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Ge Wang – Discussion & Book Signing at Hennessey + Ingalls

Join us Saturday, December 1st at 4:00pm for a Discussion and Book Signing with GE WANG for the new book: “Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime, A MusiComic Manifesto”.

Book Description:

What we make, makes us. This is the central tenet of Artful Design, a photorealistic comic book that examines the nature, purpose, and meaning of design. A call to action and a meditation on art, authenticity, and social connection in a world disrupted by technological change, this book articulates a fundamental principle for design: that we should design not just from practical needs but from the values that underlie those needs.

Artful Design takes readers on a journey through the aesthetic dimensions of technology. Using music as a universal phenomenon that has evolved alongside technology, this book breaks down concrete case studies in computer-mediated toys, tools, games, and instruments, including the best-selling app Ocarina. Every chapter elaborates a set of general design principles and strategies that illuminate the essential relationship between aesthetics and engineering, art and design.

Ge Wang implores us to both embrace and confront technology, not purely as a means to an end, but in its potential to enrich life. Technology is never a neutral agent, but through what we do with it―through what we design with it―it provides a mirror to our human endeavors and values. Artful Design delivers an aesthetic manifesto of technology, accessible yet uncompromising.

Event date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
300 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Suite M
Los AngelesCA 90013

YOU’RE INVITED: MIX-IT-UP!

MIX-IT-UP Fundraising Event
Students, faculty, friends, family, and guests are invited to join us for our annual Mix-It-Up! fundraiser. Don your cocktail attire and enjoy an evening at the lovely Mr. C Hotel in Beverly Hills on July 1. There will be live music, a silent auction, and a grand prize raffle drawing. Light fare and first drink are included; no-host bar thereafter. All proceeds go toward funding our community service project for PATH, People Assisting the Homeless.

WHEN?
Date: Sunday, July 1st
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

WHERE?
Mr. C Hotel Beverly Hills 
1224 Beverwil Drive, Los Angeles 90035

HOW MUCH?
In June: $40
At the door: $50

REGISTER: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efe2vim6443d1728&oseq=&c=&ch=

ALC International Student Showcase

We are pleased to invite you to our next big event:  the ALC International Student Showcase on Wednesday, November 29, 1-3 pm at the Lindbrook Center, 2nd floor.  You can pop in for a few minutes, or stay the whole time!

 1:00 -2:00 

Conference-style Concurrent Sessions

Poster Sessions; Panel Discussions; Graduate Level Research Presentations; Public Speaking Demos

 2:15 – 3:00

ALC Alumni Panel

ALC Alumni share tips and experiences in UNEX Certificate Programs; MA/PhD Programs; Professional Outcomes

Panelists are from: Chile, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, France, Japan

IIDA Student Design Competition

 

The International Interior Design Association has a great student design competition opportunity. The Student Design Competition celebrates original design and rewards individuals and/or teams whose projects demonstrate innovative, functional design solutions that have a positive environmental and human impact, while allowing emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their work and fresh design ideas to professionals working in the field.

First, second, and third place winners will be selected by a jury of interior design and business professionals who will judge entries based on innovation and creativity, coherence and functionality, human impact, fulfillment of program requirements, and presentation of the information.

Prizes from OFS Brands:
1st Place – $2,500
2nd Place – $1,500
3rd Place – $750

*Prizes to be split amongst team members for team submissions that win.

Winners will be announced in the Spring 2018 issue of QUAD, the IIDA student newsletter, and featured in DesignMatters and on the IIDA website.

For questions and more information, contact Liz Moran, Design Competitions Director, at lmoran@iida.org.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

2×8 Opening Night

Represent. This Thursday night, UCLA Extension is honored to have a team representing our school in AIA_LA’s 2×8 exhibition of student work. It’s part of AIA LA’s scholarship competition. Be there for the opening/party and announcement of winners on the streets of DTLA at the plaza at The Bloc. Eleven other schools are competing, so #support. And (of course) check out how our students interpreted the competition theme.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

 

Barnes Giving Back Magazine Launch Event

Great event tomorrow!

Please join us on Thursday, November 2nd for the launch party of the magazine at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills from 4-8pm. BARNES has partnered for this event with PASSION & DREAMS funding, a non-profit to help empower kids at risk.

For tickets please go to: http://www.barnes-losangeles.com/giving-back/event/

And enter code 22226 to buy tickets and for more information on the event.

NEHL Scholarship Opportunity.

NEWH, Inc. is offering the 5th annual NEWH Product Design Competition $4,000 scholarship sponsored by Symmons. The scholarship is open to Interior Design or Architecture students and includes submission of a lavatory faucet design. The winning student will be honored May 2, 2018 at HD Expo in Las Vegas.

 

Scholarship Criteria:

Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college

Must have completed half the requirements/credits for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program

Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in May 2018

Must have 3.0 cumulative GPA or a current overall grade percentage of 83 – 86% or B average equivalent

Must be pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Interior

Design or Architecture

Winner must attend the awards event at HD Expo May 2, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada with airfare/lodging provided

Scholarship submission deadline is January 2nd, 2018.

Did you know?

Scholarships are open to international students
NEWH membership is not required but is FREE to students + full-time educators

NEWH Scholarship Link

 

LA Student Design Expo 11.16.17.

EVENT DETAILS

This year’s expo will have two featured segments – a display of design work by current and recently graduated students (a First Place and People’s Choice awards will be given). After the display we’ll have a Q&A with a panel of prestigious designers from a variety of backgrounds.

Panel moderated by Amanda Kaleps, Wolcott Architecture | Interiors

Guest Panelists – James Merchant, AECOM, Ryan Saghian, Ryan Saghian Interiors, Riz Walker, Omgivning, Barbara Dunn, Gensler

LA Student Design Expo 11.16.17 Link