(Events) Digital Culture, Communication, And The “New Normal”

PSFK has been tracking inspirational events and conferences being held around the world. Here are a handful of upcoming events that we are looking forward to.

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.

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Brooklyn-based artist Jonathan Harris’ work celebrates the world’s diversity even as it illustrates the universal concerns of its occupants. His computer programs scour the Internet for unfiltered content, which his beautiful interfaces then organize to create coherence from the chaos.
His projects are both intensely personal (the “We Feel Fine” project, made with Sep Kanvar, which scans the world’s blogs to collect snapshots of the writers’ feelings) and entirely global (the new “Universe,” which turns current events into constellations of words). But their effect is the same — to show off a world that resonates with shared emotions, concerns, problems, triumphs and troubles.

Digital Arts Lecture: Jonathan Harris- Apr 14th, Brooklyn: Brooklyn-based artist Jonathan Harris’ work celebrates the world’s diversity even as it illustrates the universal concerns of its occupants. His computer programs scour the Internet for unfiltered content, which his beautiful interfaces then organize to create coherence from the chaos. His projects are both intensely personal (the “We Feel Fine” project, made with Sep Kanvar, which scans the world’s blogs to collect snapshots of the writers’ feelings) and entirely global (the new “Universe,” which turns current events into constellations of words). But their effect is the same — to show off a world that resonates with shared emotions, concerns, problems, triumphs and troubles. He is speaking at Pratt Institute as part of their DDA Guest Lecture Series.

Pratt

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Design & Culture // Brand Identity & Packaging  
April 14-16, 2010 // Chicago, Illinois

Symposium (April 14) at Trump International Hotel & Tower 
Main Conference (Evening of April 14 – April 16) at Marriott Magnificent Mile

FUSE: Reclaim the Furture- Apr 14-16th, Chicago: This year at FUSE discover how consumers and businesses alike are settling into this “new normal,” and what we must do as brand strategists and designers to Reclaim the Future and create new opportunities for our brands.The FUSE community unites brand strategists, designers, creative directors and trend forecasters assembling to explore the meaning of brands in a new world and the role of design and trends in keeping those brands relevant for consumers.

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re:publica- Apr 14-16th, Berlin: The re:publica will take place between the 14 and 16th April in Berlin. The conference, focussed on blogs, social media und digital culture, is expected to involve 2,500 participants and include more than 150 hours of programing offered over 3 days on 8 different stages . The many facets of digital culture will be discussed in over 120 lectures, workshops, round table discussions and events.

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Seven on Seven- Apr 17th, NYC: Seven on Seven will pair seven leading artists with seven game-changing technologists in teams of two, and challenge them to develop something new –be it an application, social media, artwork, product, or whatever they imagine– over the course of a single day. The seven teams will unveil their ideas at a one-day event at the New Museum on April 17th.

Seven on Seven

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Festival of Media: Future. Communication- Apr 18-20th, Valencia, Spain:  Join the most influential gathering of the global communications and advertising industry. The Festival of Media comprises a two day conference, an exhibition of new media opportunities and a global awards ceremony.

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