Tattooed project: The first automated tattoo machine! What does it mean to invent a new tool today?

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- When: Thursday March 31, 2016 from 6pm to 8:30pm
- Where: Parisoma, 169 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
- Registration
- The Presentation will be held in French

The Office for Science and Technology of the Consulate of France in San Francisco is organizing an "Apero des Sciences" Science Café on March 31, 2016, fom 6pm to 8:30pm, at the Parisoma work space.

Pierre-Emmanuel Meunier and Johan da Silveira, two designers and inventor artists currently working at Autodesk, will present their project baptized: tattoué , the first automated tattoo machine, based on 3D printing technology.

From the invention of this new tool all the way to the prototyping of a human scale machine, and through various trials, Peter and Johan, will share with us the story of their experiences and the development of this project which is at the intersection of several disciplines : tattoo art, robotics, imaging, anthropology … Digital becomes a means to embody the work and extend the present limits of tattooing. Surprisingly, this project could have industrial extensions in some areas that are quite different.

The speakers introduce themselves:

Graduates of the major schools of arts and design ENSAPC (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts Paris-Cergy) and ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs), and after a stay at “UQAM”, we met in Paris at “ ENSCI-Les Ateliers”. We have now been invited by Autodesk to participate in the artist residence at Pier 9. Our personal experiences have enabled us to grow in areas such as sculpture, tattooing, graphic and industrial design, mechanical design, art, consulting, film making, photography, prototyping, woodworking, teaching and research, with the same pleasure and passion. We cycle daily and sometimes make bicycles … We have some very interesting stories to share during this Science Café!

Conceptors of the "Tatoué"s project, Piotr Widelka, Pierre-Emmanuel Meunier et Johan Da Silveira

Project’s website:

Evening Program:

6:00 pm: Welcome/registration
6:30 pm: Beginning of the presentation
7:10 pm: Q & A
7:30 pm: Aperitif wine / cheese
8:30 pm: Closing

The event is graciously hosted by Parisoma