Put plainly, dadageek is basically heaven for creative types with a geek-streak. Founded in 2015 by Lisa B. Woods and Barna Kantor, dadageek is more officially known as “Austin’s School for Expressive Technology — uniting code, hardware, art and design”.
The non-profit offers project-focused classes (mostly) for grownups, (mostly) on evenings and weekends. Anywhere from three to six courses will run simultaneously in a given season, taught by a motley crew talented creative technologists with a passion for sharing their expertise. Picture it: Wednesday evening, 6:30pm and you’re learning how to work with Arduino to create an interactive LED display that responds audience emotion. Or to create generative collage. Or robotic art. Or something awesome.
At the end of each “class season”, the school puts on a one-night-only exhibition / showcase for student work. Magnetized screens, light displays, noise machines, and generally awesomely experimental work is shown to the public. There’s a bar. There are live performances.
We’re very into the whole spirit of this. So in 2018 we partnered with dadageek to explore new technologies to promote their showcases for the year.