Saturday, May 13- Noon – 7 pm – FREE

Project Reefstone – a data visualization wearable by Jingwen Zhu (NYU ITP), Yuchen Zhang (Parsons) and Hellyn Teng (NYU ITP)

at the Knockdown Center at 52-19 Flushing Ave in Queens

Friday and Saturday evening performances and exhibition hours 7- midnight – BUY TICKETS

The KDC shuttle will be running Fri 6:30-11:30 and Sat 3-11. It runs on a 15 min loop between KdC and the Jefferson L train and can be tracked live at https://knockdown.info/. Guests can also find additional info about visiting on that page. Pickup location is on Wykoff between Jefferson and Troutman.

This May 12-13, a joint exhibition featuring software and electronic art by faculty and alumni of computer art departments of nine area universities will be mounted for the first time ever in New York City.

The two-day exhibit, Stronger Together, includes a selection of electronic music performances and free Maker workshops (register here to save your spot) teaching 3D printing and modeling as well as DIY electronics assembly and programming. Produced by Leaders in Software and Art (LISA) for Creative Tech Week in conjunction with Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, the exhibit celebrates the explosion of technology onto the global art and music scene and highlights the leaders at our educational epicenters for technological innovation in the arts.

Artists featured in the exhibition (soon to be included on our CTW Experts list) include:

  • Richard Jochum and Zhenzhen Qi from Art and Education, Teachers College at Columbia University;
  • Daniel Temkin, Joe Diebes, Margaret Schedel and Melissa F. Clarke, Ed Bear and David Galbraith, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center;
  • Annie Berman, Andrew Demirjian, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga and Rachel Stevens from Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College CUNY;
  • Terry Nauheim, Yuko Oda and Robert Michael Smith from the Department of Digital Art & Design at NYIT;
  • Katherine Bennett, Chun-Fang Huang, Javier Molina, Tatiana Pilon, Kate Sicchio and Mark Skwarek from Integrated Digital Media at NYU;
  • Gene Kogan, Hellyn Teng and Jingwen Zhu from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU;
  • Amelia Marzec and Yuchen Zhang from Design and Technology at Parsons;
  • Allison Berkoy, Blake Marques Carrington, Ursula Endlicher, Carla Gannis, Claudia Herbst-Tait, and Linda Lauro-Lazin from the Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute;
  • Seth Cluett, Christopher Manzione, Nicholas O’Brien and Jeffrey Thompson from Visual Arts & Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology;
  • Benton C Bainbridge and Eric Corriel, respectively from MFA Computer Art and BFA Design at School of Visual Arts;
  • Michael Rees at William Paterson University

 

Ana – a virtual reality artwork by Tatiana Pilon, NYU Tandon Integrated Digital Media

We invite you to come to the Knockdown Center at 52-19 Flushing Ave in Queens on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13 2017, to experience the work of artists and educators who are driving forces in guiding and facilitating the next generation of innovators in technological arts, as we uncover intersections in aesthetic and conceptual inquiries across academic programs at ten area universities. The exhibition includes art installations incorporating a wide range of technologies and media including Virtual Reality; Augmented Reality; 3D printing; CNC router milling; custom or recycled electronics; custom software; the Internet; custom video game consoles and joysticks; photo manipulation; data visualizations; drone video; algorithms; speech synthesis; and tablets, smartphones, flat screens, projectors, computers, microphones, sensors and speakers.

Unbearable Lightness 3D printed sculpture by Yuko Oda (NYIT Dept. of Digital Art and Design)

In addition to our university partners and LISA, Creative Tech Week is also partnering with Harvestworks, Plan 23, Columbia University, CUNY and the Lady Tech Guild to feature exciting performances and hands-on workshops over the two-day period. Organizers include Isabel Draves, President of Creative Tech Week and Founder of LISA; Carol Parkinson, Director of Harvestworks; Wolfgang von Stuermer (aka WvS), Representative of Plan 23; Michael Merck, Co-Director of the Knockdown Center; and Akaash Mehta, Creative Tech Week Arts Hub Exhibition Director.