Mar
25
9:00 am09:00

Coltura Pop-Up

  • Miller Community Center

A large inflatable piece built by the Seattle Design Nerds in collaboration with Coltura and Samaj Fine Arts

This piece illustrates the devastating amount of CO2 produced by a gas powered vehicle during an average commute. 

Mar
23
6:30 pm18:30

Coltura Inflatable Construction

  • Urban Artworks

We'll continue the design and construction of our latest inflatable project, an activist art installation that illustrates the effects of gasoline. 

Dial 009 at the callbox and someone will provide access. 

Mar
16
6:30 pm18:30

Coltura Inflatable Construction

  • Urban Artworks

We'll continue the construction on our latest inflatable project, an activist art project to illustrate the effects on gasoline.   

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

Coltura Inflatable Construction
Mar
9
6:30 pm18:30

Coltura Inflatable Construction

  • Urban Artworks

We'll be continuing construction on an inflatable that will be part of a climate change activism performance. 

 

Dial 009 at the callbox (anytime after 6:20pm) and someone will escort you in. 

Coltura Inflatable Construction
Feb
23
6:30 pm18:30

Coltura Inflatable Construction

  • Urban Artworks

We'll be constructing a large inflatable for Coltura that will be used to illustrate the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere by the average commute by using a smoke machine. 

We'll be taping and heat welding heavy duty plastic. 

 

Dial 009 at the callbox for access. 

Coltura Inflatable Brainstorm
Feb
16
6:30 pm18:30

Coltura Inflatable Brainstorm

  • Urban Artworks

We're going to be critiquing our next installation design while also testing various construction techniques for it. 

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

Feb
9
6:30 pm18:30

Henry Gala Art Construction

  • Urban Artworks

We will be constructing a hanging art piece for the 2017 Henry Gala.  A series of hanging silver shards made from wooden dowels and mylar.    

Dial 009 at the callbox and someone will escort you into the building. 

Feb
4
11:00 am11:00

Henry Gala Art Construction

  • Urban Artworks

We will be constructing a hanging art piece for the 2017 Henry Gala.  A series of hanging silver shards made from wooden dowels and mylar.    

Dial 009 at the callbox and someone will escort you into the building. 

Jan
28
11:00 am11:00

Henry Gala Art Construction

  • Urban Artworks

We will be constructing a hanging art piece for the 2017 Henry Gala.  A series of hanging silver shards made from wooden dowels and mylar.    

Dial 009 at the callbox and someone will escort you into the building. 

 

Jan
19
6:30 pm18:30

Heat Sealed Inflatables

  • Urban Artworks

We're going to be experimenting with some new inflatable techniques including foil balloon making.   We'll discuss our next project which has a very constrained timeline.

 

Dial 009 at the callbox for access. 

Jan
5
6:30 pm18:30

2017 Charrette

  • Urban Artworks

We will meet up and scheme our projects for the upcoming year, this includes both self-directed work and installations specific to events we'll be participating in.  Come ready to sketch and present!

 

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

Redmond Lights
Dec
3
4:00 pm16:00

Redmond Lights

  • Redmond Central Connector Park

Our installation, GlowWorm, will be part of the Redmond Lights. 


Redmond Lights is an annual festival that celebrates the City's diverse holiday traditions, cultures, and faiths. It spans from the City Hall ...

Redmond Lights Setup
Dec
3
12:00 pm12:00

Redmond Lights Setup

  • Redmond Central Connector Park

We'll be setting up our 200ft long inflated light installation for Redmond Lights.  

Exact meetup time/location TBD.

Meeting - Light Festival Build
Dec
1
6:30 pm18:30

Meeting - Light Festival Build

  • Urban Artworks

We'll meet to make final preparations on our light installation for Redmond Lights.  This will primarily be a dry-run for our electrical systems and coordinating our lighting strategy. 

Dial 009 at the callbox and someone will provide access. 

Meeting - Light Festival Build
Nov
12
12:00 pm12:00

Meeting - Light Festival Build

  • Urban Artworks

We'll be building our light installation (the GlowWorm) for a Light Festival in December.   This meeting will potentially go later than 4pm depending on progress. 

 

Dial 009 at the Callbox for Access and someone will escort you in. 

Meeting - Light Festival / Projectors
Nov
3
6:30 pm18:30

Meeting - Light Festival / Projectors

  • Urban Artworks

We'll begin construction on our light installation for a local light festival (pending acceptance).  We'll also continue scheming projection projects.

Dial 009 at the callbox for access

NEW PROJECT - Projector Playground
Oct
20
6:30 pm18:30

NEW PROJECT - Projector Playground

  • Urban Artworks

We'll jam on how we can use a projector in public space.  Bring your laptops, software and cool ideas about projection mapping, guerrilla theaters and more. 

If you never come to the Design Nerds before this meeting is a great one to join; we'll be starting from scratch. 

 

Dial 009 at the callbox for access

PXD Outdoor Lounge @ SXSW Eco
Oct
12
8:00 am08:00

PXD Outdoor Lounge @ SXSW Eco

  • Brush Square Park

We will have two installations at the PXD Outdoor Lounge at SXSW Eco in Austin, TX.  Version 2.0 of Decatron will be on display from 8am - 6pm and the ReFractor will be making an appearance from 12:45pm-1:45pm pending weather.  The PXD Outdoor Lounge is open to the public. 

More info here

PXD Outdoor Lounge @ SXSW Eco
Oct
11
8:00 am08:00

PXD Outdoor Lounge @ SXSW Eco

  • Brush Square Park

We will have two installations at the PXD Outdoor Lounge at SXSW Eco in Austin, TX.  Version 2.0 of Decatron will be on display from 8am - 8pm and the ReFractor will be making an appearance from 12:45pm-1:45pm pending weather.  The PXD Outdoor Lounge is open to the public. 

More info here

PXD Outdoor Lounge @ SXSW Eco
Oct
10
8:00 pm20:00

PXD Outdoor Lounge @ SXSW Eco

  • Brush Square Park

We will have two installations at the PXD Outdoor Lounge at SXSW Eco in Austin, TX.  Version 2.0 of Decatron will be on display from 8am - 8pm and the ReFractor will be making an appearance from 12:45pm-1:45pm pending weather.  The PXD Outdoor Lounge is open to the public. 

More info here

PXD Outdoor Lounge @ SXSW Eco
Oct
9
4:00 pm16:00

PXD Outdoor Lounge @ SXSW Eco

  • Brush Square Park

We will have two installations at the PXD Outdoor Lounge at SXSW Eco.  Version 2.0 of Decatron will be on display from 4pm - 8pm and the ReFractor will be making an appearance from 4pm-6pm pending weather.  The PXD Outdoor Lounge is open to the public. 

ReFractor Repair II / Fall Preview
Sep
29
6:30 pm18:30

ReFractor Repair II / Fall Preview

We'll be making the final repairs, tweaks and polish to the ReFractor and Decatron before they are shipped to Austin for SXSW Eco.  We'll also have a few chats about what you'd like the Nerds to do this fall/winter. 

 

Dial 009 at the callbox for access. 

ReFractor Repair / Fall Preview
Sep
22
6:30 pm18:30

ReFractor Repair / Fall Preview

  • Urban Artworks

We'll be repairing the ReFractor for transport and display at SXSW Eco. We'll also have some informal chats about what you'd like to the Design Nerds to do this fall. 

 

Dial 009 at the callbox for access. 

Seattle Design Festival Block Party
Sep
11
10:00 am10:00

Seattle Design Festival Block Party

  • Occidental Park

We will have two separate installations at the Seattle Design Festival Block Party; the Dodecatron and the Gravity Maze Wall (in conjunction with the Pacific Science Center)

The Dodecatron is a massive wooden dome structure with a suspended inflatable space.

Enter our ever-changing installation, take a selfie in our sky space, hug a cloud, lounge on a pillow, and don’t forget to stick a doodle on the future beam before you go. 

The Gravity Maze Wall is a collaborative project lead by the Tinker Tank at the Pacific Science Center.  Pegboard walls and building block elements are combined to create a fun and educational challenge.  

More details on the Seattle Design Festival Block Party can be found here or you can join the facebook event here

 

Seattle Design Festival Block Party
Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

Seattle Design Festival Block Party

  • Occidental Park

We will have two separate installations at the Seattle Design Festival Block Party; the Dodecatron and the Gravity Maze Wall (in conjunction with the Pacific Science Center)

The Dodecatron is a massive wooden dome structure with a suspended inflatable space.

Enter our ever-changing installation, take a selfie in our sky space, hug a cloud, lounge on a pillow, and don’t forget to stick a doodle on the future beam before you go. 

The Gravity Maze Wall is a collaborative project lead by the Tinker Tank at the Pacific Science Center.  Pegboard walls and building block elements are combined to create a fun and educational challenge.  

More details on the Seattle Design Festival Block Party can be found here or you can join the facebook event here

Gravity Maze & DoDecatron - SDF Block Party Build Day
Sep
9
1:00 pm13:00

Gravity Maze & DoDecatron - SDF Block Party Build Day

  • 300 Occidental Avenue South Seattle, WA, 98104 United States

We'll be assembling both the Gravity Maze and the Dodecatron at the Seattle Design Festival Block Party.  Assembly of our installations will begin at 10am and continue until 7pm.  

Dodecatron/Gravity Maze Finishing Touches
Sep
8
6:30 pm18:30

Dodecatron/Gravity Maze Finishing Touches

  • Urban Artworks

Come prepared to get your hands dirty, we'll be finalizing both of our Seattle Design Festival installations for installation this next day

Dial 009 (Urban Artworks) at the callbox and someone will come to escort you in. 

Meetings are sometimes cancelled, always check here the week of to verify.

Dodecatron/Gravity Maze Production
Sep
1
6:30 pm18:30

Dodecatron/Gravity Maze Production

  • Urban Artworks

Come prepared to get your hands dirty, we'll be constructing both of our Seattle Design Festival installations. 

Dial 009 (Urban Artworks) at the callbox and someone will come to escort you in. 

Dodecatron/Gravity Maze Production
Aug
25
6:30 pm18:30

Dodecatron/Gravity Maze Production

  • Urban Artworks

Come prepared to get your hands dirty, we'll be constructing both of our Seattle Design Festival installations. 

Dial 009 (Urban Artworks) at the callbox and someone will come to escort you in.