1. Best of Internet Week for ArtsTech Nerds (Like Me)

    Internet Week kicks off tomorrow, and oh the possibilities! Lots of great events and panels to get through. Below is a list curated for anyone interested in creative tech, digital media and the like; a best of for ArtsTech folks, if you will. Happy Internet Week hopping!

    Monday, May 14th

    The Art Of Apps Gallery Opening, Soho Gallery for Digital Art, 10am-6pm

    An Exhibition of Interface Design for iPhone & iPad. Hosted by Peter Rojas, gdgt. With work by Dave Morin & Dustin Mierau, Path; Matias Corea, Behance; Andrew S. Allen, Paper by FiftyThree; Khoi Vinh, Mixel; and more.

    ITP Spring Show 2012, 5-8pm (Also 4-8pm on Tuesday)

    A two-day exhibition of recent work by students at ITP, NYU’s digital media art/communications technologies/media lab/anything goes creative tech grad program. 

    Tech Storytelling Night with Longreads & Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 7-8:30pm 

    Longreads, known for delivering the best longform stories on the web, presents an evening of tech storytelling with five reporters from Bloomberg Businessweek: Josh Tyrangiel, Brad Stone, Felix Gillette, Sheelah Kolhatkar, and Ashlee Vance. At Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.

    Tuesday, May 15th

    Parsons MFA Design + Technology 2012 Thesis Exhibition - Open through May 19th.

    Objects and apps, games and video, installations, performances, and interactive etcetera from MFA Design and Technology candidates. 

    JODI: Street Digital, at the Museum of the Moving Image, closes May 20th 

    JODI, influential pioneers of net.art, use LED screens, smartphone apps, video games, and YouTube videos to explore how media technologies frame our experience of the street.

    Wednesday, May 16th

    Panel: Has the Internet Made Everyone an Artist? Internet Week HQ, Partner Stage, 2-2:45pm
    Exploring what it means to be an artist in the digital age. With Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at the Museum of Modern Art; Ivan Toth Depeña, Multimedia Artist; Susi Kenna, Director of Contemporary Art, Excursionist; CJ Follini, CEO of Welcome to COMPANY.com 

    Class: Sifting for Culture on the Internet, IW HQ, 2-2:45pm
    Flavorpill’s social media team Russ Marshalek and Sophie Weiner talk about how to live a more fulfilling cultural life with the time you spend online.

    Panel: Design and the Mobile Startup: NYC Edition, HQ, 4-4:45pm
    Studio Akko founder Ron Goldin moderates a panel of technologists, designers, and entrepreneurs on creating great mobile design experiences. A followup to the SXSW event with Steve Martocci (GroupMe), Leland Rechis (Etsy), and Bart Stein (Stamped).

    Class: How to Thrive on the Internet: The Stories of Top Creatives, HQ, 4-4:45pm
    Hear from industry vets who have harnessed changing technology in their creative professional careers. Nick Guarracino, Vayner Media; Lee Hawkins, WSJ; Alexandra Leite, R/GA; Emily Miethner, NY Creative Interns.

    Thursday, May 17th

    Panel: Digital Gallery, HQ, 2-2:45pm
    A discussion on the challenges and opportunities of the “digital gallery,” with insight on how to display and engage with art in the digital era from Piotr Adamczyk, Google Art Project; Julia Kaganskiy, The Creators Project; Christiane Paul, Director of Media Studies Graduate Programs, New School; John Rothenberg, Partner, Sosolimited; and Zoë Salditch, Program Director, Rhizome.

    Panel: Agencies Vs. Startups: Evolving the Conversation, AKQA NY, 6-8pm
    A panel on what startups and agencies can learn from one another. If this is anything like the one held during Social Media Week NYC earlier this year, it’s one worth going to. With Rei Inamotom AKQA; Torrense Boone, Google; Cindy Gallop, IfWeRantheWorld & MakeLoveNotPorn; Charlie O’Donnell, Partner of Brooklyn Bridge Fund; Eric Wheeler, 33Across.

    Party: Finnish Design + Technology, Projective Space SoHo, 6-9pm
    Network with Finnish designers and developers.


    Friday, May 18th

    Open house: Walkabout NYC, 1-6pm, at tech startups all over NYC

    Demos, drinks, and informal chats with the teams at some of NYC’s most innovative companies. Shameless plug: Sonar will be there! Come say hi; we’ll be making Sonaritas. 

    Have I missed any must-see creative tech events? Holler at me

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