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Interactive Music Experience, Gaetan Jacques Jul 3013

Interactive Music Experience, Gaetan Jacques

Gaetan Jacques

In February of 2012, alternative rock band OK Go released a music video for their song “Needing/Getting”. The video explores a creative way of playing music, by driving a car through a constructed, choreographed environment. A driving track was set up as a large musical instrument which was “played” by a car. Architects, musicians, and artist are looking for innovative ways to develop active relationships between people, music, and architecture. The traditional passive relationship of these three is static, a design that does not promote interaction or participation. If we consider, behind a performance, there is a great deal ...


Europe In Crisis, Call For Papers, Kyriakos N. Demetriou Oct 2014

Europe In Crisis, Call For Papers, Kyriakos N. Demetriou

Kyriakos N. Demetriou

The European Union in Crisis: Explorations in Representation and Democratic Legitimacy (Forthcoming, Springer Verlag) Please see the attached doc. You are invited to send me your proposed title, abstract and bio (one paragraph).


Final Round Table, Clara Irazabal Phd, Heidi Sohn Phd, Maria Paula Gonzalez, Jeffrey Morgan, Marwan Ghandour, Maximilian . Viatori Phd Apr 2014

Final Round Table, Clara Irazabal Phd, Heidi Sohn Phd, Maria Paula Gonzalez, Jeffrey Morgan, Marwan Ghandour, Maximilian . Viatori Phd

Latin American Urbanism Symposium

No abstract provided.


Research Presentations, Clara Irazabal Phd, Heidi Sohn Phd Apr 2014

Research Presentations, Clara Irazabal Phd, Heidi Sohn Phd

Latin American Urbanism Symposium

"The Work of Columbia University's Latin Lab, with Emphasis on Medellin's Borderlands" , Clara Irazabal

Abstract:

In recent years the renaissance of the city of Medellin has achieved great recognition. Just weeks ago, Medellin hosted the United Nations' World Urban Forum 7, which celebrated its urban planning transformation. According to most architectural and urban planning debates, this Colombian city has successfully been investing in infrastructural and social projects to improve the conditions in blighted neighborhoods as well as in the city as a whole. At the same time, some of the issues derived from the design of the new ...


Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Johnny Alcivar Apr 2014

Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Johnny Alcivar

Latin American Urbanism Symposium

"Economic Integration of Immigrant Populations: The Latino/a Experience in Des Moines, Iowa "

Abstract:

Iowa has become a new gateway destination for Latinos/as, and the state has benefited from the influx of these immigrants given existing demographic trends that include brain drain, aging populations, and shrinking communities. This growth has led to the development of Latino/a entrepreneurship and business, creating commercial niches with high potential for economic development and revitalization in Iowan communities. However, the distribution of Latinos/as in the labor force remains concentrated in low-wage sectors of the economy. The lack of state and federal involvement ...


Panel Discussion, Maria Paula Gonzalez, Studio Andino, Jeffrey Morgan, Clare Cardinal-Pett Apr 2014

Panel Discussion, Maria Paula Gonzalez, Studio Andino, Jeffrey Morgan, Clare Cardinal-Pett

Latin American Urbanism Symposium

No abstract provided.


Presentation: Studio Andino / Micro-Library Extension Project In Lima, Peru, Studio Andino Apr 2014

Presentation: Studio Andino / Micro-Library Extension Project In Lima, Peru, Studio Andino

Latin American Urbanism Symposium

No abstract provided.


Presentation: Fundacion Juligon, Maria Paula Gonzalez Apr 2014

Presentation: Fundacion Juligon, Maria Paula Gonzalez

Latin American Urbanism Symposium

No abstract provided.


Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Diego Thompson Apr 2014

Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Diego Thompson

Latin American Urbanism Symposium

"Governance and its Role in Community Adaptations to Environmental Stresses under Decentralization Programs in Southwestern Uruguay"

Abstract:

Since the turn of the 21st century, climate change and globalization have critically affected the southwestern region of Uruguay. Community responses to environmental stresses created by natural and anthropogenic phenomena have been addressed by recent political decentralization policies and programs. Based on semi-structured interviews with key informants from the market, state, and civil society, participant observation and reports from local public meetings and assemblies, this study explores how community governance processes under the decentralization programs promoted through Municipios and Mesas de Desarrollo ...


How To Teach A Complex Discipline In A Changing Learning Environment: The Example Of Sustainability Apr 2014

How To Teach A Complex Discipline In A Changing Learning Environment: The Example Of Sustainability

Journal of Environmental Sustainability

In the “electronic age” our teaching profession is faced with new challenges. Normally, educators tend to spend a significant amount of time updating the content of what they teach. They spend less time changing their methods of teaching. Today, this no longer works. A lot of content is delivered through Google and similar partners and what is now critical is that we make the necessary changes in our teaching methods to reflect this and to have some impact on our audiences.


The Coffeehouse Revisited, Rebecca Mccloud Apr 2014

The Coffeehouse Revisited, Rebecca Mccloud

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Transitional Shelter For Homeless Youth, Mary K. Thomas Ms Apr 2014

Transitional Shelter For Homeless Youth, Mary K. Thomas Ms

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


The Media Center: Functions And Organization Of A Collaboration Based Library, Stacy King Apr 2014

The Media Center: Functions And Organization Of A Collaboration Based Library, Stacy King

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Re-Envisioning A Historic Home: Andre Steiner Remodel And Renovation, Adriano Cappuccitti, Jovita Juozaityte Apr 2014

Re-Envisioning A Historic Home: Andre Steiner Remodel And Renovation, Adriano Cappuccitti, Jovita Juozaityte

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


A Dream Of A Dweller, Elaine Pham Apr 2014

A Dream Of A Dweller, Elaine Pham

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Partner – Translate – Impact: A Method For Public Interest Design In Architectural Education, Nadia M. Anderson Apr 2014

Partner – Translate – Impact: A Method For Public Interest Design In Architectural Education, Nadia M. Anderson

Architecture Conference Papers

Global financial systems, increased human mobility, and climate change are contemporary forces creating historic disparities between rich and poor, increased rural-to-urban migration, and frequent natural disasters. These conditions demand that architecture rethink its relationship with natural and built environments and the people who occupy them.


Contractors’ Claims For Loss And Expense Under The Principle ‘Traditional’ Forms Of Irish Building Contract, Tony Cunningham Mar 2014

Contractors’ Claims For Loss And Expense Under The Principle ‘Traditional’ Forms Of Irish Building Contract, Tony Cunningham

Other Resources

Contractor’s claims for loss and expense have long been a contentious issue on many building contracts. Claims are usually resolved during the final accounting process, but where negotiations fail, they frequently become disputes, with the parties adopting a legal route to resolve their differences. This review examines the topic of contractors’ claims in the context of ‘traditionally’ procured building contracts in theRepublicofIrelandand focuses on the RIAI ‘Yellow’ and the GCCC Public Works PW-CF1 Contracts. The study examines the grounds on which a claim for compensation may be made under these two contracts and describes the administrative procedures to be ...


Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Saul Abarca Mar 2014

Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Saul Abarca

Latin American Urbanism Symposium

"Changing roles of market, state and civil society: the case of coffee cooperatives and small farmers in Mexico"

Abstract

In this paper, we investigate how civil society organizations, in particular coffee cooperatives, are responding to the growth of market power and the decline of government’s role in the coffee regime. At the international and national (Mexican) levels a strong neoliberal agenda skewed towards the freedom of the market has changed the relationships with the state and civil society. The strong role of the market, and the volatility of international coffee prices as well as the lack of assertive agricultural ...


Building In The Piedmont Watersheds – Outside And Inside, Walter Cressler Mar 2014

Building In The Piedmont Watersheds – Outside And Inside, Walter Cressler

Walt Cressler

No abstract provided.


Aesthetics For Green Roofs And Green Walls, Richard K. Sutton Mar 2014

Aesthetics For Green Roofs And Green Walls, Richard K. Sutton

Landscape Architecture Program: Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity

Do green roofs and green walls have aesthetic benefits? Most green roof proponents would say so. But what are they and how do they relate to green roof design in terms of species selection, planting arrangement, viewable context, access, maintenance and other factors? Aesthetics according to the Green Roof Design 101 Manual 2nd Ed (GRHC 2006) provides “pleasure- and psycho-physiologically-oriented benefits” but, this narrow understanding suggests that the aesthetic potential of green roofs is limited to what one might experience looking upon any garden. We suggest other ways that need exploring to make aesthetics more relevant and understandable to ...


Shakers - South Union, Kentucky (Sc 1328), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2014

Shakers - South Union, Kentucky (Sc 1328), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1328. Letters, written by South Union, Kentucky Shaker leaders, to leaders of the Hancock Shaker Society, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, discussing the building of mills and dam, economic conditions, and religious affairs. The original letters are in the Library of Congress.


Quantifying And Modeling Stream-Aquifer Interactions In The Elkhorn River Basin, Nebraska, Can Liu Mar 2014

Quantifying And Modeling Stream-Aquifer Interactions In The Elkhorn River Basin, Nebraska, Can Liu

Dissertations & Theses in Natural Resources

This study combined statistical analyses, field investigations and numerical groundwater flow modeling to quantify the connectivity between the Elkhorn River and its adjacent aquifers in Nebraska. The Mann-Kendall trend tests were conducted to detect increasing or decreasing tendencies on the time series data of streamflow, which were collected from eighteen gauging stations in the Elkhorn River and its tributaries. Decreasing trends were not found in the annual streamflow data.

Field investigation of streambed hydraulic properties was performed in the Elkhorn River near Winslow and Norfolk. Vertical hydraulic conductivities (Kv) of the shallow streambed sediments were obtained by in-situ permeameter ...


Crochet As A Model For The Elasticity Of Skin Cells, Jaqueline (Jackie) Bell Johnson Feb 2014

Crochet As A Model For The Elasticity Of Skin Cells, Jaqueline (Jackie) Bell Johnson

The STEAM Journal

My artwork is a result of the exploration of materials through process. The sculptures I make are the solutions to problems of how to combine materials, and create structure and form that I am able to build and transport on my own.


Preserving The Historic Garden Suburb: Case Studies From London And New York, Jeffrey A. Kroessler Feb 2014

Preserving The Historic Garden Suburb: Case Studies From London And New York, Jeffrey A. Kroessler

Suburban Sustainability

The garden city or garden suburb was a response to the social and environmental ills of cities at the turn of the twentieth century. Letchworth Garden City, Hampstead Garden Suburb, and Welwyn Garden City were built outside London in the early 1900s, and each remains a highly desirable place of residence today. From the start, each was tightly regulated, and remains so a century later. By protecting the appearance and enhancing property values, the strict application of historic preservation principles contribute to the long-term sustainability of each place. Similar garden suburbs were built in the borough of Queens in New ...


Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Ronald Reyes Feb 2014

Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Ronald Reyes

Latin American Urbanism Symposium

“Border City: Ciudad Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia”

Abstract:

In the last 15 years, Bogotá went from being renown for corrupt governance and urban chaos to being a model for visionary politics and progressive urban planning. In this document I will analyze Bogotá’s turnaround and evaluate some of the main challenges that the city still faces, specifically considering the case of one of its largest and poorest areas like Ciudad Bolivar.

I will present Ciudad Bolivar and its informal urbanization. I will assess the opportunities and challenges represented by the participatory model of planning and policy-making adopted by the Colombian government ...


The Bennett Grove School: Bulloch County’S Last One Room African American Schoolhouse, Inger Wood Feb 2014

The Bennett Grove School: Bulloch County’S Last One Room African American Schoolhouse, Inger Wood

Sociology and Anthropology Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


An Introduction To Taking Off Building Quantities:An Irish Approach, Tony Cunningham Feb 2014

An Introduction To Taking Off Building Quantities:An Irish Approach, Tony Cunningham

Other Resources

The purpose of measuring building work is to establish the correct amount of work to be executed. Calculating well presented accurate quantities in a clear manner while adopting a logical approach will help to reduce errors and will save time if the measurements need to be referred to at a later date. This paper describes and demonstrates an approach to hand-written taking off procedure informed by the techniques adopted by Irish consulting quantity surveying practices. The paper also discusses the ‘direct billing’ system used inIrelandand contrasts this with the procedures demonstrated in various UK textbooks, identifying key differences between the ...


Travelling In Turkey, Fathi Habashi Feb 2014

Travelling In Turkey, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

The peninsula that lies between the Black and Mediterranean seas, called Asia Minor by the Romans and Anatolia by the Greeks, was one of the crossroads of ancient civilizations. The fall of Constantinople in 1453 was a turning point in the history of mankind. Visits to Istanbul, Ankara, Eskisehir given together with the history of the country. Mineral resources of the country is briefly outlined.


Performance Of No Vibration/No Admixture Masonry Grout Containing High Replacement Of Portland Cement With Fly Ash And Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag, Eric Bateman Feb 2014

Performance Of No Vibration/No Admixture Masonry Grout Containing High Replacement Of Portland Cement With Fly Ash And Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag, Eric Bateman

Master's Theses and Project Reports

When hollow concrete masonry is used for construction in high seismic regions, structural designs typically require fully grouted walls. The grouting process is labor-intensive, time-consuming and has a high energy demand due to requirements of consolidation in each and subsequent grout lifts. Self-consolidating grout with admixtures has been successfully used without segregation in walls of up to 12.67 ft. in height. Investigation of self-consolidating grout mixes without admixtures has potential for sustainability improvement.

This thesis reports on the compression strength and consolidation observations of self-consolidating characteristics of no vibration/no admixture grout made by substituting various proportions of Portland ...


Meredith Clark, Senior Interior Design Exhibition 2014, Meredith Clark Feb 2014

Meredith Clark, Senior Interior Design Exhibition 2014, Meredith Clark

Student Publications

I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination. — WALT DISNEY

Design Philosophy

A well-executed design is a unique expression of one’s personality and character shining throughout a space. The amount of creativity, simplicity and vast knowledge that goes into a design is something we pride ourselves on. However the more we learn the less certain we are that we know everything. Design is constantly evolving; we must never stop educating ourselves, if we do we are just creating more limitations to our ...