100 GB Database Converted Using 8-Core Computing System

I needed to convert the format of a very large file, and no commercial services in the area were able to do it. I tried on my own reasonably high-end computer, but had no luck – even if my system didn’t crash, which it did, the job might have taken weeks to complete. Greg Johnson… Read More

2015 Japanese speech contest a great success!

Every year at the University of Iowa the Japanese Program hosts a speech contest that has been a very well organized and popular event. Support for the event comes from multiple sponsors, and coordinating the event is a team effort that includes assistance from many people in the Division. The Language Media Center helps provide… Read More

Critical Data Recovered

At the start of the Fall 2014 semester, I had the opportunity to work with Steve Warren in the Department of History as he was developing some exceptional multimedia presentations in the process of ‘flipping’ his course. This would allow students to listen to lectures according to their own schedules and at their own pace, with the… Read More

Fulbright FLTA Videos Produced

In the spring of 2014, we recorded some video footage with plans to produce several short segments that convey the IOWA experience through the stories of three visiting Fulbright FLTA instructors. Below are the videos that were ultimately produced. Amira Rammah – Fulbright – Arabic Pius Nambuta – Fulbright – Swahili Maged Nofal – Fulbright – Arabic Yiseul Yu… Read More

WorldCanvass: Food for Thought Event (Video)

The three videos below, produced by UI Media Production, are from the WorldCanvass Food for Thought event on 20 January 2015.   Topic: Food, Imagination, and the Power of Memory Participants Linda Snetselaar, UI associate provost for outreach and engagement Lauren Rabinovitz, UI professor, Department of American Studies Chuck Swanson, executive director, Hancher Auditorium  … Read More

3D Printed Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures in Motion (Video)

Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures from Pier 9 on Vimeo. These are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the… Read More

Two Koreas and Collaborative Distance Education

There are many benefits to being part of the University of Iowa community, but one of them is that there’s a culture of collaboration and we have distanced education technologies that let us broaden our collaborative abilities. Today we had an opportunity to assist with configuring and setup of the distance education technology used for the course Two… Read More

LiveCode Now Available

Introduction We’ve recently installed LiveCode on the studio computers. LiveCode makes it easy to turn your concepts, ideas or designs into powerful applications for Desktop, Mobile and Server. LiveCode has an easy to use drag and drop interface for creating your user interface, once you have created your UI you use LiveCode’s high-level, English like language… Read More