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This Week’s AMT Parsons Festival Events!

Tonight: MFA DT Exhibition Opening / Tomorrow: AMT’s “Crossing Screens” Opening / Saturday: gadgITERATION

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Wednesday, May 8, 7:00–10:00 p.m. 6 East 16th Street, 6th floor
On view: May 8-May 24, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The MFA Design and Technology thesis exhibition features installations and performances, objects and apps, games and video, and interactive experiences that explore the dynamic role of technology in our lives. We invoke the playful, the informative, the critical, and the subversive to investigate emerging issues and spark discussion. Join us, May 8th – May 24 for a vanguard exhibition of 80+world-changing projects by emerging artists, designers, coders, makers, hackers, educators, and thinkers. Please visit mfadt.parsons.edu for details.


Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th Street
On view: May 9, 2013 – May 24, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Come see work from graduating students representing their undergrad programs within AMT: Illustration, Communication Design, Photography, Design and Technology, and Graphic Design. There will also be selected screenings of shorts in the Bark Room on Thursday night, and for the length of the show (May 9th-May 24th) there will be programming in the gallery to include student performances, presentations and workshops hosted in the Kellen Gallery space.

Free admission; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served



Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
6 East 16th Street, 12th floor

Middle-Schoolers and Families:  Experiment with Interaction Design! Make Cool Gadgets! Turn Trash to Treasure! The purpose of this multigenerational workshop, for kids ages 10-14 and their families, is to prototype your own interactive artifacts. You will tinker with electronics using a simple, safe device called The NoiseMaker.  No previous experience with engineering or computer programming necessary!  We will use electricity to make delightful contraptions that make wonderful sounds and light up.  Bring discarded electronic devices, plastic toys, and boxes that open and close, as well as recyclables such as egg cartons and plastic bottles.  (Materials will also be provided.) GadgITERATION is for anyone interested in any of the following: Electronics, Product Design, Sustainability, Making.  Created just for you by Parsons designers in the AMT Design and Technology Program!

Free admission. Registration is required here.


Find the full list of AMT-related Parsons Festival events here!

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“Pre-cinematic technology takes over the Dorothy B. Williams Theater at HERE for a week of contemporary Cantastoria, cooked up by puppeteers, artists & craftspeople from across the country.  A millennium-old art form is rejuvenated and re-imaged, as performers animate paintings and banners with puppets, sung texts, jokes, songs & stories.

Each unique program features several original shorts on a given theme, and the festival kicks off with a FREE opening celebration, presented by Great Small Works at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.”                                                                     — from a flyer for the show

The festival begins Sunday June 19th with the free show from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Pier 1 in DUMBO, Brooklyn and featuring: The Dolly Wagglers, Great Small Works, Theater Oobleck, Chinese Theater Works, Possibilitarian Puppet & Mask Theater and Greatest Smallest Band.

The festival continues at HERE, from Wednesday the 22nd through Sunday the 26th with one or more programs per day. Programs cost $20, or two for $30.

For more information, head over to the Banners & Cranks blog.

A set of four hand-printed linocut posters for the event designed by Clare Dolan and Dave Buchen (shown here) are also available for a contribution of $40.  Donations/contributions may be made on the Banners & Cranks blog.