- What: Kids+Creativity Network Rally
- When: Monday, April 7th from 4-6pm
- Where: IBEW Circuit Center Ballroom
5 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203
- Why: To introduce the K+C Network and its programs,
projects and opportunities to the public
Join the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and the Pittsburgh Technology Council for a member Happy Hour to celebrate Congregation – a temporary public art installation in Market Square by UK-based pioneering media artists KMA.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Las Velas, 21 Market Square (Above Diamond Market)
Mexican appetizers provided with a cash bar
Special tours of the exhibit will be offered at 6:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Congregation is a dynamic, large-scale kinetic light and sound installation. KMA’s highly original interactive work stems from a joint interest in the physical patterns of social behavior and in the use of digital technology as a vehicle for public theater. KMA have presented their interactive works involving public participation for various cities, public institutions and art festivals at places such as Trafalgar Square in London and the People’s Square, in Chongqing, China.
In its North American debut, Congregation commences the Market Square Public Art Program, a program of the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning Public Art Division, managed by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. This program will exhibit public art in Market Square in the winter months of 2014, 2015 and 2016, showcasing the very best in contemporary public art and establishing the recently redesigned Market Square as a local, regional and national arts destination.
For complete details on Congregation, visit MarketSquarePublicArt.com.
To RSVP for the Happy Hour, please email or call Lynda Fairbrother at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (412) 325-0162.
“Real” People Casting is seeking individuals from Pittsburgh to participate in an energy commercial, with compensation up to $600.
- Owners or workers of: Construction firms, machinists, parts makers, pipe layer/fitter, mechanics, electricians, truck drivers, operators of heavy machinery, business suppliers: office supplies, transportation, telecom – or similar.
- General Business owner or worker.
- College students, School Teachers of any type, University professors (in technology).
- Technology Industry-Public/Private sector:
- Electronics, Robotics, Computer software and hardware development, Engineering, etc.
- Farmers or Land Owners.
- Local Community members, Community organizer/advocates:
- Head of PTA, School Board members, fundraisers, public works, etc.
- Parent whose family has lived in the region for generations.
If you fall into ANY of these categories and would like the opportunity to be seen by the casting director, please, email us a picture with interest, occupation, contact information, area you live-‐ ASAP! Interviews will be taking place this week.
Email Kim Chestney Harvey at email@example.com or Jennifer Taormina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
� Interview will be in Pittsburgh THIS week.
� No acting experience necessary
� No submissions from people in film/video production, advertising, marketing or energy company employees
� And no actors/models please.
Join the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Carnegie Museum of Art for the 2014 Creative Clash Networking Night at the Carnegie International. Don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with the region’s most creative innovators, while experiencing most important international exhibit in the region.
The Carnegie International is one of the leading exhibitions of international contemporary art worldwide, and is the oldest in North America. The 2013 edition has been steadily gathering acclaim since its October opening, and brings together 35 of the most important artistic voices today.
Josh Jeffrey, Kim Chestney and Jonathan Kersting with Andy
at the 2014 Creative Clash at the Andy Warhol Museum
The Creative Clash event series is one of the coolest intersections of art and technology around. Past events have included the Andy Warhol Museum, Techshop, and Assemble.
Don’t miss your next chance to be part of the fun on January 23 at the Carnegie Museum of Art. http://carnegieinternational.org
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
5:00 – 5:30 pm : Registration & Networking
5:30 – 7:00 pm: Welcome from the Partners & Curators, Refreshments, Exhibit Experience, Networking
Venue: The Carnegie Museum of Art ,4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213-4080
Cost: $25 Council / CMOA Members | $40 Non-Members
You must pre-register. Space is limited!
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 Carnegie Museum of Art is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European works of art from the 16th century to the present. The Museum’s Carnegie International is the oldest exhibition of international contemporary art in North America, and the second oldest in the world.
Creative Technology Network Partner: Carnegie Mellon University
Champion Network Sponsor: Dollar Bank
Supporting Partners: TechShop | BhiveLab | Echo Strategies
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.
The New Experience Model
On January 17 2014, the IDSA of Western PA features a talk by Surya Vanka, Microsoft’s Director of User Experience, at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Entitled ‘Design thinking at scale’, Vanka’s talk reveals what’s next for Microsoft and offers insight into transforming a large company that’s known for technology prowess into one that is driven by the user and the experience they truly need.
Co-presenter and Daedalus President, Matt Beale, will present a talk entitled ‘Usability is no longer enough’, sharing a model that drives user experience design beyond usability and into the realm of lasting meaning. Daedalus is responsible for numerous IDEA, Spark, and Good Design awards and counts Philips, Bayer, and Alcoa among its product and interface design clients.
After the seminar, join us for The After Party at Daedalus headquarters. Enjoy refreshments and an intimate Q+A session with the evening’s speakers, Beale and Vanka.
5:15 – 5:30 – Introductions
5:30 – 6:00 – ‘Usability is no longer enough’ by Matt Beale (CMA Theater)
6:00 – 7:00 - ‘Design Thinking at Scale’ by Surya Vanka (CMA Theater)
7:30 – 9:30 – Intimate Q&A session and After-party at Daedalus
About the Speakers:
Surya Vanka is Director of User Experience at Microsoft, overseeing best practices and engineering standards to create high-quality user experiences for Microsoft customers. He has worked as a designer and user experience manager on several products during his 13 years at Microsoft.
His mission is to put users rather than technology at the center of the development process for all Microsoft products. Vanka serves as chief of staff of the User Experience Leadership Team and as discipline owner for user experience. He is the winner of two Microsoft Best Practice Awards, the Microsoft Accessibility Achievement Award and several industry recognition awards. Before joining Microsoft, Vanka was a professor of design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and fellow at the prestigious Center for Advanced Study.
He is the author of two books on design as well as several publications, and he has lectured on design in more than 20 countries. His work has appeared in numerous publications and news programs, including Form, I.D., Design Council, WIRED, Interactions, the BBC and National Public Radio. He regularly speaks on interaction design, user experience, product development and strategic innovation, and he teaches courses and seminars on these subjects around the world.
Matt Beale is the president of Daedalus, and has contributed to the creation of dozens of award-winning products and patented innovations as facilitator, researcher, project manager, and industrial designer. In addition to managing Daedalus, Matt has engaged in a number of entrepreneurial activities, including the 1990s launch of projectEYE, an online service that hosts product development team spaces. Matt has also taught for over 15 years at Carnegie Mellon University, running courses that draw on his experience in design thinking, product development, and research. He is also a regular lecturer on innovation at the Katz Business School of the University of Pittsburgh.
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
IDSA members: $15
Non Members: $35
Please click here to register: Registration link
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