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Technology, Architecture, And Bodies In Motion

A ISU architecture class encourages students to study how bodies move in relation to architectural forms.

Sixty-five architecture students at Iowa State University were "asked to make machines, attach them to their bodies, and figure out a way to make the machines draw, splat or dribble onto another surface.

...The class activity is part of a focus on asking students to be aware of the technological possibilities of materials, said Jeff Balmer, a lecturer in the department of architecture.

...The activity also encouraged students to study how bodies move in relation to architectural forms. That theme will be used in coming projects to study the flow of human traffic through airports, which have become more restrictive since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, he said."

[Includes photos.]

Thanks to B Dikis

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