NY Cultural Tech has expanded its focus as of March 2013 to more broadly delve into the innovative intersection of tech and culture. It started out as a cross-disciplinary group for practicing technologists (coders, info architects, developers) focused on the advancement of emerging tech from within the domains of public knowledge. Our participatory group is a new-media catalyst for those involved with museums, libraries, educational institutions, government, non-profits, and outwardly focused for-profits.
What we do:
We meet semi-monthly to share what new media is worth playing with, to learn from one another, and to enjoy likeminded professionals after work. These are relaxed collaborative get-togethers, to which we encourage everyone to bring their laptops and their imaginations as we pool the brightest minds from across disciplines to refine existing ideas and execute new ones.
What we're into:
information architecture (ontologies, taxonomies, metadata), semantic web, UX, UI, development, programming, data-mining, database management and other information exchange technologies
We host three basic types of events:
- Socials: where we all get together under one roof, talk shop, and make toasts
- Education Intensives: where we all get together to learn something
- Project labs: where we all get together and work on a specific project
Keep up with all the members of the group via the NY Cultural Tech Twitter List.