Noël J. Michel
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This thesis presents the modeling of spaces described in short stories that are difficult to visualize. The three stories are Kafka's "The Burrow", Borges's "The Library of Babel" and Barthelme's "The Balloon." Three dimensional models were created based on the details provided by the authors in each story. Several 2-D images are then generated from these models to match specific scenes. This consideration of these works of fiction provokes the asking of several questions about the science, mathematics and engineering that underpins the stories. In all cases, questions about sustainability arise.
Andrew P. Murray
Primary Advisor's Department
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Stander Symposium project, School of Engineering
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities
"Designing Fictional Spaces: Questionable Architecture that Supports Sustainable Design" (2020). Stander Symposium Projects. 1855.