50 Works

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth. Program 4, Sacrifice and Bliss: Transcript

Joseph Campbell
Campbell discusses the role of sacrifice in myth, which symbolizes the necessity for rebirth. He also talks about the significance of sacrifice -- in particular, a mother's sacrifice for her child, and the sacrifice to the relationship in marriage -- and stresses the need for every one of us to find our sacred place in the midst of today's fast-paced, technological world.

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth. Program 3, The First Storytellers: Transcript

Joseph Campbell
Campbell discusses the importance of accepting death as rebirth as in the myth of the buffalo and the story of Christ, the rite of passage in primitive societies, the role of mystical Shamans, and the decline of ritual in today's society.

Consolation VIII: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.

First Smoke

Trial one. Gauging the temperature of metal for varnishing. This trial showed that the varnish first began to smoke when the metal started to turn blue. Celine Camps, 2018. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Melting Black Sulfured Wax

When heated, the cast piece of black sulfured wax melted upwards from the surface in contact with the heating vessel. Whereas the contact surface melted quickly, the relief surface resisted melting. Charles Kang, 2016. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Spinet Playing By Itself

Reconstructed spinet being played. One can observe the slightly irregular rotation of the axle caused by the friction between the raw wooden components used in this reconstruction. Benjamin Hiebert, 2016. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Project Theme: Colormaking

Pamela Smith discusses some of the insights gained in 2015-16, when the Making and Knowing Project focused on making and applying colors. Director Lan Li, 2017. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

More Smoke

Trial two. Heating the varnished pieces of bloomery steel in a cast iron pan. Compare the amount of vapor coming off the varnished metal in Vid. 2 with that in this video. Notice also the varnish changing color in the process of heating it. Celine Camps, 2018 © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Orlando Innamorato: A Journey in Epic Theater from the Rocca dei Boiardo to Central Park and the castles of the Apulia region

Jo Ann Cavallo
From the DVD Orlando Innamorato: A Journey in Epic Theater (interviews and scenes): 0:49 - 7:58 Orlando Innamorato in commedia (performed in Scandiano [RE] in the Rocca dei Boiardo, July 20-22, 2000). 7:58 - 14:14 Il giardino di Falerina (performed in Scandiano [RE] and in Vico del Gargano [FG], July 19, 20, 21, 27, and 28, 2001). 14:15 - 16:10 Orlando in Love (performed in New York City, at the Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon...

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth. Program 2, The Message of the Myth: Transcript

Joseph Campbell
Campbell compares the creation stories in Genesis with creation stories from around the world. Because the world changes, religion has to be transformed and new mythologies created. People today are stuck with old metaphors and myths that don't fit their needs.

Raas Leela

Mansi Vira
This piece is a modernized Garba-Raas, a folk dance originating in Gujarat, India. Garba is traditionally performed in a circle around a lit clay lantern to honor Goddess Durga. In Raas, dancers use wooden sticks called dandiyas. The dance requires an even number of people to form pairs. High energy, large movements, and vividly colorful costumes characterize both Garba and Raas. In this dance, the costumes and movements are largely folkloric, interspersed with glimpses of...

Making a Medal Using the Sand Casting Process

This video shows the process of making a medal using sand molds, with Making and Knowing Expert Maker, Tonny Beentjes, filmed in the Making and Knowing Lab. Frick Collection, director Diana Mellon, 2017. Public Domain.

Tour the Making and Knowing Laboratory

Pamela Smith gives a tour of the Making and Knowing Laboratory. Director Lan Li, 2017. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Introduction to the Making and Knowing Project

This video introduces the Making and Knowing Project and its Lab. Director Lan Li, 2017. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA)

Project Theme: Practical Knowledge

Pamela Smith discusses some of the insights gained in 2016-17, when the Making and Knowing Project focused on Practical knowledge, including vernacular natural history, practical perspective, optics, mechanics, and medicine. Director Lan Li, 2017. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Paging Through BnF

Get an introduction to the Ms. Fr. 640 manuscript with Project Director Pamela H. Smith. Director Tianna Uchacz, 2020. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Then My Life Begins

Gina Marie Borden
This piece explores the relationship of movement to space and time. How does the effect of a movement shift as the dancer slows down or speeds up? What do you perceive differently as movement occurs in various parts of the stage? This personal exploration of my movement has shaped my thesis work, allowing me to choreograph as I never have before. Choreographer (and performer): Gina Marie Borden, Director: Mariah Maloney, Composer (and guitarist): Tareq Abuissa,...

AAM The Movie – 7’56” video

Michael Ghil, Steven Marcus, Jean Dickey, Christian Keppenne & Andrew Robertson
This video is a supplement to Chapter 6, Ghil, M., A. Groth, D. Kondrashov, and A. W. Robertson, 2018: Extratropical sub-seasonal–to–seasonal oscillations and multiple regimes: The dynamical systems view, in The Gap between Weather and Climate Forecasting: Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Prediction, A. W. Robertson and F. Vitart (Eds.), Elsevier. It provides substantial evidence for the generation of 40–50-day atmospheric variability in the Northern Hemisphere (NH) mid-latitudes as a result of an oscillatory instability in the...

Consolation VI: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.

Consolation X: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons. NB: The last of the ten works,...

Consolation V: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.

Consolation IV: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.

Skill Building in the Lab Seminars

Pamela Smith describes a range of skill building exercises that train students in laboratory work, reconstruction, and experiment design in the Making and Knowing Project’s Craft and Science course. Director Lan Li, 2017. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Project Theme: Moldmaking and Metalworking

Pamela Smith discusses some of the insights gained in the Making and Knowing Project’s first year, 2014-15, when the Project focused on making molds and casting metals, including making sand molds and lifecasting. Director Lan Li, 2017. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Focus on Colors and Dyeing

Naomi Rosenkranz discusses making and using dyes and pigments in the Making and Knowing Lab. Director Lan Li, 2017. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

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