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2006-01-06

Technology_10

Entry: Systems
Focus: Meccano


All began in 1898 in Liverpool, in a little workshop where Frank HORNBY invented for his children the very first pieces of the bolts and nuts system that has made today the international brand awareness of MECCANO.
LINK>>>>>
www.meccano.com

Architecture_14

Entry: Mix
Focus: Straddle3


Where architecture and new media cross and mix: that is where we meet.
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http://straddle3.net/

Technology_9

Entry: Home Computers
Focus: Binary Dinosaurs



Binary Dinosaurs, the online display of a real collection of over 400 computers that begins at the Magnavox Odyssey from 1972, travels through the 'pong wars' of the 1970s, visits the explosion of diversity and excellence that created the home computer market of the early 80's and ends when things started getting boring.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk/

Science_20

Entry: Human Evolution
Focus: Genographic Project


The National Geographic Society, IBM, geneticist Spencer Wells, and the Waitt Family Foundation have launched the Genographic Project, a five-year effort to understand the human journey—where we came from and how we got to where we live today. This unprecedented effort will map humanity's genetic journey through the ages.
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https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/

Science_19

Entry: Web Portal
Focus: arXiv


arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology. The contents of arXiv conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is also partially funded by the National Science Foundation.
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http://arxiv.org/

Science_18

Entry: UN
Focus: World Health Organization

The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
LINK>>>>>
www.who.int

Art_11

Entry: Sound Arts
Focus: Turbulence


Turbulence is a project of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA), a not-for-profit organization that has as its core mission the commissioning of networked art by emerging and established artists.
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www.turbulence.org

Art_10

Entry: Sound Arts
Focus: New Radio and Performing Arts


New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) was founded in 1981 to foster the development of new and experimental work for radio and sound arts. From 1987 to 1998, the organization commissioned and/or distributed over 300 original works for public radio and introduced American radio art to European audiences.
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http://new-radio.org

Science_17

Entry: Philosophy
Focus: Radical Philosophy

Radical Philosophy is a journal of socialist and feminist philosophy. It was founded in 1972 in response to the widely felt discontent with the sterility of academic philosophy at the time.
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http://www.radicalphilosophy.com/

2006-01-01

Architecture_13

Entry: Showcase
Focus: RIBA Presi
dent's Medals


The President's Medals website features all the nominations since 1998. The site includes a database of projects and statements of intent from the students, schools define their educational policy and aims, tutors justify their nominations and the judging panels explain their decision making process.
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http://www.presidentsmedals.com/

Music_4

Entry: All Music
Focus: Aquarius Records


Aquarius is the oldest independent record store in San Francisco. We try to only carry music we love, and we're always searching for more new, cool, weird and wonderful music.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.aquariusrecords.org/

Sceince_16

Entry: Politics
Focus: MetaReligion


To promote a multidisciplinary view of the religious, spiritual and esoteric phenomena.
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http://www.meta-religion.com

Book_5

Entry: Biology
Focus: Pattern Formation in Nature


Why do similar patterns and forms appear in nature in settings that seem to bear no relation to one another? The windblown ripples of desert sand follow a sinuous course that resembles the stripes of a zebra or a marine fish. In the trellis-like shells of microscopic sea creatures we see the same angles and intersections as for bubble walls in a foam. The forks of lightning mirror the branches of a river or a tree. This book explains why these are no coincidences.
The Self-Made Tapestry; Pattern Formation in Nature; Philip Ball; Oxford University Press; 2001

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http://www.oup.co.uk/isbn/0-19-850243-5

Science_15

Entry: Politics
Focus: New Left Review

Established for forty years as a key journal of the international Left, NLR has been transformed since 2000 into a new resource for the new century. Its range covers world politics and the global economy; state powers and protest movements; contemporary social theory; history and philosophy; cinema and literature; heterodox art and aesthetics.
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http://www.newleftreview.net/

Science_14

Entry: Geography
Focus: Michelangelo Antonioni´s Red Desert



The cinematic landscape provides a rich opportunity to explore cultural representations of place, space and culture. This essay by Matthew Gandy focuses on the depiction of landscape in Michelangelo Antonioni´s Red Desert. LINK>>>>>
www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/~mgandy/pdf3.pdf