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Friday, April 29
 

10:00am

Adrian E. Rivera: Taxonomica
Taxonomica is a series of sculptures created from 3D scans of taxidermied animals captured during the Autumn Biophilia Residency in Gatineau, Canada. These 3D models were modified using displacing forces representing the fragile nature of digitization and the way data can be corrupted or modified.

Artist's Statement:

"Taxonomic classification is a system used to organize and define characteristics of biological organisms. This process is useful for helping us understand the complex network and characteristics of the world around us. However with the onset of digitization, all things become susceptible to error and the manipulation of data. The information left for future generations becomes fact, and we become dependent on that very data to define the reality of the past."

Experts
avatar for Adrian E. Rivera

Adrian E. Rivera

Artist
Adrian E. Rivera is a digital artist inspired by biological systems and the intersection of new technology and the natural world. Adrian Graduated from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor's in fine arts in Electronic Imaging (now Computer Art). His work often employs the... Read More →



10:00am

BELLA GAIA - Oculus VR
The BELLA GAIA production presents the virtual reality platform for audiences to experience the highest immersive experience yet. Derived from the existing award-winning 26min Fulldome Planetarium movie, Bella Gaia VR Scenes include fly-throughs of the Earth's magnetosphere, orbiting with satellites and astronauts, NASA supercomputer datavisualizations of ocean currents, and enveloping scenery from Japanese cherry blossoms to Egyptian Tombs. 4min trailer or full length version available to watch. Check out the Fulldome trailer: http://www.bellagaia.com/virtual-reality.html

Partners
avatar for BELLA GAIA

BELLA GAIA

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



10:00am

Connected Future Labs
Connected Future Labs is an R&D consulting company at the leading edge of technology. With a depth of expertise from circuits to computer vision and data science, Connected Future Labs works closely with you to connect the dots across different domains and disciplines and create the next big thing. Whether it's turning your phone into a virtual spray paint can to make graffiti on a projection wall or creating a vending machine that delivers beer for uploading a photo to Instagram, Connected Future Labs' mission is to help you push the boundaries of what's possible in the 21st century. The booth will feature live displays and interactive demos. http://www.connectedfuturelabs.com/

Experts
avatar for Sean Montgomery

Sean Montgomery

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

Partners
avatar for Connected Future Labs

Connected Future Labs

Connected Future Labs
Connected Future Labs is an agile R&D consulting group in New York City that utilizes a depth of expertise from circuit design to algorithms and app development in order to bring your creative visions to life. Working at the cutting edge of technology, Connected Future Labs and its... Read More →



10:00am

Cyto-Illusions
My art is about celebrating our human connection through the use of biomorphic abstraction. On a biological level we are all the same, all that is living we are part of. Every life structure mimics another. We are echoes of the past regenerating and ever evolving. It is important to me in a world where hatred, violence and differences seem to be pulling us apart that we recognizing our most basic connection, we are all made of cells, beautiful cells. We each have a unique energy, that connects us to each other yet we are all structurally made of the same biomorphic mesh. Using digital imaging I both describe and celebrate the intrinsically aesthetic structure of the natural world and the ever-present duality in all things. I invite the viewer to see and feel the world both within us and around us, experiencing the macro vs microelements common to all.

Experts
avatar for Kate Henderson

Kate Henderson

Independent designer, Cyto-Illusions
My art is about celebrating the human connection through the use of biomorphic abstraction. On a biological level we are all the same; all that is living we are part of and every organic structure mimics another. We are echoes of the past regenerating and ever evolving. Her work... Read More →



10:00am

daydream.io
daydream.io - Virtualize Your Reality / daydream.VR - Music Powered Virtual Reality
Daydream.io is a Virtual Reality software company founded in 2015. Our product daydream.VR is a D2C entertainment & communications platform. Transform your personal media into dazzling sociable environments where you can powwow™ with your friends.

Experts
avatar for V Owen Bush

V Owen Bush

Co-Founder & CEO, daydream.io
V Owen Bush is a creator and entrepreneur who uses immersion and participation to create transformative social experiences. His works are presented in venues such as live events, music festivals, digital planetaria, IMAX3D, broadcast television, mobile devices, VR and the web. Owen... Read More →

Partners
avatar for daydream.io

daydream.io

VIRTUALIZE YOUR REALITY | Daydream.io is a Virtual Reality software company founded in 2015. Our product daydream.VR is a Direct to Consumer entertainment & communications platform. Transform your personal media into dazzling sociable environments where you can powwow™ with your... Read More →


10:00am

DBRS Innovation Lab
Experience  neural networks in virtual reality and other exciting interactive projects from our team of machine learning scientists and artists who work at the DBRS Innovation Lab. Featuring work by Cassie Tarakajian, Aaron Arntz, Amelia Winger-Bearskin, Jamis Johnson, JB Rubinovitz, David Huerta, Eamon O'Connor, Fletcher Bach, Joelle Fleurantin, Francis Tseng, Fei Liu and more. Find out more at https://dbrslabs.com.

Experts
avatar for Amelia Winger-Bearskin

Amelia Winger-Bearskin

director of the DBRS Innovation Lab, dbrs
New York-native Amelia Winger-Bearskin is an accomplished artist and creative technologist with a deep understanding of digital media, visual storytelling, and performance. She is focused on fostering creative exploration at the DBRS Innovation Lab, where research, technology and... Read More →

Partners
avatar for DBRS Innovation Labs

DBRS Innovation Labs

DBRS Innovation Labs is a collaborative group of designers, coders, and quants who are breaking new ground in the world of Financial Technology.  Our team consists of engineers and mathematicians, story-tellers and data artists. We interrogate big datasets to uncover hidden trends... Read More →


10:00am

Emanations

Emanations is a series of spatialized sound experiments using physical gestures and movement, turning human body into an interface for audio perspective control. 

These experiments serve as interactive playgrounds, creating introspective, emergent and performative experiences within the potential/limits of human body without any wearable sensors. As well as an investigation in embodied music cognition; generating connections between the individual, their body, movement and gestures through sound, allowing for a new analysis and understanding in the roles of performer and audience. 

Deriving its roots from the philosophy of nothingness to guide the methodology of invisible interaction and lack of instruction, these poetic experiences reveal themselves to their users in layers offering the right mix of abstraction in narrative and freedom in interaction to create an unguided, improvised and unique experience.


Experts
avatar for Katherine Louise Boehm

Katherine Louise Boehm

New Media Artist, Interaction/Experience Designer, Musician, Improvisor, Creative Technologist
My work is rooted in philosophy and play with a niche in sound and invisible interaction. As a new media artist, designer, improviser and musician, I aim to stimulate thought and reframe elements of our present to better understand our relationship with each other, with the world... Read More →
avatar for Udit Mahajan

Udit Mahajan

Creative Technologist, Interaction/Experience Designer, New Media Artist, Electronic Musician
I am a creative technologist, visual and interaction designer, electronic musician and artist with a background in electrical engineering from India. Currently pursuing my MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design, New York. | | My work lies at the intersection... Read More →

Partners


10:00am

Games for Change Arcade
Games for Change (G4C) is an NYC-based nonprofit that promotes and facilitates the development of games for social impact. Come play an arcade of award-winning, innovative games from our community and see how you can get involved.

The Games for Change Festival (June 23-24) explores the positive power of digital games in two days of keynotes, panels, and workshops. This year, we're opening the G4C Marketplace to feature the latest games and gaming tech. The Festival brings together leaders in gaming, education, health care, technology, and social change. Register with code CTW20 and get 20% of festival passes!

Partners
avatar for Games for Change

Games for Change

Games for Change (G4C) is an NYC-based nonprofit that promotes and facilitates the development of games for social impact. Come play an arcade of award-winning, innovative games from our community and see how you can get involved.



10:00am

Hyphen Hub
Hyphen Hub is a creative engine to explore and provoke radical new visions of the future through the integration of art, technology and business.

We are a New York-based organization that serves as a platform and community to showcase the latest in arts and technology. We have a unique relationship with leading digital artists, curators and companies working in the multimedia field worldwide.

We specialize in:
– Producing and managing cutting-edge multimedia events for organizations, art fairs and festivals.
– Hosting regular Hyphen Hub nights that showcase the work of world-class international artists.
– Providing a personalized residency and consulting service for artists and professionals working at the forefront of art and technology.

Partners
avatar for Asher Remy-Toledo

Asher Remy-Toledo

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



10:00am

ikonoTV: Digital Canvas

New media and technologies have radically changed the way we experience our daily life, increasingly modifying our creative processes. Traditional disciplines like drawing, painting and sculpture are increasingly being merged with digital and electronic techniques, allowing new aesthetic experiences and opening new possibilities of perception.

Digital Canvas brings together a selection of outstanding international artists with more than 80 video works that explicitly employ the use of electronic and digital tools while making direct references to art history. Mounir Fatmi’s Technologia links ancient circular Arabic calligraphy and Marcel Duchamp’s rotoreliefs, the first manifestation of kinetic art produced in the context of modern and industrialized society. Eelco Brand uses both paint and digital techniques to create a hyper-real cosmos that reflects his conception of nature. Cosimo Miorelli creates a new form of storytelling with live-drawing sessions accompanied by music, executed on a tablet and recorded. Yannis Kranidiotis creates visual soundscapes by digitally re-elaborating old masterpieces. The winner of our open call Ulla Nolden, investigates movement and its rules in everyday environments, and visualizes its abstract algorithms by using an aesthetic language that she has developed in her photographic work.

Digital Canvas also features outstanding works by Joe Hamilton, Jacques Perconte, UBERMORGEN, Pierce Warnecke, Kurt Hentschläger, Claudia Hart, Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Johanna Reich, Nicolas Rupcich, Richard Garet, Feng Chen, Dejan Radovanovic, Daniel Canogar, Claudia Larcher, Mateo Amaral, Ryan Whittier Hale, Chris Coleman, Laleh Mehran, Pia MYrvoLD and Philipp Artus.

In addition, Digital Canvas gives a Carte Blanche to Marco Mancuso (Founder and Director of Digicult) and to The One Minutes, a global network based in Amsterdam producing and distributing films with the duration of one single minute.

Marco Mancuso presents “Hyper Reality”: how the visual contemporary apparatus is changing due to digital and science technologies, becoming - in a way - More Real than Real. The selection features artworks by Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, Syntfarm, Boris Labbé, Quayola, Thomas Köner, Thorsten Fleisch.

The One Minutes’ Carte Blanche features Laurel Backman, Sophie Penkethman, Christoph Meyer, Renee Lear, Guusje Kaayk, Dana Verbaan and Alper T.Tunga Ince and Frank ter Horst.

After the NY premiere at the CreativeTechWeek Digital Canvas will be broadcast exclusively on ikonoTV for 24 hours, starting on May 7th at 12pm EST.

Experts
avatar for Elizabeth Markevitch

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 →

Partners
avatar for ikonoTV

ikonoTV

ikonoTV
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, by working in close collaboration... Read More →



10:00am

Isobar NowLab

NowLab is an Isobar Global initiative that acts as a nexus for research, development and innovation. Our mission is to:

Make - We invent new solutions, products and services that will benefit our existing and prospective clients (aka Hacking / Making / design-build / prototyping ).

Think - Innovation expertise to help our clients create new and meaningful connections with their consumers (aka Thought Leadership / Brainstorming / Ideation).

Hack - New technologies have a big impact on our lives. We host 'hack' events designed to fast track our potential opportunities (aka Hackathons, aka unconferences).

Learn - We're a growing NowLab network around the world. We have a culture of sharing experience and contacts between offices (aka Workshops).

NowLab also sponsors work with the MIT Media Lab.

 


Experts
avatar for leigh christie

leigh christie

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

George Crichlow

Associate Strategy Director, Isobar
I identify, make and market interactive experiences that create value for people and brands.
avatar for Kevin Kempis

Kevin Kempis

Creative Super Nerd, Isobar
avatar for Anna Kucheryavaya

Anna Kucheryavaya

Senior Interactive Developer, Isobar
Anna is a developer with a deep passion for science, art and entrepreneurship. She received classical training in mathematics and computer science from the oldest university in Russia, Saint Petersburg State University, and continues to study these fields with a modern approach in... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Isobar

Isobar

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


10:00am

Looplabs
Looplabs is a free, easy to use cloud based music studio that lets you make music anywhere, anytime, together.


10:00am

Maker Space at NYSCI
Maker Space at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is a learning environment where children, teens, adults and families can tinker, design and create together. Everyday materials are reused in exciting ways and projects encourage experimentation and open-ended exploration. On display will be various projects from NYSCI workshops, camps, and after-school programs that demonstrate the wonderful things that kids can create with high and low tech tools.

Experts
RB

Reid Bingham

Makerspace Coordinator, New York Hall of Science

Partners
MS

Maker Space at NYSCI

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations and design spaces that explain science, technology, engineering and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development... Read More →



  • Registration Type Free

10:00am

NYC Media Lab, VR demos
NYC Media Lab connects technologists in digital media and technology companies with New York City's universities in order to drive innovation and talent development. A public-private partnership launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia University and New York University, the Lab seeds projects to foster collaboration across a range of disciplines- from data and design to engineering- core to the future of media and communications. More is at www.nycmedialab.org.

Deniz Ergurel, Haptical http://haptic.al 
Haptical is an information and strategy service helping organizations to innovate and grow through new computing platforms; virtual and augmented reality. 
Rosalind Paradis, Splash Pool
http://rosalindparadis.com/portfolio/splash-pool/
Splash Pool is an interactive VR experience that aims to infantilize the user as they are confined to a kiddie pool only to look out on an inviting adult pool. The user may splash with the aid of a custom controller at the bottom of a real kiddie pool. If the user splashes too much they get scolded by an adult figure. The game controller is a flexible plastic bowl of water creating a large water button that aims to create semi-realistic tactile feedback.
Jacek Juda, Spectre
vrspectre.com
VR Spectre is developing a mobile headset which allows to generate immersive virtual worlds of an exceptional quality for smartphone users.We take virtual reality into the next step by focusing on two most important factors: overcoming performance barriers and improving portability.

Partners
avatar for NYC Media Lab

NYC Media Lab

NYC Media Lab connects technologists in digital media and technology companies with New York City's universities in order to drive innovation and talent development. A public-private partnership launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia University and... Read More →



10:00am

NYU Integrated Digital Media Student Showcase for CTW
The academic programs in Integrated Digital Media (IDM) at NYU Tandon School of Engineering consist of both Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees, as well as an accelerated BS/MS program. In these programs, digital media is explored as a spectrum of practices that range from computer programming (for app development, software design, game development and interaction design) to 2D and 3D graphics (for human-computer interfaces, augmented reality, motion capture, and game design & development) to photography, film, and audio (for media installations, performing arts research, and integration with various mediums). Our students are artists, engineers and entrepreneurs working in highly fluid industries that reward the creative, the thoughtful, the technical, and the innovative.


SHVRKSurf the crimson wave with fewer fatalities by Monica Raffaelli, NYU Integrated Digital Media Graduate Student

SHVRK is an app for men that allows them to track their lover's time of the month.


NAVIGATING THE COGNITIVE MAP by
Lajuné McMillian, NYU Integrated Digital Media (IDM) Undergraduate Senior Mahe Dewan, NYU IDM Undergraduate Student 
Oliver Vikbladh, NYU Neuroscience Masters Candidate
Ethan Hein, NYU Steinhardt Faculty Javier Molina, NYU IDM Faculty Camillia Matuk, NYU Educational Communication and Technology Faculty Adrian Sas, NYU ITP alumna, Project Manager
How do we remember places we’ve been? How do we know how to find our way back? Part of the answer lies in neuroscientist John O’Keefe’s 2014 Nobel prize winning discovery of place cells, a type of brain cell that represents and records locations in Euclidean space (O'Keefe & Nadel, 1971). Using the HTC Vive, a combined VR headset and motion tracking system in one, Our vision for the landscape is one that can finally convey the multidimensionality of the neural network and spatial understanding. Tracking participants’ movements through physical space while generating immersive 360-degree imagery that represents neurological phenomenon, will enable participants to see neuro-electrical processes which are otherwise invisible. During the CogMap experience, visitors wearing the headset will witness and experience correlations between specific neurons and certain areas of the terrain they have traversed in the virtual and physical space they occupy concurrently.

Experts
avatar for De Angela L. Duff

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 →

Partners


10:00am

Playmaker at Hutong Games Booth
Realize your creative vision without knowing how to program!

Come visit us and learn how you can use PlayMaker to unlock the power of Unity 3d.

Quickly make gameplay prototypes, A.I. behaviors, animation graphs, interactive objects, cut-scenes, walkthroughs, and more!

Check out our Studio Showcase. http://www.hutonggames.com/showcase.html

A demo and talk will be given by our own PlayMaker Guru, Jean Fabre.

Experts
avatar for Erin Ko

Erin Ko

Visual Artist / Software Developer, Erin Ko Studios
Erin Ko is a visual artist from the United States. She combines traditional art making methods with new media tools to address our complicated love/hate relationship with technology. She is classically trained and has worked in video games and new media. She is co-founder of Hutong... Read More →

Partners


10:00am

Rogue Making
Rogue Making is thrilled to be a part of Creative Tech week! Try our fun experiment to prototype with wearable tech electronics. Tenaya can’t wait to meet all the young makers interested in Arduino and Lilypad. Rogue Making teaches workshops all over the U.S. in programming, soldering, motor projects, paper engineering, and sewing with electronics. Discover cool circuits and how we can add them to our clothes and accessories. The future is here, what will you make? Check out Tenaya’s music videos on Youtube for inspiration! “I’m so Maker,” “Happy Making,” and “This is How We Make.”

Experts
TH

Tenaya Hurst

CEO, Rogue Making



10:00am

Share the Truth About a Lie
The Truth Box is a traveling story booth that invites participants to share, on-camera, the truth about a lie they have told. Excerpts and stories recorded in The TRUTH BOX will be shared on the project website, social media platforms and be used for educational purposes.

Experts
avatar for Yael Melamede

Yael Melamede

Filmmaker, The (Dis)Honesty Project
Yael Melamede is the co-founder of SALTY Features – an independent production company based in NYC whose goal is to create media that is provocative, entertaining and enhances the world. Melamede’s newest film and directorial debut “(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies” was... Read More →



10:00am

svrround
Svrround enables creators and brands to engage with their audiences in live 360 video streams. 

Partners
S

svrround

Co-Founder, svrround
Svrround was founded in January 2016 at NYUs ITP by a team of three Virtual Reality developers and two musicians. Since then, svrround has gone through the NYC Media Lab Combine incubator, and is supported by Verizon Open Innovation, ready for a summer 2016 launch.



10:00am

The Outernets
THE OUTERNETS 

Windows to the Future

Transforming windows into interactive digital displays

Presenting our platform together with our content partners

SWOON NYC

Original footage shot with 8mm and 16mm film, mixed in realtime via THE OUTERNETS interactive software.



10:00am

XTH Sense -- The World's First Biocreative Instrument
XTH, the makers, of open biotechnologies for creative expression, present an exclusive preview of the XTH Sense, world's first biocreative instrument and next evolution in sensory experience. By harnessing the power of your body, it lets you interact with connected devices, musical and video software, games and virtual reality in a highly personalized and engaging way. Come learn about the unique features and diverse applications of the XTH Sense and try one on to explore your own unique biological & expressive signature.

Experts
avatar for Heidi Boisvert

Heidi Boisvert

CEO, XTH
XTH, the makers, of open biotechnologies for creative expression, present an exclusive preview of the XTH Sense, world's first biocreative instrument and next evolution in sensory experience. By harnessing the power of your body, it lets you interact with connected devices, musical... Read More →



 
Saturday, April 30
 

10:00am

Adrian E. Rivera: Taxonomica
Taxonomica is a series of sculptures created from 3D scans of taxidermied animals captured during the Autumn Biophilia Residency in Gatineau, Canada. These 3D models were modified using displacing forces representing the fragile nature of digitization and the way data can be corrupted or modified.

Artist's Statement:

"Taxonomic classification is a system used to organize and define characteristics of biological organisms. This process is useful for helping us understand the complex network and characteristics of the world around us. However with the onset of digitization, all things become susceptible to error and the manipulation of data. The information left for future generations becomes fact, and we become dependent on that very data to define the reality of the past."

Experts
avatar for Adrian E. Rivera

Adrian E. Rivera

Artist
Adrian E. Rivera is a digital artist inspired by biological systems and the intersection of new technology and the natural world. Adrian Graduated from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor's in fine arts in Electronic Imaging (now Computer Art). His work often employs the... Read More →



10:00am

BELLA GAIA - Oculus VR
The BELLA GAIA production presents the virtual reality platform for audiences to experience the highest immersive experience yet. Derived from the existing award-winning 26min Fulldome Planetarium movie, Bella Gaia VR Scenes include fly-throughs of the Earth's magnetosphere, orbiting with satellites and astronauts, NASA supercomputer datavisualizations of ocean currents, and enveloping scenery from Japanese cherry blossoms to Egyptian Tombs. 4min trailer or full length version available to watch. Check out the Fulldome trailer: http://www.bellagaia.com/fulldome.html

Partners
avatar for BELLA GAIA

BELLA GAIA

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



10:00am

Connected Future Labs
Connected Future Labs is an R&D consulting company at the leading edge of technology. With a depth of expertise from circuits to computer vision and data science, Connected Future Labs works closely with you to connect the dots across different domains and disciplines and create the next big thing. Whether it's turning your phone into a virtual spray paint can to make graffiti on a projection wall or creating a vending machine that delivers beer for uploading a photo to Instagram, Connected Future Labs' mission is to help you push the boundaries of what's possible in the 21st century. The booth will feature live displays and interactive demos. http://www.connectedfuturelabs.com/

Experts
avatar for Sean Montgomery

Sean Montgomery

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

Partners
avatar for Connected Future Labs

Connected Future Labs

Connected Future Labs
Connected Future Labs is an agile R&D consulting group in New York City that utilizes a depth of expertise from circuit design to algorithms and app development in order to bring your creative visions to life. Working at the cutting edge of technology, Connected Future Labs and its... Read More →



10:00am

Cyto-Illusions
My art is about celebrating our human connection through the use of biomorphic abstraction. On a biological level we are all the same, all that is living we are part of. Every life structure mimics another. We are echoes of the past regenerating and ever evolving. It is important to me in a world where hatred, violence and differences seem to be pulling us apart that we recognizing our most basic connection, we are all made of cells, beautiful cells. We each have a unique energy, that connects us to each other yet we are all structurally made of the same biomorphic mesh. Using digital imaging I both describe and celebrate the intrinsically aesthetic structure of the natural world and the ever-present duality in all things. I invite the viewer to see and feel the world both within us and around us, experiencing the macro vs microelements common to all.


10:00am

daydream.io
daydream.io - Virtualize Your Reality / daydream.VR - Music Powered Virtual Reality
Daydream.io is a Virtual Reality software company founded in 2015. Our product daydream.VR is a D2C entertainment & communications platform. Transform your personal media into dazzling sociable environments where you can powwow™ with your friends.

Experts
avatar for V Owen Bush

V Owen Bush

Co-Founder & CEO, daydream.io
V Owen Bush is a creator and entrepreneur who uses immersion and participation to create transformative social experiences. His works are presented in venues such as live events, music festivals, digital planetaria, IMAX3D, broadcast television, mobile devices, VR and the web. Owen... Read More →

Partners
avatar for daydream.io

daydream.io

VIRTUALIZE YOUR REALITY | Daydream.io is a Virtual Reality software company founded in 2015. Our product daydream.VR is a Direct to Consumer entertainment & communications platform. Transform your personal media into dazzling sociable environments where you can powwow™ with your... Read More →


10:00am

DBRS Innovation Lab
Experience  neural networks in virtual reality and other exciting interactive projects from our team of machine learning scientists and artists who work at the DBRS Innovation Lab. Featuring work by Cassie Tarakajian, Aaron Arntz, Amelia Winger-Bearskin, Jamis Johnson, JB Rubinovitz, David Huerta, Eamon O'Connor, Fletcher Bach, Joelle Fleurantin, Francis Tseng, Fei Liu and more. Find out more at https://dbrslabs.com.

Experts
avatar for Amelia Winger-Bearskin

Amelia Winger-Bearskin

director of the DBRS Innovation Lab, dbrs
New York-native Amelia Winger-Bearskin is an accomplished artist and creative technologist with a deep understanding of digital media, visual storytelling, and performance. She is focused on fostering creative exploration at the DBRS Innovation Lab, where research, technology and... Read More →

Partners
avatar for DBRS Innovation Labs

DBRS Innovation Labs

DBRS Innovation Labs is a collaborative group of designers, coders, and quants who are breaking new ground in the world of Financial Technology.  Our team consists of engineers and mathematicians, story-tellers and data artists. We interrogate big datasets to uncover hidden trends... Read More →


10:00am

Emanations

Emanations is a series of spatialized sound experiments using physical gestures and movement, turning human body into an interface for audio perspective control. 

These experiments serve as interactive playgrounds, creating introspective, emergent and performative experiences within the potential/limits of human body without any wearable sensors. As well as an investigation in embodied music cognition; generating connections between the individual, their body, movement and gestures through sound, allowing for a new analysis and understanding in the roles of performer and audience. 

Deriving its roots from the philosophy of nothingness to guide the methodology of invisible interaction and lack of instruction, these poetic experiences reveal themselves to their users in layers offering the right mix of abstraction in narrative and freedom in interaction to create an unguided, improvised and unique experience.


Experts
avatar for Katherine Louise Boehm

Katherine Louise Boehm

New Media Artist, Interaction/Experience Designer, Musician, Improvisor, Creative Technologist
My work is rooted in philosophy and play with a niche in sound and invisible interaction. As a new media artist, designer, improviser and musician, I aim to stimulate thought and reframe elements of our present to better understand our relationship with each other, with the world... Read More →
avatar for Udit Mahajan

Udit Mahajan

Creative Technologist, Interaction/Experience Designer, New Media Artist, Electronic Musician
I am a creative technologist, visual and interaction designer, electronic musician and artist with a background in electrical engineering from India. Currently pursuing my MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design, New York. | | My work lies at the intersection... Read More →

Partners


10:00am

Hidden Level Games
Beta is an open game world that allows players to easily play, create and share games. Play as Beta to learn how to use code to manipulate the world’s objects and properties using a simple programming language called CodePOP. Beta is designed for anyone 10 and up, with or without previous programming and design expertise. It is an immersive experience that allows players to straddle the line between gamer and developer.

Experts
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Christian Howard

Narrative Designer, Hidden Level Games
CHRISTIAN HOWARD is a creative strategist, narrative designer and educator based in New York City.

Partners
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Hidden Level Games

We are a New York based gaming company of techie go-getters on a mission to use gaming to change the world! We focus on developing experiences that enable creativity and empower players to become creators.



10:00am

Hyphen Hub
Hyphen Hub is a creative engine to explore and provoke radical new visions of the future through the integration of art, technology and business.

We are a New York-based organization that serves as a platform and community to showcase the latest in arts and technology. We have a unique relationship with leading digital artists, curators and companies working in the multimedia field worldwide.

We specialize in:
– Producing and managing cutting-edge multimedia events for organizations, art fairs and festivals.
– Hosting regular Hyphen Hub nights that showcase the work of world-class international artists.
– Providing a personalized residency and consulting service for artists and professionals working at the forefront of art and technology.

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Asher Remy-Toledo

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



10:00am

ikonoTV: Digital Canvas

 

New media and technologies have radically changed the way we experience our daily life, increasingly modifying our creative processes. Traditional disciplines like drawing, painting and sculpture are increasingly being merged with digital and electronic techniques, allowing new aesthetic experiences and opening new possibilities of perception.

Digital Canvas brings together a selection of outstanding international artists with more than 80 video works that explicitly employ the use of electronic and digital tools while making direct references to art history. Mounir Fatmi’s Technologia links ancient circular Arabic calligraphy and Marcel Duchamp’s rotoreliefs, the first manifestation of kinetic art produced in the context of modern and industrialized society. Eelco Brand uses both paint and digital techniques to create a hyper-real cosmos that reflects his conception of nature. Cosimo Miorelli creates a new form of storytelling with live-drawing sessions accompanied by music, executed on a tablet and recorded. Yannis Kranidiotis creates visual soundscapes by digitally re-elaborating old masterpieces. The winner of our open call Ulla Nolden, investigates movement and its rules in everyday environments, and visualizes its abstract algorithms by using an aesthetic language that she has developed in her photographic work.

Digital Canvas also features outstanding works by Joe Hamilton, Jacques Perconte, UBERMORGEN, Pierce Warnecke, Kurt Hentschläger, Claudia Hart, Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Johanna Reich, Nicolas Rupcich, Richard Garet, Feng Chen, Dejan Radovanovic, Daniel Canogar, Claudia Larcher, Mateo Amaral, Ryan Whittier Hale, Chris Coleman, Laleh Mehran, Pia MYrvoLD and Philipp Artus.

In addition, Digital Canvas gives a Carte Blanche to Marco Mancuso (Founder and Director of Digicult) and to The One Minutes, a global network based in Amsterdam producing and distributing films with the duration of one single minute.

Marco Mancuso presents “Hyper Reality”: how the visual contemporary apparatus is changing due to digital and science technologies, becoming - in a way - More Real than Real. The selection features artworks by Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, Syntfarm, Boris Labbé, Quayola, Thomas Köner, Thorsten Fleisch.

The One Minutes’ Carte Blanche features Laurel Backman, Sophie Penkethman, Christoph Meyer, Renee Lear, Guusje Kaayk, Dana Verbaan and Alper T.Tunga Ince and Frank ter Horst.

After the NY premiere at the CreativeTechWeek Digital Canvas will be broadcast exclusively on ikonoTV for 24 hours, starting on May 7th at 12pm EST.

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 →

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ikonoTV

ikonoTV
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, by working in close collaboration... Read More →



10:00am

Isobar NowLab
We invent new solutions, products and services that benefit our existing and future client base
(aka: Hacking / Making / design-building / prototyping).

Experts
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leigh christie

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

Associate Strategy Director, Isobar
I identify, make and market interactive experiences that create value for people and brands.
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Kevin Kempis

Creative Super Nerd, Isobar
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Anna Kucheryavaya

Senior Interactive Developer, Isobar
Anna is a developer with a deep passion for science, art and entrepreneurship. She received classical training in mathematics and computer science from the oldest university in Russia, Saint Petersburg State University, and continues to study these fields with a modern approach in... Read More →

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Isobar

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


10:00am

Looplabs
Looplabs is a free, easy to use cloud based music studio that lets you make music anywhere, anytime, together.


10:00am

NYC Media Lab, VR demos
NYC Media Lab connects technologists in digital media and technology companies with New York City's universities in order to drive innovation and talent development. A public-private partnership launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia University and New York University, the Lab seeds projects to foster collaboration across a range of disciplines- from data and design to engineering- core to the future of media and communications. More is at www.nycmedialab.org.

Yun Li, Robot Room
http://www.yunllii.com/2016/04/01/robot-rooms/
A narrative game that allows users to discover a story about a scientist and his experiments on his wife through exploring different rooms. The way to trigger the next room is through finding out the light sources in the dark rooms and using gaze to light up all the light sources.
Natalia Cabrera, Disposable Profiles
http://www.yunllii.com/2016/04/01/robot-rooms/
“Disposable profiles” is a series of portraits made through 3D scans of subjects’ trash. Created as a VR experience, this project conveys an archeological point of view on waste and the archival possibilities of computational photography.

This project is an attempt to digitally encapsulate what is meant to be thrown away in order to explore the clues it provides of who we are and how we behave. Under an archeological eye, trash becomes the epitome of the “we are what we consume” paradigm. Our garbage is highly personal and intimate, therefore the amount of information residing in it has a great storytelling potential. 

For “Disposable profiles” I collected the trash of three different people over a period of seven days, then took every non-compostable item found in their garbage and systematically measured, classified, photographed and 3D scanned them. The result is a series of collections of 3D models of waste displayed as a VR experience to explore.

Miyeon Kim, Audible Kids VR
https://invis.io/VC6ZP57BS
Audible kids introduces a new way of listening for kids. The app brings together hands on activities and virtual reality, giving kids the opportunity to express their creativity. In this app, kids are asked to draw their imaginations while listening to the audiobook. At the end of the session, they can simply take a photo of their drawing, and turn it into a 3D virtual world. Using Google Cardboard, they can then view their drawings in VR, and share it online through the Audible app to the Audible kids community.

Magdalena Kovarik, Call Me Refugee
www.magdalenakovarik.com
Call Me Refugee is a mixed media VR documentary about a young man that escaped from Syria. This is the narrative of a transition - the unique story of a person who became 'a refugee'. The conversation is carried through a collage of images, videos and virtual moments. I is an artistic as well as a journalistic narrative that aims to break through people’s numbness for information and human tragedy. By telling the unique story of Salah, a twenty-five year old man from Aleppo, I hope to humanize humans and fight against the objectification of individuals affected by the current refugee crisis. Over many hours of Skype, Whatsapp and email, Salah told me his story of a long journey that carried him over seven borders, many asylums and a loss of identity. “Now we all have the same name: Refugee” he once said. Listening to the conversation between two strangers that became friends, the audience wanders through a collage of popping up emails, personal and historic photographs, maps and 3D models. This project is not only a portrait of a person, but also a story about our globalized world where two people meet between the internet and reality.

Partners
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NYC Media Lab

NYC Media Lab connects technologists in digital media and technology companies with New York City's universities in order to drive innovation and talent development. A public-private partnership launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia University and... Read More →



10:00am

NYU Integrated Digital Media Student Showcase for CTW
The academic programs in Integrated Digital Media (IDM) at NYU Tandon School of Engineering consist of both Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees, as well as an accelerated BS/MS program. In these programs, digital media is explored as a spectrum of practices that range from computer programming (for app development, software design, game development and interaction design) to 2D and 3D graphics (for human-computer interfaces, augmented reality, motion capture, and game design & development) to photography, film, and audio (for media installations, performing arts research, and integration with various mediums). Our students are artists, engineers and entrepreneurs working in highly fluid industries that reward the creative, the thoughtful, the technical, and the innovative.


528 by Lajuné McMillian, NYU Integrated Digital Media Undergraduate Senior
528 is a performance/installation about communication on a visceral level through meditation and mindfulness. The performance takes place both inside and outside a geodesic dome which acts as a barrier between the audience and the performer. The performer's only task is to be in the moment without thinking of past or future moments as projections of fractals juxtaposed with the universe are projected on her body .Her heart beat controls the outside of the dome with the audience , while the audience's temperature controls the inside of the dome with the performer. Through being in the moment, the audience is able to communicate to the performer and vice versa, without words or planned gestures. 


Urbanamino by Matthew Conto, NYU Integrated Digital Media Undergraduate Senior
Urbanamino explores how a city building game, like SimCity, might function when the people, the businesses, and developers of a city have a stake in shaping their city. By using a voting system, Urbanamino introduces an element of organic unpredictability to simulating the growth of a modern urban environment.
Project website: https://matthewconto.com/portfolio/senior-thesis which contains images.


Super RPG Creator by Dylan Filingeri, NYU Integrated Digital Media Undergraduate Senior
Super RPG Creator  is a game prototype that lets you create your own 2D RPG.

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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Integrated Digital Media (IDM) at NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The academic programs in Integrated Digital Media (IDM) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering consist of both Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees, as well as an accelerated BS/MS program, which all explore the field of digital media in a holistic way, as a spectrum of practices... Read More →



10:00am

Playmaker at Hutong Games Booth
Realize your creative vision without knowing how to program!

Come visit us and learn how you can use PlayMaker to unlock the power of Unity 3d.

Quickly make gameplay prototypes, A.I. behaviors, animation graphs, interactive objects, cut-scenes, walkthroughs, and more!

Check out our Studio Showcase. http://www.hutonggames.com/showcase.html

A demo and talk will be given by our own PlayMaker Guru, Jean Fabre.

Experts
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Erin Ko

Visual Artist / Software Developer, Erin Ko Studios
Erin Ko is a visual artist from the United States. She combines traditional art making methods with new media tools to address our complicated love/hate relationship with technology. She is classically trained and has worked in video games and new media. She is co-founder of Hutong... Read More →

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10:00am

Rogue Making
Rogue Making is thrilled to be a part of Creative Tech week! Try our fun experiment to prototype with wearable tech electronics. Tenaya can’t wait to meet all the young makers interested in Arduino and Lilypad. Rogue Making teaches workshops all over the U.S. in programming, soldering, motor projects, paper engineering, and sewing with electronics. Discover cool circuits and how we can add them to our clothes and accessories. The future is here, what will you make? Check out Tenaya’s music videos on Youtube for inspiration! “I’m so Maker,” “Happy Making,” and “This is How We Make.”

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Tenaya Hurst

CEO, Rogue Making



10:00am

Share the Truth About a Lie
The Truth Box is a traveling story booth that invites participants to share, on-camera, the truth about a lie they have told. Excerpts and stories recorded in The TRUTH BOX will be shared on the project website, social media platforms and be used for educational purposes.

Experts
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Yael Melamede

Filmmaker, The (Dis)Honesty Project
Yael Melamede is the co-founder of SALTY Features – an independent production company based in NYC whose goal is to create media that is provocative, entertaining and enhances the world. Melamede’s newest film and directorial debut “(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies” was... Read More →



10:00am

svrround
Svrround enables creators and brands to engage with their audiences in live 360 video streams. 

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svrround

Co-Founder, svrround
Svrround was founded in January 2016 at NYUs ITP by a team of three Virtual Reality developers and two musicians. Since then, svrround has gone through the NYC Media Lab Combine incubator, and is supported by Verizon Open Innovation, ready for a summer 2016 launch.



10:00am

The Outernets
THE OUTERNETS 

Windows to the Future

Transforming windows into interactive digital displays

Presenting our platform together with our content partners

SWOON NYC

Original footage shot with 8mm and 16mm film, mixed in realtime via THE OUTERNETS interactive software.



10:00am

XTH Sense -- The World's First Biocreative Instrument
XTH, the makers, of open biotechnologies for creative expression, present an exclusive preview of the XTH Sense, world's first biocreative instrument and next evolution in sensory experience. By harnessing the power of your body, it lets you interact with connected devices, musical and video software, games and virtual reality in a highly personalized and engaging way. Come learn about the unique features and diverse applications of the XTH Sense and try one on to explore your own unique biological & expressive signature.

Experts
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Heidi Boisvert

CEO, XTH
XTH, the makers, of open biotechnologies for creative expression, present an exclusive preview of the XTH Sense, world's first biocreative instrument and next evolution in sensory experience. By harnessing the power of your body, it lets you interact with connected devices, musical... Read More →