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Transcendent Man: The Life and Ideas of Ray Kurzweil

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Transcendent Man explores the theories of inventor, futurist, and best selling author Ray Kurzweil (The Singularity Is Near), who predicts that in the not-so-distant future, the science fiction behind The Terminator; Blade Runner; Total Recall; The Matrix; and I Robot will become science fact. The film follows Kurzweil as he journeys the world sharing his mind-bending vision of a future in which we merge with our computers.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation

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This film calls into question everything we think we know about contemporary society. By juxtaposing images of ancient cultures with those of modern life, Powaqqatsi masterfully portrays the human cost of progress.
DVD
2002; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Naqoyqatsi: Life as War

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In this cinematic concert - the concluding film of the Qatsi Trilogy preceded by critically acclaimed Koyaanisqatsi (Life out of balance), and Powaqqatsi (Life in trasforataion) - mesmerizing images reanimated from everyday reality, then visually altered with state-of-the-art digital techniques, chronicle the shift from a world organized by the principles of nature to one dominated by technology, the synthetic and the virtual. Extremes of intimacy and spectacle, tragedy and hope fuse in a tidal wave of visuals and music, giving rise to a unique artistic experience that reflects Reggio's vision of a brave new globalized world.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED

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Presents highlights from TED 2006. TED is an annual conference at which leading innovators in technology, entertainment and design share their thoughts and visions for the future
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Video McLuhan

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Presents the most complete video record of communications theorist Marshall McLuhan. Using video footage from the 1940's to the late 1970's, this program traces the development of McLuhan's thinking and takes the viewer through McLuhan's rise to prominence on the world stage. McLuhan discusses and argues his themes in the classroom, on the lecture circuit, on TV talk shows and newsmagazine programs.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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The Future of Mathematics [electronic resource]: Ferns and Galaxies

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Explores how computer technology has affected mathematics and discusses possible directions for mathematics in the 21th century.
Online
1997
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Atoms and Molecules [electronic resource]

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Introduces atoms, and their properties of periodicity and binding to form molecules. Offers different ways to represent these basic concepts by creating useful models in the minds of new chemistry students. Follows the development of these concepts through history and their application in modern technological developments.
Online
2003
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Macro to Micro Structures [electronic resource]

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Introduces methods to teach chemistry students to conceptualize micro processes and environments.
Online
2003
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Theory and Practice in Chemical Systems [electronic resource]

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Shows how a theoretical understanding of the driving force for chemical systems can lead to further development on new technologies and to the discovery of new phenomena in practice. Demonstrates that in teaching, this is done through the creation of a close relationship between the science and mathematics of chemical processes, through problem-solving activities. These activities, based on a systematic interpretation of chemistry into mathematics, make the connection between theory and practice.
Online
2003
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Chemical Design [electronic resource]

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Introduces chemical design through experiences from everyday life, such as the stoichiometry of baking, the ingredients of soft drinks, the components of drugs, and the chromatography of markers. Demonstrates that a chemist is as much a designer as an archtect. This concept is applied to chemistry teaching in the classroom and to the facilitation of laboratory learning.
Online
2003
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The Chemistry of Life [electronic resource]

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Discusses the chemistry of the wonders of life, starting with the way life began and advancing to the structure and function of biological molecules. Emphasizes the value of relating chemical principles to biology taking the view that living organisms are huge chemical systems in equilibrium. Demonstrates effective classrooom strategies to enhance learning.
Online
2003
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Chemistry at the Interface [electronic resource]

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Presents cutting-edge technologies where chemistry is at the interface with other disciplines such as tissue engineering, deciphering of the human genome and developing agricultural resources for new materials. The future of technology is incorporated into the chemistry classroom motivating the students with exciting real-world applications. Ends with a discussion of quality in teaching and how quality teaching influences chemistry students and teachers.
Online
2003
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The Industrial Revolution [electronic resource]

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Technology, an information revolution, transportation improvements and mass production transformed both city and country life, bringing higher standards of living. Cities now dominated society and culture. Featured images are scenes from daily urban life including newspapers and labor strikes.
Online
1989
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The Industrial World [electronic resource]

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A consumer revolution epitomized the new age, fueled by coal, public transportation and new city services like sidewalks and sewers. Great technical achievements such as the metal and glass Crystal Palace and the Gare St. Lazare, Paris' famous train station, captured the public imagination.
Online
1989
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The Technological Revolution [electronic resource]

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Keeping up with an ever-increasing pace of change became the standard of the day. Modern inventions like the airplane, automobile and radio, transformed public life, while stoves, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners revolutionized domestic lifestyles.
Online
1989
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Toward the Future [electronic resource]

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Modern medicine, atomic energy, computers and new concepts of time, energy and matter, have all had an important effect on the rapidly changing quality of life. Weber concludes that many 20th century discoveries make humans more uncertain about their role in the world than at any other time in history and considers the future of Western civilization.
Online
1989
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Early Empires [electronic resource]

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Through the Mongol empire, the Mali empire, and the Inca empire, examines the construction of empires, their administrative structures, legitimating ideologies, and the environmental and technological conditions that shaped them. Concludes with Peter Winn discussing the contradictory legacies of empires through the example of the Incas in modern day Peru.
Online
2004
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Global Industrialization [electronic resource]

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Views the Industrial Revolution from a global point of view linking Cuba, Uruguay, Europe and Japan in an examination of the impact of Industry on trade, environment, culture, technology and lives around the world. Historian Jerry H. Bentley argues that the Industrial Revolution, rather than being purely a European process, was actually a global affair that drew on resources from all parts of the world.
Online
2004
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Globalization and Economics [electronic resource]

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Travels from the Soviet Union to Sri Lanka and Chile to study the role of technology and the impact of economic and political changes caused by globalization. Historian Michelle Kendrick compares the responses of societies to new technologies.
Online
2004
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Global Popular Culture [electronic resource]

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From World Cup soccer to Coca Cola, demonstrates that modern icons reflect the intertwined cultural, political, and commercial dimensions of globalization. Surveys the images of global production and consumption from reggae to the Olympics. Obo Addy speaks to the complex effects of the globalization of culture through his own story as a traditional African musician in a contemporary world.
Online
2004