Tag Archives: California

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium (Berkeley, California)

Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 Theme:
Art, Technology, and Activism on the 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement

New Location:
Monday Evenings, 7:30-9:00pm
The David Brower Center, Berkeley CA
Lectures are free and open to the public.

http://atc.berkeley.edu/

Upcoming speakers:

Jan 26 2015
Caroline Woolard
Desire Narratives for a Solidarity Art Economy: from Mutual Aid to Community Land Trusts

March 9 2015
Tarek Atoui
DeafSpace and Making Musical Instruments

April 6 2015
Jose Carlos Martinat / Enrique Mayorga

April 13 2015
Jesse Drew / Glenda Drew

Installations in Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles Airport (LAX)

LAX – Case Study from Moment Factory on Vimeo.

Moment Factory was commissioned by Los Angeles World Airports to work with Marcela Sardi of Sardi Design and Mike Rubin of MRA International as the executive multimedia content producer for seven iconic media features at the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The result is the largest immersive multimedia system of any airport in the Americas. Moment Factory focused on the passenger experience, the iconography of Los Angeles, and the destinations served by the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Four hours of original video content were created, as well as multiple interactive capsules, using the latest in high-resolution imaging, 3D effects and interactivity based on people’s movements and real-time airport information.

http://www.momentfactory.com/en/project/walls/LAX_-_Los_Angeles_International_Airport

Nightlife Thursdays at the California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco)

The California Academy of Sciences is located at 55 Music Concourse Drive in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.

Every Thursday night from 6–10 pm, a new adventure unfolds. Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in hand and wonder in your eyes. 21+, ID required for entry. Tickets $12 ($10 for members).

http://www.calacademy.org/nightlife

After Dark Thursdays at the Exploratorium (San Francisco)

The Exploratorium is located at Pier 15 in San Francisco, California.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of our monthly After Dark events, we’ve expanded our Thursday evening programs. We’re now open every Thursday night to adults 18 and over; each week we offer a different program to stimulate your senses and expand your mind. Delicious nibbles and outrageous bay views are available at the SeaGlass restaurant, and cash bars offer libations of all kinds. Come for the cocktails, stay for the exhibits, and indulge in endless exploration.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/thursday-nights

Visit Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco

Come by to explore hands-on exhibits that show how people use technology to imagine, design, and create a better world. Open Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A guided tour begins at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Location
Located near the San Francisco Ferry Building and one block from the Embarcadero Station for BART and Muni, the Autodesk Gallery is easily accessible by public transportation.

Autodesk Gallery at One Market
One Market, Floor 2
San Francisco, CA 94105

Hours
Wednesdays:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guided tour at 12:30 p.m.

Fridays:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

http://www.autodesk.com/gallery/visit-us

ButterflyWall by Charles Sowers at San Francisco Airport (SFO) in Terminal 2

Butterfly Wall consists of 20 hand-cranked mechanical butterflies that are propelled up a cable to gently flutter back down again in a delightful random choreography dictated by the air resistance of their spinning dichroic wings. When the cranks are not being used, a programed set of movements activates the butterflies.

ButterflyWall from Charles Sowers on Vimeo.

There is also a smaller version near the entrance at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

http://charlessowers.com/

Project Edison by IDEO Interactive Sculpture at The Epiphany Hotel (Palo Alto, California)

Edison is a 10’x10’ sculpture, installed as the centerpiece of the Epiphany hotel in Palo Alto, that is comprised of 100 custom LED bulbs that are each individually controlled in brightness and vertical position, creating a 3-dimensional canvas of light and motion that spans the hotel’s two story mezzanine. The installation pulls from a repository of code, visualizing generative algorithms, ambient movement, data visualization, and any realm of infinite possibilities. The piece was designed as a platform so that any user can contribute their own code to visualize on the sculpture in the space and participate in the collaborative piece.

http://www.projectedison.io/

http://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/california/silicon-valley-hotels/the-epiphany-hotel/

EDISON from IDEO on Vimeo.

Musical Stairs by Remo Saraceni at Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf (San Francisco)

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Musical Stairs are an art initiative that increases physical activity and builds social connection within the communities.

Musical stairs and Big Piano are present in more than 1.000 Children’s Museums, Discovery Center, Science Center, City Subway, Shopping Centre, Music Museums and Children’s Hospital. We have partnered with people around the world to touch more lives with this rare innovation. Musical stairs will continue to influence people positively and more lives will be touched in time to come.

http://www.pier39.com/home/attractions/on-the-pier/musical-stairs/

http://www.musicalstairs.com/

The Interval at Long Now at Fort Mason Center (San Francisco)

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A bar, cafe, museum, and the home of The Long Now Foundation.

Come enjoy coffee or cocktails surrounded by books floor-to-ceiling and mechanical wonders from a clock engineered to last 10,000 years. Featuring Brian Eno’s music and his ambient painting—a continuously evolving, never-repeating work of art. An inspiring venue for great conversations and delicious drinks.

Located in San Francisco’s historic Fort Mason Center within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

http://theinterval.org/