Toni is a student, daughter, friend, knitter, and more. She is interested in psychology, fashion, and environmental studies. She has interned with Elie Tahari and will be working with Eyebeam Resident Carrie Mae Rose to develop a wearable technology project.
Donald Daedalus is an artist living and working in New York City and Washington State. He completed his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute and BA at the University of Washington. His work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Artist Television Access, apexart, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaliniki, Greece, konnektor forum for art, Germany, and the University of Washington.
Daedalus is a 2011-12 Franklin Furnace Fund recipient.
Creative innovator and an architect of organization and strategic development, Genoa coordinates bookstore exhibition production, publisher relations, event production, and vendor management. He coordinates special events and partnerships with MIT Press, Phaidon, Ginko Press, D.A.P and other art book publishers. After having graduated from The European Graduate School in Switzerland with a Masters in Media & Communication and initiating his PhD research in Vienna, Austria, he relocated to New York and started working as a buyer and cultural program producer for Eyebeam Art + Technology Center.
Genoa has a BA in Comparative Literature from Georgia State University, and is currently conducting research around developing innovative highly adaptive strategies and solutions for cultural institutions and organizations active in contemporary art practice.
Hsing Wei is a designer, researcher, convener, and tinkerist. She enjoys thinking about and developing technology-enriched experiences that solve problems, connect communities, and enable novel ways of interacting with the world. After wandering the halls of Penn, MIT, and Harvard, she continues to be constantly curious and helps develop new content, products, and partnerships for a range of for-profit and non-profit clients. At Eyebeam, she's creating the DTC Lab, a collaboration between educators, technologists, and designers to prototype and incubate examples of what interactive learning experiences can look like that integrate emerging digital contexts, center on the student, and extend learning outside of the classroom
Albert Hwang is a 3d information artist and designer. He is half of the development team, working with Resident Matthew Parker, for Lumarca, an installation piece that displays 3d volumetric content. This visual portal into cyberspace has been exhibited around the world (Siggraph Asia, The Last HOPE, Next no 6), and has received glowing reviews from the likes of Makezine and O'Reilly Radar. He also develops "Spatial Computing," a project proposing a new HCI design paradigm for an AR-saturated future. Spatial Computing has been cited by a variety of notable AR blogs (Games Alfresco, Augmented.org, Wired.it) as an example of how AR may someday feel. Lastly, he performs and dances. He has created a number of original staged works utilizing innovative projection techniques that explore how cyberspace fits on stage and around the body.
Kate Watkins has an eye for the unique and beautiful. She has a background in painting and graphic design but fled to NY to pursue a MFA in Design + Technology at Parsons The New School for Design. She combines her eye for detail and love of color in her computer software to create lovely sound and performance environments. You will always find her hacking toys or antiques she found at flea markets and turning them into computer friendly machines that act as the tools used to explore musical expression and composition. At Eyebeam she's working with Carrie Mae Rose on physical computing experiments for the interactive costumes Wearable Weapons.
Logan Best, Juan Miller, James George, Caitlin Morris, Helen Mair, and Michael Zick Doherty are Team Freefall Highscore, winners of the 2010 Art Hack Weekend. Presented by Eyebeam and The Creators Project, the Art Hack Weekend invited artists, designers, coders and tinkerers to design, code and prototype original projects over the course of two days. As part of their winnings, Team Freefall Highscore will recieve 8 weeks of studio space at Eyebeam to further develop their project: a mobile application that encourages users to share creative ways of recording videos from falling devices.
Ahmad Saeed, Ronald AngSiy, James Donovan, Mario Gonzalez, Jonathan Landau, Eric Stallwortth, Guojian Wu are Team DisKinect, winners of the 2010 Art Hack Weekend. Presented by Eyebeam and The Creators Project, the Art Hack Weekend invited artists, designers, coders and tinkerers to design, code and prototype original projects over the course of two days. As part of their winnings, Team DisKinect will recieve 8 weeks of studio space at Eyebeam to further develop their project: an interactive piece that uses open source software, an XBox Kinect, and Arduino hardware to move a real life puppet.
Hans-Christoph Steiner spends his time making private communications software usable by everyone, designing interactive software with a focus on human perceptual capabilities, building networks with free software, and composing music with computers. With an emphasis on collaboration, he has worked in many forms, including free software for mobile and embedded devices, responsive sound environments, free wireless networks that help build community, musical robots that listen, programming environments allow people to play with math, and a jet-powered fish that you can ride. To further his research, he teaches and works at various media art centers and organizes open, collaborative hacklabs and barcamp conferences. He is currently building encrypted, anonymous communications devices as part of the Guardian Project as well as teaching courses in interaction design and media programming NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program and workshops around the world.
His solo work has been performed at Tonic New York, inside the Croton Aqueduct, and inside the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel. Group projects that he has collaborated on have been exhibited at the Guggenheim New York, SFMOMA, Cartier Foundation, Lille2004 European Cultural Capitol Festival, Robodock, Wood Street Gallery, and strip malls around the New York City area. He has given talks at SRI, Eyebeam, Hangar/Barcelona, LocationOne, Zurich University of the Arts, and Geidai Tokyo National University, presenting a range of topics from art projects to music programming to intellectual property. His work has been covered by the BBC, New York Times, Wired News, Popular Science. Steiner received his Masters from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.
He is currently working on developing full-fledged visual programming platform and free, open-source media arts curricula and teachers' guides.
Colin (b. 1958) is a mother and lover of community, food and art. Colin began her artistic career in the early 90s, working with Moreno Verioni and Luigi Boitani. In 1998 she developed her solo exhibition, 'The Beast.' In 1999 she co-founded [ a n y m a ], a multimedia video/performance collaborative, with artist/inventor Michael Egger.