September 2 - October 2, 2016

Opening Date: September 2, 2016 7pm at B4bel4b Gallery – RSVP

B4BEL4B, 10th Street, Oakland, CA

Gallery Hours: 12pm - 6pm, Tuesdays to Thursday

TLDR (Too Long, Didn’t Read) is the culmination of an art exhibition, digital arts workshops and artist talks investigating the influential role and evolution of language and text in digital culture.

Tim Roseborough's Website

TLDR from B4BEL4B on Vimeo.



Date: This Saturday September 10, 2016

12PM - 3PM @ Shiny  - 1242 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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DIGITIZED CONCRETE POETRY with Mindy Seu and Joanna Cheung

Date: This Saturday September 10, 2016

3:30PM - 6:30PM @ Shiny  - 1242 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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A stand-alone workshop exploring the concept and typographical effects of concrete poetry. Participants will create their own interactive concrete poetry using HTML/CSS

People interested in creating typographic visuals inspired by Emmett Williams and Carl Andre. People, with little or no experience with HTML/CSS , are encouraged to join.

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with Joey Lee

This happened on: September 3 , 2016

3:30PM - 6:30PM @ Shiny  - 1242 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102


This workshop provides a sandbox for participants to engage in the process of geographic data creation. Using opensource web based mapping tools such as and Turf.js, participants will make new geographic datasets through drawing and computation. The goal of the workshop is to help participants gain an understanding of the ways geoprocessing can be used in their own practices to produce new geometric forms and analyses.

Beginners are encouraged to join!


CONDITIONAL DRAWING with Matthias Dorfelt

This happened on: September 4, 2016

3:30PM - 6:30PM @ B4BEL4B 


Conditonal Drawing explores instruction based art creation through the lens of drawing. In this playful hands on workshop, we'll experience how complexity can emerge from simple rules. How can we express something visually complex as a set of Fluxus like drawing instructions that we can execute as a group? How can we introduce chance into this process? These questions become increasingly more relevant in times of open source, fast pocket-sized computers, and modern programming languages –not only for the arts, but production in general

Matthias demo'ing Robofaber for the Conditional Drawing workshop participants.

Matthias demo'ing Robofaber for the Conditional Drawing workshop participants.

Workshop Fun!

Workshop Fun!

Learn how artist Jono Brandel ( uses an HTML page as a canvas to sketch ideas. For absolute beginners, we’ll go over making your canvas, the development environment, drawing with code, importing vector illustrations, and finally taking a look at how to animate these assets with code. This is a 6 hour crash course in programming on the web, broken up into two three-hour workshops.

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with Benedikt Groß

This happened on: September 3, 2016

12PM - 3PM @ Shiny  - 1242 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102


The short workshops tries to offer the participants an alternative starting point for creating books in Adobe Indesign with a computational design approach. During the crash course style workshop participants will gain basic knowledge to intervene, adjust and re-write their own ‘tools’ using the Basil.js. Basil.js is a port of the Processing language to Adobe Indesign (in Javascript), developed by the Basel School of Design and Benedikt Groß.


basil js github


Workshop in progress.

Conditional Tree Drawing

Conditional Tree Drawing

Talks – RSVP

Friday, September 2 2016  8:30PM - 10PM

8:30pm - Mindy Seu  Designer, educator, and archival enthusiast. 

9:00pm - Matthias Dorfelt The creator of an autonomous robot determined to reproduce.  

9:30pm - Benedikt Groß & Joey Lee - The designers of Aerial Bold, the first satellite imagery typeface of the Earth, Aerial Bold.