A series of 21 ‘living books’ has been launched online as part of a pioneering initiative designed to provide a bridge between the humanities and the sciences. The Living Books About Life series is written and produced by humanities scholars from universities across the world – from the UK and America to Poland and Australia – and has re-packaged and re-presented science-related research material to make it more accessible to a humanities audience. The books address a number of scientific topics whose unifying theme is life, such as air, agriculture, bioethics, cosmetic surgery, energy, neurology and human cloning.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The project is based on collaboration between three major institutions: the University of Glasgow (recipients of Whistler's estate), the Art Institute of Chicago and the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. It includes prints in public and important private collections.
Posted by Glasgow School of Art Library and Learning Resources at 9:07 am
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
You can now watch the entire series of Architecture Friday Lectures from 2010-11 and various Friday Event lectures dating from 2006-11 – including notable talks by architect Steven Holl, artist and kinetic sculptor Susumu Shingu, designer Ben Kelly, artist and GSA graduate Christine Borland, artist and GSA graduate Roddy Buchanan, Urban Lab lecturer Graeme Evans, artist Martha Rosler, and more!
Posted by Glasgow School of Art Library and Learning Resources at 11:55 am
Monday, November 21, 2011
Scottish universities hold a high proportion of Scotland’s nationally important collections – more than 1.8 million items. The Revealing the Hidden Collections website gives information about all this material through almost 2000 detailed descriptions of collections and an increasing number of records of individual items and collections. All records are searchable hrough a single search maintained by the Culture Grid.
Posted by Glasgow School of Art Library and Learning Resources at 9:33 am
Labels: museums and galleries
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
To tie in with BBC Four’s All American season which will explore the cultural heritage of 20th century America, the BBC has made available online 15 full-length programmes on this theme from its archive. The titles, broadcast between 1965 and 2001, explore US art, technology, politics and society. They include examples from classic series such as Whicker’s World and Alistair Cooke’s America, interviews from Face to Face with Maya Angelou and Dr Martin Luther King, an Omnibus programme on Studs Terkel, and Alexis Korner’s series investigating American Blues, The Devil’s Music.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
BBC Radio 4 has just launched Science Explorer, which brings together much its science programming previously broadcast on the air. At present the site includes broadcasts from the likes of cognitive psychologist Steve Pinker, theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili, physicist and astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell while topics explored include the legacies of Hippocrates, Da Vinci, Darwin and Freud, the evolution of the human brain, mind-body duality and much more. The thematic grouping bring together a broad range of sources and users can create their own playlists.
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Wednesday, November 02, 2011
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Tuesday, November 01, 2011
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Labels: Fine Art
New from TED.
With scissors and paper, artist Béatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells. Striding onstage in a glorious cape cut from Tyvek, she describes her creative process and the way her stories develop from snips and slices.
Posted by Glasgow School of Art Library and Learning Resources at 5:55 pm
Labels: paper engineering