Walk Into the Future - the AutoDesk Gallery

A place of imagination & inspiration. A place for what's next

Recently, our FastForward reporters went to the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. Here is a collection of writings about their experiences


By Alexandra Kitze, Marin Country Day School

What do you think of when you think of the word future? Shiny, new, flying, mechanical, or electric? This is exactly what I thought when I went to the AutoDesk Gallery in San Francisco. Everything there was the new and improved models of things we have in our society today. There were electric bikes, 3D printers, biodegradable cars, and even electric wheel chairs. People using AutoDesk software have helped make these futuristic inventions as well as even helped create the design for the SF Bay Bridge. AutoDesk is helping our world have access to the future and to new and wonderful inventions.


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Old Navy

FASHION On Location—SF News


By KC Badala, Avani Bahl, Alecia Cotton, Carolyn Frost, Julia Schulman and Sari Weisoff - from Drake High, Marin Horizon, Saint Mark’s, Tam High and White Hill Middle Schools

image of the Old Navy corporate logo Stepping over the threshold into a world of fashion, you are greeted by mannequins of all sizes wearing colorful stripes, plaids and solids. You glide past a rainbow wall of startlingly bright blues and greens, to rooms where designers smartly assemble swatches of rich fabrics into shirts and dresses like puzzles. Color, shapes and texture delight the senses. What is this center for design, this fashionista’s paradise? None other than the Old Navy headquarters in San Francisco. FastForward got an inside peek at how the fashion industry works in an inspiring interview with the bosses, and it’s no secret: Old Navy is a haven of flair, design and straight-up talent.

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Facebook - It started in a Harvard dorm room

Becoming a social empire ... re-defining how we share information


By KC Badala, Emily Castillo, Cate Cutcliffe, Lizzie Chadbourne, Joseph DeRose, Pierce Freeman, Taylor Galla, Matthew Geffen, Scott Hogan, John Hassen, Scotty Jacobs, Isabelle Kitze, Alexandra Kitze, Christian Kuhn, Megan Lindsay, Eliza Ross, Ashley Salinas, Danielle Slatkin, Maddy Suennen, Tyler Sylla, Bridget Went and Nell Winer - from Branson, Drake High, Marin Country Day School, Marin Academy, Marin Catholic, Mill Valley Middle, Redwood High, San Domenico, San Rafael High and Tam High Schools

image of the FastForward Adventure Reporters posed outside Facebook HeadquartersE veryone knows about the virtual Facebook “wall.” It’s a place where friends write “what’s up,” “I miss you,” or even “what’s the math homework?” and “Happy Birthday!” The real, tangible, Facebook wall is not seen by the normal public, but as reporters we got a unique look inside Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto. The real life Facebook wall is filled with colorful scribbles, signatures, and little messages, like “Facebook is great.”

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