Recent Persons

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Peter Kaiser, Communications Director

Peter Kaiser is an aspiring filmmaker, artist, technology lover, and formerly a professional cheesemonger. Peter manages Eyebeam's communications and keeps our diverse audience up to date with the goings on of Eyebeam's multiple programs. 

Peter holds a BA from SUNY Purchase's New Media program. In his free time he helps volunteer with Brooklyn start up gallery American Medium as well as assisting artists.

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 Torkwase Dyson received her MFA from Yale University in painting/printmaking. An interdisciplinary artist, her work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Her work has been supported by Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund, Culture Push Fellowship for Utopian Practices, The Green Festival of New York, Obsidian Arts and Public funds of the City of Minneapolis, Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia, and Dorchester Projects in Chicago. Torkwase is based in Brooklyn, NY.

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Investigating relationships between labor and leisure, and the built and the natural environment, Nancy Nowacek actively engages with the world around her.

She makes task-based encounters between people, spaces, and things. Research-based, her practice is shaped by observation of, dissatisfaction with, and great optimism for the world around her. Her work examines the relationship between late capital post-industrial time sense and body sense, where physical anatomy has been surpassed by man-made machines as useful—or valuable—technology.

Expanding beyond exercise to the grammars of functional movement, architecture, engineering and labor systems, she makes sculpture, performance, and drawings that collapse thinking into doing; and to reinstate the body’s relevance: as functioning object, tool, channel for experience and site of imagination. 

She is currently a resident of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation and is a Smackmellon Arts ‘One to Watch’. Previously she has been a Culture Push Fellow, and an Lower Manhattan Cultural Council residency recipient. She has shown in New York, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Canada, and Europe. Her commissioned projects have featured in the San Jose Art & Technology 2006, 2010, and 2012 Biennials. She has an MFA in Visual Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MFA in Social Practice from California College of Art and she is certified in Personal Fitness from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 

 

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New York-based Venezuelan sound artist and programmer Wolfgang Gil explores the interrelationship of sound, the listener, and the space of listening. Gil’s sounds are temporally discrete, physical events; and yet are linked in layered logics to produce unified, tangible, sonic constructions. He creates sound that goes beyond the speaker; filling, narrowing, dividing, coloring, saturating, and emptying the space of listening.

Gil’s work is experiential. Thus, it is in the listener’s willingness to engage in a personal dialog with the sound and space that the work finds its purpose. In Gil's work, sound becomes the contexts in which the listener is encouraged to contemplate time, space, and the act of listening itself.

In 2012 Gil, Daniel Neumann, and Richard Garet launched a portable gallery/platform under Garet’s record label Contour Editions. With a focus on multichannel sound installations, the platform addresses the needs of sound works that require a specialized listening situation in order to be fully experienced. For Contour Editions – Installation, the situation of listening is considered to be an integral part to the works themselves. The completed work is not the audio file, as it would be on CD or .MP3 releases, but the total conditions within the space where the work is presented. Gil performs different roles in the organization, including curatorial and production responsibilities. Contour Editions – Installation has released 7 such installation works with Gil’s close involvement.

 

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Arielle Mella is a junior who attends Hunter College High School. She is an aspiring game designer and computer scientist. Her interests include art, writing, gender studies, and anything related to technology. In the future, she hopes to work on more projects including game development by making social awareness games that are commentary on prevalent issues around the world. Currently, she is studying gender roles in video games and would like to pursue projects relevant to that topic. She is currently a Student Resident and Peer Mentor at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Chelsea.

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A renaissance teenager. Industrial Designer. Coder. Engineer. Education Reformer

Recently graduated from the NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies and is now pursuing a gap year and working with emerging technologies in order to create more meaningful experiences in classrooms all around the world.

 

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Ingrid Burrington is an artist and writer who writes, makes maps, and tells jokes about politics, places, and all the weird feelings people have about them. She lives in New York. 

 

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MSHR is a collaborative creative organism comprised of Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy. The duo produces interactive installations, sculptures and ritualistic performances that place the human body into a dynamic relationship with sound and light, generating expanded sensory experiences.

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Wu Juehui is a recipient of the TASML | Carroll Fletcher Residency Award  

Wu Juehui lives and works in Hangzhou. He is the cutting-edge artist of China’s new media art. In recent years, he focuses on the “potential interface” between art and science, between body and media in collaboration with institutes such as Tsinghua University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Hangzhou Dianzi University. In 2009, Wu Juehui, in collaboration with TASML, started the long-term art project “Brain Station” based on BCI (Brain-Computer Interface) technology. 

Wu has participated in several national and international media art exhibitions and festivals, such as “ZERO1 Biennial”,” Translife – International Triennial of New Media Art”,“Synthetic Times – Media Art China 2008″, “Creators Project 2012”, “SHIFT- Electronic Arts Festival”.

In 2010, Wu Juehui and Shao Ding founded the art group “MeatMedia”, focusing on the “Emotional Interface” in an attempt to find a balance between the“Dry media”and the“Wet media”. Wu Juehui is also a co-founder of “UFO media lab” – the leading new media artist collective in China that focuses on the social application of new media art.

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Teaches at School of Intermedia Art, China Academy of Art
Artist in residence at Lab of Neural Engineering, Tsinghua University
Co-FounderUFO Media Lab

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James Bridle is a writer, artist, publisher and technologist usually based in London, UK. His work covers the intersection of literature, culture and the network. He has written for WIRED, ICON, Domus, Cabinet, the Atlantic and many other publications, and writes a regular column for the Observer newspaper on publishing and technology. James speaks worldwide at events including SXSW (Austin), dConstruct (Brighton), LIFT (Geneva), Web Directions (Sydney) and NEXT (Berlin).

In 2011, he coined the term “New Aesthetic”, and his ongoing research around this subject has been featured and discussed worldwide. His work, such as the Iraq War Historiography, an encyclopaedia of Wikipedia Changelogs, has been exhibited at galleries in the Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, and has been commissioned by organisations such as Artangel, Mu Eindhoven, and the Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC.

In 2012 he was a Happenstance resident at Lighthouse Gallery, lectured as part of the 4 Thought series on BBC Radio 4, contributed to the Istanbul Design Biennial and Guimaraes 2012 European City of Culture, and was adjunct professor on the Interactive Telecommunications Programme at New York University.