Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Conga Line Forms in the Library

Last night was one of the busiest nights of the semester in the library and apparently some of our guests thought dancing would make a nice study break.
We agree.  Dancing stretches the body and mind.
Their dance appears to be a Conga Line, with origins in Latin America.

For more information about the music that accompanies this dance:

Oh, and in case you were wondering, dancing is allowed in the library.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Inventing Iron Man: the Possibility of a Human Machine

If you have ever wondered how Tony Stark, Iron Man, accelerates and decelerates in a metal suit without turning himself into a bruised puddle of protoplasm under massive G-forces, E. Paul Zehr’s “Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of a Human Machine” is for you.

Zehr, neuroscience and kinesiology professor and author of “Becoming Batman,” examines existing and emerging technologies which might develop into Iron Man’s suit and their implications for the human-machine interface.

Whether or not Stan Lee’s classic strips fired your youthful imagination (guilty!), Zehr’s creative inquiry points to new costs coming along with new tools.

~Joseph Chmura

Assistant Director for Access Services

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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