Often cited as the single most important figure in American filmmaking, D. W. Griffith (1875-1948) was also one of the most controversial figures in Hollywood history.
Griffith single-handedly elevated American film to world-class stature. As well, he forced Americans who thought of movies as light entertainment to perceive cinema as a serious art form with no direct corollary in literature or theatre.
If you are a serious film buff, watch a selection of his films this Saturday on UCSD-TV!
UC San Diego Professor of Literature and pianist Steven Cassedy presents a psychoacoustic account of dissonant music and a history from the tonal Chopin to the atonal works of Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and Copland in the fourth session of the “To Be Musical” series, sponsored by Eleanor Roosevelt College at UC San Diego.
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Hear from a panel of local sustainability executives and program instructors who will provide insights on career paths in the field, emerging trends, and ways to remain competitive in the talent pool. Discover what skills are needed to launch or further your career.
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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a French paleontologist and religious thinker, sought a new spirituality for a world in evolution. His prophetic thought about “the planetization of humanity” - what is called “globalization” today - relates to global interdependence in all areas of human endeavor from contemporary discussions of ecological and evolutionary spirituality to international peace and social justice.
Ursula King, Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol, explores the implications of this man’s influential thought in the program The Evolution of Religion, Society & Consciousness:Reflections Inspired by Teilhard de Chardin.
Watch this program, part of a rich slate of humanities programs, tonight on UCSD-TV.
"In films, we are trained by the American way of moviemaking to think we must understand and ‘get’ everything right away. But this is not possible. When you eat a potato, you don’t understand each atom of the potato." - Jean-Luc Godard (b. 1930)
Sit back and watch the films of Jean-Luc Godard this World Cinema Saturday on UCSD-TV.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging is a new form of photo processing where the final product can more closely match what is seen by the naked eye. In The Art of High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography, a workshop taught by Elia Locardi, students will follow the entire photographic process from start to finish, highlighting some of the latest and most leading edge software packages. Topics will include new digital blending and detail enhancement techniques that allow photographers to push the boundaries of traditional imaging and take their work to the next level. Social Media’s effects on how photographers market themselves — and how to leverage social media to get established — will also be discussed. Some of Elia Locardi’s work can be found at http://www.blamethemonkey.com/
Students must pass the translation and interpretation entrance exam prior to enrolling in either certificate program. The exam is a written assessment of your language skills in English and Spanish. For more information, go to http://extension.ucsd.edu/studyarea/index.cfm?vAction=singleCourse&vCourse=EXAM-80002
The 1170 murder of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II shook Christian Europe to its foundation, and set off reverberations still felt today. The nefarious deed also inspired two 20th Century works of art, the verse play by T.S. Eliot and Ildebrando Pizzetti’s opera. On the UCSD-TV program San Diego OperaTalk, San Diego Opera’s Nick Reveles provides a guided tour of “Murder in the Cathedral,” including its basis in Eliot’s play, the development of musical themes, and Pizzetti’s melding of words and music for maximum dramatic effect.
The Translation & Interpretation Program Information Session on March 20, 2013 is designed for those who are interested in learning more about UCSD Extension’s Translation and Interpretation program and the profession of translation and interpretation. For more information prior to this session, please visit extension.ucsd.edu/translation.
From perspectives on what makes music musical to the pure pleasure of performance, we’re covering a range of music-inspired programs this month on UCSD-TV.
We continue the To Be Musical series about the mysteries of music and its effect on lives with appearances by pianist Aleck Karis (March 5) and professor/musician Steven Cassedy (March 19).
Tune in to our coverage of San Diego Opera’s Murder in the Cathedral to get the history of Pizzetti’s opera and a look behind-the-scenes of the production.
Finally, enjoy pianist and educator Cecil Lytle’s performance of two of Beethoven’s late signature piano works in Lytle Presents Beethoven.
California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom brings a dose of optimism to the political stage as he talks about his new book, “Citizenville: Reconnecting People and Government in the Digital Age.” In an interview with UC San Diego’s Thad Kousser, Newsom cites examples of individuals around the country who are bridging the vast chasm between government and technologies that are revolutionizing other parts of our daily lives. Newsom contends that the best way for Americans to secure their future is to use technologies to reinvent their relationships with government.
Don’t miss this unique work that celebrates the spirit of Dr. Seuss and his work.
Spend the evening watching the films of French New Wave director Alain Resnais on World Cinema Saturdays on UCSD-TV!