Brendan Byrne 

is a designer and makerspace specialist from Brooklyn. He currently manages StudioLab at Princeton University.

Community Organizing
Workshops & Talks
Destiny Clock
Kiwi Electronics
Games & Controllers
Performance Tools
Graphic Design

Event Organizing

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 gatherings focused on supporting local or digital communities to large exhibitions with hundreds in attendance.

NYU Game Center Showcase
New York University

The NYU Game Center Student Show is the culminating event of the academic year in which the center’s students present their research and projects to a public audience. The exhibition includes screen-based video games, tabletop games, mixed-media installations, high-energy sports, and any other kind of game project you can imagine. Guests include recruiters, investors, academics, independent developers, and journalists. The year-long thesis and capstone projects of graduating MFA and BFA students are the highlight of each show. 

Anything But Games
New York University

Anything But Games is a monthly game-free open mic featuring four short talks from students and guests. 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.


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

Bent Festival
The Tank Theater

Bent Festival was an annual art and music event celebrating DIY electronics, hardware hacking, and circuit bending. The Tank invited artists from around the globe to perform, teach workshops, display artwork, and showcase the state of DIY electronics and circuit-bending culture.

In/Out Computer Arts Festival
The Knitting Factory

In/Out Festival featured leading performers, developers, artists, and tinkerers from the digital design community. The event bridged the gap between the online world and the stage by bringing computer art into the limelight with a weekend of workshops and live performances.