Physics of Data Flow

Welcome new subscribers! Last week the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Northern Virginia Chapter (CSI NOVA) welcomed scientists from the NIST Fire Research Lab to give a talk about fire simulations and the new test facility. NIST’s Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) A couple simulations were of just the fires themselves rather than walls, furniture, elevator shafts […]

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Taking Apart and Putting Back Together in a Repeatable Process

Taking an idea apart can be very informative. Especially when various parts need to be updated and optimized, continually changing like software releases.

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Emergent versus Imposed Boundaries

Not only watch how the semantic web is emerging, but to direct it’s flow in productive ways, geared for people in different areas that may vary widely in their density and resources, rather than as one empire. Because that only causes trouble in the long run.

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Convergence

Collages about linking huge amounts of open data in hyperbolic space. Individual images and links are below.   A&AStructuredBackgroundCombination Components starting with Michael K. Bergman on AI3 Adaptive Information, Adaptive Innovation, Adaptive Infrastructure. Not all components below are shown above. Lack of Road Signs Causes Collisions and Missed Turns (459)   One Possible Road Map […]

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Name, Rank, Facility Number

Download PDF Where Does All This Information Belong [ DMacPJBIM08 ] to appear in the Fall 08 online version of the Journal of Building Information Modeling ___________________________________ COMMENT FROM JACK PARK ON THE CODE TEMPLATE CONCEPT “I see this as a topic map question with a good query mechanism that would allow you to match […]

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Talking About Spirals

Context Driven Topologies are mathematical groups of ideas and information transmitted over computers and networks.  Their form and process are expressed using drawings and specifications.  Their purpose is to organize and drive network topologies to answer questions and derive meaning from data collections of any size, particularly in open source environments.  The purpose of answering […]

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Social Justice and Peace

There is a place in Washington DC called Busboys and Poets that believes social justice and peace are achievable goals. What does this mean today? What data structures need to be built to further this goal? What geometry works best to distribute and streamline the information flow? Peace Education Image by D@dalos Today, there were […]

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Juxtaposing Dynamic Forms

Below are images from Dale Chihuly’s Gardens and Glass installed at botanical gardens all over the world. Perfect juxtapositions of beautifully crafted objects, once fluid and rapidly changing, now fixed in time. Purposefully and collaboratively placed in similar backgrounds. The living objects continue to slowly change and grow in ways that are impossible to observe […]

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