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Media Technology and City Design and Development, Spring 2002
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Media Technology and City Design and Development, Spring 2002

Explores the potential of information technology and the internet to transform public ... (more)

Explores the potential of information technology and the internet to transform public education, city design, and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. Associated with the West Philadelphia Landscape Project, an ongoing action-research program integrating research, teaching, and community service since 1987. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
McDowell, Ceasar L.
Spirn, Anne Whiston
Melanie Kahane Interview
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Melanie Kahane Interview

"Design Archives" raw material on the interior designer Melanie Kahane, consisting of ... (more)

"Design Archives" raw material on the interior designer Melanie Kahane, consisting of 180-minute interview on three videocassettes.Tape 1 (58:00): Childhood in Sioux Falls, S.D.; imaginative abilities of children; her children's books on design (There's a Decorator in Your Dollhouse); talent vs. environment and their influence on children's attitudes toward design; her father's influence; education at Parsons School of Design in New York; difficulties in finding jobs after graduation in the Depression; studies in Paris and travels in Europe; decision to go into interior decorating; starting her own business; development of control system for her business; importance of cost and budgets in design field; her knowledge of color; differences in trends in fashion and interior design; effects of history on design (Industrial Revolution, Victorian era, WWI) and effects catastrophic events have on design.Tape 2 (59:00): Need for designers/architects to know the human body; need for designers to work in difficult situations; economy of space due to economics; argues there is no distinction between the designer and decorator; her Black and White in Pumpkin Room design of the late 1940's -- inspirations for it and its impact; importance of gaining publicity for one's designs; origins of her Red Hot Stove design and its impact on her becoming known for kitchen and cabinet design; her product designs for Westinghouse, especially colored bulbs for home use, and RCA; role of computers in design; life with her husband; their travels in Russia, Portugal, and England.Tape 3 (58:45): Importance for designers to be able to completely visualize projects before they begin; changes in business of design over the years; education of the consumer in design matters; her designs for the Schubert Theater in Boston; her restoration designs for rooms at the Waldorf in New York; her determination of fees for jobs; favorite and least favorite types of jobs; the need for designers to be involved in all aspects of the design business; interests in urban renewal; her designs for cabinets used in the space shuttle; value of NASA research in everyday life; the upbringing of her daughter; the need for young designers to struggle and try many experiences to become well-rounded; the need for design schools to teach business elements; her input in Harry Siegel's book A Guide to Business Principles and Practices for Interior Designers; the need for design firms to become larger with a wide range of specialized workers, but the prevention of its happening due to ego.One of four interviews conducted in 1981 as part of the New Television Workshop's (NTW) Design Archiving Project. The "Design Archives" was an NEA-sponsored project originally conceived in 1980 as an attempt to record lengthy interviews with four "national treasures" involved in various fields of design. The others were O'Neil Ford (architecture), Charles Blessing (city planning), and Paul Rand (graphic design). Plans to broadcast portions of the interviews never came to pass, nor did plans to transfer the interviews to videodisc in order to provide a resource for researchers and students in the field of graphic design. Other NTW projects undertaken to interview famous artists were the "Dance Archiving Project," in which tap dancer Honi Coles was interviewed in 1981, and the "Twentieth Century Artists" series, in which artists Judy Chicago and Lee Krasner were interviewed in 1979.The interviewer is Rita St. Clair, an influential interior designer who founded her own Baltimore-based design firm (Rita St. Clair Associates Inc.) and a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. The interview covers biographical aspects of Kahane's life and her ideas on interior design.Melanie Kahane was born in Sioux Falls, SD. She graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City and studied design for one year in Paris. She started her own interior design firm in the 1930's. She devised a control system to guide her business operations that became a standard in the design field. She drew fame for her Black and White in Pumpkin Room of the late 1940's, designed for an exhibition at the Grand Central Palace in New York City. She was also known for her industrial and product designs, especially her Red Hot Stove and colored light bulbs for home use. She developed products for companies such as Westinghouse and RCA. She also oversaw design and restoration projects for theaters and hotels, including work on rooms at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Business
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
WGBH Open Vault
Modern Art and Mass Culture, Spring 2012
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Modern Art and Mass Culture, Spring 2012

This class provides an introduction to modern art and theories of modernism ... (more)

This class provides an introduction to modern art and theories of modernism and postmodernism. It focuses on the way artists use the tension between fine art and mass culture to mobilize a critique of both. We will examine objects of visual art, including painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, prints, performance and video. These objects will be viewed in their interaction with advertising, caricature, comics, graffiti, television, fashion, folk art, and "primitive" art. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Caroline Jones
New Angles on Art
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New Angles on Art

Do art and math have anything in common? How do artists and ... (more)

Do art and math have anything in common? How do artists and architects use math to create their works? In these lessons, students will explore the intersection of math and art in the works of two artists and one architect for whom mathematical concepts (lines, angles, two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional polyhedra, fractions, ratios, and permutations) and geometric forms were fundamental. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
Provider Set:
National Gallery of Art
OBBL Architecture Blocks
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OBBL Architecture Blocks

This interactive applet gives students the opportunity to compose architectural structures using ... (more)

This interactive applet gives students the opportunity to compose architectural structures using geometric and irregular elements. Learners must consider the effects of gravity and the methods of joining parts. Links to Help and Ideas sections are included. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
O'Neil Ford Interview
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O'Neil Ford Interview

'Design Archives' raw material on the architect O'Neil Ford, consisting of 4-hour ... (more)

'Design Archives' raw material on the architect O'Neil Ford, consisting of 4-hour interview on five videocassettes. One of the cassettes does not contain interview footage, but 29 raw, unedited minutes of exterior and interior shots of Ford's buildings. Tape 1 (57:00): Introduction by Lacy about Ford's background, contributions, and fame; educational background at International Correspondence School of Scranton, PA; first job experience; inspiration for being an architect; places/countries where he has designed buildings; reasons for his notoriety; dislike of "publicity for publicity's sake" in architecture; his "non-style" of architecture (use of crafts and honesty of materials); childhood experiences and family influences; influences of other architects on him; dislike of egoism in architecture; architects he's fond of; houses he designed in San Antonio; impressions of other architects; disdain for fashion in architecture; works between WWI and WWII; studies in Europe in 1930's; following of a traditional path in architecture; origins of his interest in historical preservation; works in Texas, Georgia, and D.C. in the 1930's; work under Lyndon B. Johnson on the LaVillita Project in the 1930's and his relationship with Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960's; relationship with politicians and governments regarding environmental issues. Tape 2 (58:00) (contains some audio problems): The journals he has kept for past 29 years; involvement in education -lecturer, professor at the University of Virginia and lecturer at Harvard; disappointment at high schools' inability to prepare students for college-level engineering and architecture; the need for schools to emphasize the arts; his architecture videos designed for children; fights with governments to preserve nature and parks; views on Pompidou Center in Paris; difficulty with designing new commissions and putting human qualities in buildings; distaste for modern materials; technology in architecture; necessary limitations and seriousness that should exist in architecture; disdain for egoism by young architects whose avant-garde designs are undertaken simply to gain fame; the learning process among architects at his office; treatment of interiors and landscapes as they relate to his firm's architectural plans; age vs. experience in architecture; value of design competitions. Tape 3 (59:00): Fame in and feelings for San Antonio; his knowledge of the city and its people; the need for restraint in architecture; dislike for over-ornamentation; contributions of Bauhaus on architecture; refutes Philip Johnson's idea of monumental architecture; brief views on architecture in London, Rome, Paris, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles; development along San Antonio's river; ugliness of U.S. suburbs; vulgarity of American architecture; ideas of Las Vegas and its architecture; influence of the advertising industry on architecture, especially the use of billboards; damage of parking lots and garages on cityscapes; active social life in downtown San Antonio; beauty of Paris, especially due to the Metro and the use of underground parking; livability of London; award ceremony in his honor in Waxahachie, Texas. Tape 4 (49:30): Business of architecture; how his firm gains clients (corporations, universities, museums, and hospitals); ideas on hospital design, based on his own stays in hospitals; ideas on airport design and university design; regional architecture and its relevance in today's age; the need to respect indigenous materials and characteristics; stresses common sense and simplicity in architecture; dislike of dogma; church design -its simplicities and complexities; disdain for modern architecture and architects who are "primadonnas' simple, sensitive arrangement of ancient buildings at the ruins of Mexican and Central American Indian cultures. Tape 5 (29:00)--MARKED "Reel 1--Building Footage" (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
WGBH Open Vault
Olympic Engineering
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Olympic Engineering

The lesson begins by introducing Olympics as the unit theme. The purpose ... (more)

The lesson begins by introducing Olympics as the unit theme. The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the techniques of engineering problem solving. Specific techniques covered in the lesson include brainstorming and the engineering design process. The importance of thinking out of the box is also stressed to show that while some tasks seem impossible, they can be done. This introduction includes a discussion of the engineering required to build grand, often complex, Olympic event centers. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Abigail Watrous
Denali Lander
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Katherine Beggs
Melissa Straten
TeachEngineering.org
Tod Sullivan
Ontwerpproject deel 2: stedenbouwkundig project
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Ontwerpproject deel 2: stedenbouwkundig project

De opgave voor het stedenbouwkundig ontwerp is een nieuw in te richten ... (more)

De opgave voor het stedenbouwkundig ontwerp is een nieuw in te richten locatie in Rotterdam Zuid met een programma van minimaal 200 woningen en andere bestemmingen, met daarin een nieuw te ontwerpen oever/kade /waterfront aan nieuw te ontwerpen of bestaand water. In het voorgaande kwartaal heeft de student alle elementen geleerd of onderzocht om zelfstandig een plan te maken voor een eigen gekozen locatie: - te herontwerpen havengebied (rand Waalhaven) - Charlois herstructuring in de vorm van meer water in de wijk en/of nieuwe rand aan het Zuiderpark - verdichting plan Wielewaal - stadsrand aan Zuidwijk nabij het Zuidelijk randpark - lege locaties aan de Linker Maasoever (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Case Study
Other
Provider:
TU Delft OpenCourseWare
Author:
Eveline Brandes
PBS Online NewsHour: Nanotechnology
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PBS Online NewsHour: Nanotechnology

In-depth coverage of the uses of nanotechnology, together with instructional materials. Includes ... (more)

In-depth coverage of the uses of nanotechnology, together with instructional materials. Includes a lesson plan on understanding nanoscale dimensions, a slide show, and Q-and-A with the creators of a museum exhibit aimed at explaining nanotechnology. Main story available as streaming video and RealAudio as well as text. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
NCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources
Author:
NewsHour wtih Jim Lehrer
The Perseus Digital Library

The Perseus Digital Library

Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and ... (more)

Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. Our primary goal is to bring a wide range of source materials to as large an audience as possible. We anticipate that greater accessibility to the sources for the study of the humanities will strengthen the quality of questions, lead to new avenues of research, and connect more people through the connection of ideas. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
History, Law, Politics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Tufts University
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Tufts University
The Perseus Digital Library

The Perseus Digital Library

Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and ... (more)

Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. Our primary goal is to bring a wide range of source materials to as large an audience as possible. We anticipate that greater accessibility to the sources for the study of the humanities will strengthen the quality of questions, lead to new avenues of research, and connect more people through the connection of ideas. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Provider:
Tufts University
Provider Set:
Tufts University
Photography and Related Media, Fall 2002
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Photography and Related Media, Fall 2002

Combines practical instruction, readings, lectures, and group discussions intended to foster an ... (more)

Combines practical instruction, readings, lectures, and group discussions intended to foster an aesthetic appreciation of photography and digital imaging, and a critical awareness of how images in our culture are produced and constructed. Practical instruction in basic black and white techniques, digital imaging, fundamentals of 35mm camera operation, studio lighting, film exposure and development, and darkroom printing. A student-initiated term project provides opportunity to develop technical and perception skills. Work is presented in a critical form throughout term. students. Subject combines practical instruction, readings, lectures, field trips, visiting artists, group discussions, and individual reviews. Fosters a critical awareness of how images in our culture are produced and constructed. Student-initiated term project at the core of exploration. Special consideration given to the relationship of space and the photographic image. Practical instruction in basic black and white techniques, digital imaging, fundamentals of camera operation, lighting, film exposure, development, and printing. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Leist, Reiner
The Poetry of Architecture (Advanced Level)
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The Poetry of Architecture (Advanced Level)

Students will examine architectural structures in paintings and how they are used, ... (more)

Students will examine architectural structures in paintings and how they are used, also considering the art elements, composition, emphasis, color, and light. They will also study the relationship between the built environment and nature in the paintings. Students then complete activities in which they select words and phrases to describe a painting's mood and write related poetry. Then they create drawings and write related poetry. As an optional activity, students may construct their own "camera obscura" and create a drawing. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Power of Place: Media Technology, Youth, and City Design and Development, Spring 2001
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Power of Place: Media Technology, Youth, and City Design and Development, Spring 2001

This workshop provides an introduction to urban environmental design and explores the ... (more)

This workshop provides an introduction to urban environmental design and explores the potential of information technology and the Internet to transform public education, city design, and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. Integration of comprehensive ("top-down") and grassroots ("bottom-up") approaches to design and planning is a major theme. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Spirn, Anne Whiston
The Production of Space: Art, Architecture and Urbanism in Dialogue, Fall 2006
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The Production of Space: Art, Architecture and Urbanism in Dialogue, Fall 2006

Subject engages a dialogue with architecture and urbanism from the perspective of ... (more)

Subject engages a dialogue with architecture and urbanism from the perspective of the visual artist. Ideas investigated thematically from early modernist practices to the most recent examples of contemporary production. Art making as an adjunct to the design process is challenged by both synthetic and critical models of production. Visual art practice is examined as a conceptual prologue to architectural and urbanistic thinking, as an integrated part of the design process, and as a critical epilogue. Lectures and discussions lead to the development of realized projects to be coordinated with architectural studio. This seminar engages in the notion of space from various points of departure. The goal is first of all to engage in the term and secondly to examine possibilities of art, architecture within urban settings in order to produce what is your interpretation of space. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Video Lectures
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bauer, Ute Meta