Eyebeam is looking for teaching artists who are excited to share their craft!

We offer a mix of class and workshop experiences around art & technology throughout the year. We believe in experimental education and that every educational program at Eyebeam should be core to our values of openness, invention, and justice. 

What: Eyebeam Exchange (adults)
When: Classes are held on Saturdays April-June and September-October
Who: Exchange serves 15-25 students per session, mix of ages 18+ and previous experience levels with technology. 

What: Digital Day Camp (teens)
When: Two 2 week sessions between July-August
Who: Digital Day Camp serves appx. 40 high school students aged 13-18 with various levels of experience with technology.


Accessibility

All workshops will take place at Eyebeam, 199 Cook St. Brooklyn, an accessible space. For questions regarding accessibility, please contact J. Soto via email at j.soto@eyebeam.org or call (347)-378- 9163 x 1006 (voice only). 


What we are looking for:
Classes or workshops that teach skills and explore how technology impacts our lives. Especially helpful to keep in mind is this year's residency theme, TERMS OF REFUSAL:

  • Capital and consumer driven notions of technological innovation
  • “Win-or-fail” models of success and value
  • Technological waste and resource extraction which disproportionately harm low-income communities and people of color
  • Technology used to center pleasure and beauty for disabled people
  • Refusal as activism; recentering oppressed narratives
  • Climate justice as a guiding principle in the development of emerging technology
  • Ancestral knowledge and present reimaginings of technology
  • Histories of refusal as political action
  • Institutional power, influence, and accountability


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

  • 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.

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 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.

Unfortunately, Digital Day Camp 2020 is already filled for teachers, but please still apply if you want to be considered for future opportunities!

For more information on previous Digital Day Camp programs, please check out - http://www.eyebeam.org/digital-day-camp. For questions, please contact Yidan Zeng, yidan.zeng@eyebeam.org.

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