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TechnoArte Latino

May 5, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This event will introduce the audience to Latin American artists living in United States who use cutting edge digital technologies throughout their creative process. The presenters will share their work with the audience and engage in discussions about the role of technology in shaping culture through arts.

The event will include short talks and performances featuring eight artists from six different countries including:


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Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton University Art Museum.


Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


May 5, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Community Room – First Floor
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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Hannah Schmidl
This event will introduce the audience to Latin American artists living in United States who use cutting edge digital technologies throughout their creative process. The presenters will share their work with the audience and engage in discussions about the role of technology in shaping culture through arts. The event will include short talks and performances featuring 8 artists from 6 different countries including: Cejo Vega Cebrian (Mexico) Ari Melenciano (American-Dominican) Sharon Lee De La Cruz (American-Puerto Rican) Michelle Hessel (Brazil) Cristobal Valenzuela (Chile) Aarón Montoya-Moraga (Chile) Martin Calvino (Uruguay) Fanni Fazakas (Hungary) Cejo Vega Cebrian (Mexico) Cejo is from Mexico and is the co-founder of 'Es cena con sejo', a multimedia artist group whose work focuses on movement, interaction and conversation. Their work is informed by performing arts, media arts, socially engaged art, as well as by free(libre) software, computation and digital systems. They aim to imagine and contribute to the construction of a world of solidarity. You can learn more here: https://escenaconsejo.org/en/category/works/ Ari Melenciano (American-Dominican) Ari is an American-Dominican interdisciplinary artist, designer, creative technologist, researcher, educator and activist who is passionate about exploring the relationships between various forms of design and the human experience. Her research lies at the intersections of aesthetics, technology, art/design, psycho-geography, experiential design, pedagogy, geo-political activism, culture/humanities, speculative design, and imaginative uses of human-computer interaction technologies. Her projects include being the founder of the creative house, bgoti; lifestyle movement, Be Gold On The Inside; building a line of experimental "neo-retro" digital analog cameras, Ojo Oro; founder and producer of the New Media Arts, Culture and Technology Festival, Afrotectopia; founder and director of Publics.School, a platform exploring experimental methods to disseminate social justice issues; founder of Justice Factory, an interactive data visualization tool for activists that was recently awarded the Processing.org Fellowship (2018) to build a data visualization platform using Processing; founder of AricianoTV, an online video tutorial channel on creative coding; and a VJ/DJ (in the duo, GVÖ), with a residency in Brooklyn, NYC. You can learn more about her at http://www.ariciano.com Sharon Lee De La Cruz (American-Puerto Rican) Sharon is an artist and activist of Latin descend from New York City. She earned a BFA from The Cooper Union, is a Fulbright scholar, and obtained her Masters at NYU’s ITP program (Interactive Telecommunications Program). Sharon’s work ranges from comics to interactive sculptures. She enjoys creating tools and activities that bridge the accessibility gap in STEM education. Sharon’s work is in the intersection of tech, art, and social justice. She currently lives in New Jersey and is the Assistant Director of The StudioLab, a creative tech lab, at Princeton University. You can learn more about her at http://unoseistres.com Michelle Hessel (Brazil) Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and currently living in NYC, Michelle is a multimedia artist & user experience designer working at ALICE. Her works have been featured at 'The Economist', 'VICE Media', 'Communication Arts', and more. She have participated at design and new media events in United States, Europe and Brazil. Michelle is interested in creating experiences that live at the intersection of design, storytelling, and technology. You can learn more about her at https://www.michellehessel.com Cristobal Valenzuela (Chile) Cristobal is a technologist, artist and software developer from Chile and currently living in NYC who is interested in the intersection between artificial intelligence and creative tools. He is the director of Runway, researcher at New York University ITP, and co-founder of Latent Studio, a creative studio specializing in machine learning and artificial intelligence. He also contributes to OSS and helps maintain ml5.js. His work has been sponsored by Google and the Processing Foundation and his projects has been exhibited in Latin America and the US, including the Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art, ARS Electronica, GAM, Fundación Telefonica, Lollapalooza, NYC Media Lab, New Latin Wave, Inter-American Development Bank, Stanford University and New York University. You can learn more about him at https://cvalenzuelab.com Aarón Montoya-Moraga (Chile) Aarón is a multimedia artist, programmer and educator living between NYC and Santiago, Chile. He has co-founded 'Coded Escuela', a media arts school based in Santiago where he teaches creative programming. Aarón is a contributor to the 'Processing Foundation' & the open source project 'p5.js', releasing one of its books in Spanish language. He also contributes to the open source project 'Kinectron' and is a curator at the 'New Latin Wave Festival'. Aarón also founded and runs the Record Label 'Bandurria' and co-organize 'Frequency Sweeps', a sporadic experimental audiovisual performance festival. You can learn more about him at http://montoyamoraga.io Martin Calvino (Uruguay) Martin is a multimedia artist focusing on the integration of art with science, new media art with tango, and the creative applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the ‘Art and Artificial Intelligence Lab’ at the Computer Science Department of Rutgers University. He was a Senior Research Assistant at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong; and previously attended the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Martin’s artworks have been featured at CLOT Magazine (Spain-England), Interalia Magazine (England), and ART UNCOVERED radio podcast show (NYC-USA); whereas his audiovisual work have been exhibited at MoTiF Film Festival (Alaska, USA) and Proyecto Rotatoria (Cordoba-Argentina). Martin also holds degrees in Plant Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University (PhD) and Tsukuba University (MS), and in Molecular Biology from the University of the Republic of Uruguay (BS). He conducted studies and worked under the sponsorship of prestigious fellowships such as Fulbright (USA) and Monbukagakusho (Japan), and in 2012 received the Eileen Brennan Graduate Research Award from the department of Plant Biology & Pathology at Rutgers in recognition for his scientific output. More information here: https://www.martincalvino.co/ Fanni Fazakas (Hungary) (non-latin invited guest) Fanni manipulates and re-thinks the borders within what we manifest as human. She works across a range of media which includes and not limited to: video, sound, performance and installation. In all her work from interaction design to virtual reality it is clear that the core concept is key to it’s success. Each time she turn towards a new medium or subject she dedicates her time in deep analysis to building a strong approach. Fazakas graduated from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design where she studied Media Design, currently she is at New York University, ITP Master Program. These days her focus is on VR/AR/MR and film techniques, generative music and visual programming. She is working closely with a neuroscience team called MuArts to create interactive art and advertisement forms controlled by brainwaves. At the imPro Budapest School of Music Technology - she received extensive training in composing, sound design and engineering. She performed with her electronic Live Shows in Budapest, New York, Berlin, Umea, Rotterdam and Amsterdam at different Music Tech Festivals. Awards and fancy stuff below. You can learn more about her at https://rumexinaction.com
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