Design, Demo, and Discuss the Future


Upon first glance, Hudson Square is a grid of towering 1920s art deco buildings and expansive roads. Yet unbeknownst to some, tucked away in the neighborhood’s numerous lofts, creativity is stirring. As a center of innovation; it’s only appropriate for the neighborhood to be the subject of the upcoming event “Hudson Square in 3D: Design, Demo, Discuss”.

Organized by the Hudson Square Connection, the two-day event will explore design, technology and media with a series of free and ticketed events from June 10 to 11.

The objective of the event is to showcase the developments in 3D technology, podcasting, modular synthesizers, and more. Even if you’re not a proclaimed techie, Hudson Square Connection encourages people of all technological capabilities to attend.

“The creative energy in the Hudson Square neighborhood is palpable and infectious,” said Ellen Baer, Hudson Square Connection’s President and CEO. “Hudson Square in 3D will showcase the ideas, people, and technologies that are transforming our neighborhood, city and world.”

Hudson Square in 3D will introduce the players, innovations, and ideas influencing the realm of design.

The event will take place in different venues around the Hudson Square neighborhood.

Attendees will have the opportunity to observe and interact with the latest technologies that are shaping the creative space.

All photos: Courtesy of Hudson Square Connection

Design and demo events are free. Free events include:

Design: A better piece of street furniture
June 10 & 11, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
75 Varick St., 200 Varick St., 300 Hudson St.

Observing the live printing of custom street furniture with 3D printers from iMakr. Watch the immediate creation of bike racks and benches!
Demo: Synthstallation

June 11, 2 – 6 p.m.
Friedman Gallery
287 Spring St.

Experiment and play with modular synthesizers to compose your own music.

Ticketed events are for discussions on the influence of 3D technology and the evolution of podcasts.

The 3D things in your life: From the practical to the fantastical
June 11, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
New York Genome Center
101 Ave. of the Americas

A rapid-fire presentataion on the impact of 3D technology by leaders of design and technology.

Podcasting in 3D: Meet the creators behind the podcast boom
June 11, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
New York Genome Center
101 Ave. of the Americas

Influencers in the field of podcasting will explain what they did to make the podcast format successful. Panel members include moderator, HuffPost Live’s Christian Nilsson, audio artist Kaitlin Prest, Advertising Age’s deputy managing editor, Nat Ives, Manoush Zomorodi from WNYC, and Todd Barry of The Todd Barry Podcast.

In anticipation for the event, Hudson Square Connection will be holding live tweet chats about each of the events. This will occur June 2 – 4 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The hashtags for the tweet chats are:

Tickets are currently available and can be purchased online.

– by Nisha Stickles