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Henry Scott Debey (M)
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    Design Media Arts at UCLA
    In the 1970s space colonies were considered to be a viable alternative to a life restricted to planet Earth. The design of cylindrical space...
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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
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    symbiosis - nature's true beauty
    Project: Design Media Arts at UCLA
    Miccorhizae within Plants

    Myccorhizae (bacteria) forming root nodules maintains a symbiotic relationship with most plants. In exchange for fixed nitrogen (the only form that plants can absorb nitrogen) the plant feeds the bacteria with sugar (energy).

    Phylum: Cnidaria
    Class: Hydrozoa

    The hydrozoans are a group of jellyfish (medusa) that mature from polyps attached to substrates or polyp colonies. Their biological construct possesses interesting features - potentially applicaple to space design and the goals for re-establishing meaning for nature on a alien planet (or moon).

    The Medusa's pod-like shape works like the living machine (as described by Le Corbusier) with essential dynamics and fluctuations occurring at the center and moving outword. It's transparent nature is another aspect that provides a seamlessness and blending with the environment that surrounds it.

    The Hydrozoan can function independently but also as part of a network (as a Polyp) sharing nutrients it absorbs throughout the systems. After maturity it can venture off to explore and spreaad its seed and propagate the entire process once more. 

    Mon, Apr 16, 2007  Permanent link

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