Amanda McDonald Crowley
Since the beginning
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

BIO
A native of Australia now based in New York, McDonald Crowley is a cultural worker, curator, and facilitator who specializes in creating new media and contemporary art events and programs that encourage cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and exchange.

Recent curatorial efforts include Our Haus, the 10th Anniversary exhibition for the Austrian Cultural Forum, NY. In late 2012 she did a residency as a Bogliasco Fellow, at Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities in Italy, where she undertook curatorial research on the intersection between art, food, and technology. Her interests are at the intersection of art, culture, technology, science and social change and also currently include virtual performance, and urban research. Amanda is also currently a Board member of the National Alliance for Media Art + Culture (NAMAC) in the USA. She has lived and worked in Australia, Germany, Finland, and the USA; and additionally done residencies and presented curatorial programs in Canada, Korea, India, the UK, and Italy.

She was the Executive Director of Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in New York City from 2005 to 2011. Eyebeam is recognized internationally as a model for collaboration and innovation in art + technology. Her contributions to the field of electronic art also include her work as executive producer for ISEA2004 (the International Symposium for Electronic Arts 2004) held in Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland, and on a cruiser ferry in the Baltic sea. In 2002, she was Associate Director of the Adelaide Festival in Australia, and in this position was also co-chair of the working group that organized the exhibition and symposium ‘conVerge: where art and science meet’. From 1995 to 2000 she was Director of the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) where she made significant links with science and industry by developing a range of residencies for artists in settings such as science organizations, contemporary art spaces and virtual residencies online.

She previously worked with a range of arts organizations in Australia including the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Training Australia, and Electronic Media Arts Australia. She has done residencies in Berlin, Germany; Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada; and at Sarai in Delhi, India. She regularly speaks at international conferences and festivals, occasionally writes for journals such as Artlink, RealTime, the Sarai Reader, and Art Asia Pacific; and lurks on a lot of media, technology and culture related email lists.
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All the artists will be presenting their work this Saturday July 12, at 4pm. There'll be an exhibition opening and reception at 6pm! Welcome!!

EVENT

Upgrade! New York - Blank Spots on a Map: State Secrecy and the Geography of Nowhere, with Trevor Paglen


Dates:
Thu Oct 04, 2007 00:00 - Tue Oct 02, 2007

Upgrade! New York at Eyebeam

Blank Spots on a Map: State Secrecy and the Geography of Nowhere
with Trevor Paglen

Thursday October 4, 7:30 PM

Eyebeam, art and technology center
540 West 21st Street,
New York City, NY, 10011
www.eyebeam.org

Join us for a special Upgrade! with Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen presents his projects and collaborations, including his current Eyebeam commission. Joined by the Eyebeam Production Fellows, Jeff Crouse, Evan Harper, Geraldine Juarez and Chris Sugrue, his collaborators on his commissioned piece with Eyebeam, Paglen will detail the project and progress to date.

Geographer and artist Trevor Paglen takes us on a road trip through the world of hidden budgets, state secrets, covert military bases, and disappeared people: through a landscape that military and intelligence insiders call the "black world." Over the course of his talk, Paglen leads us from "non-existent" Air Force and CIA installations in the Nevada desert to secret prisons in Afghanistan and to a collection of even more obscure "black sites" startlingly close to home. Using hundreds of images he has produced and collected over the course of his work, Paglen shows how the black world's internal contradictions give rise to a peculiar visual, aesthetic, and epistemological grammar with which to think about the contemporary moment.
http://www.paglen.com/

Paglen and IAA are also presenting their collaborative work, Terminal Air, in Eyebeam's current exhibition Interference. The exhibition will be on view prior to The Upgrade!

Artists include: Forays | Angie Eng | Jill Magid | Carrie Dashow | Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg | Trevor Paglen | neuroTransmitter | Robert Ransick | Yury Gitman | Carlos J. Gomez de Llarena | IAA | Graffiti Research Lab | Caspar Stracke | Eyebeam R&D Lab | Michael Frumin | Jonah Peretti

Interference is the second of three exhibitions celebrating 10 years of Eyebeam support for artists experimenting with new technologies. Employing a diverse array of media and strategies, which includes data visualization, performance, community engagement and public intervention, the artists and collectives featured in Interference probe ideas of access and autonomy. From the very public, but deliberately obscured, satellite surveillance data recorded in Paglen and IAA’s work tracking CIA aircraft, to the intimacy of Magid’s collaboration with a local NYC police officer; from Forays’ engagement with local community gardeners, to GRL, Gomez de Llarena and Gitman’s tools for communication, the projects in Interference ask us to seriously consider concepts of communal space in an increasingly privatized public sphere.

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Amanda McDonald Crowley
executive director

EYEBEAM
540 W. 21st Street
New York, NY 10011, USA
T +1 - 212.937.6580 x223
F +1 - 212.937.6582
amc@eyebeam.org
www.eyebeam.org


EVENT

Upgrade! New York - Free Media with Graham Harwood and presentation from Picture New York


Dates:
Tue Jul 31, 2007 00:00 - Fri Jul 27, 2007

Upgrade! New York at Eyebeam

Free Media with Graham Harwood

Tuesday, July 31, 7:30 PM

Eyebeam, art and technology center
540 West 21st Street,
New York City, NY, 10011
www.eyebeam.org

Join us for a special Upgrade! this Tuesday with Graham Harwood, who will talk about his work on the MediaShed/Eyebeam collaboration to create Gearbox, an open source tool kit for editors and media makers of all skill levels. MediaShed have been working together with the Eyebeam Production Lab Fellows Jeff Crouse, Evan Harper, Geraldine Juarez, and Chris Sugrue to create Gearbox. Harwood will discuss this and other “free-media” projects that repurpose publicly accessible materials and equipment for creative expression.

The presentation coincides with a critical moment in NYC legislation, as the Mayor’s Office of Theater, Film and Broadcasting - the division of city government that issues permits for television and film production in the city - considers a new bill that would require permits for even the most casual of camera-wielding, not to mention proof of a $1 million insurance policy covering the “shoot”.

In conjunction, a representative from Picture New York, a coalition of concerned filmmakers and photographers fighting against proposed restrictions on photography in public space will make a special appearance to discuss the proposed restrictions and ways to take action. Picture New York will be participating in a press conference and First Amendment-themed rally at Union Square at 6:30pm this Friday, July 27. http://www.pictureny.org/?p=9#more-9

Picture New York have also prepared a petition available here: http://www.pictureny.org/petition/index.php ; and are calling for photographers and filmmakers to post work shot in NYC or new work commenting on this issue to YouTube or Flickr. http://www.pictureny.org/?cat=1

Graham Harwood is the artistic director of the UK artist group Mongrel. His main interests are in the networked image and helping other people set things up for themselves. He currently lives at the mouth of the Thames with fellow Mongrel member Matsuko Yokokoji and their son Lani, were they are helping to set up MediaShed.

MediaShed is the first "free-media" space to open in the east of England. The central principle of free-media is the principle of FREEDOM, both individual expression and for new approaches to culture and a sustainable society. It's a place where members can come hang out, learn, propose some training, create and propose new projects using free-media or show things they have made on one of our screening nights. The MediaShed is designed to be as open and accessible as possible, welcoming all.

Gearbox: http://www.gearbox.mediashed.org/
MediaShed: http://www.mediashed.org/

Picture New York: http://www.pictureny.org/

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Amanda McDonald Crowley
executive director

EYEBEAM
540 W. 21st Street
New York, NY 10011, USA
amc@eyebeam.org
www.eyebeam.org


OPPORTUNITY

Eyebeam Fellowship Applications online!


Deadline:
Fri Jul 06, 2007 00:54

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.

http://www.eyebeam.org/production/production.php?pagethlcall

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
* 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 fellowshipinfo@eyebeam.org.

Thanks, we are excited to hear from you!

http://www.eyebeam.org/production/production.php?pagethlcall

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EYEBEAM
540 W. 21st Street
New York, NY 10011, USA
T +1 - 212.937.6580
F +1 - 212.937.6582
amc@eyebeam.org
www.eyebeam.org


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