Artist Meets Hacker: How Tech is Changing the Arts
Friday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM
110 E 2nd St
Artists have always been at the forefront of defining the culture of the day, how we communicate with each other and about ourselves. Until the rise of Silicon Valley. Where Plato's Academy used to be the ultimate place of learning, mentoring, and making, now it's Y Combinator. Stravinsky's concerts started riots, now Twitter helps quell them. Picasso's cubism changed how we saw the world, now that honor belongs to the likes of Google and MakerBot.
And yet artists are making phenomenal works of art using the very bits of technology that have in large part supplanted their role of kingmaker/culturemaker. So what happens when dancers use 3D imaging, opera companies make mobile apps, museums turn to GitHub, & robots become actors? This session will explore more than one hundred case studies of artists and arts organizations using (and in some cases, failing to use) technology to comment on society, to make your neighborhood a better place to live, and to run their business.
Dir of Analytics & Social Media
Devon Smith is the Director of Analytics and Social Media at Threespot—a Washington DC digital engagement agency primarily serving nonprofits and government agencies—where she currently works with ...Show the rest
Devon Smith is the Director of Analytics and Social Media at Threespot—a Washington DC digital engagement agency primarily serving nonprofits and government agencies—where she currently works with clients such as the Smithsonian Institution, National Parks Service, Planned Parenthood and the Pew Charitable Trusts. In the past two years, she has been featured at a dozen conferences covering topics from online personal branding to an industry-wide social media survey, and from social fundraising to social media metrics.
Devon holds an MBA and an MFA, both from Yale University, as well as two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Washington. She’s a novice homebrewer, a published playwright, an aspiring Instagrammer, and an avid vagabond. You will find most of her research on social media for social good at www.devonvsmith.com.Hide the rest