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1.

The Day the Universe Changed

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This series traces the major advances in knowledge in Western civilization since the Greeks, and demonstrates how our view of the world changes as our knowledge develops.
DVD
2009; 1985
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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Life's Little Questions

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VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Revolution in a Box

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Discusses the role of computers and technology.
VHS
1997
Clemons (Vault--Ask at circulation desk)
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Moving at the Speed of Byte: Emerging Technologies for Information Management

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The panel and guest speakers describe new technology for information management and its application. Technologies covered are: web 2.0, RSS, blogs, podcasts and podcasting, mashups, metadata, semantic web, and instant messaging.
DVD
2006
Health Sciences (Office)
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Life's Little Questions II [electronic resource]

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Follow host Alan Alda as he uses science to try to find explanations to some of life's questions.
Online
2005; 2001
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You Can Make It on Your Own [electronic resource]

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Includes segments on the use of computers in creating and writing music, invention of new musical instruments, computers that record the daily life of their wearers, and a mechanical engineering contest at M.I.T.
Online
2005; 2003
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How It's Made: Seasons 1 and 2

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Television series on how commercial products are made; originally aired on the Science Channel.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rise of the Machines [electronic resource]: Will Civilian Drones Reshape American Life?

As America's military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan winds down, many drones are coming home for use in border protection and municipal law enforcement. But domestic drone deployment is proliferating in other ways, too-in fact, anyone with a few hundred dollars can buy a sophisticated, unmanned aerial vehicle over the counter. Some operators are defying the law and flying their drones for commercial purposes-be they journalists following a story, real estate agents selling a house, or paparazzi chasing celebrities. This program examines the issue and explains how a congressional order could lead to tens of thousands of drones taking off legally into an already crowded sky, competing for space with domestic aviation. It's a regulator's nightmare-but some of its staunchest opponen [...]
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Sherry Turkle - Connected, But Alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? In this TEDTalk, Sherry Turkle explains how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication - and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Paolo Cardini - Forget Multitasking; Try Monotasking

People aren't just cooking anymore - they're cooking, texting, talking on the phone, watching YouTube, and uploading photos of the awesome meal they just made. In this TEDTalk, product designer Paolo Cardini questions the efficiency of our multitasking world and makes the case for - gasp! - "monotasking." His charming 3D-printed smartphone covers just might help.
Online
2012
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Logarithms and Logarithmic Functions [electronic resource]

The scientific advances of the 16th and early 17th centuries involved huge amounts of numerical data, and a computational device was desperately needed to make time-consuming calculations easier and more efficient. This video begins with a historical overview of John Napier's response to the dilemma-including his introduction of the term logarithm, or logos ("reason") combined with arithmos ("number")-which forever changed the world of computation. Led by internationally acclaimed math educator Dr. Monica Neagoy, the program then derives the properties of logs, examines logarithmic functions and graphs, and finally explores the well-known Richter magnitude scale. Featured concepts include functions, inverse functions, logarithms, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions.
Online
2011
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Cheryl Hayashi - the Magnificence of Spider Silk

Cheryl Hayashi studies spider silk, one of nature's highest-performance materials. Each species of spider can make up to seven very different kinds of silk. How do they do it? In this TEDTalk, Hayashi explains at the DNA level - then shows us how this super-strong, super-flexible material can inspire.
Online
2011
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Paul Conneally - Digital Humanitarianism

The disastrous earthquake in Haiti taught humanitarian groups an unexpected lesson: the power of mobile devices to coordinate, inform, and guide relief efforts. At TEDxRC2, Paul Conneally shows extraordinary examples of social media and other technologies becoming central to humanitarian aid. Paul Conneally is the public communications manager for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Nancy Lublin - Texting That Saves Lives

When Nancy Lublin started texting teenagers to help with her social advocacy organization, what she found was shocking: they started texting back about their own problems, from bullying to depression to abuse. So she's setting up a text-only crisis line, and the results might be even more important than she expected. Lublin is CEO and Chief Old Person at DoSomething.org, where she harnesses the extraordinary energy of teens and focuses it on issues they care passionately about.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Ken Goldberg - 4 Lessons From Robots About Being Human

The more that robots ingrain themselves into our everyday lives, the more we're forced to examine ourselves as people. At TEDxBerkeley, roboticist Ken Goldberg shares four very human lessons that he's learned from working with robots.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Markham Nolan - How to Separate Fact and Fiction Online

By the end of this talk, there will be 864 more hours of video on YouTube and 2.5 million more photos on Facebook and Instagram. So how do we sort fact from fiction with such a deluge of visual information? At the TEDSalon in London, journalist Markham Nolan shares the investigative techniques he and his team use to verify information in real time to let you know if that Statue of Liberty image has been doctored or if that video leaked from Syria is legitimate.
Online
2012
18.

Linear Functions [electronic resource]: Algebra Nspirations

Can algebra and digital technology help us understand how an airplane takes off and lands? Or how to analyze the data from studies of greenhouse levels in the atmosphere? What can we learn about the relationship between two variables, such as speed and time? In this program, internationally acclaimed mathematics educator Dr. Monica Neagoy explores the nature of linear functions through the use of graphing calculators. Concepts featured in the video include standard form, slope-intercept form, point-slope form, and solving linear equations. Lessons use real-world examples from engineering, construction, air travel, and space travel to help students discover and understand algebraic concepts. All examples are solved algebraically and then reinforced through the use of the TI-Nspire gra [...]
Online
2011
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Steubenville [electronic resource]: After the Party's Over

Steubenville High School used to be known for touchdowns, not trials, until two football heroes were charged with and convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl during a post-game victory celebration. This ABC News report on the Steubenville rape case follows the party-hopping trail of digital evidence that tells a story of extreme humiliation and repeated sexual violation while underscoring a nationwide-and uniquely 21st-century-problem: crime being recorded instead of reported as young bystanders with little real-world sense of consequences fail to intervene. Drawing upon texts, tweets, pictures, and videos, the case for the prosecution was almost entirely pieced together through social media.
Online
2013
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Drew Berry - Animations of Unseeable Biology

We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do-and biomedical animator Drew Berry wants to change that. In this TEDTalk, he shows his scientifically accurate (and entertaining!) animations that help researchers see unseeable processes within our own cells.
Online
2012