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Tracking Accountability

Patagonia is a globally sourced, high quality clothing company that has developed a system called The Footprint Chronicles® for tracking the production process of each of their products from design through distribution and calculating the energy consumed, distance traveled, carbon

Tracking Accountability

Patagonia is a globally sourced, high quality clothing company that has developed a system called The Footprint Chronicles® for tracking the production process of each of their products from design through distribution and calculating the energy consumed, distance traveled, carbon

RE: Falling in Love with Light

I have also visited the mausoleum at the Lakewood Cemetery and I agree the use of light was exquisite. The combination of a simple material pallet and an elegant orchestration of light is very powerful and I think something that

RE: Falling in Love with Light

I have also visited the mausoleum at the Lakewood Cemetery and I agree the use of light was exquisite. The combination of a simple material pallet and an elegant orchestration of light is very powerful and I think something that

Digital Fabrication for All

Victor Hugo wrote in his novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, “This [the printed word] will kill that [the built church].” By that he meant that while prior to the advent of the printing press people relied on the architecture

Digital Fabrication for All

Victor Hugo wrote in his novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, “This [the printed word] will kill that [the built church].” By that he meant that while prior to the advent of the printing press people relied on the architecture

Bioplastics and the University of Minnesota

Talking about bioplastics today jogged something in my memory from a few years back when someone shared a “fun fact” about the University of Minnesota Dining Services products being made of corn. I was amazed at the time that my

Bioplastics and the University of Minnesota

Talking about bioplastics today jogged something in my memory from a few years back when someone shared a “fun fact” about the University of Minnesota Dining Services products being made of corn. I was amazed at the time that my

Sustainability is a Minimum

“Sustainability is a minimum: doing less harm is not the same as doing good.” Michael Braungart said this in the film Waste = Food and I think the phrase is one that every person needs to hear and take to

Sustainability is a Minimum

“Sustainability is a minimum: doing less harm is not the same as doing good.” Michael Braungart said this in the film Waste = Food and I think the phrase is one that every person needs to hear and take to

What does it mean to be connected?

As I listened to David Pogue’s talk this evening I was reminded of Dean Fisher’s lecture in class on Tuesday when he talked about ecosystems collapsing just after the point of maximum connectivity and efficiency. Here was this man (Pogue)

What does it mean to be connected?

As I listened to David Pogue’s talk this evening I was reminded of Dean Fisher’s lecture in class on Tuesday when he talked about ecosystems collapsing just after the point of maximum connectivity and efficiency. Here was this man (Pogue)

Breaking the Glass Barrier

Everything we’ve ever been told or understood about glass implies fragility. As children we were told, “Don’t touch that,” “Hold it with two hands” or “Don’t throw the ball too close to the house,” the implication being that if we

Breaking the Glass Barrier

Everything we’ve ever been told or understood about glass implies fragility. As children we were told, “Don’t touch that,” “Hold it with two hands” or “Don’t throw the ball too close to the house,” the implication being that if we