• Designing a new way to build software & manage complexity - a visual development environment for all

    Please support former Eyebeam Resident Forrest Oliphant on his latest project with The Grid.

  • The art of digital living in the PRISM era. An illustrated limited edition Kickstarter-only book for art, tech & theory fans.

    Cool new project by Eyebeam alum McKenzie Wark

  • What if people around the world could sign a petition for free using any mobile phone?

    Turning the power of missed calls as a means for civic engagement into a mobile petition tool. We can definitely get behind this!

  • The IR-Blue is an affordable thermal imaging accessory for iPhone and Android Devices. See the world in a new way.

    Helpful, easy-to-use, and well, just plain cool.

  • CLOUDS is a documentary exploring creativity through the lens of code

    This is the collaborative work of 2 Eyebeam residents, James George and Jonathan Minard. It's an incredibly beautiful, orignal, and powerful take on the documentary format. This is definitely a project that needs and deserves your support.

  • Help create a global resource that will foster interesting, exciting games for years to come.

    Wow, we dig this project and would love to see it realized!

  • GLI.TC/H is a free & open event celebrating g͟͏l̨í̵͠t̸̕͡c̸͞h̴̨͜e͏͏͏͏̛͟s̛͟͠! Artists, educators and tinkerers gather ه҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉҉

    Celebrating/investigating technological mishaps, digital hiccups, and failure? We can most definitely get behind a project like this!

  • A magazine exploring the frontiers of twenty-first century creativity, HOLO’s second issue will be published this spring.

    This is a magazine we can easily get behind! We're excited to see this campaign become successful.

  • The best thing since sliced bread, if you lived in a post-apocalyptic wasteland with no sliced bread.

    Eyebeam alum Zach Gage's "Guts of Glory" is doing great!! There's still a few hours to get more great gifts.

  • Narratively is an online publication devoted to untold human stories.

    This is a project we'd love to see be successful. We agree that there are many New York stories that are just not told because of a rushed news cycle: Narratively can be the antidote to that. Help them today.

  • We're melting down ice sculptures of the words "Middle Class" at the Republican and Democratic Conventions in Tampa and Charlotte.

    Eyebeam alums LigoranoReese are developing beautiful and poignant new ice sculptures as temporary monuments. Help them reach their goal!

  • blink(1) is a small USB light to give you glanceable notice of anything on your computer or the internet.

    A really great project, we'd like to have these at Eyebeam.

  • Since our campaign, FFD space suits have flown in multiple aircraft over 15,000ft, undergone 100hrs+ of pressurization, been tested by over 30 private individuals, NASA trainers & astronauts, and most recently helped train aspiring civilian astronauts!

    This is an AMAZING project that former Eyebeam resident Ted Southern worked on during his residency with us. Fantastic work by an incredibly talented designer and artist.

  • Eyebeam = open source & open content; to make what we do open to all, we are creating a new public space for books, exhibits & coffee.

    We are opening our space, to YOU! Eyebeam is redesigning its front area into an exhibition, performance, bookstore and exhibition area. It's a great way for people to learn about the amazing work being done here and also to provide a place to hang out in Chelsea. Check it out!

  • We want to build an open source software platform to share with local Trade School chapters around the world.

    Eyebeam Fellow Caroline Woolard is pulling together this amazing project that is squarely in line with Eyebeam's core beliefs: open source, the value of barter, and leveraging technology for a better future. This is a GREAT project!

  • An uplifting story of Palestinian youth in Gaza on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown.

    Eyebeam friend Nitin Sawhney has organized a campaign for this amazing project, telling the story of resilient Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown.

  • Help this community-supported residency program build studios and improve its community kitchen garden!

    A new residency program in the Catskills that "honors experimentation and process as ends in and of themselves" -- that's something we believe in too. Help support a project with a kindred spirit!

  • A community-led air quality sensing network that gives people a way to participate in the conversation about air quality.

    This project was featured at Eyebeam several months back, it's a sensor system designed to allow anyone to collect very high resolution readings of NO2 and CO concentrations outside of their home, empowering individuals to understand the quality of the air they breathe.

  • The Ende Tymes Festival is an annual celebration of noise, experimental music, and video art. Over 40 artists will perform at 2 venues

    Support Eyebeam artists' participation at the Ende Tymes Festival, organized by Eyebeam friends. It's a great chance to hear new sounds and explore alternative definitions of music itself.

  • A miniature lending library and public art installation intended for Brooklyn's Cobble Hill park.

    Bringing together public art and public libraries, our friends at the 100 Story House could use your help in realizing this great project!

  • So To Speak, an exhibition devoted to the translation of images to words, at BRIC Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn opening March 22, 2012!

    Help Eyebeam friend and former intern Emily Zimmerman with her very lovely project about translating images to words, opening at BRIC Rotunda Gallery in March.

  • Newsmotion is a civic media, public art and documentary storytelling initiative.

    A wonderful Eyebeam partner, bringing civic media and citizen reporting together. Help them meet their goal!

  • Grow fresh food in your windows even during the winter without dirt! Hitting $200K goal gets them sustainably produced in the USA!

    Born from an Eyebeam residency, Windowfarms is about to move to the next level with your help!

  • This Fall, Not An Alternative will open a new venue for art, activism, technology, and theory called No-Space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

    Our friends and collaborators over at NotAnAlternative are moving home. We can't wait to go visit and work with them more, so help them get settled and then go over to visit!

  • A media collective affiliated with Occupy Wall Street producing free printed material about the movement for the general public.

    What's not to support with so many of our favourite artists and activists getting involved?

  • The Yes Men are launching The Yes Lab so activist groups and individuals can carry out creative, media-getting actions of their own!

    Our dear friends and oft-times co-conspirators over at the Yes Men are officially activating the awesome Yes Lab for Creative Activism. Get involved!

  • Infinite Light brought dance media art to the Water Stages of Xi'an, China's 2011 Horticultural Expo. Now you can help take it global!

    Eyebeam alum Benton C Bainbridge and is Infinite Light collaborators created a
    dance/media project for the Xi'an Horticultural Exposition.

    While the work has been seen by thousands in China, they want to make a version so that you all can see it without traveling Xi'an.

  • A well-designed plug-and-play heart-rate sensor for Arduino. Put live heartbeats into your project lickety-split.

    Eyebeam alum Yuri Gitman and his collaborator Joel Murphy are devising an optical heart-rate pulse sensor, where light is shot into a finger tip or ear lobe. Just what every game developer needs right!!

  • "Tourist-In-Chief" is an installation designed by Leon Reid IV to be placed on a statue of George Washington located in New York City.

    A wonderful new project by one of the kings of public intervention, Leon Reid IV, who participated in the fabulous Open City exhibition at Eyebeam. Leon makes us think about the city and how we make it our own. Support Leon and become a tourist-in-chief in NYC!

  • A 9ft tall x 20ft long flashing sign and digital scoreboard asking passers by "CAPITALISM works for me!" true or false?

    While a Fellow at Eyebeam, Steve Lambert loved to put up signs around the building (ask us about some of them!) & around NYC. Now he's working on a new touring sign project. Steve loves to have fun & engaging conversations on difficult topics. Chat with him (& his mom & dad).

  • Moviesandbox is an Open-Source, Real-Time 3D Animation tool. It allows you to quickly sketch and animate 3D Characters and Props.

    Moviesandbox is a project Friedrich was working on during his Fellowship at Eyebeam. Its a fantastic an Open-Source, Real-Time 3D Animation tool that he's ready to take to the next level, including a linux version, and documentation so that its better able to be used by all.

  • The Metagame is a card game where you debate and argue about your favorite videogames.

    Eyebeam alum Eric Zimmerman and his current colleagues are developing a wonderful card game about videogames. Which game impacted industry more – Space Invaders or Farmville? Which game is more poetic – Tetris or Street Fighter II?

    Help figure out the questions by investing.

  • The Open Utopia is an open-source, open-access, multi-platform, web-based edition of Thomas More’s Utopia.

    As Duncombe says: "The world is a sorry mess and the tired minds of the status quo are not going to make it any better. We need radical ideas and bold imagination. This is where Utopia comes in." Worth investing in? Definitely!

  • 4 artists explore musical innovation in Morocco via collaboration, teaching, documentation, and digital storytelling.

    Eyebeam alum Jace Clayton aka DJ Rupture is working with a group of colleagues on Beyond Digital: Morocco - a project that is all about collaborating, teaching, and storytelling. All things dear to our heart at Eyebeam. What's not to love about this project?!

  • The Hip-Hop Word Count is a searchable ethnographic database built from the lyrics of over 40,000 Hip-Hop songs from 1979 to present day.

    Tahir has been working on the Hip-Hop Word Count during a residency at Eyebeam. It's an incredibly ambitious project. With a huge amount of work, he's gotten it to the existing functional prototype. He's ready to take it out of beta and into a form that's ready for public use.

  • The SADbot will be an interactive solar powered drawing machine installed in the window gallery at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in NYC.

    Dustyn Roberts and Ben Leduc-Mills' SADbot was the first fully interactive installation in Eyebeam's window gallery in Chelsea. It was a solar powered drawing machine, that is also featured in Dustyn's recently published book of DIY mechanisms for inventors: Making Things Move.

  • After 7 years of immobility, TEMPT1 is using his eyes and the EyeWriter to make art again. Support TEMPT1's return to a professional art practice.

    Named Best Art Project in 2010 Kickstarter Awards, and one of the Best Inventions of 2010 by Time Magazine, the Eyewriter synthesizes open-source eye-tracking technology and drawing software. Graffiti artist, TEMPT1, worked with Eyebeam alum GRL, OpenFrameworks, and F.A.T.Lab.

  • Ordinary folks participate in a mass collaboration toward green innovation (R&D-I-Y) and turn their apartment windows into vertical veggie farms.

    What started as an Eyebeam residency project by Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray, WindowFarms has grown to be an amazing collaborative experiment to develop DIY systems of edible hydroponic gardens which use recycled materials built for urban window spaces.

  • Our film has changed over time. Previously it was a Marco Polo-esque inspired expedition in search of artificial flavoring in the New Jersey Meadowlands.

    Jon Cohrs is in production on his documentary of his Marco Polo-esque spice trade expedition, down the Hackensack River visiting various artificial flavoring factories of New Jersey, with support from his Kickstarter campaign.

  • Design a laser cutter and make the building process repeatable for others. The result is an affordable and easy to maintain system for everybody.

    Nord/t Labs are in prototpying phase of the Lasersaur. Their goal is to create an open source laser cutter with the intention is to simplify the creation and sharing of tangible objects. Their hope to help make open source hardware mainstream. Admirable goals!

  • Back by popular demand! Unlogo is a web service that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos.

    Unlogo is a web service that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos. On a technical level, it is a really cool combination of some brand new OpenCV and FFMPEG functionality. We love the project and of course we love the fact that Jeff is open sourcing the code!

  • The Fiber Optic Tapestry is a canvas of light, woven from fiber optic thread and responds to information on the internet.

    Nora Ligorano & Marshall Reese's fiber optic tapestry parses information from online data sources to display color, light and pattern using RGB LEDs. This real-time animation is abstract, data visualization that continually updates as data changes. And its really beautiful!

  • We are raising funds for new projects - including a flotation tank - at Marian Spore, a unique art museum in Industry City (near Sunset Park, Bklyn).

    Our friend and colleague, Michael Connor, curated a series of new projects for his Marian Spore summer program in 2010 that included fabulous new work by Eyebeam alums Joe Winter and Marina Zurkow.

  • 'Gift Horse' will be made of sustainable materials and stuffed with real and imaginary paper viruses, built by the public, at the 2010 01SJ Biennial.

    Eyebeam alum Scott Kildall and Victoria Scott produced an amazing huge Trojan Horse that was paraded through the streets of San Jose, for the Zero1 2010 Festival curated by Steve Dietz.

  • Translating Moby Dick into Japanese Emoji Icons using Amazon's Mechanical Turk.

    Fred Benenson's Emoji Dick is a crowd sourced and crowd funded translation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick into Japanese emoticons called emoji. Equal parts wonderful and ridiculous!