Class of 2015: Nolan Michael Smith combines coding and collaboration
Engineering senior Nolan Michael Smith never expected to be sitting in a laboratory waiting for a toddler to sign off on an app he designed. But that’s what happened when the computer science major agreed to collaborate with researchers at Peabody College.
Listen: Minorities, Multiculturalism and the Presidency of George W. Bush
Gary Gerstle, the James G. Stahlman Professor of American History, has done extensive research about President George W. Bush’s vision for a multicultural world and the steep challenges it faced during his administration. Gerstle’s essay, “Minorities, Multiculturalism and the Presidency of George W. Bush,” appears in a new book that is a first historical assessmentkeep reading »
Computadoras y Arquitectura en la Era Digital (Computers and Architecture in the Digital Era)
It seems that when architects think, and talk about computers, they only reflect on very narrow images of the phenomenon. Architects think that the impact of computers in their profession is only related to how PCs, CAD/CAM, networks, software, peripherals, can improve the way they work today. Architects, by enlarge, are unable to reflect beyond the screen of their computers and the wall of their offices when it comes to recognize the real consequences resulting from the new technological advanc
Alessi: Ethical and Radical
November 21, 2010 - April 10, 2011: Alessi is widely regarded as the world’s most innovative and influential maker of kitchen utensils, or in the company’s parlance, “house-hold objects.” Alessi: Ethical and Radical presents the company’s history in objects while exploring ecological concerns, new technologies, and other themes.
PROJECTED SPACE: CHARACTERIZING THE ?CYBRID ARCHITECTURE?.
The ?cybrid architecture? has been defined like integration of physical and digital spaces. Based on the capability of electronic media to generate virtual environments (cyberspaces) which could be related to buildings. However, theoretical studies and contemporary works reveal a more complex relationship between media and constructions. Expressed in architectural characteristics that constitutes a new spatial quality, named here projected space. Hence the paper argues that ?cybrid architecture?
Cynergies: Technologies that Hybridize Physical and Cyberspaces
This paper presents ways in which cybrids depend for their technology upon three existing models of architectural hybrid: display space, environmental computing, and augmented/mixed reality. Cybrids bring these techniques together into a synergistic whole that depends as much on the observer for its consistency as it does on its comprising technologies. This synergy is a product of corroborative behavior between different modes, which provide cybrid users with a coherent social/spatial experienc
AlgTop23: Knots and surfaces II
In the 1930's H. Siefert showed that any knot can be viewed as the boundary of an orientable surface with boundary, and gave a relatively simple procedure for explicitly constructing such `Seifert surfaces'. We show the algorithm, exhibit it for the trefoil and the square knot, and then discuss Euler numbers for surfaces with boundaries. This is part of a beginner's course on Algebraic Topology given by N J Wildberger of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW.
Tim and Moby Explain Black Holes
This professionally-made video from Brain Pop uses simple terms and computer animation to explain what the black hole is. Key vocabulary words also include: Milky Way, gravitational pull, event horizon,and space-time. Run time 04:54.
Rap Song about the Circulatory
Automatic Procedures for Bio-Climatic Control
The experiences illustrated here are related to the new regulation of teaching architecture in Italy and these ones in particular have been concentrated on the technological aspects of teaching architecture. We can consider the evolution of the architect from the individual operator to the manager multi- disciplinary aspects of the building process ( building process manager) as a reality today. Information technology, specifically applied to bio-climatic architecture and environmental control,
Macroeconomic Perspectives on Demand and Supply
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
How To Make A Digi-Brick
This project examines a non-traditional method of construction generated through a digital design process that leverages digital fabrication techniques related to masonry construction. Where as architects? use of computers first affected shape and structure, it is now additionally affecting material, construction, and craft. This design proposal explores these concepts through the production of a wall using simple configuration and reconfiguration of a repeated module adaptable to differing and
Eve?s Four Faces interactive surface configurations
Eve?s Four Faces consists of a series of digitally animated and interactive surfaces. Their content and structure are derived from a collection of sources outside the conventional boundaries of architectural research, namely psychology and the broader spectrum of arts and culture.The investigation stems from a psychological study documenting the attributes and social relationships of four distinct personality prototypes: the Individuated, the Traditional, the Conflicted, and the Assured (York an
Ireland applies for bailout
Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen says his government will seek a bailout from international lenders. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Can Doors and Windows Become Design Team Players?
In an architectural design session, suppose design objects such as doors, windows and rooms can look after themselves, what kind of recommendations would a designer get? What is the nature of a design environment that facilitates such interactions? Where would a design object acquire the knowledge that allows it to interact intelligently? How would such localized recommendations be aggregated to support global design decisions made by the designer? This paper investigates these questions through
Atravesando el portal digital: la nov?sima Arquitectura de los tiempos de la Internet. - (Crossing
Our architectonical environment is based on the material concept - entity whose control marks the relevance of the XX century: the atom. Across the threshold of the XXI century a new virtual entity - concept: the bit, spreads to became the basic unit of power - control - production, being its more dynamic evidence the phenomenon known as Internet, establishing complex relationships with groups constituted in the net like Virtual Communities, outlining metaphors that involve Urbanists and Archite
Probability associated with inferential statistics
An introduction to probability, and the probability of sample errors affecting research results.
Embedding enterprise in the curriculum
This presentation discusses the pioneering approach to the embedding of enterprise in the curriculum through people and pedagogy
L’adolescente e l’uso di sostanze psicoattive
Si analizza il rapporto fra adolescenza e uso di sostanze psicotrope (legali e illegali). Lo studio degli atteggiamenti dei giovani nei confronti dell’uso e dell’abuso di tali sostanze assume un’importanza funzionale nella comprensione dei processi di costruzione e sviluppo dell’identità e di tutti quegli elementi psicologici che vanno a comporre credenze, valori, sentimenti, cognizioni e sistemi di significato dei comportamenti d’abuso.,It analyzes the relationship between adolescenc
A New Methodology to Develop Hypermedia Systems for Architecture History
This paper illustrates a research project concerning the analysis of architectural works through a comparative study based on hypermedia tools; by exploring the hypermedia, users can find the main subjects relative to the "method " of architectural planning. The use of multimedia in architecture allows the integration in a single system of different types of information which are necessary for the description of a work. texts, designs, photos and sounds. In addition, the hypertext information st