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Jon Phillips on Tue, 1 Nov 2005 21:23:53 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime-ann> [event] FREE FOOD/DRINK - Design + Technology Salon - Friday, November 4, 2005 {AT} 7 PM


Hello, please forward everyone. This event is this friday and will be
stellar with your participation. Please bring interested parties. We will
also be looking for future speakers in the near future. Let me underline
the free food, drink and discussion.

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San Francisco Art Institute 
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
www.sfai.edu
 
contact: Lucy Martin 415.749. 4507
 
 
Design + Technology Salon
Friday, November 4, 2005  {AT}  7 PM
SFAI Cafe
 
*Free and Open to the public*
 
Amy Franceschini (www.futurefarmers.com)
Ian McDonald (www.ianiswas.com)
Scott Snibbe (www.snibbe.com)
 
On Friday November 4 at 7 PM, SFAI's Center for Media Culture and the
Design + Technology department are hosting the first salon in a
continuing series focusing on the intersection of art, design and
technology as articulated by today's practitioners. This series will
investigate contemporary converging media cultures and how they are
expanding cultural engagement with design. Participants, including noted
Art Institute faculty as well as members of the wider community, will
shape this debate.
 
The first salon will feature short presentations by three SFAI faculty:
Amy Franceschini talking about sustainability, Ian McDonald presenting
object identity, and Scott Snibbe discussing reactive systems. The
presentations will serve as a point of departure for further
conversations with presenters and among all of the evening's
participants.
 
This event is open to the public. A reception follows the presentations.
 
*This event follows the SFAI lecture by Andrew Dahley (5 - 7 PM)*
 

Amy Franceschini is a new media artist working with notions of community,
sustainable systems, and play. In 1995 she founded Future Farmers, an
artist collective and design studio, which hosts an internationally
recognized artist-in-residence program. Franceschini has worked
collaboratively and individually on interdisciplinary projects that have
been featured in group and solo exhibitions at the Cooper-Hewitt National
Design Museum, New York; Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, and the
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
 
Ian McDonald received an MFA from the University of California at Santa
Barbara and a BA from Humboldt State University. McDonald has exhibited
at aov gallery and Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco; at the New
Wight Gallery, University of California at Los Angeles; and the
Kunstinbygnin Museum in Svendborg, Denmark. He has completed residencies
in Denmark at the Museum of International Ceramics, and was
artist-in-residence at the European Ceramic Work Center in the
Netherlands in 2004. His writing credits include Coagula Art Journal and
the Side Street Journal of Art and Ideas in Los Angeles.
 
SCOTT SNIBBE creates electronic media installations that directly engage
the body of the viewer in a reactive system. Snibbe's work has been shown
internationally at venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art's
Artport (New York) and The Kitchen (New York); the InterCommunications
Center (Tokyo); La Villette (Paris); Ars Electronica (Austria); Institute
of Contemporary Art (London); and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San
Francisco). He has been awarded a variety of international prizes,
including the Prix Ars Electronica, and a 2004 Rockefeller New Media
Fellowship. He holds Bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Fine Art,
and a Masterâ??s in Computer Science from Brown
University. Snibbe has held research positions at Adobe Systems and
Interval Research. His research is documented in a number of academic
papers, several patents, and in the special effects program Adobe After
Effects. 
 
Andrew Dahley strives to make technology more natural and humane to live
with and use. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration
in Industrial Design from the University of Michigan and a Master of
Media Arts and Science degree from the MIT Media Lab. At MIT he studied
with Professor Hiroshi Ishii in the Tangible Media Group. His research
focused on the development of systems to display and interact with
digital information beyond the computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor. At
MIT he forged new territory with his work on ambient information
displays. His projects include the Ambient Room and Ambient Fixtures,
Wobble Lamp, and inTouch. These pioneering works have been presented at
CHI, SigGraph, Ars Electronica, and through many other publications and
events. 
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