Tech is Art Party | When Art and Technology Converge

Computer technology is as important to art as the invention of paint. We are proud to announce our first ever event focused on the convergence of art and tech. We will bring some of the great artists and thinkers in this space together with local technology companies and software engineers.

This is going to be the largest networking event between software engineers and artists ever attempted in San Francisco.

 

Artists Attending

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David G. Stork PhD

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Dr. David G. Stork, Distinguished Research Scientist and Research Director at Rambus Labs, is a graduate in physics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Maryland at College Park. He studied art history at Wellesley College, was Artist-in-Residence through the New York State Council of the Arts and is a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition and a Fellow of SPIE, in part for his work on computer image analysis of art. He has published eight books/proceedings volumes and has one forthcoming, includingSeeing the Light: Optics in nature, photography, color, vision and holography (Wiley), Computer image analysis in the study of art(SPIE), Pattern Classification (2nd ed., Wiley), and HAL's Legacy: 2001's computer as dream and reality (MIT).

List of Technical Publications

http://www.diatrope.com/stork/TechnicalPublications.html

 

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Tami Spector, Professor of Chemistry, USF

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Tami Spector received her B.A. from Bard College, her Ph.D. from Dartmouth College, and was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Minnesota. She teaches fundamentals of organic chemistry, organic chemistry I and II, organic laboratory I and II, and a graduate course in advanced mechanisms.

She also has a strong interest in aesthetics and chemistry and has published and presented work on The Molecular Aesthetics of Disease, John Dalton and The Aesthetics of Molecular Representation, The Visual Image of Chemistry, and the Relationship between Chemistry and Contemporary Visual Art. She serves on the board of Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology and as the treasurer for the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry (ISPC). She is the chair of the Leonardo Scientists Working Group and is the facilitator of a project for Leonardo with the San Francisco Exploratorium on Art and Nanotechnology.

 

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Scott Kildall, New Media Artist

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Title:  Tweets in Space

Tweets in Space, an art project by Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern, will beam Twitter discussions from participants worldwide towards GJ667Cc – an exoplanet 20 light years away that might support extraterrestrial life. Simply add #tweetsinspace to your texts between 8:30 and 9PM Mountain Time on September 21st 2012, as part of the International Symposium on Electronic Art in New Mexico (ISEA2012). We will collect your tweets and transmit them into deep space via a high-powered radio transmitter. Our soon-to-be alien friends might receive unmediated thoughts and responses about politics, philosophy, pop culture, dinner, dancing cats and everything in between. By dispatching the millions of voices in the Twitterverse and into the larger Universe, Tweets in Space activates a potent conversation about communication and life that traverses beyond our borders or understanding.

Link to more information:  http://tweetsinspace.org/

Biography

Scott Kildall is a new media artist who works with video, installation, prints, sculpture, performance to engage networks and virtual spaces. He exhibits his work internationally in galleries and museums with venues that include the Venice Beinnale, the New York Hall of Science, Furtherfield Gallery, the San Jose Museum of Art. He has received fellowships, awards and residencies from organizations including the Kala Art Institute, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Recology San Francisco ,Turbulence.org, ZER01 and Eyebeam Art + Technology Center. Scott is a founding member of Second Front — the first performance art group in Second Life. He currently resides in San Francisco.

 

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Claire Reika Wright, Painter, Digital Artist, and Composer

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Title: The Digital Liberation of Abstract Art

Traditional mediums and digital software make it possible to engage art audiences in an exciting new way. Starting with a painting on canvas the artist uses a variety of software and hardware tools to revisit the layers of media. Audio is used as a catalyst between the viewer and the art.

Claire Reika Wright is a British artist working in a wide variety of media and styles ranging from pure abstraction and animated film to landscapes and figurative.

Claire will be speaking via Vimeo about the Lumen Prize and what it offers technology artists.

More information on Claire: http://www.claireika.com/

 

Sponsors

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Project One Gallery

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Project One is designed to serve as the perfect venue and setting for events requiring an intimate amtbience, premium location, five-star amenities and full event capabilities. Our full bar, state of the art sound system and cutting edge gallery are a unique combination.

Emerging local contemporary street art is featured in this gallery.

 

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The Lumen Prize

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The Lumen Prize Exhibition is an international award that celebrates the very best fine art created digitally. Our goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting, emerging genre of fine art that can travel across borders effortlessly and be enjoyed in a wide range of venues – from galleries and museums in the world’s biggest cities to outdoor public spaces in urban and rural environments.

The competition aims to reach a growing, global public that is increasingly interested in art created with the latest technology. We intend to promote the most compelling work of well-known artists working with this technology as well as young artists who would otherwise not have access to a global audience.

 

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Become Noticed

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Become Noticed is a San Francisco SEO Company that focuses on best practices and engaging the latest Web technologies to build strong Web strategies for clients developing Websites and Applications.

The Founder of Become Noticed Michael Latulippe is a software engineer and Web developer specializing in PHP, jQuery, AJAX, JavaScript, and HTML5 technologies.

Become Noticed, Inc. sponsors the BASE and Eclipse Group with financial, logistic, and promotional support.

http://www.becomenoticed.com

 

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Legal Disclaimer

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Views or opinions expressed by speakers or sponsors at our local San Francisco Eclipse User Group community events do not necessarily express the opinion or views of the SF Eclipse organization and we do not take responsibility for the views expressed or the actions of speakers or sponsors at our local events.

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San Francisco Eclipse User Group is Growing

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Our group has grown by leaps and bounds this past year and we are proud to announce that San Francisco Eclipse User Group is going to continue to grow and develop our ecosystem with job fairs, training events, and groundbreaking events.  We couldn't do it without our members and we want to thank you for being apart of this growing organization.

 

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    It was a flop unfortunately. I'm not sure exactly what happened, but with the changes, and all the emails, no one ended up showing up. I got there at 6:45 or 7 and left around 9, and there were only a handful of people. I was really looking forward to this event. At least the Tweets in Space talk was super interesting.

    September 14, 2012

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