Category ütopyacı düşünme

Archimedes Screw

Archimedes invented the spiral pump, today known as the Archimedes Screw. It draws water up a pipe by rotating a shaped spiral in it.

Archimedes Screw, from the link

Not surprisingly, it is still used to pump water around the world.


Şehrin Sesleri

Çocuklar şehirde neler duyarlar? Daha yüksek sesleri mi yoksa fısıltıları mı? Den Haag’daki City of Sounds projesi şehrin 8 bölgesinde yaşayan çocuklara duydukları sesleri kaydetmeleri istemiş. Ortaya çıkan iş haritada, sesler de üzerinde! Hem gözlere hem kulaklara davet var!

How to Make Smart Cities even Smarter? : Play the City

Play the city uses gaming to engage multiple stakeholders in resolving complex urban challenges, both in contexts of urban development and organizational realignment. [URL-1]

Discover this form of playful participation;



Sometimes being dirty is good for you.

Being dirty is good for you.


Architecture of your utopia

What would be the architecture of your utopia?

A pixel city, Melis Baloğlu Aşut

What materials would be used to construct your utopia? What would be the reasons for the use of these materials and techniques?

A pixel city, Melis Baloğlu Aşut

Would your utopia have high population density or low population density?

A dense city, denSity, Melis Baloğlu Aşu

Would your utopia be rural or urban? Or both?

A hybrid city, Melis Baloğlu Aşut

Touch and Finger-Pressure Sensitive Display 1976


Touch and Finger-Pressure Sensitive Display 1976


A touch-sensitive display screen from 1976, which is ALSO directionally-pressure Sensitive. It tracks not only the touch location and pressure applied but also the direction of the pressure. It was built in 1976 at the MIT Architecture Machine Group, which evolved under Prof Nicholas Negroponte into the now-famous Media Lab at MIT.

A report was written by Mr Chris Herot describing this work in greater detail:…

Doktora tezimi çiziyorum!


Benim aklıma pek çok kez takılmıştır. Tasarım eğitimi alıp da neden A4 kağıda derdimizi dökeriz diye. Kelimeler bazen 8 punto bazen 72 punto değil mi? Bu tezin görsel kimliği yok mu? Hani bunun renkleri?

Kaç sayfa eskiz mi, kaç m2 kağıt eskiz mi?

Kaç tane maket mi, kaç m3 maket hacmi mi?

Kaç tane görsel mi, kaç tane fotoğraf mı, kaç sayfa mı, kaç tane kelime mi? Herkes bir ölçüversin!

Çizerek anlat diye geçen bir eğitim-öğretim hayatının sonundan yazarak anlat bakalım evresine geçen herkes için bir güzelleme olsun  Nick Sousanis‘in UNFLATTENING’i… Görsellerin ağırlığı artınca, tez hafiflerciler için…

Sahi, sizin tez kaç “ımmm” boyunuzu yerden kaç cm yükseltiyor? 72 punto yazsam ohoo!


biz bu verileri ne etsek?

Bu aralar neler okusak, karıştırsak,keşfetsek;

  • A Personal Cyberinfrastructure

  •  Dive into HTML5

  • Linked Data

  • A JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data

  • Time mapper / Timeline mapper

  • Analytics anyone can use


We all – adults and children, writers and readers – have an obligation to daydream. We have an obligation to imagine. It is easy to pretend that nobody can change anything, that we are in a world in which society is huge and the individual is less than nothing: an atom in a wall, a grain of rice in a rice field. But the truth is, individuals change their world over and over, individuals make the future, and they do it by imagining that things can be different.

Look around you: I mean it. Pause, for a moment and look around the room that you are in. I’m going to point out something so obvious that it tends to be forgotten. It’s this: that everything you can see, including the walls, was, at some point, imagined. Someone decided it was easier to sit on a chair than on the ground and imagined the chair. Someone had to imagine a way that I could talk to you in London right now without us all getting rained on.This room and the things in it, and all the other things in this building, this city, exist because, over and over and over, people imagined things.

We have an obligation to make things beautiful. Not to leave the world uglier than we found it, not to empty the oceans, not to leave our problems for the next generation. We have an obligation to clean up after ourselves, and not leave our children with a world we’ve shortsightedly messed up, shortchanged, and crippled.

We have an obligation to tell our politicians what we want, to vote against politicians of whatever party who do not understand the value of reading in creating worthwhile citizens, who do not want to act to preserve and protect knowledge and encourage literacy. This is not a matter of party politics. This is a matter of common humanity.

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Apollinaire’s Calligrammes; poèmes de la paix et da la guerre

Poèmes de la paix et da la guerre / Poems of Peace and War 1913-1916

Apollinaire described his work as follows:

The Calligrammes are an idealisation of free verse poetry and typographical precision in an era when typography is reaching a brilliant end to its career, at the dawn of the new means of reproduction that are the cinema and the phonograph. (Guillaume Apollinaire, in a letter to André Billy)


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All the images from; <23.01.17>

Contemporary Art As Cultural Heritage: Bansky


Creation of Adam  , Michelangelo

Graffiti (plural of graffito: “a graffito”, but “these graffiti”) are writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often within public view. (Wikipedia)Today there are some contradiction between art authorities that is graffiti an art-work and involved in culture or a vandalism?Art historians who consider that a graffitis a cultural heritage, believe that graffiti have existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.

Today,supporters of graffiti are increasing more and more because one of the artist’s works influences people and communities deeply .This guy call himself as Bansky.
Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy’s work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians.(wikipedia)
Generally ,Bansky prefers abandoned places,walls or sometimes center of the cities-public spaces-for painting instead of canvas.So What if we are starting talk about an art-work can be in Daily life?Is it a contemporary or temporary?How we protect them not showing in museums?Or today museums are in public spaces? Bansky Also Bansky using barcode between his/her Works.It means ,now we are staring to talk about digital culture.

May Bansky has a new approach to art in 21.century but in renaissance frescoes has some similarities with him/her.
Fresco (plural frescos or frescoes) is a technique of mural painting executed upon freshly-laid, or wet lime plaster. Water is used as the vehicle for the pigment to merge with the plaster, and with the setting of the plaster, the painting becomes an integral part of the wall. The fresco technique has been employed since antiquity and is closely associated with Italian Renaissance painting.(Wikipedia)
Frescoes generally are called history painting: “is a term used to describe paintings that focus on a serious narrative or include exemplary actions. In this sense the word history relates to the Italian historia (narrative or story). History painting is not necessarily an accurate or documentary description of actual events. Such works are often large in scale. Their subjects derive from the Bible, mythology, secular literature, or historical events. They can also be allegorical “
Today,for detrited frescoes ,people try to preserve,restorate and even try to put them in museums.Because of the their bad conditions.(humudity,light,hot and cold air)They believe that these frescoes are cultural heritage.

Bansky does not their works for money but of course after success ,their works prices(values) can be 1 million dollar today.Therefore,how can we protect this public spaces Works?Like Frescoes,Bansky’s work try to preserve after many years?
In my opinion,Bansky works reflect and criticize very well today’s moods.Because of these,they are important art Works.Trying to preserve them after 20 years ,could be strong act.Moreover in architecture , Lebbeus woods(generally known as paper- theorist-architect )did with students in Berlin,Germany 1988.

It is a collaboration drawing on the exposed Wall of an enormous concrete bunker,built during World War 2 that still stood next to the ruins of the Altes Banhof site in what was then West Berlin


Lebbeus Wood Studio,Berlin,1988





think out of the box




Is utopia impersonal, one large universe with peace and rainbows where everyone wants to be a part of ? Or is it so individual that you can only create it with your experience and imagination in time.  Age, culture, wealth, ethnicity, etc. are all factors that change utopias.Children’s and elder’s utopias are both diferent according to their experiences. But eventhough they are different  and individual, they may feed from each other.

Or is it a journey that never ends?

3 boyutlu tarama ve prototip üretimi


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