Past Events


Youth Drop-In Program

October 1, 2009

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...

  1. Abigail Simon

  2. Dan Walmsley

  3. Don Miller

  4. Gabriella Coleman

  5. Georg Pedersen

  6. Hans Christoph-Steiner

  7. Jeremiah Johnson

  8. Mark Essen

  9. Patrick Davison

  10. Stephanie Pereira


"Strategic Reality Dictionary" book launch...

September 29, 2009

A book launch and presentation by author Konrad Becker

Join us for the release of Konrad Becker's Strategic Reality Dictionary. Becker will present a compelling slideshow that seeks to define the terms by which hacktivists and tactical media practitioners like Critical Art Ensemble and the Yes Men...

  1. Konrad Becker


I ♥ Bushwick

September 27, 2009

Eyebeam Student Residents Zoe, Luther, Jade, and Caroline are collaborating with No Standing Anytime (Eyebeam Alum Christina Kral, and Eyebeam Teaching Artist Adriana Young) and Make the Road NY's Youth Gentrification Mappers (a team of youth researchers working with Chez Bushwick) to realize a series of pop-up, portable...

  1. Caroline Spivack

  2. Jade Highleyman

  3. Luther Cherry

  4. No Standing Anytime

  5. Stephanie Pereira

  6. Zoe Penina Baker


Upgrade! NY at the Change You Want to See

September 3, 2009

Location: The Change You Want to See Gallery, 84 Havemeyer Street, Williamsburg, NY
Cost: Free

Upgrade! NY continues its series on open source as it relates to activism and creative practice with a conversation...

  1. Karl Fogel

  2. Larisa Mann


Copyright and creative practice in Jamaica and...

September 3, 2009

Upgrade! NY continues its series on open source as it relates to activism and creative practice with a conversation between Larisa Mann and Karl Fogel followed by a DJ set by Larisa Mann (aka DJ Ripley)....


Pop Up Party - Digital Day Camp 2009

July 28, 2009

The final project for Digital Day Camp '09 took the form of a "Pop Up Party." What follows is a description of the process of the making of the DDC09 Pop Up Party.

Over the course of one week, DDC09 researched and explored the Highline – asking ourselves questions about what it once was, what it is now, who built...

  1. Adriana Young

  2. Caroline Spivack

  3. Christina Kral

  4. Luther Cherry

  5. Spencer Brown

  6. Stephanie Pereira

  7. Zoe Penina Baker


UPGRADE NY!: How To How To

July 23, 2009

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,...

  1. Billy Gordon

  2. Marisa Jahn

  3. Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley


Book launch: New Media in the White Cube and Beyond...

July 21, 2009

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | 5:30PM
Location: Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC
Cost: Free

Join us for a reception celebrating the release of New Media in the White Cube and...

  1. Christiane Paul

  2. Sarah Cook

  3. Steve Dietz


Window Farms How-To

July 18, 2009

  1. Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley


Digital Day Camp 2009

July 8, 2009 - July 28, 2009

Digital Day Camp 2009 students engage in lectures and hands-on workshops focusing on art and technology tools, careers in the field, and relevant social and artistic topics. Through their investigations, they will have the opportunity to research current themes in arts and technology, and develop their own...

  1. Adriana Young

  2. Ava Bromberg

  3. Christina Kral

  4. Daniel Perlin

  5. Di Mainstone

  6. Jeff Crouse

  7. Jon Cohrs

  8. Malwina Andrucczuk

  9. Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley

  10. Sarah Cook

  11. Stephanie Pereira


Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass

July 7, 2009 - July 21, 2009

Date: Five sessions | Tuesdays + Thursdays, 3–5PM | July 7 – July 21
Location: Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC
Cost: Advance: $10/session | At door: $15/session

An initiative of Eyebeam’s Summer School program, the Curatorial Masterclass was led by Eyebeam research partner...

  1. Amanda McDonald Crowley

  2. Anne Barlow

  3. Dominic Smith

  4. Fred Benenson

  5. Hans Bernhard

  6. Lize Mogel

  7. Patrick Lichty

  8. Rebecca Cittadini

  9. Sarah Cook

  10. Scott Burnham

  11. Stephanie Pereira

  12. Stephen Duncombe

  13. Steve Dietz

  14. Steve Lambert

  15. Taeyoon Choi


Eyebeam Summer School @ Night

July 2, 2009 - July 23, 2009

Summer School @ Night
A series of free evening lectures open to the public led by hosts from Eyebeam’s Summer School program and friends of Eyebeam. No registration necessary.

All events were on Thursdays, from 6:30–8:30PM at Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC.

Thurs., July 2,...

  1. Billy Gordon

  2. Britta Riley

  3. Fred Benenson

  4. Hans Bernhard

  5. Johnny Wilson

  6. Jon Cohrs

  7. Marisa Jahn

  8. Not an Alternative

  9. Patrick Lichty

  10. Paul Amitai

  11. Rebecca Brary

  12. Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley

  13. Sarah Cook

  14. Stephanie Pereira

  15. Stephen Duncombe

  16. Steve Lambert

  17. Winnie Fung


College of Tactical Culture

June 30, 2009 - July 16, 2009

College of Tactical Culture

A think tank on creative activism led by Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert, a program of Eyebeam's Summer School 2009

Summer School is an annual workshop and public...

  1. Aaron Hughes

  2. Andrew Boyd

  3. Anne Frederick

  4. Ava Bromberg

  5. Brooke Singer

  6. Ella Turenne

  7. Eve Mosher

  8. Kristin Horton

  9. Larry Bogad

  10. Laura MacCleery

  11. Packard Jennings

  12. Paul Amitai

  13. Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley

  14. Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga

  15. Stephanie Pereira

  16. Stephen Duncombe

  17. Steve Lambert


Spook™: The Negro Revolution 1776 – 1781: A...

June 25, 2009

On June 25, Eyebeam resident artist Kenseth Armstead will be screening scenes from his feature action/art film Spook 1781: the invisible life of double James using a process he has developed called “Open Source Casting”: allowing the general public to become the stars of his film. For the past five months, over 100...

  1. Kenseth Armstead



June 20, 2009 - June 21, 2009

NYC’s #1 art party is back! Eyebeam’s warehouse space comes alive with the audience becoming an integral part of the performance

MIXER: VERSION: Eyebeam presents a remix-inspired spectacular with an iPod rock stage, mobile soundsystem, and a cutting-edge karaoke room...

  1. Aaron Meyers

  2. Art Jones

  3. Benton-C Bainbridge

  4. brian osborn

  5. Daniel Perlin

  6. David Jimison

  7. Fever Creative

  8. Fluxxlab

  9. Geko Jones

  10. Hans-Christoph Steiner

  11. Intake Manifold

  12. Jeff Crouse

  13. Jon Cohrs

  14. Kid Kameleon

  15. LoVid

  16. Rashaad Newsome

  17. Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley

  18. Uproot Andy


UPGRADE! NY: Talk by Clay Shirky: Forking, Failing,...

June 18, 2009

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.

  1. Clay Shirky


Eyebeam Benefit Version 3.0

June 16, 2009 - June 17, 2009


JUNE 16, 2009
8PM – Midnight

PARTICIPATION REQUIRED: On June 16, 8 – 12AM join the creative process with glam cocktails,...

  1. Aaron Meyers

  2. Art Jones

  3. Benton-C Bainbridge

  4. Daniel Perlin

  5. David Jimison

  6. Fever Creative

  7. Fluxxlab

  8. Hans Christoph-Steiner

  9. Intake Manifold

  10. Jeff Crouse

  11. Jon Cohrs

  12. LoVid

  13. Rashaad Newsome

  14. Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley


Upgrade! New York 10th Anniversary

May 21, 2009

Upgrade! 10th Anniversary Celebration: Thursday, May 21, 2009; 8 – 9:30PM

  1. Alex Galloway

  2. Alexander Galloway

  3. Mushon Zer-Aviv

  4. Savic Rasovic