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Ella Turenne Ella Turenne is an artist, activist and educator.  She is currently an adjunct faculty member at New York University’s Gallatin School and Director of Special Projects at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts where she develops initiatives in civic engagement and diversity.  Her work has been published in various anthologies including Letters From Young Activists: Today’s Rebels Speak Out and Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets and Emcees, nominated for a 2007 NAACP Image Award.  She is also the editor of a volume of visual art and poetry commemorating the Haitian revolution entitled revolution|revolisyon|révolution 1804 - 2004: An Artistic Commemoration of the Haitian Revolution.  As a filmmaker, Ella’s work has been an official selection of various national film festivals including the Hollywood Black Film Festival and the Montreal International Haitian Film Festival where her short film woodshed was nominated for Best Short Film.

 
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Eve Mosher is an artist and interventionist living and working in New York City. Her works use investigations of the landscape as starting points for audience exploration of urban issues. Her public works raise issues of involvement in the environment, public/private space use, history of place, cultural and social issues and our own understanding of the urban ecosystem. Her work has been profiled in international media including the New York Times, ARTnews and Le Monde. She has received grants from New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Department of Cultural Affairs and The City Parks Foundation. www.evemosher.com

Eyebeam CV
2009FExhibiting Artist
SExhibiting ArtistIntern
2008FInternExhibiting Artist
SExhibiting ArtistIntern
 
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Laura MacCleery thinks humor and art have a lot to teach us about reaching a larger audience for progressive politics. She is the Deputy Director of the Campaign Finance program and an experienced consumer advocate, campaign finance and good government expert.  At the Brennan Center, she does research, advocacy and writing about the public’s right to know who is seeking to influence lawmakers and elections, and has taught a public policy advocacy seminar at New York University School of Law. Her most recent work has focused on ways to enhance public engagement in governance. Prior to coming to the Brennan Center, she was the Director of Congress Watch at Public Citizen.

 
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Kristin Horton is a New York based director working primarily with new plays. Recent projects include RICHARD III at the Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival in Iowa City and HOME LAND by Christopher Cartmill at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln, NE. She is an Artistic Associate at the Lark Play Development Center in NY where she has recently worked with playwrights such as Arthur Kopit, David Henry Hwang, Sam Hunter, Dano Madden, and Chisa Hutchinson. In addition to The Lark, she has directed new work for New Dramatists, The Playwright’s Center and Workhaus Collective in Minneapolis, Riverside Theatre in Iowa City, and Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, MN. She is the recipient of several fellowships including the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors, Sundance Theater Lab, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

 
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Packard Jennings says, "My art is born from a sense of blanket disenfranchisement; be it my feeling of powerlessness in the face of mega-corporations, my disgust with the stewardship of our country, or my broad ideological separation from American fundamentalism. I make work that delves into the realm of activism, not only to connect with individuals in provocative and meaningful ways, but also to recast my role in the system. I often put my work out into the world for chance interactions with people; this involves ad hoc installations and subversive infiltration of public and semi-public spaces, where the pieces are left to their own fate. I employ humor as a device for lowering a viewer's guard to the reception of difficult content."

 
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Anne Frederick As the founding director of Hester Street Collaborative (HSC), Anne Frederick has worked to develop a community design-build practice that responds to the needs of HSC’s local neighborhood of the Lower East Side/Chinatown as well as the needs of under-resourced NYC communities city-wide. Her unique approach to community design integrates education and youth development programming with participatory art, architecture, and planning strategies. This approach is rooted in partnership and collaboration with various community based organizations, schools, and local residents. Prior to founding HSC, Anne worked as an architect at Leroy Street Studio Architecture and as a design educator at Parsons School of Design and the New York Foundation for Architecture.

 
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Andrew Boyd is an author, humorist, and a 25-year veteran of creative campaigns for social change. As "Phil T. Rich," I led the decade-long satirical media campaign "Billionaires for Bush." I've written a few books, including two ironic manifestos published by W. W. Norton: "Daily Afflictions" and "Life's Little Deconstruction Book."  My writing has appeared in The Nation, Village Voice, Marie Claire, Salon.com, Sun Magazine, and elsewhere.  For part of my bread and butter I do trainings and speaking engagements at campuses and conferences across the country.  For another part, I'm a founding partner of Agit-Pop Communications, an award-winning "subvertising" agency making viral videos for environmental & social justice campaigns. andrewboyd.com / agit-pop.com

 
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Larry Bogad is an author, performer, and activist. His book Electoral Guerrilla Theatre: Radical Ridicule and Social Movements, is an international study of performance artists who run for public office as a prank. Bogad works on the intersection between art and activism, and on the role of humor and imagination in organizing social movements.  He has taught “Tactical Performance” workshops internationally, and as “Art and Controversy” Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University and “Humanities and Political Conflict” Fellow at Arizona State University.  He contributed to the Special Edition of the New York Times and recently co-wrote and edited a smiliar project: http://iht.greenpeace.org/. Bogad’s darkly humorous performances have covered topics such as the Haymarket Square Confrontation, the FBI’s COINTELPRO activities and the PATRIOT ACT, and global climate chaos.

 
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Aaron Hughes is a former Illinois Army National Guard (ILNG) Sergeant who after serving six years was discharged in June of 2006. He joined the ILNG in order to serve his community and get an education. In 2003 he was involuntarily deployed to Kuwait and Iraq with the belief he would provide humanitarian relief for the Iraqi people. As a truck driver he traveled throughout much of Iraq and quickly came to the realization that he was not providing any type of humanitarian relief, but in stead was contributing to the oppression, destruction, and dehumanization of the Iraqi people. Following a fifteen-month deployment Aaron returned home committed to ending the occupation and US corporate pillaging. He has dedicated his life to creatively fighting dehumanization and oppression.

 
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College of Tactical Culture

A think tank on creative activism led by Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert, a program of Eyebeam's Summer School 2009

Summer School is an annual workshop and public presentation series designed to encourage the creative use technologies for personal expression, activism, communication, and community involvement. The College of Tactical Culture was established within this context to create an opportunity for creative activists to get together within a focused period of time to discuss ideas and develop strategies.

The College of Tactical Culture (CTC) examined questions such as:

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