— For the fifth year in a row, artists from the Pacific Northwest will showcase their work at The Seattle Art Fair beginning on Aug. 1 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. This year’s show includes talks and exhibits with a technological focus. Stephanie Dickens’ Not the Only One (N’TOO) is a project that explores the story of a black family told through the voice of an evolving artificial intelligence. The exhibit is comprised of an interactive sculpture that visitors can speak to and listen to its stories. The show also features a talk by Dickens and fellow artists discussing artificial intelligence and how its concept has influenced art. Another talk will discuss the use of blockchain technology as a market for art and how that’s impacting the art scene around the world.
— If you’re looking for a place to take your family and go more hands-on with digital art, the Living Computers Museum + Labs is celebrating Art Fair Weekend on Aug. 3-4. The museum will showcase digital art and give attendees a chance to create their own art using digital platforms.
Here are more highlights from the GeekWire Calendar:
- Meet a Scientist: A family-friendly event featuring local scientists interacting with kids the Pacific Science Center in Seattle; 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1.
- Build Your Own Smart Hub: A workshop where you can build your own Alexa-like smart hub at The Living Computers Museum + Labs in Seattle; 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1.
- Trufflecon 2019: A convention for blockchain developers and enthusiasts at the Microsoft Main Campus Building 33 in Redmond; Friday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 4.
- Partner Power Hour: Automate Yourself Out of a Job: A presentation about how to use automation to be more productive at Code Fellows in Seattle; 12:15 to 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2.
- The Empire Strikes Back in the Park: A performance of The Empire Strikes Back at Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park in Seattle; 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4.
- 6th Annual Traction Conf: A convention where attendees learn from top companies about what it takes to succeed in the startup world at The JW Marriott Parq Vancouver in Vancouver, Canada; Wednesday, Aug. 7 and Thursday, Aug. 8.
- Intro to Breadboarding: A workshop about how to use a breadboard to develop prototype devices at The Living Computers Museum + Labs in Seattle; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7.
- An Evening with Nathan Myhrvold: A meetup with the former Microsoft CTO and founder of Intellectual Ventures at Atlas Workbase in Seattle; 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7.