CoLab 2015 sure had a blast!

Check back in Spring 2016 for the CoLab application. 

COLAB 2015: Art + Tech Summer Intensive

Immerse yourself in art and technology at CoLab, CultureHub's free summer intensive for young artist ages 15-20. At CoLab you'll connect, design, and create your own projects in collaboration with professional artists and technology experts. Working with your peers, you'll build towards and original piece to share with friends and family at the end of the workshop. Over the course of ten days, you'll explore interdisciplinary art forms, themes, and techniques in fun, hands-on modules.

The 2015 modules are Identity Lab, Music Video Production,  Multi-Media TheaterLab and Creative Coding. For more details on specific modules, please click the Modules button in the sidebar.


CoLab is open to emerging artist ages 15-20 and is free of cost. Please submit an online application at to be considered for admission. The deadline for submission is May 4, 2015. For more information please email or call (917) 463-3917.




Make an interactive self-portrait using video, media, and performance. Explore who you are through performance and technology. Under the guidance of CultureHub’s technical director Jesse Ricke and choreographer, performer, and video artist Lisa Parra, you’ll learn media skills in video, audio, and interactive visual effects while you bring all your talents, interests, and passions together to make an original work of art.

2  Music VidEo Production


Conceptualize, produce, shoot, direct, and edit a music video for a professional recording artist. Participants will work in small groups using a hands-on, intensive approach, led by musician and BAX Arts Educator of the Year Fabian “Farbeon” Saucedo. Videos may tell a story, follow an experimental structure, or explore a theme through montage. At the end of the workshop, your professional musical “client” will discuss your work with you.



Collaborate on a devised multimedia performance with puppeteer and theater artist Josh Rice (Sarah Lawrence College), and CultureHub’s Digital Projects Manager S.O. O’Brien. You’ll use different puppetry, live-feed video, green screen, and projection mapping techniques to investigate the psychological, physical, and emotional ramifications of our technological future.



What new forms of human communication and expression can we create with computers and networks as tools? Using a new creative coding library for the web, you’ll learn the basics of programming with the JavaScript language, and explore the world of interactive online media alongside creative coder Marc Abi-Samra (NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program). You’ll use your new skills to build and manipulate webpages, using your webcam to paint a canvas, make interactive music, visuals, or games to share with the world.


Monday, June 29

10:00 AM–5:00 PM . . . All Modules

Weekdays, June 30–July 9

10:00 AM–1:00 PM . . . . Identity Lab

10:00 AM–1:00 PM . . . . Music Video Production

2:00 PM–5:00 PM . . . . MultiMedia TheaterLab

2:00 PM–5:00 PM . . . . Creative Coding

Friday, July 10

10:00 AM–5:00 PM . . . All Modules

6:30 PM–8:30 PM . . . CoLab Final Showing

CultureHub welcomes students of any national or ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation. CultureHub is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. All are welcome and encouraged to apply. No previous experience in art or technology is necessary.