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{Benjamins Desk} Presents ArtsTechPhilly'­s "The Future of Interactive Tech"

{ArtsTechPhilly} Presents "The Future of Interactive Tech"

How Can Interactive Tech and the Arts Evolve Together? In  What Ways Can Interactive Tech Change How We Experience Art? How Can Museums Use Interactive Tech To Create New Exhibitions?

This October 23rd, ArtsTechPhilly Presents "The Future of Interactive Tech", which will explore ways in which interactive technologies are currently being used to enhance how audiences experience art. This months three keynote speakers will present a 10-15 minute presentations on ways in which museums, galleries, and creative organizations are using these technologies currently and what they predict for the future. Three Members of ArtsTechPhilly will be given 5 minutes to express ways in which they've witnessed this interaction and what they see as future use, and other insights in Interactive Tech.

Speakers On The Future of Interactive Tech

Ray Migneco PostDoctoral Research Associate of ExCITe- is a Philadelphia-based signal processing engineer and musician who holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and completed his PhD at Drexel University working in the Music and Entertainment Technology Lab. Ray is now working as a postdoctoral research associate at the ExCITe Center.

Cliff Stevens CEO & Founder of Lokadot, LLC - is a Philadelphia-based entrepreneur who began his technology career in 1998 as a Database Conversions Specialist for Blackbaud, now one of the largest software-as-a-service vendors in the world. Following an interim role as Director of Technology Connectors for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia in[masked], Cliff conceived of the location-based audio technology for smartphones that would eventually go live in the Apple AppStore as "Lokadot" in March 2011.

Matt Browning CEO of Perfect Prototype- Browning turned his Carnegie-Mellon University studies in art and computer science into an impressive career of animating and programming interactive content. His work for Microsoft’s Encarta Encyclopedia and the Africana Encyclopedia of Black History twice earned him Communication Arts Magazine Interactive Design Annual awards. Matt started Perfect Prototype in late 2001 and has worked extensively in the exhibits industry for museums, tradeshow and corporate visitor centers, and more recently sports and public venues. Recently, Perfect Prototype has been involved in augmented reality and interactives for the Pittsburgh Penguins, an award winning augmented reality exhibit for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and technology and implementation working with internationally renown artist Carrie Mae Weems.

This first presentation of this interactive keynote presentation will feature a Q&A session open to all attendees. Keynote Presenters will be followed by presentations by group members, if you are interested in presenting please email [masked].

Be sure to save the date and invite your friends out for what promises to be an evening of great presentations.

Benjamin's Desk is Philadelphia's Premier Shared Office and Coworking Space for Professionals. Located in heart of Center City in the Allman Building at 1701 Walnut Street, 7th Floor, Benjamin's Desk is the place to work for mobile professionals, entrepreneurs and start-ups. We offer private offices, part and full-time desk memberships, permanent/dedicated desk memberships, virtual offices and a conference room. Not to mention, we believe that when you combine creativity with collaboration, the result is innovation.

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Special Thanks to Michael Maher and the wonderful staff of Benjamins Desk!

If you or your office is interested in hosting a #ArtsTechPhilly event or lending technical support to assist in live-streaming efforts please feel free to email [masked] for more details.

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  • Christopher W.

    Hey guys,
    In case you missed the event (or perhaps even if you were there), Technically Philly was there and covered the meetup

    Thanks Uri!

    1 · October 25, 2012

    • Cliff S.

      Great stuff Chris!

      October 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This program was excellent -- some remarkable uses of technology that suggest any number of links to the arts and community building. I'm looking forward to hearing more

    October 24, 2012

  • DoN B.

    Superior mind-blowing alternative reality technology. We are either in the Matrix or Philip K. Dick's Exegesis dream.

    October 23, 2012

  • Joan S.

    So sorry Uri, something urgent came up and I can't make it after all! Sounds awesome, wish I could be there.

    October 23, 2012

  • Chris V.

    I work until 6 and commute for an hour. I'll see if I can catch you guys at the end. Does anyone else have a problem getting back in the city by 6?

    October 16, 2012

    • Uri Pierre N.

      Hi Chris we usually start by 6:30 if not 7PM, events tend to go past 8. See you soon!

      October 18, 2012

  • DoN B.

    I saw a really cool game at Data Garden's Switched-On Garden at Philadelphia's Bartram's Garden called Splice. You make new life forms by gene splicing - so cool!

    1 · October 16, 2012

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