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Join GAFFTA and Eyebeam in San Fransisco for a Sound Research Group meeting on August 3rd, 6–8PM. Thinkers and makers will be brought together in dialogue with the goal of stimulating new points of overlap and conversation around issues of both production and aesthetics.  Discussion will be centered around projects/initiatives that have grown out of the New York City group, new work by Bay Area artists, as well as a discussion led by Marc Weidenbaum, founder of, around sound-art remix projects he has curated and their intersection with #netlabel culture. 

This is a great opportunity to join the conversation and participate in an ongoing collaboration on developing dialogue around sound art on both the west and east coast.

People: Roddy Schrock
Research: Sound
Tags: GAFFTA, sound, sound art

Eyebeam congratulates the recipients of its 2011 Fellowships and Winter/Spring Residencies! Twelve media artists and creative technologists will soon begin work at our state-of-the-art design and fabrication labs in urban gaming, activism and technoscience, sound/video installation, technology and the body, sonic ecology, and contemporary network culture. They will join continuing Fellows Aaron Meyers, Brooke Singer, Jacob Ciocci, Jon Cohrs, and Kaho Abe as well as Student Residents.

2011 Fellows: Fran Ilich, Nova Jiang, Taeyoon Choi (starting in March); Mark Shepard, Mary Mattingly (starting in summer)


Conflux, the art and technology festival for the creative exploration of urban public space, one again presents a huge array of interactive art and technology events over the weekend of October 08–10, 2010 in the East Village. Participants will transform the neighborhood into a street-based laboratory with art installations, interactive performances, games, guided expeditions and more. Indoor events, headquartered at NYU's Barney Building (34 Stuyvesant St.), include a keynote address by renowned urban explorer Steve Duncan, evening performances and the Conflux Café series of artist-led talks and workshops.


Eyebeam artists and collaborators are very well-represented on the nominee list for the Transmediale award 2011, big congrats to all! Eyebeam alumni Evan Roth (Graffiti Analysis / Graffiti Markup Language) and Scott Kildall (Wikipedia Art) both have projects nominated.


This year's Open Video Conference will include Eyebeam Fellows Jon CohrsJacob Ciocci, and Jeff Crouse presenting some of their most recent projects that work with open culture and video, as well as a brief overview of Eyebeam's history of supporting open culture research by Production Coordinator Roddy Schrock. Following presentations, the floor will be opened to a critical discussion on ideas of sharing/remixing in current video practice and the wider culture.

Eyebeam Presentations and Discussion Saturday October 2, from 4:45 to 5:30 at Open Video Conference (in the amphitheater), Fashion Institute of Technology, 7th Ave. at 27th.


Our most recent Fall Residents and Fellows have finished their vacations and are hard at work: Aram Bartholl, from Berlin, is preparing his Point of Vision project to engage the public at Eyebeam in late October. Stefani Bardin is in the house working on The Omnivore's Pleasure and other projects already begun through a collaborative residency with our farming partner upstate, Andes Sprout Society.


Eyebeam resident Hernani Dias will be presenting part of his re:farm project tonight at the Farm City Opening, 6 - 8 PM. Come check it out!


336 Third Street (Inside the Park!)

Projects: refarm the city
People: Hernani Dias
Research: Sustainability

Our newly arrived Summer Residents and Fellows are hard at work: Hernani Dias is planning public workshops for urban/mobile farming with Andes Sprouts Society for his re:farm the city project. Jon Cohrs is in the house working on his plant prosthetic appendages, creating life support systems for plants. And Mark Shepard is completing the Eyebeam portion of his Sentient City Survival Kit project, ready to take it to Rotterdam where he'll finish production at V2_ as part of the inaugural joint Eyebeam/V2_ residency. And finally, Drew Hemment, founder and Artistic Director of FutureEverything, will work with us starting this week in his position as an Honorary Resident.


We have a very exciting group of artists that will be working with us this summer! Hernani Dias will be joining us and connecting with Andes Sprouts Society upstate to make mobile farms, mobile composters, and mobile greenhouses, bringing his re:farm the city project to New York. Jon Cohrs will be coming on as a fellow, beginning work on a series of projects including his new plant prosthetic appendages project, creating life support systems for plants. And in the inaugural joint Eyebeam/V2 (Rotterdam) residency, Mark Shepard will be joining us starting this month, then completing the production of The Sentient City Survival Kit at V2's Test Lab.

Tags: residents
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