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Acropolis Virtual Tour
The Acropolis Web site offers students a sequence of screens, reminiscent of a filmstrip, designed to conduct a virtual visit to the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to Athena, in its setting on the Athenian Acropolis.
Amiens CathedralMedia Center for Art History, Archaeology, and Historic PreservationThis impressive site on the Cathedral of Notre-Dame of Amiens, France, features images, drawings, and multimedia to bring this sacred space to life.
Amiens Cathedral Animated GlossaryMedia Center for Art History, Archaeology, and Historic PreservationThis interactive glossary explores the ground plan and wall elevation of a Gothic Cathedral (Flash animation)
Arthur C. Danto's The ArtworldColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningThis interactive text includes theoretical writings on aesthetics by Danto and others, as well as hundreds of images and archival videos that help document art theory and the arts circa 1964. Columbia network connection required.
Birth of a DatabaseColumbia InteractiveThis feature article looks at The Media Center for Art History (MCAH), where a small but dedicated staff has worked for almost three years to build a sophisticated web-enabled image database. They are changing the way students at Columbia learn about art, and soon their database may expand to benefit disciplines beyond those MCAH traditionally serves.
Community and the Built Environment: Tarim, the Hadhramaut Valley of YemenMedia Center for Art History, Archaeology, and Historic PreservationExplore the magnificent mud-brick architecture of the Hadhramaut Valley, Yemen, and learn of conservation efforts to preserve this unique architectural tradition.
Computer Music Center: MusicComputer Music CenterListen online to music by composers at the Computer Music Center, including their own CD, go-go-go.
Computer Music Center: Research, Software & HardwareComputer Music CenterFrom sonic rehabilitation to Renaissance music modeling, you can learn about the Computer Music Center's fascinating research projects here.
Digital Scriptorium: A Prototype Image Database & Visual Union Catalog Of Medieval And Renaissance ManuscriptsHosted by UC BerkeleyDigital Scriptorium is a searchable image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts intended as a resource for teaching and scholarly research by paleographers, codicologists, art historians, textual scholars and other researchers. Developed initially by Columbia and Berkeley, it now contains over 8000 images and will soon expand to include material from twelve additional partner institutions.
East Central European Center: Country LinksSchool of International and Public AffairsProvides an exhaustive list of links to web resources about East and Central Europe, organized by country. Topics covered include government, human rights, business and economy, tourism, art and culture, and news and media.
Film Language Glossary
CCNMTLThe glossary defines essential terms used in basic and advanced film courses, including practical terminology, technical terminology, the language of business, historical terms as well as the language of criticism and theory.
Harlem History
Columbia C250Harlem History presents a wealth of archival treasures and scholarship from Columbia about the history of one of the world's most famous and influential neighborhoods.
International Programs Directory
Columbia UniversityThe International Programs Directory is a searchable index of ongoing international programs involving Columbia University faculty, staff, and students.
Movement-Sound-Image InteractionComputer Music CenterView projects from this course, which instructs students in the creation of movement-sound interactive works via digital tracking and sonic-mapping of physical motion. Computer musicians and dancers worked in teams to produce these works.
Music Intellectual Property CasesColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningThe Music Law Copyright Infringement Project provides law students and copyright scholars with access to previously inaccessible materials that may provide new insights into an often opaque area of law. By offering digital renderings of the case documents, relevant music with melody and harmony dissected, final outcomes of cases, commentary, opinions, musical scores and study questions the project allows a more effective presentation of these materials, which enables students to study, compare and actively engage in the analysis of the disputed the works
New York, Church of St. John the Divine, Interactive Tour
Media Center for Art History, Archaeology, and Historic PreservationBegun in 1892, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York is still unfinished. This interactive tour uses Quick Time Virtual Reality to explore the vast interior of the structure.
Online Music Plagiarism Project Brings Contested Melodies to LifeColumbia InteractiveLaw Librarian Charles Cronin has found a unique way to combine his diverse training in musicology, law, and information systems. The idea first came to him a number of years ago while researching law review notes on music plagiarism cases. Obtaining documentation associated with the cases proved difficult, especially those from before 1960, so he decided to compile a multimedia database that would allow students and researchers to hear the disputed works and compare their scores.
Paris MapsDepartment of Art HistoryAn extensive collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century maps of Paris.
Phlamoudhi-Melissa: A Middle to Late Bronze Age Settlement on CyprusMedia Center for Art History, Archaeology, and Historic PreservationPhlamoudhi (probably named after flower of the lime tree) is a village on the north coast of Cyprus. Learn about Columbia excavations there and in Melissa, a contemporary site of the late Middle through Late Bronze Ages (ca. 1700-1200 B.C.). Downloadable PDF report available, and information on becoming a lab volunteeer.
Shakespeare and the Book: Digital ExhibitionColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningIn this online exhibition, the Shakespeare first folio - the 1623 first printing in folio format of the collected works of William Shakespeare - is presented alongside Columbia's copies of the other three 17th century Shakespeare folios. All four are shown within the context of the 17th century English printed play, along with copies of works known to Shakespeare. This exhibition, inspired by the publication of David Scott Kastan's Shakespeare and The Book, draws heavily on the splendid collection of four centuries of English and American literature and it is distinguished not only for the titles represented but also by their excellent condition and, in many cases, distinguished provenance.
Shakespeare and the Book: Study EnvironmentColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningThe Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning created this online complement to the "Shakespeare and the Book" exhibition organized by the Rare Book Library. It explores some of the different ways in which authors were constructed in the early modern book trade.
Sonic Glossary ShowcaseColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningThe Sonic Glossary is an innovative teaching tool for music appreciation. It assumes no musical training on the part of the user, and it defines musical terms by combining visual text, spoken voice, pictures, graphic images, and musical sound in creative ways. Columbia users may enter the full Sonic Glossary site from this demonstration page.
The Alhambra Virtual TourMedia Center for Art History, Archaeology, and Historic PreservationThe Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, is one of the outstanding examples of Islamic medieval architecture. This interactive tour combines photography, Quick Time Virtual Reality, and video clips to offer a rich introduction to this architectural complex.
The Amheida Excavation, Dakhleh Oasis, EgyptMedia Center for Art History, Archaeology, and Historic PreservationColumbia's excavation at Amheida, Egypt, is a unique multidisciplinary project that innovatively links the sciences and humanities. The participants include the departments of Anthropology, Classics, Art History and Archaeology, the Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning, Computer Science, the Media Center for Art History, Archaeology, and Historic Preservation, the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, and Biosphere.
The Song Dynasty in China (960-1279)East Asian InstituteDoes modernity begin with the Song dynasty? Those who say that it does can point to economic growth, commercialization, urbanization, the spread of printing, and the growth of literacy and education as their evidence. This astonishingly beautiful site reveals many factors of Song life as seen through a 12th-century scroll.
Timeline: The Life of Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)Ian Bent/Columbia InteractiveThis interactive timeline shows major events in the composer Arnold Schoenberg's life along with concurrent events in world history. From the e-seminar Schoenberg and Modernism with Ian Bent.
Video Titles and EffectsMichael Rubin/Columbia InteractiveThis photo essay demonstrates how titles and effects can enhance your digital video projects. It is taken from the e-seminar Digital Video: An Introduction, with Michael Rubin.
WBAR Barnard College RadioWBARCheck out the live broadcast, program schedule, events, and more from WBAR, Barnard's radio station.
WKCRWKCRTune in to Columbia's historic student-run radio station WKCR, the birthplace of FM broadcasting in America. Hear the live broadcast or archived special presentations of jazz, classical, Latin, American, and new music as well as radio theater!

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