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2006-03-26

Architecture_35

Entry: Smart Think
Focus: Richard Rogers



Over some three decades Richard Rogers Partnership has attracted critical acclaim and dozens of prestigious international awards and honors.
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http://www.richardrogers.co.uk/

Science_47

Entry: Anatomy
Focus: Doereport



Defense and plaintiff lawyers agree on at least one point: The Doe Report is the world's most comprehensive source of online medical demonstrative evidence, including medical illustrations, medical animations and anatomical models.
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http://www.doereport.com/

Art_34

Entry: Magazine
Focus: Aspect



Aspect is a biannual DVD magazine of new media art. The mission of the publication is to distribute and archive works of time-based art.
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http://www.aspectmag.com/

Architecture_34

Entry: Systems
Focus: Schwinge



Jonathan was a scholarship student at the Architectural Association. His Fourth Year diploma project 'Airlander' was exhibited at Imagination's Ford Journey Zone in the Greenwich Millennium Dome. His final year project 'Lost-Exchange' won the Grand Prize and Category Prize for the Bentley Systems Student Design Competition, USA 2000.
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http://www.schwinge.co.uk/

Art_33

Entry: X-ray
Focus: Judith McMillan



The work of photographer Judith K. McMillan takes the examination of plants to a new realm. Using an X-ray machine as her camera, McMillan photographs the internal structures of plants, revealing the beauty of natural forms invisible to the human eye. Judith McMillan’s images are ephemeral, eerie, and beautiful. The gladioli, poppies, water lilies, orchids, locust seeds and ferns that become the focus of her work take on a strangely translucent life, opening our minds to an alternate view of reality.
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http://www.judithkmcmillan.com/

Science_46

Entry: Database
Focus: Pherobase



Chemical signals are the main channel of communication in arthropods especially insects. They are used in sexual attraction, aggregation, trail following, recruitment, defense and in many other ways. Since the discovery of the sex pheromone of the silk worm, Bombyx mori in 1959, considerable data on the identification of the chemical signals that govern insect behaviour have been published. Our main objective in The Pherobase is to convert scientific data and knowledge from the literature and publish peer-reviewed information about behavioural modifying chemicals in insects into electronically searchable database entries.
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http://www.pherobase.com/

Book_11

Entry: Publisher
Focus: Atelos



Atelos was founded in 1995 as a project of Hip's Road, devoted topublishing, under the sign of poetry, writing which challenges theconventional definitions of poetry, since such definitions havetended to isolate poetry from intellectual life, arrest its development,and curtail its impact. All the works published as part of the Atelos project are commissioned specifically for it, and each is involved in some way with crossingtraditional genre boundaries, including, for example, those that wouldseparate theory from practice, poetry from prose, essay from drama,the visual image from the verbal, the literary from the non-literary, andso forth.
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http://www.atelos.org/

Art_32

Entry: New Media
Focus: Electronic Arts Intermix



Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world’s leading nonprofit resources for video art and interactive media. A pioneer and advocate of media art and artists, EAI's core program is the international distribution of a major collection of new and historical media works by artists. EAI’s leadership position in the media arts extends to our preservation program, viewing access, educational services, online resources, exhibitions and events.
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http://www.eai.org/

Art_31

Entry: New Media
Focus: Nam June Paik



Nam June Paik is a seminal figure in video art. His video sculptures, installations, performances and tapes encompass one of the most influential bodies of work in the medium. Merging global communications theories with an irreverent Fluxus sensibility, his electronic collages explore the juncture of art, technology, and popular culture, as he interweaves avant-garde figures, pop icons and electronic processing.
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http://www.paikstudios.com/

Technology_27

Entry: Systems
Focus: StarLogo



StarLogo is a programmable modeling environment for exploring the behaviors of decentralized systems, such as bird flocks, traffic jams, and ant colonies. It is designed especially for use by students.
In decentralized systems, orderly patterns can arise without centralized control. Increasingly, researchers are choosing decentralized models for the organizations and technologies that they construct in the world, and for the theories that they construct about the world. But many people continue to resist these ideas, assuming centralized control where none exists--for example, assuming (incorrectly) that bird flocks have leaders. StarLogo is designed to help students (as well as researchers) develop new ways of thinking about and understanding decentralized systems.
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http://education.mit.edu/starlogo/

Music_16

Entry: Improv
Focus: Sensorband



Sensorband makes performances on sensor-based musical instruments. Gestural interfaces - ultrasound, infrared, and bioelectric sensors - become musical instruments. The trio, Edwin van der Heide, Zbigniew Karkowski, Atau Tanaka, each soloists on their instruments for over five years, formed Sensorband to create a live performance ensemble.
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http://www.sensorband.com/

Science_45

Entry: SuperGravity
Focus: High Energy Physics



Recently, it has been proposed by Maldacena that large $N$ limits of certain conformal field theories in $d$ dimensions can be described in terms of supergravity (and string theory) on the product of $d+1$-dimensional $AdS$ space with a compact manifold. Here we elaborate on this idea and propose a precise correspondence between conformal field theory observables and those of supergravity: correlation functions in conformal field theory are given by the dependence of the supergravity action on the asymptotic behavior at infinity.
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http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9802150

Music_15

Entry: Field Recordings
Focus: Punck



Punck is the pseudonym chosen by Adriano Zanni, born in 1964 and currently living in Ravenna, for his experimental music project. After some seminal experiences during the '80s, he approached electronic music in the late '90s using the web as a preferred way of trade and diffusion. Punck creates his sound canvas manipulating many different kinds of acoustic sources with audio editors and software’s. Among such sources we find digital synthesis, contact microphones and field-recordings.
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http://www.punck.net/

Technology_26

Entry: Zylon
Focus: Toyobo



Now in the 21st century, Toyobo faces a major change in the circumstances surrounding people's life and economy. The Toyobo Group aims to be a manufacturer of high-tech materials that combines and deepens these own technologies to continue creation of the new values demanded by the age.
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http://www.toyobo.co.jp/

Art_30

Entry: Photography
Focus: Bee Flowers



The USSR had a clear sense of purpose; a national idea. Echoes and imprints of the vociferations of the Soviet state linger in the present day, now engaging in a dialogue with signifiers of the emerging commercial culture. Lately, the rumblings and early warning shots of an as yet undetermined future have become apparent.
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http://www.beeflowers.com

Design_19

Entry: Weblog
Focus: Gabion



Gabion is the site of Hugh Pearman, London-based architecture and design critic. Hugh has been attached to The Sunday Times, London, since 1986, writes for a wide range of other design and consumer titles, is the author of several books, and frequently teaches and lectures. What you find here is a selection - by no means exhaustive - of his writings in various media, including the full, uncut versions of articles previously published in The Sunday Times.
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http://www.hughpearman.com/

Art_29

Entry: Sci-fi
Focus: Fabio Femino



Fabio Femino is one of the foremost Italian Experts in Astronautics, Futurology and Science Fiction.
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http://www.fabiofeminofantascience.org/

Technology_25

Entry: Fabrics
Focus: Vectranfiber



Vectra polymer molecules are stiff, rod-like structures organized in ordered domains in the solid and melt states. These oriented domains lead to anisotropic behavior in the melt state, thus the term "liquid crystal polymer." Vectran fiber is formed by melt extrusion of the LCP through fine diameter capillaries, during which the molecular domains orient parallel to the fiber axis.
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http://www.vectranfiber.com/

Architecture_33

Entry: Urbanism
Focus: TheBoxTank



Theboxtank is a weblog about big-box urbanism, what we consider to be one of the major forces driving the development of the American city and how we live. The focus of this blog is Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, and it’s role in shaping American cities and culture.
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http://www.theboxtank.com/

Music_14

Entry: Blip Blop
Focus: Raymond Scott


Scott was an early electronic music pioneer. As well as designing novel instruments such as the Clavivox and Electronium, he recorded records of entirely electronic music, such as 1962's ground-breaking Soothing Sounds for Baby, a series of albums designed to lull infants to sleep, and which today sounds uncannily like the ambient work of Tangerine Dream or Brian Eno from the mid 1970's. His electronic music did not find much favor as pure music, but his firm, "Manhattan Research, Inc." had considerable success in providing striking, ear-catching sonic textures for broadcast commercials. He served as director of Motown's electronic music and research department from 1971 to 1977. Bob Moog, developer of the Moog Synthesizer, met Scott in the 1950s, designed circuits for him in the 1960s, and acknowledged him as an important influence.
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http://raymondscott.com/

Architecture_32

Entry: Japan
Focus: Kiyonori Kikutake



Kiyonori Kikutake , born in 1928 in Kurume, Japan, is one of forefront Japanese architects today. He is well known as one of the original founders of Metabolism, a major Japanese contribution to modern architectural philosophy.
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http://www.kikutake.co.jp/

Technology_24

Entry: Lot’s of energy!
Focus: World Energy Outlook



The annual World Energy Outlook is the leading source for medium to long-term energy market projections and analysis and has achieved widespread international recognition. It is the flagship publication of the International Energy Agency.
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http://www.worldenergyoutlook.org/

Science_44

Entry: Healthcare
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.
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http://www.who.int/

Book_10

Entry: Publisher
Focus: Berghahn Books



Berghahn Books publishes in the fields of European Studies and Anthropology and has achieved a substantial measure of success in a relatively short period. Thanks to our strong transatlantic position and our close links to Continental Europe, we see it as one of our important roles to further the dialogue between European and American scholars. Our main fields are History, Politics & Economics, International Relations, Anthropology, Cultural and Jewish Studies, and the field of Migration Studies. Our program is widely recognized for the quality both of its lists and of the production of its books and journals.
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http://www.berghahnbooks.com/

Architecture_31

Entry: Theory
Focus: Habraken



N. John Habraken, a Dutch citizen, was born in Bandung, Indonesia in 1928. Taught at MIT till his retirement in 1989. Remains occupied with Methods and Theory of architectural and urban design. Lectured on these topics worldwide and is the author of a number of books, research reports, and many articles.
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http://www.habraken.com

Design_18

Entry: Portal
Focus: Dexigner



Delivering design news, competitions, forums and links, Dexigner is the leading online information service for designers and artists.
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http://www.dexigner.com/

Design_17

Entry: Publisher
Focus: Rotovision



RotoVision was founded in Switzerland over 30 years ago as a publisher of international source books. Located in the UK since 1996, RotoVision is now recognised as the publisher of excellence in the visual arts. Graphic design, photography, the arts and crafts of stage and screen, all types of architectural, interior, environmental and three-dimensional design; these are our specialities and our passions. The unique RotoVision proposition is that the same rigorously perfectionist textual and visual standards are applied to the design and production of the books as to their content.
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http://www.rotovision.com/

Design_16

Entry: Visual Dictionary
Focus: InfoVisual



To learn by way of image with thematic, clear and precise pages, with concise and rigorous texts, bilingual, the InfoVisual will become a very good academic resource. The InfoVisual is different from an encyclopedia or from a traditional online dictionary because the images replace the words.
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http://www.infovisual.info/

Art_28

Entry: Pink Activism
Focus: Bernadette Corporation



Bernadette Corporation is not so much a clearly defined artists, group as it is a group with changing members, operating from within the art world and formulating its concerns from exactly this unclear starting point. In the beginning, the Corporation’s activities consisted mainly of organizing and hosting events for the art world. Parties and other services were organized, and questioned on a conceptual level the interdependence of art processes and their surrounding economic conditions. After that came an excursion into the worlds of fashion and the catwalk, complete with collections and media-friendly visibility campaigns, and a publishing venture.
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http://www.bernadettecorporation.com/