November 3, 2017

Eye to Eyebeam: Mushon Zer-Aviv

by Amber Parris

Mushon Zer-Aviv is an alum whom developed several collaborative projects throughout 2008-2010 at Eyebeam. His work focuses on developing sustainable networks and software that subverts the Internet’s neoliberal agenda to give back agency to local communities. Learn about the most recent projects he has been working on in the conversation below. Eyebeam: So, I thought […]

October 26, 2017

Introducing our Inaugural Residents for Journalism R&D Program

by Eyebeam

We are proud to announced that Surya Mattu and Ingrid Burrington will be the inaugural residents for our R&D Program for the Future of Journalism.

September 27, 2017

Resource for Teachers | Library Of Collaborative Methods

by Caroline Woolard

Dear teachers and students of collaboration, As residents at Eyebeam, Or Zubalsky and I have been developing an open access library of collaborative methods. With support from the New York Foundation for the Arts, today we are launching The Study Center for Group Work. We hope that teachers, art spaces, collectives, worker-owned businesses, art classes, […]

September 26, 2017

Eye to Eyebeam: Randy Sarafan

by Colin Lodewick

An interview with Randy Sarafan about his practice and previous projects.

September 12, 2017

Eyebeam celebrates the return of Digital Day Camp

by Lauren Gardner

A personal view of Eyebeam’s singular approach to artist-led learning by Associate Director for Education, Lauren Gardner.

September 6, 2017

Eyebeam’s New Home: A Space to Explore the Present with Art and Technology

by Roddy Schrock

“This is Eyebeam’s chance to go back to its roots, be punk, and eat up a whole new space in the art and tech worlds.”

August 30, 2017

Eye to Eyebeam: Ramsey Nasser

by Colin Lodewick

An interview with Ramsey Nasser on current projects and work he did during his residency

August 15, 2017

Eye to Eyebeam: Marina Zurkow

by Amber Parris

An interview with Marina Zurkow on the work she has done since her residency

August 9, 2017

In Conversation

by Nora Khan

In Conversation asks artists, programmers, scholars, and critics to engage in casual discussion around compelling themes. This event takes place on Saturday, August 12th, at Babycastles, from 6 to 8 pm

July 18, 2017

Eye to Eyebeam: Mary Mattingly

by Colin Lodewick

An interview with Eyebeam alum Mary Mattingly about what she has been working on since her residency

May 3, 2017

Inventing the Future of Journalism

by Eyebeam

Our new residency program will take an artist-led approach to fighting misinformation and fake news

April 20, 2017

Five Questions around Technology and Stories for Social Change

by Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Five questions for Thenmozhi Soundararajan, one of our 2017 Eyebeam award winners, around technology and stories for social change.

April 11, 2017

Technology Should Be In Service of Poetry

by Zachary Lieberman

Artist, researcher and hacker Zachary Lieberman, winner of the 2017 Eyebeam Award, shares his thoughts on how technology can be a form of liberating expression.

April 3, 2017

What Creativity and Courage Look Like

by Eyebeam

This year, Eyebeam honors Thenmozhi Soundararajan and Zachary Lieberman; their practices show how artists lead in creating social change through technology.

March 13, 2017

Practice of Power

by Eyebeam

Over the last year, Eyebeam residents have been pursuing deep research into the distribution and analysis of Power, the subject of Eyebeam’s 2016 Open Call: these Saturday afternoon convenings are a window into their process and the provisional results of this research.

February 22, 2017

Residency Open Call: Trust

by Eyebeam

The Eyebeam Residency is a prestigious award for artists engaged with technology and technologists working in the arts. Apply by March 29 to research trust.

December 22, 2016

The Machine and the Audience Enacting Real-time Data

by Ursula Endlicher

Ursula talks about being given the opportunity to work on the further development of her project series FAR-FLUNG as a Project Resident at Eyebeam starting in 2017.

November 24, 2016

Fed Up: On Social Media and Democracy

by Mike Rugnetta, Nora Khan, Margarita Noriega, Caroline Sinders, Mushon Zer-Aviv

On 11/30, 4-5PM EST, Eyebeam is livestreaming a conversation between residents and alums on how social media is shaping our democracy through filters, feeds and bubbles.

November 16, 2016

An open letter on a better future.

by All of us at Eyebeam

At Eyebeam, we believe in openness, invention, and justice. These values work together to extend beyond open-source software, to the free exchange of ideas and the full-hearted celebration of diversity. Value-driven engagement with technology is more important than ever.

Yearly Hard Drive- Create the future of technology by artists
November 8, 2016

Yearly Hard Drive

by Eyebeam

We are aiming to raise enough money through our Yearly Hard Drive to support a residency position at Eyebeam. This is no small task and we are calling on the support of of our wide networks to make it happen.

Ayah Bdeir at Eyebeam littleBits technology by artists

Ideas unleashed at our studio

by Eyebeam

We support technology by artists—here are just some of the world-changing ideas we’ve helped unleash on the world through our residency and education programs.

Chaos Computer Coven Sarah Friend Radical Networks
November 7, 2016

Returning Networks to their Roots

by Sarah Grant and Amelia Marzec

At our most recent Stop Work, Eyebeam Impact Residents, Sarah Grant and Amelia Marzec gave some insight into the origins of Radical Networks, a conference about “DIY networking in the context of art, activism, and social good”. The conference is being organized by Grant, Marzec, and Eyebeam’s current Director of Community Engagement, Erica Kermani.

Eyebeam Resident at BuzzFeed Caroline Sinders
October 26, 2016

Emotional Data as a System

by Caroline Sinders

As I begin my Eyebeam Project Residency at BuzzFeed, I’m planning to create (at least!) three prototypes that span design, ethics and machine learning. Here are some of the ways I’m trying to wrap my head around this burgeoning field.

August 22, 2016

Raise the alarm.

by Michael Clemow

Why is it so difficult to site sound art on public address systems? Infrastructure for sound is policed all the more carefully because it is by nature public. You can’t close your ears.

August 19, 2016

It isn’t easy. It shouldn’t be.

by The collaborators of Nancy Nowacek

These quotes from collaborators, visitors and supporters show how groups can create things that individuals can only dream of.

These five artists are redefining technology.

by Eyebeam

Working on everything from missing datasets to digital colonialism, these five artists were chosen from over four hundred applicants. The Research Residency is a chance of a lifetime—to do what they love as a full-time job, somewhere in between a models of think tank, artist studio and incubator. Find out who got that chance.

August 9, 2016

On black spatial matters.

by Torkwase Dyson

While traveling in the Southern US in my mobile, solar-powered studio, I realized that I could propose ideas about my own ancestry using the technology of architecture. So I began to paint about the history of black experiences, landscapes and bodies.

July 14, 2016

Seeking Like-Minded for Tech, Art, Impact, and Play (LTR)

by Roderick Schrock

How do we decide who to invite to join us in our mission? It is an important decision for an organization that gives 30% of our budget directly to artist payments.

June 28, 2016

10 Propositions that Our Residents Left Us

by Laura Welzenbach

This year, we opened up the studios of our artists-in-residence to the world to show their explorations in the worlds of social justice, biofabrication, computer vision, and open hardware, and what they discovered on their journey of invention. Here are ten things that we learned.

April 11, 2016

Building Bridges (That’s Not a Metaphor)

by Nancy Nowacek

Citizenship isn’t just an abstract concept, but something we build every day. Even in the age of social media, the most powerful technology for connecting people is simply working together.

Eyebeam Beta Logo
April 8, 2016

A Simple Website for a Complicated World

by Eyebeam and 4Real

Technology that lasts is simple. Communication that works is clear. The new Eyebeam website, still in beta, has a few key changes that will let it serve alums and residents better.