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11.10.14 Rhett Jones

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week Birch Cooper discusses his modular sound modules built while he was a resident at Eyebeam. I’d like to try to use this notebook about my recent modular synth work to illustrate the interconnected, fractal nature of all […]

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06.18.14 Marina Galperina

MSHR’s stage is one giant musical instrument, a sculpture made of mirrors and fluorescent plastic. It’s laser-cut into latices of glyphs connected by wires, with plates curving into square, kaleidoscope shapes and lasers cutting through the fog. Their other instruments are custom-built from analog synthesizers, optical sensors, oscillators, light bulbs, microphones and seashells. As they perform, moving […]

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02.27.14 Rhett Jones

Video art is a fairly overlooked medium. Collectors don’t collect it very much and museums hide it in their archives. These days getting people to recognize net art and animated GIFs as legit seems like a bigger challenge, but it was video art that helped lay the groundwork for those platforms and it has never really […]

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12.20.13 Aymann Ismail

When ANIMAL checked out the Emoji Art & Design Show at Eyebeam in Chelsea, we were impressed with just how creative the artists have been in using and subverting those silly little icons. Zoë Salditch, who co-curated the show with Julia Kaganskiy, walked us through the exhibit. We also spoke with artist Matthew Rothenberg about his ongoing Emoji […]

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10.30.13 Kyle Petreycik

At this point, it’s clear that the emoji isn’t going anywhere, and now the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center is hosting an art exhibition and pop-up market featuring works experimenting within the pictograms and characters. The’ve issued an open call for “a diverse array of interpretations and appropriations of the emoji that exist both on and […]

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10.09.13 Kyle Petreycik

The city’s leading not-for-profit art and technology center Eyebeam have just announced plans to relocate from their current location in Chelsea’ to the BAM Cultural District in Brooklyn, an area that’s already become home to over forty arts organizations. Founded by filmmaker and entrepreneur John S. Johnson in 1997, the space has since evolved into a valuable resource for new […]

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08.01.13 Andy Cush

By now, you’re surely aware that your privacy is being eroded upon (and if you weren’t before, yesterday’s XKeyscore leaks were a helpful reminder). Perhaps you’ve vaguely aware of things like Tor and DuckDuckGo, but don’t have a clear, fully-formed idea of how to keep your private things private. Yes, the extent of surveillance by […]

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05.21.13 Marina Galperina

The sign warning about Eyebeam’s “offensive” Venus Webcam installation has been updated at last night’s  Internet Week New York opening party. (Photo: Marina Galperina/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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05.20.13 Marina Galperina

Venus Webcam was a stand-out new media piece at the F.A.T. Gold 5-Year Retrospective at Eyebeam Art+Technology Center. It also got ANIMAL kicked off Facebook for two days, after we posted the project documentation — “art boobs,” sort of. Today, Eyebeam’s booth for Internet Week New York (#IWNY) at the Metropolitan Pavilion got censored. In physical space. With a curtain. Yes, […]

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05.17.13 Marina Galperina

Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza’s interactive Transposition (2013) at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center’s “video_dumbo” moving image festival warbles, waves and makes alluring sounds, like this… Transposition, Cuppetelli & Mendoza, video_dumbo vine.co/v/bEXnuMEdeOp — Marina Galperina (@mfortki) May 16, 2013 (Photo: Marina Galperina/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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