The Pittsburgh Technology Council is proud to announce the finalists for this year’s Design, Art and Technology Awards. Join us as we honor our region’s leading-edge intersections of tech and creativity.
2011 DATA AWARDS FINALISTS:
CATEGORY WINNERS FOR ALL AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE 2011 DATA AWARDS CEREMONY ON APRIL 28, 2011.
The Maker Category:
Awarded to the company or individual who has entered the most creative and innovative marketplace design, including but not limited to product design, industrial design, interface or related applications. Finalists are:
Allegheny Land Trust
Astrobotic Technology, Inc.
Thorley Industries/4 Moms
The Icon Category:
Given to the company or individual who has used emerging technologies to create innovative user experiences, including but not limited to Web and mobile applications, video, flash or any other new media marketing strategies. Finalists are:
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, CMU
The Joystick Category:
Awarded to the company or individual who has created the most compelling electronic game, including but not limited to video games, animation, edutainment or gaming crossover technology. Finalists are:
Electric Owl Studios
Evil Genius Designs
The Art + Tech Category:
Given to the company or individual who has created the most innovative work of art incorporating technology or technology-themed content. Finalists are:
Entertainment Technology Center, CMU
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Wood Street Galleries
The CRIB (Creative Rooms in Business) Category:
Awarded to Pittsburgh’s most creative workplace, this award celebrates creative work environments, incorporating non-traditional design, unique methods of company community, artwork or space that encourages creativity. Finalists are:
Burt Hill / Stantec
The 2011 PITTSBURGH-TO-HOLLYWOOD AWARDS:
The Pittsburgh-to-Hollywood Awards Winners will be announced at the 2011 DATA Awards event. This award is part of the Pittsburgh Entertainment Technology Project.
2011 DATA AWARD EVENT INFORMATION
“Technology & the Creative Fire”
Hosted by Lyn Heward, Creative Director and Executive Producer of Cique Du Soleil
AT THE PITTSBURGH OPERAThursday, April 28, 2011
The Pittsburgh Technology Council is proud to present the 2011 DATA Awards, Pittsburgh’s signature Art + Technology event, hosted by Lyn Heward, international Creative Director and Executive Producer of Cirque du Soleil. Joining the Pittsburgh Technology Council from Canada, Ms. Heward will present “The Spark: Igniting the Creative Fire That Lives Within Us All” as we honor our region’s leading edge intersections of tech and creativity.
>> Join Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center in presenting the second annual Pausch Prize to internationally-acclaimed game developer, Will Wright, designer of The Sims game series.
>> Connect with Cirque du Soleil’s international Creative Director, Lyn Heward
>> Honor the 2011 DATA Award winners — the region’s best and brightest in creativity, innovation and tech.
>> Find out which regional companies will be going to Hollywood with the Pittsburgh Entertainment Technology Project
With a new venue, new award categories, new creative tech — and a collaboration with the The Pittsburgh Entertainment Technology Project, this year’s event promises to be the biggest and best DATA Awards ceremony yet!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
5:00-6:00PM: Exclusive VIP RECEPTION
6:00-7:00PM: Cocktail Reception & Networking
7:00-9:00PM: Presentation and Awards Ceremony
The Pittsburgh Opera
2425 Liberty Avenue in the Strip District
General Admission: $75
Group of Five Tickets: $350
Click here to register.
Presented in Partnership with the THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF CANADA
Highwire Sponsor: DOLLAR BANK
Opening Act Sponsor: Bayer MaterialScience
Spotlight Sponsor: Tucker Arensberg
Trapeze Sponsor: LANXESS
Acrobat Sponsor: Chatham University MFA in Film & Digital Technology
Production Sponsor: Wrecking Crew Media
Media Sponsor: Pittsburgh Magazine
Beverage Sponsor: Clique Vodka
Award Partner: Kessler Studios
This year’s third annual DATA Awards Event is part of the Pittsburgh Entertainment Technology Project, developed with the generous support of the Benedum Foundation.