A SHORT HISTORY OF DAN GOODS

1995

Graduated with honors from The Art Institute of Seattle with an AA in Visual Communication. GPA 3.98

96
Freelanced 60-80 hours a week making lots of money and wanting to take over the world.

Traveled through Europe. Realized that I needed to stop and smell the roses and that there was more to life than making money.

97
Got married.

97-99
Designed brochures, catalogs, signage and web sites for various high tech companies.

00-01
Went to Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California on a half scholarship.

Met Roland Young and Lou Danziger and learned that I knew nothing about communicating.

Received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship to Caltech. Worked with David Kremmers, the Conceptual Artist at Caltech, developing ways of visualizing complex information for the Mouse Atlas. I was one of the first three artists accepted into the program.

Realized that I could use my visual communication skills in the scientific field.
02
Became a father to Spencer Lewis Goods.

Valedictorian and graduation speaker for Art Center College of Design.
Received my BFA in Graphic Design. GPA 3.96

03-
Hired as the “Visual Strategist” at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

04-05
Became a father to Ellie Madeline Goods.

Created installations for JPL about finding planets around other stars, including one where I drilled a hole into a grain of sand

Was on the cover of Leonardo and written about in Forbes and the LA Times. Wrote papers that were presented at various space conferences and workshops. Cochaired a workshop on collaborations between artists and space scientists at AMES research center in the Bay Area.
06
Became the father of Heather Leigh Goods. Our third.

07-

Designed and collaborated on various installations around the world.
Given a silver “International Design Excellence Award” for the eCLOUD sculpture at the San Jose Airport
Named “One of the Most Interesting People in LA” by the LAWeekly

Looking for opportunities to make a positive impact on people.


   
 
A DETAILED HISTORY OF DAN GOODS

 
EDUCATION
2002
Art Center College of Design, BFA, valedictorian + graduation speaker
1995
The Art Institute of Seattle, with honors. AA, Visual Communications
   
 
EMPLOYMENT
2004-
Owner, Dan Goods Projects. South Pasadena, CA
2004-
Visual Strategist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Pasadena, CA
2003
Artist in Residence, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Pasadena, CA
1998
Graphic Designer, TPD Publishing. Seattle, WA
95-97
Owner, Dan Goods Design. Seattle, WA
   
 
TALKS
2014
MUSE/IQUE
Americans for the Arts Leadership Rountable, Sun Valley
Americans for the Arts Convention, Nashville

San Marino League
IDSA, Long Beach

13
DASER at the National Acadamies of Sciences, Washinton DC
Seso
Aquarium of the Pacific


12
Aquarium of the Pacific
SIAS University, China
ISEA 2012, Radical Cosmologies Panel Discussion
Mindshare 50
Categorically Not!, Santa Monica Art Studios
Southern Utah University
Utah Art Education Conference

11
CalArts, Radical Cosmologies
USC, School of Cinematic Arts
Art Center College of Design, 3x3 Speaker Series on Transmedia
National Arts Education Association National Conference, keynote panel
Steal This Idea: GOOD Magazine symposium
Aquarium of the Pacific
University of Minnesota

10
University of California Santa Barbara
Broodwork, Los Angeles

09
Science Café at the Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences,Washington DC
Trade&Row's Saturday Fantasy Festival, Los Angeles
IDEA Project, Hollywood
Postopolis, Los Angeles
Dorkbot, Los Angeles

08
Art + Environment Conference, Nevada Museum of Art
Sidfest 2008, University of Chicago
Yuri’s Night, Los Angeles

07
Pixar, Emeryville

04
7th Workshop on Space and the Arts,
European Space Agency’s Research and Technology Center, (ESTEC)
Noordwijk, NL


 
 
INSTALLATIONS
2014
ROSETTA Comet
World Science Festival 2014, NYC
  Hidden Light
World Science Festival 2014, NYC
  Hidden Light
Doheny Memorial Library, USC, January 24th - February 28th


2012
dMIRROR
Dynamic mirror installation at the new BMW Paris flagship store on Avenue Georges V

(permanent installation)
  airFIELD
New International Concourse at the Atlanta Airport
May 3rd
(permanent installation)
  Beneath the Surface
Mindshare
January 19th
  Beneath the Surface
Pasadena Museum of California Art
September 18th - January 8th
  Curiosity
Nevada Discovery Museum, Reno NV
August 23rd
(
permanent installation)


2010
Beneath the Surface prototype, Hidden Light, and Big Playground
Exploratorium’s "After Dark", San Francisco CA
September 2nd
  eCloud
San Jose International Airport
June 26th
(permanent installation)
  Solid Smoke
Summit Series, Washington DC
May 13th - 16th
  Solid Smoke and Hidden Light
TED Active Conference, Palm Springs CA
February 10-13

2008
The Past Is Present
Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Pasadena CA
Oct 10 - Jan 9th
  Solid Smoke
Technorama, Winterthur Switzerland
July 4th
  Hidden Light
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno NV
July 12th - November 16th

2007
Hidden Light
Pasadena Museum of California Art

2006
Faraway Does Not Exist
von Karman Museum at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA

2005
Hidden Light
Bumbershoot, Seattle WA

  Hidden Light and Drake Equation
Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art

2004
The Big Playground
TED Conference, Monterey CA
February
   
 
MEDIA, PAPERS AND HONORS
2012
Selected for 2012's "Most Interesting People in LA"
LA Weekly
2011
Silver International Design Excellence Award (IDEA)
Environments category for the eCLOUD
  THE Magazines “50 Local Creative People”
Intersection of Arts & Science category
2009
Los Angeles Times
“Shaping information; Data take many forms in an exhibition for our digital times at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.” Hugh Hart; Feb 3, 2009
2005
Fortune
“What would Christo Do?”
Ivan Amato; Sept. 12th - Vol. 152, No 5
  Leonardo Journal: International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology
“Revelations at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory”
Paper published in Vol.38 Number 8, 2005
2004
55th International Astronautical Congress
“You Want to do What? Being an Artist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory”
Paper published and presented
2002
Valedictorian
Art Center College of Design
  Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
As Art Center student to spend the summer at Caltech
   
 
ORGANIZATIONS
  LACMA Art + Technology Laboratory
Los Angles County Museum
Advisor
  CMA
Caltech Management Association
Board member
  ITACCUS
International Astronautical Federation - Technical Activities Committee for the Cultural Utilization of Space
Board member
  Vine and the IDEA Project LA conferences
Brain trust