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In light of tectonic shifts in the overlap between art, culture and technology in recent years, Eyebeam threw open its Residency Program to practitioners whose visionary work is not hemmed in by genre or medium but can flourish through technological savvy.


Beatriz da Costa’s multidisciplinary projects are bioart with a heart, installations, videos, and performances that artfully merge biotechnology and social issues. Many of her projects entail the idea and practice of “public amateurism,” in which artists conduct science research based on hobbyism and DIY interest as a form of active social participation. Over many years Beatriz has produced cross-species projects in which microbes, pigeons, and genetically modified crops have played a key role. In the Life Garden, an installation from her latest series The Costs of Life, she blends medical research related to cancer with her personal experiences to create a greenhouse filled with plants that are medicinal for treating cancer. Beatriz generously answered a few questions proposed by intern Katherine DiPierro about her engaging interdisciplinary work.


Someday, all art will be on the Internet. Maybe or maybe not. But what is emerging online today is increasingly polished and sometimes, as with this work, which visualizes a movement from Bach’s first cello suite in geometric form, wildly popular. Alexander Chen’s video went viral this year, and it deserves the acclaim.


The Residents and a Dance


Following is the text of the toast by the President of Suriname, Runaldo:
"unable to write, president bush, #4422:laugh, at presidents, line 5:
Invalid indirection &cat=eb k true two presidential killings and their
effects on us history. (pause) (normal) Dear Mister President you are
CHARIOT CHARIOT. Dear ..... watched the president on tv 0.03user 0.02sy-
stem 0:00.05elapsed 100%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k 0.03user
0.04system 0:00.18elapsed 38%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
0.04user 0.05system 0:00.22elapsed 40%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresi-
dent)k :prepared to support the president whole-heartedly, not with any
<HotPent> I have to do something presidenty today!!!! so I will shower!


Trained as a string musician, Alexander Chen uses HTML5 and Flash to build interactive virtual string instruments from source material as diverse as a Gibson Les Paul, the New York subway system and, most recently, a classical cello. Baroque.me visualizes the notes of the first Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suites as continuously shifting strings, and is the first part in a planned series of graphical representations of baroque music. By utilizing the mathematics behind string length and pitch, Alexander spotlights the underlying structure and subtle shifts in the musical piece. While at Eyebeam, he's part of a collaboration with New Visions to develop strategies for maximizing digital learning as a member of Digital Teacher Corps.


A two-day presentation at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center allowing an inside look at current research and in-progress work. Open Studios is a chance to meet the amazing artists and creative technologists that make Eyebeam an exciting creative incubator of new ideas, new art, and new technology: Think, Make, Share.

Fran Ilich
Mark Shepard
Mary Mattingly

Nova Jiang
Taeyoon Choi

Aaron Meyers


On November 16, Eyebeam's fellows, residents, and student residents gathered in the main space together with staff to present their works in progress.

Honorary Resident Hsing Wei presented proposals from Digital Teacher Corps, a partnership between Eyebeam and New Visions for Public Schools. Fellow Mary Mattingly presented in-progress images of her Wearable Homes and Flock Houses, along with images of past projects.

Members of Eyebeam's Student Residency Program also presented proposals of projects they will create during their year-long residencies. The five high school students will work together with residents and fellows in Eyebeam's state of the art facilities to create works of art and technology through the media of video production, dance, activism, game design, and textile technology.

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Eye To Eyebeam is a series on Eyebeam's residents and fellows. It includes interviews, photos, and other news and is authored by Eyebeam intern Katherine DiPierro. These interactive posts offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about Eyebeam's diverse community of creative practitioners.

Each week, you'll see interviews profiling individual Eyebeamers. Artists who have already engaged in conversation about their projects include:

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September 2011

Eye to Eyebeam is a series on Eyebeam's artists in residence and fellows that includes interviews, photos, and other information on Eyebeam’s artists and creative technologists. It is authored by Eyebeam intern Katherine DiPierro.

Alan Sondheim is a transmedia artist, a musician, a theorist, and a writer. In past interviews, he has described himself as falling “between” literature and the arts; similarly, his projects fall between real and virtual bodies and worlds. For nearly forty years, Alan has employed his talents in writing and art-making to produce books, videos, performances, and net art. Through prolific writing and art-making, Alan has worked on many projects that link philosophy, psychology, language, body, sexuality, and virtuality. Eyebeam intern Katherine DiPierro (virtually) sat down with Alan Sondheim to find out more about his past and current work.


Eye to Eyebeam is a series on Eyebeam's artists in residence and fellows that includes interviews, photos, and other information on Eyebeam’s artists and creative technologists. It is authored by Eyebeam intern Katherine DiPierro.

Projects: Eye To Eyebeam, Residencies, Wearable Weapons, Wearable Weapons // Interactive Costumes
People: Carrie Mae Rose, Katherine DiPierro
Tags: fall 2011, fellowships, interview, residents
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