Arts Tech Meetup: effort to promote arts and technology scene launches in Philly - Technical.ly Philly

Jul. 24, 2012 9:30 am

Arts Tech Meetup: effort to promote arts and technology scene launches in Philly

Philly’s getting its own Arts Tech Meetup. Originally founded in New York as the Arts, Culture and Technology Meetup, the meetup aims to bring the arts and technology sectors together. The movement has also cropped up in San Francisco and now, Philly. The first meetup, an introductory event to share ideas for future meetups, was held […]

Philly’s getting its own Arts Tech Meetup.

Originally founded in New York as the Arts, Culture and Technology Meetup, the meetup aims to bring the arts and technology sectors together. The movement has also cropped up in San Francisco and now, Philly.

The first meetup, an introductory event to share ideas for future meetups, was held this past weekend. To find out about upcoming events, join the Meetup group here.


The effort is led by Uri Pierre-Noel, the 20-year-old executive director of the James Oliver Gallery in Washington Square West.

He says he hopes the meetup can act as an “incubator for great ideas to present themselves.” The events will range from panel discussions to demo days for members to present projects, he says.

The next meetup in late August will be a panel discussion on how arts institutions are using technology here in Philly and abroad, Pierre-Noel says.

Pierre-Noel lives in West Philly and co-founded the Northeast Foundation for the Fine Arts. He currently studies biochemistry and business management at Temple University.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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