Mozilla and Eyebeam are pleased to announce the recipients of the Open(Art) Fellowship. The three selected fellows are Forrest Oliphant, Toby Schachman, and Nortd Labs (Addie Wagenknecht and Stefan Hechenberger). Together, these creative technologists will be exploring the frontier of art and the open web as part of our new Open(Art) program.
Open(Art) is a joint initiative launched by Eyebeam and Mozilla to support creativity at the intersection of art and the open web. It is a unique opportunity for artists and technologists to collaborate on new work that catalyzes creative participation on a global scale. Selected artists and technologists will develop projects that push the boundaries of online or networked culture and address contemporary social challenges, while contributing to the community of practice around creative code.
Three Open(Art) Fellows were selected from an open call for proposals, and awarded a $15,000 production budget and resources to develop their projects, including desk space and access to design, research, and fabrication studios at Eyebeam’s New York location. Selected projects will be featured though public events taking place in 2013.
Eyebeam is thrilled to be hosting this year’s Open Hardware Summit, bringing home a dialogue launched at Eyebeam with the Opening Hardware workshops in 2010. The one-day event features talks and panels on DIY biology, electronics, fashion and technology, digital fabrication, business and other topics by leaders in industry, academia, and the DIY community. Started in 2010 by Alicia Gibb and Ayah Bdeir (an Eyebeam alumnus), the Open Hardware Summit has grown to include more than 20 talks and breakout sessions aimed at empowering people to bring open-source principles into real-world products and projects.
littleBits is a system of electronic parts for play and prototyping. Designed for children, artists, or anyone shy about soldering, littleBits make electronics easy, fun, fast and accessible. Ayah Bdeir talks about her simple and intriguing system of magnetically connected, expandable electronics.
The Open Hardware Summit is the world’s first comprehensive conference on open hardware, founded and chaired by Alicia Gibb and Ayah Bdeir. The Open Hardware Summit, at the New York Hall of Science is a venue to discuss and draw attention to the rapidly growing open source hardware movement. Speakers at the Summit include world renowned leaders from industry, academia and the DIY community. The summit focuses on hardware as a system through a series of discussions and panels on BUSINESS, LAW, MANUFACTURING, SCALING, DESIGN and EDUCATION. The one-day Summit seeks to empower companies, large and small, to produce electronic objects in an open source fashion.