Artist Projects

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MIDISense

Created January 2005

  1. Limor Fried

MidiSense is a simple, yet extensible sensor interface system for artists, musicians and others interested in experimenting with sensors. The MIDIsense boards provide a simple way to integrate various common sensors with existing software such as Max/MSP, Ableton Live, etc. or directly to a synthesizer/...

  • Open Lab

  • Electronics

  • Hardware

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Audio Space

Created January 2005

  1. Theodore Watson

Audio Apace, 2005

Audio Space is a 3D augmented aural space. A user wearing a headset can leave messages at any point within the room and hear all the...
  • Production Lab

  • Immersive

  • Installation

  • Software

  • Sound

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Map of Manhattan

Created January 2005

  1. Sumant Jayakrishnan

Theatrical designer Sumant Jayakrishnan creates an 80 foot day-glo map of the city of Manhattan.

  • Data Visualization

  • Documentary

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Synaptic Bliss: Villette...

Created December 2004

Synaptic Bliss: Villette is a 4 channel video/audio installation that presents a re-composed techno garden that evokes the seasons and the cycles of life. It is a world halfway between organic and digital, where the subtle play on scale blurs the boundaries between the microscopic and the microscopic, as...

  • Animation

  • Moving Image Studio

  • Digital Cinema

  • Installation

  • Video

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Soft Rains

Created July 2004

  1. Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

Soft Rains uses custom computer software to control miniature cameras, set elements and recorded soundtracks to create and project a film. The installation is comprised of a series of tableaux "sound stages" placed throughout Eyebeam's facility and alongside a projection surface where viewers can see both...

  • Electronics

  • Video

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Landscape One

Created July 2004

  1. Luc Courchesne

Four walls of a space are "painted", with video projectors, into a single photo realistic 360º landscape representing a public garden. The space, set in Montreal's Mont-Royal Park, is being visited by real and virtual characters.  If the virtual characters appear to come and go in the garden, real visitors...

  • Immersive

  • Installation

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The Legible City

Created May 2004

  1. Jeffrey Shaw

In The Legible City the visitor is able to ride a stationary bicycle through a simulated representation of a city that is constituted by computer-generated three-dimensional letters that form words and sentences along the sides of the streets. Using the ground plans of Manhattan; the existing...

  • Exhibited Project

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Corporate Commands

Created May 2004

  1. Institute for Infinitely Small Things

Corporate Commands is an ongoing series of public space performances based on corporate advertisements in the form of the imperative such as "Just Do It", "Turn on the Future", "Think different", etc. The Institute for Infinitely Small Things performs these corporate commands where they occur...

  • Activism

  • Exhibited Project

  • Performance Art

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Mandatory Minimum–We Have...

Created May 2004

  1. John Hawke

Mandatory Minimum—We Have Moved! is comprised of an urban intervention located adjacent to a Home Depot in Brooklyn and the chain link fence installation at Eyebeam that displays documentation of past Orange Work projects. The Home Depot intervention is comprised of a large printed sign that...

  • Exhibited Project

  • Installation

  • Urban Intervention

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ACCESS

Created April 2004

  1. Marie Sester

ACCESS lets you track anonymous individuals in public places, by pursuing them with a robotic spotlight and acoustic beam system. The work provokes questions about surveillance technology, contemporary advertising, and the entertainment industry. ACCESS was created by Eyebeam resident Marie Sester and is...

  • Activism

  • R&D Lab

  • Software

  • Sound

  • Video

  • Web

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Struck

Created March 2004

  1. Anna Munster

  2. Michele Barker

Struck is a video and sound installation that begs the question of how do we gain an “understanding” of disease through the visual interpretation of data. The piece addresses the development and implications of visualisation techniques as they are used in the detection and interpretation of neurological...

  • Data Visualization

  • Installation

  • Sound

  • Video

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n-cha(n)t

Created March 2004

  1. David Rokeby

n-cha(n)t is an audio visual installation that allows participants to eavesdrop on or infiltrate the conversational patterns of a networked community of computers.  Inspiration for the work came from a strong and somewhat inexplicable desire to hear a community of computers speaking together:...

  • Exhibited Project

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Interactive Plant Growing...

Created March 2004

  1. Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau

Designing interfaces between vegetal and device-related systems, between man and machine, is one of the greatest challenges of interactive technology. No differently than in the industrial context, here too, the use of intuitive and user-friendly control tendencies is supremely decisive. With ...

  • Exhibited Project

  • Installation

  • Physical Computing

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Inter-Discommunication Ma...

Created March 2004

  1. Kazuhiko Hachiya

Kazuhiko Hachiya’s Inter Dis-Communication Machine, composed of a video camera, transmitters, head mounted displays, batteries, and feathers is a communication system aimed at transmitting and receiving sensual experiences.

Used by two people wearing head-mounted displays, the ‘...

  • Exhibited Project

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America's Finest

Created March 2004

  1. Lynn Hershman Leeson

America’s Finest (1993-5) utilizes an M-16 rifle and manipulated optics to question the identity of agressor and victim and the role played by images of war in the psyche of the observer. The work enacted the idea of Étienne Jules Marey's camera-gun, already implicit in Room of One's Own, her...

  • Exhibited Project

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Think about the people no...

Created March 2004

  1. Paul Sermon

Think of the people now is a Commodore Amiga hyper-media computer programme, based on the theme of a media reported event from the 1990 Remembrance Ceremony in Whitehall, London. A young man ran out from the crowd and set fire to himself and shouted the words "think about the people now" in...

  • Exhibited Project

  • Video

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Videoplace

Created March 2004

  1. Katrin Hinrichsen

  2. Myron Krueger

The goal of Videoplace was not to create an art work that happened to be interactive, but to raise interactivity itself to the level of an art medium. This required redefining the human interface so that the system perceived the movements of participants' bodies rather than receiving...

  • Exhibited Project

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Jet Set Willy Variations...

Created March 2004

  1. JODI

Jet Set Willy Variations consists of modifications of the 1984 video game Jet Set Willy. The original game was made for the obsolete British computer Sinclair ZX Spectrum, which was popular in the early 1980s.

"These versions of Jet Set Willy...become increasingly more abstract, finding...

  • Exhibited Project