E-TAILER FAB.COM HOSTS NEW MEDIA PANEL AND VR EXPERIENCE DURING NYCxDESIGN

In eCommerce, What's New by Christine Galasso

Fab, the design-focused e-commerce destination, hosted a happy hour and new media thought-leader panel during NYCxDesign on Tuesday, May 23rd in New York. Topics of the evening included recent examples of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality as seen in art, design, and ecommerce.

L-R: NA, Lisa Howard (Curator), Jake Levine (Founder – Electric Objects), Liz Stinson (Design and Tech Editor – Wired) and James Orlando (Hyper Zone), the panelists at Fab Presents: The Future of New Media at Seventh House Public Relations, 501 10th Avenue in New York, NY on May 23, 2017. (Photo by Stephen Smith/Guest of a Guest)

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, who discussed what keeps them inspired, the challenges that have shifted the design landscape, and game-changing innovations on the horizon.

The night also brought tech-filled experiences like Hubble Cantana‘s interstellar VR experience designed by the award-winning production studio, The Endless Collective.

Nanoleaf, a California-based company that designs and manufactures ultra-efficient LED lighting, provided a LED light installation.

A digital art installation on Electric Objects’ E02 art frames.

M3D raffled off a 3D printer, one of the first consumer-friendly 3D printing kits on the market.

“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.”

Marketing Manager Afshan Dosani added, “At Fab, we’re inspired every day by the creativity of the design community. We see NYCxDesign as an opportunity to bring together our special network of designers, artists, and visionaries for an intimate discussion on the present and future of new media.”

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