first_imgSafaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2015 presentation For more information about Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Safaricom Limited (SCOM.ke)  2015 presentation Company ProfileSafaricom Limited is an integrated telecommunications company in Kenya providing mobile, fixed voice, data, SMS, Internet and M-PESA services. The company sells mobile phones and tablets as well as broadband modems and routers. It also offers its customers data bundles for pre- and post-paid customers; pre- and post-paid voice plans and SMS services for national and international roaming; Okoa Jahazi for emergency top-up credit; and Flex plans for browsing, calling and SMSing. Bonga Points is a customer loyalty programme and M-PESA is a mobile telephone service to deposit, transfer and withdraw money as well as pay for goods and services. Other services offered include website and email, calling and cloud and hosting services. Safaricom Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Safaricom Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_img The Walls and Vaults House / LIJO.RENY.architects Year:  Year:  Contractors: Area:  3190 ft² Area:  3190 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Interiors: Architects: LIJO RENY architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses LIJO.RENY.architects “COPY” 2015 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780865/the-walls-and-vaults-house-lijenrchitects Clipboard photographs:  Praveen Mohandas, Suneesh SureshPhotographs:  Praveen Mohandas, Suneesh Suresh , LRa ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780865/the-walls-and-vaults-house-lijenrchitects Clipboard CopyDesign Team:Reny Lijo, Lijo JosArchitects In Charge:Thrissur, KeralaCity:KanjirappallyCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Praveen MohandasText description provided by the architects. The modest brief called for a restrained single storey residence for a family of six that included the client’s parents as well as their kids. The project sits in a location that experience contrasting climatic situations with long heavy monsoons and scorching sun during the remaining months. This helped model the core design principles for this project.  Save this picture!East ElevationSave this picture!South ElevationThe built form of the house was effortlessly tucked into the gentle slope of the site to reduce the scale of the house being visible from the road that abuts the three sides of the site.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasFurthermore, carefully chosen and strategically used materials and colours which include the stone wall, exposed concrete, natural stone flooring and teakwood along with lush tropical vegetation subdue the physical presence of the house and blend it well with the surroundings.Save this picture!© Suneesh SureshThe layout consist of two primary linear bays of vaulted  rooms that are separated by a partly open to sky landscaped court in the centre, containing a connecting passage, that runs throughout the entire length in it.  Two enclosed open to sky landscaped courts abut the primary bays on its external sides respectively.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanMost of the externally visible walls are built with locally sourced granite in a masonry technique used locally.Save this picture!© LRaThese stone walls that enclose open to sky landscaped courts, acts as thermal barriers while providing necessary privacy to the desired spaces resulting in a well protected house with comfortable interior spaces both in the punishing rain and the burning sun.  Save this picture!© Suneesh SureshSave this picture!Section SBProject gallerySee allShow lessUnderground Carport and Car Display / b29 architectesSelected ProjectsSM Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no ShiroSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeLIJO RENY architectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKanjirappallyIndiaPublished on January 26, 2016Cite: “The Walls and Vaults House / LIJO.RENY.architects” 25 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2015 The Walls and Vaults House / LIJO.RENY.architectsSave this projectSaveThe Walls and Vaults House / LIJO.RENY.architectsSave this picture!© Praveen MohandasHouses•Kanjirappally, India Saji and Binu Projects India LIJO.RENY.architects ArchDaily + 46 Share “COPY” Landscape: last_img read more

first_imgCopyHouses•Pinamar, Argentina Projects Lead Architects: CopyAbout this officeGuaresti/Altieri ArquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPinamarOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on December 12, 2020Cite: “Buen Orden House / Guaresti/Altieri Arquitectura” [Casa Buen Orden / Guaresti/Altieri Arquitectura] 12 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Buen Orden House / Guaresti/Altieri Arquitectura “COPY” Architects: Guaresti/Altieri Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project 2020 Save this picture!© Mariano Imperial Fotografía+ 23Curated by Clara Ott Share Photographs ArchDaily Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lumion, ACINDAR, Adobe, Expo Aberturas, FV, ITAR, JOHNSON, Peisa, Roca, San Pietro Laminas, Sanigas, Santini Photographs:  Mariano Imperial Fotografía Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952579/buen-orden-house-guaresti-altieri-arquitectura Clipboard Area:  227 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Engineering:Javier E. MendíaLandscape:Constantino AltieriCity:PinamarCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mariano Imperial FotografíaRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. General context. There is a ground located in the city of Pinamar, in an area very close to the sea, and with the characteristic of having a side slope of almost five meters. The neighborhood where the house will be located is well established, with paved streets. Client. Given the unbeatable condition of the land, they would like to have a home with direct views of the sea. It also emphasizes safety as a crucial condition.Save this picture!© Mariano Imperial FotografíaSave this picture!Upper floor planSave this picture!© Mariano Imperial FotografíaIdea. A house completely off the ground is proposed, taking advantage of the natural conditions of the land to save the unevenness, and in turn allowing this to meet the client’s requirements. In turn, it also allows a greater use of the land, since it is released almost entirely. Functional. The house is presented as an L that flies and generates views of the sea from all main rooms. The professional studio is designed with independent access from the street and is internally connected to the house, which gives the possibility of becoming an extra bedroom in an eventual case.Save this picture!© Mariano Imperial FotografíaSave this picture!Section BBSave this picture!© Mariano Imperial FotografíaSave this picture!© Mariano Imperial FotografíaStructure. It is conceived as the way by which the ideas raised are expressed, since the concrete structure allows raising the house, but far from staying there, it generates multiple possibilities: inverted beams as railings, columns and volumes going down to the ground and participating of the aesthetics of the house. The large cantilever on which the living room rests also stands out, which seeks to provide the idea of a volume that flies. Constructive. Main idea: Zero maintenance. Each decision arises from this premise: the exposed concrete as a finish, the masonry parts in black, the black pvc carpentry. The use of metals and wood outdoors is totally avoided, since they can be damaged by the proximity to the sea and the salty environment.Save this picture!© Mariano Imperial FotografíaSave this picture!© Mariano Imperial FotografíaSave this picture!© Mariano Imperial FotografíaProject gallerySee allShow lessHistoric Persian Minarets Reimagined in New Retrofuturism SeriesArticlesThe New Hybrid Workplace Blauw Gras HQ / Barde + vanVolttSelected Projects Share Houses Buen Orden House / Guaresti/Altieri ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveBuen Orden House / Guaresti/Altieri Arquitectura Year:  Damián E. Guaresti, Patricio Altieri ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952579/buen-orden-house-guaresti-altieri-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” Argentinalast_img read more

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin E. Wells presided Thursday over the newest graduating class of 10 firefighter recruits for the department at the Ambassador Auditorium in West Pasadena.The graduating class of new firefighters includes nine men and one woman: Kevin Adair, Jeffrey Grogan, Erik Hernandez, Roderick Hutchinson, Heywot Kollee, Russell Kraus, Benjamin Sullivan, Kevin Ross, Edward Ruffalo and Shana Welch.As part of the ceremony, the new firefighters were pinned with their badges by a family member, friend or person of their choice.Collectively, the firefighters ran more than 150 miles, did 33,700 push-ups, completed 480 rounds of Crossfit training and finished more than 600 hours of education during their 16-week academy. The last new recruit academy was in 2009 although through attrition, there was an immediate need to hire new recruits which included a very extensive extensive written, psychological and physical testing, plus extensive background and tiered interview processes. The academy also consisted of training in live fires; hose and ladder deployments; emergency medical response and a field trip to the Museum of Tolerance.The last new firefighter recruit academy was in 2009.“Becoming a Firefighter is one of the most sought-after careers and most difficult professions to get into. We are a world-class City and we pride ourselves on selecting top candidates who will be singled out not only as leaders in the fire service but also mentors in the community,” Chief Wells said. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Government Pasadena Fire Department Graduates 10 Recruits from 4,000 Applicants Photography courtesy PASADENA FIRE DEPT. Published on Friday, May 16, 2014 | 2:59 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Top of the News Business News Community Newscenter_img Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

first_imgNewsCommunityHealthAn Everesting challenge for cycling foursomeBy Bernie English – April 21, 2019 1195 Email Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Previous articleCommunity alternative to nursing homesNext articleWork almost completed on Mungret Link Road Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students center_img The Everesting Challenge team of Sharon Kennedy, Sile Hayes, Maeve O’Shaughnessy and Jackie Scahill.FOUR plucky Limerick ladies are planning to take on the challenge of climbing Mount Everest for a mental health charity – without leaving the MId West.The four members of The Hub cycling club will tackle Woodcock Hill in Cratloe 36 times until they have cycled the equivalent of an Everest ascent, 29,000 feet.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The fundraiser has been named the Everesting Challenge and the team is raising money for Jigsaw, a youth mental health service in Limerick.Team member Sile Hayes comments “As a primary school teacher, youth mental health is very important to me. Young people and teenagers, in particular, are under a lot of pressure today with school, exams, pressure from peer groups and social media. Encouraging children to become physically literate, follow their interest in sport and make it a lifestyle choice will go a long way in supporting a child’s physical and mental well-being.”Sharon Kennedy, who runs her own business when she’s not flying up hills on her bike, said that as a mother of three boys, she also knows how important youth mental health is.“I want to make an impact, a difference, not only to raise much-needed funds but more importantly to keep Ireland talking and focusing on mental health and banishing the taboo that still exists,” she explained.Meave O’ Shaughnessy, who was an avid runner until an accident curtailed her running career, is now a committed cyclist.“To have this opportunity to simulate a climb to Everest in aid of such a brilliant cause is a dream that may come true.”Jackie Scahill, originally from Galway but now a long time resident of the Treaty City is another woman who loves a challenge. When her career brought her to Limerick she dusted off the bike and joined the Hub Cycling Club.“The support, encouragement and sheer fun that I had on the weekend spins with the Hub changed my life,” she said.To keep up with the team’s training schedule, search for Team Hub Everesting on facebook. The team fundraising page is open and donations can be made at: www.idonate.ie/teamhub Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year TAGScharityCommunityFundraiserhealthLimerick City and CountyNews Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Limerick on Covid watch list Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgHomepage BannerNewsx Elections 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook An RTE/TG4 Red C Exit Poll released on Friday night shows that Fine Gael’s Mairead McGuinness is set to top the poll in the Midlands North West constituency with 25% of first preferences.Ms McGuinness should comfortably retain her seat in the EU elections with the quota likely to be around 20%.Sinn Fein’s Matt Carthy is sitting on 15% with Saoirse McHugh of the Green Party at 12% ahead of Independent Luke Ming Flannagan at 10%.Maria Walsh sits on 10% and could overtake Luke Ming early on when Mairead McGuinness has her surplice distributed.Peter Casey polled 7% while Fianna Fail’s Brendan Smith will struggle capturing just 6% of first preferences according to the exit poll.Donegal’s PBP Cyril Brennan recording a respectable 3% of first preference votes in his first outing and would hope to build on that as he also seeks to secure a council seat. Pinterest Mairead McGuinness to top the poll in Midlands Northwest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter By admin – May 24, 2019 Google+ Twitter Pinterest Google+ Previous articleHarps and Derry camps react to Derry’s North West Derby winNext articleSorting of votes to commence in Letterkenny this morning admin WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgBrevard Zoo(MELBOURNE, Fla.) — The toddler who was injured when she fell into a rhinoceros exhibit at a Florida zoo has been discharged, according to a hospital spokesperson.The 2-year-old girl fell into the enclosure while participating in the “Rhino Encounter,” a hands-on educational experience at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne on New Year’s Day, the zoo said in a statement.During the event, which is led by a zookeeper for visitors ages 3 and older, participants and rhinoceroses are separated by steel poles, according to the statement. The toddler stumbled and fell between the poles, and the snout of “at least one of the rhinoceroses made contact” with her, the zoo said.She was then taken to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children “in a matter of seconds,” according to the zoo.The child’s mother also suffered non-critical injuries to her arm, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue.After the incident, the toddler’s father released a statement through the hospital requesting privacy. The family was not identified by officials.“They have expressed that if and when they’re ready to share their story with the media, they will reach out,” Alayna Curry, media relations manager for the hospital, told ABC Orlando station WFTV in a statement on Monday.The “Rhino Encounter” program was suspended while the zoo evaluates its safety, but the rhinoceros who touched the child will not be “punished,” zookeepers said a day after the incident.“The welfare of the rhinos was never compromised and they will not be ‘punished’ in any way,” the zoo added in its statement.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is conducting a standard investigation into the incident.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgOctober 18, 2014: Saturday Calls for service: 102Motor Vehicle Stops: 47Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 25Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 7 EMS callsWarrant, 800 block Ocean Ave., one in custody, at 10:45amHarassment, 600 block West Ave., at 5:17pm October 17, 2014: FridayCalls for service: 96Motor Vehicle Stops: 41Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 25Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 6 EMS callsWarrant, 9th Street, one in custody, at 12:11amMotor vehicle accident, 35th St. & Bay Ave., at 1:15pm October 12, 2014: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 87Motor Vehicle Stops: 26Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 30Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 5 Fire and 8 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 800 block Central Ave., at 1:55pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIES  October 12 – 18, 2014Calls for Service: 561Daily Average: 80 October 15, 2014: WednesdayCalls for service: 53Motor Vehicle Stops: 15Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 11Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 2 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & West Ave., at 2:30pmCDS, 16th Street, at 3:51pmHarassment, 700 block Moorlyn Terr., at 11:23pm October 16, 2014: ThursdayCalls for service: 83Motor Vehicle Stops: 32Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 23Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 4 EMS callsTheft, 700 block West Ave., at 4:37pmCDS, 4600 block West Ave., at 10:50pm October 13, 2014: Monday Calls for service: 58Motor Vehicle Stops: 12Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 25Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 3 Fire and 2 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 400 block Atlantic Ave., at 1:40pnMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & Wesley Ave., at 5:50pm October 14, 2014: TuesdayCalls for service: 82Motor Vehicle Stops: 31Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 27Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 7 EMS callsTheft, 100 block 10th St., at 10:55amTheft, 700 block Battersea Rd., at 1:41pmDomestic violence, unit block Central Ave., at 2:10pmTrespassing, 1000 block Boardwalk, at 5:43pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.       Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Ocean City Police Departmentlast_img read more

first_imgConcerts, festivals, and raves continue to remain popular and relevant for music fans worldwide. At the same time, some artists start to prefer doing their job without being filmed by their own fans during the show. Despite the fact that there are very few acts that require this type of privacy, soon there will be very few performers who can tolerate the filmingPast: no cell phones anywhereThousands of years before our world became populated with an information-fueled society, Homo sapiens were divided into different branches of primitive tribes. One of the early distinctive features of most of those tribes became early forms of music within their cultural rituals. Centuries later, composers like Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert played pivotal roles in establishing a new era of music would go on to change the world forever. It was a point in history when music became no longer just a tool for certain occasions, it became the main event capable of gathering people only for the sake of it. Audience appreciation for live music has grown significantly, thanks, in large part, to the overall quality in the craft over the centuries. The sounds of commercial music became a lot more melodic, memorable, narrative-based, and beautiful. It could now be played with piano or an entire orchestra. It was a lot different from the sounds of the war drums accompanied by the wind instruments.People back then appreciated the spontaneity of live, melodic-based music being performed by trained professionals, but the experience was expensive very rare. By 1860, the very first audio recording was captured in time. Fast forward 160 years, and we find ourselves in the world of entertainment as we know it today.Concerts provide a place which forcibly gathers and mixes two groups of people: those who want to stay in reality, and those who prefer to stay back and forth in the loop from reality to its virtual version. Many musicians became reasonably displeased with visitors who dedicate part of their attention to capturing the performance on their mobile devices for a number of reasons, and as a result, artists have begun to respond accordingly…Present: no more cell phones at SOME placesArtists including Till Lindeman, Jack White, and Donald Glover prefer to take phone restriction to the highest level during their performances. In order to do so, they’ve turned to a company called YONDR. Since 2014, YONDR has produced lockable pouches designed specifically for restricting the access of phones in designated areas. The procedure is simple–A visitor gives his phone to a total stranger who puts it into a case, locks it and gives it back without dropping or damaging it. After the show, a visitor can get his case opened by the same person or his colleague.A Berlin venue known as Berghain chooses another way of keeping audiences closer to an artist and further from their cellphones. owners of the German nightclub decided to do so by simply putting a sticker on the cameras of the visitors. That way they technically implement their “No-Cameras” policy instead of no-phone policy. The latter strategy is a bit more mindful of the audience’s safety in case of an emergency, as attendees can hold onto their phones without the need to interact with a stranger one more time on your way out.In comparison with phone cases, sticker option is more liberal. There is, however, one more alternative to regulate this “concert privacy” issue, and it is based on trust. Bands like A Perfect Circle and Puscifer (projects of Maynard James Keenan) proved that none of these limitations are necessary for the show to go on without bright cameras in the air. Before the show, the announcer warns the audience about the no camera policy at least four times (twice before opening band and twice before the headliner). Of course, some information will leak (mostly from balconies or sideline seats), but so did other footage of performances back in the 1990s. The difference between today and the fan-shot videos from two decades ago is that no cellphones can be seen in the crowd. Due to the risk of being ejected by security, the venue is lightened with no phone lights when it gets dark. Over the last few years, venues around the world started to become darker and darker…Future: no more cell phones in MOST placesSimilar to the circular flow of popular music genres, concerts without the over-abundant use of phones will make a comeback at some point. Although this time it won’t be the decision of music fans. In one form or another, the concept of living in the moment during the concert will take over the masses because of these three reasons:1. One of the main habits of the mobile information age is a strong desire to capture information as soon as one feels a need to document it. When people are being deprived of the ability to receive a certain pleasure, they tend to want the forbidden object or phenomenon a lot more than they did initially. Therefore, when bands will start to disallow filming, their audience’s desire to concentrate on their performance and music will increase significantly.2. Artists will infect their colleagues with the desire to have a more engaged crowd.3. None of the artists who decided to try no phone policy changed their minds after seeing the difference of the crowd’s attention. That is why numbers of bands or performers who stand for this way of doing things will not decrease.Fans of the artist will have no other choice. They will either miss out on seeing their favorite bands and resort to hearing stories about how special the show was without phones, or they will play by the rules. When audiences gradually start to notice the betterment of live atmosphere, they will (hopefully) voluntarily give up their filming habits to better concentrate and appreciate the performance even more than previous generations did.Of course, the technological level of society’s development will reach the point when it is capable to film without cameras or cell phones. Some artists will presumably continue searching for ways to keep their performances phone-free for the attendees who prefer a tech-free experience, and the growing need to have a completely present audience might even match the fans’ desires of capturing said performance.[About Author: I am Zack Hargrove. 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first_imgIn an age of bits and bytes and pixels and text on screens, Harvard Design Magazine — relaunched in a new format last year ― fervently embraces the thingness of print, the quotidian actuality of paper and ink.The right wordsmiths were on hand to recast and renew the magazine, which is produced at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.Editor in Chief Jennifer Sigler, who made books by hand as a child, was the editor behind “S,M,L,XL” (1995), a 1,376-page compilation of Office for Metropolitan Architecture essays, diary entries, and photographs by Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau — a book so popular so fast that it was counterfeited in China. “The act of turning pages has always been important,” said Sigler of her enduring fondness for print in a 2009 interview. “There’s drama in that ― suspense, engagement. It’s physical.”Associate Editor Leah Whitman-Salkin is another champion of the magic of ink on paper. Prior to joining the magazine and the GSD, Whitman-Salkin was the editor at Sternberg Press, a leading independent art and critical theory press based in Berlin, Germany. With the redesigned magazine, she said last week, “We recommitted ourselves to print.”Issue No. 39, F/W 2014, is “Wet Matter,” a 175-page, multi-essay, lushly illustrated exploration of what Guest Editor Pierre Bélanger describes as “the other 71 percent” of the world: that is, the oceans. Bélanger, an associate professor of landscape architecture and a close student of this “ocean nation,” calls the seas “a glaring blind spot in the Western imagination.” The oceans make up a “vast logistical landscape,” he writes, to which designers are just awakening “as sewer, conveyor, battlefield, or mine.”In her own brief essay, Sigler — a veteran of the architecture world for two decades ― asks of designers and citizens alike, “Why this insistent focus on the dry?”Flexible, moveable coastal housing from the essay “Building Soft” is featured in the launch of “Wet Matter.” Image courtesy of Harvard Design MagazineAssembling the issue, she said, included “weekly or biweekly personal seminars with Pierre” that got down to the details of what he called “the ocean as contemporary urban space.” In a conversation with Sigler and Whitman-Salkin at a launch event March 6 at Loeb Library, Bélanger admitted, “I was a bit of a geek.”But he also sang the praises of the magazine format, editorial turf that exists somewhere between the ephemera of the blogosphere and the restrictions of peer-reviewed publications. “To be honest,” he said, “it was totally liberating.”The “Wet Matter” issue, said Bélanger, turned into an exercise on “how far you can stretch out an idea.” The content ― 33 illustrated essays and interviews, along with five reviews — proves that point by being eclectic and surprising. The mix of typefaces alone keeps the reader pleasingly off-balance.Consider just a few points raised in the essays: that marine algae are “the densest biologic entity on the planet” (from a piece on seaweed by Catherine Seavitt Nordenson at City College of New York); that the human body, mostly porous and wet, is simply one among many “bodies of water” on the planet (Helsinki-based writer Jenna Sutela); and that the cruise-ship industry, which has grown 4,000 percent since 1970, is at the center of a “terrorism of tourism” that widens disparities between the worry-free “floating worlds” of giant ships and the increasingly dispossessed foreign populations they visit (from an architecture and urban research collective in Rotterdam called Supersedaca).In one section of “Wet Matter,” the deck of a cruise ship reflects part of an industry defined as a form of economic “terrorism.” Today, eight major cruise operators in the Caribbean divert travelers to locations under control of the industry and away from local neighborhoods and off-site excursions. Image courtesy of Harvard Design MagazineAdd to all that reports and meditations on fishmeal, invasive marine species like the sea squirt (the author, a chef, suggests eating them), building on sand in Singapore, the Panama Canal, “soft” buildings that adapt to storms and sea-level rise, and a movingly annotated reprint of “Undersea,” a 1937 Atlantic Monthly essay by Rachel Carson.“Who has known the ocean?” Carson wrote. “Neither you nor I, with our earth-bound senses. …” Like Bélanger’s plea to consider “the other 71 percent,” the essay is an invitation to look again at the oceans, from the tide pools at water’s edge to the undulating, prairielike floors.The interviews in No. 39 also challenge and teach. Not content with calling on only the usual set of experts, the editors sought interviews with an oceanographer and a poet, and another with an activist physician from Women on Waves.Oceanographer Xiaowei Wang interviewed ocean scientist Dawn Wright on mapping the oceans and how the dynamic elements of that topography defy most conventions of what makes a borders. Detailed maps are possible by using sound waves, but only “at the speed of a bicycle,” he said ― unlike the low-Earth orbit satellites that can map land at 15,000 miles per hour.There is also an essay by German sociologist Ulrich Beck, “How Climate Change Might Save the World: Metamorphosis,” which defies the often apocalyptic tone of climate change literature. Beck, in what would be his last essay (he died in January), wrote that the need for global cooperation might occasion “transfiguration of world power structures.”Graduate student Héctor Tarrido-Picart interviewed poet Victor Hernández Cruz about “fluid landscapes.” It may be the only design magazine article to discuss, if briefly, the cha-cha-cha.“I read for a month” before the one-session Skype conversation, said Tarrido-Picart. He also studied the interview style of NPR’s Terry Gross.In all, the magazine format is ideal for mixing eclectic views on a single theme and for interdisciplinary pursuits, said Sigler. “We realized a magazine could be a powerful tool for bridge-building.”last_img read more