Announcing 2011 Fellows and Winter/Spring Residents!

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Eyebeam congratulates the recipients of its 2011 Fellowships and Winter/Spring Residencies! Twelve media artists and creative technologists will soon begin work at our state-of-the-art design and fabrication labs in urban gaming, activism and technoscience, sound/video installation, technology and the body, sonic ecology, and contemporary network culture. They will join continuing Fellows Aaron Meyers, Brooke Singer, Jacob Ciocci, Jon Cohrs, and Kaho Abe as well as Student Residents.

2011 Fellows: Fran Ilich, Nova Jiang, Taeyoon Choi (starting in March); Mark Shepard, Mary Mattingly (starting in summer)

Winter/Spring 2011 Residents: Amelia Marzec, Andrew Demirjian, Beatriz da Costa, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Maria Michails (starting in February); Nick Hornby, Toby Heys (starting in March)

Selection Process
Eyebeam's 2011 Fellows are selected from an annual open call and receive an eleven-month fellowship with stipend, 24-7 access to our facilities and equipment, and support to undertake research and to develop new work in a highly collaborative environment. Fellows are accepted based on the strength of their practice, vision, and diverse skill set. At Eyebeam, they receive the opportunity to engage in independent projects, work closely with the Eyebeam community and research partners, and participate in our public programs. This group of five fellows was chosen from a highly competitive pool of 84 applicants.

Eyebeam’s Winter/Spring 2011 Residents are selected from a biannual open call for a five-month residency with stipend, 24-7 access to our facilities and equipment, and support to undertake research and to develop new work in a highly collaborative environment. Residents are accepted based on their proven ability in spearheading new projects and areas of artistic research. This group of seven residents was chosen from a highly competitive pool of 184 applicants.

About the Panelists
The selection panelists for the Fellowships and Residencies included Axel Lapp, critic, curator and art historian; Shu Lea Cheang, multi-media artist; Joe Winter, artist; Stephanie Rothenberg, Associate Professor of Visual Studies, SUNY, Buffalo; Liz Danzico, Chairperson of the MFA in Interaction Design Program at SVA; Horst Hoertner, Lab Director, Futurelab, Ars Electronica; Bre Pettis, Founder of Makerbot, co-founder of NYCResistor; Steve Dietz, new media curator, Artistic Director, 01SJ Biennial; Leah Gilliam, Director of Projects, Quest to Learn; Sean Elwood, Director, Artist Programs at Creative Capital; and Andrea Polli, Mesa Del Sol Chair of Digital Media at University of New Mexico; Eyebeam fellows Jon Cohrs, Jacob Ciocci, Brooke Singer, Aaron Meyers, and Kaho Abe; Eyebeam staff Stephanie Pereira, Associate Director: Learning and Engagement; Marko Tandefelt, Senior Technology Manager; and Amanda McDonald Crowley, Executive Director; with process management by Roddy Schrock, Associate Director: Creative Residencies.