To ensure artists become central in the invention and design of our shared future.
We are located in Bushwick at 199 Cook Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206. If you get off from the middle of the Morgan Ave L platform you can turn right on Bogart Street, then right again on Cook Street (just before Flushing Ave). The next closest station is the JM-Flushing, walk down Flushing, take a left into Bushwick Ave and a right onto Cook Street.
Note that we are only open to the public during events. Reach out to [email protected] to learn more.
Our nearest train station is the L-Morgan station. The L-Morgan station does not have an elevator. The next closest station is the JM-Flushing which does have an elevator. For information on accessible transit on the MTA visit this link
Eyebeam is an accessible space. The 199 Cook Street entrance is accessible via a wheelchair ramp. Restrooms on the first floor are wheelchair accessible and the second floor restrooms are wheelchair accessible via an elevator. If you require reasonable accommodation, please contact J. Soto at least two weeks prior to the event via email at [email protected] or call (415) 410-4189 (voice only).
Founded in 1997 by John S. Johnson, Eyebeam was the very first critical space of its kind: a place to think creatively about how technology was transforming our society. Eyebeam has given time, space and money to artists whose work has shaped our world – including the first-ever social sharing tool ReBlog, electronic toys startup littleBits, and the pioneering net art of Cory Arcangel. Everything is guided by a focus on Eyebeam’s core values: openness, invention and justice.
Eyebeam’s space in Brooklyn hosts a world-renowned residency program, innovative education initiatives, and exciting public events.
You can call us at (347) 378-9163 or reach us via email at [email protected].
199 Cook Street, Suite 104
Brooklyn, NY 11206
He has been an active practitioner in digital and sound art, having performed and presented in Japan, Europe, South America, and throughout the United States. He received an MFA from Mills College, as well as a certificate in Sonology from the Royal Conservatory of the Hague.
His essays have been published by MIT Press, and he writes regularly for online publications, such as Hyperallergic and Huffington Post. He has previously written for New Music Box, Fucking Good Art, and e/i Magazine. As a sound artist, Schrock has been commissioned by Meet the Composer, the American Music Center, The Netherlands America Foundation, and Ostrava New Music Days, among others.
He teaches in the Curatorial Practice MA Program at the School of Visual Arts and has taught at the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM) (Amsterdam), California College of the Arts and the NYU ITP program. He sits on the board of the Netherlands America Foundation Cultural Commission and the advisory board of curatious.com.
Sally Szwed joins Eyebeam following over six years at public arts nonprofit Creative Time where she served as director of the Creative Time Summit, an annual international convening on the intersection of art and politics. During her tenure she grew the Summit in both scale and ambition, traveling iterations of the program to Stockholm, Washington DC, Toronto, Athens, and Venice as part of the 56th Venice Biennale. Prior to her role at Creative Time, Szwed served as Program Manager of EFA Project Space, at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, in New York City, where she produced exhibitions and public programs. She currently co-chairs the Board of Directors of Flux Factory, a non-profit artist in residence program and community space. She holds a BFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University, and an MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts.
Magali is a NY-based artist working with time-based processes to examine the role of technology as a mediator of our experiences.
She received a BA of Humanities and Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from Parsons, The New School for Design. She has shown her work at the Queens Museum, the State Hermitage Museum, and the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, among many other spaces. She was awarded a Queens Council on The Arts Grant in 2015 for her public work, Live Streaming Sunset.
Lauren is the Associate Director for Education at Eyebeam.
She is a partner and co-organizer for the School For Poetic Computation and a co-owner of the videogame art collective and DIY gallery Babycastles. In a past life she spent 15+ years as a Technical Product Manager building enterprise level software for companies including Turner / Time Warner & Thomson Reuters.
Building things through collaborative process that would not be possible alone is the heart of her professional and personal pursuits.
Joanna Gould is an Australian arts manager who is currently based in Brooklyn working with Eyebeam on sponsor relationship development.
She has been working in the creative community in Australia for the last ten years and has a double major in History and Fine Art with a Masters of Art Curatorship.
She has held roles as Curatorial Assistant for the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Festival Director of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival and General Manager at Going Down Swinging.
J. Soto is a queer transgender interdisciplinary artist, writer, and arts organizer.
He has curated and performed work for The National Queer Arts Festival (San Francisco), Links Hall (Chicago), as well as Vox Populi (Philadelphia) among others nationally. His collaborative writing project, “Ya Presente Ayer” can be found in Support Networks, Chicago Social Practice History Series (University of Chicago Press). His organizing projects include the Latinx Artists Retreat (LXAR), which he recently launched with a group of Latinx artists and administrators and the Latinx Artist Visibility Award (LAVA) for Ox-Bow School of Art in partnership with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
He is also a recent fellow of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI). His current writing can be found in Original Plumbing and Apogee Journal: Queer History, Queer Now Folio.
Sarah develops, implements, and provides support for Eyebeam’s programs.
She graduated with a BFA in Photography and Music Industry from the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Previous to Eyebeam, she also assisted the residency programs at The Center for Photography in Woodstock and Light Work. Sarah has a passion for non-profit arts organizations and their ability to play a crucial role in artistic advancement.
Marisa is a New York-based writer who has covered culture and politics in cities that include Casablanca, Kabul, Port-au-Prince and Istanbul. Her work has been featured in several publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Time, Vogue and the New York Times. In addition to her writing, she ran a U.S. State Department-sponsored program in Casablanca that taught journalism and blogging to youth who have been marginalized
Marisa was the founding editor of Creative Time Reports, a website from the public art non-profit Creative Time, which co-published artists’ work with The Guardian, Al Jazeera America, Foreign Policy, The New Yorker, Slate, Salon, The Intercept, and many more.
David Howe is a practicing artist, founder of 601Artspace, and Board Chairman of ART21. He is also Managing Member at Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC. He maintains a studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, near Eyebeam’s offices.
Kathleen O’Grady is a civic volunteer, philanthropist and art collector.
A long serving board member at Playwrights Horizons, Kathleen served as the Chair of the Board for the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. At the Aldrich Museum, she chaired the capital campaign for the museum expansion and renovation. She is also a member of the Drawing Committee at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
From 1999 to 2001, she and her late husband, Tom O’Grady, served as Co-Chairs of the St. Martin’s University library campaign. Ms. O’Grady is also a member of the Board of Trustees.
Ramsey Nasser is a computer scientist, game designer, and educator based in Brooklyn. He researches programming languages by building tools that make computation more expressive and projects that question the basic assumptions we make about code itself. His games playfully push people out of their comfort zones, and are often built using experimental tools of his design. Ramsey is a former Eyebeam fellow and a professor at schools around New York.
Ruby Lerner is the founding Executive Director of Creative Capital, an innovative arts foundation that adapts venture capital concepts to support individual artists.
Prior to Creative Capital, Ruby Lerner served as the Executive Director of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF) and as Publisher of the highly regarded Independent Film and Video Monthly. Having worked regionally in both the performing arts and independent media fields, she served as the Executive Director of Alternate ROOTS, a coalition of Southeastern performing artists, and IMAGE Film/Video Center, both based in Atlanta. In the late 1970s, she was the Audience Development Director at the Manhattan Theatre Club, one of New York’s foremost nonprofit theaters.
In May 2016, Lerner was awarded honorary doctorate degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art and Maine College of Art. In 2017, Lerner was the inaugural Herberger Institute Senior Policy Advisor at Arizona State University and Innovator-in-Residence at CalArts. For 2018 she is serving as Advisor to the Arts Exchange Program of the Open Society Foundation, assisting in the design of a new Fellowship Program for international artists.
She recently joined the Advisory Boards of New INC at the New Museum and Eyebeam, and was appointed to the Board of Directors at the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Valerie D White is Vice President, External Affairs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. Prior to her role at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Valerie was managing director and lead analytical manager of the public finance housing and municipal structured securities business at Standard & Poor’s ratings. A known thought leader in the sector, Valerie authored nearly 60 commentary papers on public finance, affordable housing and structured finance market trends and issues. She led a team of analysts, directing the development and implementation of analytical methodologies and capital risk assessments. Valerie also organized and hosted several national conferences on affordable housing and represented the firm at numerous elite industry events, including the 7th Annual Australian National Affordable Housing Conference, the Tri-Country Housing Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland and the first International Social Housing Summit in Den Haag, Netherlands. Valerie’s active community service roles include serving as a board member of Inroads NY/NJ as well as an executive committee member of the Women’s Leadership Committee of the United Way of New York City. Valerie also serves on the board of trustees for the Brooklyn Arts Council; the Chair’s Advisory Council for BRIC, and the advisory board for Eyebeam in Brooklyn. Valerie is an active member of the East Kings County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
John Dimatos is the Senior Director of Design and Technology Communities at Kickstarter. He is also a co-founder and senior advisor to Water Canary, a social venture developing a fast, networked, water‐testing device that radically reduces the amount of time, expense, and skill required to test water for pathogens. He is also adjunct faculty at the Interactive Telecommunications Program of NYU, a “laboratory for the recently possible” and home to one of the most amazing communities of makers and thinkers in NYC.
Tatiana Platt is an internet entrepreneur, angel investor, and co-founder of FameGame.com, a social networking start-up launched in August 2007. She is a former senior executive at America Online (AOL). She was one of the longest tenured executives at AOL and one of the few female executives at the company. She is an active philanthropist in Manhattan and is a supporter of Anthony Shriver’s Best Buddies International Charity. She founded the Tatiana Simone Foundation in 1999. Under her leadership, AOL created an Office of Accessibility to ensure AOL products are accessible to people with disabilities in 2000.
Matt is a writer, technologist and communications leader working in Brooklyn, with roots in the technology, art and electronic music communities in the Pacific Northwest. He spent 15 years in various engineering and communications roles at Microsoft, most recently on the company’s strategic prototyping team.