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2006-12-24

Technology_69

Entry: Advance CAD
Focus: Smart Geometry



The SmartGeometry Group is in the process of registering itself as an educational charity with the aim to furthering advanced education and research in the area of advanced 3D CAD applications. The group is dedicated to educating the construction professions in the new skills which will be required to use these new systems effectively.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.smartgeometry.org/

Architecture_65

Entry: Fabrication
Focus: Material Systems



Established in 2004 by Andrew Kudless, Material Systems Organization is an architectural design studio that explores the emergent relationships between architecture, engineering, biology, and computation. Based on the idea that architecture can be understood as a material body with its own intrinsic and extrinsic forces relating to form, growth, and behaviour, the studio investigates methodologies of performative integration through geometric and material differentiation. The studio’s work ranges from speculative and built projects to the crafting of new tools which facilitate an interdisciplinary approach to the design and fabrication of architecture.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.materialsystems.org/

Architecture_64

Entry: BioBus
Focus: Emergent



Emergent´s approach is informed by contemporary models of biology and business rather than by the arts. Ecologies and economies are evolutionary, interactive, and resilient-- vital qualities that are conspicuously missing from architecture, but necessary for survival in post-industrial culture. Assuming that the future of architecture lies not in ‘never giving up' but in ‘giving in,' Emergent seeks ways to leverage and incorporate differences.
LINK>>>>>
http://emergentarchitecture.com/

Architecture_63

Entry: Intermediate
Focus: NOX



NOX is an architecture design office. Lars Spuybroek explores the interactive relationship between architecture, art, media and computing.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.noxarch.com/

Architecture_62

Entry: Parametric
Focus: ONL



ONL BV and Meijers Staalbouw BV have teamed up from 1995 since the start of the building process of the internationally widely published Waterpavilion at Neeltje Jans, Netherlands has started. Since then they have built other widely known projects like the WEB of North-Holland, the Acoustic Barrier and the Cockpit Building. In all subsequent projects they have refined the process of File to Factory. All projects have been realized within budget thanks to the operational hot-line between the detailed parametric 3D model and the steel processing machines through a variety of conceptual procedures, computer routines and programming scripts.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.oosterhuis.nl/

Science_73

Entry: 3D audio-visualization
Focus: CROMDI



The Center for the Representation of Multi-Dimensional Information (CROMDI) at the University of Utah has developed a new 3D audio-visualization technology (IntuInfo) that facilitates the rapid and accurate analysis of large quantities of complex and quickly changing data. This patent pending technology has been applied in medicine, finance, and entertainment, and may also be successfully utilized in other applications where decision making depends on monitoring or analysing large quantities of information (process control, vehicle operation and traffic control, corporate management, quality assurance, network monitoring). The technology enables significantly faster, more accurate and less cognitive demanding recognition of events than is possible using existing technologies.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.cromdi.utah.edu/

Art_80

Entry: LCD
Focus: Software Art Space



Not a DVD. Not a slide show. A new art form. All it takes is a computer and a screen. You can enjoy software art on a huge 60” plasma in your living room, or have a modest, yet intimate 17” LCD screen in your den or kitchen.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.softwareartspace.com/

Art_79

Entry: Digital
Focus: ADA

Aotearoa Digital Arts is New Zealand/Aotearoa’s only digital artists’ network, The list was launched in 2003 by Stella Brennan and Sean Cubitt during Brennan’s stint as inaugural Digital Artist in Residence at Waikato University’s Screen and Media Department. ADA was born of the observation that although new media artists were often highly networked in terms of both their own practice and their professional relationships, there was no national organization drawing together those with a common interest in digital art. This recognition suggested the irreversible importance of place against the frictionless communication enabled, in theory, by network technologies.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.aotearoadigitalarts.org.nz/

Design_39

Entry: Magazine
Focus: Design News



Design News, has been in print for over 50 years, has a circulation of more than 170,000. It covers the latest tools, components, and materials used in mechanical and electromechanical design of a broad range of products. Articles feature successful engineering projects and new technologies that will spark ideas and assist our readers in the design of new products.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.designnews.com/

Music_29

Entry: Improv
Focus: Paris Trans Atlantic



Paris Transatlantic is a digital magazine dedicated to the promotion of contemporary and improvised music worldwide, reaching beyond traditional academic coverage through a lively format and exciting controversial writing.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.paristransatlantic.com/

Art_78

Entry: School
Focus: Akademie Solitude



Within the international sphere of artistic grants and residency programs, the Akademie Schloss Solitude is unique; an institution with a truly new spirit. In the daily practice of this “Esprit Solitude,” fresh solutions are found - always artistic and as unbureaucratic as possible: the selection process, the opportunity to finance projects from one's own budget, the self-evident international atmosphere. Hundreds of artists have taken part in the Akademie's program since its opening, creating a close-knit, global network of Solitude alumni that expands from year to year.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.akademie-solitude.de/

Art_77

Entry: Festival
Focus: TwoNotTen



The twonotten Digital Arts Festival gives you a chance to see how contemporary artists use new technologies to inspire and create exciting visual arts and performance. Work on show includes: video, installation, print, virtual sculpture, interactive, illustration, animation, electronic audio, and computer based music.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.twonotten.org/

Music_28

Entry: Intermediate
Focus: Diapason



Diapason, gallery for sound and intermedia has presented a varied program featuring performances and installations. Diapason focuses on multi-channel sound installations playable by computer.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.diapasongallery.org/