As a diverse group of innovative, forward obsessed thinkers and creators, Digital Surgeons partnered with Adobe Behance to launch a new branded event titled Think:FWD, which celebrates creativity, technology, and innovation across disciplines and industries.
In an effort to unite creative individuals and promote the growth of forward-thinking innovation, Think:FWD was designed to bring together great minds under one roof for an unforgettable event experience that sparks shared creative thinking and development. The popular event was open to amateurs and professionals, creative directors, writers, emerging designers, students, technologists, photographers, professors, sculptors, painters, illustrators, and all-around innovators.
Digital Surgeons recruited the talent, expertise, and rare vision of famed Creative Director of En Masse Entertainment, Art Director of Halo and Destiny, and Creator of the Saints Row franchise, Aaron LeMay. He offered insights in behavioral change and multi-disciplinary creativity, as well as an exclusive peek inside the mind of one of the most influential thought leaders in the industry.
Not only were guests invited to Think:FWD to share their work, ideas, and expertise, but also to explore exciting, custom-built interactive technologies and displays that merge the work of unique talents through a variety of never-before-seen, multisensory experiences that surprised and delighted guests throughout the event.
In order to introduce a multi-sensory experience that would connect people together, the Digital Surgeons team made art tactile and interactive for the event by crafting a large geometric cloud structure. The Cloud experience connected a micro-controller to inputs, which when touched, control a variety of animated visuals. So whether the user is matching the beat of the music or just trying to make compelling visual displays, their tapping, banging, and slapping give a personal touch to the art.
Through the Adobe Behance Portfolio Review, the next generation of great designers, creatives, and leaders meet at Think:FWD to receive valuable one-on-one feedback on their portfolios from some of most sought-after creative professionals in the industry. These reviews were performed not only by traditional creative practitioners, but from a range of professionals, so as to help future leaders be more successful in driving strategic solutions for their companies. After-all, Think:FWD is about connecting great minds, and looking forward to a dynamic future.
For years to come, Think:FWD will continue to be a highlight event that can't be missed, uniting partners & sponsors, forming bonds across creative and business industries, introducing next generations of talent, and celebrating innovative designed experiences. And, it will continue reinforcing the Behance vision of connecting creative minds while offering everyone a look behind the curtain to see what Digital Surgeons does, how they do it, and where they're going next.