Cobwebs Wins “Best of
Festival – Student Film”

Greetings from #rdcHQ! We have entered our Fall and Winter season at Rural Design Collective Headquarters, and although it is still busy behind-the-scenes, we are taking a break to enjoy the change of seasons. We would however like to congratulate The Cobwebs Crew who won “Best of Festival – Student Film” at The Oregon Coast Film Festival last month!

Here is The Crew onstage announcing “Cobwebs – The Movie – Part Two” at The Oregon Coast Film Festival:

They did an incredible job this season and we are so proud of their work. A trailer was prepared for the event and the movie can be viewed as a work in progress on The Cobwebs website at

The website as well as the movie (including the script, music, coding, art and graphics) was created and produced entirely by The Cobwebs Crew. Well Done … and Congratulations To All!

Congratulations to the
Cobwebs Crew

Greetings from #rdcHQ! We are pleased to announce another successful season for The Cobwebs Crew! At the annual Rural Design Collective Launch Party, The Crew presented their progress on their movie as well as the Extra Credit work they did on Hexy The Hexapod as part of the First National Day of Making.

Hexy The Hexapod poses with the Second Annual Cobwebs Cake
Ben Garratt, Devon Richard, and Nathan Malamud demonstrate the new Cobwebs website.

We put together a fun and funky stop-action video to capture the event … Enjoy!

Much fun was had by all and we can’t wait to see what the members of the Cobwebs Crew dream up next. We know they will continue to make great things!

The Cobwebs Crew wraps up another great summer at #rdcHQ :-)

351-Archive Launches

Greetings from #rdcHQ! We are pleased to announce the launch of 351-Archive, (a.k.a. Port Orford Historical Photos). At present, we are releasing over 1000 images into the public domain from the collection of Alan Mitchell.

Many of these works are high-resolution imagery and can be reused, remixed and recycled in new creative works as they are being published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here is a sampling from the Aerials collection —

We are working to improve the current collection, including creating better scans where possible and adding metadata, geotags and photo credits to the images. We’ll also be adding new features to the site as outlined on our current development road map. If you would like to participate and have items or information to add to our collection, please do!

We’ll have more news regarding this exciting new project, however for now enjoy your trip down memory lane in historic Port Orford, Oregon courtesy of Port Orford Historical PhotosStay Tuned!

Lightmapping Success!

Greetings from #rdcHQ! We are pleased to announce that things have been moving right along in our infrastructure track at The All New #rdcHQ. We now have fully outfitted our street level gallery with Internet-enabled LED bulbs just in time for our Fall Art Show, [ˈɡeːɡənʃaɪn], a.k.a. “Gegenschein” or “countershine”. In addition to creating amazing art, we’ll be conducting various light experiments throughout the course of our first ever “Work in Progress Art Exhibit” and we will report our findings here. We have an exciting line-up of artists and we’ll be adding new works and featured artists over the course of the exhibit.

It’s hard to believe that just one year ago we moved into our new digs at 351 6th Street. It has been an eventful year full of interesting projects and fascinating art. It hasn’t been without setbacks – but now we’re moving right along into the next exciting new phase of development. Stay tuned for announcements surrounding the show via Point.B Studio and The All New #rdcHQ!

Introducing [ˈɡeːɡənʃaɪn] / A Work In Progress Exhibit – Download the Poster – [ 28.4 MB ]
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