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Jackie Sumell is a multidisciplinary artist inspired most by the lives of everyday people. Her work speaks to both traditional artist communities and those historically marginalized from the political process. Ms. Sumell's work has been exhibited extensively throughout the US and Europe, including The Royal College of Art, The Luggage Store Gallery, Artists Space NY, deYoung Museum, ZKM Karlsruhe, and Dublin County Museum. Her work was a center piece for the 2008 US Biennial, Prospect 1, the 2010 St Etienne Design Biennial, and Nancy Solomon's Westobou Festival 2012.

Jackie joins Eyebeam in collaboration with Imani Jacqueline BrownAbigail Phillips, and Ron Morrison

 

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Pamela Liou is a designer, technologist, and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. Her work examines tensions between craftsmanship, technology and commerce, revealing the hidden sociopolitical infrastructures undergirding the global garment industry. Through examination of supply chain, market design, and digital fabrication, Pamela’s work offers alternative modalities for production and distribution. Her work focuses on recoupling the consumer with the producer through design literacy and mass customization, fostering intimacy and efficacy through a dialectical creation process. Pamela is a recent graduate of NYU's ITP program.


 

 

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Niko Koppel is currently the Metro photo editor at the New York Times. In recent years, he has curated journalistic and narrative content in site specific installations to engage audiences outside of the platforms that they are used to interacting with photography. Koppel studied film at the School of the Museum of Fine Art, and also took classes at M.I.T.'s Media Lab.


 

 

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Annelie Koller is an architect, artist and design researcher who, through the lens of biology, material technology and computation, seeks to develop a new language of design for a posthuman era. Her architecturally-driven work aims to tear down the boundaries between inside and outside, and create new experiences of space and place where matter has agency and man becomes material. She is an artist at the community lab Genspace in NYC, and also assists with Arts and Culture programming. She holds an M.Arch degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design, New York.


 

 

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Nancy Diniz is an architect, researcher and educator.  Her main research and teaching interests question traditional scale boundaries between design disciplines – Product Design, Architecture and Computer Science. Lately she has been prototyping modular and scalable systems that go from people to envelopes of buildings, exploring notions of wearable and mobile materials with real-time environmental information exchange properties. Nancy is currently based at the CASE/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, before she held several academic positions in China, UK, Italy and in Portugal in the areas of Architecture, Interior architecture, Environmental Technology and Interactive Design.


 

 

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Tal Danino is an interdisciplinary artist and scientist working at the intersection of synthetic biology, technology, and art. Tal's scientific research focuses on genetically programming bacteria for applications such as cancer detection.  Stemming from his laboratory experience, Tal develops techniques to transform living microorganisms into visual artworks in a variety of forms. Originally from Los Angeles, Tal received B.S. degrees in Physics, Math, and Chemistry from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from UCSD.  He is a 2015 TED Fellow and visiting postdoctoral fellow at The Rockefeller University.

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Bryan Ma is a designer and developer. Drawing from his background in commercial videogame production and his studies in interaction design, humanities, and philosophy, his work investigates procedural aesthetics, playful systems, critical/speculative interactions, and the phenomena of digital representation. He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on experimental interfaces and code literacy at Parsons School of Design.

Bryan joins Eyebeam working in collaboration with Brendan Byrne.


 

 

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Brendan Byrne is an electronics artist, curator, and instrument designer from Brooklyn. Brendan has curated electronic and experimental performances in New York City for the past six years. In this time, he curated the world's largest circuit-bending festival, Bent Fest, and co-founded the in/out Computer Music festival. In 2012 Brendan founded Xiwi Electronics, a small design and fabrication studio dedicated to crafting beautiful devices for navigating electronic environments. He is a current contributing artist to the real-time media performance group Fast Food Collective and a recent graduate of the Parsons MFA Design and Technology Program.

Brendan joins Eyebeam working in collaboration with Bryan Ma.

 

 

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Brennon Marcano is the Executive Director of the Council of Urban Professionals. He has over 20 years of experience in the private and nonprofit sectors. His leadership experience spans multiple industries, primarily financial services, technology, and media and entertainment.
Brennon lives in Harlem, New York, where he is very active in the community serving as a baseball coach for the Harlem Little League and a basketball coach at the Harlem YMCA.

 

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Nerea García is a journalist and arts administrator specialized in cultural communication, based in Madrid and New York. Since 2007 she has been the Communications Director at Medialab-Prado in Madrid, a center for digital culture and social innovation supported by the City Council. She has also collaborated with TheLineBtwn digital communication agency in NY and has been involved in different projects involving open culture from the digital perspective for the past 8 years.
As an arts administrator she has co-organized and collaborated with Super 8 short film festivals in Madrid and Greece, and worked as a cultural manager at the Cultural Department of Instituto Cervantes NY.