As a hub for ideas and exchange, Eyebeam presents programs with a mission to amplify the work of our current residents and alumni — a group of the most visionary thinkers and makers in the world. Deep thinking, experimentation, and engagement happen in our Bushwick home. Our events are always free and open to the public. Outside our walls, we forge partnerships around NYC and beyond to expand the reach of our community in both physical and virtual space, as well as in the media through the Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism.
The Eyebeam Residency is a prestigious award for those creating work that engages with technology and society through art.
Eyebeam hosts Digital Day Camp (DDC), an intensive, multi-week, youth arts and technology program for NYC high school students. In addition, we offer an after-school, 5-month residency for students.
Welcome Wednesday, Eyebeam Assembly, and Eyebeam Exchange create space for visionary thinkers, makers, and artists to host panels, workshops, and experiment with different formats that are open to the public.
This past year, artist-in-residence LaJuné McMillian has been developing The Black Movement Project, an online database of motion capture data from Black performers and Black character base models. Throughout this process, a series of questions around the ethics of digitizing Black movement have been raised. For our upcoming Eyebeam Assembly, McMillian invited guest speakers Aimee Meredith Cox, Yale Associate Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies, and Writer and Motion Designer Yussef Cole to parse these questions in relationship to their own personal practices and research.