FastForward Revisits YouTube

Ideas that Change the World – YouTube Leads the Way

YouTube logoMARCH 2013 FEATURE
By Aiden Ament, Lindsay Bell, Joseph Blair, Tyler Baker-Williams, Gemma Calandra, Matt Coopersmith, Matthew Copeland, John Chavez, Alec Douglas, Daniel Edwards, Erin Fernwood, Miguel Friedman, Nathaniel Friend, Pierce Freeman, Siena Gugliemi, Carolyn Hanson, Alexandra Kitze, Bella Rendic, Talia Rizzo, Eliza Ross, Christine Schmitt, Nicole Schmitt, Emily Spears, Aisha Whitney and Christine Watridge
- from Branson, Davidson Middle, Del Mar, Drake High, Marin Country Day, Lycee Francais de San Francisco, Marin School of the Arts, Mill Valley Middle, Redwood High, Saint Hilary, San Domenico, St. Isabella, Sun Valley, Tam High and Terra Linda High Schools

Humongous. Streaming continuously. YouTube is taking over the world. It is already the world’s largest video sharing site, where people post everything from their baby’s first steps to movie trailers for the summer’s biggest blockbusters. The company reports that 72 hours of footage is uploaded to the site every minute of the day, from all over the world.

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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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