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“Dissident Futures” Interactive Art & Ideas Festival | SoMa

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Saturday, November 23, 2013 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA


Participate in a one-day interactive festival in conjunction with the Dissident Futures visual arts exhibit to explore and investigate possible futures envisioned by artists, urban planners, environmentalists, scientists, robotic experts, designers, programmers, and food activists through dynamic workshops, lectures, performances, interactive media, music, and more from noon to 9 pm on Saturday, November 23, 2013.

Dissident Futures Interactive Arts & Ideas Festival
Saturday, November 23, 2013 – All Day
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 9410
FREE, but an RSVP is required.

Come together in dialogue with members of our Bay Area community who have the tools to envision a future that expands beyond the best of our aspirations and builds on our technological advances, while also keeping in check negative realities such as climate change, rising income inequalities, and gaps in power distribution and influence.

Schedule of Events

Noon: Opening Remarks by YBCA Executive Director Deborah M. Cullinan and Talks by Ray Gilstrap and Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) (Grand Lobby)

Noon to 8 pm: Artist booths by Fantastic Futures, Takehito Etani, Peter Foucault, Young Gifted and Black, GAFFTA, and Institute for the Future (Grand Lobby)

Throughout the Day: Food, Music, Performances, and Mini Maker Faire (Third Street Courtyard)

1–8 pm: Artist Presentations

1–2:30 pm: Future Cities Lab: Work of Future Cities Lab (Screening Room); Walidah Imarisha: Workshop on Sci-Fi and Social Movements (Youth Arts Lounge)

2:30–4 pm: Code for America: Discussion on Open Government( Screening Room); Long Now Foundation: Manual for Civilization and GAFFTA: Creative Technology for Social Good and Urban Prototyping (Youth Arts Lounge)

4–5:30 PM: Institute for the Future Fellows: Creating a Future for Good (Screening Room); Green House Project: Urban Agriculture—Rethinking Urban Density (Youth Arts Lounge)

5:30–7 pm: InsTED Talks with Jaime Cortez, L. M. Bogad, Bill Hsu, and Jenifer Wofford (Screening Room); Kal Spelletich: Research and Survival in the Arts (Youth Arts Lounge)

8–9:15 pm: Video Game Monologues (Screening Room); Dorothy Santos, An Xiao Mina, & Ben Valentine: The Honeymoon’s Over—Arts and Culture Criticism in the Age of Networked Power (Youth Arts Lounge)

2–4 pm:: Performance by Michael Zheng (Grand Lobby); Performances and music by Brontez Purnell, Majo, & Pangea F.C., (Third Street Courtyard)

7–8 pm: Performance by Jenifer Wofford and Kyle Herbert (Grand Lobby); Music performances (Third Street Courtyard)


Event Details


Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music, Movies, San Francisco
Address: 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

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