Tag Archives: California

Game Developers Conference (GDC) (San Francisco, California)

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event.

The GDC attracts over 24,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry.

Dan Rosenfeld’s “Sleepwalkers” installation at Urban Putt (San Francisco, California)

Sleepwalkers from Dan Rosenfeld on Vimeo.

Sleepwalkers is an interactive installation about beings that live inside the walls of a historic building. It was commissioned by Urban Putt, an indoor miniature golf course built by artists and designers in San Francisco.

Sleepwalkers combines a host of techniques to make it seem that a three inch tall luminous being is interacting with the physical world—including the hands of participants—while illuminating its environment.

http://www.danrosenfeld.com/sleepwalkers

Urban Putt
1096 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
http://www.urbanputt.com/

Jurg Lehni’s Chalk-Drawing Machine at The Interval (San Francisco, California)

Viktor – 5000 Years of Chairs from Jürg Lehni on Vimeo.

The Long Now Foundation commissioned Jürg and his team in Switzerland to build a custom version of his Viktor chalk-drawing machine and create software to interface with it for our San Francisco bar/cafe/museum venue The Interval. We are working with Jürg to develop content for the machine and eventually make it a platform for use by visiting speakers and artists.

The design of the chalk-drawing machine is extremely elegant, using an unconventional system of pulleys that is driven by high-quality Maxon Swiss servo motors to triangulate the drawing tool. The motors are coordinated by an open-source controller developed by Jürg himself.

http://blog.longnow.org/02014/11/24/chalk-drawing-machine-unveiling/

The Interval at Long Now
Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94109

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