2014 DATA Creative Tech Conference to feature top speakers, including Willo O’Brien and Penelope Trunk

 

2014 DATA, May 7 - 8

2014 DATA, May 7 – 8

Only two days until the Hottest Creative Tech Party of the Year!
May 7-8, Pittsburgh Cultural District

DATA 2014 is 3 cool events in one! Get tickets now for one, or all!

May 7, 5pm: Creative Clash at WoodStreet Galleries
Mix n mingle with art n techies from all across the nation at one of the coolest new media galleries around! We will be kicking off DATA with art, tech, music, magic, cocktails….and fun!   Read More or Register

May 8, 8am-5pm: National Creative Technologies Summit 
A full day packed with ideas and inspiration by and for artists, entrepreneurs, geeks, investors, makers, innovation leaders, students and regular ole folks. Topics include design, gaming, film & television, robotics, mobile applications, education, edutainment, new media advertising, industrial design, architecture, animation, social networks, music, fine art, and much more!   Read More or Register

May 8, 6pm: Design, Art + Tech Party and Exhibit and Awards 
The event grande finale is a party, exhibition and awards celebration all in one! Dance and hob-nob to the tunes of DJ Thermos, check out the latest and greatest finalist projects in the interactive exhibition, peruse the DATA Poster Party art, celebrate the awesome DATA winners, eat, drink and be merry!   Read More or Register

DATA 2014 Featured Keynote 

Entrepreneur + YXYY Co-Founder, Willo O’Brien
Don’t miss this conference Opening Keynote, May 8, 9am!

imageEntrepreneur 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.

Who’s Who at the DATA Creative Tech Conference?
18 Presenters from around the globe talk innovation and creativity!

Featured presenters at DATA 2014:

Eric Boam and Adam Pruden are the co-founders of Design Takes Flight, recently featured inWired Magazine. Drones are coming, and they are coming to stay. Soon they will be as ubiquitous as smartphones. There is already a mountain of practical uses for drones with more coming everyday. But so far there isn’t a unified user experience for the design and use of drones, especially as they relate to us as personal devices not unlike our smartphones. Adam and Eric propose a foundational framework for designing drones to be both useful and delightful.

Adam spent 2 years of research at MITs SENSEable City Lab leading several projects on human interaction with self-organizing micro helicopters and integrating the body into spatial media systems. His work has been featured in Wired, New York Times and TED.

Eric has become a thought leader in the data community and spends time thinking about and designing new ways to both collect and interpret data. His work has been featured on Wired, Fast Company, and CNN.

Dr. Chris Moore is a Technology Specialist at UK trade and Investment, working in the newly formed Tech City Investment Organisation. Prior to joining UKTI Chris was Director of Venture Capital and University Investments for Kodak (Europe), where he drove participation in major European R&D projects, and identified and assessed more than 200 early-stage technology company opportunities.

Sumit Vishwakarma is a big advocate of “Mobile Art” – the newest medium of creating art on the iPads, tablets and smart mobile phones. The touchscreen in today’s smart devices provides a great opportunity for creativity. He was featured speaker at Macworld 2013 ‘tech-talk’ and featured artist at Macworld sketch-station in 2012. His work has been showcased in several art galleries including the first Mobile Art Festival in Los Angles, Apple flagship store in San Francisco, Mobile Creativity & Innovation Symposium – NZ, Autodesk Sketchbook news, Macworld Digital Art gallery, iCreate magazine and other tech and art blogs including the popular “cult_of_mac”,TUAW and Digital Journal.

DATA 2014  pm keynote 


penelopePenelope Trunk

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 Brazen Careerist – The New Rules for Success, and blogs at penelopetrunk.com.

Get the party started at #PTCDATA! 

DATA 2014 EVENT
PARTNERS + SPONSORS

Creative Technology 
Network Partner: 
Carnegie Mellon University

Champion Network Sponsor: 
Dollar Bank

DATA Main Sponsor: 
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

DATA Event Sponsor:
United Kingdom Trade and Investment

DATA Supporting Sponsors: 
AdvizeX
C-leveled
PrintTech

DATA Event Partners:
Kessler Studios | The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust | Wrecking Crew Media | Collin Stover Magic | Visit Pittsburgh  | Sahlmann Productions

DATA Media Partner: 
Best Web Design Agencies

DATA 2014 is supported by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

www.design-art-tech.com

For more information on the Creative Technology Network, contact CTN Director, Kim Chestney Harvey at kharvey@pghtech.org. 

Winners Announced at Pittsburgh Technology Council’s 2013 Design, Art and Technology (DATA) Awards Gala

The Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC) announced the winners of the 5th Annual Design, Art and Technology (DATA) Awards at the event gala last evening. The gala was hosted by journalist, author, filmmaker and former CNN Bureau Chief Chip Walter and featured more than 40 of the year’s most inventive art and technology projects.

New to the event this year was an interactive element that allowed the public to vote and determine the winners. This year’s winners included:

 

  • i-CON: Apps & Information Architecture Award – Highmark + United Concordia: Chomper Chums

 

  • Next Generation: Kids & Creative Technology Award – The Center for Creativity: TransformED

 

  • Maker: Design & Art Award Teletrix: Radiation Training Simulators

 

  • Media Arts: Interactive + Multimedia Award Fireman Creative: Ricky’s Dream Trip

 

  • Joystick: Gaming Award Schell Games + Yale University: PlayForward

 

  • Student Award – Carnegie Mellon University: Floria

 

  • People’s Choice Award – WQED Multimedia + SLB Radio Productions: iQ Kids Radio

 

The event also included an interactive exhibition party after the awards ceremony, where guests were able to interact with the innovative entries and creators. Guests also participated in a raffle of two pieces of art by Sandy Kessler Kaminski, the Art + Tech artist who created the DATA awards artwork for a number of years.

“This year’s event was definitely one of the best we’ve had so far,” said Audrey Russo, President and CEO of the PTC. “From the high level of innovation among Pittsburgh’s tech mavericks, to the new interactive public voting process, it was a bigger, better DATA Awards.”  

IT’s On! THE 2013 DESIGN, ART AND TECHNOLOGY AWARDS GALA + EXHIBITION IS JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY

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Register now for the biggest innovation party of the year!

Join us — and some of our region’s most ingenious creative techies — for a party like no other. Get ready for a mash-up of networking, interactivity and inspiration — and a full night of mixing and mingling; Featuring over of 50 of this year’s most innovative art and technology projects, food, fun and the music of sound architect, Bill Stankay.

TWO EVENTS IN ONE!
First, celebrate this year’s coolest Art + Tech at the DATA 2013 Awards Gala. The winners will be announced live at the event! The evening’s presenter — journalist, author, filmmaker and former CNN Bureau Chief, Chip Walter – hosts the Gala and will present a special look at the origins and evolutionary significance of creativity. According to futurist Ray Kurzweil, after hearing what Chip has to say, “You’ll never see yourself or anyone else the same way again.”

Later, the DATA Interactive Exhibition Party immediately follows the awards ceremony, and is open to the public for the low price of $25! The exhibition includes over 30 Art + Technology projects, entertainment, door prizes, the announcement of the People’s Choice Award and the opportunity to win a custom work of art by Pittsburgh Art + Tech artist, Sandy Kessler.


EVENT DETAILS
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Location: The Grand Hall at the Priory, 614 Pressley Street, Pittsburgh PA 15212, North Side

Agenda:

5:00 – 7:00 pm: DATA Awards Gala with Special Exhibition Preview
5:00- 6:00 pm: Registration, Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres, Special Exhibit Preview, Entertainment
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Awards Ceremony and Presentation

7:00 – 9:00 pm:  DATA Interactive Exhibition Party: Networking, Exhibit, Light Food, Cash Bar, Entertainment

REGISTER NOW 
Awards Ceremony with Special Exhibition Preview: (includes DATA Interactive Exhibition Party)
$99 Member/Non-Member | $45 Student

The DATA Interactive Exhibition Party:   $25

Early registration is recommended.
Registration: online | events@pghtech.org | 412.918.4229


2013 DATA Awards Partners + Sponsors:

Creative Technology Network Partner: Carnegie Mellon University
Champion Sponsor: Dollar Bank
Supporting Sponsors: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney | Daedalus Inc. | Martin Public Relations | Print Tech of Western PA
Production Sponsor: Wrecking Crew Media
Media Partner: BHiveLab
Cocktail Sponsor: Clique Vodka
Award Partner: Kessler Studios
The fifth annual DATA Awards Event is part of the Creative Technology Network, developed with the generous support of the Benedum Foundation. 

What’s Hot at DATA AWARDS 2013: Make the Weather Forecast Fun with the Swackett App

Countdown to the 2013 Design, Art and Technology (DATA) Awards: This blog series features random  hot picks from this year’s finalist categories.

Vote for your favorites now at: http://dataawards.pghtech.org
Register for the May 15 Gala and Exhibition here: www.pghtech.org/events/DataAwards/index.html

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swackett®:The Visual Weather Report
Apps + Information Architecture

swackett® is a fun new way to look at the weather. We communicate weather forecasts visually by presenting people symbols (peeps) who always appear appropriately dressed for weather conditions. We convert complex weather data to easily-understood, visual weather reports suitable for people of every age.

If it happens to be cold outside, swackett peeps appear dressed in winter hats, coats and boots. A hot, sunny day? swackett peeps appear wearing shorts and sunglasses — and they even remember to bring along drinking water and sunblock. Rain? swackett peeps appear with rain jackets and an umbrella. This is a fun, fresh and truly useful weather report experience for people of any age.

http://www.swackett.com/v2/

 

Announcing The 2013 DATA Awards Finalists

Cast your vote to elect this year’s Art + Technology winners! Register now for the biggest innovation party of the year!

FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE.

Join us — and some of our region’s most ingenious creative techies — for a party like no other. Get ready for a mash-up of networking, interactivity and inspiration — and a full night of mixing and mingling; Featuring over of 50 of this year’s most innovative art and technology projects, door prizes and surprises, food, fun and the music of sound architect, Bill Stankay. The evening’s presenter — journalist, author, filmmaker and former CNN Bureau Chief, Chip Walter – hosts the Awards Gala with his explorations of human creativity and curiosity.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD.
This year’s event features public voting and a new kind of interactive exhibition party after the awards gala.
Click here to see all ofthe finalist projects and cast your vote!  Voting polls close May 1, 2013.

2013 DESIGN, ART AND TECHNOLOGY (DATA) AWARDS FINALISTS
Winners will be announced at the event on May 15!  Event details follow below and online.

i-CON: Apps & Information Architecture

PPG: Digital Glass Visualizer

Highmark Diversified Services: Chomper Chums Mobile App

United Concordia Dental: iDental Mobile App

Duquesne University: Viewbook iPad App

Sierra w/o Wires: Sierra Billing Manager (SBM)

OnlyBoth Software

swackett®:The Visual Weather Report

 

Maker: Design & Art

Andy Warhol Museum: Screen Test Machine

Teletrix: Radiation Training Simulators

Cellhelmet

Bird Brain Technologies: The Hummingbird Robotics Kit

Slipppery Rock University: Transformative Klein Bottle Composition #8

Sole Power

Volte Kaleidoscopic Art Installation

SoGlo

Slippery Rock University: God Particle

 

Media Arts: Interactive + Multimedia

WebKite

BHive Labs: Multi-Screen Mobile Presentation Platform

The Entertainment Technology Center: Meet Mr. Lincoln

PPG + Garrison Hughes: PPG Aquarium Wall of Watery Wonders

Lightwave International: Global Rainbow-After the Storm

Production Masters Inc: One Young World Pittsburgh Innovation. Global Inspiration. Video

Lightwave International: Christmas Spectacular

Saturday Light Brigade Radio Productions: StoryBox

Fireman Creative: Ricky’s Dream Trip

Argentine Productions: Mapping Mammoth Cave

Inventionland: Dare to Invent

Pittsburgh Foundation + MarketSpace Communication: Voices of Youth

 

Joystick: Gaming

Walking Thumbs: Blab Cake

Ludo Mechanica: DropKicker

Yale University + Schell Games: PlayForward – Elm City Stories

Geneva Mars: Zachy the Robot’s Quest for Museum Treasures

Global Game Jam: Chopsticks & Push-Ups

Schell Games: Tunnel Tail

 

Next Generation: Kids & Creative Technology

WQED Multimedia + SLB Radio Productions: iQ Kids Radio

Assemble: Learning Parties

Digital Dream Labs: dreamTableTop

The Center for Creativity: transformED

Steeltown Entertainment: Take a Shot at Changing the World

Carnegie Science Center: Can*TEEN Career Exploration

Robot Virtual Worlds Website

Dream Flight Adventures

California University + Avalon Elementary School: “What’s in Your Cart?”

Robomatter: Robot Virtual Worlds Software

 

New This Year! Student Category

Carnegie Mellon University: Celestia

California University of Pennsylvania: Computer Animation Portfolio

Carnegie Mellon University: Mission Critical

Carnegie Mellon University: Ghost Story

Carnegie Mellon University: Floria

Carnegie Mellon University: Stealth the Game

Carnegie Mellon University: flux


EVENT DETAILS

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Location: The Grand Hall at the Priory, 614 Pressley Street, Pittsburgh PA 15212, North Side

Agenda:

5:00 – 7:00 pm: DATA Awards Gala with Special Exhibition Preview
5:00- 6:00 pm: Registration, Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres, Special Exhibit Preview, Entertainment
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Awards Ceremony and Presentation

7:00 – 9:00 pm:  DATA Interactive Exhibition Party: Networking, Exhibit, Light Food, Cash Bar, Entertainment

REGISTER NOW 
Awards Ceremony with Special Exhibition Preview: (includes DATA Interactive Exhibition Party)
$99 Member/Non-Member | $45 Student 

Or, Register for DATA Interactive Exhibition Party Only:   $25 
Early registration is recommended.
Registration: online | events@pghtech.org | 412.918.4229


GET ENGAGED
Start the party now at #PTCDATA.
www.pittsburghartandtech.org


2013 DATA Awards Partners + Sponsors:

Creative Technology Network Partner: Carnegie Mellon University
Champion Sponsor: Dollar Bank
Supporting Sponsors:
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney | Daedalus Inc. |Martin Public Relations | Print Tech of Western PA

Production Sponsor: Wrecking Crew Media
Media Partner: B-Hive
Cocktail Sponsor: Clique Vodka
Award Partner: Kessler Studios
The fifth annual DATA Awards Event is part of the Creative Technology Network, developed with the generous support of the Benedum Foundation.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the event!