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NYU ITP Bodies and Buildings Class 6

Most of the technological interventions in the global environment have focused on the supply side: The availability of land (conservation) The availability of fuel (gas crises, investment in clean tech) The availability of greener products with greener materials (green product development/greenwashing) In this class we focus on the demand side – making buildings so that they demand less from the earth. But to understand the context, we need to know Read More

NYU ITP Bodies and Buildings Class 4

To prepare for next week’s assignment, read: Protecting Patient Privacy: Strategies For Regulating Electronic Health Records Exchange NYCLU, read Part 2 and Conclusion   Bodies and buildings nyu itp 2 25 2013 from Jen van der Meer   Optional: Rekindling the Patient Privacy Debate. When Patients Tell Their Stories, Their Health May Improve. Wit. By Margaret Edson. Dramatists Play Service, Inc., Mar 1, 1999. Prepare a written and spoken argument Read More

NYU ITP: Bodies and Buildings, Class 3

Class assignment for 2/25/2013 Read:  The quantified self, Counting every moment. The Economist, March 3, 2012. Additional videos from Todd Park Todd Park: Opening Data for Social Change Bodies and buildings nyu itp 2 11 2013 from Jen van der Meer Optional: Social fMRI: Investigating and shaping social mechanisms in the real world. Nadav Aharonya, Wei Pana, Cory Ipa, Inas Khayala,b, Alex Pentlanda. Persuasive and Mobile Computing. Vol 7, 2011, 643-659. Read More

NYU ITP Bodies and Buildings Class 2

Systems Thinking and The Obesity Epidemic Bodies and buildings nyu itp 2 4 13 from Jen van der Meer   Class assignment for 2/11/2013 Read: Networked Medicine: From Obesity to the “Diseasome”. Editorial by Albert-László Barabási, Ph.D. NEJM. July 26,2007. Optional: Deeper Reading: Original Study by Christakis and Fowler: The Spread of Obesity in a Large Social Network over 32 Years. NEJM. July 26, 2007. Critique of this study: Lyons. The Spread of Evidence-Poor Medicine via Flawed Social-Network Analysis. Read More

NYU ITP: Bodies and Buildings Intro Class

Class Start and Intro to Systems Thinking, Bodies, and Buildings. Class assignment for 2/4/2013   Read ALL OF Donella Meadows: Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System Take leverage points 9, 8, 7. Write a 1 page or 500-6000 word essay on the following topic: How do mobile apps try to affect leverage points 9, 8, and 7. 9- The length of delays, relative to the rate of system change 8- Read More