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The 2012 Design, Art and Technology (DATA) Awards and Interactive Exhibition

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Grande Hall at the Priory

Featuring special guest, J. Moses,
Founder of WeChi Social Media game and UGO Entertainment

It’s that time of year again: the Pittsburgh Technology Council is raising the roof, and raising the bar, at Pittsburgh’s biggest creative tech party of the year. Join us, and some of the hottest art and techies around, for an awards ceremony like no other. Get ready for a streaming mash-up of networking, interactivity and inspiration! With an all new format, the 2012 event features: “Pop-Up Awards” every 20 minutes, for a full night mixing and mingling; “Technology Drive” Interactive Exhibition space, featuring 40 of this year’s most innovative and creative tech projects; the all-new “People’s Choice Award” Tour and Tweet – an interactive exhibition juried by you live via Twitter; plus door prizes, dancing and the sounds of DJ Tracksploitation. Don’t miss this mash up of creativity, business – and fun!

Plus, media industry guru, J. Moses, joins us from New York City to talk about the next generation of Social Media, and his new WeChi application. J. has worked around the globe in his many past roles, including: Director on the Board of Take Two Interactive Software; President of BMG Interactive – where he ‘greenlighted’ Grand Theft Auto; President of MTV Russia; Co-founder of UGO Entertainment; and Executive Producer on an array of film and television projects.

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THE 2012 DATA FINALISTS

Innovation: The Changemakers
• PPG Industries, Inc: Olympic ColorClix
• Schell Games and Bossa Nova Robotics: Mechatars
• Evive Station: Evive Station
• Kore Image Technologies: Interactive Mobile Display System
• ZeroFossil: Sustainable Energy Generators
• Bio Logic Research Group: FLOW Sustainable Building Technology

Maker: Design & Making
• BodyMedia: Body Monitoring Patch
• Deeplocal: Prius Mind-Controlled Bike
• Interbots: Popchilla
• 4moms: Origami Stroller
• Pulse Motors: 2012 PEV0 (Personal Electric Vehicle Zero)

Joystick: Games & Applications
• CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center: Project Xense: Cyberpeople
• Schell Games: Race for the Beach
• Etcetera Edutainment: Wegmans
• Walking Thumbs: Blabcake
• Vteractive: Questyinz

i-Con: Communications & Information Sharing
• Lightwave International: Reebok Reethym of Lite Commercial
• The Andy Warhol Museum: The Warhol's DIY POP App
• Fireman Creative: TweetRoast
• GetABBY: Shop-Scan-Save
• Sierra w/o Wires: Sierra Incident Manager (SIM)
• Argentine Productions: Science Today
• Ticksworld: Ticksworld.org

Media Arts: The Intersection of Art and Technology
• The Art Institute of Pittsburgh (Andres Tapia-Urzua/Jon Amakawa): The Painted Lady
• Lightwave International: Cowboys & Aliens
• The Fred Rogers Company: Mister Rogers for Adults
• Jennifer Baron/Keith Tassick: Nature-Nurture (The Garment District)
• Toby Fraley: Fraley's Robot Repair
• Adam Shreckhise: PAM (Portrait of the Artist as a Machine)
• Suzanne Mauro: Style Everyday with Suz
• Hyunjoo Oh/Antonio Gomes: The Memory of a Tree

Community: Art + Tech for our People and Places
• Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy: Mellon Park
• Geek Art/Green Innovator's Festival (GA/GI)
• Art Energy Design: Eco-equation
• VIA: The VIA Music and New Media Festival
• CMU’s Studio for Creative Inquiry: High Point Pittsburgh

Next Generation: Kids & Creative Technology
• Fred Rogers Center: Early Learning Environment™ (Ele)
• The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh: MakeShop
• The 'Illuminate' Project: RumbleBlocks
• The Ellis School: Robotic Arms Anatomy Lab
• Hip Hop on L.O.C.K: Fli Society "Roll Up"
• Community College of Beaver County, Visual Communications: Design Charrette, iFree
• CMU's Information Networking Institute/Web Wise Kids: BeSeen Mobile App
• Steeltown Entertainment: Take a Shot at Changing the World


Learn more about the DATA Awards:


And the 2011 DATA goes to....(Cool Entertainment Tech Worth Knowing About)
The region's most creative technology stars grabbed the spotlight for the third annual 2011 DATA Awards last week, an accolade that singles out the best design, art and technology individuals and companies.
2010 Who's Who of Art and Innovation
The 2010 DATA awards party reads like a local Who's Who of art and innovation
Burton Morris at the 2010 DATA Awards
Watch the video of Burton talking about his new tech art, Poptics
The Art of Technology: Two Worlds Collide at the 2010 Three Rivers Arts Festival
Pittsburgh's fist Art and Technology exhibition hits the region's leading arts festival
The 2010 DATA Awards Artist of the Year: Robotic Genius, Eric Singer
The rock star of robotics discusses his artistry and musicianship
The 2009 Art + Technology Exhibition & the BurghBot Project
The artistic nature of techies can't be stopped at Pittsburgh's first art, tech and robotics competition




Learn more about the Creative Technology Network:
The Launch of the Creative Technology Network
Art, Business and Technology Collide at Pittsburgh's Creative Clash!

Pittsburgh's Creative Clash
Titans of Art and Tech Come Together to Discuss our Region's Creative Future

Watch the First Ever DATA Awards Video +
the opening of the 15 Minutes Gallery

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Get Creative. For questions or more information, contact Kim Chestney Harvey, Managing Director, The Creative Technology Network, at 412.918.4223.