Re: Last chance for Studio Tours


Yep, it is in San Francisco.  It appears to happen annually in San Fran.  I would suspect if this is of interest to folks it would have to be considered for next year.

On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 2:20 PM, Gwynne Keathley wrote:

This looks like it is in San Francisco… right?

On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 2:18 PM, Katie Faulstich wrote:

Hi all,
I received this email below as a cold email and this is the first one I received (even though it is a last call.)  Just FYI, not sure if this is something folks are aware of and know to be a quality event or not?   Just thought I would send along as an FYI.

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Re: Last chance for Studio Tours


This looks like it is in San Francisco… right?

On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 2:18 PM, Katie Faulstich wrote:

Hi all,
I received this email below as a cold email and this is the first one I received (even though it is a last call.)  Just FYI, not sure if this is something folks are aware of and know to be a quality event or not?   Just thought I would send along as an FYI.

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Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper is one of the most important and amazing figures in the history of computers. She worked on one of the first computers, the Harvard Mark I, which was an electro-mechanical computer that ran vital calculations during WWII. Though a mathematician and a naval officer, she had a deeply humanitarian sensibility which lead her to major innovations. This includes the first compiler, which allowed people to write code in a human-readable language and have their programs converted to machine language by the compiler. This also had the practical advantage of decoupling software from hardware.  Her dry sense of humor and winning charm enabled her to work successfully in teams, in an era and environment where this was not easy for women (though many of these problems are still with us in even more complicated forms).  Hopper is a figure with the the unique combination of mathematical and engineering intellect, unparalleled commitment to her work, charm, and an understated but incredibly bold creativity. She was a pioneer in a field that would redefine the world, before it even existed as a field. She was in many ways an outsider, but comfortable with the unknown and inspired to make a difference. We are all fortunate to have the benfits her many accomplishments.

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Jonathan Schipper

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Jonathan Schipper, “The Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle”, 2009

 

Jonathan Schipper uses motors and control system to poetic effect in works such as “The Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle” and the more recent “Detritus.”

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Jonathan Schipper, “Dertitus” 2013, Pierogi Boiler, Brooklyn NY (click for video)

Schipper is a 1998 graduate of the Rinehart School of Sculpture and also runs EXOvault, a company that makes beautifully fabricated objects like eyeglasses and iPhone cases .

You can find more info on Schippers work on his website and Pierogi’s.

Book: Printing Things

Printing Things
Author:Claire Warnier, Dries Verbruggen, Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten
ISBN:9783899555165
Published Date:2014
Page count:256
Language:en
Country:US
Sharing a love of technology and experimentation, a new generation of designers and creative outsiders can hardly wait to explore the potentials and boundaries of 3D printing. The race is on for anyone to come up with the services and products that will b

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Jaquet-Droz Automata

Automates-Jaquet-Droz-p1030479The automata of  Pierre Jaquet-Droz are complex mechanical devices that prefigure the mechanical computers that were to come the following centuries. These delightful little robots performed music, writing, and drawing. This shows the historical connect between the advance of technology, the arts, and a general sense of wonder. These devices are incredibly complex, but they maintain a lovely sense of poetry and grace.doll1_Jaquet-Droz-automata-4

These pieces have a nice resonance with the drawing work that we are doing in class currently.