Technology’s effect on our future is always changing and difficult to understand. Through exploratory process and emotionally compelling output, Eyebeam believes that artists can help us visualize and realize a more just future.
Eyebeam enables people to think creatively and critically about technology’s effect on society, with the mission of revealing new paths toward a more just future for all.


Eyebeam supports over 125 artists each year through its diverse programming, which includes the Eyebeam ResidencyStoryteller-in-ResidenceEyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism, and Eyebeam’s Education programs, as well as participants in our far-reaching and responsive engagement initiatives. These artists are paid at W.A.G.E. certified standards to help ensure that artists who are engaging society’s relationship with technology are compensated equitably.

Open Call: Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism


The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is a grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets.     

The funds distributed to artists will assist with research, travel, and other expenses many media outlets struggle to cover, allowing stories that are often out of reach in today’s climate to be produced. And, in an effort to be responsive to an ever-fluctuating news cycle, artists will be able to apply to ECFJ for support of their work on a rolling basis. Artists with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also encouraged to apply. Grant support will range from $500 to $5,000.


All applicants must read the ECFJ Open Call page before applying: https://eyebeam.org/ecfj

Eligibility

  • Individuals and collectives can apply. Collectives must have work samples that reflect a history of working together. 
  • International applicants are welcome. 
  • Applicants must have an existing commission letter from an editor.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • At this stage of the program, all applications must be in English.


Criteria

ECFJ is a grant-making program that financially supports artists producing innovative journalistic work for major media outlets. Artists applying must have demonstrated track record of working with major media outlets. 


Artists creating work with a focus on the following issues are encouraged to apply: 

  • Data privacy 
  • 2018/2020 elections
  • Role of technology in society
  • Political influence campaigns
  • Interrogating harmful technologies
  • Countering disinformation 
  • Artificial Intelligence


Each applicant must provide: 

  • 300-word project description 
  • Assignment letter from editor
  • A reference contact or letter of support
  • Two samples of past work 
  • Detailed budget of expenses (travel costs, per diem and research costs are acceptable)


At this time, final pieces must be in English. 


All applications should be in alignment with Eyebeam’s core values of:  

  • Openness: All the work here is driven by an open-source ethos. 
  • Invention: We build on old ideas to generate new possibilities. 
  • Justice: Technology by artists is a move towards equity and democracy.


Equity and Inclusion


Eyebeam aims to create a hub for conversation and practice-sharing that is aware and responsive to systemic inequities in technology and invests in the meaningful inclusion of historically marginalized groups and voices. Eyebeam is committed to and values diversity in its organization and programs as defined by gender, race, ethnicity, disability-status, age, sexual orientation, immigrant status, and socioeconomic status. With a history rooted in innovation and collaboration Eyebeam’s programs are grounded in artist-community dialogue. Eyebeam supports the meaningful access to technology for everyone. 


Applications accepted on a rolling basis

For questions, please email ecfj@eyebeam.org and visit www.eyebeam.org/ecfj


In keeping with other organizations similarly supporting journalistic projects, if your project is one that takes you to a high-risk location, your media partner must abide by ACOS Alliance principles. More details here. Your media partner should also be fully responsibile for your endeavors.

Eyebeam accepts internship applications on a rolling basis from enrolled students who wish to obtain college credit for interning. Internships are accepted for the following departments:

  • Programs
  • Education
  • Communications/Media
  • Development & Fundraising

The internship comes with a stipend of $480 to cover travel over the time of the internship. We are able to assist in securing academic credit, and may furnish letters of recommendation or references as requested. 

Internships typically last 3 months for 2 days a week with flexible hours, for a total of no more than 150 hours. 

People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ people, disabled people, and members of other historically marginalized groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply. Eyebeam is an equal opportunity employer.

We use this same online application form for all internship opportunities 

Eyebeam is accepting internship applications for 2022’s virtual Digital Day Camp, a six-week summer youth program for high school students. 

This year’s theme is Accessible Smart Cities and the Digital Twin. 

This summer, Eyebeam will host its annual Digital Day Camp (DDC) in-person/hybrid for 6 weeks from July 11 - August 19 for students in the New York City area, and across the country.

DDC Students will work in-person/hybrid with artist-educators and Eyebeam staff, engaging in hands-on workshops that focus on the intersection of art, technology, and community organizing. This year, we are continuing to build on a new hybrid model for DDC in response to the pandemic and will be incorporating a number of exciting new digital tools as well as increased opportunities for students to share their work with the broader Eyebeam community. Over the course of six weeks, students will be invited to explore and create their own examples of tech tools for social justice, culminating in a public presentation in the sixth week.

Daily classes will introduce students to digital accessibility, urban planning, wayfinding, electronics, art history, art activism, critical thinking, 3D printing, JavaScript, command-line tools, and physical computing. Students are expected to participate actively in class discussions, between themselves and with their teachers.

How will classes be conducted?

Digital Day Camp will run for a total of six weeks from July 11 - August 19, 2022, and will consist of two groups of 15 students each. Structured workshops run two days a week for each cohort, with the third day of field trips, guest speakers, and open hours midweek for both cohorts to meet.

Classes will meet in person/hybrid* at New York University, 370 Jay Street, Brooklyn NY, and hybrid options are available over Zoom and Discord. Cohort 1 will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday and Cohort 2 will meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Classes will take place from 10 am 4 pm, with multiple breaks and free lunch. 

Applicants will be asked to indicate which section fits best with their schedule. Field trips and open hours (for guest speakers, class questions, or collective play) led by teachers and TAs are on Wednesday.


What: Digital Day Camp (teens)

When: Six-week sessions between July 11th - August 19th

Who: Digital Day Camp serves appx. 30 high school students aged 14-18 with various levels of experience with technology

How: 2 Cohorts (1&2) split into aligning 3 days of the 5-day week.

When: July 11th through August 19th, Monday - Friday from 10 am to 4 pm (early start 9:30 am)

Where: NYU, 370 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York (Metro Tech)

Interns will be supporting the DDC Programs Coordinator, Adele Loye, in the following areas:

  • Coordinating with students, teachers, and TAs before and during the program
  • Provide support for students through Zoom, Google Classroom, and Discord
  • Coordinate any physical materials for students



The internship comes with a modest stipend. We are able to assist in securing academic credit and may furnish letters of recommendation or references as requested.


This internship is part-time, excluding the dates of the actual DDC program in which it shifts to a full-time schedule, for a total of no more than 376 hours. The time commitment of the internship is as follows:


June 13 – August 26
June 13 – July 8: 2 days a week
July 11 – August 19: 3 to 5 days a week
August 22 – 26: 2 days a week

Please be aware that there are Covid guidelines at NYU 370 Jay street which include uploading proof of vaccination.  Please find further information here: https://www.nyu.edu/life/safety-health-wellness/coronavirus-information/safety-and-health/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-requirement.html


People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ people, disabled people, and members of other historically marginalized groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply. Eyebeam is an equal opportunity employer.

Are you an aspiring educator interested in the intersections of art, technology, and care?


This year’s theme is Accessible Smart Cities and the Digital Twin.

This summer, Eyebeam will host its annual Digital Day Camp (DDC) in-person/hybrid for 6 weeks from July 11 - August 19 for students in the New York City area, and across the country.

DDC Students will work in-person/hybrid with artist-educators and Eyebeam staff, engaging in hands-on workshops that focus on the intersection of art, technology, and community organizing. This year, we are continuing to build on a new hybrid model for DDC in response to the pandemic and will be incorporating a number of exciting new digital tools as well as increased opportunities for students to share their work with the broader Eyebeam community. Over the course of six weeks, students will be invited to explore and create their own examples of tech tools for social justice, culminating in a public presentation in the sixth week.

Daily classes will introduce students to digital accessibility, urban planning, wayfinding, electronics, art history, art activism, critical thinking, 3D printing, JavaScript, command-line tools, and physical computing. Students are expected to participate actively in class discussions, between themselves and with their teachers.

How will classes be conducted?

Digital Day Camp will run for a total of six weeks from July 11 - August 19, 2022, and will consist of two groups of 15 students each. Structured workshops run two days a week for each cohort, with the third day of field trips, guest speakers, and open hours midweek for both cohorts to meet.

Classes will meet in person/hybrid* at New York University, 370 Jay Street, Brooklyn NY, and hybrid options are available over Zoom and Discord. Cohort 1 will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday and Cohort 2 will meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Classes will take place from 10 am 4 pm, with multiple breaks and free lunch.

Applicants will be asked to indicate which section fits best with their schedule. Field trips and open hours (for guest speakers, class questions, or collective play) led by teachers and TAs are on Wednesday.

What: Digital Day Camp (teens)

When: Six-week sessions between July 11th - August 19th

Who: Digital Day Camp serves appx. 30 high school students aged 14-18 with various levels of experience with technology

How: 2 Cohorts (1&2) split into aligning 3 days of the 5-day week.

When: July 11th through August 19th, Monday - Friday from 10 am to 4 pm (early start 9:30 am)

Where: NYU, 370 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York (Metro Tech)


* Please be aware that there are Covid guidelines at NYU 370 Jay street which include uploading proof of vaccination.  Please find further information here: https://www.nyu.edu/life/safety-health-wellness/coronavirus-information/safety-and-health/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-requirement.html


Expectations

  • You are available for both cohort's class times, open hours, and up to 2 hours extra per class day for preparation and logistics
  • You will be assisting teaching artists, high school students, and the Program Coordinator with a mix of class and workshop experiences remotely
  • You will coordinate with Eyebeam’s Programs Coordinator about program activities/icebreakers and assist with Discord classroom logistics
  • You have experience or familiarity with Discord, Max/MSP, and remote teaching or learning remotely, in addition to interest or knowledge in this year's theme

At this time, we are only able to hire applicants legally eligible to work in the United States.


Payment
You will be paid $20/hour with a projected total of 95 hours ($1,900). Payment will be delivered on the second and last week of the camp, and the total payment is dependent on your attendance and actual hours worked.


About our pedagogical approach
Every educational initiative is core to the furtherance of Eyebeam’s mission. We believe in:

  • Openness: to teach technology through art, encouraging self-expression and inquiry with the goal to create learning habits that are long-lasting and self-perpetuating.
  • Justice: to engage students to think critically about technology practices and how they can be used to further social justice, equality, and activism.
  • Invention: to empower youth to see technology as a tool for creation, enabling them to be producers, not only consumers.



For application questions, please contact Adele Loye (DDC Programs Coordinator) at adele.loye@eyebeam.org.


Eyebeam is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ people, disabled people, and members of other historically marginalized groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply. 

IT'S BACK Digital Day Camp (DDC'22) and Eyebeam is looking for teaching artists who are excited about sharing their craft.

Eyebeam is a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization that fosters collaborative technology explorations for a more imaginative and just world. Eyebeam youth programs have been connecting young artists with artists critically engaged with the impact of technology on culture since 1998. This summer, we will be hosting the Digital Day Camp (DDC’22) for youth art and technology students at Eyebeam for six weeks this July 11th to August 19th. Participants will take part in hands-on workshops led by artists and educators.

This year’s theme is Accessible Smart Cities and the Digital Twin.

This summer, Eyebeam will host its annual Digital Day Camp (DDC) in-person/hybrid for 6 weeks from July 11 - August 19 for students in the New York City area, and across the country.

DDC Students will work in-person/hybrid with artist-educators and Eyebeam staff, engaging in hands-on workshops that focus on the intersection of art, technology, and community organizing. This year, we are continuing to build on a new hybrid model for DDC in response to the pandemic and will be incorporating a number of exciting new digital tools as well as increased opportunities for students to share their work with the broader Eyebeam community. Over the course of six weeks, students will be invited to explore and create their own examples of tech tools for social justice, culminating in a public presentation in the sixth week.

Daily classes will introduce students to digital accessibility, urban planning, wayfinding, electronics, art history, art activism, critical thinking, 3D printing, JavaScript, command-line tools, and physical computing. Students are expected to participate actively in class discussions, between themselves and with their teachers.

How will classes be conducted?

Digital Day Camp will run for a total of six weeks from July 11 - August 19, 2022, and will consist of two groups of 15 students each. Structured workshops run two days a week for each cohort, with the third day of field trips, guest speakers, and open hours midweek for both cohorts to meet.

Classes will meet in person/hybrid* at New York University, 370 Jay Street, Brooklyn NY, and hybrid options are available over Zoom and Discord. Cohort 1 will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday and Cohort 2 will meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Classes will take place from 10 am 4 pm, with multiple breaks and free lunch.

Applicants will be asked to indicate which section fits best with their schedule. Field trips and open hours (for guest speakers, class questions, or collective play) led by teachers and TAs are on Wednesday.

Please be aware that there are Covid guidelines at NYU 370 Jay street which include uploading proof of vaccination.  Please find further information here: https://www.nyu.edu/life/safety-health-wellness/coronavirus-information/safety-and-health/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-requirement.html


What: Digital Day Camp (teens) 

When: Six-week sessions between July 11th - August 19th 

Who: Digital Day Camp serves appx. 30 high school students aged 14-18 with various levels of experience with technology

How: 2 Cohorts (1&2) split into aligning 3 days of the 5-day week.

When: July 11th through August 19th, Monday - Friday from 10 am to 4 pm (early start 9:30 am)

Where: NYU, 370 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York (Metro Tech)

What:

  • We're looking to provide a mix of class and workshop experiences; Art, Digital technologies, Software, Hardware & Critical Thinking.
  • We can pay up to $200/day for a class/workshop (inclusive of prep). Payment will be delivered at the end of the session and the payment rate would be dependent on the length of the class/workshop (e.g. an hour-long demo would be less).
  • We have a separate budget for materials you may need.
  • Teachers should provide a clear syllabus to the students before their session so students can continue learning about the topics they were introduced to after they leave class. (will provide examples)

Daily classes will introduce students to electronics, art history, art activism, critical thinking, stop-motion animation, 3D printing, JavaScript, command-line tools, and wi-fi encryption. Students are expected to participate actively in class discussions, between themselves and with their teachers.

Accessibility All workshops will take place at NYU, 370 Jay Street. Brooklyn, an accessible space. For questions regarding accessibility, please contact Adele Loye via email at adele.loye@eyebeam.org.  What we are looking for: Classes or workshops that teach skills and explore how technology impacts our lives.


We are seeking proposals for classes that uphold our guiding principles around education;

  • Teach technology through art, encouraging self-expression, inquiry, and life-long learning habits.
  • Engage students to think critically about technology and its use to further social justice, equality, and activism.
  • Empower students to use technology as a tool for creation, enabling them to be producers, not only consumers.
  • Teach fundamental technology concepts by pairing minimal materials with maximum impact.
  • Develop public speaking skills and presentation.

We ask that teachers prepare a handout with additional resources for students so they can continue learning about these topics.    

For potential Digital Day Camp instructors:  All programs/software used should be open-source, and workshops should take into consideration the potential accessibility needs of students. Accessible documentation (with regards to screen reader accessibility, alt-text of images, and cognitively accessible language) of workshop syllabus, presentations, and resources will be expected, towards which Eyebeam will provide support and assistance. All documentation will be uploaded onto Github to be shared with a larger community of students and educators. Click here for a workshop template.  For more information on previous Digital Day Camp programs, please check out - http://www.eyebeam.org/digital-day-camp. For questions, please contact  Adele Loye, at adele.loye@eyebeam.org. Twitter & Instagram: @eyebeamnyc

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