menu

Events To Attend This Weekend: A Culture Hack-A-Thon, An Exhibition of Error, and A Tradeshow For Brands

Events To Attend This Weekend: A Culture Hack-A-Thon, An Exhibition of Error, and A Tradeshow For Brands
Advertising

A handful of interesting gatherings to consider for the weekend and upcoming week.

Kyle Studstill
  • 14 january 2011

PSFK has been tracking inspirational events and conferences being held around the world, featuring exceptional gatherings in the events box of our home page. Below are upcoming gatherings that we are looking forward to as platforms for speakers and attendees to spread good ideas.

Have an inspirational event you’re planning to attend in 2011? Find the full list of gatherings contributed by Purple List members here: What will be the key inspiration events/gatherings of 2011?

Museum of the Moving Image – Grand Reopening NYC, 15 January

Museum of the Moving Image will welcome the public to its expanded and redesigned home beginning Saturday, January 15, 2011. The new museum, given striking new physical expression in a design by architect Thomas Leeser, features extraordinary new facilities for seeing, studying, enjoying and interacting with screen culture in all its forms. A dedication ceremony on Thursday, January 13, will precede the public opening.

Culture Hack Day – London, January 15-16

What is it?

It’s a weekend for the arts, software and hardware hackers to get together and create exciting things.  It’s about taking all the interesting things that are hiding in some of our great arts organisations, and mixing them up in new and interesting ways – making new cultural products and sparking new relationships and ways of thinking. It’s about wondering what might happen if some clever and interesting people thought about new ways of navigating arts. But it’s also about having fun and making new stuff and collaborating in different ways.

What It Isn’t

It’s not about sharing customer data or stealing Visa card numbers; it’s not about sharing private information or jeopardising any confidential information; it’s not about security breaches. We don’t want to do any of that.

404 Error: The Object Is Not Online – Montréal, exhibition through February 13

The internet was invented as the ultimate standard, it is literally made of rules. Online content abides by some intentional and unintentional rules, and texture, smell, weight, flavour and time are flattened together for the screen. Computers appear to instantaneously transform objects into images and meaning into information.

404 Error: The object is not online brings together questionably digitized materials with undoubtedly material digital systems to explore the translation of objects into online representations. It uses objects from the CCACollection to examine the shift, and to explore some differences between seemingly limitless cyberspace and the museum where presence and real space are the rule.

Erik van Lieshout: How Can I Help You? – London, exhibition through January 27

In summer 2010, the Dutch artist Erik van Lieshout (b.1968) opened a temporary ‘shop’ in an abandoned unit in the Zuidplein mall in Rotterdam South, a working class district of Holland that is home to several large immigrant communities. Rather than simply selling goods, van Lieshout, who lived in Rotterdam South between 1993 and 2007, used his shop as a base from which to (re)connect with the neighbourhood and its people, engaging them in characteristically frank and often very funny conversations about roots, regeneration, consumerism, and the rise of the Dutch Right Wing. His new film installation Commission(2011), debuting at the Hayward Gallery Project Space, documents this experience.

Van Lieshout has said that Commission is ‘my commentary on the socio-political powerlessness of people and of art. It is also my quest for a home.’ Examining the impact of figures such as the Rotterdam-based ‘starchitect’ Rem Koolhaas and the anti-immigration Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn, the film is both a portrait of a place, and of an artist’s half-skeptical, half-hopeful attempt to become an agent of social good.

BREAD & BUTTER – Berlin, January 19-21

With its “tradeshow for selected brands”, BREAD & BUTTER provides the concept of an innovative trade fair event for the progressive, contemporary clothing culture. As an international specialist trade fair for Street and Urban Wear, BREAD & BUTTER represents a marketing and communication platform for brands, labels and designers from the areas of Denim, Sportswear, Street Fashion, Function Wear and Casual Dressed Up.

With a unique brand portfolio, BREAD & BUTTER confirms its position as the leading international trade fair and trademark – it is the meeting point for buyers, traders and representatives from the textile industry press. Like no other event, the “tradeshow for selected brands” reflects the culture and brand philosophy of its exhibitors: the brands exhibiting at BREAD & BUTTER present themselves according to their brand direction with their complete versatility.

Twice each year, the “tradeshow for selected brands” brings together both inspiration and business according to the basic principle of “Fun & Profit”. Its early date makes BREAD & BUTTER the kick-off event within the industry.

Purple List: What will be the key inspiration events/gatherings of 2011?

Advertising
Trending

Japanese Face Wash Creates A Perfect Rose Every Time

Arts & Culture
Mobile Today

Get A Better Idea Of How You Are Wasting Your Time

The TouchTime app is trying to revolutionize personal task management by providing detailed insight on how to be more efficient

Culture Today

London Telephone Box Repurposed As A Tiny Mobile Repair Shop

Tools and supplies to replace broken screens or damage are neatly stowed away in these micro-workrooms

Trending

Get PSFK's Latest Report: Future of Retail: Technology Primer

See All
Design Today

Conceptual Sportswear Created Out Of Futuristic Condom Material

A Dutch fashion designer is experimenting with new methods and fabrics to make high performance clothing

PURPLELIST EXPERTS

Ayah Bdeir

Technology, Making, Education

Syndicated Today

Would You Wear Wool Shoes To Save The Environment?

As demand for wool shoes grows, a number of US footwear brands are heading directly to the source: the sheep pastures of New Zealand

Sustainability Today

Self-Healing Material Is Fashioned Out Of Squid Teeth

Penn State researchers have devised a new textile that uses organic proteins

Arts & Culture Today

Search Engine Turns Your Own Drawings Into Photos

This image-matching software accepts hand-made sketches instead of keywords

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed Yesterday

Retail Expert: What Sustainability Means To The Millennial Generation

Jo Godden, Founder of RubyMoon, discusses how brands can limit their environmental impact worldwide

PSFK Labs Yesterday

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: How The Nurturing Of Seeds Will Come To Define The Onboarding Process

Our Future of Work vision is a service that allows companies to assemble and deliver welcome packets that are uniquely focused on the concept of growth

Arts & Culture Today

Illustrator Interprets The Experiences Of Blind Travelers

Artist Alby Letoy creates drawings of poignant travel memories for the visually impaired

Advertising Today

Clickbait Titles Used For The Good Of Charity

An agency devised an unlikely campaign that uses clickbait as a positive force to drive awareness to nonprofit initiatives

Advertising Today

The Best In Eye-Catching Olympics Campaigns

PSFK rounds out the Rio Games with our picks for the best advertising moments off the field

Work Today

Editorial Roundtable: The Arrival Of The People-First Workplace

Managed By Q, Soma, Workbar, Primary and thinkPARALLAX enumerate the reasons why companies need an employee-embracing workforce in order to exist

Arts & Culture Today

Transforming Light Waves Into A New Art Form

An artist uses glass treated with layers of metallic coatings to create a unique installation called lightpaintings

INSIGHTS COVERAGE

Rio Olympics
Innovation Coverage From The Rio Games
READ NOW

Design Today

This Windbreaker Lets You Explore The Outdoors While Charging Your Phone

The apparel includes solar panels that allow the wearer to stay connected through the power of renewable energy

Asia Today

The Goal Of This Game Is To Not Get Laid Off From Your Job

A hit mobile app has you working really, really hard to not get fired as you climb the corporate ladder

Advertising Today

Movie Critic Bot Guides Viewers Through Festival Offerings

The Toronto International Film Festival has created a Facebook Messenger chatbot to help attendants curate their schedule

No search results found.