Eyebeam Roadshow

Nov 18th, 2008

The Eyebeam Roadshow is what you get when you mix a rock and roll tour with the talented residents and fellows of the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, NYC. Six Eyebeam members will introduce Eyebeam and their individual work from 6 to 7pm and will give four workshops from 7 to 10pm. The presentations are open to the public, but the workshops are only available for DMA students and are limited to twenty participants. The workshop sign-up sheet is at the Help Desk on the fourth floor.

Story Walk Collaborative Narratives. Christina Kral
The project supports the idea that experimental story telling can be done collaboratively and that no writing skills are necessary but the believe that the best stories are out on the streets waiting for us to pick them up. We'll walk through reality and shift it into fictional space. The goal is to sharpen your senses for your own reality and become aware of the important instants that make a good story and at the same time reflect on our time and our space.

Mobile Workshop. David Jimison
A distinguishing factor of mobile technologies is that you engage with them while you are on the move. Artist David Jimison will talk about new digital art forms that utilize mobile technologies, such as locative media, collaborative gaming, and wearable systems. The workshop will include hands-on creation of a locative mobile experience.

Clean Style. Michael Mandiberg, Steve Lambert
Learn to quickly make websites that are easy to navigate and well designed. Clean Style is not flashy, and is written in bulletproof search-engine-friendly XHTML/CSS. Part of this workshop will be focused on designing in Illustrator, and part of it will be on using the Google Blueprint CSS framework to quickly code your page. Steve Lambert will teach you how to get your work online quickly and easily using the latest and greatest in online content management systems. We will also discuss the importance of sharing work online and the history of shared knowledge as the basis of our civilization.

Better Living Through Screen Scraping. Jeff Crouse
Dava visualization and web mash-up have become important methods of expression in the web-art world. But how do you access the data that you want to mash-up or visualize? In this workshop, students will learn how to work with web APIs such as Flickr, Facebook, and Delicious, as well as a slightly less legitimate method of re-purposing online data called Screen Scraping.

Eyebeam is an art and technology center that provides a fertile context and state-of-the-art tools for digital research and experimentation. It is a lively incubator of creativity and thought, where artists and technologists actively engage with culture, addressing the issues and concerns of our time. Eyebeam challenges convention, celebrates the hack, educates the next generation, encourages collaboration, freely offers its contributions to the community, and invites the public to share in a spirit of openness: open source, open content and open distribution.



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