Art Center in the news, August – September 2013

by October 8th, 2013

Mego Lin and Jon Jon Augustavo on the set of "Same Love." Photo by Craig Nisperos.

Art Center students, faculty, alumni and staff have been busy racking up awards, giving interviews and making news. Here is a selection of some recent coverage.

MTV.com, “Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Smash Hip-Hop Competition With VMA Knockout”
Two music videos directed by Art Center alum Jon Jon Agustavo with cinematography by Grad Film student Mego Lin earned some shiny Moonmen awards at the 2013 Video Music Awards.

SciArt in America
October issue featuring ACCD faculty Lita Albuquerque's Stellar Suspension (from OBSERVE, Williamson Gallery, 2008) on the cover and a 4-page interview with Williamson Gallery director Stephen Nowlin.

Pasadena Star-News, “Art Center expands in Pasadena’s Innovation Corridor”
Larry Wilson's column discusses Art Center’s South Campus expansion plans and mentions tour with Fred Fehlau and conversation with Media Design Practices faculty member Elizabeth Chin and the Uganda field project.

Solidsmack.com, “After School Smack: Jason McGinnity of Art Center College of Design”
Transportation Design student Jason McGinnity interviewed.

Voice of America, “College Students Spark Creativity in Kids”
Art Center students team up with students from Stanford to bring creativity and design workshops to children across America.

Core77, “Core77 Design Awards 2013 Honorees: Transportation, Part Two”
Includes Product Design student Della Tosin’s prosthetic leg swimwear design and JJ Hwang’s agricultural vehicle design.

Fast Company, “5 Invaluable Tips Designers Can Learn From Waiting Tables”
Article by alumnus Geoff Ledford.

LA.Streetsblog, “Roads We Walk: Jovenes Inc and Art Center College of Design”
Graduate Media Design Practices Field students use design to tell a story that reframes preconceived narratives of homelessness, in partnership with Jovenes, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services for homeless youth in Boyle Heights.

Wired, “Design Fiction: Prophesy Program at Art Center College of Design”
Nice words from Bruce Sterling about Media Design Practices' project mapping the metaphysics of predicting the future.

Geek.com, “Microsoft is dreaming up new touch covers for Surface tablets”
Art Center students team with Microsoft on a DesignStorm aimed at conceiving new “blades” attachments for Surface tablets.

New York Times, “CarLab Mixes Natural Gas and Gasoline for More Efficient Vehicle”
Article about Transportation Design faculty member Eric Noble’s CarLab.

Sacramento Bee, “3D printers poised to redo the way we shop"
David Cawley interviewed in article about 3D printers.

Marketplace, “Yahoo: New logo, same as the old?”
Faculty member Petrula Vrontikis quoted.

Variety, “Where Celebs, Bizzers Got Schooled in Cinema”

The American Society of Cinematographers, “Affonso Beato, ASC, ABC Takes to the Skies”
Art Center Film faculty member Affonso Beato gets his pilot’s license and talks about teaching at Art Center.

GlobalGiving, “Childhood Burns Decrease by 46% Thanks, COANIQUEM”
Discusses Art Center’s Designmatters involvement in Coaniquem project.

The California Report, “Using Children's Books to Combat Gun Violence”
Article about and audio segment about Designmatters’ “Uncool: The Anti-Gun Violence Project.”

Coverage of Art Center's Formula E Races
China Daily, “Beijing design students win grand prize”
Article on the Formula E races quoting Lorne Buchman, Andy Ogden and judge Eric Gradman of Two Bit Circus.
Pasadena Journal, "PCC Races to the Top in This Year's Formula E Challenge"
Pasadena City College Flickr, Set of 38 photos: Art Center's Formula E 2013

Coverage of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Project
Los Angeles Times, “Pasadena City Council approves Armenian genocide monument”
The Pasadena City Council gave unanimous approval for a public memorial commemorating the Armenian genocide of 1915 in Memorial Park designed by Catherine Menard, an Art Center student.
Pasadena Star News, “Pasadena Council unanimously approves Armenian Genocide Memorial in Memorial Park”

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