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Eyebeam Open Studios Fall 2009 / Art in New York City

Eyebeam (http://eyebeam.org) is the leading not-for-profit art and technology center in the United States. Founded in 1996 and incorporated in 1997, Eyebeam was conceived as a non-profit art and technology center dedicated to exposing broad and diverse audiences to new technologies and media arts, while simultaneously establishing and demonstrating new media as a significant genre of cultural production. Since its founding, Eyebeam has supported more than 130 fellowships and residencies for artists and creative technologists.


Eyebeam organizes open studios twice a year, and I had the pleasure to visit one of them by invitation of Matthew Borgatti, a designer + technologist I met on Flickr a few weeks before the opening. Here are some highlights from my collection of photographs and video interviews conducted during the show.


Because of this very long post, I have created jump links here:
+1 Sculpture: OMG LOL
+2 Electronics on Canvas: Les Années Lumière by Ayah Bdeir
+3 Fairytale Fashion
+4 Spaceman Lamp by Matthew Borgatti
+5 Deadly Sins (Snowglobes) by Ligorano / Reese
+6 Window Farms by Britta Riley
+7 Collaborative Interactive Video Remix
+8 See also
+9 Related SML Universe



1. Sculpture: OMG LOL (artist unknown. SML RFI?)


Sculpture: OMG LOL / Eyebeam Art + Technology Center Open Studios: Fall 2009 / 20091023.10D.55420.P1.L1. / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)



2. Electronics on Canvas: Les Années Lumière by Ayah Bdeir



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The spokesperson of littleBits, a friend of the artist, talks to See-ming Lee about the sculpture / mixed media painting: a birds eye view of a little over 3 years of violence, strife, and very bright lights rocking Lebanon, remembered and replayed in 45 minutes of proportionally timed light display.


Electronics on Canvas: Les Années Lumière by Ayah Bdeir, 2008 / Eyebeam Open Studios Fall 2009 / 20091023.10D.55585.P1.CC / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)


Ayah Bdeir
Les Années Lumière
22 x 30 inches
Electronics on Canvas
produced June 2008
in collaboration with Rouba Khalil



3. Fairytale Fashion


Fairytale Fashion (http://fairytalefashion) is a project created by Diana Eng (LinkedIn / Twitter / dianaeng.com), a fashion designer who works with science and technology. She is the co-founder of the NYC Resistor hacker group, and is popularly known as one of the designers in the Bravo TV series hit Project Runway.


Diana Eng, Fairytale Fashion / Eyebeam Open Studios: Fall 2009 / 20091023.10D.55465.P1.L1.SQ.BW / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)


Fairytale Fashion uses technology to create a collection of magical clothing in real life, and share their work in weekly research and development web videos. Here are some video interviews shot during the event:


3.1 Fairytale Fashion: Part 1: Overview (Diana Eng)



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3.2 Fairytale Fashion: Part 2: Projects (Diana Eng)



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3.3 Fairytale Fashion: Part 3: Public Collaboration (Matthew Borgatti)



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4. Spaceman Lamp by Matthew Borgatti


Matthew Borgatti (Facebook / Flickr / Friendfeed / LinkedIn / Twitter / Vimeo / sinbox.org) is a designer + technologist in New York. I met him originally on Flickr when I stumbled upon his Spaceman Lamp (Flickr set).



Matthew Borgatti / Eyebeam Open Studios: Fall 2009 / 20091023.10D.55532.P1.L1.C23.BW / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)



In the following video, Matthew talks to me about his concept, idea and inspiration behind his Spaceman Lamp project:



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5. Deadly Sins (Snowglobes) by Ligorano / Reese


Sculpture: Deadly Sins (Snowglobes), Pure Products USA, by Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, Eyebeam Open Studios Fall 2009 / 20091023.10D.55572.P1.L1 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)


Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, two artists who have been collaborating on work together for over a decade in New York, chat with me regarding their new collectible sculptures limited-edition series Deadly Sins. The set of snowglobes are available individually, each of which contain one word from the seven deadly sins: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, and Pride - and represented by a unique color.




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+ http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=633434761

+ http://ligoranoreese.net


Nora Ligorano


Nora Ligorano, Eyebeam Open Studios Fall 2009 / 20091023.10D.55582.P1.L1.SQ.BW / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Marshall Reese


Marshall Reese, Eyebeam Open Studios Fall 2009 / 20091023.10D.55575.P1.L1.SQ.BW / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Seven Deadly Sins Snowglobes


Sculpture: Deadly Sins (Snowglobes), Pure Products USA, by Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, Eyebeam Open Studios Fall 2009 / 20091023.10D.55556.P1.L1.C23 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)
Greed
Sculpture: Deadly Sins (Snowglobes): Greed, Pure Products USA, by Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, Eyebeam Open Studios Fall 2009 / 20091023.10D.55558.P1.L1.SQ / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)
Pride
Sculpture: Deadly Sins (Snowglobes): Pride, Pure Products USA, by Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, Eyebeam Open Studios Fall 2009 / 20091023.10D.55559.P1.L1.SQ / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)
Lust
Sculpture: Deadly Sins (Snowglobes): Lust, Pure Products USA, by Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, Eyebeam Open Studios Fall 2009 / 20091023.10D.55561.P1.L1.C45 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)
Evil
Sculpture: Deadly Sins (Snowglobes): Evil, Pure Products USA, by Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, Eyebeam Open Studios Fall 2009 / 20091023.10D.55563.P1.L1.C45 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

6. Window Farms by Britta Riley


Window Farms (Flickr / windowfarms.org) are vertical, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield edible window gardens built using low-impact or recycled local materials.


Window Farms by Britta Riley / Eyebeam Open Studios Fall 2009 / 20091023.10D.55550.P1.L1.C23 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

In February 2009, through a residency at Eyebeam, Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray began to build and test the first Window Farms prototype. Growing food inside NY apartments is a challenge, but within reach. The foundational knowledge base is emerging through working with agricultural, architectural and other specialists, collecting sensor data, and reinterpreting hydroponics research conducted by NASA scientists and marijuana farmers. They have been researching and developing hydroponic designs that are inexpensive and made from relatively inexpensive materials. The working prototype is a drip system made from recycled water bottles, holding 25 plants. Beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, arugula, basil, lettuce and kale are thriving.



I had to pleasure of talking to Maya Nayak, who explained to me how it works:




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7. Collaborative Interactive Video Remix by (artist unknown - SML RFI!)


Collaborative Interactive Video Remix / Eyebeam Art + Technology Center Open Studios: Fall 2009 / 20091023.10D.55453-56.P1.L1 / SML (by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

Here's a video of it in action — I can tell you one thing, the kids love it!




See also


+ Eyebeam Open Studios Fall 2009 (Flickr set)
+ Eyebeam Open Studios Fall 2009 (YouTube playlist)
+ Eyebeam Open Studios Fall 2009 (Vimeo album)



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