Ruckus NYC ~ A Preview (featuring Kickstarter)

Written by Kevin Clark

Ruckus NYC is a one-day conference and concert about art and the web, run by myself, along with Zachary Herchen (saxophonist and recording artist) and Victoria Nece (animator and designer) happening this September 29th at Cooper Union (conference is from 10 AM to 6 PM, concert is at 8:30 PM).

Designed for working artists, our conference will include presentations from artists across different media who have built creative careers – animators, composers, bloggers, genre fiction writers, painters, filmmakers, and more. We’ll address the challenges that face all of us, new sources of funding, the role of the old arts economy in the new digital world, and how to use the new tools that are available. We’ll have demos of new technology from Tumblr to NYC Performing Arts Spaces and from Fractured Atlas, and others. And because our conference will be full of talented artists, we’ll have an interactive networking game for conference attendees to play. It will help you meet each other, create new ideas, and maybe even new projects.

At night, because this is an arts event, we’re putting on one hell of a show. The evening concert at Ruckus NYC will mix new music, pop music, jazz, and film. Performers include Florent Ghys, Jody Redhage, Deb Oh & The Cavaliers, Kings, Sylvana Joyce & The Moment, New Morse Code, and more.

Sylvana Joyce & The Moment: The Break

To purchase tickets, or suggest an idea for a conference session, visit our Kickstarter page here.

And be sure to watch the infomercial style video–you get to see a swiffer chop garlic.

The evening concert will be streamed online, and you can get the link to that on Kickstarter with your concert ticket. The conference sessions will also be filmed, and posted on YouTube after the conference. If you have questions, or want to find out more, contact us on Tumblr or Twitter.

Kevin Clark is a composer and founder of Ruckus NYC


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