PSFK has been tracking inspirational events and conferences being held around the world, featuring exceptional gatherings in the Events section of our home page. Below are a handful of upcoming events that we are looking forward to as platforms for speakers and attendees to spread good ideas.
Fairytale Fashion Show – Feb 24th, NYC: Diana Eng will present the Fairytale Fashion Collection in a technology fashion show on Wed., February 24, 7PM, at Eyebeam. Models will hit the runway while an orchestra of circuit bending DJ’s create music from hacked video game consoles. Seated front row will be celebrity scientists, designers, school children, and traditional celebrities. This event will showcase innovation in fashion through technology.
Philagraphika with Evan Roth – Feb 25th, Philadelphia: Evan Roth (aka fi5e) is an artist with interests in technology, tools of empowerment, open source, and popular culture. Roth will give a live streaming presentation from Paris on the overlap of art, graffiti, technology, data visualization, hip hop, and free culture.
Design For Humans – Feb 25th, NYC: Join the Cooper-Hewitt for a conversation on user-centered design with National Design Award Winners and Finalists who have been recognized for their contribution to the field of Product Design. Moderated by Jesse Ashlock, former Editor-in-Chief of I.D. Magazine.
Technologically Enhanced Environments and the Human Sensorium - Feb 26th, Toronto: The last quarter century has witnessed a massive transformation in our conception of the human largely facilitated by information technology and a digitally augmented sensorium. This transformation has profound implications for both the medical and the aesthetic disciplines yielding affinities that are relevant to healthcare design.
This conference will begin the public discourse that will be continued in our new Health Design graduate studies program currently in the planning stages. It begins a dialogue between medicine and aesthetics examining the capacity for design to align evidence with intuition, quantitative analysis with qualitative judgment, science with art.
Architecture Therapeutics Aesthetics
Social Enterprise Conference at Harvard – Feb 26th-27th, Massachusetts: The Social Enterprise Conference hosts speakers and panelists with a wealth of knowledge and experience in innovative, cross-sectoral approaches to addressing social issues. Throughout the Conference, participants have opportunities to learn from experts, network, and explore a wide variety of career opportunities.