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|Along with my
weekly classes on technology and mathematics, I also get the chance to do
some fun things. These are previous seminars I've moderated, and some of
the materials I've used in the classes.
|Article in Sioux City Journal|
|Dylan Preview Presentation|
|Coming soon - a CD-Rom version of these Seminars!|
Four sessions looking at spies from 1945 to 2005. These sessions return participants to the dawn of the Cold War, to the brinkmanship days of the Kennedy era, to the battles with the Sandinistas and the post cold war blues. We'll look at famous and not so famous spies, and examine the impact by examining factual and fictional accounts of spying.
|(Preview a session)|
A three session survey of Science Fiction focused on the fun and the facts.
Week 1: In the Beginning: pre 1940
Authors: Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Gernsback.
Week 2: The Grandmasters of SF: 1935 to 1975
Authors: Heinlein, Asimov, Bradbury, Clark, Tenn, Vonnegut, Herbert, and Niven.
Movies: Forbidden Planet, and the B movies of the 50s.
Week 3: From Space Opera to Cyberpunk : 1976 to 2001
Authors: Ellison, Zelazny, Cherryh, Delany, Robinson, Foster, and many more.
Movies: Star Wars, Star Trek and The Matrix
|(Second session PowerPoint)|
A look at the growth of in power of the two largest forces in America today, and how they shape the news we hear. We'll talk about the changes in news coverage from 1950 to today, and see actual news casts, articles and items from four major events in the last 50 years.
Week 1: The Red Scare: The Media, Murrow and McCarthyism
Week 2: The Kennedy Era: Media Hype, or the Right Stuff?
Week 3: The Enemies List: Watergate and Nixon vs. the Media
Week 4: The 1980's: Reversing the Spin Cycle with Poindexter, Fran and Oli.
|(First Session PowerPoint)|
Coming soon - My Generation Lectures on Disc!