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Energy in Atlanta
BY KRISTI SWARTZ
@ VOL 26
ON SEP 20, 2015
Kristi Swartz is an energy-focused journalist and speaks about how energy is changing in ATL. "How many of you know the Falcons are building a new stadium?"... "How many of you know Georgia Power is building two new nuclear reactors...?" Energy generation is changing and there are many players in the game, listen as Swartz talks about those players and where we are heading.
Faces That Make Money
BY ROYI AKAVIA
@ VOL 27
ON DEC 18, 2015
The distinctive pieces introduced here combine a collage made of real devalued international currency and layers of varnish over which Royi Akavia paints the portraits of modern subjects who have money, make money and spend money. The works are also burned with fire to create a glasslike 3-D surface reminiscent of old world craftsmanship. The end result: The rich and famous – such as Queen Elizabeth – are situated atop such personalities as Bolivar, Leonardo, Lenin and Margaret Thatcher.
The Smarter Cities Partnership: Reimagining Knoxville’s Energy Future
Erin Gill focuses on Smarter Cities Partnership efforts to dramatically advance energy efficiency in Knoxville through community engagement, education, and weatherization.
University of Tennessee Governor's Chair for Energy and Urbanism
BY JAMES ROSE
@ VOL 19
ON MAY 12, 2016
What can we do together that we can't do individually? This is the
question that serves to unite the efforts of UT College of Architecture
and Design, Skidmore Owings and Merrill, and ORNL as partners in
the Governor's Chair for Energy and Urbanism. Based in the
downtown FabLab and taught in conjunction with Phil Enquist and
others from SOM and ORNL, the Governor's Chair studios challenge
students to tackle tough design problems. One such challenge is the
architectural application of additive manufacturing or 3D printing. In
the spring of 2015 a graduate architecture studio was tasked with
developing an understanding of the opportunities and limitations of
this new technology. These findings foregrounded the design and
construction of the AMIE prototype. More akin to natural processes
like seashell growth than familiar construction, the process of
designing and building AMIE has created a platform for global
leadership in this emerging field for UT, SOM, and ORNL.
Art and Energy
BY CHRIS FREMANTLE
@ VOL 28
ON JUL 06, 2016
Chris Fremantle is a Researcher and Producer. He is teaching a day a week at Gray’s School of Art working on Design, Innovation and Leadership. As a Producer he works on public art – he also worked on the art installed in the new Southern General. Tonight he is here to talk about Art and Energy and in particular the Land Art Generator Initiative and the project they are doing in Glasgow. He is going to provide a bit of background on his own Art and Energy story, and why he thought it was important to bring the Land Art Generator Initiative to Scotland and what they have been doing in Glasgow. He created ecoartscotland about 6 years ago with the aim of connecting what’s going on all over the world with what’s happening in Scotland.
ecoartscotland is a blog, projects and a mobile library.
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The Energy of Well Being - A New Framework for Life Balance
BY LYNNE STEWART
@ VOL 17
ON NOV 24, 2017
Lynne Stewart’s new framework for life balance is grounded on the pillars of a balanced, well-rounded life and the impact of energy on our well-being. Lynne highlights that life balance can be achieved through blending individual components and workplace components such as strategy for eating, strategy for sleeping, and strategy for playing to motivation and strategic decision making.