Bumbershoot Day 3
Sep
1
2:00 PM14:00

Bumbershoot Day 3

Join us at Bumbershoot, Seattle’s largest Music and Arts Festival where we’ll unveil Mixtapes an installation that explores our emotional connection to music and the artists who perform it.
Three gigantic audio cassettes (mixtapes) will be installed at the Seattle Center, each tape includes a title prompting visitors to add a song to our ever growing playlist on that topic.

All responses will be recorded and the playlist will be publicly available after the festival.

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Bumbershoot Day 2
Aug
31
2:00 PM14:00

Bumbershoot Day 2

Join us at Bumbershoot, Seattle’s largest Music and Arts Festival where we’ll unveil Mixtapes an installation that explores our emotional connection to music and the artists who perform it.
Three gigantic audio cassettes (mixtapes) will be installed at the Seattle Center, each tape includes a title prompting visitors to add a song to our ever growing playlist on that topic.

All responses will be recorded and the playlist will be publicly available after the festival.

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Bumbershoot Day 1
Aug
30
2:00 PM14:00

Bumbershoot Day 1

Join us at Bumbershoot, Seattle’s largest Music and Arts Festival where we’ll unveil Mixtapes an installation that explores our emotional connection to music and the artists who perform it.
Three gigantic audio cassettes (mixtapes) will be installed at the Seattle Center, each tape includes a title prompting visitors to add a song to our ever growing playlist on that topic.

All responses will be recorded and the playlist will be publicly available after the festival.

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Summer Installation Fabrication
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Installation Fabrication

Join us as we begin the official fabrication of our three summer installations:
The Nest - a large interactive inflatable game constructed for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party

Mixtapes - giant audio cassettes made from plywood and chalkboard paint for Bumbershoot

Owls - a series of bird shaped lanterns made from wire and plastic. Each lantern will contain arduino driven interactive lighting.

Design Nerds Meetups are always open to all and we welcome folks to feel free to jump in during the middle of a project.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in. Inscape is one block south of the International District Light Rail Station. Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, however it is strongly suggested that you consider mass transit on game nights.

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Summer Installation Fabrication - Saturday Session
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Installation Fabrication - Saturday Session

Join us as we begin the official fabrication of our three summer installations:
The Nest - a large interactive inflatable game constructed for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party

Mixtapes - giant audio cassettes made from plywood and chalkboard paint for Bumbershoot

Owls - a series of bird shaped lanterns made from wire and plastic. Each lantern will contain arduino driven interactive lighting.


We will primarily be working on our Owl installation, work will be seated but will involve cutting and bending wire. We will also be heat shrinking plastic onto the wire structure.
Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Design Nerds Meetups are always open to all and we welcome folks to feel free to jump in during the middle of a project.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in. Inscape is one block south of the International District Light Rail Station. Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, however it is strongly suggested that you consider mass transit on game nights.

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Summer Installation Fabrication
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Installation Fabrication

Join us as we begin the official fabrication of our three summer installations:
The Nest - a large interactive inflatable game constructed for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party

Mixtapes - giant audio cassettes made from plywood and chalkboard paint for Bumbershoot

Owls - a series of bird shaped lanterns made from wire and plastic. Each lantern will contain arduino driven interactive lighting.

Design Nerds Meetups are always open to all and we welcome folks to feel free to jump in during the middle of a project.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in. Inscape is one block south of the International District Light Rail Station. Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, however it is strongly suggested that you consider mass transit on game nights.

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Summer Installation Fabrication - Saturday Session
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Installation Fabrication - Saturday Session

Join us as we begin the official fabrication of our three summer installations:
The Nest - a large interactive inflatable game constructed for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party

Mixtapes - giant audio cassettes made from plywood and chalkboard paint for Bumbershoot

Owls - a series of bird shaped lanterns made from wire and plastic. Each lantern will contain arduino driven interactive lighting.


We will primarily be working on our mixtapes installation. Sanding, gluing, oiling, and painting wood.
Pizza and beverages will be provided.


Design Nerds Meetups are always open to all and we welcome folks to feel free to jump in during the middle of a project.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in. Inscape is one block south of the International District Light Rail Station. Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, however it is strongly suggested that you consider mass transit on game nights.

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Summer Installation Fabrication
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Installation Fabrication

Join us as we begin the official fabrication of our three summer installations:
The Nest - a large interactive inflatable game constructed for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party

Mixtapes - giant audio cassettes made from plywood and chalkboard paint for Bumbershoot

Owls - a series of bird shaped lanterns made from wire and plastic. Each lantern will contain arduino driven interactive lighting.

Design Nerds Meetups are always open to all and we welcome folks to feel free to jump in during the middle of a project.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in. Inscape is one block south of the International District Light Rail Station. Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, however it is strongly suggested that you consider mass transit on game nights.

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Summer Installation Fabrication - Saturday Session
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Installation Fabrication - Saturday Session

Join us as we begin the official fabrication of our three summer installations:
The Nest - a large interactive inflatable game constructed for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party

Mixtapes - giant audio cassettes made from plywood and chalkboard paint for Bumbershoot

Owls - a series of bird shaped lanterns made from wire and plastic. Each lantern will contain arduino driven interactive lighting.


We will be cutting and sewing but we may also be doing some sanding and painting on the Mixtapes installation.
Pizza and beverages will be provided.


Design Nerds Meetups are always open to all and we welcome folks to feel free to jump in during the middle of a project.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in. Inscape is one block south of the International District Light Rail Station. Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, however it is strongly suggested that you consider mass transit on game nights.

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Summer Installation Fabrication
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Installation Fabrication

Join us as we begin the official fabrication of our three summer installations:
The Nest - a large interactive inflatable game constructed for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party

Mixtapes - giant audio cassettes made from plywood and chalkboard paint for Bumbershoot

Owls - a series of bird shaped lanterns made from wire and plastic. Each lantern will contain arduino driven interactive lighting.


This week we will primarily be focusing on The Nest and will be doing quite a bit of cutting and sewing.

Design Nerds Meetups are always open to all and we welcome folks to feel free to jump in during the middle of a project.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in. Inscape is one block south of the International District Light Rail Station. Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, however it is strongly suggested that you consider mass transit on game nights.

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Summer Installation Fabrication
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Installation Fabrication

Join us as we begin the official fabrication of our three summer installations:
The Nest - a large interactive inflatable game constructed for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party

Mixtapes - giant audio cassettes made from plywood and chalkboard paint for Bumbershoot

Owls - a series of bird shaped lanterns made from wire and plastic. Each lantern will contain arduino driven interactive lighting.


This week we will primarily be focusing on The Nest and will be doing quite a bit of cutting and sewing.

Design Nerds Meetups are always open to all and we welcome folks to feel free to jump in during the middle of a project.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in. Inscape is one block south of the International District Light Rail Station. Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, however it is strongly suggested that you consider mass transit on game nights.

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Owl Installation - Mockups & Arduino Test
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Owl Installation - Mockups & Arduino Test

Join us as we continue to refine our ideas for our installation for Burien Arts A Glow. We’ll be refining forms of our “owls” and doing the initial testing on an arduino setup to drive interactive elements of the installation. These meetups will be hands-on as we construct mock-ups and work through various ideas.

Design Nerds Meetups are always open to all and we welcome folks to feel free to jump in during the middle of a project.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in. Inscape is one block south of the International District Light Rail Station. Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, however it is strongly suggested that you consider mass transit on game nights.

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Nest/Mixtapes Installation - Mockups & Mechanical Troubleshooting
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Nest/Mixtapes Installation - Mockups & Mechanical Troubleshooting

Join us as we continue to refine our ideas for our annual installation for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party as well as two other installations for events in August/Sept. These meetups will be hands-on as we construct mock-ups and work through various ideas.

Design Nerds Meetups are always open to all and we welcome folks to feel free to jump in during the middle of a project.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in. Inscape is one block south of the International District Light Rail Station. Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, however it is strongly suggested that you consider mass transit on game nights.

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Nest Installation - Mockups & Mechanical Troubleshooting
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Nest Installation - Mockups & Mechanical Troubleshooting

Join us as we continue to refine our ideas for our annual installation for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party as well as two other installations for events in August/Sept. These meetups will be hands-on as we construct mock-ups and work through various ideas.

Design Nerds Meetups are always open to all and we welcome folks to feel free to jump in during the middle of a project.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in. Inscape is one block south of the International District Light Rail Station. Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, however it is strongly suggested that you consider mass transit on game nights.

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Summer Installation Ideation
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Installation Ideation

Join us as we continue to refine our ideas for our annual installation for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party as well as two other installations for events in August/Sept. These meetups will be hands-on as we construct mock-ups and work through various ideas.

Design Nerds Meetups are always open to all and we welcome folks to feel free to jump in during the middle of a project.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in. Inscape is one block south of the International District Light Rail Station. Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, however it is strongly suggested that you consider mass transit on game nights.

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Summer Installation Ideation
Jun
6
7:15 PM19:15

Summer Installation Ideation

Join us as we continue to refine our ideas for our annual installation for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party as well as two other installations for events in August/Sept. These meetups will be hands-on as we construct mock-ups and work through various ideas.

Design Nerds Meetups are always open to all and we welcome folks to feel free to jump in during the middle of a project.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 7:05pm and someone will escort you in. Inscape is one block south of the International District Light Rail Station. Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, however it is strongly suggested that you consider mass transit on game nights.

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Balance Installation Ideation
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Balance Installation Ideation

Join us as we continue to refine our ideas for our annual installation for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party. This year’s theme is “Balance”. We’ve narrowed our concept to a giant abstracted version of “push button toys”. This week we’ll be testing a variety of materials and techniques to scale this idea up.

Design Nerds Meetups are always open to all and we welcome folks to feel free to jump in during the middle of a project.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in. Inscape is one block south of the International District Light Rail Station. Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, however it is strongly suggested that you consider mass transit on game nights.

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Balance Installation Ideation
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

Balance Installation Ideation

Join us as we continue to refine our ideas for our annual installation for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party. This year’s theme is “Balance”. We’ve narrowed our concept to a giant abstracted version of “push button toys”. This week we’ll be testing a variety of materials and techniques to scale this idea up.

Design Nerds Meetups are always open to all and we welcome folks to feel free to jump in during the middle of a project.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in. Inscape is one block south of the International District Light Rail Station. Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, however it is strongly suggested that you consider mass transit on game nights.

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Balance Installation Ideation - Arts A Glow Sketching
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Balance Installation Ideation - Arts A Glow Sketching

Join us as we continue to refine our ideas for our annual installation for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party. This year’s theme is “Balance”. We’re circling three possible engagement scenarios: stacking, physically balancing your body, or additive transformation.

We will also dedicate a portion of this meeting to sketching initial ideas for a lighting installation submission for Burien Arts a Glow.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in. Inscape is one block south of the International District Light Rail Station. Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, however it is strongly suggested that you consider mass transit on game nights.

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Seattle Design Festival Installation Sketching
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Seattle Design Festival Installation Sketching

Join us as we sketch out ideas for our annual installation for the Seattle Design Festival Block Party. This year’s theme is “Balance”.
We like to go beyond just sketching on paper so plan on getting your hands a little dirty as we dive into mockups right away.

We may also discuss a future lighting installation and review our upcoming screenprinting night.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building (815 Seattle Blvd S). Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in.

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Brushed Up! Photobooth Fabrication
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Brushed Up! Photobooth Fabrication

We’ll be fabricating a photo-booth backdrop for our friends at Urban Artworks. The backdrop will be used at UA’s Annual Gala Brushed Up! on April 19th. Find out more about the gala at https://urbanartworks.org/see-you-at-brushed-up/.

We’ll be doing some light wood-working and assembly of a massive sheet of reflective mylar. Tasks will be available to all.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building. Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in.

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Seattle Design Festival Installation Planning
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Seattle Design Festival Installation Planning

Join us as we begin the planning for our Seattle Design Festival Block Party Installation. The SDF Block Party is an annual event held during the Seattle Design Festival. This year’s Block Party will be in South Lake Union Park and we’ll be creating an installation around the theme of “Balance”. We’ll chat about initial ideas and maybe play with a few mockups at this meetup. Assembly and design will continue through the spring and summer.

Our meetings are held in Urban Artworks inside the Inscape Arts Building. Inscape is a controlled access structure, dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:50pm and someone will escort you in.

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[New Project] Design Charrette
Mar
17
5:00 PM17:00

[New Project] Design Charrette

Join us as we begin sketching the initial concepts for a large installation to be installed at a summer music festival. We’ll also begin work on our initial concepts for the Seattle Design Festival’s annual Block Party event.

If you’ve never come to a Design Nerds session before this is a perfect place to jump in!
We will be meeting at Urban Artworks in the Inscape Arts Building.

Inscape Arts is a secured building, please dial 009 at the front door callbox and someone will escort you in to the space. Parking is available on 6th Ave and in the PFI parking lot.

Please arrive any time between 4:45pm and 5:15pm, late arrivals are welcome but may miss important info.

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Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

HyperBoard Fabrication

We’re working on a piece of facilitation furniture, something that can acommodate visioning and ideation using dry erase, pegs, strings, post-its and more. This project involves a significant amount of wood working and CNC fabrication.

We’ll be meeting at Urban Artworks in the Inscape Arts Building.

Inscape is a controlled access building, please dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:25pm and someone will escort you in.

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Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

HyperBoard Fabrication

We’re working on a piece of facilitation furniture, something that can acommodate visioning and ideation using dry erase, pegs, strings, post-its and more. This project involves a significant amount of wood working and CNC fabrication.

We’ll be meeting at Urban Artworks in the Inscape Arts Building.

Inscape is a controlled access building, please dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:25pm and someone will escort you in.

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Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

HyperBoard Fabrication

We’re working on a piece of facilitation furniture, something that can acommodate visioning and ideation using dry erase, pegs, strings, post-its and more. This project involves a significant amount of wood working and CNC fabrication.

We’ll be meeting at Urban Artworks in the Inscape Arts Building.

Inscape is a controlled access building, please dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:25pm and someone will escort you in.

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Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

HyperBoard Fabrication

We’re working on a piece of facilitation furniture, something that can acommodate visioning and ideation using dry erase, pegs, strings, post-its and more. This project involves a significant amount of wood working and CNC fabrication.

We’ll be meeting at Urban Artworks in the Inscape Arts Building.

Inscape is a controlled access building, please dial 009 at the callbox anytime after 6:25pm and someone will escort you in.

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