Artist Projects

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Carnivore

Created January 2004

  1. Alexander Galloway

Carnivore is a surveillance tool for data networks created by RSG featuring Eyebeam resident Alex Galloway. At the heart of the project is CarnivorePE, a software application that listens to all Internet traffic (email, web surfing, etc.) on a specific local...

  • R&D Lab

  • Software

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Moments

Created January 2004

  1. Andreas Berner

Andreas Berner's Moments project visually represents memories of people that are close to him. The stories reflect on the feeling of being alone, establishing a dichotomy between the notion of isolation and solitude that underlie the feeling that the memories are...

  • Production Lab

  • Photo

  • Video

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Color Shift

Created January 2004

  1. James Clar

James Clar's Color Shift is a physical clock that represents time through constantly shifting colors in the display. Consisting of tri-color LEDs, Color Shift assigns Red, Green, and Blue to the specific units of time; Hours, Minutes, Seconds. As time progresses throughout the day, the colors...

  • Animation

  • Data Visualization

  • Electronics

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Blendie

Created January 2004

  1. Kelly Dobson

Blendie is an interactive, sensitive, intelligent, voice controlled blender with a mind of its own. Materials are a 1950’s Osterizer blender altered with custom made hardware and software for sound analysis and motor control.

People induce the blender to spin by sounding the sounds of its motor in...

  • Electronics

  • Exhibited Project

  • Hacking

  • Hardware

  • Installation

  • Sound

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Toastie

Created January 2004

  1. Kelly Dobson

Toastie is an interactive, sensitive, intelligent, voice controlled toaster with a mind of its own. It is one of the works in Dobson's Machine Therapy series.

  • Bio-Feedback

  • Electronics

  • Exhibited Project

  • Hacking

  • Hardware

  • Installation

  • Software

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Light Reading(s): Visual...

Created October 2003

  1. Stephen Vitiello

Light Reading(s): Visual Mix (2003) is a single channel video based on a live performance with a hand-held photocell that varies the flow of electric current according to the amount of light falling upon it. The resulting sound translation is sent through an assortment of custom sensors and vintage...

  • Physical Computing

  • Video

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Magicbike

Created October 2003

  1. Yury Gitman

Yuri Gitman created what he calls the Magicbike, a bicycle equipped with a laptop, power supply and antenna to bring more easily accessible free wireless hotspots to the masses. Gitman's bike has allowed people in NYC to browse the internet freely in local parks and gardens. "'I am like the ice cream man,...

  • Hacking

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com_muni_port

Created September 2003

  1. neuroTransmitter

com_muni_port is a portable radio broadcast unit created for short range pedestrian broadcasting. com_muni_port models itself after historical military, scientific, and media-related mobile communication devices. Yet, to distinguish it from its predecessors, com_muni_port activates the local, and functions...

  • Exhibited Project

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PoliceState

Created September 2003

  1. Jonah Brucker-Cohen

PoliceState is a Carnivore client that attempts to reverse the surveillance role of law enforcement into a subservient one for the data being gathered. The client consists of a fleet of 20 radio controlled police vehicles that are all simultaneously controlled by data coming into the main client. The client...

  • Exhibited Project

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Urban Particle Supercolli...

Created September 2003

  1. Caspar Stracke

This video installation is based on three photo collections of street images from Seoul and Tehran and New York City, originally initited as a Flickr group. Urban particle supercollider links these cities (and their local participants) through street...

  • Exhibited Project

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Friction Sticky Rough

Created June 2003

  1. Fred Szymanski

Friction Sticky Rough (2003) pairs video monitors displaying computer generated three-dimensional forms with musical structures based on the interaction of sound particles. The resulting installation creates parallels between a type of sound composition called “nonstandard synthesis” and scientific...

  • Exhibited Project

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Timewarp

Created June 2003

  1. Geraldine Juarez

Timewarp is an experimental documentary film about the perception of time and its translation into images in our memory. The film translates interviews with Manuel de Landa, Bruce Sterling, John Perry Barlow, and others into graphic renderings questioning the nature of time and its many...

  • Moving Image Studio

  • Documentary

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September Dream

Created May 2003

  1. Fred Wilson

September Dream is a four-channel video produced as part of Speak of Me as I Am, Fred Wilson's mixed media installation created for the US Pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennale (June-November 2003). The project explored how Africans have been historically represented in...

  • Animation

  • Moving Image Studio

  • Digital Cinema

  • Video

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Social Network Soiree

Created May 2003

  1. Jonah Peretti

  2. Josh On

  3. Malcom Gladwell

  4. Natalie Jeremijenko


  5. Rick Borovoy

Eyebeam hosted an interdisciplinary panel discussion entitled Social Network Soiree: Discussion, Champagne, Experiment. The discussion addressed the social dynamics that drive fashion trends, enable salacious gossip, fuel Internet crazes and sustain corporate power structures. Panelists used social network...

  • Activism

  • R&D Lab

  • Learning

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Static Room

Created May 2003

  1. Scott Arford

Static Room (2003) is a two-channel video installation of an abstract composition created from manipulated static with an audio track generated directly by the same signal - the flickering, strobing image itself. The resulting space immerses the viewer in an ephemeral synesthetic environment...

  • Exhibited Project

  • Sound

  • Video

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Self Portrait of Paul Mar...

Created May 2003

  1. Jim Campbell

Self Portrait of Paul (DeMarinis)(2003) is a “self-portrait” in which the recorded voice of sonic artist Paul DeMarinis defines the image. A sequence of his pre-recorded vocal tones are received from across the room by a microphone and then decoded, illuminating the digitally stored image of...

  • Exhibited Project

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D-Tonate

Created May 2003

  1. D-Fuse

D-Fuse, sent samples of digital videos to international sound artists with the goal of challenging conventional model of MTV-type music videos. Musicians were inspired to create exclusive audio tracks for the videos. This collaboration resulted in D-Tonate, a DVD compilation of...

  • Exhibited Project

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Social Telephony Files...

Created May 2003

  1. Graham Harwood

  2. Matsuko Yokokoji

  3. YoHa

Social Telephony Files documents work by Graham Harwood and Matsuko Yokokoji in which telephone networks are set up for communities to develop and maintain links to those they trust, and communicate in familiar languages using accessible technology. Social telephony functions in terms of an “...

  • Activism

  • Exhibited Project

  • Hacking

  • Performance Art