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Designing the Olympics

Designing the Olympics

Representation, Participation, Contestation

  • Author: Jilly Traganou
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317226364
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 348
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Designing the Olympics claims that the Olympic Games provide opportunities to reflect on the relationship between design, national identity, and citizenship. The "Olympic design milieu" fans out from the construction of the Olympic city and the creation of emblems, mascots, and ceremonies, to the consumption, interpretation, and appropriation of Olympic artifacts from their conception to their afterlife. Besides products that try to achieve consensus and induce civic pride, the "Olympic design milieu" also includes processes that oppose the Olympics and their enforcement. The book examines the graphic design program for Tokyo 1964, architecture and urban plans for Athens 2004, brand design for London 2012, and practices of subversive appropriation and sociotechnical action in counter-Olympic movements since the 1960s. It explores how the Olympics shape the physical, legal and emotional contours of a host nation and its position in the world; how the Games are contested by a broader social spectrum within and beyond the nation; and how, throughout these encounters, design plays a crucial role. Recognizing the presence of multiple actors, the book investigates the potential of design in promoting equitable political participation in the Olympic context.

Onward to the Olympics

Onward to the Olympics

Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games

  • Author: Gerald P. Schaus,Stephen R. Wenn
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN: 1554587794
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 408
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The Olympic Games have had two lives—the first lasted for a millennium with celebrations every four years at Olympia to honour the god Zeus. The second has blossomed over the past century, from a simple start in Athens in 1896 to a dazzling return to Greece in 2004. Onward to the Olympics provides both an overview and an array of insights into aspects of the Games’ history. Leading North American archaeologists and historians of sport explore the origins of the Games, compare the ancient and the modern, discuss the organization and financing of such massive athletic festivals, and examine the participation ,or the troubling lack of it, by women. Onward to the Olympics bridges the historical divide between the ancient and the modern and concludes with a thought-provoking final essay that attempts to predict the future of the Olympics over the twenty-first century.

A Companion to Contemporary Design since 1945

A Companion to Contemporary Design since 1945

  • Author: Anne Massey
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111911120X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 512
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A critical overview of contemporary design and its place within the broader context of art history A Companion to Contemporary Design since 1945 introduces readers to a collection of specially commissioned essays exploring the complex areas of design that emerged through the latter half of the twentieth century, design history, design methods, design studies and more recently, design thinking. The book delivers a thoughtful overview of all design disciplines and also strives to stimulate inter-disciplinary debate and examine unconsidered convergences among design applications in different fields. By offering a new perspective on design, the articles assembled here present a challenging account of the boundaries between design history and its cognate disciplines, especially art history. The volume comprises five sections—Time, Place, Space, Objects and Audiences—that discuss environments for design and how we interact with designed objects and spaces. Notable features include: 24 new essays reflecting the current state of design history and theory, and examining developments on a global basis Contributions by eminent scholars and practitioners from around the globe Enriched throughout with illustrations A Companion to Contemporary Design since 1945 provides a new and thought-provoking revision of our conception and understanding of contemporary design that will be essential reading for students at both undergraduate and graduate levels as well as researchers and teachers working in design history, theory and practice, and in related fields.

Staging the Olympics

Staging the Olympics

The Event and Its Impact

  • Author: Richard Cashman,Anthony Hughes
  • Publisher: University of New South Wales
  • ISBN: 9780868407296
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 226
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Staging the Olympics captures the process of realising the Games, it amplifies the debates and controversies along this long march to the Games. Individual chapters, written by experts, on particular themes provide additional references for further research.

Ghost Milk

Ghost Milk

Recent Adventures Among the Future Ruins of London on the Eve of the Olympics

  • Author: Iain Sinclair
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 146682011X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 416
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From "an astonishingly original and entertaining writer" (Michael Dirda, The Washington Post) and "our greatest guide to London" (The Spectator), an extraordinary book about a disappearing city The Olympics, the story goes, have transformed London into a gleaming, wholly modern city. And East London—Olympic headquarters—is the city's new jewel, provider of unlimited opportunities and better tomorrows. The grime and poverty have been scrubbed away, and huge stadiums and grand public sculptures have taken their place. The writer Iain Sinclair has lived in East London for four decades, and in Ghost Milk, he tells a very different story about his home: that of a neighborhood turned upside down, of stolen history. Long-beloved parks have vanished; police raids can occur at any time; and high-security exclusion zones—enforced by armed guards and hidden cameras—have steamrolled East London's open streets and public spaces. To prepare for the most public of events, everything has been privatized. A call to arms against the politicians and public figures who have so doggedly preached the gospel of the Olympics, Ghost Milk is also a brilliant reflection on a changing landscape—and Sinclair's most personal book yet. In an attempt to understand what has happened to his beloved city, Sinclair travels farther afield: he walks along the Thames from the North Sea to Oxford; he rides the bus across northern England; he visits Athens and Berlin, Olympic sites of the recent and distant past. Elegiac, intimate, and audacious, Ghost Milk is at once a powerful chronicle of memory and loss, in the tradition of W. G. Sebald and Roberto Bolaño, and a passionate interrogation of our embrace of progress at any cost.

Terrorism and the Olympics

Terrorism and the Olympics

Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future

  • Author: Anthony Richards,Pete Fussey,Andrew Silke
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136854975
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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The book aims to outline the progress, problems and challenges of delivering a safe and secure Olympics in the context of the contemporary serious and enduring terrorist threat. The enormous media profile and symbolic significance of the Olympic Games, the history of terrorists aiming to use such high-profile events to advance their cause, and Al Qaeda's aim to cause mass casualties, all have major implications for the security of London 2012. Drawing on contributions from leading academics and practitioners in the field the book will assess the current terrorist threat, particularly focusing on terrorist targeting and how the Olympics might feature in this, before addressing particular response themes such as transport security, the role of surveillance, resilient designing of Olympic sites, the role of private security, and the challenge of inter-agency coordination. The book will conclude by providing an assessment of the legacy of Olympic security to date and will discuss the anticipated issues and dilemmas of the future. This book will be of interest to students of terrorism studies, security studies, counter-terrorism and sports studies.

Designing with Solar Power

Designing with Solar Power

A Source Book for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BiPV)

  • Author: Deo K. Prasad,Dr. Mark Snow
  • Publisher: Images Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781876907174
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 252
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"The result is this precisely detailed and informative book, each chapter of which has been prepared by an international expert in a specific area related to the development, use and application of building-integrated photovoltaics (BiPV). Chapters not only cover the basics of solar power and electrical concepts, but also investigate the ways in which photovoltaics can be integrated into the design and creation of buildings equipped for the demands of the 21st century. The potential for BiPV, in both buildings and other structures, is explored together with broader issues such as market deployment, and international marketing and government strategies." "In addition, more than 20 contemporary international case studies describe in detail how building-integrated photovoltaics have been applied to new and existing buildings, and discuss the architectural and technical quality, and the success of various strategies." Packed with photographs and illustrations, this book is an invaluable companion for architects, builders, designers, engineers, students and all involved with the exciting possibilities of building-integrated photovoltaics.

Branding and Designing Disability

Branding and Designing Disability

Reconceptualising Disability Studies

  • Author: Elizabeth DePoy,Stephen Gilson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136203087
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 347
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Over the past fifty years, design and branding have become omnipotent in the market and have made their way to other domains as well. Given their potential to divide humans into categories and label their worth and value, design and branding can wield immense but currently unharnessed powers of social change. Groups designed as devalued can be undesigned, redesigned and rebranded to seamlessly and equivalently participate in community, work and civic life. This innovative book argues that disability as a concept and category is created, reified, and segregated through current design and branding that begs for creative change. Transcending models of disability that locate it either as an embodied medical condition or as a socially constructed entity, this book challenges the very existence and usefulness of the category itself. Proposing and illustrating creative and responsible design, DePoy and Gilson include thinking and action strategies that are useful and potent for "undesigning", redesigning, and rebranding to meet the full range of human needs and to enhance full participation in local through global communities. Divided into two parts, the first section presents a critical examination of disability as a designed and branded phenomenon, exploring what exactly is being designed and branded and how. The second part investigates the redesign of disability and provides principles for redesign and rebranding illustrated with examples from high-tech to place-based sustainable strategies. The book provides a unique and contemporary framework for thinking about disability as well as providing relevant design and branding guidance to designers and engineers interested in embodiment issues.

Building the Titanic

Building the Titanic

The Making of a Doomed Ship

  • Author: Sean McCollum
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 1491404191
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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The builders of the Titanic envisioned a ship more powerful and luxurious than anything the world had ever seen. Meet the wealthy investors, the talented engineers, and the hard working laborers who all played a role in building a floating palace that would soon end up on the ocean floor.

Preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Fiftieth Report of Session 2007-08; Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

  • Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 9780215522160
  • Category: Olympic Games
  • Page: 34
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Within Central Government, preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are being led by the Government Olympic Executive, which is part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The Excutive is responsible for co-ordinating the activities of a wide range of organisations, including the Olympic Delivery Authority, whichis responsible for the construction of venues and associated infrastructure. Whilst individual organisations have their own programme management arrangements, the Governmetn Olympic Executive has not hyet developed a plan for the programme as a whole, or finalised arrangements for identifying and managing risks across the programme. On the basis of a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (HC 490, session 2007-08, ISBN 97801102954197) the Committee took evidence from DCMS and the Olympic Delivery Authority onthe progress made in preparing for the London 2012 Olympc and Paralympic Games

Olympic countdown

Olympic countdown

diary of the Sydney Olympics 1998

  • Author: Richard Cashman,University of New South Wales. Centre for Olympic Studies
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781876718008
  • Category: Olympic Games
  • Page: 91
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IS Olympics: Information Systems in a Diverse World

IS Olympics: Information Systems in a Diverse World

CAiSE Forum 2011, London, UK, June 20-24, 2011, Selected Extended Papers

  • Author: Selmin Nurcan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3642297498
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 235
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the CAiSE Forum from the 23rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2011), held in London, UK, June 2011. The CAiSE 2011 Forum was a place to present and discuss new ideas, emerging topics, and controversial positions; and to demonstrate innovative tools and systems related to information systems engineering. The 15 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 46 submissions. The reworked and extended versions of the original presentations cover topics such as business process management, enterprise architecture and modeling, model-driven development, and requirements engineering.

Sustainable Olympic Design and Urban Development

Sustainable Olympic Design and Urban Development

  • Author: Adrian C. Pitts,Hanwen Liao
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 238
  • View: 3891
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With appropriate planning and design, Olympic urban development has the potential to leave positive environmental legacies to the host city and contribute to environmental sustainability. This book explains how a modern Olympic games can successfully develop a more sustainable design approach by learning from the lessons of the past and by taking account of the latest developments. It offers an assessment tool that can be tailored to individual circumstances – a tool which emerges from the analysis of previous summer games host cities and from techniques in environmental analysis and assessment.

Managing the Cape Town 2004 Olympics

Managing the Cape Town 2004 Olympics

a study of event and construction management in Atlanta and Sydney

  • Author: Cape Town 2004 Olympic Bid
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 48
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Olympic architecture

Olympic architecture

building Sydney 2000

  • Author: Patrick Bingham-Hall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 280
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Fascinating study of construction leading up to the Summer 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Designing History in East Asian Textbooks

Designing History in East Asian Textbooks

Identity Politics and Transnational Aspirations

  • Author: Gotelind Mueller
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136826912
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 290
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This book analyses the efforts throughout East Asia to deploy education for purposes of political socialization, and in particular in order to shape notions of identity. The chapters also examine the trend of ‘common textbook initiatives’, which have recently emerged in East Asia with the aim of helping to defuse tensions arguably fuelled by existing practices of mutual (mis)representation. These are analysed in relation to the East Asian political context, and compared with previous and ongoing endeavours in other parts of the world, particularly Europe, which have been keenly observed by East Asian practitioners. Written by a group of international education experts, chapters discuss the enduring focus on the role of curricula in inculcating homogenous visions of the national self, and indeed homogenized visions of significant 'others'. Including contributions from scholars and curriculum developers involved personally in the writing of national and multi-national history textbooks this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Asian education, Asian history and comparative education studies. Gotelind Müller is Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Design a better business

Design a better business

Neue Werkzeuge, Fähigkeiten und Mindsets für Strategie und Innovation

  • Author: Patrick Pijl,Justin Lokitz,Lisa Kay Solomon
  • Publisher: Vahlen
  • ISBN: 3800652145
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 269
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Eine außergewöhnliche Reise in die Welt von Innovation und Strategie – ein außergewöhnliches Buch. Persönliche Geschichten und Erfahrungen von 30 Designern und Autoritäten ihres Gebiets - 8 Kapitel - 48 Case Studies - 20 Werkzeuge - 24 Downloads - 7 Kernfähigkeiten - 30 Designer - 36 Hacks - >150 Illustrationen Die Welt um uns ist voller Unsicherheit. Aber innerhalb dieser Unsicherheit existieren unglaublich viele Möglichkeiten, neue Geschäftsmodelle zu entwickeln. Diese Möglichkeiten kannst du entdecken. Du musst dafür nur lernen, wie du darauf schaust. Ob du eine Führungskraft bist, ein angehender Gründer, Innovator, Investor, Change Agent oder Student: Design a Better Business macht dich mit neuen Werkzeugen, Fähigkeiten und Mindsets bekannt, um Ambiguität zu meistern und Werte aus der Unsicherheit der Business-Welt heraus zu entwickeln. Es ist eine Design-Reise, wie du sie vielleicht noch nicht erlebt hast: Schritt für Schritt vom ersten Funken einer Idee bis hin zur Skalierung deines Geschäfts. Dieses Buch stellt dir 20 strategische Werkzeuge vor, macht dich mit sieben zentralen Fähigkeiten und viele Fallstudien (ING Bank, Audi, Autodesk, Toyota Financial Services) sowie den Ideen von 29 Visionären vertraut: Steve Blank spricht über Innovation, Alex Osterwalder über Business Modelling oder Nancy Duarte über Storytelling. Es hilft dir, das richtige Team im volatilen Umfeld zusammenzustellen und eine Balance zu finden zwischen deinem Blick auf die Welt und den neuen Gedanken der Umwelt.

Design

Design

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Industrial design
  • Page: N.A
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The Winter Olympics Gr. 4-8

The Winter Olympics Gr. 4-8

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: On The Mark Press
  • ISBN: 1770726705
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Visual Information For Everyday Use

Visual Information For Everyday Use

Design And Research Perspectives

  • Author: Harms Zwaga,T. Boersema,H. Hoonhout
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0203212576
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 256
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Creating graphical communication for public use represents both a large industry and a fertile area for thoughtful and innovative research and development. In this collection some of the world's figures within the interdisciplinary field of public graphics have been brought together to share their wisdom and present a look at this exciting world. This text is divided into a number of sections representing the rich diversity of concerns embraced by visual information designers. The first section is devoted to these foundational issues before moving on to particular domains of interest within public graphics: user instructions; warnings; forms; tables and graphs; maps and plans; way-finding information; and graphic symbols. This book is designed as a companion for anyone concerned with visual information design, particularly in the context of everyday use. Contributions are included from ergonomists, psychologists, commercial designers and health and safety professionals. The audience reflects these contributions and is pitched at a level which allows it to provide both practical guidelines and a rigorous academic understanding of the field.