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Plastic Fantastic !?

Location: A5-001
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, 9:00AM – 5:00PM


  • Sustainable Development Geek Game ⇒ Inspired by the UN goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with the goal to end pocerty, fight inequalities and tackl;e climate change by 2030 (Jan. 1, 2016).
  • The Precious Plastic Universe
  • Book updates:
    • Sustainable Materials, Processes and Production (Bobcat link) is not available as ebook from NYUAD library but through NYU Classes)
    • Check out this youtube video featuring a conversation with Susanne Freinkel.
  • Course trip to the Philippines
    1. Manila, Baseco community
    2. Travel tips by Global Education
    3. Smokey Tour Baseco and following picknick (Tue, 14th, 9am-12pm / picnic lunch 12-1:30pm) ⇒ We will be 18 people (15 students and 3 instructors). We will form groups of 5. Each group with one instructor. The tours start with 10 minute interval, so that the teams wont meet each other. At the end of the tour we will all meet during lunchtime and have a picknick together with the three tour guides plus the three persons that will teach the water-lily wallet workshop that should happen afterwards, plus eventually 3-4 people from the Smoky tours team.
    4. Water-lily wallet workshop (Tue 14th, 1:30-4:30pm) ⇒ We will split into same groups of 5 students.
    5. Plastic Bag Workshop (Sat 18th, 8:30–11:30AM / picnic lunch 12:00–1:00pm) ⇒ Same group of 5 students. We will teach a workshop to 30 kids from the community (age group should be 9-14 years). So, each 5 students will take care of 10 kids.Proposed place: Livelihood Center. We will have to bring the equipment. Each kid should only bring 10 plastic bags. After this session the kids should be able to make such wallets on their own, and they should also be able to show it to other community members. After workshop we will invite the kids to a picnic lunch.
  1. Infos about tomorrow's trip to Borouge: dress code, etc.
  • Short film sequence from (introduction)
  • Discussion: We looked into our bags yesterday, and found out that the majority, if not to say all, of our objects and products contain plastic. What are alternative materials for those objects? What does it mean to produce such objects? ⇒ The Toaster Project
  • Links:

Overture: Case-Study presentations

  • A short review by Elizabeth Bush on the book The Story of Barbie and the Woman Who Created Her; illus. by Amy June Bates. Random House, 2017 Library ed. ISBN 978-1-5247-7058-7 Trade ed. ISBN 978-0-399-55378-3
01The story of Barbie and the Woman Who Created Her Aayron

Some more links:

Presentation Rules

Short presentation on presentations and Felix's golden rules of how to present.

  1. Content is king.
  2. Know your hardware.
  3. Know your software.
  4. Give your presentation a structure.
  5. Reduce the number of slides.
  6. Time your Talk.
  7. Less is more (Use an unobtrusive template design).
  8. Use slides as scenery.
  9. Remember Conway’s Law…
  10. No visual twaddle: Practice design – not decoration.
  11. If you show a picture, show it big.
  12. Show infographics that are understandable and contain actual information.
  13. Never stretch a font. It is all about readability – Typography rules!
  14. Never use more than two typefaces.
  15. Reduce bullet-point lists where possible.
  16. Do not use acronyms.
  17. Quote.
  18. Use effects or transitions only once and only if necessary.
  19. God is in the Details.
  20. Break the rules only if you know them.

Afternoon: Fab Rotation

Be on time! Please remember the instructor that you will have to leave on time!

Student team 1: Ilya, Shamsa, Li, Thomas
Student team 2: Ngoc, Daniel H., Kevin
Student team 3: Sashank, Daniel J., Wilson
Student team 4: Aayush, Martyna, Aisha

Introduction to 3D printing (Felix)
Location: Experimental Research Building (ERB), Building C1, Office 153 ⇒ map
1-2pm: team 2
2-3pm: team 3
3-4pm: team 4
4-5pm: team 1

Introduction to use the Carvey (Rafay, Kazi)
Location: Plastic Lab (B2 basement), some hints where to find the Plastic Lab, map
1-2pm: team 3
2-3pm: team 4
3-4pm: team 1
4-5pm: team 2

Introduction to laser cutting (Esteban)
Location: Advanced Manufacturing Workshop (A5, 011)
1-2pm: team 1
2-3pm: team 2
3-4pm: team 3
4-5pm: team 4

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