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Commission exhibition, Tourists and Travelers last day; Taeyoon Choi will give a guided tour with Camerautomata Charlie and the Tourist Photography Club.

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Artist Andrew Mahon, whose work is included in the Double Take exhibition, will demonstrate his project digitallyFit, which allows you to modify your body image in real time. He will talk about the digital representation, and misrepresentation of self, from the most banal mediums such as the buddy icon, through the more descriptive yet revealing Second Life.

New Eyebeam resident artist Adrianne Wortzel will present her works demonstrating the persistence with which humans imbue machines with souls - and maybe vice versa - in a talk entitled, The Uncanny Alley: Fun House Reflections of Humans and Machines.

This will be followed by Blinking Lights and Belief Systems. In this talk, Eyebeam senior fellow Jeff Crouse will discuss boozBot, a robot co-created with Eyebeam production lab fellow David Jimison, that serves both hard alcohol and witty banter to patrons. boozBot engenders particular responses in people based upon their own conceptions on technology. The aesthetics of boozBot rely upon cultural myths about robots, and allow people to engage in a performance with the robot, in which they uncover their own assumptions about technology.

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The eteam (Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger) for Upgrade! New York’s August event.

eteam will discuss the construction of alternate realities via audience participation (intentional or unintentional) within their various projects. In addition, a special guest and a performance/game will set the scene for vibrant dialogue.

http://www.meineigenheim.org/

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Eyebeam senior fellow Geraldine Juárez is recruiting a team for her Light-mobs, during Conflux Festival 2008. The Light-mobs are flash-mob style actions where communication between participants happens in morse code, using the Pocket Lightcoder and sunlight to transmit information.

The workshops are at Eyebeam (Sept. 6 + Sept. 7), and the action will be at the Conflux Festival weekend (Sept. 13 + 14).

http://www.didididahdahdahdididi.com

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Join us at 4pm on Saturday when R&D OpenLab fellow Ayah Bdeir will hold a runway show of her and Luma Shihab-Eldin's Syrian-style technologically hacked lingerie on the street in front of Eyebeam.

 

For more information, visit:

http://www.haniyassecrets.com

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In conjunction with Conflux Festival 2008, Eyebeam alum JooYoun Paek leads a workshop on how to make your own Self-Sustaining Dress, a dress made out of polyethylene, connected to shoes that pump air into an inflatable bubble attached to its rear part on each step. The dress slowly transforms into a chair with each step and holds the person to sit on it naturally.

http://confluxfestival.org/conflux2008/self-sustainable-chair

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new performance piece by Taeyoon Choi and Cheon pyo Lee
At MIXER. EYEBEAM. New York City. March 6-7, 2009

Cast: Taeyoon Choi

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Other Options: Panel discussion + AAAFFF Awards Ceremony

Panelists: Josh Greene, Service-Works; Geraldine Juárez, Tanda Foundation; Joanna Spitzner, JS Foundation. Moderated by Abigail Satinsky and Ben Schaafsma of InCUBATE and Sunday Soup Granting Fund.

Followed by the Anti-Advertising Agency (Anne Elizabeth Moore and Eyebeam senior fellow Steve Lambert) Foundation for Freedom 2008 Award ceremony and after-party, just in time for New York Ad Week!

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Join Untethered curator and Eyebeam curatorial fellow Sarah Cook for the opening of the show and a chance to meet the artists of Untethered. A guided tour of the exhibition will follow talks by the artists listed below.

Michel de Broin, an internationally recognized artist from Montreal who is based in Berlin, and winner of the 2007 Sobey Art Award, will present his recent sculptures, including Dead Star (2008) and Great Encounter (2008), an investigation into the isolation of appliances. www.micheldebroin.org

Kelly Dobson, an artist based at MITʼs Media Lab, will present her responsive hacked technologies including Blendie (2003–04), a blender that responds only to growling noises, and Toastie (2004), a toaster that operates when hummed at. www.web.media.mit.edu/~monster

Germaine Koh, an internationally recognized artist from Vancouver, will present a work from her Fair Weather Forces series (2008), in which live tide and water-level data control a velvet rope barrier in the gallery. www.germainekoh.com

Sascha Pohflepp, a German artist and student in the Design Interactions program at the Royal College of Art, London, will presents his project Buttons (2006)—a lens-free camera that takes other people’s pictures. www.pohflepp.com

Including Eyebeam fellows Jessica Banks and Ayah Bdeir, lawyer Elizabeth Stark, founder of Harvardʼs Free Culture group, and researcher for Jonathan Zittrainʼs book The Future of The Internet, and Michael Sheafe, founder of Toaster Central, the New York repair shop for vintage and collectible kitchen appliances from the Golden Age of chrome and bakelite. Other panelists TBA. The talk will be followed by the exhibition’s closing reception: http://www.toastercentral.com

Also present for a walkthrough of the exhibition will be Eyebeam artists: Jessica Banks, Ayah Bdeir, JooYoun Paek, Nor_/d (Addie Wagenknecht and Stefan Hechenberger) and Joe Winter.

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Join Jamie Wilkinson and senior fellow Steve Lambert in launching Oprah's Linux Club. Based loosely on Oprah Winfrey's popular book club, OLC attempts to bring free and open source computing to the masses.