(Events) FUTUREPLACES, Conflux Festival, PSFK SALON MIAMI & More

A selection of upcoming events and conferences being held around the world.

RFID in Health Care East, Philadelphia, October 12

Hear leading health-care providers and early adopters share real-world case studies that reveal the business benefits of RFID technology.

FUTUREPLACES, Porto, Portugal, October 12 – 16

The FUTUREPLACES Festival is an international event fostering digital media work currently being produced around the world. We want to explore the impact of new technologies in life, communities, social well-being, cultural development and accessibility. futureplaces asks a fundamental question: how can new technology build local communities, create new identities, new narratives, new forms of public interaction? How can creative projects foster cultural development?

Mechanical Couture: Fashioning a New Order, Design Museum Holon, Israel, October 14-January 8, 2011

Design Museum Holon presents a groundbreaking exhibition exploring the pivotal role machines are playing in redefining haute couture – widely considered the most extravagant representation of fashion. Extraordinary fashion pieces by world-renowned designers – including ISSEY MIYAKE Creative Director, Dai Fujiwara, Shelley Fox and Marloes ten Bhömer – are featured in the exhibition, which subvert the prevalent notions of handwork and craftsmanship in fashion.

Architecture & Design Film Festival, New York City, October 14-17

The first US film festival celebrating the creative spirit of architecture and design will feature a dynamic selection of feature length films, documentaries and shorts. Plus, there will be lively discussions with filmmakers, architects and designers about the design process, architecture in film, and the brilliant designs we see and use every day.

The Feast, New York City, October 14-16

“The Feast” is a cross-disciplinary series of programs addressing social innovation and new ways to make the world a better place. Our secret sauce lies in a healthy combination of passion, creativity, and entrepreneurship to shift the way things are done – thereby changing individuals, industries, and ultimately the world.

Frieze Art Fair, London, October 14-17

Frieze Art Fair features over 150 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. The fair also includes specially commissioned artists’ projects, a prestigious talks programme and an artist-led education schedule.

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