Artist Projects

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Xerox Astronomy and the N...

Created August 2008

  1. Joe Winter

Xerox Astronomy (2008): a generic photocopier and desk lamp are transformed into elements within the cosmic system used by an imagined observer.

  • Hacking

  • Installation

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Shadow Project

Created August 2008

  1. Nor_/d

A responsive architectural environment of motor-controlled wires and fabric.

  • Architecture

  • Installation

  • Open Source

  • Software

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Reware

Created August 2008

  1. Hans-Christoph Steiner

Reware (2008), hacked electronic devices for visitors to play with, including a Linux- and
PureData (PD)-programmed PDA turned three-string guitar.

  • Open Culture

  • Electronics

  • Game

  • Hacking

  • Hardware

  • Software

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Not Bicycle Cover

Created August 2008

  1. JooYoun Paek

Not Bicycle Cover (2008), a bicycle cover fashioned from inflated garbage bags.

  • Open Culture

  • Sustainability

  • Urban Research

  • Hacking

  • Installation

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Nothing In It

Created August 2008

  1. JooYoun Paek

Nothing In It (2008), a handbag that sounds its contents when opened.

  • Electronics

  • Hacking

  • Installation

  • Sound

  • Wearables

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Les Annees Lumiere

Created June 2008

  1. Ayah Bdeir

  2. Rouba Khalil

A bird’s eye view of a little over 3 years of violence, strife, and very bright lights rocking Lebanon, remembered and replayed in 45 minutes of proportionally timed light display.

22 x 30 inches
Electronics on Canvas
produced June 2008

in collaboration with Rouba Khalil...

  • Activism

  • Middle East

  • Open Lab

  • Data Visualization

  • Electronics

  • Hardware

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teta haniya's secret...

Created June 2008

  1. Ayah Bdeir

  2. luma shihab eldin

After decades of running her kinky Syrian lingerie store in the Hamidiya souk of Damascus, Teta Haniya comes to America bearing gifts. With over 60 years of Islamic teachings on seduction, and an arsenal of kitschy electronics, Teta Haniya hijacks the western panty, triggering the sexual liberation of the...

  • Middle East

  • Electronics

  • Hacking

  • Wearables

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Inside the Artists Studio...

Created May 2008

  1. Jeff Crouse

  2. Steve Lambert

Inside the Artist's Studio is a radio program hosted by a robotic Chimpanzee named James Chimpton. Chimpton's brain is powered by a markup language I created called ABSML, or A BullShit Markup Language. The result is rather absurd - a clothed robotic monkey, interviewing artists in the Biennial about...

  • Open Lab

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Kriegspiel

Created May 2008

  1. Adam Parrish

  2. Alexander Galloway

  3. Carolyn Kane

  4. Daniel Perlin

  5. DJ /rupture and Matt Shadetek

  6. Mushon Zer-Aviv

In 1978 the French Situationist Guy Debord designed and fabricated a board game called “The Game of War.” Thirty years later RSG resurrects this largely forgotten work, translating the game rules from French to Java and releasing it as a free online computer game.

Kriegspiel is produced by...

  • Activism

  • Game

  • Open Source

  • Software

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Speaker Sketch

Created May 2008

  1. Jamie Allen

Jamie Allen explores peoples’ relationships to art, technology and resources attempting to give them new, subversive and comic interactions with these.  Speaker sketch is a drawing machine that uses very loud music to move a drawing implement. This project was presented at...

  • Sound

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Bowery Birds

Created May 2008

  1. Dan Torop

In 1999, Dan Torop dreamt that he was drifting over the Bowery at sunset. The street was covered by a red fog laced with yellow-orange fumes. Cars wove heedlessly between lanes yet never collided. He spun and circled through the air above, watching the silent passage below. When he awoke on the couch in his...

  • Software

  • Video

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The Salt Satyagraha

Created May 2008

  1. Joseph DeLappe

Joseph DeLappe reenacted Mahatma Gandhi's famous 1930 Salt March over the course of 26 days, using a treadmill customized for cyberspace. The original 240-mile walk was made in protest of the British salt tax; his update of this seminal protest march took place at Eyebeam and in Second...

  • Game

  • Immersive

  • Virtual Reality

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Ten Thousand Cents

Created May 2008

  1. Aaron Koblin

  2. Takashi Kawashima

 

Ten Thousand Cents is a digital artwork that creates a representation of a $100 bill. Using a custom drawing tool, thousands of individuals working in isolation from one another painted a tiny part of the bill without knowledge of the overall task. Workers were paid one cent each via...

  • Exhibited Project

  • Video

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Crisis Map of Haiti

Created May 2008

  1. Ushahidi

Crisis Map of Haiti represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date crisis map available to the humanitarian community. The information here is mapped in near real time and gathered from reports coming from inside Haiti via: SMS, Web, Email, Radio, Phone, Twitter, Facebook, Television, List-...

  • Activism

  • Data Visualization

  • Exhibited Project

  • Web

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The Queensbridge Wind Pow...

Created April 2008

  1. Andrea Polli

"The Queensboro Bridge is a beautiful artifact of the industrial age and this project represents the transition that can and must be made from the industrial age, dependent on fossil fuels, to an industrial era that lives off of solar income...wind is solar energy too, and all sustainability is about...

  • Sustainability

  • Documentary

  • Green

  • Solar

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Wish You Were Here

Created April 2008

  1. Addie Wagenknecht

Wish You Were Here was a site-specific installation by Addie Wagenknecht, Production Lab Fellow, installed on April 3, 2008, in the Northwest corner of Clement Clarke Moore Park, located at 22nd and 10th Aves.

A flock of stark, white, static two-dimensional birds inhabited a tree. The...

  • Urban Research

  • Production Lab

  • Installation

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Anywhere But Here

Created February 2008

  1. David Jimison

  2. Jeff Crouse

Which party should you go to tonight? Probably the one with that photographer from Last Night's Party, one of the many party photography sites that have become popular in the last few years. With a little luck, you might end up on the front page, posing like a...

  • Open Lab

  • Production Lab

  • Performance Art

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Turn Me Off

Created January 2008

  1. Michael Mandiberg

Far too often, in our own lab as in labs we visit, we leave computers on for hours if not days. We made screen savers attractive and interesting so that we would want to keep watching them. "Turn me off" is a screen saver that reminds you that the best thing to do with an unused...

  • Sustainability

  • Open Lab

  • Green

  • Software