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Happy birthday: The iPad turns five today

Five years ago today, on January 27 2010, Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco — giving the world its first glimpse of the so-called “Jesus tablet.” Although not Apple’s first … Read more ›

Happy 5th Birthday, iPad!

Five years ago Steve Jobs stood on the stage of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco to introduce Apple's latest offering to the masses; the iPad. Launching on April 3 of that year in six configurations -- 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB with 3G...

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts opens 'Nate Boyce: Polyscroll'

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

San Francisco-based artist Nate Boyce maintains a hybrid process using 3D modeling, video and sculpture to produce video sculptures and sculptural videos that morph and manipulate space. Producing an uncanny, disorienting experienceShow More Summary

Exploring a New Landscape

"Restless Creature" Wendy Whelan, Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks, Alejandro Cerrudo Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, CA January 15, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright © 2015 by Rita Felciano Stepping into another...Show More Summary

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents public art installations by Future Cities Lab

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Designed by the San Francisco-based experimental design firm Future Cities Lab (FCL), Lightswarm, is a stunning facade installation of 430 individual modules, employing sound sensors and LED lights to produce a spectacular light show in a state of perpetual flux. Show More Summary

Sweet, Silly and Saccharin

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"The Christmas Ballet: Uncorked" Smuin Ballet Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, CA December 18, 2014 by Rita Felciano © 2014 Rita Felciano Some traditions refuse to die. The end-of-year pleas for donations keep coming. The lights are up inside and out even in this soaked city. Show More Summary

Karl Incarnate: Fabric-Based Fog to Literally Blanket UN Plaza This Spring

For three days in April, the Market Street Prototyping Festival will bring 50 temporary installations to the Market Street corridor. Ever since the announcement of the winners (chosen by SF Planning and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts),...

Micro-Dwellings: Meet ProtoHouse, the Tiny Cube Home Popping Up on Market Street Next Year

ProtoHouse is one of many innovative projects popping up on the sidewalks of Market Street during April's three-day Market Street Prototyping Festival. Organized by SF Planning and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the fest will bring 50...

Shaman in the Theater

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Mago" Dohee Lee Forum and Grand Lobby Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, CA November 15, 2014 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano, 2014 Korean-born Dohee Lee's "Mago" is an ambitious, excellently realized work that straddles Dance Theater and performance as ritual. Show More Summary

Tumultuously Fierce, Tumultuously Lyrical

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Shostakovich," "Rasa" Alonzo King Lines Ballet Lam Theater Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, CA November 14, 2012 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano Despite the fact that Alonzo Kong has put his stamp on dancers' bodies and what we used to think of as ballet for over two decades, he still manages to surprise us. Show More Summary

Athletes of God

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Sadeh21" Batsheva Dance Company Lam Research Theater Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, CA November 6, 2014 by Rita Felciano copyright © by Rita Felciano Much has been made about Gaga, the movement language Artistic Director/Choreographer Ohad Naharin has developed for his Batsheva dancers. Show More Summary

Even Billionaire Ron Conway Stands In Line To Wait His Turn, Why Can’t You?

I was driving up to participate in a fun community picture collage event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts when I noticed Ron Conway, one of the fathers of angel investing stand in line just like the rest of us. He was probably in line for 10 minutes as the process took forever. The Read More...

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents Landscape: the virtual, the actual, the possible?

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Landscape: the virtual, the actual, the possible? considers how the intersection of nature and technology shapes our current understanding and experience of landscape and gardens. By examining two very distinct geographic and cultural...Show More Summary

Flint Center’s website hasn’t been updated since Steve Jobs introduced the iMac

Apple’s decision to host its biggest event of the year at the Flint Center in Cupertino, rather than the Yerba Buena center for the arts in San Francisco, has caught the notice of many Apple fans. Only three Apple events … Read more...

Bay Area Now:Triennial exhibition opens at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

In its seventh edition, Bay Area Now 7 is experimenting with a new approach to curating that highlights collaborations with our region?s artists and arts organizations and pushes beyond presentation toward a multidisciplinary celebration of the diversity of artistic practices in the Bay Area. Show More Summary

YouTube Find: Line-waiting and cheering at the original iPad launch in NYC

Four years ago this week, Apple started selling its first iPad model.The iPad was announced on January 27, 2010, by Steve Jobs during an Apple press event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Pre-orders began in March, and the...

Bloomberg Businessweek Has Designs on You

"FOLLOW ME" was the sticker emblazoned across the chest of the fresh-faced interns stationed at intervals leading to the Yerba Buena Center. "REGISTER HERE" said the giant sticker on the ground leading to the lobby. "THIS WAY" blared the arrow to the auditorium. Show More Summary

"Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon: It Only Happens All of the Time" opens at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

11 months agoArts : Artdaily

Los Angeles-based artist Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon works in sound, installation and sculpture. Gordon investigates sonic and architectural applications of cybernetic systems in the 20th and 21st centuries to technological design, from anechoic chambers to the military?s use of Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) speakers. Show More Summary

Shadow Watch: With the Moscone Center getting ready...

With the Moscone Center getting ready for a big $500 million expansion, its neighbors at the Yerba Buena Neighborhood Consortium are not too happy. The problem is the shadow casting onto the nearby Children's Garden that the new 94-foot tall...

Lights! Camera! Action!: YBCA to Screen Indie Films Based on Design and Architecture

Beginning at the end of this month, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will begin screening a showcase of films based on design and architecture called the Design and Architecture Films Showcase. Running February 27 to March 30,...

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