26 August 2015

Utopia

The Year is 2155. The world has changed much since what is now referred to as the “The Age of Ending” circa 2011. Historians now view that time as the time when things started to go wrong. Technology had advanced just enough to bring new definition to the word “privacy”. Terrorism ran rampant as the news continuously had live updates on the latest destruction. The eco-system was out of control as hurricanes and earthquakes ravaged the land. Tensions were high, and every country with the ability to destroy the world held their fingers nervously to their little red buttons. In the year 2031, the pressure finally got to be too much. One country after another threatened to do the unimaginable for years until one fateful day when everybody did. Historians are unclear who the first to send the destruction were, but the results were undeniable: mass destruction, a clearing out of anything and everything ever known. All that remains of that world is what was found in the history books.
Today:
You have been contacted by the UWG (United World Government) to bring hope to an otherwise doomed world. You and your crack staff have been chosen to help reshape world for the next generation. Your committee, along with such groups from around the globe will submit a presentation to the UWG in December(finals week). The task at hand has never been more important. The goal is simple: Persuade the UWG that your new world, your utopia, is the only one that can work. The weight of the world has never been put so squarely on anyone’s shoulders as they are right now.
The Paper:
Write a 7-10 page persuasive essay that demonstrates what your utopia will be like in the year 2155. Since we are talking about the future, you are not limited to any technologies we have today. Be creative. Give each idea deep thought and consideration. This is also a research project. You need to use at least 6 outside sources to help you make your argument. Find other utopias or perfect societies to help develop your idea, or go to the past to see what has not worked to help you stay away from history repeating itself. Discuss your ideas in a way that you appeal to your audience and make them want to follow you lead. Use the skills from your convincing and mediation projects to “take it to the next level”.
There are many aspects of your utopias that you can explore. Below is a list of ideas to get you started. You do not have to use all of the things listed. You need to use at least 3 from the list below, and you can add other categories as you see fit.
1. Education
2. Transportation
3. Government
4. Military
5. Entertainment
6. Technology
7. Economy
8. Geography
9. Culture
10. Agriculture

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Utopia The Year is 2155. The world has changed much since what is now referred to as the “The Age of Ending” circa 2011. […]


26 August 2015

The question is, If you were to do a genealogy what do you think would bean interesting subject for inquiry

The question is, If you were to do a genealogy what do you think would bean interesting subject for inquiry? Please frame your discussion within genealogical studies and give examples.

The question is If you were to do a genealogy what do you think would be a interesting subject for inquiry? Please frame your discussion within genealogical studies and give examples.

Outline what Foucault means by ‘genealogy’ and how it differs from ‘traditional’ histories
• What is meant by writing a ‘History of the Present’? • YOU DON’T ACTUALLY DO A GENEALOGY!
• Instead, you could:
• Identify an object or concept that might be subject to a genealogical inquiry
• Discuss what sources you might go to create an ‘archive’
• Explain what is missing from traditional historical approaches and what a genealogy might offer (eg. problematising the ‘normal’)

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The question is, If you were to do a genealogy what do you think would bean interesting subject for inquiry The question is, If […]


26 August 2015

What are three bid data opportunities that can bring immediate value to an organizations value chain from CIO/MIS strategy view pointPaper instructions:
What are three bid data opportunities that can bring immediate value to an organizations value chain from CIO/MIS strategy view point? Deescribe the value proposition eg ROI, market share, competitiveness.

Apply Big Data Study Case. You are a consultant brought in to make a recommendation how to increase enrollment for a University-College of Business Graduate School using big Data by 25%. Be specific on your recommendation, data sources and MOV .

COMMENTS: Use at least three publication references, footnote surces

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What are three bid data opportunities that can bring immediate value to an organizations value chain from CIO/MIS strategy view pointPaper instructions:What are three […]


26 August 2015

Some of the current methods used to manage police performance can encourage unethical behaviour. Please discuss this statement.Paper instructions:i
Level 6 academic level. To focus on UK policing context but also mention and elaborate on international context. I have available sources that they can use for references. Looking at around 20 sources. Double spaced. Preference for journals when it comes to sources.

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Some of the current methods used to manage police performance can encourage unethical behaviour. Please discuss this statement.Paper instructions:iLevel 6 academic level. To focus […]


26 August 2015

Analyzing Space

Homework 2: Analyzing Space
The assignment is due on April 22 (Tuesday beginning of the class)
Length: Maximum 2550 words. Times New Roman 11 point, 1.5 line spacing.
All images, drawing should be adequately annotated and relevant to your discussion.
Your essay should be adequately referenced; all citation should be noted at the end of your article. Use Chicago Manual of style. You can learn about the style from this link http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

Your assignment

By using only plan of any ONE (1) of the of the following case studies, identify and explain the four condition of place – centers, boundaries, paths and alignments.*

1) Hadrian’s Villa

2) Monastery Fontana Abbey

3) Roman Forum (after Tarajan’s Forum)

* Use David Summer’s concept (see your second and third tutorial reading) to define centers, boundaries, paths and alignments.

 Strictly follow the following structure for your paper. When you write the paper, try to respond to the questions I pose. You do not have to answer all the questions, select the most relevant questions for your case study. DO NOT WRITE RANDOMLY.

 1) Introduction (200 words)

Give the basic contextual information of the building you are discussing and analyzing. 

 2) Describing the spatial scheme (200 words)

By using the plan, give a quick walk through of the building; narrate the distribution of different function in the building, elaborate spatial schemes, describe the location of the main entry in relation to the rest of the building, narrate human movement through corridors, composition of central space, private space, and open space.

 3) Center (500 words)

What does center mean in architecture? What aspects of center are present in the case study you are analyzing?  Is there a central space? How do you identify it as the center? Shape? Size? Function? Location? How is the center related to peripheral or secondary spaces? Via corridor? Courtyards? How does the center maintain (or destroy) a social hierarchy within the building?  Is the building represent any notional center (such as church, imperial palace), and how is that notional centrality expressed in plan? In many instances, the Center does not always mean the geometrical or physical center of architecture, and a center could be a non-functional element that is located outside the building, eg. the Torana of Itsukushima shrine, which is located in the sea and has no direct physical relation with the main building still serves as the main center of the building.

 4) Boundaries (500 words)

What does boundary mean in architecture? What aspects of boundary are present in the case study you are analyzing? Does it a have very rigid perimeter? Or a porous precinct? How it co-relates with is surrounding context (urban setting, nature)? Does any abstract sense of metaphorical boundary influenced the material expression of your case study? (eg. Invisible sacred boundary around a Greek temple? The threshold between water and land in Itsukishiam). What are the design strategies that transform a metaphorical boundary into a physical form? Is the geometry of boundary in the interior space rigid? Or flexible? Can you identify where an interior space ends and where the next one starts? Or is it made intentionally ambiguous?   

 5) Path (500 words)

What does path mean in architecture? What aspects of path are present in the case study you are analyzing? How does the spatial articulation influence human movement within the building? Does it display a strong sense of path? Axial movement? Cyclical? Arbitrary? Dose the sense of interior path is comprised of interconnected courtyards? Or through corridors? How does one walk around the building? Is there a specific pattern? Analyze the manner in which the small blocks of the complex are connected (in case of Hadrians’s Villa or Roman Forum) with each other. Can you correlate the path between buildings blocks with the axial geometrical system of the entire complex?

 6) Alignments (500 words)

What does alignment mean in architecture? What aspects of alignment are present in the case study you are analyzing? Alignment is a combination of boundary and path and indicates the way in which every components and blocks of buildings are connected to each other. Explain the justification of the geometrical alignment of the entire complex or building. For example, why all the forums in the Roman forum are not parallel to each other? Why they were aligned in different directions? Was that for pragmatic purpose? Does it have any relation to its urban setting? Is the building aligned towards a symbolical sacred entity?   

7) Conclusion (150 words)

Very briefly review the key points of the paper.

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