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Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Laura Braun

Curators around the country like the meaning they find in Chiara's work, which he's exhibited since 2003. Chiara was one of a select few whose art was picked for the recent de Young exhibit, "Crown Point Press at Fifty." Among prestigious museums that have Chiara's images: The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. A native San Franciscan with an M.F.A.

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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 by Laura Braun

Last year, Michael Shiloh, an engineer, tinkerer and lecturer at Bay Area colleges, co-taught an advanced architecture class at California College of the Arts that posed an unusual challenge to students: build a non-standard 3D printer in just one semester.

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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 by Laura Braun

Based in Oakland, the two met at the California College of the Arts Design Strategy MBA program. Watson, a former Google employee, caught the startup buzz while in India building a Google satellite office, and decided she wanted to transport culture and build an organization. Acquistapace, who formerly produced films in Paris, and worked with artists in gallery settings, became interested in leveraging her design consultancy background into community building in a dedicated space. Thus, Zoo Labs was born, which also includes Didier Sylvain and Dario Slavazza.

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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 by Laura Braun

California College of the Arts tossed itself a big scholarship fundraiser on Wednesday, in what our host, Noel Perry, called the "nave," a long and wide gathering space in the middle of its San Francisco campus. "Blueprints, Blue Jeans & Bluegrass" - in which guests were asked to wear blue - was a tribute to Art Gensler, founder of an architecture and design firm 4,000 strong, and major supporter of scholarships at CCA (where 2 out of 3 students receive financial aid).

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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 by Laura Braun

"There is so much tension in loving someone who is in the process of changing, who will inevitably die because of this disease," says Banker White, 40, Pam's eldest son, a documentary filmmaker who starting rolling his camera right after she was diagnosed.

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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 by Laura Braun

Deming and Gant met in grad school at California College of the Arts. They began dating and were soon plotting out a professional partnership. "Our skills are very complementary," says Gant. "I work a lot more in 3D, and Andrew has an MBA in design strategy and also a background in graphic design."

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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 by Laura Braun

The mission of the Interaction Design Program at CCA is to humanize technology by creating a new breed of human-centered specialists. Students are taught forward-looking core skills in systemic and behavioral design, as well as visual design and technical skills. This is a brand new program, but the judges were impressed with the balanced and robust infrastructure and see potential for the program to be highly influential in the UX/IxD education landscape.

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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Laura Braun

Blueprints, Blue Jeans & Bluegrass was the theme of a scholarship fundraiser at California College of the Arts in San Francisco on Wednesday. Guests were asked to wear blue, and the crowd of 400 sat at four long tables, covered with blue-print covered cloth, as designed by Stanlee Gatti.

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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Laura Braun

Maxwell-Parish, who runs the innovative Hybrid Lab at the California College of the Arts, designed the high-five camera so that it would automatically start rolling when someone neared with an outstretched arm. The GoPro camera would then cut as soon as the friendly greeting was complete.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by Laura Braun

My friend Barry Katz, a professor at both Stanford’s Design School and at the California College of the Arts, and a fellow at IDEO, reminded me the other day: Liberal Arts are the Arts that Liberate. It further strengthened my belief that everybody should learn to program, and that the liberal arts colleges should make it compulsory for students to have at least a course or two in computer science to graduate.

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