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2008-07-12

Design_68

Entry: Hybrid
Focus: onedotzero



onedotzero is a hybrid organization: a cross-media production company and an acclaimed international network of events. Pioneering in its vision, onedotzero champions and explores new forms of moving image, celebrating the next generation of creators. its activities range from a dvd label to events, education to publishing, and consultancy to productions.
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http://www.onedotzero.com/

Technology _95

Entry: Green
Focus: SustainAbility



Founded in 1987, SustainAbility is a hybrid strategy consultancy and independent think-tank. With a diverse team of over 30 people, we work globally from offices in London, Washington, New York and Zurich. Many sustainability challenges for business lie in emerging markets, and our Emerging Economies program provides insight and advice to national and multinational companies on the sustainable development agenda, with a specific focus on Brazil, China, India and South Africa.
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http://www.sustainability.com/

Architecture_110

Entry: Transdisciplinary
Focus: RMIT SIAL



The Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL) is a facility for innovation in transdisciplinary design research and education. It embraces a broad range of investigative modes, involving both highly speculative and industry linked projects. SIAL is concerned with the integration of technical, theoretical and social concerns as part of its innovation agenda. High-end computing, modelling and communication tools associated with disparate disciplines are combined with traditional production techniques. Researchers are engaged in a wide variety of projects that collaboratively disturb artificial distinctions between the physical and virtual, digital and analogue, scientific and artistic, instrumental and philosophical.
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http://www.sial.rmit.edu.au/

2008-07-06

Design_67

Entry: Touch Screens
Focus: Perceptive Pixel



Perceptive Pixel, Inc. was founded by Jeff Han in 2006 as a spinoff of the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences to develop and market the most advanced multi-touch system in the world.
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http://www.perceptivepixel.com/

Technology_94

Entry: Computing
Focus: Bill Buxton



Bill Buxton is a designer and a researcher concerned with human aspects of technology. His work reflects a particular interest in the use of technology to support creative activities such as design, film making and music. Buxton's research specialties include technologies, techniques and theories of input to computers, technology mediated human-human collaboration, and ubiquitous computing.
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http://www.billbuxton.com/

Technology_93

Entry: Environmental
Focus: Eco House Foot Print



Website is dedicated to prompting the reduction of an existing homes ecological footprint. The environmental impact of a house (and thus footprint) can be practically reduced through the use of environmentally friendly technologies and common sense ideas. An objective of this site is to find cost effective environmentally friendly solutions and ideas.
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http://www.ecohousefootprint.com/

Book_52

Entry: Science, Reason, and Religion
Focus: Reinventing the Sacred



Consider the woven integrated complexity of a living cell after 3.8 billion years of evolution. Is it more awe-inspiring to suppose that a transcendent God fashioned the cell, or to consider that the living organism was created by the evolving biosphere? As the eminent complexity theorist Stuart Kauffman explains in this ambitious and groundbreaking new book, people who do not believe in God have largely lost their sense of the sacred and the deep human legitimacy of our inherited spirituality.
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http://www.perseusbooksgroup.com/basic/book_detail.jsp?isbn=0465003001