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  1. Digitalised Archive of Handheld Electronic Games Streaming

    Link
    http://pica-pic.com/#
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Technology
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This site uses Adobe Flash to recreate over twenty handheld LCD video games, which are fully playable and include classics of the genre like Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong Jr. and Zelda, as well as more obscure examples like Casio’s Castle Adventure and Russian company Electronika’s Merry Cook.

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  2. I, Science Streaming

    Link
    http://isciencemag.co.uk/category/podcast-video/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physics, Technology
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Journals, Podcasting, Reviews, Streaming/Download

    This website is produced by post-graduate students at Imperial College, studying for an MSc in Science Communication and Science Media Production. It features news, reviews, blogs and a magazine which appears three times a year. The site’s audio and video resources include podcasts, interviews and news items covering a broad range of scientific subjects. A useful source of news and information for science undergraduates.

    Other Other Online Online
  3. Daphne Oram Streaming

    Link
    http://daphneoram.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Music, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    Site dedicated to electronic musician and composer Daphne Oram. Oram, who co-founded the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop, devoted her career, after she left the BBC in 1959, to the development of her own Oramics system, a pioneering form of sound sythesis based on the use of 35 mm film strips which are drawn or written on by the musician and generate sounds when passed over photo-electric cells. This site features biographical details along with information about how to access the Daphne Oram collection which is held in Goldsmith’s University’s special collections and includes papers relating to Oram’s work at the BBC, personal documents, papers relating to the Oramics system, photographs, musical scores, computer code and sound recordings. A small but fascinating selection of sound clips features Oram introducing some of her own pieces including the soundtrack to the Geoffrey Jones film ‘Snow’ which was made for British Transport Films in 1963.

    Other Other Online Online Audio Audio
  4. Open University Digital Archive Streaming

    Link
    http://www.open.ac.uk/library/digital-archive/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Drama, Education, General Science, Politics and Government, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    This site provides online access to a selection of the Open University’s materials - images and text-based items as well as audio and videos - as well as functioning as a record and an archive of the OU’s collections. Publicly available collections currently include over 160 images from the Historical Archives Collection, over 100 videos of OU events, such as degree ceremonies and other programmes about the OU, dating back to 1971. OU’s programmes are represented by a series of clips from courses which include science, technology and the arts. A number of online exhibitions have also been created to contextualise some of the material. These include: ‘Shakespeare at the OU’, ‘Harold Wilson and the OU’ and ‘The OU Story’.

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  5. The Joinery Streaming

    Link
    https://twitter.com/TheJoinery_jp
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Art, Crafts, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This Twitter feed features GIFs of beautifully animated designs showing traditional Japanese joinery styles and woodwork techniques. The animations illustrate how, without the help of nails or adhesive, Japanese carpenters and joiners were able to create different ways of bonding wood together.

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  6. Computing Britain Streaming

    Link
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06bq6j1/episodes/downloads
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Computing, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Series of podcasts in which mathematician Hannah Fry looks back at 75 years of computing history to reveal the UK’s lead role in developing the technologies we rely on today, from the development of computer memory in the 1940s and the invention of packet switching in the 1950s, to the home computer boom of the 1980s, the development of the billion dollar computer game industry and the dot com boom and bust in Great Britain between 1999 and March 2000.

    Other Other Online Online Audio Audio
  7. BritLab Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/user/HeadsqueezeTV/featured
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Chemistry, Computing, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Science video channel on Youtube featuring content presented by Greg Foot and Hannah Fry. The Brit Lab Original series consists of a series of short films featuring experiments and investigations into various phenomena, including decomposition, spontaneous combustion and cannibalism. Hannah Fry’s Number Hub videos see the mathematician explaining mathematical concepts and theories in an entertaining and engaging way. The channel also includes videos from James May’s Head Squeeze series and a small selection from the BBC ‘Tomorrow’s World’ series, including this demonstration of early touch screen technology.

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  8. ADAPT: Researching the History of Television Production Technology Streaming

    Link
    http://www.adapttvhistory.org.uk/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Film Studies, Media Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This site presents a range of resources relating to a five year project (2013-2018) to research and document the history of British television broadcast technology from 1960 onwards. Led by Professor John Ellis of Royal Holloway, University of London, the European Research Council-funded project explores the ways in which the look and sound of the television programmes of the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s was directly affected by the technology used in the making of them.

    One of the project’s most original and inspiring ideas is to reunite industry veterans with examples of the technologies they once used and film them working with the old equipment. The resulting reconstructions have been turned into a series of videos which provide contextual material to stand alongside original archive footage and give a valuable insight into the teamwork and adaptability of the men and women working in what Professor Ellis calls ‘the heroic age of television’ . The videos are available on this site as well as the project’s YouTube channel and are available for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

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  9. 92Y On Demand Streaming

    Link
    http://92yondemand.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Business Studies, General Science, Literature, Music, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Sports Science, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Huge archive of freely available audio and video interviews with around 1000 notable figures from the worlds of literature, art, music, entertainment, politics and sport who have appeared at the 92Y, a New York community centre and cultural institution with a history stretching back to the late nineteenth century. Users can search by year, topic or performer name to find Kurt Vonnegut’s first public reading from ‘Breakfast of Champions’ in 1970, Wallace Stevens reciting ‘An Ordinary Evening in New Haven’, Iris Murdoch discussing philosophy and novel writing and Christopher Hitchens debating whether or not Islam is a religion of peace. Known for its sophisticated, well-read audiences, the quality of debate is high and the topics range widely, covering sports, comedy, Jewish issues, business & finance and science & technology, as well as literature.

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  10. Science Friday Streaming

    Link
    https://www.sciencefriday.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, General Science, Genetics, Nature, Physics, Psychiatry, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Also known as Sci Fri, this popular American science podcast and radio programme has covered all aspects of science since 1991. One of the first US radio science talk shows, the programme has over the years featured such names as Carl Sagan, Jane Goodall, Sylvia Earle and Oliver Sacks and has a reputation for groundbreaking and original science reporting. According to the site, the show’s founder and executive producer Ira Flatow was the first person to use the word ‘podcast’ on the airwaves. Archives go back as far as 2004 but there is also a substantial amount of video content. A section of the attractively laid out website features a range of educational resources, mainly aimed at primary and secondary school level.

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