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Thursday, May 15
 

12:00pm EDT

Dancing on the Charles: A Discussion with Soul Clap and Tanner Ross
Boston duo Soul Clap have over 140,000 fans on Facebook. They are collaborating with George Clinton, amongst others. They have taken their slow-mo disco and R&B sound on tours around the world. Recently, they've shifted their focus to a more compelling live sound, working with musicians and the Wolf + Lamb label to form "Crew Love." What is the idea behind this collaborative effort and do they have plans to take it further. What is it's future and what do they draw from their past here in Boston. We talk to the duo on all this and more.

all ages, free

Artists
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Soul Clap

Before today is yesterday and after tomorrow is the future, Elyte and Cnyce's paths were crossed for all time when a Sun Ra light beam sent from Saturn collided with the P-Funk Mothership and sent them tumbling to earth. Now, Soul Clap time travels on a musical spaceship of dopeness... Read More →
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Tanner Ross

“Part time engineer, big wave surfer, deep sea diver, Street Fighter champion,” reads Tanner Ross’ official biography. The New Jersey native, Berklee College of Music alum and current Boston resident doesn’t take his persona too seriously, but his cosmically soulful “e-funk... Read More →


Thursday May 15, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

1:00pm EDT

AcousticaElectronica: Working Together
Born out of the New England Conservatory, and, in part, Together Boston, Acoustica Electronica is a group of musical theater geniuses who are powering their talent with technology. Inside of the Tony award-winning ART's Club Oberon, they explore the union of music art and technology on a regular basis. Join them in a discussion of multi-disciplinary collaboration between the arts, technology and spectacle, using the medium of electronic music and culture.

Free

Speakers
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Touch Performance Art

toUch creates high-quality, innovative, and unique art by exploring diverse artistic realities. We bring a remarkable experience to our audiences by engaging the senses though emotional and thought-provoking programming. toUch aims to create and host current and relevant new work... Read More →

Artists
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Acoustica Electronica

Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and immersive theatre with the infectious energy of the contemporary nightclub. Leaders in these industries have... Read More →


Thursday May 15, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

2:00pm EDT

Getting Started in the Boston Startup Community with Jay Neely

Boston has an active startup community with many resources for experienced, first-time, and student founders. Learn what's available to you, how to make connections, and hear stories from people who have been in your shoes. Ask panelists questions about their experiences founding startups or connecting to Boston's startup scene. 

Join moderator Jay Neely (Creator of Boston Startups Guide), with panelists Ethan Bagley (Innovation Catalyst at Constant Contact), Sara Castellanos (Technology Reporter for Boston Business Journal), Sean O'Connor (Founder of The Boston Calendar), and Casey Hogan (Investment Team Member at Dorm Room Fund).


Thursday May 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

3:00pm EDT

What Can a VJ Do to Transform Your Party w/ Bill Griffith and Brian McGregor
We would like to present our international VJ collaborative group called Projected Reality - we are looking to make people aware of what we can do and offer networking opportunities to VJs, artists, and venues.

Free

Speakers
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Bill Griffith

As someone who has always found technological challenges to be stimulating and rewarding to overcome, I would like to go where I can be of most assistance in developing, deploying, maintaining, and improving technology.
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Brian McGregor

We specialize in all aspects of visual design including paintings, murals, sculptures, videos arts, interactive installations, light and sound installations, custom 3D mapping projection installations, and much more.


Thursday May 15, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

4:00pm EDT

Music and Copyright in 2014 with Andy Sellars
Free

Speakers
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Andy Sellars

Andy Sellars is the Berkman Center's Corydon B. Dunham First Amendment Fellow and the Assistant Director of the Digital Media Law Project. He studies Internet free speech and intellectual property matters, and helps run the DMLP's Online Media Legal Network, a pro bono referral clinic for online journalism ventures and digital media creators. He received his J.D. with high honors from the George Washington University Law School, where he was awarded the Peter D. Rosenberg Award for Patent and Intellectual Property Law and the Jan Janc... Read More →


Thursday May 15, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

5:00pm EDT

How To Be Heard: The Importance of Audio in Indie Gaming

Audio is a powerful tool for an indie game developer to create emotion, foster narrative, and increase engagement. These developers have built their games, careers and passions around audio in gaming. How does sound set their games apart? 

Presenters:

Rohit Shenoy, Dejobaan (http://www.dejobaan.com/)

Matt Myers, Leet Productions (http://leetmusic.com/

Trevor Stricker, Disco Pixel (http://discopixel.com/)

William Brierly, Snowrunner Games (http://sodadrinkerpro.com/)


Thursday May 15, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

6:00pm EDT

Dance Music, Community and Social Change w/ Joe Grafton
Free

Speakers
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Joe Grafton

Dir of Development & Comm Engagement @theAMIBA, Founder@Local1st, Board Treasurer @sbnmass, COO @together #community #activist |#craftbeer | #dancemusic ftw... Read More →


Thursday May 15, 2014 6:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

6:30pm EDT

Dig Boston Presents: A Conversation with Gaslamp Killer

Gaslamp or "GLK," is a leading figure in the Los Angeles music community. At his ground-breaking Low End Theory all-ages hip-hop and electronic club, the Gaslamp Killer had a large hand in bringing in a new sound to music. His community-building is very much a big part of the successes of The Glitch Mob, Daedelus, Nosaj Thing and Flying Lotus. What challenges did he face? Who shared the responsibilities among his team? What were someof the greatest failures or triumphs? DigBoston's Marty Caballero goes one on one with Gaslamp Killer. He headlines the Mid East Club later that night, Thursday May 15th.


Artists
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The Gaslamp Killer

LA’s William Bensussen, aka The Gaslamp Killer, is many things at once. The San Diego native is a bonafide one-off; an artist and human being that can never be repeated. With an unparalleled energy, the DJ, producer, promoter and curator brings a different level of performance and... Read More →


Thursday May 15, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston
 
Friday, May 16
 

12:00pm EDT

Video Tools for Customer Engagement w/ Trish from VSnap
free

Friday May 16, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

1:00pm EDT

Creating A Generative Identity For Together
Together's Visual Artist Jonas Margraf will present his generative artwork for Together and the custom software behind it. Jonas will give an introduction to creative coding and discuss ways to connect generative art and music to create immersive audiovisual experiences.

Speakers
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Jonas Margraf

I’m building a multichannel audiovisual performance system using 4.1 surround sound and stereo visuals (meaning two synced screens). I’m currently finishing up my bachelor’s in the Electronic Production and Design program at the Berklee College of Music. I’m also in a band... Read More →


Friday May 16, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

2:00pm EDT

An Orchestra in an App: Cadenza w/ Paul Henry Smith
Playing your instrument along with frozen backing tracks runs counter to the essence of music, but that's the sorry status quo—until now. See how Cadenza accompanies you with a real orchestra in real time.

free

Speakers
avatar for Ann Chao

Ann Chao

Just before the Beijing Olympics, Ann Chao took a year off from college to study at Peking University. “I was writing a thesis on blindness in China and was interested in seeing how business could lift people with disabilities out of poverty,” Ann says. Among the unique business... Read More →
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Paul Henry Smith

Paul Henry Smith studied conducting with Leonard Bernstein at Tanglewood and with Sergiu Celibidache at the Curtis Institute of Music and in Munich. He has studied orchestration and composition with Richard Hoffmann, Lukas Foss and Steven Scott Smalley. His career is devoted to teaching... Read More →


Friday May 16, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

4:00pm EDT

Socii: The App That “Is Going to Change Advertising Forever”
free

Friday May 16, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

5:00pm EDT

How New Media is Saving Classical Music w/ Groupmuse
The story of how Groupmuse has answered the question that the classical music establishment has been struggling with for the better part of a century: How to make people listen to and love classical music?

free

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Bodkin

Samuel Bodkin

Sam has been obsessed with classical music ever since he first heard Beethoven's Groβe Fuge, Op. 133, in December of 2008. He graduated from Columbia University in May of 2012 with a degree in political science, which he has known for a while would be useless, considering that he... Read More →
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Groupmuse

Groupmuse’s origins can be traced back to the Allston apartment of pianist Cristian Budu, in 2010. At Linden Hall, as the pad was known, musicians from New England Conservatory would gather for chamber music house parties that would rattle the rafters with the sweet sounds of Brahms... Read More →


Friday May 16, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston
 
Saturday, May 17
 

11:00am EDT

Kiran Gandhi and Nick Krasney on the Power of Collaboration in Music
Free

Speakers
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Kiran Ghandi

Kiran Gandhi graduated from Georgetown University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Political Science & Women’s Studies. She helped establish the first Analytics Department at Interscope Records shortly thereafter and worked full-time as the label’s leading analyst... Read More →
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Nick Krasney

I'm currently studying at Harvard Business School (MBA Candidate, 2015). Before that, I co-founded Philo (previously Tivli). Before that, I studied physics at Harvard College (2009).


Saturday May 17, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

12:00pm EDT

10 Years of Beat Research at Mass Art with DJ Flack
Free

Speakers
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DJ Flack

DJ Flack (aka Antony Flackett) is a DJ, producer and video/multimedia artist living in Boston. He has released music on the labelsMASHITBLISS, and BEAT RESEARCH His last full-legth album "Strictly Scientifical" can be found on iTunesemusic, Amazon etc.He is in the live... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

1:00pm EDT

Inside Global Festival Photography with Nicky Digital and Greg Burdett of the Thomas young Gallery w/ Nick Minieri
Free

Speakers
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Greg Burdett

A founding member of Boston based art collective Project SF, Burdett founded Thomas Young in the fall of 2012 with a focus on promoting established and up and coming artists of all mediums. As an independent curator he has organized exhibitions at some of Greater Boston's best known... Read More →
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Nicky Digital

Whether it’s the night’s you’ll never forget or the ones you’ll never remember, Nicky Digital’s there to document it all in the city that never…EVER sleeps! Where the ‘stache goes, the fun will always follow! NickyDigital.com is the go-to source for photos of beautiful... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

2:00pm EDT

Wayne Marshall on the History of Tamborzão
Wayne Marshall is an ethnomusicologist focusing on the musical and cultural production of the Caribbean and the Americas, and their circulation in the wider world, with particular attention to digital technologies. He's currently writing a book on music, networked media, and transnational youth culture. He co-edited and contributed to Reggaeton (Duke University Press 2009) and has published in journals such as Popular Music and Callaloo while writing for popular outlets like The Wire and the Boston Phoenix. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has taught courses at Brandeis, Brown, University of Chicago, and MIT. He is also an active DJ and maintains and runs the blog and website, www.wayneandwax.com.

Speakers
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Wayne Marshall

Wayne Marshall is the Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Ethnomusicology for 2007-09 and will be teaching courses through the Music and African/Afro-American Studies Departments. Specializing in the intersections between Caribbean and American popular music, he received his doctorate from... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

2:00pm EDT

The Story of Tamborzão, Baile Funk's Big Drum
Musicologist Wayne Marshall (@wayneandwax) presents an audio-rich lecture that follows the twists and turns of the primary loops in Brazil's funk carioca, or how Brazilian DJs have made imported samples into their own local and national sounds.

Free

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Marshall

Wayne Marshall

Wayne Marshall is the Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Ethnomusicology for 2007-09 and will be teaching courses through the Music and African/Afro-American Studies Departments. Specializing in the intersections between Caribbean and American popular music, he received his doctorate from... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

3:00pm EDT

#NAIJA The Rise of Pop Music on the African Continent and Beyond with Begbick
Begbick, aka Nate Bluhm, is a connoisseur of #NAIJA and spins it out on the regular. What is #NAIJA and what makes it so special? Nate will discuss his passion and knowledge of this new musical movement in Africa.   

Speakers
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Begbick

Nathanael Bluhm is a vocalist, DJ, VJ, songwriter, organizer, and producer. As a musician, his sounds have taken him across the US, from dive bars and basement parties to art spaces, concert venues, and nightclubs. His bands and DJ sets have shared the stage with many prominent acts... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

4:00pm EDT

What is a Record Label Today? With String and Fader, Hey WTF and HNDMD
Free

Speakers
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String and Fader

Sometimes we dance. Often we think. Always we move. String & Fader is a Boston/Cambridge based label putting out a blend of electronic, jazz and classical music. #DanceThinkMove... Read More →
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HNDMD

Independent record label and electronic music collective. Home of Twistyknobs, Nick Garcia, Ghost Club, The Canteen Killa, The Crateful Head, Victory Garden, Flavio Rocha, and Tone Ra.hndmdmusic.com... Read More →
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Hey WTF

HEY WTF Records (Work That’s Fresh) is an award-winning beats label and movement based in Boston, reaching worldwide. The HEY WTF family extends across the globe, connecting beatmakers with individual unique and creative sounds, and releasing their music on vinyl, cassette, and... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

5:00pm EDT

Reinventing the Live Concert Experience w/ GrooveBoston
The GrooveBoston mission is about creating an unprecedented way for people to experience music. In this session, we'll talk about how to maximize the impact of live events in a genre where music neither produced nor performed in real-time.

free

Speakers
avatar for Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton

Analytical, innovative thinker with a proven track record of driving business intelligence, strategic planning, and insight generation through deep, data-driven analysis.Specialties:Web analytics, data mining, marketing strategy, advanced Excel/VBA programming
avatar for Bobby Dutton

Bobby Dutton

Director, GrooveBostonPresident, ISES New EnglandSpecialties: event design, production management, graphics, forward thinking
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GrooveBoston

We combine massive-scale production with world-class resident DJs to create LEGENDARY concert events on college campuses. Rage. Rinse. Repeat.
avatar for Ed Slapik

Ed Slapik

Event Production : GROOVEBOSTON: B.O.D, Production Manager, DJ


Saturday May 17, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston
 
Sunday, May 18
 

11:00am EDT

Sea Change Boston by Sasaki Associates: The Collaborative Effort Behind the Exhibition
Sasaki's exhibition Sea Change: Boston examines Boston's vulnerabilities and demonstrates proactive design strategies at the building, city, and regional scale. The exhibition will share research with the broader community in an accessible and engaging format. Events associated with the exhibition will catalyze conversations among designers, city officials, real estate leaders, academics, and community members about a specific call to action: a regional plan for the Greater Boston area.
free

Speakers
avatar for Nina Chase

Nina Chase

Nina Chase is a landscape architect in Sasaki Associate's Urban Studio. Nina co-leads Sasaki's Sea Change research initiative. She is also working with Sasaki's HUD-funded Rebuild by Design team where she is designing resilient strategies for coastal communities affected by Hurricane... Read More →
avatar for Chris Merritt

Chris Merritt

Chris Merritt is a landscape architect at Sasaki Associates in Boston, where he focuses on urban public built work projects. He is also researching the impacts of sea level rise on Boston. Chris was an invited participant at ONE Lab, a design and research lab in Brooklyn, NY. He is... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Siegel

Ruth Siegel

Ruth Siegel is a landscape architect working at Sasaki Associates, where she has been a co-coordinator of the Sea Change exhibition & research initiative. Prior to joining Sasaki, she worked at Stoss Landscape Urbanism designing and detailing the recently constructed Plaza at Harvard... Read More →
avatar for Michael Tavilla

Michael Tavilla

Michael Tavilla is a graphic designer currently working at Sasaki Associates, specializing in printed media, but working with a knowledge base in digital work as well as environmental. Michael's passion for design helped him win a Boston Book Builders Award for distinction in typography... Read More →
avatar for Carey Walker

Carey Walker

Carey Walker is an architectural designer in Sasaki Associate's Urban Studio. Her passion for the environment has triggered her leadership in Sasaki's Sea Change research and design initiative. Carey received her architecture degree from Syracuse University's School of Architecture... Read More →


Sunday May 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

12:00pm EDT

Demosceners Do It In Real Time w/Val Grimm of @party
Started in Europe in the days of the C64 and spread through BBSes, the demoscene is still going strong on modern hardware. Find out what's going on -- and about your local demoparty here in Boston!

Speakers
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Val Grimm

Val Grimm is representing @party


Sunday May 18, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

1:00pm EDT

Creativity Now: The Nexus of Art & Enterprise with Alter Projects

Leonie Bradbury and Maggie Cavallo, co-founders of Alter Projects, lead this discussion on the social, cultural and economic value of the arts. They will address how collaboration between the arts and business sectors can be for the better of both worlds.

The current cultural emphasis on creativity and innovation in various industries is impossible to ignore. The ability to develop creative ideas leads as one of today’s most marketable skills and the most critical issues of our time are being approached through new models dependent working across fields and industries. This atmosphere provides exciting opportunities for innovative collaboration between the arts and business sectors, for the development of better products, more engaged employees and a healthy arts ecosystem.  

In this presentation, Leonie Bradbury and Maggie Cavallo provide an introduction to the social, cultural and economic value of the arts, highlighting dynamic partnerships between contemporary artists and non-arts practitioners. They will also offer innovative models for how regional enterprises can feature dynamic arts experiences and collaborations within the culture of their company. 

Leonie Bradbury and Maggie Cavallo are the co-founders of Alter, an enterprise dedicated to social innovation with and for the arts. Bradbury is the Director and Curator of Montserrat College of Art Galleries and a PhD Candidate at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. Cavallo is the Curator of Education at Montserrat College of Art Galleries and a recent graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Speakers
avatar for Leonie Bradbury

Leonie Bradbury

Leonie Bradbury is a curator of contemporary art and currently serves as the Director and Curator of the Galleries at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. Her programming has a strong socially engaged focus and includes exhibition projects, both solo and group, that feature a range of emerging and established artists of... Read More →
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Maggie Cavallo

The ever-expanding role of a curator requires that individuals wear a variety of figurative hats. Such chapeaux include art advisor, educator, installation expert, liaison, lecturer, project manager, and in Maggie Cavallo’s case, hip-hop mogul. Clearly... Read More →



Sunday May 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

2:00pm EDT

Urban Screens and Urban Art w/ George Fifield of Cyberarts
A talk about how large LED screens are transforming architecture and public art by allowing artists to transform the surface of the city with media art.

free

Speakers
avatar for George Fitfield

George Fitfield

George Fifield is a new media curator, a writer about art and technology and teacher. He is the founding director of Boston Cyberarts Inc., a nonprofit arts organization, which produces the Boston Cyberarts Festival. This international biennial Festival of artists working in new technologies... Read More →


Sunday May 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

3:00pm EDT

Behind the Together Installation with Sept/May
Inside the Together Center, MIT's Sept/May has built an art installation and today they tell you how they did it, what it is, and why. 

Throughout the course of the academic year, MIT’s Sept/May brings various Boston-area communities into dialogue about the changing notions of temporality, the city, and urban practices by hosting interdisciplinary events centered on film, performance and architecture. 

Speakers
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Sept/May

The Sept/May blog is where conversations can find a new friction-filled and productive place, events can find new rhetorical forms. A way for you, us, and everyone else to have a beautiful space to speculate and conject about possible pasts and necessary futures. We look forward... Read More →


Sunday May 18, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston

5:00pm EDT

Augumented Body: RISD Wintersession 2014
RISD Students researched how fashion meets technology for the 21st century – from DIY to haute couture. Students were challenged to explore the intersection of fashion, art and technology while using the body as a vehicle. This interdisciplinary course encouraged new ways of thinking about body adornment via innovative design, additive manufacturing, experimentation with materials (hard and soft), and embracing technology.  This installation was organized by Cambridge-based VJ pioneer Brian Kane

Speakers
avatar for Brian Kane

Brian Kane

Experiences people remember and interfaces people can use.Solutions for startups and established companies seeking innovation within existing markets.Creative, UI/UX, Agile, Mobile, Gaming, Brand, Interactive, Media, Usability, Holography and 3D


Sunday May 18, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Together Center at District Hall 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston