Signal Culture is an experimental media art residency located in Owego, New York. We are now accepting applications for our Toolmaker in Residence program for the Spring/Summer 2018 season.
The Signal Culture Toolmaker in Residence program offers time, space and studio access for toolmakers in the field of experimental media art.
What is a toolmaker?
Eligible toolmaker applicants can include, but are not limited to hackers, circuit benders, software developers, engineers, and audio or visual instrument builders.
In addition, if you are an artist who is looking to figure out an interactive interface, design an installation environment, build a system of sensors or learn to program a specific piece of software for use in your art and you do not have a reason to use the artist in residence studio system, this is a good program for you.
The toolmaker studio offers access to a variety of spare parts, electronic components, IC’s, soldering equipment, Raspberry Pi computers, Arduino and Making Things boards, sensors, etc. There can be access to both Mac & PC computers available, but it is suggested that you contact us with specific questions if you require specialized equipment. We do not accept undergraduate students or Masters degree candidates.
Resident spaces feature:
- Shared kitchen, common area, dining room and deck
- A private bedroom and work space
- Private bathroom for researcher/toolmaker residents
- Shared fridge, pantry, kitchen appliances & dishes
- Shared library of printed, digital and time based media
- Easy access to shopping and events in Owego
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Signal Culture is located 3.5 hours northwest of New York City. There is no fee for the residency, but you are responsible for your own transportation and for all your expenses.
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Deadline for applications is February 16th, 2018 @ 11:59pm EST.
Download the application here: http://signalculture.org/apply.html