The next Leaders in Software and Art salon is Sunday, September 15th at Focus Lighting at 221 W. 116th St., just east of Frederick Douglass Blvd (aka 8th Ave, or Central Park West). Take the B/C to 116, it's right there, or the 2/3 to 116 and walk 2 blocks west. No access from the 1 train. We will be hearing from Johanna Bloomfield, Mikey Sklar, Wendy Jenhanara Tremayne and Tyler Parker.
6:00 - 7:00 -- Drinks, finger food and mingling
7:00 - 8:00 -- Presentations
8:00 - 9:00 -- Continue the conversation, speak with the presenters, or drift off gradually to dine nearby with some new friends.
LISA2013 IS NOV. 1
I'm so incredibly excited to announce the LISA2013 Conference, to be held Nov. 1 at the 500-seat Tishman Auditorium at the New School- big thank you to the School of Media Studies which is our host there. We're about to launch our Kickstarter campaign to sell tickets and prizes... stay tuned! Confirmed speakers include Christiane Paul, Claire Bardainne, Hilary Mason, Jamie Zigelbaum, John F. Simon Jr., Kaiser Fung, Luke Dubois, Scott Draves, Shane Hope, Sophia Brueckner, Vivian Rosenthal, Yucef Merhi, and Zoë Keating. http://softwareandart.com @softwareandart
Johanna Bloomfield http://johannabloomfield.com/ is a fashion design and materials consultant specializing in the field of performance wear and technical fabrications. She is the founder of the designer sportswear men's collection Johannes Faktotum. http://www.johannesfaktotum.com/ Clients have included performance driven technical apparel companies such as the US Army. She is involved with ongoing advanced material concept projects including IR shielding garments and has contributed to NASA SBIR contracts involving IVA pressurized space suit development and radiation protection for deep space travel.
Mikey Sklar http://screwdecaf.cx/ started playing with electronics to make blinky clothing for Burningman. Being a open source enthusiast limited his options on microcontroller development environments. He used Linux with Microchip PIC processors and learned to program in assembly. Later he switched to Mac OS/X and soon after started using AVR microcontrollers for development. Finally he could use C as the programming language and have much better debugging tools. Today his projects have progressed into human implants, flame effects, and planet saving projects like building a hotel from waste materials, making grow lights out of LEDs, and a temperature monitoring system for his veggie oil car.
WENDY JEHANARA TREMAYNE
In 96' Wendy Jehanara Tremayne http://gaiatreehouse.com/ started a record label while playing bass and writing songs in the band Moxie. Some of her songs are on Dawson's Creek, Joan of Arcadia and Men in Trees. In 02' she produced cultural events and did freelance publicity before beginning a series of conceptual art works like The Vomitorium and No Bush. In 05' she created Swap-O-Rama-Rama, which has grown to over one hundred cities. In '06 she made an oath to live a post consumer life and moved from NYC to Truth or Consequences, NM to study life hands on. She keeps a blog called Holy Scrap to share these experiences. Wendy is the author of The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living.
Tyler Parker http://btylerparker.com/ is a creative coder working as head programmer and visualization engineer for Infographics.com. Tyler is the inventor of a real-time platform to remove a performer's shadow and substitute a generated shadow that moves independently through projection mapping. He is currently developing an interactive web application using Processing and WebGL to analyze and manipulate color schemes in an image based on the color palette masking technique developed by James Gurney. Tyler has interned at HBO and Nokia developing custom software and iPhone/iPad apps. He has a bachelors (2011) and masters (2013) in CS from Brown, where he studied with Andy Van Dam. In his spare time, he sings opera.
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