FORM 2016

2016-06-13 00:00:00 2016-06-15 00:00:00 America/Toronto FORM 2016 Get inspired by some of creative technology's foremost innovators, and up your professional creative game at this two-day celebration of the best in design, web, photography, media and craft in creative tech. Chicago FITC Chicago


Sarah Brin is a writer and curator who spent ten years working in traditional art museums before transitioning into her role as the Public Programs Manager for Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop, a state-of-the-art digital fabrication facility located on the San Francisco waterfront. In this talk, Sarah notes how technology is changing contemporary artists’ creative practices through innovations in software, 3D printing, and CNC milling. Just as these new tools for making have radically altered the nature of contemporary art practices, they also demand new modes of presentation, and new kinds of conversations, both of which are intended to cultivate more a inclusive and participatory culture surrounding technology and contemporary art.


To explore how art made with technology is a tool for inspiration and innovation, and perhaps less obviously, a meaningful opportunity for public dialogue.

Target Audience

Artists, designers, curators, and anyone else invested in a more creative future.

Five things audience members will learn:

  1. What digital fabrication is
  2. How the Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop supports a new creative infrastructure in San Francisco
  3. How labor and process has shaped prior generations of artists
  4. How contemporary artists are using digital fabrication
  5. How to meaningfully engage publics who are unfamiliar with art or technology.