Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 1.58.42 PMLauren Gardner is a New York City–based product manager, community builder and artist.

Lauren has spent 15+ years building enterprise level software for companies including Turner/Time Warner & Thomson Reuters. Her passion to build something as a collaborative that would not be possible alone is the heart of her professional and artistic pursuits.

She is the Assoc. Director for Education at Eyebeam, a partner at School for Poetic Computation and co-owner of the art collective, Babycastles, which has reinvented the arcade as a public gallery and social space for creative technology and independent game culture.

Curations:
Recoded @ Sonar +D Barcelona, 2017
School For Poetic Computation, NYC 2015 (Spring, Summer)
Block Party @ Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC 2012
VIA, Pittsburgh PA 2012
Babycastles Summit @ Museum of Art & Design, NYC 2012 

Exhibitions:
School For Poetic Computation, NYC 2014
Poetic Science Fair, NYC 2014
Meowtown @ La Gaîté Lyrique – Paris, France 2012
Harpy Diem @ Secret Project Robot, NYC 2012
Gamma IV @ GDC, CA 2010

Talks:
‘New York Indie Game panel’ @ Brooklyn Research, Sept. 2017
To Code and Beyond: CS at Play @ Google, hosted by Cornell Tech, Nov. 2016
Facets, 2015
Code Liberation Game Jam (press), 2013
Different Games, 2012
VIA, 2012

Articles:
Community Spotlight: Eyebeam @ Mozilla Learning Blog, 2017