How the Arts in Grand Rapids Use Technology: AimWest’s next meeting Wednesday, Oct. 16 sill cover how arts organizations in the Grand Rapids area use technology. The event begins with networking at 5:30 p.m. The panelists take the stage at 6 p.m. The venue is the Room 217 in the Historic Federal Building at Kendall, 17 Pearl St. NW. This aimWest Art and Technology panel will bring together Phil Renato Professor of Kendall College of Art and Design, a brilliant mind in 3-D printing; ArtPrize executives Jonathan Hunsberger and Todd Herring, prototypers of super-colliders that use technology to mash art worlds together; and Jon Carfagno, Education Director of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, incubator of incurable art and technology brain infections. This panel promises to be one of the most fascinating conversations on the arts and technology held in Grand Rapids this year, addressing issues that you didn’t even know existed. Panelists are Phillip Renato, Kendall College of Art and Design, Jon Carfagno, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Todd Herring, Marketing and Communications Director, ArtPrize, and Jonathan Hunsberger, Technology Director, ArtPrize. The moderator is Mark Holzbach, Office of the CTO, Zebra Imaging. AimWest is a non-profit, professional association that supports and promotes the growth of the interactive and technology industries throughout Western Michigan. Our goal is to be a forum for the interactive community, to help local businesses diversify using technology, and to provide a medium for sharing resources and knowledge with peers. More at this link.