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.
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
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guided tour at 12:30 p.m.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
Located inside the Virginia Avenue garage, south of Maryland Street
“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.”
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Select Mondays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Spring, 2015
PLASMA — Performances, Lectures, and Screenings in Media Art is a speaker, film, and media arts series presented by the Department of Media Study and co-sponsored by numerous related SUNY Buffalo departments, programs, institutes, and centers, presenting acclaimed, innovative, and adventurous forays across shifting media-arts boundaries. PLASMA speakers present outstanding currents of thought in the field, including media theory, New Media work, artistic practice, game studies, gender and technology, robotics, locative media, performance, media poetics, and a multiple of related interdisciplinary approaches. PLASMA LECTURES and presentations include: (1) an introduction to the work of the artist; (2) a talk or presentation by the artist, and; (3) an opportunity for questions and conversation with each visitor. PLASMA lectures are free and open to the public.
Butterfly Wall consists of 20 hand-cranked mechanical butterflies that are propelled up a cable to gently flutter back down again in a delightful random choreography dictated by the air resistance of their spinning dichroic wings. When the cranks are not being used, a programed set of movements activates the butterflies.
There is also a smaller version near the entrance at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
Text Rain is an interactive installation in which participants use the familiar instrument of their bodies, to do what seems magical—to lift and play with falling letters that do not really exist. In the Text Rain installation participants stand or move in front of a large projection screen. On the screen they see a mirrored video projection of themselves in black and white, combined with a color animation of falling letters. Like rain or snow, the letters appears to land on participants’ heads and arms. The letters respond to the participants’ motions and can be caught, lifted, and then let fall again.