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Three-dimensional Input and Visualization
The aim of this chapter is to investigate techniques by which man-computer interaction could be improved, specifically in the context of architectural applications of CAD. In this application the object being designed is often an assembly of defined components. Even if the building is not actually fabricated from such components, it is usually conceptualized in these terms. In a conventional graphics- based CAD system these components are usually represented by graphical icons which are displaye
Author(s): Aish, Robert

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Strategic Briefing A Conceptual Process Model for Building Design
Nowadays building design problems are divided in partial discipline related sub-problems. Through targeted and focused attention to sub problems however the awareness of the whole is lost. Each designparticipant gives his sub-problem first priority. In contrast in the past the master builder saw the whole problem as his problem first. Thus the process of seeing the design problem as a whole, as a result ofprioritizing, considering constraints, or strategizing, is lost in today?s practice, basica
Author(s): Al Hassan, F., Trum, H.M.G.J. and Rutten, P.G.S.

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2007 Annual Gabor Lecture - Why Manufacturing Matters
Sir John is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Trustee of the Eden Project
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Turnstijl Houses & Cannoli Framing
This work presumes that integrating modeling tools and digital fabrication technology into architectural practice will transform how we build the detached house. Single-family houses come in all shapes and sizes, and in doing so, imply variation as well in certain materials, methods, and lighter classes of structure. Ultimately, houses are extensions, if not expressions, of those dwelling within, yet our attempts to produce appealing manufactured houses have prioritized standardization over var
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Dissertation Therapy: Finding Ways to Complete Your Graduate Program
Ann Glauser
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Symbiosis of Structural & Non-Structural properties in Building
This paper highlights the different interplays between structural and non-structural parts in building artifact as the result of modes of building processes and massing. The massing is understood as processes of assembling material into a body through which we identify with the building physically. In the last decade architecture discipline as the result of technological inventions has faced shifts in the design processes, massing processes and topology of the artefact. In which we witness integ
Author(s): Aghaei Meibodi, Mania; Aghaiemeybodi, Hamia

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The Art of Computer Graphics Programming: Translating Pioneer Programs
Considering the importance of the use of programming languages for teaching computational design to architects, this paper proposes the translation of computer programs from a pioneer work in this field into a more contemporary programming language. The book The Art of Computer Graphics Programming: A Structured Introduction for Architects and Designers was published in 1987 by William J. Mitchell, Robin Ligget and Thomas Kvan, and remains an important reference for architects. The original Pasc
Author(s): Alencar, Viviane; Gabriela Celani

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What is Islam? (PART 3 of 4)

Video discusses:  What is Islam? Over the last few years there has been a tremendous amount of information being passed around about the Islam and the Muslims, but how correct is it and from what point of view is it being presented?  These are some of the topics that are covered in this series of videos.  First, they discuss the root of Islam.  Then they discuss how the Muslims believe in Abraham, his books, the last day, the ange
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The Reconstruction of the Past: The Application of New Techniques for Visualization and Research in
This paper focuses on the visualization of historical architecture. The application of new Computer-Aided- Architectural-Design techniques for visualization on micro computers provides a technique for reconstructing and analyzing architectural objects from the past. The pilot project describes a case study in which the historical transformation of a town will be analyzed by using three- dimensional CAD models in combination with bitmap textures. The transformation of the historic town will be vi
Author(s): Alkhoven, Patricia

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The Connected Scholar
The Connected Scholar is an online workspace for students and scholars to draft writing projects while tracking the progression of one's ideas through intellectual engagement with source materials. This web-based writing space builds in support for student writing and integrates resource discovery and management tools while offering guidance on proper source attribution.
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Intuitive and Effective Design of Periodic Symmetric Tiles
This paper presents a new approach for intuitive and effective design of periodic symmetric tiles. We observe that planar graphs can effectively represent symmetric tiles and graph drawing provides an intuitive paradigm for designing symmetric tiles. Moreover, based on our theoretical work to represent hexagonal symmetry by rectangular symmetry, we are able to present all symmetric tiles as graphs embedded on a torus and based on simple modulo operations. This approach enables us to develop a si
Author(s): Akleman, E., Chen, J. and Meric, B.

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3-7 Linear Inequalities
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Determining the impact of cad drafting tools on the building delivery process
Computer aided design is intended to change the way design and construction are carried out. at a minimum, this implies savings realized in terms of time spent and improvement of the quality of designs produced. to test this idea, we hypothesized that computer aided drafting and design operations may be instrumental in reducing the number of change orders issued and help control cost overruns by improving the accuracy of constr
Author(s): Anadol, Z., and Akin, O.

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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
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Virtual Graffiti Three-Dimensional Paint Tools for Conceptual Modeling in Upfront
This chapter describes several limitations present in current 3-D programs used for conceptual design and then introduces a new threedimensional paint tool, as implemented in a beta version of Alias Upfront, that attempts to deal with some of those limitations.
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The Curse of Cash [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Kenneth S Rogoff | The world is drowning in cash—and it’s making us poorer and less safe. Kenneth Rogoff, one of the world’s leading economists, makes a persuasive and fascinating case for an idea that until recently would have seemed outlandish: getting rid of most paper money. As well as offering a plan for phasing out paper money he addresses the issues the transition will pose, ranging from fears about privacy and price stability to the need to provide subsidized
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The Petrified Forest in Arizona
The Petrified Forest National Park combines the majestic brilliance of its petrifaction with the rugged beauty of a colourful desert. It is, without doubt, a unique masterpiece of Nature.
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4.2.1 Introduction

Netiquette is the unwritten rules of good behaviour online. Although the principles are similar to face-to-face conversation, the limitations of a text-based medium mean you have to learn new techniques. Other people can't see the expression on your face or hear your voice, so it is what you write that sets the tone of the conversation.


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Partner Presentation: Margaret Tejerizo's involvement with the HumBox project
Partner Presentation: Margaret Tejerizo's involvement with the HumBox project
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9.07 Statistical Methods in Brain and Cognitive Science (MIT)
This course emphasizes statistics as a powerful tool for studying complex issues in behavioral and biological sciences, and explores the limitations of statistics as a method of inquiry. The course covers descriptive statistics, probability and random variables, inferential statistics, and basic issues in experimental design. Techniques introduced include confidence intervals, t-tests, F-tests, regression, and analysis of variance. Assignments include a project in data analysis.
Author(s): Rosenholtz, Ruth

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