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CIC ArtWeek: Global Arts, Eats & Beats (Japan Edition)
May
3
5:30 PM17:30

CIC ArtWeek: Global Arts, Eats & Beats (Japan Edition)

Opening Hearts and Minds Across Borders and Cultures

In partnership with Boston’s ArtWeek, Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) joins forces with Japan Society of Boston and Fab@CIC to present: Global Arts, Eats & Beats, a celebration of creativity and culture from around the world, from ancient to modern times. Experience unique traditions across continents through art, food, and music. Our May event celebrates the creative roots of Japanese culture. RSVP HERE

What to Expect:

ARTS

  • Interactive digital fabrication station with Fab@CIC

  • Fine art exhibitions from local Japanese inspired Artists

  • Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging

  • Kimono Display and sale

EATS

  • Live Berklee college of music students: Takumi Kakimoto, Dai Haraguchi, & Emi Nishida collaborate to perform with contemporary Japanese dancer, Michiko Kurata

  • Contemporary Japanese dancer, Michiko Kurata and Taiko Drummer, Kumiko Yamamoto from Genki Spark in a call and response community Bon Odori dance!

  • To finish off the night, DJ NanAiko from Japan spins funky J-pop beats to get us all dancing!

Some of the other artist who will join us:

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CIC ArtWeek: Biomaterials Workshop
Apr
29
5:30 PM17:30

CIC ArtWeek: Biomaterials Workshop

About the event:

Join Materiom Boston, in partnership with Fab@CIC, to create materials recipes from the abundant natural resources local to the Boston ecosystem. In this special ArtWeek edition of our weekend workshop series, Materiom Boston will guide you through the processes of making and using biomaterials in one jam-packed Bio-palooza! Participants will have the opportunity to make a materials recipe using locally sourced ingredients (mussel shells, coffee, and orange peels), as well as to transform the materials using fabrication tools to create beautiful and useful things such as reusable bags, tiles, and molds.

No formal science or maker experience is required! All you need is an open mind, a strong sense of curiosity, and a willingness to get a little sticky.


More about Biomaterials Working Group:

Fablabs around the world use tons of plastic, imported wood, and other materials with a substantial carbon footprint -- for single-use purposes. Even though some (small bits) of it can be recycled, that process is energy intensive and often requires inputs of virgin materials. What if we could make our own consumables that were biodegradable and sourced almost literally from our backyards?

Over the next several months, the Materiom Boston Biomaterials working group will be sampling, refining and documenting recipes using ingredients local to Boston. We’ll collaborate with other similarly minded groups who are undertaking the same challenge in their corners of the world. Our process will be an experiment in community-based science and will culminate in applying our materials to a public art project in Boston next summer. The working group is open to anyone who is interested in pushing forward sustainable materials in a collaborative way!

Check out a sampling of biomaterials recipes at Materiom.com.

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Art for Social Change Gallery & Performance
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Art for Social Change Gallery & Performance

Impact Hub Boston invites you to join us for an evening of visual and perfoming arts that tie into social issues locally and internationally. Art will be rotated in the Impact Hub Boston space a week before the event, to view and absorb before this evening of meeting and greeting the local artists on display.

Join us for this evening of creativity and conversation on Art as a beacon of social change.

ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Sandy Smith-Garces, Brandon Melendez, Isabelle Schnadig, Melissa Aexis and more!

For more info. and to RSVP, click here!

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Make Your Space Monthly: May Rocks
May
14
5:30 PM17:30

Make Your Space Monthly: May Rocks

Rolling stones might gather no moss...but they can't outrun our laser cutter! During this hands-on workshop, learn how to custom etch an assortment of polished stone charms and use them for everything from magnets to pendants to terrarium decor in our latest installment of Make Your Space Monthly!

We’ll provide materials, instructions, and guidance – you bring the concept. Whether you’re a fabrication newbie or an expert, this workshop is a great introduction to using the laser cutter for home applications.

RSVP at mysmayrocks.eventbrite.com

Don’t forget:

  • Bring your laptop (installed with freeware Inkscape or another design program)
  • Bring creative ideas for your rock design
  • At the end of the night, take your etched rocks home with you and place it wherever you please – in your garden, on your fridge, or somewhere else!
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 Global Arts, Eats & Beats (West Africa Edition)
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Global Arts, Eats & Beats (West Africa Edition)

Opening Hearts and Minds Across Borders and Cultures!

Creating signature events that connect visual, performing, and culinary artists from different regions of the world with the greater Boston ecosystem. We aspire to foster new collaborations, opportunities, and ventures that unite the global community.

GAE&B is a unique one-night event that uplifts the community by honoring and celebrating the diverse cultures that make up our world. Join us to experience unique traditions of the world through art, food, and music.

On Friday, May 4, 2018, our ArtWeek edition celebrates West Africa at Render Coffee, housed within the Boston CIC Innovation Center. 

Our programming this session include:

  • Music by visiting artists from Guinea, Famoro Dioubate and Missia Saran "The African Tina Turner" Dioubate,

  • Accompanied by Master Dancer and Boston local Joh Camara.

  • Fine art exhibitions, an African marketplace including handmade items from AmootiZainab Sumu, and vendors from the region.

  • We will feature samples of the delicious food, coffee by our friends at Render, beantrust, and Taaling Tea from our very own Bintou Kunjo's new company!

  • Laser-cut digital fabrication projects inspired by the region made in our onsite makerspace! 

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CIC ArtWeek: IHB Art for Social Impact Panel
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

CIC ArtWeek: IHB Art for Social Impact Panel

Over the past few years, art has been a powerful medium for driving social change in the U.S. and globally.  This event will explore art and social impact in Boston through a panel discussion featuring perspectives from both the public and private sectors. We’ll explore current trends, opportunities for collaboration, and predictions for the future. Hosted at Impact Hub Boston, a co-working community made up of social businesses addressing challenges both locally and globally, and moderated by Natalie Lemle, Founder of art_works, a Boston-based art strategy consultancy.

Find out more about the panelists and the event HERE!

 

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CIC ArtWeek: Kickoff Exhibition Party
Apr
30
5:00 PM17:00

CIC ArtWeek: Kickoff Exhibition Party

To kick off a week filled with art of all mediums across CIC’s Boston and Cambridge sites, join us at our 1 Broadway location in Cambridge for an evening of art, food, and drinks. Tour our 4th floor to check out work from local artists!

There will be live music, interactive art displays, demos, and plenty of favors, food, and drink. We will be welcoming the artists displaying at CIC to join us for the festivities, hold tours, and discuss their work with the community.

Sign up and let us know you are coming!

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Fab Fourth Friday: Wellness Edition
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

Fab Fourth Friday: Wellness Edition

This month, Fab@CIC is excited to team up with Workwell@CIC to host a wellness-themed Fab Fourth Friday! If you’re interested in health and fitness, or curious about 3D printing and laser cutters, this special edition of our monthly “maker mixer” will be full of unique activities for everyone - from Core Power Yoga, to Health Warrior snacks, to Fab-personalized water bottles! 

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Fab@CIC Jewelry Workshop: Etched Stone Earrings and Cufflinks
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Fab@CIC Jewelry Workshop: Etched Stone Earrings and Cufflinks

Join Fab@CIC for a unique workshop in creating custom etched earrings or cuff links for this coming holiday season. Use base materials of small stones that we'll engrave on our Epilog Fusion M2 Laser Cutter. Come prepared with a few designs you'd like to etch onto your creations! Please install free design software, Inkscape, ahead of the workshop so you can easily customize your designs. 

RSVP: https://etchedstones.eventbrite.com
Cost: $15 per person (materials included)

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Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Extra Life Game Day Marathon at CIC

Help Us Support Extra Life and the Boston Children's Hospital

This is our 3rd year participating in Extra Life, and we hope that you join us in our ongoing efforts to support the Boston Children’s Hospital and the sick and injured kids in our community. Before attending our Game Day marathon, register to be part of Team CIC to help us reach our donation goal!

CIC is based out of Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA, not far from the Boston Children’s Hospital. At CIC we build innovation communities, supporting entrepreneurs and start ups as they pursue innovations that will change the world.

 

Join Us for a Game Day Marathon

For Extra Life this year we are opening the doors of CIC to the public, and inviting everyone to join us for a 12 hour long gaming marathon! CIC clients, friends, family, students, local gamers… all are welcome.

We’ll be converting the co-working area in C3 and the Venture Cafe into gaming space, creating play spaces for brand new games, classic consoles, PC games, board games, tabletop, card games… and we’ve even got a ping pong table! There will be dozens of games set up, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own consoles and games.

CIC will also be providing food, which will be free for all attendees.

Interested in attending and meeting up with other Boston gamers? Here's how you can support the cause!

 

Joining Team CIC

Register, Raise, and Play: By registering as a member of Team CIC, you'll be one of many who will be gaming to save lives! Once you are registered with Team CIC, try your best at raising $100 before November 4th. And please, don't worry if you can't stay the whole 12 hours or raise the full $100. Any amount of your time and fundraising will support the cause!

This is an open event, and anyone who is interested in attending, having fun, and playing tons of video games to help save lives is encouraged to register themselves and to invite their friends. Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them.

Thank you so much for supporting our efforts!

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Fab@CIC Halloween Workshop
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Fab@CIC Halloween Workshop

Trick or treat! Join ghosts, goblins and makers for a Halloween workshop in Fab@CIC. This training is led by a team of our expert contributors who will show you the process of using digital fabrication to make your own halloween masks. Join us for an afternoon of "structured playtime." There will be sample 3D mask templates you can adapt and decorate for your costumes this year. See you there!

RSVP: https://fabcichalloween.eventbrite.com

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