Monthly Archives: October 2011

George Marcou Lecture

If you weren’t able to attend last night, listen now.  Adèle Naudé Santos 

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New links and readings

New Readings Nick Puckette’s Alt N at University of Kentucky. ShapeShift CAAD ETH Zurich ONE_SHOT.MGX by Patrick Jouin Microbial Home by Philips Thirty Six by Nils Voelker Ball State University’s I.M.A.D.E ADDA RAD at University of Toronto

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Assignment 2 update

A new deliverable, [e] Detail, has been added to the assignment 2 page.

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Contamination [3hr]

3 hour charrette followed by 5 minute feedback. Teams will be randomly assigned their colleague’s project.  The goal is to contaminate, pollinate,  provide a new perspective and identify the ‘blindspot.’ Minimum deliverables: Diagram or parti model of contaminant There are no specific areas to identify. … Continue reading

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Alberto Gaitan

                    Alberto’s site http://selforganizingsystem.org/ Remembrancer video http://vimeo.com/6855035 Short lecture http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9l0ZxS8Oss

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Nitinol, Flexinol, Muscle Wire, Shape Memory Alloy

“Flexinol® is a trade name for shape memory alloy actuator wires. Made of nickel-titanium these small diameter wires contract (typically 2% to 5% of their length) like muscles when electrically driven or heated. This ability to flex or shorten is … Continue reading

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TEAMS

All, here are the teams. In general a focus on interactivity will provide a richer understanding of the system. By understanding how the system interacts with its human counterparts, the environment, and its own parts the parameters of the physical … Continue reading

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