Sunday, March 26, 2006

Using "The Force" to Investigate Structural Forces

As an anthropologist, engineer, and all around geek, it doesn't get a lot better than this:

Yoda Helps Unlock Cathedral Mysteries

Here we have the use of computer animation and structural analysis to 1) de-mystify certain design/construction secrets of 12th/13th century European Cathedrals, 2) shed additional light on the social systems surrounding cathedral construction, 3) provide an investigative tool for contemporary structures, and 4) a means to develop more innovative and efficient designs for the future. Very cool indeed - check it out.

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