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Monday, May 2
 

8:00pm

Origin Stories (The Evolution of BELLA GAIA): Explorations of arabesque patterns, music and dance of the silk road
Cutting edge multimedia dance performance utilizing live motion
tracking, custom programmed visual algorithms, and 3D projection
effects that takes the audience on an explorative journey of the
relationship of geometry in nature and Arabesque patterns. View video
trailer: http://www.bellagaia.com/os.html
This promo video has absolutely no post production effects. Everything
is live, generated. There will be a short Bella Gaia live performance
during this event as well.

Director & Composer: Kenji Williams
Digital Media Artist: Gordey Chernyy
Dance Artist: Läle Sayoko
Assistant production: Joanna Bugajska
Featuring music by Kenji Williams (remixed by Zaak Kerstetter) and
Paul Miller (DJ Spooky)

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Gordey Chernyy

Gordey Chernyy is an independent new media artist, animator and creative technologist, originally from Kazakhstan. In his artistic practice he explores intersections of software, art, moving images and the way stories can be shared through the modern tech instruments. His interests... Read More →
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Kenji Williams

Creative Director and Composer, BELLA GAIA
Kenji Williams is a composer and director for multi-media live theater, immersive films, and interactive datavisualization. Named a "100 Top Creative" by Origin Magazine, a World Technology Network award finalist in Arts, Entertainment, & Education, and a Grammy voting member, Williams... Read More →

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BELLA GAIA

BELLA GAIA is an unprecedented audiovisual experience that combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time lapse nature photography, and cultural heritage footage with stirring live performances of music and dance from around the world. Full: bellagaia.com/about Kenji Williams is... Read More →



Monday May 2, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002
 
Tuesday, May 3
 

7:00pm

30 Cycles of Flux
30 Cycles of Flux is a sound piece that consists of utilizing the emission of a 30 cycles wave (right below human beings hearing range) to activate speaker cones with white strings attached to the center of each cone.  When the cones become activated by the infrasound wave the strings move in a constant flow subsequently producing a kinetic visualization of the wave.

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Richard Garet

Richard Garet holds an MFA from Bard College. Recent projects include Midnight Moment, site specific work created for the electronic billboards of Times Square, NY; Alusiones, Carmen Araujo Arte, Hacienda de la Trinidad, Caracas, Venezuela; Meta-residue: Input Material, Space... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Ascendor
Ascendor consists of a twenty five foot tall column of 12 two meter LED tubes running up the center of the main staircase at The Clemente Center. Sensors allow it to measure the volume of activity in the stairwell and render it in the form of a light display, playing the length of the column.
Ascendor came about as the result of an invitation proffered to artist and designer Paul Clay, to create something special for Creative Tech Week, in order to enliven and activate the entry of The Clemente - the building where his studio is located. Paul in turn sought out a team of creative technology collaborators, including Chris Jordan, Josh Goldberg, and Leif Krinkle Mangelsen to execute the project.
Special thanks to Stefan Verhoef, and everyone at InventDesign and DiGidot for the generous donation of all the LED tubes, and for their newly developed DiGidot C4 controller. Special thanks also to The Science Project and to everyone at the Clemente Center and at Creative Tech Week for making this artwork possible.

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The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center

The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center Inc. (The Clemente) is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that has demonstrated a broad-minded cultural vision and a collaborative philosophy. While the Clemente’s mission is focused on the cultivation, presentation... Read More →
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Paul Clay

Artist and Designer, Contemporary art/Creative Tech
Paul Clay is a visual artist whose work spans many different fields. His perspective comes from an interest in anthropology, contemporary media, and social change. He has shown internationally, been interviewed on local television in New York, and has been reviewed in such publications... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Aural Outpost
The Depository: Aural Outpost highlights a form of communication that is being disrupted through text and graphical forms of communication -- the sound and voice. A social and liminal space is created through this project. GUI's are creating a new communication language. We can witness it through the grammatical twists used in text messages along with the proliferation of emoticons. Most people have had first-hand experiences with the misunderstanding a text message. Graphics and text open the gap for misinterpretation to exist. Sound closes this gap. Sound gives much more information regarding the communication -- mood, emotion, age, gender, culture, etc. -- that are not as obvious with the same graphical communications. More often than not, these aspects are lost along with the original intent of the message in text-based communications. Users call in to The Depository to leave voice messages or to listen to messages left by others. It unseats the disruptive nature of GUI's and text messages and seeks to facilitate communication between strangers through the buffer of asynchronicity and delay. It mimics crisis hotlines and applications like Voxer, yet reaches a broader audience in an attempt to establish a community within cyber space. Aural Outpost is the physical instantiation of The Depository's network. An on-site server regularly updates with The Depository's sounds and plays the messages periodically through the multichannel system. Each speaker is housed inside a felted cocoon along with a tiny light. The light level modulates according to the audio level of the message. This gives the users a temporal presence within the exhibition space. Viewers can listen to the audio traffic within the system as voyeur, but not an active participant. This enables viewers to piece together clips that others leave, allowing viewers to catch glimpses of these audio portraits and to weave together different narratives.

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Katherine Bennett

Artist, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Katherine Bennett is an interactive engineer and media artist who explores the liminal spaces and temporal experiences that technology creates. Her research focuses on how communication technologies are shaping our cultural interactions. Bennett utilizes sound and light to represent... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Bust of a Woman II
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Sophie Barrett-Kahn

Lady Tech Guild
Sophie Kahn is a Brooklyn-based digital artist. She 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 in New York, Los Angeles, London... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Concrete River (Rivington and Suffolk)
The sculptures are based on abstract drawings of Google Map views of the block and building you are currently occupying.

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Art Jones

Art Jones is an image/sound manipulator working with film, digital video, audio and hybrid media. His films/videos, CD-ROMs, live audio/video mixes, and installations concern the inter-relationships between music, visual culture, history and power. His work makes extensive... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Criss-Crossing the Divine/An Interactive Exhibition
Criss~Crossing The Divine updates Crossings/An Interactive installation that premiered in the 2009 Thessaloniki Biennale Gr. In 2014 Guild Hall Museum hosted our robotic sculptures & interactive games addressing ever-expanding religious intolerance fueling global wars. The authors of faith created flexible governing scriptures wherein perceptions expand with shifting tastes & priorities thru generations. While robotic sculptures representing devotees of their faith perform quintessential gestures, like actors onstage conversing in a video on the wall, people play interactive games. For Creative Tech week we display one interactive Spiral Vortex Paint Game. Participants, in virtual dialogue with 46,000 original scriptures from five faiths, use an interactive wand to curate topics & assign more or less importance to each topic they select to explore. Peter Koger’s software parses, integrates all topic-word priorities the player assigns, determining which three hundred color-coded text results will appear. After scrolling to read the displaying scripture results, the participant is directed to a website to learn from which religions their color-coded text results originated. Each individual’s search and corresponding results are distinct and this kind of search can never settle into a permanent groove because new questions discover new results, ad infinitum, with no amen. 

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Nina Yankowitz

Creative Director, NY Art Projects, LLC
I am an artist who infuses interactive games and social networking tools into virtual, robotic, and/or 3d projection installations. A recent multi-faith sanctuary was in the form of a virtual sanctuary with our team's Interactive games. “Criss~Crossing The Divine” was exhibited... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Disruption
High speed view of life. Tech speeds up time, but is the road it takes us on always clear? Golan presents a living glitch-art video that contemplates this question.

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Omer Golan

Founder, CEO, OUTERNETS, INC


Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Electric Sheep - an Immersive Installation
We propose an algorithmic software installation at one of the Creative Tech Week venues. The concept is to install projectors that continuously display always-morphing, uplifting and contemplative animated abstract art images that are made with math. The Electric Sheep have been compared to views of alternate galaxies, underwater reefs, feathers, the molecular insides of gems, visualization of quark theory, Arabian mosaics and Penrose tiles. We like to think of the white side walls in dark areas, that may otherwise go unnoticed, being used as screens that invite passers-by to step into the light, to become bathed in projected images, and leave their silhouettes on the wall.

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scott draves

Founder, Electric Sheep
Scott Draves is an award-winning software artist, VJ, and a pioneer of the open source movement. His clients and exhibitions range from the likes of MoMA.org, LACMA, Google, and the Adler Planetarium to Skrillex. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon and a BS in Math... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

erin Ko : Life On Mars?
Ko's interactive art plays with Mediated Reality, Collective Consciousness and Layered Experiences. Voyeurs are invited to engage via their smart phones or more traditionally (with their eyes); their experience altered by the amount of technology they've invited into their lives.

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Erin Ko

Visual Artist / Software Developer, Erin Ko Studios
Erin Ko is a visual artist from the United States. 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 co-founder of Hutong... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

I too
The Iris pattern is transformed into data for recognition of the individual in national security and the recognition of truth between people . The retina shows health data as a window into the body, an observation diagnoses showing the early onset of many diseases. 

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Gina Czarnecki

Gina Czarnecki’s art is realised in a diverse and often unconventional range of media to draw the viewer in on emotive, ethical and intellectual levels.  Czarnecki works often in transdisciplinary collaborations and works in the grey areas between definition.  Her work... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Natural Order. Variation 1 and Natural Order. Variation 2
Natural Order inquiries about the impossibilities, uncertainties and mysteries that nature presents to men when we attempt to apprehend, understand and predict its behaviour. Instead nature arises as an uncontrollable force of creation and destruction, an element whose magnitude and scale become unfathomable and disconcerting. The devastating and dramatic force of phenomena such as cosmic rays, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and floods points to an expanding nature that grows and accommodates... fully unaware of the presence of its beholder.

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Juan Cortes

Artist, Hyphen Hub
Colombian artist, born in 1989, lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia. My works take on multiple forms such as installation works, recordings, and concert pieces. I'm interested in sound and the natural forces which are the base and foundation of my work. He is also interested in investigative... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Negative Differential Resistance Nº 3
An algorithmic composition for amplified fluorescent lights.

Deriving its formal aspects from the idea of the binary -- a lamp is either on or off -- and limited to a minimalist palette of white light and 60-cycle hum, this work creates an optical and aural theater which presents light in all its corporality, not as ethereal or transcendent substance, but as the physical result of switches closing and power plants humming, perturbation as much as illumination, the consequence of destruction and the signifier of creation.

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Matthew Ostrowski

Sonologist, Harvestworks, Inc.
A New York City native, Matthew Ostrowski has been creating art with electronic and digital media for over twenty years, having worked as a composer, performer and installation artist, exploring work with music, multimedia, and video. Using digital tools and formalist techniques... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

ONE ON ONE: An Interactive Performance Installation

Allison Berkoy presents ONE ON ONE, an interactive multimedia installation and performance experience. Participants enter the installation environment and encounter a figurative assemblage of chair parts, enlivened with projection, audio, and computer vision. Lone participants may receive an invitation to sit in a chair facing the figure. Others may watch.

Each ONE ON ONE encounter unravels divergently and unpredictably. The figure makes requests, tells stories, and entertains; responding differently to true ONE ON ONE meetings with a single participant versus engagements with an audience. ONE ON ONE creates an illusion of complex interaction through sensor tracking, custom software, arrays of scripted responses, live internet feeds, and structured randomness. 


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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 exhibitions... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Opticon
Opticon is an interactive led sculpture by Alex Postelnicu and Jason Levine, that brings into question how, what seems like cohesive experience to one, can often appear disjointed and alien to third parties. Opticon uses perspective illusion to appear to be an abstract audiovisual sculpture for almost all spectators but one. The structure of the installation uses aluminum housed led strips to form a cross-hatching body of disordered and angled pixel strips, each part of a 360º volumetric canvas, yet only clearly understood from one specific position in space. From that single angle, it is a cohesive interactive display, while it becomes an abstract art field from most other angles.

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Jason Levine

President, Body Digital Audiovisual
Jason Levine is a musician, performer, and computational poet. On a mission to bridge different artistic disciplines, he sees computation as a universal language for translating and communicating between different mediums. Inspired by improvisation, Jason focuses on the interactive... Read More →
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Alex Post

coFounder @ thinkcraft, CTW Community Hub Director
Talk to me about: Experiences + Architecture + Empowerment + Flow Alex Post is a Multidisciplinary Creative Director and Experiential Strategist, applying human centered design approaches to projects at the intersection of digital and physical environments. He architects original... Read More →




Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

PENELOPE, Where are you love?
TITLE: PENELOPE, Where will you be, love?

Author: Adriana Marmorek

Year: 2011-2014

"Where will you be, Love?, is a work that take messages posted in real time on Twitter where the word love appears , randomly selected and printed on a paper strip ending shattered on the floor. Perhaps there is no more eloquent way to demonstrate the futility of any effort dedicated to define love. This part articulates a discourse on love; Weave only to unweave as Penelope unraveled night trousseau weaving day. Language is redundant as a reality that repeats always exceeded; and it may be that no two areas where this is most radically true that love and of aesthetics. As with love, the work of art is forever impossible to define in all its complexity. So much in love as in art there are excesses that are beyond the scope of language."

Anima Catalog

Paula Silva

Curator

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Adriana Marmorek

Marmorek began as a sculptor, later expanding her horizons toward other mediums such as photography, video, installation, and to what she calls the "architecture of the desire". This is an evolutionary and contemporary concept that defines the parameters of the artist's creative activity... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Perceptual; Listen
For the Perceptual Series, Garet makes use of sounds as a tool to generate a visualization of a sonic construction. The artist then removes the audio leaving just the moving image signal, creating an experience of sound through vision that  changes and pulsate according to the properties of the sonic composite.

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Richard Garet

Richard Garet holds an MFA from Bard College. Recent projects include Midnight Moment, site specific work created for the electronic billboards of Times Square, NY; Alusiones, Carmen Araujo Arte, Hacienda de la Trinidad, Caracas, Venezuela; Meta-residue: Input Material, Space... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Physical Possibility - self-destructive machines
Machines, to date, are human-made and human-oriented. But that might not be so for much longer: futurists like Ray Kurzweil predict the coming Singularity where artificial intelligence will surpass that of the human race. If that comes to pass, how will machines resemble humans and how will they be different? Will they inherit any of our own predilections for self-harm or self-love? Physical Possibility seeks to explore the human reaction to human-like behavior in machines. Each of the set of 4 pieces features a computer than can think - and, by some definitions, can decide - about how it will treat itself. It's not clear at the beginning whether some of the machines will maim themselves out of existence. Only after the course of several days of operation will the audience be able to see the outcome of what we could call the machines' free will.

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Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson is a Brooklyn-based artist and technologist who uses engineering discipline to create wonder. When inspiration strikes, he uses CAD, rapid prototyping, and a lot of manual labor to create explorations of human and machine interaction in the physical world. A recent... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Randomly Generated Social Interaction
How can we use technology to automate the surface content of our interactions, gaining the freedom to explore deeper layers of connection between each other? What do we lose and what do we gain by giving up our social agency to a computer program? Randomly Generated Social Interactions, a participatory performance first organized for Happenings for Na Kim's SET in Doosan Gallery in New York City, playfully brings the absurd repetitiveness of our digital communications to our physical, real-world interactions. Each participant is given a set of earphones and is asked to visit a website prepared for the performance, where they are assigned an identity consisting of a random name, age, occupation, and personality quirk. Following that, each participant is randomly matched with another participant, and is instructed to interact with them, receiving commands for exactly what to say and do during the interaction. A computer program randomly generates those instructions by mixing a number of "conversation routines"; together. Some routines are entirely verbal (e.g. a discussion about the 2016 presidential election, or about creating art), while others are more physical and comical (e.g. an exercise routine, or a routine in which one participants faints and the other is trying to rescue them).

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Anastasis Germanidis

Artist & Engineer
Anastasis Germanidis is a Greek artist, software engineer, and researcher. He creates participatory performances and speculative interfaces that explore the realized or potential effects of new communications technologies and algorithmic systems on personal identity and social in... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Regions of Influence a sound installation
Regions of Influence is a multi-channel sound installation blending the art of radio transmission with the unique and obscure language of dreams. It was created by Tim Fodness under the technical guidance of Joseph Morris. Over the course of roughly three years, sound artist Tim Fodness logged his dreams in a journal and recorded himself reading them. The archive was randomly split into groups and stored on media players for audio playback. Each media player is connected to a transmitter that broadcasts its dream content on a specific radio frequency. These frequencies are then tuned into using multiple radios placed around the room. The result is an immersive installation in which multiple dreams are transmitted and received simultaneously. Those visiting the exhibition enter the world of the dreamer, and are enveloped in the symbolic language broadcasted by the unconscious psyche.

Fields, which are defined by science as regions of influence, are present in both radio and dreaming. In radio, it's the electromagnetic field that makes transmission possible. In dreams, it's the field of obscure ideas known as the unconscious mind. Dreaming is said to be a compensatory function. As the conscious mind becomes increasingly bogged down with the practical demands of society, the unconscious weighs in reminding the dreamer of his or her inner attitude. This is why the study of dreams is so important. It helps us shed light on our individual personalities. The same can also be said about the concept of radio, as any study on the subject will reveal its continued role in providing us with much of our current technology. Technology that has become more of a requirement to carry, and less of a requirement to understand.

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Tim Fodness

Artist, Presenter, Tim Fodness
Tim Fodness is a writer, sound artist, and sound designer who tells stories through immersive sound installation. He has composed story-based work for 5.1 surround sound, multi-channel radio transmission, and stereo albums. Over the past decade, he has collaborated with visual... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Sacrifice .v17
Using Augmented Reality the artwork combines 2D and 3D, with the 4th dimension of movement and time.  With his series Sacrifice, Casado creates a character using 3D technologies and digitlly renders human skin as an extreme expression—an explosion of colors, an exaggeration of shapes.

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Jose Carlos Casado

artist, self
José Carlos Casado is a multimedia artist from Spain. A MFA graduate of the School of Visual Arts, he has been based in New York for 16 years. He uses technologies to create art involving video, 3D animation, photography and sculpture. His work has been shown in multiple solo and... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Stephanie Rothenberg: Planthropy
Stephanie Rothenberg will exhibit “Planthropy,” a robotic garden from her project "Reversal of Fortune” that examines the intersection of social media, finance and philanthropy. In these gardens plants represent recipients of charitable acts in economically challenged regions, creating a more physical, sensorial experience with data. Through this lens the complex relationship between human life and economic growth is made visible. "Planthropy " is a garden of glowing, digital hanging plants that respond to actual Twitter messages posted by donors to various charities. Each plant represents a charity such as breast cancer or refugees. When the plant receives a Twitter post, its electronic system is activated. The plant is watered while the tweeted messages are played aloud through a computerized voice – “I donate because I’m a survivor," “I donate because it's a tax credit." The result is a global “heartbeat” of synthetic voices emoting the feelings of donors from around the world. The piece was recently exhibited in "Right Here, Right Now" at The Lowry Galleries, Manchester, UK.

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Stephanie Rothenberg

Stephanie Rothenberg is an interdisciplinary artist using performance, installation and networked media to create provocative public interactions. Mixing real and virtual spaces, her work explores the power dynamics between contemporary visions of utopia and real world economic, political... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

STORYTIME by Civic.space
STORYTIME is a large sculptural monolith displaying texts that tell stories about time. A playful clock of sorts, the piece changes its content every minute. The first version of the piece will be permanently installed in Syracuse, NY, June 2016. For Creative Tech Week we will show a prototype of the final piece. Using a mixture of literary quotes, references to past events, puzzles, astronomical information and contributions from community workshops and website submissions, we create thousands of unique definitions of time that will appear on the monolith. We will ask people for their quotes or memories about specific times, events, and momentous occasions in their lives to become part of the piece. A collective sign that changes with the seasons, with each moment, with passing clouds and the exact time of the day you met your lover. The final artwork consists of an enclosure made of black powder-coated steel and toughened glass with a white stone bench below. Behind the glass is a dot matrix of LEDs that spell the various texts. People can sit on the bench and it would appear that the texts above are, just maybe, about them. For Creative Tech Week we will show a fully functioning partial recreation of the final piece. The texts are very large, animate in a variety of ways, can be seen from a distance or read from close by. They are various, funny, ceremonial, witty or simple, nostalgic or hopeful. The piece invites multiple visits, conversation and active participation. The piece will work well in a gallery type setting, but optimally, it would be great in a storefront window, interacting with people on the street.

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Marek Walczak

Partner, Civic.Space
Civic.space is an interactive public-art design collaborative. We have recently completed three major public artworks, for a streetscape in Denver, Co. for a recreation center in Stapleton, Co. and the Biodiversity Center, Univ. Wy. Marek Walczak has an international reputation in... Read More →

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Civic.Space

Partner, civic.space
Civic.space is an interactive public-art design collaborative. We have recently completed three major public artworks, for a streetscape in Denver, Co. for a recreation center in Stapleton, Co. and the Biodiversity Center, Univ. Wy. Marek Walczak has an international reputation in... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Strata Systems_v02_NIJIMI
The “Strata Systems” inkjet paintings are generated from sound — an audio recording of a psychoanalysis session between the artist and a therapist. A single image is selected from the custom software system’s video output, printed on special multi-layered paper, then painted on by hand using a variety of subjective techniques.

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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... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

The Gamelatron
Gamelatrons are sound producing kinetic sculptures presented as site-specific installations, and stand alone art works by artist and composer Aaron Taylor Kuffner. Gamelatrons adapt traditional bronze, brass and iron instruments from Indonesia's gamelan tradition with robotic mallets in wall-mounted and free-standing sculptures. The robots are connected to a network that transcribes digital compositions into an array of electrical pulsations that results in a ghostly musical automaton.

Gamelatrons create sanctuaries in public and private spaces. Kuffner views this body of the work as an offering to the observer.

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aaron taylor kuffner

Artist, gamelatron
Aaron Taylor Kuffner's artwork takes the form of multi-year projects that require in depth research, collaboration with field experts and the development of specialized skills. Each project provides unique conceptual tools that further the evolution of consciousness through the experience... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

The Garden of Emoji Delights
The Garden of Earthly Delights, Hieronymus Bosch's  most ambitious work, embodies the conflicts, humor, darkness and absurdity of human, earthly and cosmological conditions. The current speed of technological advancement suggests humanity and the environment is irrevocably changing, but when we compare the visual vernacular of our day (symbols like Emoji for example), it is amazing to discover how easily they align with the symbology of a prescient artist from 500 years ago. This is not to say that evolution is not occurring, but to suggest that Bosch was one of those unique individuals who created works that transcend time.

One intention of my transcription of his work, in The Garden of Emoji Delights, was to mash up popular historic and contemporary sign systems, and to diversify and expand the Emoji lexicon through this process. Emoji are a contemporary glyph system which offer an emotional shorthand for virtual expression. The pleasurable stylizations are ubiquitous worldwide and across generations. Transcribing visual symbologies of an earlier era using Emoji makes perfect "nonsense-sense" to me, particularly with Bosch’s work, in that his own visual style was so idiosyncratic and remarkably distinct in contrast to his peers. 

In his essay “Digicalyptic Realities or, The Frolic of the Flat : Carla Gannis, The Garden of Emoji Delights” Sabin Bors writes …“What makes the Garden of Emoji Delights unique is that the visual communication language it manipulates is deeply rooted in our reflexive and ordinary communication. A double subversion thus takes place: the subversion of visual communication languages, and the subversion of art history.” – Sabin Bors, 2014


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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 and... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

The Penis Wall
The Penis Wall is a interactive kinetic sculpture consists of 81 erectable penises. Each penis model was 3D printed and has six segments driven by a servo motor. Equipped with an ultrasonic distance sensor, each unit can respond to a viewer's movements. Moreover, the Penis Wall can also be used as a display to represent data, for instance, fluctuations in the stock market. / The penis is so different! This is my initial motivation, to study one of the oldest and probably the most attractive thing that humans interact with.

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Peiqi SU

Retired, N/A
Peiqi Su is a researcher, an interaction designer and a maker. She believes that good interaction design depends on the harmony of people, product and environment, and her mission is to find the perfect balance between these 3 primary elements with a human-centric focus. She... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

The Rendezvous: A media space for memories of death
The Rendezvous captures the action of speaking about death in an installation of aural and visual media.

We all accumulate stories of the people we’ve lost to death. These memories cycle through us in different ways at different times in our lives. Accessing a broader range of experiences than purely personal memories allows us to better navigate future loss. Yet our culture provides few spaces for sharing loss beyond an intimate circle, after the closure of mourning rituals. Where can we go to engage with the details of death – not only grief and absence, but also the day-to-day, the unexpected?

The Rendezvous creates a virtual/physical space where people can explore and share personal encounters with death. Media allows us to share on an intimate, yet public scale not otherwise possible.

Multi-channel video is mapped to human-scale plexiglass panels, illuminated with cinematic visuals. The visual language is grounded by constant reference to the plexiglass surface itself. Bodies are recorded while performing through the same material on which the projection eventually plays - creating the verisimilitude of present bodies in the space.

The relationship between video and audio story fragments in The Rendezvous is chance-based. While visual content is composed, the piece’s audio element remains fluid. The audio landscape splits between public sound design, and spoken narratives that can only be accessed privately through personal devices.

The Rendezvous is designed to let its participants expand their voices across different artistic mediums, while maintaining their privacy and ownership of personal narratives. Due to randomized audio, participants can add or withdraw their contributions at any point in the installation's lifecycle.

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Sarah Outhwaite

Director, The Rendezvous
Sarah Outhwaite is a New York-based spatial media artist. Her performance-media pieces installations and video works have premiered at The CCF (Cambodia), Location One, Theatrelab, Juilliard's Center for Innovation in the Arts, Dau al Set, and BAM's Harvey Theatre (New York). She... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

The Swing (after after Fragonard)
Shot from above and edited in slow motion, the video features Kukama in a white dress gaily swinging in and out of the camera frame. On the ground, about seven meters below, a group of people gather in anticipatory flashes scrambling for the ten rand notes (equivalent to one Euro) the artist is letting go sporadically. When the swing reenters the frame without her body, an instant feeling of loss, hopelessness and dissatisfaction is reached.

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Donna Kukama

Donna Kukama completed her post-graduate studies at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais in Sierre (Switzerland) in 2008, under MAPS (Master of Arts in the Public Sphere), and is currently a faculty member at the WITS School of Arts (University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

The Year We Make Contact (Gyre version)
“The Year We Make Contact” is generated from sound — an audio recording of a psychoanalysis session between the artist and a therapist.  Inspiration comes from a debate active in theoretical physics called the Information Loss Paradox, where scientists argue over whether information can truly be lost if it falls into a black hole.

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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... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Triple Portrait of E
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Sophie Barrett-Kahn

Lady Tech Guild
Sophie Kahn is a Brooklyn-based digital artist. She 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 in New York, Los Angeles, London... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

7:00pm

Urbanotopia
Inspired by brain research, urbanism, architecture, cities, planning and systems networks Sade uses media technologies as tools to translate recorded images into signals of raw data. The artist is interested in memory: physical and digital and her work reflects the dichotomy between what we remember and that what we wish to remember.

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Shuli Sade

Artist, Sade studio
Sadé has received the Pollock Krasner Foundation grant 2014, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship 1991, New York Foundation for the Arts Emergency Grant 2001, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Fund, NY-Israel Cultural Cooperation Commission grant, AICF study grant, and NY... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002
 
Wednesday, May 4
 

9:00am

Coffee & Registration
Please arrive by 9:30

Wednesday May 4, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

9:00am

CTW Arts Hub Installations
CTW's Arts Hub installations will be open to badge holders throughout the day. Installations by: Peiqi Su, Allison Berkoy, Nina Yankowitz, The Electric Sheep, Erin Ko, Katherine Bennett, Jason Levine, Alex Postelnicu, Chris Anderson, Anastasis Germanidis, Civic.Space, Sarah Outhwaite, Adriana Marmorek, Aaron Taylor Kuffner, Stephanie Rothenberg, Tim Fodness, Paul Clay.

Experts
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Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson is a Brooklyn-based artist and technologist who uses engineering discipline to create wonder. When inspiration strikes, he uses CAD, rapid prototyping, and a lot of manual labor to create explorations of human and machine interaction in the physical world. A recent... Read More →
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Jeanne Angel

Production Director, Creative Tech Week
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Sophie Barrett-Kahn

Lady Tech Guild
Sophie Kahn is a Brooklyn-based digital artist. She 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 in New York, Los Angeles, London... Read More →
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Katherine Bennett

Artist, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Katherine Bennett is an interactive engineer and media artist who explores the liminal spaces and temporal experiences that technology creates. Her research focuses on how communication technologies are shaping our cultural interactions. Bennett utilizes sound and light to represent... 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 exhibitions... 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... Read More →
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Jose Carlos Casado

artist, self
José Carlos Casado is a multimedia artist from Spain. A MFA graduate of the School of Visual Arts, he has been based in New York for 16 years. He uses technologies to create art involving video, 3D animation, photography and sculpture. His work has been shown in multiple solo and... Read More →
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Paul Clay

Artist and Designer, Contemporary art/Creative Tech
Paul Clay is a visual artist whose work spans many different fields. His perspective comes from an interest in anthropology, contemporary media, and social change. He has shown internationally, been interviewed on local television in New York, and has been reviewed in such publications... Read More →
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Juan Cortes

Artist, Hyphen Hub
Colombian artist, born in 1989, lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia. My works take on multiple forms such as installation works, recordings, and concert pieces. I'm interested in sound and the natural forces which are the base and foundation of my work. He is also interested in investigative... Read More →
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Gina Czarnecki

Gina Czarnecki’s art is realised in a diverse and often unconventional range of media to draw the viewer in on emotive, ethical and intellectual levels.  Czarnecki works often in transdisciplinary collaborations and works in the grey areas between definition.  Her work... Read More →
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scott draves

Founder, Electric Sheep
Scott Draves is an award-winning software artist, VJ, and a pioneer of the open source movement. His clients and exhibitions range from the likes of MoMA.org, LACMA, Google, and the Adler Planetarium to Skrillex. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon and a BS in Math... Read More →
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Tim Fodness

Artist, Presenter, Tim Fodness
Tim Fodness is a writer, sound artist, and sound designer who tells stories through immersive sound installation. He has composed story-based work for 5.1 surround sound, multi-channel radio transmission, and stereo albums. Over the past decade, he has collaborated with visual... Read More →
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Richard Garet

Richard Garet holds an MFA from Bard College. Recent projects include Midnight Moment, site specific work created for the electronic billboards of Times Square, NY; Alusiones, Carmen Araujo Arte, Hacienda de la Trinidad, Caracas, Venezuela; Meta-residue: Input Material, Space... Read More →
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Anastasis Germanidis

Artist & Engineer
Anastasis Germanidis is a Greek artist, software engineer, and researcher. He creates participatory performances and speculative interfaces that explore the realized or potential effects of new communications technologies and algorithmic systems on personal identity and social in... Read More →
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Art Jones

Art Jones is an image/sound manipulator working with film, digital video, audio and hybrid media. His films/videos, CD-ROMs, live audio/video mixes, and installations concern the inter-relationships between music, visual culture, history and power. His work makes extensive... Read More →
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Erin Ko

Visual Artist / Software Developer, Erin Ko Studios
Erin Ko is a visual artist from the United States. 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 co-founder of Hutong... Read More →
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aaron taylor kuffner

Artist, gamelatron
Aaron Taylor Kuffner's artwork takes the form of multi-year projects that require in depth research, collaboration with field experts and the development of specialized skills. Each project provides unique conceptual tools that further the evolution of consciousness through the experience... Read More →
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Donna Kukama

Donna Kukama completed her post-graduate studies at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais in Sierre (Switzerland) in 2008, under MAPS (Master of Arts in the Public Sphere), and is currently a faculty member at the WITS School of Arts (University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg... Read More →
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Adriana Marmorek

Marmorek began as a sculptor, later expanding her horizons toward other mediums such as photography, video, installation, and to what she calls the "architecture of the desire". This is an evolutionary and contemporary concept that defines the parameters of the artist's creative activity... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Ostrowski

Matthew Ostrowski

Sonologist, Harvestworks, Inc.
A New York City native, Matthew Ostrowski has been creating art with electronic and digital media for over twenty years, having worked as a composer, performer and installation artist, exploring work with music, multimedia, and video. Using digital tools and formalist techniques... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Outhwaite

Sarah Outhwaite

Director, The Rendezvous
Sarah Outhwaite is a New York-based spatial media artist. Her performance-media pieces installations and video works have premiered at The CCF (Cambodia), Location One, Theatrelab, Juilliard's Center for Innovation in the Arts, Dau al Set, and BAM's Harvey Theatre (New York). She... Read More →
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Alex Post

coFounder @ thinkcraft, CTW Community Hub Director
Talk to me about: Experiences + Architecture + Empowerment + Flow Alex Post is a Multidisciplinary Creative Director and Experiential Strategist, applying human centered design approaches to projects at the intersection of digital and physical environments. He architects original... Read More →
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Stephanie Rothenberg

Stephanie Rothenberg is an interdisciplinary artist using performance, installation and networked media to create provocative public interactions. Mixing real and virtual spaces, her work explores the power dynamics between contemporary visions of utopia and real world economic, political... Read More →
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Shuli Sade

Artist, Sade studio
Sadé has received the Pollock Krasner Foundation grant 2014, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship 1991, New York Foundation for the Arts Emergency Grant 2001, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Fund, NY-Israel Cultural Cooperation Commission grant, AICF study grant, and NY... Read More →
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Peiqi SU

Retired, N/A
Peiqi Su is a researcher, an interaction designer and a maker. She believes that good interaction design depends on the harmony of people, product and environment, and her mission is to find the perfect balance between these 3 primary elements with a human-centric focus. She... Read More →
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Nina Yankowitz

Creative Director, NY Art Projects, LLC
I am an artist who infuses interactive games and social networking tools into virtual, robotic, and/or 3d projection installations. A recent multi-faith sanctuary was in the form of a virtual sanctuary with our team's Interactive games. “Criss~Crossing The Divine” was exhibited... Read More →

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Civic.Space

Partner, civic.space
Civic.space is an interactive public-art design collaborative. We have recently completed three major public artworks, for a streetscape in Denver, Co. for a recreation center in Stapleton, Co. and the Biodiversity Center, Univ. Wy. Marek Walczak has an international reputation in... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 9:00am - 8:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

10:00am

Christiane Paul
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Christiane Paul

Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
Christiane Paul is Associate Prof. and Associate Dean at the School of Media Studies, The New School, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her recent books are A Companion to Digital Art (forthcoming Blackwell-Wiley); Digital Art (Tha... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

10:00am

The Establishment of Disruption
Over the past couple of years the concept of “disruption” emerged as a catchword for describing the challenge and potential of tech trends and quickly became a trend itself—promoted by the establishment rather than creating disturbances and interrupting it. Is there still space for an anti-establishment that disrupts entrenched structures in order to rethink them? The talk will take a look at digital art projects that, intentionally or not, have challenged technological systems, art institutions and the art market.

Experts
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Christiane Paul

Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
Christiane Paul is Associate Prof. and Associate Dean at the School of Media Studies, The New School, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her recent books are A Companion to Digital Art (forthcoming Blackwell-Wiley); Digital Art (Tha... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

10:15am

Midnight Moment
Times Square Alliance Creative Director Sherry Dobbin, Ironik Design & Post's Sean Stall, American Eagle's Dave Taylor and Times Square Advertising Coalition’s Fred Rosenberg discuss the creative and technological challenges of realizing the Midnight Moment.

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Sherry Dobbin

Times Square Alliance, Times Square Alliance
Sherry Dobbin is the Creative Director & Director of Times Square Arts at the Times Square Alliance. Since February 2012, she has developed programs for Times Square’s electronic billboards, public plazas, vacant areas, popular venues, and online platforms. Ms. Dobbin brings over... Read More →
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Fred Rosenberg

Senior Vice President of Operations, Sherwood Equities
Fred Rosenberg, has spent more than two decades as senior vice president of operations at real estate owner and developer Sherwood Equities. Since joining Sherwood in 1995, and Rosenberg has overseen the firms real estate leasing, management, and acquisitions ever since. Among the... Read More →
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Sean Stall

Owner and Lead Artist, Ironik Design & Post
Ironik is Connecticut's premier graphic design and post production company. Situated in Avon, CT, Ironik extends it's reach worldwide, working with some of the largest advertising agencies and Networks. Our staff is comprised of award-winning talent whose experience ranges from national... Read More →
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Dave Taylor

Digital Signage, American Eagle
In the past I have worked on many different types of Projects in the AV and Broadcast field. Starting out doing Installation Work and Project Management for large Fortune 500 companies. Some of highlights include the sound system in Giant Stadium, The AT&T Global NOC in Bedminster... Read More →



Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

11:30am

re:self->
Using multiple camera, multi projector video feedback and puppetry, 're:self' is live art which re:questions the self through refracted, rerouted, mandala like imagery.
If "->" is seen as insertion, as input, as a black box function... And "re:" is seen as an optional prefix, implying redo/relook/recursion...etc... Then... This is a show regarding self->re:composition and self->re:representation. (Pause)
Contained between the self->re:fractured and the self->produced, this solo persona spirals around re:representations by a prosthetic self->puppet and video feedback. Finding fractal self similarity in the representation of the representation.

This can be seen, in no particular order, as:
0) A non-dualistic ritual, merging the self with the camera, self with the puppet, self with Shamanic music, self with the projected image : to produce the re:combined self.
1) Attentively re:routing and letting go to allow self->organisation out of the structured chaos of multiple cameras, projectors and selves.
2) A complex re:com:position, onto, into, through each other, for the Other: a mash up a self->made mash up a mash up of the self

What is real? What is re:reproduced?

Music by Sasha Bogdanowitsch. http://sashabmusic.com/
Pretty much everything else by Keith Lim. http://kidsthesedays.com.au/
Mentoring by Jeanie During, Jorge Gonçalves and Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck

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Keith Lim

Artistic Director, KidsTheseDays
www.kidsthesedays.com.au. Transdiciplinary artist synthesising technology, performance and sprituality. Keith Lim's work ranges from dance, interactive theatre and installations, film, puppetry and performance therapy. He is a Jack of All Trades, Master of Solo / Dance / Authorship... Read More →



Wednesday May 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

12:00pm

Art Vs. Purpose: Destroying Art-World Bondage
When I was in art school my professor once told me, "If you're trying to achieve a goal, you're doing it wrong". These words really stuck with me and since then I have developed a fairly elaborate framework for understanding the role that Purpose plays in the creative process. With a background in engineering and entrepreneurship, I aim to free myself, for the most part, of the artificial constraints imposed by the pressures of both the art-world and the "creative class". A metaphorical map of idea space, knowledge space and motivation space will be presented, and code-generated variations of each will will be represented in 2D graphical form. The goal: to expand the overlapping regions of these spaces and maximize our "manifestable reality space". In other words: getting smarter, more creative and more motivated leads to new breakthroughs. Armed with these tools, we will take a look at some examples of what can be accomplished and why this is relevant in 21st century art.

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leigh christie

Founder, MistyWest
Leigh Christie manifests otherworldly inventions, products and artworks. He has a masters from MIT Media Lab's ACT program (Art, Culture and Technology) and an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia. Leigh has helped build Western Canada's... Read More →



Wednesday May 4, 2016 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

12:15pm

Personal Technology: Asset or Adversary?
In this short presentation, I'll discuss several pieces (including a few from history, current pieces from other artists and my own) that utilize technology as a tool to foster or to interrupt social interactions, as well as current research and trends.

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Katherine Bennett

Artist, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Katherine Bennett is an interactive engineer and media artist who explores the liminal spaces and temporal experiences that technology creates. Her research focuses on how communication technologies are shaping our cultural interactions. Bennett utilizes sound and light to represent... Read More →



Wednesday May 4, 2016 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

12:30pm

Insuring Art from Artist to Dealear to Collector to Museums

Technology, how we insure this media?  Do we insure the digital information, moving parts, the structure, obsolete parts?

What typical losses are not covered?

How does the claim department settle a claim when you are a Collector, Gallery, Artist, or Venue?

I will be exploring common exclusions, conditions and limitations Insurance contracts related to Tech Artist.


Be informed, come and learn at my talk.

I will be available after the talk for individual consultation.




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William Fleischer, CIC

President, Bernard Fleischer & Sons Inc. /ArtInsuranceNow.com
William Fleischer is president and principal of Bernard Fleischer & Sons, Inc., his website is www.ArtInsuranceNow.com an Insurance & bonding agency founded in 1949. He is the second-generation president of the firm, which focuses on Art insurance and Surety/Fidelity types of Bonds... Read More →



Wednesday May 4, 2016 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

12:45pm

12:45pm

Reversal of Fortune: Crowdsourcing your Philanthropy
Stephanie Rothenberg will talk about her recent project "REVERSAL OF FORTUNE," a series of robotic gardens that examine the intersection of social media, finance and philanthropy. In these gardens plants represent recipients of charitable acts in economically challenged regions, creating a more physical, sensorial experience with data. Through this lens the complex relationship between human life and economic growth is made visible. "GARDEN OF VIRTUAL KINSHIP" is a large-scale 5' x 10' installation, somewhat of an aquaponic system merged with a bank. The centerpiece is a global map containing 650 pill size containers holding seeds. These seeds represent borrowers of micro loans. An overhead, automated watering system is connected to the Internet. The amount of water the plants receive is dependent on crowdfunded, online financial transactions collected from a social media charity website. Successful transactions trigger appropriate nourishment while failed ventures may lead to dying plants. The outcome is a continuous live mapping of the flow of micro finance capital as it travels from the Global North to South and back to the banks who ultimately profit. The piece was recently exhibited in "Global: Infosphere" at ZKM Center for Art & Media, Karlsruhe, Germany. "PLANTHROPY" is a garden of glowing, digital hanging plants that respond to actual Twitter messages posted by donors to various charities. Each plant represents a charity such as breast cancer or refugees. When the plant receives a Twitter post, its electronic system is activated. The plant is watered while the tweeted messages are played aloud through a computerized voice – “I donate because I'm a survivor," “I donate because it's a tax credit." The result is a global “heartbeat” of synthetic voices emoting the feelings of donors from around the world. The piece was recently exhibited in "Right Here, Right Now" at The Lowry Galleries, Manchester, UK.

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Stephanie Rothenberg

Stephanie Rothenberg is an interdisciplinary artist using performance, installation and networked media to create provocative public interactions. Mixing real and virtual spaces, her work explores the power dynamics between contemporary visions of utopia and real world economic, political... Read More →



Wednesday May 4, 2016 12:45pm - 1:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

2:30pm

How We Do What We Do, Financially
As tech-based artists the work we produce generally requires relatively expensive equipment: projectors, computers, cameras, special software, audio equipment, TVs, sensors, custom fabricated parts, etc. Where does the money come from? This panel discussion brings together artists from different backgrounds who will talk about how they get the time and money to pursue their art, all while paying rent in New York City. 

website: how-we-do-this-shit.com

Eric Corriel, artist + professor + web developer, moderator
Rune Madsen, full time artist 
Caitlin Morris, artist + interaction developer
Kelani Nichole, director of TRANSFER gallery + UX designer
Marius Watz, artist 

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Eric Corriel

artist, faculty, School of Visual Arts
Currently living in Brooklyn, Eric takes the urban landscape 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 Developer.www.eri... Read More →
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Kelani Nichole

Owner, TRANSFER
TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between networked studio practice and its physical instantiation. I own the gallery and direct our programming and monthly exhibitions, supporting a community of artists working with emerging computer-based practice. The... Read More →
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Marius Watz

Artist, Marius Watz
Marius Watz (NO) is an artist working with generative software processes, focusing synthesis of form as the product of parametric behaviors. He is known for abstract geometrical forms, with outputs ranging from pure software works to public projections and physical objects produced... Read More →




Wednesday May 4, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

3:30pm

POST-PRIVACY: Is privacy becoming a thing of the past?
The Post Privacy panel discussion is part of the programing activities of Beautiful Interfaces: the privacy paradox, an exhibition curated by Helena Acosta and Miyö Van Stenis. Beautiful Interfaces is a new media art exhibition accessible via a wireless network from hacked wifi routers, which are not connected to the Internet. The panel will be focused on the concept of post-privacy. Is privacy becoming a thing of the past? Datafication as a phenomenon has been spreading into every nook of our daily lives; today our existence has a reflection in a digital grid where almost every movement leaves a footprint that can be tracked, and pointed. Does this reality make us more vulnerable to the eyes of evolving power agencies? In this permeable context, what counter surveillance strategies can we rely on? Researcher Christian Heller has coined the term "post-privacy" to define the dissolution of privacy in the digital age, as a way to capture what might be an inescapable change in the privacy paradigm. As technological progress gains momentum, our interaction with digital tools becomes increasingly recurrent, not only in the way we interact with our governments and authorities, but also in our personal lives. Technology has become an extension of our identities. Panelists will discuss the concept of privacy and overexposed behaviors in the digital age. They are invited to explore these questions: is the protection of privacy a lost battle? What methods can we use to deal with a potential post-privacy data model? Can we envision surveillance, or privacy, working symmetrically between power structures and civilians? Is this an utopian assumption? The discussion will be moderated by curator Helena Acosta, and feature Dan Phiffer (artist/programmer), Lior Zalmanson (writer/curator), Jennifer Lyn Morone (artist) and Miyö Van Stenis (curator/artist) as panelists.

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REVERSE

Director of Programming, REVERSE
REVERSE is a non profit, multidisciplinary art space with an emphasis on new and experimental forms of expression. Run by artists, our mission is to support innovative and boundary breaking projects that foster dialogue and artistic collaboration at the intersection of art, science... Read More →



Wednesday May 4, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

4:45pm

Tech is misfiring for art. Why?
Two time art tech entrepreneur (Aura 2014-present, Artloop 1999-2001), former exhibiting artist and successful Silicon Valley product executive (founding head of product for Splunk the first breakway big data IPO, early employee for 3 IPOs in 20+ years) Christina Noren will share her insights into why over 300 art tech startups with $100s of millions in cumulative funding in 20+ years have failed to produce a breakaway success in the art market that is in any way comparable to the transformations achieved by new platforms in other domains. Prepare for hard truths about why tech and the venture community completely misunderstand art and why the art world has the entirely wrong idea of the potential value of tech.


Wednesday May 4, 2016 4:45pm - 5:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

5:00pm

If Hacking, Then Art
Kevin Mitnick, one of the most notorious hackers in the computer history, described a hacker as “a person who spent a great deal of time tinkering with hardware and software, either to develop more efficient programs or to bypass unnecessary steps and got the job done more quickly”.
 
Hacking and Social Engineering have been regular components of my work as an artist and cultural producer. For the past 20 years I have been doing projects and actions that show the vulnerability of governments, corporations, institutions, as well as political and public figures, including the late President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and British artist Damien Hirst.
 
This talk will explore several works that involve the re-contextualization of sensitive data, tactical media, and the transition to a new thinking paradigm beyond the cultural establishment.

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Yucef Merhi

Artist - Hacker - Researcher
Yucef Merhi (b. 1977) holds a Master’s in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University. His artistic practice began in the mid 80s. He is known as the first artist in exhibiting a work of art that included a video game console, the Atari 2600, back in 1985. As a pioneer... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

5:15pm

Panic Mode
Panic Mode talk focuses on high speed product development and the benefits of working on a mad deadline. We are a group of specialists which love building products in 24h that brings some kind of utility. It is related with arts, definitely, but we could rather say it's more related with stress, coffee and a high level of creativity which is highly encouraged by the stress of the next day's event. Did we fail in the past? Sure, it happens, but we can say we have developed multidisciplinary products and installations with some kind of relevance. People which have joined us in our workshops agree that our procedure is special and nuts :) I will head to the talk from a sound for interactive field perspective as a way to explore the amazing world of anxiety and stress. Sound (and noise!) is a mighty tool to design an experience or to support a other media and indeed a different perspective to talk about digital installations and event production. Let's meet!

Experts
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Alex Bordanova

Sound Coder, Noizes
Alex is not a proper musician but a sound designer, he uses sound as a way to create an emotional layer on motion graphics and art installations. He works with sound coding techniques to generate interaction between the sound particles and the UX, focusing on the sound track as a... Read More →



Wednesday May 4, 2016 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002
 
Thursday, May 5
 

9:00am

Coffee & Registration
Please arrive by 9:30

Thursday May 5, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

9:00am

CTW Arts Hub Installations
CTW's Arts Hub installations will be open to badge holders throughout the day. Installations by: Peiqi Su, Allison Berkoy, Nina Yankowitz, The Electric Sheep, Erin Ko, Katherine Bennett, Jason Levine, Alex Postelnicu, Chris Anderson, Anastasis Germanidis, Civic.Space, Sarah Outhwaite, Adriana Marmorek, Aaron Taylor Kuffner, Stephanie Rothenberg, Tim Fodness, Paul Clay.

Experts
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Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson is a Brooklyn-based artist and technologist who uses engineering discipline to create wonder. When inspiration strikes, he uses CAD, rapid prototyping, and a lot of manual labor to create explorations of human and machine interaction in the physical world. A recent... Read More →
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Jeanne Angel

Production Director, Creative Tech Week
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Sophie Barrett-Kahn

Lady Tech Guild
Sophie Kahn is a Brooklyn-based digital artist. She 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 in New York, Los Angeles, London... Read More →
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Katherine Bennett

Artist, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Katherine Bennett is an interactive engineer and media artist who explores the liminal spaces and temporal experiences that technology creates. Her research focuses on how communication technologies are shaping our cultural interactions. Bennett utilizes sound and light to represent... 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 exhibitions... 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... Read More →
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Jose Carlos Casado

artist, self
José Carlos Casado is a multimedia artist from Spain. A MFA graduate of the School of Visual Arts, he has been based in New York for 16 years. He uses technologies to create art involving video, 3D animation, photography and sculpture. His work has been shown in multiple solo and... Read More →
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Paul Clay

Artist and Designer, Contemporary art/Creative Tech
Paul Clay is a visual artist whose work spans many different fields. His perspective comes from an interest in anthropology, contemporary media, and social change. He has shown internationally, been interviewed on local television in New York, and has been reviewed in such publications... Read More →
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Juan Cortes

Artist, Hyphen Hub
Colombian artist, born in 1989, lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia. My works take on multiple forms such as installation works, recordings, and concert pieces. I'm interested in sound and the natural forces which are the base and foundation of my work. He is also interested in investigative... Read More →
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Gina Czarnecki

Gina Czarnecki’s art is realised in a diverse and often unconventional range of media to draw the viewer in on emotive, ethical and intellectual levels.  Czarnecki works often in transdisciplinary collaborations and works in the grey areas between definition.  Her work... Read More →
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scott draves

Founder, Electric Sheep
Scott Draves is an award-winning software artist, VJ, and a pioneer of the open source movement. His clients and exhibitions range from the likes of MoMA.org, LACMA, Google, and the Adler Planetarium to Skrillex. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon and a BS in Math... Read More →
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Tim Fodness

Artist, Presenter, Tim Fodness
Tim Fodness is a writer, sound artist, and sound designer who tells stories through immersive sound installation. He has composed story-based work for 5.1 surround sound, multi-channel radio transmission, and stereo albums. Over the past decade, he has collaborated with visual... Read More →
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Richard Garet

Richard Garet holds an MFA from Bard College. Recent projects include Midnight Moment, site specific work created for the electronic billboards of Times Square, NY; Alusiones, Carmen Araujo Arte, Hacienda de la Trinidad, Caracas, Venezuela; Meta-residue: Input Material, Space... Read More →
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Anastasis Germanidis

Artist & Engineer
Anastasis Germanidis is a Greek artist, software engineer, and researcher. He creates participatory performances and speculative interfaces that explore the realized or potential effects of new communications technologies and algorithmic systems on personal identity and social in... Read More →
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Art Jones

Art Jones is an image/sound manipulator working with film, digital video, audio and hybrid media. His films/videos, CD-ROMs, live audio/video mixes, and installations concern the inter-relationships between music, visual culture, history and power. His work makes extensive... Read More →
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Erin Ko

Visual Artist / Software Developer, Erin Ko Studios
Erin Ko is a visual artist from the United States. 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 co-founder of Hutong... Read More →
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aaron taylor kuffner

Artist, gamelatron
Aaron Taylor Kuffner's artwork takes the form of multi-year projects that require in depth research, collaboration with field experts and the development of specialized skills. Each project provides unique conceptual tools that further the evolution of consciousness through the experience... Read More →
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Donna Kukama

Donna Kukama completed her post-graduate studies at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais in Sierre (Switzerland) in 2008, under MAPS (Master of Arts in the Public Sphere), and is currently a faculty member at the WITS School of Arts (University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg... Read More →
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Adriana Marmorek

Marmorek began as a sculptor, later expanding her horizons toward other mediums such as photography, video, installation, and to what she calls the "architecture of the desire". This is an evolutionary and contemporary concept that defines the parameters of the artist's creative activity... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Ostrowski

Matthew Ostrowski

Sonologist, Harvestworks, Inc.
A New York City native, Matthew Ostrowski has been creating art with electronic and digital media for over twenty years, having worked as a composer, performer and installation artist, exploring work with music, multimedia, and video. Using digital tools and formalist techniques... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Outhwaite

Sarah Outhwaite

Director, The Rendezvous
Sarah Outhwaite is a New York-based spatial media artist. Her performance-media pieces installations and video works have premiered at The CCF (Cambodia), Location One, Theatrelab, Juilliard's Center for Innovation in the Arts, Dau al Set, and BAM's Harvey Theatre (New York). She... Read More →
avatar for Alex Post

Alex Post

coFounder @ thinkcraft, CTW Community Hub Director
Talk to me about: Experiences + Architecture + Empowerment + Flow Alex Post is a Multidisciplinary Creative Director and Experiential Strategist, applying human centered design approaches to projects at the intersection of digital and physical environments. He architects original... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Rothenberg

Stephanie Rothenberg

Stephanie Rothenberg is an interdisciplinary artist using performance, installation and networked media to create provocative public interactions. Mixing real and virtual spaces, her work explores the power dynamics between contemporary visions of utopia and real world economic, political... Read More →
avatar for Shuli Sade

Shuli Sade

Artist, Sade studio
Sadé has received the Pollock Krasner Foundation grant 2014, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship 1991, New York Foundation for the Arts Emergency Grant 2001, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Fund, NY-Israel Cultural Cooperation Commission grant, AICF study grant, and NY... Read More →
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Peiqi SU

Retired, N/A
Peiqi Su is a researcher, an interaction designer and a maker. She believes that good interaction design depends on the harmony of people, product and environment, and her mission is to find the perfect balance between these 3 primary elements with a human-centric focus. She... Read More →
avatar for Nina Yankowitz

Nina Yankowitz

Creative Director, NY Art Projects, LLC
I am an artist who infuses interactive games and social networking tools into virtual, robotic, and/or 3d projection installations. A recent multi-faith sanctuary was in the form of a virtual sanctuary with our team's Interactive games. “Criss~Crossing The Divine” was exhibited... Read More →

Partners
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Civic.Space

Partner, civic.space
Civic.space is an interactive public-art design collaborative. We have recently completed three major public artworks, for a streetscape in Denver, Co. for a recreation center in Stapleton, Co. and the Biodiversity Center, Univ. Wy. Marek Walczak has an international reputation in... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 9:00am - 8:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

9:30am

Keynote Talk: Prototyping Future Reality
Our research asks the question: In the future, as everyone can see in a computer enhanced way, how will those enhanced sensory capabilities communication between people? How might language itself evolve, as children will be able to augment speech by drawing their ideas directly in the air, and gestures can trigger simulations as part of speech itself?
In our Holojam project, participants wearing light-weight untethered VR headsets, tracked via Motion Capture walk within a shared alternate reality, see each other as avatars, and draw in the air. Physical and virtual objects are intermixed. This research was demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2015: http://mrl.nyu.edu/holojam

In our Chalktalk project, people can sketch freehand drawings to create complex simulations. We are integrating Holojam and Chalktalk to prototype visually enhanced communication capabilities for future reality.  We will make these techniques available to other research groups in the larger "Consortium for Future Reality"

Experts
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Ken Perlin

Academy Award Winner & CS Professor, NYU
Ken Perlin is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at New York University, as well as director for the NYU Games For Learning Institute. He is also founding director of the Media Research Laboratory and director of the NYU Center for Advanced Technology. His research... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

10:00am

Play, play more, play better
Our design process in creating kinetic and interactive work involves lots of playing. It's essential: we want our work to be playful, we want the process to be creative, and we want to have fun making it. I'll talk about some of the crazy and messy parts of the creation process.

Experts
avatar for Bill Washabaugh

Bill Washabaugh

Bill uses art, and technology to explore the world around and within us . He's the founder of Hypersonic, a studio that blends art, science, engineering, and architecture to create large new media sculptures and interactive environments.



Thursday May 5, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

10:15am

Composing with Custom Software for Sound and Image: from Desktop to Mobile
Artist and composer David Galbraith presents his new mobile app for creation of abstract image and generative sound with a simple touch interface. Galbraith will describe how he moved key algorithms from his custom desktop software for sound and image to the iOS platform. With a just a few taps the app creates grid-based images and a synchronized melodic soundtrack. Whereas his full-featured desktop software enables creation and presentation of real-time generative animations via a text-based scripting language, the game-like app offers a performative environment for casual creation of a single audiovisual frame. Galbraith will show samples of his generative installation artworks to give context for the app, also describing aspects of his creative process. Galbraith will discuss future directions for the mobile app and how the discoveries made through the use of the app can be brought back to the desktop platform as new data for creative computing.

Experts
avatar for David Galbraith

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 completed... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 10:15am - 10:30am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

10:30am

App Art : a new medium
App Art is a new medium of art in the form of software apps created and distributed by artists across mobile device platforms, such as iOS and Android. This panel will discuss and explore the nascent movement and its evolution since 2008, sharing examples of past and current work and the connectivity to past art movements.

Panelists:

Seth Carnes, Artist, co-founder of +ArtApp and creator of Poetics app
Paulina Bebecka, Director, Postmasters Gallery and co-founder of +ArtApp
Roddy Schrock, Director, Eyebeam
Megan Newcome, Digital Art Auctions, Phillips
Joshue Ott, Artist, creator of Thicket and Variant apps

The discussion will include the recent petition by +ArtApp requesting that Apple create an Art category for all arts-centered apps worldwide.  The petition has over 13,000 signers, with support from The Warhol Museum, Artsy, Phillips Auction House, Kickstarter, DeviantArt, ArtStack, Saatchi Art and many more artists and art organizations.  Please see the site for more information:

www.artapp.org 

Experts
avatar for Paulina Bebecka

Paulina Bebecka

Co Founder, +ArtApp
Co-founder of +ArtApp, an organization dedicated to exploration, research and development of the history and future of art apps. Director of Postmasters Gallery, a NYC staple dedicated to supporting art reflective of our time since 1984.
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Seth Indigo Carnes

Artist
Seth Indigo Carnes is an artist whose work explores the boundaries of contemporary culture: high/low, private/public, self/group, nature/machine. His latest projects include Poetics, a visual poetry app, and +ArtApp, an organization researching and expanding knowledge around the... Read More →
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The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center

The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center Inc. (The Clemente) is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that has demonstrated a broad-minded cultural vision and a collaborative philosophy. While the Clemente’s mission is focused on the cultivation, presentation... Read More →
avatar for Joshue Ott

Joshue Ott

Principal, Interval Studios
Interactive Artwork Ambient Electronic Music OpenGL Mobile Applications
avatar for Roddy Schrock

Roddy Schrock

Executive Director, Eyebeam
In addition to his work at Eyebeam, Roddy is an active digital artist, having presented work at the Kennedy Center for the Arts, SFMoMA, Super Deluxe (Tokyo), RedCat Theater, Hammer Museum (Los Angeles). He has toured, spoken, and curated widely. His essays have been published by... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

12:00pm

From Data Dances to Internet (Inspired) Objects
In my practice I am translating real-time data into non-linear narratives and choreographies. My work intersects Internet art, performance, and installations. I take inspiration from user behavior on Social Media, from Internet protocols, or even from the very architecture and layout of the Web - the HTML-language - itself. I like to experiment with the conventional understanding of these topics and re-enact Internet-phenomena in "real life" while, the other way around, I transfer physical manifestations of networks into the online world. In many of my works I have used "code" as choreography for movement. In other works I, myself, have become an anthropomorphized Internet... My work encompasses theatrical manifestations of online data in "real space" and vice versa, performative algorithms deriving from physical data, such as weather reports, are utilized to choreograph scenarios online. In my talk I like to touch upon my work of the last two "Internet decades", and then focus on my latest works which include on the one hand large scale real-time data-driven multi-media theatrical/dance performances, and on the other hand smaller-scale objects, installations and videos which are inspired by the current state and general use of Internet and mobile technology.

Experts
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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 works... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

12:15pm

Materializing the Digital: artist talk by Sophie Kahn
Brooklyn-based, Australian digital artist Sophie Kahn has been using 3D imaging technology in her work for over ten years. She combines cutting-edge means of reproduction, like 3d laser scanning and 3d printing, with ancient bronze casting techniques, to create works that suggest deconstructed digital memorials.


The precise 3d scanning technology she uses was never designed to capture the body. When confronted with breath and motion it receives conflicting spatial coordinates, generating a 3d ‘motion blur’. Kahn's work explores the ways in which technology fails to understand the body, and what the poetics of that failure might look like.

Experts
avatar for Sophie Barrett-Kahn

Sophie Barrett-Kahn

Lady Tech Guild
Sophie Kahn is a Brooklyn-based digital artist. She 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 in New York, Los Angeles, London... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

12:30pm

Glitchaus
Glitchaus: Beyond Decoration, Kitsch and Novelty.

Learn about the processes and techniques behind influencial studio label Glitchaus.

Glitch
noun/gliCH/
glitches, plural

A sudden, usually temporary malfunction or irregularity of equipment

verb/gliCH/
glitched, past participle;glitched, past tense;glitches, 3rd person singular present;glitching, present participle

Suffer a sudden malfunction or irregularity

Haus
noun: house, residential building, place where people live; audience; legislative body; place where a legislative body meets; family, group of persons who are related by blood, home
verb: live, house, reside, dwell

Aus
preposition: from, of, out of
adverb: out, off, over, out of play
adjective: off

Experts
avatar for Jeff Donaldson

Jeff Donaldson

CEO/Founder, Glitchaus
Jeff Donaldson is a Maryland-based artist and designer originally from Corpus Christi, Texas. In 2001, while studying music composition at university, he began applying extended techniques for musical instruments to video devices. Borrowing the term "prepared" from John Cage, his... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

12:45pm

Fabricated Bodies: Materializing the Biotechnological Imagination
Brooklyn-based artist Laura Splan will present her sculptures and new media projects that employ a variety of digital tools. Splan's conceptually based studio practice mines the narrative implications of technologies such as Arduino, Processing, computerized machine embroidery, and 3D printing. The artist will explain the intersections of art, science and technology in her conceptually based studio practice. She will present several digital fabrication and data-driven projects including "Doilies" (computerized machine embroidered lace), "Host" (3D printed sculptures stained with blood), and "Manifest" (Arduino EMG data-driven forms). There will be a brief Q&A at the end of the presentation.

Experts
avatar for Laura Splan

Laura Splan

Artist/Lecturer, Intersections of Art, Science & Technology
Laura Splan's artwork examines the material manifestations of our cultural ambivalence towards the human body. Her conceptually based projects employ a range of traditional and digital techniques. She often uses found objects and appropriated sources to explore socially constructed... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 12:45pm - 1:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

1:00pm

Augmented Potentialities: Re-{AR}ticulating Installation Art and Digitalised Vision
Imagine a butterfly materializing in the palm of your hand out of thin air. Without truly existing this butterfly has impacted your world- changed your reality. The emerging field of Augmented Reality (AR) intersects art and technology. Amir Baradaran is a pioneering AR artist questioning the role of machines and the promise of Artificial Intelligence in our everyday life. New York-based Baradaran is the winner of the prestigious Canada Council of the Arts, the International Symposium on Mixed Reality and UC Berkeley’s Residencies from New Media, Critical Theory & Race and Gender Studies. His bodies of work are discussed academically and in the media: ARTINFO, New York Observer, ARTNET, National Public Radio, BBC, Forbes, Art21, Euro-News, Dot429, Miami New Times and Radio Television Suiss

Experts
avatar for Amir Baradaran

Amir Baradaran

Imagine a butterfly materializing in the palm of your hand out of thin air. Without truly existing this butterfly has impacted your world- changed your reality. The emerging field of Augmented Reality (AR) intersects art and technology. Amir Baradaran is a pioneering AR artist questioning... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

2:45pm

Tega Brain
Thursday May 5, 2016 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

3:00pm

Supercomputing Art
The theory behind my work is conceptually driven by the ability of decentralized collections of subjects, that when set in motion by nature or algorithm, to self-organize into complex structures whose ensemble motion is greater than the sum of their original parts and which belie the simplicity of their individual behavior. This smooth interfacing of natural and virtual paradigms requires special, computationally-intense algorithms from my own research; algorithms which can demand days of supercomputer time or months on a desktop computer to execute. In this short talk, you will gain an understanding of how scientists use supercomputers to simulate natural phenomena, learn how those methods are related to generative artwork, and see examples of those techniques manifest in my print, video, interactive, 3d printing, and sculpture work.

Experts
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Mark J. Stock

Artist, Self-employed
Mark J. Stock is an artist, scientist, and programmer who creates still and moving images and objects combining elements of nature, physics, chaos, computation, and algorithm. His work explores the tension between the natural world and its simulated counterpart, between organic and... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

3:15pm

The Electric Sheep and Artificial Creativity
What is the relationship between man and machine? Is open source a sustainable way to run a creative society? Can digital creations have the subtlety and true creativity we know in the natural world and humanarts?  These are the issues addressed by my work.

I create my art by writing software that runs an internet distributed supercomputer consisting of 450,000 computers and people.  The first versions of this algorithm date from 1992.  Each image is a form of artificial life, with its own genome, thousands of numbers that define how it looks and moves.

I created this collective intelligence---the Electric Sheep---in 1999 and it has been evolving and developing since.  The system is based on an open source screensaver that anyone can download and run.  All the computers work together to render the animations, or "sheep" (it takes an hour to render each frame, or one day of work per second or animation).  All the people contribute their creativity and aesthetics, via open source, crowd source, and by voting.  Sheep that gain favorable votes mate with each other and reproduce according to a genetic algorithm.  Hence the flock evolves to satisfy its human audience.  This popular version makes draft designs that are the basis for my fine art.

I use the screensaver as a design laboratory and factory to realize my museum-quality collectors' edition pieces.  I select sheep that satisfy my aesthetics, redo them in high definition and slow motion, and edit and assemble them into final pieces.  I pick sheep for how they look, because of their relationship to each other or a theme, or to tell a story.  The final creations are like paintings.

Sales of this fine art support the open source code and server network used to create it, making the flock self-sustaining.  By applying supercomputer power and the techniques of artificial intelligence to image synthesis I create works beyond geometry, beyond the mechanical, beyond the limitations of a single human creator.

Experts
avatar for scott draves

scott draves

Founder, Electric Sheep
Scott Draves is an award-winning software artist, VJ, and a pioneer of the open source movement. His clients and exhibitions range from the likes of MoMA.org, LACMA, Google, and the Adler Planetarium to Skrillex. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon and a BS in Math... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

3:30pm

Guggenheim Near Me: Integrating Beacons with the Museum App
On December 11, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum launched the Near Me feature in the Guggenheim app. Utilizing iBeacon technology to automatically present visitors with audio, video, and text related to the artworks and building features nearest to them, Guggenheim Near Me offers a site-specific experience for visitors as they move through the museum.



When a visitor opens Near Me, the screen displays information about nearby artworks and exhibitions. More than one hundred Bluetooth Low Energy iBeacons, transmitting signals at ranges that vary from five to fifty feet, have been installed in the Frank Lloyd Wright building to support this visitor experience. When a visitor using the Guggenheim app is within range of an iBeacon, content associated with it becomes visible in the app. The range of each iBeacon is calibrated to fit the Rotunda and Tower galleries, responding to unique architectural needs in different spaces.



The Guggenheim App team presents on the design and development of the Near Me feature, as well as observations since launch. Beacons will be present in the space for an on-site demonstration. The audience is encouraged to participate by downloading the free mobile app on either iOS or Android, available through this link: http://www.guggenheim.org/app.

Experts
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Naomi Leibowitz

Associate Director, Digital Media and Rights, Guggenheim Museum
Naomi Leibowitz (Associate Director, Digital Media and Rights at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum) oversees the development, production and deployment of audio and video content for exhibitions, including in-gallery interactives. She also develops and manages enhancements to mobile... Read More →
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Sarah Outhwaite

Director, The Rendezvous
Sarah Outhwaite is a New York-based spatial media artist. Her performance-media pieces installations and video works have premiered at The CCF (Cambodia), Location One, Theatrelab, Juilliard's Center for Innovation in the Arts, Dau al Set, and BAM's Harvey Theatre (New York). She... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

4:45pm

Panel: Do Androids Dream? Deep Visual Abstraction from Artificial Neural Networks
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Go to https://github.com/DoAndroidsDream for presentations and additional resources
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Astonishing images, activated from deep inside machine learning models, lead us to speculate about the roots of human visual imagination.

This panel will survey leading edge applications and research directions, summarize open source tools and resources, and explore how our understanding of human visual experience may be furthered.

This panel will be comprised of experts in visual arts and sciences, including animal and computer vision researchers, art historians and visual design practitioners and/or academics.

An intense curiosity about science and human experience is the only pre-requisite for attending this panel.



ABSTRACT

In New York in the 1980s, inspired by biological models of primate animal vision, Yann LeCun developed Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), a machine learning technique that enabled fast, robust and practical automated image and speech recognition.

Now, thirty years later, with computing power far cheaper and faster, very deep and flexible CNNs are routinely learning to categorize vast varieties and quantities of images and videos on the Web.

Deep CNNs learn by applying simple rules over and over again to training inputs consisting of enormous sets of images and metadata. While deep CNNs routinely produce easy to understand and useful outputs, the full nature of their inner workings were, until recently, considered by most scientists to be beyond the reach of human understanding. This transcendent [unfathomable] property of CNNs was thought to be a necessary consequence of the probabilistic nature of the inputs and the explosive [exponential] complexity of repeating the inner-most steps billions of times in seemingly random order.

Then, unexpectedly, in 2012, Andrew Y. Ng, then at Stanford, along with Google scientists reported finding a somewhat abstract image of a cat buried deep within a deep learning machine model that had been running on 16,000 computers [1]. The remarkable thing was that the computer training, . .

Moderators
avatar for Gizem Küçükoğlu

Gizem Küçükoğlu

PhD Candidate in Psychology, NYU
I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. at NYU with a focus on human vision. My research focuses on trying to answer questions like how does human visual system process the 3D world, colors, light in the environment and surface materials. I have a background in Computer Science so I am interested... Read More →

Experts
avatar for Nicholas Lambert

Nicholas Lambert

Head of Research, Ravensbourne, London
Dr Nick Lambert is Head of Research at Ravensbourne. Nick’s interests revolve around the digital medium and its application in contemporary art and visual culture. Through this, he engages with questions about the boundary between “fine” and “applied” arts, design and interfaces... Read More →
avatar for Gene Miller

Gene Miller

Principal Consultant, DVI Science Ltd
Mathematician, Statistician.
avatar for Cassidy Williams

Cassidy Williams

Software Engineer & Developer Evangelist, Clarifai
Cassidy is a software engineer and developer evangelist at Clarifai.  She's worked for Venmo, Intuit, Microsoft, and General Mills, and graduated with a computer science degree from Iowa State University in 2014.  She's had the honor of working with various organizations, including... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Matthew Zeiler

Dr. Matthew Zeiler

Founder & CEO, Clarifai
Matthew Zeiler is an expert in the field of neural networks and Founder and CEO of Clarifai. After having learned from pioneers of neural networks including Geoff Hinton and Yann LeCun he started Clarifai in November 2013 upon completion of his PhD from New York University. He set... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

5:30pm

Ekene Ijeoma
Ekene Ijeoma is an artist and designer based in Brooklyn. He explores ways of connecting people, data and social issues through visceral experiences. Ijeoma has exhibited his work at Storefront for Art and Architecture, Design Museum, Istanbul Design Biennial, Salone del Mobile and more. He has done fellowships and residencies with New Musuem, Fabrica, and Ace Hotel. He has lectured at Parsons School of Design and critiqued at School of Visual Arts and Yale University. 

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Thursday May 5, 2016 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

5:45pm

The Creative Revolution Has Begun. Are you coming?

Creating how we’re used to might not good enough. Not when technology’s accelerating, our world changing, our brains mutating, our reach expanding. So how do we innovate? 

Let's look at exponential technolgies and reimagine the (im)possible. 

Natasha Tsakos is known for pioneering ways of integrating technology with live performance. She has produced and created 9 multimedia shows, spoken at the TED conference, opened the G20 summit, performed at the Super Bowl with Cirque du Soleil, is a Singularity University alumni, and recently shared her vision at the United Nations. Natasha has also written several books and plays including COLOURS a nonsense which won the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award. She is passionate about the language of interactivity between the imaginary and the real, and creating extraordinary experiences on Earth and beyond.





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Natasha Tsakos

President & Chief Imagination Officer, NTiD inc.
"Natasha Tsakos is known for pioneering ways of integrating technology with live performance. She is a conceptual director, interactive designer, performer and the president of NTiD, inc.: ""A creative powerhouse dedicated to inspiring and activating imagination through theatrical... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

8:00pm

Hyphen Hub Presents “Repurposed Technology: A Night of Invented Instruments and Hybrid Performance"
Hyphen Hub is directing the Arts Hub for Creative Tech Week and over two nights we will be showcasing some of the most innovative and interesting performers currently working in art and technology. For this first special night we feature four artists reimagining musical instruments through the use of analogue and digital technology… and creating wondrous new audio-visual performances in the process.

Doors – 7PM
Performance – 8PM – 9.30PM
DJ/Drinks – 9.30PM – 10.30PM

Merche Blasco is an interdisciplinary artist and composer who builds new instruments for electronic music performance. For Hyphen Hub, she will showcase “Lobatus” an electroacoustic improvisation made with home-made gestural controllers, using repurposed technologies including wooden bowls, water, textured acrylic discs, blinking lights, and a blender!

Nadav Assor is an artist who creates videos, installations, performances, and objects via lo-fi, appropriated military-industrial technologies. Assor will perform “Tunneling”  - a site-specific event during which he attempts to gain access to the inner layers buried in the walls of the performance space The tunnel is constructed in real-time, layer by exposed layer, using a green-screen set, power tools, microphones and surgery-like safety gear. Assor utilizes techniques derived from the breadth of the military-industrial-entertainment complex: from tactical wall probes to domestic demolitions, from live esthetic surgery to interactive cooking shows.

Terry Dame is a creative technologist, multi-instrumentalist, instrument inventor and educator. Dame will perform a live set on her interactive sensor-based sound controllers the Horn of Plenty, the CoinBox and Parisian Hammer Keys. Through interaction with light, motion, proximity and force sensors embedded into her sculptural object instruments, she triggers carefully crafted samples, synthesized sounds and funky grooves in unusual ways with unexpected results. Dame is also the curator and host of the monthly series "Weird Wednesdays" at Barbes featuring instrument inventors, players of objects and other musical oddities. 

Ben Neill is a composer, performer and inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument, who is widely recognized as a musical innovator through his recordings, performances and installations. He will perform "Horizontal", his most recent solo project for the mutantrumpet. Using the unique palette of sounds generated by his instrument, Neill incorporates elements of future garage and deep house while keeping an ambient, reflective vibe with jazzy overtones. The performance will include live interactive video generated from paintings by Los Angeles based artist Andy Moses that Neill then shifts using his mutantrumpet as a controller .
Video Artist Erin Greenwall will also be creating live visuals during the night and the event which will be rounded out with a guest DJ.

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Nadav Assor

I'm an artist and educator, working across media in video, installation, performance, and object-making. My work deals with the performed mediation of cities, bodies and personal narratives via lo-fi, appropriated military-industrial technologies. I've exhibited and performed internationally... Read More →
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Merche Blassco

Merche Blasco is an interdisciplinary artist and composer based in New York. Her practice revolves around building new instruments for electronic music performance, orchestrating participatory sound performances in public spaces, and electroacoustic improvisation.She has presented... Read More →
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Terry Dame

Faculty, School of Visual Arts
Terry Dame is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, instrument builder and educator. Ms. Dame has been performing and composing for film, video, theater, dance and installations in NYC since 1985.Dame's current sound and music work involves interactive sensor-based technologies for performance... Read More →
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Ben Neill

Composer/performer Ben Neill is the inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument, and is widely recognized as a musical innovator through his recordings, performances and installations. Neill has recorded ten CDs of his music on the Universal/Verve, Thirsty Ear... Read More →

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Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center

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

Director, Hyphen Hub
Hyphen Hub is a NY based nonprofit that explores, promotes and presents radical new visions of the future through the integration of art and technology. We showcase cutting-edge work in a variety of formats including multimedia festivals, salons and other innovative events. Our global... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002
 
Friday, May 6
 

9:00am

Coffee & Registration
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Friday May 6, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

9:00am

CTW Arts Hub Installations
CTW's Arts Hub installations will be open to badge holders throughout the day. Installations by: Peiqi Su, Allison Berkoy, Nina Yankowitz, The Electric Sheep, Erin Ko, Katherine Bennett, Jason Levine, Alex Postelnicu, Chris Anderson, Anastasis Germanidis, Civic.Space, Sarah Outhwaite, Adriana Marmorek, Aaron Taylor Kuffner, Stephanie Rothenberg, Tim Fodness, Paul Clay.

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Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson is a Brooklyn-based artist and technologist who uses engineering discipline to create wonder. When inspiration strikes, he uses CAD, rapid prototyping, and a lot of manual labor to create explorations of human and machine interaction in the physical world. A recent... Read More →
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Jeanne Angel

Production Director, Creative Tech Week
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Sophie Barrett-Kahn

Lady Tech Guild
Sophie Kahn is a Brooklyn-based digital artist. She 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 in New York, Los Angeles, London... Read More →
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Katherine Bennett

Artist, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Katherine Bennett is an interactive engineer and media artist who explores the liminal spaces and temporal experiences that technology creates. Her research focuses on how communication technologies are shaping our cultural interactions. Bennett utilizes sound and light to represent... 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 exhibitions... 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... Read More →
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Jose Carlos Casado

artist, self
José Carlos Casado is a multimedia artist from Spain. A MFA graduate of the School of Visual Arts, he has been based in New York for 16 years. He uses technologies to create art involving video, 3D animation, photography and sculpture. His work has been shown in multiple solo and... Read More →
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Paul Clay

Artist and Designer, Contemporary art/Creative Tech
Paul Clay is a visual artist whose work spans many different fields. His perspective comes from an interest in anthropology, contemporary media, and social change. He has shown internationally, been interviewed on local television in New York, and has been reviewed in such publications... Read More →
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Juan Cortes

Artist, Hyphen Hub
Colombian artist, born in 1989, lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia. My works take on multiple forms such as installation works, recordings, and concert pieces. I'm interested in sound and the natural forces which are the base and foundation of my work. He is also interested in investigative... Read More →
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Gina Czarnecki

Gina Czarnecki’s art is realised in a diverse and often unconventional range of media to draw the viewer in on emotive, ethical and intellectual levels.  Czarnecki works often in transdisciplinary collaborations and works in the grey areas between definition.  Her work... Read More →
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scott draves

Founder, Electric Sheep
Scott Draves is an award-winning software artist, VJ, and a pioneer of the open source movement. His clients and exhibitions range from the likes of MoMA.org, LACMA, Google, and the Adler Planetarium to Skrillex. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon and a BS in Math... Read More →
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Tim Fodness

Artist, Presenter, Tim Fodness
Tim Fodness is a writer, sound artist, and sound designer who tells stories through immersive sound installation. He has composed story-based work for 5.1 surround sound, multi-channel radio transmission, and stereo albums. Over the past decade, he has collaborated with visual... Read More →
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Richard Garet

Richard Garet holds an MFA from Bard College. Recent projects include Midnight Moment, site specific work created for the electronic billboards of Times Square, NY; Alusiones, Carmen Araujo Arte, Hacienda de la Trinidad, Caracas, Venezuela; Meta-residue: Input Material, Space... Read More →
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Anastasis Germanidis

Artist & Engineer
Anastasis Germanidis is a Greek artist, software engineer, and researcher. He creates participatory performances and speculative interfaces that explore the realized or potential effects of new communications technologies and algorithmic systems on personal identity and social in... Read More →
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Art Jones

Art Jones is an image/sound manipulator working with film, digital video, audio and hybrid media. His films/videos, CD-ROMs, live audio/video mixes, and installations concern the inter-relationships between music, visual culture, history and power. His work makes extensive... Read More →
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Erin Ko

Visual Artist / Software Developer, Erin Ko Studios
Erin Ko is a visual artist from the United States. 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 co-founder of Hutong... Read More →
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aaron taylor kuffner

Artist, gamelatron
Aaron Taylor Kuffner's artwork takes the form of multi-year projects that require in depth research, collaboration with field experts and the development of specialized skills. Each project provides unique conceptual tools that further the evolution of consciousness through the experience... Read More →
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Donna Kukama

Donna Kukama completed her post-graduate studies at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais in Sierre (Switzerland) in 2008, under MAPS (Master of Arts in the Public Sphere), and is currently a faculty member at the WITS School of Arts (University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg... Read More →
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Adriana Marmorek

Marmorek began as a sculptor, later expanding her horizons toward other mediums such as photography, video, installation, and to what she calls the "architecture of the desire". This is an evolutionary and contemporary concept that defines the parameters of the artist's creative activity... Read More →
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Matthew Ostrowski

Sonologist, Harvestworks, Inc.
A New York City native, Matthew Ostrowski has been creating art with electronic and digital media for over twenty years, having worked as a composer, performer and installation artist, exploring work with music, multimedia, and video. Using digital tools and formalist techniques... Read More →
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Sarah Outhwaite

Director, The Rendezvous
Sarah Outhwaite is a New York-based spatial media artist. Her performance-media pieces installations and video works have premiered at The CCF (Cambodia), Location One, Theatrelab, Juilliard's Center for Innovation in the Arts, Dau al Set, and BAM's Harvey Theatre (New York). She... Read More →
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Alex Post

coFounder @ thinkcraft, CTW Community Hub Director
Talk to me about: Experiences + Architecture + Empowerment + Flow Alex Post is a Multidisciplinary Creative Director and Experiential Strategist, applying human centered design approaches to projects at the intersection of digital and physical environments. He architects original... Read More →
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Stephanie Rothenberg

Stephanie Rothenberg is an interdisciplinary artist using performance, installation and networked media to create provocative public interactions. Mixing real and virtual spaces, her work explores the power dynamics between contemporary visions of utopia and real world economic, political... Read More →
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Shuli Sade

Artist, Sade studio
Sadé has received the Pollock Krasner Foundation grant 2014, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship 1991, New York Foundation for the Arts Emergency Grant 2001, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Fund, NY-Israel Cultural Cooperation Commission grant, AICF study grant, and NY... Read More →
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Peiqi SU

Retired, N/A
Peiqi Su is a researcher, an interaction designer and a maker. She believes that good interaction design depends on the harmony of people, product and environment, and her mission is to find the perfect balance between these 3 primary elements with a human-centric focus. She... Read More →
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Nina Yankowitz

Creative Director, NY Art Projects, LLC
I am an artist who infuses interactive games and social networking tools into virtual, robotic, and/or 3d projection installations. A recent multi-faith sanctuary was in the form of a virtual sanctuary with our team's Interactive games. “Criss~Crossing The Divine” was exhibited... Read More →

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Civic.Space

Partner, civic.space
Civic.space is an interactive public-art design collaborative. We have recently completed three major public artworks, for a streetscape in Denver, Co. for a recreation center in Stapleton, Co. and the Biodiversity Center, Univ. Wy. Marek Walczak has an international reputation in... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 9:00am - 8:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

9:30am

@sree's Best Social Media Tips For Art & Tech Pros

Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) is the first Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the latest step in what he calls "a three-decade, one-way love affair with one of the world's great museums." At the Met, he leads a world-class team of 70 working on topics he loves: digital, social, mobile, video, data, email apps and more.

He joined the Met after spending 20 years at Columbia University as a member of the faculty of the Columbia Journalism School and a year as the university's first Chief Digital Officer.


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Sree Sreenivasan

Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) is the first Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the latest step in what he calls "a three-decade, one-way love affair with one of the world's great museums." At the Met, he leads a world-class team of 70 working on topics he loves... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

10:00am

Finding Opportunity in an Emerging Industry
A 15 min presentation on finding residencies, entrepreneurship opportunities, grants and space to innovate in emerging spaces like textile electronics and 3D printing.

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Madison Maxey

Founder, The Crated
Madison Maxey is a creative technologist and 2013 Thiel Fellow. Her work and contributions to the wearable technology space have been featured in Wired, FastCompany and New York Magazine and she has provided wearable tech insights to the likes of the White House and Google. In her... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

10:15am

10:30am

The Body Tech Hybrid
How we utilize the power of the able-bodied to pair with those who lack mobility, using technology in concert with the body and see the body as technology.

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Friday May 6, 2016 10:30am - 10:45am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

10:45am

Sweating it: expanding interactions between bodies and technology
Nancy Nowacek will explore the idea of the body as technology and expanded interactions with technology by building languages, programs, and communities.

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Nancy Nowacek

Nancy Nowacek is an artist, designer, and educator whose work is rooted in the ecology of the everyday: the processes, codes, and habits of life. Her practice is focused on the uses of the body and the practice of space. Nancy teaches in NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications program... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 10:45am - 11:00am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

11:00am

A New Gestural Instrument for Electronic Percussion
The AirSticks are a one-of-a-kind gestural electronic drum kit. Designed by Mark Havryliv and Alon Ilsar in Sydney, Austrlai, this new 3D timbral Theremin allows the triggering and manipulation of sounds and visuals, and the live sampling and manipulation of other instruments in a 3D virtual space, completely blurring the line between drumming, sound designing and dancing. Over the last two years, Alon has performed regularly with the AirSticks with musicians, dancers, visual artists and actors, in both composed and improvised context. In this presentation Alon will demostrate the workings of the AirSticks and their constantly evolving nature.

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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 ‘Mojo... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2016 11:00am - 11:15am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

12:00pm

Revenge of the Many-Hat-Wearing Chimeras
So you’re a designer/developer/artist/musician/person-of-too-many-skills. This talk celebrates the reality of paving a career between many disciplines. We were the kids who couldn’t decide what we wanted to be when we grew up. We are really bad at answering the simple question “what do you do?” We likely have a few obsessions and too many distractions. We deal with people who don’t believe that we exist. But we’re overall a clever bunch, and as technologies become more about interactions and experiences versus raw functionality, we’re often the secret sauce that makes the next awesome product.

Mary will share her work and experiences from being a designer/technologist/artist working largely with fashion and digital fabrication. She will endeavor to make this talk not just the usual slides with shiny photos, and hopes you might share a fascination for automating manufacturing workflows and computational approaches to bridging digital and physical.

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Mary Huang

Mary Huang has worn many hats. She has made things that sit in museums, taught at universities, and some years ago started a company called Continuum Fashion that is a design lab or a technology startup, depending on your angle of view. 



Friday May 6, 2016 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

12:15pm

Empowerment through technology or the myth of the obsolescence
In a society that looks for a smarter and more conscious use of the natural resources, sustainability become an essential consideration in every production process. This talk aims to focus on the use of wasted and obsolete equipment, pointing out to the importance of being critical and resourceful in terms of our relationship with nature and its resources that it provides, demystifying the complexity of approaching technology for daily tasks. I'll talk about examples such as working with fashion designers and the design and construction of prosthetic devices for humans inspired by animal behaviors using only recycled electronics and wasted machines.

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Juan Cortes

Artist, Hyphen Hub
Colombian artist, born in 1989, lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia. My works take on multiple forms such as installation works, recordings, and concert pieces. I'm interested in sound and the natural forces which are the base and foundation of my work. He is also interested in investigative... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2016 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

12:30pm

Body of desire, machine of desire
Body, desire, machine With the influx of media now the presence of sexually explicit images is expressed in areas of life where previously there would have been inconceivable. Off the field strictly pornographic sexuality appears as a trademark holder, and together with the commodification of desire is a completely unmediated gesture of the body and pleasure. These pictures do not mediate a real experience of pleasure and desire, but we are presented with a series of behavioral paradigms and parameters completely fictitious. It's just that media coverage in media where the seeking of Adriana Marmorek beguins, on what she calls the architecture of desire. Her works, object installations, ask initially for the intrusive nature of the sexual image in the media. If we recognize that sexuality is part of the most intimate, it is obvious that its publication is based on the interference of the public lens strictly private space, but it seems that, as viewers, we do not have the feeling of taking the position an intruder to view these images that populate our visual imagination. Although the questions makes us move on a land of subjective and slippery, the viewer and the position assumed at the time facing the images is of crucial importance. Marmorek shows that the reaction to the work relies heavily on a series of positions, stigma, shame, freedoms and operating budgets in it, in short, the significance of each image depends critically on a relationship with our own desire. Through visually seductive images and objects that make us strive to see them, Marmorek configuration reveals that we ourselves have made of desire and pleasure. There is another mirror in the work of Marmorek, no longer based on the presence of the chrome glass: the images themselves, when asking about the reaction arose in us, make us see the mechanisms of our desire equally to see our face as we look in a mirror. Paula Silva Curator

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Adriana Marmorek

Marmorek began as a sculptor, later expanding her horizons toward other mediums such as photography, video, installation, and to what she calls the "architecture of the desire". This is an evolutionary and contemporary concept that defines the parameters of the artist's creative activity... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2016 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

12:45pm

The Introspective Lens of Technology
From the dawn of humanity, technology has been a window into the societies, cultures, and individuals who use it. With the explosion of technology in the 21st century, it has become possible to peer ever deeper into aspects of human life, from sensing the electrical and chemical signals of our own bodies, to monitoring the air we breathe and water we drink, to tracing how individual and cultural representations of knowledge change over time through social media. Since finishing his Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Sean has been exploring technology as a lens by which to understand how our bodies, minds and behaviors relate to the physical and metaphysical world. Sean will discuss his interactive installation work and invite viewers to consider technology as a metaphor for understanding our own biological and cultural existence, and how it is likely to change as we head into the next century and beyond. http://produceconsumerobot.com/

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Sean Montgomery

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 the... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2016 12:45pm - 1:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

1:00pm

Monika Weiss
Two Laments is a series of 19 film projections with sound (19 Cantos). Inspired by the events in India, Two Laments is a response to the two forms of violation of two kinds of embodied sites: a woman's body and the body of a city. On December 16, 2012 in Munirka/Delhi, 23-year-old Jyoti Singh Pandey (sometimes referred to as Nirbhaya (Fearless) or India's Daughter) was brutally gang-raped on a bus moving through the city and later died. In court transcripts of the trial, I found a statement by one of the perpetrators who remembered seeing a red ribbon coming out of her body. The red ribbon, which upon further investigation, transpired to be her intestine, signified her body being turned inside out, a horrific and transgressive mirroring of the act of the rape itself. This fact became a catalyst for the entire project of Two Laments (19 Cantos), where the red ribbon/veil poetically enshrouds Delhi, which becomes a meta-city standing for all cities bearing traces of historical trauma. Dedicated to Nirbhaya, 19 Cantos were inspired by 19 Treny (19 Laments) by the 16-century Polish poet Jan Kochanowski on the death of his daughter. India Gate memorial was built by the British in the center of New Delhi to commemorate Indian soldiers who died in the service of the Empire during the First World War. India Gate, modeled after Arc de Triomphe in Paris mirrors the grand design of New Delhi; the same architect, Edwin Lutyens, designed both. It seems New Delhi is intended as a form of architectural and cultural response to Old Delhi, perhaps to “teach” India what culture should look like. In my project the city of Delhi becomes a meta-city bearing marks of trauma: Nirbhaya and India Gate. The work addresses global narrative of violence against women and cities. While Nirbhaya stands for often-erased memory of gender-based violence, the memorial represents colonial history, collective amnesia of war, and heroic, institutionally cherished memory of fallen solders.

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Monika Weiss

Artist & Associate Professor, Hyphen-Hub & Washington University
Monika Weiss' transdisciplinary practice explores relationships between body, history and collective memory. Her film projections, performative video/sound installations, and public projects combine minimalist poetic approach with complex socially engaged narratives. Weiss' current... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2016 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

1:15pm

Embodiment of Art, Technology and Emotion
I’ve started experimenting with various biometric sensors (like heart rate monitor and brainwave sensor) as a vehicle to manifest my inner states and state of consciousness. I’ve been interested in understanding my own emotion, so my work attempts to embody this idea of giving the invisible a physical form to create an external representation of myself. For this talk, I'll be presenting my works that I created over the past few years.

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Lisa Park

American-born and Korean-raised, Lisa Park is an interdisciplinary artist who is currently based in New York. Her recent works explored the possibilities of self-monitoring her physical and psychological states through the use of biometric sensors (heart-rate and brainwave sensors... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2016 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

3:00pm

4:00pm

Scan, Touch, and Interact: Redefining the Human Body
Trenda's performances and installations explore the relationship of the human body, particularly the female body, to technology. She interchanges her identity and her physical body with screens to represent how we conceal and reveal ourselves through our devices (smart phones, computers, etc.). The performance is created using screens and imaging technologies that conceptually focus on the digital environment and how it affects our social behaviors. As technological devices become an integral part of our daily lives, we relate to them as if they are part of our skin and part of our identities. This will change how we see others and ourselves with the integration of the human body with new technology. The meaning of scan, touch, and interact have completely transformed. What was once describing human to human contact, is now defining human to machine interaction. We are curating our lives by revealing and concealing ourselves through the materialization of screens. How does this change our behaviors? Does this effect the ideological perspective of the female body? Today, our technology-obsessed culture are constantly changing, shifting, and redefining the human body.

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Tiffany Trenda

Artist, Tiffany Trenda
Tiffany Trenda is a new media performance artist based out of New York & Los Angeles. She received her BFA from Art Center College of Design and her MFA from UCLA. Trenda won Artist of the Year at the London International Creative Competition Awards and introduced the work, "Entropy... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2016 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

4:15pm

8:00pm

AirStorm
‘AirStorm’ is a semi-improvised short 15min piece for solo AirSticks and physical model visualisation performed by Alon Ilsar and Andrew Bluff respectively. It will be made up of a drum synth, drum samples, other selected samples and room feedback triggered and manipulated by Ilsar on this newly built interface for electronic percussionists. The piece will display some of the capabilities of the AirSticks along with Ilsar’s dedication to practicing and composing for this new interface. The movement data from Ilsar’s Airsticks is processed in real-time by Bluff’s physics based visualisation engine, Storm. Particles are pushed around a virtual 3D world in response to the movements of the AirSticks and rigid body collision adds a sense of real-world authenticity and complexity. The system responds to drums and movements of the AirSticks with a combination of different visual and physical effects. The real-time visualisations exemplify the movement and sonic complexity of Ilsar’s AirSticks performance, providing a visually stimulating and highly synesthetic element to the piece.

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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 ‘Mojo... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2016 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

8:00pm

Body Code, an interactive 3D printed performance art work
Description:

Body Code is an interactive performance that combines live heartbeats into a data visualization by new media performance artist Tiffany Trenda, 3D Systems (the largest specialized 3D printing company) and designer Janne Kyttanen. Trenda will don a 3D printed dress that has an embedded computer screen. The image on the screen will show a data visualization of both the participant’s and Trenda’s heartbeat. In Body Code, the performance will question, if we can have authentic human connections using today’s vernacular technology?

During the performance, the artist will approach a spectator and place a heart monitor (located at Trenda’s fingertip inside the glove) on the viewer’s wrist or neck. Once the sensor reads the pulse of the user, the imagery on the screen will change and show both pulses simultaneously. Trenda and the viewer will try and match their rhythms’ to create another change in the animation, making the performance interactive.

Concept:

“The amazing growth of our techniques, the adaptability and precision they have attained, the ideas and habits they are creating, make it a certainty that profound changes are impending in the ancient craft of the Beautiful.” - Paul Valéry The Conquest of Ubiquity 1928

In Veléry’s The Conquest of Ubiquity, he describes the current state of our techno-obsessed culture where our tools of precision have changed our behaviors. Today, these tools are primarily our screens (smart phones, tablets, computers, etc.). They give us the ability to download, text, talk, and interact anywhere with the surface of the skin and surface of the computer. Thus, we are living in both the physical and the simulated world simultaneously and we are unable to fully engage in the present. Instead, we are hiding behind our devices and masking our real time physical interactions. This questions the authenticity of our behaviors using these vernacular technologies.

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Tiffany Trenda

Artist, Tiffany Trenda
Tiffany Trenda is a new media performance artist based out of New York & Los Angeles. She received her BFA from Art Center College of Design and her MFA from UCLA. Trenda won Artist of the Year at the London International Creative Competition Awards and introduced the work, "Entropy... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

8:00pm

Hyphen Hub Presents "The Future Body: Fusing Technology with the Body to Create New Forms of Performance"
Hyphen Hub is directing the Arts Hub for Creative Tech Week and over two nights we will also be showcasing some of the most innovative and interesting performers currently working in art and technology.For this second special night, Hyphen Hub features leading artists who explore how the body can be integrated with bio-technology, wearables and tech fashion to create astonishing new forms of performance.

Time: Doors – 7PM
Performance – 8PM – 9.30PM
DJ/Drinks – 9.30PM – 10.30PM 



Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) is a composer, renowned multimedia artist and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. Miller has been traveling around India recently to work on his latest project, "Heart of a River"  which will showcase the new XTH Sense, a unique biocreative instrument. With the collaboration of Heidi Boisvert and Marco Donnarumma, co-founders at XTH, Miller will explore ideas about art and data and bring those ideas to different logical extremes. He is joined by choreographer Jody Sperling, whose body gestures will generate electronic tones and visuals based on muscle sounds and motion data captured by the XTH Sense.

Marco Donnarumma is a Berlin –based Italian writer and artist who creates performances, concerts and installations using and abusing human bodies, sound, infrasound, light, algorithms, body sensors and loudspeakers. His works rely on the material force of sound to produce intensely intimate encounters of bodies and machines. Donnarumma will showcase “Corpus Nil”, a work that  hybridises the languages of sound art, dance and body art into a tense choreographic interchange between a human performer and an autonomous machine. The human performer and the machine form a novel kind of body, unknown and partial, disturbing and graceful.

Tiffany Trenda is a new media performance artist based out of New York & Los Angeles. For this Hyphen Hub night, Trenda will perform “Body Code”  - a unique performance in which the artist encourages viewers to scan her body with their smart phone. This scan from the printed QR codes found on the artist’s latex suit then takes them to a certain page found on the Body Code website. Depending on where the viewer scans, they will read searches consisting of two key words: man-made chemicals and the corresponding part of the body:  eye, muscle, throat, etc.

Alon Ilsar is an Australian drummer, composer, sound designer and instrument designer who has created a new interface for electronic percussionists called the AirSticks. Ilsar will perform  ‘AirStorm’  -  a semi-improvised short 15min piece for the AirSticks and physical model visualization (created by Andrew Bluff).  The work will be made up of a drum synth, drum samples, other selected samples and room feedback triggered and manipulated by Ilsar on his newly built instrument.

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Paul Miller

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has been traveling around India recently to work on his latest project, "Heart of a River." Starting May 2nd he will be in residence at Harvestworks working on the tech behind the project with the new XTH Sense, the world's first biocreative instrument... Read More →

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Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center

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

Director, Hyphen Hub
Hyphen Hub is a NY based nonprofit that explores, promotes and presents radical new visions of the future through the integration of art and technology. We showcase cutting-edge work in a variety of formats including multimedia festivals, salons and other innovative events. Our global... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2016 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002
 
Saturday, May 7
 

9:00am

Coffee & Registration
Please arrive by 9:30

Saturday May 7, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

9:00am

CTW Arts Hub Installations
CTW's Arts Hub installations will be open to badge holders throughout the day. Installations by: Peiqi Su, Allison Berkoy, Nina Yankowitz, The Electric Sheep, Erin Ko, Katherine Bennett, Jason Levine, Alex Postelnicu, Chris Anderson, Anastasis Germanidis, Civic.Space, Sarah Outhwaite, Adriana Marmorek, Aaron Taylor Kuffner, Stephanie Rothenberg, Tim Fodness, Paul Clay.

Experts
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Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson is a Brooklyn-based artist and technologist who uses engineering discipline to create wonder. When inspiration strikes, he uses CAD, rapid prototyping, and a lot of manual labor to create explorations of human and machine interaction in the physical world. A recent... Read More →
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Jeanne Angel

Production Director, Creative Tech Week
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Sophie Barrett-Kahn

Lady Tech Guild
Sophie Kahn is a Brooklyn-based digital artist. She 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 in New York, Los Angeles, London... Read More →
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Katherine Bennett

Artist, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Katherine Bennett is an interactive engineer and media artist who explores the liminal spaces and temporal experiences that technology creates. Her research focuses on how communication technologies are shaping our cultural interactions. Bennett utilizes sound and light to represent... 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 exhibitions... 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... Read More →
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Jose Carlos Casado

artist, self
José Carlos Casado is a multimedia artist from Spain. A MFA graduate of the School of Visual Arts, he has been based in New York for 16 years. He uses technologies to create art involving video, 3D animation, photography and sculpture. His work has been shown in multiple solo and... Read More →
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Paul Clay

Artist and Designer, Contemporary art/Creative Tech
Paul Clay is a visual artist whose work spans many different fields. His perspective comes from an interest in anthropology, contemporary media, and social change. He has shown internationally, been interviewed on local television in New York, and has been reviewed in such publications... Read More →
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Juan Cortes

Artist, Hyphen Hub
Colombian artist, born in 1989, lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia. My works take on multiple forms such as installation works, recordings, and concert pieces. I'm interested in sound and the natural forces which are the base and foundation of my work. He is also interested in investigative... Read More →
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Gina Czarnecki

Gina Czarnecki’s art is realised in a diverse and often unconventional range of media to draw the viewer in on emotive, ethical and intellectual levels.  Czarnecki works often in transdisciplinary collaborations and works in the grey areas between definition.  Her work... Read More →
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scott draves

Founder, Electric Sheep
Scott Draves is an award-winning software artist, VJ, and a pioneer of the open source movement. His clients and exhibitions range from the likes of MoMA.org, LACMA, Google, and the Adler Planetarium to Skrillex. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon and a BS in Math... Read More →
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Tim Fodness

Artist, Presenter, Tim Fodness
Tim Fodness is a writer, sound artist, and sound designer who tells stories through immersive sound installation. He has composed story-based work for 5.1 surround sound, multi-channel radio transmission, and stereo albums. Over the past decade, he has collaborated with visual... Read More →
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Richard Garet

Richard Garet holds an MFA from Bard College. Recent projects include Midnight Moment, site specific work created for the electronic billboards of Times Square, NY; Alusiones, Carmen Araujo Arte, Hacienda de la Trinidad, Caracas, Venezuela; Meta-residue: Input Material, Space... Read More →
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Anastasis Germanidis

Artist & Engineer
Anastasis Germanidis is a Greek artist, software engineer, and researcher. He creates participatory performances and speculative interfaces that explore the realized or potential effects of new communications technologies and algorithmic systems on personal identity and social in... Read More →
AJ

Art Jones

Art Jones is an image/sound manipulator working with film, digital video, audio and hybrid media. His films/videos, CD-ROMs, live audio/video mixes, and installations concern the inter-relationships between music, visual culture, history and power. His work makes extensive... Read More →
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Erin Ko

Visual Artist / Software Developer, Erin Ko Studios
Erin Ko is a visual artist from the United States. 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 co-founder of Hutong... Read More →
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aaron taylor kuffner

Artist, gamelatron
Aaron Taylor Kuffner's artwork takes the form of multi-year projects that require in depth research, collaboration with field experts and the development of specialized skills. Each project provides unique conceptual tools that further the evolution of consciousness through the experience... Read More →
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Donna Kukama

Donna Kukama completed her post-graduate studies at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais in Sierre (Switzerland) in 2008, under MAPS (Master of Arts in the Public Sphere), and is currently a faculty member at the WITS School of Arts (University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg... Read More →
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Adriana Marmorek

Marmorek began as a sculptor, later expanding her horizons toward other mediums such as photography, video, installation, and to what she calls the "architecture of the desire". This is an evolutionary and contemporary concept that defines the parameters of the artist's creative activity... Read More →
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Matthew Ostrowski

Sonologist, Harvestworks, Inc.
A New York City native, Matthew Ostrowski has been creating art with electronic and digital media for over twenty years, having worked as a composer, performer and installation artist, exploring work with music, multimedia, and video. Using digital tools and formalist techniques... Read More →
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Sarah Outhwaite

Director, The Rendezvous
Sarah Outhwaite is a New York-based spatial media artist. Her performance-media pieces installations and video works have premiered at The CCF (Cambodia), Location One, Theatrelab, Juilliard's Center for Innovation in the Arts, Dau al Set, and BAM's Harvey Theatre (New York). She... Read More →
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Alex Post

coFounder @ thinkcraft, CTW Community Hub Director
Talk to me about: Experiences + Architecture + Empowerment + Flow Alex Post is a Multidisciplinary Creative Director and Experiential Strategist, applying human centered design approaches to projects at the intersection of digital and physical environments. He architects original... Read More →
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Stephanie Rothenberg

Stephanie Rothenberg is an interdisciplinary artist using performance, installation and networked media to create provocative public interactions. Mixing real and virtual spaces, her work explores the power dynamics between contemporary visions of utopia and real world economic, political... Read More →
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Shuli Sade

Artist, Sade studio
Sadé has received the Pollock Krasner Foundation grant 2014, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship 1991, New York Foundation for the Arts Emergency Grant 2001, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Fund, NY-Israel Cultural Cooperation Commission grant, AICF study grant, and NY... Read More →
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Peiqi SU

Retired, N/A
Peiqi Su is a researcher, an interaction designer and a maker. She believes that good interaction design depends on the harmony of people, product and environment, and her mission is to find the perfect balance between these 3 primary elements with a human-centric focus. She... Read More →
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Nina Yankowitz

Creative Director, NY Art Projects, LLC
I am an artist who infuses interactive games and social networking tools into virtual, robotic, and/or 3d projection installations. A recent multi-faith sanctuary was in the form of a virtual sanctuary with our team's Interactive games. “Criss~Crossing The Divine” was exhibited... Read More →

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Civic.Space

Partner, civic.space
Civic.space is an interactive public-art design collaborative. We have recently completed three major public artworks, for a streetscape in Denver, Co. for a recreation center in Stapleton, Co. and the Biodiversity Center, Univ. Wy. Marek Walczak has an international reputation in... Read More →


Saturday May 7, 2016 9:00am - 8:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

10:00am

Creating Multi-Participant Public Art Installations: Challenges and Solutions
I create architectural scale interactive public art installations. I strive to construct spaces that are both viscerally engaging and intellectually meaningful. My installations combine sensors, often bespoke computer vision systems, with computer controlled media, either projection or large LED screens.

For example, I recently collaborated on Aurora. Aurora employs 47,000 LED RGB lights diffused by 600 curved plastic panels and a custom person tracking system to create a interactive passageway.

There are many aesthetic and technical challenges facing an artist creating interactive public art installations: How can you create a system that allows for interaction of multiple participants? When engaging with multiple participants how can you make the interaction meaningful for the individual? What kind of technical strategies are needed to to achieve your aesthetic goals?

I will explore the aesthetic and technical questions raised by my recent projects and discuss possible solutions to these challenges.

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Eitan Mendelowitz

Artists/Designer/Technologist, Independent
Eitan Mendelowitz’s transdisciplinary art practice blends performance, installation, and visual arts, with embodied interaction, physical interfaces and artificial intelligence (AI) to create work situated at the intersections of computer science and the arts. His work articulates... Read More →



Saturday May 7, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

10:15am

Cogency in the Imaginarium | What A Picture Is Worth
An artist's talk on the ways information processing and dream vision simultaneously inform her transmedia arts practice.

Gannis finds inspiration in art history, technology, science, theory, and speculative fiction, and she has expressed her ideas across media, including digital painting, animation, 3D printing, drawing, video projection, interactive installation, performance, and net art. On a conceptual and technical level the tableaus she produces consist of fragments that are reassembled at oblique angles to their original context — mixing the language of Bosch with the language of Emoji (and the language of Carla Gannis) for example, or combining Photoshop® and Maya® with (H)and(D)rawing® and (P)ainting®. Her thoughts, embodied irl and url, are not meant to convey logical conclusions nor to allow for easy categorization.

In a culture where more and more of our identities are expressed as logical data sets that form patterns, easily analyzed and graphed, Gannis endeavors to disrupt pure algorithmic analysis through intuitive observations of 21st century culture. She invites viewers/users/collaborators to experience idiosyncratic artistic domains, where pop culture, social commentary, historical appropriation, and future vision collide.

Making "pictures" is an atavistic tendency. Gannis will discuss how she performs picture making, with and in relationship to technology and a more accessible collective conscious.

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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 and... Read More →



Saturday May 7, 2016 10:15am - 10:30am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

10:30am

Total Plasticity of Image: Analog and Digital Visual Performance Systems

“Performing Systems: Extending Media Environments via the Blockchain”

Like many artists working with emergent technologies, Benton C Bainbridge designs custom systems to make his media art. Bainbridge discusses his latest collaboration: Performing Systems. This platform enables real-time media artists to extend their systems and “play” the entire art ecosystem from creation through provenance, exhibition, collection and archiving. Bainbridge and co-creator Eric Barry Drasin created Performing Systems and Moving Pictures Gallery as a tool to enable Visual Performance artists to collect each other.

Performing Systems is a conceptual experiment in which real-time audiovisual artists improvise within the Moving Pictures Gallery platform to measure cultural value in a post-blockchain era. Artists’ video and sound feeds are recorded, then singular media artworks are selected from the feed and uploaded to a secure, permanent storage system along with digital provenance.

Performing Systems asserts a near-future ecosystem at the intersection of emerging technologies and societal attitudes. In this possible future, Digital Media Artists and their patrons can assert the value of ethereal artworks.

 


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Benton C Bainbridge

Co-founder, Moving Pictures Gallery
BENTON C BAINBRIDGE is a Bronx artist who creates immersive environments, interactive installations and time-based works with custom A/V systems. }He is best known for visual performances, solo and in diverse collaborations. Bainbridge VJ’d for 2 Beastie Boys world tours and... Read More →



Saturday May 7, 2016 10:30am - 10:45am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

10:45am

Dramatic Digital - Thinking Beyond the Screen
Kim Whitener is the Producing Director at HERE, partnering with Artistic Director Kristin Marting to co-curate and co-produce HERE’s performance programs and activities. HERE supports the work of mid-career artists working in hybrid forms through commissions, developmental activities, and fully produced works, and presents visiting artist projects through its PROTOTYPE opera-theatre festival and Dream Music Puppetry Program. As an independent creative producer she has worked with a range of US artists in the contemporary theatre, dance-theatre, and multi-media worlds, including The Builders Association, Big Dance Theater, Martha Clarke, among others. Previously, Ms. Whitener was Managing Director of The Wooster Group

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Kim Whitener

Producing Director, HERE
Kim Whitener joined HERE as Producing Director in February 2007. She works in partnership with Artistic Director Kristin Marting to co-curate and produce HERE’s performance programs and activities. During her tenure, HERE’s budget has nearly doubled, and she was instrumental in... Read More →

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Saturday May 7, 2016 10:45am - 11:00am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

11:45am

Michelle Jaffé
I create sculpture, sound and video installations, immersing people in an experience that transforms their sensory awareness. These participatory, visceral encounters create a moment where a synaptic shift in attitude and new neural connections are made. My work explores how individual psychology and pathology is embedded and mirrored in society. When & where are the borders between terror, abuse & negligence blurred & crossed? How do personal behavior, corporate & national interests, & armed terrorist groups drive politics? The work attempts to make sense of the world we live in to stimulate conversation for change.



Experts
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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... Read More →




Saturday May 7, 2016 11:45am - 12:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

12:00pm

The Gamelatron, fusing the modern and the ancient
Artist and composer Aaron Taylor Kuffner speaks about his Gamelatron Project, and how they merge the modern and the ancient. Gamelatrons are sound producing kinetic sculptures presented as site-specific installations, and stand alone art works. Gamelatrons adapt traditional bronze, brass and iron instruments from Indonesia's gamelan tradition with robotic mallets in wall-mounted and free-standing sculptures. The robots are connected to a network that transcribes digital compositions into an array of electrical pulsations that results in a ghostly musical automaton.

Gamelatrons create sanctuaries in public and private spaces. Kuffner views this body of the work as an offering to the observer.

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aaron taylor kuffner

Artist, gamelatron
Aaron Taylor Kuffner's artwork takes the form of multi-year projects that require in depth research, collaboration with field experts and the development of specialized skills. Each project provides unique conceptual tools that further the evolution of consciousness through the experience... Read More →



Saturday May 7, 2016 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

12:15pm

Sonic Architecture and the Narrative Potential of Sound
We will describe and discuss our method of mining a sonic environment for its narrative potential, which employs spatialization as a compositional tool by moving sound across a multi-channel system. Sound and music evoke thoughts and emotions that the mind automatically crafts into human narratives. Our compositions weave sonic minimalism, repetition, musical ostinato and drones into contemplative environments that relieve the anxiety of expectations in performance; we create a sense of stasis, undermining the propensity for audiences to wonder ‘what comes next'. We create associative content–familiar but unidentifiable–that provides a framework that seeds the imagination, helping to locate listeners without dictating meaning. Our soundscores stimulate elusive narratives without defining any one; audiences fill in stories of their own devising. Our works interact with room acoustics by experimenting with ways to move ‘walls' of sound within the physical walls of a given space, examining ways that human hearing affects our perception of both environmental and cultural locale. The conversation between sonic content and its placement in space has become integral to our storytelling. We will next explore how listener attention changes with the introduction of a performer, how sonic elements function within discreet geometric zones, how those zones might affect potential integrations and relationships between listeners, and how the use of headphones brings a sense of privacy to human behavior in public settings.

Experts
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Christina Campanella

Composer, Performer, Sound Artist, Independent
CHRISTINA CAMPANELLA works with music, sound and performance across artistic disciplines. Her pieces have been shown throughout the US & Europe (Museum at MIT, Harvestworks/NY Electronic Art Festival, EMPAC, HERE, Fylkingen, Stockholm, Simultan, Romania, Noorderzon, Netherlands, EXIT... Read More →
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Jim Dawson

Sound Designer, Writer, Independent
JIM DAWSON has designed sound for theater, film & dance since 1994. He is a long time collaborator of The Wooster Group, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Jim Findlay, Cynthia Hopkins, and Findlay/Sandsmark, earning a Drama Desk Award, Drama Desk nomination, and Chicago's Jeff Award for... Read More →



Saturday May 7, 2016 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

12:30pm

Sound and Story
Tim Fodness talks about sound installation, and the inherent desire to connect with the voice of a storyteller.  He cites examples from his last four major projects.     

Experts
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Tim Fodness

Artist, Presenter, Tim Fodness
Tim Fodness is a writer, sound artist, and sound designer who tells stories through immersive sound installation. He has composed story-based work for 5.1 surround sound, multi-channel radio transmission, and stereo albums. Over the past decade, he has collaborated with visual... Read More →



Saturday May 7, 2016 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

12:45pm

RAFiA
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Rafia Santana

Polymath / Multimedia Artist, RAFiA
RAFiA is a Brooklyn-born artist and self proclaimed media maniac. Growing up female, black, and small of stature she found that she was frequently and persistently misunderstood. As an act of perseverance and survival she uses several different mediums (including digital illustration... Read More →


Saturday May 7, 2016 12:45pm - 1:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

1:30pm

Flipping the line between art and design
Award winning designer and artist Paul Clay approaches his artwork from a conceptual design perspective while his design work is informed by the worlds of theater, fashion, technology, and contemporary art. Paul will show and discuss a range of projects where technologies from projection mapping, to LEDs and Sensors, to digital image manipulation, are front and center, yet function to tell stories about people and their lives.

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The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center

The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center Inc. (The Clemente) is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that has demonstrated a broad-minded cultural vision and a collaborative philosophy. While the Clemente’s mission is focused on the cultivation, presentation... Read More →
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Paul Clay

Artist and Designer, Contemporary art/Creative Tech
Paul Clay is a visual artist whose work spans many different fields. His perspective comes from an interest in anthropology, contemporary media, and social change. He has shown internationally, been interviewed on local television in New York, and has been reviewed in such publications... Read More →



Saturday May 7, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

2:30pm

Conversations with Electroacoustic Composers
Dr. Margaret Schedel will run a panel with distinguished composers of electronic music who have been featured at the NYCEMF in the past. We will first play a short introductory video then host the panel discussion leaving time for Q&A. Afterwards we will have some micro-performances, 1-4 minute pieces which show the variety of music we produce from acousmatic (fixed media), to interactive (using a combination of acoustic instruments and computers), to live coding (programming computers to create sound during the performance while the audience watches), to multimedia installations (we will have one in the room for people to explore before and after the panel). We would prefer the weekend if possible, most of our panelists will be professors and it will be easier to schedule. Once we have a time I'll contact a mixture of people ensuring a balanced panel which includes underrepresented groups.

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David Reeder

Composer-Founder, Mobile Sound
David Reeder combines software design with music composition, sound invention and inter-media installations.  He is co-organizer of NYC SuperCollider, serves on the executive steering committee of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) and is co-founder of the NYCEMS.  His wo... Read More →
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Margaret Schedel

Associate Professor, Stony Brook University
nycemf, electro-acoustic music, interactive media, indie games, signification, max/msp, online teaching, moocs



Saturday May 7, 2016 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

3:45pm

A Conversation with Vibeke Sorensen
Vibeke will discuss her large interactive visual music installation that includes biofeedback with plants. Inspired by Asian traditional folding screens, Tibetan medicine mandalas, and the atmospheric phenomenon known as the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), Illuminations is a real-time, interactive screen visual music installation using objects from South Asia (Tibetan Singing Bowls, Indian Ottomans, folding screen), living plants, 3D graphics, sound and sensors. Users are asked to reconsider relationships between organic systems, material and digital cultures, and discover new connections among them. This "illuminated folding screen" seeks to transcend traditional "East-West", "Ancient-Modern", "Nature-Technology" relationships by translating data across species and modalities, producing a luminous environment for reflection, contemplation, and meditation.

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Vibeke Sorensen

Professor, Chair and Artist, School of Art, Design and Media Nanyang Technological University
Vibeke Sorensen is an artist and professor working in digital multimedia and animation, interactive architectural installation, and networked visual-music performance. Her work in experimental new media spans more than 3 decades, and has been published and exhibited worldwide, including... Read More →



Saturday May 7, 2016 3:45pm - Tuesday July 5, 2016 4:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

4:15pm

Written on Wax/Memory Altering and Erasure
I will talk about my recent video work on memory.  The work looks at loss without control such as in Alzheimer's Disease and loss or altering through choice and cutting edge neural research.

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Janet Biggs

Janet Biggs is an American artist, known primarily for her work in video, photography and performance. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She has captured such events as speeding motorcycles on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Olympic synchronized swimmers in their attempts to... Read More →



Saturday May 7, 2016 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

4:30pm

Fog, Water, Trains and Data: Producing on the Edge of Stability
 Wayne Ashley, Founder of the New York-based interdisciplinary production company FuturePerfect Productions, talks about the excitement and messiness of working in between and across practices, organizational scales, and knowledge. Drawing from past and recent projects, Ashley speaks about inducing hallucinations, performing music underwater, navigating media across 195 feet of train tracks, and algorithmically generating a theatrical event combining the novels of Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Faulkner. 

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Wayne Ashley

Wayne Ashley is the Founder and Executive Producer of FuturePerfect Productions, a New York-based interdisciplinary production company focusing on the intersection of media, visual art, live performance and technology. Through ongoing collaborations his company generates and supports... Read More →



Saturday May 7, 2016 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

4:45pm

AUTOMATA - Art made by machines for machines
Presentation of the 3rd BIAN - International Digital Art Biennial - produced by ELEKTRA, 
from June 3rd to July 3rd 2016, at Arsenal Contemporary Art in Montreal.

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Alain Thibault

Artistic Director, ELEKTRA
Alain Thibault, curator, is the founder and artistic director of ELEKTRA, an international digital art festival, presented every year in Montreal (QC-CA) since 1999. He was also the initiator in 2012 of the BIAN, the International Digital Art Biennial, presenting installation works... Read More →

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Saturday May 7, 2016 4:45pm - 5:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

8:00pm

Complessità : a human at the mercy of complexity
Complessità (/komplessi'ta/ Italian, Complexity) is a real-time interactive innovative performance designed by Enrica Beccalli in collaboration with Roula Gholmieh. It is a journey into the beauty of complexity and our role within it. The performer is at the mercy of complexity thanks to a wearable device that affects his movements by modifying his sense of balance according to the movements of an algorithm that visually simulates a flock of birds. Complessità is an innovative Interactive Dance Performance that inverts the traditional human-machine relation: the human loses ownership of its movements and we enter a new dimension where the machine computes the moving human body.

The interaction between human and machine loses its unilaterality
and becomes (finally) mutual. With this installation, the artist wants to raise awareness of the possible role of technology in modifying, altering and conditioning our behavior on a physical level. 

This project aims to show the beauty of complexity by letting the spectator explore the relation between singularity and collectivity, individuality and community, the part and the whole.

The human figure and body movements are explored through a transposition from virtual to biological. Singularity and collectivity operate across both biological and computational contexts creating a visible manipulation of corporeal relation human-technology.

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Enrica Beccalli

Lead UX/UI Designer, Verificient Technologies
I am an interaction designer, digital artist and Fulbright scholar fascinated by the interaction between humans and new technologies and individual and collectivity. My projects are all about complexity, emotions and behaviors.
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Roula Gholmieh

New Media Designer, Freelance Designer / Self Employed
Lebanese Brooklyn-based digital artist and architect.




Saturday May 7, 2016 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002