Ming3D is on Twitter now
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Posted by Ming Tang at 2/15/2010 1:16 PM | View Comments (0) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (0)
Teach Maya + BIM in AU 2009 conference

I just came back from Autodesk University conference with a great experience. This year the virtual conference is really a nice feature allowing people to watch all the lectures online. The class I taught is not broadcasted though, but I am very pleased to have 103 attendance singed my class: Maya conceptual design integrated with BIM (building information model).

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Posted by Ming Tang at 12/7/2009 12:48 PM | View Comments (0) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (0)
My Book: Urban Paleontology- Evolution of Urban Forms
This post suppose to be posted long time ago. Yes, my book, Urban Paleontology- Evolution of Urban Forms  is available in the bookstore or online such as amazon. Here is a website your can buy the book with a lower-price. There are some Electronic version online as well.
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Posted by Ming Tang at 8/18/2009 10:31 PM | View Comments (0) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (0)
MathMorph: Digital Fabrication
Here is the new project I am working in the summer 2009, funded by the President Fellowship of SCAD. The project focuses on the mathmatic driven form seeking and fabrication. There will be several exhibitions in Atlanta and Savannah, as well as some talks and lectures in the fall quarter.  Check out the Mathmorph.com for more details
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Posted by Ming Tang at 8/18/2009 10:24 PM | View Comments (0) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (0)
Exhibition in SIGGRAPH
My project "City Generator" is exhibited in 2009 SIGGRAPH in New Orleans. It is very exciting to come back to this conference after 5 years. So many emerging technologies.
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Posted by Ming Tang at 8/18/2009 10:12 PM | View Comments (0) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (0)
book I am working on
Sorry for the not updating this blog for a long time.  Busy with projects and job since 2008 start. Plus, I am working with Prof. Yang on a book named URBAN PALEONTOLOGY and refining the final version with editors. Will upload more details soon. Please check out my current projects in my home page
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Posted by Ming Tang at 2/29/2008 6:00 PM | View Comments (3) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (0)
Value and Judgment

I believe value can be classified as two types based on the cognitive level, deep structure and surface structure. As Mario Gandelsonas described in his essay Linguistics of Architecture, “The deep structure is made up of syntactic integers which are a set of irreducible formal oppositions which become manifest in an actual environment (surface structure) via a set of transformational rules and operations.” Is value universal?  I believe only the deep structure generated values are universal. For example, aesthetics related with the golden section, ...

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Posted by Ming Tang at 5/20/2007 8:51 AM | View Comments (1) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (0)
Timeless Architecture

Statement

By examine Richard Haas’ mural between 1970s to 1990s in the context of postmodernism, I try to answer the following question, what is the value of mural painting when the essence of its architectural canvas –presumed rational value of structures, representations, methodologies of origins and ends, and deductive process - has been shown to be a simulacrum? The paper argued that Haas’ mural, as a dis-simulacrum, leaves untouched difference between reality and illusion. His work exposed the lost ...

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Posted by Ming Tang at 5/14/2007 8:45 PM | View Comments (5) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (0)
Theory and Practice

In Barthe’s theory of semiotics, language is inherently unstable. This theory might be explained in the sociological triangle which includes percept, a concept, and a representation. As described by Charles Jencks in his book Semiology and Architecture, “In most cases, there is no direct connection between word and a thing. They are just simply the relations between languages, thought and reality.” For instance, the English character string “A” “P” “P” “L” “E” only ...

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Posted by Ming Tang at 5/11/2007 2:56 PM | View Comments (0) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (0)
Deconstructive & Re-constructive postmodernism.
Influenced by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, the deconstructive postmodernism in architecture begins in 1980s. Based on his 1966 paper, he described deconstruction is “attempt to open a text (literary, philosophical, or otherwise) to several meanings and interpretations.” Although its influence on literary studies is probably the most well-known and well-reported effect of deconstruction, it contributed the architecture design field significantly in 1980s, especially his concepts of metaphysics of presence and deconstruction.
MOMA’s 1988 Deconstructive Architecture exhibition in New York displayed Philip Johason and Mark Wigley’s deconstructive architecture design projects. Similar ...
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Posted by Ming Tang at 5/11/2007 2:53 PM | View Comments (6) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (1)