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Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii): Back Again – 1 in a series from My Word

January 1st, 2018 Comments off

TV Worth Watching: Linotype: Revolutionizing Printing and Society – A Documentary

December 28th, 2017 Comments off

TV Worth Watching: Linotype: Revolutionizing Printing and Society – A Documentary

TV Worth Watching: Linotype: Revolutionizing Printing and Society - A Documentary

Watch on Kanopy

Linotype: The Film Trailer

An amazingly interesting piece of history. Linotype machines changed every part of the modern publishing world, but they were eventually supplanted by photographic and computerized typesetting methods. There is something visceral about the physical nature of these machines — turning keyboard input into hot metal type with real molten lead.

Yes, this is perhaps a bit geeky for the average viewer, but I love stories about technology and history and Linotype is certainly one of the most important pieces of technology ever to appear.

I watched Linotype using the free Kanopy service via my local library. You may be able to do that, too. Their website and apps are well produced and function well, including Chromecast and Airplay support for viewing on your TV.

Check out Kanopy here

Learn more about Linotype

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A Trip to Santa Cruz Island – A Moment in Los Angeles 5 [Video]

December 15th, 2017 Comments off

Bees at the Getty Villa – A Minute in Los Angeles 4 [Video]

December 13th, 2017 Comments off

Angels Flight – A Minute/Moment in Los Angeles 3 [Video]

December 11th, 2017 Comments off

On The Tram…The Getty Center, Los Angeles – A Minute/Moment in Los Angeles 2 [Video]

December 10th, 2017 Comments off

Smokey Sunset – A Minute in Los Angeles 1 [Video]

December 6th, 2017 Comments off

On YouTube: The Criminal Mind: The relationships between criminology and psychology – Professor Gwen Adshead via Gresham College

October 23rd, 2017 Comments off

Another great presentation from Gresham College. Their YouTube channel is full of great talks on a wide variety of topics. I am always finding something interesting and enlightening. — Douglas

On YouTube: The Criminal Mind: The relationships between criminology and psychology – Professor Gwen Adshead via Gresham College

On YouTube: The Criminal Mind: The relationships between criminology and psychology - Professor Gwen Adshead via Gresham College

Professor Gwen Adshead explores violence, offenders and the criminal personality through the perspective of psychology and psychiatry. A discussion of how the study of psychology and psychiatry relates to the study of criminology. Historically criminals have been defined as a group who are seen as “other” to non-criminals. However, modern thinking has moved away from this with developments in the psychology of criminal rule-breaking and discussions of how individual psychology can assist the understanding of criminal rule-breaking and risk; including approaches to rehabilitation and behavioural change. Professor Adshead suggests that these different discourses have much to offer one another.

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A Minute in New Zealand – Spotted shag (Stictocarbo punctatus) [Video] (1 min)

October 12th, 2017 Comments off

A Minute in New Zealand – Spotted shag (Stictocarbo punctatus)

Spotted shags (Stictocarbo punctatus) roost on the cliff face of Taiaroa Head, Dunedin, New Zealand near the Royal Albatross Centre, the only mainland nesting site for the Royal Albatross — which also hosts tours each evening to their penguin observation platform to witness this daily event.

Learn more about the Spotted Shag at New Zealand Birds Online 

A Minute in New Zealand - Spotted shag (Stictocarbo punctatus) [Video] (1 min)


 

The Royal Albatross Centre (host to the only mainland nesting site for the Royal Albatross) provides information and provides viewing of the nesting site. It also hosts tours each evening to their penguin observation platform to witness the evening arrival of the Little Blue Penguins to their burrows..

 

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A visit to Dunedin is not complete without taking in the outstanding natural beauty and wildlife of the Otago Peninsula and the Royal Albatross Centre.

The Royal Albatross Centre offers wildlife and cultural tours of Taiaroa Head.  Visit the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross, the historic Fort Taiaroa and see the Little Blue Penguin colony at Pilots Beach. People come from all over the world to enjoy the spectacular views on the Otago Peninsula, The Wildlife Capital of New Zealand.  With its 20 km long harbour, Otago Peninsula is the home of an abundance of magnificent world famous wildlife. — Royal Albatross Centre



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A Minute in New Zealand – Dunedin Chinese Garden [Video] (1 min)

October 9th, 2017 Comments off

A Minute in New Zealand – Dunedin Chinese Garden [Video] (1 min)

A short video from the Dunedin Chinese Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand.

A Minute in New Zealand - Dunedin Chinese Garden [Video] (1 min)

 

From the Chinese Garden Web Site…

““Most cherished in this mundane world is a place without traffic, truly in the midst of a city there can be mountain and forest”. Wen Zhengming (1470 – 1559)

A perfect miniature of a traditional Chinese landscape painting, this Garden encapsulates the essence of nature. It was built to take you on a journey to a greater understanding of history, culture, heritage, and tradition.

Its origins come from a desire to celebrate the city’s Chinese heritage and its valuable sister city relationship with Shanghai.

If you think one visit is enough, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The Garden changes with the seasons and vistas and hidden corners appear unexpectedly so you see something different every time you visit.

Come and relax, drink tea, bring a picnic, try some puzzles and games or simply wander and soak up the tranquility of the only truly authentic Chinese Scholar’s Garden in the Southern Hemisphere.”

 

Music: “Senbazuru” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Create Commons



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