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2007-01-27

Art_86

Entry: Festival
Focus: Deaf07



In a world dominated by an omnipresence of media and telecommunications we are expected to act in and with the networks these systems create. Interactivity in this context becomes an intrinsic part of our societal, political and economic ideals creating new forms of cultural and social structures. Our positions as participating citizens, creative consumers or critical activists force us into the role of being co-author or determinant element of the landscape of (media)realities we live in, in this sense interactivity is mostly promoted to fullfill social, cultural and political ideals. But direct interaction with such systems and networks often leads to unexpected and unforeseen results inspiring diversity and variation instead of fullfilling one single social and political ideal at will.
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http://www.deaf07.nl/

Art_85

Entry: Multimedia
Focus: MARCEL



MARCEL is a permanent broadband interactive network and web site dedicated to artistic, educational and cultural experimentation, exchange between art and science and collaboration between art and industry. The portal site MARCEL will give participants access to and allow them to post information on relevant art projects, educational programmes, research, events, pertinent information in many categories, on-line collaboration, and partnerships. It will be an open platform for expansion to interested future participants.
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http://www.mmmarcel.org/

Architecture_68

Entry: Architectural Ephemera
Focus: Gravestmor



Architecture, commentary, Gravestmor: architecture news and information.
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http://www.gravestmor.com/

Art_84

Entry: Research
Focus: Hexagram




Video: Excerpt from Dziga Vertov´s Man with a Movie Camera (1929).
Hexagram aim is to give artists/researchers a voice, to provide them with the means to experiment and develop content in a highly stimulating research environment, using state-of-the-art equipment and fully exploiting available technology. The private partnerships signed with the Hexagram FUND are a strong motivation for the institute to set a very high standard of scientific quality and innovation for the projects it supports.
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http://www.hexagram.org/

Book_36

Entry: Emerging
Focus: De-Signing the Urban



De-Signing the Urban represents the fruits of a year-long forum held at the Delft School of Design (DSD), a laboratory for research and experimentation in architecture, urbanism and technologies of construction at the TU Delft. The papers in this collection are by renowned visiting scholars, faculty members, and doctoral candidates who contributed to workshops, seminars and lectures given within a guiding framework entitled 'forms and relations'. They address issues which have come to increasingly shift our understanding of architecture and urbanism. Their authors offer insight on urban processes and the aesthetic challenge for contemporary design in relation to image, technology and life sciences.
In many of these contributions case studies link arms with debates on critique and praxis. Topics include the structure of the network city in terms of temporal manipulations; new frameworks for understanding the ecologies of urban communities as exemplified in a case study on Istanbul; the virtual emergence and resilience of contemporary urban place in the context of Beijing; the practice of the 'production of space' detailed with a study of Nowa Huta, Poland, a post-Communist city; a phenomenological account of habitat and the urban body presented in relation to Bogotá; and new approaches to the mapping and diagramming of cities developed from various perspectives. Several essays put into question principal arguments regarding the forms of material things and examine how the philosophies of forms have shaped aesthetic theory and scientific understanding within the disciplines of architecture and urbanism.

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http://www.010publishers.nl/

Book_35

Entry: Emerging
Focus: Crossover



Crossover is the very first publication by the Delft School of Design (DSD), a laboratory for research and experimentation in architecture, urbanism and technologies of construction at the TU Delft. Its investigations cover a wide variety of subjects, from theoretical considerations and historical studies to urban and architectural practices and contemporary structural design. What they all have in common is the emerging condition of architectural and urban knowledge in both the academic context and professional practice. Since its inception in 2004, the DSD has developed a strategy or field of inquiry for mapping new means of approaching the complexity of the contemporary urban and architectural conditions. Traditional approaches are seen to be increasingly inadequate in the face of this complexity. This is in part due to the nature of the information age. Yet, on the other hand, new technologies offer us the challenge and the potential to represent our world in unprecedented ways.
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http://www.010publishers.nl/

Design_40

Entry: Collaborative
Focus: European Academy of Design



The European Academy of Design was formed to promote the publication and dissemination of research in design through conferences hosted by different educational institutions in Europe and the publication of proceedings, newsletters and a journal, to improve European wide research collaboration and dissemination.
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http://www.europeanacademyofdesign.org.uk/

Technology_74

Entry: Software
Focus: Open Source



Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the community, specifically through the OSI Certified Open Source Software certification mark and program. You can read about successful software products that have these properties, and about our certification mark and program, which allow you to be confident that software really is "Open Source."
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http://www.opensource.org/