History

Founded in 1997 by John S. Johnson, Eyebeam was the very first critical space of its kind: a place to think creatively about how technology was transforming our society. Eyebeam has given time, space and money to artists whose work has shaped our world – including the first-ever social sharing tool ReBlog, electronic toys startup littleBits, and the pioneering net art of Cory Arcangel. Everything is guided by a focus on Eyebeam’s core values: openness, invention and justice.

Eyebeam’s space in Brooklyn hosts a world-renowned residency program, innovative education initiatives, and exciting public events.

Contact

Eyebeam is currently moving to it’s new home at 199 Cook Street, Brooklyn.

Note that we are only open to the public during events. Reach out to info@eyebeam.org to learn more.

Staff Profiles

Roderick Schrock Director

 

As Director, Roderick manages the functional capacities of the organization’s direct artist support and guides its focus on supporting work that aims to realign societal relationships to emergent technologies. In addition, he has been an active practitioner in digital and sound art, having performed and presented in Japan, Europe, South America, and throughout the United States. He received an MFA from Mills College, as well as a certificate in Sonology from the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. His essays have been published by MIT Press, and he writes regularly for online publications, such as Hyperallergic and Huffington Post. He has previously written for New Music Box, Fucking Good Art, and e/i Magazine. As a sound artist, Schrock has been commissioned by Meet the Composer, the American Music Center, The Netherlands America Foundation, and Ostrava New Music Days, among others. He has taught at the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM) (Amsterdam), California College of the Arts, and New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. He sits on the board of the Netherlands America Foundation Cultural Commission and the advisory board of curatious.com.

@rddy

 

Sally Szwed Director of Programs

Sally Szwed joins Eyebeam following over six years at public arts nonprofit Creative Time where she served as director of the Creative Time Summit, an annual international convening on the intersection of art and politics. During her tenure she grew the Summit in both scale and ambition, traveling iterations of the program to Stockholm, Washington DC, Toronto, Athens, and Venice as part of the 56th Venice Biennale. Prior to her role at Creative Time, Szwed served as Program Manager of EFA Project Space, at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, in New York City, where she produced exhibitions and public programs. She currently co-chairs the Board of Directors of Flux Factory, a non-profit artist in residence program and community space. She holds a BFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University, and an MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts.

Magali Duzant Bookkeeper Magali Duzant

Magali is a NY-based artist working with time-based processes to examine the role of technology as a mediator of our experiences.

She received a BA of Humanities and Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from Parsons, The New School for Design. She has shown her work at the Queens Museum, the State Hermitage Museum, and the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, among many other spaces. She was awarded a Queens Council on The Arts Grant in 2015 for her public work, Live Streaming Sunset.

Lauren Gardner Associate Director for Education

Lauren is the Associate Director for Education at Eyebeam.

She is a partner and co-organizer for the School For Poetic Computation and a co-owner of the videogame art collective and DIY gallery Babycastles. In a past life she spent 15+ years as a Technical Product Manager building enterprise level software for companies including Turner / Time Warner & Thomson Reuters.

Building things through collaborative process that would not be possible alone is the heart of her professional and personal pursuits.

lauren.gardner@eyebeam.org

Joanna Gould Outreach & Development Manager

Joanna Gould is an Australian arts manager who is currently based in Brooklyn working with Eyebeam on sponsor relationship development.

She has been working in the creative community in Australia for the last ten years and has a double major in History and Fine Art with a Masters of Art Curatorship.

She has held roles as Curatorial Assistant for the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Festival Director of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival and General Manager at Going Down Swinging.

joanna.gould@eyebeam.org

 

J. Soto Production & Access Coordinator

J. Soto is a queer transgender interdisciplinary artist, writer, and arts organizer.

He has curated and performed work for The National Queer Arts Festival (San Francisco),  Links Hall (Chicago), as well as Vox Populi (Philadelphia) among others nationally. His collaborative writing project, “Ya Presente Ayer” can be found in Support Networks, Chicago Social Practice History Series (University of Chicago Press). His organizing projects include the Latinx Artists Retreat (LXAR), which he recently launched with a group of Latinx artists and administrators and the Latinx Artist Visibility Award (LAVA) for Ox-Bow School of Art in partnership with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

He is also a recent fellow of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI). His current writing can be found in Original Plumbing and Apogee Journal: Queer History, Queer Now Folio.

j.soto@eyebeam.org

Sarah O'Connell Residency Associate

Sarah develops, implements, and provides support for Eyebeam’s residency programs.

She graduated with a BFA in Photography and Music Industry from the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Previous to Eyebeam, she also assisted the residency programs at The Center for Photography in Woodstock and Light Work. Sarah has a passion for non-profit arts organizations and their ability to play a crucial role in artistic advancement.

sarah.oconnell@eyebeam.org

Board

  • Joe Versace, Chair
  • Emma Canarick, Vice-Chair
  • Bradley Robinson, Treasurer
  • Jed Alpert, Chair Emeritus
  • Ellen Sandor, Secretary
  • Steve Lambert, Alumnus
  • Brennon Marcano
  • Marcy Bloom
  • R. Luke DuBois

Advisory Board

  • Matt Corwine
  • John Dimatos
  • Dara Freed
  • David Howe
  • Ruby Lerner
  • Ramsey Nasser
  • Tatiana Platt
  • Valerie White

Interns

  • Sid Chou
    Creative Technology Intern
  • Hilary Devaney
    Development Intern
  • Leandro Huerto
    Communications Intern
  • Kyle Luntz
    Technology and Production Intern
  • Sam Wolk
    Media Intern