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Ingrid Burrington

Portrait of Eyebeam alum, Ingrid Burrington.

Date and place of birth
b. 1987
Current location
Brooklyn, NY
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
2014, Resident; 201718, Trust Resident
Member of
INFRA (With Ingrid Burrington & Surya Mattu)

Ingrid Burrington is a writer and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and has since had her work appear in numerous publications, including The AtlanticThe Nation, and San Francisco Arts Quarterly.

Burrington published Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure with Melville House Publishing in 2016. She has also participated in numerous residencies, held teaching positions, and presented talks and workshops to the public. Burrington is currently represented as an artist by NOME, an art gallery focused on raising awareness about current issues and based in Berlin. She is also a founding member of Deep Lab.

Burrington’s career, which began with a focus on art and data visualization, shifted toward the field of network infrastructure in 2013 after the leaking of the Snowden files. It was then that she became interested in what the inside of the internet looked like, beyond what the media was trying to depict. This eventually lead Burrington to write her book, Networks of New York, where she uses over fifty illustrations to help readers understand and outline the urban Internet infrastructure.

Over the course of Ingrid’s career, she has received noteworthy grants and held positions with organizations such as:

  • Eyebeam Art and Technology Center (October 2017 – October 2018) -Trust/R&D Journalism Resident
  • Experimental Research Lab at Autodesk/Pier 9 (February 2016 – June 2016) – Fellow
  • Center for Land Use Interpretation (September 2015) – Resident
  • Knight Foundation Prototype Fund with Surya Mattu (2015) – Grantee
  • Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University (Winter 2014) – Resident
  • Data and Society Research Institute (2014-2015) – Fellow
  • Eyebeam Art and Technology Center (Spring 2014) – Resident
  • The Wassaic Project (Fall 2013) – Resident
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swingspace Program (Fall 2011) – Resident

Burrington has also held adjunct teaching positions at Cooper Union (2018), Rhode Island School of Design (2017), and School for Poetic Computation (2015-2016). As of spring 2020 she is involved in the Humans in Residence (HIRs) program within the NYU Tisch School of The Arts.

Eyebeam Trust Residency 2017 – 2018

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