Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:17:00
Instructor Brit Cruise dives into the History of the Alphabet, the fourth video in his series on Information Theory.
If you understand the alphabet, you’re ready for information theory! The full series starts here.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:30:00
Sal has created the first Computer Science programming challenge. The challenge is to create a fun, visual CS program that demonstrates a principle from statistics that Sal describes here:
Check out the challenge and start your entry!
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:36:40
Co-Deans of Art and History, Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, have added parts 2 and 3 of their visit to the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres. For more information, visit http://smarthistory.org/Gothic.html
Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres
This video focuses on the cathedral’s pre-Gothic history, its sacred relic, and the westwerk’s royal portal and jamb figures.
Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres (part 2)
This video focuses on the cathedral’s interior, its stained glass, nave, aisles, elevation, and choir.
Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres (part 3)
This video focuses on the symbolism of light, the cathedral’s flying buttresses, transept, the iconography of the north rose window, and the north porch and its sculptural program.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:13:00
From our Co-Deans of Art and History, Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, we have a new batch of videos on art from the ancient period. Also, a conversation with Dr. Darius Arya on archaeology.
Dionysiac frieze, Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii
East and West Pediments, Temple of Aphaia, Aegina
Digging Through Time
A conversation with Dr. Darius Arya and Dr. Beth Harris
The Colossus of Constantine
Barberini Faun, c. 220 B.C.E.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:36:00
Engineer Joel Burget and designer Kitt Hirasaki have launched the Computer Science “Spin-Offs” view, which allows you to see all of the programs that other users have spun off from the original.
Visit the coolest spin-offs to vote on them, ask questions, and leave feedback. And of course, spin off a program yourself!