19 Factors That Impact Compositional Balance Imagine a boulder leaning too far over the cliff’s edge. Seeing that boulder you think it should come crashing down the mountainside. It’s out of balance and you feel the tension of the impending crash. A similar feeling happens in your visitors when the composition of your design is visually out of balance. In a couple of previous posts I talked about visual balance and in each I briefly mentioned the idea of visual weight in order to achieve visual balance. Composition 8 by Kandinsky (above) is a study in visual weight, direction, and balance. What is Visual Balance? Visual balance (PDF) results from 2 major factors, visual weight and visual direction. Consider the image below of a small block and a large block on a lever. You likely see the larger block as being much heavier than the smaller block. The main force acting on the large block is gravity which is acting downwards. Optical Center Objects and elements balance around a point. Every shape has a geometric center. Photography
Zachman Framework The Zachman Framework of enterprise architecture The Zachman Framework is not a methodology in that it does not imply any specific method or process for collecting, managing, or using the information that it describes.; rather, it is an Ontology whereby a schema for organizing architectural artifacts (in other words, design documents, specifications, and models) is used to take into account both whom the artifact targets (for example, business owner and builder) and what particular issue (for example, data and functionality) is being addressed. The framework is named after its creator John Zachman, who first developed the concept in the 1980s at IBM. Overview The term "Zachman Framework" has multiple meanings. Collage of Zachman Frameworks as presented in several books on Enterprise Architecture from 1997 to 2005. In other sources the Zachman Framework is introduced as a framework, originated by and named after John Zachman, represented in numerous ways, see image. Contextual
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Fire and Water on a Hot, Turbulent Planet - Dot Earth Blog The Earth Observatory Web site of NASA is a vital portal, not only providing data that help scientists clarify global conditions and trends but also reminding people, once in awhile, of the special nature of this pale blue (and green) dot. Today’s images show the scope of two unfolding disasters — involving excessive fire and water — related to extreme climate conditions that are projected to become more frequent in a heating world. The fires sweeping parched, baked peat bogs and forests in western Russia have raised a vast smoke pall captured by NASA satellites. At the same time, NASA has posted images of the Indus River valley in Pakistan vividly showing the scope of severe flooding, the worst in 70 years, that has displaced several million people. Aug. 1, 2009: July 31, 2010: It sure would be nice if the budgets for satellite programs aimed at tracking conditions on the home planet were secure, given the importance of such data as the human growth spurt crests.
D&AD Design Fever The objective of Dentsu Japan was to design an exhibition space for the D&AD awards, the highest honor of the design industry. Target was Japanese design professionals. The motif came from pachinko, the Japanese pinball. Only ideas that go beyond uncontrollable variables such as luck or innate talent can win. Art and the art world Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan - Microbial Microcosm Just how interconnected are we? The work of biologist Lynn Margulis and writer Dorion Sagan indicates we’re interconnected in ways few of us have probably ever considered. In fact, instead of viewing ourselves as the pinnacle of evolution, it may be more accurate to think of ourselves as a colony of closely associated bacteria. Carla Cole based the following on the work of Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan, including an article of theirs, The Parts: Power to the Protoctists, which appeared in the September/October 1992 issue of Earthwatch. (See the sidebar for more information on their work.) All life on Earth today derived from common ancestors. Far from leaving microorganisms behind on an evolutionary ladder, we more complex creatures are both surrounded by them and composed of them. Bacteria survived these crises because of special abilities that other life forms lack and that add whole new dimensions to the dynamics of evolution.
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Protein Data Bank A Structural View of Biology This resource is powered by the Protein Data Bank archive-information about the 3D shapes of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies that helps students and researchers understand all aspects of biomedicine and agriculture, from protein synthesis to health and disease. As a member of the wwPDB, the RCSB PDB curates and annotates PDB data. The RCSB PDB builds upon the data by creating tools and resources for research and education in molecular biology, structural biology, computational biology, and beyond. Use this website to access curated and integrated biological macromolecular information in the context of function, biological processes, evolution, pathways, and disease states. A Molecular View of HIV Therapy January Molecule of the Month Nuclear Pore Complex Deposition Preparation Tools Data Extraction Small Molecules Ligand Expo: Search the Chemical Component Dictionary for the IDs of released ligands Data Format Conversion 3D Structure Viewers
CNN ECOSPHERE Challenge In November 2011, the UN invited delegates to discuss climate change at the COP17 Conference (17th Conference of Parties) in Durban, South Africa. CNN wanted to make climate change topical, get people talking about the issues and drive interest to their coverage of the COP17 Conference. Solution CNN launched the ECOSPHERE Project: a living digital ecosystem growing on the Internet from tweets tagged with #COP17. Every #COP17 tweet stimulated growth in one of the numerous plants representing topics like Sustainability or Carbon. CNN invited people to plant a thought with hashtag #COP17 and brought the project to the COP17 Conference. Case Film Microsite Click here to visit the ECOSPHERE Microsite PLEASE NOTE: This is a WebGL site. Call-to-action COP17 Conference Installation, Durban ECOSPHERE Digital Book
Most Popular Artists The most popular artist searches last month: a not-to-be-taken-too-seriously measurement of which famous artists have the greatest "mindshare" in our collective culture. Moving up: Edgar Degas (#22 to #12), Titian (#28 to #18), and realist painter Janet Fish (appearing for the first time on the list at #29). Moving down: Joan Miro (#13 to #19), Wassily Kandinsky (#11 to #24) and Paul Gauguin (#21 down to #32). Mimivirus Mimivirus is a viral genus containing a single identified species named Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus (APMV). It also refers to a group of phylogenetically related large viruses, designated usually "MimiN. In colloquial speech, APMV is more commonly referred to as just "mimivirus." Mimivirus has a large and complex genome compared with most other viruses. Discovery The same team that discovered the mimivirus later discovered a slightly larger virus, dubbed the mamavirus, and the Sputnik virophage that infects it. Classification Mimivirus has been placed into a viral family by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses as a member of the Mimiviridae, and has been placed into Group I of the Baltimore classification system. Although not strictly a method of classification, Mimivirus joins a group of large viruses known as nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV). Structure Genome Replication Pathogenicity See also References