writer, actor, activist
Dawn Curro @
teacher and producer
Joseph Curro @
writer, student, theater guru
Dan Edmonds @
educator and system designer
Abby Estes @
illustrator and comic book artist
Isaac Everett @
musician and composer
Chris Hall @
programmer, scientist, writer
Jessica Hammer @
game designer, writer, programmer
Faith Howard @
dancer and choreographer
Blair Kamage @
illustrator and artist
Shawn Roberts @
singer and actor
illustrator and graphic designer
Richard Silvera @
researcher and critic
Welcome to The
Fifth District! Our site has just gone live and will be under continued
construction for some time. Check back regularly to see what we're up to!
We'll have new projects, new features (like updates on what individual members
are working on) and maybe a surprise or two. See you soon!
End of the Line
A multimedia theater piece performed at the NYC Fringe Festival 2004.
(Isaac Everett, Jessica Hammer, Abby Estes)
Lightweight web-based group scheduling tools. (Chris Hall, Jessica
The Urban Tarot
A modern take on the Tarot deck. (Robert Scott)
Storytelling Group Hands-on storytelling research - and great stories.
(Chris Hall, Jessica Hammer, Faith Howard et. al.)
A futuristic comic-book saga. (Abby Estes)
Fifth District is a collective of artists, technologists and rogue geniuses
based in New York City. We include writers and programmers, animators
and researchers, musicians and scientists; we collectively have experience
in game design and graphic design, literary composition and musical composition,
teaching and outreach and performance and much more.
We believe that play is important. We believe that art should be fun.
We believe that machines can be art. We believe that people are not machines.
We believe in craftsmanship. We believe in being nice to strangers. We
believe in growing up without growing old. We believe that musicians should
be talking to programmers who should be talking to biologists who should
be talking to artists. We believe that we can make all this happen - and
If you have a project that crosses the boundaries of traditional disciplines,
we're here to help. The Fifth District is available for hire at reasonable
rates. Tell us what you're looking for, and we'll put together a team
that suits your needs. Many individual members of The Fifth District are
also available for freelance work; contact information is available to