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`California College of the Arts is an art, design, architecture, and writing school founded in 1907. It has campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, and it enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduates and 500 graduate students.CCA educates students to shape culture and society through the practice and critical study of art, architecture, design, and writing. The college prepares students for lifelong creative work by cultivating innovation, community engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.CCA advocates that artists, designers, architects, and writers have important roles in solving the world’s cultural, environmental, social, and economic problems. The college cultivates intellectual curiosity and risk taking, collaboration and innovation, compassion and integrity. CCA is a proponent of social justice and community engagement. The college promotes diversity by improving access and opportunities for underrepresented groups. It values sustainability and believes that artists have a unique ability and responsibility to shape a culture that is more environmentally responsible Wikipedia.

Ikemiya M.,California College of the Arts | Rosner D.K.,Stanford University
Personal and Ubiquitous Computing | Year: 2014

This article describes the development and use of broken probes: prompted processes of degradation that produce unique identifiers with which to associate and retrieve digitally recorded histories. We offer our design and deployment of Broken Probes as a methodology for eliciting insights into how broken objects and acts of breakage may be given new life through their integration with ubiquitous computing technologies. Based on these developments, we introduce the genre of worn media - a variety of computational material with which to frame and critically examine the manifestation of wear among digital things. We end by discussing how the genre of worn media sensitizes designers and Ubicomp researchers to issues of incompleteness, impermanence, and imperfection to help account for the ethical, material, and historical terms of endurance in a digital age. © 2013 Springer-Verlag London.

Kudless A.,California College of the Arts
Integration Through Computation - Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, ACADIA 2011 | Year: 2011

Borne from the complex negotiation between liquid mass and tensile constraint, flexible formwork castings are resonant with material energy. Hard as stone, yet visually supple and fluid, the precast architectural assemblies produced using flexible formwork techniques suggest integrative design strategies that acknowledge the intricate associations between form, fabrication, and material behavior. This tripartite synthesis between geometry, making, and performance has emerged as one of the central themes of contemporary architecture and engineering. Borrowing ideas of morphology from biology and physics, 20th century architectural innovators such as Antoni Gaudi and Frei Otto built a legacy of material practice that incorporated methods of making with material and geometric logics. The emergent effects (and affects) produced through these highly integrative practices serve as the basis of much of the research and design at Matsys. Building on the flexible formwork research of Miguel Fisac in the 1970s, the P-Wall series by Matsys explores the use of digital tools in the generation and fabrication of these bodies in formation.

Bean J.,The New School | Rosner D.,California College of the Arts
Interactions | Year: 2012

Jonathan Bean and Daniela Rosner share their views about the relationship between craft and design. The designer is imagined as the sole authority of action, mediating the work of engineers, social scientists, politicians, consumers, and a whole range of unimagined other persons. This vision of design's future retains the modernist formulation of what design is involving a mechanism through which efficiency, order, and progress are achieved. A central element of these and other visions of the future is that craft is done for common users, such as kitchen tells what and how to cook, eliminating the creativity and pleasure of cooking from the beginning. Object printers create flawless prototypes, eliminating messily glued-together chipboard and toothpicks. Experts also state that craft becomes a habit of displaying collection of vinyl records shelved alongside an iPod and digital files without considering the skill involved in making such records.

Becker L.,California College of the Arts
Interactions | Year: 2012

Design professionals and the business community, contemplating the subject of ethics, have come up with codes of ethics that protect the financial interests of the particular community. Deontology states that right action is the result of examining duty and knowing one's moral obligation. In communicative ethics, a method is provided that relies on assumptions about rational speech and the use of discourse in resolving complex. Virtue ethics emphasizes the development of one's moral character dilemmas. Casuistry is a case-based method that looks at the particulars of a problem. For practical reasons, the group would need a parliamentarian to keep order and ensure that all were heard. The discussion might begin by having each person situating herself or himself for the group. The design and ethics project proposed would require keeping notes to decipher the nature of cases, the people at the table, and the ways in which the cases were resolved.

Lange P.G.,California College of the Arts
Journal of Pragmatics | Year: 2014

Ranting is often conflated with flaming and hating, which are frequently interpreted as inappropriate forms of online interaction. Scholars have categorized rants, which contain emotional criticisms of something or someone, as "anti-social" ( Vrooman, 2002). However, scholars are moving away from universal interpretations of inappropriateness, and now engage in contextual analyses of online behavior. The present study examines a random sample of 330 text comments (drawn from a pool of 13,609 comments) that were posted across 35 rant videos on YouTube. Ranters describe numerous technical and social problems with the video-sharing site. But how are rant videos received on YouTube? Do commenters characterize them as inappropriate? Do rants stimulate productive discussion or do most commenters prefer to express emotional support for the ranter? Rather than displaying personal offense, numerous commenters discussed how problems with YouTube were being publicly revealed in video rants. Such issues are particularly relevant, as expectations about communicative norms are being proposed and contested in new media sites ( Markham, 2011). This study argues that under the right circumstances, ranting helps construct an emotional public sphere ( Lunt and Stenner, 2005) that generates discussion among similarly concerned YouTube participants about their online communicative rights and privileges. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

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