1. Edgard Gouveia Júnior - Warriors without Weapons


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    Edgard Gouveia Júnior Country of origin: Brazil YIP Weekly Theme: Changing the World Biography Edgard Gouveia Júnior is an architect and urbanist. He graduated at Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de Santos, SP, Brazil in 1993. From 1993 to 1996 he was a researcher at Instituto TIBÁ – Intuitive Technology and bio-architecture. He post-graduated in Cooperative Games at Universidade Monte Serrat in 2003, where he was also post-graduation Professor from 2004 to 2006 on the course Developing Common-Unities. Edgard is an advisor and international speaker in the areas of young protagonism, molecular and community empowering and Cooperative Games, and has been a facilitator in the Cooperation Project. He is president and co-founder of Instituto Elos – BR, and member of international web Berkana Exchange since 2006. In 2006 he became a Fellow of the Ashoka Foundation. He is currently involved with Warriors Without Weapons as co-creator and designer of the Oasis Game.

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    • The Sound of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) - Professor Carolin Crawford


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      The Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights) is a luminous green and red glow seen in the sky near the north (or south) pole. As well as the visible glow, the Aurora also gives off an intense radio emission which can be converted into sound. The Aurora Borealis is created by solar wind hitting the earths atmosphere. The charged particles of the solar wind are normally deflected away by the shield of Earth's magnetic field, but some are able to leak into the magnetosphere around the earth, where they are then guided along Earth's magnetic field to reach deeper into the atmosphere. Here they collide with the oxygen and nitrogen molecules of the air, to produce a luminous green and red glow that is the aurorae (Northern or Southern lights). These moving charged particles that create the northern lights also produce intense radio emission at very low frequencies. We can 'hear' the aurorae as a busy chatter when these radio signals are converted to sound, varying on the real timescale that you can hear. This is an extract from a lecture by Carolin Crawford, Gresham Professor of Astronomy: The Sounds of the Universe. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-sounds-of-the-universe Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There is currently over 1,000 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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      • Dalai Lama Visit: Public Lecture


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        The video of the Public Lecture of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on October 21, 2010 at Miami University's Millett Hall in Oxford, OH

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        • Talk by Professor Romila Thapar on "Questioning the Past : an Exercise in Early Indian History"


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          5th TIFR Foundation Day Lecture

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          • Helene Bank: Political Economics


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            Country of origin: Denmark / Norway YIP Weekly Theme: Political economy and global trade Biography Helene Bank (born 1959) is a danish citizen, educated from the Rudolf Steiner School in Århus, Denmark. She has lived many years in Norway. She is educated natural scientist, but has with increasing engagement in environmental, trade and justice issues expanded her formal education into economics, political science and development economics. She worked for many years for Friends of the Earth Norway, including vice president for 5 years. She worked for the Diaconal International Centre in Oslo (1996-2006). She has been operational in setting up the Southern and Eastern African trade Institute (SEATINI) where she also worked as board member, based in Zimbabwe, in 2004-5. She has been guest teacher in Rudolf Steiner Schools in Denmark and Norway, and is widely used as lecturer both at universities and for voluntary organisations, political parties and youth parties. Included in lectures is a wide range of experiences from and practical methods in order to understand the power dynamics and functioning of the global trading and financial systems.

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            • David Salle in conversation with Karen Lang


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              David Salle Karen Lang Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 7pm Artist David Salle is a figurative painter whose works are in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, as well as many other institutions around the world. He will be in conversation with educator and art historian Karen Lang, who is an associate professor of art history at the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, and the author of Chaos and Cosmos: On the Image in Aesthetics and Art History (Cornell University Press, 2005). Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and BFA Visual & Critical Studies Departments at SVA.

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              • Hani Rashid - Vectors, Arcs and Tangents


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                Hani Rashid, Founder and Principal, Asymptote Architecture Lecture Title: Vectors, Arcs and Tangents Fall 2012 Public Lecture Series – In_Form In 1983 Rashid received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Carleton University (Canada) and in 1985 received a Master of Architecture degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Rashid’s academic career includes visiting professorships at several universities, including the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and the Lund University. Since 1989, Rashid has been an Associate Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York, where he launched the “Advanced Digital Design” (1992) and the “Digital Design Initiative” (1995). In 2004, he received a professorship at the Cátedra Luis Barragán in Monterrey, Mexico and from 2006- 2009 he was a professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. In 2008, Rashid was the recipient of the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor Chair at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He was also a member of the jury for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. From 2009 to 2011 he was a guest professor at the School of Architecture at Princeton University. In 2000 Rashid represented the U.S. at the Seventh International Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy. In 2004, Asymptote Architecture was selected as the design architects of Metamorph, the Ninth Venice Architecture Biennale. Asymptote Architecture was awarded the prestigious Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts in recognition of exceptional contributions to the progress and merging of art and architecture. Since its inception in 1989, Asymptote has received awards for visionary building construction, master planning, art installations, exhibitions, product design as well as spatial landmark for digital environments. Since October 2011 Rashid has been a professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

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                • David Campany: Photography Between Page and Wall - March 11, 2014


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                  This lecture is presented in partnership with Presentation House Gallery and Dream Location, curated by Stephen Waddell. David Campany (b. 1967) is a writer, curator and artist living in London. His writing focuses on subjects of photojournalism, conceptual art, cinema and the archive. His publications include Art and Photography (Phaidon, 2002), The Cinematic: Documents of Contemporary Art (Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press, 2007) Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (Afterall, 2010), Gasoline (MACK, 2013) and his forthcoming Walker Evans: The Magazine Work (Steidl, 2014). In 2012, Campany received the International Centre of Photography (ICP) Infinity Award for his writing. He is Reader in Photography at the University of Westminster, London where he teaches all levels of studio photography and theory. *Please note that the introduction and the first minute of the lecture is missing due to technical difficulties. We apologize for the inconvenient.

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                  • Fast Facts for Road Myths 1: Presentation by Jeremy Woolley


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                    Myth 1: Going a little over the speed limit is not a big risk with Jeremy Woolley There are many myths about driving, road safety and speeding. In conjunction with the Motor Accident Commission, RiAus was joined by experts from the University of New South Wales, Monash University Accident Research Centre, and the Centre for Automotive Safety Research to examine some of the myths surrounding speed on the road and explain the science of speed. Myths which were tackled included: the belief that small increases in speed do not increase risk of accident; that speed limits are arbitrarily chosen numbers; and that speed cameras are little more than revenue raisers. We learned how MAC comes up with its campaigns, and found out whether one driver can make a difference. In this “mythbusting” style event we stripped away shock-tactics and examined common perceptions about speed and road safety with evidence collected by world leading road safety researchers.

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                    • Jeffrey Hou - Messy Urbanism: Bottom-Up Placemaking


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                      Dense, vibrant, hybrid, and dynamic are words often used to characterize the aura and ambience of cities outside North America. From street vendors in Bangkok and Mumbai and night markets in Taipei and Hong Kong to the overlay of informal urban life and historic spatial hierarchy in Seoul and Tokyo, the fabric in these cities are clearly distinct from their Modernist counterparts. Seemingly messy and chaotic, the landscapes of city life created through activities at the border of institutional domains exude a peculiar order that escapes the predominant theorization of cities and urbanism in the past century. As a result, many of these places continue to be threatened with development and planning practices that fail to recognize the significance of such dynamic urban fabric. What can be learned from the spatial and cultural practices that underlie making of bottom-up places? Is Messy Urbanism a relevant discourse to design and planning? Part of the Department of Architecture's Fall Public Lecture Series - In_Form

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