May 6, 2016 1:00 - 6:00 PM
Art & Art Education @Teachers College, Columbia University

Emerging technologies continue to change the making, teaching, and learning of art. The creative technologies symposium addresses these changes and engages artists, educators, and technologists in an ongoing conversation. While the previous symposia worked to define creative technologies as a means for artistic expression, the upcoming symposium considers the successes and barriers of implementation within various learning environments. What are some of the new pedagogies that help bring technology-infused art to students and teachers alike? If there is a lot of excitement about technology in art making, where does the resistance come from? 


Organizer and CTC Coordinator
Richard Jochum

Laura Scherling

Program Director
Judith M. Burton


Program Schedule

12:30 pm: Registration, Zankel Hall 408 (4th floor)

1:00 pm: Opening Remarks by Judith M. Burton and Richard Jochum. Keynote by Bruce Wands: "Perspectives on the Digital Revolution in Contemporary Art and Education"

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm: Short Presentations
Erin E. Riley: Making Art in the FabLab: New Tools for Self-expression
Josh Burker: Making Meaning of Angles and Degrees: Art and Programming the LogoTurtle
Stephanie Dinkins: Friends Forever: Social Robots as Friends and Teachers
William K. Moulton: New Media and the Oral Tradiation: Building a Dance and New Media Program
Caleb Clark: From "Yes-itis" to "Yes"
Merete Sanderhoff & Neal Stimler: Wanna play? Open Museum Content for Education

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm: Break-out Session
Erin Riley & Nathan Holbert
Josh Burker & Deren Guler and Jessica Jagtiani
Stephanie Dinkins & Steven Goss
William K. Moulton & Carianna Arredondo and Brian Bulfer
Merete Sanderhoff & Neal Stimler

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm: Coffee Break

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Interactive Pecha Kucha (Moderated by Laura Scherling)
Jaymes Dec: Triumphs and Tribulations of Creative Technologies in a Traditional School
Andrew Corpuz & Sohee Koo: Thingspace: Technology and Three-Dimensional Studio Thinking
Alfredo Salazar-Caro: DiMoDa: Digital Museum of Digital Art & Beyond
Stefania Druga: Designing with and for kids at HacKIDemia
Grace Jun: Clothing & Technology: Placing Social Practice at the Center of Learning
Anna Nazo: Posthumanism: The Human Body Transition. Contemporary Art Practice: Performance
Luke Murphy: The Unhappy User
Rory Solomon: Programmer as User: Critical Reflections on Computer Programming Education
Nobhuho Nagasawa: Interactive Art of Light and Sound
Lilia Ziamou: Bodies Unbound: Reimagining the Boundaries of the Body/Technology Interplay

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Wrap-up 

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Reception & Performance Eli Keszler


The Symposium organizers plan to publish papers provided by the presenters as part of a special section of the Springer Open Access Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a special issue of the Journal of Knowledge Management
Extended Deadline for Papers: September 30, 2015 (2,000-8,000 words)

The Creative Technologies Symposium is part of the Creative Tech Week in New York City from April 28 - May 6.

More information about the Creative Technologies Certificate program can be found at

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