Events

Dedication at Bukit AsLan for “Of Puzzles and Living Paper”


Friday, November 4th | Bukit AsLan, Bandar Lampung City, Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia

 

The first Kcymaerxthaere installation to feature the Indonesian language of Aksara Lampung was dedicated last Thursday, November 3rd with a gathering of local artists, artisans, influencers, and friends and family. This installation features a set of two very colorful 3-dimensional murals, both of which together as a “puzzle” for visitors to solve. That puzzle is actually a poem, but written in Beshwa Nyelvate, the Kcymaerxthaere shape language. Visitors are invited to try to solve the puzzle by referencing the color word wall that’s translated in Lampung, Indonesian, and English. There is also a key for the shapeword definitions on either side of the puzzle mural, including word types and tenses. Visitors can solve the puzzle for a prize, gifted by Bukit AsLan.

To read the full story as it is written on the site, visit Of Puzzles and Living Paper.

Friday, November 4th 2022 | Friday, November 4th 2022

Flyover Country: Showcase


Tuesday, October 5th | Virtual event; globally inclusive

The Flyover Country: Showcase will present the work 14 artists have been engaged in through a collaborative workshop that we ran in July 2021. Organized in partnership with Kcymaerxthaere, Jaaga & BeFantastic, ‘Flyover Country’ is a story from the parallel universe of Kcymaerxthaere as conceived by Geographer-at-Large, Eames Demetrios. A group of visual artists, new media artists, animators and muralists from Bangalore responded to this story as the crux of our visual explorations, to manifest their imaginations into renderings of murals that we hope to paint onto a flyover in Bangalore when the situation with the pandemic permits.

Although this event has come to pass, you can visit the highly interactive, socially-driven, gamified virtual landscape we’ve set up for the event on Gather.Town: Flyover Country: Showcase Gather.Town

Tuesday, October 5th 2021 | Tuesday, October 5th 2021

Flyover Country: Dialog


Thursday, September 2nd | Virtual event; globally inclusive

(This event has already come to pass! But you can watch the entire conversation by clicking here: Flyover Country: Dialog)

We’ve been waiting with bated breath to share with the Kcy community a more in-depth look into our latest project….And now, here’s our chance

Join us for “Flyover Country: Dialog”

For over the last two months, we have been busy at work on an installation that has been in the making for over five years (!!!). We’ve partnered with BeFantasticJaaga, and Dara.connects to create one of our most ambitious Kcymaerxthaere historic sites so far: Flyover Country. This work utilizes disputed likenesses at a scale unlike anything we have done before.

In this process, we are leveraging the intersections of technology with placemaking to enrich this newest Kcymaerxthaereal installation while leaving the power of the analog space completely intact.

To unpack these explorations of art in the digital age, BeFantastic is hosting a panel conversation between the Geographer-at-Large Eames Demetrios and artist/designer Jack Hardiker, moderated by Gayatri Nair (founder of the Chennai Photo Biennale). The conversation centers around these questions:

How can a tangible process such as placemaking be reimagined in this digital era?

How can technology be used to enhance storytelling experiences, and what role does storytelling have in ‘placemaking’ with communities?

We are inviting the Kcy Community and Friends to come together with us on September 2nd for this very special conversation between the Geographer-at-Large Eames Demetrios and artists Gayatri Nair and Jack Hardiker.

Dive in with us as we share in the trio’s discourse on storytelling and placemaking, using art and technology as the vehicles.

 

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Thursday, September 2nd 2021 | Thursday, September 2nd 2021

Kcy Cookie Cutter INDIEGOGO Campaign LIVE thru Jan. 25th, 2021, Midnight PST


Friday, November 27th | IndieGoGo

We’re celebrating a special language from our parallel universe by making cookie cutters and the first dictionary of these words.  But we need your help to do this.  Baking is one of those wonderful family and community activities that’s been around for a long time for all linear humans. And these shape words are a lot of fun too!  Please join us on the journey of inviting folks to look at the world in new ways. 

Please consider donating, and share with friends and family. We need help getting the word out! Click here to check it out.

Please RSVP Here

Friday, November 27th 2020 | Monday, January 25th 2021

Round 2: Another Kcy culinary adventure with Chef Steve!


Sunday, January 10th | Zoom event hosted live from KcyCentral

He’s back! For round 2! Chef Steve Couch @mreatright returns for another linguistic culinary adventure with the #GeographerAtLarge @eamesdemetrios — this next round of cookie decorating (and savory treats!) will be hosted over Zoom on January 9th at 4:00 pm PST. All are welcome—please send us a direct message to get the Zoom invite! And check out the IndieGoGo campaign to get your very own #KcyCookieCutters to bake and make along with us.

RSVP here!

Please RSVP Here

Sunday, January 10th 2021 | Sunday, January 10th 2021

Geo@Large to give holiday storytelling at the Krblin Jihn Kabin


Sunday, December 27th | Krblin Jihn Kabin, Joshua Tree, CA

Join the #GeographerAtLarge @eamesdemetrios for a special holiday tour of the Krblin Jihn Kabin TODAY at 1:00 pm PST (4:00 pm New York time, 9:00 pm Lisbon time) on Instagram Live! Eames will tell stories of the Jihn Wranglikans and the Gospels n Matthew along with some fun facts about the new #KcyCookieCutters and the #Nyelvate language. Join us!

Watch the entire Instagram Live event here!

Sunday, December 27th 2020 | Sunday, December 27th 2020

Baking Kcy Cookies w/ Chef Steve & Geo@Large Eames


Saturday, December 19th | Zoom

Kcy-Explorer Chef Steve (aka Mr. Eat Right) demonstrated  traditional (and non-traditional!) Kcymaerxthaereal methods for baking and decorating Nyelvate shapeword cookies this past Saturday. Missed your chance? We’ll have another baking (and other culinary adventures!) event with Steve on January 10th! 🍪✨

Saturday, December 19th 2020 | Sunday, December 20th 2020

Cookie Cutters of Kcymaerxthaere, 1st Edition


Friday, November 27th | KcyCentral

Limited Edition Parallel Universe Cookie Cutters–in a beautiful, little known language (+ a book!)

May we suggest a fun new way of communicating thoughts through flour and sugar to add to your holiday baking routine?! At KcyCentral, we are embracing our time at home in a very sweet way: we are launching our very first limited edition Kcy Cookie Cutters—they are now **officially available** on our IndieGoGo. We hope these cookie cutters will bring some joy, some thinking, and of course——some cookies. . . what’s more, you can learn a parallel world language while you bake!

Please help us meet our campaign goal to publish our first Kcymaerxthaereal dictionary: Baker-Physicists’ Abridged Dictionary of Beshwa Nyelvate Shapewords

Visit our campaign here.

We’re celebrating a special language from our parallel universe by making cookie cutters and the first dictionary of these words.  But we need your help to do this.  Baking is one of those wonderful family and community activities that’s been around for a long time for all linear humans. And these shape words are a lot of fun too!  Please join us on the journey of inviting folks to look at the world in new ways. 

 

Please RSVP Here

Friday, November 27th 2020 | Saturday, January 25th 2020

The Intimacy of our Imaginations and Imaginary Places


Saturday, November 21st | TEDxSingapore

(Saturday Nov 21, 14:00 Singapore local time / Friday Nov 20, 10 pm Los Angeles time)

The Intimacy of our Imaginations and Imaginary Places Join global TED and multi TEDxSingapore speaker Eames Demetrios to explore the power of our imagination and imaginary places like the parallel world of Kcymaerxthaere, 142 physical sites around the planet, including in Singapore.

Tickets: https://www.ideasworthdoing.org/

For book-only orders, feel free to DM @kcymaerxthaere on Instagram.

***This event starts at 8:00 PM SGT (Singapore Time Zone): If you are in the United States, the event will begin at 1:00  am AM EDT (New York) **on November 21st** and 10:00 PM PDT (Los Angeles) **on November 20th** if you live on the west coast. Other start times on Saturday, Nov. 7th include: Lisbon: 6:00 AM. Capetown: 8:00 AM. Tokyo: 3:00 PM.

Please RSVP Here

Saturday, November 21st 2020 | Saturday, November 21st 2020

Catalyzing Change: Eames Demetrios to give Keynote Lecture during American Institute of Architects 2020 virtual conference


Thursday, November 19th | American Institute of Architects International Region

Join us for Catalyzing Change, this year’s virtual conference from American Institute for Architects (Int’l Region), featuring Geographer-at-Large Eames Demetrios as one of five Keynote speakers. The lecture is free and open to all.

The theme of this year’s conference seeks to embrace the opportunity presented by the many challenges society is facing in 2020, to identify potential for growth and change. Join us to imagine, debate and celebrate how architecture can be at the forefront of meaningful change that responds to our current crises of climate action, social justice, and health & well-being. In that context, Demetrios will talk about the importance of seeing the world fresh, the rightful place of wise technology beside smart technology, and the importance in our individual and collective lives of seeing what is not there…which can also be what is not *yet* there.

Keynote 4 – Eames Demetrios – Seeing What is not There

will begin on November 19th, 2020 at 9:00 am EST (New York) / 6:00 am PST (Los Angeles) / Lisbon: 3:00 pm/ Capetown: 4:00 pm / Tokyo: 11:00 PM.

RSVP: Register for Eames’s Keynote Lecture here

If you wish to attend the event on Thursday, please do be sure to RSVP with the link provided above to receive the Zoom call link.  Note to registrants: you will receive an email containing zoom links to all events for the following day.

Please RSVP Here

Thursday, November 19th 2020 | Thursday, November 19th 2020