Mary Bon

architect, Mary Bon
Marin, France

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English, French, Spanish

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Architecture, Urban Planning, International Public Relations

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Architecture + Urbanism : Innovation : Chile : 3DTV

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Mary Bon
Posted over 2 years ago
Which innovative technologies in communication, transport, healthcare, education or construction are needed in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti?
Thanks for the links Simon; I agree about bottom-up but I believe also in external help for establishing efficient communication / infrastructure / transport systems in disaster areas, that way populations affected can learn fast and share knowledge effectively, understanding and assessing the importance of traditional building techniques and skills and anthropological factors of the population (traditional roles of men and women) of any land is obviously useful too before embarking on engaging with and employing innovative solutions. Sometimes a big stick marking the sand is as useful as pen and paper...
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Mary Bon
Posted over 2 years ago
Is 3DTV a necessity benefitting society or a gimmick for the advertising industry?
James. Many thanks for posting this pro-3D piece and keep playing 'GREAT hockey!' Personally I believe the challenge is now lying in mastering and continuously perfecting the true art and science of creating 3D and would also like to see even smaller-scale independent film producers successfully using it and feel the advertising industry is ideal for 'court-metrage' 3D, under the umbrellas of Internet and later Smart TV. There is also beginning to be cross-over and interest with the field of architectural visualisation; which will form part of my next TED Question! Fun times!
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Mary Bon
Posted over 2 years ago
Which innovative technologies in communication, transport, healthcare, education or construction are needed in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti?
Reply from Linked In Group London Architecture Network, Martin West • I did a piece of work with my interns 2 years back. It actually began as a competition for Yeli Haiti which was a brief for a music studio. During this exercise the earth quake struck and we ripped up the brief and proposed a manifesto for change. Its thought provoking in its approach. We wanted to refine the scheme to develop on the ideas that would create a more refined structure but alas my students went back to university and that moment was lost. Still there are some interesting ideas here. http://www.rebuildhaiti.mfbiz.com/
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Mary Bon
Posted over 2 years ago
Which innovative technologies in communication, transport, healthcare, education or construction are needed in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti?
Reply from Linked In Group London Architecture Network, Anup Magan • Good day, In rebuilding a country whether after political or natural turmoil, the basic principles are the same. People need to be employed and housed. The culture of saving and financial responsibilty needs to be inculcated in the citizens to ensure begging bowls are substituted with cash in hand. Very often we find architects and urban designers ignoring the basic principles, especially when working in developing countries. We sit and brainstorm brilliant concepts and masterplans, only to later find that people on the ground wanted a simple tar road and not a four lane Autobahn.Here in South Africa many have made the mistake of developing infrastructure which does not fully serve the most pressing needs of the disadvantaged communities, which unfortunately results in unhappy people and wastage of money. Accurate surveys(by architects themselves) and first hand comments from the people on the ground should form the basis of creating the Haiti masterplan. Relying on reports and information from third parties to build up your urban regeneration design will once a again result in the building of a Formula One circuit in a country where a train station was required.
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Mary Bon
Posted over 2 years ago
Is 3DTV a necessity benefitting society or a gimmick for the advertising industry?
Connected TV Linked In Discussion contributor, Fady Beyhum says • technologically, 3D is still at an infant stage. when this technology matures in a couple of years, then it might become of interest. people purchase their TVs for a long period, and in the current situation, most people just switched to LCD or LED. so I do not see consumers purchasing new TVs unless there is a major breakthrough in the 3D technology that will motivate such a move.
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Mary Bon
Posted over 2 years ago
Is 3DTV a necessity benefitting society or a gimmick for the advertising industry?
Connected TV Linked In Discussion contributor says Paul Gray • So far 3D to me has been a party trick - it's fun the first few times but then becomes tiring. Who would ever want to watch Avatar again? It's technically interesting but the plot is predictable - with 2D characters... In the home, 3D is a different experience to the movies - more distractions, ambient lighting etc. Viewing in cinemas is an appointment event and you are prepared to assign undivided time to it. 3D really adds to gaming however - depth makes games more playable and immersive. The games studios are working hard on true 3D games.
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Mary Bon
Posted over 2 years ago
Is 3DTV a necessity benefitting society or a gimmick for the advertising industry?
Thanks for answering George. I am aware of so called sixth sense developments that you are advocating and find the developments exciting but feel head gear would be less user-friendly than glasses! I have shortened my question to make it tweetable too. That way the conversation will go beyond the TED community. I am a newcomer to the 3D content world through a particular link with the first Chilean 3D content producer and find it fascinating. I am aware of the significant impact of technological advances in developing economies in the world, particularly the communications role of the mobile phone and would like to think that by pushing advances in highend 3D content technology, more will benefit from lowend 3D advances and more people will have access to even 2D content; which used correctly can be a valuable educational tool.