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We are thrilled to announce the 2013 Fall/Winter Residents! Since the organization's founding in 1997, Eyebeam has supported over 250 artists and technologists through its residency and fellowship programs. Residents are provided with funds to complete a specific project during five-month residency cycles in the fall and spring; Fellows are selected based on a body of work and given 11 months to develop their practice. These select artists form the core of Eyebeam’s community by generating new work and interacting with the public, resulting in a critical examination of social, political and aesthetic implications of technology.

In our Fall/Winter 2013 Residency Open Call, we focused the residency program on a single line of inquiry: What is most important now; what does technology mean today; and how can it be creatively used and misused to expand notions of what is possible? As with all Eyebeam Residency programs, this Residents’ call supports innovative works that aim to positively change cultural relationships to new technologies.

The 2013 Fall/Winter Residents are:

Chris Woebken and Sascha Pohflepp – This project is interested in the question of whether we are living in the only universe possible or whether our experience of causality, time and agency in our world is just a fluke among all the possible universes. Woebken and Pohflepp will work with physicist Janna Levin to introduce another world into ours by creating and materializing other universes.

Ebru Kurbak and Irene Posch – Knitted Radio is an imaginative experimentation using textile technology and conductive fibers to craft a sweater that is also an FM transmitter with the intention to create debate about marginalized producer and user groups as well as alternative manufacture economies.

Wyatt Niehaus – A documentary film short concerned with the broader implications of industrial automation and how it is already coming to shape our culture in very immediate ways. The film will use as its core anecdote a factory in Japan operating under a "lights out" framework. Creating a documentary piece that takes into account the lineage of post-Ford assembly line models of production, the work will examine a specific method of production that has its roots in science fiction and is now seeing real world implementation.

Zach Blas – Informatic Opacities is a queer/feminist research project that explores themes of control and resistance around rapidly developing forms of surveillance and policing, such as biometrics and data-mining, through a mask-making workshop, a critical dystopia installation, and a surveillance teach-in.

The review team was comprised of Patricia Jones, Eyebeam Executive Director; Marko Tandefelt, Eyebeam Director of Research and Technology; Roddy Schrock, Eyebeam Director of Programs and Residencies; Ben Fino-Radin, Manager of the Digital Repositories, MoMA; Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic Editor; Laurel Ptak, Eyebeam Fellow; Stefani Bardin, Artist and former Eyebeam Resident; Brad Troemel, Eyebeam Fellow; and Jonathan Minard, Eyebeam Fellow. The team reviewed a total of 189 applications for these four positions.


Through Body, Through Earth, Through Speech, 2013

Multi-channel sound performance and installation

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. For the third public program in conjunction with their iLAB residency, the collective Fantastic Futures, in collaboration with evolutionary biologist Jason Munshi-South, will present an interactive, multi-channel soundscape that explores problematics and poetics of public space through their project "Through Body, Through Earth, Through Speech." 

In this project, Fantastic Futures and Munshi-South have been in residence at Queens Flushing Meadows‐Corona Park and Willets Point over the summer to explore the history and current social meaning of the park. This site of both the 1939 and 1964-65 World's Fair as well as the temporary site of the U.N., is currently undergoing a contested series of development supported by Mayor Bloomberg of a mall and tennis stadium that evoke questions around diversity, visions of the future, and entitlement of space. Munshi-South and Fantastic Futures use a cross-pollination of artistic practice and scientific method to begin engaging the local community into a conversation around personal and family histories of the park and their visions of the park's future. 

Fantastic Futures is a team of students, artists, doctors, and future leaders from Iraq and the United States. For their recently completed Rhizome Commission, Fantastic Futures created a free and open online sound archive that examines concepts of time through the recording, collaging, and sharing of sounds between these two countries. They have been supported by Rhizome, The New Museum, CulturePush, and iLAND. For more information about their iLAB residency, visit ilandart.org.

Jason Munshi-South is an evolutionary biologist whose work examines the behavioral, ecological, and evolutionary impacts of large-scale human disturbance on wild vertebrate populations. He is Associate Professor in the Louis Calder Center & Department of Biological Sciences at Fordham University and his work is available to the public at nycevolution.org.

CT-SWaM is supported by the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University.



Eyebeam Storefront will be closed for summer break beginning August 18th-September 16th and will reopen on September 17th, 2013. See you all in the fall!

This call is open to all Chinese artists including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Chinese nationals living / working overseas.



With the generous support of Carroll / Fletcher Gallery, a London based contemporary art gallery, TASML is pleased to announce its new artist residence award: TASML | Carroll Fletcher Chinese Artist Residence Award. The award will provide emerging Chinese media artists with an unique opportunity to engage with cutting edge research and production at the intersection of art, science and technology in some of the most innovative media art and design laboratories around the world. From March 2013 until February 2015, two artists will be selected annually through an international open-call for proposal submissions.

In collaboration with Eyebeam the award allows one selected artist to work from 4 – 6 weeks with one of the most innovative art and technology centers operating today: Eyebeam. The awardee will receive a stipend to cover production, travel, accommodation and living expenses in New York.

Applications must be submitted in Chinese and English, and the applicant must have sufficient knowledge of English language for communication

We are asking what are the ground-breaking works that will positively change cultural relationships to new creative technologies? What does technology even mean in 2013 and how can it be creatively used and misused in a way that pushes boundaries and explodes notions of what is possible? If you are actively solving questions like these and could use TASML and Eyebeam’s help in realizing your work, let us know by applying online now!

This residency in collaboration with and hosted at Eyebeam is looking to support atypical new work that is deeply examining and critically challenging culture’s relationship to technology and will consider all proposals that are prepared to positively shift the dialogue. TASML will grant a minimum of $4,000 to each selected residency project but will consider requests for additional project-based funding up to an additional $2,000 maximum. The resident artist will be determined by the quality of applications.

Selection Criteria

Applications are selected based on:

· Quality of concept

· Quality of past work

· Innovative nature of the project

Send application (CV, project proposal) to tasml.tsinghua@gmail.com before September 15, 2013



Register Here!

This two-day workshop will introduce you to the basic philosophy behind transparency activism and how to accomplish it through the use of smart hacks over web platforms. Ownership, privacy and geopolitical use of data will be introduced through case histories of ethical and legal issues as well as an introduction of the main organizations and resources about Open Data.

You will learn the methodologies and mechanisms for exploring creative and unconventional uses of political data over the web. In addition, the workshop will introduce some practical tools, including simple software, coding, and other techniques and tricks to extract data from web servers.

Software that will be explored during the workshop:
iMacro, Fake, Scraperwiki, Beautiful Soup, Scrapy, etc.

Code that will be explored:
PHP, Phynton, Sql, JavaScript, DHTML, etc.

Bring your own laptop (Email erica@eyebeam.org if you cannot provide this)

Knowledge of coding is not necessary, but very welcome.

Paolo Cirio is well known for web-hacktivism through projects such as Loophole for All, Face to Facebook, Google Will Eat Itself and Amazon Noir. He was part of the legendary Italian net-art collective Epidemic which created visionary viruses and P2P software. At the age of twenty-two he was investigated by the Department of National Defense of Canada for his innovative DDOS attacks to the NATO website though a Flash script.  Recently the international press covered his hack at the Cayman Islands.

Register Here! 

Monday, September 16, 6:30-10:30pm & Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-10:30pm

Cost: $100

**25% Discount for Students.  Enter password "STUDENT" to receive special discount price of $75. MUST PRESENT STUDENT ID UPON ARRIVAL TO WORKSHOP.


Click@MoMA a free workshop that engages teens in a exploration of modern and contemporary art through a unique intergration of art making, observation, and discussion. Now in its second year, Click@MoMA was developed in collaboration by Eyebeam and MoMA as part of Eyebeam's mission to create outcome-based learning in collaborative environments.

Please join us for the Opening Night Reception celebrating the artwork and community created during the In the Making: Summer 2013 workshops for teens featuring the work from Click@MoMA. Food and drink will be provided.

Friday, August 16 5:00 PM

The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

The Museum of Modern Art

4 West 54 Street

New York, NY 10019


MA Interaction Design, RCA, London / Ted Fellow

Chris Woebken uses futuring practices to create props, narratives and visualizations investigating the impacts as well as the aesthetic and social potentials of technologies. He runs workshops and often collaborates with scientists, organizations, artists and engineers to invent and build prototypes of future services and products.

He has worked with Natalie Jeremijenko, exhibited at New York City's Museum of Modern Art and has been a frequent guest critic and lecturer at Columbia University, the Rhode Island School of Design, Artcenter Pasadena and New York City's School of Visual Arts.


Wyatt Niehaus is a visual artist based in New York. His writing has been featured in the International Journal of Art, Culture, and Design Technologies and the Unlike Us Reader, published by the Institute of Network Cultures at Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions include Color Shift at Mixed Greens, New York, Pixel Pops at Nouvel Organon, Paris, and Daisychain at Antena, Chicago. His current body of work, entitled Lights Out, explores contemporary methods of industrial automation and the role they play in the visual language of labor.   



Zach Blas is an artist, writer, and researcher whose work engages technology, queerness, and politics. He is the creator of art group Queer Technologies, a founding member of The Public School Durham, and a PhD candidate in The Graduate Program in Literature, Information Science + Information Studies, and Visual Studies at Duke University. 

He has recently exhibited and lectured at Abandon Normal Devices Festival, The Banff Centre, Center for 21st Century Studies, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Honor Fraser, The HTMlles, Machine Project, Medialab Prado, MIX NYC, South by Southwest Interactive, transmediale, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, where he co-curated the 2011 group exhibition Speculative. In 2012-13, he was an artist/researcher-in-residence at the b.a.n.g.lab and Performative Nanorobotics Lab, University of California San Diego. 

Blas has published writings in Feminist and Queer Information Studies ReaderThe Journal of Aesthetics and Protest (forthcoming), Leper Creativity, No More Potlucks, Rhizome, Version, Women Studies Quarterly, and co-edited The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities

Currently, he is producing a body of work that responds to technological control and refusals of political visibility through tactics of escape, disappearance, illegibility, and opacity. One project, Facial Weaponization Suite, produces forms of aesthetic resistance against biometric facial recognition by making “collective masks” in community-based workshops. 

Blas holds a Master of Fine Art, Design Media Arts, University of California Los Angeles.



Irene Posch is a researcher and artist active in the field of new technologies, art and education. She has a background in Computer Science and Media having studied in Vienna and London. Since graduating she worked on the design and development of interactive exhibitions and exhibits, technology design research projects and as university lecturer. Her recent works focuses on the integration of current technological development into the fields of art and craft. Her research and practical work has been presented at international festivals and conferences, among them IDC, FutureEverything, Ars Electronica Festival and V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media.