DE sign:
(Deconstructing in-order to find new meanings)

A blogging space about my personal interests; was made during training in Stockholm #Young Leaders Visitors Program #Ylvp08 it developed into a social bookmarking blog.

I studied #Architecture; interested in #Design #Art #Education #Urban Design #Digital-media #social-media #Inhabited-Environments #Contemporary-Cultures #experimentation #networking #sustainability & more =)

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p.s. sharing is usually out of interest not Blind praise.
This is neither sacred nor political.

Monday, March 27

The Art of Listening

The Art of Listening - Music Documentary (2017)

Published on Feb 21, 2017
The Art of Listening is a documentary film about the journey music takes to reach a listener’s ear, from the intent of an instrument maker and composer, to the producers and engineers who capture and preserve an artist’s voice. This journey is narrated by intimate conversations with artists, engineers and producers about the philosophy of their work and the intent behind each musical note they create.

This film is an invitation for music fans to rediscover the intricacies and details available in the sounds of their favorite recordings. The Art of Listening is the beginning of a conversation of how the quality of our listening experiences define the medium.

Find out more and listen to the soundtrack at www.theartoflisteningfilm.com
Directed by:
Michael Coleman
Emmanuel Moran
Produced by:
Sebastian Weinberg
Music Composed by:
Christopher Willits
For licensing and screening opportunities:

Friday, March 24

City Debates (at) AUB 2017

"City Debates 2017 explores the emergence of urban-based political movements in various national contexts where “the city” and/or some of its ingredients (e.g. housing, public space, services, livelihoods) have been serving as the basis for new forms of claims. By documenting comparatively these movements through profiling the actors, strategies, tools, networks of solidarity, forms of lesson sharing, and the frames through which claims have been formulated, the Debates seek to investigate critically and comparatively these new forms of collective action. We ask: Are we indeed witnessing emancipatory political claims or, to the contrary, a reduction of the horizons of the political to the minimal necessities of everyday life? Furthermore, as professionals of the built environment, how do such movements affect our practice? How do they change the premises and assumptions of our profession? On what grounds should we engage such social movements and the spaces they create? What can we learn from their tactics and strategies? ..."

2017 Sous les Pavés, la Plage…
Itineraries of Urban Social Movements

excerpt of http://www.aub.edu.lb/fea/citydebates/Pages/2017/index.html#

Abstracts > http://www.aub.edu.lb/fea/citydebates/Pages/2017/abstracts.html

City Debates 2016 AUB

"City Debates 2016 stems from a relational and multi-scalar understanding of urban policy as an assemblage of ideas and tools that circulate and transform. We seek to examine how international aid promotes the mobility of urban policy ideas, and mobilizes a range of stakeholders, and technologies in the process. We explore these questions by investigating two sets of urban policies: regional planning, and refugee policies. How is international aid promoting state rescaling, and an approach to urban planning which is decentralized, territorial, or regional? How is humanitarian aid conceiving refugee policies, and to what extent is it able to conceive them in dialogue with the local and urban scales, rather than generically? By analyzing case studies from across the world, with a focus on the Middle East region, City Debates contributes to critical reflection, and informed practice related to regional planning, and refugee-ness. The Debates also highlight the social and political opportunities that international aid may produce, when conceived in relation to inclusive urban and local governance dynamics, and when embedded in flexible institutional configurations that prioritize livability. "

2016 . Urban Policy Mobilities and International AidLessons from Regional Planning and Refugee Policies


Abstracts > http://www.aub.edu.lb/fea/citydebates/Pages/2016/abstracts.html


City Debates 2016: Roundtable1(Part1)Regional Planning & Intl Donors in Lebanon Giulia Guadagnoli

City Debates 2016: Roundtable 1 (Part 2)- “Regional Planning and International Donors in Lebanon”

City Debates 2016: Roundtable 2- “Refugee Policies in Lebanon”

Thursday, March 16

Silicon Valley Model II Ripple Waves

Startup Community The Film | A Documentary About Startups in Kitchener-Waterloo

Inside Sweden's Silicon Valley (Hello World: Episode 2)
April 27 -- Hold on to your H&M cardigans! The world's funkiest tech and travel show hits Sweden. Tune in as host, Ashlee Vance, travels from Stockholm to Luleå, discovering how the Swedes got so good at making the things the whole world loves. His journey includes: a conversation with a face-swapping robot, fika with Spotify's Daniel Ek, and a look at how efficient energy is reimagining data centers and turbine power. (Source: Bloomberg)

Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware (Full Documentary) | Future Cities | WIRED

Tuesday, February 21

Silicon Valley Model I

Welcome to Silicon Valley

CyberFuture The Dreams Of Silicon Valley 2016 HD Documentary

Tech Trends: Learning From Silicon Valley Model

World's Best Technological Hub | Silicon Valley | Top Documentary Films

World's Best Technological Hub | Silicon Valley | Top Documentary Films. Welcome to TOP DOCUMENTARY FILMS - home of the best documentary films and...

Erik Jensen, What is the Relationship of Law to Economic Development?

Saturday, February 4

Circular Economy Congress Sessions ::: EU ::: Dec 2016

Designing a Circular City

Inspirational Talk - Kent Larson. Towards Entrepreneurial, High-performance, Livable Cities

Published on Dec 14, 2016

Kent Larson will discuss the work of his research group to develop urban interventions that address the challenges of extreme urbanization and a rapidly changing global economy. His talk will focus on three current projects: CityScope, Persuasive Electric Vehicle (PEV) and CityHome project. He will also discuss Urban Living Lab collaborative projects in Hamburg, Andorra, and Cambridge.

Christopher Swope
Managing Editor
Washington DC, United States of America

Kent Larson
Director, City Science Initiative and Changing Places Research Group MIT Media Lab
Cambridge, United States of America

New Plastics Economy in Cities

The Inclusive Economy

Dialogue Session - Cities Leading the World of Tomorrow

From Ownership to Service

Workshop - Circulab. Circular Economy Workshop

Friday, January 6

GW top breakthrough of 2016

Discovery of gravitational waves named top breakthrough of 2016

Jan 4, 2017

Turns out Einstein was right. Again =)
Scientists validated another of Einstein’s hypotheses when they confirmed in 2016 the existence of gravitational waves, which Einstein first predicted more than 100 years ago as part of his general theory of relativity.
Why is that important? As astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett explained, Einstein’s general theory of relativity changed the way we understand the nature of space, time and gravity. Detecting gravitational waves reaffirms Einstein’s incredible achievement and will let scientists “probe some of the most exotic objects in the universe, including black holes,” Bennett wrote.
Science magazine named the discovery its top breakthrough of 2016, saying it “shook the scientific world.”
The best way to understand how it works is to watch the video below. It shows how two objects spinning around each other create waves. As the objects get closer to each other, the waves get bigger. (There is no sound with this video.)
Published on Jun 15, 2016
This artist's animation shows the merger of two black holes and the gravitational waves that ripple outward during the event. The black holes—which represent those detected by LIGO on Dec. 26, 2015—were 14 and 8 times the mass of the sun, until they merged, forming a single black hole 21 times the sun's mass. One solar mass was converted to gravitational waves. In reality, the area near the black holes would appear highly warped, and the gravitational waves would be difficult to see directly.

Physicists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), made up of two installations in Louisiana and Washington, confirmed that they had seen the waves caused by two black holes crashing into each other.
Since gravitational waves move through the universe in a way similar to the way audio waves move through the air, LIGO created a simulation of what the gravitational waves might sound like if they were audio waves. Listen to what it sounds like.