One of our favorite events each year in New York is Conflux, an art and technology festival that brings together over 75 interactive art and technology project that explore urban public space all over New York.
This coming weekend, October 08–10, 2010. Conflux returns to the East Village. Participants will transform the neighborhood into a street-based laboratory with art installations, interactive performances, games, guided expeditions and more.
Highlights: “Interpretive Trails” re-invents Con Edison marks on sidewalks as trail markers in a network of hiking/walking trails. “Tektonomology” is a two-day expedition to catalogue all named buildings in the East Village. “Energy Agency” is a workshop exploring ways collective action can positively impact NYC energy consumption. Italian artist Giulio Ammendola brings his turntable to lead “Wheel,” a walk guided by a music-meets-maps mashup.
Indoor events, headquartered at NYU’s Barney Building (34 Stuyvesant St.), include a keynote address by renowned urban explorer Steve Duncan, evening performances and the Conflux Café series of artist-led talks and workshops.
Outdoor events are free; a daily pass for indoor events is $5 ($3/students).
You can learn more about Conflux by clicking here.