Calendar: PAMM Free Community Night: Tech Takeover

Event Description

Join us for a tech-filled evening showcasing the best of Miami's emerging tech start-ups. In our auditorium, catch cutting-edge presentations on the different ways technology is transforming our community, emceed by Maria Derchi Russo, Executive Director of ​ Refresh Miami.

In the galleries, delve into our interactive tech showcase featuring some of Miami’s biggest tech players including Code/Art MiamiAcademy, Daruma Tech, Branger_Briz, Breeze Creative, Kairos and 01. Also, enjoy a guided augmented reality tour through Museum Park with the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. The night is part of a weekend-long tech takeover merging art and technology. 

Participating Organizations:
Branger_Briz is a full-service digital agency+lab made up of artists, strategists, educators, and programmers bent on articulating contemporary culture. They produce award-winning work for brands, agencies, and cultural institutions around the world. Nick Briz, artist, adjunct professor of new media art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the agency's creative director, will be sharing a few of the creative projects developed in their research and development lab. This work exemplifies the underlying digital "ecological" perspective which has become characteristic of the projects developed at the agency. Data, privacy, internet art, hacking, and artificial intelligence are among the themes addressed in the work Briz will be sharing. 
Breeze Creative is an interactive experience design company. They create unique and engaging spaces using physical and virtual elements. Their team of multidisciplinary designers, content developers, and programmers work hand-in-hand using cutting-edge technologies to turn the wildest and most creative ideas into reality. They also offer a suite of interactive products that can be provided as a fast and easy solution.​

Code/Art Miami is a non-profit organization founded in October 2015. Its mission is to increase the number of girls, in grades 4-12, studying computer science. The organization holds workshops that teach students how to write computer programs, generate art, and organize an annual event, where student computer generated art is displayed and awards are given for the top coded art submissions.  The organization has reached more than 700 girls and founded two scholarships for young women studying computer animation at MDC's Miami Animation & Gaming Complex since its creation.

Daruma Tech has been providing IT development and consulting services since 2013. They’re programmers, IT specialists, creatives and marketing and business gurus who go to work every day with only one goal in mind – their clients. Thier innovative business model allows them to give clients the personal service and responsiveness of a small boutique firm and the speed, flexibility, and pricing of larger competitors. Daruma Tech’s mission is to empower business with the custom digital tools they need to stand tall in a competitive market and the know how they need to establish and achieve their goals.  Whether they envision a custom mobile app, an interactive kiosk or a virtual reality experience, Daruma Tech has the experience and expertise. They have a full-time development and project management team at Florida Atlantic University’s Research Park at FAU and a development team located in Ahmedabad, India.

Kairos is an artificial intelligence company specializing in face recognition. Through computer vision and machine learning, Kairos can recognize faces in videos, photos and the real-world - making it easier than ever to transform the way your business interacts with people.

Refresh Miami is Florida's oldest and largest technology and startup community with more than 9,000 members. Each month, they bring together hundreds of entrepreneurs and technology professionals to learn from industry pioneers and thoughts leaders. Founded in 2006, their mission is to educate, inspire, and grow South Florida's tech and startup ecosystem. 

01 is an ​​education lab that fosters agency and creative confidence in students by empowering them to shape their worlds through technology and play. 

Lapse AR Museum Park Tour | Enjoy a guided augmented reality tour with the Miami-Dade
County Department of Cultural Affairs.

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