SEISAN KENKYU
Online ISSN : 1881-2058
Print ISSN : 0037-105X
ISSN-L : 0037-105X
Volume 73 , Issue 4
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Lectures at IIS Open Campus
Perspective
  • Akeo OKADA
    Type: Perspective
    2021 Volume 73 Issue 4 Pages 225-226
    Published: August 01, 2021
    Released: September 11, 2021
    JOURNAL FREE ACCESS

    It has been nearly half a century since fusion of humanities and natural science began to be advocated. But it is not an exaggeration to say that research has revealed gaps and contradictions in between them. This gap between humanities and science/technology indicates division of the realistic and abstract worldviews among modern people. Art can play a major role in repairing this division. While art is near science and engineering, it is also an expression of the realistic human world. In modern times, the term art is used exclusively to refer to fine arts; however, it originally meant craft art, that is, technology. Connecting literature with art through the idea of art should be prioritized in the modern academic world.

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  • “Music and Science: Investigating—and Expressing—Absolute Truth”
    Toru MIYAZAKI, Riina TOYA
    2021 Volume 73 Issue 4 Pages 227-231
    Published: August 01, 2021
    Released: September 11, 2021
    JOURNAL FREE ACCESS

    This report provides a reflection on the “Potential of Music” forum in the form of a discussion between Professor Toru MIYAZAKI, who delivered a lecture at the forum entitled “Music and Science: Investigating—and Expressing— Absolute Truth,” and Associate Professor Riina TOYA the forum’s moderator. They discuss the main point of Professor Miyazaki’s lecture: “Science and art aspire to the same thing. The difference is in how they express it.” Responding to the forum, the discussants go on to consider means of promoting interdisciplinary collaboration in the future, focusing on the types of relationships that provide stimulation at the conceptual level.

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Perspective
Research Review
  • Jianhui HU, Ken’ichi KAWAGUCHI, Junbin MA, Yosuke NAKASO
    Type: Research Review
    2021 Volume 73 Issue 4 Pages 275-280
    Published: August 01, 2021
    Released: September 11, 2021
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    The retrofit with membrane ceilings has been utilized for stadiums and residential buildings. A further retractable membrane ceiling can facilitate the management of indoor thermal performance. This study focuses on the quantitative building performance with such retractable membrane ceilings for a stadium and a residential building. For stadium buildings, the effects of retractable membrane ceiling on thermal adjustment and improvement are validated. The oneday and one-year experimental results show that temperature differences below and above the ceiling are dependent on the combined effects of membrane ceiling, air conditioning and solar irradiance. The apparent temperature difference inside and outside of the stadium suggests that the membrane ceiling is indispensable to adjust indoor performance. For residential buildings, the retractable membrane ceiling can have a temperature difference of 3.7 oC below and above the membrane ceiling. The radiant floor can heat near-ground area and solve the local discomfort. Thus, the combination of membrane ceiling, air conditioning and radiant floor can make residential rooms comfort.

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