Students from Yale, Brown, Harvard, and RISD spent the day exploring the material properties of light. The workshop was hosted at the Yale Center for Engineering, Innovation, and Design and facilitated by Joe Zinter, Ian Gonsher, Beth Altringer, and Neils Cosman.
Students from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design worked collaboratively with IDEO designers, Bill Stewart and Prat Ganapathy, to explore new ways to think about the simple act of sitting. A process of robust ideation lead to the actualization of several prototypes within the span of a day.
After two years of work and two days of onsite preparation, the Brown Building Society (BBS) raised and tested its wind turbine for the first time in Seekonk, Mass., on Saturday, May 5. Once raised, the turbine began turning in the light breeze, marking the successful conclusion of the first test.