WORKSHOPS & LECTURES / PITTSBURGH

(FIRST WAVE ANNOUNCED)

THURSDAY OCTOBER 02

Undervolt artists give insight into their work and new platforms for exhibiting and distributing digital art. Co-presented by Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art & Masters of Arts Management program.

JOHNNY WOODS

Pittsburgh / CMU & Union Trust Building
Los-Angeles based animator, video artist, and director of Undervolt & Co., who has received commissions from MOCA, The Museum of Sex, Bonnaroo Music Festival, and musicians like Big Boi, Neon Indian...

JJ STRATFORD

Pittsburgh / CMU & Location TBA
A multidimensional artist based in Los Angeles, Undervolt & Co. artist, and founder of Telefantasy Studios, an avant-garde production studio and media lab ...

MSHR (Brenna Murphy & Birch Cooper)

Pittsburgh / CMU & Location TBA
MSHR is the collaborative project of Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy who explore ceremonial, cybernetic and cyborgian realms through interactive installation, analog synthesizer design, and ritualistic performance...

FRIDAY OCTOBER 03

A survey of electronic music composition methods from 1970-today. Artist lectures supported by an Ableton workshop in Max for LIVE, along with modular synthesis and demoscene demos. Made possible by support from Carnegie Mellon University's: Frank-Raytche STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Demosplash Conference/School of Computer Science, School of Music, IDEATE, Center for Arts in Society, Humanities program, and Pittsburgh's Sprout Fund.

RICHARD DEVINE

Pittsburgh / CMU
Atlanta-based musician and sound designer recognized for producing layered, heavily processed pieces that combine influences from hip-hop to old and modern electronic music...

YouthMAKE Night

Pittsburgh / Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
YouthMAKE Night is a fun evening event for youth, ages 10-15, to experience ...

MICHAEL JOHNSEN

Pittsburgh / CMU
Extensive patching of large numbers of devices produces teeming chirps, sudden transients and charming failure modes; embracing the dirt in pure electronics.

ELLIE HERRING

Pittsburgh / CMU & Hot Mass
Lexington, Kentucky-based producer who has been on a steady rise in recent years featuring cut up samples buried in droney beats. Catch her in conversation with Ableton and the Center for Arts in Society at the VIA Conference and Max for LIVE workshop.

HECTOR LLANQUIN

Pittsburgh / CMU
Chilean artist whose video art, 3d modeling, video games, music, web programming and design examine the aesthetics of user error, techno animism, conspiracy theories, and the internet's relationship with Latin American tensions...

DIODE MILLIAMPERE

Pittsburgh / CMU & Location TBA
Making music that is surprisingly rich and complex using outdated computer equipment and an MS-DOS ...

<h2>SATURDAY OCTOBER 04</h2>

VIRTUAL LIFE DRAWING

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
Premiering at VIA in conjunction with an opening in Second Life, this IRL/URL event will connect physical and virtual participants through group drawing sessions around live avatars posing in Second Life. Choose to draw your model on an iPad or paper, all works uploaded and exhibited online.