Eyebeam and Mozilla are teaming up to co-sponsor Art Hack Day at 319 Scholes, which runs Thursday February 28-Saturday March 2, 2013.
Sixty artists and hackers will inhabit 319 Scholes to explore the idea of "God Mode" and produce new, collaborative projects. Open(Art) Fellows Forrest Oliphant, Toby Schachman, and Addie Wagenknecht will participate along with Eyebeam Fellows, Residents, and Alumni: Heather Dewey-Hagborg, James George, Lauren McCarthy, Aaron Meyers, Jonathan Minard, and Ramsey Nasser.
Visitors are invited to engage and interact with the works as they are uploaded online throughout the hack and join the teams on Saturday March 2nd starting at 7:00pm for a closing exhibition, live performances, and celebration.
PLEASE NOTE: All workshops are now filled to capacity. We may accept some walk-ins, but unfortunately can't guarantee space for those who are not already registered.
Join us for the Open(Art) Workshop Day, in which our Eyebeam Fellows explain and share their final projects. This is the culmination of a year's worth of Open(Art) research and development, launched as a joint initiative between Eyebeam and Mozilla, which aims to support creativity at the intersection of art and the open web.
Schedule: 12pm: Short presentations and Q&A with all three Fellows 1-3pm: Individual workshops 3pm: Re-group to share inspirations and eat pizza!
Eyebeam is pleased to announce the Open(Art) exhibition and workshop series, which marks the culmination of our Open(Art) Fellows' projects.
Open(Art) is a joint initiative launched by Eyebeam and Mozilla to support creativity at the intersection of art and the open web. It offers a unique opportunity for artists and technologists to collaborate on work that catalyzes participation on a global scale, and engages audiences through innovation, transparency, and utility.
Open(Art) Fellow Forrest Oliphant is a media designer based in Helsinki and North Carolina working on Meemoo hackable creative web apps. The main design goal of this project is to extend creative open-source software hackability to a wider audience. Meemoo apps can be built, shared, forked, and hacked all in the browser. Forrest graduated from the MA in New Media program at Media Lab Helsinki in 2012.
Open(Art) Fellow Toby Schachman is an artist and programmer with a background in mathematics. He has worked in the contexts of internet startup culture, Hollywood 3D animation, exploring perception through interactive art, and teaching computers to understand stories.
Toby's current focus is creating alternative interfaces for programming computers. These interfaces are targeted at alternative programmers, artists and creative explorers with non-technical backgrounds. Toby graduated in 2006 from MIT with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics with Computer Science, and received a master's degree in 2012 from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU.
Open(Art) Fellow Nortd Labs is an international research and development studio founded in New York City by Addie Wagenknecht and Stefan Hechenberger in 2006. Nortd generates work in the area of art, architecture, and system design. Nortd is defined as a collaboration based studio of creative thought that engages science, art and design. Their open source hardware has been built and used by thousands of people, labs, hacker-spaces and universities worldwide. We believe that people should collaborate globally and build locally.
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.