On the day after I land back in Israel, I will participate in a very interesting event taking place in the context of the Bat-Yam Biennial of Landscape Urbanism. I have written a new essay for this biennial’s publication and for this event titled Getting Intimate with Invisible Audiences. In this essay I am using both Chat Roulette & the bible as two critical case studies through which to reorient the “privacy debate” and focus it on the invisible audiences that have been penetrating our social life online and recently on the street as well.
This would also be a great opportunity to reconnect in Israel after 5 years in NY.
Please join us this Thursday, September 16 as we continue our programming series Open-Sourcing the City: Invited and Uninvited Participation. In the last event, professor/author Miriam Greenberg established the relationship between city branding and urban development agendas like Bloomberg's "Luxury City". Against this backdrop, how can cultural creatives and spatial practitioners participate productively? What are constructive forms of critical engagement?
ROBOT featured a four-day festival featuring a robotic talent show, exhibition, workshops, presentations, party and massage parlor. The four-day event examined current applications of robotic technologies on creative practices, activism, consumerism and physical intimacy. Eyebeam concluded the event July 15 with a party from 6-10pm featuring music by DJ-I ROBOT, the first random-access, fully analog robotic DJ. All events are open to the public free of charge with a suggested donation.
Silent Project used multiple audio transmission technologies to broadcast music to individuals rather than to a group. Each participant heard a simultaneous broadcast of music, similar to what he or she would experience as a concert-goer, but this experience was internalized and isolated through entirely private audio devices. As a result, visitors who are not participating in the technology experienced the performance only as audience members.
Discover street art, stickers, stencils, posters and visual memes (self-replicating ideas) that are posted, copied and mutated in the streets of New York and around the world. During Fall For Chelsea’s one-day-only community arts festival, join us for StreetMemes.com walking tours and scavenger hunt. Guides, including resident meme-ologist and StreetMemes.com editor Ryan Watkin-Hughes, will start out from Eyebeam's facility at 540 W 21st Street between 10th & 11th Avenues. Tours will explore the streets of Chelsea, pointing out and discussing various street art works, then allow the scavenger hunters document the memes they find. Bring your digital cameras or camera phones in order to upload pics to the StreetMemes web database, at www.streetmemes.com, which tracks the global evolution of these viral art forms.
A video release party featuring live world music performances. In partnershipwith LinkTV, select graduate video and animation students were paired with roots musicians from South and West Africa, Haiti, Hungary, and Iran to revision the old world through new eyes. Screenings and presentations will be followed by live performances.
In this live performance, DJ Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) reweaves both image and audio from Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Eclisse, exploring and interpreting the hidden resonances and meanings of sound within the filmic and personal experience.
Both a concert performance and a film, this atmospheric new piece from electronic composer and sound artist Ryoji Ikeda approaches an aesthetic of pure data. C4I is a meticulous composition derived from global systems in mathematics, economics, biology and the natural world.
Please join us for hanami, the traditional Japanese celebration of the cherry blossom, as we recreate springtime in Tokyo at Eyebeam in winter. Indulge in sake, sushi and live koto music while delicate petals digitally cultivated in Eyebeam's Moving Image Studios drift around us. Later in the evening J-pop enters and the night changes forever.
Space is limited. Please reserve your seat now at Eyebeam's Online Store. All tickets will be held at Eyebeam's Will Call Desk and can be picked up with your reciept for tax deduction purposes on the night of the event. If you're unable to attend but wish to make a fully tax-deductible contribution to the Artists in Residence Program, a multidisciplinary initiative that supports creative research, production and presentation of projects that query art, technology and culture, you may do so at the Online Store.
Eyebeam is pleased to present global pong, a live performance and "networked babelogue" organized by Caspar Stracke in collaboration with Kurt Ralske as part of the exhibition Remapped Realities. This event will take place at Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues, and is free to the public with a suggested donation.