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Here are some of the photos I took on my walk through of the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the De Young Museum. I walked away thinking the following: A) I think I would fumble all over my words if I met Jean Paul Gaultier, B) I will never look at fiber optics, wire, actual film strips, ribbon, lace, leather, and vinyl the same way ever again (THIS is a good thing), C) I want to meet the curator and theater company that helped produce the exhibition, D) next time, I will be taking a day off from work to go to a high-profile exhibition, and E) any exhibition at a major museum on a Saturday is like being on a crowded train. Enjoy the photos AND if you checked out the show, please feel free to leave comments and share your experience!! 🙂

Click on the image above to read some inspiring interviews!

I’m a sucker for interviews. I can’t help it. I find them inspirational (especially when the questions asked get at the why and how of someone’s success story). Artist, Matt Ganucheau, shares all the great stuff with me and I’m seriously grateful for him sharing his wealth of knowledge in arts and technology. Kudos (again) to my artist friend for sharing this latest addition to my essential reading – Substratum. Beautifully designed and well put together, Substratum asks artists about their stories and what they envision in their communities and the world and how arts and technology can affect change. That said, I highly recommend you delve into the space and learn about some really (truly) amazing artists and innovators!!

The Gray Area Foundation for the Arts constantly puts on phenomenal events, lectures, exhibitions, and facilitates classes for the community. Summer of Smart (SoS) is another project that puts both the organization and San Francisco on the map, globally. Having the community participate in learning and seeing democracy in action through innovation and technology allows citizens to engage in a collective effort for positive change, growth, and development.

During the Transmutations closing this past Friday, I couldn’t help but film the CUBIIC piece. It was one of the interactive works that rely on the end-user to modify the plexiglass cubes and utilize touch technology (imagine mini turn tables) to create and layer sounds to produce music! After viewing the video, please visit the project site by clicking here to learn more about the the extremely innovative artists, Lyes Belhocine and Drew Detweiler.