Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 Theme:
Art, Technology, and Activism on the 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement
Monday Evenings, 7:30-9:00pm
The David Brower Center, Berkeley CA
Lectures are free and open to the public.
Jan 26 2015
Desire Narratives for a Solidarity Art Economy: from Mutual Aid to Community Land Trusts
March 9 2015
DeafSpace and Making Musical Instruments
April 6 2015
Jose Carlos Martinat / Enrique Mayorga
April 13 2015
Jesse Drew / Glenda Drew
Silent Lights from Urban Matter Inc on Vimeo.
Silent Lights is a light installation by Urban Matter Inc created over a pedestrian pathway that responds to the large amount of traffic noise on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) at the intersection of Park Avenue and Navy St. Since the noise is invisible but ever-present, we created an installation that visualizes the noise. This allows the pedestrians to see the noise in various patterns versus just hearing it.
Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority have teamed up to create “Art on the Marquee,” an ongoing project to commission Public Media Art for display on the new 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED marquee outside the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston. The largest urban screen in New England, this unique digital canvas is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. to integrate art alongside commercial and informational content as part of the MCCA’s longstanding neighborhood art program.
“Art on the Marquee” offers artists more than 3,000 square feet of digital display on seven screens, providing full-motion video and a viewership of more than 100,000 pedestrians and motorists. The marquee is visible for a half a mile in many directions.
Smart Wall FLOW 5.0 by Daan Roosegaarde from Studio Roosegaarde on Vimeo.
This interactive sculpture by Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde is a smart wall composed of hundreds of ventilators that respond to visitors. As viewers approach, sensors located within the sculpture are activated as fans, blowing air onto passersby and into the surrounding space. By walking, speaking, and interacting with its surface, the viewer triggers the emergence of an illusive landscape created out of transparent fields and artificial winds. One of a series such works, this site-specific FLOW 5.0 heightens the visitor’s consciousness—of self, of space, of others, while actually becoming the connection between space and technology. In default mode, FLOW 5.0 creates a series of changing geometric patterns, and, sometimes, a letter may appear: A, E, or R.
Installation by Signal-to-Noise media labs is located in Concourse B
Installation Lap from Jeff Merkel on Vimeo.
LAX – Case Study from Moment Factory on Vimeo.
Moment Factory was commissioned by Los Angeles World Airports to work with Marcela Sardi of Sardi Design and Mike Rubin of MRA International as the executive multimedia content producer for seven iconic media features at the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The result is the largest immersive multimedia system of any airport in the Americas. Moment Factory focused on the passenger experience, the iconography of Los Angeles, and the destinations served by the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Four hours of original video content were created, as well as multiple interactive capsules, using the latest in high-resolution imaging, 3D effects and interactivity based on people’s movements and real-time airport information.
The California Academy of Sciences is located at 55 Music Concourse Drive in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.
Every Thursday night from 6–10 pm, a new adventure unfolds. Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in hand and wonder in your eyes. 21+, ID required for entry. Tickets $12 ($10 for members).
The Exploratorium is located at Pier 15 in San Francisco, California.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of our monthly After Dark events, we’ve expanded our Thursday evening programs. We’re now open every Thursday night to adults 18 and over; each week we offer a different program to stimulate your senses and expand your mind. Delicious nibbles and outrageous bay views are available at the SeaGlass restaurant, and cash bars offer libations of all kinds. Come for the cocktails, stay for the exhibits, and indulge in endless exploration.
This sculpture in the lobby of the Durst Organization building at 1133 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY can be seen from outside the building through the large windows facing the plaza. At the time (2013) this was his largest three-dimensional work and it included a total of 86,400 LED lights.
LEO VOLUME (Durst) from James Ewing on Vimeo.