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MENAFN Press - 01/05/2017
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(MENAFN Editorial) Dear Reader, we had hoped by this time that it would be unnecessary to make yet another list of women in technology. It appears, however, that many tech companies and conferences are still having trouble discovering and recognizing elite, experienced female coders, digital creatives, women in VR, women doing 3D printing and projection mapping and immersive installations.

Creative Tech Week (May 12-21, 2017, more at ctw.nyc) is a 9-day festival in New York City that offers access to conferences, performances, parties and art exhibits showcasing some of the best male and female creative technologists in the country. Committed to gender diversity, this year we feature 66 women alongside an approximately equal number of men. Without denying our male and trans/nonbinary experts their due, but to celebrate and draw attention to these women, we announce them here.

Executives

1. Isabel Walcott Draves – Founder of Creative Tech Week, Draves is the premier organizer of gender-balanced creative technology events in the USA.

2. Dawn Barber – CTW co-founder, long-time tech event producer Dawn Barber runs the CUNY Tech Meetup and co-founded the NY Tech Meetup.

3. Randi Brandt – COO of Future Colossal; Program Director for CTW; CTW Mixed Reality Exhibitor

4. L'Rai Arthur-Mensah – Project Manager, Local Projects; Moderator for CTW

5. Nina Colosi – Founder, Streaming Museum; CTW Satellite Expert

6. Carol Parkinson – Executive Director of Harvestworks Digital Art Center; performance producer CTW

7. Carla Rapoport – Founder and Executive Director of the Lumen Prize; Lumen Exhibition at the CTW Conference Hub; CTW Speaker

8. Linda Ricci – Founder of Decahedralist Inc.; panelist at CTW

9. Catinca Tabacaru – Founder of the Catinca Tabacaru Gallery; CTW panelist

Creative Technologists and Professional Managers

10. Jeanne Angel – Creative Technologist, Projection Mapping Artist and Installation Producer; Project Manager at Local Projects; Production Director at CTW; CTW Satellite Expert

11. Heidi Boisvert – New media artist, creative technologist; founder of futurePerfect lab; co-founder, XTH; Faculty at CUNY; CTW Moderator

12. Kendra Byrne – Creative Technologist, Roboticist, Product Manager at X (Formerly Google X), Keynote Speaker at CTW

13. Darya Doubouskaya – Creative Technologist; program manager for CTW

14. Melissa Felderman – Creative Technologist at SparkFun!; CTW Speaker

15. Lisa Godwin – Creative Technologist at The New York Times; CTW panelist

16. Cortney Harding – Professor at the School of Music at NYU; Consultant (music, virtual reality); Moderator at CTW; CTW Mixed Reality Exhibitor

17. Julie Huynh – Immersive Developer at Isobar (VR/AR); CTW Speaker; CTW Mixed Reality Exhibitor

18. Anna Kucheryavaya – Developer at the New York Times; CTW's web developer.

19. Gabriella Levine – Senior engineer on the Rapid Evaluation team at X (Formerly Google X); tech artist; CTW Speaker

20. Dimple Mirpuri – Front end developer, hardware engineer, creative technologist; program manager for CTW

21. Maria Mishurenko – Experience Designer; CTW Mixed Reality Exhibitor

22. Cinthya Mohr – UX Manager at Google leading VR for #Education and Creativity; Keynote Speaker at CTW

23. Ellen Pearlman – President of Art-A-Hack; Director of the Volumetric Society; creative technologist; CTW Speaker

24. Gaia Scagnetti – Information Visualization and Mapping expert; Faculty at the Pratt Institute; CTW panelist

25. Heather Shapiro – Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, data visualization expert and CTW panelist

26. Lina Srivastava – Creator of the Transmedia Activism framework; Faculty at SVA; CTW panelist

27. Lily Su – Product Designer; 3D CAD Modeler, Alvanon; CTW Arts Hub Workshop

28. Hellyn Teng – Co-founder, Wearable Media; creative technologist (computational fashion, sound, physical computing); CTW Exhibiting Artist

29. Rachel White – Creative technologist (hardware, robotics, VR/AR/MR, IoT and bots); Tech Evangelist at Microsoft; CTW Mixed Reality Exhibitor

30. Jingwen Zhu – Co-founder, Wearable Media; fashion tech designer; CTW Speaker and CTW Exhibiting Artist

Tech Artists, Digital #Media Artists

31. Miah Artola – New #Media Artist (sound-responsive visuals, interactive installations); Creative Technologist; CTW Arts Hub performer

32. Katherine Bennett – #Media artist (coding, sensors, computer vision); CTW Exhibiting Artist

33. Allison Berkoy – Tech artist (code, physical and electronic media); instructor at Pratt Institute, NYU and CUNY; CTW Speaker; CTW Exhibiting Artist

34. Annie Berman – #Media Artist specializing in cinematography, animation, social media and projection; CTW Exhibiting Artist

35. Melissa F. Clarke – educator, curator, and artist (data, science, participatory insallations, generative video, sound sculptures); CTW Exhibiting Artist


36. Ursula Endlicher – Tech and #Media Artist, Project Resident at Eyebeam, CTW Exhibiting Artist

37. Ellen Hackl Fagan – Interdisciplinary abstract painter (synaesthesia, digital media, interactive performance); Curator; Owner, ODETTA gallery; CTW Satellite Expert

38. Carla Gannis – Digital artist, Assistant Chair of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute; CTW Exhibiting Artist

39. Claudia Herbst-Tait – Artist and theorist (3D technologies, 3D software, bronze and crystal, 3D printed edibles); faculty, Pratt DDA; CTW Exhibiting Artist

40. Chun-Fang Huang – Tech Artist, CTW Exhibiting Artist

41. Michelle Jaffe – Tech Artist (steel, aluminum, speakers, projectors, recorded voice, video and software); CTW Satellite Expert

42. Sophie Kahn – Tech Artist (software, laser scanning, 3D printing); Founder, ScannerWorksNY; CTW Arts Hub Workshop

43. Erin Ko – Artist (VR, AR, and video games); co-founder of Hutong Games; CTW Speaker; CTW Mixed Reality Exhibitor

44. Yuliya Lanina – Multimedia artist (performance, animation, projection); CTW Satellite Expert

45. Linda Lauro-Lazin – Artist; curator, lecturer and educator; CTW Exhibiting Artist

46. Ellen K. Levy – Visual artist (experiential mixed-media installations); Organizer, NY LASER; CTW Satellite Expert

47. Amelia Marzec – Tech Artist; educator; CTW Exhibiting Artist

48. LaJun McMillian – New #Media Artist (Performance, Virtual Reality, Physical Computing); CTW Speaker; CTW Mixed Reality Exhibitor

49. Martha Mooke – Composer/electro-acoustic violist (digital effects processing, improvisation); Yamaha Artist/clinician; Founder/violist of Scorchio Quartet; CTW Satellite Expert

50. Terry Nauheim – #Media artist; professor and Chair of the Department of Digital Art and Design at NYIT; CTW Exhibiting Artist

51. Wi-Moto Nyoka – Performer; transmedia artist; CTW Satellite Expert

52. Yuko Oda – Tech Artist (software designed and 3D printed sculpture); Faculty at NYIT; CTW Exhibiting Artist

53. Patricia Olynyk – Artist; Director of the Graduate School of Art and Professor at Washington University in St. Louis; CTW Satellite Expert

54. Sofia Paraskeva – Creative Technologist (performance installations, interactive wireless wearables, motion graphics); CTW Satellite Expert

55. Victoria Pike – Theatrical designer (projection, mixed reality); panelist at CTW

56. Tatiana Pilon – Creative Technologist; CTW Speaker; CTW Exhibiting Artist

57. Zhenzhen Qi – Artist (biofeedback virtual reality and 3D printing), Co-founder ZZYW; CTW Exhibiting Artist

58. Margaret Schedel – Composer, cellist, interactive media artist; Associate Professor of Music and Co-Director of Computer Music at Stony Brook; CTW Exhibiting Artist

59. Raphaele Shirley – Light artist; composer; creative technologist; CTW Arts Hub Performer

60. Kate Sicchio – Algorithmic choreographer, media artist and performer, Faculty at NYU IDM; CTW Exhibiting Artist

61. Tamiko Thiel – AR and VR artist and educator; Eyebeam Mentor; GoogleVR Tilt Brush Artist in Residence; CTW Speaker

62. Barbara J Weber – Film composer, sound designer, violinist; CTW Satellite Expert

63. Wendy Wischer – New #Media Artist, Faculty at the University of Utah, and CTW Speaker

64. Tamara Yadao – Artist and composer (gaming, virtual instrument design, microsound, glitch); CTW Arts Hub Performer

65. Pamela Z – Artist (live electronics, looping, gesture); CTW Arts Hub Performer

66. Yuchen Zhang – Co-founder, Wearable Media; creative technologist; CTW Exhibiting Artist

You can catch these women, and an equal number of men who are speaking, performing and exhibiting alongside them, at the following venues during Creative Tech Week:

· Art Exhibit and performances at the Knockdown Center at 52-19 Flushing Ave in Queens on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, 2017 (Free Saturday 12-7pm, Tickets required evenings) - https://knockdown.center/event/stronger-together/

· Mixed Reality Party at the Microsoft Reactor at Grand Central Tech, 335 Madison in Manhattan on Wednesday, May 17 5-10pm with food, drink and virtual and augmented reality experiences (Tickets required) https://mixed_reality_2017.eventbrite.com

· CTW Conference at the NYIT Auditorium, in partnership with the New York Institute of Technology, 1871 Broadway in Manhattan on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21 (Tickets required) - https://creative-tech-week-2017-conference-hub.eventbrite...

· CTW Satellite Events May 12-21 -- view entire festival schedule here: https://creativetechweek2017.sched.com/

#Media Contact
Isabel Draves, President
Creative Tech Week


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