Author Archives: baileykmcmahan

The End is Near!

I can’t believe the time has come for me to write my final blog, yet again. I remember enrolling in sustainability last semester, while I was in problem solving, thinking about what else I would learn on the specific subject … Continue reading

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Blog 9

Tom Brown Reading The Tim Brown reading was an interesting read. I thought it was really neat that a doctor had the idea to start manufacturing lenses for individuals with cataracts right there in the local hospital basement. He eventually … Continue reading

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Blog 8

Lola Show After listening to a variety of L.O.L.A Shows on Tuesday, there were a few that really stuck out to me. I enjoyed listening to learning community 4’s topic, biophillic design in healthcare. It was interesting to hear how … Continue reading

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Blog 7

Article  The article, Shopsense, discusses the research and design of a high tech, user friendly device that will have the ability to aid individuals that are not able bodied or have limited mobility. This device would make shopping less of … Continue reading

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Blog 6

Week 8 In Week 8, we wrapped up talking about Biomimicry and discussed empathetic design. We talked about what to compost and how to be more sustainable in Stillwater. On Thursday, we discussed the differences between empathetic and sympathetic and … Continue reading

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Blog 5

For this week’s two class periods, instead of being in class, I spent my time on the NYC Study Tour in New York City with 19 of my classmates. It was such an amazing and exciting learning experience. I thought … Continue reading

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Blog 4

Week 5 In week 5, on Tuesday, we had the opportunity to travel to the Botanical Gardens and spend the afternoon having class there. I loved doing this because it gave me a real life example of what we discuss … Continue reading

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Blog 3

Week 4 was all about nature. We discussed industrial ecology, nature centered design, and life principles. We watched a TED Talk, by Michael Pawlyn, discussing Biomimicry and using nature’s genius in architecture. In order to be successful in the sustainable … Continue reading

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Blog 2

Past Lectures Tuesday’s lecture was on how we think. We watched Rachel Armstrong’s TED Talk over architecture that repairs itself. In the TED Talk, Rachel talked about how she believes that the only way to construct sustainable cities is to … Continue reading

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Sustainability Sustainability is an important aspect of the fashion industry, and needs to become even more important, now more than ever. Many companies and manufacturers are finally starting to realize how important this subject is and the harm that can … Continue reading

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