Posts Tagged Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

Give Your 10 Secs to VOTE for $10k to Support Our Mission

The ever amazing Adelle McElveen, creator of the blog Fashionista Lab is passionate about Gray Area's mission to support art and technology, so she is competing for a chance for Gray Area to win $10,000. We are up against three other local San Francisco personalities in the Verizon Game Changers San Francisco challenge (#VZW4ChangeSF). Please support us by taking 10 seconds out for your day and a few mouse clicks to VOTE for Adelle's bid for GAFFTA to win $10k. You can VOTE HERE and you can vote EVERY SINGLE DAY until the campaign is over on October 17th. ...

Urban Prototyping's "Pulse of the City" is now beating it's heart in Boston!

Almost a year ago in October you might remember we produced a 3-day Urban Prototyping Festival in downtown San Francisco on the 5m Project campus. Over 5000 people came to enjoy the showcase of how cities can find new ways to invent themselves through the eyes of its citizens. One of our favorite projects was "Pulse of the City". An interactive piece that allowed pedestrians to place their hands onto sensors that detect heart rates in real time and then played a unique musical composition that is solely based on them. Today, we are pleased to announce that "Pulse of ...

This December, help us meet our 2012 budget goal!

Artists, Students, Patrons, Friends! Help us reach our goal of $500,000 by December 31, 2012 and donate $50- $500 today. Thanks to you, our amazing community of designers, coders, makers, and innovators, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts is considered the leader at the intersection of art + technology + society. We have grown 325% in the past four years and our local programs are scaling internationally! We continue to keep our class costs low, our public programs free, and our research the first of its kind so that our mission stays true: We apply digital art and technology to create ...

Fast Company profiles GAFFTA Executive Director, Josette Melchor

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts continues to grow and have a profound impact on the Mid-Market area. Check out GAFFTA's Executive Director, Josette Melchor, as she discusses how the creative application of digital art and technology can transform the way citizens interact with their cities and spaces. This video is a part of Fast Company's feature series, "Change Generation." Gray Area Foundation for the Arts is a non-profit organization that relies on the support of our members and community to fulfill our mission.  Please donate or join as a member today by clicking HERE!

Help Put the Fire in Syzygryd!

Syzygryd is an interactive, collaborative musical instrument being built by Interpretive Arson, False Profit Labs, Gray Area Foundation For The Arts (GAFFTA), and Illutron. Syzygryd is a soaring metal sculpture measuring 60 ft in diameter and 13 feet high, spiraling out to three touchscreen-operated controllers that anyone can use to dynamically compose music. The interface is intuitive and visual, allowing anyone from a 5 year old to a 105 year old to become a musician. The sculpture itself consists of three curving metal “arms” which spiral towards the center of the space into a tornado of increasingly larger and larger ...