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Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by Laura Braun

"Our approach is mass customization—as both 3-D printing and 3-D capturing technologies are rapidly getting better, cheaper, and faster, we think that in the near future products can become highly customizable," Maya Kremien, an MFA student in industrial design at California College of the Arts. "Specifically for helmets, customization would be valuable, since a snug fit can substantially reduce the risk for a serious brain injury from a bike fall."

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Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by Laura Braun

But the most innovative project is Urbanism from Within, by California College of the Arts, which studies a number of strategies for reformatting the interiors of existing Victorian houses in San Francisco to create “in-law units.” Some of these include retrofitting garages to create high-ceilinged ground-floor apartments, maximizing the usage of gable spaces, and adding new street access to upper stories. These schemes are effective in spite of San Francisco’s almost impossibly restrictive zoning and development regulations.

Posted on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 by Laura Braun

Siegel was born in 1974 and grew up in Chicago, where her mother owned a retail business and her father was a psychoanalyst. She earned a BA from Bard College in 1996 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. Except for 2003-08, when she was based in Berlin—initially on a DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm residency, later as a Guggenheim Fellow—she has lived in New York ever since. Her works have been screened in major film festivals all over the world and in the 2008 Whitney Biennial.

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015 by Laura Braun

The news in California beats a familiar rhythm, one echoed nationally and globally: More extreme heat waves; more frequent droughts; more 

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015 by Laura Braun

Men on the Line: Men Committed to Feminism, KPFK 1972 (2012), produced by the Wattis Institutein collaboration with the Pacifica Radio Archives, performed at San Francisco’s Brava Theater on Oct. 30, likewise follows suit, but it’s a comparatively tame piece — Fraser remains fully clothed. In this one-woman show, she recreates a public radio broadcast of four men discussing their relationship to feminism in 1972, during the height of the second-wave feminist movement.

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015 by Laura Braun

Where We Find Ourselves: The exhibition of works in various media that map the mythology of places (by California College of the Arts students Angela Berry, Emmanuel Sevilla, Joshua Peder Stulen, Amanda Walters, Carolina Magis Weinberg and Ying Zou) opens with a reception. [4 p.m., Katz Snyder Gallery. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

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Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015 by Laura Braun

That is the gist of the current interactive performance installation “Sonic Blossom,”conceived by the Taiwanese-born artist Lee Mingwei, formerly resident in New York, now in Paris. The spare physical elements — a chair; a delicate stand for the small speaker system placed behind the singer, replacing live piano; exotic cloaks for the vocalists — are all of Mr. Lee’s design.

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by Laura Braun

Samuel Sattin (HWA Member) is a novelist and essayist. He is the author of the new novel THE SILENT END and LEAGUE OF SOMEBODIES, which was described by Pop Matters as "One of the most important novels of 2013." His work has appeared in the Atlantic, Salon Magazine, Black Gate, io9, Kotaku, Publishing Perspectives, The Weeklings, The Rumpus, The Good Men Project, Litreactor, San Francisco Magazine, SF Signal, Buffalo Almanack, and elsewhere. Also an illustrator, he holds an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts and has a creative writing MFA from Mills College.

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by Laura Braun

For this purported horror film and installation at the CCA Wattis Institute, painter and filmmaker Frances Scholz and sci-fi writer and art theorist 

Posted on Monday, October 26, 2015 by Laura Braun

Born on Oct. 25, 1961, Hong started pursuing his love for film at the Chung-Ang University, South Korea. He later travelled to the U.S. to continue his education at the California College of Arts and Crafts where he received a bachelor's degree, then to School of the Art Institute in Chicago for his master's degree.

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