Archive for November, 2013

A HUGE THANKS to everyone who came out and participated in this event on Saturday Nov. 23rd, what amazing projects and performances were happening at YBCA! Here are some pics of “Attraction/Repulsion:Redux XVI” my interactive robotic drawing machine that was set up in the Grand Lobby. It was a great success and  so many people participated in helping to make a brand new large scale drawing!







Grand Lobby, Screening Room, Third Street Courtyard, Youth Arts Lounge
More info & RSVP at http://ybca.org/art-and-ideasYBCA invites you to participate in a one-day interactive festival in conjunction with the Dissident Futures visual arts exhibit in our Downstairs Gallery. The festival will bring our communities together to explore and investigate possible futures envisioned by artists, urban planners, environmentalists, scientists, robotic experts, designers, programmers, and food activists through dynamic workshops, lectures, performances, interactive media, music, and more.The worldwide effort to consider and shape the future is being conducted by a diverse number of artists, scientists, teachers, and activists. In the Bay Area, there are a wealth of future-facing projects, many involving practical innovations in technology and science. Some of these creative and pragmatic endeavors are informed by utopian dreams and fueled by a local culture that looks to the future with hope and optimism for what may come. The breadth of ideas and emergent forms ranges vastly, and given the rising pace of these activities and aspirations for the future, it is an exciting time for us to look critically at the participants in this conversation.

We want to bring people together in dialogue with members of our Bay Area community who have the tools to envision a future that expands beyond the best of our aspirations and builds on our technological advances, while also keeping in check negative realities such as climate change, rising income inequalities, and gaps in power distribution and influence. We seek to look at the entire ecology and foster discussions that move us toward a world we can help to create.


A Partial List of Participants:

Architects /Designers /Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) – Raphael Sperry and Deanna VanBuren

Black Futurist Arts Collective

Brontez Purnell

Code for America – Mike Migurski CTO of CfA , Cyd Harrell, CfA’s UI/UX Evangelist

Jaime Cortez with L.M. Bogad, Bill Hsu, and Jenifer Wofford

Fantastic Futures Project

Future Cities Lab (Jason Johnson and Nataly Gattegno)

Peter Foucault

GAFFTA – Josette Melchor

Green House Project – Juan Carlos Cancino and David Gabriner

Kyle Herbert with Jenifer Wofford

Ray Gilstrap AMES NASA

Kanari Productions

Institute For The Future Future for Good Fellows: Milton Chen, Gabriella Gomez-Mont, Sam Gregory, Shannon Spanhake, David Thigpen, Ariel Waldman

Walidah Imarisha

Takehito Etani

Long Now Foundation – Manual for Civilization


Maker Cities

Dorothy Santos with An Xiao Mina and Ben Valentine

DJ. Patrick Lotilla


Kal Spelletich

Young Artists at Work

Young Gifted and Black

Video Game Monologues

Michael Zheng with Amber St. Germaine


Takehito Etani, “Transparent Footprints of Invisible Giants – Footprints from the Future”
Front Plaza 12-8pm

Opening Remarks and Presentations 12pm-1pm

ADPSR, Raphael Sperry and Deanna VanBuren, “Human Rights and Healing: Architects As Change Agents” 12:15PM

Ray Gilstrap Opening Talk: “Where Science Meets Marginalized Communities” Forum Area 12:30-1pm

ADPSR, Grand Lobby BOOTH 12-8pm
GAFFTA, “The Crank” BOOTH 12-8pm
Young Artists at Work, Ficto Criticism Gallery Tour 2pm
Young Gifted and Black BOOTH 12-8pm
Peter Foucault, “Attraction/Repulsion” BOOTH 12-8pm
Fantastic Futures Project, “What Does the Future Sound Like?” Installation 12-8pm (plus workshop in RBI)
Institute For The Future, “Creating a Future for Good: Join the Movement” BOOTH 12-8pm
Takehito Etani, “Transparent Footprints of Invisible Giants – Footprints from the Future”
Installation and Workshop 12-8pm


Future Cities Lab, Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno, “The Hydramax Trilogy” 1pm- 2:30pm
Code For America, Cyd Harrell UX Evangelist and Michal Migurski CTO, “Designing a New Citizenship” 2:30-4:00pm
Institute For The Future Fellows, “Creating a Future For Good: Join the Movement” 4-5:30pm
Jaime Cortez , Larry M. Bogad, Bill Hsu, and Jenifer Wofford, “InsTED Talks” 5:30-7pm
Lian Amaris, “The Video Game Monologues” Play Performance 8pm-9:15pm


Walidah Imarisha, “Collective Visionary Storytelling/Writing Workshop: How does Sci-fi inform social movements” 1-2:30pm
Long Now Foundation, “The Manual for Civilization” 2:30-4:00pm
GAFFTA, “Creative Technology for Social Good and Urban Prototyping” 3:15pm-4:00pm
Green House Project, “Urban Agriculture – Rethinking Urban Density” 4:00pm-5:30pm
Kal Spelletich, “Research and Survival In The Arts” 5:30-7:00pm
Dorothy Santos, Ben Valentine, and An Xiao Mina, “The Honeymoon’s Over: Arts and Culture Criticism in the Age of Networked Power” 8pm-9:15pm


Performance by Young Gifted and Black 1:30 pm and 7pm
Performance by Kyle Herbert and Jenifer Wofford Time TBA
Futuristic Pillow Fight with Brontez Purnell 2:30pm
Sounds provided by DJ Patrick Lotilla 12-8pm
Live Music provided by Kanari Productions featuring Majos and Pangea F.C. Black Futurist Arts Collective


For more info, call 415.978.2787 or visit www.ybca.org

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