Authors

Presenter(s)

Noël J. Michel

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Description

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.

Publication Date

4-22-2020

Project Designation

Honors Thesis

Primary Advisor

Andrew P. Murray

Primary Advisor's Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, School of Engineering

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Designing Fictional Spaces: Questionable Architecture that Supports Sustainable Design

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