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3D shadows of 4D art

BY HENRY SEGERMAN
@ VOL 3 ON APR 02, 2019

Mathematics and Art might seem to be about as different as two disciplines can be. But they share an affinity for fictional worlds: both mathematicians and artists are permitted to ask "What if" questions, that aren't required to have anything to do with the real world. I'll try to explain a sculpture based on one of these questions: "What if space had more than three dimensions?"

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A collector of sounds

BY WALTER KELLY
@ VOL 3 ON APR 02, 2019

Nature, music, art, literature, architecture, and technology all serve as inspirations, setting craft into motion. Guitar is the principal medium of composition and expression. Learning begins and continues with listening and communing in a vocational manner. Formal studies establish the language and practical application. My name is Walter Kelly. I am a collector of sounds.

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Tending the Roots and Closing the Loops

BY MARY RICHELLE WILSON
@ VOL 3 ON APR 02, 2019

Mary Richelle Wilson delves into her creative process and life philosophy, as she builds a picture of the personal ethic that she strives to apply in all areas of her life. She actively pursues in her own life the beauty that nature inspires, a healthy human connection to our home (the earth as a whole and the local ecosystems), sustainable life choices, intentional community and relationships, self-expression; and above all, personal growth. She finds great significance in the innumerable connections that bind us all together, and goes about life with the intention of being part of and creating strong, mutually beneficial, bonds with other creatives through a patient and sustainable path toward deep and meaningful relationships in localized communities.

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Deep Magic

BY NICHOLAS NELSON
@ VOL 3 ON APR 02, 2019

The power of place and people is transcendent. Experimental juxtapositions of the two provide unique opportunities for growth. This relationship is explored traveling rim to rim through the Grand Canyon in the company Woody Guthrie, with help from Robert Zimmerman.

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the words in my head

BY KIM TOSCANO HOLMES
@ VOL 3 ON APR 02, 2019

We begin with chaos, the incessant drumming of a restless mind. A journey through emotion follows – feeling to the nth degree. Deconstruction seeks order in the confusion. Negotiation hatches a sense of reconciliation. Words emerge, carrying a fresh understanding and myriad new questions. This, for me, is writing.

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The Product Design Journey

BY DAVID JUSTIS
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

As and Industrial Designer, David Justis is part of a relatively rare breed of creative professionals. For the past ten years he’s provided vision and design direction for the overall look of Kicker’s after-market car audio, home & personal, marine and powersports audio. Through empathy, observation, ideation, concept development, an understanding of materials and process, and copious amounts of sketching, David helps bridge the gap between engineering and aesthetics, which plays an integral role in creating a cohesive look for product lines that reflect a strong brand identity.

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Color and Music

BY RYAN HENDRIX
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Ryan Hendrix is the founder of Stillwater based indie rock band Colourmusic. The band has released three albums, “F, Monday, Orange, February, Venus, Lunatic 1 or 13” (2008), “My____ is pink” (2011), and “May You Marry Rich” (2014). Colourmusic's forthcoming album “Swimsuit” is set to be released 2/4/19. Ryan Hendrix is also a lecturer in the music business program at ACM@UCO.

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Joining paths: materials and music

BY MARTHA AVRETT
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Martha Williford Avrett is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and studied opera at the Manhattan School. She sang leading roles as a classical mezzo-soprano at Houston Grand Opera. Marriage brought her to Stillwater where she found master teacher, metalsmith Chris Ramsay. She taught 3D design and beginning jewelry at OSU and assisted at Penland and Haystack School of Crafts. Two performances as soloist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic brought her back into music. Presently she teaches classical voice in the OSU Department of Music.

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Func Emp Bio Design

BY ADITYA JAYADAS
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Aditya Jayadas is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Design, Housing & Merchandising at OSU. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with a Human Factors and Ergonomics emphasis from Texas Tech University in 2013. He is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and American Society of Biomechanics. He teaches Problem Solving Strategies, Research Methods, Wicked Problems, Empathic Design, and Anthropometry & Ergonomics in Design. His research interests include: falls in older individuals, low back pain in police officers and blood flow issues with prolonged sitting. When he is not teaching or doing research, he likes to spend time in nature, watch football and basketball, and cook.

Collaborators: Adriana Petrova, Semra Peksoz and Mihyun Kang

Sketches: Blakelee Stowers

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The Power of Constraints

BY STAN CARROLL
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Living and breathing a digital 3D design-centric career which stretches well beyond the typical domain of an architect, Stan Carroll, a 25-year practitioner, regularly tests the limits of form and function. His work spans from the design ideas to the hands-on fabrication within the domains of furniture design, building design, urban place making, and large public art. In 2009 Carroll was surprised by a seemingly trivial decision to learn computer coding. This decision ultimately transformed his career in the most profound way. By providing access to complex 3D forms previously inaccessible with 20th-century tools his entire design process was redefined. For the past ten years, Carroll has taken advantage of the new found computational methodologies in a variety of ground breaking works of public art; the largest of which was created during his role as co-designer on the award-winning SkyDance Pedestrian Bridge in Oklahoma City.
Once the bridge was completed, Carroll found himself in what seemed like a computational desert. Inspired by the new possibilities offered by computation, Carroll could recognize an even greater potential of these new tools but without other nearby collaborators in the computational field, he found himself unable to move beyond the initial plateau. Not deterred by the current environment, as a lifelong learner, Carroll moved to develop his computational design skills further by obtaining a master’s degree at age 53 in London in a computational design program.
Since returning to Oklahoma, Carroll completed a four hear stint teaching undergraduate design studios and computation at OSU School of Architecture. He continues to pursue public art and is currently completing the construction phase of a $2.3 million memorial for a World War II hero in Waco, Texas which he won in a design competition among 26 other competitors. The Doris Miller Memorial is scheduled to be completed by December 2018.

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Bricolage

BY YU TAKEBE
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Fresh off the boat. Born and raised in Japan. Yu Takebe started creating artworks in early ages, inspired by organic patterns, calligraphy, and Japanese folk arts. He enjoys finding new materials every time he moves to a new city with his wife.

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A Growing Passion

BY STEVE OWENS
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Steve Owens is a Nurseryman, Plant Hunter and Gardener. He holds BS and MS degrees in Horticulture from OSU and is a former Host, writer and producer of the popular TV program, Oklahoma Gardening. Steve is the author of ‘Best Garden Plants for Oklahoma’ and frequently lectures at gardening venues throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states. He and his wife Ruth are the owners of Bustani Plant Farm, a specialty nursery in Stillwater that grows and offers unique out-of-the-ordinary plants.

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