SIGGRAPH 2019 (Los Angeles, California)

THRIVE TOGETHER

Recharge and reboot at SIGGRAPH 2019, as multifaceted as you are—featuring global innovators who are changing what’s possible in computer graphics, animation, VR, Gaming, and Emerging Technologies.

BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art (Walnut Creek, California)

In response to the popularity of our 2015 exhibition BLOW UP, Bedford Gallery is excited to present a second exhibition of inflatable art. BLOW UP II explores the imaginative ways that artists use air as a tool for creating large-scale sculpture and includes imagery that is figurative and abstract. Accessible, yet rich with meaning, these pieces use perception of space to open a dialogue about pop culture and social norms. BLOW UP II will feature large-scale artworks by a roster of internationally renowned artists.

BLOW UP II will travel nationally after its debut at the Bedford Gallery.

MAX 2019: A Space Festival (San Francisco, California)

Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing, MAX 2019: A Space Festival orbits around the breathtaking advances in space exploration and lands at 3 favorite San Francisco venues. Through the aggregated works of celebrated artists in live music, immersive theater, multimedia events, and educational interactive installations MAX will give attendees a new perspective on our universe and the chance to reflect back on earth.

Kid Koala—Nufonia Must Fall (San Jose, California)

This show is a live multi-disciplinary adaptation of Kid Koala’s graphic novel of the same name. The story centers around a headphones-sporting robot on the verge of obsolescence who is infatuated with a charming office drone. Fifteen people make up the live production, which involves an amazing team of puppeteers, technicians, and musicians who bring the characters to life.

Miniature sets have been built to recreate each scene from the book. Under the direction of Oscar-nominated production designer KK Barrett (Her, Where the Wild Things Are, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich), the performance is cinematically lit, filmed, and projected on a large screen. Kid Koala, accompanied by the Afiara String Quartet, performs his original score on piano and turntable. All of the elements come together in real time. Equal parts cinema, theatre, and musical concert—audiences can watch as an amazing team of puppeteers bring the characters of Kid Koala’s graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall to life.

AWMAT 2019: Impact! How women in media arts, science and technology influence the community(Santa Barbara, California)

2019 Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Technology Conference

Impact! explores how the creative and innovative works of women in media arts and technology influence the community. New forms of artistic representation in multimedia art are highlighted through interactive installations, virtual reality and sonic arts. Emphasis will be placed on how these new forms work in conjunction with technology to shape our culture.

Raw Science Film Festival 2019 (Los Angeles, California)

The festival honors films on science and technology worldwide. Categories include fiction and non-fiction for both students and professionals. Cash prizes are awarded. Animations and infographics are welcomed. The film screening and awards ceremony takes place in January, 2019.

International TECHstyle Art Biennial IV (San Jose, California)

In 2010, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles launched its signature event, the International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB). Returning now for its fourth incarnation, ITAB is a juried exhibition of work by artists merging fiber media with new information and communication technologies in their artistic processes, as a medium of artistic expression, and/or in the content of their work. Leveraging its location in Silicon Valley, ITAB serves as the premiere platform for introducing the work of artists exploring the intersection of fiber and technology to a global community.

Napa Lighted Art Festival 2019 (Napa, California)

The Napa Lighted Art Festival is a celebration of creative arts and technology where light becomes art in this unique lighted art walk. Ten to fifteen original art works will be installed throughout the Napa Downtown and the Oxbow District.

Artwork could include Light art, Video art, 3D video mapping projections and projects that use technology or interactivity. The festival supports innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. Light itself in any form is the actual artwork. The artwork is created around the core concepts of: Innovative, Contemporary, Uplifting, Inspiring and Imaginative.

Human Augmentation 101 WEST (Atherton, California)

We’re bringing bodyhacking to the Bay Area for a Human Augmentation 101 event! Enjoy a full day of talks and demos about brain computer interfaces, interpreting your genetic information, implantable tech, bioethics and more.

Illuminate SF Festival of Light 2018 (San Francisco, California)

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, the Illuminate SF Festival of Light shines bright in San Francisco. You can explore installations, artists, maps and robust collection of light art related articles online or join in the winter festivities in person.