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CreativeCode XII: Gabriella Levine, Scott Kildall, Steve Teep, Anthony Ciannamea

  • Apr 29, 2014 · 7:00 PM

Oh wait, you thought we were going to miss the Creative Code meetup in April?!! No way! How could we– after the amazingly popular Devart Edition last month. We are proud to welcome artists, Gabriella Levine, Scott Kildall, Steve Teeple, and Anthony Ciannamea to the Creative Code Meetup stage. The award-winning studio, R/GA will be hosting us at their fantastic location on South Park. Get in touch with [masked] if you've got something to demo or share! 

$5-$20 Donation-based entry to support Gray Area's continued programming.

Light appetizers will be provided by R/GA (thank you!) As always, donation-based beers will be on tap!


Gabriella Levine |

Gabriella Levine is an artist interested in the relationship between technology and ecology. She creates sculptural and robotic works that mimic environmental phenomena and animal behavior. She teaches at ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts) in NYC, and CIID (Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design) in Copenhagen. She co-founded Floating Point Studios, Brooklyn, and is President of OSHWA (Open Source Hardware Association). Levine has exhibited work internationally including Ars Electronica, Science Gallery Trinity College (Dublin), Meta.Morf Electronic Arts Biennial (Norway), Eyebeam (NYC), Interactive Art Fair in conjunction with Miami Art Basel, Reverse Space Gallery (Brooklyn), and Fountain Art Fair (NYC). She received the 2012 Prix Ars Electronica Hybrid Arts Award, the Gulfstream Navigator 100K Grant, Black Rock Arts Foundation Grant, & the Awesome Foundation Grant, and her work has been written up in Wired, HyperAllergic, CNN, Vice, Scientific American, Creators Project, and NYTimes.

Scott Kildall |

Scott Kildall is cross-disciplinary artist who combines networked performance and algorithms to make art works that invite public participation. His work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the New York Hall of Science, Transmediale (Berlin), the Venice Bienale (Internet Pavilion), Furtherfield (London) and the San Jose Museum of Art. He has received fellowships, awards and residencies from organizations including Recology San Francisco (2011), (2010, 2009), Eyebeam Art + Technology Center (2009), Kala Art Institute (2007) and The Banff Centre for the Arts (2009, 2006) and Autodesk (2013). He worked at the Exploratorium as a New Media Exhibit Developer [masked]) and collaborated with scientists to build interactive exhibits for the Life Sciences department, using various data-visualization techniques. He is currently an artist-in-residence at Autodesk. He resides in San Francisco.

Steve Teeple |

Steve Teeple contributes three-dimensional art to many audio/visual communities around the world. His ideas about changing the way we perceive animation and sound were first expressed in music videos for various record labels. Working with labels that shared his aesthetic led Steve to commit to producing a new piece of 3D artwork every day for a year. These daily renders often became elements in the artwork, videos, and promotional material that occupied Steve’s professional life.

Twenty-twelve brought recognition and praise from IDN magazine, naming Garbure their video of the year, and a subsequent screening at the Volt festival in Stockholm. The reception for Steve’s work led his path to cross with David Wexler, better known as Strangeloop of Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder label, founder of the Teaching Machine collective. As the newest member of Teaching Machine, Steve sculpted 3D models for the avant-garde, sci-fi animated film, Anamnesia, and created videos for RYAT, Ruff Draft/Mr Carmack, Earnest Blount, and more.

Steve’s latest work includes building 3D content for Wolfgang Gartner's Hounds of Hell Tour, alongside Strangeloop and Scott Pagano, and producing animations for a new bi-monthly Teaching Machine A/V mixtape series. When Steve takes a break from designing animations, he often performs live visuals for the best and brightest music in the Bay including the likes of Teebs, Prefuse 73, Evian Christ, Devonwho, Starkey, Teeko, Insightful, Team Supreme, Mophono, and Vessel. Steve also contributes as a monthly visual resident at popular San Francisco beat night, Resonate.

By day, Steve produces web content for popular e-commerce company Betabrand, where he helps craft new, exciting apparel every week. Betabrand’s exploits are regularly covered by serious publications such as the New York Times, CNN, Wired, Gizmodo, and Boing Boing. Betabrand focuses on developing new models of social interaction and community development in e-commerce. Steve graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Arts & Technology.

Anthony Ciannamea |

Anthony Ciannamea is a Chicago-born filmmaker and designer inspired by the intersection of technology, mythology, and mysticism in storytelling.  After nearly a decade as an interface designer and creative coder in Chicago, Anthony co-founded Scenic and has spent past few years directing a series of music videos and a feature-length documentary.  The now San Francisco-based creative director is currently focused on bringing the analog and low-fi aesthetic back to live performance visuals as well as helping artists and independent labels introduce dimensional narrative into releases.  

Obsessed with blending digital processes and modern tools with an anthropological curiosity to re-contextualize the past, he recently spent the past year producing live visuals as a monthly resident at Low End Theory SF, on tour with Shigeto, as well as events for Deru and Prefuse 73.  

Anthony runs a small studio focused on making beautiful things and telling stories with physical objects in real spaces.  

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  • Doug M.

    Just curious, do "Want a Spot" wait-listed folks generally get in?

    April 29, 2014

    • Doug M.

      "Computer says 'YES!'"..­. thanks, it was great.

      1 · April 30, 2014

  • Daniel S.

    Great Event! Really talented Artists all round and they were all great speakers as well! Great venue ! Last but not least, congrats GAFFTA on landing a physical home !! woooohooooo

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • Igor


    April 30, 2014

  • Warren S.

    Any indoor parking for road bike? Am taking Caltrain back.

    April 29, 2014

    • Amanda G.

      Hi Warren,

      April 29, 2014

    • Amanda G.

      Sorry, apparently enter = submit instead of line break. We don't have indoor bike parking available, but there are a bunch of bike racks along second street just outside the park area. Thanks for asking!

      1 · April 29, 2014

  • Cédric H.

    My team and I are working on a supa cool visual & musical project called the Wavo, as a big fan of this community, I really had to share it:­

    Wavo was born in a hackathon (­), we actually won it!
    Now we’re bringing the product to reality with the help of the awesome mentors they provide us (engineering, design, law, media, video).

    Wavo is a tangible controller that sends bluetooth (BLE) commands to a computer/smart device to play & visualize music. It aims towards getting younger kids into art/music exploration, but it's really fun to play with it and to hack it ;p

    We're looking for an enthusiastic Web App Developer to work with us as a co-founder. Most of us have jobs so we're hoping for someone independent who shares our passion about interaction, music & visual arts.

    We're not crowdfunding before the end of the year, but don't wait, contact us and let's hack together!


    Spread the word ;)

    1 · April 28, 2014

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