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Computational Fashion Fellow Keren Oxman is an artist and designer working at the intersection of Fine Arts Fashion and Fabrication Technology. She studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and holds a B.A. from the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, and an M.A. from the Royal College of Art in London where she was a Clore Fellow. Her work experimentally investigates the formal mechanisms of generative design and their potential relation to the human body. Integrating traditional media with digital morphogenesis, her current interests attempt to combine disciplines such as textile craft with algorithmic behavior.

Keren is studying the development of generative textile morphologies through experimental multi-material 3D printing fabrication technology. The research and design will incorporate geometry with differentiated performance and will be undertaken with a group of consultants from arts-design and science-technology. These consultants include Prof. Neri Oxman of the MIT Media Lab and Prof. W. Craig Carter of MIT Dept. of Material Sciences and others.

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Public Knowledge and Eyebeam are thrilled to announce the inaugural recipient of this first-of-its kind joint residency program: Elisa Kreisinger! Elisa will participate in an initial 2-week orientation and familiarization process at Public Knowledge's Washington, D.C. offices and then work at Eyebeam, with our community, facilities and equipment, to produce a new work that will have a clear relationship to both organizations’ shared issue areas.

Public Knowledge is a public interest advocacy organization in Washington, DC that seeks to ensure that copyright law and communications policy promote creativity, free speech, and democratic values.

Eyebeam was born at a time when the technologies that now form the bedrock of daily life were just beginning to expand into wider arenas. A key component of Eyebeam’s mission is to support public access through open-source projects and collaboration.

This collaboration between the two organizations which are looking at many of the same issues will result in real-world, tangible, outcomes which we hope will significantly impact the public discourse around open culture. We’ll be documenting the process and hope you will join us in this exciting new initiative!

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To view the original call for proposals, check here.  

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Elisa Kreisinger is a Brooklyn-based pop culture hacker. Her work includes remixing Mad Men into feminists and The Real Housewives into lesbians. Elisa's 2012 US Copyright Office testimony helped win crucial exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, decriminalizing DVD ripping for artistic statements. She is a contributor to the forthcoming books, The Book of Jezebel and The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies both due out this year. Elisa speaks around the world on the power of remix and remaking pop culture.

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As part of Eyebeam's mission to support risk-taking new works, composer, artist, technologist and Honorary Fellow André Vida will be testing his latest interactive musical installation from September 19th- September 30th in the Project Space. Score and Seek projects animated musical notations that respond to the performers as they move and perform in the space. Creative musicians from backgrounds ranging from classical training to live improvisation, of all ages, are invited to drop by the Project Space to experiment and explore Vida's interactive score. Daily performances will take place at 5:00PM.

Vida is seeking creative musicians from backgrounds ranging from classical training to live improvising, of all ages, to drop by or schedule visits to experiment and explore the artist's interactive score

 The artist is seeking the following:

  • Any kind of musician who is interested to work with deconstructed notation
  • Spontaneous composers / improvisers
  • Classically trained musicians
  • Hobbyists
  • Students

If you would like to participate in the testing of Score and Seek please send your name and times you would like to perform to marbles@vidatone.com.

Score and Seek is supported by Cycling '74 and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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As part of Eyebeam's mission to support risk-taking new works, composer, artists, technologists and Honorary Fellow André Vida will be testing his latest interactive musical installation from September 19th- September 30th in the Project Space. Score and Seek projects animated musical notations that respond to the performers as they move and perform in the space. Creative musicians from backgrounds ranging from classical training to live improvisation, of all ages, are invited to drop by the Project Space to experiment and explore Vida's interactive score. Daily performances will take place at 5:00PM.

Vida is seeking creative musicians from backgrounds ranging from classical training to live improvising, of all ages, to drop by or schedule visits to experiment and explore the artist's interactive score

 The artist is seeking the following:

  • Any kind of musician who is interested to work with deconstructed notation
  • Spontaneous composers / improvisers
  • Classically trained musicians
  • Hobbyists
  • Students

If you would like to participate in the testing of Score and Seek please send your name and times you would like to perform to marbles@vidatone.com.

Score and Seek is supported by Cycling '74 and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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2013 Eyebeam Fellow Katie Torn’s Dream House on view in the Eyebeam Storefront October 24th through November 9th. Opening Reception on October 24th 6-8pm

The American imagination demands the real thing and, to attain it, must fabricate the absolute fake.

                        – Umberto Eco, Travels in Hyperreality.

Dream House is an exhibition of 2013 Eyebeam Fellow Katie Torn’s hyperrealistic digital prints and video works. Torn’s work employs 3D computer software used for Hollywood films, commercials, and first-person shooter video games to create virtual sculptures that reflect her observations on American consumerism, technology, and its impact on the body. Inspired by Cubism and Futurism, art movements that strived to find new ways to express life in the industrial age, Torn’s use of digital technologies channels life in an age where interacting in a virtual space is a mundane activity.

Featured along side digital pigment prints, the titular video piece, Dream House (2013), is a 3D simulation of a “female” biomorphic architectural structure that builds up with consumer products over a seven-hour period. Conventional camera techniques found in Hollywood films used to evoke emotion in audience members, such as close-up and fly through are employed to capture the real-time simulation from multiple angles, providing the viewer numerous experiences of the same scene The piece is a monument to desire and waste caused by a system that manipulates desire for monetary means.

Torn is a digital media artist and professor living in New York City. She studied at Hunter College and received her MFA in Film, Video and Animation from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has shown at MOCA LA, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, Union Docs, Internet Week New York, Hyde Park Art Center, Interstate Gallery, and Platform Gallery in New York City. She has also performed at VIA Music and New Media Festival in Pittsburgh, and SPACE 1026 in Philadelphia.

 

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

RESIDENCY: ONE RESIDENCY BETWEEN MID-NOVEMBER 2013 AND MID-FEBRUARY 2014 FOR A PERIOD OF 4 – 6 WEEKS, HOSTED AT EYEBEAM IN NEW YORK

APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2013

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

 

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Join Eyebeam Storefront and ((audience)) for a unique book launch, performance and discussion celebrating the publication of Earth Sound Earth Signal (UC Press 2013) by Douglas Kahn, Professor at the National Institute for Experimental Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales and author of Noise Water Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts. The book explores aelectrosonic and natural electromagnetic sounds from the nineteenth century to the present, centered around the work of composer Alvin Lucier.

A panel of artists and scientists including Brian Dewan, David First, Annea Lockwood, Paul D. Miller, and others will respond to the book and pose questions to the author, Douglas Kahn. The panel will be introduced by Galen Joseph-Hunter, Executive Director of Wave Farm.

Following the discussion, Eyebeam alumnus Daniel Neumann  (CT-SWaM) will present a multi-channel audio performance "Tectonics of Absence" by Suzanne Thorpe and Tristan Shepard.

This event will be recorded for a future broadcast on Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM, a creative community radio station based in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase. 

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

Brian Dewan is a multi-media artist, who produces music, audio-visual performances, decorative painting, furniture, poetry, filmstrips, illustrations, and musical instruments. He has released three albums of songs and performed extensively in clubs and concert halls as a solo artist and as a member of various ensembles. He is the son of Edmond Dewan, who is the subject of a chapter of Earth Sound Earth Signal. He lives in Catskill, New York.

David First is a musician and composer who performs with Notekillers, a psychedelic punk band; The Western Enisphere, a micro-rhythm and drone ensemble; and the trio Matter Waves. First’s music has been performed and installed widely both internationally and abroad at venues such as The Kitchen, Merkin Hall, The Stone, Bang On A Can, The Knitting Factory, and CBGB’s in the United States and at Institut Unzeit (Berlin), De Ijsbreker (Amsterdam), ZwischenTone Festival (Köln) and the Uppsala Konstmuseum (Uppsala) in Europe. First has received many grants, commissions and awards including the prestigious Grant to Artists from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts.

Galen Joseph-Hunter has served as Executive Director of Wave Farm since 2002. Wave Farm is a New York-based nonprofit arts organization cultivating Transmission Arts, creative practices with the airwaves. In 2004, she transitioned from her position of Assistant Director to Consultant at the New York-based video art organization Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), where she continues to be engaged in special projects. Over the past fifteen years, Joseph-Hunter has organized and curated numerous exhibitions and events internationally. She is the author of the book Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves (PAJ Publications: 2011,) as well as "Transmission Arts: the air that surrounds us" (PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, September 2009: MIT Press).

Annea Lockwood is a pioneer in the fields of electronic music and sound art who, since the early 1960s, has composed, recorded and performed dozens of works both alone and in collaboration with poets, choreographers, and ensembles, as well as visual and sound artists. Much of her music has been recorded, on the Lovely, XI, Mutable, Pogus, EM Records, Rattle Records, Soundz Fine, Harmonia Mundi and Ambitus labels. She was recently commissioned to compose works for the Bang on a Can for the All-Stars; SEM Ensemble; and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Lockwood is a recipient of the 2007 Henry Cowell Award and is an Emerita Professor at Vassar College.

Paul D. Miller is a conceptual artist, writer, and musician working in NYC. His artwork has appeared in a wide variety of contexts including the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture (year 2000); the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and a host of other museums and galleries. Miller is most well known under the moniker of his "constructed persona" as DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid. Under that guise, Miller has performed extensively throughout the US, Europe and Australasia. He has collaborated with a wide variety of eminent musicians and composers such as Iannis Xenakis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Butch Morris, Kool Keith a.k.a. Doctor Octagon, Killa Priest from Wu-Tang Clan, Yoko Ono and Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth. 

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:

Tristan Shepherd is a composer, improviser and turntablist from Dearborn, MI currently based in Brooklyn, NY. His work includes installation pieces for multichannel audio, appearances as an improviser in group ensembles and compositions for solo turntable. Using a combination of modified records and custom dubplates as source material, his compositions consist of a sonic counterpoint and bricolage that hinge on the decontextualization and reanimation of the musical gestures 'frozen' on the records. Most recently, he curated "Incidental Music", an exhibition of site specific installations and performances at the Fragmental Museum's project space: a 4 story, 50,000 sq. ft. former zipper factory. Tristan has performed at Roulette Intermedium, Harvestworks, The Emily Harvey Foundation, MoMA PS1, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Suzanne Thorpe is an electroacoustic flutist, composer, and educator. Her compositions are site-specific works that tend to employ multi-channel systems, psychoacoustic phenomena, and aural harmonics. As an improviser, Thorpe has performed nationally and internationally with artists such as Chris Brown, Annette Krebs, Pauline Oliveros, and Gino Robair, among others.

Thorpe has been featured at local, national, and international experimental music and art venues and is a founding member of the critically acclaimed alternative rock group Mercury Rev, with whom she earned numerous critical accolades and a gold record. Thorpe has appeared in over 20 recordings on labels such as Sony, V2, Beggars Banquet, and Geffen, and most recently on J Mascis’ solo record Several Shades of Why and Pauline Oliveros’ Primordial Lift. Thorpe holds an M.F.A. in Electronic Music and Media from Mills College and currently teaches at Marymount Manhattan College and Parsons School of Design, where she focuses on digital audio workstations, field recording, sound theory, and the art of listening.