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Wired magazine editor-in-chief Scott Dadich is going big with design coverage, which shouldn't be a surprise since he's the former creative director of the magazine. The publication announced today it's planning a design issue for October, accompanied by a retreat, which the magazine is calling a "live magazine," (which sounds similar to San Francisco's hugely popular Pop Up Magazine). Want to attend? Just fill out a three-question survey on your personal experiences and inspirations related to design, then hope you get picked for the privilege of buying a $4,500 admission ticket.
The the two-day "Wired By Design" conference will host 250 speakers and attendees on September 29 at Skywalker Sound in Marin and at the Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio. Speakers will include executives from architecture, filmmaking, art and fashion. So far, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Momofuku Culinary Lab and Milk Bar's David Chang and Christina Tosi, photographer Platon, filmmaker Jeff Nichols, and Google's creative director of data arts Aaron Koblin are signed up. Get more info at live.wired.com.
· Wired Launching Design Issue With Two-Day Retreat [WWD]
· Announcing: Wired by Design, a Live Magazine [Wired]
· Gawk at This Year's Stunning Designer Showhouse [Racked SF]
· An Exclusive Interview With Design Icon Kelly Wearstler [Racked SF]