CODAsummit: The Intersection of Art, Technology and Place
October 2 - October 4, 2019
El Paso Museum of Art
El Paso, Texas
The Art of Physical and Digital Experience Design NGX Interactive | Jan Beringer, Art + Experience
Collaboration, serendipity, and creativity are a few of the words
to articulate the process of designing an experience. Exploring a
few recent art focused projects that reveal how we develop stories
and spaces that resonate and connect with visitors.
Relationship Building, Catastrophizers, and Dream Crushing, The Reality of Creating Large Scale Sculpture Demiurge | Mark Reigelman, Artist & Joe Riche, Firm Principal
Demiurge and artist Mark Reigelman discuss multiple projects
produced together, or as Mark puts it “Please, Joe! : The Art of
Begging and Trusting Others With My Life”
When Your Collaborator Is a Robot Madison Robots | Heather Schatz, Artist and Co-Founder, Madison Robots
When artist William Duffy carved his small sculpture "Nocturnal Care" in stone, he envisioned it large scale, as shown in this proposal for the Kentucky Center for African American History, where the public could engage with it. With the help of Madison Robots, Duffy is now seeing that vision come true.
Leave the Engineering to the Engineers: Bringing Artistic Visions to Life Using Algorithms and Technology LERA plus | Alfonso Oliva, Director of LERA plus
In this presentation, Alfonso Oliva, Director of LERA+ will discuss
the various computational approaches artists can employ to optimize
the structural design and fabrication of their sculptural works,
simplifying design processes so that they can focus on the art
itself. Mr. Oliva will review case studies where LERA+ helped
artists move past technical complexities to realize their vision.
The Art & Science of Visual Effects Fusion CIS | Lauren Millar, Executive Creative Director & Mark Stasiuk, Executive Technical Director
The combination of art & science works miracles. Fusion’s Lauren & Mark will describe integrating art, engineering & advanced visual effects technology to create unique, immersive digital experiences with unforgettable impact!
We are placemakers Wireframe | Steve Blanchette/Antoine Clayette, Co-founders and Associate Producers
With urban densification and the rise of new technologies; Placemaking has become a new part of our everyday experience. Through touring and permanent installations, collaborations from studios to cities, see why Wireframe has become an international partner for many. Come and join us as we will discuss upcoming projects and how future technologies will shape our cities.
Heart, Head, and Hand Zahner+RDG
The public artist team of David Dahlquist and Matt Niebuhr from
RDG Dahlquist Art Studio (RDG Planning and Design) have collaborated
with Bill Zahner and his team at A. Zahner Company on several major
installations. Our presentation will explore the critical relationship
between artist, engineering and fabrication. We will share insights
about the process, from early conceptual design through installation,
including the challenging dialogue that is required to transform
ideas into three-dimensional reality.
Art and Business Go Hand-in-Hand Creos | Alexandre Lemieux, Co-Founder and Director of Business Development
Have you ever heard about touring installation? Take a peek into
Creos’ everyday environment, the world’s leading tourable interactive
installation agency. From the creative process to the exportation
stage, including business development, discover the countless details
that make every showcase a true success story.
Shaping Stories with Textiles Transformit | Cynthia Thompson, Textile Sculptor
Exploring the storytelling aspects of using textile architecture
to define place, purpose, and experience. Textile sculptor, Cynthia
Thompson, will take us on a brief tour of collaborative sculptural
projects and their role in telling a story for a museum, a residential
apartment building, and an elementary school.
Mariposa Revitalization: Watch the Interaction of Pattern and Scale Take Flight Parasoleil | Uriah Bueller, CEO & Founder, and Artist of Pattern
Parasoleil discusses how the design and architecture of Mariposa
VII embraces a lively viewpoint of urban life to promote wellness,
connections, and personality for senior residents and the community.
The project’s success was the result of the collaboration of the
Denver Housing Authority, City of Denver, I-KOTA, Humphries Poli
Architects, and Parasoleil through open communication and consistent
design guidance in the custom pattern process.
New Regionalism in Art and Technology Metalab | Joe Meppelink and Andrew Vrana
Metalab discusses how local difference and geographic opportunism
help them produce public art projects for artists using their
third-coast location as a resource. Fabricators and manufacturers
who's market is based in the energy industry are redirected toward
creative outlets under their design optimization and project
May/September Ignition Arts | Rob Ley and Brian McCutcheon
This project began with an interest in challenging the typical
notion of the parking structure as an unappreciated infrastructural
typology by transforming the new Eskenazi Hospital parking structure
into a binary, synthetic terrain. A field of 7,000 angled metal
panels in conjunction with an articulated east/west color strategy
creates a dynamic facade system that offers observers a unique
visual experience depending on their vantage point and the pace
at which they are moving through the site.