Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:00-9:00 PM
Join us for a night of casual conversation with the great artstech brains from Patatap.com, Keezy, and Seaquence.org making amazing things for music lovers everywhere.
Jono Brandel, creator of Patatap.com: relies on the combination of two fundamental disciplines: graphic design and computer programming. The results of this mixture vary in form, but usually have a screen-based component. He explores procedural aesthetics.
Jono studied Design | Media Arts with a minor in Latin at UCLA. He went on to receive two artist grants one at cheLA and the other at Fabrica. He is now part of the Data Arts Team in Google’s Creative Lab. His work has been showcased at the Tate Modern, OFFF, and HAMMER Museum. He has also had the pleasure to perform alongside Boys Noize, Deadmau5, Crystal Castles, and many others accompanying their music with moving image.
Luke Crawford, engineer for Keezy app and Keezy.com (beta): is a software designer and engineer who’s worked most of his career in the intersection of arts and technology.
Recently, at the software studio Elepath, he helped make the music app Keezy and the photo narrative site Exposure.
Previously he’s spoken at ArtsTech NYC about his work on the music sharing site Muxtape. He’s also worked at Pivotal Labs, Kickstarter, hitRECord, and was on the founding team at Joyent.
Gabriel Dunne, co-creator of Seaquence.org: is an interdisciplinary artist and designer. He creates experiences of light, sound, and form, utilizing software, audio/music/sound, animation, and installation. He incorporates geometry, code + technology, natural systems, structure, phenomenon, and generative processes into his work, demonstrating a polymathic focus on the connections between subjects that spans many mediums and influences.
His projects have been shown in internationally at conferences and exhibitions including New York MoMA, SIGGRAPH, Japan Media Arts Festival, Barcelona Festival Sonar, Interferenze Italia, and numerous publications. He is a San Francisco native, and holds a B.A. in Design | Media Arts from UCLA.
& Ryan Alexander, co-creator of Seaquence.org
There is a real grassroots movement happening in re-thinking education at all levels – especially in higher education – spurred on by DIY culture, mounting student debt, and new digital platforms. Community-organized education programs offer hands-on, real world alternatives and these people-powered programs provide business training and facilitate peer-to-peer learning to a wider global audience than ever before.
This meetup will look at how alternative education pertains to the arts in particular, and will showcase some of the most engaging and innovative projects happening in and around NYC. From open online courses, to arts mentorship programs, and decentralized exhibition spaces, we’ll hear from artists and education innovators who are truly disrupting arts pedagogy as we’ve known it.
For a primer on these “Educational Outliers,” you can reference these texts assembled by presenter Michael Mandiberg, detailing the actions and intentions of 13 programs: http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/educational_outliers/
7:00pm – Doors
7:30-8:30pm – Presentations and question-and-answer session
8:30-10:00pm – Conversation continues over wine & snacks
Dr. Steven Zucker is dean of art and history at Khan Academy. He works with leading museums to bring their content to new global audiences and acquires, edits, and publishes short essays on art and history by leading academics. Previously, he was chair of history of art and design at Pratt Institute where he strengthened enrollment and lead the renewal of curriculum across the Institute. Before that, he was dean of the School of Graduate Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY and chair of their art history department. He has taught at The School of Visual Arts, Hunter College, and at The Museum of Modern Art. Dr. Zucker is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has co-authored, with Dr. Beth Harris, numerous articles on the future of education and the future of museums, topics he regularly addresses at conferences around the world. Dr. Zucker received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Dr. Beth Harris is dean of art and history at Khan Academy. She works with leading museums to bring their content to new global audiences and acquires, edits, and publishes short essays on art and history by leading academics. Before joining Khan Academy, she was the first director of digital learning at The Museum of Modern Art, where she started MoMA Courses Online and co-produced educational videos, websites and apps. Before joining MoMA, Beth was Associate Professor and director of distance learning at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she taught both online and in the classroom. She has co-authored, with Dr. Steven Zucker, numerous articles on the future of education and the future of museums, topics she regularly addresses at conferences around the world. She received her Master’s degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and her doctorate in Art History from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Taeyoon Choi makes art with electronic circuits, drawing, storytelling and interventions in public space. Taeyoon often collaborates with other artists and activists to realize socially engaged projects and participatory experiences. He has served as a committee member for The Public School New York and fellow at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center. He is the co-founder of School for Poetic Computation, an artist run school with the motto “More Poems, Less Demos” based in New York City, where he teaches electronics and other topics. Recently, he has curated exhibitions and education programs for the Anyang Public Art Festival in South Korea, where he directs Making Lab, a makerspace focusing on artist-community collaboration.
Abigail Besdin, Head of Content at Skillshare. Abigail has a long, love-hate history with the education system. A Philosophy PhD dropout, she joined Meetup to experience a system that — far, far from academia — is totally decentralized. After working on the Brand Partnerships team there for nearly 2 years, Abigail joined Skillshare to marry her passion for education with some of the bottom-up, people-powered lessons she learned at Meetup. For the last 2.5 years Abigail has worked alongside teammates at Skillshare to truly leverage the internet in figuring out what learning could look like in the 21st century. She now heads up Skillshare’s Content Team, defining Skillshare’s pedagogy while building out Skillshare’s course catalog.
Michael Mandiberg is a interdisciplinary artist, designer and scholar whose work employs each of these methodologies, in part to investigate the significance of their overlap. He creates conceptual art projects, design objects, and publications that explore themes that include environmentalism, systems of exchange, pedagogy, software art, collaboration, Free Culture, and appropriation. He sold all of his possessions online on Shop Mandiberg, made perfect copies of copies on AfterSherrieLevine.com, and created Firefox plugins that highlight the real environmental costs of a global economy on TheRealCosts.com. He is co-author of Digital Foundations and Collaborative Futures. He is the editor of The Social Media Reader. A recipient of residencies and commissions from Eyebeam, Rhizome.org, and Turbulence.org, his work has been exhibited at the New Museum, Ars Electronica, ZKM, and Transmediale. A former Senior Fellow at Eyebeam, he is currently Director of the the New York Arts Practicum, Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and a member of the Doctoral Faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center. He lives in, and rides his bicycle around, Brooklyn. His work lives at Mandiberg.com.
Or Zubalsky is an artist, musician, and programmer born in Israel and working in Brooklyn, NY. He is part of the collectives Fantastic Futures and Trade School, and music projects Juviley and The Youngest. His work and collaborations have been supported by The New Museum, Rhizome, Eyebeam, iLand, Culture Push, Vox Populi, PNEM Sound Art Festival, and Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. Zubalsky presented collaborations and projects at TedX, College Art Association, CUNY Grad Center, and Maker Faire. He performed at the MoMA PS1, X-Initiative, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, as well as music venues around the world.Caroline Woolard graduated from the only tuition-free art school in the country with a strong commitment to the solidarity economy and to conceptual art. After co-founding and developing resource sharing networks OurGoods.org and TradeSchool.coop for five years, Woolard realized that without affordable space, wise civic engagement is impossible. Now facilitating New York City To Be Determined and BFAMFAPhD.com, Woolard aims to create and support truly affordable, community land trusts for cultural resilience in New York City so that she can stay put for the next 60 years.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
We’re turning 5! And about to hit 4,000 members. Can you believe it? Where has the time gone?
You’re probably a bit partied out from the holidays right now, but we hope you’ll be recovered enough to come raise a glass and toast ArtsTech’s 5th birthday and celebrate this amazing community we’ve built together.
The role museums play in our communities is changing, as is what we expect of the museum-going experience. The way we think of these places and the encounters that occur within their walls, or within the domain of their digital spaces, has evolved over the years, fueled in part by social media. A museum is no longer just a place where one might go to encounter an art exhibition or visit a gallery of historical objects — increasingly they’ve become active social hubs that reflect the pulse, interests and concerns of the cities in which they thrive.
This meetup is about “hacking” our expectations and assumptions of what a museum is, what its role is, and how we engage with museums. We’ll hear from a wide range of speakers who work inside and outside the museum space, in roles that are both sanctioned by the institutions, or operating completely rogue.
7:00pm – Doors. Mingling over wine and snacks.
7:30-8:30pm – Speaker presentations.
8:30-10:00pm – Conversation continues over more wine!
Sarah Hromack is a strategist, writer, and longtime blogger, with interests in critical museum studies, independent publishing, and contemporary art. She is currently the Director of Digital Media at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she leads the creative development and implementation of institutional initiatives in the digital space. Sarah is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Steinhardt School, where she teaches a graduate course titled “Digital Technologies and Arts Organizations: From Strategy to Practice.”
Clement Valla lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received a BA from Columbia University and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Digital+Media. His work has been featured on BBC television, and recently written about in Elephant, Dazed and Confused, Time Magazine, the Huffington Post, Wired, boingboing, the Guardian, Liberation, and El Pais. He has had a recent solo exhibition at Mulherin + Pollard Projects in New York, and has been included in numerous group exhibitions including CAM Raleigh, Bitforms Gallery and 319 Scholes among others. He has spoken at institutions including the DIA Center for the Arts, Duke University, and Brown University. He is currently an associate professor of Graphic Design at RISD.
Tiya Gordon directs operations while developing and producing individual projects for Local Projects. Her showcased work includes the permanent media installation of close to 60 custom films and interactive exhibits for the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia as well as the full media design and production for the upcoming National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. Prior to joining Local Projects, Tiya worked as a Media Producer for the American Museum of Natural History where she designed and executed media installations for the museum’s permanent halls as well as international traveling exhibitions. Her work has received awards and recognition from The New York Academy of Sciences, The Cannes Film Festival, AIGA, Core77, The American Association of Museums, ResFest, MIT, CINE and I.D. among others. She graduated from Parsons the New School for Design where she currently teaches in the Communication Design and Technology Program.
Mark Rosen is the Creative Director and Chief Hacker of Museum Hack, a non-traditional private tour company shaking up the visitor experience at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Museum Hack crafts “un-highlights” tours that meld hidden objects and stories with purposeful antics that encourage visitors to approach museums in new ways. The company strives to break the modes of conventional museum experience and inspire visitors to hunt for resonance and walk away from their Museum Hack experience excited about building new relationships with museums. Mark holds an MA in Museology from the University of Washington and a BA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and has worked for a wide variety of institutions including Dia: Beacon, the Seattle Art Museum, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
175 Varick Street between Charlton and King, New York, NY
Price: $5.00/per person
Come check out a wide-ranging grab bag of short, 5 minute presentations from members of the #ArtsTech community! It’s a great way to hear about what people have been working on over the past few months and learn about cool new projects recently launched or in development.
Demo Days serve as a great reminder of this group’s terrific diversity and the wealth of creative ideas and talent in the room.
Got something you want to share with the group? Apply to present below! We’ll be accepting applications until October 7th and announcing speakers on October 9th.
7:00pm – Doors. Mingling over wine and snacks.
7:30-8:30pm – 10 lightning round presentations of 5 min each.
8:30-10:00pm – Conversation continues over wine.
*Cocktails and wine will be provided by Qwiker Liquor, NYC’s premier wine and liquor delivery website.
PADDLES ON! is a groundbreaking exhibition and auction bringing together artists who are using digital technologies to establish the next generation of contemporary art. In recognition of the increasing presence and viability of this work in the contemporary art marketplace, Phillips and Tumblr have partnered with curator Lindsay Howard to present Phillips’s first auction dedicated solely to digital art.
#ARTSTECH is proud to present a live-streamed tour of the exhibition and conversation with artists Rafaël Rozendaal, Addie Wagenknecht, and Jamie Zigelbaum, moderated by curator Lindsay Howard. Tweet your questions using #PaddlesOn. #ArtsTech’s Kelani Nichole and Phillips’s Megan Newcome will be tracking the discussion online, and feeding your questions to the panel.
TUNE IN TO THE LIVESTREAM ON OCTOBER 8th from 12-1PM.
Follow the discussion online with the #PaddlesOn hashtag.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
The exhibition and auction present the work of 18 artists who are exploring digital technologies as both a tool and a medium, which results in websites, software, prints, videos, sculptures, digital paintings, animations, and interactive design. The artists are Silvia Bianchi + Ricardo Juárez, Petra Cortright, Alexandra Gorczynski, Joe Hamilton, Ilja Karilampi, Brenna Murphy, Aude Pariset, Sabrina Ratté, Casey Reas, Rafaël Rozendaal, Nicolas Sassoon, Molly Soda, Kate Steciw, Mark Tribe, Clement Valla, Addie Wagenknecht, and Jamie Zigelbaum.
AUCTION: October 10, 2013 8PM*
CURATORIAL WALK-THROUGH LIVESTREAM: October 8, 2013 12-1PM
ONLINE AUCTION: September 23 – October 10, 2013
ON VIEW: October 5-12, 2013
HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY, 10AM-6PM & SATURDAY, 12PM-6PM
The exhibition and event, including the reception, live auction, and panel discussion, will be open to the public but RSVP will be required. For regular event announcements and RSVP instructions visit PADDLESON.TUMBLR.COM.
Lindsay Howard (@lindsay_howard) is the curator of PADDLES ON!, the first digital art auction at Phillips. She is the Curatorial Director of 319 Scholes and former Curatorial Fellow at Eyebeam, the leading art and technology center in the United States.
She regularly speaks on topics surrounding digital art, recently at Art Basel Miami Beach, NYU-Poly, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has served on selection committees at Baltan Labs, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, The Mozilla Foundation, and The New School.
Her exhibitions champion “the new art we’ve been waiting to see for the last 30 years” (Art Fag City) and she has been recognized as the “Best of Young Brooklyn” (L Magazine) and among “10 Young Women Transforming the Art World” (TWIN Magazine).
Rafaël Rozendaal - http://www.newrafael.com
Rafaël Rozendaal (@newrafael) is a visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas. His artistic practice consists of websites, installations, drawings, writings and lectures. Spread out over a vast network of domain names, he attracts a large online audience of over 40 million visits per year.
His work researches the screen as a pictorial space, reverse engineering reality into condensed bits, in a space somewhere between animated cartoons and paintings.
His installations involve moving light and reflections, taking online works and transforming them into spatial experiences. He also created BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), an open source DIY curatorial format that is spreading across the world rapidly.Addie Wagenknecht - http://placesiveneverbeen.com
Addie Wagenknecht (@wheresaddie) is an American artist based in Austria whose work explores the relationship between hacking and conceptual and social art.
She is a member of the Free Art & Technology Lab and chairs the Open Hardware Summit at MIT. Her work has been exhibited internationally at Museumsquartier Vienna, The Istanbul Biennial, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, and Rua Red Dublin. Her projects are documented in a number of academic papers, books and magazines, such as the The Economist, Popular Mechanics, MIT Technology Review, Gizmodo, and ARTnews.
She has a Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University, and has previously held fellowships at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, CultureLabUK, and Carnegie Mellon University.
Jamie Zigelbaum - http://jamiezigelbaum.com
Jamie Zigelbaum (@jamiezigelbaum) makes interactive sculpture—conceptual, physical, computational objects and environments that metabolize and express our emerging contemporary experience.
His work can be found in private collections, including the Frankel Foundation for Art and the Rothschild Collection. He has exhibited internationally, in venues such as Ars Electronica, Design Miami/ Basel, The Corcoran Gallery, Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial, The Creators Project, The Tech Museum, Riflemaker Gallery, and Johnson Trading Gallery. He give talks regularly; has published in many dusty, academic tomes; taught a class or two; and won awards including Designer of the Future from Design Miami/ Basel, Best Music Video and Video of the Year from the British Video Music Awards, Honorable Mention from I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, and Honorary Mention from Prix Ars Electronica.
Jamie has a BS in Human-Computer Interaction from Tufts University and a Masters from the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab where he spent his time inventing and researching next-generation user interfaces.
A new version of Mailchimp was launched on Monday. Check out what’s new and improved here: http://blog.mailchimp.com/new-mailchimp-is-here/
Mailchimp is the lead sponsor for our upcoming Art&Design Cruise on June 23rd, co-hosted by Damsels in Design.
Buy your tickets here: http://artdesigncruise.eventbrite.com/#