Fabricatorz

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Global design & art technology studio.

Founded in 2007, Fabricatorz materializes & manifests ground-breaking works hyperlinking digital and experiential spaces with cultural activation, community engagement, and business development. The Fabricatorz team is credited from projects with Fortune 500 companies, A-list International artists, top museums, galleries, and educational institutions.

Global & Local Capabilities

Augmented & Virtual Reality, Development (Artist, Festival, Hardware, Software, Platform), Local & Global Sourcing & Manufacturing, Global Specializations (Arab World, China, EU, US), Large Scale Installation (Sound, Media, Video Systems), Legal & Intellectual Property Experience, Management (Artwork, Budget, Fundraising, People, Project, Site), Multi-year Multi-party Planning, Press Cultivation, Projection Mapping, Tactical & Strategy Expertise, Web & Standards, Wikipedians.

Artist Collaborators

Ai Weiwei, Camille Utterback, Carsten Nikolai, Florian Hecker, Einsturzende Neubauten, Huang Xiaopeng, Jay-Z, Janelle Monae, Jon Rose, Kronos Quartet, Naut Humon, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Lev Manovich, Matt Hope, M.I.A, Oval, Per Huttner, Robert Henke, Signal, Zhou Tou, Zuoxiao Zuzhou.

Key Events & Exhibitions

01SJ, Artbasel (Hong Kong, Miami & Switzerland), Arthackday, Beijing 2008 Olympics Installation, Cantocore (Guangzhou/SF), Club Transmediale (Berlin), Coca-Cola 125th Anniversary Building Projection, Cynetart (Dresden), Empire State Building Installation, Exploratorium Emergence (SF), Fort Al Jahili (UAE), Futureplaces (Porto), Get It Louder (Shanghai), Gray Area Festival 2015-2017 (SF), ICA London, Open Source Art @ SFMoMa, ORF Musikprotokol (Austria), Mutek (Montreal), Recombinant Festival 2016-2017, RML Cinechamber 2009-2012, SF Symphony 100 Year Gala Projection Mapping, Sonar Festival, Shiekh Zayed Mosque (UAE), Siggraph, St. Peter’s Basilica, Starcave (Calit2), SxSW, Transmediale (Berlin), UNESCO, United Nations, University of Damascus (Syria), Venice Architectural Biennale, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Recent Press Hits

Date Title Source
05 Nov 2017 Hold the Fork: No 2x But Everything Else Goes at Scaling Bitcoin Event Coindesk
05 Oct 2017 The #FreeBassel Effect Proves Online Activism Is Still Powerful WIRED
19 Aug 2017 Why Culture Should Eclipse Technology In St Louis EQ
04 Aug 2017 En Syrie, la mort en prison d’un passionné dulogiciel libre lemonde.fr
02 May 2017 How a 3D-printed piece of Palmyra landed in Toronto CBC

Affiliations

Arthackday, Barjeel Art Foundation, BEAM Foundation, Canaan Creative, Christie, Creative Commons, Hong Kong City University, EFF, Freebassel, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Google, Harvard Berkman Center, ME’D1.ATE Soundwave Festival, MIT Media Lab, Mozilla, New Palmyra, Obscura Digital, UCSD Calit2, Wikimedia Foundation.

Jon Phillips, Co-Founder

Jon Phillips is Director of Fabricatorz, a global design & art technology studio. His work with Bassel Khartabil, Joi Ito, Lawrence Lessig, and Ai Weiwei is known. His projects have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, SFMoMa, ICA London, OCAT Shenzhen. They have been featured in Wired, Washington Post, BBC, Al Jazeera, CNN and the Guardian. Phillips is on the board for New Palmyra. He lives in Saint Louis & Hong Kong and is working on the blockchain (more soon :).

Barry Threw, Co-Founder

Barry Threw is a technologist, designer, strategist, and cultural producer with over a fifteen years of experience at the helm of forward-looking art and technology projects. His previous leadership positions have produced innovative, influential teams and businesses, ranging across built environment, experiential, and creative technology.