The December meetup event will be the group's 1 Year Anniversary/Holiday party. We'll be celebrating a successful first year of programming and events, and the group's continued growth -- over 750 members!
Come join us for an evening of music, drinks, snacks, art and, as usual, GREAT conversation. There might even be cake. We're excited to commemorate this unique, flourishing community and hope you can join us.
Gabriel Barcia-Colombo is a New York-based New media artist. His work focuses on the concept of collecting human beings as scientific specimens, a combination of curiosity cabinets, sleight-of-hand shows, laboratory practices and theories of human taxonomies. His work has been shown everywhere from Linz Austria to Austin Texas. He is currently working on installations which document the human life-cycle through digital taxidermy time capsules. His work can be seen on: http://www.gabebc.com
Andrew Schneider is a multimedia designer and performer living in New York City. He is the co-founder and Associate Artistic Director of the Chicago-based theatre company, bigpicturegroup (http://www.bigpicturegroup.org/). His solo performance work has been seen at P.S. 122, The Prelude Festival, and The Tank. His multimedia devices have been featured in Wired, TimeOut NY, Make, SIGGRAPH, DorkbotNYC, Sony Tech Wonder Labs and at the Center Pompidou in Paris. His latest projects include Experimental Devices for Performance and Acting Stranger (http://actingstranger.com/). Andrew is currently working with The Wooster Group (http://www.thewoostergroup.org/) and Fischerspooner. You can find out more about his work at: andrewjs.com (http://andrewjs.com/)
Nina Barnett is a South African artist living in Brooklyn. Her work investigates urban space, direction and cartographic narratives. These investigations have taken the form of stop motion animations, video installations, sound installations and interventions made in urban landscapes. She explores both the idea of journeying and taking on the role of the outside observer – the noticing and documenting eye in the midst of an anonymous bustle. Most recently, her work has been seen at Fada Gallery (http://www.uj.ac.za/fada/FADAHome/tabid/112/Default.aspx) at the University of Johannesburg, Harvestworks (http://www.harvestworks.org/), and David Krut Fine Arts (http://www.davidkrut.com/). Her work can be seen at: www.ninabarnett.org (http://www.ninabarnett.org/)
Julian Zuluaga was born in Bogota, Colombia. He graduated in from art school in 2004 and had a few jobs as a graphic artist for a corporate clients but it wasn't until he moved to NYC in 2007 that he started his "art-factory" project--a mix between photography and digital madness. He currently works as an art director for a fashion company in Manhattan and works on his art intensively everyday. His work can be seen at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/julianzee/
Chris Burke aka Damian Lacedaemion is the creator of This Spartan Life (http://www.thisspartanlife.com). A "talk show in game space” which uses Xbox Live as a programming platform and the videogame Halo as its backdrop, This Spartan Life is a unique concept, likened to "a mash-up of The Charlie Rose Show and Doom" by Wired Magazine. It has been lauded for its brilliant combination of traditional filmmaking with the creative, interactive possibilities of videogame technology by numerous mainstream media outlets, including The BBC, Reuters, Boingboing.net, PRI's Studio 360 and BusinessWeek, and won Best Machinima Series at the 2005 and 2008 Machinima Festivals. For more information, visit www.thisspartanlife.com.
Josephine Dorado is a New York-based media artist, producer, social entrepreneur and skydiver. In her work, she explores the extension of the performance environment with technology and the process of cultural exchange through creative interplay in virtual spaces. She initiated the Kidz Connect (http://www.kidzconnect.org/) program, which connects youth internationally via creative collaboration and theatrical performance in virtual worlds, and received a MacArthur Foundation award to co-found Fractor.org (http://fractor.org/), which matches news with opportunities for activism. She was a Fulbright scholarship recipient and an artist-in-residence at the Waag Society in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and continues her involvement with Fulbright as a member of the Board of Directors. Josephine currently teaches at the New School and is the live events producer for This Spartan Life.
We'll have wine from Damiani Wines (http://damianiwinecellars.com/) and a selection of hors d'oeuvres provided by Village Bistro East (http://www.villagebistroeast.com/).
This meetup is made possible by you, the members, and The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com) and Damiani Wine Cellars (http://damianiwinecellars.com/), and Village Bistro East.