Creative Code, Art and Advertising at LISA 2013

I’m pleased to have been invited to participate in a panel at this year’s Leaders in Software and Art Conference, happening in NYC on November 1st.

Titled Creative Code, Art and Advertising, this panel is designed to show off some of the best creative software work being done in advertising today, and to explore questions like “What are the alignments and conflicts between software art and advertising?”,  “What is different between when artists are doing commercial work vs. ‘their own’ work?”,  “What is the true marketplace for the work creative coders do?” and “How can the tech artist community and the interactive agency community be more aligned?”.

When: November 1, 2013

Where: Tishman Auditorium at The New School, NYC

Tickets: $500 here.

Leaders in Software and Art (LISA) annouces our second annual creative coding, software and electronic art conference in NYC on November 1 at the Tishman Auditorium on 12th Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.  This event gathers together the leaders in established and emerging software and electronic media art to showcase the forefront of what is happening in these fields. Attendees will come to meet each other, network, recruit creative coders, do business, and get inspired by new possibilities in tech art.

Where’s the impact?  Think museums and gallery installations glowing with life and movement. Think ipad apps, out-of-the-box interaction design, the coolest ads you have ever seen.  Rethink the book publishing and music business.  All of those innovations and many more will be driven by the kind of creative thinking and inspiration that our presenters engender every day.  The impact of art reaches beyond museums and galleries and into corporations and product design.

Our speakers are the cutting edge, forward-thinking practitioners in the arts tech scene, including interactive and visual computer art designers, engineers and coders, plus collectors, gallerists, curators, creatives, entrepreneurs, architects, product designers, marketing managers, photographers, data scientists and more.  They’ll be talking about everything from art in advertising to 3D printing to open source art to new steps forward in art collecting and museum and gallery curation.  Twenty artists will show cutting edge projects, to get you inspired for your next project.  Join us!

The discussion about how to make a living off digital creative work is a timely one that is ongoing in both the art and commercial worlds. I look forward to some lively discussions about the relationship between arts and commerce, and how we can possibly live with ourselves doing work funded by brands.

I will share the stage with a great list of panelists with backgrounds in art, art buying, advertising, augmented reality, interactive installations, virtual museums and projection mapping – Jamie ZigelbaumVivian Rosenthal and Margaret Brett-Kearns – and will be moderated by Chick Foxgrover, Chief Digital Office at American Association of Advertising Agencies.

Jamie Zigelbaum makes interactive sculpture—conceptual, physical, computational objects and environments that metabolize and express our emerging contemporary experience.  His work can be found in private collections, including the Frankel Foundation for Art and the Rothschild Collection. He has exhibited internationally, in venues such as Ars Electronica, Design Miami / Basel, The Corcoran Gallery, Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial, The Creators Project, The Tech Museum, Riflemaker Gallery, and Johnson Trading Gallery. His awards include Designer of the Future from Design Miami/ Basel, Best Music Video and Video of the Year from the British Video Music Awards, Honorable Mention from I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, and Honorary Mention from Prix Ars Electronica.  Jamie co-founded the Industry Lab co-working space in Cambridge, MA, Zigelbaum+Coelho, and is founder at the new studio Midnight Commercial.

Jamie has a BS in Human-Computer Interaction from Tufts University and a Masters from the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab where he spent his time inventing and researching next-generation user interfaces.

Vivian Rosenthal is the founder and CEO of Snaps! (formally known as GoldRun), a mobile engagement platform. Snaps! connects brands and consumers by allowing users to embed branded content into photos and share the UGC photo based ads on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, turning the users into brand ambassadors. We connect brands, celebrities and artists to consumers, by creating valuable photo-driven mobile engagement. Members share and inspire each other with virtual content, sticker images, celebrities, characters and more in their photos, as they share with their friends and social networks.

Previously, Rosenthal co-founded Tronic Studio, a digital media agency. She has been named one of Creativity Magazine’s top 50 global creatives of 2010 and was selected as one of the five finalists for L’Oreal’s NEXT Generation Awards highlighting women founded tech companies. Rosenthal has spoken at numerous conferences on the intersection of advertising and technology, including the CaT conference by AdAge,TEDxSilicon Alley 2011 and 2012, Bloomberg Money Moves, Ad Tech and Socialize West. Rosenthal has been featured in Fast Company, The New York Times, Mashable and AdWeek, among many others. She has been selected as a jury member for the Andy Awards, D&AD, One Show Interactive Awards, and the Art Directors Club.

Margaret Brett-Kearns is Executive Interactive Producer from Goodby, Silverstein and Partners.  She spent eight years as an art buyer and joined Goodby Silverstein ten years ago as an executive producer in print.  Margaret was the producer on the Adobe Museum of Digital Media project.  She has a degree in art history from Mount Holyoke College.