The online mien of Benjamin Nowicki


Art Directors Guild Emerging Technology Expo 2017 recap

I’m pleased to announce that the sessions that were recorded from the Emerging Technologies Expo held in March are now available on the Art Directors Guild Ustream Channel, you can find the links below. Also of note, I attended the VR LA Expo in April, which reinforced my focus on the need to adapt for our […]

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VR LA 2017 round-up

VR LA Report I approached this year’s VR LA Expo held at the LA convention center with a focus on VR as a design tool. The show floor featured booths from technology companies such as Intel which showed off a partnership with the Smithsonian that mimicked the experience of visiting a Washington DC wing of […]

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An argument for old school drafting.

A reasoned appeal for old school drafting. The niftiest Sketchup looks not withstanding, the gentleman has a point. “It has become fashionable in many architectural circles to declare the death of drawing. What has happened to our profession, and our art, to cause the supposed end of our most powerful means of conceptualizing and representing architecture?” […]

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On the trail of 3D printing

An exhibitors booth at the 2013 Pacific Design & Manufacturing show in Anaheim 3d printing has long been on my radar. The applications for filmmaking are numerous and on obvious. Sadly, 3D printing at the kind of scale required to have a bearing on set design and construction is still very much in it’s research and development […]

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The Origins of CAD

A fascinating, but brief article on the history of CAD. Factoid: AutoCAD just implemented features that were available in software 47 years ago. 50 Years of CAD  

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