Founded in 1997 in Brooklyn by John S. Johnson before moving to an iconic warehouse on West 21st street, Eyebeam was conceived as the very first critical space of its kind, for thinking creatively about how technology was transforming the world. As Chelsea changed, Eyebeam returned to Brooklyn and settled into a former industrial complex overlooking Sunset Park. The new studio hosted the first annual Eyebeam Award for Creativity and Courage, and the renewal of the core program. In those two decades, Eyebeam has made a habit of breaking new ground.
Eyebeam is located in Industry City, a manufacturing district in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Address is 34 35th Street, 5th Fl, Unit 26, Brooklyn, 11232.
Subway directions: take the D, N, or R trains to 36 St, and walk along 35th Street. Eyebeam is on the left near the waterfront.
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Roderick (Roddy) works the frontier where tech, art and society collide.
He helps launch inventive and critical projects as director of Eyebeam and through independent exhibition organizing and occasional writing. As a former practicing artist himself, he understands that the most valuable gift to a practitioner is generous and long-term support.
Roddy has toured, spoken, and curated widely. His essays have been published by MIT Press and appear regularly in online spaces. He has acted as adjunct faculty at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, taught at STEIM, and sits on the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Commission. He received an MFA from Mills College, Oakland and a certificate in Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague.
He makes Brooklyn home where he lives with his partner Joon and their dog.
Billy supports Eyebeam artist residents with technology resources and fabrication consultations. He creates and manages external partnerships to provide artist residents with additional support and resources. Leveraging his art, design and tech background, Billy develop programs that showcase Eyebeam’s leadership in innovative technologies and plan for future research initiatives.
Billy (Binh) Dang is a designer, technologist and artist working at the cutting edge of interaction design and wearable technologies blending the digital and physical realities.
Billy received a master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at Tisch NYU where he researched and developed projects concerning interactive and wearable technologies. Prior to NYU, he earned a bachelor of industrial design degree from Pratt Institute (NY) and had a formal training in fine arts at the Evergreen State College (WA).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.