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Light Affectations

BY JAMES CLAR
IN NEW YORK

Media artist working with forms of light James Clar discusses his work. Much like the way television manipulates and controls light to convey the entertainment medium, James uses three-dimensional light sculpture to convey emotion. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 1, 2014.

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Prototyping Architecture

BY DAVID BENJAMIN
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

David Benjamin shares one of his first projects, which consisted of movable glass that opened and closed based on carbon dioxide levels in the environment. Now, David believes in inspiring architects, makers, and innovators to not only design and create things, but to design and create ideas and stories of a better future. 

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Sustainable Spoons

BY MARCEL BOTHA
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

Marcel Botha believes that current manufacturing is unsustainable, and explains that we should rethink the intellectual pursuits that go into large-scale manufacturing and distribution. Marcel delves into the creation of Spuni, an innovative adaptation of the baby spoon, to show the neccessity of building an ecosystem of interdependant manufacturing experiences. 

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Viable Manufacturing

BY DAVID BELT
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

David Belt is the founder of New Lab, a company that fosters innovation in design, prototyping, and new manufacturing. He talks about the history of manufacturing in the last ten years, including the collapse of the economy and new digital trends. Creative company structures ensure that proximity breeds new ways of thinking about design, manufacturing, integration, and innovation. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 31, 2014.

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Make-ufacturing

BY JESSICA BANKS
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

Jessica Banks and Mihae Mukaida explain RockPaperRobot, a design company that specializes in the invention and fabrication of kinetic furniture, lighting, and robotic installations. They discuss the perfect manufacturing process, which requires a balance of time, money, and ability. They also offer a detailed glimpse into the creation of one of their products: a magnetically-levitating coffee table. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 25, 2014.

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How to Make the World Work for 11 Billion People

BY MARIA AIOLOVA
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

Maria Aialova is the co-founder of Terreform ONE, a think tank which focuses on mapping population density. It is predicted that by the end of this century the world will reach 11 billion people, with more than 3/4 of the population living in cities. We must shift from competition to cooperation and from ownership to membership in order to live successfully. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 11, 2014.

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The World's Most Powerful Battery

BY JANNA LEVIN
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

Professor of physics and astronomy Janna Levin is fascinated with the idea of using black holes to make elctronic circuits. With a magnetic field one trillion times the size of the earth, a black hole has the potential of producing one quintillion volts. Janna discusses what would be neccessary to carry out such a monumental task. 

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Interactivity Explored

BY JAMES PATTEN
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

James Patten is the founder of Patten Studios, a small design firm which combines design and technology to create interactive experiences. The members of the studio utilize their personal strengths and passions while working in a team to create comprehensive and functional displays. Social networking and new technologies are essential to the process through which unusual physical objects are constructed. 

 

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