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Current Conference and Foliage Report

This week, I’m excited to participate in Pop!Tech (October 17-20 in Camden, Maine), exploring some of the many ways human beings impact — and are impacted by — the world and each other. The lineup looks phenomenal. The other exciting news is that you can participate wherever you are, as it’s being webcast live. If I wasn’t headed to Maine just as the fall foliage nears the peak and/or was able to clone myself, I would be at: Bioneers (October 19-21) brings together visionary thinkers and doers exploring forefront of human creativity in scientific and social innovation. The conference takes place in San Rafael, CA, but they’re beaming simultaneous broadcasts in many locations this year. She’s Geeky (October 22-23), an (un)conference for women who self identify as geeky and engage in tech-focused disciplines to connect, exchange learning and discuss topics about women and technology. Om Malik points out some other events this week I look forward to following online: Web 2.0 Summit (October 17-19, San Francisco) Mobile 2.0 (October 15, San Francisco): a day exploring …

Michael Bierut: My Life as a Font

Small Talk No. 6 Michael Bierut: My Life as a Font Tuesday 13 March 2007 Bumble and bumble, 3rd floor auditorium 415 West 13th Street Between Ninth Avenue & Washington Street 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Wine & hors d’oeuvres reception 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Presentation Small Talks are intimate evenings featuring presentations by speakers who represent a broad spectrum of visual culture. Expose yourself to various passions, disciplines, ways of working, and ways of seeing. Join fellow members in the Bumble and bumble auditorium in the Meatpacking District (after wine and hors d’oeuvres in the library) for a series that is sure to inspire and inform. This event is SOLD OUT. There may be seats available for on-site registration on a first-come-first-served basis. Michael Bierut has been a partner in the New York office of Pentagram since 1990, ten years after beginning his career in New York as a designer for Vignelli Associates. He was president of AIGA’s New York Chapter from 1988 to 1990 and the president of AIGA National from 1998 to 2001. …

Mira Nair & Jhumpa Lahiri at NYPL

LIVE from the NYPL MIRA NAIR & JHUMPA LAHIRI Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 7:00 PM Celeste Bartos Forum LIVE from the NYPL books $15 general admission and $10 library donors, seniors and students with valid identification Buy Tickets All LIVE from the NYPL events are general admission. Arrive early for best seat selection. Box office opens 2 hours before the event and doors open 1 hour before the event. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers. The Richard B. Salomon Distinguished Lectures* & LIVE from the NYPL present: A conversation between Pulitzer prize-winning fiction writer Jhumpa Lahiri (The Namesake) and filmmaker Mira Nair, whose motion picture adaptation of The Namesake opens in the U.S. the preceding day. About Mira Nair Film Director Mira Nair was born in Rourkela, India. From India Cabaret to The Laughing Club of India, Nair’s documentaries paved the way for her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay! which was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for Best Foreign Language film in 1988. Subsequent films …

Catching the Green Wave

http://www.cbsacny.org/article.html?aid=413 Andrew Winston is founder of Winston Eco-Strategies and co-author of Green to Gold   Catching the Green Wave: Creating “Eco-Advantage” that Pays Off for your Business presented by Smith College Club of New York City and the Columbia Business School Club/NY Event Date: Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 at 6:00pm Wednesday, February 7, 2007 6:00- 8:00 p.m.   “No executive can afford to ignore the green wave sweeping the business world. Esty and Winston show how to make sustainability a core element of strategy—and profit from it.” — Chad Holliday, CEO, DuPont A rising interest in the environment, a Green Wave is sweeping the business world: rising energy costs, global concern about greenhouse gases and climate change, the world’s biggest companies (like Wal-Mart) pressuring suppliers to go green, big investments in clean technologies, and new “stakeholders” like NGOs and activist shareholders asking very tough questions about how companies handle environmental and social issues. Trying to figure out what it means for your business, but don’t have the time or tools to do so? Come to …

How to Take Your Green Graphics to Print

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2007, 7:00 – 9pm Location: Rolling Press (15 Denton Place, Brooklyn NY 11215 – See map below) Are you a graphic designer wanting to make the green transition? Have you always wanted to convince your clients to take a sustainable communications strategy, but lack knowledge about the process? Please join us at Rolling Press for a workshop designed to teach designers how to take their materials through the sustainable printing process. Learn how to set up files, trouble shoot, and make green paper and material selections. Eugene Lee, an art book designer, and president of Rolling Press will lead a discussion focusing on print case studies, as well as giving us a tour of his press facilities. If you’re already a knowledgeable green graphic designer, please come share your expertise with our members, in an open question-and-answer session to follow the discussion. About Rolling Press: Rolling Press, an environmentally-friendly boutique print house located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, has focused its attention to high-quality print projects with smaller production requirements. Since 1998, …

Shopdropping with the Anti-Advertising Agency

Shopdropping Workshop with The Anti-Advertising Agency Feb. 10, 2007 12-6pm Eyebeam – 540 W. 21st Street Eyebeam is pleased to present a daylong Shopdropping Workshop led by the Anti-Advertising Agency. Shopdropping (the opposite of shoplifting) is a tactic used by artists and activists to clandestinely place objects in retail stores. “Dropped” objects are usually versions of consumer products altered or recreated to detourn the retail experience. Shopdropping is a fun and easy form of culture jamming, gently subverting dominant cultural forms to create new meanings. Starting at noon, participants will receive a shopdropping overview, including artists’ shopdropping projects information and demonstrations of the necessary tools for shopdropping, and time will be given to test out some of the techniques discussed. Immediately following, participants will head into the field to help distribute a new, unreleased Anti-Advertising Agency project (as well as some creations of their own) into stores around Manhattan. This workshop will begin at Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st Street (between 10th & 11th Aves), and is open to the public free of charge.

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The Girl’s Room at Jen Bekman

The Girl’s Room, presented by The Dreier Project at Jen Bekman 6 Spring Street New York NY (map) Opening Wednesday December 20, pm 6pm to 8pm The Girl’s Room features works by an international group of female artists. Each artist submitted several small pieces, each presented in an 8.5×11 frame so we can more clearly and objectively compare the respective works, without the the messages being obscured by irrelevancies such as size and prominence on the wall. The artwork itself will be the message, and perhaps it will answer some questions about the place of women’s artwork in the artworld. Questions such as: What sort of work are women artists creating? How does it differ from men’s art? Are there particular subjects, methods and materials women artists are working with? What role does gender play in artwork? And regardless of any “political” agenda, sometimes its fun to get the girls together and see what’s on our minds. Image by Elizabeth Huey Featuring works by: Aiyana Udesen, Alice Wells, Alika Cooper, Amy Rice, Bianca Buchanan, Candace …

Mary Mattingly, Fore Cast (an opera)

White Box 525 West 26th Street New York NY (map) 212-714-2347 Fore Cast will run day and night for six days and one hour, from the morning of December 19, until 1:00 am on Christmas morning. Mary Mattingly first drew us into her strange world at the Ecotopia exhibition at ICP. She’s pulling us further in with Fore Cast, a water opera. From the artist’s digital diary: With tree stumps, sand, salt, steam, sonorous operatics, streaming video, sea-water, and a story about WWIV, Fore Cast is about the future. People wear masks (just like in Victorian England), and really, time is time, time is unexplained, irrelevant, played with and time is completely over explained, in 360 degrees, in the new week, in the fact that I will live at White Box for the entire run of the opera. Fore Cast is a clarion call anticipating the looming environmental catastrophe. Fore Cast is an interactive Opera, opening at White Box on December 19, 2006, at six o’clock pm. Fore Cast will transform White Box’s space into …