Minneapolis/St Paul >>> Design Events

Just got informed of a very cool interactive/creative conference coming to Minneapolis.


3 Days + 350 Attendees + A Stellar Collection of Talent = One Amazing Event.

JUNE 27-29, 2011.

It’s an exciting time. It’s an exciting time to be interested in art, interaction, and information. The way we experience all three is changing. The way creative minds employ technology gives us a glimpse into what’s possible, and things to come. Access to data and tools has entered a new realm. What data is- is changing; It’s a social media feed, it’s waving your finger at a sensor, it’s open access to oceans of digitized archives. Tools are built from scratch, hacked and repurposed as needed. We are immersed in a sea of ones and zeros floating around us just waiting to send and deliver another new experience. The Eyeo Festival brings together the most exciting people creating these experiences today.

Three days of inspirational talks, demos, labs, and workshops and opportunities to connect with people whose extraordinary creations are pushing the envelope. The line up is amazing. 30 brilliant individuals, one amazing collection of talent and insight. Add yourself to the mix, and it just gets better. Converge to Inspire – Indeed.

Come to Eyeo if you’re interested in:

  • Art & Technology / Music & Technology
  • Creative Code
  • Data Visualization
  • Design
  • Experience Design / Storytelling
  • Interactive Installations / Architecture & Interaction
  • Physical Inputs / Gestural Computing / Kinect Hacks
  • Physical Outputs / 3D Printing / Arduino
  • Processing / OpenFrameworks / Cinder

Did you go to Northern Spark last weekend? it was awesome.

This looks pretty interesting for those in the area. Also, Beer!

Policy and a Pint: Can Design Change the World?

When you hear the word “design,” you might think of iPods or I.M. Pei: artfully-conceived objects, be it architecture, gadgets, automobiles, or clothing. But can design be something that’s much more than pleasing to the senses? Can it actually serve a greater human good?

That’s the question we’ll tackle at our next Policy and a Pint, presented by 89.3 The Current and The Citizens League and sponsored by Best Buy. Join us as we discuss how designers are going beyond simply making cool stuff to solving problems, filling needs, and maybe even making the world a better place. Join host Steve Seel and guests Bernard Canniffe, Professor and Chair of Design, MCAD, and Tom Fisher, Professor of Architecture and Dean of the College of Design, University of Minnesota. It’s sure to be a fascinating and fun evening, complete with the usual tasty beverages of course.

Advance registration suggested; this event is expected to sell out.


Didn’t make it to this, but here’s a recap with Audio.

Where do you find out about the events?! I always seem to hear of them after the fact and I’d love to be able to attend…