WIRED Announces A "Live Magazine" Celebrating Innovation And Design

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2014 /Emag.co.uk/ — WIRED today reveals an event that will bring together visionaries and innovators to celebrate the intersection of design and culture. WIRED by DESIGN (WxD), presented by Conde Nast, is a two-day retreat and live magazine, which will inspire, challenge, and entertain attendees. Taking place in late September, WxD will feature pioneers in fields ranging from architecture and filmmaking to art and fashion, along with a select group of invite-only guests who work at the cutting edge of their own endeavors.

“To us design is about more than graphics, products, or art.  Any series of creative choices in pursuit of an ideal is design,” says Scott Dadich, editor in chief of WIRED. “Whether you’re creating a visual interface, cutting an album, or developing a tasting menu, design shapes the human experience. We recognized an opportunity to broaden the definition of design and learn from the people who are changing the way we communicate, socialize, and enjoy food, film, and music.”

Coincident with WIRED’s October Design Issue, WxD will kick off on September 29 in Marin County, California. In partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd., retreat activities will take place at Skywalker Sound in Marin and at the Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco’s Presidio National Park. Both private facilities were designed to foster creativity and offer attendees the rare opportunity to meet where today’s top filmmakers create their blockbusters.

For the latest information on participants and programming, go to live.WIRED.com. To date, confirmed participants include:

Jake Barton – Principal and Founder, Local Projects
Yves Behar – CEO and Founder, Fuseproject
Jennifer Colliau – Founder, Small Hand Foods
David Chang, Christina Tosi – Momofuku Culinary Lab and Milk Bar
Carlton Cuse – Executive Producer, Bates Motel and The Strain
Sarah Stein Greenberg – Managing Director, Stanford d.school
Bjarke Ingels – Founding Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group
Natasha Jen – Partner, Pentagram
Aaron Koblin – Creative Director of Data Arts, Google
Marissa Mayer – CEO, Yahoo
Wyatt Mitchell – Creative Director, The New Yorker
Jeff Nichols – Filmmaker, Mud, Take Shelter, and Midnight Special
Platon – Photographer
Adam Savage – Mythbuster
SIA – Songwriter and Recording Artist

The event is made possible with support from official sponsors: GE, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Montblanc, and Oakley, Inc.


WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. It is the essential source of information and ideas that make sense of a world in constant transformation. The WIRED conversation illuminates how technology is changing every aspect of our lives—from culture to business, science to design. The breakthroughs and innovations we uncover lead to new ways of thinking, new connections, and new industries. WIRED reaches more than 30 million people each month through WIRED.com, our digital edition, the magazine, social media, and live events.

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