“It was great to meet so many interesting and interested people. I enjoyed talking to everyone. I’m glad that people from the neighborhood as well as from all over town came. Thanks to everybody for coming out!
In order to continue the conversation and get ideas going, I’ve established the Harlem Design and Technology Meetup group for adults. The introductory meeting is on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. here at Breadbox Studio. Attendance is free but limited to Meetup members so if you’d like to come— you are welcome to join our group!”
Joe Masibay, Breadbox Studio
Recap of the NYCxDesign Event
Artists, designers, self-proclaimed technology geeks and other creatives came to Breadbox Studio on Saturday, May 11 to talk with toy designers, watch demos and mingle.
As a participant of New York City’s first design week, Breadbox Studio invited designers Jeeyun Lee, Nancy Yi Liang, Will Sakran and Peter Kelley (who was able to change plans at the last minute to be a part of the event) to share their experience in toy design and their passion for digital technology as well as other creative professionals like Joyce Troy and Arthur Young-Spivey to demonstrate and explain 3D printing technology. The event was a unique chance to interact personally with the designers and the tools and technology being showcased.
Kids and adults came to get some hands-on experience. A downtown visual artist who made the trek uptown said he was happy for the opportunity to talk shop with the pros: “Joe was a great host and is so technologically knowledgeable about his equipment. Quite impressive. Peter Kelley, with his wealth of design experience, was such a nice guy to talk to and learn from. I got my head scanned with a Microsoft Kinect [Xbox 360 add-on that is like a super webcam] and was holding a 3D digitally printed plastic model of myself in less than 30 minutes!”