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The 4th L.A.S.T. Festival – 2017 (San Jose, California)

Organized by San Jose State University in partnership with the Paseo Public Prototyping Challenge and Festival.

THE SCHEDULE AND LINEUP WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN MARCH 2017.

The L.A.S.T. festival Is an interdisciplinary event that combines art, tech and science to help reshape the cultural environment of the 21st century towards a multidimensional form of individual and social creativity. The festival seeks to inform, educate, mobilize, catalyze and maximize best ideas and opportunities for individual empowerment by connecting the public to leading technological and artistic innovators of Silicon Valley. At the same time it seeks to foster an open dialog between engineers and artists on the future of art and tech and how it impacts our world. The L.A.S.T. festival presents interactive multimedia art installations (the Art Expo), inspirational talks by luminaries on cutting-edge technology and science, and interdisciplinary panels on how technology and science impact society.

LUMINARY 2017 (San Francisco, California)

On March 18, Future Fires and The Midway Creative Complex present: LUMINARY, an evening of groundbreaking art, technology and music.

Featuring visionary creators from the Bay Area and beyond, this debut festival invites attendees to experience new music and immerse themselves the next generation of art.

With exciting performances and installations that blur the boundaries between guest and stage, Luminary invites the audience to take part in the experience, and explore a deeper connection to the creators and their work.

Headlining the evening is drummer and producer Shigeto, whose vivid soundscapes reflect a host of influences, from electronic, to jazz and hip-hop. His live set will be accompanied by visuals created by our artists-in-residence.

Luminary’s featured visual artist is Can Büyükberber, a Fulbright Grantee from Istanbul known for his immersive installation work and collaboration with GRAMMY winners Tool and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Büyükberber and fellow artist-in-residence Yağmur Uyanık collaborate on a new installation, and lend visual influence to other components of the festival.

Featured technology performance is Christopher Willits, along with special guests, in an early preview of Envelop. The Bay Area’s own Grammy-nominated musician and artist Christopher Willits performs a live immersive audio set within Envelop at The Midway, a ground-breaking 32 speaker three dimensional sound space, set for official public opening soon.

Other work on exhibit includes an installation by Graham Plumb and Karen Marcelo, light art from ecco screen, and late night DJ / Producer sets programmed by As You Like It. Special exhibitions include an exploration of the future of building and architecture, a room of VR hosted by Dream Logic, and selections from Flying Robots International Film Festival, showcasing films shot entirely from drones.

Augmented Human 2017 (Mountain View, California)

Silicon Valley in sunny California is hosting AH2017, the eighth Augmented Human (AH) International Conference on March 16-18, 2017. As in previous years, the conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library as a volume in its International Conference Proceedings Series (TBC). Previous years conferences information and proceedings links are archived here: http://www.augmented-human.com The Augmented Human (AH) international conference focuses on scientific contributions towards augmenting human capabilities through technology for increased well-being and enjoyable experiences.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Augmented and Mixed Reality
Brain-Computer Interfaces, Muscle Interfaces and Implanted Interfaces
Bionics and Biomechanics
Exoskeletons and Super Human Technologies
Interactions between Augmented Humans and Smart Cities
Wearable Computing and Ubiquitous Computing
Augmented Fashion, Art and Tourism
Smart Objects, Smart Textiles an IoT Augmenting Humans
Augmented Sports and Serious Games
Assistive Augmentation, Rehabilitative Interfaces and Games
Alternative or Novel Feedback Modalities
Interfaces, Services and Applications for Human Enhancement
Augmented Healthcare, Quality of Life & Well-being
Human Augmentation, Sensory Substitution and Fusion
Hardware and Sensors for Augmented Human Technologies
Safety, Ethics, Trust, Privacy and Security Aspects of Augmented Humanity
Human-Factor Study, Field Study and User Study of Augmented Human Technologies

GLAS Animation Festival 2017 (Berkeley, California)

GLAS Animation Festival 2017 Trailer from GLAS Animation on Vimeo.

GLAS Animation Festival takes place March 2-5, 2017 in the historic city of Berkeley, California, just a quick ride away from San Francisco. We are introducing new ideas and expanding the scope of animation by bringing new voices, new talents, new themes, and a new generation of independent filmmakers and curators to the United States. We highlight fresh voices in independent animation while curating special programs of the most significant periods of animation history that serve as an inspiration for contemporary animators.

Cinequest Film & VR Festival 2017 (San Jose and Redwood City, California)

Cinequest Film and VR Festival (Cinequest 2017) will occur February 28th to March 12th in bastion San Jose, while expanding to Redwood City, California. Festival screenings and events have grown from 365 in 2016 to 504 in 2017. Heightening its fusion of technological innovation with empowering creativity, Silicon Valley’s Cinequest will introduce an unparalleled Virtual Reality element to the 2017 festival.

ARTandVR (San Francisco, California)

ARTandVR is taking over North Beach’s HACK Temple for an immersive exhibition of virtual reality, electronic music, visionary speakers, and interactive art.

Dance between projections and light displays, take in a tea ceremony, and learn tips on creating a utopian future in the main cathedral. Find a comfy nook to lounge in our virtual meditation circle, create new worlds, or explore an alternate reality.

Bridging the gap between the art and tech communities of San Francisco, ARTandVR serves as a platform for local artists and a petri dish for future creation.

IMAX VR (Los Angeles, California)

Prepare for a mind-shattering VR experience with insanely immersive visuals and 360 sound that will launch you and your friends into virtual worlds more realistic than anything you’ve ever imagined. Shoot, soar, save the day and play to win in a state-of-the-art IMAX VR Experience Centre. Welcome to the future. You’re not ready, but you will be.

http://imaxvr.imax.com/

157 South Fairfax
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(Across from the Grove)

Raw Science Film Festival 2016 (Los Angeles, California)

The best in science media from around the world will be celebrated in grand fashion! Winners are screened followed by an Awards Ceremony (black-tie-optional) with magic, brain games, and immersive experiences.

The celebration of science media should be as exciting, glamorous, and fun as any other form of entertainment currently celebrated in mainstream media!

The logic and beauty of science will take center stage!

The Institute Presents: NEUROSOCIETY (Menlo Park, California)

New dates – opening moved to December 2016

The Institute Presents: NEUROSOCIETY

Menlo Park, CA —Pace Art + Technology is pleased to announce The Institute Presents: NEUROSOCIETY, an immersive theatrical experience co-created by David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar. The exhibition will be on view at 350 El Camino Real in Menlo Park from October 27, 2016 to March 31, 2017.

The Institute Presents: NEUROSOCIETY is a series of interactive environments that Byrne and Gaonkar have created to present the emerging work of fifteen cognitive neuroscience labs around the world. For Neurosociety, they collaborated with labs from California Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Harvard University, Karolinska Institutet, New York University, Princeton University, University College London and Yale University. Research by these establishments informs the concepts explored in NEUROSOCIETY.

According to Byrne and Gaonkar, “Experiments, we feel, are a form of theater. We have adopted elements of art installation and immersive theater to present these experiences in ways we think will be as engaging for others as they have been for us. We traveled and met with many scientists who generously welcomed us, patiently answered our untutored questions, and creatively collaborated with us on this project. In the course of creating The Institute, the work of our partner labs has become both a window and a mirror through which we view ourselves and our larger interactions with the world. We wanted to share these concepts with as many people as possible.”

In NEUORSOCIETY, groups of ten visitors will be guided through four separate spaces, where they will participate in immersive theatrical demonstrations and experiments. Each interaction will reveal how the brain builds a subjective measure of the world and is fundamentally guided by pragmatic concerns anchored in personal experiences. These responses gradually reveal not only aspects of ourselves but also how we interact with others, often in counterintuitive and surprising ways.

Visitors will be embodied in a doll, see their hands grow to a vast size, accurately predict election results of fictional politicians, witness moving objects freeze and discover how fair and trusting they are with others. Rather than read about cognitive behavioral science, visitors will experience it for themselves, in a visceral and entertaining way. Each room will be a stage that mirrors a strange, yet familiar, series of people and places. With the consent of participants, visitors’ reactions and decisions will be anonymized and used by the labs to further their research. Each visitor thereby becomes a unique and integral part of The Institute’s ongoing research.

http://www.pacegallery.com/exhibitions/12834/the-institute-presents-neurosociety