Hands Off: New Dutch Design at the Confluence of Technology & Craft (San Francisco, California)

Hands Off: New Dutch Design at the Confluence of Technology & Craft will promote Dutch Design and its influence on the global future of contemporary art, craft and design, including architecture, e-culture, and fashion, among other disciplines. Featured designers produce innovative works that challenge traditional notions of public space, sustainability, architecture, fashion, functional objects, marketing, and art utilizing technology that requires no ‘making’ by hand in the traditional sense. Hands Off will showcase the development of new materials, new ways to use old technologies, and new ways of looking at and interacting with the world. Hands off will feature the work of approximately twenty designers from design hubs across the Netherlands including Eindhoven, Amsterdam, and Utrecht.

Featuring the work of approximately 20 designers from design hubs across the Netherlands including Eindhoven, Amsterdam and Utrecht, Hands-Off showcases the development of innovative production materials, the reinterpretation of old technologies, and new ways leading Dutch designers are influencing and interacting with the world of craft and design.

Artists in the exhibition are: Daniël de Bruin, Raw Color, Grietje Schepers, Eric Klarenbeek, Tiddo Bakker, Martijn Koomen, Dirk Vander Kooij, Random Studio: Petrovsky & Ramone, DUS Architects, Borre Akkersdijk, Mahmud Hassani & Massoud Hassani, Aoife Wuller, Jólan van der Wiel, Ted Noten, Anouk Wipprecht, Dennis Parren, Marcel Wanders.

Artist Reception: Antiprism, by Artist-in-Residence Jon Bernson (San Francisco, California)

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Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency and installation with light refreshments.

These interdisciplinary performances will celebrate the wildly conflicting theories surrounding Vessel XII. Some believe that this spacecraft sent messages to Earth from a future timeframe. Others believe that the transmissions were the work of computer hackers. Some call them groundbreaking art and others denounce them as an elaborate sham. Join the world’s leading experts as they attempt to uncover the truth, once and for all. This annual highlight of the 2015 Distant Future Symposium will feature a live score by the band Exray’s and opening remarks by William Nova.

Antiprism explores a series of unexplained broadcasts that interrupted the programming of numerous international television stations between 1986 and 2009. Purportedly sent from a spacecraft at the outer reaches of our galaxy, these transmissions sparked international controversy, evoking strong opinions from experts in many fields. Throughout April, evidence in the form of a multimedia installation with video projections, surround-sound audio, theatrical performances, and laser-etched acrylic panels will be displayed in the Kimball Gallery. For the first time ever, public dialogue will be possible and people will have the opportunity to develop informed opinions about this mysterious set of phenomena.

Artist Reception: Antiprism, by Artist-in-Residence Jon Bernson (San Francisco, California)

jon_bernson

Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency and installation with light refreshments.

These interdisciplinary performances will celebrate the wildly conflicting theories surrounding Vessel XII. Some believe that this spacecraft sent messages to Earth from a future timeframe. Others believe that the transmissions were the work of computer hackers. Some call them groundbreaking art and others denounce them as an elaborate sham. Join the world’s leading experts as they attempt to uncover the truth, once and for all. This annual highlight of the 2015 Distant Future Symposium will feature a live score by the band Exray’s and opening remarks by William Nova.

Antiprism explores a series of unexplained broadcasts that interrupted the programming of numerous international television stations between 1986 and 2009. Purportedly sent from a spacecraft at the outer reaches of our galaxy, these transmissions sparked international controversy, evoking strong opinions from experts in many fields. Throughout April, evidence in the form of a multimedia installation with video projections, surround-sound audio, theatrical performances, and laser-etched acrylic panels will be displayed in the Kimball Gallery. For the first time ever, public dialogue will be possible and people will have the opportunity to develop informed opinions about this mysterious set of phenomena.

Market Street Prototyping Festival 2015 (San Francisco, California)

For over 150 years, Market Street has been the internationally-renowned main artery of San Francisco. But a street as wide and busy as Market Street can often disconnect neighboring communities and residents. These challenges lead us to ask the question:

Can we, as a community known for creativity and innovation, bring our own voice to urban design and redefine how we engage and connect with each other over this miles-long stretch of iconic public space?

The winning projects have been announced:

http://marketstreetprototyping.org/projects/

Game Developers Conference (GDC) (San Francisco, California)

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event.

The GDC attracts over 24,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry.

Interaction15 (San Francisco)

Join the IxDA community in San Francisco for three days of talks, workshops and activities exploring the past, present and future of interaction design.