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Nightlife Thursdays at the California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco)

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).

http://www.calacademy.org/nightlife

After Dark Thursdays at the Exploratorium (San Francisco)

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.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/thursday-nights

“Volume (Durst)” Leo Villareal Light Installation (New York City)

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.

http://villareal.net/

http://www.parallel.nyc/projects/volume-durst/

Visit Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco

Come by to explore hands-on exhibits that show how people use technology to imagine, design, and create a better world. Open Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A guided tour begins at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Location
Located near the San Francisco Ferry Building and one block from the Embarcadero Station for BART and Muni, the Autodesk Gallery is easily accessible by public transportation.

Autodesk Gallery at One Market
One Market, Floor 2
San Francisco, CA 94105

Hours
Wednesdays:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guided tour at 12:30 p.m.

Fridays:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

http://www.autodesk.com/gallery/visit-us

Hershey’s 3D Chocolate Candy Printing Exhibit (Hershey, Pennsylvania)

After partnering with 3D Systems almost a year ago, Hershey has finally unveiled its first steps into the world of food 3D printing. Today, the confectioner debuted its 3-D Chocolate Candy Printing exhibit at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction, where visitors of the Hershey factory will be able to interact with their scientists and the chocolate printing technology.

Starting today, visitors at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction can see chocolate 3D printed in real time, along with finished products. They’ll also be able to browse the company’s library of 3D printable models on iPads and have themselves scanned to simulate themselves as 3D printed pieces of chocolate.

More info:
http://3dprintingindustry.com/2014/12/17/hershey-unveils-3-d-chocolate-candy-printing-exhibit-partnership-3d-systems/

http://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/

Swarm Street by Acconci Studio (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Located inside the Virginia Avenue garage, south of Maryland Street

Swarm Street on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail from Mike Knight on Vimeo.

“As you walk through the tunnel, as you cycle through, a swarm of fireflies – above you, below you – gathers around you & lights your way; one sparkle attracts another, like a magnet…” explains Vito Acconci, founder of Acconci Studio based in New York City. “When someone passes you, when someone comes toward you, some sparkles veer off in a different direction, and a new flock of fireflies emerges.”

http://indyculturaltrail.org/ictart/swarm-street/

Ann Dancing by Julian Opie (Indianapolis, Indiana)

“Ann Dancing” references the historic use of the female form as architectural embellishment. Whether looking at the caryatids on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, or the personifications of Industry, Agriculture, Justice and Literature found at Indianapolis’ own Federal Courthouse, the female form has often been used in the development of inspiring places.

Situated within the Mass. Ave. Cultural District, the artwork also reflects the area’s artistic flair. Ann is dancing at the end of the block that houses the Chatterbox Jazz Club, a club that has been showcasing jazz for more then 28 years. The district is also home to independent restaurants and boutiques, theatres, galleries, and more.

http://indyculturaltrail.org/ictart/ann-dancing/

Midnight Moment in Times Square (New York City)

Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night. The program premiered in May 2012 and is organized and supported by the Times Square Advertising Coalition in partnership with Times Square Arts, the public art program for the Times Square Alliance, with additional partners of participating sign holders and artists.

http://www.timessquarenyc.org/times-square-arts/projects/midnight-moment/index.aspx

Rays by Dan Corson in Rivers Edge Park (Council Bluffs, Iowa)

cb.comp.3.music from Dan Corson on Vimeo.

Originally inspired by the great European baroque knot gardens, this massive 5-acre Great Lawn is the canvas for a giant ever-changing light environment that echoes patterns of the past and updates them for the future. Utilizing powerful dynamic and robotic lighting fixtures, the lawn is activated every half hour after dark. Within each sequence, there is a “show” mode and an “interactive” mode.

http://dancorson.com/rays-2

Sonic Bloom by Dan Corson at Seattle Center (Seattle, Washington)

In the playful context of Seattle Center’s festival grounds, Sonic Bloom is a permanent interactive art installation at the foot of Seattle’s Space Needle and a defining entry sculpture to the Pacific Science Center. 5 giant solar flowers absorb the sun’s energy and express it at night with patterned LED lighting and in the daytime with a chorus of interactive harmonic tones triggered by people’s movement around each flower. The striped stalks are also massive barcodes that allow inquisitive types to decode the supersized puzzle.


http://dancorson.com/sonic-bloom