Ratcliffe Artwork + Layout Incubator examines how engineering and artwork shape our entire world in new podcast series | FIU Information

FIU’s Ratcliffe Artwork + Style and design Incubator lately launched Tech Conversations—a podcast featuring authorities, group leaders, business people and artists inspecting how technologies and structure merge collectively to form the globe all around us.

“Tech Discussions invites listeners to tune in to progressive and impactful tech discussions with matters ranging from NASA’s rover landing to the potential of art, crypto artwork, NFT, digital truth and emerging towns and counties as new tech hubs during these unparalleled periods,” alumna and podcast producer Margarita “Maggie” Salas-Amaro explained. 

Hosted by incubator director Jacek Kolasinski, Tech Discussions kicked off in February 2021 with the historic NASA rover landing on Mars. The episode focused on the style and design and technological innovation that will enable the rover to transfer around and obtain details for long run human missions. 

In the following episodes, the podcasters reviewed the functions of crypto art and NFTs as it relates to the art scene and the upcoming of electronic artwork with regional-renowned artist David Anasagasti (Ahol Sniffs Glue) and online creative Sam Pepper weighing in.   

“The group has done an great task of not only initiating and building the [podcast] but also having the expertise and travel to prototype and then introduce these instructive and considered-provoking episodes effectively into the market – precisely what the Ratcliffe Art + Design and style Incubator has accomplished so productively for the previous 3 several years for our impressive learners,” stated Brian Schriner, dean of School of Conversation, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA), which properties the Ratcliffe Art + Design and style Incubator. The incubator is an initiative aimed to encourage and foster social entrepreneurship and innovation among the approaching FIU artists and designers. 

For the duration of women’s heritage thirty day period, Tech Discussions featured Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, the county’s to start with feminine mayor she talked about electronic engagement procedures all through her campaign.  

The podcast also highlighted City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez he reviewed his views on a pandemic-induced remote environment and the alternatives that emerged from it. He also mentioned the penalties of the electronic divide bordering our local community and his work to lower it with the “Miami Connected” initiative, which would bring totally free broadband relationship and electronic applications to additional than 100,000 learners.

“Everything that we do and touch – even this podcast – is being performed by means of a digital system and that is only going to consume much more of our life, so every single metropolis in the planet need to be performing what we are executing, which is fighting tooth and nail to increase and grow our tech ecosystem,” Mayor Suarez mentioned.

Possessing been introduced in the midst of the pandemic, the RA+DI Tech Conversations team felt it was crucial to emphasize FIU’s mission to carry on inspiring students throughout remote mastering. To do so, Kolasinski spoke with Karla Kennedy, software director of on-line understanding for CARTA she addressed some of the problems bordering length studying – like engagement – and the potential of these educational platforms. dr.-kennedy-graphic.jpg

“Students and even educators capture inspiration in the classroom, so it has been a obstacle transitioning to this new system,” Kennedy explained.

Most lately, Kolasinski sat down with Rodolfo Peraza, a Cuban-born multimedia artist who took listeners on a unique journey starting with his operate in Havana to his generation of the MUD Basis, which assisted to advance the intersections involving art and digital technologies via art and instructional courses.    

“We released Tech Discussions to additional the tech evolution converse all-around us, in our communities and the planet,” Kolasinski and Salas-Amaro explained. “The subject is not limited to just the common technologies audiences are applied to. Our talks take it a stage further more, examining new electronic landscapes in artwork, virtual truth and government policy on algorithms and synthetic intelligence.”

Other featured guests consist of Joanna Popper, head of world VR at HP Paola Elorza, meteorologist for South Florida’s NBC Telemundo 51 and transmedia artist Stephanie Dinkins.

Catch up on each and every episode of Tech Conversations on Spotify.