Art && Code: Handmade

January 14, 2021–January 16, 2021

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This January 14-16, 2021, the STUDIO at CMU presents Art && Code: Homemade — a free online festival featuring casual talks by creators we admire, who work with digital tools and crafty approaches to make things that maintain the magic of something homemade.

Art && Code: Homemade will feature free online presentations by creators including: Irene Alvarado • Kelli Anderson • Sarah Rosalena Balbuena-Brady • Max Bittker • Leah Buechley & Nani Chacon • Laura Devendorf • Cyril Diagne • Hannah Epstein • ann haeyoung • Kelly Heaton • Claire Hentschker • LaJuné McMillian • Ari Melenciano • Jorvon Moss (@Odd_Jayy) • Tatyana Mustakos • Vernelle A. A. Noel •  hannah perner-wilson • Andy Quitmeyer • Daniela Rosner • Olivia McKayla Ross • Virginia San Fratello & Ronald Rael • Katia Cánepa Vega • Lee Wilkins • Imin Yeh — and more!

As the COVID pandemic continues and new lockdowns seem likely, we position the fifth edition of our flagship symposium as a focused opportunity to remain vitally creative and connected during isolated, indoor times. Art && Code: Homemade will feature a wide range of practitioners who are exploring poignant and personal new approaches to combining everyday materials, craft languages, and cutting-edge computational techniques. In this festival, we present an extended conversation between creators working with digital tools and crafty materials to make things that don’t scale. Homemade is resourceful, personal, and community-driven; it’s accessible and grassroots. Homemade means made with care. We will be fully remote with talks and gatherings between our homes and yours.

The STUDIO’s long-running Art && Code event series is concerned with democratizing the cultural and creative potentials of emerging technologies. Half arts festival, half academic symposium, our four previous editions have focused on:

Art && Code: Homemade is organized by the CMU Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, under the direction of Golan Levin, in collaboration with curatorial advisors Lea AlbaughMadeline Gannon, and Claire Hentschker, and is made possible with support from the Media Arts program of the National Endowment for the Arts. Please direct questions to