open source

Design by Ange Tran

Please join Not An Alternative, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, and Upgrade! NY, this Thursday, June 10 for the opening of Re:Group: Beyond Models of Consensus, an exhibition which examines models of participation and participation as a model in art and activism.

 
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Hacking Couture is a platform for launching new fashion creations through an open source approach of reverse engineering fashion brands and making the code available online. Hands on workshops encourage participants to create using the codes regardless of their level of fashion knowledge, and to engage in the larger fashion conversation. By understanding the coding of established fashion, this project provides a platform to empower participants to step up and create.

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May 2006
 
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SADbot (The Seasonally Affected Drawing Robot) is a solar powered, interactive drawing machine for the Eyebeam window gallery in New York City. It uses two 18.5'' x 13'' solar panels to power two stepper motors which allow the control of a pen in two dimensions.

SADbot also takes input from people walking outside, by using a set of sensors which can tell how much light they're getting (photocells) and putting them up against the inside of the window, SADbot knows if someone is covering up one of the sensors, and can change its drawing behavior accordingly.

The window gallery doesn't get any direct sunlight, so we set up an array of mirrors on the roof of Eyebeam to direct sunlight to a fixed mirror hanging off the roof to reflect light down to the solar cells in the gallery window. The solars cells, in turn, power the motors to run the drawing machine.

Project Created: 
May 2010
 

The Internets is all buzzing with chatter against Facebook’s latest privacy breaches. Into this happy mix a bunch of NYU students have been cast as the Davids against the social networking Goliath. Is that really a good thing? Can we help?


Friends are there... or are they?

Diaspora is a new initiative by 4 NYU students to create a “privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all distributed open source social network” by the end of the summer. A worthy mission indeed with quite an ambitious time line.

 
Start Date: 
17 Mar 2010
Hours: 
1pm - 7pm
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Wednesday March 17, 2010
1:30 - 7pm
Eyebeam Art and Technology Center

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A huge thank you to all our friends who left comments for Project Roebling!. Thanks to you, we are through to the final round of the MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition! Now we need your help again. First watch our latest video then help make this project a reality, please go here to enter your comment. Thank you for helping to bridge the digital educational gap.  You can preview the alpha site here.

A bit more on Roebling, from the DML site:

 
Start Date: 
31 Jul 2007
Hours: 
7:00pm
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Upgrade! NY
July 31, 2007

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Start Date: 
18 Jun 2009
Hours: 
6:30-8:00
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
The Change You Want To See Gallery - 84 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn
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Partner Organizations: 
The Change You Want to See
Not An Alternative

Upgrade! NY
June 18, 2009

As an introduction to this season’s theme for Upgrade! New York, Clay Shirky discussed the concepts of forking and failure in the open source process, and its value to the context of activism and the creative process.

 
People: Clay Shirky
Research: Open Culture
Tags: activism, failure, forking, open source, social media, theory, Upgrade!
Partner Organizations: The Change You Want to See
Start Date: 
23 Jul 2009
Hours: 
6:30 - 8:30
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Partner Organizations: 
Not An Alternative

Upgrade! NY
July 23, 2009

At the previous Upgrade! New York gathering, writer/theorist Clay Shirky suggested that the most successful open source collaborations are those that use recipe-like methods to share information. In order to explore this idea further, this month’s discussion examined recipes, instructions, and open source collaboration. Participants included Eyebeam residents Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley, artist/writer/activist Marisa Jahn, and Instructables community manager Billy Gordon. Presentations by all participants were followed by a discussion and Q&A.

 
Projects: Windowfarms
People: Billy Gordon, Marisa Jahn, Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley
Research: Open Culture, Sustainability
Tags: activism, collaboration, design, open source
Partner Organizations: Not An Alternative
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Wednesday March 17, 2010
1:30 - 7pm
Eyebeam Art and Technology Center

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May 2010
 
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