Eight Books Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read “You want weapons? Go to a library. Books are the best weapons in the world.” ~ Doctor Who We all know about the big spiritual doctrines: The Bible, The Koran, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, The Tao Te Ching, but there are other books that have the spiritual substance to split your heart wide open and cut your previously held perceptions to shreds with their sacred ruthlessness and transcendent magnanimity. Keep in mind that the books chosen are just the opinion of the author. The Roman World - Download Free Content from La Trobe University This subject deals with the cultural history of ancient Rome - its literature, its mythology, its art and architecture, and its political and civil institutions. From its earliest, mythical beginnings, we shall trace Roman history and culture through republic into the early empire, concentrating on the periods of Julius Caesar and the first emperor, Augustus. The subject will explore the military and social turmoil associated with civil war, the political use of mythology and literature by Roman writers like Vergil, Ovid and Livy, the great building programmes of the period, and the artistic developments of the Roman world. It is war that defines this period- both war with others and civil war (both of which are famously documented by Julius Caesar). We shall be exploring the way that militarism enters into all parts of Roman life in the period, and the way that both Greek and Italian myths such as the Trojan war and the story of Romulus are used to define and refine Roman identity.
Oxford Open OUP Supports Open Access Oxford University Press (OUP) is mission-driven to facilitate the widest possible dissemination of high-quality research. We embrace both green and gold open access (OA) publishing to support this mission. A Proven Track Record of Success OUP has been publishing OA content since 2004. MoCap Toolbox The MoCap Toolbox is a Matlab® toolbox that contains functions for the analysis and visualization of motion capture data. The toolbox is mainly aimed for the analysis of music-related movement, but might be useful in other areas of study as well. It supports the generic .c3d file format, the .tsv data format produced by the Qualisys Motion Capture system, the .mat file format produced by the Qualisys Motion Capture system, the .bvh format, and the .wii format produced by the WiiDataCapture software.
From Crowdfunding To Open Access, Startups Are Experimenting With Academic Research These days may well be the next golden age for universities, and startups are leading the way. For institutions that can feel much like their counterparts from a thousand years ago, universities have witnessed breathtaking change in just a handful of years. The development of Massive Open Online Courses by startups like Udacity, Coursera, and others have forced many staid university administrators to consider how technology can transform higher education, particularly in the dissemination of educational content. And while the hype around these startups may have subsided, the change in mindset they have engendered means that their influence will continue well into the future.
A Compendium of Useful Information for the Practical Man/Camping and Hiking The Camp Sheet From time to time in this department I have mentioned an oiled muslin sheet for the camp outfit. In the first place it should be made with the idea of accommodating itself to the usages of a two man camp, because more often two go together than one alone; or more than two in company, unless it is a regular party camp, which is usually fully equipped. For two men you should buy a piece of sheeting such as is used in making ordinary bed sheets. This should be not less than twelve feet long, fourteen feet is even better.
Home of the Miditzer ELCOME to VirtualOrgan.com the home of the Mighty Miditzer Virtual Theatre Organ. The Miditzer™ is a computer program for PC's that lets you recreate a Wurlitzer Style 216 theatre organ. With nothing more than a computer mouse and the sound capabilities found in almost all computers you can experiment with all the controls found on a real theatre organ. 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars (Revised) Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Many of our original 100 are still going strong, but we’ve updated where necessary and added some of our new favorites, too.
Crap Detection, A 21st Century Literacy One of the 21st Century Literacies Howard Rheingold talks about is Crap Detection. Though I think the need for critical thinking or analysis has been around a long time, it has become increasingly important as Alan Shapiro demonstrates in his article, The Essential Skill of Crap Detecting So how do you teach or learn this essential skill? Two librarians at Dominican University have put together this CRAP test The CRAP test is a way to evaluate a source based on the following criteria: Currency, Reliability, Authority and Purpose/Point of View. Below are some questions to help you think about how to measure each of the criteria.Currency How recent is the information?
Open access Open access logo, originally designed by Public Library of Science. Whilst no official open access logo exists, organisations are free to select the logo style that best supports their visual language. Other logos are also in use. 9-minute video explaining open access Open access (OA) refers to online research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access (e.g. access tolls) and free of many restrictions on use (e.g. certain copyright and license restrictions). Open access can be applied to all forms of published research output, including peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed academic journal articles, conference papers, theses, book chapters, and monographs. Definitions
Pirate Bay Founder: ‘I Have Given Up’ “The internet is shit today. It’s broken. It was probably always broken, but it’s worse than ever.” My conversation with Peter Sunde, one of the founders and spokespersons of The Pirate Bay, did not start out optimistically. There’s good reason for that: In the last couple of months, the contemporary download culture shows heavy signs of defeat in the battle for the internet.
45 Best Free Design Apps In a previous post I gave you a list of 85+ Free Killer Resources Every Designer Should Know, which had a great response. Now, in the same line, I have brought together 45 Freeware Design Programs among literally thousands and thousands. It was a great quest, and it was worth it.