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Hello, my name is Jessica Black and I am enrolled in the online Women Studies class this term and one of our projects is called Culture Site. In this project we are to find a inspirational women who has done some exponential things in her life for the Science and Technology industry. I have chosen Gae Aulenti who is an Italian Architect. I have found some good information on her work with the old hotel, now called Musee d’Orsay.
I was wondering if you could assist me in finding a lot more useful information on her regarding, culture; trends in education, business, and the chosen technology field; biography; technology details; as well as a interview conducted with her that I can actually understand, maybe even a transcript of the interview since they are all in french.
That would be amazing!
Jessica D. Black
Above is the e-mail I sent to our Librarian, Jane Nichols. The one thing I am really looking forward to is finding an interview (written or video) with Aulenti that I can understand. I have watched a few of them that are in French and the way she moves and speaks, I can already tell she is very passionate about what she does. In the videos it also shows her work place – which which is extremely technology friendly – everything is white and Apple made. I am excited to learn more about the equipment she uses and what she used to have before the technology got profoundly better in the last decade.
I missed the time that the Jane goes home, so I will update this as soon as I get an e-mail back from her
Here is Jane Nichols Response:
I’m sorry I haven’t been able to respond to you sooner. I can definitely point you to some places to get started on these questions. One great place to check out is Google Scholar. Here you can see her patents reflecting her work: http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=Gae+Aulenti.
Another great place to search for scholarly literature (for this and any research topic you might have) is the library’s search engine 1Search –it’s the search box on the right side of the library home page. Here is a simple search: http://bit.ly/Jf5Ykz. I limited to full text online and scholarly.
Other things to consider when you search are: what keywords to use to answer your questions below. I suggest searches like “women in architecture” or women in industrial engineering. Search these in 1Search. Also use Academic Search Premier which is listed on this library web page for the library: http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/course-guide/596-WS320. This page offers additional suggestions as well.
Want to give these a try and let me know how it goes? I”m happy to answer any follow up questions.
I checked out all of the hyperlinks she gave me and didn’t find much information. Except a lot of information about Gae Aulenti’s furniture line and the things she still sells. I might be able to use those on my Culture Site. Haven’t decided if I want to incorporate that into my project yet, but I probably will because it is apart of who Aulenti is now in her career. I will definitely contact her again as I grow my knowledge and start looking for something specific – she still didn’t help me finding an interview of her in English – but I will try more things to find that.
All in all it was a good resource and I hope to find more.
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