Display your sense of civility and democracy and buy a yard sign — Petworth News Update: Sales have closed. We'll try to have them ready for pickup on Saturday, 12/10 during the Art & Craft Fair on Upshur Street around 4pm. There's been a growing national trend to display your desire to welcome all neighbors, no matter where they're from, what language they speak or what they look like. I saw a great sign in a neighbor's yard this week, and posted the above photo to Instagram. Get your own yard sign below -- but hurry, we'll close sales on Monday night, 12/5. Petworth News has teamed up with Conrad to produce more signs for neighbors.
Sparks Fly - March/April 2011 Can imagination be taught? Evidently, because the d.school’s innovation hothouse is changing the way people think. A first-year graduate student in the management science and engineering program, Asha Gupta had barely started Design Garage, a course aptly characterized as an "imagination dunk tank"—and she was getting soaked. The students—an eclectic group with a budding musicologist, a neuroscientist, a journalist and two future lawyers—paired off to interview each other about anything that made them unhappy when giving gifts. "Ah, so the gift involves magic!" In nine rapid-fire stages, the students lobbed questions, exchanged answers, sketched out multiple solutions and then frenetically hacked together crude 3D mockups from materials seemingly stolen from a kindergarten playroom: pipe cleaners, yarn, spaghetti, glue, aluminum foil, construction paper. Such exuberant activity is the essence of the d.school, or, formally, the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Word is out.
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