BGX Nerdy Thursday – SXSW Edition

THINK / TALK / MIX / MINGLE

Thursday, March 15 6-10 pm at The Museum of Human Achievement

Black Gotham Experience NERDY THURSDAYS has built a cult following in NYC by combining cocktails, culture and conversation – and now we’re bringing the experience to SXSW for a special night in Austin.  Come and enjoy:

  • Curated artist talk on Exploring the Cultural Impact of Black Creativity featuring Kamau Ware, Founder and Lead Creative of Black Gotham Experience

  • Performance by Rapper, Multimedia Artist & Revolutionary Jamno Peanut

  • Thematic soundtrack by a GoodWill that moves your heart, feet and mind

Free Admission – RSVP below. Arrive before 7 for a chance to win a special edition copy of the Black Gotham Experience graphic novel primer.


Nerdy Thursdays are curated by BGX Founder & Lead Creative, Kamau Ware and William Ellis, BGX Experience Curator.

*Segments of the experience may be live-streamed to and/or recorded for broader social consumption and promotion.*

Thanks to the Museum of Human Achievement for helping to make BGX Nerdy Thursdays: SXSW Edition possible.

#InsideBlackGotham #BGXNerdyThursdays

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

21 and over with ID.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at blackgotham@kamaustudios.com

I want to bring a friend.  Should I have them RSVP too?

We love when our attendees bring their friends.  You should RSVP on their behalf or have them RSVP directly, as RSVPs are required for admission.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Printed tickets are not needed. Please have your electronic ticket ready so that we can easily scan you at the door and get your Nerdy Thursday experience started as quickly as possible.

Where and when is Nerdy Thursdays in New York City?

Nerdy Thursdays will be back in action April 5th at the Black Gotham Experience Studio in the Seaport District.  Gallery, museum, artist studio, event space – we have a bit of it all.  Our exhibit and experience space engages people of all backgrounds and connects them with the stories and design process of the Black Gotham Experience.  The BGX Studio is made possible by an artist residency with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and special support from The Howard Hughes Corporation.

SXSW: Black Gotham: Immersive Storytelling & Technology

We’re headed to Austin with our homies Rapport Studios for this SXSW® session, lead by BGX Founder Kamau Ware and Rapport Studios founders Armando Somoza and Chenits Pettigrew. Participants will experience a sample of BGX’s walking tour, history, and culture. Come learn about how we’re working with Rapport Studios to leverage immersive technology – including VR/AR – to place you in the story so that you experience untold narratives and history.

Austin Convention Center Room 5ABC

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Experiential Storytelling
Level: Beginner

SXSW: Activism in Public Spaces with Subway Book Review

Connect with writers, photographers, filmmakers, content creators, and other artists who create work with a mission in public spaces. The relationship between art and activism has heated up since 2016. Having a public presence matters now more than ever. Share your ideas and experiences. Inspire more activism in public spaces.

This session and meet up is hosted by Kamau Ware, founder and Lead Creative of the Black Gotham Experience and Uli Beutter Cohen (BGX Advisory Board ’16), founder of Subway Book Review.

SXSW EDU: Black Gotham: Immersive Storytelling & Technology

We’re headed to Austin with our homies Rapport Studios for this SXSWedu® workshop.  Participants will experience a sample of BGX’s walking tour, history, and culture. Come learn about how we’re working with Rapport Studios to leverage immersive technology – including VR/AR – to place you in the story so that you experience untold narratives and history.

Format: Workshop
Event Type: Session
Track: VR/AR
Level: Basic Understanding
Online: Slides

 

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