Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Environment is everything in our surroundings, including plants, animals, buildings and people. It is the totality of circumstances surrounding an organism or a group of organisms, especially the combination of external physical conditions that affect and influence the growth, development, and survival of organisms and the complex of social and cultural conditions affecting the nature of an individual or community.
(adapted from: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/environment)
It is the aggregate of social and cultural conditions that affect nature and the factors which affect the survival and form of organisms and objects. It is the position or characteristic position of a linguistic element in a sequence.
(adapted from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Environment)
Environment is the external conditions, resources, stimuli etc. with which an organism interacts. It includes all of the biotic and abiotic factors that surround and affect the survival and development of an organism or population. The environments maybe regarded as natural environment or built environment. They may also be marine, atmospheric, or terrestrial according to their attributes.
BIOTIC: of, relating to, or resulting from living things, esp. in their ecological relations
ABIOTIC:physical rather than biological; not derived from living organisms.
(adapted from http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Environment)
In short, environment is our surroundings, affects us and others, and is affected by us.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Art is the way of expressing oneself to the world using beauty. There are many forms of art, for example, paintings, sketches, collages, music, or even putting on make-up. It is arranging certain elements to make something appeal to someone else and stir feelings and emotions on the person appreciating it.
Design is planning for a piece of art. It may not be the physical piece, but it is what every piece of art begins with. It can be blueprints for a new building or a toy, or it can be how someone imagines a piece of art to be before he or she starts to make it. In short, it is a plan for the artwork.
Media is a form of communicating with people surrounding us. It tells people what type of person we are when we display something.
Technology deals with human as well as other animal species' usage and knowledge of tools and crafts, and how it affects a species' ability to control and adapt to its natural environment. The word technology comes from the Greek technología, the study of something, or the branch of knowledge of a discipline. A strict definition is elusive; technology can be material objects of use to humanity, such as machines, but can also encompass broader themes, including systems, methods of organization, and techniques. The term can either be applied generally or to specific areas: examples include "construction technology", "medical technology", or "state-of-the-art technology".
Art, design, media and technology means to combine all four to create something new, a form of art made with a meticulous design, created using technology.
Technology adapted from wikipedia.org.
Others with help from wikipedia.org.