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Artists In Conversation

Featuring Eyebeam Artists and Technologists

Saturday 21 February, 2015

111 Front St., Gallery 216

As part of the 2015 Annual Showcase, join participating Eyebeam artists for a full day of invigorating inquiry into critical approaches to emerging technologies and their creative usage.  Topics will include: Wearable Tech Against Stop-and-Frisk, Discomfortability in Public Work, Online Presentations of Fictional Facts, and Architecture as Technology.

More talks will be added soon.

Seating is very limited, please RSVP here for specific talks which you plan to attend: 

 

12:00PM - 12:45PM

Hoodies

Eyebeam Student Resident Iltimas Doha will join Joanne McNeil in conversation about his project “Hoodie". Combined with stealth technology, this piece of clothing can be used as a protective tool against law enforcement harassment. As a victim of the NYPD stop-and-frisk tactic, Doha wants to empower other young potential targets of police harassment using technology.

 

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Discomfortability

Eyebeam Fellow Nancy Nowacek and Todd Shalom from Elastic City invite, battle and tame discomfort in their public, participatory work. As their work can potentially unsettle one's emotional (and sometimes physical) state, it is often met with resistance or skepticism. Join Nowacek and Shalom in a talk about navigating these choppy waters. On stage will be two chairs, a microphone and nothing to hide behind.

 

2:00PM – 3:00PM

When the Fake Becomes Real

The internet is full of impostors, unreliable narrators, replicas, spoofers, parodies, and stories that present fiction as fact. Some things that started as fiction become fact, and this also happens in reverse. In conversation, current and former residents Joanne McNeil and Lauren McCarthy will discuss their work and give examples of the murky space between real and fake.

 

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Architecture as Technology

Eva Franch i Gilabert, Executive Director of and Chief Curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture, will join Eyebeam Fellow Torkwase Dyson in an inquiry into usage of architecture as a form of technology. Dyson explores architecture as a device to extrapolate ideas of human geography and in conversation, they they will explore conceptual and formal architectural ideas as a means to develop iterations of space that impact the physiological makeup of the body.

 

4:30PM – 5:30PM

Playing For Laughs

How does comedy manifest itself in games? From having players do ridiculous things, to making 'em laugh, to writing inside jokes - a panel of game designers will discuss how humor is incorporated into their games. Featuring Kaho Abe, Jane Friedhoff, and Eyebeam Residents Chloe Varelidi and Atul Varma. 

 

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Everyday Strategies for Time Travel

There were some great things about the internet in 1970, 1992, 2000, and 2007. While nostalgia for a Web That Was is often misleading and misguided, alumni Ingrid Burrington and Steve Lambert will highlight some forgotten traits that can make our increasingly machine-readable, as-a-serviced now into a more human-inhabitable future. Burrington and Lambert will cover different approaches to stepping out of timestamps and constructing if not the web we once had, then at least the web we might want.

 

 

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Gallery 216
111 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY

Free with RSVP

We're pleased to announce the release of the first Computational Fashion publication! Join the book's editors and contributors for a launch and reception.

Computational Fashion: Topics in fashion and wearable technology is a survey of ideas explored during Eyebeam's public events in 2012-14. The book features excerpts from panel discussions and presentations covering 3D printed fashion, smart textiles, energy harvesting, intellectual property, and other issues impacting designers and entrepreneurs in this emerging terrain.

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Edited by Paul Amitai & Sabine Seymour

Contributors
Duann Scott, Shapeways
Joris Debo, Materialise
Bradley Rothenberg & Gabi Asfour, threeASFOUR
Bryce Beamer, Adidas
Becky Stern, Adafruit Industries
Genevieve Dion, Drexel University
Juan Hinestroza, Cornell University
Ariele Elia, The Museum at FIT
Titania Inglis, fashion designer
Jamal Motlagh, Acustom Apparel
Dan Steingart, Princeton University
John Kymissis, Columbia University
Amanda Parkes, Skinteractive Studio
Jonathan Askin, Brooklyn Law School
Nigel Howard, Covington & Burling
Sarah Scaturro, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Liz Bacelar, Decoded Fashion

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The first Computational Fashion publication is now available!
Buy it now or download a free PDF.

Computational Fashion: Topics in Fashion and Wearable Technology is a survey of ideas explored during Eyebeam's Computational Fashion events in 2012-14. The publication features excerpts from panel discussions and presentations covering 3D printed fashion, smart textiles, energy harvesting, intellectual property, and other issues impacting designers and entrepreneurs in this emerging field.

For more information about the Computational Fashion initiative, please visit: http://fashion.eyebeam.org

 

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We're pleased to announce the release of our first Computational Fashion publication! Buy it now on Amazon for just $16 or download a free PDF.

Computational Fashion is a survey of topics explored during Eyebeam's public events on wearable technology and fashion in 2012-14. This publication features excerpts from panel discussions and presentations covering 3D printed fashion, smart textiles, energy harvesting, intellectual property, and other issues impacting designers and entrepreneurs in this emerging field.

For more information about the Computational Fashion initiative, please visit: http://fashion.eyebeam.org

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2015 Annual Showcase

Opening Reception Thursday, January 29th, 6-8PM

Please note this exhibition will take place in DUMBO, Brooklyn at Gallery 216, 111 Front Street

Eyebeam's 2015 Annual Showcase will highlight innovative works produced at the organization throughout 2014. The Showcase celebrates Eyebeam artists’ preeminence in technology-based art and creative platforms. It will also provide the public an opportunity to engage directly with the artists and creative technologists during a day of public conversation on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 (full schedule to be announced). 

Each year, the organization selects artists and technologists for its residency and fellowship programs through a highly competitive open call. Artists are awarded a generous stipend, access to Eyebeam’s fabrication tools and working space, and the opportunity to interact with the public through installations, exhibitions, performances, symposia and workshops. This year’s Annual Showcase is the first since the organization moved to its new Brooklyn home in Sunset Park.

Featured Artists:

Allison Burtch, Atul Varma & Chloe Varelidi, Ingrid Burrington, James Bridle, Joanne McNeil, MSHR, Nancy Nowacek, Not An Alternative, and Torkwase Dyson.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

EXHIBITION:  January 29th – February 21st, 2015

Tuesday - Saturday 12:00PM - 6:00PM

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29th

Opening Reception

6:00PM–8:00PM

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4th

Computational Fashion Book Launch / Reception

7:00PM–9:00PM

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15th

The Natural History Museum with McKenzie Wark

Unnatural Disasters: On Sponsorship and Risk

4:00PM–6:00PM

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21st

Eyebeam Artists in Conversation

12:00PM-7:00PM

 

Torkwase Dyson, Studio South Zero

 


Allison Burtch, Log Jammer as featured in Wired

 

James Bridle, Drone Shadows Washington D.C.

 

With additional support from:

 

 

 

 

 

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This discussion will consider what it means to consent to share data online and to what extent digital literacy ascribes responsibility. In an essay for Model View Culture, Betsy Haibel considers online permissions through the lens of what anti-rape activists call  “enthusiastic consent.” The hidden “opt-out” boxes, deceptive links, and hard to find unsubscribe buttons assert developers know better than users "what their boundaries are.” Often a user is given an implicit deal, for example the tradeoff of surrendering personal data in exchange for free services. Topics discussed under the misleading rubric “revenge porn,” spanning privacy, first amendment rights, extortion law, sex, and surveillance, likewise begin with the absence of consent. Consequently, users may be blamed for a breach in their personal privacy. The women targeted in the celebrity photo hack scandal last August were criticized for taking nude photos in the first place, although Apple failed to secure iCloud from “brute force” programs and online publishers posted these photos without their consent. This discussion will consider user consent as a guiding principle of internet freedom. 

This event will have on-site CART (Communication Access Real-Time Translation) service thanks to our sponsor MailChimp.

Panelists: Sarah Jeong, Karen Levy, Alice Marwick

Doors: 7:00PM

Panel begins: 7:30PM