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Library of Imagination
Transcript of Library of Imagination
In the late 18th century Germany, three pioneer physical educators created exercises for boys and young men on apparatus
This ultimately led to what is considered modern gymnastics
There are many benefits from gymnastics such as self confidence, coordination, flexibility, determination and strength development
The four main events in gymnastics are beam, vault, uneven bars and floor
The most famous detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887
The fictional character is still to this day the most portrayed literature character in film, TV, and on stage
75 actors has played him
He has been played in over 211 movies and tv shows
The most well known portrayals being Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr, Jeremy Brett, and Basil Rathbone
The Pipe Organ
The First Cars
How did the idea of a "car" come into being?
The year 1886 is regarded the year of birth of the modern automobile-with the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, by German inventor Karl Benz
The invention of the automobile enhanced transportation and enabled us to move around from place to place faster.
The Exploration of Space
The first successful orbital launch was of the Soviet unmanned Sputnik 1 ("Satellite"1) mission on October 4th, 1957.
It became the first artificial satellite that orbited earth at a height of 250 km.
In July of 1950, the first Bumper rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida
It could reach altitudes of almost 400km
Space exploration creates new technologies and products, as well as new jobs and businesses.
It is a Helicarrier of Invisibility, as seen in Avengers (2012)
S.H.I.E.L.D. no longer needed it so we bought it and built our library of imagination
There is day to day transportation at the Library of Imagination Aerodrome
Slide > Foam Pit >Tour
Our Library of Imagination
By Jen Tan and Angela Xie
Aviation-Wright Brother First Flight
Many people attempted to successfully the first successful aircraft before the Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers are credited to have built the world's first successful fixed-wing aircraft
The successful creation of the first aircraft enabled people today travel farther and faster as the technology improved
Today we are able to use aircraft in military combat, commercial airbus flights, and much more
The Evolution of Movies and television
The first films were created in the 1890s
A film could be under a minute long and would usually present a single scene, authentic or staged, of everyday life, a public event, a sporting event or slapstick.
little to no cinematic technique and usually no camera movement, and flat, stagey compositions.
During the Middle Ages, there were several attempts at creating stringed keyboard instruments with struck strings
The earliest keyboard instrument was the pipe organ, appearing in the third century BC
The Pipe organ has one or more keyboards played by the hands, and a pedalboard played by the feet
Music helps you to express yourself in ways that you can't with normal speech
One of the first films - Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat (The Lumière Brothers, 1895)
Roundhay Garden Scene -
French Inventor Louis LePrince
Said to be the earliest surviving motion picture
The Pointe Shoe
A pointe shoe is a type of shoe worn by ballet dancers to appear weightless
It enables dancers to dance on the tip of their toes for extended periods of time
The first pointe shoe invented was nothing more than modified satin slippers and offered no support
The modern pointe shoe has a flat platform at the front end of the shoe and a stiffer, stronger sole
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Inspired by one of his professors at school, Dr. Joseph Bell, Doyle based the character on his professor
Sherlock Holmes. He killed him off in order to dedicate more time to more "important" works
Public outcry forced Doyle to bring the character back, he was tackled in streets because he killed Sherlock Holmes. He brought the character back on the story "The Empty House"
The Creation of
The Evolution of
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J.K. Rowling created Harry Potter in 1997
It became the best selling book series in history
It follows the story of a boy wizard on his path to defeat the Dark Lord
Since its first release, it has been translated into 67 different languages, and made into 8 feature films
The 8-part film series has become the highest-grossing film series of all time
Thanks to the success of the books and films, Harry Potter has also been used for a theme park, "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" in Orlando, Florida
How Harry Potter Changed the World
It made reading cool. Much has already been said about how the Harry Potter books saved the publishing industry. It isn’t idle talk.
It added “Muggle” to our vocabulary. (Oxford English Dictionary)
It led to the popular rise of Young Adult literature
Potter proved that film adaptations can be done well
It shaped a generation of children. A child whose parents began reading him Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone when he was in first or second grade is now college-age.
Nicked from http://theweek.com/article/index/217325/5-ways-harry-potter-changed-our-lives
Language first appeared between 30,000 and 100,000 years ago in the species homo sapiens
Humans are the only species that has evolved an advanced system of communication between individuals
Language is essential to every aspect and interaction in our everyday lives