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JULY / AUGUST 1993

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* CONTENTS *

* Studio for Creative Enquiry - Carnegie Mellon *

* Furniture Design in Great Britain - an enquiry *

* Teachning in Malaysia *

* O2 - eMISSION News Letter - an extract *

* INTERACTIVE '93 - MultiMedia: Vision & Reality *


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* STUDIO FOR CREATIVE ENQUIRY *
CARNEGIE MELLON, PITTSBURG

Announcing:
During the coming months, Carl Eugene Loeffler, Project Director,
Telecommunications and Virtual Reality, STUDIO for Creative Inquiry,
Carnegie Mellon University, will conduct the following activities:

Sponsored by the Japan Technology Transfer Association (JTTAS), Nihon
Keizai Shimbun, Inc. (NIKKEI), and in cooperation with Asahi Electronics
and Sense8, Loeffler will present distributed virtual reality
applications for the International Conference on Artificial Reality and
Tele-existence, Tokyo, Japan. Information: 81-03-3584-0207.

Following ICAT, he will make a technical presentation at Machine
Culture, Siggraph, and conduct seminars at: IEEE/CS Visual Language
Symposium, and Tele-teach 93, Norway.

Presently under construction are two new applications-- Virtual Ancient
Egypt, and the Virtual City. Intended for use in the production of a motion
picture, the City will also be expanded to serve as a Graphical User
Interface (GUI) for distributed virtual reality for consumer home
shopping and entertainment.

Tom Hargadon and Loeffler have introduced the Distributed Simulations
Research Consortium, with members in Japan, Scandinavia, and the United
States. The consortium members conduct joint research in distributed
virtual reality for education, industry, and entertainment. Information:
(415) 861-1317 or [email protected]

Final note: Carl Eugene Loeffler is recently appointed a visiting Senior
Scientist to the Center of Technology at Kjeller (UNIK and Norwegian
Telecom Research) Oslo, Norway. He will conduct joint research with
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA.

Information:
Carl Eugene Loeffler
Project Director
Telecommunications and Virtual Reality
Studio for Creative Inquiry
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA 15213-3890
TEL: (412) 268-3452
FAX: (412) 268-2829
NET: [email protected]

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* Furniture Design in Great Britain ? *

A friend of mine is interested in furniture and industrial design.
I'd heard of a furniture design school in Britain (England, I think--)
that was supposed to be quite good. Does anybody out there know what this
school might be?
Thanks for the help.
A. Jane

[email protected]

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* Teaching in Malaysia - Maybe !! *

In conjunction with a **POSSIBLE** multinational development effort,
Education Development Center is looking for engineering faculty
(mechanical, electronic, civil, industrial) to teach at polytechnics
in Malaysia and develop curricula, starting in July 1994 (next year).
Most appointments would be for one or two-year contracts; some might
be for only one semester. Individuals must have solid classroom
experience and able to teach in English. Short resumes (2-3 pages
maximum) can be faxed to Hal Freeman, (202) 466-0540, or sent via
e-mail to <[email protected]> on INTERNET. Many thanks, and a great
summer. Ed Allan

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* Extract from O2 - eMISSIONS NEWS LETTER *

PRESS RELEASE MAY 1993 International Design Workshop O2 Event
"Sustainable Lifestyles"

This year the "02 Netherlands" union has taken the initiative to
organize the annual intenational "O2 Event". This Design Workshop
will take place from 25th-27th November in the building of the
Holland Amerika Lijn (H.A.L.) in the old harbour area of Rotterdam.

T h e m e
The 02 Event is an international workshop for designers. During the 02
Event activities will be centered around the central theme
"Sustainable Lifestyles". A sustainable lifestyle is a way of living
(working, eating, sleeping, etc) that is in harmony with the
environment. The aim of the workshop is to generate ideas and images
of new, attractive and sustainable ways of living in the future.

D a t e
25-26-27 November 1993

L o c a t i o n
Holland America Lijn (HAL) building, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

P a r t i c i p a n t s
The 02 Event will host 100 participants: - Members of 02 Nederland,
02 Denmark, 02 Italy, 02 France, 02 UK and 02 Austria. - Other
designers working professionally in the fields of product design,
architecture, graphic design, fashion design, etc. - Professionals
working in the fields adjacent to design, like marketing managers,
psychologists, antropologists, artists, etc.

P u b l i c a t i o n
The 02 Event will be concluded with a public presentation of the
results from the twelve projects. These results will be described and
depicted in a publication. The publication will be an inspirational
document for designers, design schools, companies and policy makers.

P r o j e c t s a n d P r o j e c t l e a d e r s
A short overview of the different projects, possible project leaders
and expected or possible results is given. On formulating the
projects, five principles for "Sustainable Lifestyles" were taken
into account:
- less/different consumption
- more"cycles"
- improved logistics
- more services
- more sharing

>> Product Qualities <<
The surplus value of products. Project leader: Michele de
Lucchi (Italy). Possible result: presentation of product ideas
(drawings, models).

>> Culinary Culture <<
Delicious sustainable cooking. Project leaders:
Camilla Plum (DK), Dutch "eco-cook". Possible result: a meal with a
story.

>> Clothes and Fashion <<
Dressing for sustainability. Project leader: Linda Grose (Esprit).
Result: fashion show "Cascading Fashion".

>> Holidays <<
Alternatives for energy-consuming and polluting holidays.
Project leader: Niels Peter Flint (02International).
Possible results: new travel programs.

>> City-life <<
Old and new infrastructures and facilities. Project leaders:
Adriaan Geuze (NL). Possible results: architectural drawings and new
city concepts.

>> Supermarkets <<
How will we buy? Project leader: .... Possible results: new shopping
concepts.

>> Status symbols <<
New Idols. Project leader: art director. Possible
results: video clip for Dutch television (script), new bill boards,
etc.

>> Undefined Project <<
Project leader: Stefano Marzano, (Philips NL)

>> New business concept <<
What businesses are fit for a radical re-orientation and what should
this re-orientation look like? Project leaders: McKinsey (Amsterdam),
Larry Keeley (USA) or D. Mackenzie (UK). Possible results: business
plan.

>> Information technology <<
Time, rhythm, mass-culture and information. Project leader: Fumi
Masuda (Japan). Possible results: ideas for using information
technology for new services.

>> Goed Wonen <<
Looking at interior design and the household. Project leader:
Thierry Kazazian (02 France). Possible results: designs and objects.

>> Radical Rethinking <<
Nature and culture. Possible project leader: John Thackara (UK).
Possible results: artistic, philosophical statements.

Lectures and lecturers:
-Victor Papanek
-Ezio Manzini
-Dutch Eco-design program
-Niels Peter Flint
-Hans Achterhuis

* Project leaders and lecturers with reserve

C o n t a c t:
Iris V. de Keijser, O2 Global Network, PRe., Bergstraat 6,
3811 NH Amersfoort, The Netherlands;
(fax) 31 (0)33 652853, (tel) 31 (0)33 611046.
Or, by e-mail, try Jeremy Quinn, <[email protected]>

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Interactive Learning 93 - Multimedia: vision and reality

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

27-29 August 1993

Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot-Watt University

IL'93 (The Edinburgh Conference) has become the event of the year for
practitioners who are working at the leading edge of the interactive learning
revolution. Multimedia has always been the revolution which is just about to
happen. But the past year has seen a quite unprecedented fall in hardware
costs and a move towards interoperability and multi-platform compatibility.
This year's conference concentrates on solutions that enhance the learning
experience and empower the teacher and learner. Having said that, the
Edinburgh Conference unashamedly offers a focus on the new technologies and
tools that are bringing new horizons to the world of education.

Once again chaired by John Barker, IL'93 features a remarkable array of
international speakers. It promises to be an unmissable event for all who are
interested and/or involved in the applications of multimedia in education.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The conference is designed to appeal to two groups of people, offering an
ideal opportunity to bring together:

Those in education involved in the application of new technologies in the
classroom.

Manufacturers and multimedia producers/publishers who have a focus in the
educational market place

Academic focus of this year's conference:

The Technology and Learning Programme together with other initiatives has led
to a wide interest in the production and use of technology in teaching within
higher education. All those involved in projects are offered the opportunity
to produce a poster for display during the conference, in particular TLTP and
ITTI projects are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.
Workshops will also be discussing these areas and a limited number of slots
are available for presentation of results and ideas at these workshops. If
you are interested in presenting please contact the organisers.

Technology focus of this year's conference:

Platforms: Windows-based PCs, Apple Macintosh, Acorn Archimedes.
Video: Video for Windows, Indeo/DVI, Fractals, Quicktime, Replay.
Audio: Speech synthesis, sound cards, voice recognition, 3-D sound.
Optical disc: CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, Photo-CD, CD-R, IV.
Tools: Authoring tools and techniques, Virtual Reality.
Applications: Resource and interactive discs, published titles.
Telematics: Open and Distance Learning, ISDN, the Open Campus.

OUTLINE PROGRAMME:

Friday 27 August:

AM: Exhibition set-up.
(Exhibition and Multimedia Bazaar continues over Friday and Saturday)
11:30 Registration starts.

PM: Reception.
Plenary presented by Georgia McCabe and Bob Stein.
Technology Announcements.
Workshops.

Saturday 28 August:

AM: Plenary: presentations by -
Michael Barnsley (Iterated Systems), Malcolm Bird (Acorn),
Tom Corddry (Microsoft), Tony Maclaren (Videologic),
Jean-Pierre Isbouts (Philips), Tom Lopez (Chairman IMA).

PM: Multimedia Showcase
Workshops
Banquet

Sunday 29 August

AM: Plenary: presentations and open forum involving key people from
education and industry including Ferhan Cook (Apple),
Bob Stein (Voyager), Philip Dodds (IMA), Margaret Bell (NCET),
Ray McAleese (ICBL).

1pm Close. Transport to the Station and Airport will be available.

ORGANISATION:

The conference has been based at Heriot-Watt for four years and is chaired by
John Barker editor of Inside IT and organised through the Institute for
Computer Based Learning (ICBL) using administrative and technical teams from
the Centre for Continuing Education and the Television Centre at Heriot-Watt.

CONFERENCE DETAILS:

Venue and date:

IL'93 again takes place in the James Watt Centre on campus at Heriot-Watt
University, on the outskirts of historic Edinburgh. This magnificent self-
contained Centre has its own exhibition areas, and a 600 seat high-tech
lecture hall equipped with the latest audio-visual aids.

The site is easily reached by road and there is ample car parking space.
Alternatively, Edinburgh airport is close, and Edinburgh Waverley rail
station only 20 minutes by taxi. Full travel details will be sent with
confirmation of bookings.

The Conference takes place over the three days 27-29 August 1993, and is
timed to coincide with the Edinburgh Festival.

Accommodation:

A total of 175 en-suite study bedrooms are available. In addition there are
100 single study bedrooms at the lower cost quoted below.

Delegate fees:

The low delegate fee is made possible by the generous financial support of
some of the industry's leading names:
In UK pounds, with # sign for pounds, the costs are:

En-suite room #395 Education(#316)
Student room #340 Education(#272)
Non-residential #280 Education(#224)

Delegates from education receive a 20% reduction as shown.

Residential fees are fully inclusive, including the Saturday banquet. Non-
residential fees exclude evening meals.

Terms and conditions:

A charge of 20% will be made on reservations cancelled before 14 August. Fees
are not refundable for cancellations received after that date. If for any
reason the conference is cancelled, all fees already paid will be refunded in
full.

The information given here is correct at this time, but the organisers
reserve the right to amend the programme without notice if necessitated by
change in circumstances.

CONTACTS:

Administrator:
Myra Burley,
ICBL, Heriot-Watt University,
Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS.
Tel: 031 451 3282 Fax: 031 451 3283
email: [email protected]

Chairman:
John Barker,
Inside IT, Tossa House,
Main Road, Smalley, Derby DE7 6EF
Tel: 0332 881779 Fax: 0332 780008

BOOKING:

If you wish to receive a booking form with further details please contact
Myra Burley, Tel: 031 451 3282/Fax: 031 451 3283/email: [email protected] or
send the booking form below:

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Email:
To: [email protected]
Subject: Delegate registration at IL93

Send to: Kathryn Muir
Centre for Continuing Education
Heriot-Watt University
Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS
Tel: 031 451 3014
Fax: 031 451 3005


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