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Leonar3do: Immersive 3D Design

February 13, 2013
by Michael P Nack

A new software and hardware product by Leonar3do allows users to design, manipulate and analyze 3D objects from within a virtual 3D environment.  The system utilizes a software application, 3D monitor and glasses and a spatial input tool called a bird.  The bird is used to move, rotate, sculpt and mold objects that appear to float in front of the monitor, and the 3D glasses assist with head-tracking for viewing objects from different visual angles.  A brief explanation of various design tools found in the menu is all it takes t

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Mendeley Software Upgrade, Monday February 18, 2013

February 13, 2013

Mendeley is scheduling a database software upgrade on Monday, February 18, 2013 between 1 AM and 10 AM Pacific Time (9 AM and 6 PM GMT). The software upgrade will improve the performance and the stability of the Mendeley platform. However, during the upgrade, a large part of the Mendeley platform will be unavailable, including:

Scripting the Sacred: Medieval Latin Manuscripts

Scripting the Sacred: Medieval Latin Manuscripts

February 13, 2013
by Elizabeth A Fischbach

Scripting the Sacred, an exhibition of Western European manuscripts and fragments, showcases the medieval experience of reading. The exhibition is on display in the Peterson Gallery and Munger Rotunda of Green Library through March 17, 2013.

Studying these texts involved not only the absorption of knowledge, but also practices of interpretation, identification, and devotion. By focusing on the exercise of reading, this exhibition explores "scripting" in diverse forms: scribal activity, scripted performances, and inscribed divine things (res divinae).

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New arrival: Schönberg, Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, op. 19

February 12, 2013
by Ray Heigemeir

New arrival in the Music Library:

Schönberg, Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, op. 19 [facsimile]

Published by the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna.

Schönberg's Sechs kleine Klavierstücke (Six little piano pieces), op. 19, were composed during a very creative period in Schönberg's life, around the years 1910-1912. In addition to musical composition, Schönberg exhibited his paintings and kept a lively correspondence with his friend, the expressionist painter Kandinsky, and was also at work completing his orchestration for the Gurre-Lieder, and writing his Theory of Harmony. Five of the Six little piano pieces were composed in a single day, February 19, 1911. After the revered composer Gustav Mahler's death on May 18, 1911, Schönberg painted his impression of the event, the Begrabnis von Gustav Mahler (Burial of Gustav Mahler), and then composed the sixth piece in the op. 19 set, on June 17, 1911. 

Kicker Rod Garcia boots a 31-yard field goal to give Stanford a 13–12 upset victory over Ohio State.

Rose Bowl exhibit

February 11, 2013

Are you counting the days until the 2013 Cardinal football season starts? If so, why not bask in the glow of past victories a little longer -- stop by the Bender Room (on the fifth floor of the Bing Wing) to see a selection of historic Rose Bowl memorabilia from the collections of the Stanford University Archives. The exhibit will be on view through the end of February.

Istanbul poster exhibition in Green East until March 15

February 8, 2013
by Christopher Matson

Come take a look at the beautiful new Istanbul poster exhibition in the lobby of Green Library's East Wing. The posters feature photographs and text by students who went to Istanbul last August for a three-week Bing Overseas Seminar with Professor Ali Yaycioğlu of the History Department. There's a corresponding book display highlighting materials about Istanbul from our collection.


The Istanbul poster exhibition will be on display in the lobby of Green East until March 15, 2013.

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