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21 x 29,7cm, encre sur papier, Kevin Lucbert, 2013.
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Urban Jungle Street View
WebGl project by Einar Öberg places 3D foliage within Google Street View panoramas:
Visit any place available in Street View by entering a location, drag the map to browse around and drop the little guy on a road. It works best in environment with large buildings surrounding the streets. Some locations need a little more imagination than others.
This experiment using an undocumented part of Street View, the depth data. With that a depth map and a normal map is generated, which can be used in the shaders and to plot geometry and sprites in (almost) the correct position in 3d space.
Try it out for yourself here
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Phantom Islands | Tobias Wüstefeld
Phantom Islands or Flyaway Islands, are Islands which can be found in historical maps or ancient documents, but maybe have never existed.
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Mental Health Survey at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture | Via
Earlier this month, the Graduate Architecture, Landscape, and Design Student Union (GALDSU), released the results of its first mental health survey conducted in the month of December 2013. The survey asked students to reflect on their experience at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, with questions ranging from sleeping habits to issues of physical and mental comfort. The survey forms part of GALDSU’s Mental Health Initiative and was developed in collaboration with a doctoral candidate of the Department of Psychology of the University of Toronto.
Architecture schools have a long standing reputation as pressure cookers, where constant deadlines and a drive for innovation have created an environment where all-nighters are glorified and isolation from the outside world is prevalent. The report, now available online, reaffirms that many aspects of this reputation are well deserved. A majority of students reported irregular sleep schedules, often pulling all-nighters to finish projects, regularly skipping meals, and rarely engaging in physical activity. Many students also reported feeling the faculty was not doing enough to address issues of mental health and over 50% of them had considered quitting the program.