This two-day workshop will introduce you to the basic philosophy behind transparency activism and how to accomplish it through the use of smart hacks over web platforms. Ownership, privacy and geopolitical use of data will be introduced through case histories of ethical and legal issues as well as an introduction of the main organizations and resources about Open Data.
You will learn the methodologies and mechanisms for exploring creative and unconventional uses of political data over the web. In addition, the workshop will introduce some practical tools, including simple software, coding, and other techniques and tricks to extract data from web servers.
Software that will be explored during the workshop: iMacro, Fake, Scraperwiki, Beautiful Soup, Scrapy, etc.
Eyebeam Awarded $10,000 Grant to Enhance Learning Online
Eyebeam’s Digital Day Camp Won Grant as Part of Larger Effort to Build a Learning Approach for Our Times
Washington, D.C., July 10, 2013 – Eyebeamrecently was awarded a $10,000 grant to support its Digital Day Camp program for youth this summer after entering a national competition supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, administered by Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), and carried out in collaboration with Facebook, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), and Mozilla.
Eyebeam is teaming up with Mozilla to bring you Moving <img> Storytelling -- a workshop for teens that explores animation, GIFs, and storyboarding!
- Create your own comic strip or animated film using open-source technology. - Learn how to make GIFs with special effects. - Discover the new Meemoo platform, which enables instant app-hacking right in your browser.
Zajal is a programming language designed to reduce the friction between creative vision and functioning software. Live coding allows artists to improvise code and experiment freely, turning programming into an act of sculpture rather than architecture. Zajal's simple consistent syntax works hard to get out of the way of creativity, while its Ruby foundations expose coders to an immense world of existing code, discussions, and documentation.
Eyebeam Student Resident Sharon Mizrahi writes about The Future of Education on The Huffington Post and muses on her experiences during her student residency at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, her experience working with on Youth Planning Committee meetings at Global Kids, and her involvement with Hive Learning Network NYC.
NEW YORK— The New York City art elite may be unaware of a cultural phenomenon boiling right under their noses: "Silicon Alley" (as opposed to the West Coast's Silicon Valley) is the going name for New York's burgeoning technology community, a combination of home-office programmers, start-up businesses, venture capitalists, and cheerleading groupies who have given rise to such Internet giants as Foursquare and Tumblr. But a little bit of Silicon Alley made its way to Chelsea last weekend with an Art Hack Weekend hosted jointly by new media space Eyebeam and The Creators Project.
Sugata Mitra tells us that there are places on Earth, in every country where, for various reasons, good schools cannot be built and good teachers cannot or do not want to go. And those places, as it turns out, is often where trouble comes from.
Today Jacob and I drew the shape of the movie. There are two climaxes. The movie is about an awkward couple who fall in love. I am writing a scene about their first date, which takes place at Coney Island. They will copulate and she will give him syphilis. Despite learning that she does not love him and she has given him a sexy disease, they will break out in song and dance.