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Music and Recyling

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This is the floor plan for Robinson Library’s 4th floor.

The trash bins have been counted and placed on the this digital plan, according to their locations in the real space.

The colour of the illustrations is in accordance with the actual colour of the trash bins, which is set to categorize the trash generated within the building.

This digital plan is a discriminating one however, since it ignores those disabled people’s ability to understand it, say, people who are colour blind.

The reason why shapes like these are chosen to represent 4 types of trashes, is because these shapes look like how Chinese characters’ tones are annotated. They are mainly categorized into 4 types. For example: The  4 characters <医>, <移>,<乙> and <亿>, when pronounced,  require the one’s mouth to keep the same shape respectively, but  asks the one to generate 4 different tones to differentiate them. When teachers teach children how to pronounce them, they use <->, </>, <v> and <> to annotate these 4 tones (note that here </> and <> are slightly longer than they should be. However in reality they should look as of the same height with <-> and <v>; besides <v> should be the same when <>> is clockwise rotated 90 degrees. Here the Alphabet <v> is used, due to the limitation of this blog’s function). It is imagined if the trashes can have some relationship with music, since tones are already quite related to music, at least fragments of music.

Research is needed.

Could this be a way of recycling the trash into beautiful things, in a trans-disciplinary way?

Welcome to Newcastle—-A City of Sanctuary

Full ideas can be found here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ubmrq2cbee51wo5/AAAXmbX0ICSFk02fNDvpnBjQa?dl=0

Action plan:

1. Apply the Funding from the Arts Council England

2. Liaise Newcastle University’s Robinson Library, Fine Art Department in the School of Arts and Cultures,  School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, City of Sanctuary (a charity)’s School of Sanctuary Initiative in Newcastle city, and Newcastle’s City Council to implement the scheme.

3. Create a proper visiting plan for refugees, the identity cards, the afterwards interview, the settling, the feedback, the tracking record for their future status after the visit, with excellent event management skills

Defining Home—-Chapter 8: Special Collections 之 20th Century Pamphlet Exhibition

Full contents can be found:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/o9s9wu56zbsmcxn/AAAy8oj9CgvJPjJB1N8G40Vra?dl=0

Initiate the VI System for Newcastle University,

The Brochure Label

If it is needed:



The size of the brochure label can be zoomed depending on how large the actual brochures are; The Special Collections label is to stick on the support of the postcards going to be exhibited. It is 4 (h)*7 (w) cm large; There is a need to consult with UK’s new government after the recent election, about whether such a postal card design is permitted or not  (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2010-to-2015-government-policy-postal-service-reform/2010-to-2015-government-policy-postal-service-reform).

All in all, these should all belong to the Newcastle University’s potential VI system. They follow a Red (RGB: 232, 40, 44) and a Blue (RGB: 0, 74, 130) principle, which should be in accordance with the university’s coat of arms. However, the exact setting of such a red and blue needs to be confirmed by the university’s marketing and outreach department or equivalent.

The Special Collection Case @ Robinson Library, N.C.L.

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In order to let the <20th Century Pamphlets> (the name of one special collection in the library) souvenirs be clearly noticed by the visitors, including the bookmarks, the brochures and the postcards. It would be helpful if each of the three glass boards is moved up until the top one reaches the ceiling of the case. Then Unload the top one and reload it above the ground of the case in a position where it can separate the current layout on the ground floor, and the ones going to be exhibited, namely, the Prototype. Thus the Prototype will be shown on the new second floor counting from the ground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The current structure makes it easy to adjust due to its flexible assembly on the wall. Simply pull it out and then plug into a proper height following the instructions above.

The Printer Case @ Robinson Library, N.C.L.

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What needs to be adjusted is the height of the two glass boards within: In order to let the Prototype exhibition (which will be put on the ground floor within the case), especially the label part (an A4 paper with about 50 degrees’ angle to the ground) be conveniently noticed from above, these two boards need to be moved up at least 10 cm.  Here is the exhibition:




Here is the detail of the label:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1z26w21qwn0mqz8/The%20Label%20Content.pdf?dl=0

Here is the details of the document on the printer:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/53ijx8je4dla2xb/AACF15tGIjpVkC3xQP4Bsdrpa?dl=0

Note: N.C.L. is short for Newcastle University upon Tyne

Prototype

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PRECISION is what has been pursued.

Element

Reception

 









One most important thing is lost:

 

 

1644 In-Situ: Homeoffice

Image from: http://www.360doc.com/content/15/0313/18/7775975_454885752.shtml

Above WAS what happened in Far East. Here, <Far East> is used to show a geographically European centred perspective. The reason lies that the server of this blog is currently provided by a European country and its institution.

This may be what happens to Newcastle: http://1644-siegeofnewcastle.8k.com/newcastle.htm

A. D. 1644/04/25——a day to be remembered.

Recommended reading:

http://bbs.tiexue.net/post_6859763_1.html

 

Strength to Be Continued

珠算申遗催火算盘收藏 黄花梨算盘要价近20万

(from: http://www.wenwuchina.com/news/view/cat/203/id/205551)

It’s been more than half century when the computer, or the way to accord human being’s ability to calculation with the electronic device started to develop.

Compared to the binary system which is based upon the physically relatively unchangeable condition, decimal system is a learned rule in the human beings’ evolutionary process (Evolution is a borrowed word here to make this sentence finish, and it can definitely be attacked.)

However, what is surprising is that ever since the ancient times, Chinese has already been quite used to the Octal system, which seems to be more approaching to the current computing science. The secret lies in a toy called Suanpan. It follows the rule that once reaching 8, it will add 1 to the next digital. It is numerically more similar to the computing process by machines.

Thus the stereotype that the agricultural civilization behind the invention of Suanpan is not in accordance with the modern technology is destroyed.

One can maintain the essence of such civilization, whilst at the same time embrace the modern technology.

The strength is going to be continued.

This is to memorize the success that Zhusuan–the calculating rule based upon Suanpan has been reported and accredited as the intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.

This is also to memorize the insistence as to maintain the essence of such a civilization–the GOOD SIDE of it, and the confidence of promoting it to the world.

Here is to record.

Reference (leave a message for the translation):

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