Immersive Meetup with Lyra Levin!
Immersive Meetup with Lyra Levin This April 23rd, join the San Francisco Bay Area's immersive community for a meetup and presentation by Lyra Levin! Lyra is a talented producer, performer, and engineer who’s creative credits include Palace Games, The Vespertine Circus, and Epic Immersive. She produces San Francisco's monthly Kinky Salon and is a community leader in building ethical experiences. Lyra will be diving into how kink infrastructure can inform immersive storytelling, as well as the tips and tools she's picked up from her innovative and cross-disciplinary work across the industry! You can find us on April 23rd at 7:00pm at The Laundry, located at 3359 26th Street in San Francisco, near the 24th and Mission BART. We'll mingle for about 30 minutes, then hear Lyra's presentation, then mix and mingle until the place shuts down... Tickets are absolutely free, but please make sure to register! About Lyra Levin Meet Lyra. (lī′rə) Mechanical engineer by day; circus aerialist by night. Known to enjoy: fine teas, spending inordinate amounts of time upside down, riding her SV650S motorcycle, and employing ingenuity in unsuspecting circumstances. Known Aliases: Mecha Warrior Princess (MWP), Princess Lyra, REDACTED. Engineer Starting with K'nex, Lego Mindstorms, and every bit of structural material around the house, Lyra's latent mechanical engineering abilities became evident at an early age. She later honed them at MIT, before moving from Boston to San Francisco. On the west coast, she has worked in such diverse fields as clean energy, aerospace, product development, and giant fighting mechs. Artist A compulsive designer, Lyra creates things around her constantly. When she can't give a good enough reason for why they exist, they fall into the category of Art. Along with smaller pieces, she attempts to maximize her time spent upside down and in the air by making large, climbable art and then playing on it. The perfect meeting ground of her engineering and performance careers. Performer Since starting dance at an early age, Lyra has never stopped moving. Her background is in circus, theater, dance, and track, but she has never skipped the opportunity to learn new skills. The result is a complex, unique form of performance that is both novel and versatile. About The Laundry The Laundry is an experiential space fostering creativity, connection, and community. We are a new kind of gallery space dedicated to providing people with tools and interactive opportunities for sharing their creations with the world. We believe that creativity makes life infinitely interesting and fulfilling and we want The Laundry to be a special place for creators to build and share their creative endeavors. About Epic Immersive Epic Immersive designs large-scale live immersive theatre and mixed reality experiences where story, spectacle, and interaction deliver transcendent, awe-inspiring journeys. Epic's experiences have featured 14-acre fictional cities, 100+ performers, journeys down slides in fireplaces into underground wonderlands, and multi-block takeovers of historic neighborhoods. Epic's live experiences have been commissioned by Silicon Valley companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook. Epic is also one of the producers of The Immersive Design Summit, the premiere gathering of the immersive universe. The Immersive Design Summit has featured luminaries from Disney, Meow Wolf, Punchdrunk Inernational, Lucasfilm, ILMxLab, The Void, Dreamscape Immersive, Giant Spoon, Mycotoo, Two Bit Circus, and more. We are proud that, in every year that Epic has existed, more that half of our artists have always been women, and more that half of our artists have always been artists of color.
3359 26th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110