[Bridges] Call for artworks: 2017 Joint Mathematics Meeting Exhibition of Mathematical Art

Submissions are now being accepted for the Exhibition of Mathematical Art to be held as part of the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 4-7, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Well over five thousand mathematicians typically attend this meeting, so this is an excellent opportunity to get your work seen by people who will appreciate it. Submissions must be made online at http://gallery.bridgesmathart.org/welcome. The deadline for completing submissions is October 15. As noted previously, there will also be a “Mathematics and the Arts” session at the meeting, organized by Douglas Norton.

What is Open Source Architecture?

http://Open Source Architecture https://www.amazon.com/dp/0500343063/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awd_x_WIKZxbYFDKC1M

“A provocative look at the architecture of the future and the challenges of learning from the past

Open Source Architecture is a visionary manifesto for the architecture of tomorrow that argues for a paradigm shift from architecture as a means of supporting the ego-fueled grand visions of “starchitects” to a collaborative, inclusive, network-driven process inspired by twenty-first-century trends such as crowd-sourcing, open access, and mass customization. The question is how collaborative design can avoid becoming design-by-committee. Authors Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel
navigate this topic nimbly in chapters such as “Why It Did Not Work” and “Learning from the Network.”

They also meet the essential requirement of any manifesto, considering the applications of open-source architecture not only conceptually but also in practice, in chapters such as “Open Source Gets Physical” and “Building Harmonies.” Open Source Architecture is an important new work on the frontlines of architectural thought and practice.”