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Archives: Cogswell Guest

From time to time, Cogswell invites guests to post contributions to Perspectives. Their biographical information can be found on the contributed articles.

Tamryn Spruill explains how working with other creative minds keeps the artistic fires burning. In addition to teaching at Cogswell, Tamryn is a contributing writer/editor at Golden State of Mind and her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Mask magazine, and other publications. In 2012, she founded Robocup Press, an indie publisher of hybrid/cross-genre books […]

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Dustin Aber teaches 3D Modeling, both in Cogswell’s traditional sculpture studio and digitally. His students consistently rave that the value of the lessons they learn in one helps them improve in the other. He often consults with startups and major studios alike. Video games have huge budgets and sex appeal, but all these games are based on rules […]

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Douglas Thomas is a professor at the Iovine-Young Academy within USC. He has been Cogswell’s commencement speaker and shares an appreciation for many of the influences at play here. This piece first appeared on his Medium blog. I have been a professor at a major institution of higher learning for almost three decades. For the past […]

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Cathy Davidson’s new book is a manifesto on teaching students — and institutions — how to survive and thrive in the digital age. This review by Colleen Flaherty first appeared via “Inside Higher Ed”. In it, the author argues that mainstream approaches to higher education have become increasingly out of touch with a rapidly changing world. At Cogswell, where […]

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Brett Berhoff is an entrepreneur and influencer. He is sought after by corporations and individuals for his innovative thought leadership and strategic expertise. After a recent visit, he commented, “Cogswell is a fascinating place.  I was impressed by the variety of creative outlets available to students coupled with their ability to cross over to other disciplines.” […]

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This article by Luis Cataldi originally appeared in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine news section. It has been lightly edited. All images courtesy of unrealengine.com. New for SIGGRAPH 2017 was the VR Film Jam, where teams were invited to submit finished linear animated shorts, along with one-page treatments detailing how they would turn their work into an interactive VR […]

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This podcast episode originally appeared in Marketplace, produced by Lizzie O’Leary and Eliza Mills. It features Connor Moore, who is a musician who does sound design for brands — he’s worked with Amazon, Paypal and Uber Rush — and joined Marketplace Weekend to talk about the power of sonic branding… Sonic branding is like a billboard […]

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In addition to her adjunct faculty role at Cogswell and writing for Teen Vogue, Tamryn Spruill looks at sports from a unique perspective. This article was originally published by Golden State of Mind | Vox Media. The following version is lightly edited… The Golden State Warriors have won two NBA Championships in three consecutive NBA Finals against […]

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Cogswell student Keith Larsen is an audio engineer and artist. Known as an audiovisual architect, he builds from the depths of his imagination to create a whole new experience for his international audience. When asked how music mirrors the visual arts, Keith says he chooses silence as his canvas. The following Faces In Places image […]

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