Hot Spots; SFAI Projection Mapping Panel

On Tuesday April 26th I’ll be a panelist on the SFAI Spring 2011 Design and Technology Salon dealing with current and future uses of projection mapping. Join me and Fabricatorz colleague Bassel Safadi along with SFAI thesis candidate Karl Nelson talking about some ways in which projection can be used for data visualization and architectural projection now and in the future.

Hot Spots: Mapping Anxious Sites of Projection
SFAI Café – 800 Chestnut St., San Francisco
Tuesday 26 April 7:30-9:30 pm

The Salon brings together practitioners and scholars involved in the global possibilities for projection, video, and 3D mapping. With a focus on current events, recent uprisings and natural disasters, mapping will be explored as a political, social and cultural activity capable of localizing ideologies as much as providing access to space outside of them.

Bassel Safadi (via Skype from Syria): software developer, 3D technical director – open source development – latest work includes: 3D photo realistic reconstruction of old city of Palmyra (Syria), real time visualization, development of a web-programming framework (i.e., aikiframework) http://www.aikiframework.org

Barry Threw : global developer of cultural projects involving cultural ecology, interactive media, immersive environments – currently supports surround cinema with Recombinant Media Labs – produces interactive media with Obscura Digital – free culture projects with Fabricatorz. http://www.barrythrew.com

Karl Nelson : dual degree candidate at SFAI – MA thesis on the expanding vocabulary of video mapping platform – currently uses pico projectors and small sculptural objects to create subtle vignettes of urban life.