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de Architectura

Posted on: Wed, 2015-02-25 15:48   By: mg_decoi

The oldest surviving treatise on architecture is Vitruivius' highly influential de Architectura. Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c. 80–70 BC, died after c. 15 BC) was an engineer of war machines, and skilled enough that he received a pension from the emperor in his retiurement, conditional on his writing a book that put forward his ideas about engineering and building.

Colloquium: DesignTechnology (Fit)

Posted on: Mon, 2014-10-13 22:22   By: glue
Mark Goulthorpe invited Ulmer to lecture to the colloquium for first-year graduate students in the Design program at MIT. The topic this year is "DesignTechnology." The agenda included a lunch meeting with Rodanthi Vardouli, an afternoon conversation with a graduate seminar, and an extended "Happy Hour" brainstorm on HypoSurface as an experiment in pure electracy. The unifying thread was the importance of heuretics (logic of invention) for electracy.

Apophatic Design

Posted on: Thu, 2013-10-24 15:30   By: glue

Return to the Colloquium at MIT Architecture organized by Mark Goulthorpe, with the topic this year "The Changing Status of Light." The virtue of visits to Boston -Cambridge is the presence of John Craig Freeman at Emerson College.  Freeman and Ulmer consulted Friday  afternoon (after the colloquium) with Rodanthi Vardouli related to her thesis (a Dada approach to design history and theory). Saturday, joined by  Loudon Stearns, the FRE  performed Theoria with visits to the home of Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Minuteman Memorial, and Walden Pond.

Ubicomp with the iPhone

Posted on: Mon, 2013-07-15 17:56   By: jstenner

I've been using Evernote for a while to keep notes on day-to-day activities, especially as I develop things. They used to provide RSS feeds of publicly accessible "notebooks" and I was going to just syndicate my dev notes here, but they've disabled RSS! Typical corporate behavior. They have a "community" now, so wall it off and mine it. Anyway, I'll just post here, directly, then...and dump Evernote.