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Posted by StuCon | 25 Apr 2014 | Comments (0) At long last, the first Core77 Conference is officially open for business! We've got the initial round of speakers listed, with more still to come. Hopefully you've already arranged your schedule to be in Brooklyn on Thursday, June 19, so all you have to do now is buy your ticket and you're good to go. We recommend you act now, as the tickets are very limited and are going fast. In addition to a full day of presentations and discussions, we'll be broadcasting two Core77 Design Awards jury announcements from the stage, giving away some great shwag and then throwing a bash that night to wrap it all up.

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6 Techniques to Ignite Your Inner Creativity & Passion Most of us were taught that creativity comes from the thoughts and emotions of the mind. The greatest singers, dancers, painters, writers, and filmmakers recognize that the most original, and even transformative, ideas actually come from the core of our being, which is accessed through an "open-mind consciousness." In ancient traditions, open-mind consciousness was considered to be a spiritual awakening, the great enlightenment that dissolves the darkness of confusion and fear , and ushers in peace, happiness , clarity, and contentment. Today the notion that there's one formulaic way to achieve this spiritual awakening and creative vibrancy has been blown apart. You don't have to run off to a monastery or practice meditation for thirty years before attaining a breakthrough.

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Volkswagen's Crowdsourced Chinese Hovercraft Concept China is known as the place where a superstar foreign architect can win an international design competition and see their bold, dazzling creation actually see construction. Volkswagen has turned this model on its head for their yearlong The People's Car Project, which sought concepts for future vehicles not from superstar designers, but from the great, and local, masses. Chinese citizens could access a Chinese-language Volkswagen portal to upload ideas for transportation concepts they'd like to see, and by the 11-month mark, 33 million people had visited the site. Scholarships and Awards - Institution of Mechanical Engineers If you are looking to study mechanical engineering or are ready to progress your career in the industry, we’re here to reward you. We are committed to developing, inspiring and encouraging engineers at every stage in their career, with practical, financial help. Each year, we support the educational and development needs of students, graduates and members with grants totalling some £400,000. Our scholarships can enable young students or apprentices to study engineering at university.

Space for Creative Thought Many people set aside their summer vacations as times for creativity—during their breaks they’ll finally start to work on that book or screenplay or painting that’s been floating around in their heads since last summer, for example. Environmental psychologists, also known as design psychologists, have been researching the sorts of places in which people are most likely to think creatively for some time, and everyone can apply what they’ve learned. Psychologists have found, for example, that we’re more likely to be creative in rooms with:

BEYOND BY LEXUS Magazine The Future Memory Pavilion project, com- missioned by the British council in singapore Raised in Stockholm, 32-year-old architect Pernilla Ohrstedt first moved to London to take a foundation course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Despite being raised in an “architecture-saturated environment” — both her parents work in the trade — Ohrstedt had yet to decide on her future vocation when she arrived but soon knew that her interests lay in the built environment. “But I wanted to do it in a different way, and I realized schools here let you do that,” she explains. “Possibly you can see that in the way I work; I’m a sort of reluctant architect.”

Bikinis Made from 3-D Printers Custom Fit Every Curve Despite being of the male persuasion, even I know that bikini season is no day at the beach. Finding the right fit in a style and cut that threads the needle of decency is enough to make any woman throw up her hands and opt for a one-piece with shorts. Well ladies, Jenna Fizel and Mary Haung of Continuum Fashion have heard your dressing room distress calls. In search of the elusive 'perfect fit,' they've designed the N12 bikini, the world's first 3-D printed two-piece made of small nylon discs held together by thread-like springs. The N12 gets its name from the material it's made of: Nylon 12. Arnout Visser's Brilliant Fluid-Based Tableware Designs Dutch designer and self-described "formfinder" Arnout Visser has incorporated a keen observation of fluids into the design of his products. His Archimedes letter scale, seen above, is as simple and elegant as it gets: Place a letter on the floating glass pedestal on top, the pedestal sinks and the water level rises accordingly. His Salad Sunrise cruet combines the oil and vinegar into one container.

What can I do with my degree in mechanical engineering? The skills provided by a mechanical engineering degree set you up for roles in all areas of engineering, but the numerical content of the course also allows entry into finance and management careers... Job options Jobs directly related to your degree include: Jobs where your degree would be useful include: 10 Ways to Develop Your Creativity If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! **Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Catharina F. de Wet, Ph.D and author of One View of Giftedland, a blog focusing on talented and gifted education. Nikon Df Review - Page 3 of 9 8) Image Sensor Without a doubt, the biggest strength of the Df is its amazing 16 MP full-frame sensor, similar to what is found on the top of the line Nikon D4. While 16 MP does not sound like a lot when compared to Nikon’s 24 MP or 36 MP sensors, it is more than enough for the type of work the Df is used for – it is not meant to be used for producing huge studio prints, detailed macro shots or capturing extreme landscape details. The Nikon Df is designed for and targeted at portraiture, wedding, street and news photographers that want a camera with amazing low-light capabilities; a natural light camera. High quality of straight out of the camera images and small RAW files are important in keeping the post-processing workflow efficient.

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