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).

Same music, different caption(er)s

And now for something completely different…

All Online Ed videos are captioned (of course!), but have you ever wondered how different transcriptionists will describe the same non-verbal element, like music?

Check out the creative descriptions of the same intro segment by 21 different human caption providers in this caption (re)mix (and a sure summer hit).

 

Jackie Gehring on Electoral Systems

How does the type of electoral system affect people’s preferences?

Watch Jackie Gehring explain the difference between plurality and majority; how it affects election outcomes, and what happens if (when!) Kanye West decides to run.

This video is an excerpt from Professor Gehring’s online course Comparative Law (LGST 116 / POLI 116), and was recorded in 2018.