GLOW: Digital Night

Friday, October 16 2015 from 7:00pm -10:00pm

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History 705 Front Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060



The museum will be electrified with glowing dances, laser magic tricks, projections, LED sculptures, interactive digital art and giant shadow puppets. Explore a blacklight activity room full of crafts, glowing face paint and body art tattoos. Learn about why things glow with UCSC scientists and glow in the dark with friends and family.

Here’s a few of the best experiences to expect:

Tetris Tournaments VII with Bryan Von Reuter invites you to sign up karaoke-style to test your skill at the world’s most addictive NES puzzle game! Compete in a retro arcade of projections with one mission in mind: stacking blocks to make lines. The highest scoring player and the player with the most lines will be rewarded with a Tetris Trophy at 10PM on the main stage.

Virtual Sandbox with Idea Fab Labs is an augmented reality sandbox which builds a topographic map from sand you control. Shannon Stillman, William Gilbert, Tané Tachyon, Karsten Wade, Austin Neff, David Van Brink, and Patrick Lewis built this interactive sandbox from open source designs and technology.

Ghosts of the Ohlone with Geoffrey Nelson are male and female statues of the Ohlone tribe created for the Ebb and Flow Festival held on the banks of the San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz. Unfortunately only hours after placing the male statue, he was destroyed by vandals. After launching a successful Gofundme campaign to help with the expenses of rebuilding the statue, Nelson will be debuting both statues at the Glow Festival. Made out of heat formed lucite and held together with over 700 stainless steel screws these statues which he calls his Frankenpunk style glow with internal color changing LEDs and external electroluminescent wire.

The Blacklight Activity Room will offer eye-candy glowing crafts including Glowing Face Painting with Madaline Tomlinson, Bike-adelic Spin Art with Bikes Santa Cruz County, Neon Crowns, Glowing Mandalas, and other multi-sensory black light art.

Look for many, many more artists on the GLOW: Digital Night page here.