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2007-01-01

Art_82

Entry: Digital
Focus: Creativity and Cognition



Creativity and Cognition Studios in an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary environment for the advancement and understanding of practice in digital media and the arts. It provides nationally and internationally recognized artists and technologists with a space in which to collaborate, experiment and create, as equal partners, in practice-based research.
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http://www.creativityandcognition.com/

Technology_72

Entry: Textiles
Focus: NUNO Corporation



Design and manufacture of woven specialty fabrics for apparel and fashion applications, from a range of natural and man-made fibers. NUNO Corporation, Japan creates innovative textiles combining traditional aesthetics with the latest computer and synthetics technologies.
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http://www.nuno.com/

Architecture_66

Entry: Dystopia
Focus: Kosmograd



The Kosmograd is a blog covering urbanism, cities and architecture, from the viewpoints of design and technology. In particular, KSMGRD is focused on how the concept of a city is changing under the forces of technology and communication, the process of disurbanisation.
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http://kosmograd.typepad.com/

Technology_71

Entry: Construction
Focus: Engineering News-Record



Engineering News-Record provides the news, analysis, commentary and data that construction industry professionals need to do their jobs more effectively. Our products include a weekly magazine with 71,000 paid subscribers, a website with 88,000 unique visitors a month and a series of in-person events. The audience includes contractors, project owners, engineers, architects, government regulators and industry suppliers—many of whom work around the world. ENR connects diverse sectors of the industry with coverage that everyone needs about issues such as business management, design, construction methods, technology, safety, law, legislation, environment and labor.
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http://www.enr.com/

Science_74

Entry: Ecosystem Change
Focus: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment




Video: Excerpt from Godfrey Reggio´s Koyaanisqatsi (1983).
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) is an international work program designed to meet the needs of decision makers and the public for scientific information concerning the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and options for responding to those changes. The MA was launched by U.N. Secretary- General Kofi Annan in June 2001 and was completed in March 2005. It will help to meet assessment needs of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention to Combat Desertification, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, and the Convention on Migratory Species, as well as needs of other users in the private sector and civil society. If the MA proves to be useful to its stakeholders, it is anticipated that such integrated assessments will be repeated every 5– 10 years and that ecosystem assessments will be regularly conducted at national or sub-national scales.
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http://www.millenniumassessment.org/

Technology_70

Entry: Geology
Focus: Department of Terrestrial Magnetism



The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism was founded in 1904 to map the geomagnetic field of the Earth. Over the years the research direction shifted, but the historic goal to understand the Earth and its place in the universe has remained the same. Today the department is home to an interdisciplinary team of astronomers and astrophysicists, geophysicists and geochemists, cosmochemists and planetary scientists.
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http://www.dtm.ciw.edu/

Art_81

Entry: Re-perception
Focus: Frank van der Salm



Frank van der Salm’s pictures generate distrust. Architecture and trees are depicted as hazy, maquette-like blocks and mossy, plastic clutters; hyper-realistically represented, overwhelming architecture seems unreal. There is an alternation of unfocused and crystal-clear shots. Confusion. Deception in observation. His work relies on perception.
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http://www.frankvandersalm.com/