Video Archive | Linguistics (7)

Joe Day Blow X Blow-clip_4142
Moss begins the discussion by proposing a summary of Day's intentions, and wondering how else he might have realized them. They...
Manuel De Landa-clip_2356
Rose Mendez introduces the lecture as part of the "Butterfly" series. Mendez cites De Landa's book, A Thousand Years of...
David Dunn Music Language And Environment-clip_5973
Phil Silberman introduces experimental composer, writer, and interdisciplinary theorist David Dunn. Dunn has been the director of...
Werner Oechslin-clip_5957
Werner Oechslin discusses the geometric construction of typography and its relationship to architecture. He stresses the...
Bernard Tschumi Part One-clip_3112
Tschumi discusses methods of understanding space through the history of architecture. He describes the transition from amorphous...
Charles Jencks The Language Of Modern...
Charles Jencks talks about metaphors, semantics, and syntax while describing late modern and postmodern architecture. He presents...
Charles Jencks New Japanese Architecture-clip_2197
Charles Jencks answers questions, elaborating his views on contemporary Japanese architecture. During the session, Jencks...

David Dunn Music Language And Environment-clip_5973

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Phil Silberman introduces experimental composer, writer, and interdisciplinary theorist David Dunn. Dunn has been the director of the electronic music studio at San Diego State University and has taught at numerous other universities. Currently he is Vice President of the International Synergy Institute of Los Angeles and editor of Is Journal. For about fifteen years his work has focused on the interrelationships between geophysical phenomena, environmental sound, and music. He links his work to a number of non-musical disciplines such as experimental linguistics, cognitive ethology, cybernetics, and systems philosophy.


Werner Oechslin-clip_5957

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April 15, 1987 | Video Lecturer:

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Werner Oechslin discusses the geometric construction of typography and its relationship to architecture. He stresses the importance of tools and the impact of increasingly sophisticated tools on architecture. Oechslin
discusses architectural drawing, focusing on Vitruvius and Palladio. He distinguishes artistic from architectural drawings, and argues that Vitruvius equated “design” with “idea.”


Bernard Tschumi Part One-clip_3112

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January 1, 1978 | Video Lecturer:

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Tschumi discusses methods of understanding space through the history of architecture. He describes the transition from amorphous space to a rigidly defined spatiality through a language of archetypal forms and organizations. He partially rejects this by advocating the notion that architecture can be many different things at the same time. Tschumi goes on to discuss the social movements in art and architecture in the 1960s that challenged the systems in place by expanding the role of architecture and by attempting to shift design away from commodification.


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Charles Jencks talks about metaphors, semantics, and syntax while describing late modern and postmodern architecture. He presents examples of early eclecticism. He describes the linguistic basis of the development of modern architecture through Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Jencks describes how symbolism and semantics, purged during the era of high modernism, revived during the late 1960s and early 1970s.


Charles Jencks New Japanese Architecture-clip_2197

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Charles Jencks answers questions, elaborating his views on contemporary Japanese architecture. During the session, Jencks examines the current, chaotic language of architecture. He discusses differences in Western and Eastern styles, and how they live, develop, and sustain themselves while mixing.