Ideas“Eyebeam was my way out of the Matrix.”
— Evan Roth, Eyebeam alum and net artist
Five Questions around Technology and Stories for Social Change
Five questions for Thenmozhi Soundararajan, one of our 2017 Eyebeam award winners, around technology and stories for social change.
Technology Should Be In Service of Poetry
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.
What Creativity and Courage Look Like
This year, Eyebeam honors Thenmozhi Soundararajan and Zachary Lieberman; their practices show how artists lead in creating social change through technology.
Practice of Power
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.
Residency Open Call: Trust
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.
The Machine and the Audience Enacting Real-time Data
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.
Fed Up: On Social Media and Democracy
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.
An open letter on a better future.
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
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.
Ideas unleashed at our studio
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.
Returning Networks to their Roots
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.
Emotional Data as a System
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.
Raise the alarm.
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.
It isn’t easy. It shouldn’t be.
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.
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.
On black spatial matters.
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.
Seeking Like-Minded for Tech, Art, Impact, and Play (LTR)
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.
10 Propositions that Our Residents Left Us
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.
Building Bridges (That’s Not a Metaphor)
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.
A Simple Website for a Complicated World
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.