So I have started researching the issue of Net Neutrality, and last night I went to a Net Neutrality debate held by Google and Verizon at the IAC building as part of the Web 2.0 Expo. The debate was about the passing of legislation for a net neutrality law which would state that no discrimination could be made in regards to who can access the internet, what applications get more space, and who can contact who else on the internet. At the beginning of the debate, the audience was asked to vote on their feelings towards the topic, either for passing legislature, against passing legislature or undecided on the topic. At the end of the debate they once again had people vote on how they felt, to see if anyone had been swayed. The number of people who changed their opinion to "for" the legislation was 30%, increasing the number from 50% to 80%. The amount of people who decided they were "against" the legislation increased from 12% to 14%. The "undecided" dropped from 38% to 6%.


Alright, so today was a pretty chill day. We all just came together to talk about our major plan for our window display. I don't want to spoil what I may think is a surprise, but I know that a major factor of our Christmas extravangaza will be a baby eyebeam, and for added realism, a camel....

Researching today was pretty crazy, and we came across such scandalous information. I'll just say someone was sued by Eyebeam for a big misunderstanding with their intelectual property.....but on a lighter note, I guess I can show you some of our super crazy plans...

Screen-shots of video mash-ups created with Jeff Crouse

Eyebeam Art and Technology Center and The Institute of Play, have collaborated to design three workshops at Quest to Learn, a brand-new NYC public school.

Students will work on topics like video remix, sound design, and the engineering of paper folding. Workshop learning standards include: digital tool use, the process of iterating and prototyping ideas, and critical-thinking and problem-solving. This program is offered to students at Q2L during Early-Release Wednesdays throughout December.




Workshops offered to Q2L students include:

Project Created: 
November 2009
People: Diana Eng, Hans-Christoph Steiner, Jeff Crouse, Katie Salen, Stephanie Pereira
Research: Education
Project Type: Learning, Video, Wearables, Web
Tags: education, FairytaleFashion, institute of play, pd, Pure data, q2l, youth programs
Partner Organizations:

Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite

By xtine burrough & Michael Mandiberg


Digital Foundations uses formal exercises of the Bauhaus to teach the Adobe Creative Suite. All students of digital design and production—whether learning in a classroom or on their own—need to understand the basic principles of design in order to implement them using current software. Far too often design is left out of books that teach software for the trade and academic markets. Consequently, the design software training exercise is often a lost opportunity for visual learning.

Digital Foundations is creative commons licensed (CC+BY-NC-SA). Read the whole book on our wiki, and read more about the writing process on our Blog.


Project Created: 
November 2008
Start Date: 
3 Dec 2009

Play it Cool? In Search of an Ethics and Aesthetics for dealing with Climate Change.

But why not play it cool? Why not survive
By Nature’s laws that still keep us alive?

~Wendell Berry

An anti-consumerist ethic and politics should therefore appeal
not only to altruistic compassion and environmental concern
but also to the more self-regarding gratifications of consuming differently:
to a new erotics of consumption or hedonist 'imaginary'."

~ Kate Soper

A Workshop with Marina Zurkow, Una Chaudhuri, and Fritz Ertl



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People: Marina Zurkow, Una Chadhuri, Fritz Ertl
Research: Education, Sustainability
Tags: climate, sustainability, play it cool, education

When the Brooklyn Bridge was built in 1893, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Built by John, Washington and Emily Warren Roebling, it was a feet of engineering that has connected millions of people.

We’re working on our own bridge, for educators to connect students around the world. Partnering with MIT Center for Future Civic Media and Digital Democracy, Project Roebling – named for the builders of the Brooklyn Bridge – is the base for Project Lumiere, our video-based digital penpal program to connect youth internationally.

Project Created: 
August 2009
Shared by reBlog @ Eyebeam

It is a telling sign that Wikipedia has no entry on media development. Rather, the search results suggest that perhaps you are looking for "ICT for development". Indeed, what is the future of media development when we're still unsure about the future of media in general? And, for that matter, where should funders invest their money to ensure that the same social benefits associated with traditional media (a sense of community, good governance, an informed citizenry) remain while journalism increasingly moves beyond broadcast, and beyond financial sustainability.


NYC public school students between the ages of 13–18 are invited to spend their Thursday afternoons, from 3–6PM, at Eyebeam. Each month will feature a series of free hands-on workshops, starting at 4PM, where students will have the opportunity to work with different open-source software programs as used by artists and technologists.

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