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Join us for a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the multi-year design process that went into creating this 10,000 sq. ft blockbuster show at Boston's Museum of Science.

Museum graphic and 3D designers will walk us through the evolution of their designs and describe their close collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios.

After the talk, join us for Q+A and a private, guided tour of this must see, record-smashing exhibit.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

6:30pm - 7:30pm Design presentation

7:30pm - 8:30pm Q+A, Exhibit tour

Location: Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 617-723-2500 (travel by T or park vehicle in garage)

Cost: FREE for SEGD members, $10 for students (with ID), $20 for non members. Join SEGD within a week of this event and deduct the event amount from your first year's membership fee! Contact SEGD office for more details.

Sponsored by SEGD and Advanced Imaging.

Register for this event here.

 

Lawn on D tour and Spring Social

Come join SEGD Boston Chapter and the Sasaki Associates Design Team in our Spring Social event featuring South Boston’s hottest new urban district, the Lawn on D. Anchored by the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), the space occupies a critical mid-point between South Boston, the Innovation District and Liberty Wharf, and the Fort Point and Channel Center neighborhoods. This new district aspires to be interactive, flexible, technologically advanced, inspired by art and events, and inclusive of many constituents (residents, workers, conventioneers, tourists). The Lawn on D demonstrates and pilots these ambitions, testing spatial configurations and programming that will eventually be deployed to a future event space that will become the heart and focus of the new district along D Street.

Composed of two parts—the plaza and the lawn—The Lawn on D is a hub of activity for community events. The Plaza's paths blaze trails from D Street to the side entrance of the BCEC; its signature lights describe a right-sized space for gatherings; and its bright, playful, movable furniture invites visitors to make the space their own. The lawn at The Lawn on D—sited where 4 feet of urban fill used to block views and preclude access—now provides a gracious forecourt to the BCEC along D Street and hosts a range of shorter-term art installations and projects.

After the presentation Sasaki invites you to continue to “Drink” in neighboring Fort Point for refreshments and further discussion.

Date and time:

TUESDAY JUNE 2, 2015

5pm – meet and greet

5:30pm sharp – presentation

6:30-7:30pm – refreshments nearby

Location:

Lawn on D
D Street by Convention Center
Boston, MA

http://www.lawnond.com/

Registration fee:
Free

Where to RSVP: 

RSVP to [email protected], or call 202-638-5555, ask for Nadia Adona

Illuminus

Saturday, Oct. 25th - 6:30PM - 12:00AM

It's the big event! Illuminus is Boston's first “nuit blanche” — a free nighttime festival of creative innovation featuring large-scale projections and light installations alongside immersive sound, performance, and multimedia experiences that reimagine the city at night. Illuminus will transform Boston's streetscapes into a vibrant urban canvas where regional artists, designers, creative technologists, architects, performers and fabricators converge to showcase their most thoughtful, innovative, and imaginative works. The festival will provoke and inspire, celebrating the creative approaches to art, culture, and community that form the foundation of a thriving and dynamic city.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/717732498314466/

540 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

For more information, go to illuminusboston.org.

Design Exchange Boston (DxB) is a two-day design and innovation conference dedicated to celebrating the impact of design. The DxB experience explores the ideas, work and strategies currently shaping our culture.

SEGD Boston members will present a branded environment at this second annual innovative conference. This year's theme: Start Experimenting

Whether in music, art, design, tech, architecture, medicine, fashion, travel, government, science, or education, there are some more willing to experiment than others. There are some that lead the way with bold ideas, fierce determination, and the courage to see things differently. They share a willingness to try, and more importantly, a willingness to fail. Ultimately, they share the will to succeed.

For more information, schedule, and tickets, go to: http://www.dxboston.com/dxb/

 

Boston Public Library New Wayfinding: Unveiled

http://www.bpl.org

On Monday, June 16, 2014, join SEGD Boston for an educational event!

Learn about the new wayfinding program and take a tour including the amazing art & architecture at the Boston Public Library’s Central Library in historic Copley Square. This event will be open to the public, so forward to friends and colleagues!

Refreshments sponsored by APCO Signs.

Speakers: Bob Lowe and Lauren Haggerty of Arrowstreet Graphic Design, Nathan Hall of APCO Signs

Location: Orientation Room, Boston Public Library, Central Library at Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 617.536.5400

Special Instructions: Please use the McKim Entrance (on Dartmouth Street, directly across from Copley Square). An accessible entrance is available at 700 Boylston Street (Johnson Building Entrance). As this is an event about wayfinding within the Library, we’re deliberately witholding additional information as to the room’s location. Here’s hoping you find the room quickly and easily!

Agenda:

5:30 meet and greet

6:00-6:45pm Presentation, Q+A

6:45-7:30pm Tour of McKim and Johnson Buildings

Admission: free for SEGD members and students, friends and general public

Directions, by MBTA:

Green Line to Copley Station. 

Orange Line to Back Bay/South End Station. Walk down Dartmouth Street to Copley Square.

Directions, by CAR:

Interstate 93 (from north or south) Take Storrow Drive exit. Take Copley Square exit off of Storrow Drive. The exit deadends at a signal light. The cross street is Beacon. Take a right on Beacon Street. While on Beacon Street, you will cross Berkeley, Clarendon, and Dartmouth Streets. The next street is Exeter. Take a left onto Exeter (it is a one-way street). While on Exeter, you will cross Marlborough Street, Commonwealth Avenue, and Newbury Street. The next cross street is Boylston. The Library is on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets.

Mass Pike (Interstate 90) Come all the way into the city on the Mass Pike. Take the Copley Square exit (the sign will read: Prudential Center, Copley Square). The exit road will split, follow the Copley Square (right) lane. You will exit the tunnel onto Stuart Street. You will be on the right hand side of the street. Move to the lane furthest left. Take the left at the next light, Dartmouth Street (approximately 500 feet from the tunnel exit). The Library is on the left of Dartmouth Street, after the next light (approximately 500 feet).

RSVP to: [email protected]

Email questions to: [email protected]

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