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FACETS Creative Un-Conference 2015 (Brooklyn, New York)

An interdisciplinary creative coding, interactive art, and videogames un-conference.

FACETS is a conversational based creative un-conference with a focus on underrepresented voices and demographics in STEM and art.

FACETS grew out out of a need for a new type of conference and a new type of conversation. Art, interactive technology, new media and game design are making innovative, beautiful things and are using similar tools and having similar, ground breaking discoveries and conversations but not with each other. What can a game designer learn from the linear mathematics used from procedurally generated music? What can the new media academic teach the creative technologist? How does technology inform storytelling, and how will video game design change cinema? The aim of FACETS is to create a cross disciplinary conference that facilitates conversation, mentorship, innovation, and ideation across these disciplines. We all make amazing things, let’s make them together.

F5 Festival 2015 (New York City)

F5 is a creativity festival exploring the intersection of design, art & technology.

F5 brings together the thinkers and doers that are breaking ground and shaping new standards in media and design. It’s an essential meeting point for future-minded individuals with the power to create lasting change.

The two-day festival gathers filmmakers, writers, digital artists, game designers, interactive artists, motionographers, graphic designers, visual effects experts, musicians, industry visionaries and many more.

3D Printshow (New York City)

Cutting-edge 3D printing showcase and conference.

Alongside the incredible showfloor filled with the biggest names and the hottest tech in 3D printing, our New York show will be aimed at (and feature incredible work from) a new generation of designers, creators, makers and artists – in short, it will be a show filled with creative flair.

For education and inspiration, our workshops and seminars rooms will be filled with some of the worlds top 3D printing speakers and our classroom will allow our younger visitors from schools and colleges to understand how this tech is transforming design and manufacture.

3D Printshow New York features will include:

Kitchen
Art Gallery
Fashion & Jewellery House
Home
Knowledge Bar
Lab (Your chance to get hands-on experience)
Skyline

Emil Schult: Portrait of a Media Artist Pioneer (Buffalo, New York)

Artist Emil Schult is a painter, poet, and musician best known for his work with electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk. While studying with Dieter Rot, Joseph Beuys and Gerhard Richter at Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, he was invited to contribute to the band’s visual and musical ideas. This collaboration with founders Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider led to Schult’s creating lyrics as well as graphic designs for their album covers and creating images of the musical instruments and electronic sounds that were being crafted by the group for performances and recordings.

Schult’s designs include the covers of the albums Ralf & Florian, Autobahn, Radioactivity, Trans Europe Express, and Computer World. He also provided projections of his artwork that are still used in Kraftwerk concerts today.

In 2012, Schult was invited to be an artist in residence at the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred (N.Y.) University. Since then, he has been a frequent visitor and lecturer at Alfred while creating new work at the Institute.

This exhibition explores the depth of Schult’s career in visual and sonic art. It includes hand cut prints of early computer chips; Reverse Glass Portraits of electronic music luminaries Robert Moog, John Cage, Clara Rockmore, Oskar Sala, and others; a sound installation based on Charles Burchfield’s work and the concept of synesthesia; and ceramic sound sculptures created in Germany. In the fall of 2014 Schult worked with students at the institute for Electronic Arts to create The Sounds of Charles Burchfield, an examination of the role of synesthesia in the painter’s work. Schult instructed participants to analyze the structural and rhythmic elements of the images and re-create them with his “reverse glass painting” technique. Audio files were then created with Photosounder software to allow viewers to literally “hear” the paintings. The end results will be part of the exhibition in the Budin Gallery.

The Strong – National Museum of Play (Rochester, New York)

The Strong is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play. It is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play and houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play. Known widely as the nation’s museum of play, The Strong blends the best features of both history museums (extensive collections) and children’s museums (high interactivity) to explore the ways in which play encourages learning, creativity, and discovery and illuminates cultural history.

http://www.museumofplay.org/

The Strong
One Manhattan Square
Rochester, NY 14607

What’s On at EMPAC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York)

If you are near Troy, New York, check out up-to-date activities at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC).


http://empac.rpi.edu/events/2015/spring?type=talk

Just two and a half hours north of New York City via a beautiful train ride up the Hudson River, an easy day trip from the Berkshires or Saratoga Springs, and across the river and just north of Albany, NY. We are also just under three hours by car from Boston or Montreal.

On the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the nation’s oldest technological research university, EMPAC overlooks Troy, a city that played a central role in the Industrial Revolution and that still preserves some of the 19th century’s best architecture.

Bjork Retrospective at MoMA (New York)

The Museum of Modern Art presents a retrospective of the multifaceted work of composer, musician, and singer Björk. The exhibition draws from more than 20 years of the artist’s daring and innovative projects and her eight full-length albums to chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, and costumes. In the Museum lobby, instruments used on Biophilia (2011)—a gameleste, pipe organ, gravity harp, and Tesla coil—play songs from the album at different points throughout the day. On the second floor, in the Marron Atrium, two spaces have been constructed: one is dedicated to a new sound and video installation, commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, for “Black Lake,” a song from Björk’s new album Vulnicura (2015); and the second is a cinema room that screens a retrospective in music videos, from Debut (1993) to Biophilia. On the third floor, Songlines presents an interactive, location-based audio experience through Björk’s albums, with a biographical narrative that is both personal and poetic, written by the acclaimed Icelandic writer Sjón, along with many visuals, objects, and costumes, including the robots designed by Chris Cunningham for the “All Is Full of Love” music video, Marjan Pejowski’s Swan Dress (2001), and Iris van Herpen’s Biophilia tour dress (2013), among many others.

Moving Image 2015 Video Art Fair (New York City)

From March 5 to 8, Moving Image New York will take over the Waterfront Tunnel on 11th Avenue between 27th and 28th Streets in Chelsea. It will include more than 30 exhibitors from the U.S. and around the world—several from Brazil and a few from Finland—and five works will have their world premieres at the fair.


http://observer.com/2015/02/moving-image-new-york-the-chilled-out-art-fair-you-didnt-know-you-needed/

In addition, one video from the fair will participate in Midnight Moment and have nightly screenings on electronic billboards in Times Square for month of April 2015.

Anicka Yi: You Can Call Me F at The Kitchen (New York City, NY)

For You Can Call Me F, The Kitchen’s gallery will function as a forensic site in which the artist aligns society’s growing paranoia around contagion and hygiene (both public and private) with the enduring patriarchal fear of feminism and potency of female networks. Anicka Yi’s new works will gather biological information from one hundred women to cultivate the idea of the female figure as a viral pathogen, which undergoes external attempts to be contained and neutralized. Employing the visual language of quarantine tents, which allow limited transparency and access while aiming to protect their fragile ecosystems within, Yi’s humanist approach foregrounds the politics and subjectivities of smell, and its impact on our empathic understanding of each other.

More information
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/20/anicka-yi-the-kitchen_n_6904596.html