Blending Art & Technology at The Honk-Tweet

 

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One afternoon while I was waiting for an art exhibit to open at Project for Empty Space, Jasmine, one of the galleries co-founders suggested I go downstairs to check out The Honk Tweet. I had no idea what to expect, but I love exploring and trying new things so I went.

I was greeted by Co-Founder and Director, Wolfgang Gil and the team, who gave me a tour of this space and all the amazing things that could be created with art and technology. I was blown away and curious to learn more and now everyone can. Gil informed me about the upcoming course offerings that will be starting on October 7th. Space is limited for more personalized attention so I would suggest you register now.

Creative Coding
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-coding-registration-3…

 

About: “The Honk-Tweet was founded as a platform for technologists and artists to combine making a living with their creative, and intellectual pursuits. The idea is to build a collective that works on paid projects that also help develop the skillsets they need to continue to sustainably pursue their creative endeavors. That is why we are both a for-profit production company AND an ever-growing community. We invest time and resources into educational programs that train future collaborators.

The mission of our educational program is to increase technological literacy among college students and artists living in Newark and adjacent areas.

We want our students to understand software, hardware, and systems at a fundamental level, and to understand the creative potential these technologies have. Students that complete our core curriculum should be able to develop and implement such technologies professionally and to communicate with other technologists in professional contexts.” (https://thehonktweet.com/education/

For more info visit The Honk-Tweet on Facebook.

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Newark Summer Fun In The City Ends This Week

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This may be the last week of Newark’s Summer Fun In The City, but it’s ending with events you do not want to miss.

I recently had an opportunity to meet and interview, Trevor Phillips, Senior Manager for The Mayor’s Office of Special Projects. In addition to that role, he also serves as the Manager of the Centers of Hope located in the city of Newark.

Phillips says, “Im a firm believer in bringing top-notch performers and entertainment. There’s no need to go to New York.”  (Blogger Note If you are regular follower of mine, you will see that I am at many events here in Newark because everything I find of interest is found here.)

Today (August 28th) Amma Whatt and Beat Haven will be performing at the Clinton Avenue Community Sound Stage at Clinton and Peshine Avenues to conclude the            Our Neck Of the Woods series for the summer.

The first was an Open Mic Night hosted by Kween Moore that featured some of Newark’s greatest talent. Performers included performers JimmySoDope, Spoken Word Artists UninvitedMaine and Sean Battle, 16 year old singer Leah Jenea and poet 11 year old Sarae Belton.

The second week featured one of Newark’s most famous Hoofers, Maurice Chestnut, singer Elijah Brand and a brother and sister duo The Ubuntu Theory, who through their music spread positive, empathetic, and responsive messages.

On Tuesday August 29th, Summer Movies in The Park concludes at Military Park. The feature is Fences starting at 9pm

In case you miss Tuesday’s showing, on Wednesday August 30th you can catch it at Homestead Park starting at 7pm.

On August 31st Street Hockey with New Jersey Devils visit Pennington Court from 4-7pm.

To conclude the week, on September 1st, the first 3,000 Newark children accompanied by a parent can receive a book bag and enjoy a day of fun at the Back to School Fun Day at JFK Recreational Center from 12-7pm.

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If you have any questions or require additional information about these or upcoming events, The Office of Special Projects can be reached at 973-733-5460.