• ITP 721 Broadway New York, NY, 10003 United States

Presented by ITP, CultureHub, and WITNESS
ITP/NYU - 721 Broadway 4th Floor

Join us for a day of demonstrations, workshops, and panels for artists, technologists, activists, and audience members to interact with each other on issues surrounding live media online. We'll discuss freedom of expression, social justice, privacy, and security. Now, more than ever, we need to together to explore ways in which the live media can be used to foster action, creativity, and inclusivity.

At Refest 2.0 you’ll experience original artworks that use novel forms of web distribution, explore cutting edge live video technologies, and explore the ways in which activists are using live streaming to engage and leverage their networks.

Among the presenters will be student artists and technologists from NYU’s ITP ( ), activists involved in WITNESS’ Mobil-Eyes Us initiative ( ), some of CultureHub's international partners who are directly addressing these issues in their work and activism, including the Belarus Free Theatre (who use the internet as a powerful tool for expression while they are banned from performing in their home country) among many others.

We are looking forward to seeing you at Refest 2.0!


Full Schedule:

10:00AM to 10:30AM - Coffee & Welcome Remarks

10:30AM to 10:45AM - Camera Obscura - CultureHub - Telematic Performance

10:45AM to 11:00AM - The Argus Project - Countersurveillance Armor for the Citizen Body

11:00AM to 11:30AM - Hacking the Body - Kate Sicchio & Camille Baker - Telematic Performance

11:30AM to 12:15PM - The State of Telematic Art in 2017 - A Panel Discussion (Billy Clark, Michael Dessen, Daniel Pinhero, Jesse Ricke, Robert Rowe, Kate Sicchio, & Sarah Weaver)

12:00PM-2:00PM - Demonstrations and Exhibited Works (Various Artists)

12:15PM to 1:00PM Svetlana Sugako (Belarus Free Theatre) & Vijay Matthews (HowlRound) - A Discussion About Freedom of Expression on the Web

1:00PM to 1:15PM - Svrround - 360 Degree Livestreaming Platform Demo

1:15PM to 1:45PM - Lunch

1:45PM to 2:00PM - LiveLab - Jesse Ricke (CultureHub) - Live Web Tool Demo

2:00PM to 3:00PM - Dia Kayyali (Witness) - A workshop

3:00PM to 3:30PM - Mobil-Eyes Us (Witness) - A Demo

3:30PM to 4:15PM - Live Web in an Era of Surveillance and Dissent - A Long Table

4:15PM to 4:45PM - Goodbyes