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A glass rendering of one of the Poetic Hybrids. During the event, this will be rendered and then displayed in augmented reality. Photo: Poetic Hybrids.
A glass rendering of one of the Poetic Hybrids. During the event, this will be rendered and then displayed in augmented reality. Photo: Poetic Hybrids.

Augmented and virtual reality has crept its way into video games, work places, and even news reporting. Now a team of six artists and other collaborators, led by Seattle-based artist Ginny Ruffner, is also bringing augmented reality into Seattle’s art world with the installation Poetic Hybrids, which will be on display at Seattle Art Museum this Thursday, Sept. 1 and Friday, Sept. 2.

The installation was inspired by interviews with genetic researchers, from which Ruffner drew concepts that inspired scientists, and what they found beautiful in their work. During the exhibit, visitors can choose concepts from this list — like “discovery” or “gravity” — and watch as artists create a holographic art piece in real time to embody the concepts.

Visitors can then view the piece through augmented reality, and manipulate the hologram by “painting” it in their own style. This event is free and open to the public. Check out the SAM’s website for more information.

That’s one of the selections from the GeekWire Calendar, our curated list of the Pacific Northwest’s top tech events. Keep reading and visit the full calendar for more.

AMA-medium-rectangle-300x250API Integration Leaders AMA Series

What: “The API Integration Leaders webinar series is designed for Product Managers and Developers to ask API integration leaders their most pressing questions in an AMA (ask me anything) format. The 4 categories we’re hosting for the series are Ecom, Marketing, CRM and Finance. You can submit your most pressing questions when you register or via Twitter with the hashtag #IntegrationAMA”

When:September 7 to September 9″

Where: Online Talk Show Series

Register: More information and registration available here.

global_145343042Azure Service Fabric on Linux

What: “Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform used to build scalable, reliable, and easily-managed applications for the cloud. The Service Fabric platform provides orchestration of microservices and containers with fault resiliency and rapid failover and dynamic resource balancing. Using Service Fabric, developers and administrators can avoid solving complex infrastructure problems and focus instead on implementing mission-critical, demanding workloads that are scalable, reliable, and manageable. Service Fabric represents the next-generation middleware platform for building and managing these enterprise-class, Tier-1 cloud-scale services. While the platform is generally available on Windows, the talk will focus on the recent preview release on Linux with support for Java as a first-class programming language.”

When: September 8, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Bellevue, WA

Register: More information and registration available here.

Social Determinants of Health: The Access ConundrumCambiaGrove_Brown

What: “Social determinants of health – the conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks – are generating considerable interest in our region as an underappreciated influence on the health of our residents. The Cambia Grove’s upcoming event series on Social Determinants of Health will provide – during three separate events in August and September of 2016 – a point of entry for health care organizations that want to address SDoH more systematically. At these events we hope to establish a rich seed bed for collaboration on the large scale interventions that this work requires. To date, even though a growing number of organizations understand the importance of SDoH to the health of the diverse populations that call this area home, the community necessary to address SDoH in the Puget Sound is still developing.”

When: September 8, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where: Cambia Grove, Seattle, WA

Register: More information and tickets available here.

MozCon_September_12-14__2016__a_Digital_Marketing_Conference_in_Seattle_-_MozMozCon 2016

What: “MozCon is not your typical marketing conference. Join us for three days of forward-thinking content and actionable advice from industry leaders in SEO, social media, community building, content marketing, brand development, CRO, analytics, and more. MozCon speakers share next-level advice on everything from building a loyal community to making data-driven decisions in your marketing. You won’t find any stuffy networking events here — you can connect with our amazing community of industry leaders, chat with the speakers and Moz staff, pick up some cool swag, and even get a hug from our friendly robot, Roger.”

When: September 12 to September 14

Where: Moz HQ, Seattle, WA

Register: More information and tickets available here.

Coming Up

GeekWire Summit

John Cook, left, and Todd Bishop, right, interview T-Mobile CEO John Legere at the 2014 GeekWire Summit
John Cook, left, and Todd Bishop, right, interview T-Mobile CEO John Legere at the 2014 GeekWire Summit

What: The GeekWire Summit is the premier technology conference in the Pacific Northwest with top speakers from Microsoft, Expedia, Juno Therapeutics and more. More than 800 business, tech, financial and media leaders attend the two-day event, which also features numerous networking parties and interactive demos.

When: Oct. 4-5

Where: Seattle Sheraton

Register: Go here to register, and note that early-bird rates end Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m.

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