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  • November 12 2003 LIGHT SCOOP PANEL Continued fro

    first_imgNovember 12, 2003LIGHT SCOOP PANEL (Continued from 10/04): The fourth and final siltcast panel is ready to be placed in Unit 6 of the East Crescent.[Photo: Siobhan Watts & aa & text: kh] (Left) Ron Chandler operates the crane. With help from the construction crew, he lowers the panel into place. (Right) Eli Michael, designer of the panel, makes sure that the fit is satisfactory.[Photo: aa & text: kh] The light scoop has a new beautiful roof.[Photo: aa & text: kh]last_img

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  • November 21 2007 The BABEL CANYON model has come

    first_imgNovember 21, 2007 The BABEL CANYON model has come out of storage and prepared to travel to the Musée de la Civilisation in Québec, Canada. It will be shown from January 16, 2008, to April 19, 2009 in The BABEL CANYON model has come out of storage and prepared to travel to the Musée de la Civilisation in Québec, Canada. It will be shown from January 16, 2008, to April 19, 2009 in BABEL CANYON was designed for a population 250,000 in an arcology about 800 meters high [according to Paolo Soleri’s book “City in the image of Man”]. Designed on a curve-square plan of about 1 kilometer per side, Babel Canyon is like a series of skyscrapers perforating three pyramidal and multifunctional configurations. The lower one covers the servicing entrails of the city. The other two are the containers of residential and public functions. As for many of the arcologies there is a very large light-and-air well running on the vertical axis. The sloping configurations produce a variety of spatial systems of inward or outward character. The environmental characters would be very diverse, with almost opposite rhythms of space, light and dimension. This model was built by Soleri and students at Cosanti in 1969, and has been part of many exhibitions. [Photo & text: from City in the image of Man] A new crate had to be built out of certified wood. Staff from CRATERS AND FREIGHTERS in Phoenix came and build the crate on site, packed and cushioned the model for overland transport. The model was picked up by US ART, a transport company that specializes in transportation of exhibitions. We hope to have photos once the exhibition opens and will report more on this at that time. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

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  • Industry standards body the MPEG Industry Forum M

    first_imgIndustry standards body the MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF) has been wound up, with all remaining assets being passed to the Open IPTV Forum (MPEGIF).The body formed in 2000 with the aim of promoting emerging compression standards that became known as MPEG-4 Part 10, also known as AVC and H.264. The organisation said in a statement, “Our efforts drove in many directions including many informational events and, crucially, a series of important interoperability test rounds combined with some very active tech-lists. Slowly but surely H.264 gained mind share and then market share and today is clearly the dominant codec of choice replacing MPEG-2 around the world.”In March, it was announced that the OIPF and MPEGIF would merge, with the assets of the MPEG Industry Forum being merged into the OIPF.“We would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly thank everyone who has contributed to the Forum over these past ten years,” the MPEGIF said.last_img read more

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  • Rupert Murdoch 21st Century Fox has dropped its bi

    first_imgRupert Murdoch21st Century Fox has dropped its bid for Time Warner, citing the negative impact it had on its share price and a lack of willingness on the part of the Time Warner board to explore the media mega-merger.Fox chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch said the mooted US$80 billion (€60 billion) merger offered a “unique” opportunity to combine two media giants.”Our proposal had significant strategic merit and compelling financial rationale and our approach had always been friendly,” Murdoch said. “However, Time Warner management and its board refused to engage with us to explore an offer which was highly compelling.“Additionally, the reaction in our share price since our proposal was made undervalues our stock and makes the transaction unattractive to Fox shareholders.”Fox will now pursue a US$6 billion dollar share buyback, which it will complete with twelve months. It originally made its move for Time Warner in July. Analysts and consumer groups warned that US consumers would likely face larger cable bills should a merger go ahead. There was also speculation that the likes of Google and Apple could try and move for Time Warner.Murdoch concluded: “21st Century Fox’s future has never been brighter.  The strength of our leading franchises, combined with the power of our emerging growth businesses and the leadership positions of our international enterprises put us on a path for even greater success.”Time Warner, having rebuffed Fox’s approach, issued a statement in the wake of Fox withdrawing its bid. “Time Warner is well positioned for success with our iconic assets, including the world’s leading premium television brand, the world’s strongest ad-supported cable network group, and the world’s largest film and television studio,” it said. “We thank our stockholders for their continued support.”The failed Fox-Time Warner bid has left Time Warner boss Jeff Bewkes facing questions from investors. Time Warner’s share price fell by over 10% in the wake of the latest news while Fox’s was up 8%.last_img read more

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