ARTY 2016 Is Full!

May 20, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Art, Robotics & Technology for Youth workshop – scheduled to run August 1-5 at Canisius College – has reached its capacity.  However, please email us if you would like your child to be put on a waiting list in the event that our current registrants decide not to participate.  The wait… Read More »

May 5 – Techne Showcase: Material, Mechanical and Artificial

May 3, 2016

MAY 5 @ 5:30PM, HALLWALLS CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER SCREENING ROOM, 341 DELAWARE AVE, BUFFALO, NY 14202 The Techne Institute is a confluence of artists, scientists and engineers that engage through research, critical analysis, performance and technical development. This inaugural Techne showcase represents a conversation between members of the Techne faculty: work that we’re doing and where… Read More »

ARTY 2016 Registration

April 20, 2016

August 1-5, 2016 The Art, Robotics & Technology for Youth summer robot workshop offers middle school children (10-13 years old) an amazing opportunity to learn and experiment with robot art projects! Students will create and build unique working robots which will participate in and “perform” tasks and activities. Students will be carefully supervised by Debra… Read More »

March 31: Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

March 22, 2016

The Techne Institute is pleased to offer funding for University at Buffalo Master’s Students completing Thesis Projects with the goal of graduating in Spring 2016. The maximum award amount is $1,000.  The Institute will also offer funding for University at Buffalo Master’s and PhD Students conference and symposia organizing for Spring 2016. The maximum award… Read More »

March 21: Micha Cardenas

March 8, 2016

UB’s Committee on Digital Scholarship and Cultures and the Techne Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies is pleased to invite interested students to Redshift and Portalmetal, a hands-on creative workshop with artist and scholar micha cárdenas.  cárdenas, a media scholar and performance artist, will work with students to create an interactive online game that explores imagined futures in… Read More »

March 9: Science & Art Cabaret 17.0 “Signal:Noise”

March 8, 2016

Science & Art Cabaret 17.0, “Signal:Noise” will be held Wednesday, 9 March 2016 at 7:00 P.M. at the Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave. The event is presented by Hallwalls, the Buffalo Museum of Science, Techne Institute, and the UB College of Arts and Sciences. Speakers/Performers include: Jaric Zola, Assistant Professor, UB Departments of… Read More »

March 10: Park Doing

March 8, 2016

Thursday, March 10, 15:00, CFA246 Bovay Program, Cornell College of Engineering presents “From Ethnography to Ethics and Back – Toward Critical Engineering Practice.”  What is an ethical technical intervention  What would a technologist need to ‘know’ to make one?  As a humanist embedded with engineers for the last decade, Park Doing will explore in this presentation a concept the author… Read More »

Nov. 19: Improvisation

November 13, 2015

Say the word “improv,” and images of stages and theaters flutter to the top of the mind.  But what role does improvisation play in other fields? How do spur-of-the-moment decisions influence visual art or shape science?  These are the types of questions that will be at the heart of “Improvisation,” Buffalo’s next Science & Art… Read More »

Acting as Technology: A Conversation – October 26

October 21, 2015

Theatre, in some quarters, has the reputation of a Luddite institution. We are told it pits liveness against mediation, ephemerality against inscription, and the human body against machines and the mass media. Much recent scholarship, though, attests to the theater’s history as a proving ground for new media technologies. Performance is where we go to… Read More »

DiSC Workshop: Encoding Primary Sources for Digital Editing and Research

October 14, 2015

Learn to encode print or manuscript documents and create a simple annotated digital edition or other enhanced document collection for the web. Additional tools will be discussed for processing encoded texts and metadata for research purposes including mapping (GIS), text visualization, and generating a simple database. No previous technical skills or knowledge required.  Led by… Read More »