Global Now

High levels of radioactive substances in Japanese food

Anjana Singhwi Section: Julianna Cope Global Now: Abstract Headline:  High levels of radioactive substances in Japanese food Date:  11/07/2012 Source:  http://www.cnn.com Abstract: The damage of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors in Japan, caused due the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami ( March of 2011) , lead to the release of toxic radioactive substances into the atmosphere. … Continue reading

Global Now / Week 8

The Golden Moon, Hong Kong, 2012

Anjana Singhwi Section: Julianna Cope Global Now: Abstract Headline:  Creating Immersive environments Date:  10/25/2012 Source:  Laboratory for Experimental Architecture and Design Abstract:   The Golden Moon is a temporary architectural structure in Hong Kong that was built for the 2012 mid-autumn festival of the Moon goddess – Chang’e. The Golden Moon looks like a Chinese lantern. … Continue reading

Global Now / Week 7

Substituting Styrofoam packing peanuts with biodegradable material.

Anjana Singhwi Section: Julianna Cope Global Now: Abstract Headline:  Substituting Styrofoam packing peanuts with biodegradable material. Date:  10/17/2012 Source:  Article by Melanie J. Martin, Demand Media Abstract: Styrofoam is composed of Benzene, Styrene and Ethylene. These chemical compounds make Styrofoam highly toxic and carcinogenic. Packing peanuts commonly used in all shipping and moving companies in … Continue reading

Global Now / Week 6

EPCOT- A utopian neighborhood

Anjana Singhwi Section: Julianna Cope Global Now: Abstract Headline:  Utopian neighbourhoods Date:  10/3/2012 Source:  Staten Island Advance news columns Abstract:  Arjun Appadurai talks about the disjuncture between spatial and virtual neighborhoods in his article. But I was thinking about the realization of virtual landscapes to create spatial neighborhoods. The first thing that came to my … Continue reading

Global Studio / Thesis

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Anjana Singhwi Title: Communication design through the lenses of social interaction and technology. Thesis statement: Strong concepts, that catalyze the design process, are mostly based on design structures from the past and utilize technology as a tool to create an imagined product, which, in turn is influenced by social interaction. Statement: The idea of invention … Continue reading

Global Now / Week 4

Hacking of smartphones in the future?

  Anjana Singhwi Section: Julianna Cope   Global Now: Abstract Headline:  Hacking of smartphones in the future? Date:  9/20/2012 Source:  CNN Abstract:   I recently read this article on CNN about the possible hacking of smartphones in the near future. It is true that our smartphones are replacing our personal computers very rapidly. I use my … Continue reading