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.
Georg is a visual communicator living in Brooklyn, NY. What does that mean? Good question! It’s purposefully vague but perhaps by looking at his work you will get an idea of what he does. He likes tea and riding his bike and, unfortunately, fantasy baseball. It is a constant temptation that he is not altogether proud of.
Nullsleep is Jeremiah Johnson. Living in Manhattan, New York. Attended Columbia University School of Engineering & Applied Science.
Nullsleep creates powerful romantic pop using repurposed low-bit electronics in a relentless search for new ways to circumvent their limitations. Bittersweet melodies and driving, rhythmic pulses are coaxed out of small plastic devices to produce a surprisingly intense sound. In 1999 Nullsleep cofounded 8bitpeoples, a collective of artists interested in the audio-visual aesthetics of early home computers and video game consoles. He has since released a number of recordings through 8bitpeoples, Astralwerks, Aniplex and others. Based in New York City, Nullsleep has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia, including the 20-date International Chiptune Resistance world tour in 2006.
Don Miller is an artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. He performs live visuals in real time under the alias NO CARRIER. Miller works with nearly obsolete repurposed electronics to create high energy low resolution abstract video art. Part of the 8bitpeoples artist collective, he performs, exhibits, and lectures worldwide. In his hometown of Philadelphia Miller organizes and curates 8static, a monthly showcase of low-bit music and video. He also serves as the Director of Playpower, a non-profit organization that works to bring low-cost educational games to developing countries.
Youth between the ages of 13-18 are invited to participate in a Winter Break Workshop onsite at Eyebeam.
Don Miller, a.k.a. NO CARRIER (of 8bitpeoples artist collective and PlayPower's Platform Education Director) invites students into the programming side of the Nintendo Entertainment System. Students will learn how hack into classic NES games using free open-source software, and access and edit the graphics to make their own visual worlds within gaming environments.
Date: Friday, February 19 Time: 11AM-3PM Cost: $5 Lunch will be provided.
Students must be currently enrolled in a NYC public school to participate.
Mark Essen is a game designer, who lives in Los Angeles and is currently a grad student in UCLA's Design and Media Arts program. His work has been exhibited at FILE in Sao Paulo, the New Museum in New York, MoCCA in Toronto, FACT, [DAM] Berlin, Vice/Intel's international Creators Project, and various other galleries, festivals, and basements.
What has been traditionally understood as "arts education" at other institutions stands apart at Eyebeam, as our youth programs put aspiring young artists together in a collaborative environment with emerging and established practitioners from the community.