Recent Persons

Seth Weiner is a Brooklyn-based artist whose projects, among other things, inquire into the socio-political and psychological implications of rapid technological development. His projects are intended to function as instruments of inquiry directed toward the sometimes-subtle and sometimes-convoluted governing mechanisms influencing individuals and societies.

In 2007, Seth was honored with a Fellowship in Computer Arts from New York Foundation for the Arts, and he has received two consecutive grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Seth’s current projects include creating infrared binocular viewers for installation in NYC public parks.

In the course of twenty-five revolutions of the Earth around the Sun and over three hundred and thirty-seven rotations of the Moon around the Earth, Randy Sarafan has managed to create quite a stir. He has been endowed with an over-active imagination and an ingenuity that can only be described as troubling. His works are an amalgamation of crayon drawings, improvised weaponry, hippie poetry, the mundane, spaghetti westerns, unpopular culture and well-fermented cynicism. In spite of coming across as “unassuming, inconspicuous and a tad bit forgettable” Randy Sarafan is an interstellar wrecking ball of immeasurable destruction.

At Eyebeam, Randy will be developing new means of filming and visualizing destruction.

Luke Lamborn is a media artist whose current body of work “Square millimeter of opportunity” documents extraordinary occurrences captured by a passing videographer. These visual situations are created through video compositing and photo-realistic special effects. Luke has completed residencies at Skowhegan and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He recently participated in the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx museum.

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Leah Gauthier is a Bloomington-based artist who works with food and live plants as generative sculptural and performative material. Leah’s work explores self-sufficiency, sustainability, biodiversity and community building through the shared pleasures of gardening, cooking and conversation.

She will use her residency to further Sharecropper, a micro-farming installation happening in New York City during the summer of 2009.

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Born in New York City, Grisha Coleman is a writer, composer, performer and choreographer. After dancing with the Urban Bush Women for four years, Grisha created the music-performance group HOTMOUTH, which was nominated for a 1998 Drama Desk Award for “Most Unique Theatrical Experience.”

Grisha is currently a research fellow at The Studio For Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. At Eyebeam, she is working on echo::system, a collaborative project drawing from the disciplines of biology/ecology, architecture and live performance. echo::system will be a series of imagined environments that can be explored as an installation or observed as a performance.

Inspired by natural and urban ecosystems, echo::system will use computer modeling and sensor technologies to construct an experience of nature with dynamic patterns all of its own.

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McKenzie Wark is an Australian-born writer and scholar. He works mainly on media theory, critical theory and new media. His best-known works are A Hacker Manifesto (2004) and Gamer Theory (2007). McKenzie Wark was born in Newcastle, in 1961. He studied at Macquarie University, the University of Technology, Sydney and at Murdoch University.

He is currently Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts and The New School for Social Research in New York City.

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Glen was a participant in Eyebeam's Digital Day Camp 2007 program. He officially joins Eyebeam this fall as one of two Student Residents in a pilot program. He is now in College, this is his first semester (Fall 2009). He attends City Tech., college in downtown Brooklyn. He majors in Hotel Management. He choose this major because he alwas had an business background & being in the hotel industry because people still travels. Glen plays football, skateboards, and is interested in reading, art, technology, fashion, music, photography and school.

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Tahj is an inspired future movie director/producer, who started at Eyebeam during July, as a participant in Digital Day Camp 2007. Tahj joined Eyebeam in fall 2007 as one of Eyebeam's first ever two Student Residents. Tahj would also like to produce and write music as well as sell art in a gallery one day. His favorite high school subjects include biology and social studies.

Tahj spends his spare time skateboarding, making short videos, reading, and discussing/arguing different theories with his family, peers and teachers.

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Jamie Allen makes interactive art and sound makers with his head and hands. He believes technology will one day allow us to circumvent and reinvent traditional, commercial and hierarchical relationships to art and performance. His work in design, music, performance and public art creates physical relationships between people and with media.

JooYoun is an object maker. First, she observes people doing everyday things like dressing and undressing, drinking and eating, calling and texting on cell phones, writing emails and letters, folding origami, etc. Then, she uses her observations on human habits and behavior to design interactive objects for public spaces. JooYoun attended NYU’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program, and has shown her work internationally.

As an Eyebeam Resident, JooYoun aims to combine art and activism to explore the relationships between design, marketing, consumerism, and waste management in her home turf: New York City.