9th Oct 2013 | 1 note

PAUL AMITAI: IN BETWEEN STATES

Paul Amitai’s In Between States is a work of personal and historical investigation and speculation, a detective story that merges contemporary field recording, archival documents, and fictional writings. The book examines the relationship between two adjacent sites – a post-World War II displaced persons camp and a present-day corporate industry park located outside of Frankfurt. In Between States also presents an alternate version of the camp as a space station orbiting Earth, devised through collaboration between governments and corporations. 

Frankfurt Mars is a Dual Exhibition, Book Launch & Performative Reading coming up at Eyebeam Storefront on Thursday, November 14, 6pm – 9pm.

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8th Oct 2013

PRISM BREAK UP CURATED READING SELECTIONS BY ALLISON BURTCH AND AURELIA MOSER

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We asked Aurelia Moser and Allison Burtch, two of the curators of Eyebeam’s PRISM Breakup Exhibition, for some of their favorite titles discussing protection from surveillance.

Here’s Aurelia’s list:

Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life (Stanford Law Books)

Surveillance as Social Sorting: Privacy, Risk and Automated Discrimination

Surveillance Detection, The Art of Prevention

Understanding Privacy

Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security

Gray Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Reverse Engineers

And Allison recommends these two:

The Agony of Power (Semiotext(e) / Intervention Series)

Foundations of Machine Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series)

PRISM Breakup will be on view until Saturday, October 12.


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1st Oct 2013 | 1 note

I AM A STRANGE LOOP

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I Am a Strange Loop is a 2007 book by Douglas Hofstadter, examining in depth the concept of a strange loop to explain the sense of “I”. The concept of a strange loop was originally developed in his 1979 book Gödel, Escher, Bach. This seminal book is avail in limited edition at Eyebeam Storefront after the Open(Art) exhibition at Storefront powered by Mozilla.


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30th Sep 2013

ALTERNATIVE HISTORIES

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This groundbreaking book—part exhibition catalogue, part cultural history—chronicles alternative art spaces in New York City since the 1960s. Developed from an exhibition of the same name at Exit Art, Alternative Histories documents more than 130 alternative spaces, groups, and projects, and the significant contributions these organizations have made to the aesthetic and social fabric of New York City. Alternative art spaces offer sites for experimentation for artists to innovate, perform, and exhibit outside the commercial gallery-and-museum circuit. 

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29th Sep 2013

THINK LIKE CLOUDS

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Think Like Clouds: The Book

Softcover book, limited edition zine, and enhanced e-book for Apple iBooks & Amazon Kindle, 228 pages.

Think Like Clouds: The Exhibition was held at NYABF at MoMA PS1, September 20-22, Gallery S, second floor, curated by Badlands Unlimited.

Think Like Clouds collects for the first time the diagrams, notes, and drawings curator Hans Ulrich Obrist has made for the past twenty-two years.

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29th Sep 2013 | 1 note

PRISM BREAK UP GROUP SHOW: A SNEAK PEAK

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On October 4–6, 2013, Eyebeam will host the first event of its kind, PRISM Breakup, a series of art and technology events dedicated to exploring and providing forms of protection from surveillance. This event came about in part from Eyebeam’s mission to support the work of artists who critically expose technologies and examine their relationship to society, as well as offering continued support to its alumni following their residencies.The gathering will bring together a wide spectrum of artists, hackers, academics, activists, security analysts and journalists for a long weekend of meaningful conversation, hands-on workshops, and art installations.

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28th Sep 2013 | 1 note

NEW FALL FACE-LIFT: EYEBEAM SPRUCES UP FOR  FALL PROGRAMMING

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Eyebeam and the Eyebeam Storefront recovers from its annual Fashion Week “occupation” in prep for exciting new upcoming fall programs, Eyebeam resident / fellow projects, exhibitions, workshops, talks, book launches, special events and performances. This weekend, while folks were schlepping out to Queens for the NY Art Book Fair. Eyebeam Storefront took the weekend off to spruce-up with a new coat of Eyebeam Storefont’s own home-mixed green fluorescent floor paint. 

Stay up-to-date with events for Eyebeam and its new Storefront (project space / bookstore), here.


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28th Sep 2013 | 10 notes

SABINE SEYMOUR AND COMPUTATIONAL FASHION AT EYEBEAM

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Fashion technologists / author Dr. Sabine Seymour often stops-by for Computational Fashion ; a new Eyebeam initiative (and area of research) bringing together artists, designers, scientists, and technologists with the fashion industry to explore emerging ideas and develop new work at the intersection of fashion and technology, curated by alumni Paul Amitai. Seymour focuses on fashionable technology and the intertwining of aesthetics and function in design and technology.

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27th Sep 2013 | 1 note

NY ART BOOK FAIR 2013 TURNS-OUT PS1 MOMA THIS YEAR

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If you weren’t able to catch year’s Art Book Fair, you probably were clued-in by the stream of Instagram images pouring in by the minute. Descriptions on the tip of everyone’s tongues were “overwhelming”, “disorienting,” and “art-hang-over” which in turn, means a rather successful turn-out in support of art book publications, publishers, independent zines across digital and printed media. The future of art books, no matter what form the content will be delivered, certainly looks abundant. 

Notable exhibitors: Badlands Unlimited, Bad Day, Sternberg Press, Text zur Kunst, Ram Publications, 

Art Papers, e-flux, PIN-UP, Triple Canopy, White Columns, Scott Hugs K48 and ProjectProjects were a select few out of a plethora of other publishers on Eyebeam Storefront’s radar. 

NY Art Book Fair 2013 at PS1 MoMA, Queens, NY. Congrats to our friends at Printed Matter Books.


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