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This is a series of conversations between Eyebeam residents and fellows exploring how art and new tools can interrogate one another but also converge in creative exploration. 

The third and final talk in this series features Eyebeam alumni McKenzie Wark and Laurel Ptak in conversation on digital labor. For many technology has eroded any clear distinction between life and work today. From Wark's suggestion that we might update the 1950s and 60s "never work!" ethos of the Letterist and Situationist International to include "never play!" to Ptak's echoing of the 1970s feminist activist campaign Wages For Housework as a recent cry for Wages For Facebook

Wark and Ptak ask us to begin by looking backwards in order to better grasp our political conditions and agency in the here and now. Ultimately both are interested in asking what refusal-of-labor strategies might look like in an era when nearly all of our activities—if not our very subjectivities—are monetized by popular digital platforms like social media? 

 

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On Monday, June 23 CT-SWaM will be holding the last public event at Eyebeam's Chelsea location. This will be the goodbye to this magnificent space in form of a picnic accompanied by various composed and spontaneous tribute performances. The evening will feature a unique ensemble piece by Andrew Lafkas with Marcia Basset, Barry Weisblat, Leif Sundstrom, Rick Brown, Patrick Holmes, Tucker Dulin, Che Chen, Karen Waltuch, Kenny Wang, Andrew Lafkas, Gill Arno, Wolfgang Gil, Daniel Neumann and Ben Owen. 

Other solo performers include: Mario de Vega, Hans Tammen, Dafna Naptali, Carver Audain and many more 

Please bring food and blankets if you can. We'll provide some blankets and drinks for sure.

And let us know, if you also want to give a tribute yourself: closed.mail.info@gmail.com

www.ctswam.wordpress.com

Details:
Andrew Lafkas: Untitled
This new piece was composed specifically for this group of musicians to perform at Eyebeam. Like other ensemble works I organize this piece uses predetermined elements to facilitate group intuition. Through the rehearsal process I have started feeling these written elements functioning more and more as possibility generators illustrating the ability of parameters to both limit and expand simultaneously.

Marcia Basset - electric guitar

Barry Weisblat - electronics

Leif Sundstrom - cymbal

Rick Brown - cymbal

Patrick Holmes - clarinet

Tucker Dulin - trombone

Che Chen - violin, bass recorder

Karen Waltuch - viola

Kenny Wang - viola

Andrew Lafkas - bass

Gill Arno - microphone/recording device

Wolfgang Gil - microphone/recording device

Daniel Neumann - microphone/recording device

Ben Owen - microphone/recording device

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CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music) is Eyebeam’s late night concert series curated by Eyebeam Alumni Daniel Neumann, happening intermittently in Eyebeam’s Main Space. The series focuses on contemporary sound experiments, electro-acoustic multi-channel performance, social-sonic relations, improvisation, lowercase artistic presence, and topology – study of place/space with a spatial concept that goes beyond linear, geometrical understandings of space.

www.ctswam.wordpress.com

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Hans Tammen’s “Dark Circuits” Festival features performers who work in contemporary electronic music practices such as circuit bending, no-input mixers, laptops, turntablism, analogue circuitry, network sniffers, live coding and soldering, plus other instruments we may have never heard of yet.

www.darkcircuitsfestival.com

Suggested Donation: : $10

Schedule:: :

1.  littleBits Monster Synth

2.  Third Eye DarkCircuits Orchestra plays APHERESIS

Details:

Prior to the APHERESIS performance, the ensemble will present their own version of “live coding” by creating a “littleBits Monster Synth” from 20 kits of the popular Korg littleBits synth. Starting with an empty table, the participants will create a piece by slowly connecting the modules, gradually assembling over 200 modules into an infinite maze of sonic possibilities, propagating in all directions, growing from the middle and springing up, unannounced, in seemingly impossible places. A camera from above will project the maze on the walls for the audience to follow the development, the music is distributed through a quad sound system.

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Hans Tammen
APHERESIS is a large multi-movement piece by Hans Tammen for 14 performers of custom-made electronic instruments. The piece is inspired by Earle Brown’s Available Forms, uses a score that is rearranged every time it’s performed, and fuses various contemporary electronic music styles and techniques. It combines contemporary electronic music practices such as circuit bending, no-input mixers, laptops, turntablism, analogue circuitry, network sniffers and synthesis to produce sounds electronically. It is performed by internationally renowned performers Matthew Ostrowski, Andrea Parkins, Dafna Naphtali, Miguel Frasconi, Phillip Stearns, Philip White, Joshua Fried, Shoko Nagai, Maria Chavez, Satoshi Takeishi, Joker Nies, Mario DeVega, Lars Graugaard and Michael Vorfeld.

Performers:

Andrea Parkins - https://soundcloud.com/andreaparkins

Phillip Stearns - http://phillipstearns.wordpress.com

Joker Nies - http://www.klangbureau.de/Studio/Joker.html

Dafna Naphtali - http://www.dafna.info

Shoko Nagai - http://www22.ocn.ne.jp/~hot-jazz/

Miguel Frasconi - http://frasconimusic.com

Maria Chavez - http://www.mariachavez.org

Phillip White - http://prwhite.net

Joshua Fried aka Radio Wonderland - http://radiowonderland.org

Lars Graugard aka Lars From Mars - http://ll.dk

Matthew Ostrowski - http://www.ostrowski.info

Mario deVega - http://www.mariodevega.info

Hans Tammen - http://www.tammen.org

Michael Vorfeld - http://www.vorfeld.org

Satoshi Takeishi - http://home.earthlink.net/~takeishi/id1.html

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CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music) is Eyebeam’s late night concert series curated by Eyebeam Alumni Daniel Neumann, happening intermittently in Eyebeam’s Main Space. The series focuses on contemporary sound experiments, electro-acoustic multi-channel performance, social-sonic relations, improvisation, lowercase artistic presence, and topology – study of place/space with a spatial concept that goes beyond linear, geometrical understandings of space. 

http://ctswam.wordpress.com/

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REGISTER NOW!

Learn the basics of making your own wearable electronics! Join Adafruit's Becky Stern for a hands-on tech+textile workshop using the FLORA Arduino-compatible microcontroller.  Get an up-close look at many of the electronic fashions showcased in Adafruit's tutorials (Becky will bring a garment rack of goodies for show and tell), and get a glimpse of the vast creative possibilities of the FLORA platform. Then dive in with your own FLORA Budget Pack for a guided intro to programming your own colorful LED animations.  You'll leave the workshop inspired to incorporate electronics into your own designs, and with enough momentum to be able to follow/customize any Adafruit FLORA tutorial!

Then take home the Flora Budget Pack, included in your workshop fee at a discounted rate! ($44.95 Value)

About the Instructor:

Becky Stern is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit, an educational electronics manufacturer and kit company in downtown NYC.  Every week she makes a new do-it-yourself craft+tech project tutorial & video, and hosts "Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern", a weekly live show on YouTube. She was five years old when she first wielded a video camera, cloned her first Beanie Baby at age eight, and has been combining textiles with electronics since 2005.  Becky studied at Parsons The New School for Design and Arizona State University and teaches at School of Visual Arts' Products of Design grad program. She is a member of the Brooklyn art combine Madagascar Institute and the internet-based group Free Art & Technology (FAT).

Requirements/Pre-requisites:

This workshop is perfect for the experienced designer/stitcher with little to no programming or engineering experience.

REGISTER NOW!

Location:

Visible Futures Lab
School of Visual Arts
132 West 21st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10011
212-592-2377

Thank you to our Partners:



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TICKETS: $20 | PURCHASE ONLINE NOW

Eyebeam will be relocating this summer to a temporary space in Brooklyn’s Industry City while our permanent home in the Brooklyn Cultural District is under construction. But before packing up our legendary West Chelsea warehouse and heading off to new horizons, we’ll be throwing one final blowout on Thursday, June 5, 7-10pm, featuring visual art and music performances by a selection of Eyebeam alumni artists and some of NYC’s finest electronic music purveyors.

HORIZON will alter audience’s visual perceptions through striking illusions created using video and light projections. Experience an immersive environment in which a dense cloud of fog covers the ceiling of Eyebeam’s massive exhibition space, providing an ephemeral surface for light and visuals designed by renowned video artist, VJ, and Eyebeam alum Benton C Bainbridge and Sofy Yuditskaya. Portland visual and performance art duo MSHR, current residents at Eyebeam, will create an island-like stage with mirrored and colored plexiglass light sculptures that react to audio feedback from the music performances. Eyebeam alumni LoVid provides a glitched-out mixed media installation with visceral compositions of video, audio, and discarded electronic devices using raw electrical signals.

The visual environment provides a unique setting for a diverse roster of music performances and DJ sets that fill out the night. House, electro, and hip-hop by Michael Magnan, Slava, Mrs. UNO, La’Fem Ladosha, and Internet Powerlifting Federation mix together with more experimental sounds from MSHR and Extreme Animals. Send Eyebeam off the island properly with an audiovisual extravaganza to remember.

Visual Design:
Benton C Bainbridge (Glowing Pictures)
Sofy Yuditskaya
MSHR
LoVid

Music / DJs:
Michael Magnan
MSHR
Extreme Animals
Slava
Mrs. UNO
La’Fem Ladosha
Internet Powerlifting Federation (Saheer Umar & Asya Gorbacheva)

Event Partners:

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APPLICATION NOW CLOSED

Eyebeam and Shapeways are pleased to announce the first Computational Fashion Master Class. In this ten-day intensive course, participants will:

  • Apply cutting-edge digital and 3D printing skills to a hands-on project
  • Learn from and connect with leading fashion and tech experts
  • Acquire industry insights to enhance your professional goals

Participants will gain proficiency in a range of tools and methods relevant to current commercial and artistic practices. The program will provide an overview of software and programming environments that include Python, Processing, Rhino, and Z-Brush, as well as instruction in 3D printing and digital fabrication processes. Participants will apply their skills to the collaborative creation and production of printed wearables that will be presented publicly at the conclusion of the course.

Instructors and Mentors include:

Ryan Kittleson
, digital artist and sculptor
Lisa Kori Chung, interaction designer and computational patternmaker
Casey Rehm
, designer and algorithmic consultant
Bradley Rothenberg
, architect and designer
Sabine Seymour
, designer and researcher
Lauren Slowik
, design evangelist at Shapeways
Arthur Young-Spivey, industrial designer and digital fabrication specialist

How to Apply

Designers, architects, engineers, artists, and advanced university students from related fields are invited to apply and participate in defining this emerging area of fashion design! A good understanding of computational modeling methods and parametric design approaches is preferred, but not required.

Requirements and Benefits

  • Participants will be required to bring their own laptop with pre-installed software
  • Software will be provided by Eyebeam upon registration
  • Tuition covers digital fabrication costs courtesy of Shapeways

NEW DEADLINE!
Applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 12pm (noon). We will then select qualified participants in order to form the most dynamic and diverse group of potential collaborators. Selected participants will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, June 27.

Questions? Contact: Paul Amitai (paul@eyebeam.org).

APPLICATION NOW CLOSED


Computational Fashion
is an Eyebeam initiative bringing together artists, fashion designers, scientists, and technologists to explore emerging ideas and develop new work at the intersection of fashion and technology. Computational Fashion consists of research fellowships, panel discussions, workshops, and exhibitions. The lead consultant is Dr. Sabine Seymour, owner of Moondial and professor of Fashionable Technology at Parsons The New School for Design. Computational Fashion is supported in part by The Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund.


Program Partners

Shapeways.com is the world's leading 3D Printing marketplace and community. We harness 3D Printing to help everyone make and share designs with the world, making product design more accessible, personal, and inspiring. On Shapeways, individuals can make, buy and sell their own products. By providing a platform for our community members to share ideas and gain access to cutting edge technology, we're bringing personalized production to everyone, whether you're already designing in 3D or are looking to find something just right. We 3D Print everything on-demand, which means that every order is customized and personalized.

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is a comprehensive school of engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 158-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. The institution, founded in 1854, is the nation’s second-oldest private engineering school. In addition to its main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, it also offers programs at sites throughout the region, around the globe and remotely through online learning. The NYU School of Engineering is an integral part of NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in downtown Brooklyn.

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Computational Fashion Master Class
July 18-26, 2014


Mon-Fri, 4-8pm
Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm
Tuition Cost: $1500 ($800 Students/Recent Grads)

APPLY NOW

Eyebeam and Shapeways are pleased to announce the first Computational Fashion Master Class. In this ten-day intensive course, participants will:

  • Apply cutting-edge digital and 3D printing skills to a hands-on project
  • Learn from and connect with leading fashion and tech experts
  • Acquire industry insights to enhance your professional goals

Participants will gain proficiency in a range of tools and methods relevant to current commercial and artistic practices. The program will provide an overview of software and programming environments that include Python, Processing, Rhino, and Z-Brush, as well as instruction in 3D printing and digital fabrication processes. Participants will apply their skills to the collaborative creation and production of printed wearables that will be presented publicly at the conclusion of the course.

Instructors and Mentors include:

Ryan Kittleson
, digital artist and sculptor
Lisa Kori Chung, interaction designer and computational patternmaker
Casey Rehm
, designer and algorithmic consultant
Bradley Rothenberg
, architect and designer
Sabine Seymour
, designer and researcher
Lauren Slowik
, design evangelist at Shapeways
Arthur Young-Spivey, industrial designer and digital fabrication specialist

How to Apply

Designers, architects, engineers, artists, and advanced university students from related fields are invited to apply and participate in defining this emerging area of fashion design! A good understanding of computational modeling methods and parametric design approaches is preferred, but not required.

Requirements and Benefits

  • Participants will be required to bring their own laptop with pre-installed software
  • Software will be provided by Eyebeam upon registration
  • Tuition covers digital fabrication costs courtesy of Shapeways


Applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 12pm (noon). We will then select qualified participants in order to form the most dynamic and diverse group of potential collaborators. Selected participants will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, June 27.

Questions? Contact: Paul Amitai (paul@eyebeam.org).

APPLY NOW!


Computational Fashion
is an Eyebeam initiative bringing together artists, fashion designers, scientists, and technologists to explore emerging ideas and develop new work at the intersection of fashion and technology. Computational Fashion consists of research fellowships, panel discussions, workshops, and exhibitions. The lead consultant is Dr. Sabine Seymour, owner of Moondial and professor of Fashionable Technology at Parsons The New School for Design. Computational Fashion is supported in part by The Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund.


Program Partners

Shapeways.com is the world's leading 3D Printing marketplace and community. We harness 3D Printing to help everyone make and share designs with the world, making product design more accessible, personal, and inspiring. On Shapeways, individuals can make, buy and sell their own products. By providing a platform for our community members to share ideas and gain access to cutting edge technology, we're bringing personalized production to everyone, whether you're already designing in 3D or are looking to find something just right. We 3D Print everything on-demand, which means that every order is customized and personalized.

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is a comprehensive school of engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 158-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. The institution, founded in 1854, is the nation’s second-oldest private engineering school. In addition to its main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, it also offers programs at sites throughout the region, around the globe and remotely through online learning. The NYU School of Engineering is an integral part of NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in downtown Brooklyn.

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Please join Eyebeam at the closing event for the last exhibition on view in our Chelsea space. The exhibition, The New Romantics, co-curated by Claudia Hart, Nicholas O’Brien, and Katie Torn has already been noted and celebrated in publications like Artnet, Blouin Artinfo, The Gallerist, SFAQ, and Hyperallergic as a highlight of this season. For the closing event, Eyebeam is celebrating the release of an [s]Edition collection (http://www.seditionart.com/eyebeam) featuring new or unreleased works by artists in the exhibition as well as initiating pre-orders for an upcoming catalog published by Intellect.

The collection will feature digital editions of works by Tim Berresheim, Ryan Whittier Hale, Claudia Hart, Sophie Kahn, Sara Ludy, Shane Mecklenburger, Jonathan Monaghan, MSHR (Brenna Murphy and Birch Cooper) and Katie Torn. The diversity of renderings, images, animations, and simulations for sale through [s]Edition compliment works already on view in the gallery and extend the conversation invoked in this exhibition to audiences far beyond Chelsea.

Likewise, the publication will also continue the dialog initiated in the gallery with contributing essays by Jacob Gaboury, Alex M. Lee, Ceci Moss, Jon Rafman, as well as contributions by many of the participating artists in the exhibition. Guests attending the opening will not only have a chance to pre-order but also will have an opportunity to get a glimpse at what to expect when their copy arrives.

Although the event serves to feature these two amazing continuations of the exhibition, it will also be a fantastic send off for Eyebeam as they begin their move to Brooklyn to re-open in the Brooklyn Cultural District in 2016. To help celebrate, DV-i will be providing musical entertainment through the evening. 

With Support From:

Sedition

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Eyebeam is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2014/2015 Eyebeam Fellowships. For the first time, Eyebeam is making the Fellowships a two year-commitment to enable recipients to develop in-depth projects in collaboration with Brooklyn community groups. Beginning this July, Eyebeam is awarding annual stipends totaling $60,000 (renewable in the second year), as well as 24/7 access to Eyebeam's design, digital research, and fabrication studios, to artists working in the areas of citizen infrastructure, collaborative installations and future modeling. 

Eyebeam is thrilled to welcome incoming fellows Nancy Nowacek and Torkwase Dyson. Additionally, Not An Alternative (collective) will join as Honorary Fellows. 

Fellows are selected from a yearly open call for applicants from artists, creative technologists, designers, curators, urbanists, architects, and policy thinkers. 

To learn more about the work planned by the incoming fellows, please download the press release