Abstractions Extras

Thu. Aug 18, 2016 at 8:00pm - Wed. Aug 24, 2016 at 12:00pm EDT
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Specially ticketed supplementary events part of the Abstractions program. These events have attendance capacities and must be ticketed separately with a nominal fee.


Future is Next movie premiere (with Q&A panel)


What Comes Next Is the Future is a documentary film about the web created by Bearded founder Matt Griffin. It is the story of the Tim Berners­Lee’s creation: how it came to be, where it’s been, and where it’s going, as told by the people who build it.

Griffin knits together a narrative by mining dozens of conversations with important figures from throughout the web’s history including Jeffrey Zeldman, Denise Jacobs, Tim Berners-­Lee, Ethan Marcotte, Chris Wilson, Lyza Danger Gardner, Eric Meyer, Irene Au, Alex Russell, Trent Walton, Val Head, Jonathan Snook and many more.

Learn more about the film at http://www.futureisnext.com/.


World Premiere with Q&A Panel

Thursday 8pm - Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Featuring a Q&A panel with Director Matt Griffin, Lyza Danger Gardner, Jeffrey Zeldman, Mat Marquis, and Val Head. The panel will be emceed by Christopher Schmitt.


Warhol Museum Technology Tour

Friday 5pm to 10pm - Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Desi Gonzalez, the Manager of Digital Engagement at the Warhol, and David Newbury, an expert on data modeling for cultural heritage, present a museum tour for Abstractions attendees that explores about the technology and data behind the scenes at the Warhol. Tour stops will showcase Out Loud, the new inclusive audio guide that uses Beacons to deliver location-based content; the Screen Test Machine gallery interactive; and other visitor-facing data and tech projects. Two free drink tickets are provided. Museum admission is included.

Doors at 5pm. Tour at 8pm.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Miami Marlins

Sunday 1:35pm - PNC Park

Buy tickets as a group to see the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Miami Marlins. How many baseball/UX jokes can you come up with in 9 innings?

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David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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