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    SIGGRAPH PRESENTS THE FUTURE OF COMPUTER GRAPHICS

    Peek into a kid's world of video games and you may see the future of computing technology for architects. Despite the differences between the realms of work and play, the fact is that games and movies are fueling the economy and the direction of serious computer graphics research and development.

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    NEW VIRTUAL REALITY THEATER SUPPORTS ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH

    Architecture students at Iowa State University (ISU) can walk into a magical environment and take on seemingly super powers. They can explore the architecture of the Roman Empire, sculpt architectural forms with their hands, and test structures in the process of design.

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    IN MEMORY OF JOHN HEJDUK, 1929-2000

    John Hejduk, one of the most original architects in the United States, succumbed to cancer on July 3. Until June he was dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. He was known more for his visionary works of architecture on paper and his influence on graduates of Cooper Union—such architects as Daniel Libeskind and Elizabeth Diller—than his built work—such as the interior of Cooper's building at Astor Square in New York City.

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    'Universal design' blends style with easy access for disabled — on Koolhaas, at CNN, 2000.0807

    Remembering Olmsted's Vision for Boston — New York Times, 2000.0806 (registration required)

    How Modern Design Remains Faithful to Its Context — New York Times, 2000.0806 (registration required)

    Steel City Consensus Hard to Forge — at Office.com, 2000.0804

    Paris Metro celebrates first century — MyBC News, 2000.0803

    An Architect Earns the Right to Build the Blues — Muschamp, New York Times, 2000.0803 (registration required)

    Architects sound alarm — Marco Goldschmied, RIBA President, letter to The Guardian (UK), 2000.0802

    Architect Sir Leslie Martin has died at age 91 — Times of India, 2000.0802

    Battle over U.S. war memorial site heating up — Opponents to a controversial plan threaten to sue over the location of a $100 million national World War Two memorial on the U.S. capital's central avenue.

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