student residents

Starting today the Eyebeam Roadshow has taken up residence at the 01SJ Biennial.

This is Kaho bringing her Ticket Machine to life with the Arduino Mega.

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Missing the Visual Music Collaborators (Blair Neal, Evan Boehm, George Michael Brower, Jono Brandel, Lars Berg, Michael Chang, Noah Keating, Riley Harmon, Sougwen Chung, Steve Varga, Will Calcutt, Aaron Koblin, Aaron Meyers, & the Ghostly team!). Luckily I have this great set of photos from Collab-orator Will Calcutt to moon over!


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The student residents of Eyebeam have at last left the building.
Our residency came to a close with the start of Open Studios, a small
reception in our honor was organized after the first day of open

Eyebeam has supplied us with endless possibilities, and as we left
leaving plenty of watering eyes and smiling faces we enter the world
equip with an entirely different set of perspectives; all thanks to

We've enjoyed our stay as student residents though we're positive this
wont be the last you'll see of us.


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Eyebeam's Student Resident program is a school-year long digital arts and technology program for New York City public high school students who are interested in experimenting, learning, and creating with new technology tools.

During the program Student Residents work with Eyebeam fellows and residents as collaborators and mentees, learn to work with new tools for creative practice, and create individual and group projects. The student residents come to us through our summer youth program, Digital Day Camp and from there, are invited to apply to the student resident program.


Floating In Dreams is a project based on my dream of becoming a living, working artist.

This sculpture pays tribute to an artist that I look up to, when I saw this image appear in a Gorillaz music video, "Feel Good Inc". The artist Jamie Hewlett has inspired me to take something from the world he created and pay tribute that means so much to me.

This sculpture is nothing political, social, economical, or cultural (or, that's my intention). It is simply something that represents my journey towards becoming an artist, and really making my dreams come "true".

Dustyn Roberts along with Stephanie Pereira helped me create gears to make the windmill turn. Thanks to Dustyn, we were able to use the lego pieces that she had from a robotics class, and create the windmill's spinning blades. The intention for the gears was to use simple machinery.

Project Created: 
June 2010

Girls Eye View this year was deep. 

In the end, we ended up with these two short animations, made by two wonderful young women. Along the way, we experimented with lots of media and writing; and talked a LOT about these words, and why they are meaningful to each of us.

If you want to know the story behind these videos, see this blog post.


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Friday and Saturday mark our final days walking the halls at Eyebeam. I can't believe it's finally coming to an end. Who knew eleven months would go that fast? And what are we ending it with? A fucking bar table. 

Anyway, instead of getting caught up in the present, let's take a trip down memory lane, the highlights of my stay at Eyebeam. 

Diana Eng! Fairytale Fashion! 


MetaFlora is to bring life to things that cannot sustain life. It is a flower-powered statement that comments on the absence of nature in the streets of New York City.

An urban street intervention developed for UWAC Day, the student residents, along with Doris Cacolio, Sonali Sridhar, and window farmer Maya Nayak came up with the idea of MetaFlora. Each MetaFlora flower has seedpods in the middle of blossoms crafted from newspaper and crepe paper; they were designed to support plant life where plant life does not grow. The newspaper acts as a semi-porous shell to hold moisture for the seed-pod, and the colorful crepe paper attracts passersby to take a closer look: the miracle of life happening on the side of a building, on construction scaffolding, and even on road blocks.

Project Created: 
March 2010
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