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Photos from the Visible Futures Lab at the School of Visual Arts. #d32015 @VFLab @SVA_News

Visible Futures Lab at SVA
Run by Tak, Boris, and John

Lab service for all the 22 SVA grad programs – rotating use of space in the lab (set design, fashion, props, design projects) by appointment-only consultations and one-on-one lessons

$1.5 million space

Padded floor so as not to transfer vibrations to lower floors. 

Space for making fast prototyping and interactive design
Can accommodate projects using wood, plastic, metal, electronics 

Tak and Jaymes Dec are founders of the Nerdy Derby

Garage door divider that comes down to separate the space

Casters on every piece of large furniture for flexible design

3 different heights of work tables. 

Roland VersaCAMM printer and cutter VS-300
Janome MB-4 sewing machine system

Lots of other machines 
   
                                                                                                           

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Always love visiting @JaymesDec’s FabLab at @MarymountNY! #D32015 #MakerEd #STEAM #dtk12

                                

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5th graders at @The_School are “outsourcing” their Greek 3-D temple designs!

There’s an awesome project happening in two of the 5th grade classrooms at The School at Columbia University right now. To supplement their study of Ancient Greece, Dena Rothstein and Heather Lortie, are having their students collaborate with students from The Marymount School across Central Park on the Upper East Side. (The School is located on the Upper West Side…) Both groups are designing 3D Greek temples using Tinkercad and sharing their online files with a group at the other school to tweak, customize, and ultimately build (“print”) in our 3D printers. The humor of us being able to say that we are literally outsourcing to the East is not lost on us.

Teachers supporting this collaboration at The School are Heather, Dena, Greg Benedis-Grab (@gbenedisgrab), and Don Buckley (@donbuckley) with a lot of support from Cristina Martinez (@finlaycm) and a little support from me. On the UES of the park, Jaymes Dec (@jaymesdec) and Lesa Wang oversee Marymount’s particpation in the project. Jaymes designed the new Fab Lab at Marymount, and he just spoke at TEDxNYED last month.

Today, the groups communicated “long distance” and “real time” using Google Video Chat. (Cristina Martinez turned on the Chat feature for students just for this project and just for a few days. Usually, this feature is disabled.) I moved about checking on all of the groups. At one point, I observed four kids (two in front of me and two on the screen) discuss their designs and even use a secondary laptop facing the camera to visibly demonstrate how to use Tinkercad to make a triangular hole to decorate the roof of a temple. I thought that was awesome. 🙂

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