Eyebeam Fellowships – deadline 6 August 2007

Eyebeam Fellowships

Overview of Eyebeam Fellowships

The application process for Eyebeam’s 2007/08 Fellowship program is currently open. The deadline for applications is August 6, 2007. All applicants will be informed of their application status by October 1, 2007. The program duration is for 11 months, running from November to September.

Fellowships will be offered in the R&D OpenLab, the Production Lab and the Education Lab. The focus of the Fellowships varies depending on the tools and skills available and the creative objectives and philosophy of each Lab. Up to five Fellowships will be granted for 2007/08.

For all of the Fellowships we are seeking applications from artists, hackers, designers, engineers and creative technologists to come to Eyebeam for a year to undertake new research and develop new work. The ideal Fellow has experience working with and making innovative technological art and/or creative technology projects and has a passion for collaborative development. Fellows will bring this experience and working approach to their own independent projects, projects initiated by other Residents or Fellows and projects conceived collaboratively during the Fellowship period.

Fellows are selected from an open call. International applicants are welcome to apply although we do not have the resources to provide travel or accommodation. We are happy to work with selected applicants, where required, to help them to secure funds to cover these expenses. International Fellows are responsible for securing their own visas for the Fellowship period.

Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend and health benefits during their stay. They are able to take on additional external teaching or consulting work, but there is an expectation that Fellows will be working at Eyebeam a minimum of four days a week.

Collaborative partnerships at Eyebeam will be fostered though group critiques, discussions and projects, within and between the lab environments and residency programs. Fellows also benefit from critiques, lectures and workshops by external practitioners chosen for their relationship to subjects and projects being worked on in the Labs. All Fellows are encouraged to share their skills and knowledge with the larger Eyebeam community by conducting formal and/or informal workshops with others in the Labs as well as possible workshops open to the public. There are also opportunities to develop work for performance, events, seminars, exhibition or other public programming in the Eyebeam galleries (and beyond) during the term of the fellowship.

Core to our principle at Eyebeam is the brokering of relationships between artists, hackers, coders, engineers and other creative technologists and the contexts we provide. The intention is to foster and facilitate relationships whereby technologists and artists can come together to germinate and hothouse their ideas, develop new processes and create new works through a period of immersion in a social context which is rich in technology, expertise and ideas.

Research Themes
We also support research groups to bring together creative practitioners working at Eyebeam as well as expert external participants. New research leads to possible public outcomes including seminars, public discussion and exhibition.

Research themes for 2007/08 include (though will not be limited to):
* Energy, Technology and Sustainability
* Urban research, urban interventions and media in public space Artists and creative technologists interested in these research areas are particularly encouraged to apply for 2007/08 Fellowships.

Application Requirements
Applications received after the deadline of August 6, 2007, will not be accepted. All applications and work samples must be submitted through the online form. No exceptions will be made. You can create a user/password during the application process and log back into the server to update your application before the final deadline. Complete applications must include the following information:
* Contact Information
* Resume or CV (rtf or pdf doc)
* Work samples in the form of URLs or uploaded media
o Include a project description with your work sample that explains your contribution to the piece, how it was meant to be viewed and how it relates to your proposed project(s).
* Concise responses to all application questions

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please read the guidelines for each of the Fellowships carefully. Each working environment has different sets of tools and different mentors/trainers for these tools, so applicants should consider which environment will best suit their own needs and experience. However, all artists, technologists and residents have access to resources across all three labs and programs.

If you have any questions, please email .

Thanks, we are excited to hear from you!

Previous Work
Previous projects that have been developed collaboratively across the Labs or by resident artists who have had access to all of the Labs include:
* Maya2GoogleEarth, developed by Theodore Watson, Cathy Shive and Evan Harper, with help and inspiration from Michael Frumin and Rob O’Neill
* Norene Leddy’s Aphrodite Project: Platforms
* Bill Dolson’s ReEntry Series
* Steve Lambert and Evan Harper’s AddArt Project
* Yuri Gitman and Carlos Gómez de Llarena’s Node Runner
* Alex Galloway’s Carnivore
* The Yes Men
* Mediashed’s Gearbox Free Media Toolkit