Anyone who has followed this blog obviously knows that I am still working at Eyebeam, which means I was awarded a Senior Fellowship. It started some time ago, but Eyebeam is making a celebration out of it for the Senior Fellows and the incoming Residents.
Eyebeam awards more than $175,000 in stipends to 10 artists working at the intersection of art and technology. The artists will be honored during an invitation-only reception and presentation.
6:00PM, March 26, 2009 RSVP here Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St. (btw 10th and 11th Aves.)
New York City, March 11, 2009-Eyebeam is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2009 Senior Fellowships and Winter/Spring Residencies, who will be honored during a reception at 6:00PM, March 26. Stipends totaling nearly $175,000, as well as 24/7 access to Eyebeam's state-of-the-art new media design, digital research, and fabrication studios have been awarded to 10 artists to support performance, experimental film, wearable technologies, open culture, and sustainable art.
"Eyebeam is really periscopic in terms of spotting interdisciplinary talent," said Martin Duus, Eyebeam's director of strategy and development. "The program is unmatched in the degree of support it provides to artists and creative thinkers exploring the impact of technology on contemporary culture," he continued. "The 200 or so alumni are ample evidence that the program continues to be a launching pad for many successful careers in the art world and beyond."
The unique, invitation-only reception will offer an entry point into Eyebeam's unparalleled, highly competitive residency and fellowship programs, as well as a chance to tour the labs, meet and speak with the artists, and learn more about their work and areas of focus.
The event will take the form of short presentations complemented by viewing stations displaying elements of the artists' past and current projects. Speakers will include Executive Director Amanda McDonald Crowley and Alexander Galloway, Eyebeam alum.