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The Power of “Yet”

Up until this week, the theme of our class has been prototype, prototype, prototype and with each of our prototypes came a whole new series of questions, problem solving, and total confusion. We have had both major successes and slight… Continue Reading The Power of “Yet”

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Come Together

18 people. 13 weeks. 3 raptors. So. Much. Foam.  We’re in the final two weeks of our class, and for us that means one thing- we’re in major crunch time. Now’s when we have to really come together as a… Continue Reading Come Together

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The Road Ahead

As deadlines creep closer and the school year gets rougher, progress in the Raptor lab is chugging along at a reasonable pace. The guest artist Zoë Morsette came in to present My Life in Art, as well as to assist… Continue Reading The Road Ahead

Week 8 Update – Raptor Report

The Raptor Team is quickly approaching the end of out prototyping phase and entering the final build. We have come a long way. Here is an update on the class happenings this week. We were so fortunate to be able… Continue Reading Week 8 Update – Raptor Report

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How’s it Going?

It’s been practically 2 months, dozens of prototypes, and so much stress. We’ve fallen into the routine of creation; that is we have figured out how both create and solve problems. We’ve learned what materials we want, and what materials we… Continue Reading How’s it Going?

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The Problem with AC/DC

No, I’m not talking about the rock band. I’m talking about actual alternating current and direct current. The EL wires used on the raptor bodies are AC-powered, while the LEDs used in the raptor eyes are DC-powered. Both EL wires… Continue Reading The Problem with AC/DC

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Failing Better – Part 2

Well, I am continuing to fail successfully at this project. Here are some updates. Through a rough series of failures, Xindi and I are learning more and more that the CNC is not the best tool for this specific project.… Continue Reading Failing Better – Part 2

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Remembering the Performer

You have done it! You have built a raptor. The frame and head are solid. The tail magnificent. The lights and skin stunning. Now all you have to do is put it on a human body and…. it doesn’t fit… Continue Reading Remembering the Performer

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Leg Day, Leg Week, Leg Month

Hi readers! I’m Nat, a third year Arts and Entertainment Technologies and Psychology major from Houston. I have been working on the Enron velociraptor structure team so far and have outlines our three basic prototype phases below. Before the first… Continue Reading Leg Day, Leg Week, Leg Month

The Power of Collaboration: Bridging the digital divide

Building our future, together. Last spring, I reached out to Radio Television and Film Faculty wunderkind Ben Bays and invited him to join us as a guest artist for our Enron Raptor class. Our Department of Theatre & Dance students… Continue Reading The Power of Collaboration: Bridging the digital divide

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