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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Redmond Lights
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Redmond Lights

Plushcadia will be installed as a companion piece to the great tree near Redmond City Hall.  Come visit us during Redmond Lights. 

Redmond Lights celebrates the City's diverse holiday traditions, cultures, and faiths. Experience this three part, progressive event, by starting at the City Hall Campus Tree Lighting; strolling down the Redmond Central Connector Luminary Walk; and ending the evening at Redmond Town Center. Along the way enjoy musical entertainment, refreshments, and fun activities for the whole family.

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Plushscadia Build
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Plushscadia Build

The construction of our latest installation continues! 

Our power comes from the community and to illustrate this the Seattle Design Nerds have created Plushcadia, an inflatable mural crafted pixel by velcro pixel by YOU. Lounge around this colorful campfire on pool noodle 'logs' while you add velcro dots to create a visual story of our home.

We'll be cutting pool noodles and velcro.

Dial 009 at the callbox and someone will escort you in. 

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Plushcadia Build
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Plushcadia Build

The construction of our latest installation continues! 

Our power comes from the community and to illustrate this the Seattle Design Nerds have created Plushcadia, an inflatable mural crafted pixel by velcro pixel by YOU. Lounge around this colorful campfire on pool noodle 'logs' while you add velcro dots to create a visual story of our home.

We'll be cutting pool noodles and velcro.

Dial 009 at the callbox and someone will escort you in. 

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Plushcadia Build
Aug
10
6:30 PM18:30

Plushcadia Build

The construction of our latest installation continues! 

Our power comes from the community and to illustrate this the Seattle Design Nerds have created Plushcadia, an inflatable mural crafted pixel by velcro pixel by YOU. Lounge around this colorful campfire on pool noodle 'logs' while you add velcro dots to create a visual story of our home.

We'll be cutting pool noodles and velcro.

Dial 009 at the callbox and someone will escort you in. 

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Plushcadia Build
Aug
3
6:30 PM18:30

Plushcadia Build

The construction of our latest installation continues! 

Our power comes from the community and to illustrate this the Seattle Design Nerds have created Plushcadia, an inflatable mural crafted pixel by velcro pixel by YOU. Lounge around this colorful campfire on pool noodle 'logs' while you add velcro dots to create a visual story of our home.

We'll be cutting pool noodles and velcro.

Dial 009 at the callbox and someone will escort you in. 

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Plushcadia Build
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

Plushcadia Build

The construction of our latest installation continues! 

Our power comes from the community and to illustrate this the Seattle Design Nerds have created Plushcadia, an inflatable mural crafted pixel by velcro pixel by YOU. Lounge around this colorful campfire on pool noodle 'logs' while you add velcro dots to create a visual story of our home.

We'll be cutting pool noodles and velcro.

Dial 009 at the callbox and someone will escort you in. 

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Plushcadia Build
Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

Plushcadia Build

The construction of our latest installation begins! 

Our power comes from the community and to illustrate this the Seattle Design Nerds have created Plushcadia, an inflatable mural crafted pixel by velcro pixel by YOU. Lounge around this colorful campfire on pool noodle 'logs' while you add velcro dots to create a visual story of our home.

We'll be cutting pool noodles and velcro.

Dial 009 at the callbox and someone will escort you in. 

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