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Creative Coding NYC #3

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③ This is the third event of our Creative Coding speaker series!

▶️ 🎶 Talk 1: Live-Coding Audio and Visuals, by 🌟 Shawn Lawson

Have you considered computer programming as an artistic performance practice or have you wondered what an algorave is? Ponder no longer, come hear and see this talk and demo to experience and learn more about this quickly growing field.

🍓 🍲 Talk 2: Food & Coding, by💫 Yishi Xie

Introducing playful and intriguing food experiences built through digital media. Projects include a game about food temptation, an iOS app for enhancing solo-eating experience, and a website to help transcode music into food.

Speaker Bios

Shawn Lawson is an experiential media artist creating the computational sublime. As Obi-Wan Codenobi, he live-codes, real-time computer graphics. He has performed, exhibited, and published across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. He has received grants from NYSCA and the Experimental Television Center, and held artist residencies at CultureHub and Signal Culture. Lawsonstudied at CMU and ÉNSBA, with MFA in Art and Technology Studies from SAIC. He is the Graduate Program Director and Professor in the Department of Art at RPI.

Ryan Ross Smith is a composer and performer currently based in Fremont Center, NY. Smith has performed throughout the US, Europe and UK, including performances at MoMA and PS1 [NYC] and Le Centre Pompidou [Paris, FR], has had his music performed throughout North America, Iceland, Australia and the UK, has presented his work and research at conferences including NIME, ISEA, ICLI, ICLC, the Deep Listening Conference and TENOR, and has lectured at various colleges and universities. Smith earned his MFA in Electronic Music from Mills College in 2012, and his PhD in Electronic Arts at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He is an Assistant Professor of Audio Arts at SUNY Oneonta. (

Yishi Xie is a Chinese designer living in New York via Paris. She was trained in Digital Art, and received an MFA degree in Design & Technology. Her works focus on eating experience design and experimental interaction prototypes. She is rich with food, and she writes about it.

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