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FACETS


An interdisciplinary creative coding, interactive art, and videogames un-conference.

FACETS is a conversational based creative un-conference with a focus on underrepresented voices and demographics in STEM and art. 

FACETS is being held May 7th-8th, 2016 at MAGNET NYU.

 

Tickets Here!

2 MetroTech Plaza

Brooklyn, NY 11201

 

live stream here: 

http://livestream.com/internetsociety2/facetscon

http://livestream.com/internetsociety/facetscon

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FACETS


An interdisciplinary creative coding, interactive art, and videogames un-conference.

FACETS is a conversational based creative un-conference with a focus on underrepresented voices and demographics in STEM and art. 

FACETS is being held May 7th-8th, 2016 at MAGNET NYU.

 

Tickets Here!

2 MetroTech Plaza

Brooklyn, NY 11201

 

live stream here: 

http://livestream.com/internetsociety2/facetscon

http://livestream.com/internetsociety/facetscon

Mission Statement

FACETS grew out out of a need for a new type of conference and a new type of conversation. Art, interactive technology, new media and game design are making innovative, beautiful things and are using similar tools and having similar, ground breaking discoveries and conversations but not with each other. What can a game designer learn from the linear mathematics used from procedurally generated music? What can the new media academic teach the creative technologist? How does technology inform storytelling, and how will video game design change cinema? The aim of FACETS is to create a cross disciplinary conference that facilitates conversation, mentorship, innovation, and ideation across these disciplines. We all make amazing things, let's make them together. 

 

Organized by Caroline Sinders and created by Caroline Sinders, Mohini Freya Dutta, Phoenix Perry, and Jane Friedhoff, FACETS started out of a frustration with a lack of places to discuss interactive art, media, and game design, particularly with talented and underrepresented demographics in STEM.

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Schedule


Check out schedule panels and speakers from May 7th-8th, 2016.

Tickets Available Here.

 

Note: tickets are free for current NYU students.

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Schedule


Check out schedule panels and speakers from May 7th-8th, 2016.

Tickets Available Here.

 

Note: tickets are free for current NYU students.

SATURDAY

Panel talks going from 11am-5pm. All talks take place in the main lecture hall. 

10:00am breakfast and coffee

10:30: Opening Remarks with Caroline Sinders, Adelle Lin and Mohini Freya Dutta

11:00am- how do we open source when we are all called ninjas? moderated by Tracy Hinds, with David Huerta, Alex Qin and Rachel White

11:00am Artist talk with Kawandeep Virdee

12pm- Trolling moderated by Caroline Sinders, with Katherine Cross, Sydette Harry, and Robyn Caplan

1pm Lunch Break

2pm- Tumblr and Art Appropriation moderated by Caroline Sinders with Jenna Wortham, Kimberly Drew, and Dorothy Santos

3pm What Was the Internet Before? Moderated by Luke DuBois with Harlo Holmes, Carla Gannis, and Matt Mitchell.

3pm Artist talk with Johanna Hedva

3:30pm Artist talk with Hadeel Ayoub

4pm Sara Hendren in conversation with Faye Ginsburg

5pm Keynote- When Civic Good and Hacking Go Awry April Glaser, Casey Johnston, Jade Davis, Sha Hwang, and Anika Gupta.

 

Daytime Workshops!

11:15- 1pm- Rebecca Fiebrink and Phoenix Perry on Machine Learning for Artists

2pm- 3pm Bernardo Schorr and Maria Paula Saba on Creative Coding and P5js

SUNDAY

10am breakfast and coffee

11:00am Artist talk with Lam Thuy Vo

12:00pm Artist Talk with Sougwen Chung

1:00pm LUNCH

2pm- But is it real? Moderated by Alexis Anais Avedisian with Sam Lavigne, Molly Soda, EJane and Kelani Nichole

2pm Artist Talk with Nancy Schwartzman. 

3pm What does it do?  Salome Asega, Pam Liou, and Nicole He moderated by Adelle Lin.

3pm Healthy Hackerspaces moderated by Phoenix Perry, Holly Hudson, Monique Blake, and Johanna Hedva

4pm Keynote: Data and Story telling with Mimi Onuoha, Genevieve Hoffman, and Allison Parrish moderated by Mohini Dutta.

5pm Closing Remarks

 

Daytime Workshops

2-3pm Backslash Hardware Activism lecture with Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveria


11am-1pm Dancing Robots with Stefania Druga

 

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About + CoC


Our CoC and Code of Conduct.

Anti-harassment Policy

 

Quick Version:

The Code Liberation Foundation and the Facets Un-Conference are safe spaces that every participant can express themselves in without fear of judgement or harassment. Please respect participants and attendees wishes to not be photographed, respect their gender pronouns, please respect their space, and their right to engage or disengage in conversation. Anyone one disengaging in disrespectful or harassing activities will be thrown out and not issued a refund.

 

The LONGER VERSION (to which ALL participants and attendees will beholden to)

The Code Liberation Foundation and the Facets Un-Conference is a safe space where you can express yourself without fear of judgment or harassment. All participants and visitors are expected to treat other participants, visitors, staff, and the general public with respect. Under the umbrella of respect, we expect all participants be mindful of their speech and behaviors both in person and on social media. Particularly, we want to remind participants and visitors to refrain from making assumptions about another's identity, experience, and preferred pronouns.

 

No form of harassment or assault will be tolerated, this includes but is not limited to physical harassment, verbal harassment, and any form of sexual assault. Those who violate this policy will either be directed to leave the premises or reported to the authorities.

 

If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, please talk with an organizer or volunteer. If you see someone being treated with disrespect, please speak up either yourself or by getting an organizer/volunteer involved. With your help we can make sure everyone involved is being treated with respect.

 

The following will be considered harassment: physical or verbal threats; unwelcome attention; stalking; pushing, shoving, or use of physical force; behavior that creates a disturbance or is dangerous, including lewd or generally offensive behavior or language; using sexually explicit or offensive language or conduct; excessive profanity; obscene gestures; use of racial, religious, sexual, gender, ability, or ethnic slurs.

We will absolutely not tolerant hate speech, harassing language, and bullying in any shape or form. Anyone engaging in such behavior will be asked to leave. Facets supports thought provoking and fun creativity in technology in safe and inclusive spaces. Safety and diversity are equally important as fun.



 

Code of Conduct

If a person tells you “no,” your business with them is done. If you continue to attempt to have contact with that person, you may be removed from the premises for the remainder of the event.

Remember:  

“No” means no.

“Stop” means stop.

“Go away” means go away.

Attire is not consent.

 

Reporting Harassment or Conduct Violations

We have taken steps to make it easier to report instances of offensive and/or harassing behavior. It is very important that if you are being harassed or are in any way endangered, you report it immediately. We cannot address anything that we are not made aware of and we need whatever detail can be provided, such as names, badge numbers, or other descriptive information.

If you experience or witness harassment or threatening behavior, please find the nearest Facets organizer. All Facets can be identified via their Facets name tags.  If, at any time, you feel that your personal safety or the safety of others is in jeopardy, please contact grab an organizer or any NYU professor and/or security guard.

As an attendee, if you witness harassment, threatening behavior, or other inappropriate conduct, we encourage you to speak up and say something. We want to come together as a community, look out for one another, and ensure everyone is treated with respect.

General Policies

Facets is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property, or for injuries sustained during the course of the convention.

We reserve the right to ask you to leave the convention or events if you are acting outside the code of conduct.

Please keep in mind that Facets is an all-ages event. We strive to maintain a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for children and adults.

If you are taking photographs of attendees, please respect those that do not wish to be photographed or recorded by asking permission to take pictures and avoiding anyone with a “do not photograph” sticker. Always request!

Have fun, be safe, and be respectful.

 

Consequences of Code of Conduct Violation

Facets reserves the right to revoke attendance at the unconference. If an individual is in violation of the Code of Conduct during an event, they may be barred from the event for an explicit amount of time or the duration of the event and will NOT receive a refund. If an individual breaks the law – city, state or federal – they will be arrested.


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About + CoC


Our CoC and Code of Conduct.

Anti-harassment Policy

 

Quick Version:

The Code Liberation Foundation and the Facets Un-Conference are safe spaces that every participant can express themselves in without fear of judgement or harassment. Please respect participants and attendees wishes to not be photographed, respect their gender pronouns, please respect their space, and their right to engage or disengage in conversation. Anyone one disengaging in disrespectful or harassing activities will be thrown out and not issued a refund.

 

The LONGER VERSION (to which ALL participants and attendees will beholden to)

The Code Liberation Foundation and the Facets Un-Conference is a safe space where you can express yourself without fear of judgment or harassment. All participants and visitors are expected to treat other participants, visitors, staff, and the general public with respect. Under the umbrella of respect, we expect all participants be mindful of their speech and behaviors both in person and on social media. Particularly, we want to remind participants and visitors to refrain from making assumptions about another's identity, experience, and preferred pronouns.

 

No form of harassment or assault will be tolerated, this includes but is not limited to physical harassment, verbal harassment, and any form of sexual assault. Those who violate this policy will either be directed to leave the premises or reported to the authorities.

 

If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, please talk with an organizer or volunteer. If you see someone being treated with disrespect, please speak up either yourself or by getting an organizer/volunteer involved. With your help we can make sure everyone involved is being treated with respect.

 

The following will be considered harassment: physical or verbal threats; unwelcome attention; stalking; pushing, shoving, or use of physical force; behavior that creates a disturbance or is dangerous, including lewd or generally offensive behavior or language; using sexually explicit or offensive language or conduct; excessive profanity; obscene gestures; use of racial, religious, sexual, gender, ability, or ethnic slurs.

We will absolutely not tolerant hate speech, harassing language, and bullying in any shape or form. Anyone engaging in such behavior will be asked to leave. Facets supports thought provoking and fun creativity in technology in safe and inclusive spaces. Safety and diversity are equally important as fun.



 

Code of Conduct

If a person tells you “no,” your business with them is done. If you continue to attempt to have contact with that person, you may be removed from the premises for the remainder of the event.

Remember:  

“No” means no.

“Stop” means stop.

“Go away” means go away.

Attire is not consent.

 

Reporting Harassment or Conduct Violations

We have taken steps to make it easier to report instances of offensive and/or harassing behavior. It is very important that if you are being harassed or are in any way endangered, you report it immediately. We cannot address anything that we are not made aware of and we need whatever detail can be provided, such as names, badge numbers, or other descriptive information.

If you experience or witness harassment or threatening behavior, please find the nearest Facets organizer. All Facets can be identified via their Facets name tags.  If, at any time, you feel that your personal safety or the safety of others is in jeopardy, please contact grab an organizer or any NYU professor and/or security guard.

As an attendee, if you witness harassment, threatening behavior, or other inappropriate conduct, we encourage you to speak up and say something. We want to come together as a community, look out for one another, and ensure everyone is treated with respect.

General Policies

Facets is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property, or for injuries sustained during the course of the convention.

We reserve the right to ask you to leave the convention or events if you are acting outside the code of conduct.

Please keep in mind that Facets is an all-ages event. We strive to maintain a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for children and adults.

If you are taking photographs of attendees, please respect those that do not wish to be photographed or recorded by asking permission to take pictures and avoiding anyone with a “do not photograph” sticker. Always request!

Have fun, be safe, and be respectful.

 

Consequences of Code of Conduct Violation

Facets reserves the right to revoke attendance at the unconference. If an individual is in violation of the Code of Conduct during an event, they may be barred from the event for an explicit amount of time or the duration of the event and will NOT receive a refund. If an individual breaks the law – city, state or federal – they will be arrested.


FACETS started out of Facebook conversation between Jane, Phoenix, Mohini and Caroline on Jane's wall about a desire for a more laid back interdisciplinary art, technology, and video games "un-conference" that was just...diverse. We wanted to attend a conference with more women and more minority speakers. We wanted to attend a conference that had video games AND art AND technology but not on separate panels. We wanted all of these things in one space...so we decided to make one. And that's how FACETS was born. 

Organized by Caroline Sinders and created by Jane Friedhoff, Phoenix Perry, Mohini Dutta and Caroline Sinders, FACETS is a new type of conference hosted and sponsored by NYU's Integrated Digital Media Program, with support from NYU MAGNET. 

Co-creator and main organizer, Caroline Sinders

@carolinesinders

 

Co-curator Adelle Lin

@adellelin

Co-creator Phoenix Perry

@phoenixperry

Co-creator Mohini Dutta

@freyadutta