Artist Projects

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Spacesuit Gloves

Created March 2010

  1. Ted Southern

The Spacesuit Gloves project is an attempt to digitally refine and experiment with flat patterns for pressure tight gloves.  The vacuum of space and micro-atmospheres of nearby planets require a safe, lightweight and highly functional pressure tight spacesuit for human exploration.  With gloves as a...

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Making Things Move

Created March 2010

  1. Dustyn Roberts

Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists is being published by McGraw-Hill and will hit the shelves in the fall of 2010.  The book sprouted from a class I teach at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) called...

  • Education

  • Open Culture

  • Electronics

  • Learning

  • Physical Computing

  • Robotics

  • Web

  • Writing and Publishing

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Hip-Hop Word Count

Created March 2010

  1. Tahir Hemphill

The Hip-Hop Word Count (HHWC) is a searchable ethnographic database built from the lyrics of over 40,000 Hip-Hop songs from 1979 to present day. The database is the heart of an online analysis tool that generates textual and quantified reports on searched phrases, syntax, memes and socio-political ideas....

  • Activism

  • Education

  • Open Culture

  • Urban Research

  • Data Visualization

  • Generative Art

  • Open Source

  • Software

  • Web

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La Congona New Cumbia

Created March 2010

  1. Jace Clayton

This project will examine where the production of contemporary electronic music engages with
informal economies and transnational distribution networks, with a specific focus on the Mexican
cumbia sonidera scene along the East Coast such as Passaic, NJ. Although thriving...

  • Urban Research

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MetaFlora

Created March 2010

  1. Caroline Spivack

  2. Doris Cacoilo

  3. Jade Highleyman

  4. Maya Nayak

  5. Sonali Sridhar

  6. Spencer Brown

  7. Zoe Penina Baker

MetaFlora is to bring life to things that cannot sustain life. It is a flower-powered statement that comments on the absence of nature in the streets of New York City.

An urban street intervention developed for UWAC Day, the student...

  • Education

  • Bio-Feedback

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Sausage Party

Created March 2010

  1. Aaron Meyers


Sausage Party looks at your upcoming Facebook events and rigorously assesses their respective sausage ratings on a 0 to 5 sausage scale.

  • Project Blackbird

  • Comedy

  • Hacking

  • Net-Art

  • Open Source

  • Software

  • Web

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Urban Wilderness Action C...

Created February 2010

  1. Caroline Spivack

  2. Doris Cacoilo

  3. Jade Highleyman

  4. Jon Cohrs

  5. Sonali Sridhar

  6. Spencer Brown

  7. Stephanie Pereira

  8. Zoe Penina Baker

  • Activism

  • Education

  • Green

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An Eyebeam Nativity

Created January 2010

  1. Caroline Spivack

  2. Jade Highleyman

  3. Luther Cherry

  4. Spencer Brown

  5. Zoe Penina Baker

For the 2009 Holiday Hackshop, Eyebeam asked the current Student Residents to create an eyebeam-themed installation for their window gallery. In the holiday spirit, they designed An Eyebeam Nativity, which recreated the nativity scene using the founding principals, technologies, and people of Eyebeam as a...

  • Education

  • Installation

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Immaculate Telegraphy

Created November 2009

  1. Jamie O'Shea

  2. Liz Filardi

Could humans at any point in history, given the right information, construct an electronic communication network? Over the course of 6 weeks, Jamie O'Shea built a working electrical telegraph switch in the wilderness, using no modern tools or materials. He learned to make stone tools, start fires, melt...

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FIVE

Created November 2009

  1. Rashaad Newsome

Five Elements is an inter-disciplinary, multi-media performance and exhibit that will weave together multiple performance and visual art practices fashioned on the five dance elements of voguing, a dynamic and expressive dance form popularized by the urban gay and lesbian community), original musical...

  • Performance Art

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Universal Access

Created November 2009

  1. Dragan Živadinov

  2. Kenya (Robinson)

  3. Rashaad Newsome

Universal Access is an embedded function of personal computing, providing unique resources to individuals with disabilities. Voice-over utilities, visual zoom, and display options are among the elements that can be customized. Rashaad Newsome + Kenya (Robinson) make performance work by manipulating these...

  • Performance Art

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Bright Bike v2.0

Created November 2009

  1. Clara Jo

  2. Michael Mandiberg

  3. Simon Jolly

  4. Will Kemper

After a year of testing we are releasing a new version of the wildly successful Bright Bike.

The new kit is easier to install, adapts better to everyone's desire to style their bike individually, and is now being made availalbe as purchaseable DIY Kits.  Everything is pre cut for quick and easy...

  • Activism

  • Open Culture

  • Sustainability

  • Urban Research

  • Green

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The Folksomy Project

Created November 2009

  1. JODI

JODI's ongoing performance project, The Folksomy Project, takes YouTube as source material, with the artists utilizing custom software to select and manipulate user-generated videos from the popular website. Armed with a virtual "juke-box" of video clips, JODI focuses on YouTube users love-hate...

  • Exhibited Project

  • Performance Art

  • Software

  • Web

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Shade Compositions

Created November 2009

  1. Kenya (Robinson)

  2. Rashaad Newsome

Shade Compositions is a live performance featuring a a chorus of more than 25 Black women combining improvisatory orchestral music and live video-mixing. Rashaad divided the performers into groups akin to instrumental sections as they enact his choreographed sound score made up of repeated sequences...

  • Performance Art

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Eyebeam After-School Spec...

Created November 2009

  1. Diana Eng

  2. Hans-Christoph Steiner

  3. Jeff Crouse

  4. Katie Salen

  5. Stephanie Pereira

Eyebeam Art and Technology Center and The Institute of Play, have collaborated to design three workshops at Quest to...

  • Education

  • Learning

  • Video

  • Wearables

  • Web

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Cat Mouse Trio

Created November 2009

  1. Scott Kildall

Cat Mouse Trio is a 3-channel installation that uses multiple perspectives, unscripted choreography, and the art of play to explore how a multiple viewpoints revolve around an invisible locus.

Three videographers shot the video and assigned these rules: videotape one another, ignore the camera...

  • Urban Research

  • Video

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After Thought

Created October 2009

  1. Scott Kildall

After Thought is a personality test where I interview people using flashcards and brainwave analysis to produce a custom “video mindprint”. From software-response analysis, I generate a unique 5-minute video containing symbolic imagery such as fireworks shooting into the night sky, rain beating...

  • Installation

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Fairytale Fashion

Created October 2009

  1. Diana Eng

  2. Harim Song

  3. Luther Cherry

  4. Matt Borgatti

Fairytale Fashion is uses technology to create a collection magical clothing in real life (with blooming flowers, transforming shapes, changing colors, etc.) for Feb. 2010. We share our work in weekly research and development web videos on our website FairytaleFashion....

  • Education

  • Wearables