Artist Projects

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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

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White Video Visitation To...

Created June 2013

  1. Paolo Cirio

This artwork questions the use of Video Visitation technology introduced in US prisons over the past several years. The term "White Torture" originally comes from Iran, where intellectuals, activists and detainees themselves use it to refer to the use of incommunicado solitary confinement. In the...

  • Installation

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Barricade to Bed

Created May 2013

  1. Caroline Woolard

STEP 1: Borrow a barricade

STEP 2: Tip it over

STEP 3: Attach hardware: 4 pcs 1" black plumbing strap with 3/4" wood spacers bolted to 14" tall wooden 2x6s, plus added safety attachments: 3 tennis balls on the ends, and a 1.25" diam. x 20" dowel for the extra leg)

STEP 4: Add a mattress...

  • Urban Research

  • Public Art

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Exchange Cafe

Created May 2013

  1. Caroline Woolard

Exchange Cafe runs on an alternative currency that is validated by the requests of the people who use it.

Open until June 30th at MoMA's Cullman Research Building, Exchange Cafe features dairy from activist organizers Milk Not Jails, tea from anarchist network Feral Trade Courier, and honey from...

  • Education

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Past Perfect

Created April 2013

  1. Alexander Porter

  2. Barak Ziv

  3. Jonathan Minard

  4. Lauren McCarthy

  5. Scott Rashap

  • Data Visualization

  • Documentary

  • Film

  • Video

  • Web

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Loophole for All

Created March 2013

  1. Paolo Cirio

This project investigates offshore businesses through the idea of having a company "on paper" in countries considered offshore jurisdictions. On Loophole4All.com, the identities of offshore companies are on sale at a low cost to democratize the...

  • Activism

  • Open Culture

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Tanglr

Created January 2013

  1. Brian House

Tanglr is an extension for Google Chrome which, when activated, anonymously links you with another person. When you browse, your partner is taken to the same urls. Likewise, when your partner browses, your browser changes to what they're seeing. The two of you have to work it out together. ...

  • Net-Art

  • Web

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Hacker House Community La...

Created January 2013

  1. Caroline Woolard

I think hackers, artists, activists, and community organizers should work together to make affordable housing in every neighborhood. I want to commit to one neighborhood for life, knowing that my neighbors are allies in a struggle to keep real estate speculation down and increase affordable...

  • Activism

  • Urban Research

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subnod.es

Created January 2013

  1. Sarah Grant

The Subnodes project is an open source initiative focused on streamlining the process of setting up a Raspberry Pi as a wireless access point for distributing content, media, and shared digital experiences. The device behaves as a web...

  • Activism

  • Hardware

  • Installation

  • Net-Art

  • Open Source

  • Physical Computing

  • Public Art

  • Software

  • Ubiquitous Computing

  • Web

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قلب: لغة برمجة

Created January 2013

  1. Ramsey Nasser

قلب is a programming language exploring the role of human culture in coding. Code is written entirely in Arabic, highlighting cultural biases of computer science and challenging the assumptions we make about programming. It is implemented as a tree-walking language...

  • Education

  • Open Culture

  • Learning

  • Open Source

  • Performance Art

  • Web

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New Cinema: The Future of...

Created December 2012

  1. Julia Kaganskiy

  2. Marko Tandefelt

  3. Pat Jones

Eyebeam held a large-scale, team-based digital storytelling event at its Chelsea, NY exhibition space from December 13th-Dec 16th.  The project was organized in collaboration with The Creators Project, a global arts and technology from Intel and Vice, and award-winning visual effects company Framestore...

  • Vision

  • Film

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PERSECUTING.US - One mill...

Created November 2012

  1. Paolo Cirio

One million Americans are sorted by political affiliation and exposed to public persecution in the aftermath of the 2012 presidential election. The data was harvested from Twitter.com and recontextualized on Persecuting.US, which offers a platform where everyone can take part in a participatory model...

  • Net-Art

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Open(Art)

Created October 2012

  1. Addie Wagenknecht

  2. ben moskowitz

  3. Forrest Oliphant

  4. Nortd Labs

  5. Paul Amitai

  6. Stefan Hechenberger

  7. Toby Schachman

Open(Art) was a joint initiative launched by Eyebeam and Mozilla to support creativity at the intersection of art and the open web. It was a unique opportunity for artists and technologists to collaborate on new work catalyzing creative participation on a global scale....

  • Education

  • Open Culture

  • Design

  • Engineering

  • Generative Art

  • Hardware

  • Learning

  • Open Source

  • Software

  • Web