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2006-03-16

Technology_23

Entry: Television
Focus: CNN



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http://www.cnn.com/

Technology_22

Entry: Television
Focus: Aljazeera



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http://www.aljazeera.net/

2006-03-12

Art_27

Entry: DIY Video Mix
Focus: Jimpunk



French artist Jimpunk makes anarchic collages out of animated GIFs, exploding pop-up windows, ASCII drawings, and other internet conventions.
Most of his projects require some viewer input to set a manic, web-based
bricolage in motion, but a recent project, titled 'Pulp,' goes a step further, allowing users to make custom mixes of grainy video clips. A menu of cryptically-labeled shots fills the bottom of a browser window, and when a viewer clicks one, a video loop plays in one of six tiled frames that form a mosaic across the top of the window. Some of the clips are abstracted from film and television while featuring stylized interference. Others are just fuzz and static with high-pitched tones ringing underneath. Playing two or three together yields hypnotic patterns of sound and video; opening six at once creates a cacophony.
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http://www.jimpunk.com/www.pulp.href/

Architecture_30

Entry: Competition
Focus: Riverlife



The Riverlife Task Force is a nonprofit corporation established in 1999 by Mayor Tom Murphy to create a vision "to make Pittsburgh's urban waterfront one of the most spectacular in the world." A group of 48 civic leaders, the Task Force is now dedicated to facilitating the future development of "Three Rivers Park": a grand, urban-scale park along the three rivers in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.
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http://www.riverlifecompetition.org/

Music_13

Entry: Mag
Focus: Vibrofiles



Vibrö is a sonic object, at the crossroads of an art multiple a specialised magazine.Vibrö intends to render experiments in the fields of electroacoustics and Lo-Fi more 'audible'. It also tries to illustrate the growing presence of sound in the fine art practice. Published quarterly in a digibox format, vibrö includes an audio compilation and a series of cards that catalogue the artists and tracks.
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http://www.vibrofiles.com/

Design_15

Entry: Weblog
Focus: Transstudio



Transstudio is a forum for the major environmental, social, and economic issues that are transforming our physical world. By adopting the art of the long view and sharing ideas, we can design a better future.
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http://www.transstudio.com/

Technology_21

Entry: Bank
Focus: EuroBioBank



A bank, or a Biological Resource Centre (BRC), is a public or private non-profit organisation, which collects, prepares stores and distributes biological material for research in compliance with the local and international regulations in force in this field. In a document entitled: "Biological Resource Centres: Underpinning the Future of Life Science and Biotechnology" (March 2001), the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) defines the Biological Resource Centres as "Service providers and repositories of living cells, genome of organisms and information relating to heredity and the functions of biological systems. BRCs contain culturable organisms (…), replicable parts of these (…), viable but not yet culturable organisms, cells and tissues, as well as databases containing molecular, physiological and structural information relevant to these collections and related bioinformatics." EuroBioBank is a European network of human DNA, cell and tissue banks for research on rare diseases.
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www.eurobiobank.org

Science_44

Entry: Biology
Focus: PLANTS



The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged.
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http://plants.usda.gov/

Art_26

Entry: Wiki
Focus: Ruccas



Participating in ruccas.org is easy. Since ruccas.org is a wiki, you can edit just about any page you like.
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http://www.ruccas.org/

Architecture_29

Entry: Landscape
Focus: Kostudio



Ecosystems support life and diversity. Our goal is to connect people to their immediate environment, and design with both the spatial mesh of natural systems and the quality of human habitats in mind. We imagine how the structure and function of nature can inform design decisions at the level of the detail, the site, and the bioregion.
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http://www.kostudio.com/