When ideals of capitalist progress become the driver of societal value, a position of refusal can be a political and necessary act. Eyebeam’s 2020 Residency Open Call asks applicants to consider refusal as it relates to technology and its impact on society. How do acts of refusal manifest in one’s life and work poetically or directly?
The Eyebeam residency is a prestigious award for artists engaged with technology and technologists working in the arts.
Explore the directory of over 500 artists who have passed through our doors.
Featured Image: “Computational Fashion” from Sabine Seymour, a 2014 alum and designer, author, award-winning serial entrepreneur, and researcher known for her work in fashionable technology and design.
“Hack Shit and Call It Art: Two Decades of Eyebeam Art and Invention,” written by Eyebeam Alum Kenyatta Cheese.
Zach Lieberman is an Eyebeam Alum from 2002, 2007 and 2008. In his work, he creates performances and installations that take human gesture as input and amplify them in different ways — making drawings come to life, imagining what the voice might look like if we could see it, transforming people’s silhouettes into music.
Stephanie Dinkins was featured in The New York Times, for her work challenging bias within artificial intelligence.
These residents are all working on projects that use technology to challenge dominant notions of access.