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    • Are Cities Warming Faster than the Planet as a Whole? 

      Stone, Brian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-04-01)
      How rapidly are large U.S. cities like Atlanta warming and what steps can be taken to manage climate change in urban areas? This talk will explore the methods employed to measure urban and global temperature trends and ...
    • Aware Home: Sensing, Interpretation, and Recognition of Everday Activities 

      Essa, Irfan A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-03-29)
      The Aware Home project is a unique living laboratory for exploration of ubiquitous computing in a domestic setting. Dr Essa's Talk will present ongoing research in the area of developing technologies within a residential ...
    • Chemical Cues in the Ocean 

      Kubanek, Julia (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-04-25)
      We are all at the mercy of molecules: hormones affect our sexual interests, toxins give us food poisoning, polluting chemicals give us asthma, and the smell of Krispy Kreme tugs on the steering wheel whenever we drive along ...
    • Composer, Performer, Listener 

      Freeman, Jason (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-04)
      Even as social networking, multi-player gaming, and collaborative content creation become increasingly important in our lives, concert musical performance continues to follow a model in which the audience remains passive, ...
    • Dwelling Studies 

      Crawford, T. Hugh; Broglio, Ron (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-10-07)
      Dwelling studies examines how we engage with the earth so as to fashion a world and worldview. As a methodology, dwelling studies uses phenomenology to examine a variety of ecologies and economies of human comportment in ...
    • The Energy Challenge and Fuel Cells 

      Fuller, Tom (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-29)
      Our society's power and energy demand is met largely through the combustion of fossil fuels. We rely on a limited resource, and what's more global energy use is expected to double in the coming decades. At the same time ...
    • Face to Face Discussion with Wearable Computers 

      Starner, Thad (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-04-26)
      Dr. Starner is one of the pioneers of wearable computing and will talk about how computers can be designed and used to be aware of what users are doing, and also to assist them in doing it. His work includes a gloveless, ...
    • George Washington and Slaves in the Executive Mansion 

      Alexander, Eleanor (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-03-27)
      George Washington, a slave owner, did not give a second thought to staffing the President’s House with human chattel from his Virginia plantation. Working in the Executive Mansion was better than working in the field, ...
    • Georgia Tech Inventors & Innovators 

      Somers, Marilyn (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-10-31)
      Marilyn Somers is the Director of Georgia Tech's Living History Program. Her talk on this occasion featured inventors and innovators who graduated from Georgia Tech. Featured: Joe Byrd, III (GE 38), inventor of the Mark ...
    • The GT Accessible Aquarium Project 

      Walker, Bruce N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-04-07)
      Zoos and aquaria are in the business of educating and entertaining the visiting public. However, as the number of people with disabilities living in the community has grown, and as public environments have become more ...
    • Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Louisiana's Transportation Infrastructure 

      Rix, Glenn J.; DesRoches, Reginald (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-03-28)
      Hurricane Katrina's storm surge and high winds had a devastating impact on the Gulf Coast of the U.S. Although the extensive damage to residential areas continues to receive attention in the media, the damage to key ...
    • Hybrots: Using Cultured Neurons to Control Robots and Study Learning 

      Potter, Steve M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-02-22)
      What changes about your brain when you learn something? When you forget? How do brains compute? How can brain-style computation be used in artificial systems? The Potter Group, part of the Laboratory for Neuroengineering ...
    • Innocent Targets: When Terrorism Comes to School 

      Dorn, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-02-27)
      The terrorist attack that killed more than 300 schoolchildren, teachers and parents in Russia shocked the conscience of the world in 2004. Clearly, there are lessons to be learned from this and other atrocities. However, ...
    • Intelligent Design in the Classroom? 

      Borenstein, Jason (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-11-28)
      Controversy continues to circulate about evolution, raising the issue of whether public schools are the appropriate forum for teaching about the subject matter. In recent years, critics have offered forward a view ...
    • Making Computer Science 101: Fun with Robots 

      Balch, Tucker (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-11-06)
      We're trying an experiment here at Georgia Tech: We're teaching freshman Computer Science 101 (CS 1301 to be exact) with personal robots. Every student has her own robot to take home and work with. All the fundamentals of ...
    • Meet your neighbor! An introduction to social insects in Atlanta 

      Goodisman, Michael A. D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-10-02)
      Social insects, including ants, bees, wasps, and termites, are "among the greatest achievements of evolution". They dominate terrestrial environments and make up a substantial part of the animal biomass. The tremendous ...
    • Music, Science, and Technology 

      Hunt, William D.; Valk, Henry (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-03-03)
      Music and its performance have been part of our inheritance since primitive times. But what is music? How do we produce and hear it? How are popular instruments that we use to perform it, such as the guitar and piano, ...
    • Not Lost in Space: Science and Technology as Women's Work in Postwar Science Fiction 

      Yaszek, Lisa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-09-27)
      The new technologies that proliferated after World War II — including everything from atomic bombs and communication satellites to deep freezers and automatic coffee makers — radically transformed American thinking about ...
    • Older Adult Expertise in Emotion Regulation: Gains and Costs 

      Blanchard-Fields, Fredda (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-09-16)
      Despite research that shows cognitive decline as we grow older, changes in emotion show a positive developmental trajectory. This talk will address two questions. What are the skills older adults possess and use when ...
    • Self-organizing logistics systems 

      Bartholdi, John J., III (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-09-04)
      The social insects, such as bees or ants, operate complex logistics systems that are efficient even though no agent is in charge. Instead of a centralized control, each agent follows a simple local rule and an efficient ...