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Labyrinthitis at Eyebeam

Fri Aug 16, 2013 19:00 - Fri Aug 16, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America

Earbeam at Eyebeam!

Jacob Kirkegaard presents Labyrinthitis-- a sound piece of tones generated by the ears, for the ears, and, ultimately, from the listeners' own ears.
Friday August 16, 7-8pm, $11

Join us for a one-night performance of Labyrinthitis-- the immersive, sonic symphony of inner ear sounds, created by Danish artist Jacob Kirkegaard.

Labyrinthitis is an interactive sound piece that consists entirely of tones generated within the artist's inner ear, which in turn spark audible emissions within the audience's own ears. Taking place inside a floating cube within Eyebeam's main gallery, this limited engagement performance is a unique sensorial experience, blending sound with science.

Astoundingly-- our ears not only hear sounds, but create them as well. Inspired by a medical technique meant to test for deafness in newborns, Kirkegaard's performance utilizes tones recorded from his own ears, which when listened to, will generate specific tones within the listener. Kirkegaard's ear tones-- played at a specific frequency and ratio-- will cause physiological changes within the audience, thereby generating a third tone-- an "otoacoustic emission," also referred to in musicology as a "Tartini tone." Taken as a whole, the composition is an immersive and metamorphic experience, engaging little-known and seldom witnessed sensorial and physiological properties within the listener.

Eyebeam is thrilled to have Jacob Kirkegaard in attendance throughout the performance, as he will explain his process and the scientific properties behind the piece. Labyrinthitis is being presented in conjunction with Soundings: A Contemporary Score at the Museum of Modern Art, in which Kirkegaard has a sound piece based on the resonances of abandoned buildings in Chernobyl.

More information and ticketing:


The Very First Year

Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:00 - Sat Jul 27, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America

The Very First Year
July 27, noon-10pm

Since Eyebeam's founding 16 years ago, this is the very first year that its roster of Fellows, Residents, and Honorary Fellows includes a greater number of women than men.

The Very First Year is an all day public event on July 27, 2013 in consideration of this fact, organized by current Fellow Laurel Ptak and inspired by her ongoing research at Eyebeam into cyberfeminist art practices since the 1990s.

Join us Saturday, July 27 for the inaugural event, exploring aspects of gender, feminism, technology and art.

Featuring afternoon installations and activities by Feminist Economics Department (the FED), Miki Foster, Jen Kennedy + Liz Linden, Queer Technologies, Cassie Thornton, and Caroline Woolard, and an evening potluck dinner with presentations of current work by numerous female Eyebeam Alumnae.

The full schedule includes:

12pm: installations on view, coffee served, newspapers for reading

Installations on view all day will include: a Cyberfeminst Reading Room; a selection of Queer Technologies’ products including ENgenderingGenderChangers, a “solution” to Gender Adapters’ male/female binary and more; artist-made furniture designed at Eyebeam by Caroline Woolard.

1-2:30pm: New York Times Feminist Reading Group

A reading group dedicated to Saturday, July 27th’s edition of The New York Times from a feminist perspective. Participants are welcome to join regardless of whether they have read, skimmed, or even just glanced at that day's paper. The discussion begins informally with whatever news item or question participants first raise, and ranges widely from investigations of specific articles or images, to editorial choices and ad placements, to the larger questions of the business of newspapers, the migration of news into digital formats, and the future of media in general. Hosted by Liz Linden and Jen Kennedy. Questions? Email

3-4:30pm: Feminist Reproduction 3D Printing Workshop

A workshop on the fundamentals of how to use the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer, focused on its feminist potential. Miki Foster will teach the basics of 3D printing while the Feminist Economics Department (the FED) leads the production of an object with extremely high, yet completely non-monetary value. Attendees will learn about and participate in 3D printing as well as help produce the first 3D prototype of a feminist financial instrument and a new logic of value.

5pm: drinks and appetizers served, personalized 3D printing tutorials

Try your own hand at 3D printing on the MakerBot, Miki Foster will guide you through the process of printing files specially-developed by the Feminist Economics Department (the FED). You’ll be able to keep what you print and tutorials will run throughout the evening—until the filament runs dry.

6-10pm: Potluck Dinner featuring presentations of current work by Eyebeam Alumnae

Join numerous current and past female Eyebeam fellows, residents and honorary fellows who will present their current work over an informal and lively potluck dinner. Appetizers and drinks are provided by Eyebeam and participants and audience are encouraged to bring a dish or desert to share with all.

Upcoming: The Very First Year events at Eyebeam will also take place on: Thursday August 15; Sunday October 20; Saturday November 9. All are free and open to the public. Full details will continue to be announced at:


Open(Art) – Creative platforms for the open web

Fri Jul 12, 2013 18:00 - Sat Aug 10, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America

Eyebeam is pleased to announce the Open(Art) exhibition and workshop series, which marks the culmination of our Open(Art) Fellows' projects.

Open(Art) is a joint initiative launched by Eyebeam and Mozilla to support creativity at the intersection of art and the open web. It offers a unique opportunity for artists and technologists to collaborate on work that catalyzes participation on a global scale, and engages audiences through innovation, transparency, and utility.

Join the Open(Art) Fellows, Forrest Oliphant, Toby Schachman and Nortd Labs, for a reception on July 12 and workshops on July 13. Both events are free and open to the public.

About the Projects:

Forrest Oliphant - Meemoo

Meemoo brings the power of app development to everyone. It is an HTML5 data flow programming environment with an emphasis on realtime audio-visual manipulation. Using an intuitive visual interface that lets users connect modules together using colorful "wires,"Meemoo lets anyone remix and build apps right in the browser.

Toby Schachman - Pixel Shaders

Pixel Shaders is an interactive book, platform, and community centered around harnessing the graphics processing unit (GPU) for artistic purposes. It aims to make GPU programming accessible to artists in the same way that tools like Processing made CPU programming more accessible to digital creators.

Nortd Labs (Addie Wagenknecht and Stefan Hechenberger) - BOMfu

BOMfu is a collaborative web repository for open hardware projects. It aims to increase the ease of use and quality for the "bill of materials" or "BOM"- the list of raw materials required to build a finished product. The goal is to open up new and more complex forms of open hardware creation.


Eyebeam- Computational Fashion Fellowship

Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:00

New York, New York
United States of America

Computational Fashion Fellowship
Eyebeam Art + Technology Center is now accepting proposals for a 12-month funded project.

The Computational Fashion Fellowship call for 2013/2014 proposals is now open. New York-based fashion designers with a strong interest in all aspects of wearable technology are invited to apply.

The Fellowship supports research, collaboration, and the presentation of experimental and cutting edge technology within the field of fashion. We are currently looking to fund one 12-month project starting in October 2013.

Computational Fashion is an Eyebeam initiative bringing together artists, scientists, technologists, and the fashion industry to explore new ideas at the intersection of fashion and technology.

Application Deadline: Monday, July 8, 12:00PM (noon) Eastern Standard Time.
Apply online:

Computational Fashion is supported in part by the Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund.


Virtual Sculpture

Tue Jun 25, 2013 00:00 - Tue Jul 09, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America

Over the course of six weeks, students will learn how to create hybrid assemblages of real and simulated objects using Maya 3D animation software composited with video.

Instructor: Katie Torn

Tuesdays, 6-9pm
June 25-July 30 (6 sessions)

$100 per session
$400 for all 6 sessions

Materials to Bring:
- Laptop (please notify Eyebeam via purchasing process if cannot supply this)
- Camera with Video capabilities with SD Card (Optional)

It is highly encouraged that the students have some experience using After Effects and Maya.

Course Description:
Using Maya 3D animation software composited with video, students create hybrid assemblages of real and simulated objects. The workshop approach combines and manipulates appropriated 3D models, to be digitally placed into videos of handmade sculptures. Technical focus is on green screen, camera tracking using PF Track software, 3D animation, and composting in After Effects for seamless integration.

Week 1:
Building our sets
Build table top sculptures with found objects and throw away materials: used cardboard, plastic, old paint etc. The sculptures will be the subjects of the video shoot the following week.

Week 2:
Shooting with Green Screen
Make a 30 second video of your sculpture in front of the green screen.

Week 3:
Camera Tracking in PF Track
Track the camera movement of your video footage in PF Track software and export it to be used in Maya.

Week 4:
KeyLighting Techniques in After Effects
Remove the green screen from your footage using keylight techniques (and masking and rotoscoping) in After Effects.

Week 5:
Virtual Construction in Maya
Arrange and manipulate virtual models in Maya, building on the structure of your sculpture in your footage. Match the lighting of your footage with virtual lights in Maya and cast shadows of your simulated objects onto the real objects in our footage.

Week 6:
Compositing in After Effects
Composit original footage and Maya renders in After Effects to be rendered out into animated movie files. Finalize your project.

About the Instructor:
Katie Torn is a digital media artist and professor currently living in New York City. Her work employs computer programs used for Hollywood films and commercials to create experimental video works and digital prints that reflect observations on American consumerism, culture, and its impact on the environment and human body. Inspired by Cubism and Futurism, movements that strived to find new ways to express what life was like in an industrial age, Katie uses new technologies to express what life is like in the digital age where interacting in a virtual space is an everyday activity.

Katie studied studio art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, graduating with an MFA in 2012.Most recently she performed a live video piece at VIA Music and New Media Festival in Pittsburgh, screened work at SPACE 1026 in Philadelphia, and exhibited work at Platform gallery in New York City. She has a two-person show coming up this fall at Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center in Chicago. She is also a former instructor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and CUNY Staten Island.