Monthly Archives: July 2010

Aaron Koblin


Wieden+Kennedy is pleased to invite you to a very special first Thursday opening featuring Aaron Koblin and his works. The event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. 

Aaron Koblin is an artist specializing in data visualization. His work takes social and infrastructural data and uses it to depict cultural trends and emergent patterns. Aaron’s work has been shown at international festivals including Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, OFFF, the Japan Media Arts Festival, and TED. He received the National Science foundation's first place award for science visualization and is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Currently, Aaron is Technology Lead of Google’s Creative Lab where he helped to launch Chrome Experiments, a website showcasing JavaScript work by designers from around the world. 

Please join us Thursday, August 5th, 5-9pm.
Wieden+Kennedy, 224 NW 13th Ave. Portland
The W+K gallery will host Koblin’s work for the month of August. 


12.612 graduated its 6th class this past weekend. The agency is sadly quiet without the buzz of our students. Though they will be missed, we await the creative endeavors ahead of them. Congrats 12.6. Thank you for inspiring us.

WK 15, CMD 14

SoftballOur co-ed softball team finally started it's season last Monday night. Armed with the usual mix of grizzled veterans, some fresh newbies and a cooler full of PBRs, we took the field against a solid team from CMD.

In the bottom of the 6th inning, CMD was able to quickly run up two outs on us. We answered by loading the bases, setting up the big play of the game for newbie Adam "Hurtin for Certain" Sirkin – who calmly stepped up to the plate and slammed a line drive to left center field. Adam ran so fast he turned the line drive into a grand slam home run. After adding one or two more insurance runs, we entered the 7th inning with a 6 run lead.

CMD wasn't about to go so quitely. After a single here, a single there, an error here, a lucky bloop there – all of a sudden they had chipped off 5 runs from our lead. With two on base and two out, CMD finally hit a nice ground ball directly to our seasoned vet shortstop Matt "Money Money" Moore who made the captured moment below for the final out.

Tonight we take on Anvil/Formic

Max Erdenberger

MaxArt Director Max Erdenberger, is working on a cool charity project.

He is part of a collaboration of skateboard decks curated by Andy Jenkins, Bob Kronbauer, Sandro Grison, Justin Cooper, Mike Giles and Annie Lam). The curators has selected over 40 artists/collectives from around the world to create original artwork on full-size blank maple decks.

What makes this project unique is that rather than people buying an already finished piece of artwork, their purchase will commission an artist/studio to make a board especially for them. So, when the board arrives, the design it features is a complete surprise, hand-crafted by your chosen artist. Boards can be purchased for $150 each in the Contributor on-line store with all the proceeds going directly back to getting skateboards to kids across Canada.

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