Recent Persons

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Colin Self is an artist currently based in New York. Colin composes and choreographs music, performance, and environments for expanding consciousness, troubling binaries and boundaries of perception and communication. Working with communities across disciplines and practices, Colin utilizes voice, bodies, and computers to interface with biological and technological software. Colin Self is a Bard Milton-Avery MFA Candidate in Music / Sound.

 

At Eyebeam, Colin Self, Lisa Chung, and Gene Kogan will be collaborating on a new project.

 

 

 

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Kenneth Kirschner is a composer of experimental music working at the intersection of avant-garde classical composition and contemporary digital music. His work is characterized by an integration of acoustic and electronic instrumentation; a strong focus on harmony, pattern, and long-form development; and experimentation with techniques such as chance procedures, indeterminacy, and microtonality within a digital context. An advocate of open source music, Kirschner releases all of his music freely online through his website, kennethkirschner.com, which represents a complete archive of all his published work from the 1980s to present. His music has also been released on CD, DVD and vinyl by labels such as Sub Rosa, 12k, Line, Sirr, Leerraum, and/OAR, Room40, Champion Version, and SaD, as well as online through a wide variety of netlabels.

 

At Eyebeam, he will be collaborating with Joshue Ott on a new project.


 

 

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New York-based visualist and software designer Joshue Ott creates cinematic visual improvisations, performed live and projected in large scale. Working from hand-drawn forms manipulated in real-time with superDraw, a software instrument of his own design, Ott composes evolving images that reside somewhere between minimalism, psychedelia, and Cagean chance, delivered with an inescapably human touch. Supple yet digital, ephemeral but instantly memorable, Ott renders sound into vision, yielding an immersive multi-sensory experience that is at once immediate and synergistic, a unique visual narrative born in the moment.

At Eyebeam, he will be collaborating with Kenneth Kirschner on a new project.


 

 

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Arjun Srivatsa is Eyebeam's first ever Best Boy!!!! Some of his previous projects include Net Artist Daily, the American Medium Sound Series and the Solo Jazz Cup meme. He currently lives under blankets. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

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Atul Varma enjoys building bridges of understanding between humans and machines. He has written software that's been used as the centerpiece of TED Talks, in maker events around the world, and by individuals who are just trying to have a less frustrating time using their computer. But his favorite moments are very personal: understanding where another person is coming from, constructing a metaphor they can relate to, and using it to explain technology in a way that liberates, excites, and empowers.

 

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Chloe Varelidi is a New York based game designer interested in creating experiences that empower youth to think of themselves as makers and not only players of games. Her work employs performative and playful aspects to create embodied learning experiences that are connected with the world around us. Chloe has an MFA from Parsons' Design & Technology Program and is the co-founder of the Plaython festival in Greece and the Yellow Thread Society in New York. 

 

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Allison Burtch is a philosopher and educator who creates politically coherent works in a variety of media. Most recently, she made a "log jammer" - a cell phone jammer that creates a safe space in nature, a browser plugin that highlights complex political and corporate relationships, and was a research fellow at the Institute of Technology and Society in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She’s also collaborated on such projects as the dumbsto.re - a mobile app store for dumb phones, and co-organized Prism BreakUp at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, and the Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference at New York University.

Previously, she was the editor of the Occupied Wall Street Journal, a six-edition print publication which was translated into six languages and distributed globally. Allison has a master’s degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

 

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Joanne McNeil is a writer and researcher interested in the ways technology is shaping culture and society. Her work has appeared in Dissent, Wired, Jacobin, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, and other web and print publications. She created Learn to Search (http://learn-to-search.com) with Divya Manian and was one of the authors of About Feminism (http://aboutfeminism.me/). At Eyebeam, she will develop and curate a series of digital art projects on gender and internet culture.

 

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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.