Lightwave International Keynotes Richard J. Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference

Richard J. Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference
Featuring Pittsburgh’s Lightwave International

SATURDAY , MAY 3 , 2014

Keynote speaker
George Dodworth ’99, Owner, Lightwave International Inc.
Electrical Engineering and Physics alumnus George Dodworth began experimenting with laser light in his Behrend residence hall. His hobby grew into Lightwave International, a multi-talented production house specializing in dazzling laser light shows and special effects for film, touring, corporate, and civic events. His Pittsburgh-based company is internationally renowned for creating the world’s largest full-color entertainment lasers.
Lightwave has accompanied major artists—Madonna, Rihanna, Shakira, Roger Waters and Pink Floyd, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, The Killers, Ke$ha, Skrillex, and Tom Petty among them—on multi-year world tours. Lighwave’s work also can be seen in hundreds of movies, music videos, and commercials, and in live television events,

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7:30 a.m. Refreshments
Clark Café (available throughout the event)
8:00–11:30 a.m. Senior Presentations
Half-hour sessions including Q&A
8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., & 10:30 a.m.
Lightwave International Laser Demonstrations
Black Conference Center, 180 Burke
9:30–11:00 a.m. Poster Judging
Clark Café
11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Keynote Speaker George Dodworth ’99
Black Conference Center, 180 Burke
12:15–12:30 p.m.
Student and Sponsor Award Presentations
Black Conference Center, 180 Burke
Class Photos Immediately
Following Awards
PLET 12:30 p.m., CSSE 12:35, ECE 12:40,
ECET 12:45, IBE 12:50, ME 12:55, MET 1:00,
and poster competition finalists and
winners 1:05.
Main staircase steps; assemble in Clark Café.

For more details: Fasenmyer prog 2014

Special National Creative Clash at Wood Street Galleries: May 7. Meet Art + Techies from All Around the Country

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Join the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for a special Creative Clash Networking Night at the Wood Street Galleries in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Part of DATA 2014, Pittsburgh’s International Creative Technologies Summit, don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with artists, designers, techies and innovators from all around the country!

Set at one of Pittsburgh’s coolest art and technology spaces, Wood Street Galleries, guests will get to experience two international art and tech installations in the exhibition Electrified, works by Alexandre Burton and Edwin van der Heide. The exhibition is an homage to the pioneering work of Nikola Tesla and his experiments in electricity, x-rays and wireless communication. Both installations are North American premieres.

The event also features the magic of Pittsburgh’s hottest young entertainer, Collin Stover.

Date: Wednesday, May 7

Time:

5:00 – 5:30 pm : Registration & Networking

5:30 – 7:00 pm: Welcome from the Partners, Refreshments, Exhibit Experience, Networking

Venue: Wood Street Galleries, 601 Wood Street, Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District

Cost: $35

Register: onlineevents@pghtech.org

You must pre-register. Space is limited!

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The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network
is part of the Art & Technology Initiative, which was formed in 2008 in an effort to unite and cultivate the creative and technology communities in the Pittsburgh region.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust operates Wood Street Galleries, which features multi-disciplinary artists from all over the world. Located above the T-Station at Wood Street and Sixth Avenue, Wood Street Galleries also houses the Trust’s shared office space program which provides a home and tools for small arts organizations.

DATA 2014 is on! 2 Days packed with art + tech; 75 Finalists and 18 Presenters from around the globe; Vote for your favorites! Get your tix now!

DATA 2014 is a national celebration of creative technologies in Pittsburgh, PA.

MAY 7-8, 2014 in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District  www.design-art-tech.org

Founded at the intersection of Design, Art and Technology, this two-day event is an opportunity to engage with folks around the country on the newest trends in creativity and innovation. DATA is an event like no other — a mash-up of networking, interactivity and new ideas — showcasing the year’s most innovative art and technology projects, experiments and achievements. 

KEYNOTES
Willo O’Brien: Opening Keynote, Thursday, May 8 9am
Entrepreneur and co-founder of the YXYY unconference. 

Penelope Trunk: Gala Keynote, Thursday May 8 6pm
International career guru, entrepreneur and blogger.

THE PRE-CONFERENCE CREATIVE CLASH, MAY 7
Kick-off festivities begin with a Creative Clash! At the Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh’s coolest art and technology space, featuring new media artists from around the globe. With the backdrop of two installations, “Electrified,” by artists Edwin van der Heide and Alexandre Burton, the Creative Clash event is a mixer for the Creative Technology Network, celebrating the intersections art, business and technology. The event also features the magic of Pittsburgh’s hottest young entertainer, Collin Stover.  Cultural District activities, including a visit to Pittsburgh’s illustrious Toonseum, follow the event. 

THE CONFERENCE, MAY 8
The DATA conference brings together artists, entrepreneurs, geeks, investors, makers, innovation leaders, students and regular ole folk to be inspired by each other, discover new opportunities, and find out what’s next. Topics span the creative tech gamut, including design, gaming, film & television, robotics, mobile applications, education, edutainment, new media advertising, industrial design, architecture, animation, social networks, music, fine art, and much more. This day-long think tank is packed full of workshops, panels and talks on the newest and most exciting innovations and ideas! 

THE INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION, MAY 8
An array of the year’s newest debuts in Creative Technology will be exhibited on Thursday, May 8 at the DATA Interactive ExhibitionOver 50 DATA Award finalists will be demo-ing their latest creations and innovations for DATA guests and participants!

THE DESIGN, ART + TECHNOLOGY AWARDS (DATA) GALA, MAY 8
This annual gala and awards ceremony is one of the signature art and technology events around. Each year, the Creative Technology Network honors the best and brightest creative tech innovators with a party like no other! Be inspired by our keynote speaker, Penelope Trunk. Meet the makers of some of the coolest new art and tech at the Interactive Exhibition. Eat, drink and make friends all night long to a backdrop of artwork, tech, live music, and mixing-and-mingling with all the people you want to know.

Click here to view the 75 DATA 2014 Finalists…and vote for your favorite projects!

ABOUT THE EVENT

What’s Happening:
May 7: Pre-Conference Creative Clash at Wood Street Galleries and Cultural District Crawl
5pm-7pm: Creative Technologies Mixer with Tech Exhibition “Electrified,”by  Edwin van der Heide and Alexandre Burton
7pm: Tour of Pittsburgh’s Toonseum and Cultural District Activities


May 8: Creative Technology Conference / Interactive Exhibition / Design, Art and Technology Awards Gala
 9am-5pm: Creative Technologies Summit: Workshops, Talks, Activities + Performances

AGENDA
TRACK ONE: ART + TECH COMMONS, LEVEL 3
8:00 Breakfast and Registration Opens
8:30 DATA 2014 Creative Technologies Conference Opening Remarks
9:00 Opening Keynote: Willo O’Brien

9:45 SHORT BREAK

10-10:30 A New Era of Design by Phil Gilbert, General Manager, IBM Design
10:45-11:15 Designing for Mobile First, The Role of the ‘New Creative’ by Cara Caruso, Adobe and John Roden, Brunner
11:30-12:00 Making Data Fun, Interactive, and Shareable by Peter Meulbroek, CTO, Webkite

12:00-1:30 BREAK FOR LUNCH IN THE CITY

1:30-2 Data as Culture, by Dr Chris Moore, United Kingdom Trade Investment Technology Specialist
2:15-2:45 Panel Discussion: The Intersection of Art, Tech, Private + Public Companies by AlphaLab Gear Featuring Ilana Diamond, Dave Mawhinney, Josh McElhattan and Jonathan Shapiro
3-3:30 Design Thinking: Beyond the Bounds of Your Own Head by Thomas Wendt
3:45-4:15 Innovation and Product Development: Become a Storyteller to Succeed by Tom Kubilius, Bally Design
4:30-5 Time Machine: Crossing Space and Time with Timelapse Software by Paul Dille and Yen-Chia Hsu , Carnegie Mellon University, CREATE Lab

TRACK TWO: PEIRCE STUDIO, LOWER LEVEL
10-10:30 YOLO: You Only Launch Once by Danny Boice
10:45-11:15 Student Panel: Full STEAM Ahead – The Maker Concept’s Impact on Formal Education Moderated by Megan Cicconi, Center for Creativity
11:30-12:00 Tech and the Art of Filmmaking by the winners of the Robinson International Short Film Competition

12:00-1:30 BREAK FOR LUNCH IN THE CITY

1:30-2 iPad: The New Canvas for Artists by Sumit Vishwakarma
2:15-2:45 Yoda is Wrong: Make, Do, or Try Something Awesome by Awesome Pittsburgh
3-3:30 Advanced Digital Learning in a Connected Community by Ani Martinez, The Sprout Fund
3:45-4:15 Design Takes Flight by Adam Pruden and Eric Boam
4:30-5 STEM Stars: Fusing DML and Hands-on Experiences for Girls by Nina Barbuto, Carnegie Science Center

REGISTRATION: 
GENERAL ADMISSION ONLY
All-Access Pass: Includes Pre-summit activities*, Conference and DATA Gala $199 per person
Conference only $99
DATA Gala only $99
*All-Access Pass Holders only
Click here to get your tix now!

DATA PARTICIPANTS
All DATA event finalists and presenters receive special registration packages. Contact events@pghtech.org for full details after March 15. 

Traveling to Pittsburgh? Check out these special DATA deals:

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown: Single $139/Double $149. Please call 1-888-317-0197 or go to WYNDHAM ONLINE. Please reference the “Design, Art & Technology Awards” when making your reservations.

The Westin Convention Center Hotel: $159.  Please call 412-281-3700 or go to WESTIN ONLINE. Please reference “Pittsburgh Technology Council May 2014” when making your reservation.

Omni William Penn Hotel: $135.  Please call 1-800-OMNI or go to OMNI ONLINE. Please reference “Pittsburgh Technology Council Design & Tech Awards” when making your reservation.

GET ENGAGED
Start the party now at #PTCDATA. 
Submit your art or tech ideas for our DATA POSTER ART CONTEST now! Open to all!

EVENT PARTNERS + SPONSORS
Creative Technology Network Partner: Carnegie Mellon University
Champion Network Sponsor: Dollar Bank
DATA Main Event Sponsor: Buchanan Ingersoll
DATA Supporting Sponsors: C-Leveled | Print Tech
DATA Kickoff Sponsor: United Kingdom Trade and Investment
DATA Event Partners: Kessler Studios | The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust | Wrecking Crew Media | Collin Stover Magic | Visit Pittsburgh | PrintTech
DATA Media Partner: Best Web Design Agencies
Network Supporting Partners: TechShop | BhiveLab | Echo Strategies
Network Event Partners: Carnegie Museum of Art | The Warhol | University of Toronto Rotman School | IDSA | Pittsburgh Ad Fed
The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network is supported by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

 

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Call for Artwork! DATA 2014 Poster Art Contest: We Want Your Art, Ideas and Cool Stuff!

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Design. Art. Technology! 
In keeping with our acronym, we are launching our first-ever poster art contest at this year’s DATA event on May 7-8, 2014. What’s that, you ask? Just a great chance for you to get your latest artwork, concepts and other shiny things in front of our international group of party-goers!

How it works:

  1. You design a poster. Or take a picture of something. Or capture a piece of artwork. Or write a manifesto….whatever you want to do in an 18×24″ space.
  2. You email it to kharvey@pghtech.org by Monday, April 28.
  3. We pick the top 20 posters, and print them to display for the duration of the DATA 2014 event. And everybody gets to see your cool work!
  4. At the Design, Art and Technology Awards Gala, on the evening of May 8, we will announce the poster winner, and the lucky person who will receive an original work of art from Kessler Studios. (who made the cool stuff in these pictures)

TIP*: Include any information that you want conveyed INTO your designed graphic (ie. name, website, company name, etc) There will be no ID tags hung with your poster, only what you provide!

Who can submit? Anyone! Artists, companies, designers…anyone who can create a hi-res graphics file!

What is the subject matter? Preferably anything related to the arts and creative technology. It can be purely aesthetic, or even  informative. Show us your art, or poetry, or  cool products…Or anything you created!

What are the specifications? Size: 18×24″ trim size / Resolution: 300dpi  / Format: JPEG, EPS VECTOR or PDF

When is the deadline? Monday, April 28…so get crackin!

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www.design-art-tech.com

 

 

DATA 2014 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: Register Now for Pittsburgh’s First National Creative Technologies Summit, Exhibition and Awards Gala

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DATA 2014:
THE DESIGN, ART + TECHNOLOGY AWARDS, INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION
AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES SUMMIT

DATA 2014 is a national celebration of creative technologies in Pittsburgh, PA.

Founded at the intersection of Design, Art and Technology, this two-day event is an opportunity to engage with folks from all around the country on the newest trends in creativity and innovation. DATA is an event like no other — a mash-up of networking, interactivity and new ideas — showcasing the year’s most innovative art and technology projects, experiments and achievements.

THE CONFERENCE

The DATA conference brings together artists, entrepreneurs, geeks, investors, makers, innovation leaders, students and regular ole folk to be inspired by each other, discover new opportunities, and find out what’s next. Topics span the creative tech gamut, including design, gaming, film & television, robotics, mobile applications, education, edutainment, new media advertising, industrial design, architecture, animation, social networks, music, fine art, and much more. This day-long think tank is packed full of workshops, panels and talks on the newest and most exciting innovations and ideas!

THE INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION

An array of the year’s newest debuts in Creative Technology will be exhibited on Thursday, May 8 at the DATA Interactive Exhibition.Over 50 DATA Award finalists will be demo-ing their latestcreations and innovations for DATA guests and participants!

THE DESIGN, ART + TECHNOLOGY AWARDS (DATA) GALA

This annual gala and awards ceremony is one of the signature art and technology events around. Each year, the Creative Technology Network honors the best and brightest creative tech innovators with a party like no other! Be inspired by our keynote speaker, Penelope Trunk. Meet the makers of some of the coolest new art and tech at the Interactive Exhibition. Eat, drink and make friends all night long to a backdrop of artwork, tech, live music, and mixing-and-mingling with all the people you want to know.

KEYNOTES

Willo O’Brien: Opening Keynote, Thursday, May 8, 9am

Entrepreneur and co-founder of the illustrious YXYY unconference, San Francisco-based Willo O’Brien cultivates magic at the intersection of art + tech + business. In the last decade, she has founded three creative businesses and served as co-founder of two startups. Empowering individuals and passionate entrepreneurs to stay connected to their creativity and passion, her work focuses on “creative sustainability,” and helping others to launch their dreams.

Penelope Trunk: Gala Keynote, Thursday May 8, 5pm

International career guru, entrepreneur and blogger, Penelope Trunk has molded a generation of the young minds that are shaping our workforce. She is the founder of three startups, and her career advice has appeared in more than 200 newspapers and magazines worldwide. Penelope’s unconventional writing has established her as one of the world’s foremost career bloggers and thinkers. She has been called the “world’s most influential guidance counselor” byInc magazine, with “advice that is practical, counter-intuitive and engaging” according to Wired magazine. She is the author of the best-selling book Brazen Careerist – The New Rules for Success, and blogs at penelopetrunk.com.

FINALISTS
75 Finalists have been selected from around the world to compete for DATA awards in 9 categories, including a People’s Choice Award. Starting in April, you can vote for your favorite projects on our online voting sight!

2014 Design, Art and Technology Award Finalists

Design + Making
Project Lucidity: Open Source Lucid Dreaming Mask
R/GA New York: Smart Cigarette
University of Canberra Augmented Reality Gallery
Espacio Handmade
Shade of Wood: Code + Laser Lampshades
MyMixx Fragrance Technology
The Beck’s Edison Bottle: The World’s First Playable Beer
Casepops – Custom iPhone Cases with Changeable Charms

Entertainment + Games
Fred Rogers Company/Schell Games: Daniel Tiger’s Tea-Party for PBS Kids
Lemon Labs: Happy Barometer
Schell Games: Lionel Battle Train
Wing Ma’am: Mobile App for LGBT Women
Radiant Wolf: Alien Outcasts Mobile Game
Eric Singer: Rototron, Musical Instrument
Walking Thumbs: Blabcake Messenger
Lemon Labs: PLAY
Smith Micro: Sock Puppets
R/GA New York: Nike SB App for Skaters
So CommuniqueTM: Smarter, Safter, Social

Communications
BHiveLab: Gatorboard™
MARC USA: Rite Aid’s Online Nail Extravaganza
R/GA New York: McCormick FlavorPrint
MarketSpace Communications: Fiesta’s Colorama
Group16: Green Building Alliance Open Source Website
Red Privet LLC: HMIG (Highmark) Multi-Channel Platform
Peerless design, inc: Kazanjian Drupal 7 Website
GiftCards.com: How To Get to 300,000 Fans in One Year

Art + Technology
The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry: CLOUDS
Data As Culture: The UK’s Open Data Institute Art Programme
Lightwave International: Talking Towers Seismic Laser Art
Justin Crow: Torso iPhone Charger
SUPER•BALL: A Multi-Media Exploration
No Fly Zone: Crowd-Activated, Crowd-Sourced Installation
Paul Zelevansky: IMAGINATION
Boston Math Designs: The Art Of Pi
Ecologic: One Vision
Boundary Investigations

Software + Apps
Best Bike Split: Faster Cycling Through Data
Smith Micro: Anime Studio
Hability: Patient Engagement Platform
R/GA Buenos Aires: Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices — Ethicon IP Tool
Porch.com: Home Improvement Network
APositive: Think, Create, Innovate Augmented Reality App
Optimized Training Labs: Triathlon Training Model
Meograph: Content Marketing Platform
Sprinklr Brand Analytics & Content Optimization
Fireman Creative: TabletTours
Matthews International: eVantage Memorial Designer
mBank: Mobile Banking Platform
Employyd: Social Recruitment App
MarketSpace Communications: DermatologistOnCall®

Education
Chartiers Valley School District: Locomotion Lab
San Gabriel Valley K-8 Vector Inspectors
Blackhawk High School 3C Lab
Fine Art Miracles: Social Robot Therapy
Fox Chapel School District: Creativity and Literacy Program
West Allegheny’s Entertainment Technology Academy

Community
Alpha Lab Gear: Accelerator for Hardware, Robotics and Physical Product Start-Ups
Pop Pop: A Living Pedestrian Signal in NYC
Gradient Labs: Palo Verde Nuclear Station Education Center
Net Health: Auld Lang Syne
UpTo: Pop Up Main Street Media Services
Phipps Conservatory: Center for Sustainable Landscapes
KidsArt2Canvas
Pittsburgh Art Places
Assemble: Arts + Technology Community Space

Student
Carnegie Mellon University: Socrates Jones: Pro Philosopher
Carnegie Mellon University ETC: Monetizing Inc.
Point Park University: Eyes Wide Open
Carnegie Mellon University ETC: Halububum
Carnegie Mellon University ETC: GameGrid: Water+
Texas A&M University Viz Lab: Dinner
Carnegie Mellon University ETC: Maze of Hearts
Carnegie Mellon University ETC: Speak with Purpose
Carnegie Mellon University ETC: Ice Couple
Point Park University: Movie Poster Designs
Carnegie Mellon University ETC: Where’s Miss Merry?
Carnegie Mellon University ETC: Locanimals
Point Park University: Me, Myself and I

Reserve your spot for this year’s big event now! Featuring dozens of the coolest new creative tech projects – and a full day of workshops and presentations by innovators from all around the world, this year’s DATA event  is an all-new mash-up of networking, interactivity and new ideas — showcasing the year’s most innovative art and technology experiments and achievements. Click here for full details.

The Creative Technology Network

The Creative Technology Network is part of the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Art + Technology Initiative, presented in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University. Its mission is to foster the growth and sustainability of the intersections of creativity and innovation.