Technarte 2018 (Los Angeles, California)

During two days, artists and technologists from all around the world will meet in Los Angeles to share their own vision of the fusion between art, science and technology. Technarte Conference speakers team is formed annually by international artists that have been awarded in many important festivals and that have been programming exhibitions around the world. Since 2006 more than 150 artists have been taking part in the International Conference on Art and Technology in Bilbao and in Los Angeles.

LA CoMotion 2018 (Los Angeles, California)

LA CoMotion brings together the brave new world of the urban mobility revolution — a revolution that is set to transform every city in the world, large and small. Global mayors, leading technologists, public transport operators and venture capitalists, start-ups and established players — the entire landscape of new urban mobility will be present in November for LA CoMotion. Three days of immersive and inspirational talks, demos, test drives and exhibitions — a glimpse into our new urban future.

CODAME Intersections (San Francisco, California)

At the San Francisco Art Institute, Fort Mason, San Francisco, Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, from 6pm to 10pm.

In “Intersections,” CODAME showcases work that defies boundaries: Where art meets technology, experiment and play collide, and new media wander curiously in the footsteps of old. Featuring gallery installations, screenings, and performances, “Intersections” explores the surprising, inspiring, and challenging crossings of art, science, and technology as part of The Leonardo Convening.

What is the purpose of creative vision in a world dominated by science and technology? Though commonly thought to inhabit distinct worlds, the “two cultures” of art and science have long collaborated for common purpose. The middle of the twentieth century saw many surprising partnerships bloom across the realms of art, science and technology. In the decades hence, these boundary-defying explorations have contoured many creative landscapes. Contemporary work in new media art finds its roots in these early collaborations.

Leonardo‘s 50th Anniversary Celebration: The Convening (San Francisco, California)

The Leonardo Convening is the culminating event of our 50th anniversary. The event’s aim is to initiate a challenging, vital network-wide experience. The event is designed to bring together attendees from diverse disciplines and experiences. We want this event not only to celebrate 50 years of building our network but also to help us design where we want to be in the next 50 years. This will be both an outcome of design thinking and a sector manifesto.

This event is neither a festival or a conference. Rather this is the culmination of the 28 international celebrations for our 50th anniversary. We are crossing industries, fields and boundaries in order to make deep intentional experiences.

ABOUT THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Half a century ago, kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina set out to solve the needs of a community of artists and scientists working across disciplines by using the “new media” of the time: offset print publishing. As a groundbreaking, innovative venture, Leonardo journal represented a unique vision: to serve as an international channel of communication among artists, with emphasis on the writings of artists who use science and developing technologies in their work. The result was Leonardo, an academic journal for artists with the peer-review rigor of a scientific journal. For 50 years, Leonardo has been the definitive publication for artist-academics, and the field has gained momentum in recent years.

Infinity Film Festival 2019 (Beverly Hills, California)

Infinity Film Festival in Beverly Hills, presented by Epic Games and Unreal Engine invites you to experience unique moments in time in the entertainment capital of the world!

Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach have come together to showcase over 75 hours of screenings, 30 Cutting-Edge Technology Exhibitions and more than 150 industry thought-leaders over the course of four days, November 1 – 4, 2018.

Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light (Saratoga, California)

Montalvo Arts Center is proud to announce an astonishing new exhibition by artist Bruce Munro. Featuring 10 light-based works ranging in scale from immersive to intimate, Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light will utilize multi-hued waves, clusters, cascades, flocks, and seas of illumination, transforming Montalvo’s historic Villa and its extensive public areas into a breathtaking spectacle of light. The exhibition will be the first time Munro’s work has been publicly on display on the West Coast, and it will represent the largest number of his works ever on view at a single venue. It is made possible in part through the generous support of The Valley Foundation.

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium – Adventure (San Jose, California)

The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your family on an all-new adventure—this time to the bottom of the ocean. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago—and maybe live still today!

Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science, and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology.

San Diego 2049 (California)

Worldbuilding: Scenarios, for Fun and for Survival
Program kickoff public lecture with Vernor Vinge

Learn about the complex process of science fiction worldbuilding to construct a dynamic future scenario with one of the masters of the field, Vernor Vinge.

The School of Global Policy and Strategy is celebrating its 30th anniversary by partnering with the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination to produce San Diego 2049, a series of programs through 2018–19 that will use the imagination and narrative tools of science fiction to stimulate complex thinking about the future and the ways we could shape it through policy, technology, innovation, culture, and social change.

The largest challenges facing life on earth—climate change; the possible emergence of new autonomous, intelligences; the decentralized ability to edit genetic material—are multi-generational, contingent, and uncertain. Choices taken today will have hard-to-foresee consequences; the pace of technological change means that policy choices may struggle to keep up.

http://imagination.ucsd.edu/_wp/programs/san-diego-2049/