The San Francisco Media Arts Council, which is affiliated with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, is a group of Bay area technology and arts professionals who seek to explore and promote the crossover between tech and creativity. SMAC organizes events, publications, and discussions to do so. The next event: a panel discussion at SFMOMA on the influence of new media on architecture, which takes place January 31 (space is limited-hence the early heads-up). Speakers include Joe Rosa, the new curator of SFMOMA's Department of Architecture & Design, and Yale University School of Architecture lecturer, Phil Bernstein, who is also vice president of Autodesk, Inc., where he is setting the company's future direction for technology tools and digital data generation. A reception that includes live demonstrations starts at 6,with the panel beginning at 7.