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January 21, 2015

Andrew Cortez

Hi! My name is Andrew Cortez from the Dallas office and I get the honor of being a part of the HKS Xchange program in London. Along the way I will try to capture London through the senses, from the smells, sounds, sights, tastes, and the feel of the city. Here we go!

May 17, 2013

You are invited to attend the Dallas Premiere of Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio with special guest Deedie Rose.

August 9, 2010

Here’s a new way to recycle your old coat hangers! Create art! Scottish artist, David Mach, is doing just that. Now the only question remains where will you display the giant polar bear?

July 8, 2010

After watching this video I couldn’t help but visit the LEGO website to indulge in my memories for a bit. I came across the LEGO Digital Designer program. It’s essentially a Building Information Modeling program for LEGOs. I was impressed with the software. Sketchup is probably the most similar software I can compare it to. Tip: to rotate the bricks use your keyboard arrows, it took me a bit to figure that out. Every brick you can imagine is there, even the people and palm trees. Have fun!

June 24, 2010

Have you ever watched those intense Christmas light shows in a residential neighborhood that are programmed to be in sync to music? Random International out of London has designed a new interactive light sculpture that is quite similar. It has made its debut at Art Basel 2010 and is called SWARM LIGHT. Watch the video all the way through with your headphones on to understand the full effect.

March 23, 2010

This year at the Academy Awards there was one entry in the animated shorts film that has drawn a lot of attention. Make sure you check out the short film Logorama. EVERYTHING in this entire film is made out of existing logos, from the buildings to the main characters. There is a trailer available on the idsgn blog, and with some inventive searching you can find the entire film. You can also purchase it on iTunes.

March 11, 2010

From the sketchbook of Jack Ford.

February 9, 2010

A time-lapse digital model by Aaron Koblin, showing the paths of air traffic over North America during roughly a 28-hour period.