, M.D. (Director, Center for Spirituality and the Mind, Associate Professor, Departments of Radiology and Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania) defined and illustrated the types of beliefs that humans have and how and why we have developed them. Dr. Newberg discussed the parallel emotional, spiritual, religious, social, cognitive and health effects surrounding personal beliefs and described and showed brain imaging studies of meditation.
DVDOnline
2006
Health Sciences (Service Desk)
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Boundaries and Borderlands [electronic resource]

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Program 2 explores relative location with visits to the borderland societies of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. It focuses on a Mexican woman who makes nightly journeys across the border in order to support her family. Part 2 of Program 2, highlights the U.S. Border Patrol program, "Hold the Line," designed to decrease the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States. It concludes that a "spatial perspective" on behalf of U.S. authorities would be beneficial for a government policy that post September 11th, has become counter-productive.
Online
2003
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East Looks West [electronic resource]

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Program 4.1 focuses on Berlin, the capital of a reunified Germany and a symbol of a more unified Europe, revealling that the integration of East Berlin requires urban reorganization and economic expansion. Program 4.2 reveals several difficulties in diffusing democracy through Poland and the need for a spatial approach to the problems. In small towns and villages throughout Poland, the transition to Democracy is a difficult one.
Online
2003
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The Transforming Industrial Heartland [electronic resource]

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Program 5.1 documents the change in the economy of Liverpool from containerized shipping technology which reduced the labor force, to a seaport city that is the center of information and services for the region. Program 5.2 focuses on Randstad, Netherlands, as an example of a small, crowded Netherlands region striving to maintain its transportation connections while preserving dwindling green space.
Online
2003
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Challenges in the Hinterland [electronic resource]

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Program 6.1 documents Spanish Andalucia's struggles to move beyond tourism and agriculture to integrate with Europe's heartland. Program 6.2 is a case study of modern Iceland and its attempt to balance sustainable fish harvests with the social costs of not joining the European Economic Community.
Online
2003
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Culture-as-Disability?: Therapeutic Itineraries and the Question of Knowledge

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Ato Quayson, Ph.D. (Professor of English and Director, Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada) illustrated and described how illness and disability have been portrayed in human narrative, with culturally coded interpretations, and transmitted through various paradigms. Dr. Quayson discussed the difference between medical and spiritual or wholistic models of disease and the attitudes and prejudices that can be conveyed. John D. Arras, Ph.D. (Portefield Professor of Biomedical Ethics, University of Virginia) opened up the discussion with bioethics questions and consideration of the disabled and what constitutes disability.
DVDOnline
2009
Health Sciences (Service Desk)
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The Classroom Mosaic [electronic resource]: Culture and Learning

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Discusses how culturally responsive teaching enables students to create connections, access prior knowledge and experience, and develop competence. Features a sixth-grade teacher and two ninth-grade teachers. Includes expert commentary from University of Wisconsin professor Gloria Ladson-Billings and University of Arizona professor Luis Moll.
Online
2003
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Race: The Floating Signifier

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Hall, a renown public speaker and teacher, presents a lecture on race and the meaning of racial signifiers (like skin color) at Goldsmiths' College, New Cross, London. Includes a question and answer period at end of lecture. Also includes an interview with Hall by Sut Jhally.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Zeitgeist [electronic resource]: The Movie - All the World's a Stage

This program paints a controversial picture of the events of September 11, 2001. It describes how the attacks on the United States have been elevated to a sacred, near-religious level - and that to challenge the orthodox view, regardless of the quality of the contrary arguments, is considered blasphemy and to be rejected.
Online
2008
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Zeitgeist [electronic resource]: Addendum - Human Nature

Focusing on human nature, this program argues that society is out of line with what science has taught us about positive human development, which promotes distortions of health and behavior that could be thwarted if the social system were to be changed.
Online
2009
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Zeitgeist [electronic resource]: Addendum - Project Earth

This program begins a thought exercise where the Earth and natural law are used as a starting point for human decision making rather than politics. The subject is explored from all sides.
Online
2009
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Zeitgeist [electronic resource]: Moving Forward - Natural Law

This program makes a prediction of what what the future may hold as society becomes more destabilized due to our outdated traditional practices.
Online
2010
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Being Myself [electronic resource]: Bilingualism and Identity

In this program, three bilingual and bicultural women discuss their experience with language and identity, and the ways in which culture has influenced both. Eriko, who is Japanese but educated in the U.K., finds it easier to express herself in English than in her native tongue. Kazuho is also Japanese, but moved to the U.S. as a child before returning to Japan as a teen. She shares her perceptions about language as a reflection of Asian and American societal differences. And Janet, raised in Japan and Hawaii, is the daughter of a second-generation Japanese father and a mother who was born in Japan. "I'm American when they want me to be, and Japanese when they want me to be," she says.
Online
1997