Michael Chemers on the Easter Bunny

Is the Easter Bunny a monster?

Well, you don’t want to know what Doc Chemers knows about the Easter Bunny… But no spoilers.

This is a bonus lecture in Professor Chemers’ online course Monsters (THEA 80C).

Chris Benner on Social Media

What is the nature of the relationship between social media and the internet?

Watch Professor Benner explain the (surprisingly long) history of what we call “social media” in this excerpt from the course Introduction to Global Information and Social Entrepreneurship (SOCY 30A).


Charles Hedrick on Ancient Dates

Do you, too, feel like time has no meaning and this year has been dragging on for eons (but also, it’s still March)?! 🗓🌪📆🌪🗓

Listen to Charles Hedrick explain ancient date notation systems in this lecture from the course HIS 60: Med/Sci Terminology:

Cid Pearlman: Moving Through Loneliness

In “Moving Through Loneliness” an intergenerational group of performers use movement and gesture to examine the isolation and loss we face as we get older. This film draws its material from an installation that was created for the exhibition “We’re Still Here,” at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Moving Through Loneliness is a collaboration between Choreographer Cid Pearlman and Filmmaker Mara Milam, with an original sound score composed by Jonathan Segel of Camper Van Beethoven.

Directed and choreographed by Cid Pearlman, UCSC Lecturer in Dance — and also our new Instructional Designer!

Grant Hartzog on Renaissance Surgery

Have you ever wondered what medicine in the Renaissance period was like?

Not for the light of heart: Grant Hartzog helps us sympathize with the pre-modern surgeons and patients as they struggled to save lives in this lecture from the course Studies in Medicine: Its Art, History, Science, and Philosophy (BIOL 88).