Speaker: Dwayne Rogge, Patent Agent Topic: An overview of the Patent Process Dwayne is a patent agent here in Bellingham and knows what it takes to successfully scure a patent on the products you’ve worked so hard to design and … Read More
Collaborate > Design > Build. This event series offers local inventors an opportunity to gather and share their thoughts, experiences and needs on anything related to the world of inventing. Launched in 2017, Innovation Roundtable was created to complement Inventor … Read More
Join us for one of the region’s most-anticipated and hotly-contested tech events as we reveal the winners of the Pacific Northwest’s annual startup and technology awards, as nominated and chosen by GeekWire readers. We’ll be taking over the SkyChurch, Liquid Lounge, … Read More
LinuxFest Northwest is an annual technology conference and expo that consistently draws over 1800 people from around the world. The event is dedicated to discussion and development of open source and free software projects and all sessions are free to attend. … Read More
Hosted every other month by Localgroup Studio at 221 Prospect Street, Design Drinks + Talks offers a series of 2 to 3 short presentations (20 minutes each) by artists, architects, cartographers, designers, programmers, and others engaged with design questions and problems. Besides sharing past work, presenters explore design as both a conceptual and practical concern to support and expand design discourse both locally and generally. Accompanying each event, drinks will be served while attendees network with others seeking new connections, collaborations, opportunities, and conversations.
With presentations by: Alan McConchie, Kristina Lee Podesva, and special guest Jay Atherton
Jay Atherton produces work in art and architecture that explores the perceptual edges of the ordinary and is informed by the conditions of site in situ (i.e., weather, space, memory, absence, something, nothing, and so on). Jay received his M. Arch. from UC, Berkeley, where he has also taught in the Architecture department. He has worked for Studio Daniel Liebeskind, Berlin, Germany; Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, San Francisco, CA; and Will Bruder + Partners, Phoenix, AZ. And, his sculpture and installation work has appeared in exhibitions at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale, AZ; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas, El Paso, TX; Suyama Space, Seattle, WA; and Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ. His house, Meadowbrook Residence, co-designed with Cy Keener, was featured in dwell magazine. www.jayatherton.com/
Alan McConchie is the founder of Localgroup Studio. Born and raised in Bellingham, Alan has recently relocated to his hometown and is currently Lead Cartographer at Stamen Design, a mapping and data visualization studio in San Francisco. Alan has worked using online map making, visualization, and data science for clients such as Audubon Society, National Geographic, Facebook, and Pinterest. He has taught for Stamen at the World Health Organization, Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the California College of the Arts. He holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science & Mathematics, and a master's degree in Geography from UBC. His work with Stamen has been shown at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and in the Istanbul Design Biennial. stamen.com/
Kristina Lee Podesva is Publisher and Editor of the newly formed bruna press + archive, an experimental, independent, artist-run publishing house and art library in Bellingham. Kristina was Editor of the art journal Fillip for ten years and has written in and edited books and texts in exhibition catalogues and art magazines. Her artwork has appeared at Artspeak (Vancouver), Darling Foundry (Montreal), Museum of Contemporary Art (Denver), No Soul for Sale at the Tate (London), Dorsky Gallery (Long Island City), the Power Plant (Toronto), and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), among other venues. She has taught at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Emily Carr University in Vancouver, and the Malmö Art Academy at Lund University in Malmö, Sweden. www.brunapress.org/www.kristinaleepodesva.com/
The Foundry Makerspace is a cornerstone of #Bellingham's entrepreneurial community. Offering tools and machines that are normally only accessible to large businesses, it's a great place for entrepreneurs to create their prototypes as well as find resources for larger scale production. If you're interested in helping to shape the future of this amazing resource, then you should most certainly attend the Community Meeting on Wednesday, March 15th at 5:30pm! ... See MoreSee Less
March 15, 2017, 5:30pm - March 15, 2017, 7:00pm
The Foundry is now a non-profit corporation. The Foundry's successdepends entirely upon active membership, participation and donations. With your involvement it can thrive and become a robust resource for the entire community. I invite you to come meet some interesting folks and see how you might help. Thank-you.