Artist Projects

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Solar Day

Created September 2014

  1. Torkwase Dyson

Eyebeam Off-The-Grid Exhibition
Governor's Island: House 15
Friday - Sunday, 12:00PM-5:00PM
6 Sep 2014 - 28 Sep 2014


Solar Day

 is a sculptural installation by Torkwase Dyson addressing the intersection of and mutual...
  • Architecture

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South Studio Zero

Created August 2014

  1. Torkwase Dyson

Studio South Zero is a social and environmental art practice focused on bringing solar technology, architecture, sculpture, and nomadic place making to small-underutilized urban sites. Torkwase aims to inspire place-based adaptation toward hyper-local renewable energy and develop...

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Solar Helix

Created August 2014

  1. MSHR

Visitors play electronic sounds by standing on metal plates and touching each others skin. 

 

  • Installation

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One-On-One Conversations:...

Created June 2014

  1. Ingrid Burrington

  2. James Bridle

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  • Writing and Publishing

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Resonant Entity Modulator...

Created June 2014

  1. MSHR

MSHR made this installation for the closing party of Eyebeam's Chelsea location. They constructed all the elements during their residency at Eyebeam. The piece is a light-audio feedback system with sensors housed inside sculptural forms. The system can be modulated by human presence. An...

  • Installation

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The Alices Walking

Created March 2014

  1. Claudia Hart

  2. Edmund Campion

Mashing augmented reality, sculpture, cocktails and opera, The Alices (Walking) is an experimental fashion show about spectacle, looking and looking at others looking. It portrays a culture so addicted to the devices of high technology that it can only bear a world that is filtered...

  • Performance Art

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The Knitted Radio

Created February 2014

  1. Ebru Kurbak

  2. Irene Posch

The Knitted Radio is part of an ongoing investigation towards using traditional textile crafting techniques to create electronic components and devices from scratch. The overall investigation questions whether ‘what’ one makes is really more important than ‘how’ one makes things. The...

  • Activism

  • Wearables

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Wages For Facebook

Created January 2014

  1. Laurel Ptak

Wages For Facebook draws upon ideas from a 1970s feminist activist campaign as means to think through and challenge relationships of capitalism, class and affective labor at stake within social media today.

In the 70s Wages For Housework demanded that the...

  • Activism

  • Visual Art

  • Web

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Face Cages

Created January 2014

  1. Zach Blas

The success of today’s booming biometrics industry resides in its promise to rapidly measure an objective, truthful, and core identity from the surface of a human body, often for a mixture of commercial, state, and military interests. Yet, feminist communications scholar Shoshana Amielle Magnet has...

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Fair Use(r)

Created November 2013

  1. Elisa Kreisinger

Based on a nation-wide survey of artists and content creators, Fair Use(r) examines the challenges and legal implications facing artists who upload their work to hosting platforms such as YouTube, Blip, Tumblr and Soundcloud.

  • Activism

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Dream House

Created October 2013

  1. Katie Torn

Dream House is a generative 3D simulation of a “female” biomorphic architectural structure that dynamically builds up with consumer products over 7 hours. The accumulation of waste occurs in real time and is left up to chance, producingunique randomized...

  • Vision

  • Video

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Facial Weaponization Suit...

Created October 2013

  1. Zach Blas

Facial Weaponization Suite protests against biometric facial recognition–and the inequalities these technologies propagate–by making “collective masks” in community-based workshops that are modeled from the aggregated facial data of participants, resulting in amorphous masks that cannot be...

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The Very First Year

Created July 2013

  1. Laurel Ptak

Since Eyebeam’s founding 16 years ago, 2013 marks the very first year that its roster of Fellows and Residents includes more women than men. The Very First Year is a series of public events and installations in consideration of this fact, organized by 2013 fellow Laurel Ptak and inspired by her ongoing...

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Dark Side of the Prism...

Created July 2013

  1. Justin Blinder

"Dark Side of the Prism" is a Firefox Add-on that provides a soundtrack for our surveilled internet meanderings.

The public recently learned that the US National Security Agency's on-going internet surveillance program, Prism, collects data from users of major...

  • Activism

  • Open Culture

  • Open Source

  • Software

  • Web

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Wi-Fi Spotting

Created July 2013

  1. Justin Blinder

Using NYC.gov wireless hotspot data, “WiFi Spotting” topographically visualizes Wi-Fi saturation in the metropolis. Areas with higher saturation of access points form the peaks of these mountainous terrains, thus lending physicality to the usually ephemeral in our constantly changing cityscape. “WiFi...

  • Urban Research

  • Data Visualization

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Social Turkers

Created June 2013

  1. Lauren McCarthy

What if we could receive real-time feedback on our social interactions? I developed a system like this for myself using Amazon Mechanical Turk to explore in the form of a performance. During a month of continuous dates with new people...

  • Design

  • Performance Art

  • Software

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God's Eyes

Created June 2013

  1. Aaron Meyers

  2. Lauren McCarthy

God's Eyes takes the voyeuristic dynamics of social networking to unfamiliar extremes by giving ultimate power to one user at a time, enabling them to peer into and engage with a panoply of other users' lives.

 

  • Software

  • Ubiquitous Computing

  • Urban Intervention

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usplus

Created June 2013

  1. Kyle McDonald

  2. Lauren McCarthy

usplus is a Google Hangout app that analyzes the speech and facial expression of both participants to optimize their chat interaction experience.

  • Data Visualization

  • Open Source

  • Software

  • Web