The Second Digital Turn

Author: Mario Carpo
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262341255
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The first digital turn in architecture changed our ways of making; the second changes our ways of thinking. Almost a generation ago, the early software for computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) spawned a style of smooth and curving lines and surfaces that gave visible form to the first digital age, and left an indelible mark on contemporary architecture. But today's digitally intelligent architecture no longer looks that way. In The Second Digital Turn, Mario Carpo explains that this is because the design professions are now coming to terms with a new kind of digital tools they have adopted—no longer tools for making but tools for thinking. In the early 1990s the design professions were the first to intuit and interpret the new technical logic of the digital age: digital mass-customization (the use of digital tools to mass-produce variations at no extra cost) has already changed the way we produce and consume almost everything, and the same technology applied to commerce at large is now heralding a new society without scale—a flat marginal cost society where bigger markets will not make anything cheaper. But today, the unprecedented power of computation also favors a new kind of science where prediction can be based on sheer information retrieval, and form finding by simulation and optimization can replace deduction from mathematical formulas. Designers have been toying with machine thinking and machine learning for some time, and the apparently unfathomable complexity of the physical shapes they are now creating already expresses a new form of artificial intelligence, outside the tradition of modern science and alien to the organic logic of our mind.

Construction Site For Possible Worlds

Author: Amanda Beech
Editor: Urbanomic
ISBN: 1913029573
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Perspectives from philosophy, aesthetics, and art on how to envisage the construction site of possible worlds. Given the highly coercive and heavily surveilled dynamics of the present moment, when the tremendous pressures exerted by capital on contemporary life produces an aggressively normative "official reality," the question of the construction of other possible worlds is crucial and perhaps more urgent than ever. This collection brings together different perspectives from the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, and art to discuss the mechanisms through which possible worlds are thought, constructed, and instantiated, forcefully seeking to overcome the contemporary moment's deficit of conceptualizing alternate realities--its apparent fear of imagining possible new and compelling futures--to begin the arduous task of producing the political dynamics necessary for actual construction. Implicit in this dynamic between the imaginary and the possible is the question of how thinking intertwines with both rationality and the inherited contingencies and structures of the world. With no ascertainable ground on which to build, with no confidence in any given that could guarantee our labors, how do we even envisage the construction site(s) of possible worlds, and with what kind of diagrams, tools, and languages can we bring them into being?

The Disruptors

Author: Dennis R. Shelden
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119555094
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Technology-driven disruption and entrepreneurial response have become profound drivers of change in modern culture. Wholly new organisations have rapidly emerged in many fields including retail, print media and transportation, often dramatically altering both the products and processes that define these industries. Architecture has until now been minimally impacted by this technologically driven upheaval. But there are many signs that this period of tranquillity is ending. Startups are proliferating, targeting diverse innovations from environmental performance to large-scale 3D printing. Traditional architecture and engineering firms are creating incubators and spin-offs to capitalise on their innovations. Large and innovative organisations from outside the professions are becoming interested in the built environment as the next platform for technological and economic disruption. These new directions for the discipline will potentially create radically new types of practice, new building typologies, and new ways for both design professionals and societies to engage with the built environment. It is crucial that architectural discourse addresses these possibilities, and begins to embrace technology-driven entrepreneurship as a central theme for the future of architectural practice. Contributors: Sandeep Ahuja, Ben van Berkel, Phil Bernstein, Helen Castle, James Cramer and Scott Simpson, Craig Curtis, David Fano and Daniel Davis, Greg Lynn, Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, Brad Samuels, Marc Simmons, Jared Della Valle, and Philip F Yuan and Chao Yan. Featured architects: Archi-Union, Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt, Bryden Wood, Gehry Partners, Front, Greg Lynn FORM, Millar Howard Workshop, Nervous System, SITU, and UNStudio.

Architecture Design Data

Author: Phillip Bernstein
Editor: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3035610444
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A systemic transformation is underway in architectural design, engineering and construction. The discipline and profession of architecture is being reshaped in a moment where information, insight and predictions generated during the design process move into construction no longer essentially via drawings. Other, more profound digital techniques yield fundamentally different workflows, responsibilities and business models for architects. This book offers a comprehensive framework, detailed analysis and critical assessment of the challenges and opportunities inherent in those changes. The author sets out to provide direction for a new era in architectural creation that can be understood and managed by a profession which must become better equipped to direct its future.

Cinephilia In The Age Of Digital Reproduction

Author: Scott Balcerzak
Editor: Wallflower Press
ISBN:
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This title explores the increasing relevance of digital media in the consumption and analysis of film.

Bulletin

Author: Nogyo Gijutsu Kenkyujo, Tokyo
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Preliminary System Design Study For A Digital Fly By Wire Flight Control System For An F 8c Aircraft

Author: C. L. Seacord
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The design of a fly-by-wire control system having a mission failure probability of less than one millionth failures per flight hour is examined. Emphasis was placed on developing actuator configurations that would improve the system performance, and consideration of the practical aspects of sensor/computer and computer/actuator interface implementation. Five basic configurations were defined as appropriate candidates for the F-8C research aircraft. Options on the basic configurations were included to cover variations in flight sensors, redundancy levels, data transmission techniques, processor input/output methods, and servo actuator arrangements. The study results can be applied to fly by wire systems for transport aircraft in general and the space shuttle.

Digital Leisure Cultures

Author: Sandro Carnicelli
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131735561X
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The digital turn in leisure has opened up a vast array of new opportunities to play, learn, participate and be entertained – opportunities that have transformed what we recognise as leisure. This edited collection provides a significant contribution to our changing understanding of digital leisure cultures, reflecting on the socio-historical context within which the digital age emerged, while engaging with new debates about the evolving and controversial role of digital platforms in contemporary leisure cultures. This book also demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of studying digital leisure cultures. To make sense of how individuals and institutions use digital spaces it is necessary to draw on history, science and technology, philosophy, cultural studies, sociology and geography, as well as sport and leisure studies. This important and timely study discusses both the promise of the digital sphere as a realm of liberation, and the darker side of the internet associated with control, surveillance, exclusion and dehumanisation. Digital Leisure Cultures: Critical perspectives is fascinating reading for any student or scholar of sociology, sport and leisure studies, geography or media studies.

Cinema S Motion Forms Film Theory The Digital Turn And The Possibilities Of Cinematic Movement

Author: Jordan Schonig
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ISBN: 9780355519440
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This dissertation reworks a set of central debates in film theory by analyzing the aesthetics of cinematic motion. Providing a corrective to classical film theory's preoccupation with the materiality of photography and more recent debates over the ontological separation of analog and digital media, I locate the uniqueness of cinematic experience in the aesthetic possibilities of cinema's inscription of motion. Through the phenomenological analysis of Gestalt structures and patterns of movement unique to the moving image--what I call cinema's motion forms--I demonstrate the various ways that cinematic motion is distinct from natural motion perception. By analyzing several of cinema's motion forms shared across analog and digital cinemas, and revealing their logics of experience, I provide a fresh look on a set of problems of film theory.

The Canadian Patent Office Record

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The Canadian Patent Office Record And Register Of Copyrights And Trade Marks

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Telecommunication Journal

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Making Sense Of Movies Filmmaking In The Hollywood Style

Author: Robert Stanley
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780072397659
File Size: 55,42 MB
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Making Sense of Movies is a film appreciation text that focuses on the Hollywood style of moviemaking to examine the aesthetic, historical, and theoretical aspects of film studies. The text focuses on a limited number of significant movies to provide greater depth of knowledge and understanding, gradually expanding the number of films with each chapter.

1993 Ieee Aerospace Applications Conference Digest

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Editor: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers(IEEE)
ISBN: 9780780309807
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Marketing

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Journal Of The American Medical Association

Author: American Medical Association
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Includes proceedings of the Association, papers read at the annual sessions, and list of current medical literature.

Electromechanical Design

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Wittgenstein

Author: Alois Pichler
Editor: Ontos Verlag
ISBN:
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This wide-ranging collection of essays contains eighteen original articles by authors representing some of the most important recent work on Wittgenstein. It deals with questions pertaining to both the interpretation and application of Wittgenstein's thought and the editing of his works. Regarding the latter, it also addresses issues concerning scholarly electronic publishing. Contributors: Knut Erik Tranoy, Lars Hertzberg, Georg Henrik von Wright, Marie McGinn, Cora Diamond, James Conant, David G. Stern, Eike von Savigny, P.M.S. Hacker, Hans-Johann Glock, Allan Janik, Krist�f Ny�ri, Antonia Soulez, Brian McGuinness, Anthony Kenny, Joachim Schulte, Herbert Hrachovec, and Cameron McEwen. Alois Pichler is director of the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen (Norway). Simo S��tel� is associate professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Bergen (Norway).

Government Reports Announcements Index

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The Complete Communications Handbook

Author: Ed Paulson
Editor: Wordware
ISBN: 9781556222382
File Size: 28,30 MB
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Focusing on a nontechnical approach, this book explains communications technology with a heavy emphasis on end-user benefits. Covering topics from basic network operations to optical digital communications, this book includes detailed information on data communications, voice communications, local area networks, personal computers, and much more.