[May 12 – 13] Arts Hub at Creative Technology Week

CTW 2017

Creative Tech Week is back and better than ever for year two!

The festival this year runs May 12-21.  We have incredible programming & events lined up for this year, and hope you’ll make it out, learn and see inspiring and new things, get hands-on experience with the latest in creative tech, make new business contacts & friends, and join us to make a big splash throughout NYC this spring!

Come join us for a hands- on Interactivity Fair and networking party; a two-day conference covering VR, AR, Mixed Reality and Creative Technology; a major exhibition of software and electronic art; two nights of experimental and electronic music performances; free workshops in 3D printing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, generative art, and recycled electronics; and a host of satellite events across the city.

This year our theme is “Stronger Together” and encompasses human+machine, art+technology, real+virtual, diversity, bringing professionals together across different disciplines and industries, commercial endeavors meeting artists, and more.

Our main events this year will be as follows:

Creative Tech Week Arts Hub
Fri May 12, 5pm – 11pm (tickets required)
Sat, May 13, noon – 7pm (free)
Sat, May 13, 7pm – 11pm (tickets required)

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 here. guests can also find additional info about visiting on that page.

pickup location is on Wykoff between Jefferson and Troutman. 

Come to the Knockdown Center for free on Saturday May 13 to see STRONGER TOGETHER, a major exhibit of software and electronic art made by faculty and alumni of the top computer arts programs at universities in the NYC area. Four workshops held on Saturday will sell out immediately, so reserve your spot (tickets go on sale shortly) to learn about 3D printing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, generative art, and recycled electronics.

Friday and Saturday night at the Knockdown Center, use this link to  buy tickets for both evenings at a discount to experience two completely different sets of electronic music and visuals performances along with viewing the exhibition:

Friday Night Performances:

  • Jimmy Joe Roche & Layne Garrett — Modular synthesizer and voice with found objects, augmented guitars and self-built instruments.
  • Pamela Z – Solo performance by composer/performer Pamela Z, who is internationally renowned as a pioneer in live electronics, looping and layered extended voice, and gesture-controlled sound.
  • Long Distance Poison – Music and live video made with analog & modular synthesizers that creates a temporary relation to the mystery, searching for the sacred in the sound of sound.
  • Ed Bear – The premiere of a new 64-voice composition realized on the radioOrgan, a hand-crafted modular FM transmission system built from obsolete electronics.

Saturday Night Performances

  • SMOMID – Compositions with algorithmic and AI processes that bring in the computer as an additional creative participant.
  • Plan 23 – Plan 23 creates extended audio-visual experiences that bend one’s perception of time and space. Encompassing a sonic spectrum from dark-ambient soundscapes via subliminal pulses to electronic sounds the group delivers sonic explorations into uncharted spaces; combining music and visuals into an engaging sensory journey – redefining psychedelic sound for the 21st century.
  • Raphaele Shirley & Algis Kizys 12.6 Lyrae/le chiffre is an immersive site-specific installation and live performance by the artist Raphaele Shirley in collaboration with musician and composer Algis Kizys, featuring musicians Laura Ortman, Eric Hubel, Vinnie Signorelli. A visual and auditory landscape that creates a journey through time space, a poetic exploration of states of being through layered abstract combinations. Co-sponsored by the Chimney.

Artists featured in the exhibition include:

  • Richard Jochum from Art and Education, Teachers College at Columbia University;
  • Daniel Tempkin, Joe Diebes, Margaret Schedel and Melissa F. Clarke, Ed Bear and David Galbraith and Jeff Thompson at 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, Jingwen Zhu, and Zhenzhen Qi from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU;
  • Amelia Marzec and Yuchen Zhang from Design and Technology at Parsons;
  • Allison Berkoy, Blake 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


In partnership with Harvestworks, The Chimney, Plan 23, the Lady Tech Guild, Columbia, CUNY, New York Institute of Technology, NYU IDM, NYU ITP, Parsons, Pratt Institute, School of Visual Arts, Stevens Institute of Technology, and William Paterson University.

Creative Tech Week

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, held from May 12 to 21, 2017 in New York City, is a crowdsourced festival created to showcase the cutting-edge research, art, media, and community initiatives being generated in the field of creative technology.

Website: ctw.nyc Media Contact: Isabel Draves, isabel@draves.org



Leaders in Software and Art (LISA), founded in 2009, brings together cutting-edge software and electronic artists, curators, collectors, and coders to share their work. LISA holds exclusive monthly salons across NYC featuring presentations by artists who work with technology; curates digital art for interested parties; and partners with museums and art fairs to showcase the work of past speakers. Over 200 past LISA speakers are featured in the artist portfolio.



Founded in 1977, Harvestworks’ mission is to support contemporary artists in the creation of art works achieved through new and evolving technologies. Innovative use of new technology helps acclimate people to change, allows for the absorption of new ideas, and enriches the space of imagination in our culture. Our programs record the artists’ impact on the ways technology can be integrated into artistic practice through residencies and presentations of the highest quality work across the arts and technology spectrum to the public. 1977-2017 – 40 Years!

Website: www.harvestworks.org Media Contact: Carol Parkinson, carolp@harvestworks.org

Plan 23

Emerged out of Bushwick, Brooklyn, Plan 23 creates site-specific, extended, immersive, audio-visual experiences that bend one’s perception of time and space. Encompassing a sonic spectrum from dark-ambient soundscapes via subliminal pulses to electronic sounds the group delivers sonic explorations into uncharted spaces; combining live music, lasers and live visuals into an engaging sensory journey – redefining psychedelic sound for the 21st century.

Website: plan23.net Media Contact: Wolfgang von Stuermer (aka WvS), pr@plan23.net


Knockdown Center

Featuring programming of diverse formats and media, Knockdown Center aims to create a radically cross-disciplinary environment. The Ready Room, the restaurant on site at Knockdown Center, also features a full bar and food menu.

Website: http://knockdown.center/   Media Contact: Tara Plath, tara@knockdowncenter.com.

About The Chimney NYC:

The Chimney NYC is an exhibition and performance venue promoting multidisciplinary and international artists. Founded in June 2015, The Chimney is run by Clara Darrason and Jennifer Houdrouge.Located in the heart of Brooklyn’s creative scene, The Chimney plays on the rawness of its industrial architecture. All works are commissioned to interact with the space, creating immersive environments and interactions with the viewers. In addition to its permanent exhibition space, The Chimney is developing and promoting offsite installations and exhibitions in the United States and abroad. 

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