Monthly Archives: June 2009

Empire State Building Sustainability

Built during the Great Depression, the Empire State Building symbolizes America’s limitless potential. Today the building is undergoing a major sustainability retrofit to become a leading example of economic and environmental revitalization.

Consulting, design, and construction partners Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI), Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), recently completed an 8 month modeling and analysis project which will save 38 percent of the building’s energy and $4.4 million annually.

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Recycled Billboard Vinyl Becomes Public Art

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Was Einstein a Designer? Relatively, No.

In his recent post, “Design is Too Important to be Left to Thinkers,” Robert Brunner made a good point about how every Tom, Dick, corporate strategist, and engineer is now calling himself a “design thinker.” This issue needs a deeper look.

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PieLab in Rural Alabama Serves Up Community, Understanding, and, Yes, Pie

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Crowdsourcing: What It Means for Innovation

A soured economy has prompted a boom in crowdsourcing, but this is a creative, efficient trend that will outlast the recession

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The Creative Academy is here!

Our  “school term” is starting in July. The Creative Academy brings together various creative modules and courses under one umbrella in terms of branding and marketing.

For the curriculum, TCA offers modules in the following subject areas within the Creative Industries

1.                  Comics

2.                  Architecture

3.                  Photography

4.                  Music

5.                  Film

6.                  Arts and Design (Graphics)

The focus of TCA emphasises on the process of learning through applications and experiences rather than on rote academic learning or knowledge building. Students will take part in a process of creation that will result in an output or outlet. Each module allows students to participate in the actual process of creation in real time and real space, i.e. the work and contributions that they put in will go towards the final realization of a “product” to be introduced into the market.

More than just learning, TCA will also create platforms within the modules to help promote the students as well as their works in creating a database of portfolios that can be accessed by public. Thus, the Academy acts as a conduit or directory that highlight the expertise of the alumni.

If you are interested to participate as a student or organisation please contact Chris Koh at Chris_KOH@nlb.gov.sg

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