Organizer : Highlighting the Work of Emerging Artists

The following are a selection from over ten years of directing and curating public arts events in New York City. They range from small events focused on supporting local or digital communities to large exhibitions with hundreds in attendance.  

NYU Game Center Showcase 2015-19

The annual NYU Game Center Showcase highlights the daring and innovative work of its students. The event features over 100 projects ranging from one-week experiments to year-long thesis and capstone projects. Games that have debuted at the showcase have gone on to receive critical and commercial success, winning major awards and showing in festivals across the world.

Anything But Games 2016-19

Anything But Games is a monthly game-free open mic featuring four short talks followed by a Q&A session. The event showcases the diverse intellectual backgrounds and life experiences of the NYU Game Center's students, faculty, alumni, and staff. It serves as a friendly break for students from the demands of coursework and a networking opportunity for alumni.


Life Aboard a Nuclear Submarine
How to Hire Medieval Mercenaries
Korean New Wave Cinema
Fountain Pen Basics
The Mother of All Demos
Experiences in Black Fraternities
Spider-Man Can’t Drive for Shit
Attempts to Categorize Everything
Dystopian Architecture
The Joys of Military-Industrial Food
Cryptography and Steganography
Collaborative Poetry

Bent Festival 2009-10

Bent Festival is an annual art and music festival celebrating DIY electronics, hardware hacking, and circuit bending. The Tank invites artists from around the globe to perform music with their circuit bent instruments, teach workshops to adults and children, create art installations, and showcase the state of DIY electronics and circuit-bending culture.

Participating Artists & Performers
Action Potential:Interact
Adachi Tomomi
Dr. Rek
AJ Gannon
Derek Holzer
Todd Bailey
Travis Thatcher
Eric Archer
Iain Sharp
Jeff Donaldson

Ken Rei
Loud Objects
Handmade Music Austin
Peter Edwards
Phillip Stearns
Philip White
No Carrier
Lesley Flanigan
Xavier Gazon
Stefan Jankus
Kunal Gupta AMC
Brendan O’Connell
Daniel Temkin
Gabriel Barcia-Colombo
James Daher
Steven Litt
Paulo R. C. Barros

In/Out Computer Arts Festival 2009-11

In/Out features leading performers, developers, artists, and tinkerers from the digital design community. The event bridges the gap between the forum-based world and the stage by bringing digitally-driven work into the limelight with a weekend of workshops and live performances. In/Out assembles some of the brightest artists and performers to teach, share, collaborate, and learn about the ever-changing technologies.    

Participating Artists & Performers
Bit Shifter
Commander Zero
Christopher Willits
Portable Sunsets

Nick Demopoulos
Sarah Dahnke
Nichole Arvin
Brian Crabtree
Ivan Franco
Island Dweller
Ocular Noise Machine
Kid Sputnik
Peter Kirn
Switchboard Operator

Brendan is a Brooklyn-based designer