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Friday, March 23, 2018

Review Roundup: Did Critics Find A Winter Wonderland at FROZEN on Broadway? Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen celebrates its opening night at the St. James Theatre tonight, Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Frozen, a full-length stage work told in two acts, expands upon and deepens the tale's indelible plot and themes through new songs and story material from the film's creators; in fact, this new stage production features more than twice as much music as the film.

Dance preview: Texture Contemporary Ballet wraps 7th season with 'Rushing Horizons'

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Rushing Horizons" isn't just the title of Texture Contemporary Ballet's last program of its seventh season. It's also a glimpse into what keeps artistic director Alan Obuzor motivated.

A Birthday Message!

Guild of Scenic Artists: Congratulations to all of us who have joined the Guild! We opened up membership one year ago and, as your President, I am proud of all the work we have accomplished in such a short time!

spatial timber assemblies, a digital timber construction method, ETH zurich researchers from ETH zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real project for the first time. the load-bearing timber modules, which are prefabricated by robots, will be assembled on the top two floors at the ‘dfab house’ construction site. the ‘spatial timber assemblies’ project combines architecture with robotics and craftsmanship.

When Will Women Lead Storytelling in Hollywood? “Look around, ladies and gentleman,” McDormand instructed us. “Because we all have stories to tell and projects we need to have financed. Don’t talk to us about it at the parties tonight. Invite us into your office in a couple days — or you can come to ours, whichever suits you best — and we’ll tell you all about them.”

McDormand ended her speech with two words that ignited a Google search frenzy: inclusion rider. A contractual stipulation in which actors and actresses can demand that as much of 50% of the onscreen talent and off-screen crew will be comprised of women and people of color. So far, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Paul Feig and others have publicly stated that their future projects will contractually impose inclusion riders.

A First Look at What’s New in AutoCAD 2019

The CAD Geek: Despite the fact there’s snow on the ground where I live in Richmond, VA, the calendar says it’s spring. That’s important because flowers are as synonymous with spring as new releases of AutoCAD. Today Autodesk announced the release of AutoCAD 2019. While in years past the focus has been on enhancements to the general design and documentation tools AutoCAD is known for; this year is a bit different.

AutoCAD 2019 Released - One AutoCAD Today March 22, 2018 is the day, AutoCAD 2019 was announced and now available for subscribers.

While there were many updates including 200+ dialog boxes and other User Interface elements have been updated and other requested updates and fixes, the biggest theme is:

Game developers push for unionization amid insecure positions, excessive OT

Ars Technica: Going into the Game Developers Conference this week, you could foresee some of the hot topics that would be consuming the world’s largest gathering of game makers: stuff like real-time raytraced graphics, fantastical blockchain-based business schemes, and how to design games for augmented reality. But another surprising issue has overtaken many of the discussions in the Moscone Center hallways this week: that of unionization.

Sexual assault in Hollywood: Four women share their Me Too stories The office was small and dingy, a two-room space with a reception area, across the freeway from Universal Studios in North Hollywood.

Toy action figures and a jumble of movie paraphernalia covered nearly every surface.

But Megan Densmore didn’t dwell on the bachelors-left-to-their-own-devices feel of the place.

When you’re trying to land your first acting job, the 22-year-old Oregon transplant thought, you don’t start in shiny corner offices of Los Angeles’ biggest talent agencies.

You start small. And you’re thankful for what you get.

Concert Review: Four Tet Concert Dazzles Brooklyn Crowd

Variety: London-born Four Tet (a.k.a. Kieran Hebden) has long been one of electronic music’s leading lights, but even his continually inventive and melodic nine albums did not prepare fans for the wildly immersive and elaborate fusion of light and sound at his current run of concerts.

Two approaches to leading meetings

ThoughtForm, Inc.: No matter your company’s size, industry, or location, chances are that meetings are at least a small part of your work life—or more likely, a huge part. And unfortunately, the reality is that a lot of those meetings aren’t as effective as they could be. Bad meetings come in all shapes and sizes.

Park’s Animatronic T-Rex Goes Up In Towering Inferno

CBS Pittsburgh: The co-owner of a dinosaur-themed park in southern Colorado thinks an electrical malfunction caused a life-size animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex to burst into flames.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Suffolk’s ‘Smart Lab’ brings new technology to construction projects Along the Hillsborough River, the walls of the new Manor Riverwalk development slowly rise. Seeing it now, bare concrete and hovering cranes, it’s hard to connect to the polished, landscaped models.

Enter the CAVE (Computer Aided Virtual Environment) – national building contractor Suffolk’s virtual reality space that allows clients like Related Group, developers of Manor Riverwalk, to "step inside" a three-dimensional, visual representation of the project. The height of the ceiling is more than a measurement in a blueprint; it’s visible over your head.

They Talk About Porn in This Show. Audience Participation Is Encouraged.

The New York Times: Christopher Green has been a fixture on the fringier edges of British theater for more than two decades. His solo characters have included a rapping pensioner, a blowzy country singer and a theory-spouting academic. He has also created big participatory spectacles like “The Frozen Scream,” a “haunted” murder mystery that takes the audience backstage, and “Office Party,” a decidedly not-safe-for-work bacchanal that veers from bad managerial speeches to embarrassing dancing and beyond.

Max Headroom: Building The Biggest PA In The Galaxy

ProSoundWeb: The motorsport racetrack at Castle Donington in the English Midlands has been the location for a nine-year series of annual heavy metal, one-day outdoor concerts. At the last festival, on August 20, 1988, eight bands played, headlined by Iron Maiden using the biggest single-source PA system ever constructed. Rated to be driven by audio power in excess of 500 kW, it’s won an entry in this year’s “Guinness Book of Records.”

The Agony and Ecstasy of Writing Negative Reviews

The New York Times: The Parrotheads were after me.

Parrotheads are fans of the singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett and I am the co-chief theater critic for The New York Times. Normally our flight paths would not cross.

But with the Broadway opening on March 15 of “Escape to Margaritaville,” a jukebox musical of tunes Mr. Buffett composed or made famous, it became my responsibility to deliver bad news.

How To Train Yourself To Take Feedback Well With all the “be your best self now!” hullabaloo, we can get overwhelmed with what we think we should be doing. We can drive ourselves crazy thinking about all the things we could do to make ourselves smarter, stronger, better. Not long ago, I actually found myself surrounded by whiteboards sketching out all of my self-improvement plans for the year, kanban board style.

Mayor Honors 'Puppet Peduto' And Its Makers On World Day Of Puppetry

90.5 WESA: Mayor Bill Peduto exclaimed in jest, "Hello, scary puppets!" as he met puppeteers costumed as tropical birds, glittery penguins and even a massive effigy of Peduto himself in the City-County Building.

Peduto issued a proclamation Wednesday morning in honor of the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh, a puppetry arts organization established in 2016 to “provide an accessible community promoting communication, networking and awareness within the field of puppetry arts,” according to the group’s website.

The 2018 League of Professional Theatre Women Awards

Stage Directions: On Friday, March 16, The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents) presented the 2018 Theatre Women Awards at The TimesCenter, hosted by Florencia Lozano. The League of Professional Theatre Women’s annual Theatre Women Awards are the only awards dedicated to honoring the theatrical work of women and their contributions to the field, across all disciplines.

The Last Jedi: Previs, Postvis and Techvis Explained

VFX Voice MagazineVFX Voice Magazine: By now, most people are likely familiar with the previs process for big visual effects films. Previs – and its related disciplines of postvis and techvis – helps directors, crew and actors imagine complex scenes months before they are filmed or before visual effects get started. And the process continues as production on the film goes on.

Here’s how previs, postvis and techvis from The Third Floor formed part of the making of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, narrowing in on where it was used for the space battles and the action scenes on Crait.

"Blurred Lines" Verdict Upheld by Appeals Court in Win for Marvin Gaye Family

Hollywood Reporter: A jury's 2015 verdict punishing Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for infringing Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" to create the international chart-topper "Blurred Lines" was a controversial one in the musical community, with some believing that the $5.3 million judgment would chill musical creativity. But Wednesday, a divided panel at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals largely affirmed the verdict in a lengthy decision that provides a huge win for Gaye's family.

Study finds female college graduates newly on the job market are punished for having good grades Study hard, earn good grades and career success will follow.

Actually, a new study finds that this common advice given to college students isn't true.

The grades of new college graduates who are men don't appear to matter much in their job searches, according to a new study. And female graduates may be punished for high levels of academic achievement. The study comes at a time of growing evidence that female students are outperforming their male counterparts academically in college (after also having done so in high school).

Music Copyright 101: Sampling, Covers, Mixtapes & Fair Use You’ve seen the words “All Rights Reserved” contained in the liner notes of a CD or in the purchasing agreement of an iTunes file. What rights do those words give the copyright holder?

You would probably be able to identify some of them: that the music and the recording are protected by copyright, that the owner of the copyright reserves the right to copy the music, distribute and sell the music, allow others to pay to use the music, and prevent others from making unsanctioned copies of the music.

Felix & Paul Studios Creates Virtual Reality Content

Variety: The rapid rise of Felix & Paul Studios is best illustrated by the growing prowess and sophistication of its cutting-edge virtual reality projects.

Founded in Montreal in 2013 by directors Felix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël and producer Stéphane Rituit, the company has gone from producing a simple 360-degree video in 2014 that put viewers in the same room with a man singing and playing piano (“Strangers”) to its new VR documentary that puts them underwater, in the cockpit of a T-38 supersonic jet and within 20 feet of a Space X rocket as it launches (“Space Explorers: A New Dawn”).

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Reports Lay Bare Gender Pay and Bonus Gaps in British TV

Variety: ITV revealed Tuesday that its male employees earn, on average, 16.4% more than female employees – the latest British media and entertainment company to publicly acknowledge its gender pay gap. The BBC, Channel 4 and ITN have also reported figures showing that, across the board, men collect significantly bigger paychecks and bonuses on average than their female counterparts.

ALD chair tightens association’s focus At the start of 2018, Johanna Town stepped into the office of chair for the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD). Just two months on, she has solidified the manifesto that will steer her course and chart the direction of the association, as she embarks on this role.

Seeing the Rwandan Genocide Through an Outsider's Eyes

Theatre Development Fund – TDF: Back in 2011 while attending a theatre festival in Rwanda, performer and playwright Sean Christopher Lewis spotted a man in a pink jumpsuit walking through a village market. Intrigued, Lewis asked his local companions about the unusual sartorial choice and was shocked by their answer: It meant the man had participated in the Rwandan genocide when at least 500,000 citizens were massacred by their fellow countrymen over a 100-day period in 1994. The reconciliation process required the now-reformed murderers to wear the striking suits as a visible sign of penance.

Dramaturgy Under Capitalism

Exeunt Magazine: At first encounter, it’s a terrifying word. The first time I came across the title I was still at school, and had just become angrily aware of the existence of Ben Power, a person who somehow had my ideal job. Now the first ever deputy artistic director at the National Theatre, at that point he was writing, adapting, working with Headlong and Complicite, and among other things delivering a ‘new version’ of Medea for the National. I couldn’t quite see how he’d done it, but he was undeniably there, in amongst the thick of it, some instrumental part of what was going on, and I even envied him for that maddeningly distinctive name. His Wikipedia page described him as a ‘dramaturg’. I had to look it up.

Best of Slow TV

Cool Material: Slow TV is a wildly successful phenomenon in its home country of Norway and it’s something we can totally see exploding in popularity here in the states. Essentially, Norwegian television crews strap cameras to various forms of transportation or insert them into activities and record hours-long programs. There’s no plot, cast, or season premieres and finales. Yet millions of people tune in to watch.

'Black Panther' costumes and more by Ruth E. Carter head to Heinz History Center

TribLIVE: A good costume designer has the ability to see outside the box, to see the person who he or she will be designing the outfit for, including the actor or actresses eyes, hair and face.

Disney is bringing ‘immersive’ Marvel lands to its theme parks

The Verge: Disney’s theme parks are about to get a lot more Marvel superheroes. After the successful launch of the Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! ride last year, the company has announced that it will be bringing more Marvel properties to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, along with expanded experiences at both Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland.

Projection mapping accentuates the action for Fast & Furious Live How do you adapt a blockbuster film franchise such as the Fast & Furious for a live production environment without losing any of the intensity of the iconic scenes? That was the challenge Kate Dawkins Studio and dandelion + burdock faced when they were tasked with using projection mapping to produce ever-changing environments for global arena show, Fast & Furious Live.

John Bailey to Serve as Academy’s First Test of Code of Conduct

Variety: After the drama and mishaps of the past year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had reason to celebrate a relatively snafu-free Oscar broadcast on March 4.

The afterglow lasted less than two weeks. On March 16, Variety reported that the Academy had received three allegations of sexual harassment against its president, cinematographer John Bailey.

Carnegie Mellon University Acquires William H. Putch Archives

Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama: A collection of materials from Carnegie Mellon University alumnus William H. Putch documenting his career as the artistic director of the Totem Pole Playhouse has been gifted to the Carnegie Mellon University Archives by his daughter, Pamela Putch, and son, John Putch.

Graz, Austria: City of Culture…City of Climate Change Communication

HowlRound: Graz is the second-largest city in Austria and is located south of the Alps, near the border to Slovenia. Besides being a major tourist destination and the epicenter of academic activity in the region, the city has been struggling with environmental problems—first and foremost air pollution. At the same time, Graz has been a hub for ecologically minded thinkers and activists outside academia, as can be seen, for instance, in the highly visible vegetarian and vegan restaurant scene. Thus, it is not surprising that the local universities have been active in climate change research.

This Is How To End Conversations At Networking Events Here’s the thing: I don’t really struggle to start conversations with people. But, I’ll be the first to admit that I find it challenging to end them.

This is especially true in networking situations when my nerves are already a little high and I’m concerned with leaving on a positive note.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Review: Pittsburgh Opera pits man against nature in 'Moby-Dick'

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: An epic that pits a crew of richly outsized personalities against nature and the unknown, “Moby-Dick” provides ample mystic and drama for an operatic setting.

The human relationships between the Pequod’s main quartet — Captain Ahab and Starbuck, Greenhorn (”Call me Ishmael”) and Queequeg — were backlit by the captain’s feral need for revenge, for dominance, a juxtaposition wondrous to behold at Saturday’s Pittsburgh Opera performance at the Benedum Center, Downtown.

Clarity In The Air: Professional Wireless Systems Tames The RF Landscape

ProSoundWeb: It seems a matter of certainty these days that we all will live, breathe, and die in a wireless world.

Especially here in the realm of professional audio, where we’ve become accustomed – and in many cases dependent – upon RF microphones, musical instruments, in-ear monitors, production intercoms, and even systems dedicated to wirelessly transmitting console feeds to mains and delay towers.

Craftsman Conductive Charging Hinted By Fli Charge?

Pro Tool Reviews: Maybe you’ve heard of Fli charging, maybe you haven’t. You’re probably at least somewhat familiar with the technology, or at least aware that it exists. In a nutshell, Fli Charge technology uses a conductive charging system that allows powered surfaces to charge a variety of battery powered devices.

Prolight + Sound 2018 Adds Immersive Technology Forum And Demonstrations

ProSoundWeb: Prolight + Sound 2018 presents new technologies that blur the boundaries between reality and virtual perception. To be held for the first time during Prolight + Sound, the Immersive Technology Forum on Thursday, April 12th, is made up of lectures revolving around subjects such as 3D audio, virtual reality, 360° film, and holography. Additionally, there will be several special areas at Prolight + Sound where exhibitors demonstrate immersive hearing experiences.

What A Seemingly Silly Question Can Teach Us About Creative Success

The Creativity Post: There’s an old brainteaser that muses the following: If you gathered an infinite number of monkeys together and gave each a typewriter, would they eventually produce the complete works of Shakespeare? Before answering that question, ponder this one: Why do we even ask such questions?

How to Laugh in the #MeToo Era

Chicago magazine | April 2018: The comedy world has had its share of #MeToo moments. Louis C.K. admitted to being a predatory exhibitionist, of course. Among incidents closer to home, SketchFest organizer Brian Posen resigned from Stage 773, the theater he founded, after he was accused of making inappropriate remarks to students. What does all this mean for the local scene? What’s still funny in this climate?

BIG's bow tie-shaped theater offers a glimpse behind the scenes People often dress up to go to the theater but with this project, the theater itself is looking rather dapper. Designed by high-profile firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the new National Theatre of Albania will resemble an oversized bow tie and offer a view of backstage with glazed facades.

Choosing the Best Reciprocating Saw Blade for the Job

Pro Tool Reviews: Whether you’re a DIYer or a seasoned Pro, the landscape is changing when it comes to reciprocating saw blades. Often called Sawzall blades after the original tool, choosing the best reciprocating saw blade for the job at hand is key to getting the best performance and life out of your blades.

So it’s just a question of wood or metal, right?

Cirque du Soleil, former ‘Le Reve’ artist dies in stage fall in Florida

Las Vegas Review-Journal: A Cirque du Soleil aerial straps artist who had performed in “Le Reve” at Wynn Las Vegas fell to his death Saturday night during a performance of the touring show “Volta” in Tampa, Florida.

Veteran performer Yann Arnaud, 38, fell to the stage during a show at the Tampa Greyhound Track and was taken to a hospital, where he died, according to statement issued Sunday morning by Cirque.

Matt Mills, Other Designers Making Use of Follow-Me Remote System for Followspot Control

PLSN: Like many lighting designers, Matt Mills wanted to have more control over the follow-spots in his designs, and increased confidence in the consistency of their operation. Not happy with the varying levels of the follow-spots available at different venues, as well as with the inconsistency in experience of spot operators, Mills looked at the Follow-Me remote follow-spot control system. Finding it to be the solution he hoped, he has deployed it not only on his projects but made it available to his rental clients.

Dinner At Eight: A New Opera In Minnesota, Part One Millicent Jordan despairs when preparations go awry for the elegant dinner party she planned. A few blocks away, people wonder where they will get their next meal. Set in 1931 New York, when the Great Depression took its toll on everyone, the new opera by William Bolcom (score) and Mark Campbell (libretto) that premiered at the Minnesota Opera last year, is based on the Kaufman-Ferber play, Dinner At Eight.

Sonic S9 Tool Box: 8 Drawers of Pro-Level Organization

PTR: We’re unabashed fans of Sonic Tools on multiple levels. They do things a little differently and it’s really good for end users. You’ll find the Sonic Tools name around the Le Mans racing circuit. In fact, Shop Tool Reviews Director, Tim Johnson, has his eyes on their new Corvette Racing tool box. But I digress – the subject of this article is to look more closely at the Sonic S9 Tool Box.

Monday, March 19, 2018

John Bailey Sexual Harassment: Academy President Under Investigation

Variety: John Bailey, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is under investigation for allegations of sexual harassment.

The Academy received three harassment claims on Wednesday and immediately opened a probe, according to sources familiar with the situation.

Bethel Park changes stagehand policy after parent raises issue of blackened faces

TribLIVE: Stagehands at Bethel Park's high school switched from blackened faces to black ski masks after a concerned parent contacted the district, said Vicki Flotta, spokeswoman for the Bethel Park School District.

‘Midnight Rider’ Case: Director Randall Miller’s Ask For Leniency Denied By Judge

Deadline: Midnight Rider director Randall Miller, serving a sentence for involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 on-set death of 27-year-old crew member Sarah Jones, was denied having his supervision removed by the judge overseeing the case since its beginning.

For Women Behind The Camera, Sexual Harassment Is Part Of The Job

HuffPost: When David offered Mary a job on the set of a major feature film in 2016, it seemed like a golden opportunity. She’d moved to Vancouver the previous year to start her dream career and, at 28, found herself working 100 hours a week on various gigs across production sites. Now, David, in his 40s, an assistant location manager with a great reputation, was offering her a job she couldn’t pass up: production assistant in the location department of a big-budget production.

“Heisenberg” at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre

The Pittsburgh Tatler: There are two very different stories that could be supported by the dialogue and action of Simon Stephens’s 2015 play Heisenberg.

The first is a May-December romantic comedy, in which Georgie (Robin Abramson), a free-spirited and impulsive American woman in her early 40s, meets, pursues, and eventually falls in love with Alex (Anthony Heald), a 75-year-old introverted, “still-waters-run-deep,” habit-bound Irish butcher.

In House

Pittsburgh in the Round: There is something so inherently simple about the deconstruction and even excoriation of an individual’s interior by following passages through rooms in the individuals’ personal space. How a person fills their space with their possessions; how a person uses their movements, consciously and unconsciously, to interact with and interpret themselves within their space; and how a given space or room may be an interpretation or interruption (or both simultaneously) of a person’s sense of self, are seemingly apparent understandings of rooms and spaces.

Broadway By Design: David Zinn Brings SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS from Page to Stage Who is Annie without her red dress? Or Eva with out her balcony? It is the charge of the Broadway designer to transport the audience into the world of a show, whether it be Great Depression-era New York City or outside of the Casa Rosada.

Taking the Bard behind bars, as Old Globe hosts national Shakespeare in Prisons Conference

The San Diego Union-Tribune: Taking the Bard behind bars has proved a powerful experience for the people behind the national Shakespeare in Prisons Conference, whose third edition lands at the Old Globe Theatre next week in its first-ever West Coast visit.

#MeToo -- What should I do?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: With a barrage of revelations in recent months about sexual harassment by high-profile men in the worlds of media and entertainment, local attorneys and advocates aimed to provide information and support to women at a panel discussion Sunday.


Pittsburgh in the Round: The local premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick was presented by Pittsburgh Opera at the Benedum last night, and was greeted with great and deserved enthusiasm by an audience which included the composer himself.

Cirque du Soleil performer plunges to death during Florida show

Business Insider: An experienced Cirque du Soleil performer has died after plunging onto a stage during an aerial straps routine at a weekend show in Tampa, Florida, the company said on Sunday.

The incident occurred on Saturday night when Yann Arnaud fell during a performance of the show VOLTA, according to Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. The 38-year-old performance artist died of his injuries at a nearby hospital.

Movie smash 'Frozen' heats up Broadway The curtain goes up and the opening number of the new Broadway musical Frozen kicks off with little Disney princesses Anna and Elsa on stage in front of a packed house. Backstage at the St. James Theatre, their grown-up counterparts are letting loose for an audience of two.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

NFTRW Weekly Top Five

Here are the top five comment generating posts of the past week (this time featuring genuine clickbait):

Why Does The Tech Crew Wear Black?

ProSoundWeb: If you’ve been around this production madness long enough to know an input from an output, you’ve heard the jokes. You’ve identified the truth. You’ve done the math.

Show crews almost always wear black, even when they don’t have to. Any exception to that rule is usually going to be someone very high or very low in the pecking order.

I’ve had this verified many times. Going dark becomes a choice. But until recently, I’d never considered why. Additional “deep questions” along these lines: Why is laundry day the same for production folks? Why do we panic at the smell of bleach? But I digress…

How to Counteract the 'What Else' Mindset For many of us, checking boxes on a to-do list is a never ending cycle, the key way we measure our productivity and self-worth. And we’re constantly adding new things before we’ve checked off the old.

Broadway’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Hit With Lawsuit

Variety: The upcoming Broadway adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” — with a buzzy creative team that includes writer Aaron Sorkin and star Jeff Daniels — has been hit with a lawsuit by the estate of Harper Lee, the late writer who penned the 1960 novel.

Maximum-Security Prison Inmates Reveal What Theater Program Taught Them About Redemption

Inside Edition: Sitting in the auditorium in the Green Haven Correctional Facility, you wouldn’t know you’re in a maximum-security prison. That is, until more than 200 men clad in state-issued green boiler suits, enter in a single-file line while flanked by corrections officers.

The men take their seats with only a faint rustling of chitchat as the stoic guards station themselves in the aisles, watching closely.

This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter

The Verge: Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Today at SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its approach to combat that deficiency by using low-cost 3D printing as a potential solution.