Author and storyteller Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) of the museum's Artist Leadership Program as she presents tales from the past and present to entertain the audience and share the unique culture of the Choctaw people.
Perian Sully, Collection Information Strategist and New Media Coordinator at the Judah L. Magnes Museum, gives her vision for Smithsonian Mobile at the American Association of Museums Conference in LA in May, 2010.
The second annual Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) National Conference was held at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on July 2 and 3, 2012. This student science symposium allowed student teams from all over the country to share their designs and results for experiments conducted on the International Space Station. This video includes the presentation: "In The Light of a Watery Moon" by Dr. Timothy Livengood.
Examining the patterns of the evolution of mode of development
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Examining the patterns of the evolution of mode of development
Can living things re-acquire characteristics that they once lost? Some species of slipper snails may have re-evolved a free-living larval stage after losing it three million years ago to development that occurs in an egg capsule. Through a grant from the National Science Foundation, Dr. Rachel Collin, from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, is studying what leads to the "evolutionary potential" to reacquire features and her work will provide new insight into the process of evolution. Video and edition by: Richard Pierce Collin Lab Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute 2011 Research in the Collin Lab focuses on the evolution of life histories and development of marine invertebrates. Our current work, supported by the US National Science Foundation, uses marine slipper limpets (Calyptraeidae) to try to understand the evolutionary loss and possible reacquisition of feeding larvae. The Collin Lab is located in Panama City, Panama, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Naos Marine Laboratories, but our field work takes us to various other countries in the Americas. We hope that the videos on this YouTube channel give you an introduction to the faces in the Collin Lab, as well as a taste of the kinds of projects we are working on.
This red-tipped bristle worm may look fuzzy, but if these bristly spines break off in your skin, it is very painful! This video was taken in the Nearshore Reef Ecosystem at the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, www.sms.si.edu/SMEE.
Resident blackbirds, such as grackles, cowbirds, and red-wings and Brewer's in California; were compared to migratory species, such as rusty and tricolored blackbirds, and Brewer's in Mississippi to see how they reacted to change in their environment. To test the birds' fear response, seed was placed on the ground in a variety of habitats. This clip is the experient (see other video for control). Blue plastic windmills have been placed to surround the food. The birds take much longer to feed although they are quite aware of the food. They are reluctant to pass by the objects to get to it and spend less time feeding.
The second annual Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) National Conference was held at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on July 2 and 3, 2012. This student science symposium allowed student teams from all over the country to share their designs and results for experiments conducted on the International Space Station. This video includes the closing presentation of the SSEP 2012 conference with Jeff Goldstein, Center Director, SSEP National Program Director, National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE)
The James Renwick Alliance presents a panel discussion with their 2014 Distinguished Educators, moderated by Elisabeth Agro, The Nancy M. McNeil Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Agro is joined by Dan Dailey, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Emeritus; Peter Held, director, Arizona State University's Art Museum Ceramics Research Center; Glen Kaufman, University of Georgia and director, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Emeritus; and Patti Warashina, University of Washington, Emerita, for a discussion on materialism and the artists that focus primarily on their craft medium.
CrossLines is pushing boundaries, meeting at an intersection, and more. It's a conversation. Take part this Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. And join us in D.C. for CrossLines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality.
This ca. 1933 archival film clip is from an amateur travelogue film by John Hansen. Original film is 16mm Eastman Kodak Lenticular color film (also known as Kodacolor), a special color film system for amateur film first released in 1928. HSFA film number is 99.10.11.
1960—Alsace Part 3: Strasbourg: Cathedral, Rhine bridge, Verdun, Sacred way, Château Thierry-- SILENT FILM CLIP This film clip is from Thayer Soule's travelogue, "Footloose in France", archived in the Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution. For more information, view the catalog record: http://tinyurl.com/nrgq47v. For information on Thayer Soule see SIRIS blog post: http://tinyurl.com/qyn6fkd.
Southern Mexico (Mexico) (1946): Southern Mexico landscape, ox farming -- SILENT FILM CLIP This film clip is from Thayer Soule's travelogue, "The Road to Panama", archived in the Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution. For more information, view the complete catalog record: http://tinyurl.com/HSFAcatalog. For information on Thayer Soule see SIRIS blog post: http://tinyurl.com/qyn6fkd.
1976 Okitsu, Japan, part 3: school classroom, school children, Disneyland theme park—SILENT FILM CLIP This film clip is from Thayer Soule's travelogue, "Japan 1976", archived in the Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution. For more information, view the catalog record: http://tinyurl.com/k79h2vw For information on Thayer Soule see SIRIS blog post http://tinyurl.com/qyn6fkd
Ca. 1937 silent amateur film footage of the Mayan archaeological site, Chichen Itza, located in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Chichen Itza Cultural Heritage Zone was added to UNESCO's World Heritage list in 1988. Original 16mm film was shot Guy W. Leadbetter. Film is from the Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution: http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/index.htm. (HSFA 2002.15.4)