Travel

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

    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 […] Read more

  • Horn Island 34: A Personal Mindquest to Meet the Magic Hour, Let go of Distractions, and Coexist with Nature

    Horn Island 34: A Personal Mindquest to Meet the Magic Hour, Let go of Distractions, and Coexist with Nature

    An Islander’s adventure in self-discovery and why all you need in life is a knife, rope, zipties, and duct tape. Read more

  • A weekend in Michigan: Exhibitions, Robots, and MSU

    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 […] Read more

  • Exploring the Wild and Weird on Vancouver Island with Design Inquiry

    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, […] Read more

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

    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 […] Read more

  • Racconti dalla città bellissima di Roma, Italia

    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. Read more

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