[Scribus] Design + Technology Salon + Friday, November 4, 2005 @ 7 PM

Jon Phillips jonphillips
Fri Nov 4 00:35:36 CET 2005

Design + Technology Salon
Friday, November 4, 2005 @ 7 PM
*Free Food + Drink 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 Master'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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Jon Phillips
Visiting Faculty
San Francisco Art Institute

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