Pittsburgh Technical Council

Announcing the 2016 Best of the Creative Industries

Announcing the 2016 Best of the Creative Industries

Article Published: June 9, 2016

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CREATE 2016'S TOP TENS & WINNERS: HONORING THE PIONEERS IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

The Pittsburgh Technology Council's Creative Industries Network (CIN) is proud to announce the winners of the year's Best of the Creative Industries.

Full details on the festival, creators, and sessions here.

TOP 10 ENTERTAINMENT PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

  • LUXE Creative/Thrival Innovation + Music Festival 2015, Lighting Design
  • Pyrotecnico/The Weeknd...The Madness Tour, Custom Flame Effects
  • Schell Games/I Expect You To Die, Virtual Reality Puzzle Game
  • Youth Express/24/7 Internet Radio Station by Pittsburgh Area Youth
  • Shift Collaborative/Busker Street Union: Creative Placemaking Program
  • Lightwave International/Lixel Laser RGB, Innovative Special Effects Laser
  • MazeToons/Nationally-syndicated Newspaper Feature from Creators Syndicate
  • Alchemedium/Tofu Tail Narrative Puzzle Game
  • Net Health/Halloween Mash Up
  • IDXDNAPPS Films/NAKAMA

TOP 10 DATA + APPS PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

  • Open Arc/Kindworks, Mobile Application for Daily Acts of Kindness
  • United Way + Summa/U-PLEDGE for Good Digital Pledge Platform
  • Innovative Wellness Solutions/iwellness Platform
  • Nectr/Proximity Marketing Software Platform
  • UpContent/Active Content Discovery Platform
  • e.e. books/Changing the Publishing Landscape
  • Boss Controls + C-leveled/Atmospheres, Virtual Building Automation System
  • PA e-mentoring/Certified Safe in PA, Career Mentoring Platform
  • InspirAVE/The Internet of Savings, Consumer Savings Platform
  • VRP Sciences + Savvior/The Leucine Factor Diet App

TOP 10 ART + TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

  • Lori Hepner/Excursionary Auras, in Situ
  • Eric Singer/Singerbots, Lido Night Club Orchestrion, Paris, France
  • Christine Bethea/Geek Art/Green Innovator’s Festival 2016
  • Jennie Dorris/Musical Storytelling, Music + Community Collaborations + Young People
  • Vince Ventura/12 Peers Theater, Modern Myths Podcast
  • Edith Abeyta/Office of Public Art Artist, Public Realm Residency Program at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Hazelwood, Arts Excursions Unlimited
  • Jeffrey Jarzynka/“Presented By” Pop-Up Art Exhibition Series
  • Ashley Andrews/Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Project Sponsorships
  • Jeremy Waldrup/Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Market Square Public Art Program
  • Dakotah Konicek/Human Hybrid Habitation System Oxygen Regeneration Unit

TOP 10 COMMUNICATIONS PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

  • MAYA DESIGN/OREO Direct-to-Consumer Custom Packaging Platform
  • The Warhol Museum + MARC USA/Michael Chow Interactive Projection
  • Good Intent Cider + 3twenty9 Design/Website Design
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro + Tier1 Performance Solutions/Online Product Knowledge Curriculum
  • RendrFX/Online Video Maker for Creatives
  • Restorical + Torchlite/Community Elf: The Outspoken Historical Insurance Discovery Firm
  • #1 Cochran + ity Advertising/Clearly Better Car BuyingTV
  • WorkBook Software/Project Management Platform for the Creative Industries
  • ThoughtForm Design/Harnessing the Power of Clarity Program
  • Simcoach Games/Skill Arcade, Mobile Microgame Training for the Workforce

TOP 10 DESIGN + MAKER PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

  • WUDN/Creating Quality Wooden Products
  • Trusst Lingerie/Reengineering the Bra
  • GE Center for Additive Technology Advancement/3D Printed Light Fixture
  • Xogo: Fully Customizable Adapter that Connects People With Disabilities to All Technology
  • Kerfcase/Luxury Wooden Device Cases by Ben Saks
  • Shtrands/Personalized Hair Care Regimens
  • RE2 Robotics/Human-like Highly Dexterous Manipulation System
  • FreshTemp/Bluetooth Thermometers
  • Angler Labs/Fitbit, but for Fishing
  • Choitek/Human-size Robot for Hobbyists, Artists, Educators and Researchers

TOP 10 EDUCATION + GAMING PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

  • Game of Drones/Empowering Students through Making and Exploration
  • ASSEMBLE + Ashley Cecil/Girls Maker Night, Community Ecology Pattern Project
  • Winchester Thurston/Maker Movement STEM Education Program
  • CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center/Injustice, Virtual Reality Experience on Racial Police Brutality Awareness
  • CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center/Decisions that Matter, Interactive Graphic Novel on Sexual Assault Education
  • SWPA BotsIQ + Catalyst Connection/Full STEAM Ahead: Students Exploring the New Manufacturing
  • Duquesne University + Simcoach Games/CITYHACKS, STEM Literacy for Young Readers
  • CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center/Imago, Virtual Reality Film
  • CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center/VR Rehearsal App for Public Speaking
  • City of Play/Games and Engagement Activities in Pittsburgh

2016 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

  • The Warhol Museum + MARC USA/Michael Chow Interactive Projection

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