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Friday, October 7 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Art is What your Digital Teaching Needs!

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In this 90-minute, hands-on workshop session, attendees will learn about the growing number of free, online opportunities for expanding knowledge and experience in the arts and for supporting their teaching practice to include music and visual art digital resources. An important focus of the workshop will be understanding why and how collaborating with museums and art schools is an effective way to develop compelling digital media content. Case studies of successful online course development with the arts will inspire teams of attendees to rapidly prototype new course designs during the workshop. Attendees will be encouraged to integrate art subject matter as well as art studio teaching practices, such as group critique and improvisation, into their designs. Attendees will also learn about where and how to find high quality visual and audio media elements that are online and free for educational use.

The workshop will be lead by two veteran digital educators who well represent the visual art and music worlds: Deborah Howes and Jordan Natan Hochenbaum. Deborah has been engaged in distance learning since 2007 when she trained docents in Anchorage, Alaska via Internet-2 from the Metropolitan Museum of Art where she served as Museum Educator in Charge of Educational Media for 13 years. She helped build and still teaches in the online M.A. graduate program in Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University, specializing in museum education. Most recently Deborah served as the Director of Digital Learning at The Museum of Modern Art where she produced and managed a variety of online educational programs, including MOOCs with platform partner Coursera, attracting over 50,000 participants from more than 100 countries. Deborah earned a B.A. with Honors in Art History from Wellesley College and an M.A. in Education from the University of Chicago.

Jordan Natan Hochenbaum is a co-founder, Chief Creative Officer, and Vice President of Engineering at Kadenze, the art MOOC platform. He also serves as faculty in the Music Technology and Digital Media programs at California Institute of the Arts, where he teaches creative coding, engineering, computational & generative graphics, music production and performance. His work involves leveraging machine learning in the arts, designing novel interfaces for musical performance, and playing and composing in a wide range of musical genres. As co-founder of FlipMu, Jordan has explored large-scale interactive environments (such as the recent 4-story multitouch performance space for RedBull and Vita Motus), real-time data sonification, generative audio-visual systems, and musical interface design with open source aesthetics. Co-founding the Noise Index, he has exhibited installations and public artworks that question our relationships with technology, in New York, London, Paris, and Los Angeles.

Combining their considerable and complementary backgrounds in designing learning experiences for and with the arts, Jordan and Deborah will deliver a workshop that is participatory, inclusive and informed by best practices at all levels All interested in online learning are welcome, regardless of previous experience.


Jordan Hochenbaum

CCO / VP Engineering, Kadenze, Inc.

Friday October 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Pacific Ballroom B