Tree-Structure Canopy:A Case Study in Design and Fabrication of Complex Steel Structures using Digit
This paper describes and reflects on the design and manufacturing process of the Tree-Structure canopy for the WestendGate Tower in Frankfurt upon Main, completed early 2011.The project investigated fabrication and assembly principles of complex steel structures as well as the integration of contemporary computational design, engineering, optimization and simulation techniques in a collaborative design approach. This paper focuses on the notion of modular standardization as opposed to non standa
Ethics of Virtuality? Virtuality of Ethics
This paper addresses issues pertaining to architecture, virtuality and ethics by establishing an interactive, non-linear virtual environment as a tool for investigation into the virtuality of ethics and ethics of virtuality, in the context of architecture. Starting from the assertion that ?Virtual Environment (VE) is a metaphor of Real Environment (RE)?, we test the proposition that suggests ?Ethics of RE can be tested and simulated in VE?. Challenging the notion that sees people reacting to VE
This case study describes the current trend for crime scene investigation drama and news stories of personal tragedies involving incorrect or missing data have been harnessed to capture the attention and inspire learning and enterprise skills in students studying database compilation
Urban Sprawl Modelling: Combining Models to Make Decision
Urban sprawl is frequently associated with the idea of an unsuitable development, leading to increasing economic, social and environmental problems. Moreover, its control is difficult because multiple patterns (concerning numerous traditional urban planning fields) overlap. In order to understand the sprawl process and to manage its consequences, it must be simplified. The construction of a decision making tool appears then interesting. The GIS-based tool presented here is being developed incoll
Garage Series Live on Demand: New Office real world adoption tips, tricks and secrets shared | The G Catch the 60-minute special, previously recorded live as we are joined by well-known technology analyst, author and journalist, Paul Thurrott and other special guests including early adopter customers and top Office engineers. Don't miss the fun as our adventurous hosts reveal lesser known adoption secrets and much more. Check out a special post-show recap including additional outtake footage from Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte, check out the Office IT Pro blog at Author(s):
Catch the 60-minute special, previously recorded live as we are joined by well-known technology analyst, author and journalist, Paul Thurrott and other special guests including early adopter customers and top Office engineers. Don't miss the fun as our adventurous hosts reveal lesser known adoption secrets and much more.
Check out a special post-show recap including additional outtake footage from Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte, check out the Office IT Pro blog at Author(s):
Is Anybody Listening?
“Innovation” may be the buzz word of the post-crisis world, but getting decision makers at multinational corporations to pay attention to ideas that are new, foreign and at odds with the company’s business model can leave subsidiary managers banging their heads against the wall.
SMU's Community Garden
This video is about SMU's Community Garden, which is a joint project of Perkins School of Theology, and SMU's Facility Services. The garden provides SMU students, faculty, and staff the chance to learn about and tend an organic garden in order to nurture personal and community spiritual growth, and provide locally grown food to Dallas food banks.
Mac vs PC
Watch this video about Macs and PCs on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean show you the pros and cons to both the Mac and the PC in this video from LabRats.tv/
Longest Lunar Eclipse in Hundred Years
The century's longest lunar eclipse will be visible across India from midnight on Wednesday. It will last for almost two hours and won't be seen again till the year 2141. It was visible between 12.52 and 2.43 am on June 15, 2011. (02:11)
21M.250 Schubert to Debussy (MIT)
This course is a survey of developments in Western musical style, 1815-1915. Students will study works by 35 composers, including the romantics: Schubert, Chopin, and Schumann; the post-romantics: Wagner, Verdi, and Brahms; the turn-of-the-centurians: Mahler, Debussy, and Ravel; and the Americans: Gottschalk, Beach, and Joplin. Score-reading ability is beneficial.
"Postwar Japan on the Brink: Militarism, Colonialism, Yasukuni Shrine"
Professor Takahashi's writings, including his 2005 bestseller, The Yasukuni Issue, make unmistakably clear that the role of the Shrine is antithetical to democratic values in Japan and to reconciliation with Asia, which requires acknowledgment of the harms inflicted through colonialism and war. The subject of his lecture is Japan at a crossroads
Choral Vespers - 1/23/14
Choral Vespers is held on Thursday evenings at 5:15 p.m. This 30-40 minute candlelight service consists of scripture readings, prayers, and sacred music. The Duke Vespers Ensemble leads the choral portion of the service.
Pope moves debate over condoms
The words from Pope Benedict saying condoms are allowable to prevent the spread of HIV has reignited a lively debate inside and outside the Roman Catholic Church.
UW|360 Season 5: Episode 1 - Caregiver's Challenge
UW|360 Season 5: Episode 1 - Caregiver's Challenge Visit the Asian Counseling and Referral Service center's program that provides activities and social opportunities for elders and their caregivers and is supported by the UW's School of Social Work. Nancy Hooyman, Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Social Work Trudy Inslee, First Lady, Washington State Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, Professor, School of Social Work and Director, Healthy Generations Hartford Center of Excellence Gary Tang, Direc
Lecture 4 13-14-Professional Development (COMP1205)
Lecture 4 13-14-Professional Development (COMP1205)
Checklist - Work Placement
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
9.95-A Research Topics in Neuroscience (MIT)
This series of research talks by members of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences introduces students to different approaches to the study of the brain and mind. Topics include: From Neurons to Neural Networks Prefrontal Cortex and the Neural Basis of Cognitive Control Hippocampal Memory Formation and the Role of Sleep The Formation of Internal Modes for Learning Motor Skills Look and See: How the Brain Selects Objects and Directs the Eyes How the Brain Wires Itself
12.113 Structural Geology (MIT)
Structural geology is the study of processes and products of rock deformation. This course introduces the techniques of structural geology through a survey of the mechanics of rock deformation, a survey of the features and geometries of faults and folds, and techniques of strain analysis. Regional structural geology and tectonics are introduced. Class lectures are supplemented by lab exercises and demonstrations as well as field trips to local outcrops.
Historical Analysis of Building - (Re)Construction in Olivette Park, USA
From 1959 to 1990, East St. Louis, Illinois deteriorated from an ?All-American City? to a national symbol of urban blight. Located on the Mississippi River, the East St. Louis of today faces severe economic, social, and environmental problems. Nearly onequarter of the city?s work force is unemployed and about 40 percent of families are living below the poverty level. But East St. Louis was not always a distressed community. With strong ties to St. Louis and the surrounding region, East St. Louis