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Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Latent City: Thesis Project

Latent City by Yaohua Wang

SCI-Arc Thesis Award

Latent City


Thursday, October 28th, 2010

21st Century Scholar

http://21stcenturyscholar.org/

DECLINE OF THE  CULTURE OF TEACHING PART 1 + 2

“I think a lot about the culture of organizations and what I experience today is a de-valuing of teaching – that we are all replaceable parts.  If we standardize the curriculum and all teach to the same syllabus then we will have greater efficiencies.  Maybe so.  But I wish we were not talking about greater efficiencies and instead talking about how to make our students better writers and in doing so, better thinkers.  So it goes……….”-Bill Tierney

TEACHING STUDENTS THE PROCESS OF HIGHER EDUCATION APPLICATION AND SURVIVAL

Pathfinder’s Progress •October 22, 2010

WEB BROWSWER DIFFERENCES: WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN OUR DAILY LIFE

The main differences amid browsers revolve around three primary issues:

(1) SPEED. Although Firefox takes the longest to load, its average navigation time is the fastest by nearly .6 seconds. Depending on how much time you spend surfing the internet, that can really add up. Let’s suppose you visit on average 70 web pages a week (most of us visit more). A Firefox user might spend two hours less per year visiting the same sites as a Safari user.

(2) FEATURES. Features are the little details that come in handy in a pinch. History, tabs, frequently visited sites, automatic updates, password manager, synchronization, zoom, even spell check. These are the extras that improve (or impede) your experience surfing the web.

(3) LAYOUT. Where the functions are located is a matter of personal preference. All the browsers have customizable features to a certain extent, but basic arrangement templates vary.

UNMAKING THE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

TAKING DOWN THE IVORY TOWERS: A NEW ROLE FOR UNIVERSITIES

Randy Clemens

“The difference now, perhaps, is that the walls between university and community are crumbling. The involvement of university partners in the Promise Neighborhoods initiative is one such example. Academic freedom remains critical, but the professor is one of many engaged in a dialogue about the good of a community. Knowledge production, ceded to multiple stakeholders, is more applied and more egalitarian.”

“[Micheal] Burawoy concludes, “We are arriving, therefore, at a new vision of the public university, one that is publicly accountable, that engages with publics rather than simply with itself. This does not preclude relations with business or the development of incentive structure but subjects them to open discussion, a discussion that includes all the stakeholders, a discussion that recognizes the tradeoffs at stake!” We are, indeed, entering a new age for the university. Public and private partnerships as well as innovative ventures are on the rise. Hopefully, open dialogue will occur during all of these initiatives so that multiple parties within and without the university can work to socially construct a better society.”

GLOBAL RIGHTS: [INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS]


Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

FISSUREPORT by Biothing

http://www.biothing.org/?p=276


Sunday, October 17th, 2010

The Future of Education

Cycle of Education

Collective Research_Guillot spread


Friday, October 15th, 2010

Kang + Fitzgerald

Museums and Library

Esther Kang & Kaitlyn Fitzgerald

Pre Midterm Review


Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Seeper

(CLICK ON IMAGES FOR LINKS)


Seeper is an arts and technology collective. Founded in 1998 seeper’s nucleus is the pursuit of essence. Exploring natural user interaction and ubiquitous computing to create multi-sensory experiences and memories.

The integration of computers into our lives has seen us learn and develop physical skills and languages centered around the use of devices such as the mouse and the keyboard. Now we have the opportunity to reflect on this history and realise that we can interact with computers in much more intuitive and expressive ways. At seeper we are exploring the use of gestural air and touch integration to allow a new range of interfaces devices and experiences for users.

As one of the final events for the Vimeo Festival + Awards, and thanks to the generous support of the new Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid, you are getting treated to some of the most technologically advanced eye candy in the world. If you’ve never seen projection mapping before then you are in for a sweet, sweet surprise. Seeper, the talent behind Battle of Branchage will be bending minds with a projection performance that will transform the facade of the iconic Frank Gehry designed IAC building in ways you never thought possible.


Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Museum

Evolution Timeline of Museum

A timeline showing the evolution of Museums starting from the Greek Museion to the contemporary museums today. The shift from private to public occurs at the end of the 18th century and start of 19th century.

Edutainment

The four main factors that feed into the new idea of “EDUTAINMENT” within museums today. Museums today focuses on education AND entertainment.

Museums

A quick study of what museums require and possibly need in order to have a “successful” museum design.


Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Research Book

Research Book

Research Book done in Thomas Mical’s Studio, Spring 2009

“The history, theory, and debate behind museums, archival systems, and research institutions.”

Just as a reference.


Friday, October 8th, 2010

Developing Public Library Networks

Developing Public Library Systems

Analysis of Uganda’s existing public library system as well as demographic analysis of the regions in which the system has developed.  The diagrams focus on two major conditions in the country: the rural and the urban library with the major difference between the two systems being the delivery of information.  Urban libraries operate in a manner traditional way by providing a central location which must be visited in order to gain information [by checking out books, reading periodicals, newspapers, etc].  The rural system operates through “book drops” which delivers books to a central location in the rural environment from which patrons can pick up and bring home the information they need.  Success of the two different systems can be measured by the changing literacy rates over various age groups.


Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Migratory Patterns

http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/04/migration-moving-wealthy-interactive-counties-map.html?preload=39099



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