In an effort to raise global awareness of the importance of light-based technologies, the United Nations has declared 2015 as the International Year of Light.  Through coordinated activities, with more than 100 partners from over 85 countries, they will highlight the importance of light and optical technologies in our society and in our future. As a kick-off to next years global education and festivities, New Yorkers will get a preview this Sunday, November 16th. TEDxCUNY has put together Access: Art, a full-day of free programming ranging from 3D printing demonstrations to interactive gaming workshops, art installations and guest speakers.

They will show us how light-based technology, often referred to as photonics, has helped to revolutionize the 21st century in much the same way as electronics revolutionized the 20th century.  The International Year of Light is a global initiative that will include museums, universities and an extensive list of partners from within the scientific community.

Access: Art is produced by TEDxCUNY and curated by Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. and Camille Santisetevan, Education & Outreach Manager at the CUNY Center for Advanced Technology (CAT); Presented by Duggal Visual Solutions. This one day event will take place at Macaulay Honor College, 35 West 67th Street.  Register for this free event online at

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