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The Hive Goes Abroad

By Laura Zhang and Shannon Randolph   Do you ever wonder how human-centered design (HCD) might be applied in the world? This summer, the Hive went abroad to Vietnam to pilot a Hive and EnviroLab Asia design research and internship program. A team of three students -Laura Zhang (PO ’19), Lena Tran (PI ’18), and […]

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Hive Highlight: The Hive Has A New Look!

The Hive was born out of an understanding that students needed a space for collaboration and exploration of their creative capacity. In the spring and summer of 2018, we talked to students, staff, and faculty about our visual material and how it made them feel. One insight was that a coherent “new look” would build […]

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March Hive Highlight: Unflattening: Weaving The Literal Through The Abstract

On March 8th, the Hive presented the workshop, “Unflattening: Weaving The Literal Through The Abstract.” The workshop offered participants a way to see visual communication – or art and design, especially the practice of making comics and sequential art – as an alternative medium to critical studies, research, and storytelling. Nick Sousanis, author and cartoonist […]

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February Hive Highlight: Pop Rocks in Water for Noise

On February 20th, Isaac Watts (Pitzer ’18) led a workshop that explored questions such as: What does your hand sound like to a pencil, a water bottle, or a steering wheel? How does a space express itself aurally? During the workshop, everyone had the opportunity to make their own instruments using alternative mic’ing and sound […]

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February Hive Highlight: 3D Origami Mini-Workshop

On 27th February, Kristine Chang (PO ‘21) led a simple and fun workshop in 3D origami, a type of modular origami in which hundreds of paper pieces are stacked together. At the workshop, people learned how to fold the building blocks of 3D origami, then assembled them into works of art – sculptures and figurines, […]

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February Hive Highlight: Intro to Metalsmithing

Earlier this month, Anya Zimmerman-Smith, a Claremont McKenna College freshman, led a metalsmithing workshop in the Toolbox. Anya helped participants create gifts for and inspired by people they love. Participants learned about the design process through metalsmithing and got a chance to indulge their creative sides by making copper pendants for necklaces and bracelets. Below […]

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