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The Summer Program provides a unique opportunity to observe the development and performance methodologies of Robert Wilson and his collaborators; to work with established professionals in the international performing arts world; to forge relationships with artists from a broad range of experience levels and disciplines; to develop networks of US and international professional contacts; and to investigate what it means to be a “global artist.”


Summer Program participants receive access to an extensive collection of resources central to the Watermill experience: daily meetings with Robert Wilson; lectures on subjects including theater and opera innovation, installation, design, and science led by international cultural luminaries, established artists and scientists; opportunities to propose and develop new work for public presentation during the annual Watermill Summer Benefit and Discover Watermill Day; 20,000 square feet of rehearsal/design spaces and outdoor stages; a theater production archive; an extensive physical and digital library; the Watermill Art Collection; and the Center's landscaped grounds. Additionally, participants have an opportunity to audition for Robert Wilson's summer staging rehearsals and to take part in workshops with his collaborators.

Application Deadline

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 5pm EST

Program Dates

The Watermill Center 2015 International Summer Program will run from:

July 13 to August 16, 2015.

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Syneme Announces Telearts Summer Institute II in Calgary

TeleArts: Artists Collaborating Over High Speed Networks

3 Week Summer Workshop Intensive

July 4-22, 2011

Syneme: link)
Wiki: link)
University of Calgary

Instructor: Dr. Kenneth Fields
Canada Research Chair in Telemedia Arts; Associate Professor of Music
Syneme Projects

  • Univ of Calgary Credit offered for remote participation (registration info below).

Syneme will hold a ground breaking summer workshop on telearts from July 4-22, 2011, at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada at the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The workshop explores the collaborative potential of mixed media/reality and live performance over high-speed networks using the power of 1 gigabit research networks. Real-time distance collaboration and performance will be the focus of our exploration. Syneme’s Telearts summer workshop aims to attract professional artists and musicians without year-round access to high-speed networks. Attendees will implement projects utilizing Syneme's (and those of our partner's) robust network infrastructure that carries HD video and uncompressed multichannel audio. A major focus of the course is to share ideas/methodologies in progress as related to telearts projects. The workshop will conclude with an international networked, real-time collaborative performance.

Syneme’s partners include the Banff Centre, McGill? and Concordia Montreal, IDC Emily Carr, CEMC and Peking Univ Beijing, NUS Singapore, SARC Belfast, University of Waikato NZ, Hong Kong PolyU, Videotage HK, Bournemouth UK, and Stanford and Indiana Purdue US.

Workshop Schedule:
April: Announcement
April - May: Registration
May: Project proposals
June: Remote pre-collaboration (discussion, brainstorming)
July 4th, 6th, 8th: First Week Classes
July 11, 13, 15: Second Week Classes
July 18, 20, 22: Third Week Courses
July 22nd (CA/UK) and 23rd (Beijing/HK/NZ) - Final Performance
August: Documenting and Online Summaries

The Syneme tele-performance lab includes the use of a 1Gig fiber optic research network link, Apple computers, Sony and Canon HD Cams, Lifesize Express Teleconference system, Lemur OSC controller, photographic lights, Neuman and AKG microphones, 2 Panasonic HD projectors, Blackmagic Multibridge pro video card, RME audio interfaces and state of the art performance spaces.

For initial inquiries, please contact Ellen Pearlman ( or Ken Fields (

We encourage you to register and make plans for travel and accommodation (if attending on-site) as soon as possible especially if you have to attain a visa.

First Step: Send an Email to Syneme

Please email the following information to This information is informal and just for the Syneme Summer Institute staff so we can know who you are and what you are thinking of working on.

Attending Onsite or Remotely:
Proposed Title of Project:
Brief Description of Project:
Your area of expertise:

If attending as a distance participant, please provide the name of the institution and your contact supervisor. Include a description of the studio/lab you will be working in including technical specifications for distance connectivity. Alternatively, contact us so that we may find a potential university partner in your region.

If you have further questions, please contact Ellen Pearlman ( or Ken Fields (

Second Step: Registration Information

The course number is FINA507/607 (SUMMER TERM, 2011)

FINA 507 Section B50 is taught on-campus
FINA 507 Section B51 is taught on-line and is for those not in Calgary, taking the course as an Open Studies or Visiting Student
FINA 607 Section 50 is taught on-campus and is for students in graduate level programs.

For University of Calgary undergraduate and graduate students, please register as usual for the on campus section (B50 or 50 respectively)

For visiting students who want credit for this course to transfer to their home institution, please fill out this form indicating if you are taking the course in person or by distance: link)

For all other students:

Apply through the Open Studies Application Program link)

This is where you find the Open Studies Enrollment .PDF form to download: link)

Application Form Tips:

You do need an unofficial transcript from your post secondary school or university, a non-refundable $35.00 application fee and the application/registration form.

For the FINA 507/607 course only you do NOT need: English language proficiency, high school transcripts, or a letter of permission from your home institution. If you are taking other courses as well, these may be required.

Costs are:

FINA 507: $526 (tuition), approx $125 in general fees
FINA 607: $698 (Tuition), general fees will assessed consistent with a students program
Those taking the course for audit (ungraded, no credit) pay half the tuition

You can drop-off, FAX or mail (no email please) the enrollment form to:

MLB 117
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
Telephone: (403) 210-7625
Fax: (403) 289-1253

Information Sheet

Questions for International Students about visas, expenses, logistics and any other issues, please contact: Ricky Ramdhaney, Manager, International Student Programs.
Tel: 403-220-7865 Fax: 403-289-4409
Web: link)

For information about accommodation for on-site campus housing at the University of Calgary, contact: the Hotel Alma. link) . See the "Summer Housing" link on the left hand side of the page.

Do you need a visa to study/visit in Canada? Information is here: link)

We look forward to seeing you in Calgary!

Syneme: link)
Department of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts
Craigie Hall Room F217
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary AB T2N 1N4

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The Sternberg Project

the sternberg project from zena bibler on Vimeo.

The Sternberg Project is a brand new site-specific dance film by Zena Bibler/Little Dances Everywhere that is an interactive, crowd-sourced, multi-media time capsule of the park made up of video submissions filmed by the community at the park this summer.

Dancers: Katie Schetlick, Ashley Hannan, Faye Min Lim, Ariel Lembeck, Jacob Liberman, Rishauna Zumberg, Malinda Crump, Ashley Murray

Sound Design: Chris Tabron

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Kudu at MIXER, June 14.
Photo: Christine Taylor.

We come in several original summer flavors

It’s the end of June and Eyebeam is about to burst with interactive activity with the launch of Interactivos?@Eyebeam, Summer School and Digital Day Camp.

You can also catch the tail end of the Dewar’s commission for resident artists show Tourists and Travelers, and get a tour with Charlie the robotic duck to Central Park before we kiss our Spring 2008 residents goodbye, and usher in the Summer 2008 residents.

And for the memories, hot MIXER pics are online now. Summer is finally HERE kids!

This Week at Eyebeam:

June 26: Upgrade! launches Interactivos?

June 27: Interactivos? workshop and public skill-share begins

June 28: Camerautomata Charlie walking tour

July 1: Eyebeam Summer School is in session

July 7: Digital Day Camp begins

New from our Labs:

June – August 10: Sarah Cook presents Broadcast Yourself at Cornerhouse

June: TouchKit API version 2.0 to be released

June: Ayah Bdeir’s littleBits in Berlin

July 5: Anti-Advertising Agency’s OFFFice in Chicago

On the road again: The Eyebeam Roadshow call for Fall 2008 hosts

Eyebeam community news:

HeHe’s Pollstream – Nuage Vert wins 2008 Golden Nica

June 26: Upgrade! launches Interactivos?

Date: Thursday, June 26, 7PM
Location: Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC
Cost: Free

Join us on Thursday, June 26 at 7PM for the Upgrade! New York launch of Interactivos?: Better Than the Real Thing. R&D OpenLab fellow Zach Lieberman will set the scene with a presentation about Interactivos? and its beginnings at Medialab-Prado. Discussions of the real, the fake, and spoofing will ensue, with a presentation by The Yes Men. Informal discussion and a reception will follow. Eyebeam projects on display, that evening, will include BoozBot by Eyebeam senior fellow Jeff Crouse and Eyebeam Production Lab fellow David Jimison.

Upgrade! is an international, emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to bridging cultural divides. Upgrade! New York has been in existence since April 1999 and partnered with Eyebeam in March 2000. Upgrade! meetings present new media projects, engage in informal critique, and foster dialogue and collaboration between individual artists.


June 27: Interactivos? workshop and public skill-share begins

Miseong Lee, Through Time Tunnel

Interactivos?: Better Than the Real Thing
Dates: June 27 – July 12, 12 – 6PM
Location: Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC
Cost: Free
Stay tuned for the official Interactivos? project website launch!

Join us daily between June 27 and July 12, from 12 – 6PM to witness the transformation of Eyebeam’s main space into a lab for the creation of interactive art projects.

From an open-call, Eyebeam selected nine new projects to be realized by artists from around the world, with the collaboration of Eyebeam resident artists and fellows and over two dozen very skilled artists, engineers, musicians, programmers, designers, and hackers (also selected from an open call). The projects investigate interactivity in all of its forms, and usually feature a mix of hardware tinkering, software coding, and conceptual hacking.

During the intensive two-week Interactivos? workshop, the lab will be open and the public are welcome to drop in, see the artists and collaborators at work, and participate in discussions, critiques, and other social activities investigating interactivity in the context of this year’s Interactivos? theme: the blurry line between the real and the fake. A full schedule of events will follow. On July 12 the lab will be transformed into an exhibition, Double Take, which will be on view through August 9.

Interactivos? was initiated two years ago by the Medialab-Prado program and the Madrid City Council. This is the first time it has taken place outside Spain.

The full list of projects can be found here:
and an additional Interactivos? project website will be launched during the next two weeks.


June 28: Camerautomata Charlie walking tour

Date: Saturday, June 28, 2:30PM
Location: Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC

As part of the Tourists and Travelers exhibition and in conjunction with Interactivos?: Better than the real thing, come see how a robotic duck can take better tourist photos than you can. Join the guided tour of tourist sites with the magical image-digesting robotic duck Charlie. The tour will start at Eyebeam at 2:30PM (participants are encouraged to check out the exhibition before setting off!) when they’ll join the artist and the duck as they walk and take public transportation to Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, where they will then wander around the park with other tourists. The tour will take about 2 hours. Participants may also meet the group at the Bethesda Terrace at around 4PM.


July 1: Eyebeam Summer School is in session

Dates: July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 19, 22, 6PM
Location: Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC

Eyebeam Summer School is an annual adult workshop series designed to encourage the creative use of technologies for personal expression, activism, communication and community involvement. For more information and to register, email: bookstore AT eyebeam DOT org.

Tuesday, June 1: Illegal Billboard Workshop with and The Anti-Advertising Agency. Presenter: Eyebeam senior fellow Steve Lambert.

Activists estimate that half the billboards in New York City are illegal. Worth millions in profit, outdoor advertising has become a corporate black market that doesn’t stop short of breaking the law to get your attention. On July 1, the Anti-Advertising Agency and Rami Tabello of will lead a free workshop on how to identify illegal advertising and get it taken down. Canadian activist group is responsible for the removal of more than over 100 illegal billboards in Toronto. Rami Tabello will reveal how the billboard industry gets away with breaking the law and will offer suggestions on what New Yorkers can do to stop it locally. To sign up, email: workshop AT antiadvertisingagency DOT com

Thursday, July 3: Eyebeam senior fellows Steve Lambert and Jeff Crouse will lead a workshop on A Basic Sentence Markup Language (ABSML)—an artist statement generator—and a new email spam-inspired project to Keep an Army Recruiter Busy.

Tuesday, July 8: New Tools for Collaborative Practice. Presenters: Eyebeam senior fellow Steve Lambert; Mushon Zer Aviv and Dan Pfeiffer; NOR_/D: Eyebeam Production Lab fellow Addie Wagenknecht with Stefan Hechenberger.

  • Subversion (SVN): a version control system used to maintain current and historical versions of files for source code, web pages, and/or documentation—like a wiki, but for code.
  • Shiftspace: an open source layer above any website. It seeks to expand the creative possibilities currently provided through the web, allowing for the creation of online contexts built in and on top of websites.
  • TouchKit: a modular multitouch development kit with the aim to make multitouch readily available in an open source fashion. Learn the basics of how to set up your own multitouch system, the supplies you need and where to get them. We supply the open source API, schematics, source code and demo applications.

Thursday, July 10: What do artists and audiences think of interactivity? Presenter: Beryl Graham.

As part of Interactivos?, and in preparation for the opening of the exhibition Double Take, we present a lecture on how artists and audiences consider interactivity, led by Professor of New Media, Beryl Graham. Examples of high and low-tech projects in gallery and publically-sited contexts will be shown, and a rousing discussion with artists based on their own experiences will follow. This evening is in conjunction with Eyebeam research partner CRUMB, the resource for curators of new media art, based in the UK.


July 7: Digital Day Camp begins

Dates: July 7 – 25, Monday – Thursday, 1 – 5PM in the Education Lab
Location: Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC

In July 2008, Eyebeam will produce its ninth annual Digital Day Camp (DDC) program for NYC public high school students. DDC is a paid three-week summer intensive program, this year focused on the theme of Better Than the Real Thing—taking off from the Interactivos? workshop series.

Selected participants will explore the tension in distinguishing “real” from “fake”. Among the questions to be addressed: What is authentic in the real of the digital? Can something be so fake that it becomes real? How can hoaxes, recreations, and illusions be used aesthetically and critically? DDC 2008 will investivage this through the creation of interactive art projects, which will join the projects produced during Interactivos? in the exhibition, Double Take, July 29 – August 9. DDC participants will publicly present their final projects on July 29, 7PM at Eyebeam.


New from our Labs:

Doug Hall, Chip Lord, Jody Procter, The Amarillo News Tapes, 1980, Photo: copyright the artists

June: Sarah Cook presents Broadcast Yourself at Cornerhouse

Broadcast Yourself
Date: June – August 10
Location: Cornerhouse. 70 Oxford St., Manchester, UK

Broadcast Yourself is an international group exhibition of artists’ interventions into television and strategies for self-broadcasting from the 1970s to today, co-curated by Kathy Rae Huffman and Eyebeam curatorial fellow Sarah Cook.

Artists include: Active Ingredient (Rachel Jacobs / Matt Watkins); Shaina Anand; Ian Breakwell; Chris Burden; Stan Douglas; Alistair Gentry; Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Adriene Jenik; Doug Hall, Chip Lord and Jody Procter; Joanie 4 Jackie (Miranda July et al.); Pat Naldi and Wendy Kirkup; TV swansong (curated by Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie); Bill Viola; Van Gogh TV; 56KTV Bastard Channel (curated by Reinhard Storz /


June: TouchKit API version 2.0 to be released

The Opensource Multitouch software development kit TouchKit developed in part by Eyebeam Production Lab fellow Addie Wagenknecht will be released as the API version 2.0 in the coming two weeks. Sign up for the mailing list: to be the first to know when the newest versions and updates go live, and stay on top of upcoming free workshops around the US!


June: Ayah Bdeir’s littleBits in Berlin

Eyebeam R&D OpenLab fellow Ayah Bdeir is participating in the Friends of Fritzing Summit in Berlin, where she will present an early prototype of littleBits: a library of discrete electronic components pre-assembled in tiny, magnetic circuit boards. The project is in collaboration with Jeff Hoefs:, and Smart Design:


July 5: Anti-Advertising Agency’s OFFFice in Chicago

The Foundation For Freedom (Eyebeam senior fellow Steve Lambert) is thrilled to announce our new temporary world headquarters at 6932 North Glenwood Avenue in Chicago. Starting today, and over the next four weeks, we’ll bring our mission and services to all the brilliant Chicagoland advertisers, marketers, and PR people ready to contribute to society in a meaningful way. The oFFFice will be open weekdays from 9AM to 4PM, through July 15 Brazil time, in solidarity with the visionaries who banned outdoor advertising (11AM to 6PM CST). We’re holding several events in our first week to celebrate! Come by and learn more:

Steve also has drawings at the Haterdorn Museum in New Jersey:


On the road again: The Eyebeam Roadshow call for Fall 2008 hosts

The Eyebeam Roadshow is looking for hosts for its Fall 2008 tour. The Eyebeam Roadshow consists of a vibrant series of mini-lectures and skill-share workshops, from the distinguished roster of artists who have worked within Eyebeam’s Labs.

Lecture topics may include: art and technology; copyright; open-source hardware and software; public space; hacking as an art form; how to write the world’s worst artist statement; creating tools for dissent; and other nascent projects developed at Eyebeam.

If you are interested in hosting The Eyebeam Roadshow, please contact the Eyebeam production manager Stephanie Hunt: stephanie AT eyebeam DOT org with possible dates.

More information about the Roadshow visit:


Community news:

HeHe’s Pollstream – Nuage Vert wins 2008 Golden Nica

HeHe (Eyebeam alumni Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen) Pollstream – Nuage Vert: http://www.nuagevert.orghttp// transforms clouds into projection surfaces. As such, these indefinable, constantly and chaotically changing products of the condensation of water vapor become media bearing political ideas and messages. Or aestheticized symbols of environmental pollution caused by carbon emissions. Pollstream – Nuage Vert was developed in collaboration with experts in laser technology, computer science, electrical engineering, energy generation and air quality monitoring. Development commenced in 2002 and concluded in February 2008 with a performance in Helsinki that demonstrated how art is capable of encompassing an entire city—its public sphere, its industry and its inhabitants—and unfolding sociopolitical relevance.

Pollstream – Nuage Vert is the recipient of the Prix Ars Electronica 2008 Golden Nica in the Hybrid Art category.


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