Hosted by Tega Brain, in collaboration with the Processing Foundation and the School for Poetic Computation

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Tega Brain (School for Poetic Computation) will host a panel discussion with educators De Angela Duff (New York University), Aankit Patel (Department of Education), and David Sheinkopf (Pioneer Works), focusing on pedagogy and the creation of environments and tools for learning interdisciplinary computational arts practices in universities, high schools, and creative communities. Tega is a 2016 Processing Foundation fellow.


Tega Brain is an artist, engineer and educator from Sydney, Australia working at the intersection of art, ecology and engineering. Her work is a form of eccentric engineering and it reimagines quotidian technologies to address their politics. She is currently a fellow Processing Foundation, contributing to the p5js project. She is an Assistant Professor of New Media at SUNY Purchase and also works with the School for Poetic Computation, NYC.

De Angela L. Duff is a designer, photographer, web developer, podcaster, and DJ. She is also the Co-Director of Integrated Digital Media and an Industry Associate Professor at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn. De Angela has spoken at EYEO, NYC Creative Tech Week, Black Portraitures II, II: Revisited & III, NYC Raising The Bar, AIGA’s Social Studies and Massaging Media 2 Conferences, and HOW’s Annual Design Conference. De Angela holds a MFA in Studio Art (Photography) from MICA, a BFA in Graphic Design from Georgia State University and a BS in Textile Engineering from Georgia Tech. Her research currently combines music, photography, and technology.

Aankit Patel is a technologist with a background in data analysis and social entrepreneurship, leading human-centered design and implementation of technology in school classrooms. He is currently developing ways both to deliver modern computer science curriculum to every public school student in NYC, and give classroom teachers tools to iteratively improve their teaching. He is also co-founder of Teach on the Beach, an education social venture providing scholarships and diverse learning activities rural students in Ghana and has been known to build pretty sweet generative poetry projects. 

BBQ Dave” Sheinkopf is the Director of Education at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Brooklyn. Prior to that he taught in the NY school system for 10 years, developing curriculum for teaching analog and digital electronics to high school students in order to prepare them for life in an increasingly-technified world. His electronic work has been displayed in MoMA, The Brooklyn Museum, the Red Hook Criterium, and in many gallery shows. His mechanical work can also be seen riding around New York on one of the many bikes he has serviced and sold at his underground bike shop in Red Hook, Brooklyn.