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Photography and Related Media, Fall 2002
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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

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Visual Arts
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Leist, Reiner
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The Poetry of Architecture (Advanced Level)
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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

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Architecture and Design
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Images and Illustrations
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
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Power of Place: Media Technology, Youth, and City Design and Development, Spring 2001
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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

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Architecture and Design
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Spirn, Anne Whiston
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The Production of Space: Art, Architecture and Urbanism in Dialogue, Fall 2006
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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

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Architecture and Design
Art History
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
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Video Lectures
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bauer, Ute Meta
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Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures, Fall 2002
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Introduces the history of Islamic cultures through their most vibrant material signs: ... More

Introduces the history of Islamic cultures through their most vibrant material signs: the religious architecture that spans fourteen centuries and three continents -- Asia, Africa, and Europe. Studies a number of representative examples from the House of the Prophet to the present in conjunction with their social, political, and intellectual environments. Presents Islamic architecture both as a full-fledged historical tradition and as a dynamic and interactive cultural catalyst that influenced and was influenced by the civilizations with which it came in contact. Less

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Architecture and Design
Religious Studies
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rabbat, Nasser O.
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Research Topics in Architecture: Citizen-Centered Design of Open Governance Systems, Fall 2002
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In this seminar, students will design and perfect a digital environment to ... More

In this seminar, students will design and perfect a digital environment to house the activities of large-scale organizations of people making bottom-up decisions, such as with citizen-government affairs, voting corporate shareholders or voting members of global non-profits and labor unions. A working Open Source prototype created last semester will be used as the starting point, featuring collaborative filtering and electronic agent technology pioneered at the Media Lab. This course focuses on development of online spaces as part of an interdependent human environment, including physical architectures, mapped work processes and social/political dimensions. A cross-disciplinary approach will be taken; students with background in architecture, urban planning, law, cognition, business, digital media and computer science are encouraged to participate. No prior technical knowledge is necessary, though a rudimentary understanding of web page creation is helpful. Less

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Architecture and Design
Computer Science
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Activities and Labs
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mitchell, William John
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Roman Architecture
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This course is an introduction to the great buildings and engineering marvels ... More

This course is an introduction to the great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its empire, with an emphasis on urban planning and individual monuments and their decoration, including mural painting. While architectural developments in Rome, Pompeii, and Central Italy are highlighted, the course also provides a survey of sites and structures in what are now North Italy, Sicily, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, and North Africa. The lectures are illustrated with over 1,500 images, many from Professor Kleiner's personal collection. Less

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Architecture and Design
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Yale University
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Open Yale Courses
Author:
Diana E. E. Kleiner
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Roman Architecture
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In this course the student will study the architecture of Ancient Rome ... More

In this course the student will study the architecture of Ancient Rome beginning with its origins in the eighth century BC and continuing through the fourth century AD with the move of the Roman capital to Constantinople. The course will familiarize you with the major building methods and styles used in Roman architecture as well as interior decoration. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: demonstrate an understanding of the general arc of the history of ancient Rome; identify the major historical events in ancient Roman history and the emperors who presided during these events; demonstrate an understanding of the vital role that imagery, especially architecture, played in Rome's political and cultural world; identify the origins of various styles that the Romans borrowed and explain how they were re-purposed; identify the major stylistic developments from Rome's origins to its demise; identify the styles that were popular under the rule of different emperors, and explain how those styles relate to a political ideology; discuss the different building techniques used by the Romans and explain how the development of new techniques changed the appearance of Roman architecture; demonstrate an understanding of the different provinces of the Roman Empire and the ways in which regional differences are apparent in architecture; identify specific monuments and be able to provide basic identifying information: title, date, location, architects (if known), patron; explain the importance of Roman architecture in shaping the architecture of later Western civilizations. (Art History 409) Less

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Architecture and Design
Art History
World Cultures
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Audio Lectures
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The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Foundation
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Saint Peter's Basilica
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This art history video discussion looks at Saint Peter's Basilica and the ... More

This art history video discussion looks at Saint Peter's Basilica and the numerous architects (see below) who contributed to Saint Peter's Basilica (Basilica Sancti Petri in Latin), begun 1506 completed 1626, Vatican City. Architectural contributors include: Donato Bramante who's design won Julius II's competition; Antonio da Sangallo, a student of Bramante, designed the Pauline Chapel; Fra Giocondo strengthened the foundation; Raphael worked with Fra Giocondo, his redesigned building plan was not executed; Michelangelo designed the dome, crossing, and exterior excluding the nave and facade; Giacomo della Porta, designed the cupola; Carlo Maderno, extended Michelangelo's plan adding a nave and grand facade; Gian Lorenzo Bernini added the piazza, the Cathedra Petri, and the Baldacchino. Less

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Architecture and Design
Art History
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Images and Illustrations
Video Lectures
Provider:
Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
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Science, Literacy, Arts iNtegration in the Twenty-first century (SLANT) Summer Institute
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This wiki page documents the activities, articles, links, and resources used, as ... More

This wiki page documents the activities, articles, links, and resources used, as well as the teacher created Open Educational Resources (OER) during the SLANT Institute.On July 19-23, 2010 San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, the de Young Museum, 826 Valencia, KQED, ISKME, and the Exploratorium launched the Science, Literacy, Arts iNtegration in the Twenty-first century (SLANT) Summer Institute for Pre-k through 8th Grade Teachers to explore and investigate science and art integration. Participants received resources to use in the classroom and on field trips as they plan lessons with grade level colleagues. Less

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Engineering
Environmental Science
Art History
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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ISKME
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ISKME
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Megan Simmons
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Selected Topics in Architecture: Architecture from 1750 to the Present, Fall 2004
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General study of modern architecture as a response to important technological, cultural, ... More

General study of modern architecture as a response to important technological, cultural, environmental, aesthetic, and theoretical challenges after the European Enlightenment. Focus on the theoretical, historiographic, and design approaches to architectural problems encountered in the age of industrial and post-industrial expansion across the globe, with specific attention to the dominance of European modernism in setting the agenda for the discourse of a global modernity at large. Explores modern architectural history through thematic exposition rather than as simple chronological succession of ideas. Less

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Architecture and Design
Philosophy
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dutta, Arindam
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Shaking It!
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In this experiment, learners design and build a model room in a ... More

In this experiment, learners design and build a model room in a shoebox and furnish it with tiny furniture. Then, learners put the room on a simple earthquake simulator to see what happens to the room during an "earthquake." Learners are encouraged to redesign their rooms to make them earthquake-resistant. The earthquake simulator is a piece of cardboard suspended by rubber bands from a copy paper box lid. The lesson plan includes basic information about types of earthquakes, different measurement scales, and ways to prepare for an earthquake. Less

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Architecture and Design
Engineering
Education
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Data
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Simulations
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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National Science Foundation
OMSI
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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Shapes of Strength
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Students are introduced to brainstorming and the design process in problem solving ... More

Students are introduced to brainstorming and the design process in problem solving as it relates to engineering. They perform an activity to develop and understand problem solving with an emphasis on learning from history. Using only paper, straws, tape and paper clips, they create structures that can support the weight of at least one textbook. In their first attempt to build the structures, they build whatever comes to mind. For the second trial, they examine examples of successful buildings from history and then try again. Less

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Architecture and Design
Engineering
Geometry
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Activities and Labs
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Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Abigail Watrous
Denali Lander
Janet Yowell
Katherine Beggs
Melissa Straten
Tod Sullivan
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Sites in Sight: Photography as Inquiry, Fall 2003
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Explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, investigating landscapes, and expressing ... More

Explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, investigating landscapes, and expressing ideas. Readings, observations, and photographs form the basis of discussions on landscape, light, detail, place, poetics, and ways of seeing, among other issues. A rudimentary understanding of photography and access to a camera required. Less

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Visual Arts
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Spirn, Anne Whiston
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Social Theory and the City, Fall 2005
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This course explores how social theories of urban life can be related ... More

This course explores how social theories of urban life can be related to the city's architecture and spaces. It is grounded in classic or foundational writings about the city addressing such topics as the public realm and public space, impersonality, crowds and density, surveillance and civility, imprinting time on space, spatial justice, and the segregation of difference. The aim of the course is to generate new ideas about the city by connecting the social and the physical, using Boston as a visual laboratory. Students are required to present a term paper mediating what is read with what has been observed. Less

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Architecture and Design
Anthropology
Sociology
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Sennett, Richard
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The Space Between Workshop, Fall 2004
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This workshop explores how designers might become as sensitive to space as ... More

This workshop explores how designers might become as sensitive to space as they are to objects. Through a number of projects and precedent studies, architectural design is studied in relation to the Space Between. The design process is studied in reverse, considering space first and objects second. This is not to imply that objects are not important, but rather that space is equally important. Less

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Architecture and Design
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jan
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Special Problems in Architectural Design, Spring 2005
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" This class focuses on representation tools used by architects during the ... More

" This class focuses on representation tools used by architects during the design process and attempts to discuss the relationship they develop with the object of design. Representation plays a key role in architectural design, not only as a medium of conveying and narrating a determined meaning or a preconceived idea, but also as a code of creating new meaning, while the medium seeks to establish a relationship with itself. In this sense, mediums of representation, as external parameters to the design process, are not neutral tools of translating an idea into its concrete form. They are neither authentic means of creativity, nor vapid carriers of an idea. Therefore, an important aspect in issues of meaning is how the architect manipulates the play of translating a concept to its concrete version, through the use of a medium of representation. The course is a continuation of the equivalent course taught in the fall semester and specifically focuses on digital media. The course is intended to establish a reciprocal relationship with the design studio, feeding from and contributing to its content." Less

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Architecture and Design
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Tsamis, Alexandros
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