‘Nature Embedded: a Design Technology Experience’ is an exhibition consisting of fifteen different medias that range from the conventional calligraphy, expressive photography, tessellated murals and product installations, to the more unconventional and emerging medias that leverage ethnography, infographics, motion graphics and interactivity(s) to convey life’ myriad messages.
The Exhibition themed on the Human’s everyday and everyman relationship with Nature hopes to bring to attention the fact that cultures such as ours had once consciously built their lives around Nature’s ways by following Nature’s rhythms, tapping into Nature’s resources, and emulating Nature’s designs. In time, this process of following Nature around had come to become tacit, ubiquitous and sub-conscious.
In the process, Humans had also found it imperative to protect and preserve Nature from the deleterious effects of unbridled greed that Humans can be capable of.
In offering this tribute to Nature, the Exhibition finds it opportune to leverage Design and Technology as expressive tools with which to convey the idea of our intersections with Nature. And yet, remaining artistic as a celebration of Art as a mirror of Society, Finally, the Exhibition also attempts to showcase the fairly systematic process that lies behind the use of a design cycle, deployed here from start to finish. And in sharing this with our audience, we hope to make the process of design and technology a more transparent affair than it usually is.
1. Memories of Nature
. Visualizing Art and Design as inspired by Nature
. in the form of Infographics and Installations
2. Nature Restored
. a Walkthrough of the Human’s Journey through Nature
. in the form of Floor Graphics and Mural
3. Elements of Nature
. a View of the Facets of Nature
. in the form of Animated Digital Wall
4. Narratives on Nature
. through the Eyes of the Lens capturing Nature in all its Glory
. n the form of Expressive Still Photography + Augumented Reality (AR)
5. ‘So Tweet the Earth’
. a Parody on the Lack of Sustainability
. in the form of Cartoons
6. Kumbh Mela – Ganga (Allahabad), Godavari (Nashik) and Kshipra (Ujjain)
. an Ethnographic (Human) View of Life and Nature
. in the form of an Interactive Book(s)
7. Points of View – Water, Land and Sky
. a non-Human (Fish’s, Dog’s and Bird’s) View of Nature
. through Interactive Digital Walkthroughs
8. Day and Night
. understanding the Daily Cycle of Time
. through an Interactive Hologram
9. Origins of Life
. a Tessellated View of Underwater Lifeforms
. through Interactive Digital Floor Tiles
10. A Bird’s Eye-view
. a giant Kaleidoscope Capturing Live Movements of Viewers
. in the form of a 360 degree Responsive Projection with Robotic Camera
11. Messages on Nature
. through Typography-Calligraphy Explorations
. in the form of Scrolls
12. The Diverse World of H2O (Water)
. Ideas on Sustainability from around the World
. in the form of Graphical Posters
13. The Sacred Forest
. Self-discovery through Inter-connections
. assembling Tetrahedron-shaped Graffiti Puzzles
14. Nature Stories
. Experiencing Stories Tangibly
. in the form of Building Blocks
15. Wind Chime
. a Physical Tangible presentation of the 5 Elements of Nature
. in the form of Kinetic Sculpture
|2nd February 2018 (Friday) at 7.00pm||Nature Embedded – a Design Technology Experience||Inauguration by Paola Antonelli, Chief Curator Design and Architecture Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY|
|3rd February 2018 (Saturday) to 4th
March 2018 (Sunday) from 11.00am till 6.00pm all days except Mondays and National Holidays
|Exhibition on ‘Nature Embedded – a Design Technology Experience’|
|3rd February 2018 (Saturday) at 4.00pm||‘The Role of Design in Connecting with the Outside World’||Keynote presentation by Paola Antonelli, Chief Curator, Design and Architecture, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY|
|17th February 2018 (Saturday) from 2.00pm to 6.00pm||Design Workshop for Children (6 to 12 years) on Character Animation||by Faculty/Design Associates from IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay|
|23rd February 2018 (Friday) at 6.30pm||Conversations with an Artist about taking Photography to the Wilds ||with Dr. Debal Sen, Photographer/Cardiologist|
|24th February 2018 (Saturday) from 2.00pm to 6.00pm||Design Workshop for Children (6 to 12 years) on Clay Animation||by Faculty/Design Associates from IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay|
|3rd March 2018 (Saturday) from 2.00pm to 6.00pm||Design Workshop for Children (6 to 12 years) on Toy Design||by Faculty/Design Associates from IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay|
|3rd March 2018 (Saturday) at 7.00||Talk and presentation on ‘The Emerging Role of the Curator in Modern India: Experiences from the West’||by Professor Arthur Englebert, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany|
Typography Day will be organized for the eleventh time on 1st to 3rd March 2018 at Sir J J Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai in collaboration with the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) with support from India Design Association (InDeAs) and Aksharaya.
The theme for this year's event is 'Beauty, Form and Function in Typography'
Agile India 2018 is Asia's Largest and Premier International conference on Leading Edge Software Development Methods. Agile India is organized by Agile Software Community of India, a non-profit registered society founded in 2004 with a vision to evangelize new, better ways of building products that delight the users.
Over the last 13 years, we've organized 56 conferences across 13 cities in India. We've hosted 950+ speakers from 38 countries, who have delivered 1,100+ sessions to 8,500+ attendees. We continue to be a non-profit, volunteer-run community conference.
In 2018, we intend to focus on four key challenge areas that enterprises are heavily investing in. Each of the conference days would have a stand-alone program dedicated to a single area. An independent program committee, comprising of thought leaders from various companies will curate this program.
The course Expo DMCI is a course with focus on hands on workshop on the fundamenats of Design Methods for Creativity and Innovation in Product Development. The course will inform the participants about the essential aspects of Creativity and Ideation, Creativity Tools and Methods, Iterative Creative Concept Generation Techniques and Innovation in Product Development.
REDISCOVERING CULTURE: TRANSFORMING FASHION
National Institute of Fashion Technology announces the ‘Call for Papers’ for the International Conference from 31st January -2nd February 2018 at New Delhi, India.
The association of fashion with rapid technological advancement and extensive consumption, spurred by rapidly changing trends and dominated by commercial motivations has contributed to its undertone of transience. The erosion of traditional institutions and cultures and the disruption of the harmony between environment and the human existence forebodes an unsustainable future. However, in recent times there is a perceptible shift in the focus of fashion from business considerations to a more responsible attitude towards sustainability concerns. Slow design, green production processes, waste generation and disposal systems, management of end to end solutions and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives with mindfulness towards ecological fragility are being incorporated by the design community and the industry.
Fashion, as a signifier of societal change, can stimulate contemporary articulations on the dialectics of tradition and modernity in the clothing, textile and craft sectors. The pedagogy of fashion and design education in synergizing materials and techniques plays a tripartite role in design, production and consumption.
The theme of the conference ‘Rediscovering Culture: Transforming Fashion’ aims to initiate conversation on fashion, culture, textiles, crafts and sustainability by providing an interdisciplinary platform to share perspectives and practice-led research experiences on the issues and concerns, challenges and possibilities of changing existing fashion practices. Trans-global cultural narratives may enable relevant issues to transcend the regional to take on global significance. Some pertinent questions that the Conference seeks to discuss are
Research papers / thematic posters may focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics under the subthemes:
I. Cultural Transformation by Design
III. Business Models
IV. Fashion Education
The subthemes and questions are only indicative of possible lines of reflection. In order to facilitate evaluation, authors are requested to indicate the subtheme in the abstract.
CALL FOR ABSTRACT
The Abstract should follow these guidelines:
Author(s) are allowed to submit more than one abstract. Abstracts will be uploaded online. For any other query please contact through firstname.lastname@example.org
All abstracts and conference papers will be double-blind peer reviewed by competent reviewers. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers of 3,000 to 4,000 words.
All papers presented at the conference will be published. At the time of submission of full papers, authors are required to sign a copyright agreement with NIFT.
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, in association with Industrial Design Centre (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay and National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Pune, announces 7 days Short Course in Film Appreciation at Mumbai.
Welcome to INTERACT 2017
The 16th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2017 will be held from September 25-29, 2017 in Mumbai, India.
INTERACT conferences are an important platform for researchers and practitioners in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) to showcase their work. Over the years, the conferences have attracted researchers from several countries and cultures. Being held for the first time in India in 2017, the conference will come a step closer to more than half of the world’s population.