I was proud to present at this year's Compostmodern Conference in San Francisco, and prouder still of the student work I was able to share with the attendees. Now the videos of the day's presentations are up on the site, and the talk I gave, "Denting an Impossible Design Problem in 10 Sustainable Steps" is there to share.
The presentation centers around a 10-week project my graduate students in the SVA Designer as Author program completed around "designing a prosthetic arm," and we were incredibly privileged to have Aimee Mullins, Frank Wilson, John Kunniholm, and Elliot Washor come in as guests. Diana Lui shot portraits of the students at the conclusion, and I have to say that this was an incredible teaching (and learning) experience. Humbling, daunting, and elating at every twist and turn.
One of the students, Jackie Lay, is completing the project website which will include way more info on each of the student's work than I could include in the talk, but catch this video in the meantime for the story on the genesis, design, and development of the whole thing. I'll post a link to the project site as soon as it's up. Thanks again to all the students who made this happen--it was an incredible experience to be a part of.
Be sure to check out all the Compostmodern videos here.