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Liam Young, 22 02 15


On February 26th – March 1st Liam Young will be speaking and running a masterclass at the Sonic Acts 2015 festival: The Geologic Imagination.Inspired by geosciences, the 2015 Sonic Acts Festival zooms in on planet Earth. Fundamental to The Geologic Imagination is the thesis that we live in a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. Human activity has irreversibly changed the composition of the atmosphere, the oceans, and even the Earth’s crust. Humanity has become a geological force. Other speakers include Timothy Morton, Graham Harman, Alan Weisman, Jeff Vandermeer, Ben Bratton and many more.

Liam will also be running a masterclass titled Reimagining the Present, Scenes from a film that doesn’t exist that will explore traditional special effects tropes from science fiction and introduce the use of entry-level CGI, special effects, post-production film and animation techniques.

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Darryl Chen, 28 10 12


Darryl Chen will be speaking at the Stylus Trend Day on Thursday 8 November 2012. The event is a cross-disciplinary open discussion mining selected brains and charting future trends.

Stylus provides inspirational and informative research and relates it to prevailing consumer trends, acting as a catalyst to push the design industries to new levels. How companies apply this to their brands and product categories will change the game forever.

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Liam Young, 25 06 12


Join Tomorrows Thoughts Today’s Liam Young and Liquid Factory’s Kate Davies and their nomadic design group Unknown Fields Division as they take up temporary residence at Headlands Centre for the Arts, an ex military base just across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Employing contemporary surveillance technology to map the post-militarized Marin Headlands, the group will hack the landscape to imagine extraordinary futures.

Collaborators assembled from the worlds of art, architecture, and technology will guide sorties across diverse local terrains. Laser-scan forests using hi-res, long range optics; deploy infrared night vision cameras to peer through the mist; and build a fleet of drones to map from above. In these shifting fields of nature and artifice, participants will re-examine preservationist attitudes toward the natural world, the ecologically fragile, and the technologically obsolete.

Joining us will be collaborators including ScanLab, Geoff Manuagh, Nicola Twilley and many more. The program runs from September 7-September 12, 2012. The deadline for applications is July 17th. See the website for more details.