Artist Projects

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Wages For Facebook

Created January 2014

  1. Laurel Ptak

Wages For Facebook draws upon ideas from a 1970s feminist activist campaign as means to think through and challenge relationships of capitalism, class and affective labor at stake within social media today. The project has to date included website, public discussions & workshops and installations with...

  • Activism

  • Visual Art

  • Web

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Face Cages

Created January 2014

  1. Zach Blas

The success of today’s booming biometrics industry resides in its promise to rapidly measure an objective, truthful, and core identity from the surface of a human body, often for a mixture of commercial, state, and military interests. Yet, feminist communications scholar Shoshana Amielle Magnet has...

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Fair Use(r)

Created November 2013

  1. Elisa Kreisinger

Based on a nation-wide survey of artists and content creators, Fair Use(r) examines the challenges and legal implications facing artists who upload their work to hosting platforms such as YouTube, Blip, Tumblr and Soundcloud.

  • Activism

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Dream House

Created October 2013

  1. Katie Torn

Dream House is a generative 3D simulation of a “female” biomorphic architectural structure that dynamically builds up with consumer products over 7 hours. The accumulation of waste occurs in real time and is left up to chance, producingunique randomized...

  • Vision

  • Video

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Facial Weaponization Suit...

Created October 2013

  1. Zach Blas

Facial Weaponization Suite protests against biometric facial recognition–and the inequalities these technologies propagate–by making “collective masks” in community-based workshops that are modeled from the aggregated facial data of participants, resulting in amorphous masks that cannot be...

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The Very First Year

Created July 2013

  1. Laurel Ptak

Since Eyebeam’s founding 16 years ago, 2013 marks the very first year that its roster of Fellows and Residents includes more women than men. The Very First Year is a series of public events and installations in consideration of this fact, organized by 2013 fellow Laurel Ptak and inspired by her ongoing...

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Dark Side of the Prism...

Created July 2013

  1. Justin Blinder

"Dark Side of the Prism" is a Firefox Add-on that provides a soundtrack for our surveilled internet meanderings.

The public recently learned that the US National Security Agency's on-going internet surveillance program, Prism, collects data from users of major...

  • Activism

  • Open Culture

  • Open Source

  • Software

  • Web

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Wi-Fi Spotting

Created July 2013

  1. Justin Blinder

Using NYC.gov wireless hotspot data, “WiFi Spotting” topographically visualizes Wi-Fi saturation in the metropolis. Areas with higher saturation of access points form the peaks of these mountainous terrains, thus lending physicality to the usually ephemeral in our constantly changing cityscape. “WiFi...

  • Urban Research

  • Data Visualization

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Social Turkers

Created June 2013

  1. Lauren McCarthy

What if we could receive real-time feedback on our social interactions? I developed a system like this for myself using Amazon Mechanical Turk to explore in the form of a performance. During a month of continuous dates with new people...

  • Design

  • Performance Art

  • Software

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God's Eyes

Created June 2013

  1. Aaron Meyers

  2. Lauren McCarthy

God's Eyes takes the voyeuristic dynamics of social networking to unfamiliar extremes by giving ultimate power to one user at a time, enabling them to peer into and engage with a panoply of other users' lives.

 

  • Software

  • Ubiquitous Computing

  • Urban Intervention

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usplus

Created June 2013

  1. Kyle McDonald

  2. Lauren McCarthy

usplus is a Google Hangout app that analyzes the speech and facial expression of both participants to optimize their chat interaction experience.

  • Data Visualization

  • Open Source

  • Software

  • Web

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White Video Visitation To...

Created June 2013

  1. Paolo Cirio

This artwork questions the use of Video Visitation technology introduced in US prisons over the past several years. The term "White Torture" originally comes from Iran, where intellectuals, activists and detainees themselves use it to refer to the use of incommunicado solitary confinement. In the...

  • Installation

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pplkpr

Created May 2013

  1. Lauren McCarthy

Coming soon.

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Barricade to Bed

Created May 2013

  1. Caroline Woolard

STEP 1: Borrow a barricade

STEP 2: Tip it over

STEP 3: Attach hardware: 4 pcs 1" black plumbing strap with 3/4" wood spacers bolted to 14" tall wooden 2x6s, plus added safety attachments: 3 tennis balls on the ends, and a 1.25" diam. x 20" dowel for the extra leg)

STEP 4: Add a mattress...

  • Urban Research

  • Public Art

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Exchange Cafe

Created May 2013

  1. Caroline Woolard

Exchange Cafe runs on an alternative currency that is validated by the requests of the people who use it.

Open until June 30th at MoMA's Cullman Research Building, Exchange Cafe features dairy from activist organizers Milk Not Jails, tea from anarchist network Feral Trade Courier, and honey from...

  • Education

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Past Perfect

Created April 2013

  1. Alexander Porter

  2. Barak Ziv

  3. Jonathan Minard

  4. Lauren McCarthy

  5. Scott Rashap

  • Data Visualization

  • Documentary

  • Film

  • Video

  • Web

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Loophole for All

Created March 2013

  1. Paolo Cirio

This project investigates offshore businesses through the idea of having a company "on paper" in countries considered offshore jurisdictions. On Loophole4All.com, the identities of offshore companies are on sale at a low cost to democratize the...

  • Activism

  • Open Culture

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Tanglr

Created January 2013

  1. Brian House

Tanglr is an extension for Google Chrome which, when activated, anonymously links you with another person. When you browse, your partner is taken to the same urls. Likewise, when your partner browses, your browser changes to what they're seeing. The two of you have to work it out together. ...

  • Net-Art

  • Web