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Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde is an artist and interactive designer living and 
working in New York. He studied Visual Arts and Philosophy at Rutgers the State 
University of New Jersey where he earned his B.A. His works range from painting and 
speculative design to physically interactive works and explorations of Afrofuturism. 

Okunseinde was the co-founder and creative director of Dissident Display Studios, an 
award winning multimedia studio and art gallery based in Washington DC. As a staple 
of the Washington DC arts community, Okunseinde made influential contributions to 
projects and organizations such as The Washington Projects for the Arts, Pink Line 
Project, and Banished Productions. As a collaborator with, amongst others, 
choreographer Maida Withers, Carmen Wong, and Yoko K., Okunseinde created 
several interactive performance based works and has performed in several countries 
including Mexico, Finland, and Croatia. Okunseinde holds an MFA in Design and 
Technology from The New School, Parsons School of Design in New York where he is 
currently an adjunct faculty member.

Ayodamola joins Eyebeam working in collaboration with Salome Asega.

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Sayara Uddin is an aspiring graphic designer currently in her junior year of undergrad at Queens College. She is a native New Yorker and in her free time likes to writes about fashion on her blog. She's interested in how the technology world is being brought into the fashion industry. What better way to get in the know than at Eyebeam?

 

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David Xu Borgonjon focuses on developing strategies and implementing logistics for visibility at Eyebeam as Communications Manager. He is passionate about finding and using formalisms that appear in both aesthetic and organizational contexts. His projects include "Face to Interface", an on/offline project on digital intimacies for SCREEN, a bilingual Chinese/English media art platform which he co-founded, and "Really, Socialism?!", an exhibition focusing on socialist history as speculative art. His writing appears in Randian, Yishu Journal, The Art of Collection Magazine, and Golden Age: Perspectives on Abstract Painting Today. He has forthcoming writing in the Journal of Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas as well as The Journal for Chinese Contemporary Art. A  the New Museum Seminars, and was previously Curatorial Fellow at Wave Hill and Create Change Fellow at the Laundromat Project. His curatorial projects have been covered in Art in America and Yishu Journal, among other publications. He is on the board of Momenta Art, where he serves on the Curatorial Committee. He received a Dual B.A.-B.F.A. from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was trained as a literary critic and painter, much good it does him.

 

 

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The Saito Group is a group of writers, artists and hackers in support of a data bill of rights, drone law, emergent cities and cyborg citizens. We make interventions and installations. We work with other groups, or on our own. 

The Saito Group, while at Eyebeam, will be developing a project to make online sentiments publicly and physically visible at the BuzzFeed Open Lab.

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Salome Asega is a Brooklyn-based artist and researcher whose practice celebrates dissensus and multivocality. Through participatory research, she works collaboratively to build interactive installations and to develop odd wearables. She is the co-host of speculative talk show Hyperopia: 20/30 Vision on bel-air radio and the Assistant Director of POWRPLNT, a digital art collaboratory. Salome received her MFA from Parsons at The New School in Design and Technology and her BA from New York University in Social Practice. 

 

While at Eyebeam, she will be collaborating with Ayodamola Okunseinde on a project about artifacts from the African future. 

 

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Frédéric Eyl is a designer who investigates the aesthetic potential of technology and how it shapes the access to knowledge. His work moves along the boundaries of formats, be it images, performances, or exhibitions. He is co-founder of Studio TheGreenEyl in Berlin.

Frédéric joins Eyebeam working in collaboration with Richard The.

 

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Richard The is a graphic and interaction designer. After having studied at MIT Media Lab he has worked at Sagmeister Inc. and co-founded the design studio TheGreenEyl in Berlin. Currently he works as a Creative Lead at Google Creative Lab in New York.

Richard joins Eyebeam working in collaboration with Frédéric Eyl.

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Abigail Phillips is an artist and architect. She's studied under farmers and artists across the country, shared her passions for social justice, art and agriculture as a teacher in Minnesota, Washington and Mississippi. She is currently pursuing her masters degree in Landscape Architecture at LSU. She currently serves as the landscape designer for the Solitary Gardens in New Orleans, and hopes to continue using landscape as a tool for advocacy.

Abigail Phillips joins Eyebeam working in collaboration with Jackie SumellRon Morrison + Imani Jacqueline Brown  

 

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Imani Jacqueline Brown is an artist who works to install an ethical and humanistic practice and theory in the Culture Industrial Complex. She is Project Manager for Solitary Gardens, a project to utilize garden beds designed after 6’x9’ solitary cells as a platform for collaboration, education, and commiseration between persons subjected to indefinite solitary confinement and volunteers on the “outside”. Brown received her BA in Visual Arts and Anthropology from Columbia University in 2010. She currently lives and troublemakes in her hometown of New Orleans.

Imani joins Eyebeam working in collaboration with Jackie SumellRon Morrison + Abigail Phillips


 

 

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Ron Morrison is a designer and social practitioner. He works to create strategies using art and design that help people understand how urban systems work and how to work within them. With a strong background in community development and social advocacy, he believes that people should have participatory access to shaping their cities and communities and sees design as a medium for creating knowledge and moving beyond paralysis in the face of complexity. His current work investigates infrastructure as a sociotechnical system for crafting the design of more equitable and sustainable services. 

Ron Morrison joins Eyebeam working in collaboration with Jackie SumellImani Jacqueline Brown + Abigail Phillips