Eames Demetrios: Kymaerica at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England

Thursday, September 21st | Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England, UK

Visit this link for more information on this past exhibition

Thursday, September 21st 2006 | Thursday, September 21st 2006

Eames Demetrios: Kcymaerxthaere at DePree Art Center

Friday, February 27th | DePree Art Center, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, USA

Hope College featured the exhibition “Eames Demetrios: Kcymaerxthaere” in the gallery of the DePree Art Center from Friday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 29.

Demetrios, an artist and filmmaker, will give an artist’s talk on Friday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall. Following the talk, there will be an opening reception in the gallery from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, February 27th 2015 | Sunday, March 29th 2015


Saturday, September 24th | TUMO Center for Creative Technologies, Yerevan, Armenia

Encouraged by the success of the inaugural TEDxYerevan event, “Beyond Borders” – held in fall 2010 – TED licensed the second TEDxYerevan for 2011. The second TEDx event in Armenia took place on Saturday, September 24, 2011 in TUMO Center for Creative Technologies.

The theme of TEDxYerevan 2011 was “Becoming Young.” The theme for this year’s conference focused on understanding youth, maturity, and transitions – individual, institutional and national.

Saturday, September 24th 2011 | Saturday, September 24th 2011

TED speaker Eames: The Intimacy of our Imagination and Imaginary Places

Saturday, November 21st | IdeasWorthDoing, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Saturday 21 Nov, 2 to 3pm SG GMT+8 // 5-6pm Melb AEST GMT+11, followed by virtual drinks

The Intimacy of our Imaginations and Imaginary Places

Join global TED and multi-TEDx speaker Eames Demetrios to explore the power of our imagination and imaginary places. Eames is the creator and storyteller of Kcymaerxthaere — which you can think of as an imaginative story set in a parallel world which has different chapter stories and physical manifestations in numerous geographic parts of our planet.
Together with local communities and artisans, Eames has installed 142 physical sites around the planet: at Everest, underwater off Indonesian islands, and the latest one forming a shape spanning 1400 miles, off the coast of Portugal. These installations and story markers narrated on large broze plaques can be also be found and read at Straits Clan house in Chinatown, Singapore; and 7 sites around Australia.

Join us LIVE and for post-event ‘drinks’ after..

  • Eames Demetrios, Geographer-at-Large, storyteller, TED and TEDx speaker.
  • Dave Lim, founding curator TEDxSingapore 2009-19 (host)
  • Tanya Simpson, TEDxMelbourne (co-host)

These IdeasWorthDoing exploration conversations are part of the launch of the inaugural, gorgeously illustrated book ‘Pioneers, Provocateurs, Possibilists: Human of Singapore” featuring 27 chapters by Global TED and TEDx speakers across multi-disciplines, including the speakers in these events (RRP$28 but guess what… if you are in Singapore, you can get this book along with your event ticket, and posted to you FREE too. You can also buy the event+book as a gift and easily gift transfer the ticket via Peatix to anyone. Choose to either mail the book to you, or directly to your gift recipient)

Book is a limited print of 1,800 copies, find out more here All proceeds go towards the cost recovery of book and contributes to the Migrant Worker Library and 1Bag1Book initiatives founded by TEDx speaker Zakir.

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

Guide to SPAN LA

Thursday, October 27th | Google Design, Los Angeles, CA + Tokyo, Japan

Eames Demetrios and Kcymaerxthaere are mentioned in a comprehensive list for #SPAN16, Google Design’s annual conference exploring the connections between, and conversations around design and technology.

Read the full list here.

Thursday, October 27th 2016 | Thursday, October 27th 2016

Wise Technology and Stories from a Parallel Universe at the 2016 Core77 Conference

Wednesday, July 20th | Core77 Conference

A Q+A with Eames Demetrios, Geographer-at-Large, Kcymaerxthaere

“Storytelling is a powerful tool in any discipline. But in the realm of design, storytelling is an integral part of the practice with applications across all phases—from defining the problem, research, prototyping to communicating ideas to the client. At this year’s Core77 Designing Here/Now conference we’re focusing on new strategies for storytelling as part of our theme on how design-led co-creation will lead interdisciplinary teams to build successful, game-changing products of our near future.”

Read the full article here.

Wednesday, July 20th 2016 | Wednesday, July 20th 2016

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