The Pattern That Connects
While patterns have a spotty history in architecture, their definitions and uses in other fields offer new possibilities for design. This paper examines those definitions and uses?including theories put forward by architectural theorist, Christopher Alexander; art educator, Gyorgy Kepes; chemist, Ilya Prigogine; and anthropologist, Gregory Bateson. Of particular interest is the shift from eternal, essential, universal, and fundamental patterns to fleeting, superficial, specific, and incidental v
Beyond Y2k: A Look at Acadia's Present and Future
The sky may not be falling, but it sure is getting closer. Where will you when the last three zeros of our millennial odometer click into place? Computer scientists tell us that Y2K will bring the world?s computer infrastructure to its knees. Maybe, maybe not. But it is interesting that Y2K is an issue at all. Speculating on the future is simultaneously a magnifying glass for examining our technologies and a looking glass for what we become through them. "The future" is nothing new. Orwell's vis
Organisation of Pedestrian Movements: an Agent-Based Approach
Cities are becoming more complex in this digital era due to technological changes. Thinking of cities without such technological changes is equivalent to an embryonic state in the morphology of city growth, that is, the growth seems less advanced. So it is appropriate to think of the non digital city digitally. Urban design is one state which establishes the perfect relationship between the street, people and building. The relationship of the people with the building and street is becoming one o
Centro de Refer?ncia e Informa??o em Habita??o - Infohab (Reference Center and Information on Housi
The Center of Reference and Information in Habitation - INFOHAB - is a project led for the ANTAC, that intends to facilitate the access to the technique information relative to all the aspects and subjects that are contained in the construction environment concept, through the captation, selection, organization and spreading this information, offering it in the Internet through a database permanently brought up to date with the reference and, always when authorized, with the complete works. The
ECorr: Introduction to Corrosion
This case study gives a brief introduction to the subject of corrosion and helps in learning how to navigate and make use of the subsequent case studies. This is an introductory level case study.
Talleres por Internet: Evaluacion de La Experiencia colaborativa del "Internet Studios Constortium"
This paper explores the pedagogical use of Internet in design-studio teaching in architectural education. The findings are based on a three-year experience working in semester long projects in which large numbers of participants (from 35 to 300 students) from Miami, Santiago, Valparaiso, Buenos Aires, Rosario, Maracaibo, Caracas and Guayaquil collaborated using the Internet in various format. The majority of the collaboration has been accomplished by using low-bandwidth Internet communication su
Searching in the UNIX Directory
The structure of the directory space and subjects search behaviors in the UNIX operating system environment are examined. Protocol analysis with two subjects and survey of the contents of the directory space of all users of E-VAX and X-VAX systems in the Architecture and Computer Science Systems at Carnegie Mellon University were conducted. Depth first search characterized both the organization of the directories and the behavior of the subjects. Single step as opposed to multiple step traversal
A CAVE-Interface in CAAD-Education
The so called "CAVE-interface" is a very interesting and thrilling development for architects! It supports a better illusion of space by exposing almost a 270? view of a computer model than the 60? which can be viewed on an ordinary computer screen. At the Lund University we have got the possibility to experiment with a CAVE-installation, using it in research and the education of CAAD. The technique and two experiments are discribed. The possibilities are discussed and some problems and question
A Design Methodological Framework for Interactive Architecture
Interactive architecture is a fairly recent phenomenon enabled through new materials and technologies. Through experimentation architects are coping with questions of changeability, adaptability, and interaction. However, there are no comprehensive design methods to support this type of architecture. In this paper we aim to bring together methods that can support the design of interactive architecture. The methods are ordered in a methodological framework that provides an overview of possible ap
Trattato modulo mimesi
Il testo esplora la genesi dei modelli e degli strumenti relativi all’interpretazione critica del testo artistico. La forma del trattato è uno dei modi in cui il pensiero critico, il gusto, la riflessione filosofica, il consumo sociale ecc., hanno trovato una via per intervenire direttamente sugli equilibri sistematici dell’arte, e tale intervento si manifesta all’interno delle diverse configurazioni sociali e di volta in volta opera sulla base delle diverse sollecitazioni culturali. Il T
The Artistic Journey of Northwest Asian-Americans (Mayumi Tsutakawa)
Join host Marcia Alvar in this 1995 talk with Mayumi Tsutakawa, writer and art curator, as they explore slides from the "And They Painted from Their Hearts" exhibition, a collection from Asian-American artists from 1960 to 1990. Tsutakawa discusses how World War II and subsequent Japanese-American internment affected Northwest Asian-American artists.
Better Atheletes All Around (Ron Smith/Frank Smoll)
Who are the biggest sports fans at the University of Washington? Ron Smith and Frank Smoll, sports psychologists, showcase their work on appropriate coaching behavior at all levels of sports. In this 1994 Upon Reflection interview with Marcia Alvar, learn about the effects of sports on children and rediscover what it means to have good sportsmanship.
Numeracy for Professional Purposes (7/10): Interpreting Data: Graphs & Charts (1)
Interpreting data: graphs and charts 1
TALAT Lecture 3702: Tribology in Cold Forming of Aluminium Sheet
This lecture aims at gaining an appreciation the importance of friction in sheet metal drawing. It describes the mechanism of friction and lubrication; it shows the importance of surface topography; it aims at learning about factors improving the problem of adhesion and about methods of determining the coefficients of friction in different tribological systems. Background in production engineering and sheet metal forming and familiarity with the subject matter covered in TALAT This lecture 3701
Pupil voice: comfortable and uncomfortable learnings for teachers
This is a DfES Research Informed Practice (TRIPS) digest of research. The researchers interviewed Year 8 pupils about the teaching and learning in their lessons. They fed back the comments to their teachers. They then interviewed the teachers to find their reactions to the pupils’ comments and investigated the use the teachers made of the ideas with their current and subsequent classes.
TALAT Lecture 3402: Forging Process
This lecture helps to understand the basic principles of die forging and the characteristic features of special aluminium die forging processes. It aims at learning about the basic design of dies in order to obtain optimum part qualities and tool life. General understanding of metallurgy and deformation processes is assumed.
Teacher Training Videos: How to Use Elllo Listening Resource Site
This video shows how to use Elllo a listening resource site for learning English as a Second Language. This video was created for teachers to help them to incorporate technology into their teaching.
Multimedia Training Videos: Introduction to Graphics in Macromedia Flash
Multimedia Training Videos is a series of free learning videos to show anyone interested in learning packages like Macromedia Flash. This video is an introduction to graphics in Flash.
Lokacija posnetka: Sharm el Sheikh, Egipt.,Location of a photo: Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.
French Phonemic Chart
Interactive phonemic chart of the French language which can be used in tutorials to teach pronunciation or for self-access learning by students. Download and extract the zip file to a folder on your desktop and to run the chart, double-click on the HTML file. Flash required, please click on the Word document for instructions if you have any problem.