The Geoweaver’s glue gun–like 3D printer extrudes fiber-reinforced concrete as it navigates terrain on six legs. A building plan transmitted through radio signals guides the machine’s activity via open-source software, cross-weaving lines of concrete to knit the fibers together. Its developers see the ’bot as a foreman of the future, with integrated sensors and GPS to perform site analysis and record soil data and topography.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by Laura Braun
333 is a summer comprehensive design studio hosted by California college during July 28th and august 15th. the studio concentrates on exploring and innovating cutting methods, materials and technology. Mauricio Soto, Sean Ahlquist, and Julian Lienhard – leaders in the field of lightweight structures- co-operated with students in laboratory-like environment trying to gain advantages from San Francisco Bay Area’s features –geographically , socially and culturally- as resources for experiments in architecture and design.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, September 8, 2014 by Laura Braun
So Mathis, a senior at the California College of the Arts, channeled this frustration into inspiration for her printmaking, which is on display until September 12 at the Isabelle Percy West Gallery on the college’s Oakland campus, along with work by five fellow printmakers. The 19th annual Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship Awards Exhibition highlights work by exceptional printmaking students.Read the rest
Posted on Friday, September 5, 2014 by Laura Braun
“Recently, I’ve seen a lot of manipulation of proportion and illusions of draping,” says Amy Williams, chair of California College of the Arts fashion design program, of student styles. “Rick Owens just showed a collection with similar themes. Watching students refine that kind of personal experimentation in the fashion show is always rewarding.”Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 by Jim Norrena
CCA is thrilled to announce In Solution: Water Symposium, a free, public two-day symposium of panels, films, and presentations to be held Saturday and Sunday, September 27-28, on the San Francisco campus.
The symposium is part of Soundwave ((6)) Water Biennial, San Francisco’s acclaimed biennial summer-long, experimental event series of innovative sound, art, and music made possible by MEDIATE Art Group.
Each season investigates a new idea through sound and invites diverse multidisciplinary artists and musicians to explore the season’s theme in new and innovative directions.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 by Laura Braun
One student, named Evan Kuester, wanted to do just that for his friend Ivania Castillo. Kuester, is currently studying for his Master’s Degree in Architecture with a specialty in digital fabrication at the California College of the Arts. When he met Ivania, he immediately got the idea of creating a custom prosthetic arm for her, that would be different than anything ever created. He wanted to create something that would be both useful and eye-appealing. He didn’t want to just 3D print something that was already available on the internet.Read the rest
Posted on Sunday, August 24, 2014 by Chris Bliss
We send our thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the 6.1 earthquake in Napa that occurred early Sunday morning. Neither damage nor injuries were reported on either CCA campus.
Because we live in an area prone to earthquakes, we offer our students opportunities to learn safety tips and to understand the college's safety procedures.Read the rest
Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014 by Dustin N. Smith
The award represents a rich collaboration between the two institutions that creates a special opportunity for a recent BFA Printmaking graduate to work in the dynamic Kala facilities with a community of artists from all over the world.
While studying printmaking and visual studies at CCA, Ulen-Klees began to develop a conceptual body of work inspired by the juxtaposition of natural and urban landscapes and uses the multiple to further explore human relationships to ecology within their manufactured environments.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by Jim Norrena
Matt Pearson at the Get Together event he organized to celebrate neighborhood talent in the Bernal Heights business community.
The company's goal is to empower local businesses by making it easier for them to communicate and collaborate with one another.
"I am the founding events coordinator for the company," Pearson explains. "I'm running an events pilot that culminates in eight community events in September and August.
"The goal of the pilot is to discover how live events deepen relationships and instigate collaboration within business communities.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by Jim Norrena
Turner Duckworth is an award-winning visual identity and packaging design agency
"The time I spent at Turner Duckworth as a junior designer has been brief, but full of valuable lessons," recalls Graphic Design student Suwanna Ruayrinsaowarot. "The experience has been enriching and insightful in many different aspect of life."
Ruayrinsaowarot gained useful experience in her role as a junior designer at the award-winning visual identity and packaging design agency's San Francisco studio. She worked within a team of creatives, which allowed her to achieve various hands-on experiences from creating professional mockups to packaging designs.
"The company culture at Turner Duckworth is a strong, unique, and friendly one. It offers a book club, Tuesday jogging sessions, and staff birthday celebrations. The staff is friendly, funny -- most members are in their mid-20s and mid-30s. Yet they are experienced and professional."
She adds: "They have all been a great source of inspiration for me. I am motivated to discover what I want to do in this field in the future."Read the rest
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