LG: I’m an amateur bird-watcher, but I like natural history and I like nature.

To demonstrate the power of this algorithmic framework, three case studies, including real fabrication and simulation results, are presented to show Choreo's application on spatial extrusion. Professor Lorna Gibson graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto and obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. Embrace the constraints. DF: What is something you are currently working on that excites you? The factories' importance diminished after the opening of the treaty ports and the end of the Canton System under the terms of the 1842 Anglo-Chinese Treaty of Nanking.

[18][1] A second embassy under Lord Amherst fared no better in 1816–7. What does it bring to mind?

The nice thing about the project was that it went from looking at the microscopic structure of the bamboo, to looking at how you could process the bamboo, to looking at how you would actually use it in a building.

[3] Permanent supercargos might divide their work by the order ships arrived. Caitlin Mueller is chair the Organizing Committee for the event, along with Sigrid Adriaenssens, Bill Baker, John Ochsendorf, and John Abel as co-chairs. Block or report user Block or report johnabel. Professor of Information Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of MIT Geospatial Data Center.

The rapidly growing field of quantitative biology seeks to use biology's emerging technological and computational capabilities to model biological processes. I never really anticipated I would spend decades after that working on cellular solids! [6], Since the Ming dynasty ( founded in 1368 ), a series of sea bans (haijin) restricted China's foreign commerce, at times attempting to ban it completely. DF: What methods do you use to fuel creativity? [4], The facades of the buildings used Western classical designs, but the structures otherwise were merchant buildings of local style. [4], "Hong" is the Cantonese pronunciation of 行, the Chinese term for a properly-licensed business. The week-long event welcomes more than 600 participants from academia and practice, architecture and engineering, and more than 40 countries to the iconic Kresge Auditorium on the MIT campus. Professor Lorna Gibson gives a keynote at IASS 2018, hosted at MIT. These warehouses and stores were the principal and sole legal site of most Western trade with China from 1757 to 1842.

Each of MIT’s five schools had a committee to help report on the status of women faculty at MIT; I chaired the committee in the school of Engineering. Postdoc, Emery Brown Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT Summary; Email: johnhabel@g.harvard.edu Advisor(s): Frank Doyle This book is inspired by the school's curricula, and most of the contributors have participated in the school as students, lecturers, or both. MIT Architecture and Civil and Environmental Engineering host the 2018 Symposium of the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures, with the theme of Creativity in Structural Design. Demi Fang: The theme of the conference is “Creativity in Structural Design.” How do you interpret this theme? In July 2018, the annual Symposium of the IASS – International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures – will take place in Boston, an American hub of academics and innovation. There are 200+ professionals named "John Abel", who use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas, and opportunities. When I was a student, somebody visited our lab and said that woodpeckers had a special cellular material that protected their brains from injury, and that’s how I got interested in the woodpecking thing. DF: What advice would you give to your past self or to today’s students? She teaches two subjects: Mechanical Behavior of Materials and Cellular Solids: Structure, Properties and Applications; both are also offered online through edX. JO: I am deeply frustrated with the over-reliance on linear elastic calculations during the design stage.

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I think that got a lot of attention in lots of places.

Led by Professor Caitlin Mueller, the group is based in MIT’s Building Technology Program in the Department of Architecture, and also includes contributors from Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Center for Computational Engineering. LG: When I was a graduate student [at the University of Cambridge], my adviser Mike Ashby had been interested in developing this project on cellular solids.

Still from Gibson’s “Built to Peck: How Woodpeckers Avoid Brain Injury” MITx series, 2016. Prevent this user from interacting with your repositories and sending you notifications. After finalizing the designs, it was time to start up the CNC router. In what ways do you blend the technical and creative aspects of your work? There is no greater joy than to teach and to share passion.

I still shake my head at the genius of the Guastavino Company.

[4] A few weeks before departure, the crew came to the factories in shifts of a few days each for shore leave, chaperoned by some of the ship's officers.

After 15 years of teaching in architecture, I appreciate that framing a design problem is a critical skill for any human being. Over the two days, the participants used computational form-finding tools for bending-active structures, and each designed and built an arc lamp. More in the series: Neri Oxman | Janet Echelman | Tomohiro Tachi. The president of MIT, Chuck Vest, had admitted that MIT had discriminated against women faculty, and he and his administration were willing to do things to change MIT. We are particularly interested in how digital techniques and tools can play an unexpected, collaborative role in these processes. I enjoy challenges that are well outside of my comfort zone. He is the Executive Director of MIT's Geospatial Data Center, architect of "The Internet of Things" global network, and architect of data analytics platforms for SAP, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Accenture, Shell, Exxon Mobil, and Altria. An introduction to the quantitative modeling of biological processes, presenting modeling approaches, methodology, practical algorithms, software tools, and examples of current research. The layout featured courtyards, long, narrow hallways, with rooms on either side. Baker Hall Staircase, Carnegie Mellon University, 1914, by Rafael Guastavino Jr. with Henry Hornbostel (Photo: Michael Freeman). Sean Collier Memorial, 2015, Howeler + Yoon Architecture / ODB Engineering / Quarra Stone / Knippers Helbig (Photo: Scott Newland). Another comprador dealt with the ship's provisions at Pazhou, where sampan ladies crowded around the ships to do laundry and odd jobs for the sailors. More than 450 papers are presented in technical sessions during the week, along with 10 plenary talks and pre-symposium workshops. Pines Calyx Dome, 2005, Phil Cooper / Michael Ramage / John Ochsendorf (Photo: Carbon Free Group). [2] In practice, private traders could often avoid these restrictions but the customs superintendent, the hoppo, was always careful to enforce them upon large-volume purchasers such as the East India Company. This bio-inspired design approach is one we share with a lot of other people.

Contact GitHub support about this user’s behavior. The participants learned state-of-the-art methods for simulating bending-active behavior and for the control and optimization of their equilibrium shapes. There’s also a lot of interest in natural cellular materials—we worked on bamboo, but there’s also trabecular bone, wood, and plant structures. they're used to log you in. Until then, I remain more impressed by the radical forms of the Salginatobel Bridge and the Eiffel Tower discovered through graphic statics by Maillart and Koechlin. John has 6 jobs listed on their profile. No, but when I look at what things were like when I was a student – not here, but in Toronto – back then, and what it was like when I came to MIT, and what it’s like now at MIT, it’s totally different.

The warehouses occupied the ground floors; the upper floors were taken up by living areas. Click here to find personal data about John Abel including phone numbers, addresses, directorships, electoral roll information, related property prices and other useful information. To avoid theft or piracy, foreign traders began assigning a few of their own seamen to these ships as guards.

Increasingly, these catalogs are rapidly generated using parametric models and informed by simulations that describe energy usage, structural efficiency, daylight availability, views, acoustic properties, and other aspects of building performance. We use optional third-party analytics cookies to understand how you use GitHub.com so we can build better products. DF: The theme of the conference is “Creativity in Structural Design.” How do you interpret this theme? Digital Structures' Caitlin Mueller, Paul Mayencourt and Pierre Cuvilliers were in Gothenburg, Sweden this September 2018, teaching a workshop on active bending at the Advances in Architectural Geometry conference hosted at Chalmers University. [5], Hoppo, or fully the "Canton Sea Customs Minister", was the imperial official responsible for imperial customs and supervised the other officials.

[15] The hongs were organised into a guild known as the cohong, which also oversaw the Thai and domestic trade in the South China Sea.

Participants will learn strategies for using the tools in their own practices to navigate conceptual building design problems in a flexible yet data-driven way. At the time, it got a tremendous amount of press. LG: I’ve written several books on cellular solids and they’ve been quite widely used in industry.

As soon as the cuts were ready, it was assembly time. Many chapters include snippets of code that can be used to recreate analyses and generate figures related to the text. DF: What are currently the most pressing, interesting technical challenges that you tackle in your work, at present or in the future?

[19] Parker commissioned Lam Qua, a Western-trained Chinese painter who also had workshops in the area, to paint pre-operative portraits of patients who had large tumors or other major deformities. 122, no. Mary Sansalone: for putting students first; David Billington: for exposing the art of engineering; Jacques Heyman: for thinking plastically; Santiago Huerta: for infecting me with Guastavinitis; Edward Allen: for teaching me graphic statics, drawing, and design; and Anne Carney: for keeping me on the ground and in the stars simultaneously. While studying anthropology and archaeology, I saw the brilliant diversity of problem-solving in human culture, with infinite solutions to any problem. [8], In 1686, Westerners were allowed to rent accommodations in the factory quarter to avoid the necessity of shuttling back to Pazhou each night. Reduced-scale non-funicular geometries fabricated through additive manufacturing, with the post-tensioning system constructed with thin cable and precise laser-cut struts. Recent projects include studies of balsa as a model for bioinspired design of engineering materials and structural bamboo products, analogous to wood products such as oriented strand board. Python code for automated analysis of Per2::iLuc bioluminescence data. John Abel johnabel.