Join Speculative Futures NYC as we usher in PRIMER19 with a pre-conference Meetup chock-full of speakers, performances, and opportunities to connect with our larger Speculative Futures community plus celebrate #futuresforall!
This special Meetup is open to all NYC Speculative Futures Members, PRIMER19 Attendees visiting NYC, members of the larger NYC Speculative Community, Artists, Students, Educators, Hackers and anyone else interested in Speculative Practice.
Our friends at RLab have generously donated their amazing space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard for the event, so it promises to be an awesome time in a super cool location! We'll provide light refreshments in addition to speakers, performances, and networking opportunties.
*PRIMER19 ticket holders can attend this event for free, but will need to register in advance using information provided in their ticket confirmation email.
**Tickets to the expanded 2-day PRIMER19 held Thursday & Friday, June 13-14th will be available for purchase during this event at a discounted price to reflect the $25 purchase of the Meetup ticket.
PRIMER conference was created to prepare you for the future and to equip you to help shape it. It is the annual conference (in the US and Europe) produced by the Design Futures Initiative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in San Francisco, CA and the annual gathering for the Speculative Futures community with 28 (and growing) chapters worldwide.
We welcome anyone to join us! Conference attendees (and localized MeetUp members) span a wide array of designers, artists, technologists, makers, students, and organizations whose work focuses on questioning and rethinking our technologies, products, and systems, or proposes alternative narratives and future worlds.
The RLab, 16,500 square feet of co-working labs, classrooms, studios, and more, is the nation’s first city-funded center for research, entrepreneurship and education in virtual and augmented-reality, spatial computing and other emerging media technologies.
NYCEDC and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment selected NYU Tandon School of Engineering as the administering institution and a consortium of participating universities, including Columbia University, CUNY, and The New School to manage and operate the space, along with a workforce development center at CUNY Lehman College in the Bronx. The new multi-university center is critical to the City’s plans to establish New York City as the next global leader in VR/AR and related technologies and will create hundreds of new jobs in the field.
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