Since opening our doors in our new home in Bushwick in 2017, we have welcomed over 4,700 people for free public programs from intimate talks with pioneers in art + tech such as Joan Jonas and Charles Atlas to Disability Artistry Wikipedia Edit-a-thons, and engaged over 13,200 remotely via livestream and our social media channels.
We’ve also launched the Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism, which has helped artist journalists reach upwards of four million readers through major media outlets such as the Nation, The NY Review of Books, The Atlantic, Gizmodo, and more.
Eyebeam former-resident, Stephanie Dinkins, creates dialog about artificial intelligence as it intersects race, gender, aging, and our future histories. Central to Dinkins’ work is the drive to co-create more ethical AI alongside communities of color, with a goal towards inclusivity and equity in the broader development of emerging technologies. Her most recent work Not The Only One (N’TOO), is an AI storyteller trained on personal data as told by three generations of women in her family. The work is, in Dinkins’ words a “multigenerational memoir of a black American family,” and opens up limitless new possibilities for AI as both portraiture and family heirloom.
Dinkins was recently awarded the Soros Equity, and Sundance New Frontiers Fellowships. Wired, Art In America, Art21, The New York Times and Washington Post, have recently covered Dinkins’ art and ideas.
Stephanie Dinkins was featured in 92Y’s #7DaysofGenius series. Here she talks about digital immortality, the world’s most emotionally intelligent robot, Bina48, and what happens when people of color start contributing to artificial intelligence systems.
An entrepreneur, inventor, and interactive artist who is the founder and CEO of the award-winning open source electronics startup littleBits.
Bdeir’s TED talk has over 1 million views and she has advised extensively on how to get more girls into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics), including at the White House and the World Bank.
littleBits has sold millions of units and has led to partnerships with Disney, Pearson, and the New York City Department of Education. Bdeir has been named one of Popular Mechanics “25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream,” Inc. Magazine’s “Top 100 Female Founders,” and MIT Technology Review’s list of “35 Innovators Under 35.”
From Beijing to Mexico City, our alumni have become part of a growing network of global ambassadors, expanding the conversation around technology’s effect on society through art.
You can help us fulfill Eyebeam’s mission — support artists’ work that reveals new paths toward a more just future. Together, we can seize this moment and shift the global conversation around our relationship to technology. This is a chance to help re-imagine new relationships to our tools, created from a foundation of freedom that is untethered to pure profit motivation. Please consider supporting this mission through a donation, in any amount.