I’ve been working with video since CPW wrapped up, generally lamenting our lack of access to Pixar’s render farm and kicking myself for not putting “build Admissions Beowulf cluster*” on the To Do list. I ♥ my MacBook, but let me tell you that HD video is not kind to CPUs.
On the plus side, we have great CPW clips on the Class of 2014 site. If you didn’t see Dr. Sadoway speak at the Parent Welcome I highly recommend it. It convinced me to start 3.091 (Introduction to Solid State Chemistry) over on OpenCourseWare just because it seems like so much fun (though granted its applications to Web design are limited).
Also added to the site is a Webcast Archive section. Right now you can watch the Mollie/Christina and Dr. Essigmann/Sarah webcasts, but one or two more will follow before decision day.
Speaking of Monday, I hope we’ve given you every opportunity to ask questions and discover what MIT is really like. The videos are one way to discover if MIT is where you want to be, but please feel free to send me an email this weekend if you just don’t feel comfortable choosing before you get that one last answer.
BTW, if you’re not part of the Class of 2014 please don’t feel left out. We have some great webcasts planned for later in the year!
Hmmm, I think I’m going to need a bigger budget… well that or go make friends with a few Course 6ers.
* There just aren’t enough excuses to say “Beowulf.” It’s such a fun word to say.