The Fontainebleau Ecole Des Beaux Art Summer Architecture Program

The École des Beaux-Arts at Fontainebleau, founded in 1923, adopted the same mission as the music conservatory in the spheres of painting, architecture, and sculpture; to offer the best of French architectural education to young, promising architechs. Over time, the program has focused its development exclusively to architecture, taking advantage of its location and the rich history of architectural education in France. Inspired by setting of the Chateau and its magnificent formal gardens, its faculty has included prestigious international names in architecture, including F. Candela, A. Cuny, B. Doshi, Sheila Hicks, L. Kroll, R. Licata, R. Péchére, B. Rasica, Paolo Soleri, J. Soltan, A. Van Eyck, Y. Wohlert, and I. García. Past directors of the school are Jacques Carlu, A. Remondet, P. Devinoy, B. de la Tour d’Auvergne, M. Tournon-Branly, and J.L. Nouvian.

Find out more about the architecture program here:

NS Viral Media Lab

I was a student in the first NS Viral Media Lab course that was created by instructor, Kathleen Sweeney for the Fall 2011 semester. The class created a blog,, which notes, “We are a collective of media producers and message makers exploring the ways viral media generates meaning, transforms culture and inspires social change.” We posted regularly on subjects that related to class discussions or grabbed our attention. The Occupy Wall Street happening unfolded and we agreed to concentrate on it for the rest of the semester and created OWS final projects. The blog content has expanded with contributions from a second class, and the instructor and some students use it as a destination for comments on subjects they tweet about. I check in on the blog regularly and find the subjects and writings to be very interesting. My page of posts from the time I attended the course can be found here, with a sample post here, and a sample video here.

A little HTML for you

these words become a link

<a href=””>these words become a link</a>

itallics or emphasis

<em>itallics or emphasis</em>

bold or strong
<strong>bold or strong</strong>


  • apples
  • bananas
  • oranges


  1. mix cake
  2. bake cake
  3. eat cake

<li>mix cake</li>
<li>bake cake</li>
<li>eat cake</li>

paragraphs… this is a paragraph yes it is it goes on for a while and then at some point its going to stop. Is it? yes really it is.. ok this is not something that should be all in one paragraph but its just an example anyway, right so who cares?

<p>paragraphs… this is a paragraph yes it is it goes on for a while and then at some point its going to stop. Is it? yes really it is.. ok this is not something that should be all in one paragraph but its just an example anyway, right so who cares?</p>

header one

header two

header two

<h1>header one</h1>
<h2>header two</h2>
<h3>header two</h3>


“In the Future Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”
-Andy Warhol 1968

“On the Web, everyone will be famous to fifteen people”
-David Weinberger* 2002

*maybe really by someone else – create a comment on this post telling us who for extra bonus points

Getting Started

  1. Intro to Class
  2. Intro To Jay
  3. Stealing your souls & Hearing about you

Tools For Class

  • This Blog (sign up right now)
  • Delicious (sign up right now its free) This is how you can keep track of links. Half of what i’m going to be doing in this class is just throwing links at you and a social bookmarking tool is essential to keep them all organized. Its also ( conveniently ) an essential tool in the social marketing professional’s tool box.
  • Your Password Management System (i like One Password you don’t have to use that but you have to have something– even if its just a special notebook you keep with you all the time) You are going to be creating something like 10 new username/ password combinations at minimum in this class so you need a way to keep them straight. Do not use the same password everywhere that is a really bad idea. (i know everyone does it… still a really bad idea don’t do it.)


Lets discuss the basics of these platforms


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube

Also very important

  • Linked In
  • Foursquare (because its the future)

Tumblr,  pintrest, blogspot, google plus, Flickr, Stumble Upon, Readit, Digg


A little HTML for you

We will use this platform (wordpress) to demonstrate some the basic HTML you will need.

  • anchor tags
  • itallics or emphasis
  • bold or strong
  • lists
  • paragraphs
  • headers

Class Project

For this class you will need to choose a business, organization, cause or idea around which to organize your social media efforts. For the last class you will present documentation of your strategy and some documentation of your results. The results will be your attempt to get people in the world to do something- some concrete, verifiable action.

URLs are very important. Lets talk about them a little.

Understanding permalinks

In-Class Homework 1

Now create a post on this blog- create a link to something you think is really worth reading, seeing, or doing and write a sentence or two about why. Tag the post with “worthwhile”. Make the link as direct as you can to the content. Use the permalink if you can. Find the direct link to the image if what you want to talk about is an image.


Homework 2

Your homework is to sign up for at least 5 social media platforms and start to customize those platforms, and to decide what your class project will be. Make a post on this blog that lists your pages on the social media platforms that you have chosen (delicious can be one of them) and describes what your project will be.

Online version of this chart: email me with your gmail account and i’ll give you access to edit this too.
Furtado, Lara S.
Ogawa, Linda
Tappe, Eliza
Tilley-Solomon, Cary J.
Vicini, Leticia
Ward, Bennett
Washington, Michele Y.