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Art and Tech Intersect: Come Be Inspired

A collaboration between the worlds of art and tech, this is a showcase of what humans are capable of doing, right now.

The New York Times seems to think art & tech are a clash of cultures -  Maybe in New York, but in San Francisco, arts and tech have a vibrantly active community of collaborators, and this event is about bringing people together to have new ideas and make new things.

Below is a video from a similar show at Merchants of Reality, our venue.

Mingle with artists, software developers, investors, patrons, and interested creators of all kinds, as we film art presentations, and tech prototype demonstrations, while surrounded by walls covered with new paintings from local featured artists, at this gorgeous historical SoMa landmark.

Fernan Federici - 6:40

Phaneendra Gullapalli - 6:50 

Lindsay Saunders - 7:00

Colin Roache - 7:10

Lindsey Davis - 7:20

Dolores Joya - 7:30 


Theodore Miller - 8:20 

Laura Kassovic - 8:30

Felipe Brahm - 8:40  

John Espey - 8:50 

Kristin Henry - 9:00 

Cory Barr - 9:10

Attending and presenting via video feed will be Dr. Fernan Federici, a world renowned innovator in fluorescence microscopy, focusing on plant life, at Pontificia Univerisdad Catolica de Chile - check out some of his work here, here, and below, as well in his recent feature in Wired Magazine:

“We can imagine a future of intelligent material,” says Mr. Federici. “For example, instead of chopping a tree down to make a chair, scientists might eventually be able to control a tree to just grow a chair.”

Innovators in the arts, software, wearables, robotics, biotech, and anything else we think you might find absurdly fascinating will each be be delivering their 10 minute presentation to the crowd.  Presenting in-person will be...

Cory Barr

Anticlockwise Arts Co-founder, composer, scientist, and programmer, Cory Barr will be presenting his installation, Shatterwall, and is the creator behind amazing art like Watercolor Walls.

Kristin Henry

Geek with artistic tendencies. Computer Scientist. Generative Artist. Maker. Science Animator. Independent consultant. Science and Data Visualization.

we'll also be hearing from...

John Espey

Artist, Filmmaker

John will be showing work at the Eclosion show at Art.Science.Gallery in Austin, Texas starting November 9, alongside a large number of international artists showing art work all related to insects, displaing "Acoustic Dragonfly," a small electronic mechanism decorated to resemble a dragonfly.

Felipe Brahm

A Software Engineer, working at Groupon for the past 2 years since the startup I was working for (Campfire Labs) was acquired by them. I'm also part of the CODAME team, as a volunteer and I help with small things whenever I can. I recently started a small project called Gifalizer, which has a booth for anybody to record a 5 second GIF of themselves and then it projects all the GIFs via an audio-reactive software I built. Here's a demo of the first prototype I took to Burning Man.

Phaneendra Gullapalli

With a background in visual effects for movies like Tron Legacy and Real Steel, Mr. Phaneendra Gullapalli will be presenting an updated version of what you find in this video.

Laura Kassovic

CEO at MBientLab: Smart & Stylish Wearable Technology. Always Stay Connected to Friends and Events.

Theodore Miller

Presenting his interactive documentary, Tulip Mania.

Dolores Joya

A senior UI designer, light sculptor, and artist Dolores Joya will be presenting about how she creates light sculptures with video projection mapping.

Lindsey Davis

Currently building a platform around a database of art outside (also in the works) that'll connect people to the public and street art around them. I don't think we're anywhere near ready to present a product yet, but I'd love to be able to introduce people to the idea and see what they think. We're currently working with SF General to document their 'Hearts in San Francisco' project in time for their auction event in February.

Colin Roache

Local artist and independent creative technologist specializing in human-music interaction. 

Colin will be presenting and demonstrating Leftbody, a live music visualization experience.

Lindsay Saunders

As the technological revolution continues to press forward, the idea of what is art and what is technological development has begun to become a blurry line.  Second Screen believes that harnessing this collaboration can not only elevate one another but is integral to the direction in which contemporary art is headed.  Our shows aim to highlight the intervention of how we view art in a classical sense as well as how overwhelmed as a society we are with our technology, moreover how this can impact our perception of reality, more specifically art.  If the work itself if already a removal from reality, these animations further remove us, creating a reality that is what we like to think of as 'Twice Removed'.

- Venue / Host Details - 

A former hotel built just after the 1906 earthquake, converted in 2011 to a shared artist workspace and gallery called the Merchants of Reality, this fully wooden space overflows with some of the most beautiful, puzzling, challenging, and empathy-inducing art being made in San Francisco right now.

For a bit more privacy than can be afforded in the stage room, feel free to step away from the noise and into one of the doorless former hotel rooms for a quieter conversation.

Below is a recent demo night with SV Entrepreneurs, organizer of this event, in SOMA at the Infinity Lounge back in July, 2013.  In this photo, Damion Hollomon is presenting his mobile app, Smartphone Records.

This will be a truly original, unique, and groundbreaking event, so please, accept this invitation to join us, and be inspired by today’s most talented, creative risk-takers in art and tech.

This is the inaugural event of its kind - admission is free, but space is limited!

Event hashtag: #SVEart

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  • Tetyana

    Thank you so much for the event!
    It was very exciting to see amazing people doing work at the intersection of art and sciences.

    I am looking forward to the next one!

    1 · October 23, 2013

  • Virginia

    [masked] Thank you for organizing this event. And, for the gift of your time. Cordially, Virginia

    October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be there tonight, nice to see the presence of some CODAME Featured Artists at our ART+TECH Festival

    2 · October 18, 2013

    • Carl L.

      So happy to see this! It would be great to have you there, Bruno.

      October 18, 2013

  • Zhan P.

    Interesting topic! As I am taking Copyright Law at UC Hastings right now, I am thinking how copyright protection plays a role here in the mixture of art and tech. Would love to discuss with you guys!

    1 · October 17, 2013

  • Warmosh S.

    Anticipate much inspiration and filled curiosity

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Dolores J.

    Looking forward to learning and sharing

    2 · October 13, 2013

  • Melanie G.

    Looks awesome!

    1 · October 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this so much!!!!

    2 · September 19, 2013

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