Graphical Projection

We can start with the typical overview introduction, provided this time by Wikipedia:

Graphical projection is a protocol, used in technical drawing, by which an image of a three-dimensional object is projected onto a planar surface without the aid of numerical calculation. The projection is achieved by the use of imaginary “projectors”. The projected, mental image becomes the technician’s vision of the desired, finished picture. By following the protocol the technician may produce the envisioned picture on a planar surface such as drawing paper. The protocols provide a uniform imaging procedure among people trained in technical graphics (mechanical drawing, computer aided design, etc.).

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Schoology at Walter Reed

Schoology has come to Walter Reed.

The LAUSD is in the process of adopting a Learning Management System (LMS) called Schoology at all middle schools and high schools starting this Fall. Students will be able to use schoology to view assignments, access resources and materials, and view grades and due dates. Open up the full post to see what you’ll need to do to start using Schoology.

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The Changing Skyline of New York City

The New York Times on the architectural transformation of the city:

  • The New Shapes of New York (November 2016): Its transformation has been nothing less than astonishing over the past decade. Even when it seems as if there were nowhere left to go, the city, with its manifold appetites, could not be contained. Thanks to new concrete technologies, we have witnessed an eruption of very slender, very tall (some might say very crass) buildings. But for every heroic skyscraper, there are more than a few more humble, human-scale ventures — a salt shed, a library, a residential hyperbolic paraboloid…
  • As a New High Society Climbs in Manhattan, It’s a Race to the Top (December 2015): The New York skyline is always in flux, and not everyone has been happy about it. In the past, most of the consternation was directed at office towers. Now, though, as the city competes for verticality with Beijing, Dubai and London, residential towers are reshaping the skyline.