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Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by Jim Norrena

"Robot Umbrella," Eve Skylar, contributor

The new issue of Eleven Eleven, the biannual journal of literature and art published through CCA's MFA Program in Writing, is available to read at elevenelevenjournal.com!

"The aim of the publication is to provide a forum for risk and experimentation and to serve as an exchange between writers and artists," explains longtime faculty editor Hugh Behm-Steinberg,

Ongoing Tribute to Burmese Writers

A new feature of Eleven Eleven now includes a section devoted to Burmese writers. Starting with issue 18, Eleven Eleven will feature several Burmese writers (both in Burmese and in English translation) in all forthcoming online issues.

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Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015 by Laura Braun

A team of students at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco has developed autonomous, mobile 3D printing robots that could some day be put to work building in outlying areas. The Swarmscapers, as the small robots are called, are capable of traversing difficult terrain and they work with found materials to build shapes and structures. Some day, these little robotscould be used to construct entire buildings.

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Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015 by Laura Braun

At California College of the Arts, Jason Kelly Johnson and Michael Shiloh have been leading students inresearch that is developing small Arduino-powered robots that can 3D print on rough terrain, and where traditional construction is hindered by logistics such as access or climate. The research is evolving at a breathtaking pace, and students Clayton Muhleman, Alan Cation, and Adithi Satish have built the latest project, called "Swarmscrapers," which you can download as an Instructable.

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Posted on Friday, January 23, 2015 by Em Meine

Tome of Silenced Men

Sculpture senior Cesali Scarola has work included in RESPOND, an exhibition at Smack Mellon Gallery in Brooklyn, NY of work that responds to issues of racism and police brutality in the wake of the Eric Garner case. The exhibition opened on January 17th and runs through February 22, 2015.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Laura Braun

She is an active member of the comic world, publishing her own stories while enrolled in the first Master of Fine Arts in Comics program at California College of the Arts. “Very few people have this degree. This is so new,” she said. “I feel like I’m getting in at the right time.”

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Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 by Laura Braun

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has announced the finalists of its 2015 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards that applaud the most innovative products and applications developed for the wireless protocol today.

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Posted on Monday, January 5, 2015 by Laura Braun

The Space Weaver is a machine that prints large structures in three dimensions, using a 3-axis gantry system and super glue hardened fibrous materials. Created by Prerna Auplish, Evan Bowman, and Ryan Chen from San Francisco’s California College of the Arts, the Space Weaver was designed to create large, ultra-lightweight woven structures with a high strength-to-weight ratio and no support structures, while producing no waste.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by Laura Braun

Two ingenious students at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Evan Bowman and Ryan Chen, have brought together these two game-changing technologies, automated weaving and 3D printing, in their 3D weaving machine for their Creative Architecture Machines Advanced Studio course in CCA’s Digital Craft Lab under the guidance of their professors, Michael Shiloh and Jason Kelly Johnson of Future Cities Lab.

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Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014 by Chris Bliss

The college is open today (December 11) and classes will run as usual. Shuttle service between the campuses is running. Periodic updates will be given throughout the day.

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Posted on Friday, December 5, 2014 by Jim Norrena

The Center for Art & Public Life (The Center) and the MBA in Design Strategy program, both at California College of the Arts, last month co-organized TechRaking 7, an annual hackathon series put on by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), which focused on the intersection of journalism and design.

TechRaking 7, the first within the series to work exclusively with college students (and CCA as its official partner), had CIR CEO Joaquín Alvarado reaching out to CCA to pose the question: How can we rethink human interaction around the news within our communities?

CIR enlisted colleagues from two of its local media partners -- Bruce Koon of KQED and Martin Reynolds of the Bay Area News Group (BANG) -- to challenge CCA students with some of their toughest community-engagement issues. For example, how might:

CIR create new ways for people to communicate about the role of guns in their neighborhoods?
BANG offer a more participatory model that empowers residents to share overlooked topics?
KQED develop cross-regional tools to communicate better the personal effects of the growing technology industry?

Far be it for anyone at CCA to turn away a challenge, thought leaders at The Center decided to enlist the help of CCA students -- working in small teams representing a wide range of disciplines -- to collectively come up with innovative solutions that could encourage greater public participation in today's changing news gathering and distribution policies and procedures.

In short, TechRaking 7 challenged students to give the concept of the traditional newsstand a much-needed facelift.

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