What is Eyebeam?
Eyebeam was established in 1998 by John S. Johnson as a resource for artists to engage creatively with technology in an experimental setting.
Eyebeam is committed to amplifying the voices of artists, inventors, designers and engineers who show us the horizon of what is possible, creating space for nearly 500 of them to imagine the future. Society’s ever-shifting relationship to technology can be charted through the work of those that have come through our doors over the past two decades.
What kinds of events do you host?
Where are you located?
We are located at 199 Cook Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206. The nearest subway is the L-Morgan station. The L-Morgan station does not have an elevator. The closest station with an elevator is the JM-Flushing station. For information on accessible transit on the MTA visit this link.
Is Eyebeam an ADA accessible space?
The 199 Cook street entrance is accessible via a 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).
Does Eyebeam do R&D?
Eyebeam does not do direct client work. If you have an idea for web design or a prototype, we encourage you to read the guidelines for applying to a residency.
Can I take a tour of Eyebeam?
Our studios are open during events. Check out our calendar, subscribe to our newsletter, and follow us on social media to find out.
I (or my organization) like the work that you’re doing. How can I support you?
Donate! We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are tax-deductible. Additionally, if you are interested in partnering or sponsoring Eyebeam Residents and would like to arrange studio visits, please email [email protected] We will get back to you if we think it’s a good fit.
Want to know more about Eyebeam Center for the Future (ECFJ) of Journalism?
Visit our ECFJ FAQ page.
Want to know more about our Residency Program?
Visit our Residency FAQ page.
How do you define alums?
We define alums as people who have worked with Eyebeam for three or more months as fellows, residents, or collaborators.
Can I use your space?
Reach out and check in with us directly at [email protected].
Can you help promote my work?
Eyebeam is always open to spreading the word about the amazing work happening within our community. Fill out our share form and we’ll do our best to drop a mention. If it’s time-sensitive, make sure you give us some notice!
I want to see everyone again! Can I host an Eyebeam alum hangout?
Yes, yes, yes – we should do that. Get in touch with us.
How do I stay in touch?
Eyebeam continues to maintain a lively listserve—you can request to join by emailing [email protected]. Also, make sure you’re on our general newsletter. And, of course, you can also reach out to any of the staff.