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pratt B/C/V/C/B summer design studio

narcoleptic time lapse

Filed under: Pathology, Phase 1

narcoleptic bicycle

Filed under: Pathology, Phase 1

narcolepsy

definition – chronic sleep disorder characterized by overwhelming drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep

etymology – French word narcolepsie created by French physician Jean-Baptiste-Édouard Gélineau by combining the Greek narke numbness, stupor and lepsis attack, seizure

causes – possible genetic conditions/diseases are associated with an increase in an individual’s risk of having the disorder, some cases caused by autoimmune disease, reduced numbers of protein-producing neurons in the brain

symptoms – excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), disturbed nocturnal sleep, disorder of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hypnagogic hallucinations, automatic behavior, insomnia

–      Cataplexy: episodic condition featuring loss of muscle function, ranging from slight weakness to complete body collapse

–      Sleep paralysis: temporary inability to talk or move when waking

–      Hypnagogic hallucinations: vivid, often frightening, dreamlike experiences that occur while dozing, falling asleep and/or while awakening

–      Automatic behavior: person continues to function during sleep episodes, but awakens with no memory of performing such activites

Filed under: Pathology, Phase 1

re.ison d’être

Red_iculous is an architectural proposal for a flood plain community on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia. after visiting sites in Cambodia, Vietnam, and China, it was abundantly clear that the bicycle played an integral role in modern asian society (not only a mode of transportation, but a material to be harnessed). This, alongside studies in plastic forming, site, water, mechanical connection, cycles, mobility, and deployability begin to converge upon a solution tailored to the people of the flood plain.

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