Artup & Art Practical Present: Re-Engineering Art & Tech

A community conversation focused on cultural collaboration between Arts and Technology in the Bay Area, hosted at Ratio 3, 2831A Mission St, San Francisco. Join the Facebook event.

Artup, Art Practical and Ratio 3 are pleased to announce the third in Artup’s series of quarterly gatherings that incubate an environment of sharing, debate and collaboration between the Bay Area Art and Technology communities. Come hear insights and provocations presented by leaders of art+tech initiatives, and participate in discussions on how to create more opportunities for the communities to work together.

The event will include discussion of the two-part op-ed article in Art Practical written by Artup founder and Gray Area Foundation Director of Programming Mat Dryhurst and artist Brian Rogers, in addition to brief presentations by Anthony Discenza, Olof Mathé, Josette Melchor, Jon Dick and Sahana Ullagaddi.

The evening will begin with refreshments and a screening of OM Rider, the animated video by Takeshi Murata currently on view at the gallery. Artup’s mission is focused on socially lubricating the culture and innovation sectors of our community, two groups which are massive stakeholders in every aspect of our lives here, but often don’t connect in real-world situations.

Bay Area artists are increasingly finding the economic climate difficult to survive in, and tech workers similarly want outlets to participate as culture producers. Interface between these groups is vital in a city that should be the epicenter of advanced medium art works in the world.

Art Practical enriches critical dialogue for the Bay Area visual arts by providing comprehensive analysis of events and exhibitions. The online magazine is emblematic of the collective and collaborative spirit of the wide-ranging Bay Area visual arts culture, which combines international perspectives with a long local history of incubating experimentation and innovation. For more information, contact Theo Elliott at or 1 (415) 821-3371.

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