Carolyn Rossip Malcolm, Chair
Drayton Hiers, Front of House Staff
Drayton Hiers is a writer, director and designer fascinated by transience, urban decay and things that are pretty. He is a co-founder of Zebra Crossing, a Brooklyn based theatre company; co-creator of the Video Womb, which premiered at Eyebeam Underground; and has toured with the rock band The Suite Unraveling, providing an array of shiny robots and blinking lights. His secret dream is to be a punk rock Anton Chekhov. Or to go into space.
Stephen Duncombe, along with Steve Lambert, both consider themselves engaged citizens and agree that using art and culture to transform the world is a good idea. But they are both haunted by the same question: How do we gauge the success of our projects? Hell, how do we even think about success when our goal is utopia?
As a research associate with Eyebeam, Fred Benenson collaborated with Senior Fellow Michael Mandiberg on One For The Commons, and other initiatives to encourage open licensing in the arts and design community.
Fred works for Kickstarter and was previously employed as a Creative Commons‘ representative in NYC. He went to ITP and finished in ’08, but also went to NYU for undergrad in philosophy and computer science and started Free Culture @ NYU during his senior year. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at NYU on copyright and cyberlaw. His most recent project, Emoji Dick, involved hiring thousands of web workers to translate Moby Dick into Japanese Emoji icons.
Tom Igoe will be updating many of the core examples for Arduino, a platform that he helped develop. He'll also be working on Plantr, a project to use discarded cell phones as environmental monitors, research new methods for monkey tracking for primatology research, and work on a few small interactive works, involving clocks and lighting fixtures.
Mushon Zer-Aviv will continue working with the open source ShiftSpace.org team to develop their parasitic web platform. Mushon will also continue his research into open source design and the possibilities of introducing distributed networked production in the Middle East as a progressive vehicle for social, economic and political change.