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She Who Sees The Unknown (2017-2021) is a research-based project by Morehshin Allahyari, that uses 3D simulation, sculpture, archiving, and storytelling to re-figure monstrous female/queer figures of Islamicate origin; using the traditions and myths associated with them to explore the catastrophes of colonialism, patriarchism and environmental degradation in relation to the Middle East.
TogetherNet is an open-source software that invites groups of 10 or fewer participants to build community archives through practices of consent. Designed around the ethos of data transparency and consent, TogetherNet’s goal is to transform digital rights policies such as the right to be forgotten into an embodied practice through re-imagining software architecture and user experience.
British architect and geospatial analyst Alison Killing became the first of her profession to win a Pulitzer Prize for writing through the series of articles Built to Last. Published with the support of Eyebeam’s Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) in BuzzFeed News, Built to Last is a five-part investigative series revealing a network of Chinese prison camps allegedly built to incarcerate Muslims.
Volumetric Performance Toolbox (VPT) is the collaborative project of Valencia James, Glowbox and Sorob Louie, envisioning live online 3D dance performance as a new way for artists to share a communal experience while performing from remote locations requiring minimal equipment.
Exploring worldbuilding as a form of multi-dimensional collage, Lek develops narratives to imagine alternate histories and possible futures. Lek’s award-winning work Black Cloud (2021) was the Grand Prix winner of the 2021 VH AWARD commissioned by Hyundai Motor Group and is the culmination of an ongoing body of work that explores the geopolitical implications of AI to bridge pop cultural and critical discussions of technology today.
During the Rapid Response fellowship, McDonald researched the intersection of face analysis and policing. A deeper understanding of this tech will give us the tools we need to dismantle it — whether in public spaces monitored by surveillance cameras, or personal webcams and mobile cameras monitored by big tech companies.
As Eyebeam’s Tech Fellow, Brent’s work encompasses a variety of technical and artistic challenges under the umbrella of exiting the surveillance economy. He is currently focused on open.Eyebeam, a new digital studio and gathering space for the Eyebeam community, and Undersco.re, a community-based alternative to surveillance-state software like Google Drive.