Wed. Feb. 12th: Nostalgia Tech

Please join us for a discussion of the exhibition, Nostalgia Tech, currently on display at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery. With this exhibit of Nostalgia Tech artist and designer pieces, basic historical references are made to 19th Century and 20th Century creations using technology of the period to elicit delight, amusement, admiration and even astonishment. We’ll be joined by two of the artists and the co-curator of the show.

When: Wednesday, February 12th, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA (next to the Green Street Station)
Presenters: Nathan Miner, Chris Fitch, & Mark Favermann
Free event

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About the Presenters

Nathan Miner is a multidisciplinary artist working at the intersection of classical painting and new media. His projects incorporate sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking, installation and extended-reality technologies. He is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, and has exhibited extensively throughout New York and New England.

Chris Fitch is a sculptor, engineer and inventor. His prize-­‐winning mechanical sculptures, installations and performance-­‐based artwork have been presented internationally.His puppets and state-­‐of-­‐the art miniature theaters have appeared with major symphony productions in New York and Los Angeles. His credits for work in animation include Sesame Street, Motorola, Disneyland, and Samsung. Further projects have included the design of a toy factory, independent invention, landscape design, a tree house bed and breakfast inn in the Philippines, and the development of workshops about kinematics, motion as medium, and foam latex stop motion puppetry.

Mark Favermann of Favermann Design is an urban designer and planner who focuses upon the details and enhancement of the urban fabric. For over three decades, his design firm has been involved in developing civic signatures by using the tools of street furniture, streetscape enrichment, wayfinding and signage, and social media as well as public art to create what Mark refers to as urban or community branding. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University and his masters in urban design and planning from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University where he was a National Endowment of the Arts Fellow. An artist associate fellow twice at the former Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, his public projects and functional sculptures have won national and international recognition. His Coolidge Corner Theatre design is a Brookline, MA town symbol and cultural icon. A design consultant to the Boston Red Sox for 19 seasons, previously, he was one of five designers of the “Look” of 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, designer of the 1999 Ryder Cup in Brookline, MA, co-designer of the 2000 NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis, IN, and a creative force for various other major national and international sports events. One of the four authors of the international award-winning masterplan Esplanade Vision 2020, he wrote about the over century old park’s sense of place. He has extensive involvement in branding and wayfinding projects for various size cities and towns, and for the past several years has been a consultant to the Downtown Initiative Program of the Massachusetts Office of Housing and Community Development as well as other individual communities for branding, wayfinding, streetscapes, public art and social media. Over the past quarter century, he has published over 600 articles primarily about architecture, design and public art.

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