Public Art

We give you the numbers; you make them speak to us.

Every year, Americans fill out income tax forms and make their payments to the IRS. It’s an important civic duty, but do we really know where our tax dollars go? Using data provided, Eyebeam challenges you to create data visualizations that make it easier and more interesting for taxpayers to understand just how the government spends our money.


Flock House is a group of migratory, public, sculptural habitats that host on underused urban infrastructure as they move with the help of preexisting transportation routes: from barges to flat bed trucks to helicopters, they can easily catch a ride to the next destination while living off and providing for their surroundings.

Commencing in New York City and choreographed throughout urban centers in the United States and three planes of living (subterranean, ground, and sky) the shape and form of Flock House is inspired by current global human migration patterns. Built collaboratively upon reclaimed, redesigned, and rethought materials within a gift culture, Flock House sets out to inspire reinvention of mobile structures in a time when growing urban populations are faced with imminent environmental, political, and economic instability.

Project Created: 
October 2011
Book Details
paperback, 40 pages
Publication Date: 
June 2007
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Paper Placemats is a bound book of forty paper placemats, printed with work by thirty artists and ten writers. Each placemat can be ripped out and used. Contributors were asked to submit work having to do with “Place”. Conceived as a public art project, the placemats are periodically donated to restaurants across the U.S. with the help of volunteers in each state. Additional copies are sold domestically and internationally in bookstores.

Fiction edited by Paul Maliszewski.
Art edited by Matt Singer, Leanne Shapton and Jason Fulford.

People: Paul Maliszewski, Matt Singer, Leanne Shapton, Jason Fulford
Tags: Public Art, placemats
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Irene Cheng and Brett Snyder share the inspiration behind their iPhone app and pose questions sparked by their research. Read their story and then go tour the unbuilt city.

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TBMmapWeb1wo weeks ago I came across Sarah Nelson Wright’s compelling statement about Brooklyn Makes published here on Urban Omnibus. A thoughtful text for a contemplative project. I stopped by when she presented the project recently on the streets of North Brooklyn. Wright made three short videos of three different manufacturers in the Williamsburg-Greenpoint Industrial Zone, and then projected them onto the outside walls for two nights. Magical! It was like you could see right through the walls of these mysterious buildings to all the life and energy inside. Brooklyn does still make things.


Bill Dolson's Reentry Series uses multiple synthetic meteors to produce luminous, ephemeral drawings in the upper atmosphere. These drawings will persist for only seconds, at most minutes. The behavior of individual synthetic meteors will be similar to naturally occurring meteors. However, their composition and configuration will be controlled and intentional, exhibiting various elementary geometric relationships which will be obviously premeditated and systematic to any observer. The fact that these are deliberate drawings will be inescapable. The Reentry Series is one of several proposed series of dynamic environmental works which involve the synthesis and plastic use of otherwise naturally occurring, very large scale, time dependent visual phenomena.

Project Created: 
January 2006
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