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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Skin: The Fabric Of Our Lives

All three partners on the skin artistry team are tailors/dressmakers by trade. So, when tasked with the assignment of putting flesh on a velociraptor, our team decided to stick to what we know and approach this project as a sort

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Light as a Feather – ABS Rod

I found* a stack of ¼” ABS Rods in our Hatchery Lab two weeks ago. I slid one of the long pliable pieces off the shelf and began to test its ‘bendability.’ To my delight, it didn’t require any source

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