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Computer Clubhouse

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DragonflyTV drops in on the Computer Clubhouse, an after-school program run by the Museum of Science Boston, where kids are using a program called "Scratch" to animate images on a computer. "Scratch" lets them attach sensors to physical objects. When the objects move, so do the pictures!

Digital Dark Age

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Imagine a future where humans are unable to access the data, literature, art, photographs, discoveries, and vital records of previous generations. That bleak future may be on the horizon! Learn how our fragile, rapidly-obsolete systems of storing data could lead to a digital dark age.

Script Editing | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET administrative assistant and writer Anna Gordon talks about editing scripts for News Quiz.

Teachable Moment: Metadata | Fast Forward

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The odds are pretty good that you’ve used Metadata. So now is a good time to find out exactly what it is.

Careers in Video Game Development

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Learn how game developers are shaping the future of video games in this video from SciTech Now. Fifty-nine percent of Americans play video games, which leads many people to believe that games are becoming just as important culturally as television and movies. The Game Innovation Lab at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is dedicated to exploring new ideas in video games. Students and faculty there blend computer science, art, math, education, and design to create innovative games.

Read Careers in STEM: Arron Isaksen, Game Designer, found in the Support Materials section below, to learn more about careers in this exciting field.

Career Connections | Sound Engineer

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Many sound engineers creatively use technology to produce audio for music, radio, film, and television. To prepare for this career path, studying media arts and science would be beneficial.

Research Process | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET administrative assistant and writer Anna Gordon goes over her research process when writing for News Quiz.

3-D Mapping Your World with a Backpack | Engineering Is

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How are hyper-realistic video games made? They utilize a technique called 3-D mapping. But that's not the only place they're used. Dr. Avideh Zakhor from UC Berkeley is working on interior 3-D mapping, which could save lives when it comes to time-sensitive search-and-rescue missions. Although it isn't quite ready for use yet, she and her team are creating more efficient algorithms to ensure that it can be used in the near future. 

How Edison Got His Groove Back | QUEST

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Learn about researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who are pioneering a new way to recover 100-year-old recordings. Wax cylinders were a medium used to record sounds during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Unfortunately, time has not been kind to these recordings, which are often deteriorating with age and covered with mold. Using a technology called confocal microscopy, preservationists are finally able to save these recordings for posterity.

Meddin Studios | Fast Forward

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It's true that Georgia is about 2,000 miles from Hollywood, but the film and television industries are much closer. In fact, they're right here in Georgia. We talk with the people at Meddin Studios in Savannah to learn why film and television are where you will find Georgia’s fastest-growing job markets. We also find out exactly what jobs are available, how to get started, and why the folks at Meddin love what they do.

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