Jun 11, 2012 0
June 2012 is a big deal for the global CreativeMornings family.
For the first time, 22 CreativeMornings chapters, in collaboration with Rhode Island School of Design, will be speaking with one voice.
The subject is one that’s close to our collective heart: the magic that occurs at the intersection of art and technology.
The CreativeMornings/London team thought long and hard about who we’d like to represent our city on the world stage and after months of frenzied research and conversation, one name kept popping up: rAndom International.
In rAndom, we found the perfect mix of the industrial and ethereal, their installations using technology to give birth to interactive experiences that are magic to behold.
That co-founders Stuart Wood and Florian Ortkrass are so adept at melding art and technology should come as no surprise. Between them, these two have had stints at serial industrial innovators like Audi, Ross Lovegrove, the BBC and Philips. They’ve also served as co-leads on the interaction design course at Ravensbourne.
It was this last point that sealed the deal for us. Part of what drives CreativeMornings is the belief that the fusion of art and technology into design has been one of the greatest drivers of progress. We can’t help but love a couple of guys who’ve helped a whole new generation of creatives get excited by the magic that happens when art and technology collide.
Read our interview with Stuart below and be sure to come along to see him (and Florian) speak at the St. Martins Lane hotel.
Stuart Wood & Florian Ortkrass will be appearing at CreativeMornings/London on Friday June 29th – sponsored by The Sanderson Hotel– at 50 Berners Street London W1T 3NG. For more information and to reserve tickets, please go to the CreativeMornings London Eventbrite page.