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What Comes Next is the Future

IxDA Pittsburgh

Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

What Comes Next is the Future

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For our January event, we will be screening What Comes Next is the Future. This short documentary film is a film about the web created by Matt Griffin. It is the story of Tim Berners-Lee’s creation – how it came to be, where it’s been, and where it’s going – as told by the people who build it.

In the film, Griffin knits together a narrative by mining dozens of conversations with important figures from throughout the web’s history including Jeffrey Zeldman, Denise Jacobs, Tim Berners-Lee, Ethan Marcotte, Chris Wilson, Lyza Danger Gardner, Eric Meyer, Irene Au, Alex Russell, Trent Walton, Val Head, Jonathan Snook, Brad Frost, and many more.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided by our friends from Kforce



Matt Griffin is currently the UX Lead at Shopify in Ottawa, Ontario. In 2008, he founded the web design and UX consultancy Bearded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which he ran until 2017.

He’s a speaker, writer, educator, and an avid advocate for collaboration in design. His writing has been published by both net magazine and A List Apart. He’s also a letterpress printer and – along with Matt Braun – created Wood Type Revival, a project which converted lost historic wood type into digital fonts for modern designers.

He’s currently living in Ottawa, Ontario with his wife Elizabeth, and his son Argus. Previous to entering the world of design, he was an active musician (drums, mostly) in Bloomington, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. He toured all over the world with a few indie bands, and played on a fair number of records. Somehow he got sort of famous in Japan, which is a long story.



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Huge thanks to Avenu for sponsoring the venue and Kforce for providing snacks and refreshments.

This event is sponsored by Midwest UX. Be sure to register for MidwestUX 2018.




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Avenu
544 Miltenberger Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)


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IxDA Pittsburgh

IxDA Pittsburgh is an organization devoted to serving the greater Pittsburgh area interaction design community through activities and discussions that facilitate growth, understanding, and development of the profession. IxDA Pittsburgh is a chapter of the international Interaction Design Association.

Our monthly events include speakers, panels, studio tours, and happy hours. Rather than meeting on a specific day or week, we remain flexible, scheduling events to meet the availability of speakers, hosts, and organizers. We also organize weekend workshops.

Our members include anyone who is interested in facilitating positive and engaging experiences for people. Our practitioners are interaction designers, industrial designers, visual designers, product designers, developers, game designers, roboticists—you name it. To become a member, all you have to do is create an account on IxDA.org, subscribe to our mailing list to learn about events, and show up. Our monthly events are totally free; workshops have a small fee. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @IxDAPGH. Please join us!

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