The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival held in Indio, California. It includes many forms of music as well as art installations and interactive art.
In 2015, it will be held over the following two weekends:
For over 150 years, Market Street has been the internationally-renowned main artery of San Francisco. But a street as wide and busy as Market Street can often disconnect neighboring communities and residents. These challenges lead us to ask the question:
Can we, as a community known for creativity and innovation, bring our own voice to urban design and redefine how we engage and connect with each other over this miles-long stretch of iconic public space?
The winning projects have been announced:
RoboGames is the Olympics of Robots – we invite the best minds from around the world to compete in over 50 different events: combat robots, fire-fighters, LEGO bots, hockey bots, walking humanoids, soccer bots, sumo bots, and even androids that do kung-fu. Some robots are autonomous, some are remote controlled – but they’re all cool! As an open event, anyone can compete – this means you.
Held in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Scotty Gorham, Tijuana Rick, and Johnny Stewart
Launch party was held on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
Burning Man meets Silicon Valley
We strive to gather the artists, makers, and visionaries with their inspirations, projects, and ideas that are bettering what it is to B Human
233 University Ave
Palo Alto, 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.
1096 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
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.
The Interval at Long Now
Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94109