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Eyebeam Student Resident Sharon Mizrahi writes about The Future of Education on The Huffington Post and muses on her experiences during her student residency at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, her experience working with on Youth Planning Committee meetings at Global Kids, and her involvement with Hive Learning Network NYC.

 

Social Media at The Pace Gallery assembles a group of artists responding to the internet, whether as a way of bringing people together, as an aesthetic influence, or as a state of affairs to regard skeptically and even satirize. Social Media takes a long view that starts in the 1960s with Robert Heinecken (the show’s one pre-internet artist), who altered magazines like Time and Mademoiselle with his own collages and put them back on supermarket racks for others to stumble on. Since Heinecken, the idea of pulling from, responding to, and feeding back into the media has become more commonplace – Twitter, Tumblr, conceptual art video games, supercuts, and super supercuts attest to the prevalence of Heinecken’s media interventionism.

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ.- The Fall 2011 season at the Montclair Art Museum marks the launch of New Directions, a series of solo exhibitions of contemporary artists inaugurated by MAM’s new curator of contemporary art, Alexandra Schwartz. The first in this series presents the work of media artist and 2011 Guggenheim Fellow Marina Zurkow. Titled Marina Zurkow: Friends, Enemies, and Others, it runs through January 8. The exhibition presents the world premiere of Zurkow’s “Friends and Enemies,” and includes five digital animation videos, two of which are being screened on the Museum’s grounds, and 16 works on paper.

 

Ayah Bdeir is an engineer and interactive artist who does not believe in boundaries set by disciplines or cultures. With an upbringing between Lebanon, Canada and the US, Bdeir’s work uses experimental tools to look at deliberate and subconscious representations of identity.

 

Amelia Marzec, 30, displays her creation called Signal Strength. The hack involves using a device to send peer-to-peer signals between mobile phones, making a traditional network unnecessary and preventing conversations from being surreptitiously monitored.

 

On almost any given night in Chelsea you can stumble upon a number of gallery show openings, featuring everything and everyone from the ultra-familiar Warhol to a contemporary conceptual photographer you’ve probably never heard of. But what might make discovering a hidden gem in the art world is to find a party to go along with it — now that’s the icing on the cake.

Although it wasn’t quite by chance that we found ourselves at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center last Thursday, the night was nevertheless quintessentially New York. The atelier was teeming for the U.S. launch of Madeline Schwartzman’s new book, See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception. The book is the first to survey and present over 100 projects by artists, architects and technologists that explore the relationship between design and perception at the intimate scale of the human body.http://delicious.com/#

 

Choosing Eyebeam as the venue for Xlab 2011 underscores the event's focus on emerging technologies and how they are increasingly shaping our sense of place, says Wolke. "Eyebeam's mission to promote the role of new media in our culture syncs with our goal to share how new media and technologies may be game-changers in the design of physical spaces," she added. "And Xlab participants will enjoy Eyebeam's amazing venue in Chelsea."
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Creator's Project, Taeyoon Choi