Holiday MIXER

Programming Series: MIXER
Partner Organizations: Mean Red

Seasons greetings from Eyebeam! Join us on Saturday, December 11, 3-9PM for Holiday MIXER, our all-ages, year-end party with hands-on workshops, demonstrations, interactive art, performances, DIY gifts, raffle, and competitive cocktail mixology featuring Eyebeam’s fellows and residents!

DJs Michna and Aarnio spinning 3-9PM.
Rickshaw Dumpling Truck serving 4-8PM!

Online admission ticket sales are now closed. Please purchase at the door.

Hours: 3:00PM-9:00PM
Cost: $10



Support Eyebeam and win prizes! Purchase 1 raffle ticket for $5 or 5 for $20 and enter to win one-of-a-kind art, books, kits and more from our current and alumni residents and fellows.

Get your raffle tickets online, or purchase them at the Holiday MIXER on December 11. Raffle tickets will remain on sale until December 31. Winners will be notified during the first week of January.



3-6PM: Brooke Singer & Stefani Bardin – The Counter Kitchen
Make your own gummy bears, toothpaste and gatorade with The Counter Kitchen ($5)

3-6PM: Ted Southern – Rotocast Aviary
Watch as hollow-formed bird figures are created on a home-made rotational casting machine built by Ted. You will learn the basics of rotational casting and take home a unique handmade holiday decoration. ($5)

4-6PM: Dustyn Roberts – Make Your Own Moustrap Powered Car
Make your own Mousetrap Powered Car, a project featured in Dustyn Roberts’ new book, Making Things Move. After you build and decorate your car, you can race it in the Grand Prix at 6PM! ($5)


3-9PM: Kaho Abe – Ninja Shadow Warrior

Ninja Shadow Warrior is an arcade style photo game in which players are challenged to use their bodies to fill in the shadow of an object. The more players, the more success! Accuracy is measured with a webcam and infrared LEDs, and scores are kept on a leader board. Photos of players in action are captured mid-pose and posted online for future fun.

3-9PM: Esther Cheung & David Jimison – Shrine of Native Rites for the Electric Winter
Esther Cheung & David Jimison use technology in rituals of psychosomatic magick.  The Shrine is a sacred space of the electro native. Projected symbols of a computational astrology on synthetic hides enclose an ambient electro tea ceremony.  Guests will be permitted entrance hourly.

3-9PM: Aaron Meyers –
 is a website built by Aaron Meyers that allows visitors to create and share animated .gifs using their webcam. For Holiday MIXER, participants will add their animations to a collaborative, holiday-themed video mural.

4-5:30PM: Kaho Abe – Mary Mack 5000
Mary Mack 5000 is a fast-paced, competitive, technologically enhanced twist on the classic schoolyard hand clapping game. Strap on your special MM5000 gloves and show off your speed, accuracy, and style. Have an exclusive sneak peak at the new vest controllers that we’ve been working on. Now there are more levels available — which means more fun!

6PM: Dustyn Roberts – Moustrap Powered Car Grand Prix
Learn to build one of the projects featured in Dustyn’s new book, Making Things Move, using the torsion spring in a mousetrap to store energy to power a small car. Build your own car, then race it in the Grand Prix at 6PM!


3-9PM: Live DJs
DJs Michna (Ghostly International) and Aarnio (ISO50/Moodgadget) take turns on the decks, spinning all day long!

7PM: Fever Creative – Competitive Cocktail Mixology
Fever Creative (Fever Karaoke, Dirt Party, Boozbot) brings back their pARTy activities with a holiday game that will leave you feeling very merry. The elimination rounds go quick, as do the drinks, as teams must make a new concoction.  The final team will win a prize, and have their drink of choice sampled by all.  Participants must be at least 21 years of age with valid ID. ($7)


Bookstore Gallery: Jacob Ciocci – Persistence Of Visions Of Faces Of Death (trapped and frozen forever # 3)
Animation and mixed-media collage

Window Gallery: Ted Southern – STARBASE: The Asteroid Incident
Video and sculpture installation


6PM: Dustyn Roberts
 – Making Things Move

Celebrate the launch of Eyebeam Alum Dustyn Robert’s long-awaited new book, Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists. From 4-6PM we will be building, decorating and racing our own fun and simple Mousetrap Powered Cars; at 6PM we will host a final Grand Prix and celebrate Dustyn’s book! Books will be for sale in the Eyebeam bookstore, and one will be part of the Holiday MIXER raffle.


We will be stocking our bookstore with plenty of fun goodies, books, kits, and art for Holiday MIXER guests. Featured items include: Making Things Move (book), and Bright Bike 2.0 kits. Also for one day only during Holiday MIXER, Pure Products will also have a Cheap F**K sale: seconds of their popular F**K snow globe will be on sale for a deeply discounted price.

Holiday MIXER is presented by Eyebeam and MeanRed Productions.


Projects:, Making Things Move, Mary Mack 5000, Ninja Shadow Warrior, Persistence Of Visions Of Faces Of Death, Windowfarms
People: Aaron MeyersBritta RileyBrooke SingerDavid JimisonDustyn RobertsFever CreativeJacob CiocciKaho AbeStefani BardinTed Southern
Research: Education, Project Blackbird, Open Culture, Sustainability, Urban Research
Tags: Holiday MIXER, mixer

Partner Organizations: Mean Red