Drones: This Watch Watches You – Wearable Electronics

From UC San Diego - This Week: It seems almost quaint to think of the days when talk of drones was limited to clandestine armed forces operations. Today, drones seem to be everywhere—from the military to the marketplace, in public parks and on the White...

ArtPower Director Jordan Peimer Introduces Innovative Artists to Campus

Jordan Peimer. Photo by Keita FunakawaOctober highlights include Huang Yi’s robot-inspired dance performance and Brian Eno’s “Music for Airports” In his first year with ArtPower, Jordan Peimer spent a lot of time in the audience, watching performances through the eyes of students and community members. He...

UC San Diego Artists Play Big Role in ‘Without Walls’ Festival

HEDDA'ING, created by San Diego-based performer/choreographer and UC San Diego M.F.A. candidate Sam Mitchell, with Norway-based dance theatre artists Siri Jondtvedt and Snelle Hall, set around artist Do Ho Suh’s “Fallen Star” sculpture, as part of 2013 WoW Festival. Photo: Jim Carmody. Faculty, students and alumni...

Honda “Paper” by PES

PES's new film for Honda. Dozens of animators and illustrators, thousands of original drawings, and four months of work. Everything in the film is done by hand and shot in camera....

Why STEAM Matters

The Art of Applying STEM: Why STEAM Matters “The first principle of architectural beauty is that the essential lines of a constructionbe determined by a perfect appropriateness to its use.” Gustave Eiffel (designer of the Eiffel Tower) Trying to Fly When the Dashboard Gets in the Way “You are cleared for...

Linking Art, Culture, Commerce and Through Technology, the World

John M. Eger Become a fanDirector of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy Last week, a new effort called #CONNECTTHEWORLD was announced in full page ads in all the major...

GREEN STEAM

High school student Pierre combined biology, math, economics, and more to transform his campus greenhouse into a sustainable aquaponic system that provides fresh vegetables for the cafeteria. More Green STEAM at Green STEAM Communities ...

The Arts Effect: How STEM Becomes STEAM

By Ruth Catchen Argument and discussion abound over what STEAM might be. Some of the conversation is civil, while other comments sound more like educators who are staking out their turf, worried that their  favorite discipline will get short shrift. Here’s what I think: STEAM, or as...

Scientific Poetry: The Benefits of Cross-curricular Lesson Plans

By Monica Fuglei In 2001, I was a poet with writer’s block and without metaphors. As I browsed the shelves of my local bookstore, I picked up a text that shifted my paradigms as a writer: a children’s physics question and answer book. Over the course of...