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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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"Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination Take a look and you'll see into your imagination" — Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory There's a brand new story that was just released by... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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The LUMA Institute got its name from the Latin for illuminate, i.e., to shed light on solving problems. LUMA is a collection of 36 techniques that can be applied to practice human-centered design, often referred to as design thinking. To... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk Forge is our set of cloud-based developer tools used by our community of customers and partners to derive more value from their design and engineering data. When you use a computer program, you do so via its User Interface... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
That's up for them to decide. They can see how mine holds up and then make a decision.
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Here's one time where being a stain on the community is a good thing. When we moved into our Cypress, Texas home about a year ago, our fence was shiny-new as it had been installed by Lennar Homes as part... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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One of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the focus on remote learning. To maintain physical distance, schools are more offering classes online. This is nothing new for the likes of institutions like Khan Academy, but now the process... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Autodesk book, THE FUTURE OF MAKING, tells remarkable stories of how emerging technologies are changing how we make things, who makes things, and the very nature of the what we make. The book expands on Autodesk's vision of how... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
Thanks for sharing your found memories of the trip.
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I recently read a Variety article: Miquela, the Uncanny CGI Virtual Influencer, Signs With CAA The article describes how a virtual character has been signed with a creative arts agency. Miquela, a computer-generated avatar with a unique personality, has quite... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk serves a variety of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) customers. Some want to enter the fewest AutoCAD LT commands to plot the minimum number of 2D sheets required to obtain their building permits. Others go all in with 3D... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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I am such a silly sod. In my blog post entitled, "Killing time at an Airport on a Sunday: How I Spent my Saturday Working in the Yard," I noted how I made a flagstone pathway from my backyard patio... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Senior Marketing Manager, Emily Scherbenski, shared some good news with me. Next week we are kicking off a weekly Forge webinar series called "Forge Partner Talks." Each webinar will be an hour long and feature a panel of partners who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
Thanks for the heads up. I simplified it by listing our current offerings. A lot has changed since our intern was here. :-)
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Image courtesy of Lightning Motorcycles [We have an open position on our team. I have written this blog post for potential candidates who would like some of the inside scoop about what we do.] Our team at Autodesk is called... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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I have blogged before about how we had a pool and outdoor kitchen added to our backyard. I have also mentioned that Stonewall Pools declared bankruptcy before completing the job. I then blogged about how LH Renovations came to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Repost from 07/22/2019 Autodesk serves three industries: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) 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 (AEC) are starting to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
For those who've asked: The cover has a life preserver on it, because having a life preserver is a symbol of an upstream action. It's not as good as swimming lessons, but having one on hand does prevent a person from drowning. The cover also depicts a captain's wheel because the author is steering readers towards better outcomes.
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Autodesk Technology Centre in Toronto resident, Michael Schwanzer, of ZEITDice, is designing cameras that enable machines to see and understand our world in order to provide humans with new and valuable insights. The Strategic Foresight team at Autodesk helps identify... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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"Blue Orpheus" "Number One Lowest Common Denominator" "The Surf Talks" "Liar" "Mountaintop" "Rock Love" "Drive" "Pissin'" "I Can't Stop Running" "Sweeter Memories" "Mercenary" "Does Anybody Love You?" "I Don't Want to Tie You Down" "Mated" "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
Yes, check this out: https://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/2012/09/book-review-leaders-make-the-future-by-bob-johansen.html
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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 to reveal insights shaping the future for Autodesk and our customers. Our team informs strategy across the entire company by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Autodesk Visiting Fellows Program recruits senior-level, industry-shaping talent to help light the future path of Autodesk. Although fellows have rich sectoral expertise, they tend to focus on defining and pursuing cross-industry issues emerging at the intersection of our traditional... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk is committed to helping designers and engineers create a future where we all live well and within the limits of our planet. We are excited to lead the way with sustainable, forward-thinking business practices. Together, we can design a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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In a previous blog post, I covered the history surrounding Coit Tower in San Francisco. Over by where I catch the ferry to Alameda (Pier 14) when I work in San Francisco, there's a new piece of art that is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab
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An It's Alive in the Lab reader reached out to me because he saw this painting in a doctor's office and liked it. He does not know its title or the artist. Do you recognize it? My Google image search... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2020 at It is Alive in the Lab