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Haus of electronic Arts – HeK at Liste Art Fair

duration: 16.06.2015 – 21.06.2015
At Liste Art Fair Basel HeK – House of Electronic Arts presents four artistic positions:

Aram Bartholl, Constant Dullaart, Raquel Meyers and Evan Roth under the title PEBKAC IMHO.

“Search the web for ‘iPhone reverse product placement’, and you will find a clip from the first ‘Sex and the City’ movie (2008), in which the character Carrie gets handed an iPhone and shrieks; “I don’t know how to work this’. Shot the year the first Apple smartphone was released, the clip overtly illustrates our current relationship to technology. Carrie was not in the know, did not understand popular technology. Left at the altar, not in control of her life, not able to master new technology. We as the viewer do want to understand how technology works, want control, not be left at the altar, and get an iPhone.

‘Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair’, abbreviated to PEBKAC, is an expression used in tech support culture since the mid nineties. A derogatory term for a human error being the reason for the customer to seek assistance. Abbreviated to hide the pedantic position of tech support, creating an even larger social gap between them and the unwitting human sitting on the chair. By now, PEBKAC not only emphasizes that we are no longer bound to keyboards and chairs, but rather that society until now still struggles to define its relationship with networked technology. We might not always be the human error on the chair anymore, but we still have problems engaging with technology. Commercial interest has tempted many corporations to make technology more user friendly, a process in which technological possibilities are often hurdled to improve usability and profit. Now grandparents email, bandwidth is filled with ads, and nobody knows exactly how algorithms analyze our behavior. Perhaps the problem is sittinag on another chair, programming our technological culture to be the capitalist cultural environment it is today. And we should go back to the recent roots to research our relationship with tech. Go poetic, forensic, anthropologic, spiritual, basic. In any case, it will remain PEBKAC- In My Honest Opinion.” (Constant Dullaart)



Eyebeam at the Seaport
24 July - 31 December, 2015
117 Beekman Street

With its engaging new presentation space at the Seaport, Eyebeam presents the work made by its Residents through two major exhibitions and a robust calendar of public talks, workshops, screenings, and hands-on demos. Innovative technological and artistic creation does not happen in a vacuum, it requires continual dialogue with the wider world. Eyebeam’s new exhibition and presentation space in lower Manhattan allows just that, a hands-on space for anyone curious about technology and fashion to new works by emerging artists which inquire into the relationship between geographic space and history in a post-digital world. 

As we become more saturated with technology, Eyebeam's public programs at the Seaport offer a critical perspective and a practical compass to navigating relationships with an always-on world. 

Making Patterns
July 24 - September 9

Kaho Abe, Bo Kyung Byun, Ben Cramer, Billy Dang, Andrea van Hintum, May-Li Khoe, Danielle Martin, Hillary Sampliner, Cici Wu, and Jamie Sherman (Intel) in collaboration with the Social Body Lab (Kate Hartman + Jackson McConnell + Hillary Predko + Boris Kourtoukov + Izzie Colpitts-Campbell + Erin Lewis + Rickee Charbonneau + Alexis Knipping)

Re-Making Patterns
September 10 - September 17

Danielle Martin + Sasha de Koninck + Leila Ligougne, Minna Kao + Amy Sperber + Laura Forlano, Chester Dols + Amy Cheung + Laura Nova, Nora O' Murchú + Hua Shu, and Kate Specter + Sayeh Sayar + Kim Maglorie

October 1 - November 13

Torkwase Dyson, Nancy Nowacek, and Mattia Casalegno

November 19 - December 20

Joshue Ott + Kenneth Kirschner, Lisa Kori Chung + Gene Kogan + Colin Self, Tega Brain, Lilian Kreutzberger, and Joanna Cheung

Eyebeam is a partner of South Street Seaport's Culture District



Igniting critical, urgent, and engaged practice

We are pleased to announce our Fall/Winter 2015 Project Residency Call.  Eyebeam will provide up to 10 residencies this cycle. 

All applications must be received by 12PM (noon) EST on June 26, 2015. Applicants will be informed of their application status by August 17, 2015.

Please read the full Project Residency call here.

FAQ for applicants





Today, we’re announcing a new journalism fellowship, in partnership with BuzzFeed. We're thrilled that they came to us to support this new initiative. It’s a very exciting opportunity for the right person to develop new work around citizen journalism techniques that shape the way news is created, consumed, and distributed.

The partnership continues Eyebeam illustrious history of supporting work that values openness, open source technology, and courage around art and technology. Eyebeam believes in supporting projects that change the culture for the better.

Eyebeam will be looking for applications from technologists and artists whose creative practice is critically engaged with citizen journalism. We are particularly interested in those working within the realms of privacy, ad-hoc-ness, and tracking-resistance.

One applicant will be chosen, and will have the opportunity to present their work at Eyebeam in Brooklyn as well as show in Eyebeam’s annual showcase. The new fellow will work in San Francisco for the bulk of the time during the year, at BuzzFeed’s new R&D labs.

This joint initiative will continue Eyebeam’s commitment to fostering technologists and artists coming together; germinating and incubating ideas, new processes and new works; creating a social and professional context which is rich in technology, expertise and ideas and builds long-lasting relationships.

To apply, and for further information, please go here.

photo:  variant:Flare by Joshue Ott and Kenneth Kirschner

Igniting critical, urgent, and engaged practice

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All applications must be received by 12PM (noon) EST on June 26, 2015. Applicants will be informed of their application status by August 17, 2015.

RESIDENCY SUMMARY: Eyebeam will provide up to 10 residencies this cycle. In Eyebeam’s new Creative Studios in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, the organization hopes to support a record number of residents who will actively use Eyebeam’s facilities and tools. The residencies will begin in September, 2015, lasting four to six months, dependent upon need. Residents will not receive housing but will receive some assistance in locating temporary housing. The call is open to both national and international applicants.

OVERVIEW: Eyebeam is seeking applications from artists, engineers, designers, and technologists, whose practice will clearly benefit from Eyebeam and mesh well, both in practice and in skillsets, to create a collaborative cohort. The purpose of the residency is to support creation of new work that addresses the Focus Areas of this residency call while ideally fully utilizing Eyebeam’s tools, space, and community. The new works developed, and the process of their creation, will be presented by Eyebeam, with additional opportunities for public presentation and discussion.

SUPPORT: Eyebeam will provide stipends of up to $5,000 for up to four of the 10 incoming residents. Eyebeam will provide all residents with ample work space, access to a woodshop, and digital fabrication tools including those listed here. Priority will be given to those projects that clearly demonstrate a need for Eyebeam’s tools and workspace. 

RESIDENCY FOCUS AREAS: Applicants are expected to respond to at least one of the following inquiries in their proposals:

  1. What are new or under-explored potentials for open source practice, in hardware or software, in the current environment of commodification?
  2. Does wide saturation and public usage of recent technological advances allow for changing notions of self? How are ideas of transcendence, of body and location, being explored through technology?
  3. What are relationships of race to online digital space?
  4. What are the next generation of tools reclaiming anonymity, ad-hoc-ness, and tracking resistance?  How might they relate to crypto-finance?

EXPECTATIONS: The residents should be prepared to fully and actively utilize Eyebeam’s resources for the duration of the residency. Eyebeam wishes to work with creative practitioners who courageously implement new works in the goal of community engagement and cultural impact. Eyebeam builds a creative community that is generous in skillsharing, rich in expertise, and engaged with current developments.

PARTICIPATION: The residents should be prepared to document the learning and development process for the projects. This documentation, which may take any number of forms, will further engage the public by increasing understanding of the projects themselves. This documentation may include public-facing reports and updates designed to engage the public with the projects and shed light on the residents’ creative and educational process. 

The residents are also encouraged to participate in both formal and informal learning opportunities within the Eyebeam community.

DETAILS: The residents will be given working space at Eyebeam's Brooklyn space and have 24/7 access to Eyebeam's facilities and equipment. The residents will also be expected to play an active role in the Eyebeam community by taking part in Eyebeam's weekly residents & fellows meetings, monthly “Stop Work” critique sessions, and annual Exhibition of artists' work.

The residents will bring their experience and expertise to Eyebeam where they will create the projects. Eyebeam may offer program support in developing work for public or community engagement programming during the term of the residency.

ABOUT EYEBEAM: A belief in progress and openness are core values of Eyebeam. This has been demonstrated through nearly 20 years of experimentation via the creative use and misuse of technology with the goal to innovate and develop better relationships between people and tools. Eyebeam believes that all creative work begins with a commitment to sustainability, equality, diversity, and concern for a better future. Across all focus areas, Eyebeam primarily supports projects that have real-world impact -- Eyebeam encourages work that is paradigm shifting within a large spectrum of genres.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants are only accepted via the online application system. Applications received after the deadline of 12:00 (EST) PM (noon), June 26, 2015, will not be accepted. All applications and work samples must be submitted through the online form. No exceptions will be made.

Applications must not be currently enrolled in degree-granting academic programs. Individuals and collaborative teams are invited to apply. In either case, please detail in your application how technical and creative responsibilities will be met. If applying as a collaborative team, please include information about team members' relevant prior experience and combine CVs into a single document before uploading.

Please read the guidelines carefully, should you still wish to make an inquiry before making an application, then please contact Peter Kaiser, Director of Communications, Eyebeam, at peter@eyebeam.org



create objects and prototypes from 2d and 3d computer files

Laser Cutters
Universal Laser Systems X2-660 and v460 120 watt and 60 watt CO2 lasers

Cuts or etches acrylic, wood, cork, paper, cardboard, leather up ½ inch thickness, marks glass or stone for etching. Work from  2 dimensional vector graphics files (.ai, .eps, .dxf, .dwg, .svg, etc).  Has an 18 x 32 inch honeycomb bed in one, a 18 x 24 bed in the other. Can be used in a 2 step process to produce thin metal parts.

Plastic Extrusion 3d Printer
Makerbot Z18 Fused Deposition Modeler

Prints 3-d objects by melting plastic and extruding models layer by layer. The main selling point of the Z18 is a large working area of 11.8 x 12 x 18 inches. It’s max resolution is .1 mm, and it prints PLA plastic, which is available in many colors, although you can only print one at a time. Prints from common 3d files (.stl, .obj )

Liquid Resin 3d Printer
Formlabs +1 Stereolithograph

The speciality of the Formlabs is fine resolution. It uses a UV laser to cure a liquid resin with the layers being as fine as .025mm. There are resins available that cure completely flexible, ones that are meant to burn out of molds for investment casting, and a few colors. Prints from common 3d files (.stl,.obj)

CNC mill/ 3D Contact Scanner
Roland Modela MDX-40A

This machine cuts 3-d models out of blocks or cylinders of wood, plastic, wax, foam or other materials of similar hardness. It has a maximum working size of 12 x 12 x 4 inches. It can cut in 4 axes with the rotary table attachment. It can etch the copper traces for custom circuit boards. The machine can produce parts with a tolerance of .05mm that require no surface finishing. It also has a contacting 3d scanner that can produce extremely fine resolution scans- down to .02mm- although it is very slow. Prints from common 3d files (.STL, .DXF, .3DM, or .IGS/.IGES) or without a model through a direct interface, for simple milling.

Powder Based Full Color 3d Printer (coming soon)
3D systems Projet 460+

 Glues gypsum powder together layer by layer to build 3d objects. Creates full color objects right out of the machine. Takes a bit of post-processing to clean up and strengthen objects, but build times are fast. Working area of 8 x10 x 8 inches. Common 3d file types.


In the past 18 years, Eyebeam has ignited the careers of nearly 300 visionary creators in emerging technologies and artistic practice. Today we are announcing a refocus on our primary mission: to support the next generation of artists, engineers, thinkers and makers who are not only building the future but are critically engaging with and creating its tools, working for a positive impact in the world.

As Eyebeam's new Director, Roddy Schrock is making his key focus the development of the strongest creative studio for emerging practice in the world, utilizing and building from his experience of having run Eyebeam’s Residencies. Eyebeam is using this opportunity to drill down on how we can even more actively fuse creative practices from a wide spectrum. We are refreshing and re-centering on what we do best, in a focused and urgent way.

Since our move to our current light-filled Creative Studios in Brooklyn, full of new equipment and uninterrupted workspace, we have been refocusing on what matters most and that is the talent that we support and foster through our Creative Residencies Program. This program is made up of Project Residencies (what was known as residencies) and Research Residencies (what we have called fellowships).

While we refocus on the Creative Residencies Program, we will still maintain our community engaging programs through exhibitions, panel discussions and workshops lead by the very residents we support.

With our illustrious history and great staff, Eyebeam is taking a clear turn towards the future, building on the work that has already been done and zeroing in on the potential of Eyebeam’s Creative Residencies Program. As we move towards our twentieth year, we hope you will actively join us as we continue to grow towards the future.

Stay tuned, there’s a lot more to come!



 Eyebeam is looking for a bookkeeper to oversee day-to-day financial management and output detailed and regular reports, working closely with the Director. Position includes light office management responsibilities. Should have ease working with Quickbooks software on an Accrual Basis. Part time position, 3 days/wk. Hourly rate negotiable.

Position involves:
Entering transactions and coding
Managing A/R and A/P
Track costs associated with programs and outstanding bills
Output P&L and projections Reports as needed
Process Payroll and post to GL
Oversight of minimal office coordination duties

Please e-mail info@eyebeam.org with a cover letter and resume with the subject line "EYEBEAM BOOKKEEPER".