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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

Archived here: https://soundcloud.com/eyebeamnyc/new-topics-in-social-computing-consent-and-the-network


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SOLD OUT!

We share our regular world with billions of bacteria and fungi, but are for the most part unaware of how they shape our world -- unless we get sick.  What if you could make a wearable biosensor that showed you in real-time how your own body's ecosystem works in concert with the environment?

Join The Cotard Syndicate for this workshop, where you will learn about their research and explore the growths through special microscopes; then make a biosensor that you can wear, track, and read the data collected from your micro- and macro-ecosystems.

MATERIALS (included in workshop fee)

- 3D-Printed Holder

- Agar

- Amber Glass Bottle with Dropper

- Leather Cord for wearing sensor

- Chia or Radish Seeds

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS & PROJECT

M(y)Crobes is a project by The Cotard Syndicate, comprised of neuroscientist Siddharth Ramakrishnan, PhD and media artists and Eyebeam alumni Stefani Bardin and Toby Heys. The project explores our cohabitation with microbes that live within, on and around us.  The project aims to bring these organisms to the forefront by culturing them, allowing us to see how they directly impact a living being like a small plant, while also showcasing the variety of microbial cultures that we may encounter/host everyday.  These cultured microbes will actively affect the growth of seedlings placed in the agar-wearable, thereby allowing us to observe how these ubiquitous life forms actively affect life and growth by altering environments.

This workshop is in conjunction with Eyebeam's Computational Fashion initiative. 

Please note: An optional follow-up meeting will be scheduled during this workshop for an opportunity to bring back your biosensor and learn how to read your M(y)crobes data.

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REGISTER HERE

Chiptune, also known as chip music or 8-bit music, is synthesized electronic music produced by the sound chips of vintage computers, video game consoles, and arcade machines, as well as with other methods such as emulation.  In this two-part workshop, make your own Chiptune hardware and music.

In Part 1, learn how to hardware hack a GameBoy and install a backlight; then bore and solder a new ProSound output so that your 1989 Digital Audio Workstation / video game system can push big beats and low bass waves.

In Part 2, learn Little Sound DJ, the powerhouse music tracker that many Chiptune artists use worldwide. Jump from screen to screen building chains, phrases, instruments, program chords, effects, and waveforms using LSDJ’s unique programming system.  You will exclaim “Now you’re playing with power!”

MATERIALS INCLUDED IN WORKSHOP FEE

- GameBoy with Prosound/Backlight Kit

- USB-Rewritable GameBoy cartridge, with Little Sound DJ software installed

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

Mark DeNardo is one of the founding members of the video game studio Pixeljam, known for DinoRun, Glorkian Warrior, and Potatoman Seeks the Troof. He has composed music and sounds for of their 20 games. His clients include Nickelodeon, Adult Swim, Comedy Central, Yo Gabba Gabba. http://pixeljam.com

Nonfinite Electronics is a an online store specializing in retro gaming consoles.
Established in Madison, Wisconsin in April 2007, NonElec has been cranking out modified Dot Matrix Game Boys and relevant accessories for chip musicians and gaming enthusiasts alike. http://nonelectronics.com

REQUIREMENTS

- Soldering experience

- Some music composition or limited songwriting experience will be helpful

- Laptops (optional)

REGISTER HERE

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In this discussion we will consider how anonymity has shaped our experiences with the internet. It was once a defining characteristic of life online. Until the rise of social media, internet users rarely identified themselves with pictures or real names. The early years of the internet were a singular opportunity to exchange ideas freely without our personal history influencing other people’s expectations of our skills or intellect. The freedom of expression that online anonymity offers can create a safe space for young people to explore their sexuality or complicate other parts of their identity. But more recently, it enables hostile comments on Twitter and other social networks. Spaces like Reddit that sometimes resemble Usenet and chat rooms from years ago also host hateful and unseemly comments . Meanwhile the app Whisper, which promotes itself as an anonymous forum, has come under scrutiny for egregious privacy violations. Some technology commentators are calling for an end to anonymity to curb online bullying. What do we lose as our ability to be truly anonymous online recedes?


Panelists: Seda Gurses, Katherine Cross, Sandra Ordonez

Archived here: https://soundcloud.com/eyebeamnyc/new-topics-in-social-computing-free-expression-and-online-anonymity

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Image from Foreign Policy magazine.

Eyebeam is pleased that alumni Laurel Ptak and Michael Mandiberg were honored as two 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014. These individuals, as well as their collaborators Siân Evans, Richard Knipel, Dorothy Howard and Jacqueline Mabey share the title alongside names such as Kara Walker and Angela Merkel. Under the category of “Chroniclers”, the magazine commended their “Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon” which took place in February as part of an ongoing commitment to address issues related to gender and technology at Eyebeam. The edit-a-thon sought to close the gender gap in Wikipedia’s editing community through a collective mass edit of the website’s content coordinated with 30 other venues internationally. To this day, many similar events have taken place training young activist-editors for future projects. A follow-up 2015 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will be held in NYC on Saturday, March 7th at MoMA, full details at: art.plusfeminism.org.

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RESIDENCY BEGINS: April 2015 AND RUNS THROUGH July 2015 (3 MONTHS) 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 10, 2015 at 12PM (noon), EST. Applicants will be informed of their application status by February 1, 2015.  

TASML and Eyebeam are pleased to announce a new prize for emerging Chinese media artists under the age of 35, including those living outside China. Titled TASML | Carroll / Fletcher@Eyebeam: Young Chinese Artist Talent Award, the prize is generously sponsored by the London based Carroll Fletcher Gallery and Eyebeam. An international jury will convene to select the winning artist who demonstrates excellence of past works and future promise. The award money of US$8000 will support the selected artist for a three-month residency at Eyebeam in New York City. TASML and Eyebeam, in collaboration with Carroll / Fletcher Gallery, will organize receptions and presentations to introduce the awardee to the New York art community. Carroll / Fletcher Gallery will showcase the results of these residencies for the awarded artists in its London space over the two-year cycle of the award.   

Eyebeam is currently supporting initiatives within the theme of “Techne!”, as outlined below. In order to bring together artists working in similar trajectories, the application for the TASML | Carroll / Fletcher@Eyebeam: Young Chinese Artist Talent Award encourages proposals on this theme, but does not require it. Evidence of compelling past works will be critical in the selection process.

Full info. here. 

申请截止日期 2015年1月10日(北京时间)晨0时,(纽约时间)午12时, 获奖结果将于2015年2月1日公布; 驻留日期: 2015年4月 - 2015年 7月 ( 3个月)。

TASML 及 Eyebeam 公布为35岁(含)以下的青年中国媒体艺术家(包括居住于海外)所设立的一则新奖项: TASML | Carroll / Fletcher@Eyebeam: 青年艺术家人材奖。本奖项得到伦敦 Carroll Fletcher 画廊及纽约艺术与技术中心Eyebeam 慷慨支持。获奖艺术家将由国际评委选出, 获奖者将以过往的优秀作品及未来的发展潜力为考量。总额为8000 美元(人民币48575,税前)的奖金将用来支付获奖艺术家在纽约Eyebeam 3个月的驻留费用. TASML  Eyebeam, 将与 Carroll / Fletcher 画廊合作, 为获奖艺术家在纽约驻留期间安排媒体招待会及其他宣传推广活动, 在此奖项两年期满之时,Carroll / Fletcher 画廊还将为历届获奖者在其于伦敦的画廊举办成果展。参选者需可以用英语交流, 申请将在Eyebeam网上进行,所有申请材料均以英语为使用语言。有关本奖项的具体内容以及具体申请流程请登录Eyebeam 网站并按照要求提供,材料不全者将不予以考虑。