NAEA Art Education Technology (AET) Preconference: 
Creating Communities Through Technology


Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 1 PM - 7 PM
Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027 (please bring a picture ID). 

Organizer and Conference Chairs
Richard Jochum and Ryan M. Patton

Program Director
Mary Hafeli

Assistant Organizers
Zhenzhen Qi and Siobhan Cavanagh

Co-hosted by the Creative Technologies track of the Art and Art Education Program at TC, the AET NAEA preconference will explore methods for using technologies to create communities in art-making and in art classrooms. This preconference invites art educators, technologists, and makers in to engage in deep discussions about the ways digital technologies can be used in studio practice, the classroom teaching, and research.

The organizers see digital media as a means to make new, sustainable connections to 21st century modes of learning. This conference intends to lay the groundwork for artists, technologists, and art educators to come together and discuss emerging digital media education pathways in teaching, studio practice, and research.

The conference will also allow art educators to reflect ways in which technology can build community by learning new skills, and discover new ways to incorporate digital technologies in their classrooms. We also hope that the conference generates new networks, collaboration, and strategic partnerships.

Guiding questions: In what ways do technologies expand the traditional communities of art education? How do technologies change artistic making and creative inquiry? How does technology facilitate collaboration? And in which way does technology enable integration across the curriculum?

12:30 PM Registration @in front of entrance to Cowin Center (Teachers College, Columbia University)
1 PM Opening Remarks @Cowin Center
1:30 - 2:30 PM Learning Ecologies: Short Presentations
@Cowin Center

Hannah Mishin, New School – After Making the Making Center: Culture Building at Parsons
Annalise Phillips, NY Hall of Science – Making and Technology in a Museum Setting
Claudia Bernett, New School – Kite Connections: Merging Art, Technology, and Culture
Lina Moreno & Ehsan Akbari, Concordia University – Spatiality of Engagement
Justin Peake, ITP/NYU – Encouraging Collaborative Community

2:30 - 3:00 PM Break-out Discussions with Respondents @HM 138, 140, 142, 144, 146, 148

3:00 - 3:30 PM Coffee Break @in front of Cowin Center

3:30 - 4:15 Making Sessions @HM 138, 140, 142, 144, 146, 148 and Thingspace (Macy 55)
Debra Pylypiw, Plystone – Creating Webinars
Christine Liao, UNC Wilmington – Paper Circuitry
Tuba Ozkan & Erica Kermani, New School – Sensory Exquisite Corpse
Bronwen Densmore, Public Lab – Investigating Your Environment with DIY Infrared Photography Ed Bear, Artist – Hacking the iTrip to Make Your Own Radio Station
Poppy Lyttle, Makerbot – 2D Drawing to 3D Printing
Aaron D. Knochel, Penn State University – Drawing Together

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Building Communities: Unconference format session @Cowin Center
Partnership/Networks - an opportunity to network/build communities/partnerships and develop plans for action leaving the conference

5:30 - 6:00 Closing Plenary Session @Cowin Center

6:00 PM Reception @Everett Lounge

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