Artist Projects

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Bright Idea Shade

Created January 2008

  1. Michael Mandiberg

  2. Steve Lambert

Bare CFL bulbs give off harsh light. Soften it with the Bright Idea Shade.

The Bright Idea Shade is a project of the Eyebeam OpenLab, by Sustainability Action Group members Michael Mandiberg and Steve Lambert, with Simon Jolly, Peter Duyan, and Oscar Torres. We are converting all of our silver...

  • Sustainability

  • Open Lab

  • Green

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What we lost in the fire....

Created January 2008

  1. Addie Wagenknecht

The text is currently being pulled from xml into openframworks dynamically displaying in real time peoples answers to the question ‘what would you take if you could only take one object out of a fire?’

the interface is then being projected onto a wooden board where I have laser cut a floorplan of the...

  • Production Lab

  • Data Visualization

  • Open Source

  • Software

  • Web

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See Something, Say Someth...

Created January 2008

  1. Addie Wagenknecht

Bombs (from 2d mat board) were be placed in iconic locations of bomb threats in hopes of opening a discussion of what is terrorism vs. fear and how interchangeable are the words. Where is the line between rational and unrational occur? How does a society begin to learn to cope with the unknown by being...

  • Activism

  • Urban Research

  • Production Lab

  • Performance Art

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touchkit

Created January 2008

  1. Addie Wagenknecht

TouchKit is a modular multitouch development kit with the aim to make multitouch readily available in an open source fashion to the masses.  It is a sister project of the CUBIT multitouch system and aimed at rapid implementation...

  • Production Lab

  • Open Source

  • Physical Computing

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How to Talk to Anyone Abo...

Created January 2008

  1. Steve Lambert

Instructions on how to talk to anyone, written by hand. Based on an earlier project. Simple instructions, easy to follow.

  • Open Lab

  • Performance Art

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Cubit

Created January 2008

  1. Addie Wagenknecht

For the connection between hands and digital data, a
software/hardware-based modular user interface was created.
The interactive surface senses touch, multiple contact points, allowing
for multi-finger dual-hand forms of
interaction. The software visualizes...

  • Production Lab

  • Physical Computing

  • Software

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Moviesandbox

Created January 2008

  1. Friedrich Kirschner

Moviesandbox is a graphical filmmaking tool in progress for the Unreal Tournament engine.
It allows you to easily create your own characters, sets and poses and direct them in the way you imagine.
Please visit the Moviesandbox webpage for more...

  • Production Lab

  • Software

  • Video

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Finger Olympics

Created January 2008

  1. Artem Titoulenko

  2. Friedrich Kirschner

  3. Jeff Crouse

  4. Zachary Lieberman

Tune in as the most talented fingers from all over the world come together to compete in events ranging from sprinting to javelin to pole-vaulting, and ultimately celebrate what it means to be a finger, and a citizen of Earth.

The Finger Olympics started out asn an idea tossed around at...

  • Open Lab

  • Software

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DrinkPeeDrinkPeeDrinkPee...

Created January 2008

  1. Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley

Drink.Pee.Drink.Pee.Drink.Pee looks at the very personal environmental issues caused by flushing our pee down the toilet: harmful algae blooms in aquatic ecosystems and pee-derived pharmaceuticals in our drinking water. How do we deal with the fact that our planet’s water cycles...

  • Sustainability

  • Green

  • Hacking

  • Installation

  • Olfactory

  • Open Source

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Dead Star

Created January 2008

  1. Michel de Broin

An inert asteroid of nearly depleted batteries.

  • Exhibited Project

  • Hacking

  • Installation

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Great Encounter

Created January 2008

  1. Michel de Broin

  • Exhibited Project

  • Hacking

  • Installation

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Fair Weather Forces (Wate...

Created January 2008

  1. Germaine Koh

A row of up to six stainless-steel posts linked by velvet ropes recalls institutional and social crowd-control situations. The attachment points for the ropes automatically slide up and down the stanchions in direct relationship to the current water level in a nearby body of water (transmitted in real time...

  • Exhibited Project

  • Hacking

  • Installation

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echo::system - The Desert...

Created December 2007

  1. Grisha Coleman

echo::system is a five part performance series of imagined environments conceived and created by Grisha Coleman.

echo::system is a performance of 'constructed' environments with live music, dance, live video and electro-acoustic design. Performers and viewers co-exist within a sensory rich,...

  • Sustainability

  • Dance

  • Performance Art

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Brother Islands

Created November 2007

  1. Benton-C Bainbridge

  2. Minou Maguna

Brother Islands is a live multimedia performance about involuntary isolation and its machinery, as seen...
  • Urban Research

  • Digital Cinema

  • Installation

  • Performance Art

  • Video

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Weights + Measures

Created November 2007

  1. Marina Zurkow

Airplanes, elephants, and plankton—three beautiful “machines.” Weights + Measures compares proverbial apples and oranges, in order to probe a system of relative values. Take any two of the three creatures in the system: in water, airplanes sink while elephants swim. Elephants and airplanes both...

  • Animation

  • Sustainability

  • Exhibited Project

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Wish You Were Here: Postc...

Created October 2007

  1. Packard Jennings

  2. Steve Lambert

Steve Lambert and Packard Jennings asked Bay Area architects, city planners, and transportation engineers, “What would you do if you didn’t have to worry about budgets, bureaucracy, politics, or physics?” Ideas from these conversations were then merged, developed,...

  • Open Lab

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Superfund365

Created September 2007

  1. Brooke Singer

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...

  • Activism

  • Sustainability

  • Exhibited Project

  • Green

  • Web

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Eco-Vis Challenge

Created September 2007

  1. Amanda McDonald Crowley

  2. Annina Rüst

  3. Brooke Singer

  4. Carmen Trudell

  5. Douglas Repetto

  6. Eve Mosher

  7. Forays

  8. Green Map

  9. Jennifer Broutin

  10. Leah Gauthier

  11. LoVid

  12. Michael Mandiberg

  13. Mushon Zer-Aviv

  14. Natalie Jeremijemko

  15. Natalie Jeremijenko

  16. Oz Etzioni

  17. Paul Amitai

  18. The Studio for Urban Projects

  19. Tiffany Holmes

  20. Timm Kekeritz

  21. Zach Lieberman

What is the Eco-Vis Challenge? Not only is there an environmental crisis, but an environmental data crisis. Viewing statistics on environmental change is usually overwhelming, unintelligible, hidden and dense. Eyebeam invited artists to collaborate with technologists to redefine what the future of tracking...

  • Sustainability

  • Data Visualization

  • Exhibited Project