What’s on the verge October event all about. The Verge is turning 10, but this isn’t just a celebration of the past it’s a chance to discover what’s coming next.
This October in New York City, they are throwing an epic bash on The Verge for their biggest fans and followers. It’s happening on October 22nd and 23rd in New York City.
They actually intend to throw this party at Spring Studios, which has a rich tradition of bringing creative people together to show off the future of tech, art, and culture.
The Verge promised it will completely transform the space for two days and fill it with special guests, live performances, interactive art and games, awesome food and drink, and an opening night party.
On The Verge Event October 22nd And 23rd
Everyone who attends On the Verge will see the debut of their biggest documentary to date, Springboard: The Secret History of the First Real Smartphone. A decade before Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, a tiny team of renegades imagined and tried to build the modern smartphone.
Nearly forgotten by history, a little startup called Handspring split off from the mainstream tech world to try and invent the future before the present was ready for it.
And though Handspring has been relegated to the margins of tech history, many of the predictions they chased in the late 90s would be correct. After the screening, we’ll hold a live Q&A with Dieter and Nilay.
The opening night party is said to feature a live performance by The Stickmen: an amazing DJ and drummer duo that will transform our expo space with light and sound. They also said that they have a great lineup of other talented DJs to bring the space to life throughout the entire event.
A Unique Indie Arcade
They have also assembled a wildly creative group of artists & creators to make On The Verge fun and interactive.
That includes the folks from Wonderville arcade in Brooklyn, who will be putting together their unique lineup of games for guests to enjoy. (They are particularly excited about The Giffinator, which will let you put yourself and your friends inside of a Verge animated GIF.)
They are also gathering creators working on the edge of the future, including the wildly talented Zach Lieberman: an artist, researcher, and educator who creates performances and installations that take human gestures as input and amplify them in different ways.
They are bringing several works to On The Verge, including Reflection Studies, which will transform one of the largest spaces at Spring Studios into an interactive art experience.
They also claimed to be turning the roof of Spring Studios into a space for interactive talks, demos, and performances including science and tech demos, a creative illustration class, and a repair school hosted by our friends at iFixit.
And if you want to just hang out, you’ll be able to take in spectacular views of the city while enjoying some of the best food and drink it has to offer.
Special Live Vergecast
Nilay and Dieter will be joined by Verge alum Joanna Stern and David Pierce to look back at 10 years of The Verge and talk about their favorite memories from creating the site.
Then, they’ll be joined on stage by special guest Yänjaa Wintersoul: an award-winning memory athlete. The Verge hosts will see if their memory of covering gadgets for a decade can stand up to the skills of a World Memory Champion.