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2006-02-05

Science_31

Entry: Superformula
Focus: Genicap



The Genicap mission is to develop an ever-widening range of computer applications that bring The Superformula to the most popular graphics software on today’s market. These include both plug-ins and standalone programs used in the fields of computer-assisted design (CAD), engineering design, and commercial graphics. The company’s current products and development projects include plug-ins and tool kits for use with some of the most widely used graphics and presentation programs on the market.
LINK>>>>>
www.genicap.com/science

Architecture_23

Entry: Sustainable Construction
Focus: The Holcim Foundation



The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction promotes innovative approaches to sustainable construction mainly through Awards competitions and an international Forum. The objective of the Holcim Foundation is to encourage sustainable responses to the technological, environmental, socio-economic and cultural issues affecting building and construction, regionally as well as globally.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.holcimfoundation.org/

Architecture_22

Entry: Scandinavia
Focus: Arkitektur Museet Swe
den


New Swedish Architecture.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.arkitekturmuseet.se/

Art_21

Entry: Art and Science
Focus: Daniel Langlois Foundation


The Daniel Langlois Foundation's purpose is to further artistic and scientific knowledge by fostering the meeting of art and science in the field of technologies. The Foundation seeks to nurture a critical awareness of technology's implications for human beings and their natural and cultural environments, and to promote the exploration of aesthetics suited to evolving human environments. The Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) seeks to document history, artworks and practices associated with electronic and digital media arts and to make this information available to researchers in an innovative manner through data communications.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.fondation-langlois.org/

Architecture_21

Entry: Geodesic Domes
Focus: Buckminster Fuller Institute



“For the first time in history it is now possible to take care of everybody at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. Only ten years ago the ‘more with less’ technology reached the point where this could be done. All humanity now has the option to become enduringly successful.” – R. Buckminster Fuller, 1980
LINK>>>>>
http://www.bfi.org/

Architecture_20

Entry: Magazine
Focus: VMSpace



South Korea architecture.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.vmspace.com/

Book_6

Entry: Scenography
Focus: Theatre Performance and Technology



Technology has always been an important part of theatre, both as a means to an end and as end in itself. Throughout the 20th century a unifying attitude in all art forms is the desire to examine the materials and the tools of making art. In the theatre this approach significantly expands the relationships between technology, scenography and performance. This book explores ways in which development and change in technology have been reflected in scenography, and considers how change in scenographic identity has impacted upon the place and meaning of performance.
Theatre Performance and Technology: The Development of Scenography in the Twentieth Century; Christopher Baugh; Palgrave; 2005

LINK>>>>>
http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403916969

Music_8

Entry: New and Experimental
Focus: Staalplaat


Staalplaat is a forum for sound artists, an organisation network with a music label, an e-zine, a radio program, an audio-gallery, shop, mail order and distribution company, started in Amsterdam. Since 1982 we concentrate on new and experimental music. Where most organisations measure their success in terms of sales or riding the crest of the latest trends, Staalplaat was created to discover the rough diamonds, to take risks and embrace all surprises. The centre of Staalplaat's strategy is to invest in the future by stimulating new sounds, establishing and supporting new routes, connecting artists with new improvisational themes and experimental music ideas, the exchange and exploration of different metamusical concepts and thus expanding the boundaries of what we call "music”.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.staalplaat.com/

Technology_15

Entry: Artifacts and Events
Focus: Golan Levin



This work represents a personal inquiry into abstract communications protocols. To create new communications systems to explore such protocols, and then employ these systems in performances which strive to be both demonstrative yet sublime.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.flong.com/

Music_7

Entry: Online catalogue
Focus: Microsuoni


Online catalogue of minimal electronic music, lowercase, laptop composers, glitch techno, ambient and idm.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.microsuoni.com/

Technology_14

Entry: Engineering
Focus: Werner Sobek



Werner Sobek is a structural engineering consultancy operating on a worldwide scale. The company has offices in Stuttgart/Germany, Frankfurt/Germany and New York. The works of Werner Sobek excel through excellent engineering combined with first-rate design of constructional elements.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.wsi-stuttgart.com/

Technology_13

Entry: Geographic Information Systems
Focus: Urban Tapestries

Urban Tapestries is an experimental software platform for knowledge mapping and sharing – public authoring. It combines mobile and internet technologies with geographic information systems to allow people to build relationships between places and to associate stories, information, pictures, sounds and videos with them.
LINK>>>>>
http://urbantapestries.net/

Architecture_19

Entry: Landscape
Focus: Rotzer Krebs Partner



Swiss landscape architects.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.rotzler-krebs.ch/

Architecture_18

Entry: Urbanism
Focus: New Moscow



The new city will be built on a 3000 ha plot along the city ring of Moscow, situated on a former collective farm, Sovchoz Kommunarka. The prize-winning design of Maxwan includes 46.000 houses, a regional business center, and a leisure and education center. The plan also contains six city centers set amongst a network of public parks and forests.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.maxwan.com/