CHAPLIN, Sarah/Avon HUXOR/ Kate MCCLUSKY

Digital Tsunami: VR and Architecture

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Date: Wednesday 17 February 1999
Time: 00:00
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Running time: 70 mins
The second in the Digital Tsunami lecture series is directed at various applications of virtual reality on the level of the building. Avon Huxor discusses social virtual spaces. He works at the Centre for Electronic Arts at Middlesex University and is on the committee of the London Virtual reality Group. Sarah Chaplin discusses the effect of the virtual on the real. She is an architect and a senior lecturer at the Centre for Electronic Arts and has lectured and published widely on digital architecture. Kate McClusky discusses the virtual object, virtual reality and the museum. She is a Ted Powers Scholar at the Royal College of Art. NB: Some sound interference 52 minutes into lecture (plus a long pause for slides and sound). Tape stops before Q & A.


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THE AA RECEIVES THE POWER TO AWARD ITS OWN DEGREES

The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Diploma), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

President of the AA Council, Victoria Thornton added, ‘the TDAP process has recognised our strong governance, academic standards, scholarship and teaching as well as the environment supporting the delivery of taught higher education programmes’.

The School’s application for Taught Degree Awarding Powers was supported by the Architects Registration Board, the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Open University.

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