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Highlighting the work of new media artists who push the limits of technology.
Highlighting the work of new media artists who push the limits of technology.
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We’re artists, advocates, curators, and exhibitors. We seek out the most audacious, weird, and beautiful digital art and get people in front of it.

What can we say, we have a rebellious streak. We want to throw a hack party in the Guggenheim. Install micro-controllers inside diamond skulls. We think the gallery world should just be slightly more fun. We think we can accomplish a part of that with huge hearts and a fist-full of wire.

MediaLounge is on a mission to blow minds. We're sticking cutting edge artists, art works and advocates into the same space and shaking it up. We're going to put tools in the hands of the public by hosting workshops from the very people who are developing award winning software and hardware that make digital art possible. We're going to scream from the rooftops that new media art is fine art, damn fine art.

We're going to fill the Westbeth Gallery with the wildest art it's ever seen. Those empty rooms won't know what hit them!

Calls went out. Emails were sent. Panels convened. In the end we selected a cracker-jack group of artists to present to you in November. This year's work is alternatively cheeky, innovative, and heartbreakingly beautiful. Presenting the 2015 MediaLounge roster! Click on each to be directed to their project page on medialoungenyc.com.

   

From 2009-2010 MediaLounge presented the work of over 100 artists. We gave them time, space, and resources to realize their visions. Uncoiled, ran, tangled, struck, untangled, and coiled over 500,000 miles of cables. We hung kinects, cameras, contact switches, and iR. And lugged projectors on subways all across New York City. Some people might have called it bleeding edge. We just called it fun.

We’re ambitious. We want to bring you the best of the best. We want our artists to feel supported by more than just enthusiasm! We’ve got the space and a foundation of funds to put on a spectacular show. But we can’t do it alone.

It’s not easy to ship interactive artwork from Spain, or finance travel so all of you can meet the amazing creators of this work. As any organizer will tell you, events cost time and money. We’re throwing in the time, the space, the staff...we need your help with the money.

Here are a few things your donations will go towards:

Travel and housing: We’ve got artists, workshop leads, and panelists coming in from all over the world. Let’s get them here and make them feel at home! 

Shipping: Some works are heavy and very far away. Let’s get them to NYC! 

PR Materials: It’s going to be a kick-ass production and we want a diverse crowd to witness this happening. Let’s get the word out in a big way! 

Equipment: Many artists build and show their work on their own tools. While this is fine for prototyping In a long term exhibit like this it’s a lot to ask the artists to leave their valuables behind. Let’s provide them with the best tools.

Awesome support team: MediaLounge has an amazing team of volunteers that are making this machine work. Let’s get them a little green for their steam!

[Pledge $5 or more] Your Name in Lights: Ever wanted to know what your name would look like scrolling through a L3D cube? Now's the chance. If you want to show the world you give MediaLounge a big thumbs up, donate 5$ or more and we'll send your name through the cube and post an animated gif.

[Pledge $20 or more] OWLet 9 LED Animation Kit:  Make your own lighting sequence that turns on and off based upon the amount of light it receives! Combining creativity with electronics, this kit offers an intermediate electronic experience. From MediaLounge's awesome partners, Open Wire Lab.

[Pledge $40 or more] MediaLounge Cardboard: Inspired by The Memory of Aden Walker? Want your very own VR headset? Thanks to our partners Unofficial Cardboard that's totally possible. 

[Pledge $350 or more] 8x8x8 L3D Cube: Full color, works out of the box, but is also 100% open-source and programmable over your home's wifi. Download and create new apps for your Cube on CubeTube.org, the "YouTube for Cubes"! Regular pricing after November 2015 will be $399 for a kit, or $450 for a fully assembled Cube. From MediaLounge's illustrious partners Looking Glass Factory.

[Pledge $450 or more] VIP Soirée: Hang with the MediaLounge crew in style. We're hosting a big FAMILY dinner with all the media lounge participants in a gorgeous upper west side apartment overlooking the wonderful Manhattan skyline. There will be dining and lively discussions. As an additional thank you, donors at this level will receive: spot on the AR wall of fame, an autographed MediaLounge catalogue, invite to the sneak peak and gallery talk, and a set of ML cardboard.

We hope to see you there! November 17th, 8pm

[Pledge $2200 or more] 16x16x16 L3D Cube: Here it is, the big puppy. Ain't she nice!

A huge THANK YOU to our awesome partners for supporting our mad project: TroikaTronix, Looking Glass, 3D Volumetic Society, Dawn of Man, 3LD Art & Technology Center, Open Wire Lab, Fresh Ground Pepper, Westbeth Gallery, Cangria

Risks and challenges

Putting on an event is quite an undertaking. Putting on an event that last for a month is an even bigger beast. We're going to jump in head first and support these awesome arts, but there will be problems that pop up along the way. However, we are seasoned designers, coders, and, organizers. Concurring those issues is part of what helps us thrive. We'll look at each issue that arise as a welcome puzzle to solve.

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    Your Name in Lights:
    MediaLounge will post an animated gif of your name scrolling through an L3D cube (example below)

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    OWLet 9: LED Animation Kit
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    Ticket to a performance at 3LD Art & Technology Center:
    Have you been to 3LD Art & Technology Center? Seen a performance there? If you haven't, get going! Some amazing sites to be seen and we're thrilled to show you the light.

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    MediaLounge Cardboard
    See the world in 3D! Sport your very own custom MediaLounge VR display. We'll even send you a special ML app to use with it.

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    Workshop: Electronics & Robots for makers of all Ages
    Open Wire Lab's founder Balam Soto hosts a beginners Arduino workshop for kids of all ages. Soldering irons and circuitboards will be provided. November 15, 1pm - 5pm

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    Workshop: L3D Cube Spectacular
    Join Look Glass factory in an evening of LED cube building and volumetric programming. Cubes will be provided for use and available for sale. Or BYOC (bring your own cube)! November 15, 6pm - 9pm

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    Workshop: A Beginner's Guide to Live Visuals
    Join Dawn of Man in a journey through the world of making live visuals. No prior experience necessary. Bring your computer and be prepared to melt minds. November 19, 6pm - 10pm

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    Workshop: Isadora 2.0 with Mark Coniglio
    Mark Coniglio, Isadora's creator, will be leading a day long workshop digging into the newest features of the recent release. November 21, 2pm - 6pm

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    Super Sneak Peak
    Come visit before we open the doors. The curators will give you a behind the scenes tour as the space comes together. Chat with the artists about their process. See the potential energy turn into kinetic energy before your very eyes!

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    VIP Gallery Talk:
    Want to know what kind of sensor makes the light loop work? Curious about the catalyst behind the VR memory piece? Get some serious one-on-one time with the artists and their work.

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    Autographed ML catalogue:
    Bring a piece of the exhibition home with you! A copy of the exhibition catalogue signed by all the artists. This coffee table book will we quite the conversation piece!

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    AR Wall of Fame:
    Carve out your piece of the future! MediaLounge will be presenting the first-of-a-kind augmented reality donor wall. Your name floating in space at the gallery and on the web all because of the technology of the future (present)

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    Do you want your own 8x8x8 LED cube? What about one that eliminates the soldering and has it's own design platform? Get your very own L3D cube! It's quite a conversation piece! From MediaLounge partners Looking Glass Factory.

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    VIP Soirée
    Join the artists, performers, and panelists in a gorgeous upper west side apartment overlooking central park. The view is to die for, but you'll live for the conversation.
    November 17th, 8pm

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    Isadora 2.0 license and Workshop Slot
    Get the award winning, interactive media presentation tool that allows you to follow your artistic impulse and guarantee yourself a slot in the workshop with creator Mark Coniglio. Whether you are an artist, designer, performer, or VJ, you can quickly and easily harness the limitless potential of digital media and real-time interactivity with Isadora.

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    MediaLounge Producer Circle
    Show the world you support MediaLounge and it's illustrious artists. When you become a Producer, you'll not only get a slot on the AR donor wall and an invite to all VIP events, but you'll become an official member of the MediaLounge team.

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    16x16x16 L3D Cube:
    The big puppy. A 16x16x16 3D LED cube. Full color, works out of the box, and is also 100% open-source and programmable over your home's wifi. From MediaLounge partners Looking Glass Factory.

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    MediaLounge Executive Producer
    Every organization is hoping for an angel. By becoming an Executive Producer you are showing our artists that you believe what they are doing makes a difference. In addition to the prime spot on the AR donor wall and an invite to all VIP events, you'll be our first toast at the opening reception and guest of honor at the Soirée.

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