STACKED Expo takes place at the intersection of art and technology as part of Glendale Tech Week, September 14-21, 2019.

Playing on the notion of a data “stack” in computer science, as well as the crude slang term for the female form, STACKED reshuffles the deck of historically-masculine tech hierarchy by highlighting a spectrum of female-identifying and non-binary artists, designers and technologists. Dynamic programming includes art exhibitions featuring digital media and emerging technologies; a panel of pioneering creatives from local institutions and labs; and community-building design workshops on augmented reality and artificial intelligence. 

Curated by Selwa Sweidan and Laura Darlington, STACKED Expo builds toward their upcoming exhibition at Glendale’s Brand Library & Art Center in January 2020.

Exhibition: “STACKED”

@Artsakh Paseo

127 Artsakh Ave., Glendale, CA 91206

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14 / 4–6pm

Gallery hours:
- Saturday, September 14 / 1–6pm
- Thursday, September 19 / 1–4pm
- Friday, September 20 / 1–4pm
- Saturday, September 21 / 1–6pm
Or by appointment:

A group exhibition featuring artists working with innovative digital media, traditional media addressing technology, virtual reality, and game design.

Rouzanna Berberian
Christina “Phazero” Curlee
Yuehao Jiang
Noa P. Kaplan + Szilvia Ruszev
Sara Ludy
Brittany Ransom
Silvia Rigon
Nina Sarnelle

For the “STACKED” Exhibition Guide (PDF), click here.

Exhibition: “Floating Signifiers” 

@Museum of Neon Art 
216 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91204

September 21, 2019 / 4–6pmAn interactive pop-up exhibition featuring augmented reality (AR) artworks investigating vintage technology, urban planning, and space exploration.

Jessy Escobedo
Sasha Samochina

For the “Floating Signifiers” Exhibition Guide (PDF), click here.

Panel: “Women at the Frontiers of Creative Innovation”

@Glendale Central Library Auditorium

222 E. Harvard St., Glendale, CA 91205

Friday, September 20, 2019 / 6–9pm (Doors at 5:30pm)
A panel discussion and mixer featuring artists and creative technologists sharing their individual trajectories, how they navigated their fields, and their reflections on the state of emerging technologies.


Christina “Phazero” Curlee

Samantha Gorman

Kate Parsons

Moderator: Selwa Sweidan

Free childcare provided by Collab&Play.  

Workshop: “Speculative Camera Filters + Co-Visioning with Augmented Reality”


500 N. Brand Blvd. 20th Floor, Glendale, CA 91203

Saturday, September 21, 2019 / 12:30–3pm

A workshop exploring the potential for augmented reality (AR) to manipulate emotional response through the hands-on creation of DIY analog phone camera filters and the active co-authoring of personal visual narratives.

Instructors: Lilyan KrisJessy Escobedo

Workshop: “Intro to Artificial Intelligence for Creatives - Dissecting Artisanal Data Sets”

500 N. Brand Blvd. 20th Floor, Glendale, CA 91203
Saturday, September 21, 2019 / 12:30–3pm

A workshop introducing participants to artificial intelligence (AI) as a creative medium and critically probing the aesthetics, opportunities, and concerns of AI with a short lecture, in-class experimentation, and discussion.  

Instructors: Catherine Griffiths + Selwa Sweidan

STACKED Expo is generously sponsored by the City of Glendale’s Arts and Culture Commission, Urban Arts Fund.

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