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Forrest Oliphant
Date and place of birth
Current location
Helsinki, Finland
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
201213, Research Resident

Forrest Oliphant is an interactive designer and engineer that makes software building more creative, accessible, and crafty.

Eyebeam Research Resident (2012 – 2013)

Open(Art) – Creative platforms for the open web

Open(Art) was 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.

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Forrest Oliphant –Meemoo


“I want to blur the line between developer and user and allow more people to create different kinds of media.”

Meemoo brings the power of app development to everyone. It is an HTML5 data flow programming environment with an emphasis on realtime audio-visual manipulation. Using an intuitive visual interface that lets users connect modules together using colorful “wires,”Meemoo lets anyone remix and build apps right in the browser.

Meemoo Hackable Web Apps Workshop took place on July 13, 2013. Forrest gave a crash course on his project and shared some “hacktivities” for incorporating Meemoo’s powerful and accessible animation tools into classrooms or learning at home.

Eyebeam models a new approach to artist-led creation for the public good; we are a non-profit that provides significant professional support and money to exceptional artists for the realization of important ideas that wouldn’t exist otherwise. Nobody else is doing this.

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