The HERD project seeks performers, tech/costume/set designers, other artists, and those with backgrounds in science, urban planning, economics, and social technologies. Upcoming events include Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and other amazing Bay Area venues.
What We Seek
– You are driven by curiosity.- You want to be stretched outside your comfort zone (ever so gently).- You take delight in social experiments.- You thrive in co-creative environments that are equal parts playful and focused.
Benefits of Being a HERD Teammate
– You get to playfully provoke audiences to see new perspectives.- You contribute to a unique co-creation that improves social well-being.- You stand for the value of art + science hybrids to explore and instigate new approaches.- You help build beautiful, compelling art for regional, national, and international audiences.
Upcoming Info Sessions
Thurs, September 4, 8:30PM
Mon, September 8, 7:30PM
Email us for more info on project and meeting details!
HERD is an art + science experimental co-creation that explores the correlations between and impacts of herding behaviors in humans and animals. To discover the many facets of herding behavior, on micro- and macro-levels, HERD combines science, engineering, economics, psychology, sociology, networking, and urban planning with movement, sound, performance, costume, and digital media. The animal in each of us is revitalized, revealing the powers of the collective herd to further social innovation – in our physical and virtual worlds.
HERD activates through workshops, gallery exhibitions, speaking engagements, urban games, public installations, and performances. Various partnerships currently include universities, art institutions, professional science associations, and other community organizations.
Herd was invited to the Leonardo Arts and Science Rendezvous at UCDavis to give a lecture about the Herd Project. We are invited back to UCDavis to lead a workshop and design a performance for the Nonhuman convention in November.