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Transferences between music, mathematics and architecture
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deconcrete/london passwords

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After the spread of cholera in 1854, John Snow decided to map the deaths around London’s Broad Street. The fact of linking the reported cases after the outbreak to the location of the dead’s houses proved that they had a strong link to a public drinking water pump. Those who had used that pump had a higher chance of contracting the disease. This primitive spatial analysis took to pieces the theory that cholera was connected to pestilent air rather than drinking waters infected by sewage. And as a matter of fact, it led to stop the practice of simply draining human wastewaters into the River Thames, which was to be drunk later by citizens.

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Spinoza’s Two Existences | Any-Space-Whatever

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Prima facie, proposition 2P7 in Spinoza’s Ethics presents the counter-intuitive claim that there can be no ideas without extended objects accompanying them. That is, ideas cannot exist without correlative bodies. However, Spinoza offers 2P8 to address the possibility of singular things that do not exist, while preserving his mind-body parallelism.
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Canopy

Inspired by the experience of walking through the dappled light of a forest, Canopy is a 90-metre long light sculpture spanning the front facade of the building, using mass production and precise fabrication to evoke and reflect nature.
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# STUDENTS /// Third Year at Oxford Brookes / The ‘Good House-Keeping’ School by Stephanie Spiteri & Burlesque Theatre by George Regnart

# STUDENTS /// Third Year at Oxford Brookes / The ‘Good House-Keeping’ School by Stephanie Spiteri & Burlesque Theatre by George Regnart | Aural Complex Landscape | Scoop.it
Whoever reads regularly this blog knows that I develop an attraction for architecture schools in the United Kingdom; however I tend to focus a lot on the London ones (Bartlett, AA, Westminster, Roy...
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bourbakisme: Organized Sound.

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The future of music: credo

I BELIEVE THAT THE USE OF NOISE

Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating. The sound of a truck at fifty miles per hour. Static between the stations. Rain. We want to capture and control these sounds, to use them not as sound effects but as musical instruments. Every film studio has a library of "sound effects" recorded on film. With a film phonograph it is now possible to control the amplitude and frequency of any one of these sounds and to give to it rhythms within or beyond the reach of the imagination. Given four film phonographs, we can compose and perform a quartet for explosive motor, wind, heartbeat, and landslide.

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laboflight: the BuildingWhichNeverDies

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A nocturnal observatory pivoting on itself, this research laboratory is intended to analyze human beings’ physiological and ocular adaptation to the dark, in order to be able to reduce urban light pollution. This lab is aimed at the moon when it’s above the horizon, to take advantage of the one-lux minimum moonlight and even amplify it. At night this lab restores the light intensity of daytime by discharging UV sensor units located on all the exterior surfaces. Their phosphorescent components (uranium oxide pigment) thus report on solar activity and its degree of dangerousness, and variations of intensity according to the areas affected by direct sunlight.

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Responsive Parametric Infrastructure | a proposal for a smarter Turin :: complexitys

Responsive Parametric Infrastructure | a proposal for a smarter Turin :: complexitys | Aural Complex Landscape | Scoop.it

From Wednesday to Sunday we were in Turin to coordinate one of the group of international Smart Building Workshop.
In this post we share the proposal developed by the participants of our group: we have called the project RESPONSIVE PARAMETRIC INFRASTRUCTURE.

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FuturICT | Exploring and Managing our Future

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The FuturICT Knowledge Accelerator is a previously unseen multidisciplinary international scientific endeavour with focus on techno-socio-economic-environmental systems.

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Networked Music Review — Turbulence Commission: “PuréeData” by Ted Hayes

Networked Music Review — Turbulence Commission: “PuréeData” by Ted Hayes | Aural Complex Landscape | Scoop.it

PuréeData is a web-browser interface for a single shared sound environment that allows live, collaborative patching for anyone, anywhere. Visitors interact with a shared PureData audio synthesis patch and listen to the results as an MP3 stream, with no software to install or set up. The project is open-source, and all are encouraged to modify, improve and set up their own PuréeData servers.

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Space and Politics: Occupy Wall Street and the State of Exception

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On Friday, September 30, 2011 the United States announced it had legally murdered two US citizens without due legal process in Yemen. The following day, the police kettled and arrested 700 anti-corporate protesters who were marching peacefully on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Seemingly unrelated and spatially distant from each other, these events nonetheless reveal that the US citizens taking to the streets to challenge the capitalist looting of the commons are also confronting a state that has just declared that it can assassinate, without recourse to courts, citizens deemed hostile to the state.

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Kerf-Based Complex Wood Systems

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This research projected investigated complex wood systems constructed from steamed, free formed wooded slats and formed through strategic accumulative local weakening and disruption of fiber continuity by kerfing. Thus the project aimed to develop an integrated computational design tool and robotic manufacturing process that allows programming the bending and twisting behavior of tensioned wood elements through specific kerf patterns.
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On space as a service | Urbanscale

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EEG and biofeedback architecture

Imagine an architecture that reacts on affective, expressive or cognitive signals via Brain Computer Interface Technology http://vimeo.com/30026052...
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deconcrete/columns of air and threads of cloud

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Barefoot, one enters a white curved room, apparently empty. The most relevant objects seem to be the fire protection systems and mechanical pipes above and the air-conditioning grilles. There are also tiny rope barriers preventing visitors from trespassing a certain area, but it is hard to distinguish on which side of the barrier one should walk along. Am I in front of the Emperor’s New Clothes?! Then, the curved colonnade of white vertical rods becomes more and more visible to the naked eye. The rods are not attached to the walls and they do not hang from the ceiling either.

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bourbakisme: Air Conditionné.

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Pourquoi est-ce si important de "localiser" aussi obstinément les visions totalisantes sur Paris? Pour une question d’atmosphère et de respiration, et donc, dirait Peter Sloterdijk, pour une grave question de politique. L’illusion du zoom, en géographie comme en sociologie, a ceci en effet de délétère qu’elle rend la vie en ville parfaitement irrespirable.

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BLDGBLOG: Foamed Infrastructure

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On the way over to the west coast last week, I read Universal Foam: Exploring the Science of Nature's Most Mysterious Substance by Sidney Perkowitz. Amongst references to "applied foam science," "computational foam" studies, and even a "power-producing sonoluminescent foam" that might someday be used to generate electricity for the national grid, there were two ideas for future infrastructure that seem worth repeating here.
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NDLR: AC Alphabetical City. Steven Holl

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Meandering Through Mathematics: Genetic Diffusion Across a Geographic Barrier

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Complexité, Simplexité, Minimalisme : une recherche méthodologique :: complexitys

Complexité, Simplexité, Minimalisme : une recherche méthodologique :: complexitys | Aural Complex Landscape | Scoop.it

Une des raisons principales pour lesquelles ce blog s’appelle complexitys est que nous croyons dans la complexité comme une valeur ajoutée qui caractérise l’epoque contemporaine. L’experience développée dans notre profession de designers nous fait voir dans la complexité une voie possible pour la solution des problèmes liés à l’architecture et, plus en generale, à tout ce qui est relatif au dessin de nos espaces de vie et des objets qui nous entourent.

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# MILITARIZED ARCHITECTURES /// Urban Insurgencies: Algiers’s Labyrinthine Casbah vs New York’s Weaponized Grid Plan

# MILITARIZED ARCHITECTURES /// Urban Insurgencies: Algiers’s Labyrinthine Casbah vs New York’s Weaponized Grid Plan | Aural Complex Landscape | Scoop.it
It has been now three weeks that the occupation of Liberty Square in Wall Street New York started and after two weekends of confrontation with the New York Police Department, a small reflection on weaponized urban design seems appropriate.
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i.M.A.D.E » Archive » Transformer

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“Transformer” is a layered, light-responsive shading lattice, designed and fabricated by an interdisciplinary team of students and faculty. The system acts as an active shading device, potentially for use within a building envelope.

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achimmenges.net - Morphogenetic Design Experiment 05

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This morphogentic design experiment aims to evolve a differentiated surface structure consisting of a dense network of interlocking members from a basic array of simple, straight elements. To achieve complexity in the resultant material system the exploration focuses on advanced digital generation techniques in concert with relatively common computer numerically controlled production processes.
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polis: Featured Quote: Leonie Sandercock on the Ideal City

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Cork: Letting the Material Lead - Core77

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./mediateletipos))) / SXP2011: Vibración en ILIOS y Mark Bain

./mediateletipos))) / SXP2011: Vibración en ILIOS y Mark Bain | Aural Complex Landscape | Scoop.it
Pensar el sonido como vibración es relativamente sencillo. Pensar la realidad como un flujo vibratorio en el que existimos es algo más complejo y requiere cierta perspicacia holística, pero también es asequible. Experimentar como concepto esa vibración, eso no es tan fácil.
Esto, entre otras cosas, tiene como intención Sonic Warfare de Steve Goodman aka Kode9, codificar o conceptualizar la fuerza vibratoria, ya sea una manifestación cultural o un arma, para analizarla luego como instrumento de dominación.
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