Design Night is an events program at the Autodesk Gallery. At each event, guests explore a different theme — such as biomimicry, light, or robotics — that challenges the conventionally narrow definition of design. The theme is reflected in all aspects of the event, from the activities guests enjoy to the food they eat to the music they hear. The result is a fun and fascinating venue for exploration, networking, and the exchange of ideas. So far we have had:
- September 6, 2012: Small is the Next Big Thing // more
- October 4, 2012: Public Interest Design // more
- November 1, 2013: Future of Transportation
- December 6, 2012: Leaps and Bounds // more
- February 7, 2013: Mother Nature: Celebrity Designer // more
- March 7, 2013: Illumination // more
- April 4, 2013: Robots // more
- May 2, 2013: Making It! // more
On Thursday, June 6, 6-10 p.m., the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco will host another Design Night: Faster. Stronger. Tech-ier., where we will explore the design's impact on athletic performance. So get your athletic self over to Design Night and:
Hear a talk from Dr. Matthew Nurse, director of Nike Sports Research Lab // more
Experience extreme aerodynamics in a virtual wind tunnel (Project Falcon)
Athletes are getting faster, stronger, and better with a mix of hard work, fierce determination, and cool technology. Though we're not yet to implementing the vision of the The Six Million Dollar Man, we are fast approaching it. From space-age materials and software that analyzes the perfect swing to shoes designed to exploit the unique abilities of their wearer, new design technology is changing the face of sports and transforming the way we play.
So come to Design Night if you're curious about athletics and what it means for the future of design. Also enjoy an open bar, food, activities, and much, much more so...um...hurry! The previous Design Nights have sold out quickly. Registration is required and ticket pricing is as follows:
- $25 General
- $20 Students
- $15 Autodesk Employees
To attend the event:
Admission fees include admission to the presentation, as well as an open bar, food, music, and hands-on activities. The last four Design Nights have sold out in advance! As an athlete myself (I have a stand-up desk without a chair. Oh yes, I am now old enough to consider standing as exercise.), I am interested in this design night.
Keeping score is alive in the lab.