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SDS Summer Party: 3D, Interactive and Emerging Display Technologies (ArchTechTonic)

Thursday 12th July 2018

Image from DCL for their Project Columbus project

About this event

For the SDS summer party DCL (Design Communications Ltd.) will showcase how new and emerging display technologies can be integrated into the built environment to communicate brand or create unforgettable experiences. Illustrated with case studies from their own portfolio, the talk will cover a broad spectrum of digital media and creative applications – from 3D projection mapping and media facades, to responsive environments and interactive video walls.

As well as stimulating the creative juices, this presentation will touch upon how to plan, budget, clarify infrastructure requirements, and ensure ongoing operation of advanced digital installations.

Based in Boston, MA, DCL (Design Communications, Ltd.) is an award-winning manufacturer of architectural specialties and customised signage for the built environment. Since 1984, DCL has been partnering with architects and designers to provide innovative solutions for projects worldwide. Their services include project management, design-engineering, custom fabrication, and installation.

So join us to be inspired and gain valuable insight in how to go about implementing sophisticated digital installations within buildings and the public realm.

As it’s a party there will be food and drink and plenty of time to network.

About Our Speakers

Flying in specially from the US to join us, the talk will be delivered by:

Mark Andreasson – Mark has over 35 years of experience in the production and implementation of architectural signage and specialties in construction, and is one of the founders of DCL. Mark has participated in hundreds of significant signage and wayfinding projects worldwide and has established many industry standards in use today. As a former board member of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD), Mark presents workshops for architects, specifiers, contractors, and designers, about materials, technology, engineering, and management practices as they pertain to specialty fabrication and wayfinding projects.

Jeff Grantz – Jeff Grantz is the current director of Creative Technologies at DCL. He is the former owner and director of the creative production studio Materials & Methods, as well as founder of Boston’s largest nighttime contemporary art and projection festival, “ILLUMINUS.” Jeff attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he later taught in the departments of Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, and Foundation Studies. As a multidisciplinary designer, engineer, and creative technologist – Jeff has spent the last 20 years avoiding any particular field or focus, but is an expert seeker of creative pursuits, enhancer of human experience, and excels in bi-directional candle burning.

Register for this event

This talk is free for SDS members and £25 for non-members.

NB Food and drink will be provided. To maximise the time available for the seminar and summer party, the start time for presentations is half an hour earlier than usual – 6pm.

Any member wishing to attend, must email to register.

Please note: This event will be livestreamed and available to SDS members via our SDS Live Facebook account.


Gallery, Alan Baxter Limited, 75 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL


12 Jul 2018 18:00

Price : £25.00

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