Common Urban Edible Plants native to Minneapolis grow all over downtown, including the ground that the Hennepin County Library rests upon. Artist-in-residence for the Spencer Collection in the Minneapolis Athenaeum, Paige Dansinger, invites members of the Best Buy Teen Tech Lab to join her in drawing common urban edible plants in digital and virtual reality. Regaining traditional edible and medicinal knowledge while using new creative technology helps make 17-19th century botanical prints relevant to today’s young audiences.
Brianna McCullough, 2017 MN Co-Pioneer Woman in Tech and brilliant 3M Integration Architect, will be honoring us by moderating the panel "Facts Not Fiction" at this Google Developer Group - Twin Cities International Woman's Event. All are welcome to this free public event, this Thursday, April 12, 6:30 - 8:30pm.
We hope to welcome you this evening and share topics including: Lack of Diversity + building inclusive workplaces, Wage gap in tech between women and men and how race plays an additional role, and "Me Too" movement in technology.
Organized by IoT Fuse MeetUp
We're putting together a hackathon around this concept, which will happen some time in August...stay tuned!
1. We will have three growing medium themes - soil, water and air.
2. We will connect sensors and smart edge devices to the growing mediums, and create a plan for collecting data in a real world deployment using the actual Growroom.
3. We will have a plan to upload and store the data to a cloud-based service for later analysis.
4. We will give out prizes - likely as a drawing. This particular hackathon is more collaborative-themed and exploration themed.
VR Party night! - Paint in Virtual Reality with Tilt Brush on our Oculus Rift. We'll have it projected with more interactive visuals from Brian Skalak
***** ANY DIGITAL/VIDEO ARTISTS, BRING YOUR VISUALS FOR PROJECTION!*****
If you want to test anything out or show something this is the Space!
DJ set from Ambient BOI
lil wine, lil beer.
on the 11th of March, performance artist and sculptor, Jacob Stordahl, will be hosting the first in a series of community gatherings/ group performances at
Better World Museum in Downtown MPLS. visitors will collaborate on an art work using only materials chosen, and provided, by the artist. this is an experiment in collaboration, community, performance,and art practice. the goal of this event is to make “art making” accessible to anyone.
Feeling stormy? CLOUDY SKIES invites artists & community members to participate in a large-scale group painting of our uncertain and ever changing skies.
Bring any paint you have, or make do with the random colors and amounts of paint here. Acrylic house paint, acrylics, tempera or other water-based paints, inks, artist's oil paint, paint sticks, paint markers etc..
"A seemingly mundane act transforms."
NEW is a 2 minute romantic film created in the ultra-minimalist style of Dogme 95 by Simone LeClaire, Liz Haan & Joe Dressel. See it on the screen for the first time, along with local films by eleven other female-identified artists! Free!
Crochet to 3D printing, cross-stich to soldering LEDs. I have a old serger, two sewing machines that need a bit of care, and a box of odd things to sew with. Bring your projects and come to connect, make new friends, and perhaps we can collaborate to create an interactive textile, or knit hats for people in need along Hennepin Ave.
This Lab is every Thursday unless notified. 12-1:30pm and 5-6:30pm
In France, after the Second World War, Picasso created Still Life works at a time when he was preoccupied by death and mortality. The tradition of Vanitas and Momento Mori, with it's roots in Dutch and Spanish art, are meditations of grief and loss, fused with political resistance. Life isn't so still! Skulls, clocks, candles, rotting fruit with insects, and flowers all symbolize the temporal nature of life.
Bring an object to add to the Still Life that represents the fragility of time, or that's personally symbolic to you. Bring your smartphone or tablet/iPad to draw. Download FREE Apple/IOS drawing software by Appikiko (locally designed!), or Sketchbook on Android. $10 includes beverage.
Class is casual.. drop-in or out as you wish, or stay for it all.
Bring your smartphone, tablet, or iPad & a T-shirt!
Learn simple drawing techniques to draw the Mona Lisa. Try advance techniques to draw a Self Portrait, or one of a participating friend! Share it online with all your friends using social media or draw another picture. Print your drawing on your own T-shirt. Wear your Digital Art!
Enjoy a glass of wine and learn new digital drawing techniques in a dynamic art gallery in downtown Minneapolis!
No experience is necessary for this unique class using creative technology.
Bring a light colored tshirt. Iron on a laser print of your drawing using a heat-press.