Saturday, May 13 • 12:00pm - 6:30pm
Stronger Together (Workshop) - The Arts Hub at Creative Tech Week 2017 - Saturday, May 13, 2017

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A Groundbreaking New Exhibition of Tech Art, Maker Workshops and Electronic Music Performances

On Friday and Saturday May 12-13, the computer art departments of ten area universities will be united for the first time ever in New York City. 

Stronger Together, a joint art exhibition featuring software and electronic art by CTW partner university faculty and alumni, also includes a selection of electronic music performances and free Maker workshops teaching 3D printing and modeling, DIY electronics assembly, generative graphics, Arduino and Raspberry Pi (be sure to reserve your free spot). The exhibit celebrates the explosion of technology onto the global art and music scene and highlights the leaders at our educational epicenters for technological innovation in the arts.


Creative Tech Week presents FREE amazing workshops on 3D printing, generative graphics, Arduino, Raspberry pi, and recycled electronics on Saturday, May 13th at the Knockdown Center.

 PLEASE REGISTER so we can save you a place at the table.

  • CLINIC HOURS with the Lady Tech Guild

Are you an artist or designer looking to create a project using 3D modeling, scanning or printing? The Lady Tech Guild is a collective of women in the 3D industry. We specialize in consulting for artists, designers and businesses who want to get things made but are uncertain of where to start. For the weekend, we will hang out our shingle and provide free advice on anything to do with 3D. Whether you want to model and 3D print a lost earring, or 3D scan a maquette and then CNC mill a 20 foot high statue, we've got you covered. We will be 3D printing and scanning on-site too, so if you want a face scan or want to bring in an object to digitize, we can help. Our members have decades of experience in 3D scanning, 3D modeling, and manufacturing using 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC milling and other means of digital fabrication. We also know just about everyone in the advanced manufacturing ecosystem in New York City, so if we can't help you, we can connect you to someone who can.


  • COMPUTATIONAL AESTHETICS - Creating Your First Generative Art Work by Zhenzhen Qi | 01:00 - 03:00pm

Can computers think, imagine, and create? In this workshop, you will learn basic principles of Generative Art, and learn to use simple computer functions to create your own generative art, similar to the background image on this poster. This workshop is a partnership between Creative Tech Week (CTW2017), and the Creative Technology Curriculum(CTC) initiative in the Art and Art Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. It is taught by CTC Fellow, artist and educator Zhenzhen Qi. No prior computational art background is required. Please bring a laptop. The workshop is free to public.


  • ARDUINO 101 by Farruk Zia and Lily Su |  3 - 4:30pm

A hands-on intro to basic electronics using Arduino. Each participant who brings a laptop will be able to work with an Arduino kit to create a basic music-playing project with sensor buttons and mini speakers. Depending on time available, more sensors, lights and other components may be set up. Also depending on available time frame, an intro to creating a case for your electronics board will be demonstrated via the free 3D modeling program TinkerCAD.

Requirements: Please be sure to bring a laptop with you, preferably running Windows (or Mac OS). You can take the electronics kit that you worked on in class for $20. Get a head start and see our powerpoint presentation and download the Arduino Software Development Kit (SDK) here prior to the event:


  • RASPBERRY PI  by Farrukh Zia | 4:30 - 6pm

Have guidance getting started with electronics using Raspberry Pi Zero, a platform for making interactive electronics projects. With literacy of Raspberry Pi Zero, it enables one to use sensors, motors, LEDs and a range of devices to create. Raspberry Pi represents on of the best starting points for working with code. We will be giving a hands-on introduction where you will be able to assemble and program your own electronics projects. In this 90-minute workshop, we will talk about the considerations involved in creating an electronics project, how basic prototyping can be done with Raspberry Pi using Python programming language and advice for more advanced projects.

Requirements: Please bring a laptop running Windows or MacOS to connect to the Raspberry Pi Zero kit.

It is with a heavy heart that we dedicate this workshop to Ms. Aryuna Dashidorzhina, who passed away unexpectedly this April. Aryuna was a dedicated creative technologist, artist and educator; a passionate supporter of women in technology; and originally scheduled to lead this workshop. We will miss Aryuna's brains and creative spark in our community and at the Arts Hub. May all those who knew her be comforted knowing that we plan to carry on her life's work at Creative Tech Week.

  • FREE RADIO STATIONS: Building the radioOrgan by Ed Bear |  4:30 - 6:30pm

The workshop will cover the basics of running a low-power radio station for art and fun, from the circuitry to the legal limits. At the conclusion of this two hour workshop every participant will have one hacked iTrip transmitter which is secretly a synthesizer!!! Surplus and discarded electronics are ubiquitous and ripe with creative applications. Griffin Electronics’ iTrip, for example, happens to be a compact, programmable radio station. The rapid versioning of Apple products and the company’s restrictive accessory policies have left almost every iteration of the iTrip obsolete and very cheap!
This workshop is the first in a multi-part curriculum which develops the radioOrgan platform that redesigns the iTrip as creative and educational experiences. Material and tools presented in workshops later this summer will connect the iTrip to Ableton Live, Max/MXP, Processing, Unity3D, and more. Suggested donation for materials: $20.

Reservation is required!



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Ed Bear

Performer, Harvestworks, Inc
Ed Bear [b. 1983] is an American performing artist and engineer working with robotics, sound, video, transmission and collective improvisation. As an educator and designer committed to an open source world, he researches and practices material reuse as a civil responsibility.Since... Read More →
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Isabel Draves

President, Creative Tech Week
I am the Founder and President of Creative Tech Week. Ask me how to get involved!
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Darya Dubouskaya

Director of non-profit, Brooklyn Research
Program Manager of Creative Tech Week 2017
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Sophie Kahn

co-founder, Lady Tech Guild
Sophie Kahn earned a BA (Hons) in Fine Art/History of Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London and an MFA in Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited her artwork internationally. Sophie has taught in the Department of Digital... Read More →

Akaash Mehta

Akaash Mehta - Exhibition Director of Creative Tech Week 2017Born in New Delhi, India, Akaash Mehta moved to the USA in 1983 with his family and grew up in the heart of the 80s SoHo art scene in New York City as his mother is a painter. Having had this influence of being surrounded... Read More →
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Dimple Mirpuri

Program Manager, Creative Tech Week
Program Manager of Creative Tech Week 2017

Carol Parkinson

Composer/Performer, Harvestworks, Inc
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Zhenzhen Qi

artist and educator
Zhenzhen is a New Media artists and Art Educator whose work explores the nature of human knowledge. She makes software and installations about things she wants to understand more about. As a New Media Art Educator, she believes in creating an environment to support her students to... Read More →
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Junior Data Scientist, Data Analytics NYC
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Farrukh Zia

Professor, NYC College of Technology - CUNY
Professor Farrukh Zia earned his Master’s and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University in 1988 and 1996, respectively. Before he joined the CET/EMT department of New York City College of Technology in 2002, he worked for Lucent Technologies in New Jersey as... Read More →

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Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center

Executive Director, Harvestworks Inc
Founded as a not-for-profit organization by artists in 1977, Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology. Our mission is to support the creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies. Our goals... Read More →
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City Tech Meetup

City Tech Meetup hosts a series of events to introduce electronics and computer software to anyone who is willing to learn. We try to keep our programming free and are open to everyone of all levels.
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Teachers College, Columbia University

Creative Technologies Certificate(CTC) in the Art and Art Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University is primarily designed for individuals with work experience and/or undergraduate or graduate degrees in studio art, art history, design, animation, instructional technology... Read More →

Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00pm - 6:30pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

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