Holiday Hackshop 2005

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3 Dec 2005
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Holiday Hackshop

Just in time for holiday gift giving, a group of Eyebeam artists and associates are turning our Chelsea exhibition space into Santa's workshop and laboratory.


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View a short movie from our Holiday Hackshop 2004.

Solar Powered Noisemakers/Instruments with Morgan Barnard
This project is based on an earlier work called Solaracoustics which uses basic electronics to create an interactive personal audio device. The workshop will consist of building a fairly simple audio circuit with a solar panel, a low power timer chip, a few resistors and capacitors and a speaker. Participants will experiment with ways to create different sounds based on voltage from the solar panel. Basic knowledge of electronics is helpful but not essential.
Session 1: 12-2pm followed by performance using noisemaker/instruments
Session 2: 3-5pm followed by performance using noisemaker/instruments
2 hour workshop, 15 participants per session - $20

Wireless LED Ornaments with Giana Gonzalez
Create holiday ornaments, menorahs and more using LED lights and circuit breadboards.
Session 1: 12-2pm followed by presentation of networked ornaments
Session 2: 3-5pm followed by presentation of networked ornaments
2 hour workshop, 15 participants per session - $20

Holiday Green Screen Magic! with Antonio Lopez
Use Eyebeam's green screen to create holiday inspired snowglobes, portraits and cards.
Drop in session, $5

Toy Car Hack and Obstacle Course with Federico Muelas
Circuit bending and rewiring of electronics to create your own "misfit toys". Learn to rewire and reprogram toy cars using Basic Stamp microcontrollers to navigate through the HolidayLand Obstacle Course. Winners from each session get to keep their Basic Stamp microcontroller in addition to their car.
Session 1: 12-1
Session 2: 1:15-2:15
Session 3: 2:30-3:30
Session 4: 3:45-4:45
I hour workshop, 5 participants per session - $10

Carol Mash-Up with Daniel Perlin
Mix, mash and burn your own holiday tunes.
Session 1: 12-12:30
Session 2: 12:45-1:15
Session 3: 1:30-2
Session 4: 2:15-3:45
Session 5: 4-4:30
Session 6: 4:45-5:15
30 minute workshop, 5 participants per session - $10

Laser Cut Stencils with Robot Clothes
Design and laser cut your own stencils for holiday turf tagging and t-shirts.
Come work with Robot Clothes to create tools for street art and activism. Bring concepts and images, design vector graphics and laser cut them into acetate to create your own stencils. Share techniques and practice using your new stencils on t-shirts and walls with fabric paint, chalk spray paint and clay pens. Session 1: 12-1:30
Session 2: 2-3:30
Session 3: 4-5:30
1.5 hour workshop, 10 participants per session - $15

Participating Artists:
Morgan Barnard is a new media artist working with digital cinema, experimental narrative, documentary and custom electronics. In May of 2005 he received a masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Over the years Barnard has worked as a music video director, documentarian, video artist and editor. Currently he is interested in the role of viewer agency in experimental narratives and new modes of physical interaction with digital media.

Giana Gonzalezis a multimedia designer with a background in Architecture. She received her undergraduate degree in Architecture from Catholic University in Washington DC. She has previously work in Architecture and interiors. Currently attending New York University, she is finalizing a Masters Degree in Interactive Telecommunications where she has been exploring the different ways in which Fashion can be altered, fused and/or enhanced with technology from concept to production. During the Summer of 2005 she taught at Eyebeam's Digital Day Camp.

Antonio López is an expert on media, culture, Native American and Latino issues. He was a content provider for a groundbreaking Spanish language media and health CDROM produced by the New Mexico Media Literacy Project, Medios y Remedios. Currently he is a nationally syndicated editorial writer for the Progressive Media Project's Latino Voices series. He teaches and trains instructors in outreach, media production and media literacy, specializing in rural communities. He received professional training at the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco, and earned his BA in Peace and Conflict Studies at UC Berkeley and MA in Media Studies at the New School University. His artistic collaborations include the multimedia outfit, My Country of Illusion ( His radio art pieces and experimental video have been featured at numerous festivals.

Federico Muelas is a new media artist living and working in New York. He is originally from Madrid, Spain where he obtained his undergraduate degree in fine arts. In 1999 he was granted a scholarship to receive an MFA in Computer Arts at the School of visual arts, where he specialized in computer aided installations. With a background in both academic fine arts and new media technology, his work ranges from audiovisual pieces to complex installations incorporating sensors and microcontrollers. He is currently a New Media Art teacher at School of Visual Arts.

Daniel Perlin is sound designer and artist based in New York. His work includes interactive installation sound for Mutations with Koolhaas, Kwinter, Fabricius, as well as Virafon with Vito Acconci, interactive design ( and film sound (for Todd Solondz, Errol Morris). His interactive design work ranges from web based media to physical computing and installation design. His work has been shown at the Chelsea art Museum, Contemporary Arts Museum of Tampa, TN Probe, Tokyo, as well as Guggenheim Film, Discovery Channel, Showtime and others. In 2004, he co-taught high-school students through Eyebeam’s DDC program. Daniel holds Undergraduate and Masters degrees from Brown University, as well as a Masters from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU.

Robot Clothes is an art and commercial research and development partnership, specializing in robotic systems, interaction design and product prototyping. This partnership, formed in 2002 by Michelle Kempner and James Powderly, utilizes a hybrid fine art and commercial design and engineering approach to support innovative science and technology development efforts for clients including fortune 100 companies, NASA and internationally renowned artists, such as Diller + Scofidio and Miranda July. In addition to contracted research and development efforts, Robot Clothes internally supports fine art projects ranging from a robotic public sculpture for Central Park to an animatronic story about Crohn’s Disease.




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