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Technarte 2016 Los Angeles (California)

We’re preparing an impressive program for the new Technarte Los Angeles edition to be held on 17th and 18th of November. Save your tickets now and you will enjoy an inspiring and professional two networking days with international artists, designers, architects, technicians and engineers.

From the beginning, Technarte has shown the most innovative artistic disciplines that use technology as the main tool for creation. Due to this fusion between art, science and technology we know more about the present and future trends in art, such as Wearable Tech, Robotic Art, Bioart, Nanoart, Interactive Architecture, Big Data Art, Human Computer Interaction, 3D Scanning and Printing and much more. The latest technological developments are used by the artists to revolutionise the way that the citizenship take intereseted with Art.

Curious Contraptions Featuring Cabaret Mechanical Theatre (San Francisco, California)

This special exhibition features more than 20 charming and often hilarious mechanical sculptures known as automata. Their whimsical characters are brought to life by intricate arrangements of hand-made cams, cranks, and other simple mechanisms.

Each sculpture performs an absurd miniature drama, often reflecting its maker’s dark and very British sense of humor. Exposed inner workings encourage visitors to investigate the low-tech mechanisms used to make these automata move.

In Conversation: ​R. Luke DuBois + Daniel Rozin (San Francisco, California)

bitforms gallery presents a discussion with exhibiting artists R. Luke DuBois and Daniel Rozin.

For the first week of the exhibition, a new work by R. Luke DuBois will have its debut in the media gallery. Like his 2012 piece, Acceptance 2016 takes the political party acceptance speeches given by the two major-party candidates, subjecting them to a computationally generated editing process based on the language used in each speech. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, two of the most contentious presidential candidates in recent history, use vocabularies of around 1,300 unique words in the hour-long monologues; 975 of these words (75%) are the same.​ ​Coinciding with the Fifteen-Year Anniversary exhibition at the Project, is a solo exhibition of work by R. Luke DuBois at bitforms gallery in New York. The artist’s fourth solo show with the gallery, The Choice Is Yours presents work that considers how choices are made and framed in our society, with the United States democratic voting process as its framework.

Daniel Rozin’s iconic Wooden Mirror will be on display in the Atrium space beginning on November 9th. The artwork was originally produced in 1999, in a smaller, octagonal format. It has since been exhibited at institutions around the world. The work is indicative of Rozin’s practice, which investigates the structure and materiality of images. From mosaics to digital images comprising pixels, discrete components are assembled to make a whole. Employing a range of materials––from trash to hand fans––Rozin probes at what constitutes an image, as well as what can be transformed into one.

International Gloving Championship (IGC) 2016 (Santa Ana, California)

IGC is back. And this year, everything changes. We’re not going to give you the full details just yet, but here’s a sneak peak:

    A Full 2-Day Event Experience. One day to compete, and one day for the finals and to have fun with glovers and light show artists from around the world.
    A New Venue: Welcome to the eSports Arena of Orange County!
    256 person Open Tournament. Top 16 will compete on Day 2 for Legends spots later in the day.
    The Return of the Legends. This year’s BOSS winners and other community tournament winners will compete for Legendary status in this year’s Legends Bracket – $2500 Cash Prize
    All New Style-based Invitationals
    A Revamped Judging Experience
    And something you’re not expecting…

We’ll see you at the eSports Arena on November 11 & 12 in Santa Ana, CA.

bitforms Gallery Fifteen-Year Anniversary Exhibition (San Francisco, California)

Extended to March 4, 2017!

Opening reception: Saturday, November 5th | 6pm – 8pm

New York-based bitforms gallery celebrates its fifteenth year with an anniversary exhibition at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco. The curated presentation of works includes currently represented artists as well as those who have shaped the gallery’s identity over the years, demonstrating the program’s continued engagement with technologically informed practices.

Exhibiting artists include Jeffrey Blondes, Daniel Canogar, R. Luke DuBois, Claudia Hart, Yael Kanarek, Beryl Korot, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Sara Ludy, Manfred Mohr, Jonathan Monaghan, Mark Napier, Tristan Perich, Quayola, Casey Reas, Daniel Rozin, Björn Schulke, Siebren Versteeg, Addie Wagenknecht, Marina Zurkow, and Zimoun.

Since 2001, bitforms has become synonymous with “new media” art and the work that falls into this evershifting categorization. As such, the program spans a range of media from traditional to experimental. With new media being relative to each generation, the gallery represents established, mid-career, and emerging artists, showing the diversity of approaches to media over several generations.

The Art of Dying Virtual + Augmented Reality Art Show (San Francisco, California)

This Halloween weekend, explore an interactive art gallery featuring over 25 artists from around the world who are using immersive technologies to reimagine what it means to be mortal.

Explore two floors of interactive sound and art installations. Watch augmented art come to life in the AR gallery and journey through new VR experiences on the Vive, Gear VR, and Oculus Rift. A night of music, art, and discovery awaits.

The VIP portion starts at 6 pm and includes priority admission to preview the show without lines, access to a bar, a VIP swag bag, and more. Purchasing a ticket for a specific time slot ensures no waiting in line. General Admission tickets allow you to explore the AR gallery and installations after signing up for a VR gallery time slot upon arrival.

We are proud to be a part of Re:Imagine | End of LIfe – a citywide conversation through art, experience, and design throughout the Bay Area. What would it mean for an entire city to reimagine the way we live and die?

Robert Lang: Origami — Between the Folds of Art and Technology (Palo Alto, California)

Robert Lang, Origami Artist; Physicist

Origami is the centuries-old Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Lang, a world-renowned origami artist, has taken this traditional art form one step further.

Lang is one of the pioneers of cross-disciplinary origami that combines mathematics, science, technology, engineering and design with origami. His applications have been used on medical devices, air bag designs and expandable space telescopes.

With 50 patents awarded and pending on semiconductor lasers, optics and integrated optoelectronics, Lang has more than 500 designs catalogued and diagrammed and his artwork has been shown around the world in exhibits at the MoMA in New York, Carrousel du Louvre in Paris and the Nippon Museum of Origami in Japan.

Hear more about the blending of art and technology what drives him to create such inspirational masterpieces.

GLOW: A Festival of Fire & Light 2016 (Santa Cruz, California)

Fire and Digital Art Experiences

Get up close to flaming cannonades, sculptures and music in the Abbott Square plaza. Get hands-on in the electrified museum with interactive digital art, projections, and LED sculptures.

Press a button and ignite a 12-foot tall angelic sculpture with the Flaming Lotus Girls. These stainless steel sculptures have both continuous and audience controlled poofers.

Dip your fingers into San Lorenzo River history with Camille Utterback’s interactive installation. This large-scale river-shaped projection in the MAH lobby windows shows an ever-changing collage of historic and contemporary images of the San Lorenzo River. Explore the river’s history by “dipping” your fingers into the river via a touchscreen surface. Vital Current – Seeking the San Lorenzo is debuting at GLOW and will be at the MAH for the next year.

See your silhouette in 2,000 LED lights. Reveal your shape in a fantastic infinity mirror of over 1,900 addressable LEDs in this piece by Victoria Hollis, Matt Newton and Mike Case. Create colorful trails which change with each new movement.

Stimulate your visual senses in this “break room for the future.” Play LED ping pong, dance to electronic music by William S. Braintree and Hoofwerk, and zone out to abstract visuals with Raphael Arar and Idea Fab Labs

Get up close to fire breathing dragonflies welded from steel by Jeff Caplan (Dr. Wasabi), giant neon sculptures from Mike Horton (Hot Mike Neon), and beautiful fiery flowers by Jensen Hastings.


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

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
Digital Immersion

Monday Evenings, 6:30-8:00pm
Main Auditorium (3rd Floor)
Sutardja Dai Hall, Berkeley, CA
Lectures are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Speakers:

Nov 28 2016 184. Mike Tyka
Dec 05 2016 185. Reuben Margolin
Feb 06 2017 186. Pamela & Richard Kramlich
Mar 06 2017 187. Tanya Zimbardo Assistant
Mar 20 2017 188. Andrew and Deborah Rappaort
Apr 03 2017 189. Tiffany Chung