Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures will be an art-science exhibit and symposium of artists, scientists, and humanities scholars, led by the NCSU Libraries and the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, held at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, the physical and digital display spaces of the NCSU Libraries and the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA). These activities will elicit discussion about genetics in society through the lens of contemporary art and offer viewers new ways to think about their role in the genetic revolution.

By combining science and art and design, the artists, and artworks chosen for display, will contextualize genetic engineering by bringing it out of the lab and into public places; challenging viewer’s understandings about the human condition, the material of our bodies, and the consequences of biotechnology. The exhibit(s), integrated curriculum, and cross-campus dialogues will raise awareness and discussion about biotechnologies and their consequences in our society, while drawing in art practices for reaching new communities.

SIGGRAPH 2019 (Los Angeles, California)

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Recharge and reboot at SIGGRAPH 2019, as multifaceted as you are—featuring global innovators who are changing what’s possible in computer graphics, animation, VR, Gaming, and Emerging Technologies.

BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art (Walnut Creek, California)

In response to the popularity of our 2015 exhibition BLOW UP, Bedford Gallery is excited to present a second exhibition of inflatable art. BLOW UP II explores the imaginative ways that artists use air as a tool for creating large-scale sculpture and includes imagery that is figurative and abstract. Accessible, yet rich with meaning, these pieces use perception of space to open a dialogue about pop culture and social norms. BLOW UP II will feature large-scale artworks by a roster of internationally renowned artists.

BLOW UP II will travel nationally after its debut at the Bedford Gallery.

CURRENTS New Media 2019 (Santa Fe, New Mexico)

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Interactive Environments, Installations, Outdoor Installations and Projections, Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments, Robotics, Multimedia Performance, Digitally Generated Objects, Interactive Installations for Children, Single Channel Video and Animation, Experimental Documentary

Digital Graffiti 2019 (Alys Beach, Florida)

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach.

Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing,” “Guerilla Projection” or “Urban Projection,” underground artists around the globe have been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies for many years to cast dynamic images onto skyscrapers and other urban structures as a means of artistic expression. Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a festival geared towards bringing these artists together in one place to celebrate and showcase their unique talents.

MAX 2019: A Space Festival (San Francisco, California)

Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing, MAX 2019: A Space Festival orbits around the breathtaking advances in space exploration and lands at 3 favorite San Francisco venues. Through the aggregated works of celebrated artists in live music, immersive theater, multimedia events, and educational interactive installations MAX will give attendees a new perspective on our universe and the chance to reflect back on earth.

TEI 2019 Arts Track (Tempe Arizona)

TEI 2019 is the 13th annual conference dedicated to presenting the latest results in tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction.

The Arts Track at TEI 2019 invites submissions of art installations and live performances exploring the theme of hybrid materiality. Over the past few years, TEI has increasingly embraced hybridity, whether through material explorations of composites such as bioelectronic, on-body, or active materials, or theoretical inquiries into socio-technical systems as hybrid assemblies. Visionary technologies are merging textiles with electronics, mechanical actuators with organic materials, and digital sensors with the human body. These hybrid, materially-oriented approaches are radically changing our understanding of what tangible interaction looks and feels like. At the same time, experiential media has provided a forum that shifts focus from utility to aesthetics. What are the new experiential opportunities presented by hybrid, (inter)active materials? How might these materials and the tangible interactive systems they comprise challenge our ideas about boundaries between living and nonliving, intimate and remote, public and private, scientific and quotidian?

A Cache of Kinetic Art: Simply Steampunk (Morristown, New Jersey)

Simply Steampunk pursues the goal of featuring the creative energy and vitality of kineticism, by re-envisioning 19th century aesthetics combined with advances in machine technology. By mounting an exhibition such as this, we intend to draw parallels of innovative engineering, design and imagination of present-day artisans, and draw comparisons to the technical ingenuity and functionality of a bygone era.

SXSW 2019 (Austin, Texas)

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.