YouTube, Hulu, Flickr, Facebook, Picnik, Google, Amazon … What’s not to like about the cloud? Cloud computing means fast, convenient, on-demand network access to shared resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services). It’s speed and accessibility are wonderful, but what if your lawyer is using it to store your confidential data? That’s the question […]

Future music

April 16, 2012

The phrase “laptop orchestra” may conjure up garage-band visions of teens hunched over computer screens, mashing together the next greatest hit. But there’s nothing amateur about the computer-music performance groups that have been emerging around the world over the last half-decade or so. Many such groups were included in the first-of-its-kind Symposium on Laptop Ensembles […]


New color, good cause

April 9, 2012

Area artists can now add a new color to their palettes. It’s called Skink Tail Blue (a “a medium blue in the cerulean family”), and it was created by Caleb Weintraub, assistant professor in the Hope School of Fine Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. Weintraub worked with Pygmalion’s Art […]


Heads up, Congress

April 5, 2012

The Center on Congress at Indiana University, which exists to examine the relationship between citizens and Congress, regularly conducts public opinion polls to gauge Americans feelings about Congress. Edward G. Carmines,  the Warner O. Chapman Professor and Rudy Professor of political science at Indiana University Bloomington and the director of research at the Center on […]

Jonathan Plucker, professor of educational psychology and cognitive science at the Indiana University School of Education and director of the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, is guest-blogging for the Rick Hess “Straight Up” blog on the website for Education Week starting today, April 2. Here’s his first post. For more, see the “Straight Up” […]