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A Bit About Us


For nine years Dave Gordon and Elln Hagney have work together to bring magical experiences to the public through creation of major art works for display and purchase, organization of exhibitions for galleries, special events, and museums, and through multiple STEAM-based classes and products for organizations and museums in Boston and Florida.  In 2016, the two used the talents and skills they developed over 30 years working in the Arts, Museum and events management industries to develop interactive diy arts vending spaces at local festivals and fairs.  In october of 2018, they officially launched EMA. This new company’s mission is to introduce Tech Art to the public. The company foster a greater appreciation for the medium and its artists. It execute our mission through the creation of major art works and interactive art stations for display and purchase, organization of exhibitions for galleries, special events, and museums and through multiple STEAM-based presentations and products.

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The Enlightened Monkies

Elln Hagney

Co-founder

Elln Hagney is a respected museum professional and director with over thirty years of experience. She is recognized for her innovative approach to devising implementing and marketing unique art/cultural/education based programs and exhibits for museums and non-profits.


Her portfolio includes national education programming for Barnes and Noble Booksellers as well as producing and curating nationally-recognized programs and exhibits for the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, and the  Olympian Foundation among others.


Elln has consulted for Lasell College, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Brandeis University. She has served as the Executive Director of two National Historic Landmarks: the John Alden House Museum and the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation.  She served as both the lead organizer and committee member of multiple national festivals and events such as the Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival, Lowell Folk Festival, Altwheels Transportation Festival, and the UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cups. Elln founded one of country’s largest Steampunk festivals, "the Watch City Festival,"attended annually by over 17000 visitors.


Her work has been recognized by the Center For the Future of Museums, the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne, the US Olympic Committee, Massachusetts Nonprofits, the Boston Globe, Boing Boing, Wired Magazine, Huffington Post, National Public Radio, and others.

Dave Gordon

Director of Operations

Dave Gordon is a new media and tech artist working with sculpture, digital photography, animation, and electronically mediated interactivity separately and in combination. His work is rooted in notions of collage and assemblage of found objects and concerns itself with technological issues past and present.


Dave has shown his work in galleries regionally and nationally. His animations have won awards internationally. He is the creator and curator of the Eadweard Muybridge Online Archive developed in partnership with the Boston Public Library. (www.muybridge.org.) He has taught digital imaging and new media courses in and around Boston and Florida’s Gulf Coast. His career has included artist-in-residencies with the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation and The Olympian Foundation.

Dave completed his undergraduate work at Oberlin College and received his graduate degree from the Interactive Telecommunication Program (ITP) at the Tisch School of the Arts New York University.