Fab hosted a new media thought-leader panel during NYCxDesign on Tuesday, May 23. The event took place at Showroom Seven/Seventh House PR in Hudson Yards. Panelists included Electric Objects Founder Jake Levine, virtual reality Designer and Art Director James Orlando, Wired Design and Technology Editor Liz Stinson, and New Museum Curator Lindsay Howard.
The panel explored recent examples of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality as seen in art, design, and ecommerce. The panelists discussed what keeps them inspired, the challenges that have shifted the design landscape, and game-changing innovations on the horizon.
Aside from the panel, guests enjoyed tech-filled experiences including: Hubble Cantana, an interstellar VR experience designed by the award-winning production studio, The Endless Collective; a lighting installation by Nanoleaf, a California-based company that designs and manufactures ultra-efficient LED lighting; and a digital art installation on Electric Objects' E02 art frames.
"We are excited to celebrate New York City Design week with our second annual Fab Think + Drink panel," said Fab General Manager Jill Pierse. "Our panelists come from diverse backgrounds and design disciplines, which sets the stage for a fascinating panel which will explore unique insights into the future of design."