• Trippy poly-hedron Eyebeam logo cube rotating in white space that dissolves into a grid. Strange and beautiful.

    History

    Eyebeam was established in 1998 by John S. Johnson as a resource for artists to engage creatively with technology in an experimental setting. Originally located in a warehouse in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, Eyebeam supported makers and thinkers who spearheaded game-changing projects like reBlog, the first ever online “sharing” protocol, and Fundrace, the first geocoding of public campaign finance data. Many more “firsts” were had at our studios over the years, including the C-based creative coding platform, OpenFrameworks, and the first comprehensive rap lyrics database, the Rap Research Lab by Tahir Hemphill.

    Eyebeam has committed to amplifying the voices of artists, inventors, designers and engineers who show us the horizon of what is possible, creating space for nearly 500 of them to imagine the future. Society’s ever-shifting relationship to technology can be charted through the work of those that have come through our doors over the past two decades.

    Now in our permanent home in the thriving creative district of Bushwick, Brooklyn, Eyebeam continues to be a power station for invention, providing a space for experimentation that propels and uplifts the cultural conversation. Now more than ever, Eyebeam radically centers artists in the cultural conversation, giving them the support to both interrogate and re-imagine what technology can be and who it is for.

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    AB Bernstein NYCulture Capital One Andy Warhol Foundation The Hyde and Watson Foundation Jerome Foundation MacArthur Foundation National Endowment for the Arts NYSCA Open Society Foundations Atlantic Foundation Capital One Surdna Foundation