Automata Design

Automata Design with the basic mission to design a range of high impact contemporary light shades that are accessible and affordable. This model is called the “Novalite” and is one of the more complex pieces. It’s constructed of 72 interlocking pieces. It’s inspired by snowflakes, sea urchins, and complex forest seeds–it shines a kaleidoscope type pattern. The lights are all shipped flat and you assemble …

Living in a Box

Last year, German design firm Transalpin conceived a way to pass electricity through wood and named it Wood.e. The 12V current doesn't actually pass though the wood; there's conductive material layered in to the plywood. This year, they created Living In a Box (above) as an example of how this innovative material could be applied. Normally separate pieces, chairs, tables, lamps and shelves, are integrated …

Retro Redux: A 24 Hour Game Design Jam

Retro Redux, which is a 24 hour game design jam that took place at Parsons School of Design and was sponsored by Atari. Teams from different schools in the area competed to make as many games as they wanted within the alloted time frame in the style of the Atari 2600 and 7800. Awards were given for Best Sound, Best Visuals, Most Innovative, and, of …