IAAC Global Summer School: Site Analysis

(Above: Tomas Diez, Project Manager in the Fab Lab BCN talking about Ambient Sensor Kits)

Today students completed their third and final day of an Ecotect Tutorial and have begun site analysis of the Barcelona and Mumbai SuperBlocks they have been assigned for the project. The summer school students in Barcelona spent the afternoon capturing data from their site using an Ambient Sensor Kits (ASKits). ASKits are equipped with GPS antenna, Co2 sensor, light sensor, movement and temperature sensors, that allow to the user to capture and storage data into a memory card, while is scanning the city through paths.  (ASKits at Smart Geometry 2011)

(Above: Ambient Sensor Kits)

(Above: Location of Barcelona SuperBlock to be analyzed by students at IAAC)

(Above: Mumbai SuperBlock to be analyzed by students at BSSA)

(Above: Student Groups at IAAC in Barcelona begin their site analysis)

Supporting Life in Space

Above: Yesterday the Global Summer School had a live video lecture with Giorgio Boscheri from Thales Alenia Space. From Turin, Italy, Giorgio discussed the challenges humans have faced visiting and sustaining life in space and what can be learned and applied to the way we live on Earth.

About the IAAC Global Summer School
The IAAC Global Summer School (GSS) is testing a distributed educational model seeking to generate a dynamic network based on distributed knowledge and collective actions.

IAAC GSS is taking place simultaneously in Barcelona, Turin and Mumbai. Students located in Barcelona (IAAC) and Mumbai (BSSA) will work under the same thematic research sharing seminars as well as broadcasted lectures from Barcelona, Mumbai, Turin, and Texas.

Self<a>rchitecture is an agenda, with both research and educational goals, that combines science and technology with architecture and urban planning.

Throughout the program students will work in collaboration with many experts in the fields of environmental research and information technology including: Urbiotica, Masimo Banzi (Arduino), Usman Haque (Pachube), Thales Alenia Space, Nikos Salingaros, Dhananjay Gadre, Andrew Pane, Carlo Ratti (MIT SENSEable City Lab), Autodesk, McNeel Europe, and more.

Follow the summer school blog at: www.iaac.net/globalschool

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