The 2012 Design, Art and Technology Award FINALISTS announced!

The Pittsburgh Technology Council is thrilled to announce this year’s finalists for the 2012 Design, Art and Technology (DATA) Awards & Interactive Exhibition

It’s that time of year again: the Pittsburgh Technology Council is raising the roof, and raising the bar, at Pittsburgh’s biggest creative tech party of the year. Join us, and some of the hottest art and techies around, for an awards ceremony like no other. Get ready for a streaming mash-up of networking, interactivity and inspiration! With an all new format, the 2012 event features: “Pop-Up Awards” every 20 minutes, for a full night mixing and mingling; “Technology Drive” Interactive Exhibition space, featuring 40 of this year’s most innovative and creative tech projects; the all-new “People’s Choice Award” Tour and Tweet – an interactive exhibition juried by you live via Twitter; plus door prizes, dancing and the sounds of DJ Tracksploitation. Don’t miss this mash up of creativity, business – and fun!

Plus, media industry guru, J. Moses, joins us from New York City to talk about the next generation of Social Media, and his new WeChi application. J. has worked around the globe in his many roles, including: Director on the Board of Take Two Interactive Software; former (delete word)  President of BMG Interactive – where he ‘greenlighted’ Grand Theft Auto; former (delete word) President of MTV Russia; Co-founder of UGO Entertainment; and Executive Producer on an array of film and television projects.

2012 Design, Art and Technology Award Finalists and Categories:
Winners will be announced at the event.

Innovation: The Changemakers

  • PPG Industries, Inc: Olympic ColorClix
  • Schell Games and Bossa Nova Robotics: Mechatars
  • Evive Station: Evive Station
  • Kore Image Technologies: Interactive Mobile Display System
  • ZeroFossil: Sustainable Energy Generators
  • Bio Logic Research Group: FLOW Sustainable Building Technology

Maker: Design & Making

  • BodyMedia: Body Monitoring Patch
  • Deeplocal:  Prius Mind-Controlled Bike
  • Interbots:  Popchilla
  • 4moms: Origami Stroller
  • Pulse Motors: 2012 PEV0 (Personal Electric Vehicle Zero)

Joystick: Games & Applications

  • CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center: Xense
  • Schell Games: Race for the Beach
  • Etcetera Edutainment: Wegmans
  • Walking Thumbs: Blabcake
  • Vteractive: Questyinz

i-Con: Communications & Information Sharing

  • Lightwave International: Reebok Reethym of Lite Commercial
  • The Andy Warhol Museum: DIY POP app
  • Fireman Creative: Post Secret
  • GetABBY: Shop-Scan-Save
  • Sierra w/o Wires: Sierra Incident Manager (SIM)
  • Argentine Productions: Science Today
  • Ticksworld:

Media Arts: The Intersection of Art and Technology

  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh (Andres Tapia-Urzua/Jon Amakawa): The Painted Lady
  • Lightwave International: Cowboys & Aliens
  • The Fred Rogers Company: Mister Rogers for Adults
  • Jennifer Baron / Keith Tassick: Nature-Nurture (The Garment District)
  • Toby Fraley: Fraley’s Robot Repair
  • Adam Shreckhise: PAM (Portrait of the Artist as a Machine)
  • Suzanne Mauro: Style Everyday with Suz
  • Hyunjoo Oh/Antonio Gomes: The Memory of a Tree

Community: Art + Tech for our People and Places

  • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy: Mellon Park
  • GAGI: Geek Arts, Green Innovators Festival
  • Art Energy Design: Eco-equation
  • VIA: The VIA Music and New Media Festival
  • CMU’s Studio for Creative Inquiry: High Point Pittsburgh

Next Generation: Kids & Creative Technology

  • Fred Rogers Center: Early Learning Environment™ (Ele)
  • The Children’s Museum: MakeShop
  • The ‘Illuminate’ Project: RumbleBlocks
  • The Ellis School: Robotic Arms Anatomy Lab
  • Hip Hop on L.O.C.K:  Fli Society “Roll Up”
  • Community College of Beaver County: iFree
  • CMU’s Information Networking Institute/Web Wise Kids: BeSeen Mobile App
  • Steeltown Entertainment: Take a Shot at Changing the World

EVENT DATE: Thursday, June 7, 2012

5:00-6:00PM:     Courtyard VIP Reception

6:00-9:00PM:     Main Event
6:00-8:00pm: Cocktails, Food and Networking
Interactive Exhibition
6:00-7:30pm: People’s Choice Awards Tour + Tweet
6:30-8:00pm: Pop Up Awards, every 20 minutes
7:30 pm: Special Guest, J. Moses
8:00 pm: Peoples Choice Award, Create-A-Video Contest Winner and Door Prizes

The Grand Hall at the Priory
614 Pressley Street  Pittsburgh, PA 15212, North Side
Valet Parking
Discounted Rooms Available for PTC Guests

General Admission: $119
VIP Admission: $149, includes VIP reception
Student: $45 (Main Event Only)


Seating is limited. All tickets must be purchased in advance.
Early registration is recommended.
Registration:  | 412.918.4229

Start the party now at #PGHDATA.

2012 DATA Awards Partners + Sponsors:
Champion Sponsor: DOLLAR BANK
Gold Sponsor: Bayer MaterialScience
Production Sponsor: Wrecking Crew Media
Media Partner: Suz Media
Award Partner: Kessler Studios
This year’s fourth annual DATA Awards Event is part of the Creative Technology Network, developed with the generous support of the Benedum Foundation.


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