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Austin's 1st nonprofit electronic music & arts festival, showcasing art & technology in Austin since 2013. We also produce ProtosTV & ATXAT / Austin Art + Tech


Protos 2016 is here! Events below

ATXAT x PROTOS | Austin Art + Tech at Protos Festival 

Presentations, education, interactive demos, panels, meetups & more

July - September 2016

Austin Art + Tech aka ATXAT will serve as the official educational & presentation arm for #Protos2016 (Protos Festival) as it helps launch Protos Edu coming in late 2016. The ATXAT Summer Series at Protos will feature a similar format as past events, such as the Protos Art + Tech Labs. It will include mini-workshops, presentions, panels, interviews & more; primarily focused on electronic music & interactive art from July through September 2016

STAY TUNED for more TBA via Twitter & Facebook

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#ATXAT x #PROTOS2016


[8/4] ATXAT x PROTOS | LIGHT + TIME 

2 digital artists, 1 tutorial & 1 interactive demo

ARTISTS: Stephen Fishman & Mateo Gutierrez

Come hang with your favorite Austin visual artists as they share some of the tricks & tools they use to create some of the most fun, creative & innovative installations, interactive playgrounds, stage set-ups, digital photography & visual art in Austin today. This session will feature 2 presenters, 1 tutorial & 1 interactive demo - each covering a unique aspect of the media arts, specifically digital x visual art

Bring a camera, notepad & (if you want to create/make art during the tutorial) your laptop/computer + a graphics card. Be there on time for intros & stay to the end for a unique, interactive, audience-participatory demo
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 7-9P / 701 Brazos, Austin, TX
FREE w/ RSVP on Facebook or MeetUp

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THANKS to our sponsors - Capital Factory, City of Austin Cultural Arts, & Women & Their Work

INQUIRIES / Sponsors / Media andria@protosfestival.org

[Images by Stephen Fishman]

STEPHEN FISHMAN stephalfishal.com 
Stephen Hal Fishman is an Austin-based video artist, designer and performer creating experimental animated films, music videos, print media, interactive installations and live visual accompaniment for music and dance under the moniker Fresh Fuckerman and Mac&Cheez. He also comprises the visual component of the multi-disciplinary performance group, Total Unicorn. His work focuses on the intersection of art and technology. The emphasis of his video, interactive and design work is a synthesis of humor, cultural subversion, and vivid imagery. Stephen’s film and performance work has been shown in galleries and festivals across the U.S. and Europe. He is currently working on new films, projections, interactive pieces and performances for 2016 and beyond
PT 1: Chat - Upcoming & recent projects, including AMODA's upcoming LOOP MASS event
PT 2: Tutorial - Looping animations created in After Effects for use in Resolume Avenue (or 4 VDMX or GIFs or InstaGRAMPS or Voins or the TV) to create live video mixes. How to make & where to put them

[Photos by Mateo Gutierrez]

MATEO GUTIERREZ teostimetravel.com

Mateo Gutierrez is an Austin-based artist involved in the production of a variety of creative endeavors; including live entertainment, video production, project management, projection mapping & experiential design. He aims to create immersive experiences while transforming perceptions. Mateo runs Teo's Time Travel, an experiential design company specializing in the creative market; citing immersive experiences, interactivity and creativity as his key influencing elements

PT 1: Mateo will show us how he uses tools for light art, projection mapping, videography & photography to create one-of-a-kind interactive art pieces for a variety of settings. He will also show us how he's honed his creative interests to instill sustainability into his work as an art professional

PT 2: Mateo will give us a rare chance to make light art with a Pixel Stick, an interactive tool combining light projections & photography


[8/22] ATXAT x PROTOS | MUSIC ELECTRONIC

An interactive electronic music history session & discussion 

FREE w/ RSVP + SIGN UP on the mailing list protosfestival.org/atxat

More details TBA


[9/8] ATXAT x PROTOS | ABLETON LIVE 

A workshop with Ableton-certified instructor Jimmy Allison

Austin's Ableton-certified teacher & founder/host of Ableton User Group Jimmy Allison brings his veteran teaching skills to ATXAT at Protos Festival with a mini-workshop on Ableton Live

Jimmy Allison is a Certified Ableton instructor, producer, and bassist based in Austin, Texas. He has been playing music since 1984. Jimmy has been offering Ableton Live Training in music production, live performance and DJing since 2007. His teaching style is adaptive to the needs of the student and private instruction dramatically cuts down the learning curve which will have you interacting with live in the way that is most productive specifically you. Jimmy teaches Ableton, Traktor, Maschine Resolume, Omnisphere, Stylus RMX, Native Instruments, Sylnth1, and various VST’s. Jimmy is also the founder of the Austin Ableton User Group, a group of electronic musicians who gather once a month to swap ideas and hold workshops. Teaching, hosting the group and workshops are primarily where Jimmy has gained the bulk of his experience. Check out a more in-depth bio & videos here: http://austinabletontutor.com

FREE w/ RSVP + SIGN UP on the mailing list protosfestival.org/atxat


[9/19] ATXAT x PROTOS | TO BE ANNOUNCED

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A FEW PHOTOS FROM PAST EVENTS

Electronic music artist Matt "Wheez-ie" Mauldin in a commissioned audio-visual electronic music experience piece exhibited with LA-based artist Annapurna Kumar. Photo by Meg Seidel

Brent Dixon of the United Nations speaking on the art of making at Protos Festival 2015. Photo by Andria Benet

Panel on the future of art, technology & the human experience at Protos Festival 2015. L to R: Musician and corporate media strategist Nathan Laskar aka Brooklyn Shanti, digital artist and animator Tavia Morra, and electronic music artists and producers Daniel Hipilito aka Smokey Emorey and Jeremy Howard aka Sinistarr. Photo by Tosin Awofeso

Digital Artist Tavia Morra with her 3D generative art piece, explaining the participatory part to the viewer at Protos Festival 2015. Photo by Matthew Black

Protos Festival 2015 attendee at the digital art pop-up gallery, viewing the work of Rodrigo Carvalho. Photo by Tosin Awofeso

Protos Festival 2013 featured the world premier of a 3D audio-visual-flamenco dance performance by "RGBA/Future Flamenco". A'lante Flamenco's Creative Director Olivia Chacon dancing alongside her partner and Musical Director Isai Chacon on acoustic flamenco guitar, being fed into the digital audio lines controlled by Chris Jackson aka "VJ 4th Wall". In this performance, flamenco steps and sounds were translated into and transposed digitally onto three large screens and electronic music via a specially coded set of controls set up by the artists in months prior to this performance. This was Protos' 1st commissioned piece and it set the tone for other bold, intricate and collaborative experiments to come from both Protos and A'lante Flamenco

The magnifcent 3D immersive live electronic music and interactive visual performance that still has people talking years later, Emika [Berlin / Ninja Tune] and Joao Beira [Portugal/Austin] at Protos Festival 2013. Photo by Nate Jackson


Protos Festival is run by founder Andria Benet, a sponsored project of Women & Their Work, a 501(c)3 visual and performing arts organization, and funded in part by the City of Austin's Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department. Protos runs on the generous support and contributions of our community. To make a contribution, please drop us a line HERE