DADICH’S LATEST DESIGN: Wired editor in chief Scott Dadich has found yet another way to fete the intersection between design and culture. The magazine will launch its October Design Issue with a two-day retreat, called Wired By Design, which will be held in Marin County, Calif., on Sept. 29.

Presented by parent company Condé Nast, and hosted in partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd., the retreat will take place at Skywalker Sound in Marin and at the Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco’s Presidio National Park.

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Speakers will include executives from the worlds of architecture, filmmaking, art and fashion, along with invite-only guests who, according to Wired, “work at the cutting edge of their endeavors.” Thus far, participants include Yahoo chief executive officer Marissa Mayer, David Chang and Christina Tosi of Momofuku Culinary Lab and Milk Bar, photographer Platon, filmmaker Jeff Nichols and Aaron Koblin, Google’s creative director of data arts.

In order to attend, guests must fill out a form, which includes three questions about personal experiences and inspirations related to design. If selected, the guest is expected to pay $4,500 for a pass. Over the two days, the event will host about 250 people, including speakers. An updated list of participants, as well as information on how to apply, can be found at

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