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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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Autodesk customers use our platform to make places (e.g., buildings, infrastructure), things (e.g., cars, phones, furniture), and experiences (e.g., movies, games, TV). Autodesk customers can #MakeAnything. Showing off is alive in the lab. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2024 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 Apr 3, 2024 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Rock Boat is the world’s largest floating music festival. Bands perform concerts as the boat travels. The destinations (Key West and Costa Maya this year) are less important than the journey (live music). Here are the shows we saw... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2024 at It is Alive in the Lab
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According to the law of averages, on Sunday, February 4, we might have exhausted our year’s worth of first-world problems. Crummy Boarding Position 8:30 am – On the cab ride from The Rock Boat to the airport, even though we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2024 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Merry Christmas. I am a member of the Strategic Foresight team at Autodesk. The Strategic Foresight team explores future scenarios in a STEEP (Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, and Political) framework to identify drivers of emerging themes and patterns, and how... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2023 at It is Alive in the Lab
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If nothing else, 2023 was stirring. The Earth unleashed a devastating earthquake in Turkey-Syria, wildfires raged in Hawaii and Canada, and record rain displaced millions of people in northeastern China. The wars between Ukraine/Russia and Israel/Hamas only added to destruction... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2023 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Christmas 2023 Dear friends and relatives, The big news is that Steven got married. Our family is thrilled to welcome Kate, Scarlett (age 13), Penelope (age 11), and Dutch (age 10) into the Sheppard family. We had a fabulous celebration... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2023 at It is Alive in the Lab
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What are possible futures the world may face in the next 20 years? Comprising global thinkers and doers from science, design, diplomacy, and more, Autodesk catalyzed the formation of Aspen Digital’s Foresight Group which produced some forward-focused insights. These insights... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2023 at It is Alive in the Lab
We are big SharePoint and Teams users at Autodesk. I have been using the Teams Wiki integartion to take notes. In June, the Wiki integration is going away and is being replaced by Notes. So I will become a Notes user very soon.
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When I was majoring in computer science at the University of Lousiana in Lafayette, I was a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). One of our ACM meetings was attended by Captain Grace Hopper (she had not earned... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2023 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Enlarge Autodesk serves three industries: Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO) Product Design and Manufacturing (PD&M) Media and Entertainment (M&E) More and more, we find that these industries are converging: Autodesk customers who make buildings (AECO) are starting to behave... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2023 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Enlarge The Strategic Foresight team at Autodesk informs long-term decision-making by anticipating what might happen so the company and our customers can navigate change, seize opportunities, and mitigate risk. Our Forces of Change Program is an annual program that results... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2023 at It is Alive in the Lab
The series photos at the end are not showing up for me in the blog post.
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Materials to make things are evolving from non-living to living. [Materials list from The Future of Making by Tom Wujec] Full Disclosure: Although I don't know Amy Webb, I know Andrew Hessel from his days at Autodesk. Autodesk customers design... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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I am old enough to remember a time when entertainment on an airplane was provided by the airline. A flight attendant would walk down the aisle offering passengers a chance to rent a pair of headphones. The passenger would hand... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Sources for the charts: openknowledge.worldbank.org macrotrends.net unstats.un.org As a global company, we at Autodesk look at the needs for housing and infrastructure around the globe. We have found that: Urbanization With over half the world’s population already living in cities,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Data sources for the charts: Stockholm Resilience Centre Our World in Data: Annual CO2 Emissions Our World in Data: Outdoor Air Pollution "Save the Planet" is a misnomer. Whether the result of human activity or natural long-term planetary cycles, planet... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
Thank you for that bot of fascinating information. Hopefully there will also be some type of biological enhancement for humans that will allow us to withstand greater G forces.
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image source: Wikipedia I am on the Strategic Foresight team at Autodesk. The Strategic Foresight team informs long-term decision-making by anticipating what might happen so the company and our customers can navigate change, seize opportunities, and mitigate risk. We apply... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Rendering of an electric concept car showing airstreams. Designed using Alias and rendered in VRED. It would be a shame if society moved to electric vehicles, resulting in clean air, but we buried ourselves in toxic mountains of used, dead... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Yesterday I gave my first tour of the reimagined and remodeled Autodesk Gallery. With my relocation to Texas and the pandemic, I had not given a tour in three years. Let's just say, "I was rusty." The Autodesk Gallery showcases... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk empowers innovators with design and make technology so they can achieve the new possible. They say "life begins at 40." Well, we at Autodesk are about to find out. Autodesk was founded by John Walker 40 years ago today.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2022 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) Our position is that these industries are converging: Customers who make buildings (AEC) are starting to behave more like customers who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Happy New Year to all of our customers and partners. Thanks to everyone who shares an interest in Autodesk technology. Your experience shapes our technology. Celebration is alive in the lab. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2022 at It is Alive in the Lab
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While living in California, I learned to become a wine drinker. Now that I live in Texas, I am learning about Bourbon. I went to my first Bourbon tasting event last night. I was so intrigued by the wide selection... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2021 at It is Alive in the Lab