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National Design Awards Gala + AUTOPORTAIT Exhibit + BIF Summit

On Thursday October 20th, Tellart was honored at the annual National Design Awards Gala hosted by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

We were excited to have Tea Uglow, Creative Director at Google Creative Lab Sydney present Tellart’s founders Matt Cottam and Nick Scappaticci with the award during the gala. Tellart spent the entire week collaborating with the Cooper Hewitt on numerous celebratory events including the museum’s annual Family Design Day where our NYC team spent the afternoon teaching children how to build drawbots.

Nick Scappaticci, Matt Cottam, Tea Uglow

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design museum hosts the Hands-On Design Kickoff day of event and activities with National Design Award winners during National Design Week in New York, New York on October 15, 2016. Photo by Angela Jimenez for Cooper Hewitt

Visionaire x Tellart “AUTOPORTAIT” Exhibit, New York City

On October 13th,  Tellart launched its collaboration with transmedia publishing company Visionaire, titled AUTOPORTRAIT. The exhibit encourages guests to visit machine artist “ADA,” and pose for a custom portrait as interpreted by the six axis, former assembly line industrial robot.

ADA is the second generation of open-source sketching robot created by Tellart, the first being the Sketchbot created for the Chrome Web Lab exhibit at Science Museum London in 2012. Sketchbot and its source code were later acquired for the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. We are proud to present this project during the celebration for the Cooper-Hewitt’s National Design Award.

The exhibit will be open to the public until November 4th in The Gallery at Cadillac House, located at 330 Hudson Street.

Business Innovation Factory Summit & Tellart Open Studio

Founder Matt Cottam gave a keynote address at last month’s  Business Innovation Factory (BIF) Summit in Providence, RI. This marked BIF’s tenth year hosting the annual summit, which highlights innovators and storytellers from multiple sectors and disciplines. Matt closed day one of the 2016 Storytellers, and you can view his talk here.

To mark the BIF Summit and in partnership with DESIGNxRI, Tellart also hosted an Open Studio at our Providence headquarters. We invited summit attendees, design editors, and community members to stop by and see a selection of past and present Tellart projects including our current explorations with VR. The event also featured local food and beverage business including Laughing Gorilla catering, Campus Fine Wines, and Revival Brewing Company.

Fast Company’s Innovation By Design Awards

Fast Company has announced their annual Innovation By Design Award winners, featuring honorees whose projects “represent what’s best about design today: Big ideas, meticulously thought-out details, and a clear viewpoint about how we live now—and how it could be better.”

Tellart received Honorable Mention this year for our work on “Machinic Life,” the 2016 Museum of the Future at the World Government Summit in Dubai.  You can see the entire list of recipients in Fast Company’s October Issue on stands now and online at Co.Design.