Archinect - News 2015-07-04T08:12:59-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/127638530/asca-launches-imadethat-campaign-for-architectural-students-and-schools ASCA Launches "#IMadeThat" Campaign For Architectural Students and Schools Julia Ingalls 2015-05-20T13:32:00-04:00 >2015-05-20T13:32:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4g/4g7mr3l3qw2u1hy6.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As part of a larger communications outreach campaign, <a href="http://archinect.com/ACSA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture</a> has launched a new online sharing portal called <a href="http://www.imadethat.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IMadeThat.com</a>. A kind of HootSuite for architectural students and faculty, the portal collects all Vine, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter posts tagged #imadethat about academic architectural projects into one place.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/10m786nj1oxr7l46.jpg"></p><p>The campaign hopes to form connections between existing and potential students, as well as provide a more detailed understanding of what, exactly, constitutes the study of architecture. Like the vast majority of social media undertakings, the scope of the project would not have been feasible or at least easily accomplished without the aid of technology. The real-time, public postings will enable commentary on sketches, works-in-progress, and completed thesis projects from a much larger community than an in-room crit panel or roving professor. While still in its formative stages, the site also has launched a blog secti...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126885501/the-evolution-of-street-photography-in-the-instagram-age The evolution of street photography in the Instagram age Alexander Walter 2015-05-07T13:06:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T19:05:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6hmpff7kupvpo3ws.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Instagram may very well have enabled a whole generation of false artisans&mdash;and even encouraged clich&eacute; street imagery by promoting hashtags like #middleoftheroad and #strideby through its Weekend Hashtag Project&mdash;but the effect may not be so terrible. Quoted in The Telegraph in 2011, Teru Kuwayama, a photojournalist who is now photo community manager at Facebook, compared the rise of Instagram to the advent of electronic music, both of which stimulated &ldquo;amateur expression.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/126714152/when-the-pressure-is-on-dedicated-architecture-students-show-how-to-power-nap-like-a-pro When the pressure is on, dedicated architecture students show how to power nap like a pro Justine Testado 2015-05-04T14:48:00-04:00 >2015-05-08T06:35:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p5/p524td3vpx47ps7c.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With final crits creeping up for many architecture students, there's no doubt that the agenda includes sleepless nights in the studio and personal health becomes second priority. Sad but true. In recent years, some students turned to social media sites like Tumblr to post snapshots of their peers seizing the chance to catch up on some ZZZs -- whether as a way to share their woes with fellow architecture students, poke a little fun at their friends, to procrastinate, or maybe even as a cry for help. The widespread social-media trend is nothing new (neither is sleep deprivation among aspiring architects), but what it reflects of architectural education and studio culture is certainly still <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126539522/aias-launches-survey-to-reassess-studio-culture-s-broken-status-quo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">up for debate</a>.</p><p>As anyone who has gone through architecture school may already know, the studio provides plenty of room&nbsp;&mdash; and materials&nbsp;&mdash; to get <em>some</em> form of shut-eye while working on big presentations:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7acglu0ho13sbk8n.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q33wiginj3gx9wln.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2trrgofjlr37e9em.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/15/15vf3jorex2hlj31.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/oro03j5tsh2wgcpf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rj/rjd0bx9acxw5tqpx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91j0oaf4dbn2480a.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/sz3xt1otxnp7lz5q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yw/ywkyfb3aog65popt.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ah/ahhwbqq43ugrs0e4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jj/jj5i4wbczmoulamp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24k4qc2jsahj5b3b.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5o/5o6x4uv6ee4gkd7q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n77jmyxzry41e4bv.jpg"></p><p>To any students going through this at the moment: Hang in there.</p><p>More photos <a href="http://realstarchitectssleeparound.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, <a href="http://gsappsleep.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, and <a href="http://architectssleepinginstudio.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Rel...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126380297/ai-weiwei-jacob-appelbaum-and-the-dissident-experience Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience Alexander Walter 2015-04-28T20:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-29T19:02:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4cf5514582f69a4b70cef5ff6eea99d4.jpg" width="514" height="522" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s a Thursday morning in Beijing, and the world&rsquo;s most famous living artist, Ai Weiwei, is sitting with one of the world&rsquo;s most controversial technologists, Jacob Appelbaum, in the second-floor lobby of the East Hotel. [...] On a whim, Ai suggests that they call Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living for the last two years at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. [...] Ai and Assange talk for several minutes about the mundanities of the dissident life.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/114435029/cuts-and-gains-weekly-news-round-up-for-november-17-2014 Cuts and gains: Weekly News Round-Up for November 17, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-24T19:16:00-05:00 >2014-11-25T10:17:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v2/v2nbbukjyvvqyobo.jpg" width="514" height="703" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, November 21:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Latest NCARB survey indicates architecture is a growing profession in the U.S." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114207237/latest-ncarb-survey-indicates-architecture-is-a-growing-profession-in-the-u-s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latest NCARB survey indicates architecture is a growing profession in the U.S.</a>: Surveying Architectural Registration Boards in 2014, NCARB found a 3.1% growth of architects in the US since 2011.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, November 20:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Renzo Piano will design the new Kum &amp; Go corporate HQ in Iowa" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114120518/renzo-piano-will-design-the-new-kum-go-corporate-hq-in-iowa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano will design the new Kum &amp; Go corporate HQ in Iowa</a>: For non-locals, "Kum &amp; Go" is a Midwestern chain of gas stations-cum-convenience stores. The HQ will be built in Des Moines.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, November 19:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Clemson scraps its modern building plan" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114114885/clemson-scraps-its-modern-building-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clemson scraps its modern building plan</a>: This past July, local preservation and historical foundations&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105020838/charleston-groups-sue-over-approval-of-clemson-architecture-center-s-proposed-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sued Clemson University</a> for initially approving a modernist-style new building, and now, Clemson has dropped the building plans.</li><li><a title="Saving Buildings with Social Media (Or Not)" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114040210/saving-buildings-with-social-media-or-not" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saving Buildings with Social Media (Or Not)</a>: Alexandra Lange opines on the use and efficacy of social media to preserve architecture.</li><li><a title="Architecture Billings Index shows slower expansion in October" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114037792/architecture-billings-index-shows-slower-expansion-in-october" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index shows slower expansion in October</a>: AIA reports continued growth but at a slower pace than last month, thanks to&nbsp;"continued strength in the multi-family residen...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/84391777/denise-scott-brown-and-the-myth-of-individual-creativity Denise Scott Brown and the myth of individual creativity Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-17T21:43:00-04:00 >2013-10-20T19:57:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2x/2xh2vp0r7mb6nv9p.jpg" width="300" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Modern architecture, despite breaking with the past stylistically, nonetheless maintains this image of the gifted architect as a lone autonomous genius who overcomes gravity and prevails over his client [...] Rather than an inner activity done in solitude, it has been found that people often discover their thoughts and ideas through interactions with others [...] The centrality of collaboration in architecture is often overlooked in a culture celebrating and branding &ldquo;starchitects.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Referring to recent statistics concerning <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78986132/why-are-so-many-women-leaving-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">women in architectural practice</a> and the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75258357/pritzker-jury-will-not-revisit-decision-to-exclude-denise-scott-brown" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown Pritzker controversy</a>, architect&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/14977736/esther-sperber" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Esther Sperber</a>&nbsp;calls for an overhaul of how we think about creativity and authorship in architecture. Her piece for <em>Lilith</em>,&nbsp;"Revising Our Ideas about Collective Inspiration", argues that what is perceived as "creative genius" relies on cultural and social affirmation, and is therefore a necessarily collective act.</p> <p> Endorsing D.S.B.'s demand that the architecture community "salute the notion of joint creativity", Sperber's piece recognizes issues of gender inequality within the practice, but is more concerned with the whole notion of individual intellectual ownership -- creativity just doesn't work this way, and prestigious awards shouldn't either.</p> <p> As creative industries adapt "orchestrated serendipity" strategies to capitalize on collaborative processes, the presumption that intellectual production belongs to any one individual dissolves. Sperber'...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71348394/som-and-case-launch-aec-apps-crowdsourced-resource-for-sharing-tech-architecture-tools SOM and CASE launch AEC-APPS, crowdsourced resource for sharing tech architecture tools Archinect 2013-04-15T19:11:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T19:11:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b8bsexybgd56i0x5.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://aec-apps.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AEC-APPS</a> is the first Web-based library of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) applications built by and for digital tool users and toolmakers, who share a common interest in the evolution of innovative technologies. Conceived, designed, and maintained by <a href="http://www.som.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill</a> and <a href="http://www.case-inc.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CASE</a> to lead the industry toward a model of collaborative knowledge and technology exchange, AEC-APPS connects tools, from snippets of code to established software platforms, and people, from educators and students to practitioners and hobbyists. Part WikipediaTM, part GitHubTM, AEC-APPS is a not-for-profit online community that fosters knowledge sharing and problem solving across disciplines, software platforms, geographic locations, and experience levels.</p> <p> &ldquo;Innovation in digital tools is changing the nature of practice, and it&rsquo;s being driven by many players in different parts of the AEC industry, but they are not often aware of one another&rsquo;s efforts,&rdquo; notes SOM&rsquo;s Technical Director N...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58970635/linkedin-hacking-doesn-t-violate-cfaa LinkedIn Hacking Doesn't Violate CFAA Archinect 2012-10-09T19:18:00-04:00 >2012-10-10T21:10:08-04:00 <em><p>A federal court ruled last week that an employer didn't violate a federal anti-hacking law when it took over an employee's LinkedIn account after firing her, Ars Technica reported.&nbsp; Edcomm, the Pennsylvania company Linda Eagle presided over until it was bought out in 2010, fired Eagle in 2011, according to Ars Technica.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>