Artist Projects

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Ecosystem Engine

Created June 2009

  1. Jeff Crouse

  2. Marina Zurkow

The Ecosystem Engine is a JavaScript and XML driven viewer and editor for animated, sprite driven simulations.  It is akin to a web browser, except instead of web pages, it runs animations in which the "actors" interact and react to each other and the...

  • Animation

  • Open Culture

  • Data Visualization

  • Generative Art

  • Open Source

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OMG I'm on .TV

Created June 2009

  1. Emma Lloyd

  2. Jon Cohrs

OMG I'm on .TV is post-analog TV station broadcasting in NYC on channel 14. We're broadcasting internet content to your TV, through a low-power TV transmitter. The website acts as an aggregator of online video content. You get to create the shows, vote on the shows, and participate in the whole process....

  • Activism

  • Electronics

  • Generative Art

  • Hacking

  • Television

  • Video

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MakerBot

Created June 2009

  1. MakerBot Industries

MakerBot is an affordable, open source 3D printer rapid prototyping machine developed by Bre Pettis, Zach Hoeken, and Adam Mayer. Build your own MakerBot and it makes things for you, functioning like a personal factory. Digital designs for the MakerBot can be shared on...

  • Exhibited Project

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Camerautomata

Created June 2009

Camerautomata is a ‘Magical Image Digesting Duck’, made by hacking a digital camera, printer, vacuum cleaner, mp3 player and connecting them by a single microcontroller. The duck, Charlie travels to many...

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Urban Prospecting

Created May 2009

  1. Jon Cohrs

Resident artist Jon Cohrs has created a device for striking it rich by prospecting for oil in the city center. Using old metal detectors, hydrocarbon sensors, locative media, and hype, this project combines a DIY aesthetic, basic accessible electronics, and pop culture to re-invigorate urban exploration and...

  • Activism

  • Sustainability

  • Urban Research

  • Electronics

  • Green

  • Hacking

  • Hardware

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Spook 1781

Created May 2009

  1. Kenseth Armstead

In the summer of 1781, James Armistead Lafayette was the sneakiest man in America.  He earned this dubious distinction providing intelligence.  Against impossible odds, James succeeded, liberating our insurgent forefathers from the British Empire.  Spook™ is a multimedia installation project, in-progress,...

  • Digital Cinema

  • Installation

  • Video

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White/Binary

Created May 2009

  1. Yael Kanarek

White/Binary, 2009
Rubber and loctite on wood
22 x 22 in / 55 x 55 cm

White/Binary is inspired by two spiritual sources. First, Malevich’s Suprematist Composition: White on White from 1918. Malevich described his aesthetic theory, Suprematism, as "the supremacy of pure feeling or...

  • Middle East

  • Writing and Publishing

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My Mondrian: Composition...

Created May 2009

  1. Yael Kanarek

My Mondrian: Composition C (No.III) with Red, Yellow and Blue, 2009
Rubber and loctite on wood
22 x 22 in / 55 x 55 cm

The original Mondrian composition is recreated by the pigments titles Mondrian used in his painting (according to the restoration department at MoMA). The pigments...

  • Middle East

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Good Cop 15

Created May 2009

  1. The Yes Men

During the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen in December 2008, a collaboration venue for artists and climate activist groups was constructed to invite individuals to play “GOOD COP”. With access to the conference site growing increasingly restricted, GOOD COP aimed to make...

  • Activism

  • Exhibited Project

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Windowfarms

Created April 2009

  1. Britta Riley

  2. Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley

We are creating several different designs for suspended, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield light-augmented window farms using low-impact or recycled local materials. These prototype window farms, to be located in high-profile windows throughout the city, are intended to inspire other New Yorkers...

  • Architecture

  • Sustainability

  • Urban Research

  • Green

  • Hacking

  • Installation

  • Learning

  • Open Source

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littleBits

Created April 2009

  1. axel aesquite

  2. Ayah Bdeir

  3. Jie Qi

  4. luma eldin

  5. youngjin Chung

littleBits is an opensource library of discrete electronic components pre-assembled in tiny circuit boards. Just as Legos allow you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits are simple, intuitive, space-sensitive blocks that make prototyping with sophisticated...

  • Open Culture

  • Open Lab

  • Electronics

  • Hardware

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School of Perpetual Train...

Created April 2009

  1. Stephanie Rothenberg

School of Perpetual Training, an ironic edutainment website, exposes the underbelly and not so glamorous side of the computer video game industry. An animated personal trainer leads eager job seekers through a series of webcam game training exercises for outsourced jobs in digital game manufacturing and...

  • Game

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Gin&"It"...

Created April 2009

  1. Alex Kowal

  2. Celina Alarado

  3. Choreographer/Performer

  4. Christopher Loar

  5. Costume Design

  6. Director/ Producer/ Video

  7. Dylan Dawson

  8. Erin Murphy

  9. Janet Clancy

  10. Jeanne Angel

  11. Luisa Morales

  12. Masha Vlasova

  13. Mathew Westerby

  14. Patrick Grizzard

  15. Paul Coffey

  16. Performer

  17. Reid Farrington

  18. Set Design

  19. Sound Design Peter Kyle

  20. Xue Hou

  21. Zach Stinnett

The Wexner Center for the Arts and Performance Space 122 are co-producing my second project, Gin&”It”. The world premiere will be March '10 at Wexner followed by the NY premiere in May '10 at PS 122.

Currently, during a five-month residency at EYEBEAM Art & Technology Center, I’m developing...

  • Software

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Crowded

Created April 2009

  1. Jeff Crouse

The Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is ... a crowdsourcing marketplace that enables computer programs to co-ordinate the use of human intelligence to perform tasks which computers are unable to do. Requesters...

  • Open Culture

  • Documentary

  • Web

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Share Your Wifi

Created April 2009

  1. Emma Lloyd

  2. Hans-Christoph Steiner

  3. Paul Amitai

  4. Steve Lambert

If everyone took the passwords off their wifi, we'd have a free, citywide wireless network. Sound like a good idea? Then help us make it happen!

Eyebeam's Open Cultures Research Group ran workshops in which participants were trained—in order for them to be able to train others—to open up a wifi...

  • Activism

  • Open Culture

  • Hacking

  • Open Source

  • Software

  • Web

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Praying@Home

Created February 2009

  1. Aaron Meyers

  2. Jeff Crouse

 

  • Open Culture

  • Data Visualization

  • Hardware

  • Installation

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SelfControl

Created February 2009

  1. Steve Lambert

Is email a distraction? SelfControl is an OS X application which blocks access to incoming and/or outgoing mail servers and websites for a predetermined period of time. For example, you could block access to your email, facebook, and twitter for 90 minutes, but still have access to the rest of the web. Once...

  • Open Culture

  • Software

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HOWTO Negotiate a Creativ...

Created January 2009

  1. Michael Mandiberg

 

xtine burrough and I just published Digital Foundations: an Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite with AIGA Design Press/New Riders under a CC license (a first for the publisher.) The...

  • Activism

  • Open Culture