Virtual Opening & Gallery Talk: Warping the Future, with Francesca Sawaya & Renata de Gaui

Tour the New Virtual Exhibit

This event is open to all

Feb 11

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Russell Hall 101

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Please join us for the opening of the virtual exhibit, Warping the Future: How Craft Led To the Digital World As We Know, with Francesca Rodriguez Sewaya and Renata de Carvalho Gaui. Artists commissioned by the Gottesman Libraries with generous support from the Eugene E. Myers Trust, Francesca and Renata will welcome attendees, introduce their work, and guide visitors through a virtual tour that explores the relationship between the history of crafting and the history of computing, with a special focus on the development of technology and the role of women.

Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya is a Peruvian creative producer and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. Francesca is a Lead Teacher in NYC First where she develops curriculum, manage a Maker Space and teach STEAM related subjects to low income communities. Her workshops include Creativity Lab at Brooklyn Museum and Tangible Data in Ahmedabad, India. Francesca earned an MPS in Interactive Telecommunications from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, a BA in Communication from the University of Lima, and a Diploma in Audiovisual Education from the University of Salamanca.

Renata de Carvalho Gaui is a Brazilian designer, artist, and creative technologist based in Brooklyn, New York. A "jill of all trades within art, design, and technology," Renata has engaged in numerous projects with positive educational impact, including Beyond Punch Cards, Weaving to Code, Coding to Weave; and The Art of Living, the 2018 Myers Fund Art Commission. She holds an MPS in Interactive Telecommunications from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and a BFA in Design and Digital Media from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

Please use this link to join the talk. Also see the eponymous Everett Cafe online book display that informs this talk and exhibit.


To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at, (212) 678-3689, or (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.

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