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2008-01-06

Architecture_95

Entry: Hardware/Software
Focus: dNA



doubleNegatives Architecture was established in 1998 by an architect Ichikawa Sota as an architectural unit. With the technology of both side of hardware/software, they propose concepts of space and environment, shifting through diverse media and platforms. They look on architecture as spatial measure machines/process.
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http://doublenegatives.jp/

Science_97

Entry: Machines
Focus: How Stuff Works



HowStuffWorks is the leading source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. Founded by North Carolina State University Professor Marshall Brain in 1998, the site has since grown to be an award-winning online resource for millions of people of all ages. From car engines to search engines, from cell phones to stem cells, and thousands of subjects in between, HowStuffWorks has it covered.
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http://www.howstuffworks.com/

Book_47

Entry: Philosophy
Focus: Irigaray for Architects



Irigaray’s theory of sexed subjects is explained in order to show how sexuality informs the different ways in which men and women construct and inhabit architecture. In addition, her ideas about architectural forms of organization between people, exterior and interior spaces, touch and vision, philosophy and psychoanalysis are explored. The book also suggests ways in which these strategies can enable architectural designers and theorists to create ethical architectures for the user and his or her physical and psychological needs.
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http://www.routledgearchitecture.com/books/Irigaray-for-Architects-isbn9780415431330

Art_117

Entry: Drawing
Focus: Drawing Center



The Drawing Center has been a unique and dynamic part of New York City's cultural life since 1977. The only not-for-profit institution in the country to focus on the exhibition of drawings, it was established to demonstrate the significance and diversity of drawings throughout history, to juxtapose work by master figures with work by emerging and under-recognized artists, and to stimulate public dialogue on issues of art and culture.
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http://www.drawingcenter.org/