Conflux, the art and technology festival for the creative exploration of urban public space, one again presents a huge array of interactive art and technology events over the weekend of October 08–10, 2010 in the East Village. Participants will transform the neighborhood into a street-based laboratory with art installations, interactive performances, games, guided expeditions and more. Indoor events, headquartered at NYU's Barney Building (34 Stuyvesant St.), include a keynote address by renowned urban explorer Steve Duncan, evening performances and the Conflux Café series of artist-led talks and workshops.
January: Digital Image Manipulation with Eyebeam Intern Patrick DavisonTalking to someone on the internet? Want to seem cool? Want to photoshop their head onto that of a celebrity? Well - the digital savvy know how to do that, but the REALLY digital savvy know that Photoshop's not the only way. The world of digital image manipulation is too often seen as a one-horse race, but it doesn't have to be that way. GIMP is the premiere, super-fantastic FREE SOFTWARE tool for photo retouching, digital image creation, and cover-for-the-CD-me-and-my-friends-made-in-my-basement making. Come get an introduction to both at once, learning the strengths and weaknesses of both as you make your Facebook photos look better, and your friends be more jealous of your skillz. With a "z."
ElectroSmog SkillShare: Tools and Models for Online Collaboration
Saturday, March 20, 2010 | 10AM – 4PM
Free with RSVP
Limit of 30 participants (in New York).
This SkillShare was conceived as part of the ElectroSmog Festival, a new, three-day, international festival that will introduce and explore the concept of "Sustainable Immobility": a critique of current systems of hyper mobility of people and products in travel and transport, and their ecological unsustainability.