Amanda's blog

Amanda McDonald Crowley is heading to the Japan Media Arts Festival to present Eyebeam work on Feb 3, and participate in the Symposium “Creating New Culture” on Feb 4, 2010.


Evan Roth's Graffiti Taxonomy; Zach Lieberman, Theodore Watson, Arturo Castro and the OF community's OpenFrameworks; and Free Art and Technology (F.A.T), openFrameworks, Graffiti Research Lab,The Ebeling Group and Tony Quan's The EyeWriter all announced by The Design Museum in London as on the shortlist for the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2010 in the Interactive category.

Projects: Graffiti Taxonomy, Openframeworks, The Eyewriter
People: Chris Sugrue, Evan Roth, James Powderly, Theodore Watson, Zachary Lieberman
Research: Open Lab
Tags: alumni, award

The Internet as Playground and Factory: Session C:

EXPROPRIATING LABOR IN VIRTUAL WORLDS: Free Labor, Collective Intelligence, and Artistic Production

Video of conference session now available online


Revolution Door and Window Farms featured on Brian Lehrer Live 12/16/2009


Amanda McDonald Crowley, in conversation with Justine Cooper.

Saturday, December 12, 2009 2:30-3:30

Where I Work: In the Studio With Justine Cooper

In a special joint event with ArtAsiaPacific Magazine (AAP) Australian artist Justine Cooper opens the doors to her Brooklyn studio for a candid talk about her practice over the last decade; and discusses the role of the artist’s studio as a laboratory for artistic production and spectacle with Eyebeam's Executive Director Amanda McDonald Crowley.

This event is strictly RSVP due to limited capacity so please email your interest in attending to with "studio visit" in the subject box.


— a live talk show hosted by Doctor Rodenberger

:: November 21, 2009; 5:00 - 8:00 pm (SLT/PST) ::

Double Happiness Manufacturing, Eyebeam Island, Second Life (90, 34, 124)

Doctor Rodenberger from DOUBLE HAPPINESS MANUFACTURING will be interviewing 3 well know and amazing SL residents that do the same thing in their 1st lives as their Second Life! We’ll be discussing how the virtual environment of Second Life affects the meaning and value of one’s work. A RL audience will be watching the show from Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. Both RL and SL audience members will be able to participate in a Q & A with talk show guests.




GARRET MEHRTENS, a RL and SL pastor. Pastor Mehrtens officiated the recent memorial service in SL for military officer Grunt Greenwood.


Nov 12, 2009, 12:00PM-6:00PM.

If you can't be at Eyebeam, don't miss the event online.

Postgravity Art :: Syntapiens by the Slovenian artist collaborative of Dragan Živadinov, Dunja Zupančič, and Miha Turšič performs the last six "Informances" of the 50 hour event and invites current Eyebeamers to participate.

Projects: Postgravity Art :: Syntapiens
People: Dragan Živadinov, Dunja Zupančič, Miha Turšič, Jamie O'Shea, Rashaad Newsome, Kenya (Robinson), Scott Kildall, Paul Amitai

Thanks to an invitation from Cynthia Gehrig from the Jerome Foundation, a group of Eyebeamers will be presenting at the annual Grantmakers in the Arts Conference on October 20.



The title of the panel:

Social Networking Technology: Spaces for Creation, Engagement, Discourse and Promotion

Tuesday, October 20, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Organized by Cynthia Gehrig, president, Jerome Foundation

Presented by Amanda McDonald Crowley, executive director, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center; and artists Scott Kildall, Britta Riley and Brooke Singer.

Our goal is to give an overview of current work which uses social networking technologies not just to promote work, but in the actual production of art: its about giving grantmakers an overview of how contemporary artists are using these tools to develop socially engaged work.


Perspectives of New Cultural Practices

A roundtable conference of digital theorists and practitioners on the future of cultural intelligence and freedoms.

With: Ted Byfield, Steve Kurtz, Amanda McDonald Crowley, Claire Pentecost, Peter Lamborn Wilson

Moderators: Konrad Becker, Jim Fleming

Date: September 10, 2009
Time: 1:30 - 6:30 pm 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Austrian Cultural Forum (ACF)
11 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
Free Entry

Beyond the obsolete models of artist or author as genius and their fetish objects, what collective and collaborative practices are inventing new terrains and flows?

As information and communication technologies saturate our world, how is art giving way to new forms of cultural symbolic manipulation?

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