Art in Your Space: A group of up to 15 City-As-School students will work with a teaching artist contracted by Eyebeam and Benjamin Cramer to create an interactive art installation in a business incubation space. This project will introduce students to 21st century work environments while they learn valuable STEAM skills such as design, prototyping, physical computing, applied electronics, and fabrication. The potential end product can be a wall design, an extension of a piece of furniture, or integrated into the existing workspace architecture. During this process, students will have the opportunity to not only interact with teaching artists to develop a product, but also gain exposure to various members of the incubation space to learn about careers in entrepreneurship and technology. There will be an art-opening / unveiling to culminate this project.
Creating and managing digital archives, catalogs, and collections is a growing concern as organizations seek to manage files and records, metadata-gather, and enable complex searches of their cultural production, ephemera, archives and/or born-digital assets.
This one-evening, two-part workshop goes in-depth on two popular and well-supported open-source digital archiving and collections management softwares that address these issues. We'll look at Omeka, used primarily in academic and digital humanities projects; and CollectiveAccess, used primarily in GLAM [Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums] projects.
The first half of the workshop will orient you to who uses and how these softwares are implemented, what to expect and consider in a cataloging software project; and includes an overview of features, metadata schemas, and problems to look out for.
Playable Fashion is a free teen program that explores the intersections between Fashion, Technology and Gaming. Youth learn the concepts and techniques behind them in order to create their own digital games and wearable technology projects. See photographs from Playable Fashion 2014-2015 here!
We’re 18. And even though that’s basically 100 in non-profit years, Eyebeam is still inventing itself. Support our process of continual reinvention and help us hit another coming of age.
Eyebeam coined the phrase “creative technologist,” and our compelling model for mixing experimental practices has been widely adopted in the decades since. This year we turned 18 and continue to draw on the youthful innovation and deep experience that is Eyebeam to cultivate the next generation of technologists, artists and designers. As Andrew Rasiej, founder of Personal Democracy Media and chairman of the New York Tech Meetup puts it, Eyebeam is “one of NYC's earliest technology and arts organizations, and helped lay the foundation for Silicon Alley.” We aren’t just ahead of the curve. We drew it.
Eye To Eyebeam is a series on Eyebeam's residents and fellows. It includes interviews, photos, and other news and is authored by Eyebeam intern Katherine DiPierro. These interactive posts offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about Eyebeam's diverse community of creative practitioners.
Each week, you'll see interviews profiling individual Eyebeamers. Artists who have already engaged in conversation about their projects include:
Eyebeam's Fall 2011 season is underway! On September 19, a few of Eyebeam's many residents and fellows gathered for an informal "pause work" to discuss their planned projects, exchanged ideas and suggestions, and enjoy one of the first cool days of fall. Fellows present were Mark Shepard, Mary Mattingly, and Taeyoon Choi. Carrie Mae Rose and Alex Chen, both new residents for the fall, were also in attendance, as were Roddy Schrock, Associate Director: Creative Residencies, and Kyle Kessler, Eyebeam Production Assistant.