EXHIBITS: Center for Architecture Opens Two Exhibitions on Middle Eastern Architecture and Engineering

The Center for Architecture announces the opening of two concurrent exhibitions on architecture in the Middle East. City of Mirages: Baghdad, 1952-1982, in its U.S. debut, presents built and unbuilt work by 11 architects, including Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown. The second show, CHANGE: Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East, 2000-Present surveys more than 120 contemporary works in 20 countries and territories.

The two shows demonstrate the diversity of approaches to design in the Middle East and examine the forces of modernization and colonialism shaping the region’s cities.

“These two exhibitions further the Center for Architecture’s commitment to global dialogue,” said Joseph J. Aliotta, AIA, LEED AP, President of the AIA New York Chapter. “Over the past two years, the Center’s exhibitions have grappled with recent international developments in the built environment, such as the rapid growth of Chinese cities and informal urban strategies in India. CHANGE and City of Miragesdocument and present the ongoing transformations of cities around the world.”

The exhibitions will both open at the Center on February 22, 2012, with a reception from 6:00-9:00pm; the opening is free to the public. The exhibitions are on view from February 22 until May 5 (City of Mirages) and June 23 (CHANGE).

Contact: Nicole Friedman 
212-358-6126 nfriedman@aiany.org

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Sothink DVD Converter Supports Any DVD to Video Conversion for iPad 2 and Other Devices.

Computer Weekly News March 24, 2011 The Apple iPad 2 will be soon for sale on March 11, 2011, online and in retail stores in the U.S. and on March 25, 2011, worldwide. The thinner and lighter iPad 2 keeps 9.7 inch screen as iPad 1 and it makes watching videos/ HD movies a more pleasant experience. website ipad 2 apps

Keeping up with iPad 2, the related video and DVD converter applications announced their compatibility with iPad 2 one by one. And DVD Converter from MyConverters.com is one of them.

DVD Converter is a powerful and professional DVD to video ripper and converter. It can fast rip DVD discs or DVD folders, and convert DVD movies to almost all video formats, like DVD to AVI (DivX, XivD), MP4, WMV, MOV, MKV, FLV, SWF, and VCD/SVCD. And it also can extract audio from DVD movies and convert to MP3 and M4A. Besides fully supporting DVD to iPad 2 conversion, it can convert DVD to other popular media devices, including iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, Nokia, PS3, Xbox 360, Creative Zen, Blackberry, HTC, and Google Android, as well. Regardless of any DVD protection, no quality loss during the DVD video conversion and this DVD converter software even supports converting DVD to H.264 HD video up to 1080p.

The most wonderful feature of DVD Converter is that it offers plenty of DVD to video/audio formats and DVD to devices converting pre-sets. This feature is very user-friendly since it totally sets users free from configuring output video and audio parameters for successfully, even perfectly, playing DVD movies on any device. website ipad 2 apps

Since iPad 2 supports recording HD video at 720p, users may need new applications for converting the iPad 2 video to DVD, such as video to DVD converter. Have being paying close attentions to iPad 2, the producer of DVD Converter also presents iPad 2 users with the most professional iPad 2 assistant software, like iPad 2 video converter and iPad 2 to DVD burner. Those DVD video converter products for iPad 2 are all easy to use and reliable.


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