Josh took us on a whirlwind tour through the history of illegal street markings (Street Art 101), with a focus on the history of the street stencil.
Evan and James talked about how the Graffiti Research Lab was formed. They demo’d the tools they’ve developed and gave out materials to make LED Throwies. Some of Evan’s students presented their projects and/or concepts based on the work of James and Evan. We concluded with a little Throwies experiment/happening.
Eyebeam is is pleased to announce this year's Girls Eye View program, which will feature a new collaboration with young women from Good Shepherd Services' residential program. Youth participants will collaborate with artist and Eyebeam alum Tali Hinkis (LoVid) in an eight-week program where they will draw on topics they are exploring through their relationship with Good Shepherd—such as sanctuary, self, loss, and future—to reimagine the classic PSA by creating animated GIFs made up of stylized text that transforms to tell a story.
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.
Thursdays in April: Moving Image Design with Eyebeam Fellow, Aaron Meyers. Designer and programmer Aaron Meyers will introduce students to Processing, a free open source tool to code interactive moving images. Students will learn the basics of writing code using a visual approach; focusing on interactivity, drawing, and motion while checking out examples of other artwork created with Processing.
English notice: This post is a part of the “Israeli Sphere: Connection Theory” a workshop I lead in Bezalel Art and Design School in Jerusalem, Israel. The workshop will be led in Hebrew, but I will try to post its results here with some English to accompany it too. Here’s a short description in English:
FREE POSTERS from the workshop are now available at the Eybeam bookstore. Grab one while supplies last! This poster, titled Our Chemically Modified Organisms (CMOs), describes the numerous and sometimes unusual transformations that are taking place within a variety organisms due to synthetic chemical production and pollution.
If you haven’t yet experienced everyone’s favorite holiday gift-making event, here’s the scoop: For one day and one day only, Eyebeam becomes an all-ages, multi-workshop electronic craft-making fair, with entertainment, decorations and plenty of holiday spirit.
The majority of the workshops are artist-led, free (save for minimal material costs), and you’ll leave with gifts that will far surpass lopsided clay mugs of years past … All in all: A fun, thrifty, edutainment alternative to the trance-and occasionally rage-inducing department-store crawl.
Calling all makers, residents, fellows, and friends …