ArtCenter College of Design Publishes Report on How to Build Next-Level Maker Spaces

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week © ArtCenter College of Design© ArtCenter College of DesignMaking, and more recently digital making, has become a critical link to teaching and learning in schools and communities worldwide. ArtCenter College of Design has published a report outlining how to integrate digital making with traditional maker spaces to support designers as they invent the future. Spearheaded by the College’s Media Design Practices (MDP) graduate department, the Creating Maker Spaces in Schools of Art and Design report surveys maker spaces in and outside of education and aims to guide educational leaders wrestling with issues of efficiency and agility in today’s robust creative economy. On Tuesday, June 21, ArtCenter’s Casey Anderson presented the report during the Higher Ed Maker Symposium organized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as part of National Week of Making, June 17 through 23, 2016.Making is at the core of most art and design schools where creative practitioners build prototypes, models and simulations to invent new products, services and experiences. Bold experimentation is deeply woven into the fabric of these institutions.“Today’s challenge is how to seamlessly integrate new forms of digital making with diverse curricula, complement existing facilities and be self-sustaining financially,” said Elise Co, MDP and Interaction Design faculty and co-author of the study with Ian Besler, MDP adjunct faculty and alumnus.“We’re intimately aware of the need to balance resource allocation with access to cutting-edge technology while providing the best education possible,” said Anne Burdick, chair of the MDP Department. “We feel strongly that our discoveries will be useful as schools explore how digital making relates to specific emerging areas of art and design.“Our goal was to create a practical guide for our peers in art and design higher education to capitalize on evolving technology and make the most effective decisions when planning improvements to campus facilities,” said Burdick.“To create ‘next-level’ making—which means to envision innovative maker spaces and systems beyond what is currently in play, we found that studio courses dedicated to the design of maker spaces, as well as open calls for proposals and institutional research initiatives are the best way to leverage the collective brain of this native community of makers,” said Co.With the knowledge shared in the report, schools will be prepared to develop maker spaces scaled to their community’s specific needs, from a single cart to an institution-wide network of specialized making “hubs.”Key findings:· Maker spaces allow technology to be accessible to non-experts, not just physically, but functionally. Training and peer-to-peer learning are key to how these spaces function even outside an academic setting. They’re designed for a range of users from novice to expert.· Technology plays different roles in different types of making—production, prototyping, experimentation—and in communicating working knowledge to collaborators.· Maker spaces are ecosystems that depend as much on community, staffing and programming as technology and equipment.· Maker spaces are best developed iteratively and grown organically to allow them to evolve based on real patterns of usage and visioning grounded in experience.· Beyond the “starter” maker space that is fast becoming a basic requirement, there are real design challenges and opportunities to define next-level Maker Spaces such as systems and networks of multiple venues and labs for highly specialized making.Report Credits:· Executive producer: Anne Burdick, chair, Media Design Practices Department· Project lead and co-author: Elise Co, faculty member, Media Design Practices Department· Researcher and co-author: Ian Besler, faculty member, Media Design Practices Department· Researcher and production assistant: Renée Reizman, coordinator, Media Design Practices Department· Graphic designer: Jessica LeeAbout Media Design Practices:Media Design Practices at ArtCenter College of Design offers an interdisciplinary design MFAgrounded in media and technology through a curriculum that features two intentionally divergenttracks. Each track—Lab and Field—prepares students to work in emerging roles and contexts fordesign. Lab students explore the cultural impact and possible futures of new ideas fromtechnology, science and culture. Field students mix ethnography, design and technology toaddress social issues in a developing world context. More at mediadesignpractices.net.About ArtCenter:Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide variety of industrial design disciplines as well as visual and applied arts. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves members of the Greater Los Angeles region through a highly regarded series of year-round educational programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for both its ties to industry and its social impact initiatives, ArtCenter is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status. Throughout the College’s long and storied history, ArtCenter alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society. Community News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Top of the News Community Newscenter_img Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Education ArtCenter College of Design Publishes Report on How to Build Next-Level Maker Spaces New research highlights importance of digital making to achieve ideal learning and propel innovation By TERI BOND Published on Monday, June 27, 2016 | 5:08 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Subscribe 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Ireland’s debt could return to near record levels

first_img Pinterest By News Highland – May 27, 2020 AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Ireland’s debt could return to near record levels due to Covid-19.The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says it could reach 160 per cent of gross national income – up from 99 per cent in 2019.In its latest financial assessment, it also warns it could take up to three and a half years for the economy to return to pre-crisis levels.But IFAC chairman Sebastian Barnes says a scenario similar to the financial crash in 2008 can be avoided:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/desdfsdfsdfsdbt7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Ireland’s debt could return to near record levels News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter Google+center_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleCharity services ‘at risk of collapse’Next articleOutrage over more fly-tipping in Inishowen News Highland Google+ Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction last_img read more

Moot points, well made

first_imgThe experience of earlier moot court contests and many hours of rigorous study can seem to melt into the ether when surviving third-year Harvard Law School (HLS) students face not just any panel of esteemed judges but one led by a U.S. Supreme Court justice.On Thursday, the teams in the showdown round of the Ames Moot Court Competition tried to persuade a panel headed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to change the law of the land.That’s what student Jessica Palmer was trying to do when she argued that her fictional client was protected by the First Amendment even though he lied when claiming in an online dating profile that he was awarded the Navy Cross for service as a SEAL in the first Gulf War. Palmer’s client in the test case sampling thorny, unsettled legal issues was convicted of violating the Stolen Valor Act, which punishes lies about receiving military honors.Under questioning from Sotomayor about why the Supreme Court couldn’t just apply recent rulings on First Amendment issues to this case, Palmer offered, “Madam Justice, you could find that.”A broad smile spread across the Supreme Court justice’s face as she said, “We could do whatever we may.”Sotomayor later acknowledged that she and her brethren are a tough crowd for petitioners when she addressed the Austin Hall audience that included many student contenders defeated in earlier moot court rounds: “For all you who think you could have done a better job, come up front and give us a try.”“This is really hard. The hardest thing you could do as a lawyer is to argue before the Supreme Court,” said Sotomayor, who was the newest justice on the court until former HLS Dean Elena Kagan was confirmed last year. “You have learned your skills well. Your performance gives me hope for the profession.”The panel — which included Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court and Peter J. Rubin, J.D. ’88, of the Massachusetts Court of Appeals — did not decide the merits or the law of the case. But it ruled Matthew Greenfield of the prosecution team the best oralist, and Greenfield and Caroline Anderson the winners of the oral competition. The best brief award went to Palmer and to Adam Hallowell’s team, which included students Avis Bohlen, Yvonne Saadi, Matthew Scarola, and Benjamin Watson. The prosecution team also included Stephen Pezzi, Mitchell Reich, Stephanie Simon, and Noah Weiss.Oralists Matthew Greenfield and Caroline Anderson were on the Belva Ann Lockwood Memorial Team.In the case, a man named Otis Garfield had an online profile that boasted he’d twice climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, tracked lions in Botswana, and won the Navy Cross — even though his Gulf War experience inspired him to spread the message that “loving America means speaking out against — not fighting in — unnecessary wars.”In the example, Garfield was prosecuted after a woman who dated him reported his false claims about the medal to law enforcement, and he received a prison term despite a trial judge’s error in failing to allow him to speak at his sentencing.The questioning took an entertaining twist when Rubin challenged the student lawyers on the impact of Garfield’s lies. “Didn’t he lie to women asking them to rely on those lies in attempt to secure a date? I know my time is valuable, and I assume yours is. Why isn’t this fraud?”Palmer said that she couldn’t invoke a fraud claim because the lower court did not make that finding, and there was no monetary loss to Garfield’s victims.To reach the final round of the century-old Ames competition, students face off in three rounds over two years. In the beginning, there are 40 teams, but only two teams of six advance to the final competition.In announcing the winners, Sotomayor might well have been referring to rulings on the high court as well: “You force us to make choices that are never easy, but we have to break the ties.”last_img read more

Injuries slow Bombers during Rockers Field Hockey Tournament

first_imgSouth Okanagan scored snapped a 1-1 tie with a goal off a short corner in the final minute.LVR then edged Mount Bourcherie 1-0 as Noa Butterfiled hammered a low hard shot for the game’s only goal on a nice pass from Julia Burkart. Bomber keeper Rylee Zondervan recorded the shutout.The Bombers then played host Rockers to a scoreless tie.The Bombers had some hard luck in this game as midfielders Aimee Montpellier and Sianna Morningstar both ended up with leg injuries, shortening an already short Bomber bench. In the final game of the tournament, J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail scored a 3-0 win. “Even after getting help from Grade eight student Marisa Price, the short Bomber bench and a tired team just could not keep pace with a very organized and fast J L Crowe team,” Walgren explained.The loss came three days after Crowe defeated LVR 2-1 in West Kootenay High School League action Thursday at Pass Creek.Shianne Michalchuk, thanks to some great checking in the midfield by Noa Butterfield, Julia Burkart and a speedy run by Hanna Quinn, scored the only goal for LVR.”The team has made great improvements in defending and attacking play, some bright lights for the Bombers were forwards Shianne Michalchuck Aimee Montpellier, midfielders Pearl Velisek, Sianna Morningstar, Elissa Centrone, and Sydney Benson, and as always the entire back line of Burkart, Potkins, Curiston and Mclean and keeper Rylee Zondervan for her steady goaltendiing,” Walgren explained. Next up for the Bombers is a league game on Wednesday against Stanley Humphries. Injuries plagued the L.V. Rogers Bombers during the weekend Stanley Humphries Rockers Field Hockey Tournament at Pass Creek Park.The Bombers finished the event with a 1-2-1 record, the lone victory coming against Mount Boucherie of West Kelowna.”It was a tough weekend for the ladies they all played really well, we just ran out of gas on Saturday,” said Bomber coach Bruce Walgren.”I was very proud of the way the ladies never gave up and kept working hard.”LVR opened the tourney with a 2-1 loss to South Okanagan of Oliver.Sianna Morningstar scored the lone goal for the Bombers, which lost forward Paige Miesner to an ankle injury as well as had several players missing for the weekend.last_img read more

Doncaster Rovers 2-1 QPR: Action from Rangers’ surprise defeat

first_imgQPR were beaten 2-1 at Doncaster despite taking a first-half lead through Charlie Austin. Rangers boss Harry Redknapp admitted after the game that his side’s defending had been poor.See also:QPR beaten by late goal at DoncasterBond admits Rangers’ defending was poorChairman Fernandes laments ‘bad day’ after QPR suffer surprise defeatDoncaster v QPR player ratings 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Photos: 10 highlights of San Francisco 49ers 20-17 loss to Baltimore Ravens

first_imgThe San Francisco 49ers lost to Baltimore Ravens 20-17 on a late field goal by Justin Tucker with three seconds left.Jimmy Garoppolo’s fourth-and-1 pass got batted away at the line with 6 1/2 minutes remaining, and the 49ers never got the ball back. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson finished with 101 rushing yards and 105 passing yards, and Raheem Mostert ran for a career-high 146 yards.The 49ers, after an 8-0 start, now must recover from their second loss in four games, and they’ll head to …last_img read more

23 days agoBVB chief Watzke mocks Aubameyang over Arsenal move: Champions League on TV!

first_imgBVB chief Watzke mocks Aubameyang over Arsenal move: Champions League on TV!by Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has taken aim at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Gabon international left Dortmund in January 2018 for a lucrative move to Arsenal. And Watzke has laughed at Aubameyang spending the last two seasons watching the Champions League on television.”Of course it is hard to keep a player in the face of such sums,” Watzke told Suddeutsche Zeitung. “Some go to clubs because of this money, where they have not played Champions League for years.”Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who plays great at Arsenal, will probably be warm-hearted when he looks at his bank account, but on Wednesdays, will be saddened when he has to watch the Champions League on television.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Kentucky Basketball: Potential No. 1 Pick Karl-Anthony Towns Fulfilling “Childhood Dream” Of Appearing On Sport Science

first_imgSportsScience basketball floor with logo.IG/karltownsLater this month, Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns may be the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. We have to imagine that is some serious dream fulfillment for him. Before that happens, Towns will have another dream come true—he is set to appear on ESPN’s Sport Science, based on a recent Instagram post.We’re just going to go ahead and say it: this makes us feel VERY old. Sport Science began in 2007, and didn’t come to ESPN until 2010, when Towns was just 14 years old. Sorry for making this too real.last_img read more

Resource shares provide lift to Toronto stock index American counterparts down

first_imgTORONTO – Mining and energy stocks helped move Canada’s largest stock index higher on Friday, as U.S. markets fell into the red a day after making their biggest gain in two months.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 63.20 points to 15,998.57. Taseko Mines Ltd. (TSX:TKO) and Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE) had some of the biggest advances, up more than five per cent and six per cent respectively at the closing of markets.“Toronto is up today largely because the U.S. dollar is down, which has the price of gold and oil higher, which broadly affects the Canadian market,” said Norman Levine, managing director of Portfolio Management Corp.The January crude contract climbed US$1.36 to US$56.71 per barrel while the December gold contract soared US$18.30 to US$1,296.50 an ounce.Canadian oil stocks were somewhat tempered by news that TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota on Thursday, Levine noted.While state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems, the timing of the incident couldn’t be worse. Thursday’s spill comes four days before Nebraska is set to vote on whether TransCanada can go ahead with its XL pipeline, which would take a more direct route than the existing Keystone pipeline. Shares of the energy company (TSX:TRP) were down 59 cents, or 0.93 per cent, to $62.54.South of the border, U.S. stock indexes were mostly lower on Friday as technology companies, including Microsoft, lagged the market.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 100.12 points to 23,358.24. The S&P 500 index edged down 6.79 points to 2,578.85 and the Nasdaq composite index lost 10.50 points at 6,782.79.“The market has been on a down trend so far this month pretty much, and yesterday was a big rebound day, but you could say it’s just resuming its down trend,” said Levine. “There’s no real fundamental reason other than valuations got ahead of themselves and they’re just trying to normalize here a bit.”In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was trading at 78.23 cents US, down 0.23 of a U.S. cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the December natural gas contract was up four cents to US$3.10 per mmBTU and the December copper contract added two cents at US$3.07 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.last_img read more

Tom Brady Will Be Bad Eventually

The other graybeards had a rapid declineWarren Moon, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning had great seasons between the ages 39-41 after which their stats fell It’s Tom Brady’s 40th birthday, and the New England Patriots quarterback has without a doubt earned himself a heaping bowl of avocado ice cream. Brady has been one of the greatest quarterbacks ever and is playing at an age when few football players are still putting on pads, let alone producing at an elite level.Brady is coming off his second-best statistical season ever1Brady posted his second-best career single-season marks in passer rating, adjusted net yards per attempt and ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating in 2016 (his best for all three came in 2007). and arguably his greatest on-field achievement. Brady finished the 2016 regular season among the top three in nearly every major quarterback rate stat: touchdown rate, interception rate, yards per attempt, passer rating, ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating and adjusted net yards per attempt. He finished the playoffs with the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history.It may appear that Brady is football’s Benjamin Button — a QB magically getting younger as he gets older. But it’s Brady’s commitment to hard work that’s the most likely source of his longevity. The offseason has been filled with stories about Brady’s anti-aging regimen, with everyone from Sports Illustrated’s Greg Bishop to All-Pro teammate Rob Gronkowski trying Brady’s self-care regimen. Brady even has a forthcoming book on how to replicate his age-defying performance.But despite Brady’s unwavering intent to demolish both the AFC East and time, it’s reasonable to ask how much longer he can keep this up.Brady’s 2016 season didn’t just stand out from the rest of the NFL — it towered over his own recent campaigns. Compared with his other recent seasons, 2016 almost looks like an aberration:Before the start of the 2015 season, Brady seemed to be on the decline; his rate stats in 2013 and 2014 were the worst since he first achieved All-Pro status in 2007. “Worst” is relative: Over this stretch, he was good enough to earn four Pro Bowl nods, four division titles and a Super Bowl win.Brady’s numbers improved in 2015 and then skyrocketed in 2016 — but his overall 2015 numbers don’t tell the complete story. In that season, his production started off significantly better than the previous two seasons, but he wasn’t able to sustain it:The drop-off in his level of play over the last month of 2015 was unmistakable, and it carried into the playoffs. His two-interception, four-sack, 56.4-rated passing performance in the AFC championship game was one of the worst playoff outings of his career.2Brady’s 56.4 passer rating is the second-lowest he’s ever posted in 34 playoff appearances; his two interceptions and four sacks that day are both tied for fourth-most.Unlike in 2015, Brady may have looked sharp late in the 2016 postseason because he had fewer games on the odometer — and not by his choosing. His Deflategate-related suspension for the first four games of the 2016 season not only served as a rallying cry for the entire Patriots organization, but also spared his body and arm from a month of bumps, bruises and repetitions.This season, Brady will have no such early-season sabbatical. He’ll be facing players who were born while he was in college at the University of Michigan. Thriving at his age in the NFL is certainly rare — but it’s not unprecedented. Warren Moon, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning all had a dominant season at or near age 40. But all three experienced a sudden decline in performance, as if a switch had been flipped on their ability: YEARAGEANY/APASSER RATINGRECORDANY/APASSER RATING LAST HURRAH SEASONREST OF CAREER New England seems intent on helping Brady replicate his 2016 season. This offseason, the team traded for speedy wideout Brandin Cooks to bolster the Brady arsenal. Patriots owner Robert Kraft compared the impact of this spring’s trade for Cooks to the team’s acquistion of Randy Moss in 2007. That deal sparked the greatest statistical season of Brady’s career. Some experts are projecting the Patriots to go undefeated, as they did after Moss arrived.There are a lot of reasons to believe Brady will stay excellent, from his self-care regimen to the talent around him to perhaps the best head coach in NFL history. But Favre and Manning were both playing their best football immediately before playing their worst.Brady picking up at age 40 where he left off at age 39? That would be unprecedented. ANY/A is adjusted net yards per pass attempt; regular season onlySource: pro-football-reference.com Peyton Manning2014397.68101.57-24.5267.9 Brett Favre2009407.61107.25-84.5769.9 Warren Moon1997415.8583.74-74.6974.7 read more