With my project, "When All Things Speak" I've been working on the artistic work that blends archival research, digital design, and folklore specific to the central and Southern central regions of Indiana. I am creating an interactive, digital folktale using the international Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) Knowledge Base and Indiana University’s Lilly Library to digitally entangle buried archival folklore, computer learning, and local Indiana storytelling techniques in order to exhibit a responsive folktale co-authored by human, community, and machine. Synthesizing digital design with subversive folklore allows viewers to directly interact with what philosopher Pierre Bourdieu calls the “field of cultural production" of folktales, connecting dark lessons of the past to the context of today’s grim realities. In my proposed project, many participants will play a role in authorship, the imaginarium of the tale will come directly from its audience, and the user is promoted to an active role in the meaning-making.
My research process is archival, analytic, and artistic. After examining archival folklore and collecting contemporary stories, I will analyze recurring motifs and ideas within the stories. Artistically, my design work will then respond to this data. Using my extensive experience as a graphic designer, I will develop new illustrations, animations, and typesetting, while also publishing the artifacts of the entire collaborative process in a digital artwork. Web-based and interactive, the proposed piece will be endlessly shaped by participatory tellings and re-tellings, mirroring the way mythologies adapt to contemporary moments. A kind of visual translation of the role and power that dark, midwest folktales have, my amalgamated tale will leverage the function that subversive, dark folktales have to help viewers visualize alternative futures. This carries particular relevance in this ongoing global reassessment of our relationship to the world around us.
Employs dance routines and originally scored music to portray male adolescent rituals as a means of passing boys to manhood. Emphasizes the differences in methods of promotion and resulting personality types. Compares Americans, the pokot of Kenya, and the Nupe of Northern Nigeria. (KUHT) Film.
Documents the teen-age volunteer members of a geriatric sensory training program working with their elderly nursing home clients and discussing their experiences under the leadership of Naomi Feil, group therapist at a nursing home.
Employs dance routines and originally scored music to portray female adolescent rituals as a means of passing girls to womanhood. Points out how the passage from childhood to womanhood is made and the type of womanhood that emerges. Compares the rituals of Americans, Apache Indians, and the Andaman Islanders. (KUHT) Film.
Louis de Rochemont Associates, Karl Genus, Ann Dee, Barry Burns, Jill Scott, Louis de Rochemont III, Al Hinckley, Angie Ross, Ray Pierce, Jerome Alden, Gayne Rescher, Peter Ratkevich
A thought-provoking presentation on the dropout problem told through the story of a bright, ambitious boy who quits school to take a job with high hopes of independence and the luxuries money can buy. Stress is on the increasing requirements of education and skill to qualify for jobs.
Teenagers attending the New York Herald Tribune World Forum from Pakistan, India, Brazil, and England discuss their religious beliefs. Questions are raised concerning the origins of religion, the place of personal conviction, family influence, commonality of the major religions, and religion's role in preserving society.
Presents Indian spiritual leader, writer and lecturer Krishnamurti's views of the world crisis which has developed because the old traditions and values are no longer acceptable. States that the greatest miracle is being able to listen with one's mind, eyes, and ears without the raising of self-defenses against what is being said. Argues that hope and faith should not be important and that the only important things in our lives are what we are and what is--not what we think should be--and that this requires a radical transformation of the mind.
Episode 14 of Thinkabout, a series of sixty programs to help students in 5th and 6th grade become independent learners and problem solvers by strengthening their reasoning skills and reviewing and reinforcing their language arts, mathematics and study skills. The series is broken up into thirteen themes: Finding Alternative, Estimating & Approximating, Giving & Getting Meaning, Collecting Information, Finding Patterns, Generalizing, Sequence and Scheduling, Using Criteria, Reshaping Information, Judging Information, Communicating Effectively and Solving Problems.
In this concluding program on prejudices, the delegates stress some of the similarities between nations represented in the Forum group. These include Switzerland-Germany, common language and literature; Switzerland-Israel, multilingual country and neutrality; Switzerland-Finland, winter sports, neutrality; Germany-Israel, anti-Semitism in Germany, anti-German feeling in Israel; and Israel-Egypt, struggle to develop the desert, find water, be independent of foreign influence, and solve problems of refugees.
In this final program, all twenty-five previous participants in the Herald Tribune Youth Forum meet with Mrs. Waller to sum up their experiences in the United States, and their thoughts and hopes as they prepare to return to their homes. The difficulties of reconciling new American ideas and techniques with older, or different traditions, the ways in which this new information can be used to help the home country, the hopes for future and continuing communication and understanding between people of various countries and cultures form the subject of this conclusion to the series.
Episode 36 of Thinkabout, a series of sixty programs to help students in 5th and 6th grade become independent learners and problem solvers by strengthening their reasoning skills and reviewing and reinforcing their language arts, mathematics and study skills. The series is broken up into thirteen themes: Finding Alternative, Estimating & Approximating, Giving & Getting Meaning, Collecting Information, Finding Patterns, Generalizing, Sequence and Scheduling, Using Criteria, Reshaping Information, Judging Information, Communicating Effectively and Solving Problems.
Warning: This film contains dated and offensive language regarding race.
Twelve college students of different races and faiths participate in a week-long workshop to test their common denial that they are prejudiced. A frank discussion and questioning of one another continues and latent prejudices emerge. Shows why the participants are unable to cope with the revelations.
Explains where the true meaning of words is found. Points out that meaning is in the nervous system of the speaker and listener, not in the words themselves. Discusses four basic conditions of meaningfulness. Features Dr. S. I. Hayakawa of San Francisco State College.
Helen Watkins, Samuel Golden, Leroy Kendis, Edward Feil Productions
Describes the inner emotional world of an aged couple who are frightened by chronic illness and mental disease and suffer from feelings of rejection and helplessness. Tells about their ultimate admission to a home for the aged where rehabilitative therapies help to lead them into a life that is meaningful.
Episode 17 of Thinkabout, a series of sixty programs to help students in 5th and 6th grade become independent learners and problem solvers by strengthening their reasoning skills and reviewing and reinforcing their language arts, mathematics and study skills. The series is broken up into thirteen themes: Finding Alternative, Estimating & Approximating, Giving & Getting Meaning, Collecting Information, Finding Patterns, Generalizing, Sequence and Scheduling, Using Criteria, Reshaping Information, Judging Information, Communicating Effectively and Solving Problems.
Cities are growing, and people have to move about in them. How they do this can have a considerable effect on the development of the city itself. Many –perhaps most –of the inhabitants of a city own cars, and the temptation to use them is easy to understand. But often a private car is not the best way to get from here to there in a city; public transportation –buses, subways, streetcars, even helicopters for longer distance –is often the best way to move people. Yet too often even so simple a matter as intra-urban transportation resembles a jigsaw puzzle. Groups have grown up to handle different parts of the problem, with the results that these units may overlap, or do not cover the whole problem. The older geographical areas which they were established to serve are new sections within a larger unit, but the original group still exist while the transportation problems become more and more complicated, and increasingly in need of overall planning. Once again the program concludes with a plea to the citizen to learn more about the problems of urban transportation, and to help his community to resolve some of them.
The Friendly Giant reads the book, Where's the Bunny?, by Ruth Carroll, published by the Oxford University Press. The Kittens, Me-ow and Me-ow Too, and Rusty the rooster play a game of tag. (WHA-TV) Kinescope.
An advertisement for White Owl cigars set in a French street cafe with French music. The scene depicts an American couple at a table who are interrupted by a French man who is taken by the smell of the White Owl cigar the man is smoking, the woman had initially thought the French man was coming onto her.
A couple are sitting at a French café when a Frenchman begins to eye them causing the wife to be unsettle. When the Frenchman approaches the table the thing, he was eyeing was the White Owl cigars the man was smoking.
Episode 3 from the AIT series On the Level. The series is designed to help young people understand what is happening to them as they grow up and to encourage their active participation in the hard work of adolescence-reaching maturity through social and personal growth. The twelve programs dramatize common teenage concerns like love, stress, conflict. and changing relationships with family and friends. The problem situations stimulate reflection and discussion about alternative courses of action for different individuals: the many approaches to problems, the many solutions.
Brotherhood Week provides the Youth Forum programs numbers 6 and 7 with an opportunity to discuss the question of prejudice. Program number 6 brings together students from Norway, England, Ethiopia and Pakistan, who ask each other such questions as: What is the origin of prejudice? What are some of the more common prejudices? Is there any cure for prejudice? What is being done about education and the eradication of Prejudice in Kenya, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Norway, the United States? The panelists draw on their experiences at home and in America to analyze various aspects of this topic. Participants: Peter Goulden, England; Nils Harboe, Norway; Nalini Nail, India; and Bizuayenu Agonafir, Ethiopia.
Ramirez, Mirian, Whipple, Elizabeth C., Craven, Hannah J.
The poster will provide a roadmap of how to track and use alternative metrics (altmetrics) to provide evidence of attention or engagement of individual research outlets. Altmetrics are non-traditional metrics proposed as an alternative/complement to citation impact metrics. They provide information about the attention and influence of research of an article or publication and are based on interactions and conversations about scholarly content that occur online, mainly on social media platforms. One of the benefits of altmetrics is that they can accrue sooner than traditional metrics (citations) as they do not depend on the long process of conventional scholarly communication. Examples of altmetrics include mentions on Twitter, in news releases, in blogs, citations in policy documents, number of downloads, and more. As altmetrics are becoming more popular than ever in the evaluation of research, you can include them in your CV, grant proposal, personal website, and your promotion and tenure dossier. This poster shows useful sources and tools to track alternative metrics.
In this program, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman sketches the relationship of prison administration to the inmate community and the ways in which the inmates’ group influences the administration. An inmate's views about who really controls the operation of a prison are expressed during an on-location interview. Burke and Lohman explore the prisoner’s role, both legitimate and otherwise, in prison management, and discuss the redirection of this community activity into legitimate channels which a professional staff can provide. Lohman notes the need for constructive outlets for individual and group expression, without which inmate energies are directed into hostile and anti-social channels.
Shows how animal tracks may be identified and explains how various types of tracks are classified. Demonstrates the making of track stamps through the use of potatoes. Discusses the making of plaster casts of tracks and the wiring of stories using tracks. (WGBH-TV) Kinescope.
Episode 2 from the series Self Incorporated, a 15-program television/film series. Self Incorporated is designed to stimulate classroom discussion of critical issues and problems of early adolescence. It aims at helping 11- to 13-year-olds cope with the physical, social, and emotional changes they are experiencing. Self Incorporated was created under the management of the Agency for Instructional Television through the resources of a consortium of 42 state and provincial educational and broadcasting agencies, with additional assistance from Exxon Corporation.
Experimental economics uses human subjects to answer research and policy questions. This talk provides a brief discussion of the methodological guidelines adopted in economics experiments. It will also illustrate how experiments can be used to test the validity of economic theories or guide the design of market mechanisms and economic policies.
Why is it so important to get your eyes examined? What happens during an eye exam? When should someone see their doctor? Most people think the purpose of an eye exam is to update prescriptions and get new, trendy glasses, but the full purpose is much more extensive. Throughout an exam, patients will be tested for early onset and even undiagnosed diseases as well as be treated for vision loss. Experts in the field concur that it is important to see your optometrist every two to three years, depending on your age, to maintain your eye health and prevent vision loss at a later age. Through a review of current literature, the paper will analyze why patients should see their optometrist regularly and clarify the benefits that come with maintaining good eye health habits.
Episode 1 of Thinkabout, a series of sixty programs to help students in 5th and 6th grade become independent learners and problem solvers by strengthening their reasoning skills and reviewing and reinforcing their language arts, mathematics and study skills. The series is broken up into thirteen themes: Finding Alternative, Estimating & Approximating, Giving & Getting Meaning, Collecting Information, Finding Patterns, Generalizing, Sequence and Scheduling, Using Criteria, Reshaping Information, Judging Information, Communicating Effectively and Solving Problems.
Uses animation and live-action photography to explain the need for satellites in long distance radio and television communication. Compares three types of communication satellites which have been launched--Echo, Telstar, and Syncom--explains their capabilities, and suggests future uses of satellites for space communication.
Dramatizes the questions raised in Darwin's mind on his return to England from his famous voyage. Discusses why animals differ when found in different locations, why and how species arise, and if new forms appear suddenly. Uses graphic illustrations, slides, and live animals to explain simple concepts of the origin of the species. (WGBH-TV) Kinescope.
This program stresses two main points: The internal problems of Japan and Japan’s position in the Far East as it affects the United States. A film segment suggests highlights of the history of Japan since World War II, and a second film clip illustrates the conditions of life in Japan, pointing up the great difficulty of such a small country in providing enough food for such an enormous population. It is agreed that the key issue of American policy is how to convert a defeated, completely demilitarized enemy into a strong ally against Communism.
Episode 9 of Trade-offs, a series in economic education for nine to thirteen year-olds that consists of fifteen 20-minute television/film programs and related materials. Using dramatizations and special visuals, the series considers fundamental economic problems relevant to everyday life. In its first year, Trade-offs was used by approximately 500,000 students and their teachers in about 25.000 fifth and sixth grade classrooms. This more than quadrupled the amount of teaching of economics as a subject. Trade-offs was produced under the direction of AIT by the Educational Film Center (North Spring-field. Virginia), The Ontario Educational Communications Authority, and public television station KERA, Dallas. Programs were available on film, videocassette, and broadcast videotape. Trade-offs was developed cooperatively by the Joint Council on Economic Education, the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, the Agency for Instructional Television, and a consortium fifty-three state and provincial education and broadcasting agencies.
A hands-on workshop on approaches and tools for digital research.
This hands-on workshop will introduce you to approaches and tools for conducting digital arts and humanities research. We will begin with an overview of three areas of digital methods research:
1. text analysis
2. network analysis
3. mapping analysis
Attendees will then have an opportunity to explore each of these tools and experience how digital methods can support their research needs.
Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities, Kalani L. Craig, Michelle Dalmau
We're all buried in the digital world when we work on our own arts & humanities projects - whether it's reading the digital copy of an article, snapping smartphone photos of related work, or collaborating with editors over email. When these digital environments are harnessed thoughtfully and critically, we can use digital methods to showcase the research and creative work we do every day in our classrooms. This workshop will explore classroom-based digital activities that provide students with hands-on experience using mapping, data mining, network analysis, data visualization, and 3D rendering to support arts & humanities questions. We'll also engage participants in several white-board and sticky-note versions of these activities that use analog methods to enhance understanding of the digital world in which our students move.