Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Camera Basics And Adobe Premiere Editing W/ Black Trans Media

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In this workshop, Sasha Alexander, the founder/co-director of Black Trans Media will take participants through camera basics (framing, audio, light) and editing. Learn how to shoot and digitize footage, organize your files, and learn basic editing (trimming, layering) using Adobe Premiere. 

If you have your own footage you would like to edit with bring your own hard drive or memory card, we will also have a camera on site to shoot footage! Visitors will leave with experience filming, editing, and creating a very rough cut edit on a sample project or as part of your own work.

Open to 8 people.

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Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

Intro To Mixing Your Own Tracks

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Learn the basics of mixing your own tracks in Ableton Live. This class will introduce how to set up your session, the three basic elements of mixing and how to export your tracks in different file formats. Bring your own tracks to workshop or use one we’ve made for the class. This class is perfect for people who record at home and want to improve the sound of their tracks.

Bring a pair of your own headphones if possible. Even iPhone headphones are good as long as they have the 3.5mm headphone jack and not the lightning port.

All Ages

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Jul
25
4:00 PM16:00

MUSIC PRODUCTION FOR TEENS /w SAFA

Learn how to make beats, record music, use synthesizers and produce your own tracks! This six-week course is for teens interested in music production and songwriting. Computers, Drum Machines, and all equipment will be provided.

These courses in professional digital music tools and software will be taught by established teaching artists from SAFA. Find out more about them at http://www.sonicartsforall.org

Sessions are 1.5 hours and meet on 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, and 8/1.This 6 week summer course will end in a group exhibition of student work at POWRPLNT. 

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Aug
1
4:00 PM16:00

MUSIC PRODUCTION FOR TEENS /w SAFA

Learn how to make beats, record music, use synthesizers and produce your own tracks! This six-week course is for teens interested in music production and songwriting. Computers, Drum Machines, and all equipment will be provided.

These courses in professional digital music tools and software will be taught by established teaching artists from SAFA. Find out more about them at http://www.sonicartsforall.org

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Aug
5
4:00 PM16:00

Video Production for Teens

In this class, students will learn how to produce their own video content with professional equipment. Students will develop their own storyboards, shoot footage and learn how to edit video using Adobe Premiere. Computers and equipment will be provided.


About the Instructors: Ricky is an interdisciplinary artist and musician who makes music videos and teaches young people how to make electronic music. Hazel is a filmmaker and video artist who makes work about mental illness. She makes collage films combining found footage and self-shot green screen imagery.

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Aug
12
4:00 PM16:00

Video Production for Teens

In this class, students will learn how to produce their own video content with professional equipment. Students will develop their own storyboards, shoot footage and learn how to edit video using Adobe Premiere. Computers and equipment will be provided.

About the Instructors:

Ricky is an interdisciplinary artist and musician who makes music videos and teaches young people how to make electronic music. Hazel is a filmmaker and video artist who makes work about mental illness. She makes collage films combining found footage and self-shot green screen imagery.

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Aug
19
4:00 PM16:00

Video Production for Teens

In this class, students will learn how to produce their own video content with professional equipment. Students will develop their own storyboards, shoot footage and learn how to edit video using Adobe Premiere. Computers and equipment will be provided.

About the Instructors: Ricky is an interdisciplinary artist and musician who makes music videos and teaches young people how to make electronic music. Hazel is a filmmaker and video artist who makes work about mental illness. She makes collage films combining found footage and self-shot green screen imagery.

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Aug
26
4:00 PM16:00

Video Production for Teens

In this class, students will learn how to produce their own video content with professional equipment. Students will develop their own storyboards, shoot footage and learn how to edit video using Adobe Premiere. Computers and equipment will be provided.

About the Instructors: Ricky is an interdisciplinary artist and musician who makes music videos and teaches young people how to make electronic music. Hazel is a filmmaker and video artist who makes work about mental illness. She makes collage films combining found footage and self-shot green screen imagery.

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Jul
18
4:00 PM16:00

MUSIC PRODUCTION FOR TEENS /w SAFA

Learn how to make beats, record music, use synthesizers and produce your own tracks! This six-week course is for teens interested in music production and songwriting. Computers, Drum Machines, and all equipment will be provided.

These courses in professional digital music tools and software will be taught by established teaching artists from SAFA. Find out more about them at http://www.sonicartsforall.org

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Shear Reflection: A Digital Collage and Zine Class for Teens
Jul
17
3:00 PM15:00

Shear Reflection: A Digital Collage and Zine Class for Teens

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In this zine creation class, teens will use self-reflection, writing, and digital collage making to express a prompt. Each student will create and design their own page during class and print the final copy during the last class to share during a presentation. Though each student will create individual zines, the brainstorming and research process will be explored together. Students will learn how to use technology to creatively express emotions.

July’s Prompt: My Name Is...

Describe yourself on your own terms. What does your name mean? How does this reflect throughout your personality?

Free

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Club Cosmos - A Monthly Astrology and Manifestation Workshop
Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

Club Cosmos - A Monthly Astrology and Manifestation Workshop

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Club Cosmos is a Cosmic Wellness practice building workshop led by SGC Resident Astrologer, Vei Darling aka The Sagittarius Woman! This is the Leo Season edition. We will unpack cosmic energy and astrology as well as holistic healing practices such as meditation to help SGC/TSW fam build their very own cosmic wellness practice. Join us for astral insights, intention setting, and community building!

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Jul
11
4:00 PM16:00

MUSIC PRODUCTION FOR TEENS /w SAFA

Learn how to make beats, record music, use synthesizers and produce your own tracks! This six-week course is for teens interested in music production and songwriting. Computers, Drum Machines, and all equipment will be provided.

These courses in professional digital music tools and software will be taught by established teaching artists from SAFA. Find out more about them at http://www.sonicartsforall.org

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Intro to CDJs
Jul
11
3:00 PM15:00

Intro to CDJs

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Want to be a DJ? Bring a USB and get your hands on the decks with DJ HD. Learn the basics of the industry standard set up and get tips for prepping your set. Attendees will get to see a demo mini-set incorporating several genres, and try it all out on their own.

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Jun
28
4:00 PM16:00

YOUTH INTRO TO GAME DESIGN /w DOTS

Learn the basics of designing your own computer games! Students will get a chance to make their own art and learn how to make a video game character move across a screen. This class will focus on using Photoshop and Stencyl to create a Mario Bros-like game. All supplies provided!

This class will be taught by game designer Sandra Honigman and graphic designer Jaclyn McKay, who work at the game company DOTS.

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Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Make Your Own Quilted Lamp Sculpture With Beca Acosta

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During this three-hour workshop, participants will learn elements of wiring and create their own sculpted lamps.

Guests will not only be introduced to wiring but also design basics as they create sculptures with found fabric - using textile design, color theory and light to explore/communicate expression and the feelings of the inanimate.

This sensory based workshop will teach mechanical technology as an emotional tool by combining the use of textiles and wiring in a non-traditional way.

This is part of a month-long residency at POWRPLNT presented by Disclaimer Gallery featuring the work of Beca Acosta.

*Due to limited supplies, guests must sign up to attend*
For All Ages

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Jun
27
4:00 PM16:00

MUSIC PRODUCTION FOR TEENS /w SAFA

Learn how to make beats, record music, use synthesizers and produce your own tracks! This six-week course is for teens interested in music production and songwriting. Computers, Drum Machines, and all equipment will be provided.

These courses in professional digital music tools and software will be taught by established teaching artists from SAFA. Find out more about them at http://www.sonicartsforall.org

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Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

YOUTH MANGA OPEN STUDIO

Join POWRPLNT’s Manga Open Studio to learn all the tools you need to make your own Manga. Get inspiration from Manga like One Piece, Naruto, and Dragon Ball Super!

Learn how to write speech bubbles & dialogue for your story. Draw frames and color panels to mock-up your own manga and tell your story! Shemuel Peters is an artist & photographer from Flatbush, Brooklyn currently in the Guggenheim's Learning Through Arts program.

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Camera Basics and Adobe Premiere Editing W/ Black Trans Media
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

Camera Basics and Adobe Premiere Editing W/ Black Trans Media

In this workshop, Sasha Alexander, the founder/co-director of Black Trans Media will take participants through camera basics (framing, audio, light) and editing. Learn how to shoot and digitize footage, organize your files, and learn basic editing (trimming, layering) using Adobe Premiere.

If you have your own footage you would like to edit with bring your own hard drive or memory card, we will also have a camera on site to shoot footage! Visitors will leave with experience filming, editing, and creating a very rough cut edit on a sample project or as part of your own work.

Open to 8 people.

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Jun
21
3:00 PM15:00

Video Production for Teens

Get an introduction to creating unscripted video content for the web. Learn how to pitch ideas, make intros/teasers for web content, and edit their videos. By the end of this course, students will be able to make professional videos to upload videos to streaming platforms like YouTube, Vimeo and, Instagram. Josalynn Jade Smith is a Filmmaker and Producer completing a Master’s Degree in Film at Columbia University.

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Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Fight Night: An Evening of Performance with Beca Acosta

Join us for a night of performance beginning with Acosta’s An Anger Meditation, a guided meditation led by the artist focusing on those little things that you just can’t let go of. This will be followed by a performance of A Productive Fight, in which the artist battles her eponymous piece - The Punching Machine - a regulation-sized boxing glove motorized to take on a life of its own. Finally, we’ll end the evening with a short artist talk facilitated by Amber Dennis. 

This is part of a month-long residency at Powrplnt presented by Disclaimer Gallery featuring the work of Beca Acosta.

Performance Pieces

Anger Meditation, 2019
4-minute performance

A Productive Fight, 2019
4-minute performance with The Punching Machine 

Following Event

June 27th, 6-9pm - Make Your Very Own Emotional Light Machine with Beca Acosta

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Jun
20
4:00 PM16:00

MUSIC PRODUCTION FOR TEENS /w SAFA

Learn how to make beats, record music, use synthesizers and produce your own tracks! This six-week course is for teens interested in music production and songwriting. Computers, Drum Machines, and all equipment will be provided.

These courses in professional digital music tools and software will be taught by established teaching artists from SAFA. Find out more about them at http://www.sonicartsforall.org

Sessions are 1.5 hours and meet on 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, and 8/1.This 6 week summer course will end in a group exhibition of student work at POWRPLNT. 

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Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Intro To Mixing Your Own Tracks

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If you record your own music, but want to learn how to take your track from a recording to something listenable, this class is for you! Learn the basics of mixing your own tracks in Ableton Live. Bring your own tracks to workshop or use one we've made for the class.

This class will cover: - How to set up your session: track titles, color coding, window views - The three basic elements of mixing: EQ, levels, panning - Learn how to export your tracks in different file formats

Conor Kenahan is a Brooklyn based Audio Engineer who plays music as Seekay.

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Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

The Punching Machine - Art Show Opening

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The Punching Machine is a month-long residency at Powrplnt presented by Disclaimer Gallery featuring the work of Beca Acosta.

Through a small installation and three-event series, the residency and exhibit will explore the souls of interactive sculpture and how they can reflect those human emotions that seem impossible to express. In Acosta’s work, objects believed to have no feeling - pain/stress/desire - become extensions of ourselves and their own beings through mechanical technology. 

Join us for an opening reception Thursday, June 13th 6-9pm!

Disclaimer Gallery

Run by Zaria Poem, Sarah Wang, Amber Dennis, O.K Fox, Shaina Yang, Sessa Englund, JinHee Kwak, and June Chee; Disclaimer values representation, accessibility, and fighting dominant power structures within the art world. We are a group of low-income, queer women and non-binary people of different racial backgrounds working together to exhibit and showcase visual art by other low-income people and marginalized groups. Previously based out of Silent Barn, Disclaimer is currently focused on pop up shows and residencies while looking for a more permanent space.

Artist Bio

Beca Acosta is a multi-media sculptor whose work spans many different materials and mediums. She studied Sculpture at SUNY Purchase - with a focus on metal, plaster and ceramics - but has recently moved into 3D printing, sensors, flameworking and motorized objects. She was born and raised in Dallas Texas and is currently based in New York where she is a Lehman College Teaching Artist In Residence. 

Work on View

MAIN ROOM

Life Inside The Music Box Ain't Easy, 2018
Pencil, plaster, bronze, steel, wood, rubber, motor, paint, ANSI roller chain, music box
12 x14 x 26 ½

Punching Machine, 2019
Boxing glove, motorized reciprocating saw, steel, wood, cement, plastic
14 x 48 x 14

BACK ROOM (clockwise)

El Manisero, 2018
Steel, motors, chain, plywood, paint
14 x 17 x 23 ½

Stress Dream, 2019
Mixed media, scientific glass, polarized lenses, Ipad, computer monitor
20 x 77 x 24

Chimera, 2019
Sculpted scientific glass
13 x 14 x 4

Following Events
June 20th, 6-9pm - Fight Night: An Evening of Performance with Beca Acosta
June 27th, 6-9pm - Make Your Very Own Emotional Light Machine with Beca Acosta

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Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to CDJ's With HD

Want to be a DJ? Bring a USB and get your hands on the decks with DJ HD. Beginner level intro to basic of CDJs.

Learn the basics of this industry standard set up and tips for prepping your set, watch a demo min-set incorporating several genres, and try it all out yourself.

All are welcome.

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Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

The Hermit Society Presents: # Woke Up Sheeple

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THE HERMIT SOCIETY PRESENTS: # WOKE UP SHEEPLE

A screening of three stories meant to jolt you into action.

Flow: For Love of Water (2008)

The world's water supply is shrinking and being turned over to the hands of corporations. Are you ready for the trickle-down effect?

The Story of Stuff (2007)

An animated short tracks the life cycle of the things we want and the things we need and how that impacts our planet.

Requiem for an American Dream (2018)

Legendary political thinker Noam Chomsky shines light on how capitalism is supposed to work in this country.

Drinks and Snacks for Sale

Bring Pillows & Blankets

Come for Movies

Stay for Conversation

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May
26
2:00 PM14:00

Club Cosmos: A Sad Girls Club Astrology & Manifestation Workshop

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Vei aka The Sagittarius Woman runs a wellness-practice building service based on astrological chart insights, tarot, and other forms of divination. The focus of her work is helping people to become more conscious of their energy, their power, and their capacity for love.

WHAT IS COSMIC WELLNESS:

Vei Darling crafted cosmic wellness as a practice that focuses on building a wellness practice that’s easy to manage with every day life and is also aligned with the natural ebb and flow of energy. Reintegrating with nature and bringing the divine into daily life.

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May
18
5:30 PM17:30

Club Cosmos: A Sad Girls Club Astrology & Manifestation Workshop

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Vei aka The Sagittarius Woman runs a wellness-practice building service based on astrological chart insights, tarot, and other forms of divination. The focus of her work is helping people to become more conscious of their energy, their power, and their capacity for love.

WHAT IS COSMIC WELLNESS:

Vei Darling crafted cosmic wellness as a practice that focuses on building a wellness practice that’s easy to manage with every day life and is also aligned with the natural ebb and flow of energy. Reintegrating with nature and bringing the divine into daily life.

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May
14
4:00 PM16:00

YOUTH - Crash Course in Video Production for Teens

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This class will provide an introduction to creating unscripted video content for the web. Attendees will gain an introductory level understanding of pitching, making an intro/teaser for web content, and editing.

Josalynn will cover topics including camera set-up, editing, and uploading to streaming platforms like Vimeo and YouTube.

Skills Utilized: Brainstorming, Pitching, Camera and Audio Recording, Simple Edits and Upload Formats

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Camera Basics and Adobe Premiere Editing W/ Black Trans Media
May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Camera Basics and Adobe Premiere Editing W/ Black Trans Media

In this workshop, Sasha Alexander, the founder/co-director of Black Trans Media will take participants through camera basics (framing, audio, light) and editing. Learn how to shoot and digitize footage, organize your files, and learn basic editing (trimming, layering) using Adobe Premiere.

If you have your own footage you would like to edit with bring your own hard drive or memory card, we will also have a camera on site to shoot footage! Visitors will leave with experience filming, editing, and creating a very rough cut edit on a sample project or as part of your own work.

Open to 8 people.

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May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Video Editing Basics: Final Cut Pro

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This workshop will cover the basics of editing in Final Cut Pro X for anything from personal projects, to commercial editing, music videos or just for upping your meme making game. This workshop will teach attendees how to make their very own short form work!

Learn about:

-Basic types of cuts & transitions

-Basic project setup

-Basic structure

-Basic effects & titles

Attendees have the option of bringing 3-5 clips of video or photo taken on their own camera or phone for editing material. Bring a hard drive to save your work!

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May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Computer Programming with Word Craft Pt 3

*This class is 3 parts! Starting on 4/25, the course will resume on 5/1 and 5/8.

This class is ideal for anyone who wants a foundation to learn computer programming.

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We’ll use two main approaches:

- Software that we’ve built designed to teacher the core foundations of coding in a rapid and fun game.

- Your own coding projects that we help you with on your laptop or one provided by POWRPLNT. The idea is to take the concepts and build something cool and useful to your life.

About the instructors

Ben and Oliver are cofounders of playwordcraft.com, an educational company that teaches language, grammar and knowledge starting with the Latin and Greek roots of English. Their software is in 441 schools around the country.

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May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to CDJ's With HD

Want to be a DJ? Bring a USB and get your hands on the decks with DJ HD. Beginner level intro to basic of CDJs.

Learn the basics of this industry standard set up and tips for prepping your set, watch a demo min-set incorporating several genres, and try it all out yourself.

All are welcome.

SIGN UP HERE

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May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Computer Programming with Word Craft Pt 2

*This class is 3 parts! Starting on 4/25, the course will resume on 5/1 and 5/8.

This class is ideal for anyone who wants a foundation to learn computer programming.

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We’ll use two main approaches:

- Software that we’ve built designed to teacher the core foundations of coding in a rapid and fun game.

- Your own coding projects that we help you with on your laptop or one provided by POWRPLNT. The idea is to take the concepts and build something cool and useful to your life.

About the instructors

Ben and Oliver are cofounders of playwordcraft.com, an educational company that teaches language, grammar and knowledge starting with the Latin and Greek roots of English. Their software is in 441 schools around the country.

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POWRPLNT Spring Open House
Apr
27
4:00 PM16:00

POWRPLNT Spring Open House

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Join POWRPLNT for our first Open House of 2019! This will be an evening of information sharing, music, food, community and workshop demos. Come and plant seeds for collaboration and get to know how you can become involved in the space. Families and youth welcome.

● Bring your ideas and come share what you’d like to see in the space.

● Suggest workshop topics and events and meet people who can help you make it happen.

● Get information about upcoming youth and all ages workshops.

● Learn how to become a volunteer Teaching Artist or one of our Lab Leaders.

● Play around with music production equipment and creative software.

● Meet our residents, partners, volunteers and team.

Refreshments and food will be provided!

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Computer Programming with Word Craft

*This class is 3 parts! Starting on 4/25, the course will resume on 5/1 and 5/8.

This class is ideal for anyone who wants a foundation to learn computer programming.

SIGN UP HERE

We’ll use two main approaches:

- Software that we’ve built designed to teacher the core foundations of coding in a rapid and fun game.

- Your own coding projects that we help you with on your laptop or one provided by POWRPLNT. The idea is to take the concepts and build something cool and useful to your life.

About the instructors

Ben and Oliver are cofounders of playwordcraft.com, an educational company that teaches language, grammar and knowledge starting with the Latin and Greek roots of English. Their software is in 441 schools around the country.

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