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SIGGRAPH 2017 (Los Angeles, California)

44th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

SIGGRAPH is the world’s largest, most influential annual conference and exhibition in computer graphics and interactive techniques: Five days of research results, demos, educational sessions, art, screenings, and hands-on interactivity featuring the community’s latest technical achievements, and three days of commercial exhibits displaying the industry’s current hardware, software, and services.

Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live 3 at USC (Los Angeles, California)

Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live 3 will light up the outdoor spaces of the USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex in an evening of music, interactive animation, projection mapping, animated inflatables, and virtual reality. Innovative artists Refik Anadol, Miwa Matreyek, and Patterson + Reckinger will perform an eclectic program of contemporary visual music and audio-visual art.

Groundbreaking artist Refik Anadol, who has performed visuals with the L.A. Philharmonic at Disney Hall, will create imagery on a super-panoramic 70-foot screen to live performances by Grammy Award–winning pianist Gloria Cheng and guzheng player Zi-Zhu Zhao. Patterson + Reckinger’s kinetic op-art abstractions will be accompanied by toy piano trio, Thomas Feng, Alexa Constantine, Dante Luna. Music by composers John Adams, Esa Pekka Salonen (piano), Tristan Perich (3 toy pianos and 3-channel, one-bit electronics) and Pantawit Kiangsiri (guzheng) will be performed live.

On a second stage, Miwa Matreyek performs her fantastical shadow theatre work, The World Made Itself, inside a multi-projection stage. Miwa takes us on a journey through her surrealistic and magical worlds as she interacts within the projection. She has performed her work at MoMA, the Tate Modern, REDCAT, and Sundance. The VR Visual Music Lounge will offer exciting virtual-reality musical experiences and interactive installations from international artists as well as USC faculty and students.

Check out this teaser for the Bjork VR experience, which will be featured in the VR Visual Music Lounge.

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!

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.

Andy Warhol’s Rain Machine (Daisy Waterfall) (Los Angeles, California)

Young Projects is pleased to announce the first presentation of Andy Warhol’s legendary installation, Rain Machine (Daisy Waterfall), in Los Angeles in nearly 50 years.

The exhibition is a co-creative project between Maurice Tuchman, Senior Curator Emeritus, LACMA, and the organizer of the seminal Art + Technology program at LACMA 1967-71, and Adlin De Domingo. The exhibition will also include a special ‘digital’ augmentation by the artist, Refik Anadol.

Rain Machine (Daisy Waterfall) stands as one of Warhol’s most radical and unique artworks in his entire oeuvre. It was conceived in 1969 as part of LACMA’s Art + Technology program and consisted of 80 daisy-print lenticular (3-D) panels with four daisy images in each panel. Cowles Communications improved the lenticular optics later that year to allow the artist to present a single, larger, daisy image to fill each panel, providing much greater resonance and 3-D impact. A water-spray system was also employed to create a continual cascade of water (i.e. rain) that would fall from above while viewing the lenticulars.

Warhol made four editions of Rain Machine (Daisy Waterfall), the first of which was presented in the United States Pavilion at EXPO 70, in Osaka, Japan (1970). The three others (all identical) traveled and were shown in museums and galleries throughout the US and Europe, including LACMA in 1971. In 1990 for instance, it anchored an exhibition organized by Jeffrey Deitch called “Artificial Nature”, offering a surprising prescience and context to the show. More recently, that same piece was featured at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, with an accompanying catalog.

None of the original versions of the work are still in existence, except for one. Surprisingly, it is the only work made in the A & T program that is not in any museum’s Permanent Collection.

Young Projects will not only present this final, extant version, but in keeping with both Warhol and the spirit of the Art + Technology program, it will also feature an ‘augmentation’ by the artist Refik Anadol. No actual rainwater will be used, but rather, Anadol will employ a state-of-the-art technological approach to create a fully-immersive, digital, rain simulation that will take place throughout the gallery space. The result is a one-of-a-kind collaboration, between a legend of the 20th century with one of today’s most brilliant wunderkinds of the technological age, to create an artwork of extraordinary presence, vision and timeliness.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-warhol-rain-machine-20161020-snap-story.html

7th Annual New Media Film Festival 2016 (Los Angeles, California)

New Media Film Festival: The Best in New Media! Honoring Stories Worth Telling

The intersection of artistry, distribution, new formats & new tech

All Ages • All Cultures • All Media

For years, The New Media Film Festival has led the way in the pursuit of stories worth telling, the exploration of new media technologies, boundary pushing resulting in new distribution models and creating and establishing new methodologies in the global monetization of content. The New Media Film Festival embodies the transformative power of the cinematic arts and it reaches across cultural bridges to wed story and technology for everyone.

Hoopurbia 2016 (Los Angeles, California)

Note new dates (1 week earlier)

HOOPURBIA is the world’s first ever urban hula hooping festival. Born in Berlin, the week-long event fuses hooping with yoga, contemporary dance, fashion, music, art and cutting edge technology. Participants immerse themselves completely into a unique multi-disciplinary learning experience, which feeds their passion, determination and desire to connect with fellow members of the global hoop dance community. A carefully selected team of international teachers and artists guide attendees through seven days of intensive contemporary dance workshops, video shoots, music and multi-disciplinary collaboration. Participants are encouraged to express themselves, experiment, and find their own individual style of movement. Evenings are packed with performance viewings, hoop jams, artist talks, flash mobs, competitions, and an innovative performance showcase which features collaborative work between audio-visual artists, light and sound designers, choreographers, world-class hoop dancers, DJs and music producers.

SKYLINE 2016 (Los Angeles, California)

SKYLINE (Preview February 11, 2016 – Full Event March 10 -19, 2016) is a free, ten-day, biannual architecture, art and technology event that showcases site specific, future-forward, interactive installations that embrace Los Angeles’ ever-evolving cultural landscape. During SKYLINE, architects, designers and artists transform historic, hidden spaces within downtown Los Angeles into a unique experiential event for visitors and locals alike.

The 2016 SKYLINE presentation will consist of ten installations crossing many distinct districts in downtown Los Angeles, including the Financial District, Historic District, and Arts District. The SKYLINE installations are created by internationally recognized architects and artists both local and abroad including: Evelina Domnitch + Dmitry Gelfand, Steve Lee (Aprilli Design Studio) + Meredith Sattler, Scenocosme (Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt), Ila Berman, Mona El Khafif (Scale Shift) + Marcella Del Signore (X-Topia), Ben Juckes, Alexandra Schioldager, Yan Krymsky (Yazdani Studio), Noam Saragosti, and more. All of the installations will be on view nightly from 6pm – 10pm, and are located in Downtown Los Angeles Historic, Broadway and Financial Districts.

Organized by LERATA

LERATA (Laboratory for Experimentation and Research in Art, Technology and Architecture) was established in Los Angeles, California in 2012. The mission of this non-profit organization is to provide a platform for experimentation and research in the fields of art, technology and architecture, and to foster collaboration for the purpose of discovery and advancements in these fields.