FORM 2015

2015-11-02 00:00:00 2015-11-04 00:00:00 America/Toronto FORM 2015 Get inspired by some of creative technology’s foremost innovators Up your professional creative game at this two-day celebration of the best in design, web, photography, media and craft in creative tech. FORM is an event that promises to both unite and transform the industry by playing… Chicago FITC Chicago

Design as a Means of Reflection
Reviewing innovation in Chicago over the past century, a clear pattern emerges. It is characterized by selfless passion, an entrepreneurial spirit, fierce collaboration, and design for a community that’s greater… Read more…
Inspire Storytelling
Tanner Woodford
Chicago Design Museum
What does drawing in the 21st century look like? How does algorithmic thinking interact with drawing and how can we build new, strange drawing tools using software?  In this talk… Read more…
Creative Code
Zachary Lieberman
From Agency Drones To Design Studio Powerhouse
Nearly every designer after a few years of working for an agency, begins to think about starting his or her own studio. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a fancy… Read more…
Business Inspire Storytelling
Future Functional Design through Technology
Design is more than a look. Technology is form of function. Good technically design is about beauty of form in function. Samsung incorporates both a design of function and a… Read more…
Hardware Inspire UX/UI
Dustin Wish
Goofy, Goodfellas and a Gardener: The Masters of Experience Design.
I’ve found that our best work, the experiences that move and stay with people, do two things: they blend the virtual and the actual, creating a kind of digital-physical alloy… Read more…
Film Inspire Storytelling
Anthony Vitagliano
Digital Kitchen
How To Touch Someones’s Heart with Design
Note: This full day workshop is separate from the FORM conference and requires a separate ticket. Details Join us for a full-day workshop with Stefan Sagmeister, in which possibly important… Read more…
Stefan Sagmeister
Sagmeister Inc
Light Studies
In this hyper-focused throw down, we’ll explore both GMUNK’s personal and client projects using a variety of different light forms, including LED arrays, LED walls and large-scale LED installations, video… Read more…
Creative Code Film Inspire
My Type of Life
How Carlos and his family’s history of growing up in conflict zones has embedded a level of observation in him that has shaped who he is, what he sees, how he sees it and… Read more…
Carlos Segura
Segura Inc.
NoPattern — A Life of Freelance, Photography & Creative Direction
His career began in 2003 when he was 18, lived at home, had no college degree, no money, but a ton of curiosity and the internet. Through constant experimentation with digital art, design,… Read more…
Business Inspire Storytelling
Chuck Anderson
Out of the Box
Michael Muller is often referred to as “The most successful photographer you’ve never heard of”. Closing in on three decades of shooting, Michael’s body of work crosses over every aspect… Read more…
Inspire Storytelling
Michael Muller
Personal Processes
For the past decade, Nicholas Felton has methodically captured and shared his life in a series of projects collectively known as the Feltron Annual Reports. These reports apply data visualization… Read more…
Inspire Storytelling
Nicholas Felton
Putting your Passion into the Details
Depending on who you talk to, either God or “the devil” may be “in the details.” At Sarofsky Corp., they use animation, visual effects, computer graphics and live-action to collaborate with… Read more…
Inspire Storytelling
Erin Sarofsky
Sarofsky Corp
Shut Up and Jump
Dreaming up new kinds of experiences that bloom across the landscape of film and virtual/physical space requires new ways of thinking and doing. It asks us to balance story, artistry and technology simultaneously. It challenges us… Read more…
Film Gaming Inspire
Rama Allen
The Mill
Smart Dumb Things
Enjoy a bit of design futurism and speculate on how the next interfaces for our Digital Lifestyles will take shape. We now live two lives separated by only a touchscreen: our… Read more…
Jared Ficklin
The Door is Always Open
Los Angeles-based Gary Baseman explores the “beauty of the bittersweetness of life” through painting, performance, film and fashion. Current projects include a collaboration with COACH ready-to-wear for the Spring 2015… Read more…
Art Film Inspire Storytelling
Gary Baseman
The Rise of Experiential Design – What You Need to Succeed
“Why does Experiential Design matter?” Within his talk, Jason White answers this question via his firsthand accounts. Jason delves into the current state of affairs within the creative industry, discussing its… Read more…
Creative Code Inspire
Jason White
The Tragedy of Making Rich Experiences for the Web
The web is a diverse medium yet much of what we see on it are simple text documents. In some ways this is a tragedy, largely because of the huge… Read more…
Web Dev Work Better
CJ Gammon
Walking the Tightrope: Client Wants and Artistic Integrity
By sharing the imagery and process of specific tattoos, this talk highlights the interpersonal communication between client and a permanent final product. Objective Translating a client’s voice without losing your… Read more…
David Allen
Allen Tattoo
Why Beauty Matters
Throughout most of the 20th and the 21st century beauty has gotten a bad reputation. Most respectable designers claim not to be interested in it; the contemporary art world has… Read more…
Stefan Sagmeister
Sagmeister Inc
Why Does my Fridge Need Twitter?
More and more, everyday objects are getting connected – fridges, doorbells, thermostats – even kettles. The present state of the art, along with the Maker movement, makes it really easy for… Read more…
Hardware Inspire
Mark Rigley
Why Would You Can’t
The thing that most often holds us back isn’t a temporary creative block, lack of opportunity or lazy collaborators. We’ve seen the enemy, and it is us. Kim Alpert, award winning… Read more…
Inspire Storytelling
Kim Alpert