DesignPhiladelphia's closing party is a huge installation built by N3rd Street - Philly


Oct. 14, 2014 2:22 pm

DesignPhiladelphia’s closing party is a huge installation built by N3rd Street

"Lairs of Self in Everyday Life" features trippy video projections, a one-ton cube and a handful of leading tech players on the credits list. Watch a sneak peek of the exhibition below.

A rendering of what "Lairs of Self" will look like.

(Image courtesy of Sean Martorana)

N3rd Street is taking over Crane Arts this Friday.

For the closing party of the DesignPhiladelphia festival, the 5,000-square-foot Crane Arts Icebox will be transformed into one huge interactive art installation with 360-degree video projections mapped onto a 12-foot, one-ton sculpture made of material often used for countertops.

Called Lairs of Self in Everyday Life, it’s a project led by Dejha Ti and Indy Hall member Sean Martorana that pulls together work and support from N3rd Street technologists and more, including Indy Hall point man Adam Teterus,web dev firm Jarvus Innovations, ecommerce company WebLinc and makerspace NextFab.

The exhibit will use mobile devices to let partygoers control the projections.

Buy tickets ($10-$20)

Watch a teaser of the installation below, and find our tech-centric DesignPhiladelphia picks here.

Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes became's associate editor after reporting on the Philadelphia tech scene for four years. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.


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