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LISA Conference 2013

Leaders in Software and Art

Friday, November 1, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

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Full LISA Conference
This ticket includes the studio visits on 10/31, the daylong conference on 11/1 from 8am-6:30 pm, and the afterparty from 8:30-Midnight on 11/1 (watch our website for more information). Workshop ticket not included.
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Saturday Workshop: Interactive 3D with Jitter and Blender
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Saturday Workshop: Interactive 3D with Jitter and Blender
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About the Conference

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.

Learn more at . Follow us on Twitter @softwareandart

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 conference costs $500 per attendee.  If you need a discount in order to attend, please contact us.  

Who's Coming?

If you are an entrepreneur or designer who wants to know about the best new developments in creative technology, if you're just personally interested in art that's made using a technological process, or if you have a career at an interactive marketing or advertising agency, content or publishing company, software or app company, this is where you'll find the people making the inspiring work that you'll be referencing for the year to come.  If you're in the gallery space, a museum curator or an art buyer, we hope you will come be blown away by the amazing new work that's exploding into the contemporary art space, and participate in our discussions about changes in the art canon as we move beyond post-modernism into the 21st century.


Thanks to The School of Media Studies at The New School, the conference will be held in the Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, New York, New York.

View our Schedule here.

Thursday, Oct. 31: Studio and Start-up Visits

Friday, Nov. 1: Tishman Auditorium, 66 W. 12th 

8:00 am to 6:30 pm

Saturday, Nov 2: Workshop - Drawing the Third Dimension 


Anton Marini, Software engineer, live visualist, graphics programmer.

Alessandro Ludovico, Editor-in-chief of the magazine of critical digital culture and media arts,

Barry Threw, Immersive and interactive media artist, co-founder of ArtUp, director of Software at Obscura Digital.

Bre Pettis, CEO, Makerbot; founder, NYCResistor; videoblogger.

Christiane Paul, Associate Professor, School of Media Studies, The New School; Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts, Whitney Museum.

Claire Bardainne, Artistic co-director for AM-CB, a creative research and design studio that merges digital arts with the performing arts to create spectacles and installations.

Clement Valla, Digital media artist.

Evelyn Eastmond, Software engineer and artist, developer for processing-js, open web engineer at Bocoup and adjunct faculty at RISD

Gabriella Levine, Creative technologist, interactive artist and open-source hardware designer; fellow, Unreasonable At Sea; COO Protei Inc. drone sailboats.

Hilary Mason, Data scientist and hacker; co-founder, hackNY; member,NYCResistor; scientist emeritus, bitly; data scientist in residence, Accel Partners

Jamie Zigelbaum, Interactive artist and sculptor; founder, MidnightCommercial, a studio for art, design and technology; founder & curator, Industry Lab.

John F. Simon Jr., software artist.

Joshua Davis, Artist, designer, technologist, and creative director at Code and Theory, a creative digital agency that designs products, content and campaigns across platforms.

Kaiser Fung, Statistician; blogger, Junkcharts; Author of Numbersense: How to use big data to your advantage and Numbers Rule Your World: the hidden influence of probability and statistics in everything you do; Vice president, business and analytics, Vimeo.

Kegan Schouwenburg, 3D print designer, entrepreneur, Maker.

Lauren McCarthy, Artist and computer programmer, adjunct faculty at RISD and NYU-ITP, developer for processing-js.

Lev Manovich, Artist, new media theorist, professor of computer science at CUNY, Author, The Language of New Media and Software Takes Command

Luke Dubois, Software artist, assistant professor of digital media at New York University.

Lynn Hershman Leeson, New media artist, filmmaker.

Magdalena Sawon, Digital art dealer; co-founder and co-director, Postmasters Gallery.

Margaret Brett-Kearns, Executive Interactive Producer at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, art buyer.

Miral Kotb, Software engineer, entrepreneur, founder, iLuminate.

Scott Draves, Algorithmic artist and open source software artist, inventor of  the Fractal Flame algorithm and founder of the Electric Sheep.

Shane Hope, Software artist and 3D-print sculptor of artilectual femtofactured mind-splaces, fluidentities, thunkuppetrees, post-conscious subthreaded sales-swarms, and prescient peek-a-boo plunderware portraiture on percept pus.

Sophia Brueckner, Software artist, designer and engineer; research assistant, MIT MediaLab.

Stefanie Wuschitz, Media artist and researcher; Founder of Miss Baltazar’s Laboratory, lecturer on digital art.

Steve diPaola, computer-based cognitive scientist, artist and researcher.

Toni Dove, Electronic media and virtual reality performance artist, hybrid film and installation artist and experimental theater producer.

Vivian Rosenthal, Founder and CEO at Snaps! and GoldRun, augmented reality photos; artist; advertising creative and executive.

Yucef Merhi, Software artist, hacker, computer programmer, web and graphic designer.

Zoë Keating, Avant-cellist, technologist, composer, performer.

What is Leaders in Software and Art?

LISA was founded in the fall of 2009 by Isabel Walcott Draves and Scott Draves.  We immediately were joined by several important co-founders and later, loyal supporters, including Erik Sanner, Joe Stanco, Jeff Becker, Katharine Staelin, Sophie Barrett-Kahn, Nina Colosi, Max Steiner, Anne and Michael Spalter, and hundreds of others.

We hold monthly salons in places like people's living rooms (starting to be a pretty big living room these days), museums, galleries, lofts, and sometimes commercial spaces.  We have four presenters every month who speak about their work in software, art or both.  You can see a list at the LISA website.   It's time to start showing off some of this phenomenal talent to a broader group!

Collectively, our presenters have shown work at MoMA, the Met, the Guggenheim, LACMA, SFMOMA, Cooper-Hewett, Museum of the Moving Image, the Whitney, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, the Tate Modern, and the New Museum; they have won the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica and been celebrated by MediaLab Prado, Japan Media Arts, Piksel Norway, Boston Cyberarts, FILE, Siggraph, Transmediale, South by Southwest, Sonar, and ISEA; they have worked with ITP, Eyebeam, Harvestworks and the Rockefeller Foundation and are represented by Philips de Pury, Sotheby’s, Sandra Gering, Bitforms, and Nancy Hoffman Gallery.  They are faculty at NYU, Columbia, Pratt, RISD, and UCLA.  That's just a small selection.

Have questions about LISA Conference 2013? Contact Leaders in Software and Art

When & Where

Tishman Auditorium at The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011

Friday, November 1, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

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Leaders in Software and Art

Leaders in Software and Art (LISA, @softwareandart) is an NYC-based society of creative thinkers centered around monthly salons and an annual conference.

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