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Michael Zick Doherty
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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...
    Now playing SpaceCollective
    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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    Immersive Examples
    Project: Design Media Arts at UCLA
    FILM

    Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance(1982 film)
    Godfrey Reggio

    "These films have never been about the effect of technology, of industry on people. It's been that everyone: politics, education, things of the financial structure, the nation state structure, language, the culture, religion, all of that exists within the host of technology. So it's not the effect of it's that everything exists within [technology]. It's not that we use technology, we live technology. Technology has become as ubiquitous as the air we breathe..."
    -Godfrey Reggio




    Bravia Balls (2005 commercial)
    Sony

    Commercial showcasing sony's high definition TVs. This commercial was filmmed in San Francisco, but only aired in Europe. The beauty of gravity!



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    ARCHITECTURE

    Sagrada Família(began 1882)
    Antoni Gaudí
    Barcelona, Spain

    This Roman Catholic basilica was first started in 1882. This structure is so complex and expensive to create that it has yet to be completed.




    Sky Tennis (2005 hotel)
    Burj al-Arab Hotel
    Dubai, UAE
    wiki

    This tennis court was constructed on the helipad of the Burj al-Arab hotel, which is said to be "the worlds first seven-star hotel". Agassi and Federer played on this court as a publicity stunt. Tiger Woods has also teed off on the same pad.




    Guggenheim Museum(1997)
    Frank Gehry
    Bilbao, Spain

    Gehry is known for his uniquely organic structures that contrast, yet integrate with their environment. He incorporates natural elements such as light reflection and water.



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    DESIGN

    Geodesic dome (1949)
    Buckminster Fuller

    Semi-spherical structure that has no practical limitation and rather gets stronger as its size increases.



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    MEDIA ART

    Ecce Homology(Interactive Installation(2003)
    UCLA collaboration of artists and scientists

    Uses BLAST, a information gathering technology used in genetics research, to create interactive pictographic images.




    Ecstasy Exhibit (2005)
    MOCA
    Los Angeles, CA

    Various media forms exploring altered states and alternative modes of perception.



    Digital Depot (2003 interactive installation)
    LUST
    Netherlands

    Installation incorporates spacial visualization databases with intuitive touch system interface.



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    SCIENCE

    Cosmos Code

    Second Life space lab. Open source with NASA

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