engineering

DesignPrep: Makerbot Workshops


Cooper-Hewitt is launching a series of FREE workshops for NYC teens on building, programming, and prototyping with the Makerbot 3D printer. Participants will learn how to assemble, program, and print their designs on the Makerbot 3-D printer. They'll learn about hardware, software, and 3D modeling software like Google Sketchup and Blender. This is a huge opportunity for kids to geek out on the cutting edge of technology and bond with the Makerbot developers--the hippest, funnest nerds in the country.
designprep, Teens, youth, high school, students, NYC, New York City, education, design education, Makerbot, robotics, 3D, printer, printing, Mike Kelberman, Matt Griffin, Workshop, free, hands-on, product design, prototype, prototyping, engineering, programming, coding

Six Bridges: The Making of the New York Megalopolis


Between 1925 and 1965, New York City became a world center for commerce, finance and culture. This exhibition of film clips, photographs, drawings, and maps, documents the six bridges instrumental in defining the metropolis: George Washington, Tri-borough, Bronx-Whitestone, Throgs Neck, Verrazano-Narrows, and Bayonne. These bridges are the legacy of Swiss-born engineer, Othmar Ammann, widely considered the greatest bridge designer of the 20th century.
engineering, bridges, New York City, 20th century, exhibitions

Designing Media - Paul Saffo


I put the interview with Paul Saffo at the beginning of the book because he gives such an erudite overview of the changes in media and the challenges faced by the people involved its creation and design.
Paul Saffo, technology, forecaster, long-term, change, practical, impact, stanford, engineering, future, traditional, mass, new, personal, media, differences, experience, watch, participate, interaction, feedback, location, portability, portable, mobile, Bill Moggridge, designing media, book, Interview, MIT press, design media

Alberto Alessi Meets an Old Friend


We’re thrilled that Alberto Alessi will be giving a presentation at the Museum on Monday (22nd) evening! He is the ultimate mediator between designs that can succeed commercially as well as expressing artistic values.  
Alberto Alessi, Alessi, kitchenware, product design, presentation, talk, Alessi: ethical and radical, Exhibition, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2011, kettle, Whistling Bird Teakettle, Michael Graves, wheelchair, upright, lift, iBOT, Dean Kamen, Segway, software, sensors, signals, calculate, standing height, engineering, discontinued

Optics and Aesthetics


James Carpenter Design Associates opened their studio doors to Cooper-Hewitt Members on October 6. Members were captivated by the ‘show and tell’ of prismatic effects of transmitted and reflected light.
James Carpenter, artist, James Carpenter Design Associates, Architecture, engineering, studio, tour, members, light, reflection, refraction, transmission, Sydney, Olympic Park, 7 World Trade Center, WTC, Hearst Tower, Columbus Center, Israel Museum, natural, environment, phenomena, MacArthur Fellow