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DATA 2014: Two-day Creative Tech Party Rocks Pittsburgh

Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:53
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Hundreds of artists, techies, entrepreneurs and innovators congregated in Pittsburgh this year for the sixth annual DATA (Design, Art and Technology Awards) event on May 7 & 8.

This two-day innovation-palooza featured presenters, projects and fun from all around the US, and as far as the UK, Australia and Lithuania. The event kicked off on Day One with a Creative Clash mixer at WoodStreet Galleries, Pittsburgh’s international art + tech gallery.

Day Two started off with the Creative Technologies Conference, a full-day packed with talks, panels and workshops on the coolest trends in creativity and innovation; keynotes, Willo O’Brien, Co-Founder of YXYY, and blogger Penelope Trunk, rocked the house — along with 16 other presenters. The big finale happened the last night at the Design, Art and Technology Awards party, where over 75 international creative tech finalists were honored for their awesome work this year! The top ten finalists, chosen by a national public jury of over 10,000 votes, were awarded hand-crafted art and tech by artist Sandy Kessler Kaminski.

The Pittsburgh Technology Council first held this annual event in 2008, spearheaded by Kim Chestney Harvey, founding Director of the event and the Art+ Technology Initiative. The event has been hosted by an array of innovators, including: Burton MorrisCirque Du Soleil’s Lyn HewardWil Wright - Creator of the Sims games series, J Moses and Chip Walter.

Check out pics from the event below. There is also a cool little video documentary here. To see the list of finalists, agenda and more fun, visit the DATA web page at:

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