FROM OFF TO ON by holdUP, participated in the KOBE Biennale 2011, which just ends tomorrow on the 23rd, November, 2011.
This international competition, which employs the interior of a shipping container as a display space, is open to applications from the public and has been the main feature of Kobe Biennale since its launching. Shipping containers which migrate within and between countries symbolize Kobe, that has long been developing as a port city, through the constant coming and going of people, goods, and information. For the competition this year, we have received entries from various genres including design and architecture.
This interactive space from HOLDUP Architecture combines the worlds of art and design using the principle of the theremin, "an instrument interacting with the magnetic field emitted by our body". (Source)
GrowShelter, winner of the Schuylkill Environmental Education Center Sustainable Design/Build Competition.
The 2011 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier international competition for students taking a full course load while running a revenue-generating business, today announced the top 20 colleges and universities with the most student nominations to the competition. More than 1600 student business owners from 42 countries were nominated for the 2011 competition, a program of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). (Read on)
Universities are competing for Roosevelt Island rights, among other places, as a part of a new economic corporation plan, Applied Sciences NYC:
The proposals contain plans for new facilities ranging from just under 400,000 square feet to over 2 million square feet. The institutions propose private investments of more than $800 million in the first phases of their projects, with long-term plans to involve private investment of more than $2.5 billion. The institutions propose to add hundreds of top-tier faculty members, and thousands of new graduate students. Proposals feature plans for new lab, classroom and research space, new public open space, and space for companies that will spin out from these institutions.
Responding institutions said they will be focusing on areas including information technology, digital media, sustainable urban growth, electrical engineering, public health, genome sequencing and computer science. Many proposals contain plans for establishing connections to local K-12 education programs, providing local residents with access to their institutions, and participating in local hiring and Minority and Women-owned Business contracting programs. While the exact amounts differ, all of the proposals envision acceptance of some combination of City-controlled land as well as City capital.
With cities becoming city-states, the true capital will be found in the mayors that bring a populous to life, but can New York City really par up?
Learning an entire undergraduate curriculum for computer science in a year, without taking any classes…
Started Monday 4 April 2011, ends Wednesday 3 April 2013- reducing hospital admissions is the challenge…
More than 71 million individuals in the United States are admitted to hospitals each year, according to the latest survey from the American Hospital Association. (Source)