BY: JESSICA BEUKER
Creativity and innovation is a wicked combination. That’s why The Creators Project is giving those individuals who have a passion for technology and the arts a platform to be seen and heard, but most of all, to showcase their incredible ideas.
The Creators Project launched in 2009, and since then has gone on to showcase the work of more than 600 creators around the world, including Daft Punk, M83, The xx, Florence and the Machine, Spike Jonze and David Bowie. The overall goal of the project is to encourage people to start collaborating by bringing together different types of creators – whether musicians, artists, filmmakers or designers – from around the world, who utilize different types of technology in their work.
The Creators Project shares daily video and editorial content on their site and through their YouTube channel. They also host global events, including the most recent, Future Forward, where those in attendance can interact with the artists and their installations.
Future Forward will close out tomorrow, Saturday, June 25, at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles. The event runs from 12-5 p.m. and will feature the work of three innovative artists, divided into three different panels, so you can see them all.
The first panel is centered on VT Pro Design and their project ‘Reach’ – an interactive, living wall that reacts to human movement. The idea is that technology can actually interact with the Earth’s environment in a way that is mutually beneficial.
The second panel features award-winning architect Doris Sung, who uses thermobimetal, a shape-memory alloy, to create human-friendly structures. Her installation, ‘Drift’ is a futuristic chandelier that reacts and moves in response to heat.
The third and final panel will showcase ‘Hoshi’, the infinite space created by Nonotak Studio. The studio is a collaborative between illustrator Noemi Schipfer and architect and musician, Takami Nakamoto. Playing with metal, mirrors and light, the star-shaped space pulls from the ideas of maximalism and minimalism.
The best part of the event is that it’s free, which means your “I’m broke as a joke” line won’t work here. The event, which celebrates creativity, arts and technology is geared towards millennials, who are heavily impacted by technology, and have had to find new ways to use it to their advantage in their own creative projects. Whether we like it or not, technology is the way we live. There doesn’t have to be a gap between the tech and art worlds, in fact, when brought together some of the most incredible innovations are born – and the Creators Project is proof of that.