1. Lace Gem

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    An experiment with gem morphologies. This design draws upon the burlesque, a black lace outer layer revealing the interior gem.

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    • Particle Bean

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      Morphodynamic generation of structural membrane system logics for output to fiber strand layup via robotic fabrication.

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      • Morphodynamic Structural Membrane

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        Morphodynamic generation of structural membrane system logics for output to fiber strand layup via robotic fabrication.

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        • Pneumatic Icosahedra

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          Morphodynamic generation of structural membrane system logics for output to fiber strand layup via robotic fabrication.

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          • Thermopneumatic Freeform Molding

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            An experiment in freeform robotic fabrication using thermo-pneumatic molding.

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            • Element.02

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              Physical Manifestations of Invisible Forces: My graduate thesis project which uses environmental parametrics as input for emergent morphological development. This project explores the emergence of tectonic systems through the simulation of fluid & thermodynamic forces simulation modeled after seasonal climate data. This project uses fluid & thermo-dynamic simulation to challenge traditional legal & public boundaries, while informing the development of tectonic architectural systems that exploit stochastic climate change. By setting up a simulation environment that using annual prevailing wind speed & temperature data within a the confines of the property line and the required building cores as obstacles the natural flow of air speed & temperature creates complex fluid geometry with inherent logics drawn from their behavioral interactions. By choreographing the stochastic nature of fluid & thermo-dynamic systems within a simple geometric simulation environment complex geometries emerge. These morphological behaviors give rise to geometric, programmatic & tectonic systems that feed from and respond to the environment in which it lies. Active mechanical systems expand & contract, open & close, in response to the shifting wind and temperature patterns within a choreographed stochastic mechanical & architectural system response.

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              • Interactive Planetarium on Downtown Toronto UofT Campus

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                In our basement in downtown Toronto, and hooked to a joystick, are a computer and a projector inside a dark inflatable igloo. This gear allows Mike Williams —and the crew of Teaching Assistants he has trained— to fly students, visitors and schoolchildren (25 of them at a time) through the Universe. Along the way, the audience gets an idea of how the Universe all works and fits together. The software and joystick make for an interactive experience, as the show can be modified on the fly Over 2,000 people have already been through the experience, and so can you, if you book a free seat for a show during the next Public Tour!

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                • Star Watching from UofT Astronomical Observatory in Downtown Toronto

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                  On the first Thursday of most months, you can access our rooftop observatory, thanks to the dedication of about a dozen Astronomy graduate students. They will be your guides, pointing the telescopes in the right direction for you, and explaining why the objects you see are the way they are. But remember: one thing our crew cannot control is the weather. And because optical telescopes don′t let you to see through the clouds, you should check the weather forecast. You will also need to dress according to the outside temperature, because the telescope domes are not heated in winter and not conditioned in summer.

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                  • Free Astronomy Public Lectures on UofT Downtown Toronto Campus

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                    On the evening of the first Thursday of most months, two of the Astronomy graduate students run the show on our downtown Toronto campus. Jamil Shariff and Ilana MacDonald give you an hour with a young researcher —enough to answer all your questions about black holes and 2012, or to give you an idea of life in Antarctica. Because the speakers themselves are often students, they still remember how hard it is to get your head around these concepts the first time. Ilana and Jamil also coach their crew, so they think anybody can follow these talks, and they encourage everyone to attend them.

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                    • Doing Research on the Theoretical Side of Astrophysics at UofT

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                      Since 1984, the University of Toronto has been hosting the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), which has grown to comprise 6 professors and 25 post-docs. CITA astrophysicists perform advanced research; they also train graduate and undergraduate students. Among various topics, CITA's professors and many postdocs construct models of the Universe's beginnings and simulate gravity waves from the coming together of black holes —from pen-and-paper computations to programming on video cards. The success of this institute on the theoretical side of astrophysics provided some of the inspiration for the creation of the Dunlap Institute —whose aims are more practical: astronomical instrumentation, astrophysical observations and science outreach.

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