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Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Laura Braun

At the end of last month we, along with just about every other tech news site on the planet, were captivated by the somewhat disasterful (yes, I made that word up) performance of a 3D printer which printed using an aerosol-like can of Easy Cheese. The creation was the brainchild of California College of the Arts (CCA) Hybrid Lab manager Andrew Maxwell-Parish.

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Posted on Monday, April 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

Time is running out for the inflatable man. His precious seconds ticking upward in large blinking red numbers on an LED screen. Some passers-by stop to take-in the painfully slow demise - unaware that the writhing, thrashing figure with the frowny face is essentially pummeling himself into oblivion.

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Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

The show -- incorporating experimental elements, such as allowing visitors to add their own stories through real-time social media channels -- is basically 10 exhibits in one. It's a collaboration of works by socially minded Oakland-based artists hand-picked by the project's lead artist, Chris Johnson, professor of photography at the California College of the Arts. Through sculpture, video, photography, a murder of fake crows and even elements of journalistic reporting, each artist explores the layers, the complexities, the individuality of the city.

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Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Last fall, when the Oakland Museum of California approached Chris Johnsonfor ideas on connecting the museum to a broader range of Oakland residents, Johnson was blunt.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Laura Braun

Andrew Maxwell Parish is a lab manager at California College of the Arts. He’s apparently got at thing for Easy Cheese as well: He claims on his website that he’s been trying to convince his students to build an Easy Cheese 3D printer for over two years.

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Posted on Monday, April 6, 2015 by Laura Braun

Born in 1971 in Santa Monica, CA, Josh Greene has exhibited widely including at the Hammer Museum at UCLA, the Nelson Gallery at UC Davis, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and more. He holds an MFA from the California College of the Arts where he is currently an adjunct professor. Greene works in the conceptual art tradition with a focus on public actions and interchange.

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Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2015 by Laura Braun

The experiment comes from the creative mind of Andrew Maxwell-Parish, manager of the Hybrid Lab at the California College of the Arts. Previously, he designed an interactive tip jar called the Wu-Tang Can and a High Five Camera for capturing high fives with strangers.

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Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2015 by Laura Braun

Andrew Maxwell-Parish did just that, making our printable processed cheese dreams come true. Maxwell-Parish, manager of California College of the Arts' Hybrid Lab, had his printer give a cracker a healthy amount of cheese, draw some cheese squares, and attempt to build a cheese box.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Laura Braun

“A lot of this has to do with lamenting simpler times,” said Greene, a conceptual artist and adjunct professor at the California College of the Arts. “It’s hedging against, or bumping up against the world we live in…but I think some of that goes away a little bit, and it’s just about the book and what it means to people.”

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Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Laura Braun

Because squirting cheese product out of a can isn't enough fun, Andrew Maxwell-Parish, the manager of the Hybrid Lab at California College of the Arts, created a robot to do it for you. Unfortunately, the machine is still in development. Watch the hilariously frustrating test run, below.

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