We give you the numbers; you make them speak to us.

Every year, Americans fill out income tax forms and make their payments to the IRS. It’s an important civic duty, but do we really know where our tax dollars go? Using data provided byWhatWePayFor.com, Eyebeam challenges you to create data visualizations that make it easier and more interesting for taxpayers to understand just how the government spends our money.


Originally written in April 2007. Minor edits: March 2010.


In the past 50 years the digital user-interface has become a major field of cultural production, since the innovations of Douglas Engelbart in the sixties (mouse/keyboard/video-screen) through the personal computer revolution in the eighties to the rise of the World Wide Web in the nineties and the wider trends for social web applications since the turn of the century. Producers of hardware and software systems have been attempting to develop interfaces that will direct the users to produce the interaction desired by the system they represent.


WASHINGTON – I could use more self-control. Luckily, self-control is easily downloadable.


Maya Kalogera is an interdisciplinary artist. Born in Zagreb, she holds a BFA from the School of Applied and Visual arts, Zagreb and a master's degree from Architecture University, Zagreb. She works with a diverse palette of tools including paintings, photography, video, sound, space, networks and programming. She is a member of the online collective wowm.org. She also collaborates as freelancer with provox.hr; a multimedia and 3D game producer advancing her media and programming skills. At present, she is working on a virtual tour of the exhibition II Croatian International Biennial of Illustration at the Gallery Klovicevi Dvori, Zagreb. She won Visiting Arts Grant from Henry Moore Foundation in March 2004 with artist Anya Lewin. She is working on ongoing project about e-loneliness, exploring the ways in which digital media influences social and spatial relationships.

Eyebeam CV
2005FExhibiting Artist
Research: Education Lab
Tags: circuit, web

Accessible Happiness

Project Created: 
September 2005
Projects: Accessible Happiness
People: Maya Kalogera
Project Type: Web
Tags: web

Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) is a collective of five tactical media practitioners of various specializations including computer graphics and web design, film/video, photography, text art, book art, and performance.

Formed in 1987, CAE's focus has been on the exploration of the intersections between art, critical theory, technology, and political activism. The group has exhibited and performed at diverse venues internationally, ranging from the street, to the museum, to the internet. Museum exhibitions include the Whitney Museum and The New Museum in NYC; The Corcoran Museum in Washington D.C.; The ICA, London; The MCA, Chicago; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; and The London Museum of Natural History.

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2006FExhibiting Artist
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2002FExhibiting Artist
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Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 6 pm

April 22 - June 3, 2003
Tuesday - Saturday,
12 - 6 pm 540 W. 21st St.

INSTALL.EXE, the first U.S. solo exhibition by the arts collaborative JODI who pioneered the use of the internet as an artistic medium was on view from April 22 through June 14, 2003 at Eyebeam's Chelsea facility.

Projects: INSTALL.EXE, Jet Set Willy Variations, The First Time You Start Your Computer
People: JODI
Tags: video games, web
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Jodi, or jodi.org, is a collective of two internet artists: Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans.  Since the mid-1990s they started to create original artworks for the World Wide Web. A few years later, they also turned to software art and artistic computer game modification. Since 2002, they have been in what has been called their "Screen Grab" period, making video works by recording the computer monitor's output while working, playing video games, or coding.  Jodi's work has been included in many international exhibitions and festivals, including documenta X in 1997. They received a Webby Award in the Arts category in 1999.


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2010FExhibiting Artist
Image courtesy of V2 Institute for the Unstable Media

Dirk Paesmans was born in Brussels in 1965. Together with Joan Heemskerk he forms the artist collective JODI. Before they decided to "specialize" in the Internet, they worked together to create videos.

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2009FExhibiting Artist
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