Creative Tech Week Kickoff Party

Together with Creative Tech Week and Harvestworks, the Art and Technology Committee and Young Members Committee at the NAC has lined up a series of brief talks and an innovative electronic movement performance from 7-8pm. At 8, the lights dim, music begins, and the rest of the night is yours to catch up with old friends and meet new people.

Free with RSVP:

RSVP Strictly Required.
A dress code is enforced at the NAC. No jeans, sneakers, or t-shirts; please dress in celebratory costume or cocktail attire.
Thursday, April 28th – The National Arts Club – 15 Gramercy Park South 10003

6:30-7:00 – Arrive and Mingle
7:00-7:20 – Toni Dove – a talk
7:20-7:40 – Heidi Boisvert – a talk
7:40-8:00 – Marco Donnarumma – a performance
8:00-11:00 – Drinks, mingling and DJ Mark Flynn (Volume Events)

This free event will sell out.

Your Hosts 
Carol Parkinson
Charlotte Kent
Danielle Cyr
Gary Shapiro
Isabel Walcott Draves
Persia Tatar von Huddleston
Steven Masur

Honorary Hosts
Andy Morris
Augustine Fou
Bernardo Joselevich
Courtney Pulitzer
Dawn Barber
Feisal Afzal
Howard Greenstein
Jack Hidary
Jeff Dachis
Jonathan Askin
Kyle Shannon
Laurel Touby
Murray Hidary
Steve Masur
Sunny Bates


Creative Tech Week Kick Off Party

Heidi Boisvert
Heidi Boisvert (PhD) creates groundbreaking games, web interactive, augmented reality and transmedia storytelling experiences for social change, as well as large-scale networked performances in dance and theatre using biotechnology. She co-founded XTH, a company exploring novel modes of expression through technology and the human body. She has been a Harvestworks Fellow with support by the Rockefeller Foundation whose works have been featured in Kotaku, TIME, Wired, Salon, Fast Company, Washington Post, the New York Times, and Atlantic, and showcased at EMPAC, Banff New Media Institute, Queens Museum, Kunsthalle and the Waag Society.

Marco Donnarumma
Marco Donnarumma (PhD) is an artist and writer merging sound art and performance art through science and technology. He is known for his wide range of performances, concerts and installations using and abusing human bodies, sound, infrasound, light, algorithms, body sensors and loudspeakers. He co-founded XTH, a company creating novel modes of expression through technology and the human body. Among other awards, he has been a Harvestworks Fellow with support by the Rockefeller Foundation, and his works have been featured at Sónar+D, ISEA, Venice Biennale, ZKM, transmediale, CTM, FILE, Panorama, NYEAF, Sound Art China, EMPAC, Stanford and CCRMA.

Toni Dove
Considered one of the pioneers of interactive cinema, New York-based artist Toni Dove creates hybrid performance, installation and screen-based art that fuses film, game or instrument based interaction, and experimental theater. Her work has been shown internationally at Banff Centre for the Arts, the Rotterdam Film Festival, the Museum of the Moving Image, ZKM, REDCAT, EMPAC, and the Kitchen. Dove creates large-scale responsive environments that connect embodied interface technologies, like vocal analysis or video motion sensing to media and robotics to create immersive narratives. In her work body motion creates an uncanny interface – a doubling – a sense of being in body and onscreen simultaneously.

Harvestworks’ mission is to support contemporary artists in the creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies. Innovative use of new technologies in the arts can help acclimate people to change, help allow the absorption of new ideas and enrich the imagery of our culture. We are dedicated to presenting the highest quality work across the arts and technology spectrum to the public.

Creative Tech Week
Between April 28th and May 8th 2016 in New York City, Creative Tech Week draws together artists, professionals and educators working where technology and art intersect. From VR, 3D printing and hackathons to fashion tech, data visualization, digital art, interactive installations and STEAM, Creative Technology is front and center in innovation success stories across the corporate and non-profit landscape. Creative Tech Week is a free and ticketed crowdsourced convention created to showcase the cutting-edge research, art, media, and community initiatives being generated in the field of creative technology. Join us for art installations, talks, panels, workshops, performances, and more!

The National Arts Club

The National Arts Club is one of the country’s oldest institutions dedicated to the arts and artists.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

The National Arts Club – 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003