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Tuesday, May 2
 

6:00pm

SVA MFA Computer Art 2017 Thesis Presentations
School of Visual Arts (SVA) MFA Computer Art will host the MFA Computer Art 2017 Thesis Presentations. The event will be held on two days at the SVA Theatre and will include short talks and videos of graduating students’ work. The Tuesday evening presentations will highlight fine art and motion graphics thesis projects. Wednesday night will feature 3D animation.

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School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art

MFA Computer Art
Established in 1986, the SVA MFA Computer Art Department was the first graduate program in the United States to focus on creating art with computers and other state-of-the-art technological advancements. Our network of over 1,000 alumni continue our tradition of excellence worldw... Read More →



Tuesday May 2, 2017 6:00pm - Wednesday May 3, 2017 9:00pm
SVA Theatre 333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
 
Thursday, May 4
 

8:00am

NYIT M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition 2017
This event is the final thesis exhibition of NYIT's MFA Program. This year’s show, called “Visionaries,” is represented by a collection of final student thesis projects that focus on graphic design, fine arts & technology, virtual reality, animation, and in some cases these artistic mediums connect with each other. These pieces represent the development, production and hard work of a 2-year process.

This event will be open to the public throughout the time of Creative Tech Week, during gallery hours. On May 20th, 2017 some student representation will be there during lunch break and throughout the day to answer questions about their work and the exhibition.

Exhibition: May 4-25, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 4, 6-8 p.m.

NYIT-Manhattan 
Gallery 61
16 W. 61st St., 11th Floor
New York, NY

Viewing Hours: Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Professor - Christine Kerigan

For additional information, email ckerigan@nyit.edu, or call 212.261.1717.

More info here

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Christine Kerigan

Adjunct Professor, NYIT Department of Digital Art & Design
Christine Kerigan is an Adjunct Instructor for New York Institute of Technology's Department of Digital Art & Design where she teaches courses in areas of Computer Graphics, Graphic Design and Thesis Level courses. In addition, she works full-time for the department as Development Coordinator for Beijing Programs where she coordinated the launching of several of Digital Art... Read More →
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Lynn Pocock

Lynn Pocock is an artist and educator, and currently serves as a Professor of Fine Arts at New York Institute of Technology; she is also the Graduate Director of the Master of Fine Arts program.  Since the late 1980’s, she has played a significant role in the global digital arts community, as an artist, author, lecturer, and producer of largescale digital arts events. | As an artist, Pocock's artwork has been internationally exhibited in film festivals around the world, including the New York Film and Video Expo, the London International Film Festival, and SIGGRAPH's Computer Animation Festival... Read More →

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NYIT Department of Digital Art & Design

NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) is a private, degree-granting, not-for-profit global university, committed to educating the next generation of leaders, inspiring innovation, and advancing applications-oriented research and entrepreneurship. With two campuses in New York, as well as campuses in Nanjing and Beijing, China; Vancouver, Canada; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, NYIT provides a technology-infused education to 12,000 students from all 50 states and 125 countries. By learning how to analyze and question assumptions, NYIT graduates are culturally aware, profession ready, and prepared to solve... Read More →



Thursday May 4, 2017 8:00am - Thursday May 25, 2017 6:00pm
Gallery 61, NYIT 16 West 61st, 11th floor, New York, NY 10023
 
Monday, May 8
 

10:00am

ITP Thesis Week 2017 - May 8th
From Monday, May 8 through Thursday, May 11, ITP will host a series of Final Thesis presentations. Graduating students will present their work. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the depth and diversity of the projects. We welcome you to view the presentations through a live webcast: http://itp.nyu.edu/thesis

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ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

When the School of the Arts was founded at NYU in 1965, it was heralded as a daring adventure — to be a school unlike any other. We met that challenge, and what has emerged over the last 50 years is the country’s preeminent center for the study of the performing, cinematic and emerging media arts. | | Our breadth of excellence across the departments is unique and world-renowned. You can earn a BA, BFA, MA, MFA, MPS or PhD in a wide range of disciplines that are uniquely integrated within one school. Artists and scholars come from around the world to study acting, dance, design, performance, film, animation, writing for musical theatre, stage, screen... Read More →



Monday May 8, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Web-only event http://itp.nyu.edu/thesis Viewers are encouraged to watch the live webcast
 
Tuesday, May 9
 

10:00am

ITP Thesis Week 2017 - May 9th
From Monday, May 8 through Thursday, May 11, ITP will host a series of Final Thesis presentations. Graduating students will present their work. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the depth and diversity of the projects. We welcome you to view the presentations through a live webcast: http://itp.nyu.edu/thesis

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ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

When the School of the Arts was founded at NYU in 1965, it was heralded as a daring adventure — to be a school unlike any other. We met that challenge, and what has emerged over the last 50 years is the country’s preeminent center for the study of the performing, cinematic and emerging media arts. | | Our breadth of excellence across the departments is unique and world-renowned. You can earn a BA, BFA, MA, MFA, MPS or PhD in a wide range of disciplines that are uniquely integrated within one school. Artists and scholars come from around the world to study acting, dance, design, performance, film, animation, writing for musical theatre, stage, screen... Read More →



Tuesday May 9, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Web-only event http://itp.nyu.edu/thesis Viewers are encouraged to watch the live webcast

7:00pm

NY Tech Meetup and Afterparty - Creative Tech Theme

Join us for NYC's most famous and longest running monthly tech event! You'll see a fantastic lineup of New York tech companies presenting live demos of their products, followed by an afterparty where you can network with the community and meet our demoers and sponsors.

This month we are partnering with Creative Tech Week to showcase a select few of their featured experts showing us the latest technologies being put to creative use. 

In addition, we’ll have demos from the Top 3 finishers at hackNY’s Spring 2017 hackathon! 

Price: $10.00 /per person

More info here

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NY Tech Alliance

The mission of the NY Tech Alliance is to represent, inspire, support, and help lead the New York technology community and ecosystem to create a better future for all. Founded in 2016 with the merger of NY Tech Meetup and the New York Technology Council, the organization has over 60,000 individual and institutional members, reflecting the full spectrum of the greater New York area tech community and making it the largest tech organization in the region. Led by CEO Jessica Lawrence Quinn and President Erik Grimmelmann, and Chaired by Andrew Rasiej, the NY Tech Alliance continues the work of its predecessor organizations, hosts a monthly Meetup at... Read More →
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NY Tech Meetup

Founded in 2004, NY Tech Meetup is the largest meetup group in the world. It is run by NY Tech Alliance, a non-profit organization formed by the merger of NY Tech Meetup (the non-profit) and New York Tech Council in 2016.  Each month, our monthly meetup is held at the Skirball T... Read More →



Tuesday May 9, 2017 7:00pm - 11:30pm
NYU Skirball Center 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, NY
 
Wednesday, May 10
 

10:00am

ITP Thesis Week 2017 - May 10th
From Monday, May 8 through Thursday, May 11, ITP will host a series of Final Thesis presentations. Graduating students will present their work. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the depth and diversity of the projects. We welcome you to view the presentations through a live webcast: http://itp.nyu.edu/thesis

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ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

When the School of the Arts was founded at NYU in 1965, it was heralded as a daring adventure — to be a school unlike any other. We met that challenge, and what has emerged over the last 50 years is the country’s preeminent center for the study of the performing, cinematic and emerging media arts. | | Our breadth of excellence across the departments is unique and world-renowned. You can earn a BA, BFA, MA, MFA, MPS or PhD in a wide range of disciplines that are uniquely integrated within one school. Artists and scholars come from around the world to study acting, dance, design, performance, film, animation, writing for musical theatre, stage, screen... Read More →



Wednesday May 10, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Web-only event http://itp.nyu.edu/thesis Viewers are encouraged to watch the live webcast

3:00pm

Spring Show 2017 - CUNY NYC College of Technology - Emerging Media Technologies - May 10th, 2017

Schedule: Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th  3-6pm

Where: CUNY New York City College of Technology, Voorhees Gallery, 186 Jay St., Brooklyn, NY 11201


About:
The Emerging Media Technology Spring Show 2017 presents student work in Augmented and Virtual reality, Scientific Visualization, Software synthesizer design, and interactive installation.  Some highlights include the following:

 

The SweetSpot is a transmedia experience that seeks to examine new meanings about relationships, cultural identity and family among millennials of color in Los Angeles who find that at 30 they’re trapped in an extended adolescence, where shifting generational expectations, student loans and underemployment have altered their plans for adulthood. Emerging Media students, under the direction of professor Heidi Boisvert, collaborated in a transmedia project by Director & Producer, Kimberly Bautista.

 

The Pressing Game is a graph theoretical game that can be played on mobile or PC platforms. Led by professor Adam Wilson, The Pressing game is an tool for exploring mathematical conjectures that have applications in computational phylogenetics and other areas of scientific inquiry.

 

Audio Odyssey is an immersive interactive installation, created by Tamanda Msosa, where visitors can control sound and geometry based on the position of their fingers. 

 


Experts
avatar for Heidi Boisvert

Heidi Boisvert

Founder & CEO, futurePerfect lab
Heidi Boisvert is a new media artist, experience designer, creative technologist, researcher & writer who creates groundbreaking games, web interactive, AR/VR & transmedia storytelling experiences for social change, as well as large-scale networked performances in dance & theatre... Read More →

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City Tech (MTECH)

The BTech in Emerging Media Technologies is a four-year undergraduate program within the department of Entertainment Technology focused on creating the next generation of creative technologists for the expanding emerging media industries of New York City and beyond. Students develop solid skills within the framework of an integrated technical productionbased curriculum. This uniquely qualifies them to work within the agile interdisciplinary teams that define... Read More →




Wednesday May 10, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
NYCCT Voorhees Gallery 186 Jay St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
 
Thursday, May 11
 

10:00am

ITP Thesis Week 2017 - May 11th
From Monday, May 8 through Thursday, May 11, ITP will host a series of Final Thesis presentations. Graduating students will present their work. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the depth and diversity of the projects. We welcome you to view the presentations through a live webcast: http://itp.nyu.edu/thesis

Partners
avatar for ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

When the School of the Arts was founded at NYU in 1965, it was heralded as a daring adventure — to be a school unlike any other. We met that challenge, and what has emerged over the last 50 years is the country’s preeminent center for the study of the performing, cinematic and emerging media arts. | | Our breadth of excellence across the departments is unique and world-renowned. You can earn a BA, BFA, MA, MFA, MPS or PhD in a wide range of disciplines that are uniquely integrated within one school. Artists and scholars come from around the world to study acting, dance, design, performance, film, animation, writing for musical theatre, stage, screen... Read More →



Thursday May 11, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Web-only event http://itp.nyu.edu/thesis Viewers are encouraged to watch the live webcast

3:00pm

Spring Show 2017 - CUNY NYC College of Technology - Emerging Media Technologies - May 11th, 2017

Schedule: Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th  3-6pm

Where: CUNY New York City College of Technology, Voorhees Gallery, 186 Jay St., Brooklyn, NY 11201


About:
The Emerging Media Technology Spring Show 2017 presents student work in Augmented and Virtual reality, Scientific Visualization, Software synthesizer design, and interactive installation.  Some highlights include the following:

 

The SweetSpot is a transmedia experience that seeks to examine new meanings about relationships, cultural identity and family among millennials of color in Los Angeles who find that at 30 they’re trapped in an extended adolescence, where shifting generational expectations, student loans and underemployment have altered their plans for adulthood. Emerging Media students, under the direction of professor Heidi Boisvert, collaborated in a transmedia project by Director & Producer, Kimberly Bautista.

 

The Pressing Game is a graph theoretical game that can be played on mobile or PC platforms. Led by professor Adam Wilson, The Pressing game is an tool for exploring mathematical conjectures that have applications in computational phylogenetics and other areas of scientific inquiry.

 

Audio Odyssey is an immersive interactive installation, created by Tamanda Msosa, where visitors can control sound and geometry based on the position of their fingers. 

 


Experts
avatar for Heidi Boisvert

Heidi Boisvert

Founder & CEO, futurePerfect lab
Heidi Boisvert is a new media artist, experience designer, creative technologist, researcher & writer who creates groundbreaking games, web interactive, AR/VR & transmedia storytelling experiences for social change, as well as large-scale networked performances in dance & theatre... Read More →

Partners
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City Tech (MTECH)

The BTech in Emerging Media Technologies is a four-year undergraduate program within the department of Entertainment Technology focused on creating the next generation of creative technologists for the expanding emerging media industries of New York City and beyond. Students develop solid skills within the framework of an integrated technical productionbased curriculum. This uniquely qualifies them to work within the agile interdisciplinary teams that define... Read More →




Thursday May 11, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
NYCCT Voorhees Gallery 186 Jay St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

5:00pm

Augmented Reality Group Show
May 11 - October 11, 2017
Opening May 11th, 5-7pm

librARy | works cited
, a group exhibition of site-specific augmented reality #AR works by Pratt Institute students. Works will be installed throughout the Pratt Institute Libraries (Brooklyn Library location). Opening Thu, May 11th, 5-7pm

Artists: Steven Baltay, Hye Soo Chang, Bainian Chen, Nate King, Heein Park, Karl Munstedt, Joy Park, Ghost Qiao, Ben Ross Davis, Uma Sharma, Yeji Song

Advisor: Carla Gannis | Class: DDA-500, Augmented Reality

Experts
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Carla Gannis

Artist/Prof/Asst Chair, Pratt Institute Dept of Digital Arts
Carla Gannis identifies as a visual storyteller. With the use of 21st Century representational technologies she narrates through a “digital looking glass” where reflections on power, sexuality, marginalization, and agency often emerge. She is fascinated by digital semiotics a... Read More →

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Digital Arts Pratt

Established in 1987 as Computer Graphics & Interactive Media, Pratt Institute's Digital Arts BFA and MFA programs offer areas of study including Digital Animation & Motion Arts, Interactive Media, and Digital Imaging. | | Chair: Peter Patchen | Assistant Chair: Carla Gannis... Read More →




Thursday May 11, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Pratt Institute Libraries 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

12:00am

NYU [new] Realities
NYU Tandon School of Engineering's Integrated Digital Media Department is proud to host "NYU [new] Realites", a showcase of augmented [AR] and virtual reality [VR] artworks. The works will push the boundaries of whats possible with AR and VR. Works will be experinced on the Oculus Rift, the HTC VIVE, the Microsoft Hololens, and Google Tango just ot name a few. The event will take place at NYU's Brooklyn Tandon Campus.

Experts
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Mayukh Goswami

Mayukh Goswami is an illustrator, graphic designer and artist based out of Bombay. He works with marketing, UX, augmented and virtual reality. He freelances as an artist and makes music album covers and videos for indie bands including Molly Moore and Jacquard. Mayukh's art has b... Read More →
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Siyuan Qiu

Siyuan Qiu is a graduate student at NYU majoring Integrated Digital Media, also a graduate assistant at NYU Mobile AR Lab. He is focusing on creating interactive arts in AR/VR especially for the multi-user VR experience. His works have been presented at SXSW 17 and will be shown at the coming NYC Creative Tech Week. Before going to NYU, he earned his B.S. from Shandong University in China where he worked at the... Read More →
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mark skwarek

Director of NYU's Mobile AR Lab, Full Time NYU Tandon, New York University, Tandon
Mark Skwarek is an artist who pioneered bridging the gap between virtual and physical world with augmented reality. His art explores the translation our everyday digital experience into the physical world using mobile augmented reality. Skwarek earned his M.F.A. from Rhode Island... Read More →

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New York University, Tandon School of Engineering, Integrated Digital Media

Launched in 2004 as the Integrated Digital Media Institute of Polytechnic University, Integrated Digital Media (IDM) is the 'STEAM' program offered by NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. Focusing on the intersection of engineering and creative practice, it is located within... Read More →



Friday May 12, 2017 12:00am - Sunday May 21, 2017 12:00am
NYU Tandon Magnet Space, 2 Metrotech, Brooklyn

12:00am

Slurry Blue Marble
Image acquisition proceeds printmaking. The printing process yields prints that move, 
 and which are evolving over time. As a result, 
 digital data, disrupted, becomes an analog medium. The changes are captured through a many-days-long series of photographs, which then becomes the final product, an animation.

Experts
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Jeff Becker

Owner, Jeff Becker Photography
Jeff Becker creates bold, colorful, dynamic work that enlivens spaces. Time is fundamental to the work he does. The work ranges from no-tech installations to the bending of still imagery into a moving phenomena through the use of printmaking, photography, and technology. He never... Read More →
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Ellen Hackl Fagan

Artist, ELLEN HACKI FAGAN
Interdisciplinary abstract painter, Ellen Hackl Fagan uses synaesthesia, digital media and interactive performance as tools for developing a corresponding language between color and sound in her work. Fagan is the inventor of The Reverse Color Organ (RCO) in collaboration with co... Read More →
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Greg Garvey

Artist, Director and Professor of Game Design & Development, Chair of Visual & Performing Arts, Quinnipiac University
Greg Garvey has worked in the games industry at Parker Brothers and Spinnaker Software. He has exhibited his computer controlled interactive installations at Pratt Manhattan Gallery and Harvest Works in New York; at the Landesmuseum in Linz, Austria; the Victoria and Albert Museu... Read More →

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ODETTA

Owner, Director, ODETTA
ODETTA exhibits works by mid-career artists who have honed their craft and their vision. Directed by artist Ellen Hackl Fagan, special interest is given to contemporary painting, glyphs, music, Color Field, Buddha Mind, Minimalism, playfulness and encyclopedic obsessiveness.



Friday May 12, 2017 12:00am - Sunday May 21, 2017 12:00am
ODETTA 229 Cook Street Brooklyn, NY 11206

12:00am

The Curious Cabinet of Persistence and Change
This digital media installation repurposes a flat file cabinet to display animations of data visualizations and simulations of phenomena of persistence and change on time scales both long and short term. This is a framing of geological and climate change that disrupts the conceits, the vanities, the hopes, the fears and aspirations of the dominant(?) species of the Anthropocene.

By means of the physical interaction of opening each of six drawers the viewing audience completes this work that marries public domain data visualization produced by the scientific community.

Computer animations show the dynamics of plate tectonics, the change in the extent of sea ice, the rise of a great mountain chains, eroding coastlines and retreating glaciers. Geological processes are contrasted with digital videos of those species most likely to persist: swarms of rats, cockroaches and locusts. 65 million year old foot prints of dinosaurs or 22,000 year old foot prints of a young human boy serve to as a memento mori that ‘this too shall pass” for better or for worse.

Experts
avatar for Jeff Becker

Jeff Becker

Owner, Jeff Becker Photography
Jeff Becker creates bold, colorful, dynamic work that enlivens spaces. Time is fundamental to the work he does. The work ranges from no-tech installations to the bending of still imagery into a moving phenomena through the use of printmaking, photography, and technology. He never... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Hackl Fagan

Ellen Hackl Fagan

Artist, ELLEN HACKI FAGAN
Interdisciplinary abstract painter, Ellen Hackl Fagan uses synaesthesia, digital media and interactive performance as tools for developing a corresponding language between color and sound in her work. Fagan is the inventor of The Reverse Color Organ (RCO) in collaboration with co... Read More →
avatar for Greg Garvey

Greg Garvey

Artist, Director and Professor of Game Design & Development, Chair of Visual & Performing Arts, Quinnipiac University
Greg Garvey has worked in the games industry at Parker Brothers and Spinnaker Software. He has exhibited his computer controlled interactive installations at Pratt Manhattan Gallery and Harvest Works in New York; at the Landesmuseum in Linz, Austria; the Victoria and Albert Museu... Read More →
avatar for ODETTA

ODETTA

Owner, Director, ODETTA
ODETTA exhibits works by mid-career artists who have honed their craft and their vision. Directed by artist Ellen Hackl Fagan, special interest is given to contemporary painting, glyphs, music, Color Field, Buddha Mind, Minimalism, playfulness and encyclopedic obsessiveness.

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avatar for ODETTA

ODETTA

Owner, Director, ODETTA
ODETTA exhibits works by mid-career artists who have honed their craft and their vision. Directed by artist Ellen Hackl Fagan, special interest is given to contemporary painting, glyphs, music, Color Field, Buddha Mind, Minimalism, playfulness and encyclopedic obsessiveness.



Friday May 12, 2017 12:00am - Sunday May 21, 2017 12:00am
TBD

12:00am

What Does Blue Sound Like?
Ellen Hackl Fagan is a conceptual artist whose interactive digital projects explore the nature of synaesthesia by pairing color to sound. In collaboration with programmer Joshie Fishbein and cognitive scientist Michael Cole the Reverse Color Organ (RCO) is an interactive web app that viewers can download to their iPhones or Droids. Their phones become a synaesthetic tool, enabling them to explore their own unique opinions about the sounds of colors. Passersby approaching the Mid-Manhattan Library will see the windows saturated with color, one blue the other red. They can log onto the RCO on their smartphones and begin playing the sonic palette, effectively pairing these two colors to their aural equivalents. Once they’ve submitted their color/sound selections, visitors can elect to enter the main Reverse Color Organ website where they can investigate the full breadth of the RCO, view the data that will be uploaded daily, and compare and contrast the color-sound pairings among different groups of people. It is Fagan’s theory that, as humans, we instinctively feel similarly about the sound of colors thus transcending cultural differences.

Experts
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Ellen Hackl Fagan

Artist, ELLEN HACKI FAGAN
Interdisciplinary abstract painter, Ellen Hackl Fagan uses synaesthesia, digital media and interactive performance as tools for developing a corresponding language between color and sound in her work. Fagan is the inventor of The Reverse Color Organ (RCO) in collaboration with co... Read More →
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Arezoo Moseni

Art in the Windows Exhibition Series is curated by Arezoo Moseni and is on view day and night. What Does Blue Sound Like? by artist Ellen Hackl Fagan, will be on exhibit from April 4 – June 28, 2017. | | Established in 1970, the Mid-Manhattan Library houses the largest circulating collections of The New York Public Library. The Art Collection was established in 1957 at Donnel Library and moved to Mid-Manhattan Library in 1970. It is the largest and most comprehensive circulating collection of books and videos covering every aspect of art, architecture and... Read More →

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New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan Branch

Established in 1970, the Mid-Manhattan Branch contains The New York Public Library’s largest circulating collections in the heart of Midtown. Materials are geared toward students and adults, with a broad selection of popular books, older and classic fiction, DVDs, CDs, magazines... Read More →



Friday May 12, 2017 12:00am - Sunday May 21, 2017 12:00am
Mid-Manhattan Library 455 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016
 
Friday, May 12
 

5:00pm

Stronger Together (Evening Performance & Exhibition Preview) - The Arts Hub at Creative Tech Week 2017 - Friday, May 12, 2017

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.

Come experience the work of artists and educators who are driving forces in guiding and facilitating the next generation of innovators in technological arts, as we uncover intersections in aesthetic and conceptual inquiries across academic programs at ten area universities.  The exhibition includes art installations incorporating a wide range of technologies and media including Virtual Reality; Augmented Reality; 3D printing; CNC router milling; custom or recycled electronics; custom software; the Internet; custom video game consoles and joysticks; photo manipulation; data visualizations; drone video; algorithms; speech synthesis; and tablets, smartphones, flat screens, projectors, computers, microphones, sensors and speakers. 

Produced by Leaders in Software and Art (LISA) for Creative Tech Week in conjunction with Exhibition Director Akaash Mehta, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Plan 23, Columbia University, CUNY and the Lady Tech Guild.  Organizers include Isabel Draves, President of Creative Tech Week and Founder of LISA; Carol Parkinson, Director of Harvestworks; Wolfgang von Stuermer (aka WvS), Representative of Plan 23; and Michael Merck, Co-Director of the Knockdown Center. 

Free admission and creative technology workshops Saturday, May 13 12-7pm

On Saturday May 13th, the exhibition is free and open to the public from noon to 7 pm. Visitors can receive free advice and instruction on 3D scanning and modeling and 3D printing. Visitors can also participate in Maker workshops on Raspberry Pi, Arduino, generative art, and building radios from recycled electronics (a materials fee and advance registration is required for the workshops, see ctw.nyc for details).

Performances – Friday, May 12 (Exhibition Preview) 5-11pm and Saturday, May 13, 7-11pm

Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door / $25 two-night tickets available

The evening programs features performances by Pamela Z, Jimmy Joe Roche and Lance Garett and Long Distance Poison on Friday and SMOMID, Raphaele Shirley and Plan 23 on Saturday.


Experts
avatar for Ed Bear

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... 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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Jimmy Joe Roche and Layne Garrett

Duo performers, 38
Jimmy Joe Roche is an interdisciplinary artist whose work encompasses video, sculpture, and performance. Roche has had five solo exhibitions in New York, Texas, and Colorado. His artwork is in the collection at the the Baltimore Museum of Art. Roche has created commissioned work... Read More →
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Carol Parkinson

Composer/Performer, Harvestworks, Inc

Partners
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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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →
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Ab Uno Pluribus

The Ab Uno Pluribus ('from one to many') experimental, audio-visual event series started 2014 as an idea of composer & soundartist WvS and videoartist Miah Artola. Now in the 4th year each event is custom curated by WvS with a different focus on electro-acoustic performer/instrument combinations... Read More →



Friday May 12, 2017 5:00pm - 11:00pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

6:00pm

Virtual Light at New Sanctuary NYC - May 12, 2017
Virtual Light is an artistic project in protest to current Immigration policies, using one of the most contemporary artistic expressions of our times, Virtual Art. Art has often been used to shine light on questions of humanity and Miguel Angel Mayal reclaims this fundamental aspect of art in this project. Using it as a method to reflect on a social issue that is unjustly hurting many people.

The work will be staged inside St. Peter's Lutheran Church in collaboration with the Coalición del Nuevo Movimiento Santuario, in support of those seeking protection from current immigration reforms. Here the general public can don VR headsets and immerse themselves in a Virtual Mass (created using the Tilt Brush application supported by HTC Vive). The essence of this virtual piece is the union of individuals in a symbolic act of prayer and humanity. Because the use of Force without consciousness nor spirituality, lacks humanity. And because without Humanity, Justice is unbalanced.

For more details visit www.miguelangelmayal.com.

Experts
avatar for Miguel Angel Mayal

Miguel Angel Mayal

VR Artist
Mayal has recently embarked in the realm of virtual art, using HTC Vive and TiltBrush, state of the art technologies, grounding him in new creative territory. Previous works reflected modern trends from the quantum and technological worlds, but now, instead of reflecting on scien... Read More →



Friday May 12, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
St. Peter's Lutheran Church 619 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

8:00pm

Jimmy Joe Roche and Layne Garrett Performance
Jimmy Joe Roche and Layne Garrett perform improvised noise. Layne will be playing found objects, augmented guitars, and self-built instruments. Roche will be playing modular synthesizer and voice.



Friday May 12, 2017 8:00pm - 11:00pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

8:00pm

Solo Electronics by Pamela Z
A solo performance by composer/performer Pamela Z, who is internationally renowned as a pioneer in live electronics, looping and layered extended voice, and gesture-controlled sound.

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Friday May 12, 2017 8:00pm - 11:00pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

11:00pm

Performance: Scrying by Ed Bear
Ed Bear performs Scrying, the premiere of a new 64 voice composition realized on the radioOrgan, a hand-crafted modular FM transmission system built from obsolete electronics.

Marginally legal as a “part 15” test device, the radioOrgan is 64 individual low power radio stations which can work in tandem to desperately fight for the attention of single radio receivers, completely occupy radio bands [e.g. 88 – 108 Mhz], and create non-compliant transmissions unavailable using commercial hardware. As the radioOrgan is 100% recycled, this work teases historic durational music compositions with the almost transhuman material half-life of disposable electronics and a few nice, old boomboxes.

Telescoping backwards as well as forwards in time, Scrying draws polyrhythmic and polyphonic structures from the I Ching’s hexagrams (base 64) and Babylonian sexigesimal (base 60) numeral system as a simulation of geomantic, magical, and technoromantic behaviors and belief systems, playing with the magic of radio. The most rigorous exercise of the radioOrgan’s unique FM transmission mixing and spatialization system to date, this performance is at once an experimental lecture and demonstration, a ritual of endurance, and a dramatically lit chamber work.

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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... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →



Friday May 12, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00am
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378
 
Saturday, May 13
 

12:00pm

Stronger Together (Workshop) - The Arts Hub at Creative Tech Week 2017 - Saturday, May 13, 2017

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!

REGISTER HERE!! 

 


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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... 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

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 Digi... Read More →
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Akaash Mehta

Akaash Mehta - Exhibition Director of Creative Tech Week 2017 | | Born 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 su... Read More →
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Dimple Mirpuri

Program Manager, Creative Tech Week
Program Manager of Creative Tech Week 2017
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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 t... Read More →
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LILY SU

3D Modeler, Lily's 3D Services and Products
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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 a member of the technical staff. Professor... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center

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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... 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 te... Read More →



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

12:00pm

3D Printed Sculpture
A set of "bookends", two blocks, each 6" x 4.5" x 3.5", that are 3D crystal engravings (created with 3D software and crystal engraving tools). The piece is titled "Bookends: Woman leaning"; Images of the objects can be seen here: http://www.claudiaherbsttait.com/work-avenue/#/woman/

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Claudia Herbst- Tait

Professor, Pratt Institute
Claudia Herbst-Tait is a 3D artist and theorist with an interdisciplinary approach to digital media. Originally trained as a 3D animator, Herbst-Tait translates her 3D designs into bronze sculptures, crystal objects and woven Jacquard tapestries. Her works have also found a culin... Read More →



Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

12:00pm

3D Therapy with the Lady Tech Guild

Come discuss your 3D related issues with the Lady Tech Guild. We will be available to work through technical and creative issues such as hardware, software and choosing materials. We can also offer personal support in career planning, entrepreneurship, and advice on being ambitious in the 3D world.

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.

Our members have decades of experience in 3D scanning, 3D modeling, new materials 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.


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avatar for Sophie Kahn

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 Digi... Read More →
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Annelie Koller

Snr Design Researcher, Modern Meadow
Through the lens of biology, material technology and computation, Annellie Koller seeks to develop a new language of design. She is currently senior design researcher at the biotech startup, Modern Meadow,  the first company to attempt to grow sustainable animal-based materials in a lab. She is also senior event organizer of the Biofabricate conference that showcases the world of grown materials and design... Read More →
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Lauren Slowik

Design Evangelist for Education, Shapeways
Lauren is the Design Evangelist for Education at Shapeways, a global 3D printing service, and a part-time professor at Parsons the New School for Design, where she received her MFA in Design+Technology. She has contributed her design and technology expertise to organizations such... Read More →
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Ashley Zelinskie

artist, Ashley Zelinskie
Ashley Zelinskie is an artist based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her work blurs the lines between art and technology, and spans a variety of media from sculpture to computer programs. After receiving a degree in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design, Ashley began to experiment with t... Read More →

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LADY TECH GUILD

The Lady Tech Guild is a collective of professional women who are 3D artists, designers, biohackers, educators and entrepreneurs in the 3D industry, with decades of experience and specialized knowledge in our fields. We support like minded girls and women to become resourceful, i... Read More →



Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

12:00pm

Artwork: Future Satellite
Future Satellite is an interactive sculpture. It is a personal satellite radio system made out of salvaged materials and old technology. It consists of a satellite dish, a model of a satellite, and a series of radio transmitters and receivers. It can be used to transmit underground / experimental music, in addition to news and alerts in the event of disaster. Future Satellite will provide a platform for experimental recordings, which will be composed and collected throughout the year. The project will be presented as a sculptural installation with small listening stations so passers by can tune into the broadcast.

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Amelia Marzec

Artist, Artist
Amelia Marzec is an American artist focused on rebuilding local communications infrastructure to prepare for an uncertain future. Her work has been exhibited at ISEA, SIGGRAPH, MIT, the ONCE Foundation Contemporary Art Biennial in Madrid, and is part of the Rhizome ArtBase. She h... Read More →



Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

12:00pm

hacek, A Generative and Continuous Media Art Installation at Knockdown Center
hácek presents a physical installation, VR experience, and printed data maps. It employs data to inform an immersive installation while positioning it’s larger impact towards metaphors of networked landscape, security and wayfinding. The data used is taken from real network traffic logs, tracking hackers in real time as they race to be the first in line at the Shmoo Group website, pummeling the site with DDOS, port scans, and sneaky malware as they compete to be the first to get their hands on the prize. The valiant defenders deflect bots, cheats, and attacks at every turn as they try to keep the site online. há ek is not just data visualizations or VR gaming in the formal sense—but more akin to abstractions and metaphorical art works that reflect the data, pieces potentially to be enjoyed entirely out of context.

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Melissa F. Clarke

Melissa F. Clarke is a Brooklyn, NY based interdisciplinary artist making multimedia installations using sound, video, and interactive art. Clarke also creates still images, participatory works, and multimedia design projects. With her recent installation project, Untitled Antart... Read More →



Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

12:00pm

Installation: Utopia 1.0 in VR
See the future through the rearview mirror! Experience the formerly thriving online world of Second Life in a virtual cinema. A VR film by Annie Berman.

As the sun begins to set on the once-bustling online pseudo-reality Second Life, filmmaker Annie Berman sends her avatar in to investigate the decline of this utopian world. In search of what remains, we travel through ruins that do not decay, speculative real estate developments, wide open spaces with ‘for sale’ signs, an art gallery on its last days, . . . Given the invitation to come build anything imaginable, what is it that we chose to create?

Adapted from the original 20-minute film version screened at MoMA, this VR version presents 8-mins of the film inside a virtual theater. It is followed by a 5-min Q&A with its author’s avatar.

This VR version was made possible by the MAAF, a regrant program of NYSCA, Electronic Media and Film, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature; administered by Wave Farm.

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Annie Berman

Artist, Fish in the Hand Productions
Annie Berman is a media artist living and working in New York City. Named one of Independent Magazine’s 10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2016, her films, videos, performances, and installations have shown internationally in galleries, festivals, universities, and conferences, includin... Read More →



Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

12:00pm

Internet Directory
Internet Directory is a single loose-leaf book of 37,743 pages, collectively listing all 115 million .COM domains in alphabetic order, phonebook style. I built Internet Directory to study the language of the Internet. The first version included only domains beginning with the word "serious." After looking through serious-awning-information.com, seriousaboutpoker.com, seriousgayguysinaustinlookingforlove.com and every other variation, the word began to lose meaning. From there, I expanded the project to look at the whole of .COM. Nearly every English word is run down in a similar way, through every iteration that has potential commercial value, no matter how remote.

According to the Atlantic, "Internet Directory is a wonderful meditation on the domain-name form—whether it’s a five-letter word or a five-word phrase, something just happens with the appending of the words dot com. ... it also speaks to that first fictional founding myth of the internet and of computation in general: that anyone could make something out of nothing, and with the payment of a fee and some backend conjuring, an idea could be made manifest just by invoking some keywords, a dot, and a subtext-loaded suffix." https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/02/domain-names-dot-horse/516438/

I did an exhaustive reading (about three hours) of Internet Directory at last year's Creative Tech Week, set up in the lobby of the arts space. I would love to present this in its ideal form; a 15 to 20 minute reading, alongside other talks or presentations. I have done readings from this project at PS1's NY Art Book Fair, the Radical Networks conference, Internodal, and galleries such as A.C. Institute.

For the video below, start 30 minutes in to see my performance. Thanks

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Daniel Temkin

Artist, Daniel Temkin
Hi. I'm here to talk about programming languages as an art medium (esolangs and related code art). I'm interested in practices that misuse code && data, including glitch and algorithmic photography.



Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

12:00pm

Katherine Bennett's piece - Transmissions From The System
Transmissions from the System pulls my voicemail messages and their text transcription down from my server to the micro-controller. The LCD screen shows the voicemail transcript, while the voice envelope (aural element) is mapped to the light bulb’s light level. The light and the text are message artifacts. The light is a transcription of the voice created through electronics. Yet viewers are left with an absence of audio. The text transcription is an artifact of the message, created from complex software and analysis. Neither can fully recreate the original nor be fully accurate. Something is lost in the transmission. The viewer is left with these translation artifacts and the gapping absence of the real thing.

Experts
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Katherine Bennett

Media Artist + Assistant Professor
Katherine Bennett is media artist whose research explores how communication technologies are shaping our identity and pushing us along the continuum of being post human. Bennett utilizes sound and light to represent this shift across people, relationships and activities. She codes and incorporates sensors, electronics, fibers and computer vision to create interactive and responsive multichannel installations and narratives. Her specialty is in creating environments that make perceptible phenomena and processes that... Read More →



Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

12:00pm

Oyster by Joe Diebes
Oyster is an encompassing audiovisual installation by Joe Diebes that unravels a peculiar moment in the history of music and computers. On entering a large room, the audience encounters a circle of screens, each featuring a group of singers vocalizing in a distinctly non-Western style, each brightly color coded. It eventually becomes clear, from subtitles and voice-over, that the audience is seeing and hearing a computer’s reconstruction of singing styles from around the world. Central to the work is its recombinant aspect. Diebes has created a state-­of-the-­art software engine that makes a continually changing montage in real­time. This ‘brain’ pulls from a carefully tagged database of video footage, still images, text, and sound, juxtaposing them according to algorithms developed by Diebes for their musical and aesthetic potential. By making a narrator out of the computer the work emphasizes a digital perspective which profiles, analyzes, and compartmentalizes its subject.

A Harvestworks Sponsored Project funded in part by New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant for Film, Media, and New Technology Production. This project is also made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, Electronic Media and Film Program, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Joe Diebes

Artist
Joe Diebes creates audiovisual installations and live operas that combine sound, visual media, and the human voice in multifarious ways. Recent projects include MY TROCADERO (Watermill Center), his broken-word opera BOTCH (HERE Arts Center) and the opera WOW (with Christian Hawke... Read More →



Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

12:00pm

Stronger Together (Exhibition) - The Arts Hub at Creative Tech Week 2017 - Saturday, May 13, 2017

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.

Come experience the work of artists and educators who are driving forces in guiding and facilitating the next generation of innovators in technological arts, as we uncover intersections in aesthetic and conceptual inquiries across academic programs at ten area universities.  The exhibition includes art installations incorporating a wide range of technologies and media including Virtual Reality; Augmented Reality; 3D printing; CNC router milling; custom or recycled electronics; custom software; the Internet; custom video game consoles and joysticks; photo manipulation; data visualizations; drone video; algorithms; speech synthesis; and tablets, smartphones, flat screens, projectors, computers, microphones, sensors and speakers. 

Produced by Leaders in Software and Art (LISA) for Creative Tech Week in conjunction with Exhibition Director Akaash Mehta, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Plan 23, Columbia University, CUNY and the Lady Tech Guild.  Organizers include Isabel Draves, President of Creative Tech Week and Founder of LISA; Carol Parkinson, Director of Harvestworks; Wolfgang von Stuermer (aka WvS), Representative of Plan 23; and Michael Merck, Co-Director of the Knockdown Center. 

Free admission and creative technology workshops Saturday, May 13 12-7pm

On Saturday May 13th, the exhibition is free and open to the public from noon to 7 pm. Visitors can receive free advice and instruction on 3D scanning and modeling and 3D printing. Visitors can also participate in Maker workshops on Raspberry Pi, Arduino, generative art, and building radios from recycled electronics (a materials fee and advance registration is required for the workshops, see ctw.nyc for details).

Performances – Friday, May 12 (Exhibition Preview) 5-11pm and Saturday, May 13, 7-11pm

Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door / $25 two-night tickets available

The evening programs features performances by Pamela Z, Jimmy Joe Roche and Lance Garett and Long Distance Poison on Friday and SMOMID, Raphaele Shirley and Plan 23 on Saturday.


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Benton C Bainbridge

School of Visual Arts
Benton C. Bainbridge is an American artist known for creating movies, installations, and live visual performances with custom digital, analog and optical systems of his own design. His early career focused on the live creation of electronic cinema in collaboration with other artists and anticipated... Read More →
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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... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Bennett

Katherine Bennett

Media Artist + Assistant Professor
Katherine Bennett is media artist whose research explores how communication technologies are shaping our identity and pushing us along the continuum of being post human. Bennett utilizes sound and light to represent this shift across people, relationships and activities. She codes and incorporates sensors, electronics, fibers and computer vision to create interactive and responsive multichannel installations and narratives. Her specialty is in creating environments that make perceptible phenomena and processes that... Read More →
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Allison Berkoy

artist / designer / creative technologist / educator, Berkoy
Allison Berkoy is a Brooklyn based artist working at the intersection of art, performance, code and technology. With mixed physical and electronic media, she creates videos, sculptural installations, interactive environments, and performances between humans and machines. Recent e... Read More →
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Annie Berman

Artist, Fish in the Hand Productions
Annie Berman is a media artist living and working in New York City. Named one of Independent Magazine’s 10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2016, her films, videos, performances, and installations have shown internationally in galleries, festivals, universities, and conferences, includin... Read More →
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Blake Marques Carrington

Artist, Blake Carrington Studio
Blake Marques Carrington works within the spheres of the sound, visual and performing arts. He has had solo exhibitions at Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Central Utah Art Center, and VisArts, featuring a range of work from inkjet painting to video installation using custom software systems. Parallel to his work in the visual arts context, he writes and performs original audiovisual compositions and releases full length albums. His debut album... Read More →
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Melissa F. Clarke

Melissa F. Clarke is a Brooklyn, NY based interdisciplinary artist making multimedia installations using sound, video, and interactive art. Clarke also creates still images, participatory works, and multimedia design projects. With her recent installation project, Untitled Antart... Read More →
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Seth Cluett

Stevens Institute of Technology
Seth Cluett is an American artist whose work includes installation, concert music, performance, photography, and critical writing. His “subtle...seductive, immersive” (Artforum) work has been characterized as “rigorously focused and full of detail” (e/i) and “dramatic, powerful, and at one with... Read More →
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Eric Corriel

School of Visual Arts
Eric Corriel graduated from Cornell University where he received a BA in Philosophy while also studying Fine Art and Computer Science. He later received a Diplôme National d’Arts Plastiques from the École Régionale Supérieure d’Expression Plastique in Tourcoing, France. Based in Brooklyn, Eric takes urban landscapes as a medium in which to create site-specific video installations in the public realm. He teaches interaction design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he is also Lead Web Designer and... Read More →
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Andrew Demirjian

CUNY Hunter College
Andrew Demirjian is an interdisciplinary artist who creates experimental assemblages of image, sound and text that contest narrow regimes of media conventions. Typologies, the language of naming and the politics of categorization are often a focus of his projects. The pieces take... Read More →
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Joe Diebes

Artist
Joe Diebes creates audiovisual installations and live operas that combine sound, visual media, and the human voice in multifarious ways. Recent projects include MY TROCADERO (Watermill Center), his broken-word opera BOTCH (HERE Arts Center) and the opera WOW (with Christian Hawke... 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

Program Manager of Creative Tech Week 2017
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Ursula Endlicher

Artist
Since the mid 1990s the Internet has impacted Ursula Endlicher's practice: She builds frameworks for Internet Art works and performances, but lets real-time data be the lead for their choreographies. She extracts rule sets from the Web and repurposes them for installations. Her w... Read More →
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Carla Gannis

Artist/Prof/Asst Chair, Pratt Institute Dept of Digital Arts
Carla Gannis identifies as a visual storyteller. With the use of 21st Century representational technologies she narrates through a “digital looking glass” where reflections on power, sexuality, marginalization, and agency often emerge. She is fascinated by digital semiotics a... Read More →
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Mayukh Goswami

Mayukh Goswami is an illustrator, graphic designer and artist based out of Bombay. He works with marketing, UX, augmented and virtual reality. He freelances as an artist and makes music album covers and videos for indie bands including Molly Moore and Jacquard. Mayukh's art has b... Read More →
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Chun-Fang Huang

NYU IDM - Tandon School of Engineering
Chun-Fang Huang holds a Bachelor of Science in physics in Taiwan. Her ambition and curiosity to jump at every chance to learn something new are unbounded. She believes that the cognition of the world is based on the combination of different objectives and perspectives. Pursuing h... Read More →
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Richard Jochum

Columbia University
Richard Jochum is a media artist with a strong focus on video, installation, and performance. He has received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Vienna and an MFA in Sculpture and Media Art from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. His work is represented by Galler... Read More →
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Gene Kogan

gene, NYU ITP
Gene Kogan is an artist and a programmer who is interested in generative systems, artificial intelligence, and software for creativity and self-expression. He is a collaborator within numerous open-source software projects, and leads workshops and demonstrations on topics at the... Read More →
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Linda Lauro-Lazin

Professor Department of Digital Art, Pratt Institute
Linda Lauro-Lazin is a New York artist, curator, lecturer and educator. She is a Fulbright Scholar in Art. She holds an MA in Computer Graphics from New York Institute of Technology and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute.  | | Ms Lauro-Lazin has been at the forefront of developing a vernacular of digital mark making and abstraction that bridges the gap to analog painting. Her work is included in Bruce Wands' book, Art of the Digital Age. Lauro-Lazin began teaching digital art in 1992; She has organized and participated in many guest lectures and panel discussions including, ATOA, SIGGRAPH, College Art Association, Tokyo Museum of Photography, and most recently ICP. She created and runs the highly successful Pratt Digital Art Guest Lecture Series bringing in emerging talent and established pioneers in the fields of time based media, interactive artwork and digital imaging. | | During her early work in the... Read More →
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Christopher Manzione

Stevens Institute of Technology
Christopher Manzione is currently Assistant Professor in Visual Arts & Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is founder and director of the Virtual Public Art Project, an organization that uses Augmented Reality to produce original artist works in public space. Manzio... Read More →
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Amelia Marzec

Artist, Artist
Amelia Marzec is an American artist focused on rebuilding local communications infrastructure to prepare for an uncertain future. Her work has been exhibited at ISEA, SIGGRAPH, MIT, the ONCE Foundation Contemporary Art Biennial in Madrid, and is part of the Rhizome ArtBase. She h... Read More →
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Akaash Mehta

Akaash Mehta - Exhibition Director of Creative Tech Week 2017 | | Born 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 su... Read More →
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Dimple Mirpuri

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

NYU IDM - Tandon School of Engineering
Javier Molina is an engineer, actor, and media artist working with virtual reality, motion capture, interactive installations, performance art, and experimental film. He holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Army Polytechnic School in Quito, Ecuador. He moved... Read More →
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Terry Nauheim

Associate Professor/Chair, NYIT
Terry Nauheim is an audiovisual artist, associate professor, and Chair of NYIT’s Department of Digital Art & Design. As an artist, she explores sound and visual relationships through digital media, drawing, and installation. She has exhibited her artwork at the Bronx Museum of... Read More →
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Nicholas O'Brien

Stevens Institute of Technology
Nicholas O’Brien is a net-based artist, curator, & writer, researching Games, Digital Art, and Network Culture. His work has exhibited in Mexico City, Berlin, London, Dublin, Italy, Prague, as well as throughout the US. He has been the recipient of a Turbulence Commission funde... Read More →
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Yuko Oda

NYIT
Yuko Oda was born in Tokyo, and is currently living and working in New York. Her sculptures, drawings, and animations have been exhibited at SIGGRAPH Asia, Dumbo Arts Festival, NY, OZASAHAYASHI, Kyoto, Calvin-Morris Gallery, NY, Maki Fine Arts, Tokyo, Lumenhouse Art Space, NY, Be... Read More →
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Tatiana Pilon

NYU IDM - Tandon School of Engineering
Tatiana Pilon is a research and development engineer exploring the intersection of art and engineering. She is currently pursuing her master's in Integrated Digital Media at the New York University School of Engineering where she creates emerging technology experiences using virt... Read More →
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James Proctor

CUNY Hunter College
James Proctor is a software artist and data visualization designer. In his art practice, he writes and iterates on rules in code that guide the growth of each piece. The resulting images reflect the visual legacy of their predecessors, as well as the ordered patterns of the proce... Read More →
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Siyuan Qiu

Siyuan Qiu is a graduate student at NYU majoring Integrated Digital Media, also a graduate assistant at NYU Mobile AR Lab. He is focusing on creating interactive arts in AR/VR especially for the multi-user VR experience. His works have been presented at SXSW 17 and will be shown at the coming NYC Creative Tech Week. Before going to NYU, he earned his B.S. from Shandong University in China where he worked at the... Read More →
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Michael Rees

William Paterson University
Michael Rees is an artist working in themes of figuration, language, technology, and the social to weave a sculptural mélange. His work has shown widely including the 1995 Whitney Museum Biennial and again in “Bitstreams”; The MARTa Museum, Germany; Art Omi; The Pera Museum... Read More →
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Kate Sicchio

Visiting Assistant Professor, Integrated Digital Media NYU / LiveCode.NYC
Kate Sicchio works at the interface of technology and performance. By opening a dialogue between how people move and how this may change by engaging with the digital, she aims to create choreography, performative scores, video, programming languages and hacking methodologies. Her... Read More →
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mark skwarek

Director of NYU's Mobile AR Lab, Full Time NYU Tandon, New York University, Tandon
Mark Skwarek is an artist who pioneered bridging the gap between virtual and physical world with augmented reality. His art explores the translation our everyday digital experience into the physical world using mobile augmented reality. Skwarek earned his M.F.A. from Rhode Island... Read More →
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Claudia Herbst- Tait

Professor, Pratt Institute
Claudia Herbst-Tait is a 3D artist and theorist with an interdisciplinary approach to digital media. Originally trained as a 3D animator, Herbst-Tait translates her 3D designs into bronze sculptures, crystal objects and woven Jacquard tapestries. Her works have also found a culin... Read More →
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Daniel Temkin

Artist, Daniel Temkin
Hi. I'm here to talk about programming languages as an art medium (esolangs and related code art). I'm interested in practices that misuse code && data, including glitch and algorithmic photography.
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Hellyn Teng

NYU ITP
Hellyn Teng is a fashion tech designer, web developer and musician. Her interest, joy, and passion are in realizing concepts through uncommon media, utilizing computational fashion, sound, physical computing and creative coding, as mediums for exploration and how they can coalesc... Read More →
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Yuchen Zhang

Parsons School of Art & Design
Yuchen Zhang is a fashion tech designer, entrepreneur, and educator. Yuchen received her master’s degree from Parsons School of Art and Design. She has worked with companies such as Red Antler, Pentagram, SpotCo, Zac Posen, Google and Loomia. Yuchen has shown her technologicall... Read More →
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Jingwen Zhu

Design Technology Lead, Wearable Media
Jingwen Zhu is an interaction designer, creative technologist, and educator whose design engages her audience with mind-opening interactions. The techniques she creates combine traditional crafts with innovative technologies. Work topics include creative communication, food systems, and the climate... Read More →
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Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga

CUNY
Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga approaches art as a social practice that seeks to establish dialogue in public spaces. Having been born of immigrant parents and grown up between Nicaragua and San Francisco, a strong awareness of inequality and discrimination was established at an early... Read More →

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School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art

MFA Computer Art
Established in 1986, the SVA MFA Computer Art Department was the first graduate program in the United States to focus on creating art with computers and other state-of-the-art technological advancements. Our network of over 1,000 alumni continue our tradition of excellence worldw... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →
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NYIT Department of Digital Art & Design

NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) is a private, degree-granting, not-for-profit global university, committed to educating the next generation of leaders, inspiring innovation, and advancing applications-oriented research and entrepreneurship. With two campuses in New York, as well as campuses in Nanjing and Beijing, China; Vancouver, Canada; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, NYIT provides a technology-infused education to 12,000 students from all 50 states and 125 countries. By learning how to analyze and question assumptions, NYIT graduates are culturally aware, profession ready, and prepared to solve... Read More →
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CUNY (Hunter IMA)

With a world class faculty and up-to-date production facilities, Hunter College’s Department of Film & Media Studies offers two undergraduate programs of study. One program leads toward a major in Film, combining film history and theory with film production. The other leads toward a major in Media Studies, combining critical media analysis with creative practice using a mix of contemporary media forms (video, print, digital graphics and the Internet). In addition, Hunter College now offers... Read More →
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Integrated Digital Media NYU / LiveCode.NYC

We are language agnostic and not medium specific. We live code games in LISP, music in Extempore, dance in Java, and everything in between. We program systems as they are running. Life changes in real-time and so does our code. Livecode.NYC.
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New York University, Tandon School of Engineering, Integrated Digital Media

Launched in 2004 as the Integrated Digital Media Institute of Polytechnic University, Integrated Digital Media (IDM) is the 'STEAM' program offered by NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. Focusing on the intersection of engineering and creative practice, it is located within... Read More →
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Digital Arts Pratt

Established in 1987 as Computer Graphics & Interactive Media, Pratt Institute's Digital Arts BFA and MFA programs offer areas of study including Digital Animation & Motion Arts, Interactive Media, and Digital Imaging. | | Chair: Peter Patchen | Assistant Chair: Carla Gannis... Read More →
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Wearable Media Studio

Yuchen Zhang, Jingwen Zhu & Hellyn Teng are the co-founders of Wearable Media. Their mission of collaboration is to evolve the meaning of garment design, where technology, textile and the body are intimately connected.
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ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

When the School of the Arts was founded at NYU in 1965, it was heralded as a daring adventure — to be a school unlike any other. We met that challenge, and what has emerged over the last 50 years is the country’s preeminent center for the study of the performing, cinematic and emerging media arts. | | Our breadth of excellence across the departments is unique and world-renowned. You can earn a BA, BFA, MA, MFA, MPS or PhD in a wide range of disciplines that are uniquely integrated within one school. Artists and scholars come from around the world to study acting, dance, design, performance, film, animation, writing for musical theatre, stage, screen... Read More →
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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 te... Read More →



Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

1:00pm

Computational Aesthetics - Creating Your First Generative Art Work
Can computer 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.

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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 t... Read More →

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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 te... Read More →



Saturday May 13, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

3:00pm

An Arduino 101 Workshop
Have guidance getting started with electronics using Arduino, a platform for making interactive electronics projects. With literacy of Arduino, it enables one to use sensors, motors, LED's and a range of devices to create. We will be giving a hands-on introduction where you will be able to power-on for the first time your own electronics projects. In this 2-hr workshop divided into two parts, we will talk about the considerations involved in creating an electronics project, how basic prototyping can be done with Arduino, how one can create a case for the device through digital fabrication, and advice for more advanced projects. In the last hour, we will use the remaining time to introduce 3D modeling with TinkerCAD to make a case and give context to our electronics in the form of a product. 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: http://www.meetup.com/City-Tech-Meetup/files/

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LILY SU

3D Modeler, Lily's 3D Services and Products
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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 a member of the technical staff. Professor... 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.



Saturday May 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

4:30pm

Raspberry Pi Hands on Workshop
FREE!!  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.

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.

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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 a member of the technical staff. Professor... 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.



Saturday May 13, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

4:30pm

{almost} Free Radio Stations: Building the radioOrgan by Ed Bear
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.

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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... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →



Saturday May 13, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

5:00pm

Design + Technology and the Future of Storytelling

A NYCxDESIGN EVENT, A CELEBRATION OF GLOBAL DESIGN


Installations by:           

​Yes Boss

 Gabriel Pulecio / Lustix

and

"CLOUD NINE: BACK TO WORK" 

A World Premiere NOVOreality Experience

 

Panel Discussion:

Jordan Harvey (Founder)– NOVOreality

Kathryn Henderson (Executive Producer) – Yes Boss

Michael Reed (Sr. Research Associate)– Blue Sky Studios

Jen Vitale (Executive Producer) - Experiential

Christopher Wolfgang Mauch (Director) - NOVOreality         

David Porras (Executive Producer) -Moderator

In our radically changing media landscape, storytellers are struggling with a basic question, “where is storytelling going?” The answer lies in design and technology, the key elements in reaching new audiences in innovative and engaging ways.

Join us for an evening in which we will explore the future of storytelling where design, innovation and technology are at the forefront. We will discuss and demonstrate new emerging platforms, and share design centric experiences in the areas of virtual reality, animation, digital art, film and experiential.  It’s a world seen through the eyes of some of Brooklyn’s most innovative storytellers. We invite you to venture deep into the heart of Brooklyn for an experience that will be part installation, part discussion and definitely a party.

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AFTER PARTY 

DJ SETS BY: 

DJ Raymo

DJ Siyoung


More info here!!
 


Moderators
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David Porras

DAVID PORRAS (Moderator) is an Executive Producer with 17 years of experience in advertising, digital communications, experiential, film and television. David works with organizations to create engaging, relevant, multi-platform content. As a creative producer he works with cli... Read More →

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NOVOreality

NOVOreality is a ground-breaking platform introduced by Novo in 2016 that merges high-end virtual reality with precise, wide-range motion simulation, delivering the real sensations of motion while immersed in amazing stories! | | The NOVOreality platform utilizes cutting edge technology, customized... Read More →



Saturday May 13, 2017 5:00pm - 9:00pm
NOVO Studios 2541 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207

7:00pm

Stronger Together (Evening Performance) - The Arts Hub at Creative Tech Week 2017 - Saturday, May 13, 2017

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.

Come experience the work of artists and educators who are driving forces in guiding and facilitating the next generation of innovators in technological arts, as we uncover intersections in aesthetic and conceptual inquiries across academic programs at ten area universities.  The exhibition includes art installations incorporating a wide range of technologies and media including Virtual Reality; Augmented Reality; 3D printing; CNC router milling; custom or recycled electronics; custom software; the Internet; custom video game consoles and joysticks; photo manipulation; data visualizations; drone video; algorithms; speech synthesis; and tablets, smartphones, flat screens, projectors, computers, microphones, sensors and speakers. 

Produced by Leaders in Software and Art (LISA) for Creative Tech Week in conjunction with Exhibition Director Akaash Mehta, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Plan 23, Columbia University, CUNY and the Lady Tech Guild.  Organizers include Isabel Draves, President of Creative Tech Week and Founder of LISA; Carol Parkinson, Director of Harvestworks; Wolfgang von Stuermer (aka WvS), Representative of Plan 23; and Michael Merck, Co-Director of the Knockdown Center. 

Free admission and creative technology workshops Saturday, May 13 12-7pm

On Saturday May 13th, the exhibition is free and open to the public from noon to 7 pm. Visitors can receive free advice and instruction on 3D scanning and modeling and 3D printing. Visitors can also participate in Maker workshops on Raspberry Pi, Arduino, generative art, and building radios from recycled electronics (a materials fee and advance registration is required for the workshops, see ctw.nyc for details).

Performances – Friday, May 12 (Exhibition Preview) 5-11pm and Saturday, May 13, 7-11pm

Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door / $25 two-night tickets available

The evening programs features performances by Pamela Z, Jimmy Joe Roche and Lance Garett and Long Distance Poison on Friday and SMOMID, Raphaele Shirley and Plan 23 on Saturday.


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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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Carol Parkinson

Composer/Performer, Harvestworks, Inc
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Raphaele Shirley

Light artist and composer
RAPHAELE SHIRLEY (Wisconsin, USA). Shirley’s solo exhibitions include: 12.6 Lyrae at the Chimney, New York (2016), 0910 Light Shots, Chelsea Art Museum , New York(2010); Arctic Lights, Dorfman Projects, New York (2010); Jewels of Kvinesdal, Kvinesdal, Norway (2009; Sunken City, M... Read More →
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Smomid

Composer/Performer/Instrument Builder/Designer
Smomid is a project by Nick Demopoulos, who is a performer, musician and instrument builder. As a guitarist he worked with NEA Jazz master Chico Hamilton from 2008 to 2013 and traveled on behalf of the State Department to conduct cultural diplomacy and perform in the Middle East... Read More →

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Plan 23

Curator & Producer, Plan 23
Emerged out of Bushwick, Brooklyn, Plan 23 creates site-specific, extended, immersive, audio-visual experiences that bend one’s perception of time and space. Encompassing a sonic spectrum from dark-ambient soundscapes via subliminal pulses to electronic sounds the group delivers sonic explorations into uncharted spaces; combining live music, lasers and live visuals into an engaging sensory journey... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →
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Ab Uno Pluribus

The Ab Uno Pluribus ('from one to many') experimental, audio-visual event series started 2014 as an idea of composer & soundartist WvS and videoartist Miah Artola. Now in the 4th year each event is custom curated by WvS with a different focus on electro-acoustic performer/instrument combinations... Read More →



Saturday May 13, 2017 7:00pm - 11:00pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

8:00pm

12.6 Lyrae/le chiffre Performance
12.6 Lyrae/le chiffre is an immersive site-specific installation and live performance by the artist Raphaele Shirley in collaboration with musician and composer Algis Kizys. First presented at the project space “ The Chimney” in 2016,12.6 Lyrae/le Chiffre takes the viewer from the intimate to the infinite, cyclically and imperceptible arcing back and forth via a subtle modulation of light and sound. The public is surrounded within a visual and auditory landscape creating a journey through time space, a poetic exploration of states of being through layered abstract combinations.

The 12.6 Lyrae installation centers on Shirley’s sculpture titled 12.6 Black Star . This works consists of a 12’6” diameter white neon circle mounted below an aluminum ring which hangs on an angle above the viewer's head. The white light of the neon circle, dims to darkness and brightens to full intensity in a slow and barely perceivable gradual loop, like a fast forwarded sunrise to sunset. Alongside, a set of hazers generate a cloud above the ring, erasing the ceiling and suspending the light into an appearance of void. Following the slow appearance and erasure of the ring and its surroundings, Algis Kizys audio work, “Halo Companion”, chimes and breathes with the light. Using a 4.1 surround sound with speakers arranged in a circle oriented under the sculpture, Kizys 21 minute looped composition engulfs and rotates the audience. Live musicians under Kizys’ direction, live musical intervention named Le Chiffre, respond to the soundtrack augmenting the dimensionality of the installation layering new live sounds within the lexicon of auditory references, abstract and concrete. A surprise visual event concludes the performance, encasing the experience in wonderment and in an urgency of the now.

In 12.6 Lyrae/lechiffre, we step into an environment of dusk where the installation brings to form and returns to void a world within emptiness.
“Make me thy lyre, even as the forest is" - Shelley

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Raphaele Shirley

Light artist and composer
RAPHAELE SHIRLEY (Wisconsin, USA). Shirley’s solo exhibitions include: 12.6 Lyrae at the Chimney, New York (2016), 0910 Light Shots, Chelsea Art Museum , New York(2010); Arctic Lights, Dorfman Projects, New York (2010); Jewels of Kvinesdal, Kvinesdal, Norway (2009; Sunken City, M... Read More →



Saturday May 13, 2017 8:00pm - 11:30pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

8:00pm

Plan 23 live at the Creative Technology Week Arts Hub - Live Performances
Plan 23 live at the Creative Technology Week Art Hub Performances at the Knockdown Center May 12th & 13th, 2017.

Plan 23 with live visuals by Zarah Cabanas, Chris Jordan & Sofy Yuditskaya – Plan 23 creates extended audio-visual experiences that bend one’s perception of time and space. Encompassing a sonic spectrum from dark-ambient soundscapes via subliminal pulses to electronic sounds the group delivers sonic explorations into uncharted spaces; combining music and visuals into an engaging sensory journey – redefining psychedelic sound for the 21st century. 

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Plan 23

Curator & Producer, Plan 23
Emerged out of Bushwick, Brooklyn, Plan 23 creates site-specific, extended, immersive, audio-visual experiences that bend one’s perception of time and space. Encompassing a sonic spectrum from dark-ambient soundscapes via subliminal pulses to electronic sounds the group delivers sonic explorations into uncharted spaces; combining live music, lasers and live visuals into an engaging sensory journey... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →



Saturday May 13, 2017 8:00pm - 11:30pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

8:00pm

SMOMID performance at the Knockdown Center
Smomid is a project by Nick Demopoulos, who is a performer, musician and instrument builder. In this performance he will be utilizing only instruments he has designed and built to perform interactive computer music. The name Smomid is an acronym for string modeling midi device. It is a purely digital instrument that allows a guitar player to interface with a computer. He will also be using Pyramidi™ interfaces that he created which allow additional controls. In addition to sound, these instruments emit light, either through high powered LEDs or LED displays that step through animations that are complimentary to the sounds emitted and provide a performer with another dimension of expression. Musically Smomid compositions make use of algorithmic and AI processes that bring in a computer as an additional creative participant. The creation of the instruments used in this performance incorporated 3d modeling, micro controllers, DIY electronics, embedded systems, LED displays and software creation. These instruments and the resulting music are very much a collaboration between music performance and several fields of technology. As a guitarist Nick Demopoulos has worked with NEA Jazz master Chico Hamilton from 2008 to 2013 and recorded on the albums The Inquiring Mind, Revelation and Euphoric. He also released several recordings with Exegesis, a group that mixes jazz and electronic music. In 2008 Exegesis traveled on behalf of the State Department to conduct cultural diplomacy and perform in Bahrain, Yemen, Oman, U.A.E and Kuwait. Other artists he has worked with include choreographer Camille Brown, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, George Bohannon, Jimmy Owens, Don Mckenzie and Intra Faction With his Smomid Nick has been featured on the Discovery Science Network, Guitar World, Create Digital Music, Metal Injection and Popular Noise Magazine among others.  For more information please visit: www.smomid.com

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Smomid

Composer/Performer/Instrument Builder/Designer
Smomid is a project by Nick Demopoulos, who is a performer, musician and instrument builder. As a guitarist he worked with NEA Jazz master Chico Hamilton from 2008 to 2013 and traveled on behalf of the State Department to conduct cultural diplomacy and perform in the Middle East... Read More →

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Plan 23

Curator & Producer, Plan 23
Emerged out of Bushwick, Brooklyn, Plan 23 creates site-specific, extended, immersive, audio-visual experiences that bend one’s perception of time and space. Encompassing a sonic spectrum from dark-ambient soundscapes via subliminal pulses to electronic sounds the group delivers sonic explorations into uncharted spaces; combining live music, lasers and live visuals into an engaging sensory journey... Read More →
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Smomid

Composer/Performer/Instrument Builder/Designer
Smomid is a project by Nick Demopoulos, who is a performer, musician and instrument builder. As a guitarist he worked with NEA Jazz master Chico Hamilton from 2008 to 2013 and traveled on behalf of the State Department to conduct cultural diplomacy and perform in the Middle East... Read More →



Saturday May 13, 2017 8:00pm - 11:30pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378
 
Sunday, May 14
 

10:00am

Connect to the World through a Shared_Studios Portal
Visit the Shared_Studios Portal at the Brooklyn Navy Yard with Amar Bakshi and the Shared Studios Team. Step into our gold shipping container and find yourself face-to-face with a stranger in an identical portal on the other side of the country or the other side of the world. In the time and the space you share, you can learn, connect, and even create together. For more information and to reserve a time slot, visit www.sharedstudios.com.

Upon arrival at the New Lab, please contact Jake Levin at 603-479-5253.

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Amar C. Bakshi

Founder and Creative Director, Shared_Studios
Amar C. Bakshi is an artist whose work focuses on how to use technology to create new forms of digital-physical public spaces that challenge and subvert existing norms. As an artist, Amar treats the formation of institutions as, themselves, sites of creation. Through the Portals... Read More →

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Shared_Studios

Shared_Studios is a multidisciplinary art, design and technology collective founded in 2014. With key innovations in hardware, software, and design, Shared Studios aims to build a global community to investigate how space is shared around the world. Through its Portals project, S... Read More →



Sunday May 14, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
New Lab Building 128, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Cumberland Street & Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

12:00pm

I Touch You and You Touch Me by Jeff Thompson at Harvestworks' Art Space - May 14, 2017
Hours: May 14–19th, 12–6pm and Sat/Sun by appointment
Opening reception: Tuesday, May 16th at 6.30pm

Harvestworks is pleased to present “I Touch You And You Touch Me,” a solo exhibition of work by Jeff Thompson. In 2016, Thompson was invited to be artist-in-residence at Bell Labs, famous for their collaborations with artists under the umbrella of Experiments in Art & Technology. Working embedded in the context of Bell Labs’ engineers, Thompson created several large-scale works that are on view for this exhibition. Thompson’s work puts forward conceptual and poetic possibilities for giving agency to increasingly self-aware technological systems. “I Touch You and You Touch Me” is a robotic sculpture trained through a machine learning system to touch viewers the way the artist touches his phone, hallucinating new movements based on its understanding of previous interactions. Other works include several large panels mapping the exact physical location of every byte on the artist’s hard-drive, a 12-foot hand-built inkjet printer that slowly copies a blank wall over the course of the exhibition, and a text that is transformed by a real-time wind sensor, “blowing” a sentence from Italo Calvino’s “Six Memos for the Next Millennium” through a 2D representation of the English language.

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Jeff Thompson

Assistant Professor and Program Director, Visual Arts & Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology
Jeff Thompson is an artist, programmer, hacker, and educator based in the NYC area. He is currently Assistant Professor and Program Director of Visual Art & Technology at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. His work explores collaboration with, empathy for... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →



Sunday May 14, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012 Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker

12:00pm

Trio by David Galbraith at Harvestworks Art Center - May 14, 2017

Hours: May 14–19th, 12–6pm and May 20-21 Sat/Sun by appointment

Opening reception: Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30pm


Trio is a multiscreen installation of abstract digital images, each a visual echo of a distinct three-note chord from a string trio score by the first-generation minimalist composer Tom Johnson. Each of the notes in the 49-note musical scale are represented by a unique color and rectangular shape, known mathematically as straight polyominoes. Emerging from a dynamic spatial relation that couples the movement of the notes in the score to the direction of the shapes and the image transparency, the visual compositions of the Trio installation appear to be architectonic and malleable, one gently flowing into the next.

At once directly related to the music notation while operating in their own realm as a series of digital paintings, Galbraith’s installation continues a body of work exploring alternative relationships between sound and image enabled by his custom software that works across media boundaries to form a new audiovisual composition environment.

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David Galbraith

Artist
David Galbraith is an artist and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. Galbraith explores the couplings between art, music, technology and the body through his installations, compositions, sound works, and performances featuring live electronics and custom software. Galbraith com... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →



Sunday May 14, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012 Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker

4:00pm

Together, Alone: Presentations and Panel Discussion
Human observer par excellence, Sherry Turkle, published Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. Her overarching point was that “People are using technologies for intimacy that were designed simply for efficiency." At the same time, we are being bombarded by distractions and spectacles that compete for attention and make focusing difficult. Our presenters will deal with the issues of intimacy and attention, in their own work and in contemporary culture. NY LASER co-directors, Ellen K. Levy and Patricia Olynyk will introduce the three presentators, Zachary Kaplan, Michelle Jaffe, and Ursula Endlicher. Their presentations will be followed by a panel discussion that involves the attendees.

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Zachary Kaplan (Rhizome)

Executive Director, Rhizome
Zachary Kaplan is executive director of Rhizome, a net art organization based on the web and an affiliate of the New Museum in NYC. Before Rhizome: Renaissance Society, Chicago; MoCA Los Angeles; the Masters in Public Art Studies program at University of Southern California; and... Read More →
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Ursula Endlicher

Artist
Since the mid 1990s the Internet has impacted Ursula Endlicher's practice: She builds frameworks for Internet Art works and performances, but lets real-time data be the lead for their choreographies. She extracts rule sets from the Web and repurposes them for installations. Her w... Read More →
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Michelle Jaffe

Visual & Digital Artist, Lithe Lab Inc
Michelle Jaffé creates sculpture, sound & video installations, immersing people in an experience that transforms their sensory awareness. These participatory encounters create a moment where a synaptic shift in attitude is possible & new neural connections can be made. Exhibitions include: Duke University, NYCEMF, Beall Center for Art + Technology, Transylvania University, Indiana University, UICA, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Solo shows in NY: Bosi Contemporary, Wald... Read More →
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Ellen K Levy

co-director NY LASER, Leonardo/ISAST
Ellen K. Levy, PhD, is a visual artist and Independent Scholar. Until recently Special Advisor on the Arts and Sciences at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA), she has taught art and neuroscience extensively. She was President of the College Art Associat... Read More →
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Patricia Olynyk

Leonardo/ISAST, NY LASER Co-Host with Ellen K. Levy
Patricia Olynyk is an artist who splits her time between St. Louis and New York. She is Co-director of the NY LASER program in New York with Ellen K. Levy and former Chair of the Leonardo Education and Art Forum. Olynyk directs the Graduate School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis, where she is also the Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art. She has a strong commitment to bringing disciplines together and has programmed art, science and technology curricula, symposia and fellowships at several research institutions, including Washington University, UCLA, and the University of Michigan, where she formerly held joint appointments in the School of Art... Read More →

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Leonardo/ISAST: New York LASER

Leonardo features a thriving online community of artist and scientist professionals working in the art/science/technology field with a rich history of collaborative activities with complementary organizations and institutions around the world. Leonardo's role as convener, facilitator, provocateur and innovative leader in art/science/technology has resulted in the presentation of hundreds of Art/Science/Technology Events around the world. The popular LASERs (Leonardo Art... Read More →



Sunday May 14, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
LevyArts 40 East 19th St #3R
 
Monday, May 15
 

12:00pm

I Touch You and You Touch Me by Jeff Thompson at Harvestworks' Art Space - May 15, 2017
Hours: May 14–19th, 12–6pm and Sat/Sun by appointment
Opening reception: Tuesday, May 16th at 6.30pm

Harvestworks is pleased to present “I Touch You And You Touch Me,” a solo exhibition of work by Jeff Thompson. In 2016, Thompson was invited to be artist-in-residence at Bell Labs, famous for their collaborations with artists under the umbrella of Experiments in Art & Technology. Working embedded in the context of Bell Labs’ engineers, Thompson created several large-scale works that are on view for this exhibition. Thompson’s work puts forward conceptual and poetic possibilities for giving agency to increasingly self-aware technological systems. “I Touch You and You Touch Me” is a robotic sculpture trained through a machine learning system to touch viewers the way the artist touches his phone, hallucinating new movements based on its understanding of previous interactions. Other works include several large panels mapping the exact physical location of every byte on the artist’s hard-drive, a 12-foot hand-built inkjet printer that slowly copies a blank wall over the course of the exhibition, and a text that is transformed by a real-time wind sensor, “blowing” a sentence from Italo Calvino’s “Six Memos for the Next Millennium” through a 2D representation of the English language.

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Jeff Thompson

Assistant Professor and Program Director, Visual Arts & Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology
Jeff Thompson is an artist, programmer, hacker, and educator based in the NYC area. He is currently Assistant Professor and Program Director of Visual Art & Technology at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. His work explores collaboration with, empathy for... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →



Monday May 15, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012 Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker

12:00pm

Trio by David Galbraith at Harvestworks Art Center - May 15, 2017

Hours: May 14–19th, 12–6pm and May 20-21 Sat/Sun by appointment

Opening reception: Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30pm


Trio is a multiscreen installation of abstract digital images, each a visual echo of a distinct three-note chord from a string trio score by the first-generation minimalist composer Tom Johnson. Each of the notes in the 49-note musical scale are represented by a unique color and rectangular shape, known mathematically as straight polyominoes. Emerging from a dynamic spatial relation that couples the movement of the notes in the score to the direction of the shapes and the image transparency, the visual compositions of the Trio installation appear to be architectonic and malleable, one gently flowing into the next.

At once directly related to the music notation while operating in their own realm as a series of digital paintings, Galbraith’s installation continues a body of work exploring alternative relationships between sound and image enabled by his custom software that works across media boundaries to form a new audiovisual composition environment.

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David Galbraith

Artist
David Galbraith is an artist and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. Galbraith explores the couplings between art, music, technology and the body through his installations, compositions, sound works, and performances featuring live electronics and custom software. Galbraith com... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →



Monday May 15, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012 Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker
 
Tuesday, May 16
 

12:00pm

I Touch You and You Touch Me by Jeff Thompson at Harvestworks' Art Space - May 16, 2017
Hours: May 14–19th, 12–6pm and Sat/Sun by appointment
Opening reception: Tuesday, May 16th at 6.30pm

Harvestworks is pleased to present “I Touch You And You Touch Me,” a solo exhibition of work by Jeff Thompson. In 2016, Thompson was invited to be artist-in-residence at Bell Labs, famous for their collaborations with artists under the umbrella of Experiments in Art & Technology. Working embedded in the context of Bell Labs’ engineers, Thompson created several large-scale works that are on view for this exhibition. Thompson’s work puts forward conceptual and poetic possibilities for giving agency to increasingly self-aware technological systems. “I Touch You and You Touch Me” is a robotic sculpture trained through a machine learning system to touch viewers the way the artist touches his phone, hallucinating new movements based on its understanding of previous interactions. Other works include several large panels mapping the exact physical location of every byte on the artist’s hard-drive, a 12-foot hand-built inkjet printer that slowly copies a blank wall over the course of the exhibition, and a text that is transformed by a real-time wind sensor, “blowing” a sentence from Italo Calvino’s “Six Memos for the Next Millennium” through a 2D representation of the English language.

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Jeff Thompson

Assistant Professor and Program Director, Visual Arts & Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology
Jeff Thompson is an artist, programmer, hacker, and educator based in the NYC area. He is currently Assistant Professor and Program Director of Visual Art & Technology at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. His work explores collaboration with, empathy for... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →



Tuesday May 16, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012 Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker

12:00pm

Trio by David Galbraith at Harvestworks Art Center - May 16, 2017

Hours: May 14–19th, 12–6pm and May 20-21 Sat/Sun by appointment

Opening reception: Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30pm


Trio is a multiscreen installation of abstract digital images, each a visual echo of a distinct three-note chord from a string trio score by the first-generation minimalist composer Tom Johnson. Each of the notes in the 49-note musical scale are represented by a unique color and rectangular shape, known mathematically as straight polyominoes. Emerging from a dynamic spatial relation that couples the movement of the notes in the score to the direction of the shapes and the image transparency, the visual compositions of the Trio installation appear to be architectonic and malleable, one gently flowing into the next.

At once directly related to the music notation while operating in their own realm as a series of digital paintings, Galbraith’s installation continues a body of work exploring alternative relationships between sound and image enabled by his custom software that works across media boundaries to form a new audiovisual composition environment.

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David Galbraith

Artist
David Galbraith is an artist and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. Galbraith explores the couplings between art, music, technology and the body through his installations, compositions, sound works, and performances featuring live electronics and custom software. Galbraith com... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →



Tuesday May 16, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012 Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker

5:00pm

ITP Spring Show 2017 - May 16th
ITP Spring Show 2017
May 16, 5-9pm
May 17, 4-8pm
A two day exhibition of creative interactive media projects by the graduate students of ITP.
http://itp.nyu.edu/show

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ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

When the School of the Arts was founded at NYU in 1965, it was heralded as a daring adventure — to be a school unlike any other. We met that challenge, and what has emerged over the last 50 years is the country’s preeminent center for the study of the performing, cinematic and emerging media arts. | | Our breadth of excellence across the departments is unique and world-renowned. You can earn a BA, BFA, MA, MFA, MPS or PhD in a wide range of disciplines that are uniquely integrated within one school. Artists and scholars come from around the world to study acting, dance, design, performance, film, animation, writing for musical theatre, stage, screen... Read More →



Tuesday May 16, 2017 5:00pm - 9:00pm
ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU 721 Broadway, left elevators to the 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003

6:30pm

Opening Reception: David Galbraith & Jeff Thompson at Harvestworks Art Center

Hours: May 14–19th, 12–6pm and May 20-21 Sat/Sun by appointment

Opening reception: Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30pm


David Galbraith
Trio is a multiscreen installation of abstract digital images, each a visual echo of a distinct three-note chord from a string trio score by the first-generation minimalist composer Tom Johnson. Each of the notes in the 49-note musical scale are represented by a unique color and rectangular shape, known mathematically as straight polyominoes. Emerging from a dynamic spatial relation that couples the movement of the notes in the score to the direction of the shapes and the image transparency, the visual compositions of the Trio installation appear to be architectonic and malleable, one gently flowing into the next.

At once directly related to the music notation while operating in their own realm as a series of digital paintings, Galbraith’s installation continues a body of work exploring alternative relationships between sound and image enabled by his custom software that works across media boundaries to form a new audiovisual composition environment.


Jeff Thompson
Harvestworks is pleased to present “I Touch You And You Touch Me,” a solo exhibition of work by Jeff Thompson. In 2016, Thompson was invited to be artist-in-residence at Bell Labs, famous for their collaborations with artists under the umbrella of Experiments in Art & Technology. Working embedded in the context of Bell Labs’ engineers, Thompson created several large-scale works that are on view for this exhibition. Thompson’s work puts forward conceptual and poetic possibilities for giving agency to increasingly self-aware technological systems. “I Touch You and You Touch Me” is a robotic sculpture trained through a machine learning system to touch viewers the way the artist touches his phone, hallucinating new movements based on its understanding of previous interactions. Other works include several large panels mapping the exact physical location of every byte on the artist’s hard-drive, a 12-foot hand-built inkjet printer that slowly copies a blank wall over the course of the exhibition, and a text that is transformed by a real-time wind sensor, “blowing” a sentence from Italo Calvino’s “Six Memos for the Next Millennium” through a 2D representation of the English language. 

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David Galbraith

Artist
David Galbraith is an artist and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. Galbraith explores the couplings between art, music, technology and the body through his installations, compositions, sound works, and performances featuring live electronics and custom software. Galbraith com... Read More →
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Jeff Thompson

Assistant Professor and Program Director, Visual Arts & Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology
Jeff Thompson is an artist, programmer, hacker, and educator based in the NYC area. He is currently Assistant Professor and Program Director of Visual Art & Technology at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. His work explores collaboration with, empathy for... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012 Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker

7:00pm

Playtest Party: Hologram Hour
At Looking Glass, we're chasing the cinema dream of the hologram. This is a call for all artists, makers, coders, Star Wars lovers, and nerds of the world to come by for *Playtest Party: Hologram Hour* at our beloved lab space in Greenpoint. We've made a discovery or two these past few months and want to share them with you over a drink. Or two. Or 3, 4, 5! This will be a prototype-laden shindig where we share some new wonders (along with failed experiments) reaching towards the dream of the hologram THE FUTURE AWAITS!

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Looking Glass

Looking Glass
Looking Glass is a Brooklyn & Hong Kong based company chasing the dream of the hologram. Armed with a new category of technologies that enables groups of people to interact with 3D content without VR/AR headgear or 3D glasses, Looking Glass is creating an innately social bridge b... Read More →



Tuesday May 16, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Looking Glass Factory 95 Commercial St. Rooftop/Studio, Brooklyn, NY 11222
 
Wednesday, May 17
 

8:00am

Techonomy NYC

What is Techonomy NYC?


Techonomy NYC is a full day, highly collaborative, event where leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs will gather to explore the impact technology has on business and society. Techonomy NYC is not a tech conference, rather a conference about how tech is changing everything else. They have curated an amazing group of speakers and topics that will address how tech permeates every aspect of our lives. Attendees are guaranteed to leave energized, motivated, and inspired.


Techonomy NYC is a New York version of Techonomy's longstanding retreat in California, where last fall Mark Zuckerberg famously first spoke about fake news. Igniting invigorating discourse around topics that include ongoing challenges relating to what a government led by Trump means for technology; the future of work in an on-demand gig economy; the digital and social fight against terrorism; and tough-to-answer questions about decision making power in an Artificially Intelligent world, Techonomy NYC is one day you will not want to miss.


Creative Tech Week members receive a 50% savings by using code CTW at checkout. 


Register today!

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Techonomy

Everything we do reflects our ethos: that technology can make the world a happier, healthier, wealthier, and more peaceful place. Techonomy’s name embodies our beliefs and our mission—it combines the words “technology” and “economy” because technology has become a central part of the economy in which we operate and the society in which we live. Today technology is inextricably entwined with just about every activity that humans undertake. We embrace that fact, and seek as a company to help the world take advantage of it. Technology is itself a neutral force. If we actively engage with it, we can direct it, mold it, and apply it productively for our organizations and for society. As the pace of change speeds up, many of us find it challenging to grasp our range of options. All leaders must, in effect, become technologists. Only then can we effectively guide organizations, companies, and communities towards long-term health and impact. Only then can we retain our relevance and effectiveness, as leaders and even as individuals. The choices we all face because of technology are by no means easy. Some of... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 8:00am - 4:30pm
Convene Midtown West 117 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

12:00pm

I Touch You and You Touch Me by Jeff Thompson at Harvestworks' Art Space - May 17, 2017
Hours: May 14–19th, 12–6pm and Sat/Sun by appointment
Opening reception: Tuesday, May 16th at 6.30pm

Harvestworks is pleased to present “I Touch You And You Touch Me,” a solo exhibition of work by Jeff Thompson. In 2016, Thompson was invited to be artist-in-residence at Bell Labs, famous for their collaborations with artists under the umbrella of Experiments in Art & Technology. Working embedded in the context of Bell Labs’ engineers, Thompson created several large-scale works that are on view for this exhibition. Thompson’s work puts forward conceptual and poetic possibilities for giving agency to increasingly self-aware technological systems. “I Touch You and You Touch Me” is a robotic sculpture trained through a machine learning system to touch viewers the way the artist touches his phone, hallucinating new movements based on its understanding of previous interactions. Other works include several large panels mapping the exact physical location of every byte on the artist’s hard-drive, a 12-foot hand-built inkjet printer that slowly copies a blank wall over the course of the exhibition, and a text that is transformed by a real-time wind sensor, “blowing” a sentence from Italo Calvino’s “Six Memos for the Next Millennium” through a 2D representation of the English language.

Experts
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Jeff Thompson

Assistant Professor and Program Director, Visual Arts & Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology
Jeff Thompson is an artist, programmer, hacker, and educator based in the NYC area. He is currently Assistant Professor and Program Director of Visual Art & Technology at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. His work explores collaboration with, empathy for... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012 Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker

12:00pm

Trio by David Galbraith at Harvestworks Art Center - May 17, 2017

Hours: May 14–19th, 12–6pm and May 20-21 Sat/Sun by appointment

Opening reception: Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30pm


Trio is a multiscreen installation of abstract digital images, each a visual echo of a distinct three-note chord from a string trio score by the first-generation minimalist composer Tom Johnson. Each of the notes in the 49-note musical scale are represented by a unique color and rectangular shape, known mathematically as straight polyominoes. Emerging from a dynamic spatial relation that couples the movement of the notes in the score to the direction of the shapes and the image transparency, the visual compositions of the Trio installation appear to be architectonic and malleable, one gently flowing into the next.

At once directly related to the music notation while operating in their own realm as a series of digital paintings, Galbraith’s installation continues a body of work exploring alternative relationships between sound and image enabled by his custom software that works across media boundaries to form a new audiovisual composition environment.

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David Galbraith

Artist
David Galbraith is an artist and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. Galbraith explores the couplings between art, music, technology and the body through his installations, compositions, sound works, and performances featuring live electronics and custom software. Galbraith com... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012 Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker

3:00pm

A View From The Cloud: an interactive salon of art, innovation and conversation

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
United Nations Church Center
777 UN Plaza, (44th Street between 1st and 2nd Ave), 2nd Floor, New York 

RSVP by May 12: rsvp@streamingmuseum.org.  

An interactive salon of art, innovation, education and conversation, will take place on May 17, 2017 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the United Nations Church Center at 777 UN Plaza, in NYC. The salon is a program of A View From The Cloud, a multi-media platform to examine the role of art and technology in sharpening how we see the world, and creating solutions to help achieve humanitarian objectives and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Coinciding with Creative Tech Week NYC, this event will bring together innovators from across fields and invited guests to engage with ideas, challenges, questions and interventions.

Presenters for the event that will take place within a setting of art include MIT Neuroscientist Dr. Emile Bruneau; Astronaut, Nicole Stott; humanoid robot Bina 48 and Bruce Duncan Terasem Foundation Managing Director; Paula DiPerna, strategic global environmental and philanthropic policy advisor; United Nations Peacekeeping, Department of Field Support, Eduardo Artigas; Kristin Gutekunst, Executive Producer UN Virtual Reality, New Media & Immersive Content; Directors and educators from various international academic institutions and UN agencies.

The program will feature the artwork of Shahzia Sikander, Richard Mosse, Michael Najjar, Federico Solmi, Claire Jervert, Massimiliano Fusari, Elias Crespin, Jacopo Baboni-Schilingi, and others to be announced.

A View From the Cloud is inspired by the ‘overview effect’—astronauts’ transformative experience of society’s interdependence, as a result of seeing the earth in space. AVFTC connects rare insights with practical solutions and individuals and organizations working to achieve them in diverse fields.

Co-produced by Streaming Museum and World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, A View From The Cloud is a multi-year globally touring project that was introduced at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza - “the Gateway to the United Nations”, in September 2015. Hundreds attended a program that included the film Planetary, art, and presentations by UN Assistant Secretary General on Climate Change Janos Pasztor and Astronaut Ron Garan. Since then, the exhibition and public programs have toured to Kvinesdal, Helsinki, and Miami, with programs planned for international cities.


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Nina Colosi

Founder / Creative Director, Streaming Museum
Nina Colosi founded Streaming Museum in 2008 for the production and presentation of the arts and related programs which have been viewed by millions on 7 continents in public space, cultural centers and other venues, and at StreamingMuseum.org. Among other programs, she produced and curated The Project Room for New Media and Performing Arts at Chelsea Art Museum in New York City (2003-2010) and... Read More →
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Shamina de Gonzaga

Executive Director, World Council of Peoples for the United Nations

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World Council of Peoples for the United Nations

World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (WCPUN) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to facilitating partnerships across sectors internationally that promote awareness and implementation of the United Nations’ goals. Through publications, workshops, dialogues, other educational, outreach-oriented events, projects and programmes, WCPUN provides alternative think spaces to enable visionary people and organizations of diverse disciplines and expertise to connect and collaborate. WCPUN is a non-governmental organization in association with the United Nations Department of Public Information. | | Shamina de... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
United Nations Church Center 777 UN Plaza, (44th Street between 1st and 2nd ave), 2nd Floor, New York

4:00pm

ITP Spring Show 2017 - May 17th
ITP Spring Show 2017
May 16, 5-9pm
May 17, 4-8pm
A two day exhibition of creative interactive media projects by the graduate students of ITP.
http://itp.nyu.edu/show

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ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

When the School of the Arts was founded at NYU in 1965, it was heralded as a daring adventure — to be a school unlike any other. We met that challenge, and what has emerged over the last 50 years is the country’s preeminent center for the study of the performing, cinematic and emerging media arts. | | Our breadth of excellence across the departments is unique and world-renowned. You can earn a BA, BFA, MA, MFA, MPS or PhD in a wide range of disciplines that are uniquely integrated within one school. Artists and scholars come from around the world to study acting, dance, design, performance, film, animation, writing for musical theatre, stage, screen... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 4:00pm - 8:00pm
ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU 721 Broadway, left elevators to the 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003

5:00pm

"Boon" - Wearable Augmented Reality
The "Boon" series is a participatory augmented reality (AR) artwork that generates a virtual "aura" around a person wearing a specially designed pin button. Three different versions of these button Boons were launched at the Moving Image Art Fair, February 27, 2017. These invisible body works offer contemporary Dada relief and protection against very bad psycho-political conditions staining our consciousness these days. While an individual button in a series cost only $5.00, it will generate the full artwork with an easily downloaded public application called Blippar. The work calls for the relationship between two participants, one to wear the button and one to view and capture it with a cell phone or tablet.

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Will Pappenheimer

Associate Chair & Professor, Artist, Pace University
Will Pappenheimer is a Brooklyn based artist working in new media, performance and installation with an interest in shifting spatial and object relations, often as a form of institutional or spatial intervention. His work often explores at the confluence or tension of virtual and... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Microsoft Reactor at Grand Central Tech Hub 335 Madison, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017

5:00pm

Aether
Aether is a Virtual Reality Experience designed and choreographed from the ancestral use of sacred geometry and the embodied elements: water, fire, earth and wind. The dancers’ movements are tracked and translated to 3D avatars emitting different particle systems that generate environments based on the visual properties and behavior of each element.

Project By : LaJune McMillian,  Ruudy Liu, Sergio Mora-Diaz, Kat Sullivan
Music : Darren Solomon and Alon Ilsar 
Dancers : Alison DeFranco, Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone, Kat Sullivan

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LaJune McMillian

Artist, LaJune
LaJuné McMillian is a New Media Artist and Creative Technologist from NYU's Integrated Digital Media Program. LaJuné is currently creating art that integrates Performance, Virtual Reality, and Physical Computing to question our current use of technology and forms of communication... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Microsoft Reactor at Grand Central Tech Hub 335 Madison, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017

5:00pm

Are We There Yet?
Are We There Yet? Is a mixed media, interactive experience which challenges our relationship to technology and the subconscious. Where does our collective self lie, and what is the value we place on it?

A booth made of infinite mirrors is paired with Virtual Reality to present a layered, infinite world of travelers which can be explored and altered in real time.

Are We There Yet? Invites visitors to take this VR escape pod through time, space, and the collective.
Have a pleasant trip!

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Erin Ko

Interactive Artist, Erin Ko Studios
Erin Ko is a New York based multidisciplinary artist. She combines traditional art making methods with new media tools to address our complicated love/hate relationship with technology. She is classically trained and has worked in video games and new media. She is the co-founder of Hutong Games... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Microsoft Reactor at Grand Central Tech Hub 335 Madison, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017

5:00pm

Augmented reality portraits
Gordey Chernyy and Maria Mishurenko draws a person in the special digital software in 3 minutes, then prints in with the QR code which allows to see the process of portrait creation in real time (data are being uploaded during the process). Every page update gives some new colors and brushes. So the pictured person has 1000 portraits of him/her.

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Gordey Chernyy

creative technologist, visual artist, self-employed
Gordey Chernyy is an independent new media artist, game developer, live performer and creative technologist, originally from Kazakhstan. Currently he resides in Brooklyn, NY. In his artistic practice he explores intersections of software, art, moving images and the way stories ca... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Microsoft Reactor at Grand Central Tech Hub 335 Madison, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017

5:00pm

Balam Interactive: Exp.Ins.Moon

"Exp.Ins.Moon" is an interactive installation and experimental instrument that incorporates projection and sound generated by a wireless sculpture made of plexiglas, Arduino, electronic components and custom touch sensors. By touching the sculpture at various points, participants create different sounds; these sounds then generate changes in the projection.

It is an analysis of the social and cultural adoption of tangible user interface. Globally, touch devices are increasingly common; people understand how to use them. “Exp.ins.Moon” analyses this technology and makes use of this new common understanding to fuse sound and visuals into realtime interactivity. 


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Balam Soto

New Media Artist
An award-winning, new media artist, Balam has exhibited in fine art venues worldwide. Venues include the AluCine Latin Media Festival in Toronto, Canada; World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science Museum in Queens, NY; El Museo del Barrio in Manhattan, NY; Gallery of Oi Futuro in Brazil; Queens Museum of Art in Queens, NY; Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Microsoft Reactor at Grand Central Tech Hub 335 Madison, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017

5:00pm

Blind Spot
"There are eyes everywhere. No blind spot left. What shall we dream of when everything becomes visible? We'll dream of being blind." -Paul Virilio

The Blind Spot explores the frontier between internal and external imagery. Building on successful previous explorations of VR-based interactive art, The Blind Spot uses a EEG sensor to build in real-time a VR world to be explored.

The EEG information generates both the landscape that can be explored and a musical environment, establishing a feed-back loop where the computational system and the user's brain collaborate in the creation of the experience.

The project continues the exploration started withe the projects Awkward Consequence (http://www.awkwardconsequence.com) and The Vision Machine (https://sonarhongkong.com/zh/2017/artists/the-vision-machine-sonar-d), which were collaborations between Christian Clark, Tobias Klein, and Tomas Laurenzo.

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Tomas Laurenzo

Dr., School of Creative Media
Tomás Laurenzo, PhD, is an artist and academic who works with both physical and digital media exploring the artistic construction of meaning and its relation with power and politics. | | With a background in both computer science and art, Laurenzo's work spans across different p... Read More →

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School of Creative Media

The region's first such institution, the School of Creative Media was founded to nurture a new generation of interdisciplinary artists and creative media professionals, and to develop new ideas and technologies for the creative industries in Hong Kong, mainland China, and abroad... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Microsoft Reactor at Grand Central Tech Hub 335 Madison, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017

5:00pm

Fun with Cognitive Services
Learn all about some of the easy to use APIs offered by Microsoft to integrate into your own projects with some fun and interactive demos featuring web applications and twitter bots. Figure out which cat fits your mood based off our Emotion API & get a cute selfie makeover from a twitter bot featuring our Face API.  

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Rachel White

Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Rachel White is a technologist, artist, and pretend-cyborg who is currently a Tech Evangelist at Microsoft. She is interested in new uses for old hardware, useless robots, VR/AR/MR, and bots. she has spoken internationally about JavaScript Robotics, Twitter Bots, and browser base... Read More →

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At Microsoft our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.



Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Microsoft Reactor at Grand Central Tech Hub 335 Madison, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017

5:00pm

Microsoft Hololens
Future Colossal, an award-winning innovation lab for experiential technologies, will be demoing custom branded Mixed Reality experiences using the Microsoft Hololens.

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Randi Brant

COO, Future Colossal
COO at Future Colossal, an award-winning innovation lab for experiential technologies in advertising & art based in NYC. We explore the boundaries of technology and design, creating immersive experiences for both physical and virtual spaces.

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Microsoft

At Microsoft our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.



Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Microsoft Reactor at Grand Central Tech Hub 335 Madison, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017

5:00pm

Moth+Flame VR demo
Moth+Flame VR showcases their latest cinematic VR experiences.

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Cortney Harding

Founder, Friends With Holograms
Cortney Harding is a professor, author, and the founder of Friends With Holograms, an agency that helps brands, advertisers, and entertainment companies understand VR and other emerging technologies. Harding teaches a series of seminars that explain best practices for using VR, c... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Microsoft Reactor at Grand Central Tech Hub 335 Madison, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017

5:00pm

Primal Tourism
Primal Tourism (2016) is a virtual reality project by artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen, where colonialism, tourism and science fiction intertwine with one another. The core of the project is an exact virtual replica of the iconic tourist island Borabora in French Polynesia. In the work, it is possible for the visitor to explore the entire Island freely. The creation of the virtual Island was based on actual satellite data and travel journals, which anonymous people have shared online on the forum Reddit. In addition, the logbook of Jacob Roggeveen, who ventured to the region on behalf of the East West Indian Trading company in 1722, has been a key source of inspiration for the artist.

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Jakob Kudsk Steensen

Jakob Kudsk Steensen (1987) is a Danish installation artist based in New York, who combines satellite technologies with video and virtual reality with real world landscape explorations and cartographic research. His work has most recently been exhibited at The Moving Image Fair... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Microsoft Reactor at Grand Central Tech Hub 335 Madison, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017

5:00pm

Vacation Simulator
The Vacation Simulator is a roomscale VR experience that ties together recreated vacation spots through an open experience for users to travel to without hopping a plane. It recreates spectacular vacation spots using advanced volumetric capture workflows involving photogrammetry, LIDAR scanning, and gigapan spherical HDRIs. The captures are set throughout the background, middleground, and foreground to narrate a volumetric space.

Credits:

Leigh Christie, Isobar Nowlab Americas Manager

Mike DiGiovanni, Mobile Architect

Damien Girardi, Creative Director

Robert Goeldner, Associate Creative Director

Julie Huynh, Unity Developer

Anthony Kolb, Lead Motion Designer

Nitya Noronha, Senior Experience Designer

Kari Raimondi, Project Manager

Michael Tomczak, Lead Producer

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Isobar

Isobar is a global full-service digital agency, creatively solving critical, complex client challenges in the digital era. We conceive, design and build innovative experiences for the world’s largest organizations, and we enable brand commerce by connecting powerful brand narratives with commercial interactions. We relentlessly focus on delivering... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Microsoft Reactor at Grand Central Tech Hub 335 Madison, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017

6:30pm

A Data Science Fair to Remember
What if you could combine the wild strain of Munch's Scream with the dynamic tension of Game of Thrones and watch the transition happen before your eyes?

What if you could build a Dream Recollector by leveraging a convolutional neural net and a web app to reassemble that architectural wonder or otherworldly landscape from last night's dream?

What if you could target the potentially most influential fighters of climate change by effortlessly navigating over a million tweets?

Yes you can! Please join us for the Data Science Fair Fete where you will have the chance to learn about the work of (10) of our recent Data Science graduates and learn about how they have used deep-learning, game theory, graph theory and more to create meaningful and relevant projects, tools and apps. You will also have a chance to mix and mingle with our Metis team.

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Julia Lintern

Senior Data Scientist, Metis
Julia currently works at Metis as a Senior Data Scientist where she co-teaches the data science bootcamp. Prior to Metis she worked as a data scientist at Jetblue, where she used quantitative analysis and machine learning methods to provide continuous assessment of the aircraft f... Read More →

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Metis

Metis accelerates the careers of data scientists by providing full-time immersive bootcamps, evening part-time professional development courses, online resources, and corporate programs.



Wednesday May 17, 2017 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Wework, NoMad 79 Madison Ave 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10016

6:30pm

Biometrics and Immersion: Three Views
Biometrics and Immersion in Creative Tech can mean many things to many people. Here three experts, Ellen Pearlman, Andy McWilliams, and hannes bend share their experiences working with brain waves, body glucose levels, and meditation and the breath, to discuss the future of the physical body and immersive art practices. Ellen's "Noor: A Brain Opera" (2016) was an immersive, interactive brainwave opera inside a 360 degree theater. Andy's "Insulin" works with the numbers emitted by a sensor that act as triggers for feelings of guilt, fear, or pride in daily decisions, such as eating or injecting insulin. hannes's VR project 'mYnd' currently under developed at the ThoughtWorks Arts Residency is a VR experience that integrates dynamic and adaptive biofeedback via biosensors into the immersive experience.

Ellen Pearlman is a new media artist, curator, writer and critic. She received her PhD from the School of Creative Media, Hong Kong City University, where she premiered her brain opera "Noor", an interactive immersive performance in a 360° theater. Ellen is on the faculty of Parsons/New School University, Director of the Volumetric Society of New York, and President of Art-A-Hack™.

Andrew McWilliams is a New York-based artist, technologist and program director. He is Director of the ThoughtWorks Arts Residency and a Lead Consultant at ThoughtWorks. Andrew has exhibited work at HarvestWorks New York, Currents New Mexico, and AlphaVille Festival in London. He is Director of Art-A-Hack™ and the Hardware Hack Lab.

hannes bend is a German-born artist who has exhibited internationally, with shows in Berlin and New York. His recent work investigates the possibilities of biofeedback in virtual reality environments, incorporating heart rate, breath and more into experiences.

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hannes bend

visiting scholar/artist Material Sciences Institute and Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon
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Andrew McWilliams

Artist + Technologist, ThoughtWorks
Andrew is a New York-based artist and technologist, and a founder and director of the ThoughtWorks Arts Residency. He is a lead technical consultant for ThoughtWorks, specializing in innovation in technology and the arts. Andrew is also a founder and director of Art-A-Hack, and o... Read More →
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Ellen Pearlman

Director/Faculty, ThoughtWorks Art Residency/Parsons MFADT
Ellen Pearlman is a PhD Candidate at the School of Creative Media, Hong Kong City University. Her brain opera “Noor”, a fully immersive interactive performance recently premiered at ISEA HK in a 360 degree immersive theater. Ellen is Co-Director of the ThoughtWorks Arts Resid... Read More →

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ThoughtWorks Arts Residency

The aim of the ThoughtWorks Arts Residency program is to facilitate dialog, partnership and collaboration at the intersection of technology and exploratory arts. By focusing on this synthesis, the program aims to empower resident artists to make work which inspires shifts in pers... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 6:30pm - 9:30pm
ThoughtWorks 99 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor, between E. 29 and E. 30th Street

7:30pm

Interface in Your Face
"Interface in your Face" is a concert that will feature solo music performances by artists that make their own instruments. These artists make music, but don't fit into categorizations like rock, jazz or world music, but are part of a growing genre of musicians that create their own instruments. This artists featured in this event utilize both newer digital technology, in addition to repurposing old and found items. The artists for this event are Leon Gruenbaum, Ken Butler and Smomid. 

About the Artists:

Leon Gruenbaum has been a vital force in the New York music scene for over 25 years. After early classical training on piano and woodwinds, Mr. Gruenbaum developed an interest in jazz, funk and avant-garde music. He conceived of the world's first relativistic music keyboard, a patented MIDI controller called the Samchillian Tip Tip Tip Cheeepeeeee. This instrument won a prize at the 2011 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition and is now listed in the 2nd edition of the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. Mr. Gruenbaum has recorded and performed on his instrument internationally with guitarist Vernon Reid (Living Colour), James "Blood" Ulmer and the Burnt Sugar Arkestra.  He also plays this keyboard while singing in his projects - "Creative Apocalypse" and "Genes and Machines". Other artists with whom he has performed include Stew, Nana Vasconcelos, Chaka Khan, Beans, M.C.P.S., Micah Gaugh and Aaron Comess's “Air Conditioned Gypsies"

Smomid is a project by Nick Demopoulos, who is a performer, musician and instrument builder. As a guitarist he worked with NEA Jazz master Chico Hamilton from 2008 to 2013 and traveled on behalf of the State Department to conduct cultural diplomacy and perform in the Middle East. Nick's current primary pursuit is performing with his String Modeling Midi Device (Smomid), a guitar-like interface and Pyramidi, a triangular midi interface resembling a console, instruments that he designed and built.  His instruments utilize micro controllers, LED displays, custom electronics and embedded systems. With his Smomid Nick has been featured on the Discovery Science Network, Guitar World, Create Digital Music, Metal Injection and Popular Noise Magazine among others.  For more information please visit: www.smomid.com

Ken Butler is an artist and musician whose Hybrid musical instruments, performances and other works explore the interaction and transformation of common and uncommon objects, altered images, and sounds as function and form collide in the intersection of art and music. He is internationally recognized as an innovator of experimental musical instruments created from diverse materials including tools, sports equipment, and household objects. The idea of bricolage, essentially using whatever is “at hand”, is at the center of his art, encompassing a wide range of practice that combines assemblage art, live music, instrument design, performance art, theater, sculpture, installation, photography, film/video, graphic design, drawing, and collage. Created primarily from consumer detritus with a patina of use, the hybrid instruments express a poetic spirit of re-invention and hyper-utility as new associations momentarily create a striking and re-animated cultural identity for forsaken objects. String instruments become body, tool, weapon, toy, machine, phallus, creature, fetish, sculpture, icon, symbol, and voice. Pianos become cybernetic and symbolic architecture. Anxious objects speak in tongues.

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Ken Butler

Artist/Musician, Hybrid Visions
Ken Butler is an artist and musician whose Hybrid musical instruments, performances and other works explore the interaction and transformation of common and uncommon objects, altered images, and sounds as function and form collide in the intersection of art and music. | He is... Read More →
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Leon Gruenbaum

Creative Apocalypse
Creative Apocalypse is a sophisticated loop-based project, using extemporaneous loops of unusual sounds, voice and also his keyboard invention, the Samchillian.
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Smomid

Composer/Performer/Instrument Builder/Designer
Smomid is a project by Nick Demopoulos, who is a performer, musician and instrument builder. As a guitarist he worked with NEA Jazz master Chico Hamilton from 2008 to 2013 and traveled on behalf of the State Department to conduct cultural diplomacy and perform in the Middle East... Read More →

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Uncanny Valley

Assistant Curator, Uncanny Valley
Demosphere is a performance space in the same building as Uncanny Valley and Vital Joint, located at 147 Manhattan avenue in Brooklyn. This space has hosted many interdisciplinary and multi media performances. Because it is a smaller venue it is focused on smaller performances in... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Uncanny Valley 147 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206
 
Thursday, May 18
 

12:00pm

I Touch You and You Touch Me by Jeff Thompson at Harvestworks' Art Space - May 18, 2017
Hours: May 14–19th, 12–6pm and Sat/Sun by appointment
Opening reception: Tuesday, May 16th at 6.30pm

Harvestworks is pleased to present “I Touch You And You Touch Me,” a solo exhibition of work by Jeff Thompson. In 2016, Thompson was invited to be artist-in-residence at Bell Labs, famous for their collaborations with artists under the umbrella of Experiments in Art & Technology. Working embedded in the context of Bell Labs’ engineers, Thompson created several large-scale works that are on view for this exhibition. Thompson’s work puts forward conceptual and poetic possibilities for giving agency to increasingly self-aware technological systems. “I Touch You and You Touch Me” is a robotic sculpture trained through a machine learning system to touch viewers the way the artist touches his phone, hallucinating new movements based on its understanding of previous interactions. Other works include several large panels mapping the exact physical location of every byte on the artist’s hard-drive, a 12-foot hand-built inkjet printer that slowly copies a blank wall over the course of the exhibition, and a text that is transformed by a real-time wind sensor, “blowing” a sentence from Italo Calvino’s “Six Memos for the Next Millennium” through a 2D representation of the English language.

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Jeff Thompson

Assistant Professor and Program Director, Visual Arts & Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology
Jeff Thompson is an artist, programmer, hacker, and educator based in the NYC area. He is currently Assistant Professor and Program Director of Visual Art & Technology at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. His work explores collaboration with, empathy for... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →



Thursday May 18, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012 Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker

12:00pm

Trio by David Galbraith at Harvestworks Art Center - May 18, 2017

Hours: May 14–19th, 12–6pm and May 20-21 Sat/Sun by appointment

Opening reception: Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30pm


Trio is a multiscreen installation of abstract digital images, each a visual echo of a distinct three-note chord from a string trio score by the first-generation minimalist composer Tom Johnson. Each of the notes in the 49-note musical scale are represented by a unique color and rectangular shape, known mathematically as straight polyominoes. Emerging from a dynamic spatial relation that couples the movement of the notes in the score to the direction of the shapes and the image transparency, the visual compositions of the Trio installation appear to be architectonic and malleable, one gently flowing into the next.

At once directly related to the music notation while operating in their own realm as a series of digital paintings, Galbraith’s installation continues a body of work exploring alternative relationships between sound and image enabled by his custom software that works across media boundaries to form a new audiovisual composition environment.

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David Galbraith

Artist
David Galbraith is an artist and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. Galbraith explores the couplings between art, music, technology and the body through his installations, compositions, sound works, and performances featuring live electronics and custom software. Galbraith com... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →



Thursday May 18, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012 Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker

6:00pm

Virtual Light at New Sanctuary NYC - May 18, 2017
Virtual Light is an artistic project in protest to current Immigration policies, using one of the most contemporary artistic expressions of our times, Virtual Art. Art has often been used to shine light on questions of humanity and Miguel Angel Mayal reclaims this fundamental aspect of art in this project. Using it as a method to reflect on a social issue that is unjustly hurting many people.

The work will be staged inside St. Peter's Lutheran Church in collaboration with the Coalición del Nuevo Movimiento Santuario, in support of those seeking protection from current immigration reforms. Here the general public can don VR headsets and immerse themselves in a Virtual Mass (created using the Tilt Brush application supported by HTC Vive). The essence of this virtual piece is the union of individuals in a symbolic act of prayer and humanity. Because the use of Force without consciousness nor spirituality, lacks humanity. And because without Humanity, Justice is unbalanced.

For more details visit www.miguelangelmayal.com.

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Miguel Angel Mayal

VR Artist
Mayal has recently embarked in the realm of virtual art, using HTC Vive and TiltBrush, state of the art technologies, grounding him in new creative territory. Previous works reflected modern trends from the quantum and technological worlds, but now, instead of reflecting on scien... Read More →



Thursday May 18, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
St. Peter's Lutheran Church 619 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

7:30pm

The Beat of the Poets with Martha Mooke, Rahzel, and Special Guests

SPECIAL LITERATURE EVENT. The Residency kicks off with The Beat of the Poets hosted by Martha Mooke, with Rahzel, Spoken Word Artists Dr. Jamila LyiscottKarl “Dice Raw” JenkinsNancy Mercado and emerging artists from Urban Word, and other special guests. Drawing on the rhythm of the words, the evening features performances of contemporary and classic works, conversations, critiques, and a surprise ending!


Founded on the belief that teenagers can must speak for themselves, Urban World NYC™ (UW) has been at the forefront of the youth spoken word, poetry and hip-hop movements in New York City since 1999. Urban World NYC presents literary arts education and youth development programs in the areas of creative writing, college prep, literature and hip-hop. UW provides free, safe and uncensored writing workshops to 15,000 teens per year in New York City alone. 


About the artists:

Karl " Dice Raw" Jenkins is a mainstay of the Philadelphia Hip-Hop Scene, and most commonly associated over the years as a principal songwriter/collaborator /producer for The Roots, and also as a part of the now-defunct group, Nouveau Riche, along with the Philadelphia Hip-Hop collaborative, The Money-Making Jam Boys. He continues to expand his touch on new music through his label, Raw Life Records .  

Jamila Lyiscott is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) of Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the founder and co-director of the Cyphers For Justice (CFJ) youth, research, and advocacy program, apprenticing inner-city youth as critical researchers through hip-hop, spoken word, and digital literacy. She was featured on Ted.com where her video, "3 Ways to Speak English," was viewed over 3 million times. She has been featured on NPRHuffington PostUpworthyThe Root, and many other media outlets. Her poetry and scholarly work has been published in Teachers and Writers Collaborative Magazine and English Journal

Nancy Mercado is a writer, editor, activist and educator whose work has been extensively anthologized in award winning literary collections such as Looking Out Looking InPowwow, and ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. among many others. She is a guest curator for the Museum of American Poetics and assistant editor for Eco-poetry.org; a web site dedicated to addressing the issue of climate crises. She was profiled in Latino Leaders magazine, as “one of the most celebrated members of the Puerto Rican literary movement in the Big Apple” and has been inducted into The Museum of American Poetics. 

Ish is a recording artist, songwriter, and producer from Brooklyn, New York. He has performed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic in cities such as Los Angeles, California and Johannesburg, South Africa, and served as the 2012 NYC Youth Poet Laureate. He has also published a book of poetry entitled Meet at Greene. Ish is currently completing an and EP and a full-length album.

Alyssa "Lady Logic" Saunders is a 19 year old poet emcee from Brooklyn. She has performed at American Airlines Theater on Broadway, The Apollo, SVA Theater, Poetic Theater, Nuyorican Poets Cafè, among several other venues across New York City.

Jadon Woodard is an actor and rapper based in Brooklyn. He performs on NYC subways with both groups and as a solo artist. in 2015, he won the Jack'n For Beats national championship and received $10,000 and a studio session with DJ Khaled.

 

$25 | $15 (30 & Under with ID) • Leonard Nimoy Thalia

More info and tickets here

 


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Martha Mooke

Pioneering composer/electro-acoustic violist, Martha Mooke, enhances her classical training and expertise with extended techniques, digital effects processing and improvisation. A leading Yamaha Artist/clinician, Mooke is founder/violist of the electro-acoustic Scorchio Quartet... Read More →



Thursday May 18, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

8:00pm

Brooklyn Gaze Edition 1: Erasure and Revelation
The first in a new series of projection mapped artworks commissioned by the Brooklyn Public Library, The Brooklyn Gaze will transform the facade of the Brooklyn Library into an immersive, animated canvas, and the library plaza into an arena of animated conversation. BPL Presents, in collaboration with visual artists Mark Read and Jeanne Angel, have produced a unique, original piece that aims to spark critical community dialogue on the most pressing social and political issues of our time. 

This first edition of the Brooklyn Gaze: Erasure and Revelation will be a multimedia event that you won't want to miss. In addition to live video projections, the audience will be treated to a musical performance by Brooklyn-based band Les Nubians

Les Nubians is an Afropean, Urban, R&B Grammy-nominated duo composed of sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart from Paris France. Their sound is an innovative mix of hip hop, neo soul and African music. To critical acclaim, the duo's debut album Princesses Nubiennes was released by Virgin Records, France, in 1998. In 2011, they released Nü Revolution.

Erasure and Revelation will amplify and electrify the thoughts of such diverse and essential thinkers as Martin Luther King Jr., Black Elk, W.E.B. Du Bois, Hannah Arendt and Sojourner Truth. By sharing their enduring eloquence in public, and revealing the urgent questions hidden within their most famous writings, Erasure and Revelation will activate the archive of wisdom that is the Public Library System.

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Jeanne Angel

Producer / Project Manager, Local Projects
Jeanne Angel is passionate about interactive, creative, and story-driven digital media. Her expertise ranges from multi-channel video production, interactive design, motion graphics and projection mapping, to custom-built hardware / software solutions. She is currently a Producer... Read More →

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Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library is among the borough’s most democratic civic institutions, serving patrons in every neighborhood and from every walk of life. Established in 1896, BPL is the nation’s fifth largest public library system and currently has nearly 700,000 active cardholders. With a branch library within a half-mile of nearly all of... Read More →
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BPL Presents

BPL Presents offers Brooklyn Public Library's audiences and neighbors the finest in literary and cultural programming.



Thursday May 18, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Brooklyn Central Library Plaza 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
 
Friday, May 19
 

9:00am

Ethereal Summit
Introducing Ethereal: The Revolution will be Decentralized
Are you ready to experience blockchain, the technology powering decentralization? Join us for a day of speakers and panels, demonstrations, live music, and interactive installations.
The first event of its kind, Ethereal is the nexus where leaders in art, media, sustainability, governance, and impact meet blockchain and breakthrough technology innovators to decide together how we want to build the next generation of the Internet.
Bring an open mind and your best ideas. You do not need to be a blockchain expert to attend — but expect to become one by the end of the day.
ALL DAY MAY 19TH AT 501 UNION STREET, BROOKLYN, NY, 11215 (10 MINS FROM MANHATTAN)

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Friday May 19, 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
501 Union 501 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY

12:00pm

I Touch You and You Touch Me by Jeff Thompson at Harvestworks' Art Space - May 19, 2017
Hours: May 14–19th, 12–6pm and Sat/Sun by appointment
Opening reception: Tuesday, May 16th at 6.30pm

Harvestworks is pleased to present “I Touch You And You Touch Me,” a solo exhibition of work by Jeff Thompson. In 2016, Thompson was invited to be artist-in-residence at Bell Labs, famous for their collaborations with artists under the umbrella of Experiments in Art & Technology. Working embedded in the context of Bell Labs’ engineers, Thompson created several large-scale works that are on view for this exhibition. Thompson’s work puts forward conceptual and poetic possibilities for giving agency to increasingly self-aware technological systems. “I Touch You and You Touch Me” is a robotic sculpture trained through a machine learning system to touch viewers the way the artist touches his phone, hallucinating new movements based on its understanding of previous interactions. Other works include several large panels mapping the exact physical location of every byte on the artist’s hard-drive, a 12-foot hand-built inkjet printer that slowly copies a blank wall over the course of the exhibition, and a text that is transformed by a real-time wind sensor, “blowing” a sentence from Italo Calvino’s “Six Memos for the Next Millennium” through a 2D representation of the English language.

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Jeff Thompson

Assistant Professor and Program Director, Visual Arts & Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology
Jeff Thompson is an artist, programmer, hacker, and educator based in the NYC area. He is currently Assistant Professor and Program Director of Visual Art & Technology at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. His work explores collaboration with, empathy for... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →



Friday May 19, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012 Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker

12:00pm

Trio by David Galbraith at Harvestworks Art Center - May 19, 2017

Hours: May 14–19th, 12–6pm and May 20-21 Sat/Sun by appointment

Opening reception: Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30pm


Trio is a multiscreen installation of abstract digital images, each a visual echo of a distinct three-note chord from a string trio score by the first-generation minimalist composer Tom Johnson. Each of the notes in the 49-note musical scale are represented by a unique color and rectangular shape, known mathematically as straight polyominoes. Emerging from a dynamic spatial relation that couples the movement of the notes in the score to the direction of the shapes and the image transparency, the visual compositions of the Trio installation appear to be architectonic and malleable, one gently flowing into the next.

At once directly related to the music notation while operating in their own realm as a series of digital paintings, Galbraith’s installation continues a body of work exploring alternative relationships between sound and image enabled by his custom software that works across media boundaries to form a new audiovisual composition environment.

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David Galbraith

Artist
David Galbraith is an artist and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. Galbraith explores the couplings between art, music, technology and the body through his installations, compositions, sound works, and performances featuring live electronics and custom software. Galbraith com... 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 are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art... Read More →



Friday May 19, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012 Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker

4:00pm

U-GRUVE AR / Creative Tech Week 2017: Interactive Sound Walk, Part 1 by Memetic Arts and New York SoundWalkers

TICKET PRICES HAVE BEEN REDUCED FROM $10 to .... $0!
But please RSVP via EventBrite: https://ugar1701.eventbrite.com

Memetic Arts, the producer and publisher of U-GRUVE AR, and the New York SoundWalkers Meetup are celebrating the public release of "Florambula", an interactive soundwalk by award-winning film composer Barbara J. Weber, written specifically for the U-GRUVE AR app and Central Park's Conservatory Garden.

While participants are free to experience the event independently, we will also be gathering afterwards, either on site or at a local venue (TBD), to discuss our impressions and experiences.

As a reminder, to experience the soundwalk you must bring your own iOS device and earbuds/headphones, and you must download the U-GRUVE AR app from the iOS App Store. While we are hard at work getting the Android version ready, it may not be available at the time of this event.

PLEASE NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 13th, but was rescheduled due to a forecast of imminent rain. While we had planned to have Ms. Weber on hand to discuss her compositional process, etc., she will not be able to attend due to a prior commitment. We have therefore scheduled a second event, for Saturday, June 3. Tickets will be available on EventBrite shortly.


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Richard Rodkin

Creator, U-GRUVE AR, Memetic Arts, Inc.
A lifelong musician, composer, and artist, Richard first began work on U-GRUVE in the early ’90s, while working in the then-emerging Virtual Reality industry. | | In addition to founding Memetic Arts, Inc., Richard has garnered 20 years' experience as a Lead User Experience/Inte... Read More →
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Barbara J Weber

Composer
Barbara J Weber is an award-winning film composer, sound designer and violinist. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY and was introduced to the violin while in the New York City public school system. She attended the High School of Performing Arts and The Juilliard School.  | Since 2009 s... Read More →

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Memetic Arts, Inc.

Producer/Publisher, U-GRUVE AR
Memetic Arts, Inc. is a digital media publisher and app development company based in New York City. Founded by Richard Rodkin in 2006 as a web consultancy, the company now produces innovative web-based and mobile apps that explore and showcase Computational Art and Creative Techn... Read More →



Friday May 19, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Conservatory Garden, Central Park 5th Avenue / 105th Street Vanderbilt Gate New York, NY 10029

6:00pm

Queering Reality - May 19, 2017
Queering Reality will shove several planes of existence into a blackbox theater in the Lower East Side. Intersectional queer artists will show their recent works of mixed reality, installations, performances, & other emerging media technology. Finding home in Wow Cafe Theater, the oldest still active theater collective for women, & other trans folx, the event will be entirely queer run.Their will be a panel discussion both days discussing representation & responsibility in STEM, art, design, & where they overlap.Drinks & artist's work will be for sale. Donations to the theater will be appreciated & can be paid at the door or at the bar. Tickets are by donation, & no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Ticket link 

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Phoenix Lio(n)

Multidisciplinary artist & technologist, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Phoenix Lio(n) engages technology and artistic practice to disrupt the ways in which the physical world is invoked to justify oppression and marginalization. They rebuild their mind, their memories, and the world around them by layering media and mediums. By engaging their experi... Read More →

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Wow Cafe Theatre

Wow Cafe Theater is the oldest, as far as we know, active theater collective by & for women, transwomen, & other trans folks in the world. The collective has existed since the 1980s, & we've had our current home at a blackbox theater on 4th Arts Block, among theaters like La Mama... Read More →



Friday May 19, 2017 6:00pm - Saturday May 20, 2017 1:00am
Wow Cafe Theater 59-61 E. 4th St. Apartment 4, Buzzer 6, New York, NY 10003

6:00pm

Source Festival
The second Source Festival will be presented in collaboration with IDM at NYU. Three days of events include performances, discussion panels, workshops and an algorave. Come experience the variety of disciplines that come together under the banner of live code.

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Integrated Digital Media NYU / LiveCode.NYC

We are language agnostic and not medium specific. We live code games in LISP, music in Extempore, dance in Java, and everything in between. We program systems as they are running. Life changes in real-time and so does our code. Livecode.NYC.
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New York University, Tandon School of Engineering, Integrated Digital Media

Launched in 2004 as the Integrated Digital Media Institute of Polytechnic University, Integrated Digital Media (IDM) is the 'STEAM' program offered by NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. Focusing on the intersection of engineering and creative practice, it is located within... Read More →



Friday May 19, 2017 6:00pm - Sunday May 21, 2017 6:00pm
MAGNET, NYU 2 MetroTech Center, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

8:00pm

REVOLUTION x3: The Revolution Will Be On The Stage!!!

A revolutionary concert featuring Steven Bernstein & Sexmob, Jaimeo Brown & Transcendence, and the world premiere of Beats per Revolution by Electric violist Martha Mooke and Beatboxing legend Rahzel. Featuring a performance of Gil Scott Heron's The Revolution Will Not Be Televised and an all-star ensemble.


Acclaimed for her electrifying performances and compositions, pioneering electro-acoustic violist, Martha Mooke transcends musical boundaries, enhancing her classical training with extended techniques, effects processing, and improvisation. 

A Yamaha Artist and leading clinician on electric and progressive string playing, Mooke has toured with Barbra Streisand, Peter Gabriel, Andrea Bocelli, and Star Wars in Concert; and she has performed with Elton John, Trey Anastasio, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Patti Smith, Damon Albarn, Blur, and many others.

Mooke is Founder and Artistic Director of the Scorchio Quartet, featured on David Bowie’s Heathen CD. Scorchio is the house quartet of the annual Tibet House Benefit Concerts at Carnegie Hall produced by Philip Glass.

Mooke's genre-defying recordings, Enharmonic Vision and Bowing’s Cafe Mars (duo w/guitarist Randolph Hudson), are critically acclaimed. Her latest CD, No Ordinary Window, released on MonkMusic Records, is produced by multi-Grammy winner Cynthia Daniels. 

Mooke received the prestigious ASCAP Concert Music Award in 2001 for creating and producing ASCAP's new music showcase Thru The Walls, featuring composer/performers whose work defies categorization. She serves on the Board of Governors of the New York Chapter of the Recording Academy and on the Composers Now Advisory Board. marthamooke.com

 

Two-time Grammy Award-winning Vocal Percussionist Rahzel has mastered, then re-defined, the art of beatboxing in the new millennium, emerging as a true virtuoso in this quintessential musical art form. Rahzel is most popularly known as member emeritus of hip hop's cutting edge live band, The Roots, but has lent his talents to musical artists of all genres.

Known for his ability to sing or rap while simultaneously beatboxing, as evidenced in his performances of "Iron Man" and his signature song "If Your Mother Only Knew", his talents are showcased in various solo projects as well as on Ben Harper's 2000 single, "Steal My Kisses." He also provided his own voice on video games SSX and SSX Tricky.

A highly sought after vocalist, Rahzel has collaborated by touring, recording, producing, writing or performing with such artist as Angelique Kidjo, Beastie Boys, Beck, Ben Harper, Bjork, Bobby McFerrin, Boosty Collins, Brandford Marsalis, Christina Aguilera, Common, Cee Lo Green, Dave Chapelle, Erykah Badu, Everlast, Faith no More, John Legend, Lou Reed, Michelle N'Degeocello, Mike Patton, Maroon 5, Mix Master Mike, Methods of Mayhem, Nona Hendrix, Norah Jones, Patti Smith, Phillip Glass, Sean Paul, Snoop Dogg, The Roots, Toots and the Maytals, The Crystal Method, and The Who.

 

Premium tickets are available and include a $50 tax-deductible donation to Symphony Space.

Part of the Martha Mooke and Rahzel Residency

Supported by the Isaiah Sheffer Fund for New Initiatives

 

$35-$65 | $25 (30 & Under with ID) • Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Order tickets: http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/9385/Music/revolution-x3

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Martha Mooke

Pioneering composer/electro-acoustic violist, Martha Mooke, enhances her classical training and expertise with extended techniques, digital effects processing and improvisation. A leading Yamaha Artist/clinician, Mooke is founder/violist of the electro-acoustic Scorchio Quartet... Read More →



Friday May 19, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

10:30pm

Ambient Beat Party

Join us at Bar Thalia for cocktails alongside a late-night DJ set with Rahzel.

Two-time Grammy Award-winning Vocal Percussionist Rahzel has mastered, then re-defined, the art of beatboxing in the new millennium, emerging as a true virtuoso in this quintessential musical art form. Rahzel is most popularly known as member emeritus of hip hop's cutting edge live band, The Roots, but has lent his talents to musical artists of all genres.

Known for his ability to sing or rap while simultaneously beatboxing, as evidenced in his performances of "Iron Man" and his signature song "If Your Mother Only Knew", his talents are showcased in various solo projects as well as on Ben Harper's 2000 single, "Steal My Kisses." He also provided his own voice on video games SSX and SSX Tricky.

A highly sought after vocalist, Rahzel has collaborated by touring, recording, producing, writing or performing with such artist as Angelique Kidjo, Beastie Boys, Beck, Ben Harper, Bjork, Bobby McFerrin, Boosty Collins, Brandford Marsalis, Christina Aguilera, Common, Cee Lo Green, Dave Chapelle, Erykah Badu, Everlast, Faith no More, John Legend, Lou Reed, Michelle N'Degeocello, Mike Patton, Maroon 5, Mix Master Mike, Methods of Mayhem, Nona Hendrix, Norah Jones, Patti Smith, Phillip Glass, Sean Paul, Snoop Dogg, The Roots, Toots and the Maytals, The Crystal Method, and The Who. 

Part of the Martha Mooke and Rahzel Residency


FREE EVENT!

More info here


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Martha Mooke

Pioneering composer/electro-acoustic violist, Martha Mooke, enhances her classical training and expertise with extended techniques, digital effects processing and improvisation. A leading Yamaha Artist/clinician, Mooke is founder/violist of the electro-acoustic Scorchio Quartet... Read More →



Friday May 19, 2017 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Bar Thalia at Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
 
Saturday, May 20
 

9:00am

AfterGlow (The Lumen Prize)
In boredomresearch's award winning Lumen Prize artwork AfterGlow boredomresearch collaborated with Dr Paddy Brock, a mathematical modeler at the Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, to explore the bounds of current epidemiological practice. This project forms a new expression of a malaria infection transmission scenario, placing the audience in the perspective of the mosquitoes.

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The Lumen Prize

Director & Founder, The Lumen Prize
The Lumen Prize is the pre-eminent global award and tour for digital art. The prize celebrates the very best art created digitally. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition, a global tou... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

9:00am

Audiograph (The Lumen Prize)
Audiograph listens to its surroundings and translates sound into light, regardless of the sound’s origin. The tone of human voices, music, traffic, water, and the other sounds found in the city are all different, and will all appear differently on the projected clock face. A large clock is a common object to encounter in the public space, but this clock causes viewers to think differently about the space that they are occupying and moving through, since it enables them to “see sound.”

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Nathan Selikoff

Co-founder of Omni Modal
Nathan Selikoff’s award-winning artwork has been exhibited and performed in galleries and venues throughout the United States and around the world. An avid explorer of the intersection of art and technology, he was one of a small group of developers to launch apps for the Leap Mo... Read More →

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The Lumen Prize

Director & Founder, The Lumen Prize
The Lumen Prize is the pre-eminent global award and tour for digital art. The prize celebrates the very best art created digitally. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition, a global tou... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

9:00am

Augmented Reality: Localized Music
A customized demo of U-GRUVE AR which users can experience outside the Fair venue. Since U-GRUVE AR is an Augmented Reality application, and requires GPS, it can only be used outdoors. Versions for both iOS and Android will be available to download from their respective stores, for free. Participants will be able to experience an original, interactive U-GRUVE piece. U-GRUVE composers, as well as the app/platform's creator (me) will be on hand to answer questions, guide users, and provide usage tips.

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Richard Rodkin

Creator, U-GRUVE AR, Memetic Arts, Inc.
A lifelong musician, composer, and artist, Richard first began work on U-GRUVE in the early ’90s, while working in the then-emerging Virtual Reality industry. | | In addition to founding Memetic Arts, Inc., Richard has garnered 20 years' experience as a Lead User Experience/Inte... Read More →

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Memetic Arts, Inc.

Producer/Publisher, U-GRUVE AR
Memetic Arts, Inc. is a digital media publisher and app development company based in New York City. Founded by Richard Rodkin in 2006 as a web consultancy, the company now produces innovative web-based and mobile apps that explore and showcase Computational Art and Creative Techn... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

9:00am

Eddy Melody (The Lumen Prize)
Eddy Melody is a video game project that allows players to create their own music. The story follows the journey taken by a group of otherworldly musicians. Following a speechless, fluorescent cyanine girl, they use their music to keep hostile creatures from doing others harm. As a novel kind of gameplay, each creature in this world has his own musical pitch.

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Wengu Hu

Wengu Hu recently received his MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. As an artist, musician, programmer and game designer, he has been working in game development and music for over 10 years. His games utilize peaceful artistic concepts within a uni... Read More →

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The Lumen Prize

Director & Founder, The Lumen Prize
The Lumen Prize is the pre-eminent global award and tour for digital art. The prize celebrates the very best art created digitally. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition, a global tou... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

9:00am

Hyperplanes of Simultaneity (The Lumen Prize)
Melding the tradition of painting with the most innovative technologies, Hyperplanes of Simultaneity uses virtual reality to annihilate the contemplative distance between the voyeur and the work of art. Removing the painting from the confines of its frame, the painting on canvas is exploded into three dimensions allowing the spectator to step inside and voyage across the mind of the artist.

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Fabio Giampietro

Artist
Fabio is an artist based in Milan, Italy. In 2016, Fabio won the Lumen Prize Gold Award for Hyperplanes of Simultaneity, a fractal-metropolis, conceived, born and endlessly reproduced to become a city within a city.
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Alessio de Vecchi

Alessio is an art director and CG wizard currently based in Tokyo. He is the founder of adv, a creative collective specialising in photography, video production and post production, motion graphics, and animation, graphic & web design. In 2016 he won the Lumen Prize Gold Award al... Read More →

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The Lumen Prize

Director & Founder, The Lumen Prize
The Lumen Prize is the pre-eminent global award and tour for digital art. The prize celebrates the very best art created digitally. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition, a global tou... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

9:00am

Lightning Talk: The Lumen Prize - A Case Study
From an ancient castle in Wales to a trendy gallery in Shanghai, The Lumen Prize for Digital Art has exhibited worldwide over the last six years. Carla Rapoport, Director & Founder, looks at how Lumen helps boost the careers of digital artists around the world and uproots some of the established prejudices against the genre.

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The Lumen Prize

Director & Founder, The Lumen Prize
The Lumen Prize is the pre-eminent global award and tour for digital art. The prize celebrates the very best art created digitally. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition, a global tou... Read More →

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The Lumen Prize

Director & Founder, The Lumen Prize
The Lumen Prize is the pre-eminent global award and tour for digital art. The prize celebrates the very best art created digitally. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition, a global tou... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

9:00am

Nature Abstraction (The Lumen Prize)
Nature Abstraction is an immersive sensory experience that explores the arcane forms of fractals, mathematical visual representation of natural and biological forms. The project gives an insight into fractal formations through virtual reality, where they appear as three planets: Birth, Communion and Aether - each accompanied with scores designed to facilitate meditative state and relaxation. The fractals have also been processed through Google’s Deepdream, transforming the fractal landscapes into morphing psychedelic patterns that our eye will recognize as very familiar shapes although the way the images are created only aims to create a variety of random patterns on the canvas.

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Matteo Zamagni

Matteo Zamagni is a new media artist based in London. He expresses his ideas through multi-media platforms : Video Direction, real-time and off-line graphics and interactive installations. The root of his projects comes from ongoing research into the connections between spirituality and sciences. He explores the boundaries between the physical and the invisible dimensions, the macro and micro scale of matter, the conscious... Read More →

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The Lumen Prize

Director & Founder, The Lumen Prize
The Lumen Prize is the pre-eminent global award and tour for digital art. The prize celebrates the very best art created digitally. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition, a global tou... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

9:00am

The Lumen Prize: New and Other Worlds
An exhibition that blurs the boundaries between the virtual and the real. Bringing together a selection of works from the 2016/17 Lumen Prize global tour, the exhibition will showcase the potential of virtual reality as an art form and features the 2016 Gold Award winner 'Hyperplanes of Simultaneity' by the Italian duo Fabio Giampietro and Alessio de Vecchi.

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Fabio Giampietro

Artist
Fabio is an artist based in Milan, Italy. In 2016, Fabio won the Lumen Prize Gold Award for Hyperplanes of Simultaneity, a fractal-metropolis, conceived, born and endlessly reproduced to become a city within a city.
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Wengu Hu

Wengu Hu recently received his MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. As an artist, musician, programmer and game designer, he has been working in game development and music for over 10 years. His games utilize peaceful artistic concepts within a uni... Read More →
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Joshue Ott

Interval Studios
Joshue Ott is a visualist and software designer who creates cinematic visual improvisations that are performed live and projected in large scale. Working from hand-drawn forms manipulated in real time with superDraw, a software instrument of his own design, Ott composes evolving... Read More →
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Nathan Selikoff

Co-founder of Omni Modal
Nathan Selikoff’s award-winning artwork has been exhibited and performed in galleries and venues throughout the United States and around the world. An avid explorer of the intersection of art and technology, he was one of a small group of developers to launch apps for the Leap Mo... Read More →
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Alessio de Vecchi

Alessio is an art director and CG wizard currently based in Tokyo. He is the founder of adv, a creative collective specialising in photography, video production and post production, motion graphics, and animation, graphic & web design. In 2016 he won the Lumen Prize Gold Award al... Read More →
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Matteo Zamagni

Matteo Zamagni is a new media artist based in London. He expresses his ideas through multi-media platforms : Video Direction, real-time and off-line graphics and interactive installations. The root of his projects comes from ongoing research into the connections between spirituality and sciences. He explores the boundaries between the physical and the invisible dimensions, the macro and micro scale of matter, the conscious... Read More →

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The Lumen Prize

Director & Founder, The Lumen Prize
The Lumen Prize is the pre-eminent global award and tour for digital art. The prize celebrates the very best art created digitally. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition, a global tou... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

9:00am

The Variant apps (The Lumen Prize)
The Variant apps are a new series of generative audiovisual artworks from Interval Studios featuring visuals by Joshue Ott and music by Kenneth Kirschner. Available on iOS for iPad and iPhone, each of the apps features a unique visual composition, a different indeterminate musical composition, and a distinct approach to user interaction. All of the Variants are generative artworks that bring together chance and interactivity to create an ever-changing, ever-evolving audiovisual experience.

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Joshue Ott

Interval Studios
Joshue Ott is a visualist and software designer who creates cinematic visual improvisations that are performed live and projected in large scale. Working from hand-drawn forms manipulated in real time with superDraw, a software instrument of his own design, Ott composes evolving... Read More →

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The Lumen Prize

Director & Founder, The Lumen Prize
The Lumen Prize is the pre-eminent global award and tour for digital art. The prize celebrates the very best art created digitally. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition, a global tou... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

10:30am

Creative Technology for Client Brand-building

Daniel Odham, SVP of Production at Pearl Media breaks down the anatomy of an brand experience.

Brand experiences are the brass ring of the marketing realm, resulting in shiny program recap videos with millions of views and engagements. That’s the dream anyways for nearly every marketer, aspiring to one day craft their own experience and stamp their name on it. However, the hardship becomes apparent almost immediately. Despite having a brilliant idea, fleshing out the pieces, parts and process is a realm of unfamiliarity that freezes great ideas dead in their tracks.

So what cogs are required to breathe life into a great brand experience idea? This is Daniel’s realm. How much does a brand experience cost? What is the process to completion? Is there a huge pool of talent required? Who is responsible for what? Using two case studies from JetBlue and AT&T, Daniel dives into a complete analysis of a brand experience’s anatomy.

Through these explorations, the roadmap to building a successful brand experience is clearly defined.


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Daniel Odham

SVP, Production, Pearl Media
As SVP, Production at Pearl, Daniel is an experiential specialist, constantly looking to integrate unique technologies that enhance brand engagements. | | Odham is an imaginative, solution-oriented experiential, mobile, gaming and social media specialist with over 8 years of ex... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

11:00am

Amar C. Bakshi: Walking through the Internet and Connecting the World
Amar C. Bakshi, Founder and Creative Director of Shared_Space Studios, will share the ideas and the story behind his company's innovative Portals project. Shared_Studios outfits gold shipping containers with immersive audio-visual technology and places these around the globe. When a guest steps into a Portal, he or she comes face to face with a stranger in an identical Portal on the other side of the country or the other side of the world. The Portals allow their occupants to speak to one another as if in the same room though in reality they may be separated by miles, borders, oceans, and legal regimes. Portals create a space for shared experiences, from collaboration between dance troupes and distant musicians, to conversations between a Holocaust survivor and Syrian refugees, to brainstorming sessions between between tech entrepreneurs in Gaza with those on the US-Mexico border. The possibilities are endless and the take away for Portals visitor after Portals visitor is that we are truly "stronger together."

While in NYC audience members can also experience a Portal for themselves at the New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Visit www.sharedstudios.com for more information and to reserve a spot.

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Amar C. Bakshi

Founder and Creative Director, Shared_Studios
Amar C. Bakshi is an artist whose work focuses on how to use technology to create new forms of digital-physical public spaces that challenge and subvert existing norms. As an artist, Amar treats the formation of institutions as, themselves, sites of creation. Through the Portals... Read More →

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Shared_Studios

Shared_Studios is a multidisciplinary art, design and technology collective founded in 2014. With key innovations in hardware, software, and design, Shared Studios aims to build a global community to investigate how space is shared around the world. Through its Portals project, S... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

11:00am

Art, Technology, Resistance
In this lighning talk I will go over some of my new media artworks, paying particular attention to some works with an explicit political focus.

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Tomas Laurenzo

Dr., School of Creative Media
Tomás Laurenzo, PhD, is an artist and academic who works with both physical and digital media exploring the artistic construction of meaning and its relation with power and politics. | | With a background in both computer science and art, Laurenzo's work spans across different p... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

11:00am

Artist talk
Berkoy's talk focuses on a series of interactive installations in development. Participants encounter figurative sculptures with computer vision that make strange demands, to obey or disobey. Borrowing from strategies in immersive theater and Choose Your Own Adventure gamebooks, each computationally-driven experience unravels divergently and unpredictably. 



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Allison Berkoy

artist / designer / creative technologist / educator, Berkoy
Allison Berkoy is a Brooklyn based artist working at the intersection of art, performance, code and technology. With mixed physical and electronic media, she creates videos, sculptural installations, interactive environments, and performances between humans and machines. Recent e... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

11:00am

Collective Currents
In which we will discuss an interactive installation between Artist Wendy Wischer and Computer Engineer Erik Brunvand exploring the idea of cooperative experience in both literal and conceptual ways to create a unique environment that references our ability to solve environmental issues, specifically clean water, through collaboration. The physical cooperation is through a circuit requiring that the viewers form a human chain between the interaction points, which include bronze casts of the collaborators hands. The viewers are encouraged to create a larger chain by holding hands and cooperating. As the viewers engage in this, the water sounds move from garbled water sounds to recognizable babbling water sounds and the video fragments begin to connect together to create a comprehensible video picture. The larger the human chain, the more cohesive the sounds and images are in relation to each other. While the picture becomes clearer, there is still overlap of some of the image fragments creating an imperfect unity. This comments on the difficulty and imperfection of ecological restoration as a practice. Water has significant meaning in the West and we need to work together to ensure we have access to clean water. This installation, while referencing the specifics of place in the captured video, also includes the crisis of our thirst for oil and how that is compromising our resources of water all over the planet. As we all know, water is essential to our survival, especially in the high desert ecosystem of Utah. Collective Currents is layered in concept with collaboration at its core from process to experience. It is when we come together, that we can increase our energy, knowledge, experience and efforts to solve our problems. The environmental crisis can be seen as the greatest obstacle facing mankind. It will be our human connection with our surroundings and each other that will allow us to tackle these problems and find solutions.

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Wendy Wischer

Artist & Computer Engineer, University of Utah
Wendy Wischer creates work in a variety of media from sculptures, to installations, video and public works. Much of the artwork is blurs the separation between the intrinsic history of working with nature and the cutting edge of New Genre and New Media. She is the recipient of se... Read More →

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Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

11:00am

Immersive Workplaces: Enhancing our work life experiences through Creative Technology and Digital Storytelling.
User experience matters in physical space, especially in the workplace. Expressive and engaging workplaces promote collaboration, improve productivity, and enhance creativity. At IA, our design approach is holistic. Interactive and immersive installations are a continuation of our space concepts. Creative Technology enhances the brand message as well as the culture of our clients. As a result, it enables us to build responsive and healthy work environments which can mimic nature’s multi-sensory stimuli. With the creation of data-driven and interactive content, we are maintaining connections to the space and time, triggering emotions, and generating everlasting stories.

Every corporate entity craves a unique story. As an interior architecture firm it is our job to tell that unique story within the built environment not only physically but also emotionally. Join us to see our methods, prototypes and built spaces; Immersive Workplaces.

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Ali Tan Ucer

Senior Experiential Graphic Designer/ Creative Technology Leader, IA Interior Architects
Ali is an Experiential Graphic Designer and Creative Technology Leader at IA Interior Architects - an architectural design firm dedicated to corporate interiors. He designs and implements interactive and immersive experiences for physical spaces. | | Since he got his first comp... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

11:00am

Prismatime: How to re-imagine our relationship with time using electronics
Melissa will use this opportunity to share her experience building PRISMATIME. PRISMATIME is a product that expresses time using ambient colored light. Through fluid color changes, this timekeeping system attempts to ease our tense relationship with time, and maybe help us feel less enslaved by the clock.
Melissa will walk listeners through the creative/design process and discuss how to make a successful product.

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Melissa Felderman

Creative Technologist, Sparkfun Electronics
Melissa Felderman is from from New York, where she was introduced to the world of programmable electronics while working in advertising. A department in her agency was dedicated to building physically-interactive experiences and Melissa felt excited by the creative possibilities... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

11:00am

Talk: Our strange attempt to put tiny, living creatures in your cell phone
We worked on a module for the Google Ara phone as a provocation that asked users to bring a mindfulness to their cyborg connection with their technology. We invented a microscopy technique that allowed for users to view and interact with microscopic creatures that lived inside a cell phone. We explored bioengineered species that would survive the harsh conditions inside an electronics device. By highlighting an anthropomorphized creature, the tardigrade, a user shifts from the role of owner to caretake and is forced to confront questions about sustainability, addiction / reliance, and authentic emotional communion.

Human beings have a cyborganic relationship with their mobile devices. We carry them around with us every hour of the day, they lay next to us in bed, and they are the first thing we caress when we awake. When a phone is misplaced or its screen is injured, we feel a genuine emotional loss, as if it was a living entity. Indeed, the surface of phones teem with a layer of microscopic life; a vibrant ecosystem of flora and fauna that thrive in our pockets. In this way, the device is truly biological.

We depend on our phones to satisfy functional and emotional needs. In return, the phone only derives its meaning through actions of the human; we feed it photos, shape its personality through customization, and foster its bacterial layer with our touch and breath.
The relationship is symbiotic.

In this talk, we will discuss behind-the-scenes philosophy, technology, and art that drove this ambitious project.

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Midnight Commercial

Managing Partner, Midnight Commercial
Founded by MIT Media Lab alumni, Midnight Commercial is a collective of designers, engineers, and thought-leaders continuing their tradition of curiosity and invention into industry practices. We use technology as a material to mend our fractured digital and physical experiences... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

11:00am

Just Kidding: Beatbox Bonanza!

Treat the kids to a fantastic morning of sound as beatbox legend Rahzel performs and passes along a few tricks to your budding young beat boxers.


Beatbox king Rahzel, formerly of the Roots, lets kids in close to witness his legendary beatboxing technique and leads a workshop for the next generation of beatboxers. Learn to beatbox from the best!

Part of the Martha Mooke and Rahzel Residency


More info and tickets here 

 


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Martha Mooke

Pioneering composer/electro-acoustic violist, Martha Mooke, enhances her classical training and expertise with extended techniques, digital effects processing and improvisation. A leading Yamaha Artist/clinician, Mooke is founder/violist of the electro-acoustic Scorchio Quartet... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

11:30am

NYIT M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition 2017 - May 20th, 2017
This event will be open to the public throughout the time of Creative Tech Week, during gallery hours. On May 20th, 2017 some student representation will be there during lunch break and throughout the day to answer questions about their work and the exhibition.

This event is the final thesis exhibition of NYIT's MFA Program. This year’s show, called “Visionaries,” is represented by a collection of final student thesis projects that focus on graphic design, fine arts & technology, virtual reality, animation, and in some cases these artistic mediums connect with each other. These pieces represent the development, production and hard work of a 2-year process.

Exhibition: May 4-25, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 4, 6-8 p.m.

NYIT-Manhattan 
Gallery 61
16 W. 61st St., 11th Floor
New York, NY

Viewing Hours: Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Professor - Christine Kerigan

For additional information, email ckerigan@nyit.edu, or call 212.261.1717.

More info here

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Christine Kerigan

Adjunct Professor, NYIT Department of Digital Art & Design
Christine Kerigan is an Adjunct Instructor for New York Institute of Technology's Department of Digital Art & Design where she teaches courses in areas of Computer Graphics, Graphic Design and Thesis Level courses. In addition, she works full-time for the department as Development Coordinator for Beijing Programs where she coordinated the launching of several of Digital Art... Read More →
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Lynn Pocock

Lynn Pocock is an artist and educator, and currently serves as a Professor of Fine Arts at New York Institute of Technology; she is also the Graduate Director of the Master of Fine Arts program.  Since the late 1980’s, she has played a significant role in the global digital arts community, as an artist, author, lecturer, and producer of largescale digital arts events. | As an artist, Pocock's artwork has been internationally exhibited in film festivals around the world, including the New York Film and Video Expo, the London International Film Festival, and SIGGRAPH's Computer Animation Festival... Read More →

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NYIT Department of Digital Art & Design

NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) is a private, degree-granting, not-for-profit global university, committed to educating the next generation of leaders, inspiring innovation, and advancing applications-oriented research and entrepreneurship. With two campuses in New York, as well as campuses in Nanjing and Beijing, China; Vancouver, Canada; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, NYIT provides a technology-infused education to 12,000 students from all 50 states and 125 countries. By learning how to analyze and question assumptions, NYIT graduates are culturally aware, profession ready, and prepared to solve... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Gallery 61, NYIT 16 West 61st, 11th floor, New York, NY 10023

12:15pm

Put Yourself into a VR Game using 3D Scanning and Motion Capture
 In this workshop participants will learn about the process of creating a VR game with Unity and the Oculus Rift. We will utilize a mix of technologies including 3D Scanning, Cloud based rigging and animation software, a game engine, and a VR head mounted display. We will create a 3D geometric modeled avatar of participants using 3D Scanning. The avatars will then be ‘rigged’ with a skeleton to be able to be animated with motion capture data. These assets will be put into a game engine to be able to allow control and interact with the avatars. The end result will be a VR interactive game experience where a the character is a 3D model generated Avatar of YOU!

Participants can also view a demonstration of game motions applied from motion capture as demonstrated via a remote connection to NYIT's Motion Capture lab in Long Island, NY.


Sat, May 20, 12:15-1:15pm
Sponsored by the HIVE
Location: New York Institute of Technology, 16 West 61st St., 9th floor, room 924
Free to CTW conference attendees
Space is limited to the first 15 RSVP’s.
Lunch will be provided.

REGISTER HERE!! 

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Talal Choudhury

Full-Stack Developer, TimeWave VR Lab
After graduating with a Biology degree from Brooklyn College, Talal attended Medical School and was all set to become a doctor. There was just one problem. His dream was to be a developer. So he went back to school for Computer Science at General Assembly. For his thesis project, he created an in-browser 3D video game. And... Read More →
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Matt Corenlius

Matthew Cornelius has worked professionally in the field of 3D computer animation for the past 16 years. He is currently a faculty member with a research fellowship at Pratt Institute and the Director of Art Media Technology at New York Institute of Technology, and directs the Motion Capture Studio at NYIT... Read More →
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Terry Nauheim

Associate Professor/Chair, NYIT
Terry Nauheim is an audiovisual artist, associate professor, and Chair of NYIT’s Department of Digital Art & Design. As an artist, she explores sound and visual relationships through digital media, drawing, and installation. She has exhibited her artwork at the Bronx Museum of... Read More →

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NYIT Department of Digital Art & Design

NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) is a private, degree-granting, not-for-profit global university, committed to educating the next generation of leaders, inspiring innovation, and advancing applications-oriented research and entrepreneurship. With two campuses in New York, as well as campuses in Nanjing and Beijing, China; Vancouver, Canada; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, NYIT provides a technology-infused education to 12,000 students from all 50 states and 125 countries. By learning how to analyze and question assumptions, NYIT graduates are culturally aware, profession ready, and prepared to solve... Read More →
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The HIVE

The HIVE (Home for Innovation, Visualization, and Exploration) exists for NYIT students, faculty, and partnering institutions to expand creative research and academic/professional development through the center’s technologies. Collaborative teams can invent, innovate, and creatively solve problems utilizing advanced technologies of motion capture, 3D printing, 3D scanning, and other emerging technologies. High-end video conferencing connects its three locations of NYIT Fine Arts-Manhattan, Old Westbury, and Beijing-into one... Read More →
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TimeWave Studios

TimeWave gathers creative media artists and technologists to explore the use of technology in storytelling and to invent new forms of media and entertainment. | | The TimeWave programme is produced by LoNyLa (London-NY-LA), a transatlantic initiative fueled by graduates of Yale University and the Yale School of Drama and a powerhouse Anglo-American team. The initiative was launched at the Oxford-Cambridge Club in London in November 2010. | | See highlights of the June 2013 TimeWave festival... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
NYIT 16 West 61st Street (at Broadway), 9th floor, room 924

1:30pm

Synergy in Art and Science: From Neurons to the Water We Drink
The artist and the scientist have always sought the same truth, albeit by different paths, but in the 21st century there is greater opportunity to develop deep synergy. Beyond simply sharing abstract notions of the universe, art and science can now create full circle, data-driven inquiry in which artists can reinterpret data in new ways to create public discourse and in the process motivate the collection of new datasets that inform the scientific process. This talk will discuss examples from my body of work that completes a loop, whereby art deriving from scientific data creates a public discourse and in the process gathers additional data for further scientific and artistic inquiry.

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Sean M. Montgomery Ph.D.

Artist, Technologist, Produce Consume Robot
Produce Consume Robot (Sean Montgomery) is a technologist, educator and new-media artist in New York City. Using research methodologies combined with emerging technologies, Sean takes a trans-disciplinary look at the human condition to examine the changing relationship between th... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

2:00pm

Lightning Talk: Richard Rodkin
As a compliment to two scheduled interactive sound walks featuring new works for U-GRUVE AR, the Audio Augmented Reality app created by Mr. Rodkin, the talk will focus on what U-GRUVE AR is, how it works, and who some of the composers are that have been creating pieces for the app, In addition to a brief walkthrough/virtual demo in the Unity 3D environment, a working demo has been created which participants can experience right outside the conference venue.

http://u-gruve.com

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Richard Rodkin

Creator, U-GRUVE AR, Memetic Arts, Inc.
A lifelong musician, composer, and artist, Richard first began work on U-GRUVE in the early ’90s, while working in the then-emerging Virtual Reality industry. | | In addition to founding Memetic Arts, Inc., Richard has garnered 20 years' experience as a Lead User Experience/Inte... Read More →

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Memetic Arts, Inc.

Producer/Publisher, U-GRUVE AR
Memetic Arts, Inc. is a digital media publisher and app development company based in New York City. Founded by Richard Rodkin in 2006 as a web consultancy, the company now produces innovative web-based and mobile apps that explore and showcase Computational Art and Creative Techn... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:15pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

2:20pm

Climate Change and the Emergency Room
In my recent work, I compare my recent diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes with the human discovery of the global climate crisis. I compare my personal response to my chronic condition against our planetary response to the progressive, terminal condition of Climate Change.

With diabetes, I faced a choice grounded in harsh reality. Left unchecked, the condition would lead to multiple organ failures and death, perhaps within five years. Instead, I took immediate control. I learned to temper the condition with diet, exercise, medication and technology.

In this talk, I will discuss my artwork exploring the comparison of these conditions. I will argue that there is potentially still time to head off the worst ravages of climate change, but just barely, and the changes we need will be deep, systemic and immediate.

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Andrew McWilliams

Artist + Technologist, ThoughtWorks
Andrew is a New York-based artist and technologist, and a founder and director of the ThoughtWorks Arts Residency. He is a lead technical consultant for ThoughtWorks, specializing in innovation in technology and the arts. Andrew is also a founder and director of Art-A-Hack, and o... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 2:20pm - 3:10pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

2:20pm

Four works; 37 years of Creative Technology Art- a five minute talk
This five-minute talk will briefly describe four artworks exhibited over a 37-year period inspired by traditions of abstraction in art coupled with principles of color theory, perception, psychology and cognition, neuro-science, physics and optics.

“1443” is both the title of an exhibit in 1979 at the Alternate Space Gallery on West Broadway and it is the focal length of ellipsoidal spots lights (Lekos) used in the installation. The room sized installation featured abstract forms of spandex with constantly evolving lighting.

“Labyrinthos” – a large-scale computer controlled (an Ohio Scientific C2 4P with 58K) ‘stochastic’ maze of locking doors was exhibited at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT in 1982. This installation was a Panopticon (J. Bentham) that had surveillance cameras and monitors allowing participants to view their progress and past through an irrational randomized structure of locking and unlocking doors.

Inspired by Alan Turing’s paper in the 1950 issue of the Journal Mind, “The Automatic Confession: A Catholic Turing Test” was first exhibited at the Space Gallery in Boston in 1993 and was later exhibited at the Landesmuseum in Linz, Austria as part of Ars Electronica; twice at the ACM-SIGGRAPH Art Show and at the Victoria & Albert Museum on an iPad.

The Split Brain Human Computer Interface was part of Sleuthing the Mind curated by Ellen Levy at Pratt Manhattan Gallery in 2014. The viewer uses a handheld stereoscope to watch the 1991 Senate Judiciary Hearings on the Nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. The stereoscope delivers the video testimony of Anita Hill only to the viewer’s left hemisphere while the right hemisphere only sees the video testimony of Clarence Thomas rebutting the accusations of harassment. This “he said, she said” spectacle seen by a ‘split-brain’ induces artificial cognitive dissonance requiring single minded determination to figure out who is lying.

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Greg Garvey

Artist, Director and Professor of Game Design & Development, Chair of Visual & Performing Arts, Quinnipiac University
Greg Garvey has worked in the games industry at Parker Brothers and Spinnaker Software. He has exhibited his computer controlled interactive installations at Pratt Manhattan Gallery and Harvest Works in New York; at the Landesmuseum in Linz, Austria; the Victoria and Albert Museu... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 2:20pm - 3:10pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

2:20pm

Functionality as Brand Expression
As our expectation of access to and control of the content we see trends towards total, brands are continually in search of new ways to engage us with their messaging - often creating modes of audience interruption that are even less welcome than traditional advertising.

In this talk, I will share from my experience both creating sophisticated functional software systems as well as creating brand campaigns and other forms of brand expression - and offer a way to think about digital functionality as a holistic and inherent aspect of how brands show up in the world and target their customers. 

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Neil Redding

Director of Emerging Technology, ThoughtWorks
Neil is a seasoned creative technologist, experience director, strategic visionary and digital champion with over two decades of work across industries, regions and cultures. | | Propelled by insatiable curiosity, Neil has developed software for leading technology firms, dri... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 2:20pm - 3:10pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

3:00pm

Queering Reality - May 20, 2017
Queering Reality will shove several planes of existence into a blackbox theater in the Lower East Side. Intersectional queer artists will show their recent works of mixed reality, installations, performances, & other emerging media technology. Finding home in Wow Cafe Theater, the oldest still active theater collective for women, & other trans folx, the event will be entirely queer run.Their will be a panel discussion both days discussing representation & responsibility in STEM, art, design, & where they overlap.Drinks & artist's work will be for sale. Donations to the theater will be appreciated & can be paid at the door or at the bar. Tickets are by donation, & no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Ticket link 

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Phoenix Lio(n)

Multidisciplinary artist & technologist, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Phoenix Lio(n) engages technology and artistic practice to disrupt the ways in which the physical world is invoked to justify oppression and marginalization. They rebuild their mind, their memories, and the world around them by layering media and mediums. By engaging their experi... Read More →

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Wow Cafe Theatre

Wow Cafe Theater is the oldest, as far as we know, active theater collective by & for women, transwomen, & other trans folks in the world. The collective has existed since the 1980s, & we've had our current home at a blackbox theater on 4th Arts Block, among theaters like La Mama... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 3:00pm - Sunday May 21, 2017 1:00am
Wow Cafe Theater 59-61 E. 4th St. Apartment 4, Buzzer 6, New York, NY 10003

3:10pm

Panel: Data Visualization
Moderator: Charles Matz

panelists:
Manuel Lima
Heather Shapiro
Gaia Scagnetti 

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Heather Shapiro

Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Heather Shapiro is a Technical Evangelist in Microsoft's Developer Experience group, where she educates developers on Microsoft's new technologies. In this role, Heather works closely with students and developer communities across the North East to understand the newest technologies and architectures. Prior to becoming a Technical Evangelist, Heather completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University and graduated in the Class of 2015. She received her Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Statistical Science, and completed an Honors Thesis about employing Bayesian Approaches to Understanding Music Popularity. Heather blogs at... Read More →

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Microsoft

At Microsoft our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.



Saturday May 20, 2017 3:10pm - 4:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

3:55pm

Lightning Talk: Putting Women in Their Place with AR

Putting women in their place with AR”

 

How can we use Creativity and Technology to confront people and make them empathize with (and take action on) the realities of gender inequality? 

 

Y&R New York’s The Whole Story Project is a project that allows for the placement of virtual statues of notable women in history.  The aim is to create parity in public representation and share the accomplishments of women. 

 

The project’s mobile app and online platform, designed along with Current Studios, makes it possible for people to see, share and add new virtual statues alongside existing public statues. Using augmented reality and GPS location technology, users locate and view statues using markers on a map and can also find details of their contributions.

 

The Whole Story Project will work with creators and developers worldwide to build and place statues of women in their own cities. The Whole Story Project is also championing efforts to create physical statues of real women in communities around the world such as the Monumental Women campaign of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund in New York City.



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Gretchen Menter

Associate Creative Director, Young & Rubicam NY
Gretchen Menter is an ACD at Y&R. In the course of her career, she's created campaigns for Sweet 'n' Low, Milano Cookies, Applebees, Staples, Speck, Bank of America, Merrill Edge, Ball Park, General Mills and others.  She's originally from Upstate New York where she was raised by... Read More →
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Molly Runge

Associate Creative Director / Art Director, Young & Rubicam NY
Molly Runge is an Associate Creative Director / Art Director at Y&R NY. She started her creative career on the west coast at GS&P as a creative coordinator and has since worked at Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Walrus, TBWA Chiat Day, McCann on various clients including HP, Avis, Holiday Inn, Bank of America, Merrill Edge, Pepperidge Farm, Grand Marnier, The Economist and Howard Stern. | | She grew up in South Jersey, is a diehard Philadelphia sports fan, an equally diehard GOT fan, mother of two little boys and a mini cupcake... Read More →

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Y&R

Y&R is one of the leading and most iconic global marketing communications companies. We operate as a Global Boutique, connecting deep insights from local business needs and consumers with strategies and objectives that travel across borders. Y&R Inspire Change is the agency’s global social impact practice geared towards both nonprofit organizations and brands incorporating social purpose strategies. United by a global infrastructure and common tools and technology, all our clients have access to people and resources from everywhere in our... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 3:55pm - 4:15pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

4:40pm

Panel: Social Impact in Art & Creative Tech : Creating Unity across Borders
We can argue that the greatest social need and impact right now is creating unity across borders fighting negative & inaccurate stereotypes and falsehoods. This discussion will focus on how creative technologists and those that represent them are uniquely positioned inspire and help mobilize others for change. We will explore: Whether art is the catalyst that pushes people to take action or is it actually only the inspiration? How can creative technologists and artists build engagement with disparate communities across borders and here at home?

We will be discussing this topic with Lisa Godwin, Creative Technologist at the New York Times; Kevin Stanton, a Strategist with Spring Studios; Catinca Tabacaru, Owner of Catinca Tabacaru Gallery; Sundar Raman, Director of Creative Engineering, Local Projects; and L’Rai Arthur-Mensah, a project manager with Local Projects. 

Moderators
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L'Rai Arthur-Mensah

Project Manager with Local Projects, Local Projects
L'Rai Arthur-Mensah is a Project Manager with Local Project. With a background in engineering and a love for producing art exhibitions, she is a proponent of integrating technology into cultural experiences in ways that enhance the engagement but don't overpower the experience it... Read More →

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Lisa Godwin

Creative Technologist, The New York Times
Lisa Godwin is a passionate media professional with over 10 years of experience in producing immersive experiential products for strategic partnerships and opportunities to generate brand growth. An innovative technology marketer who is able to develop and oversee fully integrate... Read More →
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Sundar Raman

Director of Creative Engineering, Local Projects
Sundar is the Director of Creative Engineering at Local Projects. Sundar’s background spans alternative energy, community radio, permaculture, Internet telephony, open-source advocacy, and most recently social gaming. Responsibilities span the breadth of his previous experience... Read More →
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Kevin Stanton

Strategist, Spring Studios
Kevin Stanton is a strategist that works at the convergence of culture, technology and critical theory. As a Senior Strategist at Spring, Kevin is focused on solving problems by leveraging the power of culture to help brands engage with consumers and build cultural relevancy. Kev... Read More →
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Catinca Tabacaru

Gallerist, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery
Catinca Tabacaru is the founder of the Catinca Tabacaru Gallery on the Lower East Side.  In addition to artist representation and shows, the Gallery expands past its walls to create valuable dialogue and collaboration with artists embedded in different cultures. The primary vehicle for this is... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 4:40pm - 5:40pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

6:00pm

Virtual Light at New Sanctuary NYC - May 20, 2017
Virtual Light is an artistic project in protest to current Immigration policies, using one of the most contemporary artistic expressions of our times, Virtual Art. Art has often been used to shine light on questions of humanity and Miguel Angel Mayal reclaims this fundamental aspect of art in this project. Using it as a method to reflect on a social issue that is unjustly hurting many people.

The work will be staged inside St. Peter's Lutheran Church in collaboration with the Coalición del Nuevo Movimiento Santuario, in support of those seeking protection from current immigration reforms. Here the general public can don VR headsets and immerse themselves in a Virtual Mass (created using the Tilt Brush application supported by HTC Vive). The essence of this virtual piece is the union of individuals in a symbolic act of prayer and humanity. Because the use of Force without consciousness nor spirituality, lacks humanity. And because without Humanity, Justice is unbalanced.

For more details visit www.miguelangelmayal.com.

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Miguel Angel Mayal

VR Artist
Mayal has recently embarked in the realm of virtual art, using HTC Vive and TiltBrush, state of the art technologies, grounding him in new creative territory. Previous works reflected modern trends from the quantum and technological worlds, but now, instead of reflecting on scien... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
St. Peter's Lutheran Church 619 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

6:00pm

The Virtual Art Society: Live painting in virtual reality
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED 

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The Virtual Art Society

The Virtual Art Society is an Harlem based collective who is exploring the boundaries of virtual reality. They are in the pursuit to create works that will effect culture in a positive way.



Saturday May 20, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Harlem Mist 46 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026

7:00pm

Performances by Yuliya Lanina, Alon Ilsar and Blake Marques Carrington
Performances by Blake Marques Carrington, Alon Ilsar and Yuliya Lanina
FiveMyles Gallery,
588 St, Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, May 20th, 7-9pm

Yuliya Lanina
Not a Sad Tale
multi-media one woman performance 
Original music by Vladimir Rannev
2016
20 minutes
Not a Sad Tale is a story of creation gone awry. Its creator – simultaneously the author and the character – is visual artist Yuliya Lanina. Known for her animations and mechanical sculptures, this is the first time Lanina steps inside one of her creations, literally and figuratively, to reveal a fantastical micro-realm in the process of being made. The animation and Lanina’s live performance are synchronized with original music by the award-winning Russian avant-garde composer, Vladimir Rannev. The electroacoustic track mixes fixed media with sounds that the performer manipulates in real time entirely with her breathing. The presentation blurs the line between on-stage reality and its sublimation on screen, as the artist shapes her art “in her own image”, endowing it with all her strengths and her flaws. This project was made possible with the support of a residency at Headlands Center for the Arts and Fusebox Festival. Trailer could be watched here.

Blake Marques Carrington (a.k.a. Russian Ark Sakura)
A Weak Force That Binds
audiovisual performance
2017
20 minutes
single-channel projection + stereo sound
“A Weak Force That Binds” is the third full-length album from multidisciplinary artist Blake Marques Carrington a.k.a. Russian Ark Sakura.  Like previous releases, the album and performance use the artist’s “CScan” sound engine, created in the Max/MSP/Jitter software environment.  Architectural plans of a variety of structures, both religious and secular, are scanned in real-time to generate rhythmic sound.  By controlling multiple scanning groups at once, a myriad of polyrhythmic, fugue-like effects can be achieved.  Visually the plan is revealed with each pass of the virtual scan, and interacts graphically with appropriated clips from Antonioni’s 1964 film “Red Desert” and Teshigahara’s 1966 film “The Face of Another”. Video for track titled "Scan Santo Stefano (A 27-Sided Argument)" can be seen here.

AirSticks by Alon Ilsar
Performance, 30 minutes
Australian drummer and composer Alon Ilsar will perform a piece on the AirSticks; a custom built gestural instrument that allows him to grab, squeeze and throw sound and visuals.


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Blake Marques Carrington

Artist, Blake Carrington Studio
Blake Marques Carrington works within the spheres of the sound, visual and performing arts. He has had solo exhibitions at Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Central Utah Art Center, and VisArts, featuring a range of work from inkjet painting to video installation using custom software systems. Parallel to his work in the visual arts context, he writes and performs original audiovisual compositions and releases full length albums. His debut album... Read More →
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Alon Ilsar

Alon Ilsar, Mutensils
Alon Ilsar is an Australian drummer, composer, sound designer and instrument designer. He is co-designer of a new interface for electronic percussionists, the AirSticks. His diverse projects include Belvoir Theatre’s ‘Keating! the Musical,’ Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘Moj... Read More →
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Yuliya Lanina

Artist, Yuliya Lanina
Yuliya Lanina is a Russian-born American multimedia artist. Her paintings, animations, interactive sculptures and performances portray alternate realities that fuse fantasy, femininity, and humor. | | Lanina's multimedia works and performances have awarded her invitations... Read More →




Saturday May 20, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Five Myles Gallery/Perfromance Space 558 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238 Phone: (718) 783-4438

7:30pm

Ab Uno Pluribus - May 2017 Session
The “ab uno pluribus” (lat.: from one to many) audio-visual event series began in January 2014 as an idea of composer & sound artist WvS and video artist Miah Artola. Now in the 4th year each event is custom curated by WvS with varying focus on electro-acoustic performer/instrument combinations & VJ technology. For the CTW2017 session we will feature "foci + loci" + other human/technology crossing instrument performers. We present new exploratory experiences in the audio-visual realm. The versatile energies of select live musicians and video artists are synthesized into explosive though unrehearsed solo and group performances.

Previously presented: ::vtol::, Aeronaut, Akaliko, Al Margolis, Alex Nathanson, Alexey Pliousnine, Amos Fisher, Anna Barsan, Benton C Bainridge, Bleue Liverpool, Bloater, Brendan Landis (Hey Exit), Champagne Sequins, Chris Ianuzzi, Chris Jordan, Chris Penalosa, Damien Olsen, Dan Gitlin, Daniel Carter, Daniel Klag, Daniel McKleinfeld, Dave Koenig, David First, David Grollman, David Linton, David Tamura, Dawoud Kringle, Doktor23, Dorothea Tachler, Douglas Lucas, Dylan Neely, G. Lucas Crane, Genux-B, Geoff Matters, Hans Tammen, Jackie Neon, Jacob Cohen, Jane LeCroy, Jeanann Dara, Jeremy Slater, Jim Tuite, Joan Hacker, John Dunlap, Joshue Ott, Kali. Z. Fasteau, Karl Scholz, Katherine Liberovskaya, Kaveh Haghtalab, Kenya Kawaguchi, Kevin Bud Jones, Kevin Woods, Kurt Ralske, Kyung-Mi Lee, Kyungmi Lee, LAUDS, Lawry Zilmrah, Lea Bertucci, Leila Bordreuil, Linda Buckley, Lou Rossi, Luciernaga, Martin Philadelphy, Matt Verzola, Megan Moncrief/Lazurite, Michael Attias, Michael Durek, Michael Jay, Nick Demopoulos (SMOMID), Nurbstream, Pas Musique, Patch Adamant, Patrick Todd, Philip White, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Richard Garet, Robert Pepper, Roberto Nanni, Rothwell, SADAF, Sarah Bernstein, Snaykhunt/Thermos Unigarde, Sofy Yuditskaya, Stunt, Surf Hair, Tmm Mulligan, Tom Hamilton, Train Trash/Gregory Paul, VisualHornHonking, Fuzzy Bastard, WvS, Yusuke Yamamoto.

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Plan 23

Curator & Producer, Plan 23
Emerged out of Bushwick, Brooklyn, Plan 23 creates site-specific, extended, immersive, audio-visual experiences that bend one’s perception of time and space. Encompassing a sonic spectrum from dark-ambient soundscapes via subliminal pulses to electronic sounds the group delivers sonic explorations into uncharted spaces; combining live music, lasers and live visuals into an engaging sensory journey... Read More →

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Ab Uno Pluribus

The Ab Uno Pluribus ('from one to many') experimental, audio-visual event series started 2014 as an idea of composer & soundartist WvS and videoartist Miah Artola. Now in the 4th year each event is custom curated by WvS with a different focus on electro-acoustic performer/instrument combinations... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
The Three Jewels NYC 61 4th Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003

8:00pm

Sanctuary - May 20, 2017

Visceral, virtual, and meditative, Sanctuary is an interactive performance installation and an invitation for a ritual journey. Through the ancient motif of a labyrinth, audiences will witness and engage in invented mythologies and summoning practices. Sanctuary explores themes of self-care through the power of storytelling, authorship, virtual realities and performance.

The group's year long investigation of self-care is based on the idea of self preservation as an act of political resistance.  The artists draw from both personal and shared experiences to craft original stories that promote a space of reciprocity. Balancing technology's role in spirituality with the rawness of bodies in a communal sacred space, Sanctuary straddles the fine line between full immersion and self-reflection.  Performance becomes an act of survivance. As we invest in our collective imagination, we care for each other by validating the divine in us all.

Sanctuary was developed at Brooklyn College as a thesis project for the Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) MFA program. PIMA provides students with training, theoretical and technical knowledge, and practical experience in the conceptualization and production of collaborative, multi-disciplinary artworks.

Experts
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Paul Leopold

Multimedia Artist
Paul Leopold is a multimedia artist and producer. As co-director of art collective The Culture Whore, Paul is known for throwing concept driven warehouse raves such as OASIS, RIOT, DOWNLOAD & the Psychic Series. The Culture Whore is the 2015 & 2016 Brooklyn Nightlife Award winner... Read More →
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Wi-Moto Nyoka

Founder, Dusky Projects
Wi-Moto Nyoka is a performer and transmedia artist. Awards and honors include: Tanzhaus NRW Interdisciplinary Works artist in residence 2011, Puffin Foundation grant recipient 2012, the Bricks Comic Book Theater Festival 2014 selected librettist, Indie Boots Theater Festival Fina... Read More →
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Sadah Espii Proctor

Founder/Creative Director, Espii Studios
Sadah Espii Proctor is a dramaturg, performer, and sound & media designer. Fellowships and honors include: SH//FT Oculus Connect 3 Scholar (2016), NYU Virtual Reality Lab Fellow (Fall 2016), Creative Founder Lab Scholar (2016), Thoughtworks & NYU Tandon Art-A-Hack (2016) and featured artist at Creative Tech Week 2016, for her interactive art installation Graffiti Action. | | Dramaturgy includes: Spunk (New Perspectives Theatre Company, 2015), Daughters of the Bayou (Theater YinYin, 2015), and Project Unspeakable (Convergences Theatre Collective, 2014). Leads panels on Cyberpunk and Afrofuturism, most recently at... Read More →

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JACK

JACK is an OBIE-winning 50-seat performance venue founded in 2012 in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn by theater-maker Alec Duffy and several co-founders. Our mission is to create radical access to the arts by presenting performance work that reflects the diversity of the city and by invol... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
JACK 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
 
Sunday, May 21
 

11:15am

Why Virtual Reality is Good for Science
Virtual reality can trick your brain into believing you're somewhere real. This power is called Presence, and it revolutionizes psychological research. Human cognition is hard to study in the lab. You can't expect someone to act naturally in a copper-shielded room with their scalp covered by electrodes, and remembering lists of words on a computer screen is has little to do with everyday life. VR lets us, for the first time, study human behavior in a way that generalizes to the real world.

A research experiment (published here: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3027390) sought to uncover the neural signature of memory and found some surprising results. Participants completed a memory game in VR and on a flat computer screen while wearing an EEG brain sensing headband. Machine learning techniques were able to successfully predict memory based on brain activity, but only in VR. A follow-up study will chase down this mysterious interaction by adding physiological signals (eye tracking, heart rate, breathing rate, etc.) and using machine learning to enhance memory in real-time.

Why does brain activity predict memory better in VR than on a flat screen? What goes on in our brains when we believe we're somewhere else? Is there a neural signature of presence? It wouldn't be science if we already knew the answers.

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Aldis Sipolins

Head of Virtual Reality and Game Design, IBM Research
Aldis is a lifelong videogame nerd who combines virtual reality with cognitive neuroscience to understand and enhance human performance. Aldis received a Ph.D. in Visual Cognition and Human Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015, specializing in b... Read More →



Sunday May 21, 2017 11:15am - 11:35am
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

11:35am

Lightning Talk: Julie Huynh
Lightning talk: Julie Huynh
A talk about volumetric capture techniques and toolkits for virtual reality. An overview of creating other content disseminations from a full room-scale VR application to 360 video and mixed reality trailers.

Experts
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Julie Huynh

Immersive Developer, Isobar
Julie Huynh is a dedicated Immersive Developer at Isobar. She began her studies in Fine Arts and English Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she started her search for the best tools to realize her innovative concepts. Following that pursuit brought he... Read More →



Sunday May 21, 2017 11:35am - 11:50am
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

11:35am

VR and Mixed Reality Day
LaJuné McMillian is a New Media Artist and Creative Technologist from NYU's Integrated Digital Media Program. LaJuné is currently creating art that integrates Performance, Virtual Reality, and Physical Computing to question our current use of technology and forms of communication. She has had the opportunity to show and speak about her work at Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center, MakerFaire, National Sawdust, Liberty Science Center, Chelsea Film Festival, Creative Tech Week and Weird Reality. She is also the Lead Character Animator for NeuroSpeculative Afrofeminism which premiered at Sundance Film Festival and is currently touring at festivals including SXSW and Tribeca Film Festival.

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LaJune McMillian

Artist, LaJune
LaJuné McMillian is a New Media Artist and Creative Technologist from NYU's Integrated Digital Media Program. LaJuné is currently creating art that integrates Performance, Virtual Reality, and Physical Computing to question our current use of technology and forms of communication... Read More →



Sunday May 21, 2017 11:35am - 11:50am
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

11:50am

Panel: What is the Future of Entertainment and VR?
How will VR shape the way we consume music in the future? What sort of immersive experiences can it offer, and how can it help connect artists and fans?

With Moderator Cortney Harding of Moth and Flame VR and panelists Victoria Pike, Joel Douek, Linda Ricci, and David Lobser. 

Moderators
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Cortney Harding

Founder, Friends With Holograms
Cortney Harding is a professor, author, and the founder of Friends With Holograms, an agency that helps brands, advertisers, and entertainment companies understand VR and other emerging technologies. Harding teaches a series of seminars that explain best practices for using VR, c... Read More →

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Joel Douek

Co-Founder, ECCO VR
ECCO VR co-founder Joel Douek is an award winning composer and sound designer whose work has brought many top Virtual Reality experiences to life, as well as numerous BAFTA and EMMY-winning productions.  Born in London, England, Joel draws heavily on his background in music and neuroscience to guide... Read More →
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David Lobser

David Lobser is an internationally recognized animation and VR director with an extensive background in commercial animation and visual effects. He has taught at NYU, Parsons and Harvard University, and is presently the senior artist in residence at NYU's Media Research Lab.
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Jenya Lugina

Jenya Lugina is a Creative with a deep understanding of technology. He constantly explores the newest developments and best ways to use them to push artistic boundaries and devise innovative solutions for clients such as Pfizer, Merck, Def Jam, HAVAS, Gold Crest Films, Cessna, Ni... Read More →
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Victoria Pike

Victoria Pike is a theatrical designer and director. She utilizes projection design and mixed reality technologies to create unique theatrical performances and installations. Her background in the theater, designing immersive experiences, has lead her to exploring 360 video and... Read More →
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Linda Ricci

Founder, Decahedralist Inc.
Linda Ricci is founder of Decahedralist Inc. She's always been fascinated by the impact new technologies have on consumer behavior and business - so after exploring commercial applications for VR on her grad school application many moons ago, she spent her career developing and implementing business strategies for companies in industries where emerging technologies were having a huge impact on their markets. Eternally obsessed with alternative realities and thrilled that AR/VR is finally catching up with all those early expectations... Read More →



Sunday May 21, 2017 11:50am - 12:40pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

12:50pm

The Reality of the Virtual - Predictions and Prototypes for the Future
Drew Arnold, CEO of Lit will analyze the VR industry and offer new insights into emerging technical and creative developments. Drew will also demonstrate new products Lit is developing including: volumetric video, nonlinear video, augmented reality, holographic displays, virtual fashion experiences. Also demonstrated will be new content including an augmented reality app for The United Nations and a virtual reality exhibition for The Museum of Sex.

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Sunday May 21, 2017 12:50pm - 1:00pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

3:00pm

Sanctuary - May 21, 2017

Visceral, virtual, and meditative, Sanctuary is an interactive performance installation and an invitation for a ritual journey. Through the ancient motif of a labyrinth, audiences will witness and engage in invented mythologies and summoning practices. Sanctuary explores themes of self-care through the power of storytelling, authorship, virtual realities and performance.

The group's year long investigation of self-care is based on the idea of self preservation as an act of political resistance.  The artists draw from both personal and shared experiences to craft original stories that promote a space of reciprocity. Balancing technology's role in spirituality with the rawness of bodies in a communal sacred space, Sanctuary straddles the fine line between full immersion and self-reflection.  Performance becomes an act of survivance. As we invest in our collective imagination, we care for each other by validating the divine in us all.

Sanctuary was developed at Brooklyn College as a thesis project for the Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) MFA program. PIMA provides students with training, theoretical and technical knowledge, and practical experience in the conceptualization and production of collaborative, multi-disciplinary artworks.

Experts
avatar for Paul Leopold

Paul Leopold

Multimedia Artist
Paul Leopold is a multimedia artist and producer. As co-director of art collective The Culture Whore, Paul is known for throwing concept driven warehouse raves such as OASIS, RIOT, DOWNLOAD & the Psychic Series. The Culture Whore is the 2015 & 2016 Brooklyn Nightlife Award winner... Read More →
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Wi-Moto Nyoka

Founder, Dusky Projects
Wi-Moto Nyoka is a performer and transmedia artist. Awards and honors include: Tanzhaus NRW Interdisciplinary Works artist in residence 2011, Puffin Foundation grant recipient 2012, the Bricks Comic Book Theater Festival 2014 selected librettist, Indie Boots Theater Festival Fina... Read More →
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Sadah Espii Proctor

Founder/Creative Director, Espii Studios
Sadah Espii Proctor is a dramaturg, performer, and sound & media designer. Fellowships and honors include: SH//FT Oculus Connect 3 Scholar (2016), NYU Virtual Reality Lab Fellow (Fall 2016), Creative Founder Lab Scholar (2016), Thoughtworks & NYU Tandon Art-A-Hack (2016) and featured artist at Creative Tech Week 2016, for her interactive art installation Graffiti Action. | | Dramaturgy includes: Spunk (New Perspectives Theatre Company, 2015), Daughters of the Bayou (Theater YinYin, 2015), and Project Unspeakable (Convergences Theatre Collective, 2014). Leads panels on Cyberpunk and Afrofuturism, most recently at... Read More →

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JACK

JACK is an OBIE-winning 50-seat performance venue founded in 2012 in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn by theater-maker Alec Duffy and several co-founders. Our mission is to create radical access to the arts by presenting performance work that reflects the diversity of the city and by invol... Read More →



Sunday May 21, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
JACK 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238

3:05pm

Lightning Talk: Imagination, Technology and Ecology: How Real World Places Influence Virtual Landscapes by Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Imagination, Technology and Ecology by Jakob Kudsk Steensen

Through his work, Jakob Kudsk Steensen explores how virtual worlds, real world locations and human imaginations intertwine. In his talk, Steensen will focus on how historical research and long-term excursions influence his development of complex digital worlds, which people explore through virtual reality. He will present three recent virtual reality and video projects. A Cartography of Fantasia explores the eco-systems of unfinished tourist resorts, which have been deserted because of financial speculation. Primal Tourism is a full-scale virtual replica of the Island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia, and the landscapeof the Island is build from satellite images, drawings from the 1700, photographs taken by tourists, and natural scientific illustrations of the future climate. Terratic Animism is Steensen's latest virtual reality work, in which he replicated parts of a North American mountain range that he explored while artist in residence at MASS MoCA. The talk ends with his thoughts on digital world making as a form of animism.

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Jakob Kudsk Steensen

Jakob Kudsk Steensen (1987) is a Danish installation artist based in New York, who combines satellite technologies with video and virtual reality with real world landscape explorations and cartographic research. His work has most recently been exhibited at The Moving Image Fair... Read More →



Sunday May 21, 2017 3:05pm - 3:20pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

3:05pm

Lightning Talk: Tamiko Thiel
Since 1994 I have been creating virtual reality artworks as “empathy machines,” putting users in situations they hopefully never encounter in real life, e.g. as prisoner in an internment camp or an interrogation by secret police. I drew on music, urban planning and classical drama to create and teach my own theory of dramatic structure in interactive experiences, with the user as protagonist in first person experiential perspective in interactions with the virtual world.

Experts
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Tamiko Thiel

Artist, Eyebeam Mentor, Eyebeam Art & Technology
Tamiko Thiel is an internationally acknowledged pioneer in creating poetic spaces of memory for exploring social and cultural issues in both virtual reality since 1994 (Starbright World with Steven Spielberg) and augmented reality. A founding member of the artist group Manifest.A... Read More →

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Eyebeam

Eyebeam is a nonprofit studio for collaborative experiments with technology toward a more imaginative and just world. By providing generous support to artists for research, production and education, Eyebeam makes ideas real.



Sunday May 21, 2017 3:05pm - 3:20pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

3:20pm

Panel: Alternative Futures: Challenging the Legacy of Cybernetics
This panel is an extension of the Codes and Modes Symposium, which aims to create an intervention into the uncritical excitement about virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning to establish a space for conversations about long-term socio-cultural and neurobiological impacts. Presenters will discuss how activists, scientists and artists can develop useful frameworks to explore the complex implications of using these emerging technologies for culture change. The conversation will revolve around three core themes: empathetic engagement & embodiment, algorithms of control & inequity and ethical transglobal alternatives, and feature thought-leaders across academia, social change & the cultural sector grappling with the future of storytelling. 



Moderators
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Heidi Boisvert

Founder & CEO, futurePerfect lab
Heidi Boisvert is a new media artist, experience designer, creative technologist, researcher & writer who creates groundbreaking games, web interactive, AR/VR & transmedia storytelling experiences for social change, as well as large-scale networked performances in dance & theatre... Read More →

Experts
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Daanish Masood

Daanish is an investigator at BeAnotherLab, a transnational interdisciplinary group that uses art, science, and technology to promote empathy and perspective taking among diverse communities; thereby facilitating shared civic action across identity fault lines. BeAnotherLab uses VR, neuroscience, embodiment, and storytelling to allow users to feel themselves in the body of another person. By day, Daanish works at the United... Read More →
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Lina Srivastava

Regarding Humanity
Lina has worked with a group of social impact organizations, including UNESCO, the World Bank, UNICEF, the Rockefeller Foundation, MobileActive, Internews, 3Generations, Shine Global, and BYkids. An attorney by training from New York University School of Law, Lina has been involved in campaigns for several documentaries, including Oscar-winning Born into Brothels, Emmy-nominated The Devil Came on Horseback, Oscar-winning Inocente, and Sundance-award winning Who Is Dayani... Read More →
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Lance Weiler

Lance Weiler is a storyteller, entrepreneur and thought leader. An alumni of the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, he is recognized as a pioneer because of the way he mixes storytelling and technology. WIRED magazine named him “one of 25 people helping to re-invent entertainment and change the face of... Read More →

Partners
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City Tech (MTECH)

The BTech in Emerging Media Technologies is a four-year undergraduate program within the department of Entertainment Technology focused on creating the next generation of creative technologists for the expanding emerging media industries of New York City and beyond. Students develop solid skills within the framework of an integrated technical productionbased curriculum. This uniquely qualifies them to work within the agile interdisciplinary teams that define... Read More →
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CUNY (Hunter IMA)

With a world class faculty and up-to-date production facilities, Hunter College’s Department of Film & Media Studies offers two undergraduate programs of study. One program leads toward a major in Film, combining film history and theory with film production. The other leads toward a major in Media Studies, combining critical media analysis with creative practice using a mix of contemporary media forms (video, print, digital graphics and the Internet). In addition, Hunter College now offers... Read More →



Sunday May 21, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

4:00pm

U-GRUVE AR / Creative Tech Week 2017: Interactive Sound Walk, Part 2 by Memetic Arts and New York SoundWalkers

Tickets: $10.00
Please purchase via EventBrite: https://ugar1702.eventbrite.com

We will experience the other-worldly, interactive soundscape that is "Walkie-Talkie Dream Angles", composed by electro-acoustic composer/performer Dafna Naphtali in collaboration with Richard Rodkin, creator of U-GRUVE AR, who produced a customized version as a dedicated, standalone, iPhone app. 

While originally created for the 2016 NoiseGate Festival, the piece has been updated with new sonic material for Creative Tech Week 2017, a city-wide festival devoted to New York's burgeoning Art/Tech scene which runs from May 12 -21, 2017.

"Walkie-Talkie Dream Angles" occupies Washington Square Park, one of the City’s most popular, and home to the iconic Washington Square Arch. The majesty of the Arch aside, the Park itself consists of a multitude of microcosms, from the Fountain, to the dog-runs, playgrounds, and the famous chess plaza, all of which provide a rich backdrop for musical experimentation.

Ms. Naphtali, who is both a professor and former student of New York University Steinhardt, describes the work:

"'walkie-talkie dream angles' is an opportunity to bring a favorite urban environment of mine to musical life and present it in a unique and individual way. With pre-recorded environmental sounds from the area that I will audio-process, I layer these sounds with my voice, and use some thoughtful strategizing about site-specific listening, interactivity and attention span."

Ms. Naphtali will be on hand to discuss her process for planning and composing the piece, as well as answer questions from the group.

We’ll find a local venue after the soundwalk and will relax and discuss the experience over food and drink. I hope you’ll join us for this sonic exploration of one of the City’s most rich and diverse public spaces. 

NOTE:

To experience the piece, you will need to download the Walkie-Talkie Dream Angles app on the iTunes App Store. It is NOT currently available within the U-GRUVE app, so you must download it separately.

More Information On:

Walkie-Talkie Dream Angles (on u-gruve.com)

Dafna Naphtali

Washington Square Park

 


Experts
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Dafna Naphtali

Sound Artist / Composer
Dafna Naphtali is a sound-artist, vocalist, electronic musician and guitarist. As performer and composer of experimental, contemporary classical and improvised music since the mid-90’s, she creates custom Max/MSP programming for sound-processing of voice and other instruments... Read More →
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Richard Rodkin

Creator, U-GRUVE AR, Memetic Arts, Inc.
A lifelong musician, composer, and artist, Richard first began work on U-GRUVE in the early ’90s, while working in the then-emerging Virtual Reality industry. | | In addition to founding Memetic Arts, Inc., Richard has garnered 20 years' experience as a Lead User Experience/Inte... Read More →

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Memetic Arts, Inc.

Producer/Publisher, U-GRUVE AR
Memetic Arts, Inc. is a digital media publisher and app development company based in New York City. Founded by Richard Rodkin in 2006 as a web consultancy, the company now produces innovative web-based and mobile apps that explore and showcase Computational Art and Creative Techn... Read More →



Sunday May 21, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Square Park The Arch 5th Avenue / Washington Square North, New York, NY 10012