Screenprint Review / Projection Map Roadmapping
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Screenprint Review / Projection Map Roadmapping

This will be an intensive “planning” meet-up where we’ll firm up our projects for this winter season. All are welcome to attend and weigh-in on the future direction of the Design Nerds.


We will be brainstorming and reviewing designs for a “bring your own shirt” screen-printing party we’ll be having in a few weeks.
We’ll also outline plans to do some guerrilla projection mapping this winter in and around Seattle.

Urban Artworks is located in the Inscape Arts Building which has controlled access. Please dial 009 at the front door callbox anytime after 6:20pm and someone will escort you in.

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"Sticker City" at the Pacific Science Center
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

"Sticker City" at the Pacific Science Center

We will be unveiling our “Sticker City” installation at Curiosity Days: Evolving Cities at the Pacific Science Center.

Sticker City asks it’s participants to work together to create an ever growing city using stickers that contain roads, buildings, farms, factories, and more. These stickers will be adhered to the walls of a large inflatable which will act as the "terrain” for our imaginary city.

About Curiosity Days:

Get set to get curious about a new scientific theme every other month at Curiosity Days. These weekend-long events explore the connections between science and our region; you’ll engage with local innovators, explore new topics, and see what scientific research and breakthroughs are happening in Seattle. With hands-on activities, demonstrations and discussions, you’ll soon discover that science is everywhere.

Test your creativity and unleash your imagination as the future of cities is explored at Curiosity Days: Evolving Cities. Local innovators and engineers will host hands-on demonstrations, workshops and activities all weekend long! Discover the basics of civil engineering, design your own city and find out what it takes to host life on Mars.

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"Sticker City" at the Pacific Science Center's Curiosity Days
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

"Sticker City" at the Pacific Science Center's Curiosity Days

We will be unveiling our “Sticker City” installation at Curiosity Days: Evolving Cities at the Pacific Science Center.

Sticker City asks it’s participants to work together to create an ever growing city using stickers that contain roads, buildings, farms, factories, and more. These stickers will be adhered to the walls of a large inflatable which will act as the "terrain” for our imaginary city.

About Curiosity Days:

Get set to get curious about a new scientific theme every other month at Curiosity Days. These weekend-long events explore the connections between science and our region; you’ll engage with local innovators, explore new topics, and see what scientific research and breakthroughs are happening in Seattle. With hands-on activities, demonstrations and discussions, you’ll soon discover that science is everywhere.

Test your creativity and unleash your imagination as the future of cities is explored at Curiosity Days: Evolving Cities. Local innovators and engineers will host hands-on demonstrations, workshops and activities all weekend long! Discover the basics of civil engineering, design your own city and find out what it takes to host life on Mars.

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"Calling Home" at the 'Design With the 90%' Opening Celebration
Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

"Calling Home" at the 'Design With the 90%' Opening Celebration

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will unveil a new installation titled “Calling Home” at the Opening Celebration for the “Design with the 90%” exhibition at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center.


Calling Home is an “empathy engine” installation that questions its audience about their personal experiences and contrasts with those of persons experiencing homelessness.

About Design with the 90%

Celebrate the opening of Design with the 90%, a special exhibition featuring 26 innovative projects that showcase designs solutions toward a more equitable world by increasing access, improving health, and empowering opportunity for the most marginalized communities around the world. 

Meet local and international designers featured in the exhibition, connect with community partners, and get inspired to turn caring into action.

Featuring: 

Music by: DJ Riz Rollins from KEXP
The 
Seattle Design Nerds
Pacific Science Center 
Food and drink 
and more! 

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Seattle Design Festival Block Party (Day 2)
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Seattle Design Festival Block Party (Day 2)

We will be at the Seattle Design Festival Block Party with our latest installation, WeMeograph.  

We're currently seeking volunteers to help us staff our installation on Sept 8th and 9th.  Email seattledesignnerds (at) gmail (dot) com if you may be able to assist for a shift on either day.

WeMeograph Description:

The theme of this year's festival is "TRUST" and as a non-profit focused on collaboration we believe trust can come by creating together. The WeMeograph will require participants work in tandem with a stranger. Each participant will trace a portion of an illustration using large connected drawing arm.  A tandem version of connect the dots.  

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Seattle Design Festival Block Party (Day 1)
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Seattle Design Festival Block Party (Day 1)

We will be at the Seattle Design Festival Block Party with our latest installation, WeMeograph.  

We're currently seeking volunteers to help us staff our installation on Sept 8th and 9th.  Email seattledesignnerds (at) gmail (dot) com if you may be able to assist for a shift on either day.

WeMeograph Description:

The theme of this year's festival is "TRUST" and as a non-profit focused on collaboration we believe trust can come by creating together. The WeMeograph will require participants work in tandem with a stranger. Each participant will trace a portion of an illustration using large connected drawing arm.  A tandem version of connect the dots.  

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WeMeograph Install
Sep
7
1:30 PM13:30

WeMeograph Install

We will be installing our latest piece (WeMeograph) in Occidental Park in preparation for that weekend's Seattle Design Festival Block Party.  
Tasks include lifting and carrying wooden elements as well as some bolting and screwing for assembly.  Times are temporary and will be adjusted at this date approaches.  

If you would like to assist with assembly please email us at seattledesignnerds (at) gmail (dot) com  

WeMeograph Description:

The theme of this year's festival is "TRUST" and as a non-profit focused on collaboration we believe trust can come by creating together. The WeMeograph will require participants work in tandem with a stranger. Each participant will trace a portion of an illustration using large connected drawing arm.  A tandem version of connect the dots.  

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WeMeograph Fabrication
Sep
6
6:30 PM18:30

WeMeograph Fabrication

We will be fabricating portions of our Seattle Design Festival installation (WeMeograph).  

WeMeograph Description:

The theme of this year's festival is "TRUST" and as a non-profit focused on collaboration we believe trust can come by creating together. The WeMeograph will require participants work in tandem with a stranger. Each participant will trace a portion of an illustration using large connected drawing arm.  A tandem version of connect the dots.  

Urban Artworks is located in the Inscape Arts Building which is a controlled access facility.  Please dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:20PM and we'll escort you in. 

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WeMeograph Fabrication
Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

WeMeograph Fabrication

We will be fabricating portions of our Seattle Design Festival installation (WeMeograph).  

WeMeograph Description:

The theme of this year's festival is "TRUST" and as a non-profit focused on collaboration we believe trust can come by creating together. The WeMeograph will require participants work in tandem with a stranger. Each participant will trace a portion of an illustration using large connected drawing arm.  A tandem version of connect the dots.  

Urban Artworks is located in the Inscape Arts Building which is a controlled access facility.  Please dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:20PM and we'll escort you in. 

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WeMeograph Fabrication / Sticker Designs
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

WeMeograph Fabrication / Sticker Designs

We will be fabricating portions of our Seattle Design Festival installation, a large drawing table that requires a team to operate.   We'll also be brainstorming sticker and icon designs for a "Sticker City" installation coming in late September.

Tasks will include light wood-working, sketching, graphic design, and more.
All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Snacks and Drinks will be provided. 

Urban Artworks is located in the Inscape Arts Building which is a controlled access facility.  Please dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:20PM and we'll escort you in. 

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WeMeograph Fabrication / Inflatable Fab / Silk-Screen Testing / SDF Sign-Making
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

WeMeograph Fabrication / Inflatable Fab / Silk-Screen Testing / SDF Sign-Making

We will be fabricating portions of our Seattle Design Festival installation, a large drawing table that emphasizes teamwork.  We'll also continue fabrication on a large nylon inflatable that will be used in a few still to be announced interactive activities. In addition, volunteers from the Seattle Design Festival will be here to learn how to silk-screen and make a few signs for this year's festival.  There's lots going on and all skill levels and ages are welcome!  

Urban Artworks is located in the Inscape Arts Building which is a controlled access facility.  Please dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:20PM and we'll escort you in. 

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WeMeograph Fabrication / Inflatable Egg Fabrication
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

WeMeograph Fabrication / Inflatable Egg Fabrication

We will be fabricating portions of our Seattle Design Festival installation (WeMeograph).  

WeMeograph Description:

The theme of this year's festival is "TRUST" and as a non-profit focused on collaboration we believe trust can come by creating together. The WeMeograph will require participants work in tandem with a stranger. Each participant will trace a portion of an illustration using large connected drawing arm.  A tandem version of connect the dots.  
 

We'll also begin the initial fabrication on a large egg shaped inflatable which will be used in a few interactive activities. 

All skill levels and ages are welcome!

Urban Artworks is located in the Inscape Arts Building which is a controlled access facility.  Please dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:20PM and we'll escort you in. 

Drinks and snacks will be provided. 

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WeMeograph Fabrication
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

WeMeograph Fabrication

We will be fabricating portions of our Seattle Design Festival installation (WeMeograph).  

WeMeograph Description:

The theme of this year's festival is "TRUST" and as a non-profit focused on collaboration we believe trust can come by creating together. The WeMeograph will require participants work in tandem with a stranger. Each participant will trace a portion of an illustration using large connected drawing arm.  A tandem version of connect the dots.  

Urban Artworks is located in the Inscape Arts Building which is a controlled access facility.  Please dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:20PM and we'll escort you in. 

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WeMeograph Fabrication
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

WeMeograph Fabrication

We will be fabricating portions of our Seattle Design Festival installation (WeMeograph).  

WeMeograph Description:

The theme of this year's festival is "TRUST" and as a non-profit focused on collaboration we believe trust can come by creating together. The WeMeograph will require participants work in tandem with a stranger. Each participant will trace a portion of an illustration using large connected drawing arm.  A tandem version of connect the dots.  

Urban Artworks is located in the Inscape Arts Building which is a controlled access facility.  Please dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:20PM and we'll escort you in. 

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WeMeograph Mockup Session
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

WeMeograph Mockup Session

We will mockup the moving parts of our Seattle Design Festival installation (WeMeograph).  

WeMeograph Description:

The theme of this year's festival is "TRUST" and as a non-profit focused on collaboration we believe trust can come by creating together. The WeMeograph will require participants work in tandem with a stranger. Each participant will trace a portion of an illustration using large connected drawing arm.  A tandem version of connect the dots.  

 

Urban Artworks is located in the Inscape Arts Building which is a controlled access facility.  Please dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:20PM and we'll escort you in. 

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Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Milk Carton Derby Strategy Session

We'll assemble a strategy for our "one hour challenge" team for the Seafair Milk Carton Derby.  We'll be testing small scale mockups all night. 

Urban Artworks is located within Inscape Arts which is a controlled access building.  Dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:20 pm and someone will escort you in. 

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May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Block Party Installation Review & Milk Carton Derby Discussion

We'll be reviewing the designs of several ongoing installations.  Including a proposal for a massive wooden installation.  We'll primarily be focused on our design for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party and a potential design for the Greenlake Milk Carton Derby.

All are welcome.

Urban Artworks is located in Inscape Arts which is a controlled access building. Dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:20pm and we will escort you in. 

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May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Puzzle Mountain Mockups / Festival Design Crit

We've be making some scale mockups of a proposal for an outdoor installation.  We will also be critiquing our design for the Seattle Design Festival and discussing possible designs for the Milk Carton Derby. 

All are welcome. 


Urban Artworks is located in Inscape Arts which is a controlled access building.  Dial 009 at the entry callbox anytime after 6:20pm and someone will assist you into the space. 

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SDF2018 Design Jam 2
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

SDF2018 Design Jam 2

Every year we design an installation for the Seattle Design Festival and this year is no exception! 

We'll meet to narrow design concepts.  We currently have 3 possible scenarios to discuss, prototype, and vote on.  All are welcome. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. 

Dial 009 at the callbox for entry. 

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SDF 2018 Design Jam
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

SDF 2018 Design Jam

It's time to begin planning for the 2018 Seattle Design Festival.  
The Seattle Design Festival is an annual two-week event that features lectures, exhibits, panels, parties, a designer street fair, and more. 

We'll be sketching, chatting, and ideating about our part in this year's Festival this Thursday (April 12th) from 6:30pm-8:30pm. 
We'll be meeting at Urban Artworks in the Inscape Arts building (815 Seattle Blvd S).  Inscape is a controlled access building so please dial 009 at the callbox when you arrive (anytime after 6:20pm).  

We plan to discuss this year's festival theme of TRUST and then transition into how we might implement that for this year's festival whether it be as an installation for the festival Block Party, an exhibit, talk, intervention, or something else. 

As with all of our projects, everyone is welcome to join. 
We look forward to seeing you there!

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Making our own silent film clips
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

Making our own silent film clips

Join us for an evening of storyboarding and filming for our series of short silent film clips to be used in Sound FX, our latest installation coming this summer.  

Urban Artworks is located in the Inscape Arts building.
Dial 009 at the callbox and someone will escort you in anytime after 6:20pm. 

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SOUND FX Film Fest
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

SOUND FX Film Fest

Our current project is a mobile sound FX studio.  To make this project work we need YOUR help collecting diverse 30 second clips. 

On Thursday Feb. 15th we're going to hold a 30 Second Sound FX Film Fest.   Bring us an approximately 30 second public domain video clip.*  Weblinks are preferred but we can make disc media work too.  

*Creative Commons is fine too but if you want to use something from a copy-written movie or show you'll need to “swede” the clip  

We'll show these clips and make our own sounds effects for them as a test so feel free to bring something that might work as a “noisemaker”    

This event is free and open to all, feel free to invite your friends. 

Urban Artworks is located in the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S) which is a controlled access building.  Dial 009 at the front callbox anytime after 6:20pm and someone will escort you in. 

 

If you're looking for public domain or creative commons licensed media here are a few places to start.

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2018 Project/Goal Discussion
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

2018 Project/Goal Discussion

We'll be discussing possible projects for 2018. 

Potential 2018 plans include: skill share classes, installations in Seattle Parks, workshops for non-designers, events, and more. 

All are invited to help establish our organizational goals for this year.   Dial 009 at the callbox for entry anytime after 6:20pm. (we will begin promptly at 6:45pm)

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SAM Lights
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

SAM Lights

Join us at SAM Lights, an annual holiday experience in the Olympic Sculpture Park.  We'll be unveiling our latest interactive installation, the Bop Bags, interactive inflated lanterns that respond to your touch. Tap, hug, and squeeze these cuddly orbs to change their color and pattern. 

 

Get that winter glow with an evening stroll through the Olympic Sculpture Park. Experience the wonder of the sculptures in the park illuminated by luminaria. Make art, listen to music, sip a hot drink, grab a sweet bite, and take in the sights. Come dressed in your best light-inspired ensemble and become a part of the night!

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