Is it me or does it seem like theres so much to know about lately: Media
systems & Lighting Controls, 3D design, Green Architecture. It all is
interesting - but it all becomes another career within a career.
From: bc [mailto:human@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: Micosoft'a eHome
interesting Steve, the databases and add-ons. there seems
to me to be enough of a (paradigm shift) change in the nature
of architecture that other components, such as wall screens
or whatnot could be implemented in a future building design.
i wonder about all the small components which would help in
the new atmosphere, as a toolkit for new places to inhabit,
or for live-work conditions. don't know why, but everything
from stand-alone prosumer (producer-consumer) weather
stations, locked drop-boxes for online deliveries to homes
(from e-commerce or online grocery buying), and other
details, aesthetic to whatever degree, would be interesting
to see as snap-on items. (e.g. fuel-cell domestic powerplant)
i have seen 3d environments (online) which do have space-
shuttle feeds and other 'live' content as part of the environs,
but not for the offline world. maybe only BillG has that now.
currently i am a bit frustrated as i cannot access 3d files,
and have yet to find an open-source system to load to try
opening up the files. wondering if anyone has advice on how
persons who want to interact with CAD data, to participate
in a project like that of the Quondam Collection, could do so
without a spare thousand dollars.
also, wondering what the add-ons/components would be to
a building. such as, one could add ethernet jacks into the
wall receptacles for home internetworking, different ways
of dealing with waste and foodstuffs, lighting, materials,
toxic/pollution aspects (sealed houses for bioterrorism),
etc. any ideas?