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Featured Presentation

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Molly Ward

Manager at The Farm Patch, The Farm Patch in Bryan

Wild at Heart

PRESENTED ON NOV 27, 2018
IN BRYAN @ VOL 17

Molly Hagan-Ward knows from experience, that once you start wondering about what all the wild plants around you have to offer, you never stop! Let her encourage you to learn about the abundance that the earth is constantly providing. Whether outside your own front door, at work, or at your local park, there is green magic around every corner!

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Personal Space & Involvements

BY RODNEY HILL
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 24, 2019

Dr. Jorge Vanegas provides the voice to Rodney Hill's research on personal space in the US, international personal space and involvement theory.

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An Architect's Non-Architecture

BY WEILING HE
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 24, 2019

What can an architect do besides design buildings?  Can explorations alongside, or even outside, Architecture inform one’s understanding of the discipline?  By sharing a series of projects, Weiling He hopes to elicit your curiosity, discovery, and ultimately, a simple intimacy with how the “architectural” can be other than itself.

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Creative Conservation

BY DAVID WOODCOCK
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 24, 2019

Interventions to the form and use of existing buildings are inevitable, as is the need for change. Preservationists “manage change wisely,” and as such are really Conservationists.  Creativity is as essential to heritage conservation as it is to the creation of new work. Indeed, it is arguable that to be a curator of built heritage as well as a creator of interventions requires greater skill and insight.

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Finding the Future: Data for Smart Contracts in Design & Construction

BY HASSAN ANIFOWOSE
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 24, 2019

Hassan Anifowose highlights significant moments on his journey to improve project delivery in the construction industry. His ongoing research at the Department of Architecture in Texas A&M University focuses on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Blockchain Technology. He discusses how data will provide the framework for enhanced stakeholder participation on design and construction projects.

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Dismissed to Developed

BY SHANIELLE VEAZIE
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 24, 2019

Shanielle Veazie will share an encouraging personal story of perseverance after being dismissed from college. Dismissal from college led her to become employed by the Texas A&M College of Architecture. She will also share her growth while being employed by the College, the things she is involved within the College and the support she has received during her time there.

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Shards of Memory: A Mishmash of Conjecture

BY TONY OKOROMADU
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 04, 2019

Random everyday objects and events that prompt a throwback to some experience in Tony Okoromadu's life, provoking deeper introspection than would have been expected.

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Advances in Onsite Wastewater Treatment

BY RYAN GERLICH
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 04, 2019

Onsite wastewater treatment system is really a fancy term for what's better known as a septic system. These systems account for roughly 20% of the wastewater treatment infrastructure in Texas. Ryan Gerlich’s presentation will provide an overview of onsite wastewater treatment technologies, and how these systems have evolved over the years. He'll also discuss the advances toward water reuse to meet the growing demand as Texas' population continues to grow.

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The Genocidal Artificial Intelligence is a Red Herring

BY MATTHEW HURLEY
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 04, 2019

Sci-fi has warned us for decades of the danger posed by a super-intelligent computer network. H.A.L., Replicants, WOPR, Skynet, The Matrix, and others paint a bleak future for careless AI development… But none of these bear even the slightest resemblance to real AI, nor do any of them discuss the current problems that AI is already creating. Let’s dispel some of the superstition and address the real danger.

 

BRYAN Blog

City Focus: Bryan

Quaint and charming Southwestern US city Bryan, Texas shines under the spotlight in this week's City Focus. Known for their lovely and warm subtropical climate, the city is burning hot with creativity! With their 20th volume coming up this week, let's all celebrate Bryan's creative class around the globe! With so much more creativity to come - be sure to check out their PechaKucha Night City Page for presentations and other cool content. Happy 20th!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Carol LaFayette

    Carol LaFayette is Director of the Texas A&M Institute for Applied Creativity, a forum for collaborators across domains and disciplines intent on creating a radiant future. She's an artist who works with scientists to invent unique ways to experience interconnections of flora, fauna, and phenomena in rural areas. She co-founded the NSF-supported Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts, and Design (SEAD), that has also been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Smithsonian Institution. Her artwork is in collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. She has exhibited her work worldwide, including LAB '11, Sweden; SIGGRAPH; Zebra Poetry on Film, Berlin; Filmstock, UK; and Solomon Projects, Atlanta. Reviews of her artwork have been published in "BBC Technology News," "Chronicle of Higher Education" and "Wired."

  • Jennifer Robertson

    Coordinator at Institute for Applied Creativity, Texas A&M University; Writer, director, actor, classic film blogger, jewelry designer, nail art addict, mother.

  • Marie Marchand

    Marie works for Advent GX, a Community and Economic Development company in Downtown Bryan. She supports entrepreneurship and innovation. She is from Belgium; she loves traveling, meeting new friends, going for walks and listening to great stories.