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Apple store talk tomorrow, 6:30pm

Sunday. 05 May 2013. 20:00 UTC
I’m speaking about my work tomorrow evening—Monday, May 6th at 6:30pm—at the SoHo Apple store in Manhattan. This is part of the ADC’s Young Guns series of talks (see ADC blog entry). Should be fun. The store’s schedule says I have from 6:30 to 8pm—way too much time. Let’s keep it short and sweet (maybe 1/2 hour?) with some Q&A at the end if that seems worthwhile. The content shouldn’t be much of a surprise: some favorite project highlights, random rants, and so on. Just walk up the glass stairs to the second floor where you’ll find some theater-style seating and a big screen.


Monday, May 6th. 6:30pm
Apple Store SoHo
103 Prince Street
New York NY 10012

212 226 3126



AIGA BoNE Show 2013

Wednesday. 20 February 2013. 04:08 UTC
I’m excited to be on the jury panel for this year’s AIGA Best of New England (BoNE) Show biennial design competition alongside Elliott Earls and Lucille Tenazas. The three of us will be milling about—drinks in hand?—for the casual Meet the Judges event this Friday evening. We’ll talk a bit and perhaps even have some fancy objects to share. (So do come down and say hello.) It’s the BoNE Show’s 10th anniversary, after all.

For an added slice of sunshine I’ll be at Boston University meeting with design students in some capacity for the majority of Friday morning and afternoon. You can hit me up with questions (or disenchanted meanderings) via Twitter: @stewd_io. Non sequiturs—if you were curious, this is what Google Glass feels like. And finally, today is Kurt Cobain’s 46th wouldn’t you know.



Live-Work: Stewdio on the beach

Tuesday. 26 June 2012. 16:00 UTC
Last Friday I gave a quick talk about Stewdio projects called “Live Work” in Google’s Creative Sandbox on the beach in Cannes, France during the annual Cannes Lions festival. Google has just uploaded video of the talk:



View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/ZX3CUPSrp_k



Cannes Lions talk on Friday

Sunday. 17 June 2012. 19:00 UTC
Stewart is giving a small Cannes Lions talk called “Live-Work” on Friday, June 22nd at 16:00 in the Google tent. From Google’s description: Come and join Stewart Smith—founder of Stewdio—on our beach for an intimate discussion about how he mixes graphic design, art and code to produce some incredible work. For a list of some of Stewart’s previous lectures see items tagged with talk.

Goodbye 2011

Thursday. 22 December 2011. 18:00 UTC
The year is at its end—a moment to reflect upon twelve months of experiments, achievements, and blunders. 2011 opened with multiple trips to Karlsruhe, Germany to collaborate with the ZKM Center for Art and Media on a very early version of trans_actions. In February Stewart served on the judging panel for TED’s Ads Worth Spreading competition and tutoring a month long workshop at the RCA with Jürg Lehni. April was packed: More visits to ZKM, the Creativity and Technology conference posted my Code Play lecture video, Paola Antonelli wrote an article for Domus about data visualization that used Exit as an example, and I posted some odd X-Files triptychs. More after the jump…

Advice to Young Makers

Friday. 15 July 2011. 12:00 UTC
Hey everyone. Last night I gave a small talk called Advice to Young Makers at the Space Between exhibition here in London. Thanks to everyone who crammed into that little room to sit on desks for half an hour. —Stewart

The Space Between exhibition

Thursday. 07 July 2011. 09:30 UTC
Next Tuesday the London College of Communication (Design for Interaction and Moving Image BA students) and Nexus Interactive Arts will open their collaborative exhibition titled The Space Between. Stewdio’s own Browser Pong will be among the exhibited works. Look for it on the ground floor.

Please come to the opening party (open to all) on the evening of Thursday, 14 July, 18:00–23:00. In addition to drinks there will be some short talks: At 7:00pm Chris O’Reilly will discuss Nexus. Next up, at 7:40pm Stewart will deliver a quick talk titled “Advice to Young Makers” for the exhibiting graduates—but it applies just as well to those of us who’ve put a few years between ourselves and uni. Finally at 8:35pm Johnny Kelly and Matthew Cooper will share their I am not an artist project.

The exhibition’s peculiar venue is a disused 1980’s office building that’s just a walk from the Canary Wharf tube station: Create House, 2-4 Heron Quays, London E14 4JB. See Transport for London for help getting there.



This Thursday: On Digital Experience

Monday. 13 June 2011. 16:00 UTC
This Thursday Stewart will be speaking at the sold out On Digital Experience event in London organized by It’s Nice That along with Ross Phillips and Daniel Brown. Back in 2009, Stewart contributed an essay for the premiere print issue of It’s Nice That on the 1974 Arecibo welcoming message to aliens. And then moved across the Atlantic to the UK, becoming the alien in need of welcome.

Code Play lecture video now online

Tuesday. 19 April 2011. 10:15 UTC
Code Play is a small talk about the intersection of art, design, and software illustrated through Stewdio works. Stewart was invited to speak about his work at the Creativity and Technology conference (CAT) held in London, November 2010. Stewart’s talk, titled Code Play, focussed on playfulness as the unifying theme of the Stewdio portfolio. For more information and the full 20 minute video see the Code Play project page.

Stewart at Rapier

Thursday. 31 March 2011. 11:00 UTC
Yesterday Stewart gave a little talk about Stewdio at Rapier London. Because Rapier’s website is a live webcam online visitors were able to peek in and comment via Twitter. You can follow Rapier’s tweets at @RapierUK.

Hello Nexus Interactive

Wednesday. 09 March 2011. 12:00 UTC
This evening Stewart will be showing some slides at Nexus Interactive Arts along with Rumpus Room and Quayola. A fun night of interactive exchange. Check in on the Nexus Twitter feed at @NexusLondon.

Stewart speaking at Creativity and Technology conference in London next week

Wednesday. 03 November 2010. 12:00 UTC
Next Wednesday, November 10th, Stewart will give a short lecture titled Code Play: The Value of Play in Coding at the Creativity and Technology conference in London. The theme of Code Play will be illustrated by way of some favorite projects from around the web as well as some Stewdio work—primarily Browser Pong, Jed’s Other Poem, and a sneak peek at a new collaboration with Robert Pietrusko titled Under Vine which opens at the SFMOMA later this month. Stewart was interviewed by Creativity Online last March in a piece called Face to face with the brains behind iQuit, Browser Pong and other experiments in digital fun.

Here’s the schedule and a list of speakers for next Wednesday’s conference. If you plan on attending drop us an email (just replace the “A.T” with “@” in the email address) or come up and say hello after the lecture.



Code Play at Wieden + Kennedy

Tuesday. 24 August 2010. 10:00 UTC
Last week Stewart gave a small talk titled Code Play at Wieden+Kennedy’s London office. They’ve posted a short text and images about it on their blog here: Code Play with Stewdio

Speaking at Landor Associates

Tuesday. 20 July 2010. 10:00 UTC
Stewart is speaking about Stewdio today at renown branding agency Landor Associates in London at 4pm

Stewdio lecture at Apple Store London on Monday

Friday. 25 June 2010. 12:00 UTC
Stewart will be speaking about Stewdio at the Regent Street store.

Monday, 28 June at 19.00
Apple Store London
http://stewdio.org/apple