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2007-12-30

Architecture_94

Entry: Process
Focus: Krets



Krets conducts research into architectural processes with implications into social, cultural and technological aspects. The work is pursued in response to emerging electronic cultures which are bringing about new conditions in public and private environments, as well as the parallel development of digitally enhanced production strategies. The group operates through project-based work, ranging from design projects to public seminars and workshops.
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http://www.krets.org/

Science_96

Entry: Microbiology
Focus: Microbe World



MicrobeWorld explores the world of microbes with vivid images and descriptions. Because bacteria and viruses cause many of the diseases we're familiar with, people often confuse these two microbes. But viruses are as different from bacteria as goldfish are from giraffes. For one thing, they differ greatly in size. The biggest viruses are only as large as the tiniest bacteria. Another difference is their structure. Bacteria are complex compared to viruses.
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http://www.microbeworld.org/

Architecture_93

Entry: Experimental Computation
Focus: SJET



SJET was initiated by Skylar Tibbits, as a catalogue and source of further inspiration for continual studies in experimental computation. SJET remains open to growing opportunities which provide for investigation into avenues such as architecture & multimedia, network organizations, computer programming, fashion, dance, etc.
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http://sjet.wordpress.com/

Art_116

Entry: Creative Industry
Focus: The Program



The Program is all about sparking connections between young people and the arts community. Recognising that arts and creativity mean something different for everyone. One man's opera is another man's grunge; oils to one woman, pixels to another.
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http://www.theprogram.net.au/

Design_58

Entry: Graphic Design
Focus: Kashiwa Sato



Born in Tokyo in 1965, Kashiwa Sato studied graphic design at the Tama Art University. After a period working for Hakuhodo, he started his own business, establishing his creative studio "Samurai" in 2000. Sato's creative work is characterized by its powerful visual inventiveness and spans a wide range of genres and media. As such, it has received critical praise and accolades from individuals and organizations in an array of industries including design, advertising and art direction.
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http://kashiwasato.com/

Technology_72

Entry: Open Course Ware
Focus: OCW MIT



MIT OpenCourseWare is an idea - and an ideal - developed by the MIT faculty who share the Institute's mission to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship to best serve the world. In 1999, the Faculty considered how to use the Internet in pursuit of this goal, and in 2000 proposed OCW.
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http://ocw.mit.edu/

Book_46

Entry: Cleanliness and Contamination
Focus: Dirt



Dirt - and our rituals to eradicate it - are as much a part of our everyday lives as eating, breathing and sleeping. Yet this very fact means that we seldom stop to question what we mean by dirt. What do our attitudes to dirt and cleanliness tell us about ourselves and the societies we live in? The contributors to this work expose the interests which underlie everyday conceptions of dirt and reveal how our ideas about it are intimately bound up with issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality and the body. Exploring a wide variety of settings - domestic, urban and rural - this original work reveals how attitudes to dirt and cleanliness become manifest in surprisingly diverse ways, including the rituals associated with death and burial; interior and architectural design aesthetics; urban infrastructure, regeneration and renewal; film symbolism; and consumer attitudes to food. This is a rich and challenging work that extends our understanding of the cultural manifestations of dirt and cleanliness.
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http://www.ibtauris.com/

Technology_71

Entry: Database
Focus: Constellations



Constellations is an instance of Simon Perkins' Constellations Project. It is a research initiative and pedagogical tool that has evolved from earlier Virtual Heteroglossia" tools. Constellations is a structured repository whose entries are published by its contributors in the form of a collection of intersecting responses.
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http://www.constellations.co.nz/