Humanizing technology is a priority for many of our artists. Our community of researchers, technologists, and artists invent around questions of how to engage with technology’s potentials in order to open up ways in which it can be of service to both people and all beings on the planet.
Our community oriented artists connect to their heritage and identities as a point of reference. These artists look at the myths guiding technological progress including the stories that have been left out and need to be revisited and rescued, as well as previous stories civilizations told themselves about technology. See the latest below.
We invest in visionary artists who are addressing the impact of colonial systems and re-imagine technology made with new social values. See the latest below.
We have pivoted to a digital-first, hybrid format and are building robust, highly engaged online/offline programs widely distributed to diverse practitioners and audiences.
Exiting Surveillance Capitalism
An urgent conversation continues to unfold around big data and its misrepresentation of social realities. We support artists concerned with this dark frontier of power in order to exit, and replace, surveillance capitalism. Read more.
Created out of an overwhelming desire to lift the voices of artists in a time of crisis and systemic collapse, the initiative arose quickly from conversations at the outbreak of the global pandemic, when Eyebeam paused its highly distinguished flagship residency for the first time in its history and closed its physical space in order to support New York City’s effort to contain Covid-19.
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.