Saturday, May 8, 2010


Client: Angela Merkel
Location of Inspiration: Mosel Valley, Germany

Environment adapted in Sandbox2: The Valley - first attempt

Image Source:
The Mosel Valley, Germany - The Mosel River
[accessed: 8th May 2010]

Video Source:

EXP3: Clients



17 July 1954
Hamburg, Germany

  • First female Chancellor of Germany.
  • 10 April 2000 - Elected to the German Parliament from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
  • 2002-2005 - Chairman of the CDU-CSU (Christian Social Union) parliamentary coalition.
  • 2005-2009 - Led a grand coalition with the CSU, its Bavarian sister party, and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).
  • 27 September 2009 - the CDU-CSU obtained the largest share of the votes, and formed a coalition government with the Free Democratic Party (FDP), sworn in on 28 October 2009.
  • 2007 - President of the European Council and chaired the G8, after Margaret Thatcher and played a central role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lisbon and the Berlin Declaration.
  • In domestic policy, health care reform and problems concerning future energy development have been major issues of her tenure.
  • Member of the Council of Women World Leaders, an International network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers whose mission is to mobilize the highest-level women leaders globally for collective action on issues of critical importance to women and equitable development.


  • 2006 - Vision for Europe Award for her contribution toward greater European integration.

  • 2007 - an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • January 2008 - Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

  • June and September 2008 - an honorary doctorate from Leipzig University and University of Technology in Wrocław (Poland)

  • 2008 - Charlemagne Prize "for her work to reform the European Union", presented by Nicolas Sarkozy.


Forbes Magazine has named her the most powerful woman in the world.


20 April 1983

Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia

  • Australian model best known as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels since mid-2007.
  • Represents Australian fashion chains: Portmans and David Jones Limited.
  • Kerr began modeling in the fashion industry when she was 13, starting at Chaay's Modelling Agency, and soon after winning a 1997 Australian nationwide model search hosted by Dolly magazine and Impulse fragrances.
  • Once in New York, Kerr had a multitude of runway appearances and then signed with Next model agency in early 2004, and was then booked for runway and print campaigns for major labels.
  • 2006 - Broke into the United States market with Maybelline New York where the campaign ran in a series of internationally sold women's beauty magazines including Cosmopolitan, CLEO, and Elle, that was eventually featured in Victoria's Secret catalogues.
  • 2006 - Nominated to become the successor of Alessandra Ambrosio as the face of PINK.
  • 2007 - Became the first Australian model to be offered a contract with Victoria's Secret in 2007, replacing Gisele Bündchen.
  • Increases popularity as one of the globally recognized Angels who appeared in Victoria's Secret 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 televised runway shows, which aired on four continents.
  • 2010 - Kerr walked for design company Prada for their Fall 2010 collection in Milan fashion week.


Earned as estimated $3.5 million,

Forbes Magazine placed her 10th

in the list of the

world's top-earning models.


June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968

Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States

  • American author, political activist and lecturer.
  • First deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, graduated from Radcliffe College at the age of 24 in 1904.
  • Outspoken in her opposition to war and campaigned for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and socialism, as well as many other progressive causes.
  • Was not born blind and deaf; she contracted an illness 19 months old, described by doctors as "an acute congestion of the stomach and the brain", which did not last long, but left her deaf and blind.
  • By the age of seven, she had over 60 home signs to communicate with her family.
  • Keller was usually photographed in profile due to a protruding left eye. Both eyes were replaced in adulthood with glass replicas for "medical and cosmetic reasons".
  • Former student of the Perkins Institute for the Blind, Anne Sullivan, was visually impaired and was only 20 years old when she became Keller's instructor. She taught Helen to communicate by spelling words into her hand that lead to a breakthrough.
  • May 1888 - 1900 - attended the Perkins Institute for the Blind, Wright-Humason School for the Deaf, Horace Mann School for the Deaf, The Cambridge School for Young Ladies.
  • 1900 - gained admittance to Radcliffe College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • Keller went on to become a world-famous speaker and author.
  • 1915 - founded the Helen Keller International (HKI) organization with George Kessler that devoted to research in vision, health and nutrition.
  • 1920 - helped to founded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Keller and Sullivan travelled to over 39 countries.
  • Member of the Socialist Party and actively campaigned in support of the working class in 1909-1921.
  • Beginning of the 20th century - considered radicals with Mark Twain, where their political views have been forgotten or glossed over in popular perception. Newspaper columnists who had praised her courage and intelligence before she expressed her socialist views.


  • Wrote a total of 12 published books and several articles.

  • 1891 - The Frost King

  • 1903 - published autobiography, The Story of My Life, with help from Sullivan and Sullivan's husband, John Macy, that included words that Keller wrote and the story of her life up to age 21, written during her time in college.

  • 1908 - Wrote The World I Live In, giving readers an insight into how she felt about the world.

  • 1913 - published Out of the Dark, a series of essays on socialism.

  • 1927 - published her spiritual autobiography, My Religion, re-issued as Light in my Darkness.



Angela Merkel, [accessed: 7th May 2010]

Miranda Kerr, [accessed: 7th May 2010]

Helen Keller, [accessed: 7th May 2010]

EXP3: MashUp

the idea of POWER...

Being one of the longest-serving leaders among the major powers, she formed a coalition which gave her the chance to enact the liberalizing economic plans she proposed. "There were barriers still, it is true, but barriers that in time could be swept away."

While her life has completely changed, her dark and silent world was held in her hand and shaped with her mind and became a triumph over crushing adversity and shattering affliction, "I still feel like the same person, in every way - it is just some of my surroundings have,''.

She took a tough line in months of negotiations and as the crisis threatened to spread, her hand was forced to the more basic task of ensuring stability. It was insatiable; she “devoured everything that has come within the reach of her fingertips”.

Her government became the most vocal who were resisting calls for large-scale spending or deep interest rate cuts to help buoy their own economy, "Right now, I am focused on what I am doing, trying new things and exploring new opportunities''. It was difficult to believe that a person could acquire the profound knowledge and the sensitive perception.

With the powers of articulate speech, she sought to rebuild her standing with ambitious ideas for economic restructuring, "definitely something I am factoring into my future plans,''. With her tremendous accomplishments and the force of assertive personality, she carved out a new role that overtly pursues its own interest as aggressively as any other.


Angela Merkel:

The New York Times: "Time Topics - Angela Merkel ", (29 April 2010). [accessed 8th May 2010]

Miranda Kerr:

The Sunday Telegraph: "Miranda Kerr's US break", (2 December 2007). [accessed 8th May 2010

Helen Keller:

Alden Whitman, The New York Times: "Helen Keller, 87, Dies", (1 June 1968) [accessed 8th May 2010]

EXP3: 18 Perspectives

Alluding to a relationship with POWER...

Sunday, May 2, 2010

EXP2 - Upload of Folders

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SketchUp Model for the FINAL 9 Rectangular Prims: