Announcing 2011 Fellows and Winter/Spring Residents

Eyebeam is pleased to announce the recipients of its Winter/Spring Residencies and 2011 Fellowships. These 12 artists and technologists will begin work at Eyebeam’s state-of-the-art new media design and fabrication labs in the areas of programming for urban gaming, activism and technoscience,  sound / video installation, technology and the body, sonic ecology, and contemporary network culture. They will join continuing Fellows Aaron Meyers, Brooke Singer, Jacob Ciocci, Jon Cohrs, and Kaho Abe as well as Student Residents.

2011 Fellows: Fran Ilich, Nova Jiang, Taeyoon Choi, Mark Shepard, Mary Mattingly

Winter/Spring 2011 Residents: Amelia Marzec, Andrew Demirjian, Beatriz da Costa, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Maria Michails, Nick Hornby, Toby Heys

Selection Process

Eyebeam is pleased to announce the recipients of its Winter/Spring Residencies and 2011 Fellowships. These 12 artists and technologists will begin work at Eyebeam’s state-of-the-art new media design and fabrication labs in the areas of programming for urban gaming, activism and technoscience,  sound / video installation, technology and the body, sonic ecology, and contemporary network culture. They will join continuing Fellows Aaron Meyers, Brooke Singer, Jacob Ciocci, Jon Cohrs, and Kaho Abe as well as Student Residents.

2011 Fellows: Fran Ilich, Nova Jiang, Taeyoon Choi, Mark Shepard, Mary Mattingly

Winter/Spring 2011 Residents: Amelia Marzec, Andrew Demirjian, Beatriz da Costa, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Maria Michails, Nick Hornby, Toby Heys

Selection Process
Eyebeam’s 2011 Fellows are selected from an annual open call and receive an 11-month fellowship with stipend, full access to Eyebeam’s facilities, to undertake research and develop new work in the context of a highly collaborative working environment. Fellows at Eyebeam are selected based on the strength of their practice, vision and diverse skill set. At Eyebeam they receive the opportunity to engage in their own independent projects, work collaboratively with the Eyebeam community and research partners, and participate in our public programs. This group of five fellows was selected from a group of 84 applicants.

Eyebeam’s Winter/Spring 2011 Residents are selected from a biannual open call of artists, technologists and engineers for a five-month residency, which includes a stipend as well as access to Eyebeam’s facilities, equipment, and opportunities to develop new work. This group of seven residents was selected from a group of 184 applicants based on their proven ability in spearheading new projects and areas of artistic research.

About the Panelists
The combined group of selection panelists for both residency and fellowship include Axel Lapp, critic, curator and art historian; Shu Lea Cheang, multi-media artist; Joe Winter, artist; Stephanie Rothenberg, associate professor of visual studies, SUNY, Buffalo; Liz Danzico, Chairperson of the MFA in Interaction Design Program at SVA; Horst Hoertner, Lab Director, Futurelab, Ars Electronica; Bre Pettis, Founder of Makerbot, co-founder of NYCResistor; Steve Dietz, new media curator, artistic director 01SJ Biennial; Leah Gilliam, Director of Projects at Quest to Learn; Sean Elwood, Director, Artist Programs at Creative Capital; and Andrea Polli, Mesa Del Sol Chair of Digital Media at University of New Mexico; Eyebeam fellows Jon Cohrs, Jacob Ciocci, Brooke Singer, Aaron Meyers, and Kaho Abe; Eyebeam staff Stephanie Pereira, Associate Director: Learning and Engagement; Marko Tandefelt, Senior Tech. Manager; and Amanda McDonald Crowley, Executive Director; with process management by Roddy Schrock, Associate Director: Creative Residencies.