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Scott Sheppard
Cypress, Texas
http://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/about-the-author.html
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Yesterday I visited the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Scottsdale, Arizona. The MIM features every kind of musical instrument imaginable — the kind of instruments played every day by people worldwide. Although the exhibits share the rich diversity and history... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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graphic courtesy of Autodesk Senior Experience Designer, Marsha Leverock At Autodesk, we are inspired by a better world designed and made for all. Our mission is to empower innovators with design and make technology so they can achieve the new... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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photo courtesy of Christian Epting As a Todd Rundgren fan for 48 years, I have been attending streaming versions of his concerts over the last few days. Todd Rundgren is conducting a virtual tour. He is performing 25 shows from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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With the pandemic in full swing, I have been watching Todd Rundgren's virtual Clearly Human tour that is being streamed from Chicago. This tour draws heavily from Todd's Nearly Human album, and the show ends with the album-closing song with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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[Editor's note: This is a repost of an article from 07/22/2019 with an update for the Autodesk Construction Cloud.] Autodesk serves three industries: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Product Design and Manufacturing (PD&M) Entertainment and Media (E&M) More and more,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk serves three primary industries: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Product Design and Manufacturing (PD&M) Media and Entertainment (M&E) I have mentioned this before, and I'll say it again. Our position is that these industries are converging: Customers who make... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Our team at Autodesk is called Strategic Foresight. We help identify and articulate long-term forces of change and their implications shaping the future for Autodesk and our customers. As Strategic Foresight, we do not attempt to offer definitive answers about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk University (AU) is a set of events in various countries where Autodesk customers come to learn about technology and take classes on how to use Autodesk products and services. We have an upcoming event in Las Vegas on November... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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For Christmas, my wife got me the book, Stuff Every American Should Know, by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese, published by Quirk Books in 2012. One chapter explains where Mount Rushmore came from. IMAGINE South Dakota's official historian, Doane Robinson,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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For Christmas, my wife got me the book, Stuff Every American Should Know, by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese, published by Quirk Books in 2012. An early chapter addresses the question of who invented blue jeans. As early as the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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For Christmas, my wife got me the book, Stuff Every American Should Know, by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese, published by Quirk Books in 2012. One chapter explains why we all yell "Geronimo!" when we jump from even the smallest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab
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For Christmas, my wife got me the book, Stuff Every American Should Know, by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese, published by Quirk Books in 2012. One of the chapters answers the question, why do we have fireworks on the Fourth... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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For Christmas, my wife got me the book, Stuff Every American Should Know, by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese, published by Quirk Books in 2012. An early chapter addresses the question of what's the difference between a Pilgrim and a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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For Christmas, my wife got me the book, Stuff Every American Should Know, by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese, published by Quirk Books in 2012. One of the chapters answers the question, why do we have fireworks on the Fourth... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Enlarge For Christmas, my wife got me the book, Stuff Every American Should Know, by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese, published by Quirk Books in 2012. The second chapter highlights the differences between the Declaration of Independence and the United... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Enlarge For Christmas, my wife got me the book, Stuff Every American Should Know, by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese, published by Quirk Books in 2012. The first chapter reminds me of my grade school education, where students learn how... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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At Autodesk, our mission is to empower innovators with design and make technology so they can achieve the new possible, and together, anything is possible. The holidays are alive in the lab. Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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When I started this blog in April 2007, it was about showcasing free technology previews that were available via Autodesk Labs. Hence the name, It's Alive in the Lab. For some years now, it's about showcasing Autodesk technology. Despite the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Through a generous offer from getAbstract during the pandemic, I found that Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World is a creativity book by Adam Grant. It was inspired by his missed opportunity to invest in eyeglass maker, Warby Parker. Warby... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Christmas 2020 Dear friends and relatives, 2020 will universally be marked by the all-consuming pandemic, but for us, the year will also be remembered for a joyous addition to our family. Steven got a dog. And, oh yeah, Stephanie and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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I am on my sabbatical from work until December 2. To celebrate the birth of our first grandchild, my wife and I are staying with our daughter, son-in-law, and new grandson in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to my sabbatical, I had... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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While we await the birth of our first grandchild, we are staying at the Guesthouse Hotel in Chicago. Our room has a kitchen, so parents-to-be, Blake and Stephanie, brought us groceries in the morning. We took advantage of that with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk serves three industries: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Product Design and Manufacturing Media and Entertainment We find that how people in these industries do things are becoming more alike and that their supply chains are starting to intersect. It's quite... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Autodesk Point of View is our Autodesk internal provocative op-ed, published monthly by our Strategic Foresight team, where we discuss the big ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our customers and our business in the next 10... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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At Autodesk, we're researching how people learn because we want to make our software easier to learn. We have found that people want to do to learn instead of learn to do. In other words, they don't want to spend... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab