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From Mainframe Computers to Virtual Reality: Q&A with Lee Anderson

In 1980, Lee Anderson (Architecture) was deep into his MArch thesis on fractals and design when he realized that in in order to generate graphics to represent his ideas, he’d need to learn computer programming. Anderson taught himself as much as he could, then reached out University of Minnesota experts in computer science, fine arts, and IT. His resulting thesis was […]

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Minions, Ghouls, and Jellyfish: #NotJack2015

Humans domesticated gourds over 10,000 years ago, and we’ve been carving them into lanterns for centuries. This Halloween, an interdisciplinary team of College of Design faculty, staff, and students challenged University of Minnesota to think beyond the classic crooked grin at our inaugural non-traditional pumpkin carving contest: Not Jack. PHOTOS: #NotJack2015 Students with majors ranging from Animal Science to Apparel […]

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DSAB Welcomes New Members

The College of Design Design Student and Alumni Board (DSAB) brings together designers at all stages of their education and careers to plan events, develop programs, and build relationships. This fall, DSAB welcomed a number of new members, including the alumni below.   Cassandra Willms (BS Clothing Design ’04) Senior Designer, Target “After moving back from NYC 2 years ago, […]

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