Madeleine is currently in her senior year at Gallatin, New York University's School of Individualized Study, where she is studying a combination of art, media, and anthropology. At Eyebeam, she is working closely with the programming team and the artists in documentation and public engagement of X-Lab. Her interests include media with a social purpose, the documentation of culture, and graphic design. She has spent semesters studying abroad in both Argentina and the Netherlands. Madeleine also enjoys painting, biking, and photography.
‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. I am ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. You are invited to go to these places (so far 5 in NYC) to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your files and date. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project. Full documentation, movie, map and ‘How to make your own dead drop’ manual at deaddrops.com
"Read Me Files” is part of Brooke's ongoing investigation into the built environment. She is specifically considering products we use for personal and domestic hygiene. We recognize logos and packaging far more readily than the chemical ingredients that the products are comprised of and that we, quite literally, consume. "Read Me Files" employs written and spoken language to underscore this disconnect by asking viewers to name everyday products by ingredients rather than branding. The commonplace becomes mysterious and foreign. The recorded video from this installation will become source material for a single channel video.
Surround Sounds is the first event in Eyebeam’s new X-Lab Salon series, a program of thematic critical discussions taking place around an informal dining table.
Join Eyebeam for Surround Sounds, an evening of art + technology + food + conversation with fellow Jacob Ciocci, and residents Dave Jimison and Tahir Hemphill. Over the course of the evening, guests will be invited to share in a series of edible and aural experiences.
Ciocci, Jimison and Hemphill will present their sound-based work in an informal discussion environment with food and drink. Each of them approach music or sound from very different perspectives, but are linked in their use of technology and aural experience as a way to reinterpret and reinvent the world. Their work provides the inspiration and launching point for an engaging evening around the dining table.
X-Lab shares the thinking and techniques behind current work by our fellows and residents via the Sandbox: a space inside X-Lab designed for testing and workshopping new works currently in process. Up to four artists at a time will install their work with a focus on getting feedback from the public and sharing their creative processes. It's an excellent opportunity to meet the artists and learn more about their work directly through their creative practice. Each artist's project is designed to engage visitors and open up new thinking around interactive design.
The public is invited to interact with the artists' works during our X-Lab Open Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 12PM – 6PM. Docents will lead visitors through the space and introduce artists during those times.
WHAT: This workshop is for teens who are interested in experimenting with music and fashion. Students will work with DIY synthesizers, advanced software programs, and fashion designers over the course of a 10-week period. By the end of the program, each student will have modified an article of clothing that doubles as an instrument! At the program's conclusion, we will party and perform with our new gear.
Eyebeam Art + Technology Center’s main exhibition space has been transformed into X-Lab, an open lab environment where we share the ongoing research and practice of our residents and fellows, and offer opportunities for deep public engagement.
Much as an unConference favors a flexible, participant-driven format that values energetic dialogue over talking head presentations, X-Lab might be described as an unExhibition where, rather than present finished works, we provide a space for critical reflection on and participation in the research and production processes at Eyebeam.