Jessica Thurston Contributing Editor

Class of 2009


  • International and fantastical

    Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama will put on three productions this semester. The shows — The Other Shore, Into the Woods, and The Mill on the Floss — represent a departure from traditional university plays by highlighting theatrical content that is both international in scope and fantastical in nature. As faculty directors and both undergraduate and graduate student designers and managers ...

    Pillbox | September 22, 2008
  • Remapping the grid: Urban farming and the ‘100-yard diet’

    Forget dismal gray concrete and rusted silver steel. The new material that is about to form the building blocks of the urban landscape is green.

    Forum | September 15, 2008
  • Robotics is an important part of Pittsburgh’s revitalization

    While Pittsburgh may not be Silicon Valley, technological innovations are beginning to characterize this city as well.

    Forum | August 25, 2008
  • How Things Work: Aptera

    The Aptera, a new car set for production later in 2008, unites cutting-edge ideas of automotive aerodynamics with advanced composite manufacturing technology (combining materials to improve their strengths). A white-painted, teardrop-shaped vehicle, this two-person car is likely to turn heads — and alter the landscape for the future of personal transportation.

    SciTech | March 31, 2008
  • Drive a composite vehicle; save the world?

    I want to save the world.

    I want to be a sort of opinion-writing, pink-moccasins-wearing, buggy-driving rock star who travels around the world and designs uber-green and self-sustaining cities. To do all that, I’m going to need a getaway car that’s as manageable and efficient as the work I’m trying to create.

    And so, I really want an Aptera.

    Forum | March 24, 2008

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