"Welcome to the grand illusion
Come on in and see what's happening
Pay the price, get your tickets for the show"
— Styx, "The Grand Illusion," The Grand Illusion, 1977.
Design Night is open to the general public, It 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
- June 6, 2013: Faster. Stronger. Tech-ier. // more
- August 6, 2013: Techno? Tech-yes. // more
- September 5, 2013: Designistas // more
On Thursday, October 3, 6-10 p.m., the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco will host another Design Night: Designing wonder, where we will explore the design's impact on magic, and in particular, Halloween. So get your magical self over to Design Night and experience:
A talk and performance on design and illusion by design-deft magician Andrew Evans // more
Costume making for gals and ghouls
Have you ever wondered, how on earth did they do that? Well, so have we. So we’re setting out to discover how design and technology are transforming the ways in which we trick senses and delight audiences, from costumes and magic to optical illusions and flights of film fantasy. Grab the kids and head over to Design Night. You’ll be amazed. Your head will spin.
So come to Design Night if you're curious about magic and what it means to be influenced by 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
Tickets go on sale in one hour. 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 five Design Nights have sold out in advance! So make sure to go to the event site in an hour.
"The clock is ticking, but you sill can't decide
To turn around or simply go for the ride
Make up your mind because there's no place to hide"
— Hunter, "Western Girls," Dreams of Ordinary Men, 1987.
Magic is alive in the lab.