Wednesday, February 21 7:30 PM The National Arts Club A panel of magazine publishers, editors, and photographers that focus on visual artistic content will discuss how they are able to reach, grow, and share works of perceptible substance with their audience in a time of endless noise and notifications that compete for our attention. Panelists include […]
Monday, December 4 7:30 PM In recorded music, so much of the money is kept by middlemen that songwriters and musicians are looking to a new kind of money as a means of getting back some of what is derived from their craft. It is called Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency powered by a technology called Blockchain, […]
Cy Keener, Professor of Sculpture / Digital Fabrication and Media at the University of Maryland, will share stories from the front lines of art and technology where software, computer controlled machines and art collide. Keener uses digital means to make data reporting sculptures that travel the oceans and inhabit windy mountain ridges. He spent a […]
Mobile and web apps have swept the world. Apps are in the middle of how we travel, where we sleep, what we eat, how we experience art, photography, and books. But which apps do we really use? Are we exposed to more art, or better art, or does greater access breed greater uniformity? This program […]
What we do every day without thinking has the power to change our lives when we start paying attention. Tradition and technology have taught us to use our inner mechanics to access our true creativity, life force, and spirituality through breathing exercises. We are able to quiet our monkey minds, resist ice cold temperatures, calm our […]
Tyler DiNapoli from Bleecker Street, a NYC-based film distributor, will offer insights into how the independent film landscape has evolved and the complexities of today’s entertainment space. The industry continues to evolve and Bleecker Street is in many ways at the forefront of embracing and adopting innovative ways of storytelling through cinema. Specifically this discussion […]
A whole new way of thinking is needed as artists and directors wrap their minds around the problems endemic in using new augmented and virtual reality technology for story-telling and artistic expression. Maybe Einstein can help! Join Thad Roberts, the author of Einstein’s Intuition: Visualizing Nature in Eleven Dimensions, for an interactive presentation about the […]
A night of improvised music on robotic gong sculptures with stories of poetic terrorism, Indonesian Ethnomusicology, and the art of framing silence with Aaron Taylor Kuffner, the artist behind the Gamelatron Project. A Gamelatron is a sound producing kinetic sculpture made from traditional bronze instruments from Indonesia’s gamelan tradition, retrofitted with mechanical mallets on sculptural […]
Join us for a reading from Follow Me into the Dark with author, blogger, and digital marketing storyteller, Felicia C. Sullivan. What happens when children are denied love and then left to their own devices? Follow Me into the Dark traces the unraveling of a family marred by perverse intergenerational abuse. Kate is a young […]
With recent TV appearances, movie synch and brand licensing deals as well as featured selections to both the Red Bull Music Academy and Adrien Grenier’s Wreckroom Records, Idgy Dean is taking off. This is a rare opportunity to catch her in a relatively small venue at the National Arts Club. You will be in for […]
A concise evening of immersive multimedia soundscapes and performance. A range of artists will utilize a variety of technologies stemming from the most analog to the most digital. East Village legend Lary 7 will perform a range of homemade instruments often used as foley sound for film. Members of the NY experimental audio group Das […]
The Hypnotic Bar is a hilarious demonstration that getting drunk is ultimately all in the mind. Albert Nerenberg, film director, and hypnotist first showed he could get people high and drunk without drugs and alcohol at Idea City, Canada’s TED Conference, in 2014. Since then he has presented the Hypnotic Bar, half ground-breaking presentation and […]
Please join us for an evening to understand the work that the non-profit ZanaAfrica is doing to educate young girls in Africa on reproductive health and rights. ZanaAfrica helps these girls by distributing supplies and educating them through unique comic books and magazines, saving women from disease and mutilation. We hope you can join us for wine and conversation […]
“I’ve always been an ‘outsider’,” says Graham Hancock, “and throughout more than 40 years of career as a writer, whether my subject was foreign aid, or the possibility of a lost civilization, or the real significance of psychedelics in human culture, I have found myself again and again in opposition to the mainstream.” In this […]
We are pleased to introduce one of the most unusual art biennales in history, the Antarctic Biennale, to be held aboard a ship. Alexander Ponomarev, the first Antarctic Biennale’s ideologist and commissioner, bases the project on the principles of inter-cultural dialogue, interdisciplinarity, and supranationalism.
We welcome journalists Malcolm Gladwell and Virginia Heffernan for an evening of drinks and lively discussion about the Internet, both as a revolutionary technology and as a global, transformative work of art. Gladwell and Heffernan will delve into the latest differences between our offline vs online lives, and the changing ways that we read, see, […]
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 […]
A fateful 1968 meeting at WGBH in Boston with video artist Nam June Paik led to a major upheaval in the art of Russell Connor. In his talk, the artist tells how it helped transform an abstract painter, ex-student of Josef Albers, into an artist who “plays seriously” with art history, in work he calls […]
A conversation with Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO of GLAMSQUAD; Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor of Gilt Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is a digital entrepreneur who co-founded the influential e-commerce retailer Gilt and currently oversees the mobile app startup GLAMSQUAD, home-delivering affordable beauty services to tech savvy consumers. Before co-founding Gilt, Alexandra managed retail operations at […]
The Internet continues to transform communication and commerce, but few anticipated how it has given birth to new narrative canvases capable of profound social and artistic expression. In this exclusive talk, Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment and pioneer in the field of transmedia storytelling, will describe how the time of the Hero’s Journey […]
This conversation will bring together Randy Scott Slavin, NYC Drone Film Festival Founder, and Greg Agvent, the Sr. Director of News Operations at CNN, to talk about drones and what space they occupy within the editorial and creative landscapes.
An intimate evening with the film composer Duke Bojadziev on piano, featuring his talented collaborators. His guest this evening is the musical prodigy on clarinet from Juliard, Ismail Lumanovski. A cinematic musical journey blends the art of classical romanticism with the traditional roots of Eastern European melodies, while exploring the technology of layering sound experiences. […]
“I knew nothing about escrow when I first started out — I actually thought it was an Italian vegetable,” Lava Records CEO Jason Flom told 1000 real estate brokers as he delivered the keynote address at the ReInvent Conference. Flom, the former Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records, Virgin Records and Capitol Music Group, and […]
From Fingerprints of the Gods, published in 1995, to his explosive new book Magicians of the Gods, soon to be published on November 10, 2015, Graham Hancock has spent 20 years in the front lines of historical and archaeological controversy.
In 1986, Larry Harvey instigated the now-renowned Burning Man festival on a renegade creative impulse on a San Francisco beach.
The Art + Tech Committee is excited to host Jonathan Taplin, author of Outlaw Blues and Adventures in the Counter-Culture Wars.
The Art & Technology Committee brings you Tommy Silverman, founder of both Tommy Boy Records and the New Music Seminar, and Lee Quiñones, leading innovator of the street-art movement in New York and pioneer of subway graffiti art.