Friday, April 23, 2010

DATA: The 2010 Design, Art & Technology Awards and Regional Art Exhibition


DATA: The 2010 Design, Art & Technology Awards
and Regional Art Exhibition


"The Business of Creativity"


with MEDRAD CEO, John Friel
and Internationally-Acclaimed Pittsburgh Artist, Burton Morris

Event: Thursday, May 6, 2010
Exhibition: Thursday, May 6 through August 31, 2010

The Pittsburgh Technology Council presents the 2010 Annual Design, Art & Technology Awards. This one-of-a-kind event honors regional excellence in creativity and innovation -- and will assemble, for the first time ever, a consortium of innovative technology business leaders and artists who are transcending traditional boundaries.

ROBOTICS. ELECTRONIC ARTS. MUSIC. INTERACTIVE SCULPTURE. GAMING. FILM SCREENINGS. INTERACTIVE TEXTING. FINE ART. ANIMATION. INDUSTRIAL DESIGN. POPTICS.

Join us for an evening of creativity, technology mindshare, and ground-breaking ideas, featuring MEDRAD CEO, John Friel, and a talk by internationally-acclaimed artist and Pittsburgh resident, Burton Morris. Let’s celebrate the distinction of our region’s designers, artists and technologists -- and learn how creativity and business are working together to grow our region.

FEATURING 40 OF THE REGION'S MOST INNOVATIVE CREATIVES:
Rebecca Bailey Jesse Best David Bernabo Thomas Bigatel
Connie Cantor Tiberiu Chelcea Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer deeplocal
David Edwards The Entertainment Technology Center’s Balli Plastici
Jessica Fenlon Stephen Haynes Ruth E. Hendricks
Ben Hernstrom Lori Hepner John Hinderliter Joseph Holtz
Modern Pop Don Jones Sandy Kessler Kaminski Kevin Kulesa
John Malarky Wade Massie Ian TAK Momyer Net Health Systems
Ron Nigro Jane Ogren Martha Rial Riggs Communications & ImPACT The Simulation Hypothesis Seth Rosenberg Nina Sarnelle
Jon Shumway Eric Singer Rob Straw Kelli Townsend Emily Traynor
R. Weis Wombat Security Technologies Gary Zak
D.A.T.A. VIP RECEPTION 5-6pm
Pre-event VIP cocktail reception and exhibition preview

This reception will include remarks from MEDRAD CEO, John Friel, and Burton Morris -- as well as hors d’oeuvres, artist-business networking and an exclusive exhibition preview. This intimate event is a great opportunity to connect one-on-one with the region's most innovative artists and business leaders, and to show your support for the value of cultivated creativity and innovation in Pittsburgh. Tickets for the VIP reception include admission to the main event.
The first 50 people to register for the VIP reception will be eligible to win a signed, special edition Pittsburgh-themed print by Burton Morris.
TICKETS BY RESERVATION ONLY:
INDIVIDUAL $100.00
GROUP OF 5: $450.00
NOTE: Register before April 1, 2010 to SAVE 10%
Click here to register.

D.A.T.A. AWARDS CEREMONY AND MAIN EVENT 6-8pm
The only event that honors our region’s leading-edge intersections of tech and creativity

The 2010 Design, Art & Technology Awards and Exhibition (DATA) is the region’s signature art and technology event. The evening will feature: a keynote address by Burton Morris and his business partner, Alan Smith; an exhibition featuring the region’s most innovative artwork; music by the 2010 DATA Musical Artist of the Year, David Bernabo with DJ Responsibility; creative tech gamerooms and installations; video screenings by 2010 Video Artist of the Year Finalists; and awards for the region’s best and brightest creative minds. Join us as we honor the region’s foremost accomplishments at the intersection of creativity and business.
The first 50 people to register for the main event will be eligible to win one of five Burton Morris limited edition specialty items.


GENERAL ADMISSION:
 $25.00
STUDENT: $15.00
Click here to reserve your tickets now.

The Pittsburgh Technology Council's signature Art + Technology event, formerly known as the Annual Art + Technology Exhibition, is now Pittsburgh's Annual Design, Art and Technology Awards. Featuring new awards, a new format and new creative showcases, this year's event promises to be better than ever!


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