Edie Lush with aircraft engine Ferry Building through an Autodesk concoction Form Sculpture – designed on Autodesk, carved by hand Surfboard design Climbing axes Tail light Concept car Part of a motorbike 3-D print-out views another print-out, quizzically Rapid prototyping via 3-D printing of solid objects Seeing is believing – almost Puddle outside Historic slot machine, showing something a bit like the Donner Party Jolly Jack Tar, reminding me slightly of Ronald Reagan WWII sub
The day started at Autodesk, where we were completely seduced by the Gallery of objects that have been made using their software and programs. Like HP Labs and Serious Materials on the first day, Arup last night or the City Hall and Better Place teams we met today, it seems that these people use sustainability in almost every paragraph they speak. The City Hall people, thanks to the overarching vision of Mayor Gavin Newsom, who Elaine and I met some years back while tramping around a snowy Davos.
The Better Place visit out in Palo Alto sparked a pretty fiery exchange between some of our party and the Better Place folk, but as their Aliza Peleg put it afterwards, Better Place is full of Israelis – and they are more than used to vigorous exchanges. Then on to the opening reception for the Cleantech Forum, though I headed back to the hotel earlier than most, nursing a headache. A case of future overload? Where is the Dr (Alvin Toffler) when we need him?