Each day for a year, starting on September 1, 2007, Superfund365 visited one toxic site in the Superfund program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We began the journey in the New York City area and worked our way across the country, ending the year in Hawaii.
Today the archive consists of 365 visualizations of some of the worst toxic sites in the U.S., roughly a quarter of the total number on the Superfund's National Priorities List (NPL). Along the way, we wrote an email update with highlights and conducted video interviews.
To close the FEEDBACK preview exhibition, the Open Source Sustainability Critique on Saturday January 26, from 4–6PM invites you to bring your own projects up for review with Eyebeam alumni artists. Ten projects will be selected for critique from an open call of projects.
How to submit a project for consideration:
Send a brief (2–3 sentence) description of the work, plus any URLs that show the project and/or documentation. The content of your project or the materials used to make your project should address issues or concepts related to sustainability.
To submit a project for consideration, please email Liz Slagus, Director of Education and Public Programming: liz AT eyebeam DOT org
The deadline for submission is Tuesday, January 22 at 6PM.
The Open Source Sustainability Critique is a sustainable review of projects lead by artists participating in the upcoming exhibition, FEEDBACK (March 13 – April 19).
What if walls could breathe? On Saturday, March 29, 2008, Eyebeam presented a panel and showcase on architecture and sustainability as part of its Feedback exhibition.
In the past 15 years, some of the most vibrant experiments in architecture have used computer technologies to:
develop new types of geometries, with curves, facets, and non-standard shapes
fabricate architectural elements directly from digital files without working drawings.
Recently, some architects have been using new technologies to explore and realize radically different kinds of spaces that respond to their environment in real time: responsive kinetic architecture.
Eyebeam resident artist Jooyoun Paek presents Expand-a-Bag, an inflatable craft workshop.
Eyebeam alums Jenny Broutin, Carmen Trudell and Mouna Andraos will lead a workshop in which participants create personal power stations using alternative energy sources.
The personal powerPlant is a portable device that harnesses electricity through a solar cell and hand crank generator, into a NiMH battery. The device also includes a visual multimeter that monitors the amount of energy stored.