Built environments for sustainable tourism : final report
This is the final report of a conference on Built Environments for Sustainable Tourism, held in Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman in February 2005, as a joint initiative of the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the World Tourism Organization. Participants included those involved in the tourist industry, international architects and urban planners, government officials involved in tourism, regional and urban development, as well as heritage and culture specialists from around the world.
24.952 Advanced Syntax (MIT)
This course is a continuation of 24.951. This semester the course topics of interest include movement, phrase structure, and the architecture of the grammar.
The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers made the world's first powered flights. This video goes into some detail about their accomplishment using original documents. Interesting asides as well.
Civil Rights History Project: Thomas Walter Gaither
Thomas Walter Gaither oral history interview for the Civil Rights History Project conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2011-09-12.
Science Fair Project (Hot Ice)
This is a brief video of a school science fair project that won first place. Sodium Acetate was used in the project to create "hot ice", a liquid substance that instantly turns solid when touched. The video is set to music with brief descriptions written on the screen. No narration or explanation provided. Explanation: The reaction is exothermic and is often found in hand warmers. Run time 03:14.
Alumni Reunion 2008 - Innovating the social experience
Michael Birch, Imperial alumnus (Physics 1991), co-founder of Bebo, delivers the Reunion keynote lecture
Force de l'art 02
This website is for 'La Force de l'Art', a triennial exhibition held as part of Monumenta at the refurbished Grand Palais in Paris. There is information on the website about the different venues used for the exhibition in 'Sites', including The Grand Palais, The Eiffel Tower and The Louvre Museum among others, there is also a section about the purpose built architectural work inside the Palais. There is a list of artists taking part in the exhibition, with a brief biography and project descripti
Depopulation Of Europe,The Black Plague
This 1:30 video explains the impact of the Plague and also the 100 Years War and starvation caused 2/3rds of the population of Europe to die.
Parametric modulations in Masonry
The focus of the research presented in this paper asks how a designer can create a flexible system of physical making which can accommodate multiple programmatic functions within a smooth whole, rather than creating an a priori singular formal object. This adaptable system of construction works through the development of an intelligent CAD model that can be mapped to a flexible manufacturing mechanism, i.e. a reconfigurable mold. This system of manufacturing can be used to cast totally unique
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
Focus on the West - Mining
This video is accompanied by text. "Westward expansion was fueled by the prospect of fortune. Mining was a new frontier that everyone was interested in. Freedmen, ranchers, and farmers toiled alongside prospectors and commercial miners in search of a mother lode that would make them instantaneously rich..."
The mining boom got underway with the 1848 discovery of gold in California, which sparked the 1849 California gold rush. The resulting population boom led to California statehood throug