2015 Xlab

The Hacker/Maker Culture at Sensing Places

Sensing Places, Santa Monica, Calif.

Flavia Sparacino is an MIT Media Lab PhD, a prolific inventor, and founder and CEO of Sensing Places LLC, a creative technology agency based in Santa Monica. We had the chance to visit Sparacino and her staff recently to learn about what they’re doing in the digital user experience space and experience the energy of the team's hacking/making/start-up culture. Join Sparacino at Xlab 2015 and you can experience it too!

Mind. Blown. 6 Surprising Ways You’ll be Inspired at Xlab 2015

Xlab 2015 at SVA Theatre

You know Xlab 2015 is about design + technology. You know you’ll hear about the latest digital tools and platforms being used to connect people and place. You know you’ll keep yourself on the leading (not following!) edge of your profession by taking part in the conversation. But you may not know these 6 surprising ways that you'll be inspired at Xlab 2015!

Retail + Digital Designers Talk Shop(ing) at Xlab 2015

Retail is great theater for digital technology in physical spaces, but the jury is still out on what it can and can’t do to drive sales and engage customers. At Xlab2015, a rock-star retail panel will tackle personalization, smart technologies, the omni-channel world of shopping, and how digital technology can make it more fun (for shoppers) and rewarding (for retailers)!

The Internet of Things and Why It Matters to You

The Internet of Things is a growing network of objects–from home appliances to industrial machines and from signs to cars—that are connected to each other and the Internet. Through an infinite web of sensors and devices that generate constant streams of data, objects will communicate with each other to make everyday tasks more efficient. Yes, it all sounds very Minority Report. But what does it mean for you and your future in designing experiences and connecting people to place? At Xlab 2015, we’re putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Be there to see how it all relates to YOUR practice!

Xlab -- Transforming the Conversation and the Future

New digital platforms and technologies are emerging and converging at warp speed. Since 2011, Xlab has looked ahead to the future of experience design and provided a platform for continuing dialogue about how design and technology can be used to improve human experiences in physical spaces. It’s an incredibly important conversation—shouldn’t you be a part of it? Register today and be a part of the future at Xlab 2015!

15 Digital Technology Projects that Transformed Public Spaces Forever

Crown Fountain at Millennium Park, Chicago

Perhaps the tipping point was in 2004, when artist Jaume Plensa created the giant pixelated portraits of Chicagoans spouting water from Crown Fountain in Millennium Park. Today, new digital technologies and connected data are making cities more open, efficient, and engaging--and changing the way we act and interact in public spaces. We’ll cover the cityscape and digital technology at Xlab 2015—Nov. 5-6 in NYC; you'll want to be there!

Terence Caulkins

Dr. Terence Caulkins is an acoustics researcher, designer and interactive sound artist based in  NYC. Educated with a background in physics and music, Terence is uniquely positioned at the  intersection of acoustics, art, science, and architectural design. Currently a Senior Acoustic and Audiovisual Consultant at Arup, Terence works with world  class architects to design concert halls, theaters, museums, and airports internationally. Within  Arup, Terence provides key foresight in the ongoing development of the Arup SoundLab.

Photo of Terence Caulkins, Arup
New York, NY

Brad Gleeson

As the Chief Commercial Officer of CIVIQ Smartscapes LLC, Brad Gleeson leads the team responsible for all industry and customer-facing activities including global sales, marketing, business development, corporate strategy and the customer-driven product roadmap. Brad is a 20-year veteran of the commercial and consumer technology industries, and a leading authority and early pioneer in the digital display industry.

Photo of Brad Gleeson, Comark
Portland, OR

Joe Karadin

Joe Karadin is the Executive Creative Director of TESSELLATE, creating impactful experiences within the built environment. A highly experienced architect and exhibit designer, Joe has more than 18 years of experience in immersive environmental design.

Photo of Joe Karadin, ESI
TESSELLATE
New York, NY

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