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Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015 by Laura Braun

Though he enjoyed the assisting work, Thomas decided that he was getting too comfortable. “I didn’t have the ambition to be a great photographer or artist or filmmaker.” So he decided to go back to school, and applied to the California College of the Arts. There, he would study with Larry Sultan, Jim Goldberg, Todd Hido and Chris Johnson. “They shaped a lot of my thinking about how I could move into making work that was more conceptual, rather than trying to get [assignment] gigs and things like that,” Thomas says.

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by Laura Braun

"In many ways, we're partnering with those companies directly in co-curricular opportunities," Provost Melanie Corn said. "Those companies are pulling from young design-focused minds and giving students a great connection."

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Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Laura Braun

Art schools and departments, Kapur said, have been “left out” of the rise of MOOCs and other forms of online education, so Kadenze (pronounced kah-den-zay) is forming a loosely defined network of art schools interested in advancing online creative arts education.

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Laura Braun

California College of the Arts graduate Zara Dramov is leaving her mark on the accessories map. Her design approach is unlike most; she has a degree in industrial design and a three dimensional eye. The idea to launch her handbag line, The Common Knowledge, was conceived after playing around with origami paper and creating a seamless shape, thus The Bone Bag was born.

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Laura Braun

This may seem like a bottomless when an outsider listening in on all the talk about sustainability and social responsibility. Despite massive advances in technology, knowledge and awareness is the industry's next challenge is to close the circle and make sustainability relevant in consumers' minds, says sustainability consultant Lynda Grose.

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Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015 by Laura Braun

I first encountered Rudy Lemcke’s work at Picturing AIDS: 1986–96, a retrospective of his AIDS artwork at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center in 2007. I was particularly moved by his video Where the Buffalo Roam (2007), in which Lemcke uses John Cage’s musical composition Perilous Night (1943–44) as an editing framework for juxtaposing documentation of ACT UP protests with evocative images of slain buffalo. In December 2014, Rudy and I sat down in his studio in San Francisco, California, for a conversation about his work.

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015 by Laura Braun

When did the central aim of parenting become preparing children for success? This reigning paradigm, which dictates that every act of nurturing be judged on the basis of whether it will usher a child toward a life of accomplishment or failure, embodies the fundamental insecurity of global capitalist culture, with its unbending fixation on prosperity and the future. It’s no surprise that parenting incites such heated debates, considering how paradoxical these principles can be when they’re applied to children.

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015 by Laura Braun

Adaptive Playscapes is a collaborative project between KIDMob, Public Workshop, California College of the Arts, and the Market Street Prototyping Festival in San Francisco. The goal was to create a kid-built, mobile, modular play structure to be installed publicly on Market Street in San Francisco. For the partner organizations, the most important part was not the final product, but rather the design and building workshops that would lead up to the completion of the project.

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015 by Laura Braun

The Mobile Craft Module, a product of the Prototyping Mobility Advanced Architecture Studio led by Adam Marcus at California College of the Arts, proposes an architecture of deployable structures that can be reconfigured to serve a variety of functions. The twin modules can be arranged in multiple ways to facilitate exhibition space, event space, and work space, and they nest together to become secure at night.

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Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

The social network’s first woman, Goodin initially saw Facebook “as just a fun thing that my friends made,” but over time, “it morphed into the zeitgeist while I watched,” she said. She’s currently earning an M.F.A. in design from the California College of the Arts and hopes to launch her own consultancy to craft sustainable products that improve people’s lives. “I’m not there yet,” she said, “but a gal can dream.”

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