Proof of concept

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Proof of concept (PoC) is a realization of a certain method or idea in order to demonstrate its feasibility, or a demonstration in principle with the aim of verifying that some concept or theory has practical potential. A proof of concept is usually small and may or may not be complete.

John Mauran

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John Lawrence Mauran, FAIA (1866, Providence, Rhode Island – 1933) was an American architect responsible for many downtown landmarks in St. Louis, Missouri. He was also active in Wisconsin and Texas.

Sin City (film)

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Sin City (also known as Frank Miller's Sin City) is a 2005 American crime anthology film written, produced, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. It is based on Miller's graphic novel of the same name.

300 (film)

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300 is a 2007 American period action film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. Both are fictionalized retellings of the Battle of Thermopylae within the Persian Wars. The film was directed by Zack Snyder, while Miller served as executive producer and consultant. It was filmed mostly with a superimposition chroma key technique, to help replicate the imagery of the original comic book.

Architectural League of New York

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The Architectural League of New York is a non-profit organization "for creative and intellectual work in architecture, urbanism, and related disciplines".

The Spirit (film)

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The Spirit is a 2008 American neo-noir superhero film written and directed by Frank Miller and starring Gabriel Macht, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria, Paz Vega, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson. The film is based on the newspaper comic strip The Spirit, by Will Eisner, and produced by OddLot and Lionsgate Films.

Flint, Michigan

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Flint is the largest city and seat of Genesee County, Michigan, United States. Located along the Flint River, 66 mi northwest of Detroit, it is a principal city within the region known as Mid Michigan. According to the 2010 census, Flint has a population of 102,434, making it the seventh largest city in Michigan. The Flint metropolitan area is located entirely within Genesee County. It is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Michigan with a population of 425,790 in 2010. The city was incorporated in 1855.

Washington University in St. Louis

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Washington University in St. Louis (WashU, or WUSTL) is a private research university in Greater St. Louis with its main campus mostly in unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri and Clayton, Missouri, its West Campus in Clayton, its North Campus in the West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, and its Medical Campus in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri.

List of people from Michigan

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Kerry Conran, screenwriter and director, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (born in Flint). Francis Ford Coppola, film director and screenwriter, The Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now (born in Detroit). Roger Corman, director and producer, The Little Shop of Horrors, The Wild Angels (born in Detroit). Gerald Di Pego, screenwriter and producer, Message in a Bottle (born in Flint). Paul Feig, film and television director, Bridesmaids (born in Mount Clemens). Robert J. Flaherty, filmmaker of Nanook of the North, first commercially successful documentary (born in Iron Mountain). Anne Fletcher, director, actress, and choreographer, The Proposal (born in Detroit).

List of people from Flint, Michigan

Kerry Conran, filmmaker, writer, director. Terry Crews, actor, host and football player. Seamus Dever, actor, Castle. Bob Eubanks, game show host, The Newlywed Game. Casey Kasem, radio DJ who started his career in Flint; host of the long running American Top 40; voice actor, most notably as Shaggy Rogers in the Scooby-Doo franchise and Robin in the Super Friends franchise. Nancy Kovack, actress and wife of the conductor Zubin Mehta. David Magee, Oscar-nominated screenwriter for Life of Pi and Finding Neverland. Jerry Minor, comedian and actor.

Architecture of metropolitan Detroit

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Hudson, the department store magnate, had commissioned architect Hugh Ferriss to produce a series of renderings depicting new buildings for the city skyline. Hudson's department store window displayed the Ferriss drawings to commemorate its fiftieth anniversary as well as the opening of a new building for the Beaux-Arts, Italian Renaissance styled Detroit Institute of Arts (1927). Other architects would take up the task of designing the buildings roughly based on the Hugh Ferriss concepts which included the Guardian Building, the David Stott Building, the J.L Hudson Building, and others.

Franklin Ferriss

Franklin and Elizabeth Ferriss' son, Hugh Ferriss (1889–1962), was an artist in the modern tradition. He graduated from Washington University in 1911. A critic of the École des Beaux-Arts, Hugh Ferriss became known for his arresting drawings of skyscrapers and futuristic cityscapes in the 1920s and 1930s. Judge Ferriss' grandson, also Franklin Ferriss (1911–2004), served as a Missouri jurist, as well. The younger Judge Ferriss served on the St. Louis County Circuit Court from 1954 to 1981, after a stint at Slakey & Jones and in the United States Army (European Theatre, 1941–1945).

Douglas Walker (artist)

Turner, paint jobs on funny cars, skyscraper drawings by Hugh Ferriss, chinoiserie, moon paintings by Chesley Bonestell, blue and white pottery, pin-ups by Alberto Vargas, botanical illustrations, the DIY technique of Henri Rousseau, airbrush illustrations of tools in old catalogues, the fantasies of John Martin, Chinese brush paintings, and children’s books. In his oil-on-masonite works, Walker simulates the effects of time by using a resist technique of his own creation to instil crackles and scratches over elegant brush techniques. Each new work is numbered, the numbers dating back over 20 years.

Art Deco architecture of New York City

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Also influential were architect and illustrator Hugh Ferriss' series of speculative architectural illustrations exploring how to make buildings that met the zoning requirements. Ferriss' illustrations envisioned buildings not as boxes but sculptural forms. Architect Talbot Hamlin described Ferriss' work as "a magic wand to set the American city architecture free from its nightmare. [...] No longer was the high building apparently built by the mile and cut off to order, but it was composed break upon break, buttress on buttress. The possibilities of poetry entered in."

List of Washington University alumni

Hugh Ferriss (B.Arch 1911, M.Arch 1928): architect. Alan Goldberg (1954): architect. Gyo Obata (B.Arch 1945): architect; cofounder and chairman of Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum. James F. O'Gorman (B.Arch 1956): architectural historian and author. C. P. Wang (M.Arch 1973): architect for Taipei 101, the world's tallest building as of 2005. John H. Biggs (PhD): former CEO of TIAA-CREF. William H. Danforth (AB 1892): founder of Ralston Purina. Arnold W. Donald (BSME 1977): CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines; former CEO of Merisant. Steve Fossett (MBA 1968): options trader, balloonist, and adventurer. Sam Fox (BSBA 1951): founder, chairman, CEO, and owner of Harbour Group Industries.

Construction of Rockefeller Center

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Hugh Ferriss and John Wenrich were hired as "architectural renderers", to produce drawings of the proposed buildings based on the Associated Architects' blueprints. Rene Paul Chambellan was commissioned to sculpt the models of the buildings, and he would later also create some of the art for the center. The Metropolitan Opera was reluctant to commit to the development, and they refused to take up the site's existing leases until they were certain that they had enough money to do so. In January 1929, Cutting unsuccessfully asked Rockefeller for assistance in buying the leases.

Zoning in the United States

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The effect of these zoning regulations on the shape of skyscrapers was illustrated famously by architect and illustrator Hugh Ferriss. The State Standard Zoning Enabling Act (SZEA) is a federal planning document drafted and published through the United States Commerce Department in 1924, which gave states a model under which they could enact their own zoning enabling laws. The genesis for this act is the initiative of Herbert Hoover while he was Secretary of Commerce. Deriving from a general policy to increase home ownership in the United States, Secretary Hoover established the Advisory Committee on Zoning, which was assigned the task of drafting model zoning statutes.


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Kerry Conran (born 1964), costume designer, writer, director. Shirley Conran (born 1932), writer. Sebastian Conran (born c. 1950), designer. Sophie Conran, designer. Terence Conran (born 1931), designer and writer. Tony Conran (1931–2013), writer. Conran, Missouri, USA. Conran Group. Conran Octopus.

List of California Institute of the Arts people

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Kerry Conran (Film & Video). Donovan Cook (92, Character Animation). Scott Cook (Character Animation). Gabriel Cowan (Film Directing). Jill Culton (Character Animation). Sean Daniel (BFA 73, Film & Video). David Daniels (Experimental Animation). Eric Darnell (MFA 90, Experimental Animation). Jeff DeGrandis. Anthony DeRosa (Character Animation). Sue DiCicco (Character Animation). Kirby Dick (Film/Video). Mark Dindal (Character Animation). Pete Docter (BFA 90, Character Animation). Kate Dollenmayer (BFA 05 Film & Video). Russ Edmonds (BFA 87, Character Animation). Ralph Eggleston (86, Character Animation). Rodney Evans (MFA 96, Film & Video). Lauren Faust (94, Character Animation). F. X.

WIGS (web channel)

WIGS is a web channel, part of the YouTube Original Channel Initiative. It presents web series, short films and documentaries about the lives of women. WIGS targets a female audience. Most videos are around five to ten minutes in length.

Visionary architecture

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Through this, other significant artists and architects such as Hugh Ferriss were influenced. Peter Zumthor is another significant figure that adhered to the work of the unbuilt and paper architecture. The writing in his architectural manifesto of 'Thinking Architecture,' Zumthor grasps the significance of emotion and experience as measuring tools of the architecture, thus being the before-hand process of the design. His work was greatly unpublished because his philosophical belief of how architecture should be experienced first hand played a greater role in his designs. His perception that designing buildings should relate directly to our emotions.

List of action films of the 2000s

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This is chronological list of action films originally released in the 2000s. Some films are of hybrid genres, including horror, comedy, and science fiction films; the list should attempt to document films which are more closely related to action, even if they bend genres.

List of science fiction films of the 2000s

List of science-fiction films of the 2000s
This is a list of science fiction films released in the 2000s. These films include core elements of science fiction, but can cross into other genres. They have been released to a cinema audience by the commercial film industry and are widely distributed with reviews by reputable critics. Collectively, the science fiction films from the 2000s have received six Academy Awards, twenty Saturn Awards, two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, five BAFTA awards, and six Magritte Awards. However, these films also received 17 Golden Raspberry Awards.

Interama (exhibition)

New York architect Hugh Ferriss was the main visual interpreter of the first master plans from 1950-1956. Ferriss had previously worked as the official renderer for the 1939 New York World's Fair. The first plans for the permanent fair were published in a two-page spread in Sunday Miami Herald on June 21, 1950 (Ferris would later publish the very first rendering in his 1953 Power in Buildings). The first plan was the work of a group of architects directed by architect Robert Fitch Smith and including Russell T. Pancoast.