Zebras on Iridescent and Clear Acrylic!

This blog post was written by MakerSpace TA Michelle Tabansi Michelle Tabansi is a multimedia artist majoring in IDM. When she is not doing school work, she usually spends her time creating digital illustrations and working on motion graphics projects. For this MakerSpace TA project, clear and iridescent acrylic were engraved with an image of zebras using the Epilog Fusion Laser Cutter and Adobe Illustrator.  I was inspired to turn my digital artwork into a…

How to Transform the Written Word!

This post was written by Leigh Fisher, the winner of the October MakerSpace Mini Grant. Design Process I’ve been grappling with the intersection of art and poetry for as long as I’ve been a writer. Even now, as a student studying Integrated Digital Media at the Tandon School of Engineering, I’m fascinated by how stories can be brought to life when combined with digital art. I’m still a writer at heart and a devout book…

2021 Design Week: Designing Waste Out Recap

The Design Lab at the NYU MakerSpace recently held its Design Week, a week of events focused on a critical aspect of design. For the second year in a row, the team decided to focus on sustainability. Design Week 2021: Designing Waste Out was all about taking action and reducing waste. All of this year’s events were virtual and the week was packed with talks, workshops, and a panel. NYU students working on sustainability focused…
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Sustainability @ NYU: BioDesign

Annick Saralegui is a Gallatin Senior studying the intersection of design, microbiology, and sustainability through her concentration “Environmental Design for the Regenerative Economy.” In her most recent endeavor, she founded a climate science, culture, biology and design magazine known as “Symbiont.” This blog post and video are a part of Design Week 2021: Designing Waste Out, presented by Design Lab @ NYU MakerSpace. Design Week is an annual week of events focused on a critical aspect of design.…
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Sustainability @ NYU: Fishel Aquaponics

Project and blog post by E.J. and E.W. Aquaponic farming produces environmentally sustainable food by leveraging natural relationships between water, fish, and plants. In an aquaponic system, water from a fish tank is cycled through a vegetable bed. The fish waste in this water provides organic fertilizer to the plants; as the roots absorb the fish waste, they purify the water for the fish. In contrast to conventional agriculture, a well-designed aquaponic system requires no…
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