When ideals of capitalist progress become the driver of societal value, a position of refusal can be a political and necessary act. Eyebeam’s 2020 Residency Open Call asks applicants to consider refusal as it relates to technology and its impact on society. How do acts of refusal manifest in one’s life and work poetically or directly?
Established in 1998, Digital Day Camp (DDC) is Eyebeam’s longest running program. A summer arts and technology intensive for NYC high school students, DDC challenges youth to apply creative thinking strategies across a range of technological tools and topics with the goal to help them develop critical, empowering, and long-lasting relationships with technology.