SS2010

The Visual Music Collaborative was an Eyebeam Summer School Masterclass led by Eyebeam Fellow Aaron Meyers and Aaron Koblin, in collaboration with Ghostly International.

In July, eleven participants gathered in New York to spend 5 intense days creating new visual music projects. This video offers a glimpse at what transpired.

 
Projects: Visual Music Collaborative
People: Aaron Koblin, Aaron Meyers
Research: Education
Tags: masterclass, SS2010, visual music collaborative, Summer School 2010


This is a visual improv I recorded to the SVIIB song "Windstorm" off of their new album Disconnect from Desire. Unfortunately, my 4 year old computer is not able to chew through video and do screen grabs at a very high framerate so it's incredibly choppy, so please don't take it as anything polished.

I created this as a student of of Eyebeam and Ghostly International's Visual music masterclass. During the week of the class, I mostly worked on new effects and expressions for my normal performance software built in Max/msp and jitter.

Cast: blair neal

 

What happens when we use a brand's code to distribute our own message?

Activist group GAIA will be collaborating with Hacking Couture in this workshop.

Hacking Couture is a platform for launching new fashion creations through an open source approach of reverse engineering fashion brands and making the code available online. Hands on workshops encourage participants to create using the codes regardless of their level of fashion knowledge, and to engage in the larger fashion conversation. By understanding the coding of established fashion, this project provides a platform to empower participants to step up and create.

Sign-up here.

 

What is it like for another designer to follow the Hacking Couture structure? Come and design with us.

Led by Brooklyn based designer Charlotte Gaspard, Creative Director of C.Spot Designs.

Hacking Couture is a platform for launching new fashion creations through an open source approach of reverse engineering fashion brands and making the code available online. Hands on workshops encourage participants to create using the codes regardless of their level of fashion knowledge, and to engage in the larger fashion conversation. By understanding the coding of established fashion, this project provides a platform to empower participants to step up and create.

Sign-up here.

 
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Moderated by Dustyn Roberts, Eyebeam

Disscussants: Bre Pettis, MakerBot; Giana González, Hacking Couture; Becky Stern, CRAFT and MAKE Magazines, Sternlab

Using Re:Group exhibited projects MakerBot and Hacking Couture as a point of departure, Open Retail will explore the intersection between the engineering and fashion industries, and the ways in which open source practices are influencing them both.

 

July 15, 7:30 - 9:00PM

On Networked Solidarity
Organized and moderated by Mushon Zer-Aviv

Discussants: Chris Blow, Ushahidi.com & Meedan.net; Christopher Robbins, WPA 2010 & Ghana Think Tank; and Nadine Wolf, Elecciones Transparentes.com.

As we've seen in Haiti, networked collaboration enabled geeks to affect disaster relief efforts, a job previously exclusive to governments, NGOs and multinational corporations. Will they stick around after the hype has passed? Is the network actually changing the flow and directionality of global attention? Are we seeing the prospects of a new networked solidarity or is it just another trending topic?

 
Projects: Crisis Map of Haiti
People: Mark Belinsky, Mushon Zer-Aviv, Ushahidi
Tags: Re:Group, SS2010, SS@N2010

July 15, 2-6PM

As a group of up to 24 people, we will start a map of amenities for homelessness. The session will start with an introduction to the purpose and history of the Ushahidi platform, an open source tool that allows rapid mobile input into a collaborative map and database. After installing and setting up an instance of the Ushahidi platform, we explore the Eyebeam neighborhood as a group, photographing and geolocating aspects of the city we would notice if we did not have reliable housing. We will use smartphones (provided) to map places to find work, places to relax in safety, places to get food and shelter, places to take a family, social services. Participants will brainstorm ideas for using Ushahidi in diverse contexts.

 

July 14, 7-9PM

Led by Giana Gonzalez, Hacking Couture

What is sustainable fashion? Why are design codes important? How do we decode them? Curator Sarah Scaturro and interaction designer Giana González will use these questions as a starting point to work with participants to explore how the code for the sustainable fashion movement can be decoded and reassembled.

 
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