Artist Projects

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Maya2GoogleEarth

Created February 2006

  1. Theodore Watson

Maya2GoogleEarth is an open-source, cross-platform tool developed at Eyebeam for exporting 3D models from Maya into Google Earth. Once installed, it allows you to export 3D models from within your scene as a single Google Earth Placemark (KML) file.

The project was inspired by the Open GL extraction...

  • Production Lab

  • Software

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Hanging Space

Created January 2006

  1. Geraldine Juarez

A model to repurpose private infrastructure - such as scaffolding-, to create free space.

  • Urban Research

  • Production Lab

  • Installation

  • Learning

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Single Storey America

Created January 2006

  1. Liisa Roberts

  2. Veronica Skogberg

¨There was much climbing over and under various obstructions, but the line felt amazingly serene. It was like a secret world above all the traffic and the noise… The next time you are walking down in Chelsea, think about the secret world above your head. It's worth...

  • Animation

  • Production Lab

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Lincoln Ocean Victor Eddy...

Created January 2006

  1. Jill Magid

During her residency, Jill developed a series of projects based on experiences working the night-shift with a police officer who she has been shadowing, off the record.
Multimedia Installation: Printed book; MTA CCTV dvd's, sound works,...
  • Urban Research

  • Installation

  • Photo

  • Video

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Schengen with Ease

Created January 2006

  1. Vahida Ramujkic

Schengen with ease 'Extra-comunitarios', or citizens of non-European countries, have the 'extra' bureaucratic task of changing their status, to one that will allow them to move and work 'freely' within the European Union. The length and complexity of this process can vary depending on the type of 'extra-...

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Modern Orthodox

Created January 2006

  1. Elliot Malkin

Modern Orthodox is a working demonstration of my next-generation laser eruv system. An eruv (pronounced ey-roov) is a symbolic boundary erected around religious Jewish communities throughout the world. While an eruv is typically constructed with poles and wires, Modern Orthodox employs...

  • Urban Research

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EarthSpeaker

Created January 2006

  1. Jeff Feddersen

EarthSpeaker was the result of Jeff Feddersen's residency during which time he researched and prototyped solar-powered, distributed, autonomous, sculptural acoustic and radio wave transmitters, as well as developed content for them. The transmitters will be used in a permanent outdoor...

  • Sustainability

  • Solar

  • Sound

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Reentry Series

Created January 2006

  1. Ben Engebreth

  2. Bill Dolson

  3. Evan Harper

Bill Dolson's Reentry Series uses multiple synthetic meteors to produce luminous, ephemeral drawings in the upper atmosphere. These drawings will persist for only seconds, at most minutes. The behavior of individual synthetic meteors will be similar to naturally...

  • Animation

  • Augmented Reality

  • Data Visualization

  • Digital Cinema

  • Immersive

  • Installation

  • Video

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Pizza Party

Created January 2006

  1. Cory Arcangel

  2. Michael Frumin

Pizza Party was commissioned by Eyebeam R&D for media artist Cory Arcangel as part of his work in the work in the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and implemented by R&D Fellow Mike Frumin. It is a free text based software package for ordering pizza, or for throwing pizza parties. It has many features to make...

  • R&D Lab

  • Software

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Mr. T1

Created January 2006

  1. Jonah Brucker-Cohen

"Mr. T1" is a bandwidth meter detector that runs as a standalone, cross-platform (OSX, Linux, Windows) application. The project constantly checks the current speed of the connected network and if it reaches that of a standard T1 line (1.5mbit/sec) or higher then a Mr.T sound sample is triggered in the form...

  • Open Lab

  • Open Source

  • Software

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L.A.S.E.R. Tag

Created January 2006

  1. Evan Roth

  2. Graffiti Research Lab

  3. James Powderly

  4. Theodore Watson

The Mobile Broadcast Unit with L.A.S.E.R Tag System (LTS) is the latest Open Source, Weapon of Mass Defacement developed by the Graffiti Research Lab in the Eyebeam R&D OpenLab. NYC! This tactical tool allows any citizen, graff writer, artist or protester to use a projector, camera and laser to write,...

  • Activism

  • Urban Research

  • Open Lab

  • Hacking

  • Hardware

  • Open Source

  • Software

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Light Criticism

Created January 2006

  1. Evan Roth

  2. James Powderly

  3. Steve Lambert

Public action and video documentation of project covering HDTV display ads in the New York City subway. The project was inspired by Ji Lee's Abstractor.TV and released to the public domain. It has since helped inspire a later project called Pixelator...

  • Activism

  • Open Lab

  • Video

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GIF Mashup

Created January 2006

  1. Evan Roth

An online tool for mashing up animated gifs from around the web.

  • Open Lab

  • Web

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Personal Kyoto

Created January 2006

  1. Ben Engebreth

Personal Kyoto is a tool for New York ConEd customers that allows them to track their residential or commercial electric usage and work towards the goal of decreasing that usage. Personal Kyoto gives every user a reduced electric consumption goal (along with metrics that allow them to track their progress...

  • Activism

  • Sustainability

  • Open Lab

  • Green

  • Web

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DeTouch

Created January 2006

  1. Evan Roth

The Art of De-Touch explores the manipulation of images related to the human form. Drawing photographs from existing online portfolio sites of professional re-touch artists this application allows a user to explore precisely how the images have been altered. Using Processing, an open source programming...

  • Open Lab

  • Open Source

  • Software

  • Web

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SlashLink

Created January 2006

  1. Ben Engebreth

SlashLinks is a tool developed by Eyebeam R&D for automatically mirroring links from the popular social-bookmarking service del.icio.us to your personal or institutional website. Posting, tagging, and management still occur within the del.icio.us...

  • Open Lab

  • Software

  • Web

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Minty Boost

Created January 2006

  1. Limor Fried

This project details a small & simple, but very powerful USB charger for your mp3 player, camera, cell phone, and just about any other gadget you can plug into a USB port to charge. It is designed to be a beginner's kit, a project that people will want to build (because of its functionality) and will...

  • Open Lab

  • Electronics

  • Hardware

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generative graffiti

Created January 2006

  1. Evan Roth

  2. Graffiti Research Lab

  3. James Powderly

  4. Theodore Watson

Generative Graffiti, 2006

An collaboration between Theo Watson and the Graffiti Research Lab, a particle based drawing system that spawns particles...
  • Activism

  • Architecture

  • Urban Research

  • Open Lab

  • Production Lab

  • Generative Art

  • Open Source

  • Performance Art

  • Software