Our work is more important than ever. Thirteen years ago, my dad and I envisioned helping young people achieve their dreams through education. This work remains unchanged and will continue to grow.. The two key metrics used to monitor the prosperity of a society are Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and percent of unemployment. Percent of unemployment is self explanatory; GDP is measured in different ways but basically it is the sum of all the incomes earned by individuals, corporations and non governmental organizations. These two metrics by themselves do not adequately measure the ability of a society to utilize its surplus effort as it becomes available..
It’s not typical that a self taught artist dude, learning how to mix oils in his old Edgewater apartment, hat on head, glass of vodka in hand, ends up ten years later selling out booths at Volta and Scope art fairs. But Farley Aguilar is no typical man. He possesses true talent.
FIDM students take classes that are heavily focused in the business and science of trend forecasting, and the complexity and intricacy centered around the fashion business. Not only do FIDM students have the expertise of their well versed teachers, but they also have the privilege to be located right in the heart and soul of one of the biggest fashion and trend setting meccas in the world. Taking photos around the FIDM campus showcases the impact that young people, like our students, are having on the ever changing world of fashion.
Protecting the FishIf your fish are free swimming in a lake, it will be necessary for a thief to net them. A common practice here is to get branches and submerge them in your lake. Anyone who tries to use a net will get snagged on these and will have to leave empty handed and usually without their net.
Think a hurricane is scary? Imagine a hurricane with winds that go up to 2,100 km/hour. As you can probably imagine, scientists are puzzled how an icy cold planet like Neptune can get its cloud tops t0 move so fast. One idea is that the cold temperatures and the flow of fluid gasses in the planet atmosphere might reduce friction to the point that it easy to generate winds that move so quickly..
A few months ago, we hosted a focus group with Southern California millennials to talk about what brands, advertising and marketing works for them. Of course, the group of about two dozen we talked to can’t possibly be representative of all millennials, but they did vary in age, gender, race and occupation. Below, we offer a few of the highlights from the group’s conversation.