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Creative Technologies
Symposium 3

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Art and Art Education Program
Teachers College
Columbia University

Creative Technologies

Symposium No. 3

Friday, May 6, 2016

1:00pm to 6:00pm


Symposium schedule:

12:30 pm: Registration, Zankel Hall 408

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 accompanies the launch of a state-approved 15-credit point Advanced Certificate in Creative Technologies. The Creative Technologies Curriculum (CTC) is guided by the view that new and emerging digital tools and materials are entangled with more familiar studio materials. CTC emphasizes hands-on exploration and engagement with an expanded notion of materials, including social media, digital fabrication, and physical computing. 

CTC is part of the Art and Art Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. More information about the Creative Technologies Certificate Program can be found at

Follow our updates on our symposium website,, and join our exchange on social media using the hashtag #ctcart.

Creative Technologies Conversation

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 enviornments. 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? 

Please join the conversation through Twitter, Instagram, and our website


Creative Technologies
Art & Art Education
Teachers College, Columbia University

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Creative Technologies curriculum,
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