Stanford students present their self-designed, self-manufactured creations

Students spent the quarter building sports equipment, consumer goods, education and health devices, agricultural tools and everything in between. Serving students from diverse academic backgrounds, the Product Realization Lab allows users to design and manufacture most anything imaginable. Meet the Makers is an event that allows students the opportunity to show off their projects with…

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Photo gallery from the Stanford Arts trip to Menlo Park’s Pace Gallery for teamLab’s stunning exhibition

Two weeks ago, Stanford Arts shuttled students over to Menlo Park's Pace Gallery for a mid-quarter study break.

Two weeks ago, Stanford Arts shuttled students over to Menlo Park’s Pace Gallery for a mid-quarter study break. This is where teamLab, a Tokyo-based collective of artists, engineers and designers, has set up shop, displaying 20 digital works for its interactive and immersive exhibition, Living Digital Space and Future Parks. “I was very interested in…

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Our Favorite Mobile Device

An alum's bright idea for portable shelter became a beloved cultural fixture: the Airstream.

Long before the interstate highway system, before station wagons dotted the miles between Howard Johnson motor lodges, a Stanford alum put Americans on the road to almost anywhere they wanted to go. But as visionary as Wally Byam was, he never could have anticipated what his invention of the Airstream trailer would mean to U.S.…

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Spark! Grants: A Year in Photos 2014-15

From a rock band record release to Steve Reich, from Much Ado About Nothing to original, student-written musical theater, this year’s Spark! grant supported creative diversity across Stanford campus. These student groups, individuals, undergraduates, and graduates enliven the campus with their artistic endeavors. 2014-2015 Projects: SImps Workshops The Long Way Around The Benevolent Institution Proof…

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Congratulations 2014-15 graduates!

Go forward and remember the words of your Baccalaureate speaker and civil rights leader Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. who said that the world was calling out for you to realize your talents – not just for your own gain – but also to lift up those in whose shoes, but for the grace of God,…

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Unexpected intersections

These collaborations blur traditional boundaries and open new avenues for discovery and expression.

Far-flung collaborations flourish at Stanford: Physicists create dance performances, biologists and musicians expand our understanding of epilepsy, and engineers speed environmental research. This interdisciplinary environment springs from having strong science and humanities departments adjacent to a thriving arts district and is aided by research institutes that cross school and department lines. These collaborations blur traditional…

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Five-year digitization and inventory project at Cantor nears the finish line

Entire collection will be online to everyone this fall, allowing scholars and the public greater access to the encyclopedic collection and presenting the Cantor staff with a clear picture of the museum's holdings.

It has been picture day at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center five days a week for five years. Thousands of objects have posed for the camera in order to be included in an online database. The massive digitization and inventory project serves multiple purposes: access for students, faculty and other scholars; a clear assessment of what…

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Cantor wins prestigious media and technology award

Stanford, Calif., May 8, 2015 — The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University earned a 2015 Gold Muse Award from the American Alliance of Museums’ Media and Technology Professional Network. The Cantor won the Honeysett and Din Award for TandemArt, a software application created by recent Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) students Renee Bruner…

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Groundbreaking theater technology in the making

When Stanford’s Ram’s Head Theatrical Society presented Les Misérables last year, it wasn’t just the telling of a tale of love and the power of the human spirit. It was a demonstration of ingenuity. Lighting designer MATT LATHROP ’16, developed a digitally operated remote control follow spot for the production. “Rather than using a typical…

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Blooming Fibonacci

John Edmark's 3D printed sculptures.

These 3-D printed sculptures, called blooms, are designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º – the golden…

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Stanford d.school students ‘humanize’ a truck for a good cause

Stanford students get their hands dirty designing and rebuilding a truck to serve the specific needs of San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation.

The well-used delivery truck came with seats for two. Now it needed sturdy, safe seats for three people and a dog. And the passenger seat had to be removable so mechanics could maintain and repair the engine. That’s just one of dozens of design challenges that must be solved by Stanford students in the Humanize…

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Happy 2015!

Welcome to the new year!

We are looking forward to everything 2015 will bring in the arts at Stanford – new exhibitions at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford Live performances at Bing Concert Hall and beyond, engagement with the Anderson Collection at Stanford University – and of course the enormous variety of performances, events, exhibitions and programs put on by…

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‘Stanford in New York City’ to launch autumn 2015

Twenty undergraduate will take courses and work in internships in the arts, design, architecture and urban studies.

Stanford will accept applications in early December for the inaugural quarter of Stanford in New York City, an undergraduate program in which students will use the city as their laboratory – taking courses; working in internships in the arts, design, architecture and urban studies; going on field trips and attending cultural events. The program, designed…

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Windhover contemplation center now open

Stanford community daily hours are 11a.m to 11 p.m. with an I.D. card.

When visitors walk into Windhover, the first painting they’ll see is Big Red, a large abstract oil painting of a kestrel flying in a red sky, a work that artist Nathan Oliveira returned to again and again over the 25 years it stood in his studio. Oliveira, who died in 2010, was an internationally acclaimed…

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Stanford Engineering and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism announce Magic Grants to transform the world of media

Grants will fund eight groups of students, faculty and post-docs to develop media technologies that could transform how stories are discovered and told.

The David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation has awarded its 2014-2015 Magic Grants to eight teams of students, faculty, alumni and post-doctoral researchers from Columbia and Stanford universities to develop new technologies that could transform the way media content is produced, delivered and consumed. Offered annually, Magic Grants are made possible by…

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Stanford students learn to build their own bikes

One of the most popular courses run by the Product Realization Lab, ME 204 teaches students how to build bicycles, but also patience and project management.

In the summer of 2001, Ryan Connolly wanted to build a bicycle from scratch. Connolly, a master’s student majoring in manufacturing systems engineering, had met a master frame builder in Palo Alto and convinced him to come to the Product Realization Lab (PRL) and share his knowledge. That fall quarter, Connolly learned to design and…

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