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GlowCon 2017 (San Francisco, California)

An LED convention and party celebrating everything that glows. An electrical forest of cutting-edge LED technology and art.

GlowCon, the leading LED Art/Tech convention, is back for its 2nd Year!

Watch the LED Talks, where visionaries discuss the future of Glow. Connect with industry leaders, including Vendors selling their glowy creations onsite.

Explore an Electrical Forest of Interactive Art, VR, and Glow-Science installations. Tune into Speakers and DJs from anywhere in the event, on our 3-channel Silent Disco. Join a hands-on Workshop where you can learn to make your own Wearables.

The convention will culminate in the Phuture Phasion Show, where models grace the runway in beautiful and cutting-edge LED apparel. The fashion show will transition into AfterGlow 2017, the official AfterParty of GlowCon 2017!

Common Grounds: Shadow Tunnel by Glass Eye Shadow Pictures (San Francisco, California)

Glass Eye Shadow Pictures creates immersive, cinematic shadow performances that are like watching a live film bloom before your eyes. The Common Grounds Shadow Tunnel performance will be a unique, transformative and interactive experience. The tunnel will be transformed into many different environments. The audience is welcomed to walk through the changing shadow landscapes and become part of the story. The live music and all the props will be on display for the audience to see how all the shadows are created.

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Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures, LOL (San Francisco, California)

Swiss artists !Mediengruppe Bitnik embody 51 of the San Francisco chatbots designed to lure men into online affairs through the Ashley Madison website, exploring human-bot relationships and the currency of trust, and desire, on the internet. The materialization of these online “fembots” in physical space critiques the commodification of women, and sex, in online spaces. The work engages questions of intimacy, the willingness to compromise “real” and “fake” experiences in online entertainment, and the temptation to project meanings onto the blank screens of the digital sphere.

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.

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.

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.