Tech By Artists


Limited spaces. RSVP now.
Includes light lunch, refreshments, and drink tickets to afterparty.

The first in a series of bootcamps, “Tech By Artists” introduces artists and technologists to the Eyebeam way of developing smart projects with big heart and a far reach.

This intensive daylong involves collaborative play, critical discussion, and targeted feedback. It is ideas-based, rather than tools-based. Participants will come out with better ideas and networks.

Bring an idea about how technology distributes power.

Session 1 11:00AM
“Networking session” | activity with Ingrid Burrington + Surya Mattu + Mushon Zer-Aviv

Session 2 2:00AM
“Politics and art: doing both is doing neither” | discussion with Allison Burtch

Session 3 3:30PM
Pitches and crits | Kevin McCoy + Mushon Zer-Aviv

Party 6:00-9:00PM
End by kicking back and enjoying some drinks with the whole Eyebeam community. RSVP for the intensive includes admission with drinks to the party.

Allison Burtch is in Speculative Hardware at UNICEF’s Office of Innovation, working on the future of drones in development and humanitarian response. She formerly taught “Critical Theory of Technology” at the School for Poetic Computation and created a jammer for mobile devices while an Eyebeam alum.

Surya Mattu is an artist and engineer working around perceptions of and access to the wireless spectrum. He’s at Pro Publica now looking at machine bias. And he’s been a resident at Bell Labs, ITP/NYU, and more.

Ingrid Burrington writes, makes maps, and tells jokes about places, politics, and the weird feelings people have about both. She’s an Eyebeam alum.

Kevin McCoy founded Monegraph, a blockchain platform for content monetization. Together with Jennifer McCoy, he also investigates the limits of filmmaking, memory and language. Both Jennifer and Kevin McCoy are both Eyebeam alums.

Mushon Zer-Aviv is a designer, an educator and a media activist based in Tel Aviv. His work and writing explore the boundaries of interface and the biases of techno-culture as they are redrawn through politics, design and networks.

With coffee sponsorship by our generous friends at Café Grumpy.