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CCA _ Feb 25, 2012 We are pleased to announce FORMATIONS 2012, a series of software based workshops for students and professionals taking place on Feb 25th at CCA in San Francisco. FORMATIONS, an annual workshop series at the California College of the Arts, provides a platform for students and professionals in the design disciplines to explore new technologies in a hands-on workshop setting. FORMATIONS is a collaboration of the three research labs at CCA. Each year the focus of the event evolves to reflect emerging research topics in the fields of architecture, landscape, and urban design in relationship to new media. Eligibility: The workshops are open to all students and professionals in the design fields. Cost: Each workshop costs $75 for students and $175 for professionals Hardware and Software Attendees must bring their own laptop to the workshop. For software requirements please see below. Location: All workshops will be held on the CCA San Francisco Campus. Exact Classroom/Labs TBA. WORKSHOP REGISTRATION: (Registration Link)

Mapping Urban Information with ESRI ArcGIS Date: Feb 25, 10am-5pm Instructor:Mona El-Khafif (CCA) & Richard Kos (CCSF GIS Education Center/ San Jose State University)

Description: During this workshop session participants will be introduced to the general applications of ESRI ArcGIS as a software tool for the collection of digital geospatial data and the analysis of complex urban environments. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-compatible shapefiles, geodatabases and raster imagery are accessible in diverse online data archives. The workshop will teach methods for collecting and organizing a variety of geospatial data sets in order to build a GIS archive. Participants will learn to activate and use the embedded data sets for urban network analysis and Census data analysis. In the second part of the workshop, we will explore the most commonly-used tools in ArcGIS toolbox in order to identify the tools of interest to architects and urban designers for understanding and exploring the urban environment.Prerequisite: basic understanding of ArcGIS 10 is recommended, but not required. Software: The software is installed in the CCA Computer Labs on the San Francisco campus. Participants will work on the computer stations at CCA.

Neocartography: An Introduction to Interactive Online Mapping (Registration Link) Date: Feb 25, 10am-5pm Instructor: Sha Hwang (Trulia) Description: This workshop will introduce the basic tools and techniques required to make custom interactive maps online. We will focus on the Google Maps mapping library, the core of our many mapping projects. Together, we will move from making simple interactive maps towards using custom cartography and live geographic data. Prerequisite: No programming experience is required. Software: For web development we will only need a suitable text editor and a browser to test on. For Mac users, this means Textmate or Sublime Text 2, and for Windows users, this means Notepad++, EditPlus, or E Text Editor. For browsers, we will Google Chrome for testing. All workshop attendees should bring their own laptop with at least one text editor mentioned above pre-installed.

Additional Workshops offered by FORMATION 2012

BIM Modeling with REVIT Date: Feb 25, 10am-5pm Software:

Performance Based Design with VASARI Date: Feb 25, 10am-5pm Instructor: Jim Cowan (Autodesk) Software:

Introduction to Arduino & Electronics 101 for Artists and Architects Date: Feb 25, 10am-5pm Instructor: Michael Shiloh (Teach Me to Make) Free Software: Arduino IDE Hardware:Arduino Kit or similar kit

Parametric Modeling with GRASSHOPPER I Instructor: Jason Johnson & Ripon Deleon Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Rhino Software: The latest builds of Rhino and Grasshopper

Earlier Event: March 5
Later Event: March 16