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Friday, April 29
 

TBA

Build an Email Marketing Newsletter in HTML & CSS
Do you want to take your marketing skills to the next level? Do you have an event/small business and want to send a customized newsletter to your friends/customers? Building an email newsletter is different than building a web page but you use the same language in HTML and CSS. In this class, you’ll learn the fundamental techniques to build out a simple email newsletter in HTML and CSS (including testing and shipping) in under two hours!

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Friday April 29, 2016 TBA
TBD
  • Registration Type Free
 
Saturday, April 30
 

10:00am

Lumen Prize Exhibition at St. Francis College
‘THE WORLD’S PRE-EMINENT DIGITAL ART PRIZE’
-The guardian culture blog

The Lumen Prize Exhibition celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists globally. Its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an international panel of judges.

For Creative Tech Week, The Lumen Prize has curated a collection of award winning pieces that blur the lines of art, interaction, music and technology.

The exhibition will show works by 2015 Lumen Prize Winners at St Francis College from April 30-May 5, 10 am-6 pm

This year’s prize-winning collection to be featured includes the following and more:

MÉTAMORPHY -  Scenocosme

 2015 Lumen Silver Winner.

A deeply immersive sensory exploration of sound and light.

A semi-transparent veil has an elasticity which, when stretched and played with by the participant, offers sensory interactions that explore depths of various universes, through organic, liquid or incandescent substances.

The interactions of the participants with the veil alter the matter of the universes and generate three dimensional soundscapes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ogQLzSpLl0

A NEW JERUSALEM –Michael Takeo Magruder

2014 silver winner.

An immersive virtual reality installation that seeks to embody the spirit of this prophesised city.

http://www.takeo.org/nspace/2014-dta-new-jerusalem...

ELECTRIC SHEEP- Scott Draves

2015 Founder’s Prize Winner

First created in 1999 by Scott Draves, the Electric Sheep is a form of artificial life, which is to say it is software that recreates the biological phenomena of evolution and reproduction though mathematics. The system is made up of man and machine, a cyborg mind with 450,000 participant computers and people all over the Internet.

http://scottdraves.com/sheep.html

MAN  A –Gibson/Martelli

2014 Prize Winner

An interactive downloadable app and augmented reality experience that sees life and movement burst from a flat surface of distorted patterns.  Gibson/Martelli see the Man A project as a conceptual laboratory and the outcomes of a number of their experiments have been exhibited in a variety of forms including site-specific installation, large scale wall and window prints, and virtual reality.

https://vimeo.com/88732510

 WORLD OF WATER - Anne Morgan Spalter

Hypnotic digital animation based on the footage the artist shot while at Volcano Falls, Illinois. World of Water integrates art and technology in a spell-binding way that transforms holiday photographs into kaleidoscopic imagery.

IN FLOW- Ronan Devlin

In Flow is about material and psychological changes in state. Originally staged in an expansive former retail park, the immersive and playful work is comprised of light responsive prints, a Moiret- generating sculpture and an audience-responsive audio-visual installation.


Partners
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St. Francis College Center for Entrepreneurship

Through programs of research, education, infrastructure, and strategic collaborations with business partners and entrepreneurs, the Center for Entrepreneurship at St. Francis College strives to stimulate entrepreneurial initiatives, facilitate value creation, and sustain entrepreneurial... Read More →
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Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • Registration Type Free

11:00am

1:00pm

Guided Tours of the Lumen Prize Show for Children and Families

11am & 1pm. . St Francis College, Callahan Gallery.

Family Tours of the Lumen Prize Exhibition FREE

 

‘THE WORLD’S PRE-EMINENT DIGITAL ART PRIZE’
-The guardian culture blog

The Lumen Prize Exhibition celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists globally. Its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an international panel of judges.

For Creative Tech Week, The Lumen Prize has curated a collection of award winning pieces that blur the lines of art, interaction, music and technology.


Experts
avatar for Lumen Prize

Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 1:00pm - Monday May 30, 2016 1:30pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230
 
Sunday, May 1
 

10:00am

Lumen Prize Exhibition at St. Francis College

Lumen's show at Creative Tech Week will take place St Francis College, Brooklyn's Callahan Centre & Founders' Audtorium, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn NYC 11201. The show includes prize-winning digital art and interactive installations from around the world.

Admission is free and the show will run from April 30th - May 5th daily from 10am - 5pm.

Find our Eventbrite and Schedule of Events

 

This year’s prize-winning collection to be featured includes the following and more:

MÉTAMORPHY -  Scenocosme

 2015 Lumen Silver Winner.

A deeply immersive sensory exploration of sound and light.

A semi-transparent veil has an elasticity which, when stretched and played with by the participant, offers sensory interactions that explore depths of various universes, through organic, liquid or incandescent substances.

The interactions of the participants with the veil alter the matter of the universes and generate three dimensional soundscapes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ogQLzSpLl0

A NEW JERUSALEM –Michael Takeo Magruder

2014 silver winner.

An immersive virtual reality installation that seeks to embody the spirit of this prophesised city.

http://www.takeo.org/nspace/2014-dta-new-jerusalem...

ELECTRIC SHEEP- Scott Draves

2015 Founder’s Prize Winner

First created in 1999 by Scott Draves, the Electric Sheep is a form of artificial life, which is to say it is software that recreates the biological phenomena of evolution and reproduction though mathematics. The system is made up of man and machine, a cyborg mind with 450,000 participant computers and people all over the Internet.

http://scottdraves.com/sheep.html

MAN  A –Gibson/Martelli

2014 Prize Winner

An interactive downloadable app and augmented reality experience that sees life and movement burst from a flat surface of distorted patterns.  Gibson/Martelli see the Man A project as a conceptual laboratory and the outcomes of a number of their experiments have been exhibited in a variety of forms including site-specific installation, large scale wall and window prints, and virtual reality.

https://vimeo.com/88732510

 WORLD OF WATER - Anne Morgan Spalter

Hypnotic digital animation based on the footage the artist shot while at Volcano Falls, Illinois. World of Water integrates art and technology in a spell-binding way that transforms holiday photographs into kaleidoscopic imagery.

IN FLOW- Ronan Devlin

In Flow is about material and psychological changes in state. Originally staged in an expansive former retail park, the immersive and playful work is comprised of light responsive prints, a Moiret- generating sculpture and an audience-responsive audio-visual installation.


Experts
avatar for Lumen Prize

Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →

Partners
avatar for St. Francis College Center for Entrepreneurship

St. Francis College Center for Entrepreneurship

Through programs of research, education, infrastructure, and strategic collaborations with business partners and entrepreneurs, the Center for Entrepreneurship at St. Francis College strives to stimulate entrepreneurial initiatives, facilitate value creation, and sustain entrepreneurial... Read More →


Sunday May 1, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • Registration Type Free
 
Monday, May 2
 

8:30am

9:30am

Opening Words for the CTW Community Hub - Isabel Draves
Creative Tech Week Community Hub Opening Hello by Creative Tech Week Founder and MC for the day, Isabel Draves

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Isabel Draves

Founder, Leaders in Software and Art
Isabel is the Founder of Leaders in Software and Art and Creative Tech Week.


  • Registration Type Free

9:35am

Welcome from the City
Creative Tech Week Community Hub Opening Welcome from the City, given by Kathleen Warner, Executive Vice President on NYC EDC

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KW

Kathleen Warner

Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Center for Economic Transformation, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Managing Director of the Center for Economic Transformation  | Kathleen D. Warner is the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Center for Economic Transformation.  CET works with industry leaders to address the needs... Read More →


  • Registration Type Free

9:40am

Keynote: Ann Rosenberg, Vice President, Head of Global SAP University Alliances
Experts
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Ann Rosenberg

Vice President, Head of Global SAP University Alliances | SAP SE, SAP
Join me in empowering youth all over the world, and inspiring the passion in the individual person to do everything -- and bring your passion to work too. It doesn't matter where you come from and what your background is, what matters is to find your passion in yourself and follow... Read More →

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10:00am

Lumen Prize Exhibition at St. Francis College

Lumen's show at Creative Tech Week will take place St Francis College, Brooklyn's Callahan Centre & Founders' Audtorium, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn NYC 11201. The show includes prize-winning digital art and interactive installations from around the world.

Admission is free and the show will run from April 30th - May 5th daily from 10am - 5pm.

Find our Eventbrite and Schedule of Events

This year’s prize-winning collection to be featured includes the following and more:

MÉTAMORPHY -  Scenocosme

 2015 Lumen Silver Winner.

A deeply immersive sensory exploration of sound and light.

A semi-transparent veil has an elasticity which, when stretched and played with by the participant, offers sensory interactions that explore depths of various universes, through organic, liquid or incandescent substances.

The interactions of the participants with the veil alter the matter of the universes and generate three dimensional soundscapes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ogQLzSpLl0

A NEW JERUSALEM –Michael Takeo Magruder

2014 silver winner.

An immersive virtual reality installation that seeks to embody the spirit of this prophesised city.

http://www.takeo.org/nspace/2014-dta-new-jerusalem...

ELECTRIC SHEEP- Scott Draves

2015 Founder’s Prize Winner

First created in 1999 by Scott Draves, the Electric Sheep is a form of artificial life, which is to say it is software that recreates the biological phenomena of evolution and reproduction though mathematics. The system is made up of man and machine, a cyborg mind with 450,000 participant computers and people all over the Internet.

http://scottdraves.com/sheep.html

MAN  A –Gibson/Martelli

2014 Prize Winner

An interactive downloadable app and augmented reality experience that sees life and movement burst from a flat surface of distorted patterns.  Gibson/Martelli see the Man A project as a conceptual laboratory and the outcomes of a number of their experiments have been exhibited in a variety of forms including site-specific installation, large scale wall and window prints, and virtual reality.

https://vimeo.com/88732510

 WORLD OF WATER - Anne Morgan Spalter

Hypnotic digital animation based on the footage the artist shot while at Volcano Falls, Illinois. World of Water integrates art and technology in a spell-binding way that transforms holiday photographs into kaleidoscopic imagery.

IN FLOW- Ronan Devlin

In Flow is about material and psychological changes in state. Originally staged in an expansive former retail park, the immersive and playful work is comprised of light responsive prints, a Moiret- generating sculpture and an audience-responsive audio-visual installation.

 


Experts
avatar for Lumen Prize

Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →

Partners
avatar for St. Francis College Center for Entrepreneurship

St. Francis College Center for Entrepreneurship

Through programs of research, education, infrastructure, and strategic collaborations with business partners and entrepreneurs, the Center for Entrepreneurship at St. Francis College strives to stimulate entrepreneurial initiatives, facilitate value creation, and sustain entrepreneurial... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • Registration Type Free

10:15am

Fresh Education Will Change the Way You Teach and Learn 
This session will provide participants with the pedagogical approaches and strategies the Fresh Education team use to engage students in grades 6-12 to enhance academic competency and student achievement. Participants will be taken through a brief experiential culturally responsive lesson that incorporates music into ELA and Social Studies classrooms. The NEA defines Culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP) as "using the cultural knowledge, prior experiences, frames of reference, and performance styles of diverse students to make curricula more relevant and accessible for them. Culturally responsive pedagogy teaches to and through the strengths of diverse students. It is 'validating and affirming.'" Participants will be introduced to the resources where youth culture can be accessed, such as worldstarhiphop.com, Instagram, Black Twitter, and the ‘trending’ section of Google. Participants will then be tasked to reflect on the the impact this could have for our classrooms, schools. teachers, and educational policy, as a whole.

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James Miles

Fresh Professor, Urban Arts Partnership
JAMES MILES, the Fresh Professor, is an adjunct professor at NYU and is the Project Director of Fresh Ed at Urban Arts Partnership. A Master Teaching Artist that has been worked in arts education for over 15 years. He has facilitated workshops and designed curriculum for the New Victory... Read More →
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Jamel Mims

Fresh Prep Program Manager, Rapper & Multimedia Artist, Urban Arts Partnership
Jamel Mims is a multimedia artist, hip hop pedagogue, and activist on the front lines in the battle against the mass incarceration. | Mims was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for his multimedia ethnography, The Misadventures of MC Tingbudong—a collection of photos, film and videos... Read More →

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Urban Arts Partnership

Urban Arts Partnership advances the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts-integrated education programs to close the achievement gap... Read More →


10:15am

Programming Languages as an Art Medium
A programming language is perhaps the most direct conduit between human thought and computer logic. Intervening in this space, programmers and artists have created systems of logic and language that explore how strange that transition is. This hacker folk art emerged in the early 90s from Amiga culture, when the bar between professional coders and hobbyists was low, and everything on the machine was a place for creative experiment. The Whitespace language allows one to program using only tab, space, and return. The language Shakespeare asks us to write in a play format, where the positive or negative associations of words control how the machine responds. Other languages read code in the form of photographs, images, or music. Some are only written by mistake; others are impossible to write code in at all.

Furthermore, "esoteric languages" (as they're known) are dematerialized works; collaborative, open-ended, defined by a list of rules rather than any particular implementation. To write code in one is to experience the work while contributing to it. Some take the language far beyond what the original artist intended, or create their own interpreters that expand on the concepts. This is a great model for the potential of distributed, digital art practice.

This exploration of programming languages as a creative medium will focus on concepts and ideas; it is not highly technical -- folks with little programming experience are welcome to join.

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Daniel Temkin

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


10:45am

Creative Technology for All
¡Sunset Spark! teaches creative technology classes like robotics, game design, procedural art, and fashion technology to thousands of K-12 students throughout the school year. Every student deserves a rich curriculum in creative tech subjects.  The founders will discuss the importance of teaching creative technology classes to all types of learners, including English language learners, students in special ed, and students perceived as low performers, and the changes schools and communities need to make to allow that to happen.

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Gaelen Hadlett

Director, Sunset Spark
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Yadira Hadlett

Director, Sunset Spark


11:45am

Teaching Technology to Youth Who Learn Differently
Tech Kids Unlimited was founded and is directed by Beth Rosenberg, an experienced educator who has a degree in education technology and a son who learns differently. Special needs students are rarely given the opportunity to be creators, makers and technologists in typical in-school or after school programs. Conversely, it is exactly these special students who seem to have a natural proficiency for technology concepts because of their neurological differences.

Experts
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Beth Rosenberg

Founder/Director, Tech Kids Unlimited
Beth Rosenberg, Founder/Director, started Tech Kids Unlimited in 2009, after realizing that her son who learns differently, loved technology but wasn’t being exposed to it during the school day. She is on the faculty at NYU-Tandon School of Engineering in the Department of Technology... Read More →


11:45am

Digital Canvas - ikonoTV reshaping your art experience
Why isn't art as popular as music (yet)? Elizabeth Markevitch's reaction to this question was very direct and clear: a TV channel that brings art into people's homes, all around the world. A pioneer art project interdependent with the highest technology. ikonoTV is the first television channel broadcasting art and only art 24/7 on HD (via SmartTV, satellite and web streaming). Since 2010, this unique project brings to an increasing number of households on-air curated exhibitions of art films from the most diverse cultures, by working in close collaboration with more than 1000 international artists and over 200 collections, image archives, and the world's leading art institutions. By showing art free of any additional commentary and sound, ikonoTV allows an international audience to experience the moving image as a pure form of narration, and reinforces the idea of art as a truly universal and timeless language. What ikono means: Accessibility Bias For Emotion Constant Desire For Renewal Daring To Be Slow

Experts
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Elizabeth Markevitch

founder and CEO, ikonoTV
Elizabeth Markevitch is an art professional and the founder of ikono, an international platform for visual arts broadcasting. She has since the '80s served numerous important roles in the international art establishment (Artemis Art Fund, Schröder Bank, Sotheby’s). In 1998, she... Read More →



12:00pm

What Kind Of Stories Do We Want to Leave Our Children?
We often ask ourselves what kind of a planet we want to leave our children. But what kind of stories will we leave them? Stories shape our paths to address social issues. Join Lina to discuss how the stories we tell and how we share them will shape the way we create social impact.

Experts
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Lina Srivastava

Regarding Humanity
Lina has worked with a group of social impact organizations, including UNESCO, the World Bank, UNICEF, the Rockefeller Foundation, MobileActive, Internews, 3Generations, Shine Global, and BYkids. An attorney by training from New York University School of Law, Lina has been involved... Read More →



12:15pm

Drawing Our Way to Compassion
Fresh off of Tribeca Interactive Playground, I will discuss my two new interrelated projects, VRDoodler and Haven, an online 3D drawing tool that can host VR illustrations of audio recordings by political refugees. In these days of overwhelming news of war and suffering, how can we care more? Can a line drawing in VR effect more empathy than the hyperreal?

Experts
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Cindy Bishop

digital artist + coder, VR Doodler/MIT
Cindy Sherman Bishop is a visual artist, filmmaker, and digital creative. Originally a software developer and a painter, her work ranges from creating new tools for artistic expression to realizing immersive, interactive environments with full-body interaction. She received her MFA... Read More →



12:15pm

Not Your Mom's Anthropocene' (Post-Digital Millennials & An Arts/Tech Education)
A panel discussion on the future of digital arts pedagogy, with artists and educators De Angela Duff, Michael Rees, Stephanie Rothenberg. Moderated by Carla Gannis 

How do we effectively teach new intersections between art and technology in the 21st century? First we must recognize that students in their teens and 20s use technology at higher rates than people from other generations and exhibit intense mental plasticity. They are browsers, innovators, producers, and nomads. As students engage communication in a fluid, post-digital era we must facilitate their synthetic and organic creativity. Mel Alexenberg defines "postdigital art" as artworks that address the humanization of digital technologies through interplay between digital, biological, cultural, and spiritual systems...between virtual and augmented reality.

Panelist Bios:
De Angela L. Duff, is Co-Director of Integrated Digital Media at NYU's School of Engineering, She is also a designer, photographer, web developer, and DJ. Recently, she has spoken at the "Black Portraitures II" conference in Florence, Italy and at the "Raising The Bar" series.

Michael Rees is an Associate Professor of Sculpture and Digital Media at William Paterson University, and he is also the Director Of the Center for New Art and a founding board member of the Digital Stone Project. He is a New York Artist who has been showing his work since the 1980s. He has exhibited at the Whitney Museum, in the 1995 Biennial, and again in 2001 in the exhibition BitStreams.

Stephanie Rothenberg is an interdisciplinary artist using performance, installation and networked media to create provocative public interactions. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Art at SUNY Buffalo where she teaches courses in design and emerging technologies. She has exhibited throughout the US and internationally in venues including Eyebeam in NYC, (MASS MoCA) , the Sundance Film Festival and Transmediale in Berlin.

Carla Gannis is an artist and the Assistant Chairperson of the Dept of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute.  She has moderated and participated on numerous panels regarding intersections in art and technology including “Let’s Get Digital” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2015 her speculative fiction was included in DEVOURING THE GREEN:: fear of a human planet: a cyborg / eco poetry anthology, published by Jaded Ibis Press.

Experts
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De Angela L. Duff

Co-Director, NYU Integrated Digital Media
De Angela L. Duff is a designer, photographer, web developer, and DJ. She is also the Co-Director and an Industry Associate Professor of Integrated Digital Media at NYU Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn. Prior to joining NYU Tandon, De Angela Duff was the Program Director and... Read More →
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Carla Gannis

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

artist/ professor, William Paterson University
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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 →



12:30pm

View Source: A Web Digging Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/view-source-a-web-digging-workshop-tickets-22578285259
Registration is free but required – sign up here.

The two layers of online experience we most often talk about are interactions and their underlying technology. We unpack conversations and transactions happening online (anti-feminist rhetoric, how Twitter differs from Medium), and we discuss how algorithms shape those experiences (Facebook's decisions about what is in your feed, A/B testing). But at an intermediary level, an entire corpus of text is being written in Javascript variables and HTML comments, standardized but hidden files, and even the structure of websites themselves. This workshop will investigate these intermediary layers from a critical, exploratory point of view.

For example: the programming language Javascript plays an increasingly large role in the function of websites. Human programmers create variables in their code that were intended only to be read by other programmers on the project and the computer interpreting their code. For example, looking at Amazon.com's Javascript variables, we see both readable (altText, expand) and obscured (a, D) names. We can also see that eight of the 175 variables are using the popular JQuery plugin, since they start with the $ symbol.

This workshop will investigate these and other hidden website structures with a hackathon-like methodology of play and exploration. After an hour of short, fairly low-tech tutorials to introduce tools and methodologies, participants will spend 1.5-hours digging across the web. All levels of technical expertise will be encouraged.

Some of the tools introduced will be:
  • Expert Google searching, such as how to only return .mil websites
  • How to view the source code of a page
  • Searching and regular expressions for extracting content from pages
  • Using the wget command to automatically download an entire website
  • Firefox's Developer Tools, which can show the CSS rules applied to a given object on the page, as well as a very interesting "3D View", which displays the physical nesting of HTML tags as an interactive 3D model

Experts
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Jeff Thompson

Assistant Professor and Program Director, Visual Arts & Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology
Jeff Thompson is an artist, programmer, hacker, and educator based in the NYC area. He is currently Assistant Professor and Program Director of Visual Art & Technology at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. His work explores collaboration with, empathy for... Read More →



12:45pm

Jeff Becker Slurry Series
This is the way that it looks now, but what will it look like later? That is the nature of the Slurry Series. I will show works from this series that are still evolving. I will show an animation showing the evolution of an image from just after it is printed until it stops changing and completely dries.

Clashing into the future, the Slurry Series work slides into a realm where still photography becomes movement, the results are painterly, eventually motionless, and evolving no further. I am trapped now, in a place that isn't painting, but certainly not traditionally photographic - or have I removed any line that may have separated the mediums?

Boundaries, being moveable constructs, exist solely to be pushed. I push them. When is a photograph a painting? Is an inkjet printer a paintbrush? Contrary to time being of the essence, for the Slurry Series works, time is of necessance. Along the way these images evolve, sometimes noticeably, occasionally silent. Over a period of 6 to 9 months this work will morph, but the essence remains. As technology replaces human functions, and as I 'paint' with my inkjet printer, though I start with a photograph or scan, is the resulting image a photo or a painting? It is certain that it is ink on paper, but the certainty ends there. Though my original images are created with preciseness and control, the resultant works are more free. Using hardware as a paintbrush, images enter the printer as non-manipulated photographs, but end up looking more like watercolors, just by letting nature carry the process, with the occasional helping hand of man, the environment, and the months of time it takes for evolution to occur.

Experts
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Jeff Becker

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



2:45pm

The downsides of being 'smart' and how I overcame them
Like many CTW attendees, I grew up strong on technology and analysis. I achieved a lot of academic success. I was creative in that I solved problems, but nobody would call my results meaningful. I showed little vulnerability and so shared little intimacy. I didn't have much purpose, however successful my results seemed by outside standards. By the time I gave my three LISA talks, I had developed some artistic expression, but had a long way to go to learn about meaning, value, importance, and purpose. Over the past ten years, I've allowed myself to develop in ways I couldn't before, shifting my focus from knowledge, facts, and rules to emotions and relationships. The result has been enjoying life more, creating more (mutually) rewarding relationships, and more outward success as well. I believe anyone can benefit from going through these changes and that sharing my development, as a creative technologist, will help focus and accelerate their process.

Experts
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Joshua Spodek

Professor, NYU



2:45pm

Interactive Public Art with New Technology Can Help Make A Better World
Digitally Interactive Artist, Paige Dansinger has creative ideas for Interactive Public Art that contributes to healing the world and making it a better place with new technology. Paige will demonstrate in this presentation how emerging new mobile technology and social media can be used in Interactive Public Art and museums in fun, playful and new ways by creating social games-like experiences, interactive public artwork that contributes to social good, and by participating in new art experiences happening right now on our mobile phones in the city streets, our museums, classrooms, and public spaces- creating stimulating new art experiences.

Paige's creative ideas uses new M2M, or "Machine to Machine" mobile sensors that enable many new forms of engagement. Including, being able to tweet to artwork, have artwork or galleries communicate with each other and share new forms of storytelling directly to one's mobile device. These emerging technologies can lead new forms of social gaming and museum education. Smart-devices for environmental and personal wearable sensors have the ability to transform public spaces and museums into global experience centers.

Experts
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Paige Dansinger

Founder, GalleryPaige
http://ctw.nyc/speakers/paige-dansinger?fromSched=1 | | Paige Dansinger creates traditional and digital artworks which reanimate the history of art. Creating the prototype #DrawArt mobile application in 2012 she established herself as a specialist in developing digital engagement... Read More →



3:00pm

InnovateEDU
Disrupting K-12 public education by focusing on the development of scalable tools, practices and technology and closing the achievement gap.

Experts
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Erin Mote

Executive Director, InnovateEDU


3:15pm

The Poetics App and Education
The Poetics app was released in the App Store as an artwork focused on visual poetry, spreading around the world and used in various art exhibitions and poetry projects by its creator.  Then a suprise twist occurred.  Teachers began downloading the app and using it in the classroom across a wide range of academic subjects and grade levels, including special needs.  

This presentation shares the story of how art, poetry, education and literacy met through the creation of an app artwork, including research and development now underway with professors at Columbia Teacher's College and NYU, focused on the app, arts-centered learning, and multimodal literacy.  

Experts
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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 →


3:30pm

What do whales sing?
This is a presentation of a project that BEGAN AT LISA a few years ago. I gave a talk on how I needed to find a data visualizer to create a new way of graphically making sense of humpback whale songs. Someone in the audience suggested Michael Deal. Five years later the project is done, a CD is out, along with a new way to make sense of this amazing phenomenon.

In the 1970s millions of copies of the first recording of Songs of the Humpback Whale were sold. It is the best-selling nature recording of all time.

Thing is, whales change their songs over time. And underwater sound recording techniques have tremendously improved since then.


So what do today's humpback songs sound like? David Rothenberg asked the world's leading whale song experts to send him

their best recordings, and he took out the underwater noise to make them sound even better.

Data visualizer Michael Deal invented a new way to transcribe these sounds so that their structure and beauty are more evident.

Whale songs inspired the global movement to save the whales, and people are often moved to tears by their beauty. Hear this beauty

more clearly than ever before, and understand how it works through this new method of visualization which has already had impact in the worlds of music and science alike.

The clearest description of the project can be found here

Experts
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David Rothenberg and Michael Deal

Professor of Philosophy and Music, New Jersey Institute of Technology
David Rothenberg, musician and philosopher, records on ECM and teaches at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is the author of Why Birds Sing, Thousand Mile Song, Survival of the Beautiful, and his latest, Bug Music. He has sixteen CDs out, the latest being Cicada Dream Band... Read More →



3:45pm

Arduino 101 Workshop
This event is free and open to everyone!

Creativity is innate, technology is learnt. It is helpful to have guidance getting started with electronics using Arduino, a platform for making interactive electronics projects. With literacy of Arduino, it enables one to use sensors, motors, LED's and a range of devices to create. We will be giving a hands-on introduction where you will be able to power-on for the first time your own electronics projects.

In this 90-minute workshop, we will talk about the considerations involved in creating an electronics project, how basic prototyping can be done with Arduino, how one can create a case for the device through digital fabrication, and advice for more advanced projects.

This is also the launch event of City Tech Meetup, an open group to support getting started with software and hardware projects. We will be introducing our future offerings of other getting started workshops, such as 3D modeling for 3D printing and our mentoring on individual projects. We can provide expertise of resources, local and remote, to help make your idea come to fruition.

Please be sure to bring a laptop with you, preferably a pc.

You can take the electronics kit that you worked on in class for $20.

Get a head start and see our powerpoint presentation and
download the Arduino Software Development Kit (SDK) here prior to the event:
http://www.meetup.com/City-Tech-Meetup/files/

Experts
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LILY SU

3D Modeler, Lily's 3D Services and Products
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Farrukh Zia

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




4:00pm

Code/Interactive Student Health Tech Demos
These high school students from Code/Interactive (C/I) are the winners of C/I Code Camp at Microsoft, a health-themed hackathon on April 2nd, 2016. Students created their tech products over the course of one day with the help of tech mentors and these groups prevailed in a pitch competition against 100 of their peers. All Code/Interactive students are learning coding and computer science at their schools as a part of the program. To learn more and get involved, visit www.weare.ci or follow @weareci.

Experts
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Tom O'Connell

Interim Executive Director, Code/Interactive
Tom is the Interim Executive Director at Code/Interactive, a nonprofit that inspires the next generation of diverse tech leaders by providing schools with the curriculum, training, and support necessary to teach computer science. Tom is a former high school physics & computer science... Read More →


4:15pm

Developing Digital Skills for Women
Experts
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Amira Dhalla

Lead, Global Participation, Mozilla Foundation
While at Mozilla I've launched education programs around the world, created open curriculum to teaching web literacy, developed the organizations first ever gender program and partnered with a wide range of organizations. I'm passionate about protecting the web, creating change for... Read More →


  • Registration Type Free

4:30pm

The Pattern Alphabet - a STEAM tool for understanding how nature builds in 2D and 3D
With the newly released Pattern Alphabet, na2ure’s thesis of teaching kids about nature through play is now a unique genre of games.
Mating nature as the supreme designer, with our evolutionary skills of pattern recognition, and conceptual classification, Wolf will show how STEAM skills of science, math and art blend into a continuum. This creative thinking platform is designed for our next generations to understand Biomimicry intuitively, a skill they will need to live with, and not simply on, our earth.

Experts
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Alex Wolf

Founder, Inventor, na2ure
As a RISD artist, Alex is fascinated with how we see, and as a designer, with how we optimize seeing as understanding. As a mother and inventor, Alex makes visual learning playable and concepts playful. na2ure’s platforms are the springboard for analog and digital games about nature... Read More →



 
Tuesday, May 3
 

10:00am

Coffee & Registration
Please arrive by 10:30

Tuesday May 3, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • Registration Type Free

10:00am

Lumen Prize Exhibition at St. Francis College
‘THE WORLD’S PRE-EMINENT DIGITAL ART PRIZE’
-The guardian culture blog

The Lumen Prize Exhibition celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists globally. Its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an international panel of judges.

For Creative Tech Week, The Lumen Prize has curated a collection of award winning pieces that blur the lines of art, interaction, music and technology.

The exhibition will show works by 2015 Lumen Prize Winners at St Francis College from April 30-May 5, 10 am-6 pm

This year’s prize-winning collection to be featured includes the following and more:

MÉTAMORPHY -  Scenocosme

 2015 Lumen Silver Winner.

A deeply immersive sensory exploration of sound and light.

A semi-transparent veil has an elasticity which, when stretched and played with by the participant, offers sensory interactions that explore depths of various universes, through organic, liquid or incandescent substances.

The interactions of the participants with the veil alter the matter of the universes and generate three dimensional soundscapes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ogQLzSpLl0

A NEW JERUSALEM –Michael Takeo Magruder

2014 silver winner.

An immersive virtual reality installation that seeks to embody the spirit of this prophesised city.

http://www.takeo.org/nspace/2014-dta-new-jerusalem...

ELECTRIC SHEEP- Scott Draves

2015 Founder’s Prize Winner

First created in 1999 by Scott Draves, the Electric Sheep is a form of artificial life, which is to say it is software that recreates the biological phenomena of evolution and reproduction though mathematics. The system is made up of man and machine, a cyborg mind with 450,000 participant computers and people all over the Internet.

http://scottdraves.com/sheep.html

MAN  A –Gibson/Martelli

2014 Prize Winner

An interactive downloadable app and augmented reality experience that sees life and movement burst from a flat surface of distorted patterns.  Gibson/Martelli see the Man A project as a conceptual laboratory and the outcomes of a number of their experiments have been exhibited in a variety of forms including site-specific installation, large scale wall and window prints, and virtual reality.

https://vimeo.com/88732510

 WORLD OF WATER - Anne Morgan Spalter

Hypnotic digital animation based on the footage the artist shot while at Volcano Falls, Illinois. World of Water integrates art and technology in a spell-binding way that transforms holiday photographs into kaleidoscopic imagery.

IN FLOW- Ronan Devlin

In Flow is about material and psychological changes in state. Originally staged in an expansive former retail park, the immersive and playful work is comprised of light responsive prints, a Moiret- generating sculpture and an audience-responsive audio-visual installation.


Experts
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Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →

Partners
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St. Francis College Center for Entrepreneurship

Through programs of research, education, infrastructure, and strategic collaborations with business partners and entrepreneurs, the Center for Entrepreneurship at St. Francis College strives to stimulate entrepreneurial initiatives, facilitate value creation, and sustain entrepreneurial... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

10:30am

Welcome to the Community Hub by Isabel Draves
Opening words for the day by Creative Tech Week Founder, Isabel Draves

Experts
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Isabel Draves

Founder, Leaders in Software and Art
Isabel is the Founder of Leaders in Software and Art and Creative Tech Week.


Tuesday May 3, 2016 10:30am - 10:35am
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • Registration Type Free

10:30am

Empowerment Day MC
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Amelia Spalter

I like the sound of my own voice so much that I made a career out of it. | | I'll be MC'ing "Empowerment Day" on May 3rd. | | You thought Woodstock was awesome, just wait for this technical lecture series!


Tuesday May 3, 2016 10:30am - 6:00pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

10:45am

Community Hub Keynote: Susanna Pollack

Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts.

We aim to leverage entertainment and engagement for social good. To further grow the field, Games for Change convenes multiple stakeholders, highlights best practices, incubates games, and helps create and direct investment into new projects.



Experts
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Susanna Pollack

President, Games for Change
Susanna Pollack is the President of Games for Change.  With a background in media and entertainment, she now leads the nationally recognized organization and produces the annual Games for Change Festival, the largest gaming event in NYC as well as the Games and Media Summit in partnership... Read More →


  • Registration Type Free

11:15am

Rogue Making, Mentoring America's Next Engineers
Tenaya Hurst of Berkeley California brings her maker movement experience to CTW.  She tours the U.S. teaching workshops in wearable technology, soldering, and programming electronics.  Are we bridging the technology gap, making more opportunities available to all children?  Innovation is something that doesn't just happen, all children deserve to use technology as their ultimate medium of creativity.

Experts
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Tenaya Hurst

CEO, Rogue Making


Tuesday May 3, 2016 11:15am - 11:30am
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

11:30am

NYC Tech Talent Pipeline: Jobs for New Yorkers, Talent for NYC Businesses.
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NYC Tech Talent Pipeline

The NYC Tech Talent Pipeline is working with public and private partners to define employer needs, develop and test training and education solutions to meet these needs, and scale solutions that work throughout the city's largest systems, delivering homegrown talent for 21st century... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 11:30am - 11:45am
TBA

11:45am

Coed Code: Teaching Tech for Inclusive Community
If you work in technology or using it recreationally, you've likely be exposed to some of the discourse on representation in tech. Women and minorities make up a significant portion of the consumer and creative brackets, but find less managerial and less technical opportunities, and encounter dismissive and uncomfortable circumstances in the tech industry. Some of the dialogue around diversity and inclusion can feel incident-driven,negativeself-congratulatory, or startling. There's also some fair counterpoints to these arguments. We're working to shape that dialogue toward positive action and education.

At Girl Develop It (GDI), our vision is to create a network of empowered women who feel confident in their abilities to code and build beautiful web and mobile applications. By teaching women around the world from diverse backgrounds to learn software development, we can help women improve their careers and boost confidence in their everyday lives. 
This panel will feature members of the Girl Develop It organizational and teaching team; developers and designers who are working actively to support women and minorities in the field. Join us for some conversation and critical thoughts about the power of education in NYC and the place for all in development.


Speakers Panel:
  • Erin Kidwell - Girl Develop It
  • Corey Nilan - Refinery29
  • Sam Provenza - Hook & Loop
  • Nicolle Quintero - CB Insights 
  • Nicole McCabe - 8th Light

Experts
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Nicole McCabe

Apprentice, 8th Light
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Aure Moser

Science Lab, Mozilla Foundation
Girl Develop It, open source, privacy, security, science, glitter art
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Sam Provenza

UI Designer, Hook & Loop
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Nicolle Quintero

Full Stack Web Developer, Self-employed

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Girl Develop It

Girl Develop It is an non-profit organization that exists to provide affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software and web development through mentorship and hands-on instruction. | | Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/girldevelopit/ | Website: https://www... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

2:00pm

Code Liberation
Experts
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Adelle Lin

Director, Code Liberation Foundation
the Code Liberation Foundation offers free development workshops in order to facilitate the creation of video game titles by women.


  • Registration Type Free

2:15pm

Learn/Play - When games meet science
Filippo and Tamar will discuss lessons learned during the design and development of "Future Energy Chicago", an award winning digital exhibition Potion has created for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. They will focus on the delicate balance between educating about complex scientific concepts, and providing a satisfying game/learning experience. They will share the process, iteration and evolution of the Future Energy of Chicago exhibit.

Experts
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Tamar Ziv

Developer, Potion Design
Creative programming, Spacial design, designing experiences for education and learning.

Partners
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Potion Design

The Potion Design Studio crafts technology into intuitive interactive experiences. Our teams collaborate with cultural, institutional, and corporate clients and express their stories in new digital forms that educate, entertain, and delight people all around the world.



Tuesday May 3, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

2:30pm

Black in Tech
I will be doing a short 1-on-1 panel discussing life of being a Caribbean-American Engineer as well time spent educating high school minorities about opportunities in the tech space

Experts
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Dwayne Jones

Engineer, Private


Tuesday May 3, 2016 2:30pm - 2:45pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

2:45pm

Environmental Transmission Works: Site-specific Installations at Wave Farm
Artists responsible for three of the long-term installations at Wave Farm in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley will present and discuss their projects. Zach Poff’s Pond Station (2015) detects vibrations of light and underwater sound, which are then broadcast to the Study Center through a live radio link and available online at wavefarm.org/listen. Ian Vanek will speak to Japanther’s Remote Audio Outpost (2012), a solar-powered recording both, outfitted with a rotary phone for both recording and transmission. Installed in one of the most remote corners of the Wave Farm property Remote Audio Outpost is a place for introspection and confession. Heidi Neilson will discuss her proposed projects for 2016, Outernet Library Branch-Wave Farm and Vanguard 1 Transmitter Hunt. https://wavefarm.org/map

Experts
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Galen Joseph-Hunter

Executive Director, Wave Farm
Galen Joseph-Hunter has served as Executive Director of Wave Farm since 2002. Wave Farm is a non-profit arts organization that celebrates creative and community use of media and the airwaves. Wave Farm programs provide access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations... Read More →

Partners


Tuesday May 3, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
St. Francis Gallery Downtown Brooklyn

4:15pm

Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code works to close the gender gap in technology. Our free programs educate, inspire, and equip girls to pursue opportunities in technology.

Experts
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​Leah Gilliam

VP of Strategy & Innovation, Girls Who Code

Partners

Tuesday May 3, 2016 4:15pm - 4:30pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

4:30pm

from colanders to pixels, an illustrated history of re-purposing and invention for synesthetic media and performance
an illustrated talk on the evolution and history if 'synesthetic' and audiovisual art and performance through the lens of its tools with a strong focus on practices of experimentation, re-purposing, DIY but also early practices of sharing and open source. Navigating throughout the centuries towards our times several artists and inventors have dedicated their minds developing their own tools of expression for synesthetic and multimodal performances: the search of crossed senses experiences has been since a long time one of the most innovating arts exploiting medias and merging their natures. Throughout these explorations not only media was exploited and created but also technologies, artifacts and objects were explored in innovation and unexpected ways to achieve the objectives of immersive audio visual experiences. From colanders and eggbeaters, to film itself and ballistic war machines, improbable technologies were used with poetic purposes.

Experts
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Rui Pereira

Creative Technologist, Google
Rui Pereira is a Portuguese technologist, designer and educator based in NY. Passioned about people and technology Rui spends his time finding novel an unexpected ways to create interactive experiences that are expressive and delightful. Rui has worked as an Interaction Design consultant... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 4:30pm - 4:45pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

4:45pm

The Future of Music
In the great binary shift from analog to digital and certainly through the birth, and subsequent explosion of the Internet, Music has oft been last to the technological party. Whether Napster or today's world of apps that are eating Music's lunch - the attention economy has largely put the music experience into the background. User Generated Content is exploding and today's stars and celebrities are being born on YouTube, Vine and Social Media. This panel will address the future of music in this digital and interactive world and look at how new ways of looking at music, playing with music and ultimately freeing music will have impacts on industry, education and connecting us all.

Moderator : Julie Anixter - Executive Director AIGA

Dylan Brewer - Marketing at G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings
Cortney Harding - Music Technology Writer and Consultant
Craig Swann - Founder Looplabs. Music/Tech veteran
 

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Julie Anixter

Co-Founder, Exec Editor, Innovation Excellence
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Dylan Brewer

Marketing, Def Jam Recordings/G.O.O.D. Music
Dylan Brewer is an aspiring game-changer in music, storytelling, and experiential design. Before his current gig at Def Jam, Dylan launched his career out of college at Google in Strategic Music Partnerships, producing artist-to-fan experiences with Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Demi... Read More →
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Cortney Harding

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

Founder, Looplabs
For 20 years, Craig Swann’s passion has been using technology to connect people and music through innovative, intimate and interactive experiences. In 2001, he developed the internet’s first online music studio, Looplabs. Millions of people have benefited from his innovations... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230
 
Wednesday, May 4
 

9:00am

Lumen Seminar Coffee and Registration
Partners
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St. Francis College Center for Entrepreneurship

Through programs of research, education, infrastructure, and strategic collaborations with business partners and entrepreneurs, the Center for Entrepreneurship at St. Francis College strives to stimulate entrepreneurial initiatives, facilitate value creation, and sustain entrepreneurial... Read More →
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Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

9:00am

Lumen Prize Seminar - The Digital Arts Landscape
A day of talks, performances and debate on the top issues concerning digital art lovers and digital artists - like How to sell Digital Art; What comes First - Art or Tech; The Future of Story-Telling; the History of Digital Art in 15 minutes and much more. FREE including lunch and a guided tour of the Lumen Prize show.

Find Eventbrite Invitation and register your free ticket.

Experts
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Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →
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The Lumen Prize

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


Wednesday May 4, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • Registration Type Free

9:30am

9:35am

9:40am

Welcome by Lumen Prize – Carla Rapoport , Founder & Director
Experts
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Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →
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The Lumen Prize

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


Wednesday May 4, 2016 9:40am - 10:00am
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

10:00am

Panel I – Just How Do You Sell Digital Art?
Moderated by: Katja Schroeder

Panelists:
Transfer Gallery, Director, Kelani Nichole
Ascribe, CEO, Bruce Pon
Anne Spalter, (Lumen Prize Prize Exhibition of World of Water video, St. Francis College)

Click for your free ticket

Moderators
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Katja Schroeder

Managing Director, Bloom
Transmedia marketer + Adjunct Professor for Marketing at St. Francis College (SFC) and Board Member at SFC's Center for Entrepreneurship.

Experts
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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... Read More →
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Bruce Pon

CEO, ascribe GmbH
Bruce Pon has helped to build a dozen bank and industry startups in Europe, Asia and the Americas while working with leading companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi Corporation, Accenture and DuPont. Prior to joining ascribe, Bruce was a co- founder and partner... Read More →
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Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →
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Anne Spalter

Artist, Anne Spalter Studios
Anne Morgan Spalter explores the relationship between observation and algorithm to create modern landscapes. The resulting combinations of real and abstract, perspective and pattern, personal and universal creates a new type of landscape art. Spalter's modern landscapes are part of... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

10:00am

Lumen Prize Exhibition at St. Francis College
‘THE WORLD’S PRE-EMINENT DIGITAL ART PRIZE’
-The guardian culture blog

The Lumen Prize Exhibition celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists globally. Its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an international panel of judges.

For Creative Tech Week, The Lumen Prize has curated a collection of award winning pieces that blur the lines of art, interaction, music and technology.

The exhibition will show works by 2015 Lumen Prize Winners at St Francis College from April 30-May 5, 10 am-6 pm

This year’s prize-winning collection to be featured includes the following and more:

MÉTAMORPHY -  Scenocosme

 2015 Lumen Silver Winner.

A deeply immersive sensory exploration of sound and light.

A semi-transparent veil has an elasticity which, when stretched and played with by the participant, offers sensory interactions that explore depths of various universes, through organic, liquid or incandescent substances.

The interactions of the participants with the veil alter the matter of the universes and generate three dimensional soundscapes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ogQLzSpLl0

A NEW JERUSALEM –Michael Takeo Magruder

2014 silver winner.

An immersive virtual reality installation that seeks to embody the spirit of this prophesised city.

http://www.takeo.org/nspace/2014-dta-new-jerusalem...

ELECTRIC SHEEP- Scott Draves

2015 Founder’s Prize Winner

First created in 1999 by Scott Draves, the Electric Sheep is a form of artificial life, which is to say it is software that recreates the biological phenomena of evolution and reproduction though mathematics. The system is made up of man and machine, a cyborg mind with 450,000 participant computers and people all over the Internet.

http://scottdraves.com/sheep.html

MAN  A –Gibson/Martelli

2014 Prize Winner

An interactive downloadable app and augmented reality experience that sees life and movement burst from a flat surface of distorted patterns.  Gibson/Martelli see the Man A project as a conceptual laboratory and the outcomes of a number of their experiments have been exhibited in a variety of forms including site-specific installation, large scale wall and window prints, and virtual reality.

https://vimeo.com/88732510

 WORLD OF WATER - Anne Morgan Spalter

Hypnotic digital animation based on the footage the artist shot while at Volcano Falls, Illinois. World of Water integrates art and technology in a spell-binding way that transforms holiday photographs into kaleidoscopic imagery.

IN FLOW- Ronan Devlin

In Flow is about material and psychological changes in state. Originally staged in an expansive former retail park, the immersive and playful work is comprised of light responsive prints, a Moiret- generating sculpture and an audience-responsive audio-visual installation.


Experts
avatar for Lumen Prize

Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →

Partners
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St. Francis College Center for Entrepreneurship

Through programs of research, education, infrastructure, and strategic collaborations with business partners and entrepreneurs, the Center for Entrepreneurship at St. Francis College strives to stimulate entrepreneurial initiatives, facilitate value creation, and sustain entrepreneurial... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • Registration Type Free

10:45am

Artist Talk 1- VR Art: Illusion and Immersion in Contemporary Digital Practice
Michael Takeo Magruder, Lumen Prize Immersive Environments Winner, Development of VR Technology for Artists

Moderators
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Michael Takeo Magruder

artist & researcher, -
Michael Takeo Magruder is a visual artist and researcher who works with new media including real-time data, digital archives, immersive environments, mobile devices and virtual worlds. His practice explores concepts ranging from media criticism and aesthetic journalism to digital... Read More →

Experts
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Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:45am - 11:00am
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

11:00am

Panel II – Unleashing Digital In Public
Mimi Sheller, teaches sociology and is the Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy at Drexel University (Moderator)
Lumen 2015 Gold Prize Winners Gibson/Martelli
Hana Iverson

Moderators
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Mimi Sheller

Professor of Sociology, Drexel University

Experts
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Hana Iverson

Media artist Hana Iverson creates public site-specific installations, video, photo-based art works and mobile/locative media with a focus on networked communities and wireless technologies. Her work has been exhibited in historic public buildings, museums, galleries, festivals, and... Read More →
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Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

11:45am

Artist Talk 2: History of Digital Art in 15 Minutes
Dr Nick Lambert, President UK Computer Art Society, Head of Research, Ravensbourne College, UK

Moderators
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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 →

Wednesday May 4, 2016 11:45am - 12:00pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

12:50pm

Recap + Introduction of afternoon sessions
Moderators
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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 →

Wednesday May 4, 2016 12:50pm - 1:00pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

1:00pm

Artist Talk 3: Getting Touchy Feely
Interval Studios – Ken Kirschner and Joshue Ott

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Joshue Ott

Principal, Interval Studios
Interactive Artwork | Ambient Electronic Music | OpenGL | Mobile Applications



Wednesday May 4, 2016 1:00pm - 1:15pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

1:15pm

Panel III – The Digital Hearth: The Future of Story-Telling
Moderated by: Augusta Palmer, Professor of Digital Arts + Filmmaker, St. Francis College
Panelists:
Marcelle Hopkins, Made in NY IFP Social Justice Media Fellow
Jess Engel, producer and content creator at Virtualize
Katarina Athanasopoulou, 2013 Lumen Prize Winner
(by Video)
Cave Cave/We Are Muesli, 2014 Lumen Prize Artists - Bosch Art Game – Gaming as Storytelling (by video)

Moderators
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Augusta Palmer

Associate Professor, St. Francis College
Filmmaker & media scholar

Experts
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Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

2:15pm

Artist Talk 4: Scott Draves, Software Artist and 2015 Lumen Prize Founder’s Award Winner: How to Herd Electric Sheep
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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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Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

2:30pm

Panel IV: Tech + Art – Which Comes First?
Moderated by: Dr. Nick Lambert
Michael Takeo Magruder

Moderators
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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 →

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Michael Takeo Magruder

artist & researcher, -
Michael Takeo Magruder is a visual artist and researcher who works with new media including real-time data, digital archives, immersive environments, mobile devices and virtual worlds. His practice explores concepts ranging from media criticism and aesthetic journalism to digital... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

3:15pm

Panel V: But What About the Day Job? Professions for Digital artists.
Moderated by: Dr Nick Lambert
Scott Draves

Moderators
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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 →

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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 →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

4:00pm

Recap/Take-Away
Wednesday May 4, 2016 4:00pm - 4:10pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

4:10pm

Guided Exhibit Tours by Lumen Prize Curators + Networking

This year’s prize-winning collection to be featured includes the following and more:

PORTÉE-   Lab 212 Collective

 2015 Welsh National Opera Performance Prize

The hugely impressive centre piece of the Lumen Prize exhibition is a multi-sensory project at the crossing of light, architecture and music that poses the question: what if architecture could be expressed through music?

Luminous wires stretching down from towering concrete pillars, mysteriously linked to a solitary grand piano can be played like a giant harp creating an immersive layered soundscape as audience members interact with the piece.

https://vimeo.com/118226187

MÉTAMORPHY -  Scenocosme

 2015 Lumen Silver Winner.

A deeply immersive sensory exploration of sound and light.

A semi-transparent veil has an elasticity which, when stretched and played with by the participant, offers sensory interactions that explore depths of various universes, through organic, liquid or incandescent substances.

The interactions of the participants with the veil alter the matter of the universes and generate three dimensional soundscapes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ogQLzSpLl0

A NEW JERUSALEM –Michael Takeo Magruder

2014 silver winner.

An immersive virtual reality installation that seeks to embody the spirit of this prophesised city.

http://www.takeo.org/nspace/2014-dta-new-jerusalem...

ELECTRIC SHEEP- Scott Draves

2015 Founder’s Prize Winner

First created in 1999 by Scott Draves, the Electric Sheep is a form of artificial life, which is to say it is software that recreates the biological phenomena of evolution and reproduction though mathematics. The system is made up of man and machine, a cyborg mind with 450,000 participant computers and people all over the Internet.

http://scottdraves.com/sheep.html

MAN  A –Gibson/Martelli

2014 Prize Winner

An interactive downloadable app and augmented reality experience that sees life and movement burst from a flat surface of distorted patterns.  Gibson/Martelli see the Man A project as a conceptual laboratory and the outcomes of a number of their experiments have been exhibited in a variety of forms including site-specific installation, large scale wall and window prints, and virtual reality.

https://vimeo.com/88732510

 WORLD OF WATER - Anne Morgan Spalter

Hypnotic digital animation based on the footage the artist shot while at Volcano Falls, Illinois. World of Water integrates art and technology in a spell-binding way that transforms holiday photographs into kaleidoscopic imagery.

IN FLOW- Ronan Devlin

In Flow is about material and psychological changes in state. Originally staged in an expansive former retail park, the immersive and playful work is comprised of light responsive prints, a Moiret- generating sculpture and an audience-responsive audio-visual installation.


Experts
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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 →
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Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →
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The Lumen Prize

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


Wednesday May 4, 2016 4:10pm - 4:45pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

6:00pm

Lumen Digital Art Reception at the Creative Tech Week Community Hub
Join us for an evening of prize-winning digital art from around the world - including talks, performances, refreshments and a chance to enjoy the Lumen Prize Exhibition of Digital Art which is travelling the world. Special presentation by VIPs and Lumen Prize Gold Winners Gibson/Martelli.

6-8 pm. Register your free ticket with us on Eventbrite

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Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →

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St. Francis College Center for Entrepreneurship

Through programs of research, education, infrastructure, and strategic collaborations with business partners and entrepreneurs, the Center for Entrepreneurship at St. Francis College strives to stimulate entrepreneurial initiatives, facilitate value creation, and sustain entrepreneurial... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230
 
Thursday, May 5
 

9:00am

Coffee & Registration
Please arrive by 9:30

Thursday May 5, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • Registration Type Free

9:30am

Making Day MC
Experts
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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... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 9:30am - 6:00pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

9:35am

10:00am

Tools for Creating in the 4th Dimension
Linda will discuss "Tools for Creating in the 4th Dimension" --VR, AR headsets, 360 cameras, auto stereo etc.

Experts
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Linda Law

Director, Linda Law Holographics
Linda Law has a long history of using digital creative tools. Working with Digital Holography and other cutting edge new media, she explores multidimensional interactions with the natural world. For this exhibition, Law will be exhibiting some examples of her studies of light on water... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

10:00am

Lumen Prize Exhibition at St. Francis College
‘THE WORLD’S PRE-EMINENT DIGITAL ART PRIZE’
-The guardian culture blog

The Lumen Prize Exhibition celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists globally. Its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an international panel of judges.

For Creative Tech Week, The Lumen Prize has curated a collection of award winning pieces that blur the lines of art, interaction, music and technology.

The exhibition will show works by 2015 Lumen Prize Winners at St Francis College from April 30-May 5, 10 am-6 pm

This year’s prize-winning collection to be featured includes the following and more:

MÉTAMORPHY -  Scenocosme

 2015 Lumen Silver Winner.

A deeply immersive sensory exploration of sound and light.

A semi-transparent veil has an elasticity which, when stretched and played with by the participant, offers sensory interactions that explore depths of various universes, through organic, liquid or incandescent substances.

The interactions of the participants with the veil alter the matter of the universes and generate three dimensional soundscapes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ogQLzSpLl0

A NEW JERUSALEM –Michael Takeo Magruder

2014 silver winner.

An immersive virtual reality installation that seeks to embody the spirit of this prophesised city.

http://www.takeo.org/nspace/2014-dta-new-jerusalem...

ELECTRIC SHEEP- Scott Draves

2015 Founder’s Prize Winner

First created in 1999 by Scott Draves, the Electric Sheep is a form of artificial life, which is to say it is software that recreates the biological phenomena of evolution and reproduction though mathematics. The system is made up of man and machine, a cyborg mind with 450,000 participant computers and people all over the Internet.

http://scottdraves.com/sheep.html

MAN  A –Gibson/Martelli

2014 Prize Winner

An interactive downloadable app and augmented reality experience that sees life and movement burst from a flat surface of distorted patterns.  Gibson/Martelli see the Man A project as a conceptual laboratory and the outcomes of a number of their experiments have been exhibited in a variety of forms including site-specific installation, large scale wall and window prints, and virtual reality.

https://vimeo.com/88732510

 WORLD OF WATER - Anne Morgan Spalter

Hypnotic digital animation based on the footage the artist shot while at Volcano Falls, Illinois. World of Water integrates art and technology in a spell-binding way that transforms holiday photographs into kaleidoscopic imagery.

IN FLOW- Ronan Devlin

In Flow is about material and psychological changes in state. Originally staged in an expansive former retail park, the immersive and playful work is comprised of light responsive prints, a Moiret- generating sculpture and an audience-responsive audio-visual installation.


Partners
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St. Francis College Center for Entrepreneurship

Through programs of research, education, infrastructure, and strategic collaborations with business partners and entrepreneurs, the Center for Entrepreneurship at St. Francis College strives to stimulate entrepreneurial initiatives, facilitate value creation, and sustain entrepreneurial... Read More →
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Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • Registration Type Free

10:30am

Weaving and Digital Innovation
Lia Cook will discuss a variety of media combining weaving with painting, photography, video and digital technology. Her current practice explores the sensuality of the woven image and the emotional connections to memories of touch and cloth. Working in collaboration with neuroscientists, investigating the nature of the emotional response to woven faces by mapping in the brain these responses and using the laboratory experience both with process and tools to stimulate new work in reaction to these investigations. She works wiyh both scientific studys as well an artistic response to these unexpected sources, exploring the territory between scientific investigation and artistic interpretation. She uses DSI Diffusion Spectrum Imaging of the brain and TrackVis software from Harvard to look at the fiber connections of communication between parts of the brain and to integrate these fiber tracks with the actual fiber connections that make up the woven translation of an image.

Experts
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Lia Cook

Professor, CCA
Lia Cook, a leading, innovative fiber artist, creates striking contemporary portraits by building on the traditional fiber craft of weaving. Starting from scans of small photographs of herself as a child or young woman, she uses a digital Jacquard hand loom to create large scale works... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 10:30am - 10:45am
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

11:15am

Bringing Mobile to Physical Installations
Since its beginning, Potion has been interested in introducing the digital into physical spaces. Early on, this often meant creating bespoke objects for each project. There are now more and more off-the-shelf hardware options available, but the motivation to create a unique experience for a specific place and concept persists. The design of these experiences increasingly must consider the impact of mobile devices. In the past decade, the expectations surrounding people's use of and relationship with these devices has changed dramatically. Unlike a decade ago, the assumption is now that people will have a device with them, which may can be incorporated into the experience, and can even actively compete with the experience. What considerations are there in using these sorts of devices? If we design an experience that uses a person's own device, does their intimate relationship with that device make them more willing to take the experience into their personal space, or does it make them more distrustful? What sort of control do we lose by putting a part of the experience literally in a person's hands? And, if a download is required, what kind of compelling reason can we create for the person to oblige? Where should this area move, and what behaviors do we want to drive? This talk will look into some of the projects Potion has created that use mobile devices -- both those provided by the institution itself (such as audio guides), and those owned by intended audience -- as well as consider what directions we should consider for the future.

Experts
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Jennifer Presto

Developer, Potion Design
Jennifer is a developer. She enjoys using code to create light, humorous, and (hopefully) insightful machine-to-person and person-to-person interactions. At Potion, she works with a variety of technologies to create, among other things, unique physical installations. Before venturing... Read More →

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Potion Design

The Potion Design Studio crafts technology into intuitive interactive experiences. Our teams collaborate with cultural, institutional, and corporate clients and express their stories in new digital forms that educate, entertain, and delight people all around the world.



Thursday May 5, 2016 11:15am - 11:30am
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

11:30am

Algorithmic Art
People often think art and math are somehow incompatible, or have nothing to do with each other. While they do represent different ways of thinking, I see beauty in both and many connections between them. I was given the invitation and space to play and explore the blending of art, math, science, nature, algorithms, and computers. And I invite you to do the same.

This is a short artist talk about my work, background and inspirations. 

Experts
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Nathan Selikoff

Freelance Sr. Developer / Artist
Nathan Selikoff's award-winning artwork has been exhibited and performed in galleries and venues throughout the United States and around the world. He is also the creator of Local Notebooks and the founder of Processing Orlando, a bi-monthly meetup for artists interested in using... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 11:30am - 11:45am
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

11:30am

Serious Play: Low-Tech Prototypes for High-Tech Ideas
This workshop is a hands-on introduction to prototyping interactive installations through low-tech tools and materials. We’ll begin with an introduction of our methodology, which involves breaking concepts up into bite-size challenges, and categorizing them by challenges of experience, aesthetics, or technicality. We’ll then survey a range of prototyping techniques, focusing on “bodystorming” (live role-playing) and paper prototyping. Within this, we’ll show how a series of high-tech projects began with simple cardboard mockups.

After this brief introduction, participants (working in groups) will be given a simple prompt to quickly concept an architectural-scale installation. They will be tasked with producing a human-scale, acted-out mockup within an hour. We will help them think through tasks and build, but will be stressing the importance of thinking of the physical making as “sketching” in space–that ideas aren’t precious, and prototypes are for working through problems, not making the perfect installation.

Finally, the groups will be invited to present and act out their concepts to the larger group, and to share their immediate learnings from the process.

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Collins

At Collins, we see a world where all points converge. Digital into physical. Consumer into producer. Biology into technology. | | We call it the Convergence Era. And while this era reaches far beyond brands, it’s forever altered how we build them. What was once siloed is now... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

11:45am

Panel - How Augmented Reality is an Art Form
From virtual museums to product marketing, augmented reality is creating new opportunities for artist to go beyod the physical world. The panel will share best practices and examples of deployments that are disrupting creative and art.

Experts
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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 →

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SH

Silicon Harlem

Silicon Harlem is focused and determined to accelerate the development of the innovation economy in Upper Manhattan and transform Harlem into a Technology and Innovation Hub. Harlem has a need for a hyper-connected business ecosystem that embraces the innovation economy and where... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

1:45pm

The Signal and the Noise: How Data Becomes Public Art
Ben Rubin has turned Shakespeare, The New York Times, novels, source code, and leaked diplomatic cables into media art installations. He will discuss these works and give a preview of new public work in progress that uses data of a very different kind.

Experts
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Ben Rubin

Artist and designer Ben Rubin is the Director of the Parsons Institute for Information Mapping. Rubin’s innovative applications of media and information technology have been seen at museums, public spaces, and performance venues around the world. Some of Rubin’s best known work includes the media installations Moveable Type (2007), a permanent artwork for the lobby of the Ne... Read More →

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Thursday May 5, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

2:15pm

Panel: The power of the collective (a conversation with the Lady Tech Guild)
The LTG was formed in 2013, and began as an informal gathering of friends who shared tips, resources and tech support. Forming a group opened numerous doors to us, and has been massively beneficial to us all as artists, business owners and educators. We recently returned from teaching at Makerfest India and would love to share our experiences in building a collective, to inspire audience members to form their own guilds.

Bios:

3D designer Ebony Fleur works across of broad range of media, spanning from high jewelry, costume jewelry, product design and virtual sculptures, and imagery in the form of 3D renders.

Sophie Kahn is a Brooklyn-based digital artist, who creates Victorian-futurist sculpture using 3D scanning, 3D printing and ceramic and bronze casting. She has exhibited internationally. Sophie also runs ScannerWorksNY, a business providing 3D scanning and consulting services to artists and designers.

Architect and designer Annelie Koller is currently senior design researcher at the biotech startup, Modern Meadow, the first company to attempt to grow sustainable animal-based materials in a lab. Annelie lectures at Parsons and is an artist-in-residence at Eyebeam & the community lab Genspace.

Natalia Krasnodebska has been embedded in the 3D ecosystem through her own 3D printed jewelry, as the past Community Manager at Shapeways, and now as Communications Manager for Sketchfab. As an expert on 3D printing, design and IP laws, she has spoken on numerous panels in NYC.

Lauren Slowik is the Design Evangelist for Education at Shapeways and a part-time professor at Parsons. Her research is focused on 3D design, 3D printing and the future of creativity in education.

Dr. Laura Taalman is a Professor of Mathematics at James Madison University, with a Ph.D. in mathematics from Duke University.

Ashley Zelinskie is a Brooklyn-based conceptual artist working at the intersection of art, technology and mathematics. Her works span a variety of media, from large- and small-scale sculpture to canvas and print works, each created using cutting edge technology such as 3D printing and computer-guided laser cutting. Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally.

Experts
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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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Ebony Fleur

3D Designer and Artist
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Annelie Koller

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

Head of Communications, Sketchfab
Natalia has been embedded in the 3D ecosystem through her own 3D printed jewelry, as the past Community Manager at Shapeways, and leading Communications for Sketchfab. As a subject matter expert on 3D printing, design and IP laws, she has spoken on panels at the 3D Printshow London... Read More →
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Lauren Slowik

Design Evangelist, Shapeways
Lauren is the Director of Education + Design Evangelism at Shapeways. She also a founding member of the Lady Tech Guild, a group started to connect and inspire women working in the 3D industries. She is occasionally a part-time professor at Parsons School of Design where she also... Read More →
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Ashley Zelinskie

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



Thursday May 5, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

3:45pm

Met MediaLab presents: 3D at the Met
A panel discussion on 3D imaging and how different disciplines in the Met Museum make use of the same 3D asset.

With:
James Doyle, Assistant Curator, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.
Maya Valadares - Education Manager for Studio Programs at the Met.
Marco Castro Cosio - Manager of MediaLab.

Experts
MC

Marco Castro

MediaLab, Metmuseum
JD

James Doyle

Assistant Curator, Art of the Ancient Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
James Doyle, Assistant Curator for the Art of the Ancient Americas, oversees the Metropolitan's collections from Mesoamerica and Central America. His specialty is the ancient Maya, and he conducted archaeological fieldwork on the Preclassic period (1000 B.C.–A.D. 150) in northern... Read More →
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Mellissa Huber

Research Associate, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mellissa Huber is a Research Associate in the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she assists the department curators with the related research, planning, and content development for special exhibitions. As a member of the curatorial team she has regularly... Read More →
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Maya Valladares

Education Manager for Studio Programs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Maya Valladares is an artist and educator whose work fuses traditional handwork techniques with social practice engagement. Situated within an anthropological understanding of textiles as tools that record and convey precise messages, her work engages with themes of knowledge transmission... Read More →

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online. Since... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 3:45pm - 4:40pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

4:40pm

The Technology behind the Art of Burning Man
Come hear Burning Man artists share their experiences with bringing techology to one of the most radical, interactive, exteme festivals in the world. We'll talk about how creating work for Burning Man is different, how to strike a balance between artistic expression and technological innovation, and best practices for using technology in art in festival environments.  Our panelists demonstrate the variety of work that is present at Burning Man, including honorarium recipients as well as long-time burners who create independent work.

Featured panelists include:
NEWLY ADDED! Jen Lewin (Jen Lewin Studios, creators of Super Pool, interactive electronic art)
Lana and John Briscella (Aminimal Studios, 3d printing and laser cut decorative arts)
Michael Dewberry (fire and interactive electronics)
Kate Raudenbush (industrial art)
Kiori Kawai and Aaron Sherwood (Purring Tiger Studios, performance and interactive electronics)

Experts
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Michael Dewberry

Artist / Senior Principal Engineer, Autodesk
Michael "Dewb" Dewberry works with steel, software, video, light, fire, and robotics to create sculpture and interactive installations. He's had a role in large Boston-based Burning Man honorarium projects every year since 2013, and brought his first solo fire piece to the desert... Read More →
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Kiori Kawai

Co-artistic director, Purring Tiger
Kiori Kawai (Japanese, b. 1978) holds a B.A. in Performing Arts from the | Osaka University of Arts. She founded “Purring Tiger” with Aaron Sherwood in 2011. Their interactive art installations and performances have been commissioned and appeared at Burning | Man Art Festival... Read More →
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Becky Neil

Public Art Project Manager
I've been building interactive art for 6+ years at Burning Man, festivals, and public spaces. I love creating work that shifts how people experience their world and builds commuity around creativity. Ask me about managing volunteers, calendars, complicated logistics, budgeting... Read More →
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Kate Raudenbush

Artist, Kate Raudenbush Experiments
Kate Raudenbush is a New York-based, Burning Man-bred artist who resonates deeply with environmental issues and our evolving humanity. Kate is a creator of large immersive & allegorical sculpture works that catalyze social engagement, while exploring themes that range from technological... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 4:40pm - 5:40pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • Registration Type Free