Feast 2.0: How Technology is Reinventing Food
Jan
7
6:30 PM18:30

Feast 2.0: How Technology is Reinventing Food

Bay Area culture is about disruption and extreme innovation, affecting all aspects of our lives, including the food we eat. Learn about how innovators are imagining how we might eat in the future, with panelists Megan Miller, Bitty Foods (cricket flour foods); Ben Rupert, Real Vegan Cheese (dairy-free cheese); Barb Stuckey, Mattson (new food & beverage products); and journalist Anne Schukat (contributor, The Economist) moderating.

Megan Miller is cofounder of Bitty Foods, a San Francisco-based company that makes delicious, healthy foods with cricket flour. The name might be Bitty, but their mission is huge. The company aims to alleviate stress on the global food system by introducing edible insects as a sustainable protein source to help feed billions of people. Megan’s food innovation work has received accolades in publications including the New York Times, Elle, Vogue, Men’s Health and Outside Magazine, and Bitty Foods was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies of 2014.

Ben Rupert is a volunteer with the Real Vegan Cheese biohacking project and an animal rights activist. He is also a PhD chemist who has worked on various renewable energy, energy storage, and nuclear non-proliferation technologies. He currently works on non-flammalbe lithium-ion batteries in his day job.

Anne Schukat is a contributor to The Economist'sTechnology Quarterly, writing about clean tech, energy and bioscience. Her work has also appeared in FortuneFodor's Travel Guides, and other publications. When she is not on assignment she loves traveling the world, exploring nature, and the cultural and artistic treasures of humankind.

Barb Stuckey has been at Mattson since 1997, and is currently Chief Innovation Officer at the country’s largest independent developer of foods and beverages for the chain restaurant and retail foods industries. Barb is known as a taste, food trend, innovation, consumer insights, and product development expert.

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The 3 Worlds of Gulliver
Dec
17
6:15 PM18:15

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver

In conjunction with NEAT, The CJM presents CLEAT (Cinematic Lo-fi Experiments in Art and Technology). Three movies offer a refreshing break from anesthetizing CGI spectacle, showcasing filmmakers using handmade special effects to creatively realize their ambitious (and sometimes delirious) visions. Films selected by noted Bay Area film blogger and independent curator, David Robson.

A kid-friendly but trenchant adaptation of Jonathan Swift's beloved satire; this fanciful, rarely-screened comedy features special effects by stop-motion animation master Ray Harryhausen (1969; 100min).

Screened in conjunction with NEAT.

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New Experiments in Art and Sound
Dec
3
6:30 PM18:30

New Experiments in Art and Sound

Contemporary sound artists use the latest innovations in technology as their instruments to create not only new music, but also immersive environments, auditory sculptures, and interactive phone apps. Artists Shane Myrbeck, Emily Shisko, and Scott Snibbe present short performances followed by a moderated discussion. Presented in conjunction with NEAT.

Shane A. Myrbeck is a sound artist, composer, and acoustician living in Oakland. His work explores the visceral nature of sound through immersive audio systems, architectural form, and multi-sensory phenomena. Recent residencies include the Exploratorium and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Myrbeck is also a designer of acoustic space at Arup.

Emily Shisko is an Oakland-based composer, performer, and educator working in the intersection between traditional methods and experimental practices. Recent commissions include an artist residency at the Exploratorium, and Amoeba for the San Francisco Boys Chorus. She is a teaching artist for the San Francisco Opera and the SF Boys Chorus.

Scott Snibbe is a pioneer in interactive art, interactive music, digital video, and gestural user interfaces. He is currently the founder and CEO of social music video startup Eyegroove. 

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The Art of “Making” Workshop
Dec
3
5:00 PM17:00

The Art of “Making” Workshop

Maker Faire meets art museum! Tinker, make, and play as you experiment with easy, satisfying, and artistic technologies great for integrating into the classroom. Participants walk away with resources, materials, and their own STEAM-based project. Includes a tour of NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology, resources, and a light dinner.

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Teen Takeover: NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology Opening
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Teen Takeover: NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology Opening

The Museum is just for teens during this happening hosted by The CJM Teen Art Connect interns. Celebrate the opening of the new exhibition NEAT as you mingle with art enthusiasts, nosh on food, and take pictures in the photo booth. Enjoy demos and creative activities hosted by the Bay Area’s hottest artistic technologists.

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Seventh Annual Family Gala: A NEAT Night
Nov
21
5:30 PM17:30

Seventh Annual Family Gala: A NEAT Night

Join us at A NEAT Night, The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s Seventh Annual Family Gala, for an evening of extravagant innovation, celebrating art, tech, and family, inspired by The CJM’s upcoming exhibition, NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology.

Discover robots that make feathers dance, paintings that respond to movement, a Rube Goldberg machine that releases a shower of Hanukkah gelt, create-your-own Minecraft desserts, and more light- and tech-filled fun. Make sure to visit the "Digi-Tot" space for kids 0-3, as well as a hip hang-out lounge upstairs with music, a virtual graffiti wall, food, and even more activities.

Proceeds from the Family Gala support The CJM’s education, family, and access programs, which bring Jewish art and ideas to more than 19,000 visitors each year.

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Gallery Chat: NEAT Artist Micah Elizabeth Scott
Nov
20
12:30 PM12:30

Gallery Chat: NEAT Artist Micah Elizabeth Scott

Gallery chats associated with NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology are short lunchtime talks with notable speakers about the art in the exhibition.

Artist Micah Elizabeth Scott discusses her sculpture in NEAT. Scott explores the boundaries between technology, society, and creative expression, using her unique perspective to illuminate what makes us human. Scott's work applies new media techniques with a careful eye to the details of how the underlying technologies work. She often creates new technologies for a particular project, and prefers not just using the technology to tell a story but making the technology itself and our relationship to it part of the story.

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The Fountain
Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

The Fountain

In conjunction with NEAT, The CJM presents CLEAT (Cinematic Lo-fi Experiments in Art and Technology). Three movies offer a refreshing break from anesthetizing CGI spectacle, showcasing filmmakers using handmade special effects to creatively realize their ambitious (and sometimes delirious) visions. Films selected by noted Bay Area film blogger and independent curator, David Robson.

Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz play lovers past, present, and future in this emotionally intense fantasy. Directed by Darren Aronofsky who creates fantastic worlds with macro photography and minimal CGI (2006; 96min).

Screened in conjunction with NEAT.

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The Arts Café
Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

The Arts Café

Join this interactive program designed for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s and their care partners. Includes a guided tour of NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology and art studio time where participants engage with art and each other through stimulating discussions.

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