Mission Creek Festival

When: April 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Where: Downtown Iowa City, Iowa City, IA

A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech) A+L+T 2017   Iowa City Public Library Art + Life + Technology will explore intersections between technology and our lives. Through a series of presentations and community discussions we seek[...]

When:
April 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am
2017-04-08T10:00:00-05:00
2017-04-08T10:15:00-05:00
Cost:
Festival Pass: $164.00

A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech)

A+L+T 2017

  Iowa City Public Library
Art + Life + Technology will explore intersections between technology and our lives. Through a series of presentations and community discussions we seek to: Inspire and build community creativity empowered and enabled by technology…

A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech): Workshop

LEARN TO SOLDER WITH DONALD BELL

  10 a.m.
  Iowa City Public Library
Learn the basics of soldering electronics and put it to use by assembling a cool LED light project called a Larson Scanner, famously used as KITT’s hood lights on the TV series Knight Rider. Donald Bell is the creator of Maker Project Lab. As a former Projects Editor for Make: Magazine, he knows how to spot great projects and how to make them shine. Prior to his tenure at Make…

ICE CREAM

  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  Public Space One
A fair presenting the work of cartoonists, zinesters, and art books / handmade book artists.

LITERARY MAGAZINE & SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR

  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  The Mill
Literary magazines and independent publishers from across the country, and right here in Iowa City, will set up shop at The Mill in Iowa City for the 8th year in a row, representing some of the most exciting work in publishing today…

with Shane McCrae, Cole Swensen

KOKOY F. GUEVERA’S THE REDDEST HERRING

  Noon
  Prairie Lights Bookstore
A memorial reading of Kokoy F. Guevara’s poetry collection The Reddest Herring, featuring Shane McCrae and Cole Swensen.

A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech): Panel

#CRUSHINGIT AND #RESTINGIT

  2 p.m.
  Iowa City Public Library
Technology affords us many possibilities. From teaching our children, to connecting our leaders, technology improves our quality of life as it brings us together. The creative corridor…

A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech): Presentation

UNEXPECTED FUTURES

  1 p.m.
  Iowa City Public Library
Tellart is an international experience design studio. Our vision is to work with design at the frontier of technology, in order to give people new ways of exploring and engaging with the world. Our projects combine storytelling with highly complex and experimental technologies…

FREE!

BIG GROVE FREE ROCK SHOW

  2 p.m.
  Big Grove Brewery & Taproom
Help break in the brand-new location of Big Grove Brewery, which is sure to become one of your favorite local spots to eat, drink, and enjoy live music. Welcome to the neighborhood, Big Grove! Featuring FREE live music performances by David Zollo & The Body Electric…

MISSION BOUTIQUE

  2 to 5 p.m.
  Downtown Iowa City
This year’s Mission Boutique will feature music and literature pairings at/outside downtown locations. Stay tuned for the full lineup announcement!

A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech): Presentation

THE LITERACY OF THE FUTURE

  3 p.m.
  Iowa City Public Library
Self expression, creativity, problem solving, analysis, and communication are all skills obtained through computer science. Young children are naturals with these superpowers, and we need to keep these skills alive…

with Shane McCrae

COLE SWENSEN

  3 p.m.
  Prairie Lights
Cole Swensen was born and raised near San Francisco and earned her BA and MA from San Francisco State University and a PhD from the University of California Santa Cruz. She is a former director of the creative program at the University of Denver and taught in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. She is currently a professor in the literary arts program…

A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech): Presentation

DEMYSTIFYING THE MAKER MOVEMENT

  4 p.m.
  Iowa City Public Library
A crash course on the DIY Maker Movement, how it started, where it’s going, and the misconceptions that are holding it back. Donald Bell is the creator of Maker Project Lab. As a former Projects Editor for Make: Magazine, he knows how to spot great projects and how to make them shine. Prior to his tenure at Make…

with Alice Sola Kim, Isaac Fitzgerald

SAEED JONES

  6 p.m.
  The Mill
Saeed Jones was born in Memphis, TN and raised in Lewisville, Texas. He received his MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University – Newark. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Western Kentucky University where he won the Jim Wayne Miller Award for Poetry. Recently, his poems “Body & Kentucky Bourbon” and “After the First Shot” were nominated for Pushcart Prizes…

with Saeed Jones, Alice Sola Kim

ISAAC FITZGERALD

  6 p.m.
  The Mill
Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. He is the editor of BuzzFeed Books and co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos…

with Saeed Jones, Isaac Fitzgerald

ALICE SOLA KIM

  6 p.m.
  The Mill
Alice Sola Kim, a left-handed anchor baby currently residing in New York, is a winner of the 2016 Whiting Award. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in places such as Tin House, The Village Voice, McSweeney’s, Lenny, BuzzFeed Books…

with Rufus Wainwright

LAURA GIBSON

  8 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Empire Builder, Laura Gibson’s second record for Barsuk/City Slang, and fourth LP, is named for the Amtrak route Laura took while moving from Portland, Oregon to New York City in the summer of 2014, after deciding to enter graduate school, to move away from a supportive community, a close-knit family and her long-time boyfriend…

with Janelle James

MICHELLE WOLF

  8 p.m.
  The Mill
Michelle Wolf is a NY-based writer, actor and standup comedian and one of the fastest rising comedic talents in the city. She currently works as an on-air contributor and writer for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Prior to joining The Daily Show, Michelle was a writing supervisor and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers…

with Michelle Wolf

JANELLE JAMES

  8 p.m.
  The Mill
Janelle James is a New York-based comedian who can be seen on Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, @midnight on Comedy Central, and Uproarious on Fuse (2016). She was featured in the Just For Laughs Montreal’s New Faces category for 2016, named one of the 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016, and has been featured…

with Laura Gibson

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

  9 p.m.
  Englert Theatre
Beloved Canadian-American alt-pop crooner-turned-opera-composer Rufus Wainwright has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. The son of folk singers Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, he has collaborated with an impressive range of artists including Elton John, David Byrne, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell, and Burt Bacharach…

with Floating Points, Tires

CUBITS

  9 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
Unlike many acts, who debut with generic-sounding material before (either) branching out into the unknown (or venturing even closer to the familiar), Cubits have come out of the gate with guns a’blazing, immediately introducing listeners…

with Condor & Jaybird, Stranges Americans

COMMANDERS

  9 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Commanders, born from the dust of dead stars, arrived in Iowa City in 2016. Bringing with them the hypnotic sounds of astral soul, the glitter-boot stomp of glam country and the pulsing swirl of psych-punk, Commanders have come to exorcise the demons of modern life through a hip swinging awakening.

with Floating Points, Cubits

TIRES

  10 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
mostly instrumental band, Tires is experimental electronic noise that is pounding, driven, and chaotic.The band’s electronic barrage turned an otherwise content rock music scene on its head, filtering Des Moines’ history with the genre through walls of cascading synths, plugged-in psychedelia, and contemporary Krautrock…

with TBA

FUTURE ROCK

  10 p.m.
  Gabe’s
Future Rock has dedicated itself to being that rock n’ roll arena band that rattles the walls of dance clubs. With its latest, Long Ago, the Chicago trio has crafted a batch of songs that will stick in your head well after they’ve moved your feet. “We’ve always pushed the boundaries between rock and dance music,” says the Chicago trio’s keyboardist Mickey Kellerman…

with Condor & Jaybird, Commanders

STRANGE AMERICANS

  10 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
It’s a little raw, a bit loud, unapologetic and honest. It’s blue-collar rock and roll and it’s something that Denver’s Strange Americans are crafting with both brawn and finesse. In a sense, Strange Americans are rescuing something from the rust pile — straightforward, no-frills rock and roll with a matching aesthetic that is heavy on songwriting and storytelling, presented with reverb-drenched punch and passion — the way The Band or Crazy Horse would have done it…

with Strange Americans, Commanders

CONDOR & JAYBIRD

  11 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Condor & Jaybird is a 4-peice psychrock band from the backwards banks of the Mississippi River. Connor and Jeramie started making music together in 2013. Jake and Bryson joined shortly after. “We just want to tour and write records until we die pretty much”…

with Tires, Cubits

FLOATING POINTS

  11 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
It was the arrival of a Studer A80 master recorder at the front door of Sam Shepherd – otherwise known as Floating Points – that caused him to begin building the studio that led to the creation of his debut album, Elaenia. After a slight miscalculation meant that he could not physically get the thing inside his home, what happened…