Urban Edible Plants Fanny-Pack Tour: With Raquel Wins
Aug
6
9:00 AM09:00

Urban Edible Plants Fanny-Pack Tour: With Raquel Wins

of downtown Minneapolis. Meet at Better World Museum to join us on the second Urban Edible Plants "Fanny-Pack" Tour, with special guest Raquel Winz, member of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center. Raquel (Raquie) will share her hearbal wisdom in preparing lotions and body care with plants on this special walking tour. You will depart this tour with understanding of how to identify, archive, and geo-tag plants, as well as extra stilmutaling ideas for body care.

For Geo-Tagging please download iNaturalist to your smarphone. *optional activity https://www.inaturalist.org

$10 payable online or at event. Link: http://betterworldmuseum.com/events/2018/8/6/urban-edible-plants-fanny-pack-walking-tour-with-raquel-wins

This is an ADA accessible tour. Please bring a water bottle.

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Urban Edible Plants Walking Tour
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Urban Edible Plants Walking Tour

Meet at Better World Museum. Discover Urban Edible Plants growing downtown Minneapolis. Join this walking tour including Hennipin Ave, Nicollet Mall, and surrounding area. We will observe edible, medicinal, and poisenous plants growing in the sidewalk cracks, popping up along buildings, and growing in planters owned by private business and in public spaces. 

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ART OPENING: Support Structures
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

ART OPENING: Support Structures

"Support Structures" shares examples of Artists using Installation, Painting, Furniture Design, and VR/Digital Video, which conduct empathetic, and fun, new relationships fostering trust building. This exhibit explores vulnerability, risk, and freedom by challenging physical, emotional, political and social conventions. These Emerging Artists ask us to confront where one stands, while creating opportunities to sit better together. 
“支持结构”分享艺术家运用装置艺术,绘画,家具设计和VR /数字视频的例子,来传达共情的,有趣的新关系,促进信任的建立。这个展览通过挑战身体,情绪,政治和社会习俗来探索脆弱,风险和自由。这些新兴艺术家要求大众表达自己的立场,同时创造更好地坐在一起的机会。


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Northern Lights Festival
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Northern Lights Festival

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.

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Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Facts Not Feelings: A panel discussion on Diversity & Inclusiveness

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.

 Brianna McCullough is the authoritative force conquering dynamic duality as seasoned technologist and founder of the lifestyle empowerment brand, Bri Limitless. In her daily mission to diversify the tech industry, the innovation leader and Detroit, Michigan native, resiliently shares her voice and vision for inclusivity across STEM fields, simultaneously serving youth and fellow millennials with mentorship and enthusiastic encouragement to live life without limits. On her focused path of fulfillment through passion, Brianna brings forth years of experience, expertise and graceful transparency to like-minded women through career advocacy, brand support, writing, beauty blogging, motivational series and strategic workshops. With limitless actions, goals and mindset and having mastered multiple skills, Brianna uses her platform to be a changemaker, sharing a full view into her life in an effort to help others attain their goals by way of fearless functionality, unapologetic confidence and unwavering persistence.   Brianna’s dedicated discipline and knowledge has led her to captivate audiences at Google Developers Fest and Ernst and Young. Her engineering milestones earned her the Minnesota Pioneer Women in Tech award in 2017. She is a graduate of Michigan State University

Brianna McCullough is the authoritative force conquering dynamic duality as seasoned technologist and founder of the lifestyle empowerment brand, Bri Limitless. In her daily mission to diversify the tech industry, the innovation leader and Detroit, Michigan native, resiliently shares her voice and vision for inclusivity across STEM fields, simultaneously serving youth and fellow millennials with mentorship and enthusiastic encouragement to live life without limits. On her focused path of fulfillment through passion, Brianna brings forth years of experience, expertise and graceful transparency to like-minded women through career advocacy, brand support, writing, beauty blogging, motivational series and strategic workshops. With limitless actions, goals and mindset and having mastered multiple skills, Brianna uses her platform to be a changemaker, sharing a full view into her life in an effort to help others attain their goals by way of fearless functionality, unapologetic confidence and unwavering persistence. 

Brianna’s dedicated discipline and knowledge has led her to captivate audiences at Google Developers Fest and Ernst and Young. Her engineering milestones earned her the Minnesota Pioneer Women in Tech award in 2017. She is a graduate of Michigan State University

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IoT Fuse Hackathon: Garden One
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

IoT Fuse Hackathon: Garden One

Organized by IoT Fuse MeetUp

We're putting together a hackathon around this concept, which will happen some time in August...stay tuned!

Draft Plan:

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.

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Virtual Jam
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Virtual Jam

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

Free Entry
lil wine, lil beer.

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Digital Drawing & VR Tilt Brush Tuesdays
Mar
14
5:00 PM17:00

Digital Drawing & VR Tilt Brush Tuesdays

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a remembering (disconnected): community performance by Jacob Stordahl
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

a remembering (disconnected): community performance by Jacob Stordahl

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.

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Participatory Painting: Clouds
Mar
4
12:00 PM12:00

Participatory Painting: Clouds

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.. 
 

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Feminist Video Quarterly
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Feminist Video Quarterly

"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! 

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Sewing/Maker Lab
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Sewing/Maker Lab

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

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Digital Drawing Club
Jan
25
5:00 PM17:00

Digital Drawing Club

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. 

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Digital Drawing Club & T-shirt Print Night
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Digital Drawing Club & T-shirt Print Night

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. 

$10
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