TYPO SF Rhythm will feature three creative "Happenings" throughout the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. These interactive art installations will engage your imagination and give you a chance to explore new media. Read on to learn more!
Interpolation Station will be an interactive, feedback-driven machine that will gauge the individual and collective characters of TYPO SF. By connecting with mobile devices, conference-goers will be able to explore their own typographic personalities while contributing to a database that will drive the creation of an ephemeral typeface representing the zeitgeist of this year’s gathering.
The station’s technicians will be on hand throughout the conference to post the live results and facilitate a seamless user experience. The multi-stage process is sure to provoke a lively discussion by drawing on attendees’ deep well of talent and opinion. Anonymous and addictive, Interpolation Station will harness the group’s energy to provide answers to the most vexing questions in type.
Feel the Rhythm - Us @ TYPOSF
Us is a de-centralized design studio that operates out of LA, Austin, and NYC. Our collective body of work investigates non-traditional methods of process and collaboration, democratization of production and rapid output, and digital and analog forms of documentation / ephemera.
At TYPOSF we'll be exploring these ideas through collaboration between and among attendees of the conference. The outline of the workshop is simple:
Day One → Generate
Day Two → Exhibit
Participants will generate posters by hand, working within (and against) parameters established by Us in response to the theme of the conference — rhythm. The output will be collected (by Us), dispersed (through the internet),curated (by a panel of guest designers), reproduced (at large scale), displayed(during day two), and auctioned (to the highest bidder). While posters will go home with their owners, documentation from the workshop will ensure they are immortalized in cyberspace.
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$1/MINUTE 50% OFF SALE ACT NOW WE SPECIALIZE IN EVERYTHING is a participatory event, offered by Alt Design Co. It's a fast-paced musical chair game of sorts, that provides an opportunity to engage creatively and collaboratively in design. The happening is a mini working studio run by 2 directors and (up to) 4 rotating guests. Guests are conference attendees, or speakers, or professionals, or students or...
It goes like this:
1/ A menu of services is offered for sale.
2/ An order is placed and purchase for 50¢/minute.
3/ Order costs determines allotted working time (ie. $5 = 2.5 minutes)
4/ 2 studio directors and (up to) 4 rotating guests fulfill the order in the allotted time, working collaboratively in 1 up to 5 minute increments at each spot on the table (like musical chairs)
5/ Completed orders are displayed during the event in a mini exhibition
6/ Proceeds from orders is raffled as a scholarship to a student from the audience