A Week of Engagement in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

As part of my research and engagement scholarship, I attended the 2018 Engagement Scholarship Consortium in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past semester. The conference supports a range of engagement research that focuses on university-community partnerships—partnerships that build and strengthen diverse communities for residents. The types of projects represented at the conference cross many boundaries of specialties from conserving environmental…… Continue reading A Week of Engagement in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

A weekend in Michigan: Exhibitions, Robots, and MSU

A few weeks ago, I made my first trip to Michigan and traveled from Detroit to East Lansing to visit my collaborator, Rebecca Tegtmeyer at Michigan State University. She and I have been working together remotely since 2013 researching design collaboration & technology, and have been developing collaborative drawing robots since about 2015. You can…… Continue reading A weekend in Michigan: Exhibitions, Robots, and MSU

Exploring the Wild and Weird on Vancouver Island with Design Inquiry

  Traveling to West Bamfield on Vancouver Island is no easy feat. The trip took two days, but well worth the journey. After flying into Vancouver on Friday evening, I met up with my robot-making design collaborator, Rebecca Tegtmeyer, and we took the Skytrain downtown to our hotel. Nick Liadis, a fellow Design Inquiry (DI)-er,…… Continue reading Exploring the Wild and Weird on Vancouver Island with Design Inquiry

Design, Dumplings, and Deities: A Week-long Voyage to Hong Kong

Last fall, I attended the Cumulus Conference in Hong Kong to present my work on an open model of community engagement in social design. The conference, hosted by HKDI (Hong Kong Design Institute) in Kowloon was five days long, including an opening exhibition and reception (on Monday), followed by three days of keynote speakers in the morning…… Continue reading Design, Dumplings, and Deities: A Week-long Voyage to Hong Kong

Racconti dalla città bellissima di Roma, Italia

Tales from the very beautiful city of Roma, Italy: Traveling to Italy this spring may be one of the top 2017 highlights for the year.

A Photographic Logbook of our Fantastical Family Adventures in Scotland

We had more things on our to-do list then we could have accomplished in a week, yet we were still able to see and experience a great range of Edinburgh’s history and culture, natural landscape, architecture, art, shopping, and more.