Art + Tech Talks

Cool ideas in 10 minutes or less, at the intersection of creativity and technology, featuring:

2017, THE REAL BREAKOUT YEAR FOR VIRTUAL REALITY
by Rick Gardinier, Partner & Chief Digital Officer, BRUNNER, PITTSBURGH, PA

Virtual reality technology continues to evolve at lightning speed.  How should your company start to play in this cutting-edge space?  In this session, we will take a rapid-fire view of current trends, where the future is headed, and how you can take advantage of today. For the past 18 years, Rick has led BRUNNER’s digital practice and has helped to position BRUNNER as a top independent technology, creative and analytics driven firm.  Five years ago, Rick spearheaded the launch of BRUNNER’s innovation lab, BHiveLab.  

THE ART OF SCIENCE / THE SCIENCE OF ART
by Ashley Cecil, Artist & Matt Webb, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, PITTSBURGH, PA

It’s estimated that up to 1 billion birds die annually in the US from colliding with windows, a enormous problem with direct consequences to our own health. In Pittsburgh, concerned artist Ashley Cecil and BirdSafe Pittsburgh coordinator Matt Webb have come together from seemingly disparate fields of art and science to collaboratively address the conservation problem through creative solutions.