Monday, May 17, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Orange colored text - Angela Markel
Red coloured text - Miranda Kerr
Green coloured text - Helen Keller
"None exception-Power effecting individual's thought"
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken about the driving responsibilities that came with it and the dangers it could bring. She may look set for another term in office but she felt to concern about people that need to take personal responsibility for the way they drive.
"Every time we get in the car we are risking our lives but life is for living. It's particularly frustrating when people were impatient or angry on the roads." said the chancellor.
As well as Miranda Kerr's heartbreak at losing a loved one in a car accident that effects her life and taught her to cherish life.
Kerr said she coped by thinking positively and not worrying too much when her family and friends were on the road. So she wouldn't forever live in a dark world.
"I am guilty of singing while driving and sometimes turning the music up a little too loud. I think about Helen Keller who became well educated and a respected leader who fought for the rights of the deaf and blind and try to live normally. She learned a great deal about the world she could no longer see or hear. So I was angry and frustrated when I read newspapers and people vowing to take personal responsibility for the way they drive but none of this seems to do any good.” She added.
This great concern shows a great deal about the world of community power effect individual thought and personality.
- "Angela Merkel's Fight to Hold on to Power" (09/25/2009) by Christoph Schwennicke from http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,651369,00.html
- "Miranda Kerr cherishes life after losing friend" (10/04/10) by Joe Hildebrand from http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ipromise/miranda-kerr-cherishes-life-after-losing-friend/story-fn55yw9h-1225852012587?from=public_rss
- "Meet Helen Keller" by Sherrill Kushner, LA Times (June 27, 2005) from http://www.4hearingloss.com/archives/2005/06/meet_helen_kell.html
Angela Merkel's Fight to Hold on to Power
German Chancellor Angela Merkel may look set for another term in office, but her political future hinges on the election result. If her CDU party ends up having to form another grand coalition with the center-left SPD, it will spell the beginning of the end of her political career.
Angela Merkel is on a plane flying over the Black Sea. The German chancellor is on her way to meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, but a curious mood pervades the flying conference room. The dimensions are somehow off. The seats are too small and people are perching uncomfortably on armrests. The temperature in the plane keeps changing -- it is always either too warm or too cold, but never quite comfortable. The aircraft is too crowded, so that journalists are forced to either sit on the floor or uncomfortably close to Merkel on a gray sofa.
Merkel tends to be slightly clumsy and it often takes her a little longer than usual to get things under control. Today is no exception. She fumbles with the microphone, then blows into it, taps it and, finally, when none of this seems to do any good, holds it up to her ear and listens, as if it were a loudspeaker.
Reference : "Angela Merkel's Fight to Hold on to Power" (09/25/2009) by Christoph Schwennicke from http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,651369,00.html
Miranda Kerr cherishes life after losing friend
SUPERMODEL Miranda Kerr has spoken about her heartbreak at losing a loved one in a car accident and how it taught her to cherish life.
Joining The Daily Telegraph's I Promise road safety campaign as a celebrity ambassador, the 26-year-old said she loved the freedom of driving but understood all too well the responsibilities that came with it and the dangers it could bring.
"I lost a loved one in a car accident and it is something that has shaped the way I appreciate life and how quickly it can be taken away," she said. "Every time we get in the car we are risking our lives but life is for living and I try my best to not live in fear."
Kerr did not want to give further details of the tragedy but said she coped by thinking positively and not worrying too much when her family and friends were on the road.
"I prefer to think of the best and try not to dwell on the negatives," she said.
As with more than 1000 people from across NSW, Kerr has taken the I Promise pledge, vowing to take personal responsibility for the way she drives.
She began driving as a learner when she was 16 -"as soon as I was legally able to"- but had spent years practising on the farm in Gunnedah where she grew up.
"I learned to drive on the farm when I was very young," she said.
Kerr said she found it particularly frustrating when people were impatient or angry on the roads.
Asked what annoyed her the most, she said: "When people are being really impatient.
"The way I see it personally, if I am meant to be stuck in traffic there's not much I can do about it and getting upset won't help."
As for her own guilty secret behind the wheel?
"Yes I am guilty of singing while driving and sometimes turning the music up a little too loud," she said.
Reference : "Miranda Kerr cherishes life after losing friend" (10/04/10) by Joe Hildebrand from http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ipromise/miranda-kerr-cherishes-life-after-losing-friend/story-fn55yw9h-1225852012587?from=public_rss
'Meet Helen Keller'
Helen Keller was a wild child. She threw temper tantrums, kicking and screaming until she was exhausted. She grabbed food from everyone's plate at the dinner table and ate with her hands. Once she locked her mother in the kitchen for three hours.
Helen was not a "bad" girl. Her problems began when she was only 19 months old. After an illness called "brain fever," which may have been scarlet fever or meningitis, Helen lost her eyesight and hearing and couldn't speak. She was angry. She was frustrated. She had difficulty making herself understood. Helen's parents felt sorry for her and didn't know how to handle her. Yet despite her early difficulties, Helen became well educated and a respected leader who fought for the rights of the deaf and blind.
Helen, born on June 27, 1880, in the small farming town of Tuscumbia, Ala., was the oldest of three children of Arthur and Kate Keller. Helen also had two older half-brothers, born to her father before his first wife died. Her father was the editor of the town newspaper. They lived on a farm where they raised pigs, turkeys, chickens and sheep.
Through touching, tasting and smelling, Helen learned a great deal about the world she could no longer see or hear. She could recognize people and their ages just by the vibrations from their footsteps on a bare floor. When she walked around, she knew where she was by the different smells from the shops in town or from the flowers on the farm.
As she grew a little older, she tried to communicate. She shook her head to mean "no." A pull meant "come," and a push, "go." When people spoke, she touched their lips but couldn't understand their words. She tried moving her lips, but no one could understand her.
For years, Helen's parents took her to see many doctors and tried many treatments, but nothing would bring back her sight or hearing. It seemed she would forever live in a dark and silent world. Tuscumbia was a long way from any schools for the blind or deaf. A friend of Helen's mother suggested that they send Helen to an institution, wondering if she were even capable of learning.
But Helen's mother had read a book by Charles Dickens describing a deaf-blind girl he had met while visiting the United States. Dickens reported that this girl had been taught to communicate by finger spelling. Each letter of the alphabet was formed by moving fingers in different positions. Hoping Helen could be taught finger spelling too, the Kellers began looking for a teacher.
Reference : "Meet Helen Keller" by Sherrill Kushner, LA Times (June 27, 2005) from http://www.4hearingloss.com/archives/2005/06/meet_helen_kell.html
Here is the movie clip, showing the overview of the valley...
Movie clip from : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1YwpY_z_Lk
And the image showing the atmosphere of the valley in the mist....
Image from : http://www.flickr.com/photos/the-open-mind/197918992/
Following with some images of my valley from Sandbox2...
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Link to Crysis War objects folder :http://www.filefront.com/16338899/Objects.zip
Link to Google Warehouse (my model) : http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=3d55dfeb07e71cd01dc59dd7357812f2&prevstart=0
For Submission :
1.The three quotes
2.The 18 sketch axonometrics
3.The 36 customs textures
ps.these links are only part of my submission. Plese visit other page for the further content of this experiment.
The images represent.....
"Stepehn Hawking's lab"
At the highest point of the building, the client can then explore and observer the nature and the change in the sky. Therefore the client can “see” then “learn” and “understanding” more things around him.
" The overview of the model"
The design of this model based on the ideas of the clients i.e Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking. The model contains two laboratories space and one meeting point. The first lab that sits on the edge of the land was designed for Charles Darwin. In this space the structure that explore to the environment is significant as his works based on the nature life therefore the lab will allow him to maximise the exploration to the nature inculding the water part. The other lab which sits on the other end of the model was design for Stephen Hawking. In this part the amount of light that go into the space was significant since his works based on the area of astrophysics therefore the structure that allow him to observe the sky would be benefit. Also it is located in the hightgest point of the building. Finally the meeting point is located in the middle part of model. It is the "half-opened" structure that allows the light and shadow to go through.
I also added the combined axonometrics sketch of 9 rectangular prisms. From this sketch I developed the design in order to fit to the clients' idea.
This is the model from Google SketchUp....
Saturday, May 1, 2010
“I want you to share my excitement at the discoveries, past and present, which have revolutionized the way we think. The story of how we arrived at this picture is the story of learning to understand what we see. It shows that it is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives, from the Big Bang to black holes, from dark matter to a possible Big Crunch, our image of the universe today is full of strange sounding ideas, and remarkable truths. And so it is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
The two quotes ........
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin
"I want you to share my excitement at the discoveries, past and present, which have revolutionized the way we think. From the Big Bang to black holes, from dark matter to a possible Big Crunch, our image of the universe today is full of strange sounding ideas, and remarkable truths. The story of how we arrived at this picture is the story of learning to understand what we see." – Stephen Hawking